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: 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: 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: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


Artifact 1

My high school football jersey reminds me of all the relationships I built with my teammates and coaches throughout my four years of high school. It also represents the work ethic my teammates and I used, on and off the field, which has formed me into the person I am today.


Artifact 2

The laundry room of Drackett Tower represents my growth as an individual since coming to Ohio State. By doing everything on my own and living away from my parents I have become more independent and responsible.

About Me

Hi, my name is Matt Leszcz. I am from Westlake, Ohio (a suburb on the west side of Cleveland) and went to high school at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. In high school I played football and ran track, was part of Student Senate, and was involved in a few different service clubs. In my free time I like to play pickup basketball and football, golf, ski, and hang out with my family and friends. I live with my parents and four siblings, and I come from a family of buckeyes. I am currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the Ohio State University and taking Calculus, Physics, and some first time engineering classes. I am part of the Humanitarian Engineering Scholars, and I am looking forward to using the skills I develop in class to help better the community. I enjoy working with other people on projects, and just being around other people in general. While studying at Ohio Sate, I am hoping to join a few clubs and intramural sports teams. I am not entirely sure what I want to do after college as far as my career, but I am excited by all the possibilities a degree in Mechanical Engineering can bring about.

Top 5 Strengths:

1. Analytical

I relate to this strength because I always find myself using logic and reason spontaneously, and finding a need to explain why certain events unfolded as they did. I also tend to use logic to coordinate plans and projects.

2. Includer

I find that I have a very open approach to people and I always love to make new friends. I also find myself hanging out with logical people, and hate excluding people from things.

3. Competition

Through athletics and academics, I have found that I tend to be a very competitive person. My thirst and perseverance for success helps me in all areas of my life.

4. Learner

Since I was young I have always had a desire to continuously learn and improve. Due to this quality, I am always asking “why?” and “how?” in order to find a relationship between the final result and the events preceding it.

5. Strategic

This strength relates to me because I am always subconsciously trying to spot patterns and issues with a given scenario. Due to this strength I tend to thoroughly examine many of the problems I am faced with in my life, and quickly come up with a solution.