My New G.O.A.L.S.

Hannah Portmann

 

My G.O.A.L.S. Second Year

The Ohio State University Honors and Scholars program emphasizes developing the whole person through accomplishing G.O.A.L.S. (Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement) before graduation. Speaking specifically on global awareness, I still plan on attempting to study abroad, although a service trip abroad might end up being more feasible with regard to my scheduling. Even still, studying about the world around me through courses and information provided on campus has proved to be invaluable.

Original inquiry will be achieved through internships and volunteer work in my chosen field. I already have an internship set up with Cincinnati Children’s hospital in their speech pathology program this summer, and Ohio State offers a multitude of opportunities to continue this work in the coming years. Not only will it look good on college applications, but it will allow me to really experience my desired field and make many different connections.

Moving onto academic enrichment, I will use this academic plan to keep myself on track for graduating with a bachelor of arts in speech and hearing sciences. I chose this major because I wanted to help people in a healthcare setting (but not a full-fledged doctor) and because of my interest in becoming a speech and language pathologist. I am a firm advocate of taking a variety of different general education classes. Ohio State general education courses have already taught me so much about myself and my interests that I didn’t know I had previously. I have taken courses that challenge me and expand my mind, and I will continue to do so moving into more major-specific courses.

The next piece is leadership development. One of the best ways that Ohio State has allowed me to be a leader is through my service class, as it helped me to work with a wide variety of people to help achieve a common goal. I am still a part of Off The Lake and I do still hope to eventually hold a board position, as I have seen the influence that my organization can have. I was in the play Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead this year, and we helped to foster discussions on a wide variety of topics, from bullying to suicide.

Lastly, service will remain a large part of my experience here at Ohio State. Off the Lake Productions is a service based group, and service is a major foundation of being in this organization. This year we have raised thousands of dollars for the Harmony Project and hundreds of pounds of canned goods for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.  I will continue to be a part of this amazing organization. This year, I also participated in a service class on campus that allowed me to immerse myself in the Deaf community. I do not plan on losing these connections in the years to follow.

In short, I will do everything in my power to live up to these G.O.A.L.S. I am a proud Ohio State student I want to be a proud graduate of the Ohio State University honors program. These guidelines will help me do so. I wrote this final statement last year, and it is even more true today.

My G.O.A.L.S.

Hannah Portmann

Rachel Steele

Survey

22 November 2016

My G.O.A.L.S.

The Ohio State University Honors and Scholars program emphasizes developing the whole person through accomplishing G.O.A.L.S. (Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement) before graduation. I plan on engaging in global awareness by either studying abroad or going on a mission trip to a developing country. I would prefer to go to a Spanish-speaking country as I have a basic knowledge of the Spanish language and would like to further my understanding of both the language and whatever culture I enter.

Original inquiry will be achieved through research. I plan on either working with a professor on their research or starting my own research project. If I did my own project, I would complete a thesis and thus graduate with research distinction. I also am participating in peer theatre here at Ohio State and may write my own script for one of the topics. I really plan on broadening my horizons and taking classes in a wide variety of areas while also taking advanced classes in my desired major. I do not just want to hyper-focus on one topic, but instead keep myself well-rounded and intellectually curious.

Moving onto academic enrichment, I will use this academic plan to keep myself on track for graduating with a bachelor of arts in speech and hearing sciences. I chose this major because I wanted to help people in a healthcare setting (but not a full-fledged doctor) and because of my interest in becoming a speech and language pathologist. I think that the General Education course I am most excited to take is Theatre 2100H because I have a deep passion for theatre, and to be able to take a class in theatre and have it help me get my degree is truly wonderful. I think that my course selections prove that I am trying to do more than the minimum by pushing myself to take honors courses and really trying to get ahead on both my major and general education requirements. That way I can open up my schedule to take more advanced courses in my major (in my junior and senior year) that might not be required of me. The academic plan (and eventually the honors contract) will really help me to make sure that I have all of my requirements completed so that this may be possible.

The next piece is leadership development. I am proud to be a member of the Ohio State student-run theater organization Off the Lake Productions (or OTL for short). I am a peer theatre member, which means I act out scripts based on different topics and thus help to facilitate a discussion on them, and I plan on being a part of The Laramie Project, OTL’s first straight play. I hope to rise in the ranks of OTL and acquire a board member position. I am also considering becoming a mentor for students in Columbus urban schools.

Lastly, I plan on incorporating service engagement into my college experience in multiple different facets. Off the Lake Productions is a service based group, and I am proud to say that for the 2016-2017 school year we are supporting the Boys and Girls Club (as well as various other organizations, this just being our primary). Additionally, as I mentioned before, I am planning on being a mentor to urban students in Columbus. My father also puts on a charity race every year that I always volunteer at and help to organize, and I will continue to do so.

In short, I will do everything in my power to live up to these G.O.A.L.S. I am a proud Ohio State student I want to be a proud graduate of the Ohio State University honors program. These guidelines will help me do so.

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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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 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.]

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 information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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 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.]

About Me

[Your “About Me” is an introduction and should provide insight into who you are as a person and a learner.  This should include a picture of you that is appropriate in a professional/academic context. This information should be continually updated.  For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio.  Delete these instructions and add your own post.]