[The Home Page will show a running blog of your recent posts, which are categorized and show on that category’s page. Please delete this post or edit with your own information.]
[ “Year in Review” is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student. You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year. For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]
[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.
Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc .
Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]
[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career. Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated. For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]
[Artifacts are the items you consider to be representative of your academic interests and achievements. For each entry, include both an artifact and a detailed annotation. An annotation is a reflective description of the artifact that attempts to communicate its significance. For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]
My name is Maci Baker and I’m from Convoy, Ohio. I went to a small school that strived to be academically and athletically successful. I played volleyball and was an active member of the National Honor Society. Throughout my four years of high school, I spent multiple hours bettering myself by doing random acts of kindness and community service. At least once a week I went down to the special education room and spent time with the kids in there. My previous experiences volunteering with them led me to want to pursue a career in occupational therapy in order to continue helping kids with disabilities and brightening their days. With this goal in mind, I knew I needed to choose a college that would help me get the greatest education possible; therefore, The Ohio State University was top on my list.
During my first visit at Ohio State, I knew that this was where I wanted to call home. There are endless opportunities here and the atmosphere is indescribable. I continued to work hard in all my academics to insure I had a spot in The Ohio State University’s Class of 2021. Once I got accepted, I began furthering my goals on what I wanted to do at Ohio State and being apart of Honors & Scholars became a priority! The Humanitarian Engineering Scholars group seemed perfect for me because I would have the opportunity to come up with ways to better the human race. I’m looking forward to seeing where this scholars group, as well as Ohio State as a whole, takes me.