[The Home Page will show a running blog of your recent posts, which are categorized and show on that category’s page. Please delete this post or edit with your own information.]
[ “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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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: 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.]
[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.]
My name is Anushka. I am a freshman at The Ohio State University, hailing from the Columbus Ohio area. Growing up in a city that prides itself with its support for the reigning Buckeyes, it’s no surprise that I chose scarlet and gray as my home at a very young age. This campus is rich with opportunities and possibilities, and as a Morrill Scholar as well as a Health Science Scholar, I have felt nothing but a warm welcome as my journey at this university begins. In high school, my AP Psychology teacher inspired my love for the brain, and ever since then I had decided that a major in neuroscience is meant for me. Having known many internal physicians and cardiologists through family connections over the years had always primed me to see surgery as a set career, however soon after cat dissections and surgical footage in anatomy class junior year, I learned very quickly that I was not meant to be the one holding the scalpel. From there my interests grew and expanded into psychology and the mind, and I began to delve into the various mental illnesses that plague many minds without a cure. Having known people that have suffered through dementia, Parkinson’s, and a variety of other mental illnesses, my career goal has become to work towards an eventual cure, or preventative measure for these debilitations. I’m excited to begin my journey at the Ohio State University, and I cannot wait to see where my future takes me. Go Bucks!