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First, being in the Mount Leadership Society Scholars program has allowed me to fulfill the Leadership Development and Service Engagement categories. Through Mount, I have attended numerous leadership-building events and seminars with leaders from OSU and the Columbus community. In addition, I have also been given the opportunity to lead during Mount Legacy Week, Move-in Day, and Buck-I-Frenzy. I have also been committed to service on a monthly basis for the last two years. This includes completely a Year of Service at the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center. Finally, I have taken ESHESA 2571S, a leadership in community service course.
For Global Awareness, I am a team member at TEDxOhioStateUniversity. As an organization, we are dedicated to showcasing the diversity and innovations of the OSU community. Every year, we host a signature event that brings together speakers (students, faculty, or alumni) from different backgrounds to create a dialogue on the issues that matter most to them. In addition, this year I completed my Diversity, Intercultural, and Community Engagement (DICE) certificate. Throughout the program, I attended events that introduced me to new ideas and challenged my perceptions.
This summer I plan to do research at Ohio State or at a hospital. This experience would satisfy the Original Inquiry and Academic Enrichment categories. I would be given the opportunity to apply what I learned in my coursework and engage in the scientific process towards new discoveries.
I have not yet completed an internship or research experience. I am actively applying to summer undergraduate research positions for summer 2018. The programs I am interested in are mainly through hospitals or biomedical departments. I hope to apply the skills I have learned through my coursework to a real-life experience and gain a greater understanding of work in a clinical setting.
My artifact is the research paper I wrote in my English 1110 course freshman year. I chose to include this paper because it reflects my style as a student, writer, and thinker. My research included critically analyzing a short film and connecting it to a modern-day social movement. The short film depicted a bleak, but artistic social commentary on the income inequality in the United States and the Occupy Wall Street movement. This paper allowed me to demonstrate my detailed-oriented analytical capabilities as I combined what I saw in the short film with my knowledge of social economics and the Occupy movement. This project was the first research-based experience I had in college and helped me affirm my interest in pursuing research opportunities throughout my education.