2nd Year in Review

I have completed so much in the last two years, and all these achievements have helped my grow into the person I am now. Starting out as a freshman I felt like I knew nothing and that I was excited and nervous all at the same time. I was so nervous about being a commuter and actually feeling like In belong at OSU. scholars helped me feel part of the community of OSU, by giving me a push to get involved with activities on campus. I volunteered with WOW, the wonders of this world and got to help share my love of stem to elementary students.

I also went to events, like math and science lectures, or club meetings. All these things in my first year let me explore campus and understand that I fit in to the community of stem students. All these experiences helped me decide on my major. I started as undecided and now am a computer science and engineering major. After this new confidence that I know what I want to get out of my college experience I joined ACMW a computing science club.

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Through this club I met my first real friend, who happened to be in my classes 2nd year. I even went to a conference in northern Ohio through this club and got to learn and socialize with people with similar interests as me. I even decided for my second year to TA for a semester, it was an extremely tiring time, especially since I was dealing with medical problems and the death of my grandfather at the same time, but I learned that I am much more capable than I thought. I am excited to do TA in future semesters, as it helps me grow as a leader and betters my skills.

I feel like I finally know where I belong and how my talent and passion overlay. This happened when I was planning the rest of my college classes and found out a class that I took at ACCAD, the advanced center for computing and design, would count towards credit for my cse degree. It was then that it clicked that my love of art and creativity could be used in my computer science degree. Graphics is the specification that I believe I will work towards but i am making sure to allow myself to stay open to the other specializations like databases or AI, because i want to learn as much as I can. 

This wanting to learn as much as possible directly alines with how I want to spend the rest of my time in college. I want to take extra classes and go to more lectures and events to broaden my experiences, it will be like my first year on campus when I had requirements for events but this time I have more knowledge of what interests me and what will be most useful for my future. This is going to include helping with a blood drive as having a bleeding disorder this is an important topic for me.

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I also want to find an internship, I applied for an internship with Pixar but I sadly didn’t get the position. I am going to apply to that next year but also look for other internships at the career fair and on handshake.


Resume and Skills


Emily René Smith
6051 Northcliff Ct. Dublin Ohio, 43016
(614) 980.4818

Seeking an internship utilizing programming and design skills gained from projects and software knowledge, available starting May 2020

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
B.S. Computer Science Engineering, Expected Graduation: May, 2021

Computer and Technical:
3 years of experience with Java
Solid understanding of Solidworks, Matlab, and Photoshop
Extensive use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
1 year in Maya version 2018
Coursework Includes:
Computer Science: Software Development, Object Oriented Programming
Mathematics: Differential Calculus series, Physics, Statistics
Design: 2D Design, Story Composition, 3D Animation

Wonders of Our World, Columbus, OH
Volunteer ( August 2017-December 2018)
Managing a science based activity for 3-5 elementary students
Participation in monthly training for science based units
Volunteering 2 hours per week while maintaining full course load

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Teacher’s assistant (January 2019- April 2019)
Graded 5 projects, providing comments for 30 students
Graded 12 homeworks, provided comments for 30 students
Helped students in 27 lab lessons, providing advice and checking for correctness

Member of ACM-W, a computing society for women ( January 2018-Present)
Member of STEM EE Scholars ( August 2017- Present)
Achieved Dean’s List (>3.5 GPA) 3 semesters

2d Tron game with gui (Java)
Hue changing clock ( Processing)
JavaScript Traffic Flow (Currently Working on)


Below is a PDF of my resume, as formatting was loss in this post.

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I have gained a lot of what is normally called soft skills being in STEM EE scholars. These skills were developed by engaging in the H&S G.O.A.L.S.

For Global Awareness, I have learned how to communicate effectively with people of all backgrounds.

For Original Inquiry, I have learned that in order to get everything out of my college experience I have to work independently. I decided to do independent research on traffic flow, which isn’t a field studied in computer science much, this has allowed me to connect my interests in new ways. speaking of which I have taken a few classes at ACCAD the advanced computing and design research facility on campus. This has been a great way to get closer to research that interests me and make connections with professors.

For Academic Enrichment, I decided to challenge myself with looking towards my career path. I recently took my second writing class required as GE and I learned so much. I now can research and analyse complex topics that before seemed cryptic. I also feel less intimidated by researchers and now can understand that they are just curious people like me.

For Leadership Development, for spring 2019 semester I was a TA for a computer science class, that I had taken the previous semester. Through this job I learned that I don’t have all the answers but I can help lead people to the correct sources. Also as a Ta I quickly learned that I can see a students strengths and weaknesses. This skill will be useful in any other leadership position as I will be able to divide tasks based on people’s strengths.

Finally, For Service Engagement. I learned that giving back to the community is the best way to support the future. I was in WOW, a club that goes to elementary schools and does science lessons. I personally got to show students why science is so amazing. I also learned how to interact with kids in a more professional setting.