Final Strategic Plan

Throughout the semester, I have been asked over and over again what my major is and what I want to do after finishing undergraduate school. In my Scholars class, I was asked to reflect on what I wanted in life, what are my current strengths and weaknesses, and what path I need to take to reach my dream of being a dentist. I have basically spent all semester thinking about my career interest and evaluating and re-evaluating my future plans. Because of all these factors and the resources that surround me at Ohio State, I now have a clearer understanding of the path that I have chosen to take.

I know that first and foremost, I must have good grades to even consider applying to dental schools. However, the application process takes a holistic review of the applicant, so schools want to see involvement outside of academics, such as volunteering, shadowing hours, leadership roles, and involvement in extracurricular activities. To be able to balance all these things, I have learned the importance of good time management. I find that scheduling out my day is essential, and writing out what I want to accomplish for the day is helpful. I have learned that I need to have a certain amount of time dedicated to studying for certain classes every day (namely, chemistry) in order to do well.

However, I still have a long way to grow and improve. Time management has always been a struggle, especially sticking to my schedule. I also hope to learn more about myself next semester by figuring out what times of the day that I am most productive and which study methods work best for me. If I can maximize my time and use time effectively, I know that I will be able to succeed and reach my full potential.






This is a picture of my family at a wedding. My younger brother, Austin, is at the top left; My dad is at the top right; My mother is sitting next to me on the bottom right. They are some of the most important people in my life and I would not be where I am today without them helping me along the way.












I took this photo of a plush tooth at Target when I bought it because I thought that it was cute. It serves as a reminder to what I want to do in the future. Also, it reminded me of when I lost my first tooth and stuck it into a smiley-faced tooth shaped jar with a face similar to the one on this plush.







Here, I am wearing my graduation robes and sitting in front of my high school (go Crimsons!). I hope that I will once again be in this position in four years as a college graduate entering dental school.








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


Hi! Welcome to my own little corner of the Internet, a.k.a. my blog. My name is Hannah Tsai and I am from the city of Louisville, Kentucky. At home, I live with my parents, my younger brother Austin, and an adorable miniature white and black rabbit named Fluffy (that was the only name our family could agree on).

I love to travel and learn about similarities and differences in cultures. The past couple of years, I have traveled to Taiwan to visit family members, but last summer I was given the opportunity to teach English in Taiwan to third graders. It is one of my favorite memories. I also enjoy spending quality time with the people I love, sewing, and learning about anything related to makeup or fashion.

Growing up, I have always enjoyed working with my hands, whether it was making a craft or assembling a project for class. Dentistry combines many things I enjoy: working with my hands, helping others, and science, which is why I chose to pursue this profession. I hope to reach my goal of becoming a dentist and making the world a better place, one person at a time.