Without a doubt, one of the highlights from my first year in college was participating in BuckeyeThon with the Business Scholars group. Hearing some of the kids speak about their fight with pediatric cancer gave a whole new meaning to the event. Adversity is inevitable, but the optimism and spirit to fight against adversity is a choice. It was both inspirational and meaningful to be raising money for those children. BuckeyeThon was also one of the most fun nights I have had at Ohio State. Spending the evening dancing, running through the obstacle course, playing dodgeball, and hanging out with all my friends simply made me feel like a kid again. This was an event I will never forget and I know I will continue to help those affected by pediatric cancer until the battle is won. 

About Me

My name is Brad Herndon and I am a freshman from Cincinnati, Ohio, studying Finance and Business Analytics at Ohio State, but beyond my major I’m also interested in statistics, economics, consulting, psychology and politics. I have a sister who is a senior in high school and a brother who is a senior at Northwestern University. Both of my parents graduated from Virginia Tech and grew up just outside of Washington D.C. My first year of college has been about finding the best fit for me and where I should become involved at Ohio State. I joined both Business Scholars and Alpha Kappa Psi where I’m surrounded by successful, intelligent, caring and hard-working people who have honestly pushed me to be greater for myself and for the people around me. I am passionate about service, especially service centered around education and underprivileged youth, so I  am volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club, acting as a tutor and a mentor for the students. Another organization I am heavily involved in is Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations and in one year, I will be studying business abroad in Strasbourg, France working towards becoming a conscious global citizen. Beyond school, some of my hobbies include playing sports with friends, exploring cities and parks, working out, watching movies and sports, reading and traveling. Some words that I believe truly describe me are passionate, motivated, friendly, and teachable. My future aspirations include working for a company that allows me to travel and experience the world, yet also being work that I love. I am excited for the next four years of my life at Ohio State and I cannot wait to see the opportunities they hold.


[ “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.]


[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.]

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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]