Volunteering at the Furniture Bank

This semester I also volunteered at the Furniture Bank in downtown Columbus for five hours. The Furniture Banks goal is to distribute furniture to home and families where they might not be able to afford their own. They do this through receiving donations of used or unused furniture and delivering it to the homes of people in need. The service that I provided by volunteering was organizing the furniture that they had in their massive wearhouse. As a result of the service I learned that I am very blessed to have grown up in a household that provided everything for me. Moving the furniture around reminded me that some of the people in this world cannot afford to buy furniture and are not as fortunate as I was when I was growing up. As a leader this volunteering opurtunity has taught me that is is crucial to be committed to a cause. All of the workers in the wearhouse clearly cared enough about this pressing issue to spend their own time and energy to move the furniture. They are all commmited to their purpose of making sure every home has furniture. Because of service learning I am able to realize what giving back to the community looks like. I am able to feel good about my self knowing that the furniture that I was moving would eventually be in a deserving home. It truly impacted me in a positive way. 

Volunteering at the Columbus Marathon

This semester I volunteered for the Columbus Marthon for five hours. During this event they raise money for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital through putting on this marathon and half marathon. Here is a link to their website: http://www.columbusmarathon.com. I learned about this organization through the weekly Dunn Sports and Wellness emails. I provided the service of preparing the water and Gatorade mix for the refuel station at mile marker 17. I also handed out the water and Gatorade to the runners as they ran by. As a result of the service I learned that I can be a very impactful person. I also learned that I am a person with a big heart. Watching the smiles on all of the runners faces as they grabbed water out of my hand really hit home. As a leader, I learned that it is extremely important to be as organized as possible. Even our little part of handing out water and Gatorade had a significant impact on the goal of the Columbus Marathon as a whole. Because of service learning I am able to feel apart of my communtiy. I learned that volunteering is a great way to have an impact and to give back to the community that one is in.

Leadership Reflection

The definition of leadership is using your skillset or resources and applying it to a group of people who are in need of guidance. It can be heroic or even tiny acts that all leaders should be able to perform. A great example of leadership I have been fortunate to witness is during a high school fight. A fight broke out in the hallway of my high school and of course being a high school fight everybody watched and took no action on the situation at hand. As I’m walking by and realizing what is going on a girl runs into the brawl and yells at them to stop. This gave the school cop enough time to step in and stop the fight. While everyone was recording the fight and watching this one girl stood up and lead the way showing it was not ok to be fighting in high school. Even if she had no chance of stopping the fight her courageous act of leadership helped and showed others what was the right thing to do. She went against the crowd and went out of her way which is another great quality of a leader.

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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

G.O.A.L.S.

[ “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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. 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

[“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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Artifacts

[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 includes both a description of the artifact and a reflection on why it is important to you, what you learned, and what it means for your next steps.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

 

My name is Josh Moeller and I am going into my first year at The Ohio State University as a biology major. I am on the pre-physical therapy tract and hope to work for a sports team in the future. I also intend on minoring in business as I would like to own my own practice. During high school I played football, baseball, and basketball. Fortunately I had the chance to experience the physical therapy process when I injured my ankle during football. It was an experience I enjoyed and it fueled my passion for what I wanted to do in life.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have always been involved with sports which is what led me to the Dunn Sports and Wellness Scholars program. Intramural sports, club sports, and other activities around campus are what I look forward to and am tremendously excited to become a part of. In high school I was also involved with helping our community through volunteering and serving. The service club, and the freshmen mentoring program were a few things I took part in. I love giving back and doing anything in my power to help other people who may need it.

My other hobbies include kayaking, biking, skiing, water skiing, hiking, and swimming. This past summer I took a trip to a lake house on Torch Lake in Michigan where I was able to adventure around with my friends and family. Trips like these make me feel closer to the environment. With my new friends made here in college I plan to go on mission trips and vacation to get closer to all of my new friends.

I am looking forward to a life changing time at THE Ohio State University and I transpire to get to know everything I can about the campus and the people that form the perfect college environment.