A Year in Review

My freshman year at Ohio State was without a doubt the best, and hardest, year of my entire life. I met my best friends, friends that are sure to be lifelong, on my floor and through YoungLife. I learned how to be a real student, and learned that with a little bit of work, I really am capable of success. I grew in new ways and regressed in old ones, and most of all I created a reality for myself at this incredible university, so much so that I joined the University Ambassadors, an organization that provides tours prospective and admitted students, simply so that I can share in my love of Ohio State with others! I can’t imagine what the next year will be like, I have really high expectations. I have decided to switch my major from Biology to Exercise Science with a Biology minor, and still plan to attend medical school to be an Orthopedic Surgeon!

The Columbus Dream Center

Throughout the year, I spend the majority of my time at the Columbus Dream Center, a homeless ministry through Rock City Church. The Dream Center is a special place to me, week after week we are able to see the same people and are able to witness them make steps out of homelessness, addiction, and unemployment and into homes, recovery, and stable jobs to get them back on their feet. We are also able to see them grow spiritually, arguably the most important thing that happens there. Regardless, building connections with the homeless population of the Short North and Nationwide areas of Columbus has been a gift, and it will without a doubt be a ministry and something that I will give my time and heart to for years to come!

Artifacts

[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 includes both a description of the artifact and a reflection on why it is important to you, what you learned, and what it means for your next steps.  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.]

About Me

My name is Nick Fields I am from Westerville, Ohio, the same city that I have lived my whole life! I am a graduate of Westerville Central and it was there, along with a pair of ACL injuries, that I fell in love with the medical field and all the possibilities that it had to offer. I am currently pursuing a Biology major and my goal is to graduate from The Ohio State University in 3-4 years with a Biology Pre-Med degree, hoping to participate in undergraduate research as well. I plan to join Doctors Without Borders and provide medical care for people without access to it where they live. I plan to head to medical school, preferably here at The Ohio State University, as I pursue a career as an Orthopedic Surgeon with a sports medicine specialty. I have participated in Young Life for 5 years and I plan to pursue a leadership position with Young Life College here at The Ohio State University. I played basketball in high school, both on a travel team and for my high school.

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.]