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.

 

The location that my peer group and I decided to visit was the Columbus Art Museum on November 3rd, 2019. I myself have always been interested in the idea of contemporary art, and the art institute in Columbus has one of the best in the world. So seeing this section of the art was definitely my favorite part of the trip, as I strongly enjoy the idea of finding art in nothing. Something that I have learned from the trip was the idea of better understanding how much time is needed to get the full experience of what the museum has to offer, instead of rushing at each exhibit to see all of them. I would strongly recommend the art museum to a friend, as I feel like the museum in Columbus is fantastic. If given the opportunity I would like to also visit the other museums that make Columbus so famous, like the Columbus Museum of Science.

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

Volunteering – A large part of my life I have been volunteering, whether it may or may not be on the books, from handing food at out local temple or my proudest accomplishment renovating a softball field. The reason that I enjoy this activity is because it always gives me that sense of being a good person in a tough world, or maybe the Robin that helps the less fortunate. Although some may view volunteering as nothing more than I chore, I truly have a passion for helping others, as I feel like I have the ability to make a difference in such a difficult world.

 

About Me – Srujan Kalva

 

Hello Mrs.Tuttle, I am Srujan Kalva and I am from Chicago, IL. I grew up a fantastic older brother who graduated UIC last year, an overprotective mother, and s very strict father. I graduated high school form at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, where I was involved with Diversity Council, Kiva, and Computer Science Club. One of professional goals is to incorporate Computer Science or App Development to help the community around me. One way of doing this is creating an app that would find food around a city that could go to Food Banks, instead of going to waste. Growing up, I had an interesting childhood, as I was the only Indian one in my friend group, so although there were moments when I did feel out of place, I also offered a perspective that the others couldn’t. However, I don’t rely on my differences to make a difference, as I know the importance of being a team player, an essential quality I got from my summer job at Amazon. Something interesting me about me is that I am a black belt in taekwondo, which most may find surprising me because of my calm personality.

 

Top 5 Strengths:

  1. Hard Working
  2. Dedication
  3. Organization
  4. Leadership
  5. Willingness to Learn

I am very curious about the world around me, which keeps me interested in always absorbing information around me. This has allowed me to succeed in the classroom and in regular life.

I am very appreciative for what I have and what I have earned, I think a lot of this comes from the fact that I take pride in what I have done, and I am not embarrassed of what I have done.

Being an engineer, I have to be creative and this has always been one of my strong suit in life, as I always offer a new outlook on a problem, which is something that is appreciated wherever you go.

I am very cautious, which is one reason I always make my judgements after reviewing all my possibilities. Being this cautious allows me to make decisions that I won’t want to regret.

Because I am creative and am able to think of interesting ways to solve a problem, I have the ability to offer a new perspective to a problem, which a skill that is necessary for the future. This skill of offering new ideas will be especially attractive in jobs, as this will be critical in my future as a computer engineer.