I personally define service as voluntary actions that better the community. In fact, it might surprise you to learn that my biography might one day include the title of philanthropist in, hopefully, a very long list of occupations.
My current role in the Baruch Scholars program is that of a student and that of a public servant, an exaggeration of course but somewhat true. In all seriousness, I am currently an explorer, a pioneer. There are many volunteer opportunities on campus that I have been eagerly exploring. I am currently attending meetings with the American Cancer Society. I’ve been at several of their events, the most exciting one was the MSABC (Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
On the scholar side, I am academically successful. I have been busy building a network of connections. As of now, I devote a large portion of my time to keep in contact with these people. Among them are my former co-workers at the Port Authority.
I would like to think of myself as a leader. I know almost for a fact that in all of the group projects that I have participated in, I have been the sole motivator and organizer. That being said, I feel that I am grooming myself to be a leader in the future. My friend has always told me that I need to work on interpersonal skills, not just in terms of communication but in direction. I feel that the Baruch scholar program will give me the opportunity to become a leader in the future.