All About Me

Hello, my name is Sydney Cassel and I am currently a Freshman at The Ohio State University, majoring in Molecular Genetics and minoring in Spanish on the Pre-Med track. I am from Medina, Ohio where I attended Medina High School. I was involved in many clubs such as National Honor Society, Recycling Club, Business Club, Spanish Club, HUDDLE, Peer Tutoring, and Student Council where I served my Senior year as President. I was a volunteer for Harbor Light Hospice each week and enjoyed many local environmental projects. Outside of Medina, I spend many weekends and summer weeks volunteering with the Ohio Association of Student Leaders in partnership with the iBELIEVE Foundation where I also served a term on the Senior High Executive Board.

I am currently a part of the Mount Leadership Society Scholars program and am a member of the Service Committee. I have intentions of joining a women’s fitness club and other volunteering organizations. In the long term, I have goals of attending Medical School and eventually becoming a Dermatologist. I am very excited for all of the opportunities offered here at Ohio State.

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 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 eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

G.O.A.L.S.

[ “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 eportfolio@osu.edu. 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

[“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 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 eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Artifacts

Since moving to campus, I have been faced with many eye-opening experiences. I am currently taking a Biology course that broadened my perspective to areas of my life beyond academics. Most lectures, I am given examples of the material we are learning relating to real-life scenarios. Microscopic problems can occur which may seem irrelevant in the perspective of the body, however, the malfunction of an organelle of one singular cell can lead to long-term body effects or even death. 

In life, the small moments and acts of kindness matter the most. Small changes make big differences in the overall function. Attempting to change the entire world can come across as overwhelming and even impossible. Putting effort toward strengthening relationships, making someone’s day, or spreading a smile can have an impact strong enough to change the world. Focusing on spreading positivity and kindness to my immediate circle and beyond is powerful and I keep that in mind during every interaction.

About Me

[Your “About Me” is a brief biographical statement that might include your intended major, your academic interests, your goals, as well as the things that make you unique.  Definitely include a picture! Also, remember that you can always update this post at any point. 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 eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]