Sydney Trem is a Humanities Scholars student who has a passion for history. After she completes her history degree at The Ohio State University, Trem plans on pursuing a master's degree in education in the hopes of sharing her passion for history with high school students.
Why did you choose The Ohio State University?
I chose Ohio State because I wanted a school with a lot of resources I could use. History has always been my passion, so it seemed fitting for me to pursue it as a career.
Why did you pick Honors and Scholars?
I applied to be in the Humanities Scholars program after hearing about the community it had. I wanted to reach out and meet people as soon as I entered college and I was excited to participate in activities like our trip to Chicago.
How has The Ohio State Scholars Program contributed to your college experience?
I've met some of my closest friends through the scholars program. It has pushed me to get more involved and take my academics very seriously. It also has encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things.
Are there professional staff members that have assisted you on your Ohio State journey?
Ben Fortman is the Humanities Scholars Program Manager. He is so supportive and genuinely cares about all the students in scholars.
How has Covid-19 affected you? How have you dealt with those effects?
My whole family at home got COVID and it was scary. Luckily, they were all ok but it's still terrifying when loved ones get sick.
What is your why for wearing a mask?
So I can stay on campus and have a safe and quiet place to study.
What does #TogetherAsBuckeyes mean to you?
We need to work as a team to slow the spread of COVID-19. This means nobody can be selfish and everyone has to sacrifice some social time for the greater good.
What is your favorite Ohio State tradition?
I always rub the head of the statue at Thompson while leaving and entering for good luck.
What are your goals/plans for the future in general?
I plan to be a high school history teacher. Before I pursue that, I plan on getting my master's in education.