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Student Services Fair

October 13, 2009

When I first walked into the fair, they handed us a little card which had to be holepunched. We needed to get 10 holepunched sections in order to get a signature. I immediately began looking for the services that had interest to me. I found out that, sadly, Baruch does not have the sports that I am interested in. I then continued to walk around and listen to the different services offered. They were also giving out Gillette razors and some soap things (yay for corporate sponsors). I found this fair to be very useful because it provided me answers to many of the questions that I had about Baruch. On a side note, I found it hilarious that somebody stole a hole puncher and started punching everybodies’ papers for whatever they wanted.

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Global Village

On December 8, 2009, after being spammed with advertisements almost every day (AIESEC is good at advertising), I went to the Global Village fair in the Multipurpose room during club hours. When I arrived, there were 16 tables set up, each representing a different country. I was very hungry at the time so the first thing I did was eat. A lot. Along with food, there were representatives at each table who discussed their countries’ cultures and displayed trinkets and items representative of each respective nation. I had a lot of fun learning about the diversity in the world, which is also present in Baruch. A great time was had and the DJ was great. I only wish I could have stayed longer because I spent most of that club hours running around for other things.

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Global-Community Awareness

On December 1st I attended the Global Community and Awareness workshop. Professors from the Art, English and Political Science department were present as a visiting professor spoke on the relationship between migration and religion. The professor’s studies had her mainly focused on the migration patterns among Vietnam citizen to east and central Germany. She also noticed a relationship between large pentecostal churches in native countries being established as a result of these migration patterns. Most of the Vietnamese people had being migrating due to religious oppression in their own country. As a result they seek religious and personal freedom in European and Western countries. The result of this said migration has resulted in the movement of their religious groups too.

Overall the workshop enlightened my knowledge on immigration as a global movement and how culture and religion are transmitted across the oceans as a result.

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The Club Fair

On September 24th, I went to the Auxilliary gym for the club fair. This was a showcase of almost every club at Baruch and served as a way to introduce these clubs to new students. It had a full attendance of students and was packed with people interested in each club, frat and honor society present. I made my way around to the Archery club, which I joined, table and helped promote for a little while. After that, I went over to the TEAS display for some free Thai Tea, which was absolutely amazing. The catch was that I had to scream out for it. I later went back for more and they only gave me and my friend an extra one for recording our screaming. I also went over to the many other clubs, such as the Chess club, AIESEC and Sigma Alpha Delta. The entire gym was packed for the duration of the two hours, with a slew of constant performances and people just jumping in to show off some moves.

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Library Tour

My LC went to the library on Sept 1. Our mentor gave us a tour around the library. This was a fun activity, as well as our first actual activity. She spent a short time briefly telling us about everything ranging from the study room to the computer lab. I find this information very helpful because I go to the library every single day and it would be really confusing for me if I did not know my way around. This is probably the most important “workshop” that I’ve been to. Our mentor also told us that the library opens 24/7 during finals week and that people actually spend the night there. It sounds like a fun experience and I cannot wait to try that!

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Career Exploration

I went to this career exploration workshop on Nov 5th. This is one of the many helpful workshop that teaches you how to make a good first impression on somebody. This is very important whether you are just meeting someone new, or going into a job interview. Being on time, having a sense of humor, and being a good listener are all examples of making good impressions. The experience overall was fun. I did not find this workshop boring compared to some of the ones i have been to previously. I also learned a lot and I have a feeling I will be putting everything I learn today in a good use.

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STARR Career Development workshop

I went to the Internship and Goal setting workshop by STARR center for career development on Nov 10th. I was able to find out some information about a lot of internship opportunities from different companies, and what they look for in an intern. Aside from that, they also gave out a booklet that contains a lot of useful information, including informations that they talked about in the workshop. They have helpful exercises in the booklet that teaches us how to prepare for an interview. This workshop was fun and it definitely helped me a lot

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Global Village

I went to the global village on 12/08/2009, at 12:30, it is inside multipurpose room. When I arrived there, many people are waiting outside in order to get in.  When I got in, someone gave me a passport, it is for the stickers of flags of different countries. (Someone told me that if I can gather 13 of them, I can get a free toy.) There are 16 tables, which means 16 countries, cultures joined this party, include China, Germany, and etc. It is pretty amazing to see them staying in one room. On the tables, there are some small items to explain the culture of that country, there are also food from different cultures, but I ate before, so all I can do is just looking at those food. It was a lot of fun to stay in and meet people. Also, the D.J. they invited was not that good, the music was very bad, I think they should find a better one next time.

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Week’s Workshop: Fresh Start

On Sept 19 I attended the ‘Fresh Start’ workshop. It was… pretty chaotic. There were so many people that showed up that the line/mass of freshmen stretched across the hallway and blocked the elevators. My friends and I waited for an hour and traveled ten feet. Eventually the advisors got several lecture rooms open and funneled us off.
Once everyone finally settled down, one advisor came to our room and started the workshop. Most of the things she talked about were repeats of the orientation, but that was probably to stress it’s importance. Her speech was rushed because it took so long to get all of the freshmen organized. Also, they ran out of food way before they got to us.

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Coloring Up Your Future

On November 12th, 2009 I attended the Global-Community Awareness Workshop called Coloring Up Your Future. At this workshop Alfonso Quiroz, an openly gay politician spoke about his experience of running for public office. Most of his talk was about his background in politics began with his internship at the White House under President Clinton some of the other jobs that he has held since then such as his jobs at MTV and Con Edison. He also spoke about how he got more ridicule over being a mix of races then he did for being gay. This was a very interesting and informative workshop which gave me insight into some of the events that occurred in Alfonso Quiroz’s life and career.

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