Monthly Archives: October 2011
Most influential person in my life was my dad. My dad is someone who doesn’t express his thoughts and feelings to other people even to his family. So I never quite knew what he was thinking. It has been 8 years since me and my dad lived together in U.S. Compare to life in Korea where my mom was always on my back for everything, life with my dad was just more relaxing and free. Even though I was young, my dad never really said anything about what I did. I was basically free to do anything I desired. I thought I was happy not being bother by my parents but I envy those parents who had rules for their children to follow, it looked like an act of care from the parents. I wondered why my dad never intervenes with my life. Craving for his attention, more and more I acted out, not come home without telling and hanging out with people who had bad influences. One day I got tired of acting out, so I simply asked my dad why he never intervene. What he said that day had a great impact on me, he told me that he trusts me to do the right thing and act right. I realized that unlike other parents, my dad had full trust in me. From that day on, I acted right because I didn’t want to betray his trust. His trust, had great influence on my life.
Last Thursday, I went to Major and Minor fair. however, I was disappointed for this because I already choose my major and there is nothing special for me. there are sign up sheet only. and I feel that’s wasting time.
Last Thursday, I went to work shop. I start to realize the importance of managing money. Before, I think being a college student doesn’t have to worry about that until a data comes to my mind. The average credit card debt for a graduated college student is $41000 and often with 16% of high interest rate. I was shock when I first heard from the speaker. From now, I have to be aware of getting a credit card, because I don’t want to be a member of them. Maybe I should start to take advise from speaker, which is using money wisely before getting a stable job.
today, i went to the workshop to have a lesson about how to geet money skills in college. first of all, professor told us that the average of graduationg college student has $4100dollar in credit card. he said that there are 5 five to talke control of our money: 1,selecting your bank 2, bueget your dollar, 3,pay off your student loans 4,protect your identity and 5, invest for your future. i hope if i follow these 5 rules , i can really get to control of my money in college.
Hi， my name is Xianqi， and I am from the mainland of China. I think the word described me the most should be “Lazy”, because I always start my assignment at the last second. Personally, I think procrastination would be my biggest issue in Baruch college.
Now, being a college student, I begin to have concerns that need to be solved. First one is the procrastination which I already mentioned before. Second concern is learning how to study on our own instead counting on our professors. Last, like everyone else, I have problem with how to transform myself into a proper college student.
So far, I think Baruch college is a great college just like what I heard from my friends. The thing Baruch impresses me the most is the educational tools provided by school to increase efficiency of learning like computers, textbooks, and calculators. And I really appreciate Baruch for doing so.
I was disappointed when I heard that I had to go to the Money Workshop instead of the Major/Minor Fair (which I wanted to go to learn more about my intended major). However when I was given the choice of choosing which one to go, I was excited… until I actually went to the fair. After a longggggggg line I finally went inside with a handout, which happened to be the most informative thing I’ve gotten from the fair. The fair was not something I expected. After finding the Accounting table in the corner, I was disappointed to find just three sign-up sheets and pens…
But it wasn’t that bad. At least I didn’t have to sit through it for two whole hours and I actually got to eat lunch.
I had skipped my opportunity to another event to attend this Major/Minor Fair. I made my way there hoping to gain as many as information as I could about CIS, and Accounting since I’m stuck in between the two. When I reached the room, the line was so long that it made a u-turn. I immediately aimed to find the group who’s gone ahead of me, which included Sarah and Zi. I quickly spotted them and then squeezed myself in to the line with them! The line took awhile, and I thought it was because they were serving food inside. When I entered the room, there was a lady standing there casually passing out a paper with all the majors and minors listed. I looked around and I was disappointed that there wasn’t any food offered but a bunch of scattered blue-clothed tables. The room was packed and it was extremely difficult to make my way around. There were signs on the tables indicating their subjects. Some tables were vacant, while other tables such as Finance were loaded with students waiting in line. I found my way to the CIS table and signed in there, I took 4 handouts and then moved my way to the Accounting table. When I reached there, the table was empty. There wasn’t any representative nor any fliers, there was only a piece of paper for attendance, and I squeezed in my name on it.
The fair was a big disappointment. I was hoping that there would be chairs around with representatives briefly talk about their key points. Instead, it was a messy and unorganized chaos in that room.
Although I intended to attend an outer state university, I ended up enjoying my first 2 months of college in Baruch. I had thought about transferring out of Baruch after my first semester before I even stepped into my very first class, thinking I was going to hate it here. However I soon adapted to love Baruch, the people here, and the malfunctioning escalators. I always had the assumption that because I was in a CUNY, my opportunities would be limited. But I realized that it isn’t the college that determines my future, but it is myself and my actions that will pave my way.
My expectation for this college experience is to place myself beyond my limitations. I may not end up as the Valedictorian but as long as I know that I’ve gone above and beyond, I could have whatever I’m willing to struggle for.
My expectations of college experience
There are few things which I expect from the college experience. I expect many things in college that are better than in high school. For me as an international student, I feel special that I go to an American college. So the first thing I expect from the college is the educational part. College is a very last place for the people to learn. After you graduate college, you have to get a job, and then earn money. It means that I have to make a preparation for the future in this college. So the classes in college are very important. I haven’t taken that many classes, but I am expecting a lot that I am going to take the classes which I am interested in and which are related to my major.
Another expectation of college experience is to have many friends. I heard having lots of friends in college is good too. So you will be able to do lots of activities and make memories with the friends. Having lots of friend will also be helpful even after you graduate college. I also expect to have many friends in the college. This is all what I expect from the college experience.
My name is Wendy, and I HAVE A DREAM. My
dream is the reason why I came all the way, across the Pacific Ocean, and
landed in the United States of America. It is why I left my dearest family and
friends, and why I am standing here today as a student in Baruch. My dream is
like my best friend. It cheers me up when I am down, guides me when I am lost
in the crossroads of life, motivates me to go for things I wouldn’t dare to
try, and pushes me to my limits every time I am about to quit. I believe we all
have dreams, or had dreams. When we were little and naïve, we dreamed about
becoming the president, the astronaut, or a super hero. However, as reality
hits us, we don’t dare to dream big anymore, and I don’t think it’s a bad thing
to keep your feet on the ground because reality truly is a cruel thing. So my
dream is actually quite simple yet not easy to accomplish…I don’t dream to be a
millionaire and I don’t dream to be a face on the cover of a magazine. You
might wonder, “What exactly is this dream of mine that I am bragging about?”
Here it is, I dream that in the far future, I will be able to look into my
grandchildren’s eyes and say to them that grandma had a good life, a few good
laughs, and most important of all, grandma does not regret a single thing she
Afterward: My monolog actually answers the
questions “What is your biggest fear?” and “What are your expectations of
college experience?” As you can see, my biggest fear is to live a regretful
life, and my expectation for myself in the future is to prevent this from happening;)