Category Archives: Extracurriculars
I have to say, I am continually astounded by how much Baruch has to offer! I said this in my first post – I have no idea how I’m going to do it all. Picking and choosing is way too difficult.
So yesterday in Freshman Seminar, Mr. Medina invited five guest speakers (yes five!), and they each presented an interesting program we can get involved in.
We learned about the Global Student Certificate program, which I really, really want to do. It’s a seminar program (five seminars, if I remember correctly) in which we develop our intercultural and leadership skills. It also gives us the opportunity to tour the UN and the Federal Reserve! But I’ll have to wait till sophomore year to apply.
Something even further in the future is the Honors Dissertation (senior year, of course). Apparently, it’s a particularly helpful learning experience to have if we plan on going to graduate school (however not so much for an MBA). Not too sure whether or not I’ll do this, but I guess it’s a bit too soon to lean either way. Maybe something in my next few years will strike my interest enough to devote a year to.
The FEIT Seminars got their moment in the spotlight as well. These interdisciplinary seminars include “America Through European Eyes,” “Religious Worlds of New York City,” “Corporate Power: The Evolution and Culture of American Capitalism,” and “The Stem Cell Controversy: Opportunity or Dilemma?” There are about thirty more listed on the sheet, but these are just the ones that stood out.
Last but definitely not least, was the Sidney Harman Writer-In-Residence Program. Each term, Baruch hosts an acclaimed writer who teaches courses and workshops about creative writing. I think I’d be really intimidated to have such great writers reading my work, but I guess the intimidation is worth the opportunity to work with them.
Argh, so much to do, so little time…
September 30th was the much-anticipated Club Fair, featuring over fifty clubs and several corporate recruiters.
It didn’t differ much from my high school club fairs, except that it was DJ’d.
After browsing around, I signed at The Ticker, the Environmental Cooperation Organization, Women in Business, South Asian Student Association, and Toastmasters International. One each in Journalism, Social Cause, Political Cause, Culture, and Personal Improvement. Not bad considering it was a coincidence, eh? Now let’s see how many of these I actually join.
I looked around for the Movie Makers Club, which was scheduled to be at the fair, but I couldn’t find it. I saw one of their films last year on YouTube, and thought it might be fun. I guess I’ll have to find them some other time.
Below is a short video I recorded to get the overall feel of the event. As you can tell, the energy level was really high.