30 Nov, 2011
Journal #3: Next Steps
Posted by: Sweenly Liu In: Uncategorized
Unfortunately, I have yet to commit myself to a club or organization at Baruch. Currently, I’m “in” the Baruch Handball Maniacs club, but I haven’t found enough time during club hours to attend. However, I do see things changing for the Spring semester. I scheduled all my classes in so all my school days will end before 2 PM.
In terms of utilizing the resources provided by Baruch, the library has been essential to my college life.
Because I work, sometimes I don’t have enough energy to power through the night and complete all my work.
But I manage and prioritize my tasks based on what classes I have after break.
During my breaks, I would go to the library, sit and usually complete my tasks.
Also, the cyber library has been extremely useful. For many classes, such as speech, fro, and business, I needed to find a lot of external sources (not just internet sources) for my assignments. Thankfully, as students of Baruch, we are allotted various databases that assist us in finding these sources. The database helped me find research on the company I had to follow for business recitation. I also used the sites that Mr. Francouer told us about on the library page to find/research for the organization for our volunteering.
Already having experience with such things is definitely going to be of assistance in the coming future. When we are able to finally stand on our own two feet, independence is key. When we are doing our coming projects and papers, no one will be there to tell us how to use what, every step of the way. Experience goes hand in hand with independence. I definitely got a lot out of using these databases for the team projects. I will be sure to remember how to use them when I need to again.
Participating in our volunteering attempt so far has taught me that there are people who genuinely just want to help others and that’s what we need in this world. The world is so full of dislike that it’s sickening. I truly believe that Chicago, NYC, Boston, Washington DC etc. are all in a bubble. That bubble is a good bubble… with a lot of diversity and acceptance. But outside of that bubble, in the rest of the U.S. and the rest of the world, people are not like that. People do not WANT to help strangers that have AIDS or that are homeless.
Being able to even have an opportunity to step up to the plate shows there’s still some hope left in this treacherous world…
In three years, I see myself, hopefully excelling and still in the honors program.
I hope I figure out what field I truly want to be involved in with an internship in that field as well.
In the words of my friend, “I just want to be happy.”