G.O.A.L.S is a huge part of being in Honors and Scholars and it has the ability to go beyond our University lives into the real world where problems are being solved every day. Honors and Scholars programs are meant to encourage students to thrive through the different aspects of G.O.A.L.S. G.O.A.L.S stands for Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement; and each of these aspects of Honors and Scholars are important in furthering students to succeed in their desired fields. These facets help students have to opportunities advance at Ohio State and into the World.

Although all of the aspects of G.O.A.L.S are important the two that are most applicable for my time as a student at Ohio State and my Future work experiences would be Original Inquiry and Academic Enrichment. As an Atmospheric Science major one of my main priorities will be researching weather patterns and examining data. This requires a lot of Original Inquiry and for me to find research positions in my undergraduate career is key in helping me further my goal. One main aspect of Original Inquiry is the desire to understand and learn more about your field of study. As I grow to learn more about Atmospheric Science I want to unfold mysterious about our weather patterns. The other aspect that will follow me through my time as an undergraduate student to my future endeavors is Academic Enrichment. One of my main priorities as a student is that I want to be challenged in my studies so that I am able to learn the most amount of information about my field. Academics follow you throughout your entire life not just at college because there is always something more to learn. Being challenged in my studies will allow me to achieve academic excellence beyond my studies into the real world.

There are many ways in which I will be able to incorporate all the aspect of G.O.A.L.S into my life in the future. But some ways in which Academic enrichment and Original Inquiry will be implemented in the next year will be by interviewing and talking to professors about their personal experience in order to learn more about the process. Throughout my four years at Ohio State I hope to be able to get an internship at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center to help Professors with their original inquiry and through that find my own original inquiry and what I am truly passionate about in Atmospheric Science. Overall Original Inquiry and Academic enrichment will allow me the opportunities to succeed as an Atmospheric Scientist.


[ “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 information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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.]