Sunday, November 30, 2008
Now that we have that established, I can move on to some important items I want to share with you - namely how YOU can be successful in this class. For ease sake I have broken up my suggestions into four main categories - all of which are extremely relevant to this course - and chosen three items I feel will prove most helpful if you heed them...
Managing the Client Project
1. Be yourself when organizing into groups - having a good group is KEY, and you don't want to misrepresent yourself and have to spend the rest of the semester regretting it
2. BE FLEXIBLE. This project has its roots in collaboration WHICH MEANS that there are going to be differing opinions and (at times) conflicts of interest. Do your best to keep your focus on the project and what is going to benefit the client the most versus keeping nit-picky tabs on group members and their ideas.
3. HAVE FUN. This is a semeseter long project and there are bound to be days when you don't feel like working on it but remember that this project is different from any other you have done because you are actually producing a product that is going to impact the community!!!
Preparing Career Materials
1. GO TO THE MICHELIN CAREER CENTER
2. GO TO THE MICHELIN CAREER CENTER
3. GO TO THE MICHELINE CAREER CENTER
ok so I know you probably think I am crazy but I PROMISE you the people there are INCREDIBLY nice and INCREDIBLY helpful and they will equip you with everything you need to have a killer resume, cover letter, and everything else you might need in this arena.
For this class you are required to keep a blog (what you are reading now is a blog) as well as establish and develop an e-portfolio...
1. Don't be a techno-phob. I promise I am about as computer illiterate as they come but this stuff is b-a-s-i-c. A rudimentary working knowledge of the internet and an open mind is really all you need - and a little patience!
2. Don't be afraid of new things - you adapted to the New Facebook just fine I assume :)
3. Don't be afraid to ask for help! We don't all work at CCIT but there are people who do! And Mrs. Rogers is extremely helpful and understanding as well. USE YOUR RESOURCES.
Making the Most of the Class
1. Use your time wisely. Mrs. Rogers does a great job of letting you know when things are due so you have no excuse to say you didn't know. Follow her To-Do List and you will be golden!
2. Don't throw everything you learn out the window after an assignment is done - you are going to be in the work force the rest of you adult life - you need this stuff!
3. Put your heart into the Client Project. As I previously stated, this project is happening in real life. Get excited about making a difference!
Best of luck to you all!!!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
My group has been really wonderful - such a blessing! I have been in horrid groups before and that is always a real fear of mine but praise the Lord He provided and we all work really well together. As a group our biggest obstacle has definitely been TIME. We are all super busy and so finding time when we can all meet has been a bit rough.
My group has been awesome on a personal discovery level as well. It is a habit of mine to think that I have to take on everything or it wont turn out ok and my group has really helped break me of that because of the mutual diligence, intelligence, and conscientiousness we share - a fact for which I am MUCH appreciative. The faith they have endengered in me will certainly aide me in future collaborative projects.
My favorite part of the project is definitely seeing how far we have come from the beginning and knowing that what we are producing is going to have a "pay it forward" effect - very cool and inspiring!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
2. Did you get any questions that threw you? How did you handle those questions?
The very first question "Tell me about yourself" always gets me. I never know exactly what to say to answer that because there are so many things to say about yourself. I never know what aspects the interviewer is really looking for and what will just sounds cliche...
I handled this by trying to give a few tidbits from my personal life, some from my academic life, and some from my spiritual life.
3. If you could do the interview again, what would you do differently? I would probably have tried to be more aware of what I was doing non-verbally because I know that that can speak volumes and I wish I had been more cognizant of that.
This interview really just affirmed for me that I do indeed have a huge passion for what I am seeking to do with my life and that makes me feel so blessed =)
4. What did you learn from this experience?
Friday, October 3, 2008
In particular, I enjoyed the fact that Ms. Rogers allowed us to choose something that we care about to present on because it gave me further insight into my classmates' wide range of personalities and interests.
This being said, I would like to say that the three presentations I have chosen to write about are not better or worse than anyone else's - they just happened to grab my attention the most based on my personality and interests :)
1. Rob Painter: Historic Events of October 3rd
I enjoyed this because it was very unique and unscripted. Rob presented it with the perfect balance of spontaneity, sincerity, and sarcasm - not an easy task! Well done, Rob; I will forever remember October 3rd.
2. Shawn Corey: Officiating Triangle Style
What drew me to Shawn's presentation was his topic of Duke vs. UNC - a rivalry that has healthily occupied my heart since I was a young lass. My older brother brought me to love the Tarheels of the early and mid-90's and I have retained a special affinity for them ever since because they stir up fond childhood memories of my brother and me.
3. Frankie Bennett: Marijuana
You have to laugh! I cannot imagine why he chose to do marijuana over every other topic in the world but it was hilariously unexpected. It leaves me to wonder how exactly he knows so much about it and why exactly it is so near and dear to his heart... Care to comment, Frankie :)
Monday, September 22, 2008
Since we have a free topic this week I thought I would indulge everyone a little in the life of ME :)
*these are in no particular order - aside from the order they popped into my mind*
1. Cloudless days
2. Eating half-ripe peaches
3. Eating ricecakes with overripe bananas and strawberry applesauce- no comments allowed until you have tried one prepared by yours truly :)
5. Gilmore Girls
6. The color green
7. My nose stud
8. Getting dressed up
9. The smell of cinnamon
10. My roommate, Juliana
11. Making (and eating) my own Hummus
12. Running in the rain
13. Laughing til it hurts
14. Whole Food grocery market
15. Watching people sneeze
16. Finishing a run
17. Wishing upon a shooting star
18. Sitting by a fire with friends
20. Watching "the light bulb go off" when a child learns something