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.]



After this first semester at Ohio State, I’ve learned ways to reach my career goals and how to be ready for challenges along my path. These three pictures describe my feelings about the future and reaching my fullest potential and career possibilities. I wish to strive toward what lies ahead, take the steps necessary to reach my goals, and follow the most successful path there. Through a Work Interest Assessment, I found out some of my strengths and discovered that my career of choice was among those selected for those strengths. Knowing that my traits aligned with the career I wish to pursue gave me confidence in my ability to move forwards towards my goal. Vision for Life allowed me to sit down and really focus on what I want to do in the future and picture how I want my life to be. By writing down my main life goals I can see a detailed commitment to myself and strive to stick to it. There may be multiple paths that lead to this goal and through Major Exploration, I discovered another major/minor possibility that would allow me to do what I’d like to while also pertaining to my interests. In the future, I would like to remain flexible and open to the best possible paths to take towards my goal while staying true to my strengths. I hope to use the information I’ve learned throughout the semester in my following years at Ohio State to assist me in reaching my career goals.


[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


Skye Van Dyck is a first-year who loves to learn and experience as much as possible. She is majoring in Biology and has had a goal to become a Forensic Pathologist since the age of eight. Her fascination with human anatomy fuels her drive to pursue an MD after completing her undergraduate years. Skye has been involved in many forms of service since middle school, including elderly care and child education, and intends to continue by volunteering over the summer with Mexican Medical Ministries. In high school, she was an involved member of both the National Honors Society and the Biology Club, where she was able to further explore her interests. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and being outdoors as well as meeting new people and hearing about their experiences. Skye is looking forward to all the new opportunities offered at Ohio State and is very excited to head towards a career in medicine.