Welcome to my Honors & Scholars e-Portfolio

As my second semester at Ohio State is coming to a close, it is a great time to reflect on all that I have experience thus far. Personally, I do not know where I would be without my scholars program, Dunn Sport and Wellness. Dunn Scholars has introduced me to some of my closest friends and allowed me to establish my community at Ohio State. Through my weekly scholars meetings, I have discovered my intense passion for wellness.  To me, wellness is no longer strictly physical activity. It’s now much more than that. Wellness expands into every aspect of life and is a lifestyle that I choose to follow each and everyday. Additionally, I have realized that wellness is something I hope to carry into my professional career, and it is through the weekly meetings that I have come to this realization. The business professionals that speak at the weekly meetings are living proof that it is possible to incorporate wellness into your professional work, which drives me to continue working hard to reach my desired career path regardless of the path I take to get there. Some of the best life lessons that I have taken awake from my participation in the meetings includes: being an intentional individual, living in the moment, and realizing that failure is a necessary step in finding success. Upon entering Dunn Sports and Wellness Scholars, I was a narrow-minded individual that was set in her ways and always thought that there was only one right way to do things. However, after my short time in the scholars program, I have developed an open mindset that I now employ to analyze the difficult situations of everyday life, which allows me to view my troubles with a different, optimistic outlook. I now see there are many ways to approach pressing  situations and there is not necessarily a proper way to do so.  As I developed my much improved mindset, I was able to reach the academic goals that I had set for  myself way back in August, which I again hope to achieve this spring semester. Overall I’m not sure where I would be without Dunn Scholars; therefore, I am extremely thankful for all that the opportunities this program has offered me.

About Me

Hi All! My name is Brooke Babbin, and I am a first year undergraduate student currently enrolled in the Pre-Nursing Program at the College of Nursing. During my time at Ohio State, I plan to receive a Major in Nursing and a Minor in Spanish. In the future, I hope to work as a traveling nurse and, eventually, pursue further education in order to become a nurse practitioner. I want to combine my passion of helping others with my love for fitness and health, so, this fall, I participated in the Dunn Sport and Wellness Scholars Program. In addition, I joined many extracurricular activities around campus that appealed to my interests and abilities including: A Kid Again, Buckeyethon, and Cru. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy almost every outdoor activity, including golfing and running, and I also love a good read or craft. I am extremely excited to continue my journey at The Ohio State University, and I cannot wait to see where the future takes me!


Year in Review


My first semester at The Ohio State University has passed in the blink of an eye, and I cannot believe that I am already entering my second semester as a student. They say that college can be a life-changing experience, and, for me, it has opened my eyes to the vast realm of opportunities that lie ahead of me. It has shown me that there is more than one way to reach your goals, and that there is also no right way to get to where you want to go. Recently, I have embraced the diversity available at Ohio State, while appreciating the unique thoughts and opinions that come with it. As a student, I have excelled in the classroom ensuring that I take advantage of the education that will be the foundation for my success in the future. Finally, as a scholar, I have truly enjoyed the sense of community surrounding the Dunn Sport and Wellness Scholars Program, which has enabled me to form lasting relationships with my fellow scholars and network with various members of the community. Throughout this upcoming spring semester, I hope to enhance my college experience by becoming a more active member of the Ohio State community through volunteerism, club membership, and employment.


[ “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 information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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” 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 information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Artifacts (BOSS Competition)

This fall, I was a participant in the BOSS (Best of Student Startups) Competition ran through the Fisher College of  Business. The BOSS Competition offers a series of interactive workshops to students where they are provided valuable information and coaching to make their business ideas a reality. A dear friend and I participated in BOSS with an app idea our own. Though I am not formally studying business at Ohio State, BOSS allowed me to explore my potential in the business world and apply the knowledge I learned in my classes to expand my app idea. My friend and I did not come out on top at the end of the competition, but it was an experience that we will never forget. In the future, we hope to participate in the competition again to further our app idea.