Baruch College offers various resources to its students, from academic enrichment to career development. The potpourri of available resources has made the transition from high school to college that much smoother.
The Community Service Project was just what I needed to give me that nudge to take advantage of the opportunities around me. I began searching for ideas in the Baruch College Library. The supportive and caring librarians directed me to search various non-profit organization web sites, which opened my eyes to the numerous possibilities this project offered. However, I learned about much more beyond the scope of the project in the time I spent in the library.
The time I spent in the library often led me to the Baruch College homepage. There, I was introduced to resources I had heard about, but I did not yet know how to take full advantage of them. This changed when a librarian showed me how to use the “ask the librarian” resource. I found it to be extremely helpful in finding research for my class assignments. My positive experience there encouraged me to learn about some of the other resources available to me as well.
Before I knew it, I had visited SACC, the Writing Center, and the STARR Career Development Center. SACC and the Writing Center were very helpful because they ensured if I ever got overwhelmed with my studies, I had a place to go to receive assistance. I also attended the internship and resume workshops at the STARR center to get an early start on some of the things that will be of importance over the next four years.
Another area I wanted to get involved in was a club. I attended various events held by the Accounting Society to gain membership, including a project management presentation, presentation skills event, networking luncheon, and other discussions about fields like forensic accounting and internal auditing. I gained so much knowledge from these events, which encouraged me to continue going, and I attended an event called “The Path of a Tax Lawyer” which combined my two interests, accounting and law.
The community service project opened the door to my involvement in various activities at Baruch. As a result, I now view myself as having three main tasks at Baruch; to be diligent in my academic studies, to participate in club activities outside of the classroom, and to volunteer and give back outside of the Baruch campus.