Journal #2

Question:What does it mean to serve your community?

As a Baruch scholar I have the responsibility of meeting a certain standard, and to achieve that I must devote time to my studies…4 hours for math 3 hours for philosophy…etc. a week. That means I have to take it seriously. But aside from simply being able to recite the notes I took during the professors’ lectures, it’s also important that I can analyze and think for myself.

By being a dedicated student, I will be setting an example for other students …at Baruch, and probably for the college too because Baruch does have a reputation for it’s outstanding professors who lead students to become successful and right individuals.

As I volunteer in non-profit organizations such as parks, I will be giving back to my community because it is through their efforts to improve lives that allowed me to get ┬áto where I am today…well I received a great education in public school, funded by the city so I have it to thank.

I think my role is to interact more with unfamiliar places and people because it will increase my tolerance and acceptance of others and their goals. And it will be for the good of the community because by while I work alongside others, I will have new experiences which will help me grow up.

The Honors Program encourages its students to prepare for life after college. One way to prepare is to first work for free…or volunteering, and I should not think of it in a negative light because what I get out of it is experience and you can’t put a price on that. It’s a win-win situation!

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