To develop my global awareness I will be participating in an Ohio State Global May Program, Australia: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment. I will be spending three and a half weeks touring the diverse ecosystems of Queensland, Australia. I am excited to learn about sustainability issues in Australia and how they are combating them. Environmental protection is a global issue, I plan to apply what I learn abroad to my life in the United States. I am also excited to learn about the Australian culture and values through interacting with locals.
This fall, I took a research position under Dr. Rafael Corredoira in the Fisher College of Business. Dr. Corredoira is studying the long term technical influence of federal funded patents. I contribute to the project by writing computer programs to gather desired statistics. Being a part of Dr. Corredoira’s team has given me insight into the extensive process of turning an inquiry into a published paper.
I had a hard time deciding on a major when I first got to Ohio State. I genuinely enjoyed all of the courses I took in high school and could see myself happily pursuing many majors. My love for math and problem solving led me to choosing the Data Analytics program. I plan to specialize in business due to my interest in the technological advancements of the business world. Through my GE courses, I am able to continue my education in other areas that interest me such as, architecture, the environment, and art history. I have chosen my GE courses with a purpose other than an easy A. Ohio State has a lot to offer and I want to take full advantage.
I am an active member of College Mentors for Kids, a club that brings children from Columbus City Schools to the Ohio State campus weekly. Each week, there is a different activity designed to promote secondary education, diversity and culture, or community service. Mentors are paired one-on-one with a buddy. I act as a leader and role model for my buddy. During the 2018/2019 school year, I will be taking on a bigger leadership role as Activities Director for West Franklin Elementary School. My responsibilities will consist of planning and setting up the activities each week.
Throughout the year I have devoted my time to service through College Mentors for Kids, Game On: Adventure through play, and Chi Omega. I plan to continue participating in College Mentors for kids and am taking on a staff position. Game On, is a summer camp primarily for children with autism to develop their social skills in an inclusive and fun environment. I hope to be a part of the program again this summer. Also, being a member of Chi Omega we hold many service events such as making cards or blankets to support the kids of the Make-A-Wish foundation. Members of Chi Omega also keeps me updated on other service events in the Columbus area.
[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.]
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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.]
[ “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.]
[“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.]