G: As an International Studies major, I have a strong fascination with the world, and in order to further my interest in the social mechanisms of the world, my first year courses are on the making of the modern world, the study of peace, beginner’s level German, and a seminar on dystopian literature. Outside the classroom, I am a new but active member of the Polyglot Club, as a big goal of mine is to become fluent in not just German but a more advanced language as well, with my sights being set on Indonesian currently due to its simple structure yet necessity in trade in South East Asia. In the future, I will study abroad, preferably to West-Central Europe or South East Asia, as one cannot claim to understand the world if all they have seen is just their home.
O: At this stage of my education it is too early for me to make the decision of whether I will be doing undergraduate research or not. I simply do not have a firm enough grasp on the research process in order to either decide to do research, to rule out the possibility, or to have much of an opinion on the matter at all. As a freshman, I will solidify my understanding of the research process by taking honors-level classes both in and out of my major starting next semester. Once the path of my college career becomes much more certain, I will be able to more succinctly discover how I will further my scholarly ambitions.
A: My planned curriculum relates to my future aspirations of working in the State Department as it provides the basis for multilingualism, a strong understanding of the world system, a grasp on the history of the world (with an emphasis on German history), and greater understanding of global climate, and exposure to the study of human culture as a whole. This curriculum will guide me in the direction of becoming a more worldly man, which is why I chose my major in International Studies, my minor in German, and a hopeful career in the State Department.
L: In order to be a leader in the university, I have taken a job at Traditions at Morrill. While I may be a steward just starting out, I hope that I will be able to work up the ladder and take a stronger role in the restaurant as a whole. For me, this job helps to transform me into a working man and push me towards complete independence.
S: As a member of the Student Secular Alliance and a supporter of the DSA, my service to the community is committed towards breaking down the ideological barriers and stereotypes that dominate our society. The dissolution of these barriers are not done with large gestures that can scare people away, but through a gradual disintegration of the foundational biases through discussion and kindness that will at least sow understanding and less emnity between the various groups in the university.
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Hello! My name is Jacob Hirschfeld, and I am a first year here at Ohio State! I am majoring in International Studies with a specialization in International Relations and Diplomacy and a minor in German. I am a third generation Buckeye. I am an Eagle Scout and have attended a National and World Scout Jamboree as staff. I am excited to be here and experience such a large and vibrant community.
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