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

Artifact 1 is my Leadership Dublin Youth Program Certificate. While this is something that I did a very long time ago, (7th grade) it was my very first experience volunteering and giving back to the community. This program set a foundation for my volunteering experience for years to come, and it has taught me how to better myself while also giving an opportunity to help with numerous causes.

At my time with this program, I was able to volunteer with homeless shelters, environmental organizations, food pantries, school service projects and more. Every week, there was a new cause, and it taught me to appreciate what I have in my life so I can strive to make a change one small step at a time. If not for this program, I would not be the person I am today.

Artifact 2 is yet another certificate (sorry, I don’t have many other artifacts :)) from the Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program. This is a program that, similar to my last artifact, I started when I was younger (8th grade). This program focuses on developing communication and leadership skills through public speaking.

Like many people, public speaking was something that I always struggled with. Attending this program gave me the confidence not only to speak in front of an audience but be more comfortable in my own skin when talking to others. This program also empowered me to seek leadership roles in other venues. It is another one of the programs that served as a building block to who I am today.

About Me

Hey everyone! My name is Anish Surepeddi and I’m a proud first-year Buckeye at The Ohio State University. My intended major is Computer Information Systems and my intended minor is Business Analytics. I am passionate about learning and exploring new ideas. I love working in collaborative environments. I find it very nourishing to work with people to create the best solutions through the diversity of thought. I work hard to reach my goals and strive to assist others in reaching their goals.

As for hobbies, I’m always down to try anything new! If something takes me outside of my comfort zone, I try to push to do it so I can improve myself as an individual. I’ve always enjoyed watching movies and watching/playing basketball. These are two hobbies that I grew up with and have a very strong connection to, and they are a large part of who I am today.

My greatest long-term goal is to always love what I do. Even if there are bad days, I need to be happy with where I’m at, regardless of the job status or pay. I will always try to stray from the paved path. I try to always think outside the box and find innovative solutions to complex problems. I take an honest interest in everyone that I meet. Learning more about each person and what makes them unique is very special to me. It’s very interesting to engage with people you don’t know and find out so many amazing experiences you couldn’t dream of! I’m excited to share my experiences and learn more from all of you during these next few years! Go Buckeyes!