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.]

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.]

Artifacts

On September 13th, 2018, I was allowed a starting position on Ohio State’s official Fortnite e-sports team. Now, I know that might make want some of you to roll your eyes, but there is good reason for including this in my e-portfolio. As of right now, the competitive scene for collegiate Fortnite is lackluster at best. There aren’t many quality leagues where colleges across the country can compete to be the best of the best. Therefore, my fellow teammates and I have decided to try and change that. We are going to attempt to start our own league for all colleges to participate in across the country. It may seem useless to an outsider, but this could make big changes for the collegiate scene, and we’re trying to make those changes.

This experience could possibly get my peers and I noticed by game companies like Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite. As a hopeful game designer, this could help me get connections with the company early in my college career. This whole experience portrays my passion for video games and my competitive spirit. I want to create a competitive environment for the collegiate pro scene for a game I love. In addition, I could be characterized as a go-getter for taking the initiative to create the league rather than waiting for someone else to do it. All-in-all, this experience will contribute to my development by familiarizing myself with the logistics and the leadership role of a large network of colleges. Therefore, I’m very excited for what’s to come in the future as I experience new things and meet new people along my journey.

About Me

I love video games. My name is Nick Rieder, and I plan on majoring in Computer Science with a specialization in Game Design. My goal is to graduate in four years with a Bachelor’s Degree and go on to create amazing video games at a big company. I am a hardworking and diligent student who will always put my best effort forward. I try to always keep a positive mindset and look on the bright side, so I can always provide a moral boost during dark times.

My passion for video games started at a young age, beginning when I would watch my dad play classic games for us while I ate dinner. Video games have been an integral part of my life ever since, and they’ve taken up the majority of my free time for as long as I could remember. They were always there to keep my mind off things that were stressing me out or making me depressed. Video games have introduced me to so many new friends and has created so many happy memories. Therefore, I want to create video games of my own to hopefully give those same experiences to others like me.