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Over the past year, I have done much to develop my global awareness. Through my coursework in the schools of Architecture and Philosophy, I have been able to gain a greater appreciation for other cultures. In the architecture classes, I took I studied the design elements found in the various places around the world and how they were influenced by their respective cultures. Studying these forms has inspired me to make a greater effort to explore and learn more about these places. I’ve realized that while America has great architectural works to offer, other places in the world represent a greater opportunity since they too have excellent structures, but are coupled with an unfamiliar and intriguing set of cultural values. In my philosophy course, I learned to open my mind even more to the plights of others who I may have previously dismissed or held preconceptions about. In this way, the architecture courses exposed me to more, and the philosophy course altered how looked at these newfound sights. I will continue this effort to further my global awareness by looking for opportunities to visit new places and by continuing to expose myself to coursework which fosters this desire.
My work in the aforementioned architecture classes really kickstarted a creativity which had lay dormant for some time. Designing models and site plans helped to reinvigorate my passion for creative works. Additionally, my computer science work has forced me to think of out-of-the-box solutions to difficult problems. Often what seems to be the correct solution at the outset is insufficient, which has forced me to return to the drawing board and reapproach the problem from a different viewpoint. Going forward, my computer science studies will venture into more standard research work which I eagerly anticipate.
As is evident in my Honors Contract, I will be continuing to challenge myself academically by taking a very rigorous set of courses. These courses will force me to become a much better academic and will push my knowledge of computer science to new heights. After college, I hope to pursue a Masters in Architecture so that I may achieve my ultimate goal of pairing my knowledge of AI with my passion for Architecture so that I may have a unique skill set and perspective which sets me apart from other competing individuals in the job market. The curriculum I have chosen is specifically tailored to what I need to learn to make sure I can achieve this goal. These selections I have made include a large number of courses at the 4000 level and higher which shows that this set of courses will be no walk in the park.
While I am not in many clubs, I have taken a leadership role in the jobs I have held outside the university. I am required to work to help pay for my education, which has limited my involvement in school activities thus far but has been supplemented by the leadership skills I have learned in my work experiences. Going forward, as I am able to work less while maintaining the same income, I hope to substitute the time I would have been spending at work with clubs and activities here at the university.
My service experiences relate primarily to my work with my church. Over this past winter break, I spent several days helping out at a homeless shelter so that they too may enjoy the holiday season. In the future, I plan to take service trips to other, less fortunate nations and assist them with the burdens they face. Long-term I hope to remain as active in the church as I have in the past so that I may never lose sight of the importance of service work.
[ “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.]