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- 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.
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- 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.]
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An artifact that describes who I am is water. I know that sounds odd and general, but throughout my entire life my favorite moments have involved water. When I was growing up, my family had a boat that we would use every weekend, and the best thing to do was to find a nice cove, and sit in the water. When I was 9, my family bought a lake house in Tennessee, which was the home of all my most precious memories. I can still hear the splashes and laughter bouncing throughout the cove, the swinging rope that caused so many injuries, and the water that connected it all. On my 10th birthday, my parents got me a wakeboard, which I didn’t know much about at the time. As the next summer began, wake boarding became my life. The feeling of weightlessness when I jumped the wake was indescribable and something I will always love. Over the next few years I learned some tricks but also had some nasty injuries, and I learned that water is definitely not soft. So moved on to wake surfing, and I could go on and on about all the water sports that I picked up: skiing, slalom, barefoot, etc., but that’s not the point. Water has always been the common denominator when I think about my happiest moments. But how did water inspire me to go into the field of International Business? Well, when I was 16 I went to a place called Interlaken, Switzerland, which is a city that is in a large valley between two lakes. The water was pure blue and icy cold, so naturally I had to wake surf on it. It was incredible. That experience opened my eyes to how many beautiful places there are on this earth, and how I could not miss out on any of it. Thus began my passion for travel. So, as I thought of how I could acquire a job that allowed me to travel, International Business seemed like an obvious choice. My desire to see the world (and all the water that it encompasses) is why I chose this career path and education.
My name is Matthew Hiett and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I am currently studying international business at The Ohio State University with the possibility of going into Law. I love to travel more than anything else and want to see the world. I love backcountry camping just as much as I enjoy spending a week in a big city. I like to play almost any sport and like to be around people. I hope to continue into a career that can both fulfill my passion for travel and be something I truly enjoy.