An academic workshop I have attended is Arden Everywhere:The As You Like It Project, a play I had to watch for my theatre class. I love plays, and enjoy the direction directors take adaptations of plays. I certainly loved this adaptation because it brought the topic of refugees into the play. Although the beginning of the story was hard to understand at the beginning of the play without the playbill, as it progressed it became easier to catch onto. The Shakespearean language was not as hard to understand as anticipated, despite a few misunderstandings. It was a joyful experience, and was worth the time and money.
Earlier in the day, I decided to take a look at the STARR Center at Baruch to see what the fuss was about it. While I didn’t have anything to do there really, I wanted to know what is be available to me if I need it for the future. When I entered, the office gave me a really serious vibe. However, the staff was extremely kind and told me about what is available to me if I ever needed it. They also said how I could show them my resume to see if anything needs to be improved on it to show to people for internships, jobs, etc. Overall, I can see myself going there in the future to help me to get opportunities and to act more professional.
One academic workshop I attended was a communication workshop. The workshop helped me figure out how to communicate more effectively with others, especially professors. It is a difficult action to make for many students but is very important when discussing confusion in grades and the curriculum. The workshop touched on how to approach and talk to people and how to email professionals. This was a very helpful workshop because the lessons can be applied throughout my college career. Moving forward, I plan to continue attending workshops that help me build myself. In a sense, these workshops increase my self-value. The more I know, the better I will understand people.
For a career workshop, I visited the STARR office on the second floor and got help with improving my resume. The people there were extremely kind and easy to talk to. At first I was nervous because I did not know whether or not my resume was good, compared to others. It was a good experience for me and now i feel more confident in my resume after getting help and working on it with the advice I received.
For an academic workshop i saw a play for my theater class called Arden Everywhere:The As You Like It Project. Normally I am not a fan of anything related to theater. Surprisingly I enjoyed myself while watching it. There were a lot of jokes and the play was very interactive with the audience. I went to watch it in the Baruch Performing Arts Center with some friends of mine. It was worth the money and the time i spent on it.
I went to the Marketing Expo on Thursday 11/16/2017. When I first came in, I saw some people with name tags. I asked one of the managers of the event, and I found out hat those people are experts in the marketing world. The place was crowded. I luckily found seat.The event starts, one expert of the field came up to present us a little presentation. The presentation was about the differences between marketing and advertising. For example, marketing focus more on business strategy, financial management, and budget, advertising focus more on creative strategy and development. Then, he specifically talked about the world of marketing. I learned that connecting and networking with a lot of people helps you success in the marketing. Then a few more experts came on the stage to present. I did not stay the full duration of the expo, but I still learned a lot from this experience. This event makes me interested in the world of marketing, I might take marketing as a major in the future, but I am not too sure though. I will continue to attend this types of events in Baruch.
Last Thursday, my friend and I went to the fair during club hours to have something to write about for the third blog. The idea of having the fair was pretty interesting, so I gave it a shot. It took place in a really tight space, so things felt chaotic and rushed. I collected fliers and packets from all the booths I visited to keep myself on my toes and open minded. Though I couldn’t think of any good questions during the fair, the representatives of the majors / minors looked ready to slam down any question thrown at them as I eavesdropped from others.
Last Thursday I went to the Major and Minor fair. It was very informative. Before the fair, I was undecided. So I thought I’d checkout the fair to help me narrow down my list of possible majors and it did. I learned about many majors and minors and their benefits to different types of jobs. For example, minoring in psychology is good for when you plan on going into the field of marketing. I also learned about majors and minors that I thought I would have no interest in. I learned a lot from this event and although I wasn’t able to choose a major, it helped me come a bit closer to knowing what I want to major in.
Recently, I went to the Baruch Voices event with my friends and listened to all of the people’s monologues. It was honestly a really fun event because of all of the variety of content – ranging from comical to serious to being extremely heartfelt. It’s obvious that many people were using this event and assignment as a way to speak candidly and from the heart. It was a really fun experience and my friends and I were able to be a part of our school while also having a great time. All in all, the event was really enjoyable.
On this Monday, I registered for written feedback from writing center for my psychology project. It was really simple to register it. All I had to do was just log in to the writing center website and make an appointment. Since I did not have time to actually have one-on-one session, I just did it online. However, it still gave me a good advice to make my research paper better.