My second artifact of my first year of college is an email that my Introduction to Comparative Politics instructor sent to me at the end of winter break. In this email, she asks me if I would be willing to grade for her Spring 2020 course. I have since accepted the position and am cleared to begin working on January 21st. This position was very exciting for me because when I interviewed one of the faculty heads for the PPE department for my Mount class reflection, he had said that there are not many opportunities for undergraduates to assist in grading a class. Getting asked to work this job signified to me that my hard work last semester did not go unnoticed, and that if I continue to work hard throughout my collegiate career, I will enable myself to have good opportunities.

Career

[“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 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.]

Artifacts

For my first artifact, I chose to include my very first (ever) undergraduate exam in the field of political science. I was very proud of my score because I love this subject (considering that I am majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). Also, I was very proud of the manner in which I prepared for this exam, because in high school subject matter came very easily to me and I would not really have to study. For this particular exam, I began preparing a week ahead. I filled out the entire study guide, reread all of the chapters of the textbook that the exam covered, and reviewed my notes taken in class. In the two days leading up to the exam, I constantly reviewed the most difficult subject areas of the exam. By exam day, I was completely prepared and the results show that my preparation paid off!

About Me

Hello! My name is Josephine Harders and I am currently a first-year with plans to major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and minor in Statistics. At tOSU, I am currently involved in Mount Leadership Society Scholars, specifically on the Advancement and Alumni Relations Committee (AARC). I am also an active club member in the Journal of Politics and International Affairs and the PPE club. Throughout the course of this school year, I plan on developing new and stronger relationships, and improving my leadership methods. In high school, I had the pleasure of being Senior Senator on my Student Council, Stage Crew Manager for the drama productions, a peer leader for Model UN, and a Wordsmith tutor for the Writing Studio at my school, but I would like to learn how to be a more effective collaborator within my leadership roles. Additionally, I would like to participate in more service-oriented projects. This year I would also like to figure out the direction of my major and devise a plan on how to obtain my degree!

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.]