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[ “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.” 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.]
I have learned more than I would have ever imagined during my crazy fast first semester here on campus at The Ohio State University. Not only have I experienced a challenging academic agenda, I have gained knowledge about the numerous resources on campus at my disposal and I have learned a great deal about myself. The tremendous transition from high school to college from an academic standpoint was very eye opening. I was used to doing very well in school with minimal effort, so the adjustments that needed to be made this year were abundant. I learned that I do best studying in quiet places like the library and the study rooms in the dorms. I concentrate better when I am not in my room because there are minimal distractions when in a designated study space. Through the scholars program and the exploration seminar I have decided to follow the career path to become a physician assistant. I turned to a number of resources while looking for the right major for me such as the Health Sciences Majors Fair, What Can I Do With a Major In…, and the Senior Bank. I have decided to pursue the exercise science major because it leads to a decent job right after undergraduate education, and is a good stepping stone for graduate school. While doing well in school and staying focused on academics is important, I have realized that staying in shape and maintaining social relationships are equally essential. Although my fitness schedule can be loose at times, I try to go to the RPAC at least 4 times a week. I have built in running as part of my coping strategy for stress and often go to the gym when I need a break from studying. I think working out to reduce is a great tactic because it promotes both physical and mental health. Additionally, I really enjoy the time I spend with my floor mates and all the friends I have made this semester. Finding a good group of friends to hang out and relax with is essential to having the best college experience possible. In the future semesters at Ohio State, I hope to continue building relationships with my peers, faulty members, and all staff members of the university.
[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.]
Hi, I’m Mallory and I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio. I recently graduated from an all-girls private high school, so I am very excited to begin college at The Ohio State University. I am currently undecided about my major but am in the Heath Science Exploration program. Right now, I am interested in becoming a physician assistant. In high school I was involved in basketball, volleyball, and several clubs, but my favorite extracurricular was a program called Women In Medicine. In WIM, I attended monthly seminars to learn about various careers in the medical field from professionals. As a part of the program’s requirement, I also volunteered at a local hospital. At Ohio State I am looking forward to joining a few student clubs and would love to study abroad. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, going to the gym, and baking.