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.]




Orchestra- I have been part of orchestra and played the violin for 7 years. Here I am with my friends that I made by joining orchestra, throughout my 4 years in high school, and my teacher. Playing and practicing the violin for orchestra taught me a good work ethic which I have been able to apply to all aspects of my academic life. Additionally, being in orchestra allowed me to meet different people and I learned a lot from each person; being friends with people who had similar interests as me and took similar classes also introduced me to the ideas of study groups which I found to be successful , which directly affected my academic success. Overall, being in orchestra and playing the violin has hugely influenced my academic life.



Relay For Life-  One thing that has come to be very important for me this semester is my involvement in Relay For Life. This year I joined the sponsorship committee at the Ohio State chapter of Relay For Life. Relay For Life is a non-profit organization that raises money to donate towards cancer research, the Hope lodge and various other organizations. Every year, Relay For Life has an event in the summer in which we continue to fundraise and bring the community together to recognize how cancer has affected the community around us. I am part of the team that works hard into getting different companies and organizations to donate money/products to help our cause and the event. This responsibility has taught me the importance of committing to something and working hard when needed. In the recent year, cancer has affected me and my family and thus this organization has become very important for me as I feel like I can make a difference even if it is in the smallest aspect.

About Me


HES About Me

HI! My name is Manasa Murali and I am from Dublin, Ohio. In high school I joined a lot of clubs to just join them or because my friends did them but the one thing I am really passionate about is helping others. That’s why my dream job is to be a biomedical engineer and work with prosthetics for the army. A club that I was really interested in and loved in high school was Relay For Life; an organization that helped raise money for cancer research. I plan on joining Relay for Life at OSU too. One experience that specifically impacted me during high school was when I visited India and went to a school for the blind. I had never had an experience like this before and it was nice to be surrounded by people who were constantly smiling and laughing even though they had a huge speed bump in their life. This was the first of many experiences that made me think about how fortunate I was, and sparked my passion and want to help others. At my time at OSU, I want to do a study abroad in a third world country, get plenty of experience through internships, and find time in my schedule to do undergraduate research. I am excited to be here at OSU and for HES!


Top 5 Strengths:

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  3. Harmony
  4. Empathy
  5. Deliberative