True Colors Reflection

The “True Colors” personality assessment categorizes you into one of four colors: Orange, Gold, Green, and Blue. Each one of these groups have their own strengths, as well as their own weaknesses. If you know what group the people in your team, company, program, etc. are in then you can take steps to help create a more diverse as well as better achieving team.

For example, in the military the smallest organized group you have is the team. The team is comprised of four people each with a different position to play based on their strengths, but they work together despite their differences to accomplish the mission. It wouldn’t be that smart of an idea to put people with the same mindset (group color) all in one team; they might get along very well, but if they all think in the same way and that way doesn’t work for a certain situation then the mission won’t get completed.  You need some people who can plan the mission, as well as people who can think on their feet when the mission doesn’t go as planned.

Leadership: What and Who

Leadership to me is being able to get done what you need to get done while using the resources available, but more importantly being able to care for the well-being and development of those under you.

Back in middle school I tried out for the basketball team. Now, I wasn’t the biggest, strongest, or fastest, so when we had the cuts during tryout week I doubted that I would make it any further in tryout week. But the last day of tryouts rolled around and we were all sent home with a letter, some saying “Congratulations! You’ve made the team,” others saying “I’m sorry, but you have not made the team.” I was so doubtful of myself that when I got home my mom had to open my letter for me… I made the team. The next day at practice I went up to my coach and asked him, “Coach, not that I’m not happy. But how did I make the team?” He told me it was because of the effort put in. He assured me that he could teach me how to shoot but nobody can teach effort and dedication.

The reason I chose Coach Rawlings as my leader example is because he fit my definition of leadership; he chose to help me develop as a basketball player rather than worry just about winning. The second reason I chose him is because, even after that basketball season, he continued to be someone I could go to whenever I needed help. He never turned me away and always tried to help me develop further along throughout my high school career.

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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

G.O.A.L.S.

[ “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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. 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

[“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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Artifacts

[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 includes both a description of the artifact and a reflection on why it is important to you, what you learned, and what it means for your next steps.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

[Your “About Me” is a brief biographical statement that might include your intended major, your academic interests, your goals, as well as the things that make you unique.  Definitely include a picture! Also, remember that you can always update this post at any point. For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]