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 information, go to: 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: 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” 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: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]



Starting fall semester of freshman year, my goals were to stay on top of my studies, get involved, and stay as organized as possible. One of my first efforts at getting involved was rushing Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity. I succeeded in being 1 out of 22 people who received a bid and were invited to pledge this past semester. This experience has allowed me to sufficiently grow professionally, socially, and academically in a short amount of time. It was required that we met with 65 members of the chapter over the course of 8 weeks. With that number seeming so overwhelming at first, I accepted the challenge and stayed on top of my work. Every Sunday I planned out my week, some weeks were even planned hour by hour, and I lived by my planner; with this intense planning, my time management and organization skills have improved greatly. I still use this planner everyday with the color-coded markers to keep my life organized which allows me be able to enjoy myself and the organizations that I am lucky enough to be involved in!

About Me



Hi, my name is Amanda Smith and I am first year, direct-admit Fisher student, and a business scholar with a major in Finance and minor in Economics.

As I have progressed through my years of education, I found the importance in academics but also in involving myself with as many enriching activities as possible. Besides taking challenging courses, I was involved in many clubs and activities including our High School’s Mini-THON, Spanish Club, and varsity cheerleading. As I approached college I came in with the mindset that I wanted to get involved right away. During Fall Semester, I rushed, received a bid, and pledged Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity. Within my pledge class I was secretary, and now I serve on both the Community Service and Recruitment committees for the chapter. I also have a strong passion for community service so it was a given that I joined BuckeyeThon which has allowed me to fulfill this. Within BuckeyeThon, I am a morale captain, and a member of Family Relations. I have the role of Co-Events Coordinator in which I help plan events connecting our families impacted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital to the other members of BuckeyeThon.

Approaching the next four years of college, I hope to prepare myself for the future in as many ways as possible. I am looking forward to gaining professional business experience, enhancing and advancing my current education level, and also forming connections that I can have for the rest of my life.