Met Visit #2

This image requires alt text, but the alt text is currently blank. Either add alt text or mark the image as decorative.I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art again, but this time I decided to go and se the Incan exhibit. I went and found this weird Pot and thought it was pretty cool. It was used as a storage device as most of those kinds of pottery were used for back in Ancient times. I thought it was awesome because even though it’s just a tool used, they still put in some sort of artistic flare into the making of this artifact. if it were up to me, I would laze around and make the most bland pots, and container I could to avoid putting all that effort. Maybe that is why none of my art will be in a Museum.

3rd blog

For my final blog, I decided to write about the Baruch voices activity. I went to support my friend Carl, because I voted him in lol. While there I noticed that a lot of kids used this to vent about their personal issues and shared some very personal things about themselves. The best ones were either the raps or the ones that were funny, as the serious ones were usually sad and boring. I do not have a picture of me there, but Nudrat saw me there so she can vouch for me.

Career center

For my career blog, I decided to go to the career center on the second floor of the Baruch campus. I wanted to visit it a long time ago, but for some reason I never had the chance to do so. Before going ,I printed out my resume and asked a woman at the front desk if they can review it and give me some feedback or tips on how to improve it. I was introduced to another woman, who accompanied me into her office. There she reviewed my resume and gave me a guide on how to make a good one.  It turned out that my resume wasn’t well organized,therefore I had to change its structure. After that, I went back to the main office and asked them where I could find open positions and interships. They gave me the STARR career website that I’m going to look through and hopefully I’ll find a job that will suit me and my qualifications. I would definetely recommend everyone who are freshmen and seeking for a job to go to the career center. The people who work there are very polite and always willing to help.This image requires alt text, but the alt text is currently blank. Either add alt text or mark the image as decorative.

Bystander Intervention Training

For my final blog, I decided to attend a workshop that discusses sexual harassment and what to do when witnessing sexual harassment. Although I already learned much of the information from Haven, this workshop was much more interesting and went into more detail about dealing with sexual harassment. For example, Jean (the leader of this workshop) presented a New Zealand advertisement that follows the night of an adult woman at a bar and shows her being abused by another man that is trying to get her drunk and take advantage of her. The video then rewinds and shows all the moments that night that somebody could have stepped in and prevented any of the future events from happening. This was a very hard video to watch as it directly addressed the issue of sexual assault but it was effective at teaching me the ways I can intervene in that kind of situation. The workshop also discussed gender norms and stereotypes which also contribute to the problem of sexual assault and was not really mentioned in the Haven training. Overall, the workshop turned out to be more interesting than I had anticipated and I learned a lot from it.


Interested in different fields? Want to devote to different academic areas but worry about too much work? AD-Hoc is a good choice.

I attended AD HOC workshop with my friends. It’s so much fun! We met a musician, Papi Shank who used to be in Baruch’s AD HOC program. He shared his experiences about how AD HOC benefited him. Since being able to create his own major, he only had to take courses that he was interested in and of course the basic ones. He graduated with 4.OO GPA. AD-Hoc made it much easier to get there.

Baruch AD HOC program is for students who find that the majors at Baruch do not quite match their educational goals. They can combine courses from different departments to create their own majors. In order to make up their own majors successfully, they must complete all necessary  course pre-requisites; write an application with 250-300 words; attend an AD-Hoc workshop. Once drafted, the ad hoc proposal must be reviewed and approved.

Here is an example of an application which explains how the courses selected combine to form an integrated  knowledge base that could not be achieved through an existing Baruch major, and how this area of study support the educational goals.

