Manna M. Chang

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Journal #3 – The Next Step to…

How has your participation in the Community Service Project encouraged you to draw upon the expertise of faculty and staff?

My participation in the Community Service Project has encouraged me to draw upon the expertise of faculty and staff since it made me realize that the faculty and staff are here to help you 24/7 [an exaggeration].  Nonetheless, they are willingly and glad to help you with your assignment.  Even though I haven’t used the full potential of these expertise, I am expected to in the future.

Which support centers have you utilized?  I haven’t utilized any support centers besides the library — that isn’t support center though.

Have you joined a student club?  Half yes-no.  I planning to join the VITA Club however there is a process to that.  In the near future, I plan to join the Archery Club.

Describe how using these resources for your team project has given you an edge in your other courses and your future success at Baruch.

The library and the databases are usually tools for success in college.  While there are many other resources that I can use, I will be looking forward to using them in the future.

[The obvious] In other courses, many papers, that requires outside sources to support the thesis, are heavily depended on books and academic articles.  Most of the time, the local libraries will not have all the resources that I need whereas Baruch Library has many books related to a course — a lot of old books.

Even though this team project for FRO did not require as much outside resources since most of the information are on the not-for-profit organization, the resources were helpful for the recitation team project which required a lot of outside resources.

How has your understanding of community service evolved as a result of your participation in the Project? Where do you see yourself in the next 3 years?

My understanding of community service evolved as a result of my participation in the Project [and before the Project].  Paraphrasing Mr. Medina’s words:  It’s not all about the bread, it’s about the interaction.  I remember hearing this before but it wasn’t about distributing food.  It was about visiting the elders — I think someone brought that up before in class.  Elders are glad to see youngsters because most of the time, family members don’t visit them and the elders want to talk with someone.  Elders are interested in the seeing the bright smiles on the youngsters’ faces.  For my first time talking with an elder, it was a fail.  Most of the time, she misheard what I said.  Oh well.  It was a nice experience.  We [the outreach program that I joined during freshmen year] wrote Christmas Cards to them.  For [this] the Project, I learned that there are many different kind of others who need help or attention in a good way.

In three years, hopefully, I am still in the Honors Program.  In three years, I want to see myself who had achieved in participating in many volunteer activities — hopefully a chance with animals.


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   Maria Guglielmo wrote @ December 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm


You are right, elderly people like to have someone to talk to. They like to see a bright, young and vibrant face. Perhaps, you can volunteer at a senior center again in the future. It’s worth a try!


   Maria Guglielmo wrote @ December 3rd, 2011 at 11:19 pm


I apologize for writing Michael’s name on the previous post. It was a mis-type! My apologies.


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