I transitioned schools mid high school and struggled to find my place in a new environment, so at first I was afraid of my first semester at Ohio State. However, this semester the transition was seamless and the Biological Science Scholars Program made that possible. Through scholars, I found a group of my best friends and people that I could always go count on to push me and help me. I did not expect the living community to be as beneficial as it has become. Through scholars events like service at a soup kitchen and moonlight canoeing I have grown to feel apart of my campus and Columbus community. I learned how to best succeed in my classes as they were much different than mine we in high school. I also learned how to manage my schedule to account for my homework, eating, sleeping, and working out in an efficient way as I started my independent life. I will use the networks I have built and lessons that I learned over the next four years.
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For the global awareness portion, I plan on going to Israel this summer to learn about another country and the cultures in it. I plan on spending ten days touring the country and learning the history. I plan to then obtain an internship and live in an apartment for the summer.
For the original inquiry component, I plan on participating in research over the next three and a half years at Ohio State. As a neuroscience major, I would love to get hands on experiences in labs. I plan on going to graduate school after college and so being in a lab will be crucial to secure myself a spot.
For the academic enrichment component, I plan on taking the most challenging courses available to me and put forth effort in each course. I want to spend time learning all of the information and not just memorizing the facts given to be.
For leadership development, I plan to join different groups on campus where I can gain leadership experience. I am a member of Ohio State’s AIPAC group where I practice leadership by creating relationships and explaining the importance of the US-Israel relationship to peers.
For the service engagement component, I plan on getting involved with service clubs on campus. In high school, I was part of a service group where we went to a different service sight in Columbus every month. I plan to use this exposure to find different volunteer and internship opportunities.
This semester I have explored new options about my career goals. I came into undergrad being a neuroscience major not knowing exactly what I wanted to accomplish with the major. I have realized throughout the semester that I do not see myself pursuing a career in medicine. I have also come to the realization that I want to work with people and not in a lab every day. I have learned information from classes and labs that will later help me in a job. Being in chemistry lab has taught me how to write clear lab reports and examine hypotheses using scientific method. I will use the skills I have learned, and professors I have met to help tailor my career goals.
This is a picture of me with my campers from the summer of 2017. I worked at a camp in Massachusetts called Camp Ramah in New England. I lived in a bunk for seven weeks with fourteen seven year old girls who were experiencing being away from home for the first time. This experience taught me leadership skills that I now use in everyday life. I spent each day teaching swim lessons to children of all ages where I learned how to plan engaging activities, teach about safety, and tailor to each child’s individual needs. I had the opportunity to teach campers with metal and physical disabilities where I was able to form deep relationships with these campers and teach them vital safety skills while allowing them to enjoy their time at camp. I also was in charge of making sure each child was healthy, both mentally and emotionally each day, I learned lessons in empathy and skills in listening actively in order to be engaged in each camper’s day.
My name is Hannah Blumenfeld and I am a freshman at The Ohio State University. I am a neuroscience major and a part of the Biological Sciences Scholars program. I am from a Bexley which is a small town 15 minutes from campus. In high school, I was very interested in math and sciences classes, specifically classes that dealt with life sciences. I was very involved with community service groups where I volunteered at many different organizations in the Columbus area. I was also involved in my high school’s swim team for four years, where I was captain my senior year.