[The Home Page will show a running blog of your recent posts, which are categorized and show on that category’s page. Please delete this post or edit with your own information.]
[ “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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]
Although I was born in California, and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, I have struggled to call myself American. My mother and father were both born in South Africa, and most of my current family members are scattered across the globe in places such as South Africa, Australia, Canada, and Greece. My family’s global inhabitance has spawned my constant desire to travel and experience new cultures. As of now, my education primarily stems from the public school that I attended in Cleveland, named “Orange”. My favorite courses were, most likely, Calculus and Woods Design. Both of these subjects were taught by hands-on teachers that helped me think outside of the box to discover an end goal – whether that was a mathematical answer or the completion of an intricate table. The best thing about my Woods Design class was that my teacher forced us to discover our independence. I was able to choose my project, and if I made a mistake, it was up to me to fix it. Putting the last coat of finish on my numerous projects, gave me a sense of self-achievement that will serve me well in the future. I am truly excited by the notion that I will now be able to study subjects of my choosing, focusing on obtaining the knowledge that will propel me to succeed, both during and post university. I hope to ultimately participate in both an internship and a research project, where I will be able to test my knowledge and expand upon my prior understandings.