November 6, 2009
What is your role in the Baruch and broader community as a Baruch Scholar in the Honors Program and what do you think it should be? How is this related to the culture of service the Honors program promotes?
Having just started at Baruch College this year, I have yet to find my place in this community. I do know however, that as an Honors student I am very privileged and this means that I need to put in as much effort as possible in succeeding and eventually giving back to the community. It is always important to thank the people around you that make the opportunities that you are given possible. Our first community service project will allow us to give back to people that are not as fortunate as us. It will allow us to grow as individuals and get some real world experience. I hope that once I am adjusted to the school a bit better I will be able to find a way to give back to the community in my own way. I think that later on at Baruch, I will set up a guitar lesson service that would teach young kids how to express themselves with music. Music has always been one of my favorite ways to relieve stress and to express my thoughts.
I think it is amazing that Baruch is able to create such an amazing culture of community participation. I think a lot of what we are learning at Baruch has to do with how big the world really is and finding a way to benefit the community that has served us. Community service is not a chore or a requirement. It is a duty that all of us must perform so that we can improve the world were are living, not just live in it.