This was a year full of meeting new people on campus through classes, activities and organizations, learning new things such as living on my own for the first time and becoming more responsible and independent, and being challenged academically and learning how to get out of my comfort zone in many different situations. Each day here makes me even more thankful I became a buckeye and I am so happy I chose Ohio State as my college. In my first year, I have gotten to experience my first football games, explored campus and Columbus with my roommates, did activities with my Scholars group including volunteer opportunities, sports games, lab visits, research panels, getting ice cream in downtown Columbus, and so much more!
Seeing how much I enjoyed my time as a Scholar, I decided to apply to be on the board and got elected to be the Service Chair! This position has allowed me to take my fellow scholars to different volunteer opportunities around Columbus. I have already enjoyed being in this position so much, and I am happy to continue serving for another semester! I have become more involved in MEDLIFE, which is an organization I joined my first week as a buckeye. I am hoping to eventually get to go on a service trip with MEDLIFE in the future. I participated in BuckeyeThon this year through being on a team with MEDLIFE. I really enjoyed this dance marathon and can’t wait to continue participating in it in the future!
I consider my first year as a buckeye successful. I have had the time of my life being here, had great roommates that will be lifelong friends, and have made so many wonderful memories. I can’t wait to continue my journey as a buckeye!