[ “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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


My artifact is the shirt I received from the PREFACE Summer Engineering Program coordinated by the Minority Engineering Program and the Office of Diversity, Outreach, and Inclusion. The program was a great experience from start to finish, and the shirt with its statement “Trust me, I’m a Buckeye Engineer” just about sums up the confidence I gained in entering The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering. In the program, I gained valuable experience tackling various engineering related courses, gaining development in professional settings, getting connecting with some of the staff in the College of Engineering and the Office of Diversity, Outreach, and Inclusion, and building powerful bonds with my peers that are now my closest friends at the university. Not only this, but I learned much more about myself and what I need to do to be successful in the College of Engineering.


My second artifact would have to be the Solo Beats Wireless Headphones that I got a month after I moved in. This item has become of great importance to me for a variety of reasons. First, and most importantly, it was a gift from my aunt, who could not attend my graduation but came to visit with the gift on a weekend in September. Next, my love for music has grown exponentially meeting new people who have introduced me to new types of music. Whether it is in my free time or when I am studying or doing homework, I now always seem to have my headphones on listening to something relaxing. To expand on listening to music while I am studying or doing homework, this is something I had never done throughout high school but have grown to love this semester. I take it as a way to isolate myself from everything else around and get to a point where I can focus without distraction.



About Me

I’m Aaron Solomon, I’m from Dublin, Ohio, and I’m a first year student studying Mechanical Engineering. Although I have lived here my whole life, my ancestry can be traced back to Asmara, Eritrea, the capital of a small country in East Africa. My main hobbies include playing basketball, and I am an avid fan of the Naruto and Dragon Ball series. Furthermore, I consider myself to be a compassionate person and tolerant of everyone’s differences; I’m generally reserved in and out of the classroom, but still have no trouble building connections with the people I meet. In the classroom, I prefer a visual style of teaching, and I am the type of student that takes notes on just about everything. Furthermore, I enjoy doing work in groups as well as studying in groups outside of class.IMG_3177

Top 5 Strengths:

  1. Consistency
  2. Includer
  3. Arranger
  4. Restorative
  5. Responsibility

All of these strengths, apart from includer, fall under the category of executing which I believe is realistic given that I always strive to be efficient and successful in everything that I do. Additionally, of these five strengths, consistency would definitely be the best description of myself as I have a formulaic routine for everything that I do.

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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]