College Transition Reflection

College Transition Lecture Reflection
1. What are you most worried about as you start college?
As I start my first semester of college, I am most worried about finding the right major for me. I feel lost when it comes to what major I find most interesting and could see myself working in for the rest of my life. I know I have not even completed two full weeks of college and I do not have to pick a major right at this moment, but I feel a looming pressure to decide as I will only have a few more general education courses to complete next semester.
2. What are you most excited about?
I am most excited about learning new topics and information in my classes here at The Ohio State University to expand my knowledge. I enjoy school and enjoy applying myself to my classes so I look forward to the semester to come!
3. What academic strengths are you bringing in from high school?
I am bringing my academic strength of dedication and hard-work from high school with me this first semester. I plan to continue to always give 100% of my effort, complete my homework on time, and study diligently for all my classes.
4. What co-curricular activities are you interested in getting involved with?
I ran cross country in high school so I am excited to join the running club! When I was at the Involvement Fair, a few clubs that interested me were Advocates for Women of the World, Buckeyes for Canines, Relay for Life, and Global Health Initiative.
5. Which piece of advice from the panel most resonated with you and why?
A piece of advice that resonated with me the most from the panel is that it is alright to not have a major picked right away. The fact that every student up there had a major picked and that the Exploration Program worked to help them decide their major gave me some reassurance that I will find one eventually. Also, someone mentioned The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry, which interested me so I signed up to receive emails from it.

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: 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: 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: 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: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

My name is Grace Trouten and I am an incoming honors student at The Ohio State University. I am extremely excited for the upcoming school year and the furthering of my education. I am currently enrolled in the Exploration Program for Science and Technology, where I intend to explore many possible topics in this category in order to find the perfect major for me. I look forward to my future classes and I plan to give 100% of my work ethic to each one of them. My creativity and hard work will help me excel in my future courses and path to earning a college degree.

In high school, I was most interested in my science and math courses. I enjoyed the problem-solving aspect of these classes, as well as the overall topics. Due to this interest, I plan to pursue either a science or math major, specifically one that involves helping others. I also intend on being involved in multiple internships throughout my years in college in order to gain real-world experience, which will help when choosing a major and my future career.

I am also excited to get involved on campus this coming fall! My favorite moments of high school occurred during my involvement in clubs and sports, which included National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, cross country, softball, and track. I look forward to joining clubs on campus that focus on volunteer work, togetherness, fun, etc. I enthusiastically anticipate the journey ahead and the new memories that will come from it!