Service

The service that I participated in the past year, have been small one-time service projects that have been offered by different clubs and benefited a multitude of different organizations. In the fall semester I volunteered on the community service Pay it Forward day with HSS. During this day, we went to GEM middle school and helped the teachers weed out the school garden, where the students go to learn about different pants and how to work in a garden. I also tied blankets for the James Cancer Center, who gives each patient receiving chemo a tied fleece blanket. During the spring semester, a lot of the service I did was through the Greek Organization, Gamma Phi Beta, I am a part of. One project I participated in was a card making event for Meals on Wheels, where we made spring and Easter cards that are put in with the meals delivered to seniors in the community. I also volunteered at Moonball, Gamma Phi’s annual fundraiser to raise money for our philanthropy, Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is an organization that helps middle school girls build confidence while training to run a 5K. I also volunteered at Columbus Starhouse, a drop-in center for Columbus young adults from age 18 to 24, where I helped organize their warehouse. This summer I am also excited to be participating in service, I will be volunteering once a week at The Christ Hospital, in their speech therapy department and with Chargers, an organization that runs baseball teams for disabled youth.

Year in Review

This year has flown by, and I cant believe I am no longer a freshman at OSU. Though this year has been hard, overall I truly enjoyed my first year and would consider it a success. I have met amazing people, made wonderful friends, and further strengthened friendships from high school. I enjoyed going to football games and participating in new student organizations such as, Health Science Scholars and NSSHLA.

This year has taught me so much about myself, and helped me understand my future career path and goals. Through the Speech and Hearing professional club, NSSHLA, I learned about opportunities and the daily work of a speech language pathologist. Through my introduction classes into Speech and Hearing Science major, such as my Phonetics course and Language Acquisition course, I understand the area of focus and research that I want to dedicate my time to: people recovering from strokes and traumatic brain injuries.

This year has been difficult, but the fact that I managed to get through the hard classes and the times when I felt homesick, strengthened my confidence in myself and made me realize that I can do anything, whether that is trying something new or getting accepted into an SLP graduate program, through hard work and determination.

About Me

My name is Natalie Schilling, and I am a freshmen in the Health Science Scholars program at OSU. I graduated from Ursuline Academy, located in Cincinnati, with honors. I am currently majoring in Speech and Hearing Sciences, on the track to become a Speech Pathologist. I am very passionate about community service, and am excited to continue serving with the help of HSS. I am looking forward to exploring Columbus, I love to travel and experience new cultures and places. I’m so excited to be attending OSU through the HSS program to continue my education, and work towards my professional goals.

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

[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 includes both a description of the artifact and a reflection on why it is important to you, what you learned, and what it means for your next steps.  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.]