Welcome to my Honors & Scholars e-Portfolio

Welcome to my e-Portfolio! I hope the information you find about me here gives you an insight to who I am as a person. This e-Portfolio will give me the chance to showcase all of my achievements throughout my college career. I will update this e-Portfolio periodically throughout these years to display the activities I’ve done that have made me a better person.

Semester in Review

My first semester of college went  lot worse than I thought it would. I did okay with my classes but honestly I just did not get the grades I wanted. In high school I never got a B or even and A- and I was super glad last semester that I pulled those grades out. I just felt like I had lowered my standards. I also changed as a person like everyone else basically. I am still trying to find out who I am and trying to get good grades at the same time. I didn’t join many organizations because people kept telling me not to stretch myself too thin. Last semester was challenging and this one will be too, but I feel like I can get through this semester and get better grades because I have better study habits thanks to last semester.

G.O.A.L.S.

These are my goals that relate to the Honors and Scholars G.O.A.L.S. I will work to accomplish within my time here at Ohio State!

Global Awareness: To increase my global awareness, I hope to study abroad next summer. I want to understand different cultures and understand how business work outside of the US. I also have to take a language class here at Ohio State and while I have taken mostly Spanish, I’d like to increase my knowledge of a different language just to broaden my views.
Original Inquiry: I haven’t really thought about doing research, but I definitely think that it would be a great opportunity. I want to look into different research opportunities that I could do with marketing or political science. I know that this is a research institution and undergrads don’t usually get to do research at other places, so I am definitely interested to get my hands on something that I didn’t really think I could ever do with my interests.
Academic Enrichment: I joined Honors just last semester so that I could start challenging myself with more rigorous coursework. I am taking one honors course now and also trying to dive into my majors so that I get more challenging classes but also classes I’m interested in.
Leadership Development: This year I am in two big leadership positions. I am a chair on one our committees (Leadership Training Committee) in my scholars program. I am in the Mount Leadership Society Scholars where we focus on leadership and service. We learned a lot about leadership last year in Mount, including about a lot of our leadership strengths like Myers Briggs, Clifton Strengths, and VIA Strengths. I learned a lot about my strengths within my leadership styles. Using my strengths, I have been able to lead all of the first years that I am a leader for.
Service Engagement: During my second year, I will be completing 75 hours of community service. I currently am volunteering at Project Open Hand, which is an organization that gives groceries to people with incurable diseases like cancer and HIV. It feels good when I go there and help the people. During my time with my service site, I hope to help as many people as possible and learn more about the history of the site that I am continuing at.

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

This is picture is of me, Libby, and Ashley. We attended Fisher Convocation together. This was very important to me because I wanted to find good friends in the business program and also do business activities with them. Right before this picture was taken, we spoke to the dean of the Fisher College of Business. It was so amazing to just be able to talk to him and talk about our goals. This was such a great experience and I feel so much more involved in business than I did before. I’m glad I got to go to this event with these people because we had such a great experience together and without them I think things would’ve been different. Fisher Convocation was a great opportunity to network while meeting peers in business. This was such a great experience and I wish I could do it again!

About Me

My name is Jennifer Sizemore. I am a Marketing student in the Fisher College of Business. With my marketing degree, I’d like to one day become a Public Relations Specialist and work for a Fortune 500 company or maybe even a politician. I love working with people and I have great communication skills. I love helping people and I hope to continue doing that in my future as well. In high school I joined as many clubs as I could just to meet a lot of people and have great new experiences. I also joined these clubs to become a leader as much as I could. I did a lot of community service through 4-H and I hope to branch out into new community service organizations during my time at OSU.