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.]


Amber HS


This picture was taken on Staff Picture Day at the Kuhn Honors and Scholars (H&S) House. It was posted on as my “official photo”. I am currently a H&S Student Staff and Writer and I love every second of it! I was provided with this amazing opportunity the summer before my freshman and I haven’t looked back since. As a H&S Student Staff, I communicate with prospective students and their families about opportunities within the H&S programs. As a H&S Student Writer, I write weekly articles spotlighting a current H&S student who is doing amazing things on and off campus. Both of these positions fulfill my passion of talking and writing!

About Me




Amber Heard is a Human Resources and Psychology double major at The Ohio State University. She hails from Fairfield, Ohio, home of the famous Jungle Jim’s.  Amber is currently an aspiring college freshman seeking to find her true purpose in this big ol’ world. She writes for the Honors and Scholars (H&S) Weekly about H&S students who are doing phenomenal things on and beyond campus. In addition to being a writer, Amber is an H&S ambassador and her primary responsibility include educating prospective students about the H&S program. Amber thrives when she is surrounded by people because she likes to interact and study human behavior. What makes people tick? What drives them? These are the type of questions that sparks the passion in Amber’s soul. She is a fiery, vivacious, and talkative individual who is willing to try and willing to learn even if it results in failure. Failure is nothing but another lesson to learn to her.