So, I went to the Small Talk 2 workshop. For the most part it had to do with small talk that we as future employees would engage in with our coworkers, managers, bosses or possibly, CEO’s. This workshop was beneficial in the fact that it emphasized the idea that small talk is in essence, small, and as a result is not meant to be a full blown conversation. It is simply meant to possibly exchange a few thoughts, show your personality and get your name out there. The fact that you have the courage to engage in small talk shows that you are outgoing and not afraid. Small talk is something that I typically undertake in on a day to day basis, so I feel that this workshop gave me valuable pointers on how to really use it in a business environnment. Overall, the workshop was valuable.
When heard we have to do community service for the freshman seminar, I immediately chose Beijing Chinese School as a place to do my service. I had been there for 1 year to teach little kids Chinese. Most of them were Asian kids who are born in U.S. I enjoyed being there to teach them the language that I speak fluently. Another reason was that I can learn to be more patient when teaching these kids. Impatience is always been my weakness; therefore, the experience of teaching children helped me to overcome the impatience. I was amazed by how fast children absorb the knowledge that we teach them. They are like sponges that absorb anything. As a result, the education for children is very important and that was why I chose to volunteer at Beijing Chinese School. Even though children are annoying sometimes, I still like to play with them because of their innocence. When I finished my day at Beijing Chinese School, there was one girl in my class asked me how to write my name in Chinese. After few minutes, she handed me a paper with her name and my name on it. I suddenly felt what I’ve done that day was worthy it. Last but not least, it was a great experience to teach children.
So I finished my community service at Brooklyn Chinese-American Association. I was assigned to an elementary school and tutored the kids for the after-school program. It wasn’t fun indeed because kids were annoying. I was taking care of a 4th grade classs and the kids really annoyed me. Perhaps I don’t look old enough and they were not scared. I realized that it’s pretty hard to be a teacher. A teacher has to be really careful of what they say and what they do to students, as kids usually tend to seek for superior authority – their parents- when they think they are threatened. Then they will believe the teacher is going to be in a trouble. Through this community service, except for having more hostility towards kids, I pretty much learnt how they think and how I should communicate with them. For example when kids asked me about homework, I was used to explain in my own sense and knowledge, which is bad, because the kids could never understand. So I learnt how to put myself into their shoes and tried to explain based on their understandings and perhaps taught them in a funnier way. Some of the kid were very smart and they understood quickly, while some just didn’t. In this case I sometimes asked the smarter kids to try to explain the questions to them. I believe this will train those kids in some ways since they did not just know how to solve math questions but they also knew how to use their knowledge to help the others and be more considerate. In general I think this community service was not bad, at least I figured out how to get along with kids.
Well now that I have completed a semester at baruch I can happily say I have made some awesome friends and I am lucky to be in the Dte groups. Everyone in our freshman seminar is special in their own way and it was a pleasure interacting with such awesome people and super funny people. I now look forward to going to college specially Thursdays because I go to shoot events on Thursdays. I enjoy classes and the in between breaks. I have fun and even though I have a 8 hour gap between classes next semester I am sure it will pass by in a flash. Now at this time of the year everyone is probably thinking about their finals and I want to wish everyone the best of luck. Hope we all get a 4.0. When I joined baruch everyone said the only way to have fun at baruch is by joining clubs and I feel that is so true. After joining lexicon and and usg, I know that now I can go to their rooms anytime and laugh away my time. For those people who are feeling they want more fun to their college life please go join a club you will not regret it. I hope the next semester will be as awesome as this one, if not more.
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 resumes and cover letters so we must keep it 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.
I am Amarnath Kapoor i was born in New Delhi. I lived in New Delhi from 2000-2004 then went back to India and then came back to NYC on 4th of July (nice day to come right ??). I love photography and in my spare time read photography books or look at works of other photographers. Well after a month of college i feel things are really better now because now i have made friends and have joined lexicon (the college’s yearbook) and i get to go to most of the events and shoot pictures for the yearbook. I hope to become a professional nature photographer and have the best gallery of wildlife/nature/landscape photos. Even though i know i might not pursue photography as a career but will definitely always pursue it as a hobby. I have added a gallery so you can see some of the shots that i have taken. The only problem was that this is an old camera but anyways get to shoot with a 5d mark II for lexicon so i’m happy and i will upgrade pretty soon. I feel after a month of New York I have finally settled in and have started to enjoy my time at Baruch. Hope college life gets better with every day that passes by
Although my biggest aspiration is to be on SNL, or at least to be a writer for them, I can absolutely guarantee with the utmost confidence this isn’t going to beat Zach Galifianakis’ monologue when he dressed up like Annie and performed his rendition of “Tomorrow”. College is what it is, but I feel awkward when people ask me about school; I can’t bring myself to say anything other than, “oh, it’s alright” in a less-than-enthusiastic tone. It seems like everyone loves college, but college and I seem to be going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment.
1 word, 8 letters—Calculus. Everyone knows I’m obviously more of a linguistics kid, but when a 2000 level calc course is like hieroglyphics to me, something’s wrong. I’m under the impression that if I stand on my head for a bit and let the blood flow, maybe there will be a big bang neuron explosion and I’ll just turn into Jimmy Neutron or something. (Sorry for the reference, I’m a 90’s kid I can’t help it). I know the only solution is to study, but a girl can dream can’t she?
I NEED to learn another language! Everyone around this school carries on in some ridiculous vernacular; I end up running around as if someone dropped me in the middle of Epcot with a laptop & ID card. And my favorite part is that I seriously think I can study International Business and compete with these people that are proficient in more languages than I even know exist. I guess the plus side is that I know I’m in for a rude awakening, so it all comes down to when it’s actually going to happen. Maybe I can be a zamboni operator or an animal psychic, like that Caesar guy.
I am Dada zhang. I was born at January 10, 1993. I came from china. And in that case English is my second language. Now, I am living in Manhattan and I love my New York City a lot. especially when I living the heart of New York, Manhattan, as you know I was born at a business family. So that is why I spend my college life at Baruch. Also because of that I like doing business a lot. so I need treat myslve more professsional so i can being successful in the future. Also I like to having fan with my friends. I like to go out with people. If I have a holiday i like to invite my friends to travel togeter. I like to do some things to make myself exciting But not drugs. Such as some sports like bungee jumping, climb a mountain that have not been discovered and parachute jumping. I like to do parachute jumping at Las Vegas. But I haven’t done yet. So i am planing to go during next year summer vacation. Seriously I don’t know why I like to doing these crazy things. I also like to listenning some music. that is my monologue.