After this semester i realized how busy the college life is. It is kind of surprising to me that i actually enjoyed the busy work and the different organizations i am in. I love the feeling that i have something to accomplish each day, and i feel like i am not wasting any of my time on something that is not meaningful to me. I struggled a little bit with picking a major that i like, but i finally decided on business major. I feel like I’m am a person who is good at communication and i love the econ class i am taking this semester. This seems like a good route to me and hopefully I can decide on my specialization later on. Overall, this semester is busy but fulfilling. I have learned a lot but also made many good friends. I hope everything goes well for next semester.
For global awareness and leadership development i am planning to achieve both of them through the club i am in which is called CSSS. This club is a Chinese students organization. Through the club i can develop my leadership ability by organizing events and contacting companies for internships. I can also coming up with activities and setting up activities. This is also global awareness becasue the club is very heavily influenced by Chinese culture, and our job is to promote our culture to other non-Chinese students. We set up a stand couple weeks ago at RECESS, and we taught many students to write Chinese. That was a memorable and fun experience. Original inquiry is doing researching, and i think i am planning to try research next year. Eventhough i am not that interested in research, but it is always great to give new thing a try. For academic enrichment, i am planning to join a few clubs that are more academic based, so i can volunteer or shadow at a dentist’s office. For service engagement, i am thinking about doing volunteer at hospitals or schools. I am also planning to do the Buckeye Thong to help fundraising for kids who have cancer.
I went to the Ted talk about “Ancient DNA”. The event was a small discussion, and we had arguments about whether to modify the DNA to create better species or just let the nature do its own thing. It was very fun to hear differnt perspectives from differnt students, and I enjoyed the whole process. I also like the Ted talk because it brought up something that I have never thought about before, and it also reminds me of one of my favorite movie”Jurassic Park”. Below is a picture of the ted talk we watched during the event.
One artifact that is very important in my life is a letter that my grandpa gave before i left Shanghai. I moved to U.S. at the age of eleven, and this letter was my grandpa’s last gift for me before i departure from the Shanghai’s airport. The letter was wrinkled and plain. However, the meaning of the letter is undeniably meaningful. This letter is important to me becasue it taught me a lesson to never give up and study harder for yourself and not for others. My grandparents told me in the letter to adapt to the new environment and study harder than before. It also said i need to grow up more like an adult since now i will be living with my parents. I suddenly realized i need to change my way of thinking and behaving after reading this letter. It suprised me at first that my grandpa wrote all of this in the letter because he never says anything like that before. However, it made me want to be a better person and accomplish my goals in life.
My name is Elaina Yang, and I am pre-dental(biological science scholar), however, I do not have a specific major yet. The reason for that is because I enjoy doing a lot of things, and I have interests in biology, business, arts, and statistics. I hope at OSU I can find a career that I am truely passionate about, and I will work hard toward my goal. Something that is special about me is that I am very multicultural, because I was borned in Shanghai but moved to America at the age of 11. As a result, my first language is Chinese and I picked up English afteter I moved to America. Hopefully you guys have learned a little bit about me, thank you.
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