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[ “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.]
[ “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.]
[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 is a reflective description of the artifact that attempts to communicate its significance. For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]
I am currently a first-year student at The Ohio State University, however, my high school credits have allowed me to begin taking classes to accommodate my major, which is Environmental Science. I am also on a pre-med track, and while many may not initially see a connection between my major and track, they do often go hand-in-hand. I want to base much of my studies and research on how the changing climate and conditions of the earth allow for the spread and emergence of illnesses, and of course, how to combat these negative effects. As far as my life outside the classroom, I plan to try out for dance teams, which will allow me to continue my passion for dance for over 14 years now. I also joined plenty of service and conservation clubs, which allow me to not only study but experience the things I am passionate about firsthand. I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and was surrounded by a family of physicians, cardiologists, therapists, etc. As a family, we organized plenty “health fairs” where we obtained donations and volunteers in order to provide free medical services to the uninsured. This might have been where I first realized how much I enjoyed helping others. Thus, I have chosen to combine my love for the sciences and service by pursuing a career and lifestyle that strives to benefit others and create ideal lifestyles for others, as well accommodating my thirst for knowledge.