My name is Amber Schmitz and I will be a freshman at Ohio State the fall of 2018. I plan to major in health sciences with a minor in Spanish. I hope to use my degree to attend medical school in the future. I look forward to discovering the different fields of medicine, but I am currently interested in specializing in pediatrics or OB/GYN. I also hope that my minor in Spanish will give the opportunity to travel abroad and explore other cultures. 

I am so excited to be in the Dunn Sports and Wellness Scholars program, not only for my love of sports, but also for my love of meeting new people. I have always been extremely competitive (you have to be with two older brothers) so athletics have always been my go to. I’ve played numerous sports throughout my years of school including softball, basketball, volleyball and cross country. Unfortunately, due to a few injuries, I was only able to play one, softball, throughout my entire high school career. 

Besides sports, other hobbies I have are biking and hiking. I love traveling and hope use the many opportunities Ohio State gives to study abroad and be a part of some mission trips. I love road trips, skydiving, concerts, roller coasters and any other type of adventure. I love my family and friends so muchand have a very strong faith, so I’m also a Jesus lover. 

I grew up in a very small farming community called Maria Stein, Ohio, which is about two hours from Columbus. My family includes my mom, a teacher, my dad, a machinist, and two older brothers. Nick, 23, is graduated and employed as a full time firefighter. Aaron, 21, currently attends University of Toledo for engineering. My family also wouldn’t be complete without my dogs Bailey and Maya.

I can’t wait to see what Ohio State has in store for me as I prepare for my future!

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.]

About Me

[Your “About Me” is a brief biographical statement that might include your intended major, your academic interests, your goals, as well as the things that make you unique.  Definitely include a picture! Also, remember that you can always update this post at any point. 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.]