Reflection on the G.O.A.L.S

  1. Global Awareness: Given that my second major is Spanish, I think that shows my commitment developing global awareness. I also applied for a job this summer in Chile and although it did not work out, I plan to study abroad/travel to South America or Spain at some point during college. Not only does the Spanish major expose me to various cultures, but I am also exploring more than that through some of the other courses I have chosen to take in upcoming semesters such as the History of World War II and Mass Communication in Society.
  2. Original Inquiry: This past summer I was a research intern for a media company which helped me begin to understand the research process. I will also be taking a class soon that focuses strictly on research (Survey Research-Comm 3149), which will further my learning of the topic. Personally, I expand my creativity through Pinterest or reading new books that interest me, which I will continue to do as I work towards this goal.
  3. Academic Enrichment: I think my Honors Contract shows that I am committed to this goal because two majors and a minor is certainly not the easiest path I could have chosen. Whenever an Honors version of a class is available, I always try to fit that in my schedule and take the most rigorous course available. As I get further into my major and minor classes, I get more excited about the future and what job I will end up in. I can continue to work towards this goal by keeping up my GPA and taking a challenging course load each semester.
  4. Leadership Development: I am the Vice President of Membership for Delta Gamma sorority, which is one of the highest leadership positions one can have in the chapter. I will be leading the chapter of over 200 women in the recruitment process, which will give me extensive leadership practice. I learn every day in this position and am becoming a better leader because of it. To be accomplished in any career field, I believe you have to know how to be a successful leader, so my position within the sorority is helping me achieve this.
  5. Service Engagement: I volunteer at the Ohio State School for the Blind regularly with other members of my sorority. I have also volunteered at a dog shelter and participated in several food and clothing drives to benefit charity. I also get involved through other sorority and fraternity’s philanthropies, whether it is making a team for a fundraiser competition or donating. Even after college, I want to continue to volunteer because it helps me stay grounded and be culturally aware.


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.]


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

About Me

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