[ “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 email@example.com. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.]
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The Engineering Expo was announced in my Fundamentals of Engineering class. I was initially uncertain if I wanted to participate because I did not think employers would be interested in employing freshman but decided to go nevertheless because I figured it be worth going and getting experience. This felt out of my comfort zone cause I’d never dealt with this type of situation before and it was new and daunting. However, once I started talking to Honda, the first employer I approached, I realized I was very comfortable talking to people and had soft skills developed that aren’t taught in the classroom. By talking to employers I became even more confident and even though many didn’t want a freshman to intern for them I at least had the experience of communicating professionally. One employer that stood out was GE Aviation, they informed me that they wanted underclassman for interns to train them from early on in college education. I was thrilled to hear this because their company has always interested me and I plan to apply for a co-op or internship with them soon.
My Fundementals of Engineering has been one of the most time consuming classes I’ve taken in my entire life. It has caused many of my peers to consider leaving the major due to the demand and while I’ve found myself to a degree questioning that as well I’ve thought a lot about it and have accepted it is going to be tough and I am going to make it through. I talked to a professor in Aerospace Engineering and talking to him about the exciting opportunities in industry and academia reminded me why I am here in this challenging program and I have had a much more positive outlook on my college experience and future.
Hello! My name is Zachary M. Art, I am a first-year Aerospace Engineering student. I grew up in North Canton, Ohio and lived there my whole life until coming to The Ohio State University. I’m very excited to be a part of such an amazing university and can’t wait to make my dreams a reality. Ever since I was a kid I always have loved space and anything that flies. I remember when the space shuttle was still being used I would watch the launches live and be so amazed about what humanity has achieved. This interest has led me to pursue a degree in Aerospace Engineering where I can apply the math and science concepts I’ve learned to better mankind and make a better future.
One way that I have grown in my time at OSU thus far is initially I was, in a way, overconfident coming into college. I believed that because I did exceptionally well in high school and already took the classes I’m enrolled in I thought it would be lacking any challenge. However, this was not the case I have to put in a lot more effort than I initially thought, and it has been paying off working extremely hard. I no longer am afraid to admit I don’t know the answer and will do everything in my power to figure out how to get to that answer by reaching out to professor’s or TA’s until I am comfortable with the given material. I am glad that I must work hard to achieve good grades because it keeps me humble and I personally feel something attained is much more valuable if you have to work for it. For example, if something is handed to you, such as a job or a grade I personally wouldn’t feel worthy of the given achievement. I have high aspirations with my future career in Aerospace Engineering and I plan to one day work for a space organization. These jobs are very much competitive, and I feel this will ultimately prepare me for the difficult road ahead in the corporate world. I will need to work harder than the competition and prove to companies that I am the best candidate and would be of value to the organization.
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