For this workshop, I went to the marketing expo that was brought to us by the STARR Center. It was on the 14th floor and I didn’t even know you could go that far as the staircase only goes to the 13th unless you use the ones behind the doors. Even though I am a finance major it seemed like an interesting event to go to as I was able to talk to many representatives of the companies that were there. They gave me insight on the types of people they take, the jobs they do and how they contribute to the company. I was considering marketing as it seems more group involved which is something I’m more into as Finance seems to lack a little in it and Marketing seems more fun and strategic at the same time while also a little laid back and casual. Overall I gained a lot of insight from the event and it’s making me consider switching to a marketing major but as of right now still not sure.
Last week in FYS, we had the STARR Career Center send someone to come speak to us and I found it really useful. It was very resourceful and I feel like I’m going to rely on it a lot for my future plans and career planning or maybe even for internship looking. I also didn’t realize they had an app too which is pretty convenient. I had a math quiz and History test today and I felt like I did well on math and not bad on History which honestly put me at ease so now I can catch up on my project doing this week!
I found the monologues very interesting. I was able to finally sit in a classroom where I learned that everyone was not from NYC and it was cool to see everyone’s different perspective on life. One of my friends that I met in Baruch talked about something that I didn’t know he was going through and it was nice to see a softer side of him. I wasn’t really proud of myself and my monologue as I do tend to have a interactive and busy lifestyle but I felt I didn’t show that well enough such as me urbexing as a past hobby and being on top of 60 floors etc. I’m gonna try to work on my public speaking better.
Time really flies and my midterms are basically all done with! This week I haven’t done much but go study and come back home like usual. I also am trying to plan my next classes for the semester which is a little painful. I also got my first essay grade back and it was a B and I guess I’m not too upset about it as I usually am one of the worst writers you will ever meet. I’ve also just been chilling and enjoying life and still looking for new shoes to add to my collection as I really have a hobby for sneakers and probably will have my monologue based around this. Some people wouldn’t really understand but everyone has their own thing that makes them happy.
For my second enrichment post, I attended a Resume and Interview Information Session with Alpha Kappa psi a while back. I was required to bring a resume prior to the event which was kind of difficult for me as it was my second time making one and I wasn’t really sure what was necessary to include and what wasn’t. I also never really had an interview before as most of the stuff I did before didn’t require one or they just accepted me right away. I was able to talk with many older people who had gone through the experience of applying for jobs, interviews etc and it was great to receive advice from first hand experience. They even offered to send me templates to help fix my resume. They told me what were important aspects to keep in it and what were things to discard. They also told me what are things that recruiters look for so I incorporated all those elements into my new resume. They also gave me tips on interviews.I even scheduled a practice interview with one of them with my updated resume as well. They helped correct my resume online as well which was really helpful and apparently they said I didn’t do too bad on my first interview which made me really happy. I also met a graduate or two who were there and they told me their experiences and real life tips on how to succeed with a good resume. Even though you can apply to 100s of jobs only some will even reply, so now I know I can’t be too picky with what I get.
This week was quite stressful as I had a math quiz to study for and I was really stressed for it. My friend also got me to join the Student Government which is really cool and I’m just waiting for a new event to pop up so I can go out and help and hopefully organize some valid events for the school in the future. I also don’t like how some teachers have 0 grades put in and you really don’t know where you stand which makes me feel not so confident about all the previous work I’ve done and what I am doing is good. I’m also surprisingly doing really well in History, which was a subject I was scared for but I’m proud of myself. It’s also getting really cold so I have to get a new jacket soon!
This week I have been practicing my math lessons and I think I’ve been getting better. I also underestimated the availability of the writing center and realized I should have booked a session way earlier. I didn’t think it would be that packed. I had my first essay due and I’m not really proud of it as I don’t have much experience writing but hopefully it gets better! I also went to rolling loud this weekend and am physically dead as I barely survived the mosh pits. But now school Is back and I must focus on my studies
College is going by really quickly and I can’t believe the semester is coming to an end soon. I am just really curious about how transfer credits work and how I can use them to not take some classes or when to use them or what electives to use them on. I’m also looking for clubs to join and I really want to join Team Baruch Or Student Government as it looks really fun and is interactive with the school. I also am starting to struggle a bit with calculus and am trying to find tutoring as well and I also want to look for internships at the SPARC Center which I’m gonna do soon.
This week has overall been really easy and the 5 day weekend was something I was really looking forward to. I was able to spend time with my friends who don’t go to Baruch and it was great to catch up with them. Although the interview I tried really hard for ended up not going well and I got rejected from the business frat, I’m not going to let it bother me as I have my own team always with me so it didn’t feel that bad to not get in. I might try again next semester though but for now I really want to join Student Government or Team Baruch and also join a finance club if that is possible but I Don’t know if its too late on that. It’s really hard to find out info on clubs sometimes and I wish there was a newspaper or some sort that I could refer to and see what clubs are available.
This week was probably one of the most stressful weeks I had so far but seeing that email of no school was the best thing ever because to be honest, I wasn’t gonna make it on time to class and I didn’t wanna be that kid who knocks on the door and walking in awkwardly late. I had a history quiz on “Terms” but we learned literally over 100 terms in the past couple weeks and the quiz ended up not even being on terms but actual concepts which I found pretty annoying. I also had my first interview this week which was for Alpha Kappa Psi. I did a mock interview with one of the bros before and they said I did surprisingly well than they expected which I didn’t know to take as a compliment or an insult but I went into the real one a little nervous as it was the President interviewing me which made it feel like a boss battle. My financial aid has also been finally fixed after a long trip to the Bursar Office and that’s a lot of stress off my shoulders. Hopefully next week will be less frantic than this one. I’m also looking for new clubs to join, hopefully one centered around finance so I can explore further into a major I want to participate in.