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My diversity experience has been very beneficial to me. Growing up, I went to an all white catholic grade school. in junior high, I had sudden change and attended a junior high that was predominantly African American and Hispanic. When high school came, I went to a school that was almost exactly half white, half African American. Now, at OSU, there is about every single type of ethnicity, race, and culture. In addition, half of my family is Greek, and I have traveled to various countries and have seen all different kinds of living conditions and cultures. My experience will diversity is one that has made me a more accepting, open-minded person. Diversity has always been a big part of my life, and I deem it as one of the most important aspects to any place or environment. I plan to use my experiences in diversity to increase my knowledge gathered from various opinions of all types of people, and enrich any work or academic environment I am in.
I recently completed my first real college research assignment. Although I do not have a lot of experience in academic research, I plan on furthering my knowledge in this area, and using it to my best ability. I believe discovering and learning things on your own is the best, most rewarding form of knowledge. I hope to apply research tactics to further my writing career as well as establish a foundation for a potential future business.
The curriculum I chose and will continue to choose reflects my goals and desires for not only my academic future, but my professional, adult one as well. I want to commit to Spanish, and eventually become fluent. In addition, I want to perfect my writing abilities, and learn all the necessary techniques and features of establishing a business. I plan to continue educating myself in philosophy and history, in order to gain an appreciation for the intellect and personal growth. My curriculum will always challenge me, and push me to study and learn more so than every before. With this curriculum, I am certain that I will be able to accomplish all goals and aspirations I have set for myself as a writer and business owner.
As a member of Student-Alumni Council, I am introduced to many leadership roles, some of which I already plan to partake in. Members are strongly encouraged to take on difficult tasks and roles, as well gradually work our way to a possible executive position, very similar to the real world. This organization will give me numerous tools that will enable me to apply knowledge and skills in the work force. Additionally, I will be prepared for leadership roles in the real world, having already been in an organization that relies on collaboration and commitment.
Although I have spent most of my service times in soup kitchens, I hope to take my service a step further by helping out the Columbus community around me. The soup kitchens enlightened me on the issue of homelessness and hunger in my hometown. Walking alongside special needs children in another service project showed me the true need these kids have to talk to other kids and make friends. That one Thursday a week were some of the kids’ only time socializing and meeting new friends. Eventually, I plan on giving service to third world countries by provide literacy and writing work shops to poor and unstable communities. In addition, I want to work with special needs people of all ages, helping them improve on writing and language.
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My first Artifact is my research paper I completed for my 19th Century Women Authors Class. I spend hours and hours tediously working on it til I was completely satisfied with the final draft. The paper is a eight-nine page long analysis of a work done by whichever author you received. I was given Emily Dickinson, and I researched an analyzed one her poems “After great pain”. I chose this as an artifact because I learned more about myself as a writer during this paper more so than any other piece of writing I’ve done. Although it is poem analysis and research, I truly discovered talents and weaknesses I possess, which I have never known before.
My second Artifact is my Scholar’s Program, Advocates for Children and Education, Film Project. My group studied a film called “Bully”, which is a very eye-opening and insightful documentary over the horrors and injustices of the bullying problem here in the United States. Watching the film and being able to present on such an important issue really made me feel like an advocate for a good cause as well as experience some tragic, yet true stories of young kids throughout the country.
The third Artifact deals with my new organization, Student-Alumni Council, specifically New Member Retreat (NMR). During NMR, thirty fresh new members got together and were forced to mingle and get to know eachother. No one knew more than one or two people in the New Member Class, so this experience was frightening for all of us. However, twelve hours later, we all came out of it knowing more about each other than we know about some of our closest friends.
Hi there! My name is London Klucas. I am a first year at The Ohio State University studying Business and English. In order to give you a better understanding of myself and my background, I will first talk about my high school years.
My whole life I have always loved basketball. Every since I was a tiny little toddler, I would practice on my Fisher Price basketball hoop. I played all throughout grade school and junior high. When it came time for high school, however, I didn’t even make it past first cuts. Whether it was because I was 5’7, roughly 110lbs, or I just wasn’t good, I’m not sure. I then had to invest my time in something else. I took up tennis, joined Student Council, played on the Quizbowl team, and participated in Spanish Club. I dedicated a lot of time to academics as well. I was a member of the Regent’s Scholars Program, National Honor Society, and graduated top ten percent in my class. In addition, I did various service projects such as working in Blue Nest’s Soup Kitchen, which I still to today, and volunteering at the Sunshine Farm’s horseback riding camp, where I walked alongside special needs children while they rode horses. My high school career was very involved and enjoyable. I discovered my love for reading and writing, new interests such as tennis and student council, and all the while making hopefully life-long friends along the way.
Heading into college I worried about getting involved and making friends, as many freshman do. Going from numerous clubs and activities to a fresh start was scary and pressuring. Eventually, I landed myself in an info meeting about Student-Alumni Council. A month later, I was accepted and found my organization that I can dedicate my time to, as well as meet new friends. I also had my Scholar’s Program, Advocates for Children and Education (ACES), which introduced me to new people and enlightened me in the world of learning and community service. In addition, I walked into my first Creative Writing Club meeting, and discovered a new outlet for me to pursue my writing.
As a student here at OSU, my goal is not simply to graduate with my Business and English degrees. I plan on expanding my writing skills and increase my knowledge in the financial and business aspect of life. My goal is to start my own publishing company (the name has not yet been determined), and make a genuine difference in the world of literature.