Artifact 2

I chose my running shoes as my artifact because I run almost everyday after class to relieve stress. Running allows me to focus on my work for the rest of the day and clear my head. Also, on my running shoes there is a tag that says “she believed she could so she did” and I use that as a reminder in my academic career to set my goals high and go for them.

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.]

Artifact 1


This is a picture I took in my photography class at Ohio State for a project. It is of a flower in front of one of the dorms and I liked it because the background is blurred with a focus on the flower. I selected this artifact because I wanted to chose a picture from my photography class since that is one of my most creative classes and this is one of my favorite pictures I have taken. From this project, I learned how to shoot manually with my camera and how to adjust the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to fix the lighting and focus. This class has been a lot of fun because I have been able to learn how to use my camera properly. Photography has become one of my favorite hobbies and I will continue to do it beyond the classroom.

About Me

Hi, I’m McKenzie Snyder and I am from Mason, Ohio. I plan on majoring in Finance and Information Systems. As of now, I am hoping to get involved in a business fraternity, a sorority, Cru, and am in Mount Leadership Society Scholars Program. In high school, I ran track and played soccer and was involved in Spanish National Honor Society and National Honor Society. I was also Vice President of Finance at Comet Savings & Loan – Mason’s school bank sponsored by Fifth Third. I created and balanced our financial documents that account for our $200,000 deposits on hand and oversaw four employees. I hope to study abroad while in college as I pursue a minor in Spanish. As of now, I hope to work in hospital administration once I graduate.