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

My artifact is the piano because it has been a major aspect of my life for thirteen years. The piano is kind of a conflicting artifact for me because while it brings me a sense of calmness and clarity, it also makes me reminisce on countless hours of practicing and the hard work that has gone with it. I think playing the piano is a staple aspect of my life because when I get stressed with schoolwork or social situations, it is always there to snap me out of reality and calm me down.

Playing the piano is also very important to me because it highlights the effort I place in all activities. It represents hard work, motivation, and perseverance because of the many hours I’ve spent playing and practicing for exams. It is an interesting artifact for me because it has brought both challenging and calming sides to me. But overall, it still remains an extremely important aspect to my life, as I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t play anymore!

The piano helps to tell my story because it encompasses both the challenging moments as well as the relaxing ones. It showcases my personality very well in the fact that I love to work hard and achieve my goals, but also relax and enjoy time with others. Playing the piano represents me very well and I love the strength and motivation that I have received from this instrument since I was a child. I don’t know who I would be if I didn’t learn these lessons along the way and impact from this beautiful instrument.

About Me

Hi, my name is Farah Desai and I am a first-year business student at The Ohio State University majoring in Marketing. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio where I attended Fairfield High School. I held a leadership role in clubs such as National Honor Society, Interact Club, French Club, Symphony Orchestra, and student council where I served as class president for three years. I was also involved in my school’s tennis team all throughout high school, as well as a black belt instructor at my local Tae Kwon Do gymnasium. Additionally, I volunteered with numerous organizations for kids and senior citizens, as a Big for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, a baseball coach for the Reds Rookie Success League, and a volunteer with Alzheimer’s patients and other elderly citizens at different nursing homes.

Currently at Ohio State, I am a part of the Mount Leadership Society Scholars Program and on the Recruitment, Outreach, and Welcome Committee (ROW). I also hope to join a few student organizations pertaining to my major as well as my interests soon. Although I am unclear on my future after college, I am excited to learn more about my career path and create new memories here at Ohio State.