G- Went to an event about studying abroad in Panama. I learned about the different culture and beliefs in Panama and how important the environment is to the people and the economy.


A- Many of my courses now are Sociology and Public Health, so I am studying how people interact and the growing problems around the world. These courses will help me with my career aspirations because I plan to chase a career in nonprofit and social work in order to help others out. I will learn about the current issues facing the world and the different point of the views on each topic. My curriculum shows an commitment to excellence because I am gaining knowledge I can use in my career and information that applies to the world today.

L- As an intern with the Red Cross, is it my duty to be a leader at the blood drives, ensuring that the drives meets the desired goal and everything runs smoothly. I coordinate the tasks the volunteers perform and decide what to do when a problem occurs. I am also responsible for the set up and cleanup of the drive.

S- I am volunteering at the Wexner James Cancer Hospital. My job is to come in contact with patients and provide them with  with donations to cheer up their day.  I plan to continue this volunteering so I can make an continuous impact in the patient’s lives.



Medical Volunteer Experience:
The Ohio State Medical Center (June-August 2012, 2013):

  • Volunteered as a Student Ambassador and a Floor Assistant
  • Observed multiple medical settings, issues, and treatments through shadowing medical professionals and interacting with patients
  • Completed 60 hours of service assisting with floor cleanup and transporting patients through the Ohio State Wexner Center, Ross Heart Hospital, James Cancer Hospital, and Harding Mental rehabilitation Center

Mount Carmel East Hospital (June-August 2012, 2013):

  • Volunteered in Nutrition services and observed the process behind distributing hospital food
  • Made sure the correct food was distributed to ensure patient safety
  • Completed 60 hours delivering food carts to patients in Emergency Room,  maternity center, cancer center, and mental instability center


Honors and activities:

  • Health Science Scholar (HSS) Program (August 2014-Present):
  • Competitive and community program for health-related careers involving 40 hours of  service, weekly survey course, and medical events
  • American Red Cross Internship (May 2015 – Present):
  • Coordinate, manage, and set up blood drives
  • Assist with the recruitment of donors
  • Interact with donors and workers at the blood drive
  • American Red Cross Blood Services (December 2014 – Present):
  • Help blood donors register and ensure their safety
  • Making sure the donors get right nutrition after donating blood
  • Ohio State James Cancer Hospital (January-Present):
  • Assist patients & guests around the hospital
  • Prepared lunch and snacks for the patients
  • Monitor condition of family members of patients
  • Food Pantry (November 2014):
  • Helped prepare food for people in need
  • Distributed meals and cleaned up the kitchen
  • Rotary Club Olympics Columbus (February 2015):
  • Managed a group of disadvantaged kindergarten children through a series of health activity
  • Taught children about healthy eating habits and necessary exercises
  • Crohns and Colitis Foundation (CCFA) (June 2014,2015):
  • Set up a walkathon for fundraising
  • Raised money towards CCFA
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Shadowing (August 2015)
  • Shadowed doctor in Hematology department
  • Learned about the process behind clinic visits
  • Examined the doctor’s procedure as she met with patients
  • Century Link Regional Scholarship
  • Morrill Excellence Scholarship Honors
  • The Marketplace ( August 2015-December 2015)
  • Worked at a food establishment at The Ohio State University
  • Prepared food and restocked the salad bar
  • Helped customers with information about the food


High School:

  • High School Honor Roll
  • Blues and Jazz Festival, Creekside Events (August 2013):
  • Volunteered as an parking attendant and assisted in set up of festival infrastructure for 10 hours
  • Interact Club (2012, 2013):
  • Set up charity events and created quilts for GRIN (Gahanna Residents in Need)
  • Raised money for Gahannathon to fight cancer and participated in yard work for the elderly
  • Volunteered for Freshman registration and food distribution at school church
  • Speech and Debate (2011-2014):
  • Participated in United States Extemporaneous speech event and researched current national and foreign issues
  • Practiced speaking skills and developed a public speaking ability
  • Actively mentored new members and help the new members develop oratory and presentation skills

Through my experiences, I have developed great leadership skills and the ability to communicate with others. I am able to adapt to different situations, even if something unexpected occurs.

About Me

My name is Sumeet Prakash Kotwal. I am a first generation american in my family. My parents emigrated from India and integrated me with American and Indian values. I am an second-year at OSU in the Pre-public health major. My academic goals are to work in the social service and non-profit industry, helping those who can’t help themselves. My goal in life is to be an meaningful person who makes an impact in another person’s life. At OSU, I am studying public health, satisfying my goal of learning about the world’s problems and what the solutions could be. The experiences that have shaped my mind are when I have traveled to India and viewed all the poverty and hardship in the country. After viewing the living conditions of many of the residents, I decided that my goal would be to help others who are in situations improve their lifestyles.

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 information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.

Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc .
Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]


[“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 information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[Artifacts are the items you consider to be representative of your academic interests and achievements. For each entry, include both an artifact and a detailed annotation.  An annotation is a reflective description of the artifact that attempts to communicate its significance.  For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

[Your “About Me” is an introduction and should provide insight into who you are as a person and a learner.  This should include a picture of you that is appropriate in a professional/academic context. This information should be continually updated.  For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio.  Delete these instructions and add your own post.]