The Ohio State University at Newark

Columbus Campus Human Resources Employee Calls Newark Campus Home

Angela Gibson is an alumna of The Ohio State University and currently works as a human resources associate in the Office of Student Life on the Columbus campus. However, her heart belongs to Newark. Gibson attended all four years at Ohio State on the Newark campus.

“I was accepted to both Columbus and Newark,” said Gibson. “Ohio State was the only school I applied to, and I knew I wanted to be a Buckeye. It was a numbers decision for me. I looked at housing and tuition prices. In my opinion, it was more fiscally responsible to go to Newark. I also grew up in Canal Winchester, and I didn’t know if I was ready for the size of the Columbus campus.”

Gibson completed her degree in early childhood education in 2013. While going to school at the Newark campus, Gibson said she felt supported by faculty and staff to discover who she was and who she wanted to become.

“I enjoyed the smaller class sizes and more personal relationships I was able to have with the professors,” said Gibson. “I developed a lot of great professional relationships. I lived near campus in an apartment complex, so I was still able to ‘go away’ to school and have the campus experience. It was perfect. I was 45 minutes away from home. I was far away from my parents but close enough where I could go home.”

Gibson is now working on a master’s degree at Ohio State in Columbus in human resources management. She encourages those who want to go to Ohio State to think about attending the Newark campus.

“I tell future students that it’ll be the best experience,” said Gibson. “It is a smoother transition from high school to college life. You get so much individual attention from professors and advisors and make a lot of great friends with fellow students. I loved the Newark campus and still do.”

The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.