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 Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


Columbus To Do List #1

On October 20th, my HES group went to Catalina’s for brunch at 11:00 am. The thing I enjoyed most was getting to know my group better. We talked about our interests and of course, bounded about the hardships of classes and college life. My peer mentor also has extremely helpful tips and gave us helpful advice. My least favorite thing was waiting in line for our food because there was such a crowd! From this experience, I learned that it is important to go out of your comfort zone and get know now more people because you never know how much you have in common. Even though most of my group lives on my floor, I didn’t make much of an effort to get to know more people beyond my roommates and the people I met during move in. Next time, I would probably choose to do a more hands-on activity just so we could spend more time together and get to know each other better. I would definitely recommend Catalina’s to a friend, the food is amazing and unique. I’ll be back for sure!

Columbus To Do List #2

On October 28th, I went to the Columbus Crew game with two of my roommates, Tatum and Sophie, who are both in HES. I had never been to a crew game before so it was really exciting to be able to go! The atmosphere was amazing, everyone was so spirited and into the game. Both my roommates and I love to watch soccer so we enjoyed the game and had so much fun. From this experience, I learned that it is important to make time to relax with your friends in the midst of all the schoolwork you have to do. Going into the game, I was extremely stressed because I was afraid I was losing time for studying/homework. However, I noticed that I needed the break and that I was able to focus much better after taking one. I would definitely recommend this experience because it a great activity to be able to spend time with friends/family and to get more involved with the community of Columbus.


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Artifact #1

One experience that explains who I am as a person is the senior dance recital I had in June of  2018. First, it was a way that I got to connect with my culture and learn about my roots. The year of work that I put in before the recital taught me the importance of perseverance, time management, and how to overcome hardships without giving up. This really shaped who I am today because now I know how to prioritize what is important to me and stay determined to reach my goals. This experience as a whole as influenced my work ethic and brought me closer to my culture by helping me understand the values behind it on a deeper level.

Artifact #2

An experience this semester that has contributed to who I am is when I participated in the OWL program. This program really paved the way for what my experience at OSU was going to be like. This program reaffirmed the importance of volunteering for me because I was able to experience the many benefits that it encompasses. First, I was able to help out the OSU community and lend a helping hand to others. Volunteering always brings people since a common cause is being worked towards, and it really built a sense of community for all of the residents of Drackett. I met amazing people who were like-minded, unique, and from all different backgrounds, which was definitely eye-opening since I realized how much of a bubble I live in back home. This experience most definitely taught me to keep an open mind as well as encouraged me to participate in more volunteering opportunities presented here at OSU.




About Me

Hello! My name is Snigdha Kalluri and I am a first-year student majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I have always been interesting hands-on work and problem solving so I thought BME is the perfect way to combine that with my interest in being in the medical/ healthcare field. I hope to go on to grad school possibly studying biotechnology and eventually getting involved with the manufacturing of prosthetics.

Here at OSU, I am involved in SWE, or the Society of Woman Engineers, BMES, IAA, and Humanitarian Engineering scholars program. I would like to get more play more of an active role in all of these clubs as my time at OSU progresses so I can make an impact on the student body. Specifically, in SWE, I would like to reach out to girls who are younger and encourage them to pursue engineering and participate in the panels.  I would also like to get involved organizations that focus on volunteering. I love giving back to the community and I would enjoy being involved in service focused clubs, specifically those that implement a humanitarian aspect to engineering. With this experience,  I hope to travel abroad and make a true difference to those in need.

My top five strengths are:

1.Restorative – This means that I like to solve problems and find new ways to make things better. I always identify a problem, weigh out the pros and cons, and the most efficient solution that will benefit me most in the future.

2.  Woo – I love meeting new people and finding ways to connect with them. I love making conversations and learning about peoples’ lives and what makes them who they are.

3. Developer – I always see the positives in people as well as their potential to turn their weaknesses into strengths. Instead of finding what I don’t like about someone new I meet, I see what I do like and what makes them unique.

4. Includer – I am a strong believer that no one should be excluded no matter what their personal beliefs and values are. Everyone deserves to be a part of any community they choose and should be welcomed with open arms.

5. Positivity  – I always like to find the positives of any situations and keep everyone smiling. I love making people laugh or even just helping them have something to look forward to in their day.