To achieve 20 hours of service this past year, I participated in various volunteer opportunities through the Health Science Scholars program including volunteering at James Cancer Center, Garden of Hope and the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. I also participated in College Mentors for Kids, which is a program where elementary school kids from around Columbus come to Ohio State and do activity with a college student, who is their mentor, every week. The activities center around topics such as community and education.
Year In Review: This year went really well. The people I’ve met and the experiences I’ve had are cooler than I ever expected college to be. Although at the start of first semester, there was definitely a transition period where I didn’t know what was going on, a few weeks in, I started to feel like I could call Ohio State and Columbus home. Coming into college and being a little confused on what I wanted to do was difficult, especially when I was presented with so many opportunities to question my career path. Through volunteering at various places, talking to upperclassmen and adults and through my classes, I was able to focus in on what I wanted to do with my life, and learn about the steps to take in order to accomplish my goals. My first year of college was better than I ever imagined it would be!
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Hi! My name is Archi Achanti and I am a first year student at The Ohio State University. I am from Rochester, NY, where I live with both my parents and my German Shepherd puppy. I am a Finance major on a pre-med track, hoping to go to medical school. I’ve always know that I wanted to spend my life helping other people, and after countless hours volunteering at places like my local fire department, farmer’s markets and hospitals, I realized that I wanted to go into the medical field so that I could help people who were really in need.
Growing up, I was involved in my school and community in some really cool ways. I was editor of the yearbook, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and helped tutor younger kids. I was also a volunteer firefighter at my local fire department, which is one of the most fun things I got to do in high school. In my spare time, I liked to go hiking with my dad and puppy, hang out with friends and play sports. I am so excited to be at OSU and look forward to meeting new people, getting involved with new organizations in the community and working towards my degree.
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