Personal Development

Going into college, I had no idea of how I would grow or change as a person. I knew everyone did change, no matter how small or subtle. Many friends from high school came back from over break and for the most part, they all seemed more satisfied or happier with their accomplishments and outlook on life. For me, there are a few ways in which I changed and developed as a person, but there are also many ways in which I stayed the same person I was before college.

One of the biggest differences I’ve seen in myself after this first semester of college is my want to socialize. Back home in high school, I had a close-knit group of friends, and that’s all I needed. I never had a desire to go out and try new things or do stuff just because. I had a pretty simple and straightforward way of living. However, after a semester in college, while I still am most definitely not the most social and outgoing person on the planet, I have recognized that I have grown to become more social. Going to football games, being in different groups, joining clubs, and meeting so many new people has expanded my horizon, and now I look forward to seeing what I can do with my friends. While college has been much different than high school in numerous ways, I would say the new experiences that I have been exposed to have developed my character and personality into something better than what I was before. And I’m sure my own personal development and story will not stop here, but only continue to grow as the years go by.


All About Me

Hello All!

My name is Jackson Clark, and I’m from Granville, Ohio, which is a small town around 30 minutes away from Columbus. I’m hoping by coming to OSU for college, it will help expand my view on how the real world works and looks like since I come from such a small community. I love to hangout with friends, watch movies, and play my trombone.

I am majoring in chemical engineering right now, but I plan on switching into civil engineering or potentially architecture. I am in the STEM EE Scholar’s group in order to help me pursue my interest of STEM studies.

I hope by graduating I will put myself in a place where I am able to help make peoples lives better all across the community, the state, or even the country. I’ve always been fascinated by designing and building things, whether it was Legos as a kid or to creating sets for school musicals in high school. I hope to be able to turn this passion I have into a career that I love.