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Community Service – Lupus Walk

Lupus Walk

Lupus Walk

How did your community service work help the community?

  • I believe that with one extra walker involved, it encourages the community to walk as well.

What were your initial reactions upon hearing that you would be engaging in a community service project?

  • I was excited. I enjoy participating in community service. I was expecting to visit nursing homes.

How did it make you feel to give your time and energy to others?

  • It felt satisfying because I had a chance to get involved in the bigger picture.

What did you learn about yourself, the people around you, and the service site?

  • The walk was long but I persisted and continued to walk. I learned that when there is common cause a group of people can band together. The volunteers that encouraged people to continue were sincere and motivated.

What stands out as the best and/or most trying experiences that occurred while engaging in your community service project? What did you learn from these experiences?

  • I was able to meet people from different organizations. I met people from the “Dora Explorer Organizations”. I learned that people of any age and organization are willing to come together to make a difference.

How did engaging in this project relate to your education and the larger issues in society?

  • The society had placed technology as the problem solver. Although technology is advancing, there are problems that technology cannot resolve.

How did your community service experience relate to the “Leadership and Service” session?

  • During the walk, I cooperated with my group. We planned out what our “mission” were and succeed.

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  • Community service encourages me to help the community.

How has your community service experience impacted you personally? What is the most important thing you learned about yourself throughout this experience?

  • During the walk, I learned that my stamina had improved. I was able to walk for miles.

Were you satisfied with your experience overall? Why or why not?

  • I was satisfied because I felt that I had contributed time and effort to society.

Do you see yourself staying involved in the community during your college and adult years? Why or why not?

  • I could imagine myself staying involved in the community because it is a gratifying job.

Sum up your service-learning experience in a one- or two-sentence headline.

  • The experience was gratifying. It is an event worth attending.
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Community Service – Lupus Walk

Lupus Walk

Lupus Walk

How did your community service work help the community?

  • I believe that with one extra walker involved, it encourages the community to walk as well.

What were your initial reactions upon hearing that you would be engaging in a community service project?

  • I was excited. I enjoy participating in community service. I was expecting to visit nursing homes.

How did it make you feel to give your time and energy to others?

  • It felt satisfying because I had a chance to get involved in the bigger picture.

What did you learn about yourself, the people around you, and the service site?

  • The walk was long but I persisted and continued to walk. I learned that when there is common cause a group of people can band together. The volunteers that encouraged people to continue were sincere and motivated.

What stands out as the best and/or most trying experiences that occurred while engaging in your community service project? What did you learn from these experiences?

  • I was able to meet people from different organizations. I met people from the “Dora Explorer Organizations”. I learned that people of any age and organization are willing to come together to make a difference.

How did engaging in this project relate to your education and the larger issues in society?

  • The society had placed technology as the problem solver. Although technology is advancing, there are problems that technology cannot resolve.

How did your community service experience relate to the “Leadership and Service” session?

  • During the walk, I cooperated with my group. We planned out what our “mission” were and succeed.

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  • Community service encourages me to help the community.

How has your community service experience impacted you personally? What is the most important thing you learned about yourself throughout this experience?

  • During the walk, I learned that my stamina had improved. I was able to walk for miles.

Were you satisfied with your experience overall? Why or why not?

  • I was satisfied because I felt that I had contributed time and effort to society.

Do you see yourself staying involved in the community during your college and adult years? Why or why not?

  • I could imagine myself staying involved in the community because it is a gratifying job.

Sum up your service-learning experience in a one- or two-sentence headline.

  • The experience was gratifying. It is an event worth attending.

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My community service

I was in a walk for breast cancer that took place in Prospect Park at Brooklyn. It was my first time to join such a big gathering. I did not know  how much amount of money it had raised for those breast cancer patients, I did not know it helped or not actually, I was just glad to give a hand to those patients.

I am a person who doesn’t like contributing to society, first I got the request to engage a community service project, I was thinking to treat it as one of my school assignment. My group member scheduled everything before notifying me, at that moment I was thankful for his help.

The walk was extremely long, to me… It was about four miles, fortunately I finished the entire distance with my group, which many people gave up at the meantime. We spend almost three hours, sweaty, tired, thirsty and hungry. The only award for us was a bottle of water. I have heard some other voluntary walks held couple years ago, people who finished the entire distance would be provided cupcake or donuts. I understand the circumstance in United States at this moment, and the organization held this kind of walk was recommendable, and also people who voluntarily to join this walk were so great. Most of them did not have a community service project, but they came without any complains.

This project inspired me to rethink myself. I should no longer be selfish, our society needs love, we have to give out love one another. Next time I join community service, I will never treat that only as my school assignment, but to do that with passion and love.

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My community service

I was in a walk for breast cancer that took place in Prospect Park at Brooklyn. It was my first time to join such a big gathering. I did not know  how much amount of money it had raised for those breast cancer patients, I did not know it helped or not actually, I was just glad to give a hand to those patients.

