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.]


Meeting with Andréa Severson

Coming into Ohio State just a few months ago, I thought I knew what I wanted to do but I was unaware of what path to take to get there. It was for this reason that I came into school as an Exploratory Major. I also knew that I might find that my passions were not what I thought they would be. So, I sat in lecture after lecture listening to all of the different majors offered here at The Ohio State University. With so many options, I knew I needed to start making my way through them to narrow them down. I met with many advisors within different colleges but one stuck out the most. Andréa Severson is one of two College of Social Work advisors here on campus. She pointed out to me that my passions of helping others can be used in the workforce. After what seemed like hours of conversation, I came to the conclusion to declare Social Work as my major. I will be taking the Global Option track which means that I will focus my passions on a global scale and use my interest for international affairs. This was a huge moment for me and lifted a heavy weight off my shoulders. Andréa led me to jump in and I am very grateful for the advice she offered me. I am excited to begin my path in Social Work here at Ohio State and, hopefully, counsel victims of international and domestic human trafficking someday. 

About Me

Born and raised in Ohio for the majority of my life, I am beyond excited to start my first year at The Ohio State University. After moving to Kentucky during the summer before my sophomore year of high school, I quickly realized that my true home resides in the heart of Ohio: Columbus. I am unsure of what I will officially be studying over the course of the next four years. However, my ultimate goal is to help women who have been sex-trafficked; ideally, on a global scale. My passion for helping in other countries roots from a study abroad trip I was blessed to take during my junior year to Italy. Ever since, I have had an overwhelming desire to travel and be immersed in different cultures. Along with being an International Affairs Scholar and in the R-LEAD program, I plan on getting as involved on campus as possible (hopefully with a ministry and a club for foodies like myself). Outside of the classroom, I can be found with my head in a book, at the gym, or in a coffee shop drinking a Dirty Chai. I look forward to the endless possibilities The Ohio State University will bring.