Courses like History of War in the 20th Century and Spanish have shown me the histories and cultures of people from around the world. I have learned what life is/has been like for people of unique backgrounds. Also, my job at University Catering has exposed me to events put on by organizations of various cultures. I get to see a small glimpse into their customs and cultural elements like cuisine. I plan to continue toward this goal by being involved and having an open mind to the diversity of others.
I am a part of the Scarlet & Gray Forecasting Team in which we have small meetings throughout each week to create forecasts. Afterward, we can compare our forecasts to what transpires and learn from trial and error to better our hands-on forecasting skills. Also, during the course Global Climate and Environmental Change, I was exposed to researching processes through class presentations and a trip to the Byrd Polar Research Center. Also, Chemistry labs have given me a glimpse into how working in laboratories is like. I plan to further this goal during my summer internship with the Tuscarawas County Emergency Management Agency in which I will be completing projects and getting up-close experience into different possible career options.
My Honors Contract demonstrates a commitment to taking Honors and upper-level courses. My planned curriculum will provide me with the skills necessary to having a career in meteorology. Furthermore, my minor in Geographic Information Science is something that is valued in the meteorology skill. I selected GE courses based on things that interest me. For example, I will be taking a History of Art course because history is something I enjoy, and I have not had any formal teachings on the subject of art history. These selections demonstrate a commitment to excellence because they meet the rigorous requirements of an Honors degree.
I am involved in the Meteorology Club and the Scarlet & Gray Forecasting Team. Also, I have a job at University Catering. Being involved in organizations and jobs presents opportunities to acquire leadership positions. For example, I was recently elected Social Media Manager of the Scarlet & Gray Forecasting Team. The organizations in which I am involved allow me to interact with people within my major that have similar interests as me. I have gained much knowledge simply from having conversations with people in my major.
In high school, I was in National Honor Society in which I participated in numerous service projects. For example, a small group of us visited the Tuscarawas County Humane Society to help take care of the cats and dogs. Also, my friend is in Humanities Scholars, and I helped them with their canned food drive. Looking ahead, my summer internship is a volunteer position. I will be able to help my community back home by working on projects with the EMA.
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Global Awareness involves being knowledgeable in issues involving the world. To fulfill this G.O.A.L., I can take courses like Global Climate Change and Political Geography to enrich my awareness of the world around me. Also, I will be involved with a foreign language while taking Spanish courses. Furthermore, educating myself about the world by keeping up to date with current events will keep me aware of the world in which I live.
Original Inquiry involves the research process. Ohio State is a research institution and prominently encourages research among all majors and programs. I can meet this G.O.A.L. by getting involved in research within my field of study. I can connect with faculty and work with them on projects and research opportunities. I will also take many courses that require laboratory components that will accompany what is being learned in lectures.
Academic Enrichment involves taking a challenging and meaningful curriculum. A way I can achieve this is by taking classes that interest me but also are at the honors level. It is also important to take general education (GE) requirements. These classes allow me to be a well-rounded, educated individual. Furthermore, GE courses allow me to make interdisciplinary connections between my major and other areas of knowledge.
Leadership Development deals with being an active leader in and out of the classroom. I can complete this by getting involved in student organizations. Also, participating in University Band can lead to me being a leader in that ensemble. Research and being employed with University Catering provide many opportunities for leadership as well. I can also be a leader by demonstrating proper academic conduct in regards to my school work.
Service Engagement includes improving the society and community in which we live. This G.O.A.L. can be met by volunteering with student organizations on campus that want to improve our world. Being knowledgeable in national and global affairs is also important to serving the community. Doing your civil duty like voting can help to promote a betterment in our city and country as well. It is imperative that we give back to our community in any way we can.
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My name is Bryan Troyer, and I plan to major in Atmospheric Science. I’ve had an interest in the weather ever since I was young. For example, I spent a great amount of time watching the Weather Channel in my youth. My goal is to find an occupation in the field of meteorology that does not necessarily involve television broadcasting. The dream job for me would be to work for the National Weather Service. I plan to be involved here at OSU in activities like concert band and meteorology club. OSU is the best place that I feel will help me to complete my goals.