My third and last enrichment workshop is the career workshop to go to a career event. This was a pretty difficult one considering I didn’t know which ones I should go to. Last week we were looking at events to go to and at the time we only were able to go to one which was held at the STARR career development center. I was hoping to go to a bank considering I had an interview with chase to be a associate banker and I felt that would’ve been something good for a career workshop, however me and my friends where nearby the STARR center so we had just went. I’m quite glad I went there because I learned a lot more than I would have expected. I didn’t know exactly what to do or say, but the staff was very kind and were able to help me out with ease. We revised on our majors and minors but specifically minors which would be a good fit for our field of study. Since I wanted to be a finance major the best minor would have been either business or economics. I’ve chosen previously to minor in economics and hope to stick with it. They did help decide what fields where best for me for what I wanted to do and what I needed to do to get there. We also discussed about linkedin and how to set the profile up and told us when the next date for the linked headshots were. They also advised on how to use the Simplicity app which also helps with jobs and internships with important companies similar to linkedin. There were multiple applications for interviews at different companies but one that caught my eye was the one at Goldman Sachs who’s deadline is on December first. However, first I’m hoping to set up s good resume with decent experience and good grades before I apply to these places.
For my second workshop which I did last week was the academic one and my friend who had already done it took to me a fashion museum not too far from baruch. It was a convenient place to go considering it was close by and it was free. At first I didn’t expect much from a fashion museum because i’m not much of a museum person or into fashion or intricate wears. However, I was quite surprised by what I saw. Some of the outfits and dresses where pretty nice. A mix of old and modern design. It was nice looking at the colorful, sparkly, elaborate clothes. The exhibit was also quite informative to read about. There was also a special exhibit for Paris. They showed their main designers, culture, outfit designs throughout time, and however the centuries its been considered the city of fashion. I found the museum pretty interesting although I’m still not the biggest fan of fashion and clothing to that extent it was still a good experience and I would probably go again.
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For the final enrichment workshop I attended the Diwali celebration at Baruch. Personally I do not celebrate the holiday but I do have a lot of friends that do and never had any type of understanding of what the holiday means or represents. I was on my way out of school but saw one of my mutual friends Instagram stories that there was a Diwali celebration so I decided to go. I was able to try some different food that I have never had before, see a different type of cultural clothing, different music and much more. Essentially Diwali is a celebration of lights and it signifies the celebration of good over evil as well as to honor Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu). Going to this gave me a new understanding and new respect for the Hindu religion and the holiday Diwali. I hope to attend much more events like this as it is a very fun and social way of gaining knowledge.
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After seeing many other people visit and talk about the STARR Career Center, I decided to give it a visit myself. I had an advisor go over my resume and make some changes to it in order to make it more professional. We also had a conversation about the business communications major which is my major but I had a lack of knowledge on it or the career paths that would be possible to take under this major. I got information on the different routes I can take and also the different types of programs that are provided by the STARR Career Center which I will definitely be utilizing along my career at Baruch College. In such a big school it is easy to feel isolated and that you are on your own but going to the STARR Career Center was very comforting and I will soon go back.
A topic that we discussed in class was integrity. Integrity can mean a lot to everyone. To me integrity is the morals, values, beliefs and ethics(credibility) of a person. Integrity is honesty, respect, and commitment to your self. It is who your character is. The consistency of beliefs on what you think is right or wrong. C.S Lewis said, “Integrity is doing the right thing. Even when no one is watching.” I’d like to think that I always do the right thing, however I don’t think that’s true for anyone. We have all came to a situation or conflict in our life when we should have done more to help, but didn’t. However, the little things we do in everyday life count too. Whether it is helping someone with a struggle or falling and picking them up or saying something when you see something wrong happening. Integrity is staying honest on a test, and not allowing others to cheat from you. Integrity is important at home, school and the workplace. Integrity is important at home because I think without integrity at home there is no structure. We all have our own ways of doing things or a way our families do things and we all know how important those values can be. Two character traits important in my family values are honesty and respect and with out them things wouldn’t flow as smoothly. Integrity is important in school because of fairness. It wouldn’t be right if someone who didn’t put as much work and effort as you got a higher grade. Lastly, integrity is important in the workplace because without it you wouldn’t be able to maintain a job. No one wants someone who is untrustworthy or unreliable to be or run in their business. All in all, integrity plays a major role in our lives and society because without it the world would be in chaos and things wouldn’t have the right flow.
