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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email 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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email 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.

Fox In The Snow with HES Peer Mentor Group

For an exploring Columbus Assignment, me and my HES peer group decided to head out to Fox in the Snow at 9 in the morning on October 6th. We all knew that we want to get to know each other and explore the great food in Columbus so we went with a pastry shop. I truly believe that we got to know more about one another’s goals and plans for college and by opening up about ourselves, I was able to get some key advice from my Peer leader, a chemical engineering student, about what classes I should for the upcoming semesters as well as what professors were helpful to have. With great advice, a beautiful scenery, and tasteful food, I didn’t mind waking up early and definitely would love to go out with them again to get an update on what the others in my group have been doing as we power through engineering together! I would recommend Fox In The Snow to those who would like a natural humble atmosphere to hang out, study, or do homework in. Glad to have gotten to know a little bit more about the places here in Columbus!

  • 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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


Color Guard

Although color guard isn’t the most widely-known sport, it definitely has impacted my life and has taught me many life lessons. My description of a color guard would be those who convey the theme of a marching band show visually through the various expressions, movements, and use of props. I have learned what it takes for a team of people to work towards a common goal, how motivation plays into a performance, and how ones performance is not the end all be all, but the complete opposite: a learning experience to carry onto a new goal/skill to reach. Not only have I been able to make unforgettable memories and friends through the sport, but have been able to find confidence in who I am and who I want to be as a person contributing to society everyday.


Socializing is my all time favorite thing to do when I have free time. I love meeting new people, watching TV shows, and other things that bring me into a conversation that society is having. The variety of topics and views interest me and learning about why people act or react a certain way towards things makes me even more curious as to what led them to think in such a way. Conversations constantly change and being able to be a part of many is one way that I can be culturally aware of people and invested in cultivating an environment that enjoys the idea of getting to know each other!

Yin and Yang – Motto “All is well”

I tend to think about the positives of situations which makes me smile a bunch! Growing up in a school with so many different interests, nationalities, and beliefs, I have learned that no matter what, believe in the good in the world and help when you can to those who would like it. With all the dilemmas in the world, the next best thing you can do is help out when you can and learn a thing or two about how you could possibly impact the world, one person or action at a time. My motto of “all is well” has all of what I believe is necessary for pushing on and being persistence in my efforts of setting my heart to do anything that I desire. As long as I believe in myself and bring others up with me when I can, I know I will live what I would consider to be my best life.

About Me

WK Winter Guard 2018

First Day at OSU

Abbott New York Stock Exchange Trip


Hello! My name is Yasmine Wilford and the major that I came to OSU for is Chemical Engineering. I graduated for Worthington Kilbourne High School and I work as a color guard instructor for the Northridge HS Marching Band. During college I plan to get into Drum Corps International in the summers and possibly Winter Guard International in the winters. After the involvement fair, I decided to join a few clubs including National Society of Black Engineers, Engineering Without Borders, Society of Women Engineers, and the Hammock club. I love the concepts of math and science so I furthered my skills by interning for 3 summers with a company called Abbott. These summers lead me to pursue engineering and I wouldn’t change it for the world as it truly explained what projects engineers work on and helped me gather soft skills for business settings. My goals in life are to stay positive, constantly learn, and to try new things every once in a while, while understanding and maintaining the importance for a daily routine. Few fun facts are that I love to watch anime, stay organized, and try new things when my schedule allows me to do so. I’ll take any recommendations on places to study or eat and I’d love to meet new people!


My Personality Strengths


When taking the strengths test, I hadn’t expected it to be considered as a strength, but am not shocked that it was my number 1! I know I have a huge heart and am will to give anyone the time of day when I know I have the time to. I love getting active in clubs, meeting knew people, trying new things, and hang out with my friends. It is something I’ve always valued and a mixture of work and play is what keeps life fun and productive for me.

All Ya Need Is Love!

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Knowing that love is my number one, this one was a bit expected too. An open mind is the best one and being able to express acceptance and a willingness to understand how others truly are feeling makes me feel like I do my part in being a human. Emotions make life exciting and assuring that everyone has someone to confide in without worrying that they are being a bother to said person is another thing that I value. As far as my work ethic, I would say that my patience goes through the roof! I handle situations well and always react with a positive mindset because I know that there’s always a better side of something and I’ve just gotta get to it.

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I LOVE BEING HAPPY! There is so much good in the world and we need to spread it! You never know how someone may be feeling and maybe a smile is all they need to make their day just a bit better. No matter who someone may be, respect is always necessary, whether you agree with a decision of theirs or not: being kind is the cherry one top of this statement! When working in a team, this can be done in many forms such as listening to all as they speak, encouraging the idea of getting work done, and being flexible and understanding with time and money aspect of projects.

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All of these are strengths that I value very-much-so and have held true to who I am as a person. Now that I have acknowledged it, I will try to incorporate my strengths into the work that I do throughout my college experience!