I dream of interning in Germany, putting my five years of high-school German to use in a practical setting. Germany is an ideal destination for an engineer due to the efficiency of the German state, as well as the hundreds of big engineering names that call Germany home. It would be amazing to experience the differences in the ways problems are approached in other countries, and bring that experience and knowledge back to the states.
One of the advantages of attending a research university are the number of opportunities available for completing research in your field of study. In my time here at Ohio State, I hope to participate in research, perhaps in an emerging field in the engineering sector.
The Fundamentals of Engineering Honors courses at Ohio State provide an amazing multi-faceted approach to approaching problems differently and efficiently seeking a solution. This course, in addition to the other Honors courses that I will be using to round out my education, will allow me to better myself through tough academic coursework. When the going gets tough, the tough get going and learn what makes the difference between good and great.
In my sophomore year, I will be leading in an extra-curricular setting, through the Newman Center. The Newman Center is the Catholic church on campus that serves both students and a rich and welcoming body of community members and alumni. In the Newman Center, I will be serving as the Treasurer of Buckeye Catholic, a student organization that provides faith formation and fellowship. I will also be leading as a member of the Director’s Advisory Council, and as a member of the three person student=planning committee that puts on the “New Beginnings” retreat. This retreat is designed to welcome freshmen and transfer students to Ohio State and get them involved and incorporated into an amazing and dynamic Catholic community.
I hope to serve my community and my country by going on service trips to areas plagued by weather, poverty, or strife. I will also be serving as a Catechist Aide in a religious education program for young children at the Newman Center.