Student Spotlight: Megan Walsh ’22 (B.F.A. in Art (Painting) with an Educational Studies Minor, Teacher Licensure, Visual Art ​)

Posted May 31, 2022

What are you studying at Otterbein?

I’m studying Art Education! I am a Studio Art Major with a painting concentration and Educational Studies Minor obtaining my teaching license!

Megan Walsh
Megan Walsh ’22

What is a typical day like for you as a student?

As a student, my typical day is currently spent in the art department. Upon waking up, I begin studying for my art history class and INST then in between all my classes I run to the art department to work in either the painting or printmaking studio!

What are your goals after graduation?

After graduation, I hope to become an art teacher! Once I find a job, I can’t wait to begin coming up with fun lesson plans and art projects for my students.

What is your favorite part of being an art and art history student?

My favorite part of being an art and art history student is the classes! I love creating and spending time in the studios doing so.

Megan Walsh Artwork
Megan Walsh Art Work

Why did you choose Otterbein?

I chose Otterbein 100% because of the faculty in the Art and Art History Department. During my senior year of high school, I attended a portfolio workshop since I’m from the area and after doing so I immediately knew I wanted to come to Otterbein. The faculty was not only extremely welcoming, but they were helpful during the workshop and my actual portfolio review. I was able to leave both times with new ideas and inspiration so I knew this was going to be an environment where I would be pushed to my full creative potential and given all the help and support I would need.

What is the best part about living in the Columbus area?

As someone not just from the Columbus area, but Westerville specifically, it should really say something that I wanted to stay! I had no desire to leave this area, and I still don’t because there’s a little bit of everything here. Columbus has so many diverse art scenes and events, but my absolute favorite part of this area is Uptown Westerville itself. It’s a friendly and welcoming area with so much history and many things to do, especially when the weather is nice. I love to walk to Uptown with friends and visit the shops, eat, and stop by Graeter’s for ice cream.

What advice would you give to an incoming first-year student?

I would advise an incoming first-year student to get as involved as possible. My first year I was involved in six different things around campus. If you’re not sure what you want to do here and what things you want to be involved in, just join everything that interests you. You may be very busy but that keeps it fun, and you’ll be able to meet people that you’ll be friends with your entire time at Otterbein and beyond! Along with that, the more people you know and can meet, the better because connections are everything once you need a favor and begin looking for jobs!