As my first year as a college student comes to an end, I look back at how this experience has changed me. Since coming to college, I have become more independent and mature and I have learned to take initiative rather than sit there and wait for someone else to take care of it. This year has also been challenging both socially and academically, which I believe is a good thing. Being thrown into an unfamiliar place, expected to make friends and a home is a somewhat daunting task, but I can confidently say that I have done exactly that. Academically, college is certainly a step up from high school, and because of that I have had to, and still need to, change my studying habits in order to reflect that change. Overall, this past year has been a great experience for me and has caused me to learn and grow both socially and academically.
For my artifact, I chose to use a variety of brochures, maps and tickets from my trip to London over spring break through the London City and Culture course taught by Aimee Moore. We were gone for a total of 10 days and every minute was packed with information, tours and general sight-seeing. While in England, we visited places like Tate Modern, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kew Gardens, Stonehenge, Stourhead, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, and the London Eye to just name a few. Another big part of the trip to London was the Tube, or the Underground, which is London’s public rail transportation. My Oyster Card, which is required to ride the Tube, is seen in the green Transport for London sleeve in the bottom of the picture.
In June of 2015, I graduated from New Albany High School, in New Albany, Ohio. Ever since elementary school, I have wanted to be an architect because it combined my passion for art and math. During my senior year of high school, I completed a final project on Urban Planning, and more specifically, the concept of New Urbanism. This project only deepened my interest for architecture, and expanded it to include planning as well. As a first year student at The Ohio State University, I hope to achieve academic excellence and to obtain my degree in Architecture. Although seen as an introvert, I am a visual and kinesthetic learner and I plan on getting involved in many organizations throughout college.
So far, 3 months into college, I have enjoyed the Scholars program more than I thought I would. It is truly a great way to get involved through the university and is also a great way to make close friends and connections. I chose the Scholars program, because it claimed to have the values that were similar to mine. It also claimed to make campus smaller by creating a smaller, more select group within the university. As of right now, I can confidently say that the Scholars program has done just that, and even more for me.
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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 .
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.]
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