This image requires alt text, but the alt text is currently blank. Either add alt text or mark the image as decorative. This image requires alt text, but the alt text is currently blank. Either add alt text or mark the image as decorative.I decided to visit metropolitan museum to write my second blog. First time I was in this museum was 2012 when I went to the US as a tourist, but I barely remember anything so it was good to refresh my memory and go over all the exhibitions again. I asked cashier for tickets and was surprised that you can pay as much as you can, beginning with 1 cent so I paid 1$ and got in. When I was little I was interested in Ancient Egypt and this museum has a plenty of objects from that time, including things from the tombs of the pharaohs of the last dynasties all of which interested me a lot since Egyptian history is very intriguing to me. I also skimmed through the rest of the exhibitions, but I spent most of my time at the Egyptian exhibition. Despite the fact that it was a evening of Monday there were a lot of people in the museum. I really enjoyed time spent in MET and I definitely look forward to visiting this museum again!

went to SACC to prepare for future

Last Wednesday I went to the Student Academic Counseling Center to speak with an advisor there on programs to catch me up and ensure my success in math. I didn’t do well on the math entrance exam for Baruch so am required to take the math immersion course. I asked about this course and how and when I could take it since I was unable to take it last summer. Luckily the course is offered during winter break so I will be able to take it then so I will finally be able to take a math course in the spring. Since I struggle heavily in math once I finish the immersion program I talked with the advisor for what my next steps will be. To be able to catch up in math I need to take courses over the summer which isn’t ideal for me but I don’t want to be required to graduate late so it will be necessary for me to complete them during summer school. The courses will be college algebra and another math fundamentals course. If I take these then I should be on track to finish pre-calc and calculus before the end of my sophomore year so I can make it into the Zicklin School of Business. Going to the Student Academic Counseling Center was an important step for me in my academic career. I went into this school thinking I was screwed because of how far behind I am in math but even though I’m behind the SACC visit has showed me that there are a lot of options for me to finish my math requirements and improve my skills in the process by making use of numerous tutoring programs. I feel a lot more confident in getting through the math program in Baruch and now just need to figure out how I’m going to pay for all of this…This image requires alt text, but the alt text is currently blank. Either add alt text or mark the image as decorative.

Baruch Voices

For my third and last blog post, I went to Baruch voices. I went to support my friend Carl Rubio who was performing on the stage from my freshman seminar class. I was excited to go because I had not gone to any Baruch events yet so it was a chance for me to do something and get involved. I was also excited to see other students. I left very happy. I got to see many other Baruch students perform their work. All their work were very different. Their work really expressed what kind of people they were and real life situations. One girl who was African American for instance expressed her troubles of dealing with people who had stereotypes of her. The performances really gave an insight on what these people deal with people and they were very much relatable. It was a great experience.

Frank Iacovano Baruch Homecoming Event

I went to the Baruch homcoming event a few weeks ago. The only selfie I took was bad and was through snapchat but I did get one. I reffed the football game and it was a good time seeing a lot of students come together for a fun event. I got a foam finger and a T-Shirt out of it so I had a good time. I was helping out the Student Athletes club by reffing the games and I want to get more involved with that club in the future.


Issa Met Visit

This image requires alt text, but the alt text is currently blank. Either add alt text or mark the image as decorative.The Head and Shoulders of a Sphinx of Hatshepsut is an exhibit in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on display, in gallery 131. This beautifully chiseled fragment granite stands at about 1.203 meters tall. It was created during the 18th Dynasty under the joint reign of the sixth Pharaoh Thutmose the Third and his aunt and step-mother the fifth Pharaoh Hatshepsut. Believed to be sculpted between the years 1479–1458 B.C. and was discovered in Upper Egypt in the city of Thebes. It is believed to only be a portion of one of the six granite sphinxes that were discovered during the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s excavations in the area of Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple at Deir el-Bahri in Western Thebes. While there is a complete example of the sculpture in Gallery 131 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this particular exhibit could closely be inspected to discover more details on the artistic expressions of Egyptian sculptures during that specific time period. While the full body of work isn’t completely intact, for just the remains you can tell that the Egyptian sculptors of that period keep the traditional art style of their ancestors to depict the likenesses of their leader, in this case, Pharaoh Hatshepsut.