My first year of college was unexpected in all of the best ways. For starters, the career path I thought I had wanted throughout high school changed after the fall semester. My grades were not where I wanted them to be and my heart was not in it. I am now pursuing a degree in health sciences on an occupational therapy track. This is a career I am passionate about, one that my whole heart is in. Outside of classes, I found my home away from home, Cru. Cru is an Christian organization on campus that allows me to practice my faith within a loving and accepting community. Finally, through Health Sciences Scholars, I met wonderful friends. HSS gave us the unique opportunity to live in the same floor with fellow HSS members. We are all in similar majors and pursuing similar career paths. My friends have been essential in the success of my freshman year and I couldn’t be more thankful to HSS for bringing me to them.
During my first year at OSU, I had so many wonderful opportunities to serve in the city of Columbus. I participated in the campus wide days of service including Community Commitment in the fall and Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the spring. For Community Commitment, we cleaned up trash on the trails of a local park. On MLK day, we volunteered at COSI cleaning toys for children. Additionally, I continued to volunteer in my hometown at my church and other local organizations. My favorite volunteering experience was through the Heinzerling Foundation, a care facility for children and adults with severe developmental disabilities. Interacting and having fun with the people who call the Heinzerling their home was a truly meaningful experience that I will continue throughout my time in Columbus.
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Hello! My name is Emily Davis. I am a first year, chemistry major at The Ohio State University. I hope to attend medical school following my undergraduate degree. During my time at Ohio State, I plan to get involved with a few service and religious organizations. I am very excited to begin my journey in the Health Sciences Scholars program.
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- 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.]