I currently have a job but I know that in the future I will need to get internships so I went to the Starr career center and talked to someone about my online profile and how I can best use it to find new opportunities and get jobs in the future. They were very helpful and I was excited to check it out and find jobs and marketing and finals start learning about things I will need for my future career.
I have no idea what I’m doing in college if I’m being fair and honest with myself. Everything is just, different. The commute is killing me every morning, despite me taking the train into the city for years. Maybe I need more sleep? Most nights I end up falling asleep way past what I want, but I have so many obligations to finish before I can rest my head. This made me realize, this is the rest of my life. Not in a bad way, but life is changing for me and for everyone else in this school. I need to adjust and not succumb to the yearning of confusion. I went to advisement and while talking to my advisor, he made me more confident in my college future as I figured out the College now classes I took in high school, helped to keep me on track in college. That takes some stress off of me. For now, imma just try to go with the flow and get what I need to get done, done.
I am part of the marketing committee for Baruch’s Women in Business Club. I am not an official member of the WIB Club because i have to go to certain events and participate in meetings and do specific tasks to become an inducted member of the club. One of these were to get my resume reviewed by the STARR Development center. I went and did this and I learned more about how my resume should look like and how it should be presented in the future to potential jobs and or internships. This is a very good resource for the school to have.
Going throughout different clubs in Baruch, I see different clubs such as accountaining clubs or finance clubs and even the LAW clubs. Searching through all these I don’t feel as if I belong to just one. What I believe is that I want to mix finance and LAW together. I believe this will be the correct action for me because I know I will find the way to use both career options to help me achieve my goals in the upcoming future. I understand this will take much time and dedication and I understand it wont be easy but it’s something I’m defiantly looking foward to.
The other day, as I was sitting in class waiting for my professor to arrive, I started thinking about what I could do outside of class to help build my resume. I figured the best place to go for info about clubs was an older student at Baruch. I started talking to one of the students sitting next to me who’s a junior now. He recommended that I check out a business club called IMG. IMG is an acronym for Investment Management Group and work to invest a portion of Baruch’s endowment in the markets. Of course, I would love to be apart of a club like this, but the application process is extremely competitive. I hope to apply this upcoming January and become a part of the club going forward.
They say we have two years to decide our major, but it really feels like it becomes a pressing matter pretty early in my college career. This was really stressful for me, since I have yet to decide on what I want to do with my life still. Going to the Academic Advisement center really helped a lot. Hearing about my current ideas for majors and my struggles with math, my adviser provided advice for a potential path which would fit. He also suggested that I go to the Majors and Minors fair if I had any further questions (which I definitely did). While it does feel like I’m sort of rushed into picking a major, Baruch does offer helpful resources if you aren’t sure of what direction you want to go into. The advisement center was a huge help.
I feel like erverhone knows what they want to do here. I have no idea what I’m doing I’m just going with the flow at the moment. So many things go wrong I kind of just gave up but I know the next few years will be filled with questions. I didn’t even want to do business when I applied here but I kind of just limited myself to it. The longer I stay here the more I imagine myself becoming a business woman or an overall successful person. What helped me was the academic advisement session. Although it was an hour long wait for a 5 minute conversation, it was really helpful and shows me an ounce of my high school life where the staff truly wanted me to do well. Shoutout to that guy that helped me. Made me feel as if I wasn’t as alone as I actually feel. I hope I find a good path to take throughout my college career.
So I love making music right. But I also love my parents. And they really want me to go to college to study business. Which is cool I wanted to go to college anyway. Buttttt they reallyyy wanted me to go to THIS college. And honestly this school doesn’t really tend to any of my interests. Since about October I’ve been releasing music on Soundcloud. Check it out https://soundcloud.com/zionbannister/did-it-again
But anywayyy, I recently found out there’s a music industry club here. So I go to one of their meetings. It was advertised as an internship panel with current and former Baruch students. I thought I would get a lot out of the meeting but honestly it wasn’t very helpful. The panelist all seemed so sad and depressed. And they just kept talking about their rejections and failures. I guess it was supposed to inform you about the real world music business. But it honestly wasn’t very informative, I just left with negative thoughts about the music industry. I would like to go to another club meeting and see what its like. Hopefully I can find a community to share my music with and learn from here in Baruch.
When I wrote my monologue I honestly didn’t think I would end up at Baruch Voices. I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it but since I was missing an attendance day anyway I said “why not?”. I ended up enjoying a lot of the performances. Some of the writers were really creative and entertaining. The performances included rapping, poetry and storytelling. There were a few memorable performances but one especially stood out to me. It was a girl telling her story of being judged because of her skin color. And how people assume her intellectual ability because of her race. She talked about shocking people with her beautiful writing and her high grades, and how proud she was to be herself.
As the first semester begins to come to an end registration arises. I️ was very confused because I️ wasn’t sure what classes I️ should apply for since I️ didn’t know what I️ needed to take in order to be on track. The workshop that we had during freshman seminar for registration helped but I️ still wanted to make sure I️ was on the right path so I️ decided to go to the advisement office. The wait took forever but when I️ finally got to see my advisement counselour he helped me through everything and even wrote down the classes I️ should register for next semester. I’m so thankful I️ went because honestly I️ was pretty lost but now I’m registered for all my classes and ready for the second semester.