In my second year of HSS I found it very enjoyable. I had the opportunity to be a TA for our scholars class and become a mentor to the freshman through our mentor program. I enjoyed being a TA and getting to learn more about the resources that are ever changing at OSU while also being able to help the freshman transition to college more smoothly. The mentor program was also a great opportunity as I believe our program allows the freshman to start making connections with upperclassmen in similar majors to them who can be a resource and guiding hand to them. The HSS LC did a great job this year with the improvements that they are planning on making to our mentor program and I am very excited to be a part of the mentor program to see how it can grow and create an even bigger HSS network between the freshman, upperclassman, and potentially graduates. The LC also held some great events this year with the scavenger hunts at the monthly meetings and the bring your own bowl events. The BYOB events are a great simple way to get HSS students to come out meet with their mentor/mentee’s in a simple social environment. Next year I plan to try and stay involved by coming to events, being a TA, and being a mentor again in order to stay connected to the HSS community as I believe it has been a very beneficial two year experience for me. This year I stayed involved in MEDLIFE and Volunteers Around the World. This coming summer I have a clinical research position lined up through Akron Children’s Hospital through their Summer Pediatric Research Scholars program. I will be conducting my own clinical research project with a physician at the hospital and getting the opportunity to shadow more doctors and become more involved with the medical field.
I️ thought the HSS program was very well planned this year. I️ thought the weekly newsletter was the most helpful as it laid out everything we could get involved with and there was a lot of his events that made it easy to get all of our events in for the year. Overall I️ think the year went well and I️ liked how it was easy for us to get involved in HSS for example with the TA position for the scholars class and for the HSS mentors. This year I️ got involved with Medlife at OSU and I️ also am involved with Volunteers Around the World and am going on a trip to Peru this summer for a medical outreach trip. I️ also am planning on being a mentor for HSS next year and applied for the scholar TA position and the PLTL Peer Leader position for Chemistry 1610.My classes first semester were not too hard to adjust to and overall the were not too hard. Second semester was definitely harder, but it all ended up fine in the end after lots of hard work. Overall, I️ think this year went really well and I️ was able to get very involved at in HSS and at Ohio State with the different clubs and opportunities.