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

The two artifacts that I chose to embody my accomplishments up to this point in my academic career are my high school diploma and a certificate that I earned by being an Academic All-Ohioan in cross country my senior year. Both artifacts embody different achievements and are the capstones to two significant institutions in my life: school and cross country.

Earning my diploma was the proudest moment of my life. My dad dropped out of high school, and my mom graduated while she was pregnant with me. To be moving on from high school to the next phase of my life with a solid plan was always my goal, and receiving my diploma was surreal.

I received my Academic All-Ohio certificate for running in the OHSAA State Cross Country Meet my senior year while maintaining a GPA better than 3.5. Our team finished Top 10 in the state despite moving up a division and being the second smallest D2 school in Ohio that year. My senior year of cross country, our team encountered many obstacles, and a couple themes from the year included resiliency and toughness. Whenever I see the certificate, I think back to the fun times I had with the cross country team and it motivates me.

 

About Me

My name is Cade Clerico and I’m from West Liberty, Ohio, about an hour northwest of Columbus. I love to go outside, spend time with friends, and watch Netflix. My favorites include The Office and Shameless. I do not currently have a major, and am in the University Exploration program. My favorite season is fall, because of football, and I am excited to see how the next chapter of my life unfolds.

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.

I have always been a goal-oriented person. Having something to shoot for motivates me, and brings out my competitive side. In college, I hope to accomplish a lot, and learn as much as I can about the world and myself. In the classroom, I plan on maintaining good grades, doing my work, and finding enjoyment in my major; however I have many goals outside of the classroom, too.

One major goal of mine in college is to study abroad. Throughout my life, I have seen my parents travel a lot, and my uncle taught English in South Korea. Despite the uncertainty that presents itself by travelling to new places, all of their stories ultimately sounded enriching, and neither my parents nor my uncle have ever regretted exploring a new place.

At some point in college, I would also like to hold a leadership position in a club. In high school, I was a team captain for the cross country and track and field teams, resulting in me developing my leadership skills. Eventually, I found fulfillment from watching my team succeed, rather than just individual accomplishment. At Ohio State, I would like to find a club that I am passionate about and be an important part of it.

My final major goal for college is to join a community service club. Throughout high school, I was in a couple of service clubs, which helped me to understand how important a simple event can be to people. To give hours to a cause you believe in is not only rewarding to the person performing the service, it benefits others.