On October 22nd I attended a Financial Literacy Workshop at Baruch College. This was helpful and it only added on to what I had already learned in high school when we had different workshops to help prepare us for college. Alan Chen started off by describing what social security is. This is money the government gives you after you can no longer work. He also let us know that he comes every month to give these financial literacy meetings and help people learn more to balance their budget. He noticed over the years that people don’t think about money until they have it and people don’t know how to save. He also encouraged us to get our own information and research our own ways to budget. I learned that social security is created by taxes and was established in 1935. Its meant to aid those under old-Age, survivors, and disability. Its a system in which one must work for 10 years in order to claim the earned money previously taken as taxes. I never knew you had to work exactly 10 years to get that money I thought you had to make some crazy invention and be famous to be rich. One is also allowed to retire at the age or 67 but it is suggested at the age of 70 because if social security is running sustainably one should receive 100% of their earnings. The most surprising and alarming thing I learned was that by the year 2034 the government believes social security will have run out. This is due to not enough people being able to work to sustain the people now and the inevitable decrease to the point where when we want to retire we cannot. By that time we would need to pay what we can for taxes and only receive 77%of what we earned overall. The speakers last comments and suggestion was to invest now and start getting into finances so you will be able to survive without the aid of the government.
For my final workshop, I decided to go to the STARR Career center. Most people went here for their workshop, so it felt right. (This was also the easiest workshop ) I was able to get my resume reviewed with an advisor. Surprisingly, it did not need much adjustments which made me feel confident. However we were able to discuss ways to further perfect my resume. We discussed ways to fix the “professional summary “ part of my resume. It helped me get rid of the repetitiveness in my resume. I also learned the many other programs they have such as career counseling , internships , and mock interviews. Although I don’t really feel I need career counseling due to the fact that I am pretty confident in pursuing psychology . The mock interviews might also be useful for future jobs. I have only had one real interview with the current job I have right now.I do look forward to possibly doing an internship though. I did not plan on stepping foot into this center but as freshman I think it is a great service. It feels comforting knowing we have another support staff to help us career-wise. STARR is so spoken about but you never really feel the usefulness of it until you go check it out personally.
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For my final enrichment workshop, I decided to visit the STARR Career Center, as most of my classmates seem to have done the same thing. I was able to meet with an advisor there that gave me tons of info towards my career path. I dove into a deep conversation about my passions and conflictions about my major with them, as I’ve been confused about this for so long. I got to learn so much about what I can do moving forward and how Baruch can help me do that. I learned that Baruch provides so many amenities such as interview prep, counseling, and recruiting from some really top-notch companies. I know that I will utilize these moving forward and it was heartwarming knowing that there is so much help for me here. I also gained some clarity on how to operate the websites of STARR and how to use Simplicity. Even though we had a session on it, it helped to learn a bit more about it. I talked with the advisor about things that would be the most useful for me, such as reworking my resume and gaining public speaking skills. I think something that I will be doing very soon is scheduling either a mock interview or a resume review workshop. Both of these are necessities in the real world, and in my opinion, they are the most important. I am grateful to those at the STARR Career Center and I hope to utilize them to the best of their abilities.
My third enrichment workshop was at the career event at Starr center. I had a discussion with my friends and we decided that we would go to the career event. So then later that we went to the STARR career center. I got to learn a lot of things when I went there. We talk about different career and how you would get there. I really didn’t know what the Starr center was until I got there. We talked about different majors and the pathway to those majors. I got to see how I should plan out my classes and which classes I need to take so I can eligible. We also talk about different minors and how they can help my career. For example we talked about how Spanish would be a great minor cause there are lots of people who speak Spanish and communicating with them is important. I got to explore different things and find out what I’m interested in. This gave me a step toward my career and I’m just getting started.
For my third and final enrichment workshop, I had to complete the career criteria. Unsurprisingly I left it till the last minute and decided to go visit the STARR on Thursday during my five hour break because why not? A few weeks ago for an FYS class we were given a sheet outlining events that were coming up but sadly I did not make it to any of them as of yet. I really looked forward to getting my headshot picture taken for a LinkedIn profile but i unfortunately forgot to go although I was reminded at the STARR center that I will have another opportunity to do so so I am really looking forward to that. I also talked to the staff there, who were really helpful btw, about minors and supposedly it’s not required to minor in something but I’m not sure I’m gonna go down that route. However coming here has helped me settle on psychology as a minor. I am taking the class and have enjoyed it thus far. In addition the lovely staff recommended that I make appointments to help set up my resume when I mentioned that I wanted a picture taken. This is a complete lifesaver because my resume is a mess as of now and receiving help will be amazing. This overall experience was completely beneficial and I am sure that I am gonna be hanging out there a lot more often.