Global Awareness: One of the ways in which I plan on working towards the goal of Global Awareness is by pursuing a minor in Arabic. To achieve this, I not only have to take language classes, but also classes on Arabic and Middle Eastern/North African culture. I have already studied abroad. In conjunction with my Arabic minor, I feel that studying abroad helped me to become more globally aware. I was able to interact with foreigners and understand their opinions on America and the rest of the world. Some of these views were similar to mine, but some were also vastly different.


Original Inquiry: During my time at Ohio State, I plan on being involved in research. One of my majors is Psychology, which makes many research opportunities available to me. Due to my being in the Honors program and being a Psychology major, I was able to apply for and successfully become a part of the Honors Research Mentorship Program. This program paired me with a professor/doctor of psychology and would allow me to see how professional research is conducted from a “hands-on” point of view. This program is currently allowing me to finish my Honors Thesis a year early.


Academic Enrichment: I chose my majors (Psychology and International Studies: Security and Intelligence) and minor (Arabic) with intention of eventually being hired by the CIA. I specifically chose courses within my majors that I believe best set me up to achieve this goal. For example, I selected International Studies 3700, Introduction to Intelligence, and International Studies 4700, Terror and Terrorism. These courses both dealt specifically with issues and concepts that are imperative for me to understand if I want to be hired by the CIA.


Leadership Development: To better my leadership skills, I plan on becoming involved in student organizations and research. I just recently made the Ultimate Frisbee team at Ohio State and was elected captain for the second year in a row within that organization/team. Furthermore, I plan to participate in more research besides just the Research Mentorship Program that was mentioned before. Before I leave Ohio State, I hope to be participating in research that I have specifically designed. Further, I hope this research eventually becomes published.


Service Engagement: I plan to participate in service on the Ultimate Frisbee team. One of the ways that we engage in service, is by lofting the beds on campus. Over the course of the year, we also do other forms of service. I would also like to explore service opportunities within certain Christian organizations on campus. I am Catholic and I have done service within my Church community before and I would like to explore similar options within the Ohio State Catholic Community.

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 information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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 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 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 is a reflective description of the artifact that attempts to communicate its significance.  For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

[Your “About Me” is an introduction and should provide insight into who you are as a person and a learner.  This should include a picture of you that is appropriate in a professional/academic context. This information should be continually updated.  For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio.  Delete these instructions and add your own post.]