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[ “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 information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]
Global Awareness: As a History major, global awareness is of the upmost importance. There is a reason why the requirements for the major include studying different areas of the globe and not just taking courses in one particular area. For those classes as well as a few of my General Education classes, I am focusing on Israel and the Middle East. I travelled to Israel a couple of summers ago, and it was an amazing experience, plus with all of the turmoil going on in the Middle East as a whole, learning about the issues and how they originated are very important. Also, within my major, I have been and will be taking courses on war history in different time periods. I have learned and will learn about many different empires, armies, and battles, and it would be great to visit some of these places to see where the history I studied took place. For that reason, plus my general interest in world travel, I plan on studying abroad. The destination of which I have not yet decided, but I know I studying abroad is a huge goal of mine.
Original Inquiry: Research is very intriguing to me. I came into college expecting it to only be for the science majors where people in lab coats throw chemicals together, but through survey and other information sessions, I have come to the conclusion that anyone can do research. Plus, if I ever want to go to graduate school (which is likely), being able to conduct research in a specific field and having experience in doing so is vital. Within my major, I am slated to take a research course on early American History. I am fascinated by America’s beginnings and using knowledge from my other courses can pay huge dividends for figuring out what exactly I want to research in this area.
Academic Enrichment: The academic plan was incredibly beneficial to shaping my entire college course load, including what I want my major and minor to be. Coming into the Ohio State University, I was the epitome of undecided. I had more of a feel of what I did not want to do than what I did, but this all changed. After meeting with the History advisor and taking a supremely interesting course, I decided to become a History major. While I still do not know exactly what I want to do after college for a profession, but the classes I take here can shape it. I also indicated my (tentative) interest in a minor in Political science, which I am confident I will pursue based on the topics of the classes I wish to take. General Education courses, although typically seen as a burden, are sometimes pretty interesting, and I am, in particular, excited about including Economics classes, which could turn into a minor down the road.
Leadership Development: Here at at OSU there are many different ways for me to become a leader. With the hundreds of different groups and organizations on campus, I am excited to find the ones in which I can get involved. Whether it is greek life, interning (possibly for law offices like I did in High School) or finding the organizations that I do not even know exists yet, I am excited to get involved on campus. After getting involved with these opportunities I plan to work my way up and foster my leadership abilities.
Service Engagement: Community service has been a staple of my life for as long as I can remember, so I do not plan on stopping that anytime soon. Getting involved in service opportunities like BuckeyeThon or other causes on campus are great ways for me to do this.
[“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 information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]
[Artifacts are the items you consider to be representative of your academic interests and achievements. For each entry, include both an artifact and a detailed annotation. An annotation is a reflective description of the artifact that attempts to communicate its significance. For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]
[Your “About Me” is an introduction and should provide insight into who you are as a person and a learner. This should include a picture of you that is appropriate in a professional/academic context. This information should be continually updated. For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]