I am a person who doesn’t like contributing to society, first I got the request to engage a community service project, I was thinking to treat it as one of my school assignment. My group member scheduled everything before notifying me, at that moment I was thankful for his help.

The walk was extremely long, to me… It was about four miles, fortunately I finished the entire distance with my group, which many people gave up at the meantime. We spend almost three hours, sweaty, tired, thirsty and hungry. The only award for us was a bottle of water. I have heard some other voluntary walks held couple years ago, people who finished the entire distance would be provided cupcake or donuts. I understand the circumstance in United States at this moment, and the organization held this kind of walk was recommendable, and also people who voluntarily to join this walk were so great. Most of them did not have a community service project, but they came without any complains.

This project inspired me to rethink myself. I should no longer be selfish, our society needs love, we have to give out love one another. Next time I join community service, I will never treat that only as my school assignment, but to do that with passion and love.

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In my community service project, Soobin, Tayeba, Jason and I participated in an elementary school afterschool photography program. There were about seven elementary students. They would have a tour to the Rubin Museum of Art. Our mission was to take care of them while they visited the museum. We helped to make sure the kids were safe during the tour.

I was really excited when I heard I would have to do a community service project. I thought it would enrich my college experience and life. And I would have a chance to meet more people and make more friends.

I am more than welcome to give my time to the community. I felt happy and proud that I can contribute to our community. It’s really fun. It also makes me feel more confident and socialized.

I learned it’s not easy to take care of kids. It is not easy to take the responsibility. The kids were very active. They liked to walk around. I had to keep my eyes on them every second. I knew I would have trouble if something happened to those kids.

The most trying experience that occurred in this community service event was when we tried to go to this program the second time. We realized the school was closed because it was Veterans Day. And we didn’t know that until we arrived the school. We were all very disappointed. I learned we should always checked things in advance.

In the Rubin museum of art, their major focus is the Himalayan art. We saw a lot of artworks that are related to Hinduism and Buddhism. So I learn many things about these religions. It also shows the religion play an important role in today’s society.

In this community service event, I had to take care of the kids. So I have the responsibility to make sure the kids are safe. We are like the leaders of these kids. I can feel the burden to take the responsibility.

After the community service, I really enjoy it. I think it is a really good experience to help others. We can learn many things from it.

I learned I should be more socialized in the community. And I want to do more community service in the future.

I was really satisfied with my experience overall. I enjoy the whole events. I learned many things about the Himalayan art and I learn how to take the responsibility. The kids are really funny when answering the  questions.

I think I am still not active in the community in my college year. I didn’t join any clubs, and take part in many community events. The main reason is there is too much work to do in the college. But I believe when I began to feel more comfortable in the college, I will be more involved.

To Sum up my service-learning experience, I will say community service not only help the community and others, it also benefit yourself.

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Against the intuition of the most of you, i did some community service and that independently if not so recently, because I missed the other members in the central park and I was somehow left out or maybe not wanted from beginning .Anyway, compensating for this, I instead did my community service at a middle-size public library in the Forest Hill, which is near to my apartment. Basically, what I did is nothing more or less than sorting out books back to shelves so that others could find books with ease and smooth. As you can observe, I am not such a person as will take on this of my own will, unless this is a requirement, which was indeed very effective at talking time and energy of me the people including my supervisor at the library was very indifferent to me, so I am to them, overall contributing to the rarefied atmosphere of alienation. From this experience, I find out organizing books pretty boring and tedious, to the extent I could give up at anytime but it is a requirement. As far as I am concerned, I doubt at the existence of any significant correlation between community service and my education or even larger issues in society. As a result of this experience, I overwhelmingly consult each of you not to do sorting out books as your community service, although this seems to be popular among those in the dark. I almost cut off me emotionally from my community or even my family in that loneness not only consumed me and became my best friend I ever have. I am so introspective that I could not but be opposed to the community service seriously. If with free, you are better off appreciating art. by the way, I am so poor as to ill-afford to have any camera, so that I do not have any visual photo of my being there. So trust me.

Kun   Chen

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workship 3 museum

in light of  the fact most of you little think highly of the music I make you listen through my laptop, I reckon most of you, if not all, somehow miss ear for music, let alone eye for paint. I do not want to go so far as to generalize that the poor are lacking in taste or sense of art because their parents fail to install such values in them , but it is pretty miserable that so few went to the Robin Museum of Art, let alone appreciate arts inside it. Indeed, I felt lonely on my way for lack of any companion and got lost for a while. Robin Museum is medium one, let us not complain about it too much but at same time not praise it too much for what it is. Main exhibition seems to me deal with eastern or maybe just Indian religious stuff, which turn off me in that I can only appreciate and fond of Western arts. Only on the highest floor, I found some pieces possessive of touch of Modernism, which movement strikes me deeply. I am not such a gadfly as to sell you on the idea that you must appreciate art. I also have no reason to go museums despite I used to visit at them as a social courtesy. I actually have been to some museums with the educated and the respected since this is the manner and way of interaction that the bourgeois do. Out of poverty, some of you may just are anxious for going ahead in world, but before this can even happen, you must sophisticate yourself so that you might be accepted into the class above that of your. For me, being to museum is by no means a hobby, much less a luxury, but is a necessity and requirement. By I write out of not so much snobbery as sincerity. by the way, it occures to me that the contents of the display is Art of the Himalayas

 

Kun Chen

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Community Service

1.  My community service is called “Walk with Us to Cure Lupus”, this Walk provided a opportunity about a voice to people affected by lupus, we can ask more people to support or pay more attention to this, this Walk can also raise some fund for finding better treatment.

