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My name is Alexis, I’m from Novi, Michigan and I’m a first-year student at The Ohio State University. Even after being on campus for just one week, I often get asked why I chose Ohio State when people learn that I am from that state up north. The supportive and familial atmosphere of programs like Morrill Scholars and Health Science Scholars attracted me when it came down to deciding on a school. The Health Science Scholar program particularly interested me since helping others and the medical field have always been interests of mine. This summer I trained to be a Certified Nursing Assistant which was amazing exposure to patient care as well as medical terms and practices. My training strengthened my interest in the medical field and I look forward to exploring it more in college. With the guidance I will receive as a Health Science Scholar, I hope to one day become a doctor or PA.
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My first year at Ohio State was incredible. It was intimidating at first, coming to a big school where I knew no one. I knew I wanted to get involved, but I wasn’t quite sure how with school work taking up so much time. I was able to become apart of some great groups including the HSS Leadership Council, SPARK Board, Global Brigades and Alpha Gamma Delta Women’s Fraternity. This year has taught me a lot about independence, as well as the importance of leaning on good friends when you need to. I am proud of how I was able to develop and what I was able to accomplish this year. I am so excited for what my future years as a buckeye have in store.
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: My RA , Aaron, will be graduating this semester after just three years of undergrad and is taking a gap year to conduct research before applying to medical schools. He has worked very diligently in all of his classes and was able to shed some light on his experiences. He was able to explain to me the best classes to take, how he has been preparing for the MCAT, how summer classes work, and what to expect when applying to med school. Not only has Aaron not only helped me navigate my freshmen year at Ohio State, but also helped me prepare for the rest of my undergrad experience and beyond.
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: This year, I got involved in community service through HSS Service Saturdays at Garden of Hope, Global Brigades Campus Parc fundraisers, American Red Cross blood drives, and the MLK Day of Service at COSI. Being on the service committee for HSS Leadership Council also helped me become involved in and more aware of service opportunities on and around campus.
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