Monthly Archives: December 2010
While initiating the first step of the Community Service project, I realized quickly that the brunt of this schoolwork, coupled with my part-time job week, could easily take the better of me. That’s when I decided that, more than anything, I needed a staff member to encourage me and help me to organize my trains of thought into one steady station. Thus, I began to visit Mr. Medina, not for any strict academic advice, but rather just for help with reacting to the new environment that was Baruch. I also met with Dr. Locke a couple of times to discuss the way i’d been feeling at the time. i’ve thought about heading to the starr career development center, but i haven’t gotten around to it; however, i do feel that it would be an awesome place to get my future plans on track and get everything done that i need to. as far as the student organizations go, i haven’t found anything that i’m really interested in yet… i did play for the baruch winter concert, and that was pretty cool. i feel like the only kind of place i’d feel i’d belong in is either the japanese club, but most of the kids want to learn the language so they can watch and understand anime… not really my cup of tea. i feel that i would belong pretty much anywhere i can perform and play music. when i find something like that, i will jump in feet-first. i feel like experiences with the faculty and performing at the baruch concert really gave me an edge in this school because it taught me, above all, that things at baruch are accessible, and not closed off to anyone. it also helped me to feel a personal connection towards the community service project and giving back to the community that gave me so much. after taking FRO, i feel that community service is really just the way any given individual silently converses with his town, his school, his neighbors, and expresses his appreciation for the ways in which they helped him grow as a living, loving person.
Maria and Mr. Medina have always been there for me when I needed them. They have been extremely helpful when I was having a hard time and gave me the ability to loosen up when I spoke to them.
My participation in the Community Service Project encouraged me to use the resources that Baruch offered me more often. The databases have been extremely useful to me now that I’ve been assigned a various of projects. I think that these resources will come to be extremely useful in my later years. It has been extremely useful, so useful that I was able to help other people with their projects from other schools.
Although I haven’t joined any student clubs yet, I am looking forward to joining TEAM Baruch and becoming a peer mentor.
I’ve used the study rooms of the library for school projects and the printing center for work.
The community service project have basically showed me once again how important giving back into the community can be. Serving a community is a way to better myself. I think that I will grow as a person with the involvement of others and gain social experience.