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 information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[ “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: 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” 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: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


My artifact is the small tag I created at Buckeyethon with my Grandmas name on it. This picture represents my involvement in Buckeyethon, which was an amazing and eye opening experience. This tag is significant to me because it includes the silver ribbon, which I learned to be the color represented for those with lung cancer, which my grandma has and is currently in stage 4. This artifact brings me a flood of emotions from Buckeyethon, the hours of dancing, pain my feet were in, and meeting the cancer kids, as well as the reminder that my grandma is personally affected by cancer, and I won’t stop dancing until there is a cure.

About Me

My name is Alli Esker and I am a current freshman at Ohio State. I’m originally from Medina Ohio, near Cleveland, but I am a buckeye at heart. (I was born in Columbus). Some fun facts about me is I am a die hard Cleveland Cavaliers fan, enjoy hot yoga, and listening to podcasts. I decided to attend Ohio State because I was drawn to the big school feel and the amount of possibility. Specifically, the fact that Fisher is ranked the best business school in Ohio solidified my decision.

The first semester of college was definitely an awesome experience of growth for me. I was able to experience failure like I never had before in my life, and looking back at it, I am so thankful because it made me realize how determined I am as a person in that I have a lot of grit, something that seems to be diminishing in society these days. Failure is often something frowned upon in society, but I believe failure is the foundation for growth and self betterment. Everyone should constantly be looking for opportunities to try news things and pursue passions, and if it doesn’t work out, you can innovate and find different ways to accomplish your goals. I’m looking forward to more chances for me to try new things, even if I don’t find immediate success.

In my next 3 years at Fisher, I plan to become more involved in Undergraduate Business Women’s Association as the Vice President of Programming, participate in the STEP program and travel to Europe, and serve as a founding member of Fisher’s new Undergraduate Data Leadership Council. I’m so excited to pursue these opportunities as well as look for other outlets for me to utilize my strengths and improve on my weaknesses.

Go Bucks!