Defining Leadership

There have been many times in my life when I have seen leadership in play. The moment that sticks out to me the most was during my junior year of high school track. We had an individual runner on our team that was excited about the opportunity we had in hand. My relay team had the chance to win a championship, but this would not come without overcoming odds. We all doubted our abilities and even the chance of us being remotely close beating the team with all the odds in their favor. The day before the championship meet at practice, he pulled my relay aside and began to tell us of the opportunity we had at hand. He told us all what running truly meant to him and why this opportunity was more than just a race or a moment in his life. He took it upon himself to open our eyes and really ingrain into us that what we did that next day, and the outcome of that situation, was more than just a moment but defined who we were and how we were willing to step up when things got tough and perform under the pressure of not just high school track, but everything we had to live for after.

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.]

Artifacts

[Artifacts are the items you consider to be representative of your academic interests and achievements. For each entry, include both an artifact and a detailed annotation.  An annotation includes both a description of the artifact and a reflection on why it is important to you, what you learned, and what it means for your next steps.  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.]

About Me

My name is Francisco Soto. I am  from Columbus, OH and will be apart of the incoming freshman class this fall. I will be studying Exercise Science.

Aside from my major I am very interested in learning about different cultures and languages. I would like to take Portuguese and hopefully be able to travel there with the university during my time here. I am very outgoing, love sports, and enjoy making other laugh. I hope to earn my DPT and become a Physical Therapist and work for a professional athletic team. I’m looking forward to these next 4 years here at Ohio State. Go bucks!