Humans of OSU

I chose to interview my friend Raymond for the Humans of OSU project.

Overall, this was a very pleasant experience. It was a good reminder that there is always so much we can learn about others if we take the time to listen. It’s easy to forget how complex one’s life is, and realize the struggles that people have gone through, and are currently experiencing now. I was definitely taken aback after listening to some of the hardships that Raymond experienced, but by listening I now have a deeper appreciation for him and I am grateful that I had this opportunity to fully listen and ask questions that can be hard to answer. It’s easy to put forward the best parts of ourselves, but it’s a lot harder to let down our walls and share the intimate parts of who we are with others. That’s why I am especially appreciative of this project for its ability to highlight the tones of our life that many people aren’t so willing to express. You can read Raymond’s story by clicking the link below:

HUM Humans of OSU- Raymond-whhrwo

My First Week at OSU

My first week at OSU went very smoothly. I got to move in early as part of the OWL program, which was definitely helpful in terms of settling in and having extra time to explore campus and making new friends. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that most of the classes this week were spent going over the syllabus and how the classes worked. I was nervous that they would automatically jump to lectures, so it was relieving to have some time to figure everything out before we moved on to the actual course lectures. In terms of finding classes, I haven’t gotten lost yet which is a good start! After walking around campus all week, the campus is starting to feel a lot smaller and easier to navigate. I did get lost on the COTA bus however, so that’s something I still need to figure out. I checked out a lot of clubs on campus this week, and it was so much fun getting to meet so many new people. A lot of upperclassmen have reached out to me, and I’ve gotten to get lunch or dinner with so many new people and learn about their experiences on campus and stories in life. In terms of my expectations for the Humanities Scholars, so far it seems to align with my interests, and I’m glad that I get to be a part of it. All of the activities seem enjoyable and I’m looking forward to all of the upcoming events. Being in a very STEM-heavy class load, it’s nice to balance it out with the arts and to learn more about different cultures. I expect my time at OSU to be one of self-growth and exploration. I can’t wait to explore the campus and the city and to create new memories and new friendships. I know that my classes are going to be hard and will require a lot of time and effort, but I am ready for that challenge. Even in just a period of one week, I feel as if I’ve grown a lot already. I am learning more about myself every day, which is why I’m excited for what lays ahead in my time at OSU.

Taken at a smores bonfire hosted by a church group on campus!

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

Hosanna is a first-year student at the Ohio State University studying Psychology on a pre-medical track with a strong interest in pediatrics and women’s health. Born in Chicago, raised in Cambodia, and now studying in Ohio, Hosanna is a globetrotter and loves to immerse herself into new cultures and experiences. Asides from working with kids, she loves to read and is a big ramen enthusiast and an amateur photographer.

She can be contacted at anhosanna@gmail.com