This past semester, which was my first semester of my sophomore year, I took a class that taught me very important lessons that I will use throughout my life. The class was Persuasive Communication, which I initially took, because it fulfilled my second-year writing requirement. However, this class quickly turned into one of my favorite classes at OSU!
In the beginning of the semester, we received groups with a social justice issue, my issue was the mental health of children and youth in Ohio. Throughout the semester, our group researched the problem and provided possible non-profit organizations that people could donate to to help solve this issue. At the end of the semester, out group presented a 50 minute presentation on the issue of mental health with children and youth and steps that could be taken to help solve this problem.
I learned many valuable lessons when working with my group. For instance, I learned that you need to find each group members’ strength and utilize those strengths. I also learned that communication in a group is vital in making sure everything runs smoothly. At the end of the semester, we found that our group was selected as the best presentation. This was an amazing feeling, because it made all of our hard work throughout the semester worth it. I selected a green ribbon as my artifact, because we handed out green ribbons throughout our presentation, as it was the color of mental health awareness for children and youth. The green ribbon reminds me of how the issue of mental health is an issue that needs to be solved in our society, and it reminds me of the teamwork that my group used throughout this past semester
As I embark on my sophomore year, I have many goals that I want to complete this year, the rest of my time at Ohio State, and after I graduate!
Global Awareness: I want to be aware of the current event in my environment and community, and I want to be able to help those around me in any possible way that I can. Some things that I can do to work toward this goal is reading the news and current events every day and seeing where I can get involved in order to better the community around me and different parts of the world. I also am looking to study abroad, so I want to learn more about whatI can do to help and contribute to places where I travel to and visit.
Original Inquiry: I want to be able to learn more about research and how I can get involved in research on campus. I am specifically interested in finding out ways that I can get involved in research in Logistics Management, which is my major
Academic Enrichment: I am looking to take classes and GEs which contribute to Supply Chain and Logistics Management. I am also very interested in Marketing, so I am looking to take classes that may spark my interest in the field. I am thinking of double majoring, so I will take classes that allow me to determine my interests in Logistics Management and Marketing.
Leadership Development: I am looking to take leadership positions in both my sorority and business fraternity to better my communication skills and team-building skills. I am looking to get positions within recruitment and development, because those are concepts that I am very interested in.
Service Engagement: When Completing my Year of Service in the Mount Leadership Society, my interest and passion for service is continuing to grow and develop. Throughout my time at Ohio State, I want to be involved in service event in the Columbus community, specifically with children and schools. I hope to maintain a relationship with schools and after-school programs in Columbus to stay in touch with the children and be able to help the schools in Columbus in any way that I can.
Traveling and exploring the world is a goal of mine. I want to be able to see as many places as I can and get enriched in the cultures of other societies. When I was younger and I would travel to different states and to Mexico, I would bring an old, beaten up journal. Every night while I was on vacation, I would reflect on the day and talk about all of the memories that I experienced. It would be a great way to remember all of the activities that I did and all of the places that I went to.
Now, I am not great about journaling and reflecting on a day-to-day basis, but whenever I travel, I like to journal about all of the places that I see. It allows me to remember all the amazing events that have happened and put my emotions into something I enjoy. I definitely want to get better about reflecting daily, but my travel journal is a great tool to reflect in my quest to explore the world.
For me, it was somewhat difficult to stay organized growing up. There were a variety of events, practices and schoolwork that was going on that I had to keep track of. Often times, I kept the date and time of my activities and my due dates in my head, being able to remember them. Growing up, I got by through the use of memory, but coming to college, that quickly took a turn.
In the first week of college, I quickly realized that I had to thoroughly plan out my schedule to determine when things were due and the various dates of events were. I ran to the store, bought a $5 weekly planner, and I was on my way to true organization. I wrote out every meeting, every due date and every event that I needed to attend. It got to a point where I was so organized where I would plan when I would hang out with friends.
The few few weeks of college was definitely a time for self-growth. I learned that I needed to stay organized and on top of my work, a concept that can carry me through my entire career. I weekly planner proves as an artifact in the sense of organization as well as self development. It shows that I am constantly learning and trying to better myself for time life after college!
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Hello! My name is Meghan Ahearn, and I am a first year at the Ohio State University. I am the from Trumbull, Connecticut, which is about an hour outside of New York City. This combination of location and the inspiration from my three older siblings sparked my interest in Business and Finance.
I am a Business Major with a specialization in Accounting, but I am looking to double major in both Finance and Accounting. My academic interests include Economics and Math! I aspire to get my CPA and become an accountant or consultant for a financial corporation.
I am a Mount Leadership Society Scholar, which is a selective program that combines leadership and service to help the community. We both work on and off campus to improve accommodations for people of many different lifestyles. I am very proud of the work that we do in the Mount Leadership Society, and I believe that our work can help the community in many ways.
I am a very outspoken individual, and I enjoy standing out among the crowd. I am very interested in various leadership positions, because I believe that the betterment of the group is crucial in performing any given task. I am very excited to commence my journey here at Ohio State, and I am looking forward to meeting a variety of new people along the way!