Sophomore Year Review 2018-2019:
I spent this school year narrowing down what I wanted to do professionally. Having entered as pre-med, I took this year to explore my options and discovered a field in optometry is really what I want. This year I also completed all but two of the prerequisite classes for Optometry school and finished my chemistry series with labs. Though these classes were difficult, it is exciting that they are done because it means I am much closer to my graduate program and career. Besides these courses, I officially declared my minor in Modern Greek. This year was full of big moments of me establishing my path at school and figuring out what classes I need to achieve the future I want and confirming that I want a life in a medical profession. Furthermore, I completed my second year volunteering at The James hospital and I have made many friends through the program that I would not have met otherwise. Besides the James, this year I found myself experiencing more volunteer and service hours through my sorority and my church along with the Health Sciences Scholars program. I became a volunteer Sunday School teacher at my church and participated in service events such as Rise Against Hunger. Also, this year I had the opportunity of being an HSS Seminar Class TA which I really enjoyed. It was fun being able to offer my advice and experience to help the new HSS members in their first semester at school. Overall, my sophomore year provided me with a stable foundation in my academics and career and, though, the beginning of the year involved stress and uncertainty, I found my way and will continue to grow and learn from my experiences this year and further myself to be successful in my future.
Freshman Year Review 2017-2018:
This past year, I learned how to improve my social and studying skills, and I learned what I will need to do to be more successful. I spent this past school year developing myself as a person and adapting to a completely new environment and lifestyle than what I was previously used to. Though somewhat scary and unsettling at times, I think it has been an amazing learning experience and I am proud of how I handled it. Nonetheless, second semester I struggled in some of my classes, but this led me to become more dedicated and required me to face my bad habits in order for me to improve. When they tell you college is a completely different playing field than high school, it is hard to understand what that means until you really are immersed in college life and experience it first hand which was what this year entailed from me. It was a great learning opportunity and I hope to further my knowledge in academics and life skills here at Ohio State.