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So I was in school one day and I heard that there was free snacks and apple juice in the multipurpose room. I love snacks and apple juice. I had to go. I did not know what the occasion was-nor did I care. I had to get there before anyone else.
So I get to the multipurpose room and I see that there was one obstacle in the way to get my snacks and apple juice: Blood Drive. I had never done one before but I knew I didn’t have to be smarter than a Fifth grader so I entered myself.
Before I knew it, they were taking all the blood out of my body. But like I said: I love snacks and apple juice. I hadn’t looked at the time in a while so I decided to glance at my phone and saw that class started 10 minutes ago.
Uh-oh! Oh wait. That’s right: I love snacks and apple juice.
I decided that once I was finished I would go to the table, take everything and then blow that place. That was my plan.
In order for the lady who was stealing my blood to let me out, I tried making small talk. She would not buy any of it. But I dont like anything more than a challenge.
I pushed the rest of the blood out of my body and got over to my prize. Snacks and Apple Juice.
I was getting ready to go but then they told me I had to sit and eat. Normally I would fight this; but I love snacks and apple juice. I sat and the lady who I talked to LOVED small talk. It was extremely pleasant.
Anyways, it was time to go and I told them I would be back. I went to class and right after class, I came back and took a whole box of oreos.
I might have stolen cookies from a Blood Drive–still fuzzy on the details. But I did give a whole lot of blood. You’re welcome random person. Cherish it.
This is roughly what I looked like:
RESUME BUILDING WORKSHOP
At this workshop I kind of assumed ahead of time that the workshop would be dull but it was interesting. We justified in between which Resume/Coverletter deemed best and why. The class got to ask questions about how certain situations require us to tweak our resumes. Also very important neccessary tips for us to make our resume shine out over the rest. Overall I was astonished about how many little things must be done to produce a correct resume. She told us this rule of thumb that a hiring manager won’t spend more than a minute reviewing resume and cover letter so we must write short and sweet.
Okay this is my blog about the workshop I did. Its going to be short so don’t expect a lot.
For my third workshop I went to one about doing cover letters. If you don’t know cover letters are what you send or give in along with a resume to an employer or possible employer. Cover letters should be one page long and should be brief. What you should talk about in a cover letter is a job or something you did that would most likely prepare you for the job you are applying to. The whole point of the cover letter is to try and get an interview so you can actually have a chance at getting a job. In the workshop they gave us a booklet (I guess) with examples and space to write a cover letter. There is a list of verbs you can use that are powerful. I don’t remember a lot of what was said in the workshop, I’m going to be honest at one point I took a nap. Well I wont say it was an interesting or captivating workshop. I’m sure it will be useful, well at least the handout. That’s about all I can think of to say. I don’t know if you need to know this but it was on Tuesday the 22nd of November.
For my community service project, I donated blood. To do this, I went to the New York Blood Center in Long Island City. My community service worked helped the community because with my donation, I would be able to save up to 3 lives, which is something very important to me. What better way than to help the community than to preserve its life. Upon hearing that I’d engage in a community service project, I was excited. I had shoveled driveways, painted houses and planted trees for other projects, but I decided to donate blood as a way of physically giving a part of me back to the community. Giving my time and energy to others felt good because at the end of the day I knew that I would be making a huge difference. After the service I performed, I learned that I will go to great extents to help others. I also learned that the service site in itself is providing an amazing service in the fact that it is providing a way to survive to the unfortunate. The experience that stood out the most was actually donating the blood. Watching them remove my blood in a way felt good…as creepy as that sounds. The fact that I had the ability to save someone was empowering in a sense. Engaging in this project made me realize that as I become successful and more knowledgeable, I should give back to the community that has given so much to me. I owe so much to my community, for it has raised me into a bright, young man. My community service experience has made me realize that life in itself is valuable and that we as humans should try our best to preserve it and fully live, for life is a gift. Overall, I was satisfied with my experience. The personnel at the New York Blood Center was very engaging, enthusiastic and cheerful. They thoroughly explained to me the process that I would be undergoing and what would happen of my blood. As I mature, I am certain that I will continue to engage in community service projects to impact the lives of others. It is my duty as a human to impact the human race in a positive way. My community service experience made me feel good.
My first semester at Baruch College definitely lived up to my expectations. Considering that I expected a heavy workload, tiresome commute and an independent lifestyle…yeah…I definitely got that. Through my first semester, I’ve already matured and changed as a person. I’ve definitely changed for the better since I have started to develop good habits. I’ve learned that I am on my own and that it is up to me to do well as far as my studies are concerned. I’ve learned to effectively manage the time that I have to get everything done. Because of my newly independent lifestyle, I haven’t really been concerned with making new friends from other than the group of 8 or so close friends I made in freshman seminar. All in all, my first semester at Baruch went well. I managed to do well in all my classes. Because I was proficient at note-taking, I did fairly well. I’m so content with my first semester performance that I wouldn’t change anything. After all, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.