Year in Review

[ “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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

G.O.A.L.S.

[ “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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. 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

[“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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Artifacts

[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 includes both a description of the artifact and a reflection on why it is important to you, what you learned, and what it means for your next steps.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

My name is Amanda Acosta and I am beginning my freshman year at Ohio State starting this fall. I am an exercise science, pre-physical therapy major and one day hope to be working as a physical therapist. Growing up in Chicago, sports has always had a large role in my daily life. I played both volleyball and softball throughout elementary school, and was a member of the varsity lacrosse team throughout all four years of high school. I joined the Dunn Sport and Wellness Scholars program because of this passion for athletics, and hope to join an intramural or club sport in my first year at Ohio State.

Additionally, I have a passion for volunteering and helping those in my community. In high school, I was a member of the school’s Key Club International chapter. As a chapter, we volunteered with a number of Chicagoland area organizations and events, including the Chicago Marathon and Shamrock Shuffle, Ronald McDonald Houses, Chicago Public Schools, and the Chicago Food Depository. I love feeling as if I can make a positive difference in my community and hope to continue volunteering while in Columbus. 

My hobbies include reading, listening to music, binge watching The Office, and watching sports games. Living in Chicago, I have been lucky to attend a large number of sports events and concerts, such as the parade following the Cubs’ World Series Victory and seeing artists such as Chance the Rapper, Bruno Mars, and The Weeknd at Lollapalooza. While in Columbus, I am excited to visit museums, attend Blue Jackets games, and try all the incredible restaurants. 

I can’t wait to continue my academic and professional careers at Ohio State!