True Colors Reflection

In the true colors personality test I took I received the orange color. There are four colors possible. Orange people are creative outgoing people who love variety and diversity. Gold people are master organizers and are loyal to friends and family to a tee. Green people have a passion for learning and striving for understanding the world around them. Blue people are compassionate emotion driven people who seek to help others before themselves.

I was a mix of orange and blue in this study but a majority of my points were orange. In my scholars group I believe that my loud and outgoing personality will allow me to make connections and lead a diverse group better. As an orange person in personality I find that I am not afraid to take lead and make the first mistake if it benefits the group to learn after me. Whether its raising my hand to ask the question no one is brave enough to ask or if its simply taking the lead to figure out a plan for a solution, as an orange person I find my confidence drives me.

Definition of leadership

My brother in Rugby his senior year was a leader by time spent playing but mostly a leader by setting the example for others. As the water boy/touch judge for the team I saw the way he would help others grow and become better people. I may be biased in my view as he is my big brother but many have supported the context I will speak about next. As one of many seniors my brother was not the oldest of the group but all respected and watched for him to lead. As a club sport Rugby had a bad wrap at my school as people who were suspended from other sports could play Rugby because it wasn’t under school rules. Therefore many of its players were partiers and people who generally were considered hooligans. My brother was the exception he loved the sport and wanted the team to be more than that. He wanted to play and grow in faith and be a real team that practiced and gave out punishments. My brother was a leader because he fostered an environment of power in your teammates by holding each other accountable. If someone was out drinking the night before then they couldn’t play the next game and so on. My brother was not a dictator with his leadership he was someone who understood and brought forth the best in the team. That is what great leaders do. Leaders empathize with others unique situations and then they adapt and change their strategy to reach even the people that no one believes can be saved. My brother took a team of suspended students and gave them purpose in a sport and used that sport to transform their lives for the better by holding them accountable in their home and academic life. The power of a leader who does not yell or scream but instead talks to and encourages others in actions and words is immense. He bridged the gaps that separate so many of today’s high-schoolers and found a way to create a bond that makes the team get together regularly even 8 years after their senior year.

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.]

About Me

My name is Christian Olney and I am going into my first year at The Ohio State University. I am a biology major in the Dunn’s sports and wellness scholars program with pre-medicine intentions to work as an orthopedic surgeon.

Ever since I was young I’ve had a passion for sports and to grow as a person through them. I’ve played Rugby, soccer, and basketball but enjoy all sports.

SNAP, CRACKLE, POP.

Although that sounds like the famous jingle from Rice Krispies. That is not what is being discussed here. Those sounds are my ACL, MCL, and Mensicus  splitting in half early may 2017 effectively ending my future in sports so I thought. My injury though led me to 6 weeks of not walking and 6 months of physical therapy later until I was able to return to my High School Rugby Club for my senior season. Leading them to a 5th place finish in Indiana and being put on the All-State team.

My injury was gruesome and life changing even after being back into sports and feeing close to my old self I find my passion for elite sports lacking with every cream of my knees. Instead I have found a future in doing what my surgeon did for me. I found a passion to pursue medicine and help other teenage athletes recover and return after sports injuries.

After 6 long months of physical therapy I had overcome something that only 26% of people do. I had returned to the prior competitive level.

Ohio States always been my dream school with the massive medical program they have along with the amount of sports and recreational activities they posses. The scholars Dunn’s Sports and Wellness was a perfect fit for me to stay involved in my passion for sports and also to allow me a chance to learn and grow along with other athletes to better serve them in the future.

Some hobbies I enjoy are weightlifting, reading, watching the latest movies, watching old but classic tv shows like “friends”, and enjoying all types of sports! I love my family back in fort wayne and hope that I can return after med school to have a practice in my hometown.

Buckeye fans for life!

The worst thing in my life was my injury it changed my life and my way of thinking. But it led me to my passion and I’m better for it. I wouldn’t change it for the world! Go Bucks!

 

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.]