The Community Services Project was a great opportunity to work in a group and draw from the large pool of resources offer at Baruch. In previous situations where I have done group work there really hasn’t been a need to meet off campus. Since we do need to meet at our organization in order to volunteer it’s good to practice coordinating schedules and making sure everyone in the group is accommodated. As a whole, the community service project has given me some new insights as to what it means to volunteer and give back to the community. Being able to impact another person’s life in a positive way is an amazing experience. It allows you to connect with the people in your community and even learn more about your community. On top of that I strongly believe volunteering is a way to learn more about yourself.
Some of the resources I have discovered as a result of the community service project include the Writing Center, and the STAR Career Development Center. These two departments at Baruch allowed me to learn new ways to find volunteer, intern, and job opportunities. Additionally, the writing center has allowed me to learn new techniques that have improved the way I synthesize writing prompts and write my responses. The skills I have learned have also helped me in my other courses such as English and Business. Writing essays for English and business plans for my business recitation course has been much easier since I attended the writing center. As of today, I have not joined a club. Being that I am still getting adjusted to the structure of college, as well as working after school, I simply have not had the time to look into or attend a club event. Next semester I do plan on taking the time to find a club that interests me.