2. I think it is good to do community service project, I am not surprise or any hard feeling.  I like to help other people.  By the way, I am boring anyway, I have time to do this.

3.  I feel good and glad to give my time and energy to others, it makes my time be meaningful.

4. I learned about there are many people who need our help, we should give our hand to them if we have time.  Since my community service is a walk, I actually got a chance to talk a walk in Manhattan.

5.  This walking is not my first community service, but it is my first community service just about walk.  I learned that we do not need to do too much to help others, a walk or a speech can help a lot people, and make more people to pay attention to this.

6. Engaging in this project relate to my education about helping others, our professors are not just teaching us knowledge, but also teaching us how to become a member in society.  Community service is a big part of our life and our society.  As a member of society, we should make our society better.

7.  My community service experience relate to the “Leadership and Service” session by engaging, we can become an example or model to others, we can inspire or encourage others to do community service.

8.  My community service experience changed my a lot.  First, I did some researches, then I know more about Lupus, I want to pay attention to those who had Lupus.  I want to help those people, I want more people to support them.

9.  My community service experience impacted me a lot, I want to spend more time and energy to help and support those people who had lupus.  The most important thing I learned about myself throughout this experience is that we can help others by a very small thing or detail.

10.  I was satisfied with my experience overall, because this community service is easy, we do not need to do much, we can help others just by walk.

11.  I will stay to involve in the community during my college and adult years, because I want to help others, I want to be a meaningful person to others, to society, and to myself.

12.  Walk with Us to Cure Lupus, every step is learning experience.  Let’s go.

ps: I thought I was a question-answer blog.

 

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Workshop 3: Writing Winning Resumes

Yesterday, along with other fellow “Baruchians”, I attended the Winning Resume Workshop hosted by the Starr Career Development Center. Who knew that there were so many types of resumes? The main thing that kept popping on my mind was how little experience I have! Leadership, teamwork, and academics are the core necessities in creating a good resume.

The instructors told the class that every experience counts. Whether you are a cashier at a store or an intern at a big business company, they are all experiences that develop our social skill. The important fact is how to write it.

Let’s say you were a casher right, and you think you have no credentials. Well, I hope I am NOT the first to say that that is totally not true! As a cashier you would handle money. This means you are trustworthy. Of course, there is always that idea that says ‘take it and leave’.  Being the fact that you are trustworthy says a lot (especially to all of you business majors). So why not put it on your resume?

Cool huh? But remember, even though everything is an experience, you have to judge which of those are eye-catchers and those that are just mundane. I learned a lot from this workshop and will definitely seek another like this one…but with my own resume in hand!

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My First Semester in Baruch

When I began this semester, I’ll admit that I was excited. I thought it would finally mean freedom. I guess it kind of is. However, I definitely realized that responsibility and independence are required elements that I had to have. I’m sure you’ve seen the list of the 10 least happy colleges. Finishing off that list is non other then our very own college. I can’t help but agree.

I guess I was that type of person that expected too much when I started. However as time went on, I realized that if I want an amazing college life, I have to get it (and hang on to with along with all the academic work) rather than it coming to me. I am thrilled to say that it worked for me real well. I auditioned for a play that will be performed in the Spring semester. I am proudly a member of the Writer’s Society. I got the chance to practice my musical talent with the pianos up in the music room on the seventh floor.  Thanks to Freshman Seminar, I made really cool friends and got to do many volunteer opportunities with them (and we will continue on!).  I had the chance to be acquainted with the editors of Encounters Magazine. It’s pretty cool so far. I honestly have to say that I am having a lot of fun. Is school meant to be fun? Haha. I am really happy that it is…at least for me.

Now that I think about it, I kind of want to change one thing. I would like to go back in time (with the knowledge that I already have) and just start joining clubs earlier and d more things rather than be confused and feel nameless in the halls of Baruch College. Well, nothing is ever too late. I really hope you guys participate in clubs too. You really have to check out this city. It’s wicked!

Have I changed since I started college? Oh Yeah! Definately. I think I changed mentally, phyiscally, and well…academically. The rush of adrenaline from the late papers, the anxiousness of exams and quizzes, and the crazy and loving times in clubs really made a difference. I hope you see the change in me from the first day until now. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I really hope the next few years go slow so I can enjoy some more of college life!

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