Whenever my family comes to Columbus, I always take them to Short North. There are so many things to do; there’s a candle-making store, cute boutiques, amazing food, etc. One weekend, my family and I stumbled upon a restaurant called Northstar Café. We have been to many restaurants in Short North, however, this one was special. What made this place unique was that it is just like a restaurant in Tokyo! The tea, the food, even the way they seated us. My family and I were really excited and we appreciated the little taste of our second home, Japan.
During Siblings Weekend, my brother and I decided to steer away from campus for a day (he had a car so we literally steered) and we went to German Village. We went to The Book Loft, Stauf’s Coffee, and Schiller Park. What I thought would be a boring day, ended up being really fun! My brother is thinking about coming to Ohio State so I am glad that I could show him around Columbus.
When starting college, I was really worried about staying healthy and keeping a steady weight. I decided to take action and see a nutritionist at the Student Wellness Center. The nutritionist tracked my eating for a week and determined what to add/reduce in my diet. The best part about going to an Ohio State nutritionist is that they take campus dining into consideration. It is difficult to eat healthy when you are not familiar with the food around you. I am glad that I utilized this resource on campus. I feel healthier and more energetic!
When I started my education at OSU, I had planned on pursuing a career in Pharmacy. However, after taking personality tests (such as OnPACE), attending seminar, and meeting professionals in the medical field, I have decided to take a different path. I am now interested in pursuing a career Radiology or Physician Assistant. To help me choose a career, I plan on utilizing the campus resources. I want to job shadow professionals from each field, make an appointment with Career Counseling, and talk to an advisor about what courses take.
Academics should always be a priority in college but I have learned that maintaining my personal health is important as well. There are many strategies for managing stress, such as, exercising, eating well, and getting enough sleep. OSU offers many services that help students who are struggling physically, mentally, or academically. I personally have used the Nutrition Center at the RPAC when I was having trouble with my diet.
One of the best aspects of OSU is the staff. I have had great experience with advisors, instructors, and even students. I am friends with an upperclassman who has helped me with scheduling, shown me around campus, and has given me tips about studying for exams. Both my Pharmacy and Exploration advisors have done a tremendous job in helping me with my major. I am hoping to gain more connections with the faculty here at OSU.
I am very excited for spring semester. Now that I have an idea of what career I want to pursue, I am more motivated to focus on my future. Next semester, I plan to focus on gaining experience in Radiology and PA through job shadowing and, possibly, internships.
My mom is my biggest motivation in life. I want to provide for her in the future.
Volunteering at Community Commitment!
It is my dream to live in a penthouse in New York City.
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Thinking back to my summer before college, I remember feeling both nervous and excited to be a freshman at THE Ohio State University. I expected the transition to be tough, however, I did not expect to learn so much about myself. So much has happened during my first year alone. I have made wonderful friends, I survived chemistry, and I attended my first OSU football game. I was also chosen to be a part of Health Sciences Scholars. Being a part of this program has exposed me to many health professions that I did not know existed. I am glad that I was chosen to be a part of HSS and I hope to gain more experiences during my second year.
I think the biggest change that occurred during my first year was my change in major. I started out as a Pharmacy major and soon found out that this field was not for me. I struggled with finding what I want to do so I started utilizing the Career Counseling Services here on campus. My counselor helped me tremendously and I am closer to knowing what I want my major to be.
My goal as a 2nd year HSS member is to find community service that I am passionate about. I have always had trouble finding volunteer programs that suit my interests. The HSS 2nd year service project provides a great opportunity for me to find an organization. I am excited to see how much I grow during my sophomore year of college.
One of my favorite places to volunteer is Abilities First. It is an organization that helps children with disabilities by educating them, taking them on field trips, and assisting parents on behavior techniques. I have been volunteering in this program since my sophomore year of high school and my job is to work with autistic children, usually around the age of four. I continue to volunteer at Abilities First during my summer, winter, and spring breaks.
My most memorable service experience took place during a field trip at Camp Kern. I was taking care of a group of kids. I played games with them, took them on a hike, and I even went zip lining with them! Once we returned to Abilities First, a couple of parents came up to me and thanked me for taking care of their children. I was surprised to hear that a couple of kids had talked about me.
It is such a rewarding feeling when someone thanks you for your community service. The parents at Abilities First work hard to make sure their children are in the right environment. I am glad to help as much as I can. When parents tell me that their children have learned the alphabet, numbers, or types of animals, I feel so proud to be a part of this program. I hope to continue volunteering this summer. I have become very close with the director of this program and I hope she will be a great reference in the future.
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OBJECTIVE: To be accepted into my Health and Rehabilitation Sciences major of choice.
The Ohio State University Columbus, OH
Undecided Expected Graduation Date: May 2019
Prospective Majors: Radiology, Physician Assistant, Nurse Anesthetist
- Health Sciences Scholars Program (August 2015-Present)
- Program for first and second year students interested in health-related careers; required to complete 40 hours of community service per year
- Buckeye Girls State (June 2014)
- Summer program that educates young women on how to practice good citizenship
- Relevant Coursework: General Chemistry 1 with lab, Intro Psychology, all English credits completed
- Language: Speak fluent Japanese
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Abilities First (May 2013-August 2015) Middletown, OH
Summer program for autistic children.
- Educated children on the alphabet, counting, behavior, etc.
- Attended Camp Kern field trips.
Atrium Medical Center (May 2013-2015) Middletown, OH
Volunteer in ER and patient care center.
- Discharged patients.
- Refilled water.
- Answered phone calls.
- Delivered blood.
Central Pastry Middletown, OH
- Taught customer service skills.
- Emphasized importance of local businesses.
My name is Miya Stewart and I am a freshman at The Ohio State University. I am majoring in Pharmacy with the Pre-Medicine track and minoring in International Relations. I chose this path because I have always been interested in the medical field but I also wanted to get a global perception of how medicine works in other cultures. My goal is to use my medical knowledge to help people from all around the world.
Some interesting facts about me is that I speak fluent Japanese, I have travelled to Japan and France, and I have job-shadowed a pediatrician. Being able to speak Japanese has helped me in many ways. Not only does it allow me to communicate with my family, but it has also influenced my decision to learn other languages and experience other cultures. Traveling to Japan and France also helped me culturally. I have been to Japan many times in my life and I went to Paris, France when I was 14-years-old. I have learned about each of their healthcare systems and how they differ from our healthcare system. Job-shadowing a pediatrician was also very beneficial to my life. I learned what it is like to be a pediatrician and other things about the medical field.