Sunday, December 7, 2008
1. Client based project- PICK A GOOD GROUP! If your group isn't good, you'll have such a hard time getting this project to come together. I know my roommates and I all dread going to group meeting when our groups for class have slackers and don't get along. My group was fabulous for this class and we all got along so it was easy to get together and work on our project.
2. Utilize class time- Angie gives time in class to do work and if you have time to work on something, why not use it and avoid doing it later? If you do this you'll have little to no homework and hardly anything to do outside of class.
3. Keep up with blogs- You have a whole week to do these but it's easy to put off doing them until Sunday when you might forget (aka like I almost did today). You're better off doing these when you get class time so you don't forget. These are easy to do and easy grades so make sure you don't forget to do them.
4. Check the class website- the class website has a to-do list that tells you what to do for the entire week so you never forget whats due or whats going on in class. This has saved me so many times when I have forgot what I needed to bring to class or what was happening in class.
5. Extra credit- Angie has a bunch of ways to help your grade out if it is faltering, don't forget about these. She gives extra points for commenting on other people's blogs which may feel weird to do but everyone knows that it's extra credit so why not? Also, in our class, if we attended this presentation by the english department we got extra credit plus we could write that we did a professional presentation on our vita for grad school so it was even better.
I hope these tips help, and with this you should have no problem getting the grade you want :) Have a good semester!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
The next Sunday morning, the staff received e-mails saying to come to the pool at 5 for training but if you couldn't, let someone know and you would have to swim laps before or after your shifts every day for the next week. I couldn't make it to the training as I had a meeting for the executive members of my sorority at that time, so I e-mailed my boss to let her know and said I would be fine swimming the laps because I don't mind swimming. She did not respond until the next afternoon when she called me and told me that I would have to be at the pool at 8 that night to make up for the training I missed the day before. I didn't get the voicemail until after class (so like 4:15) and was kind of irritated because she hadn't told us training was mandatory and also I have chapter meetings for my sorority at 8. I decided to call and tell her I quit.
The whole situation could have been avoided if there had been better communication between us. I had never gotten an e-mail telling me I had to work and was never told the training was mandatory. I felt that I explained that I was a full-time student and had other obligations at school that I could not miss, and besides, it wasn't like this was a legitimate job, it was just a way to earn some extra money. I ended up quitting because there was not effective communication between the workers and our boss. We should have been informed of decisions way ahead of time instead of the day of and should have made sure we knew what was going on when. Furthermore, I thought it was very unprofessional to have the person at the front desk contact me instead of herself.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
1. Were you nervous? How did you deal with this?
I was a little nervous because I never have gone a real interview before and had no idea what to expect. Also, the job description I gave you was my dream job and even though I knew this was not a real interview I wanted to do my best.
2. Did you get any questions that threw you? How did you handle those questions?
The question that threw me the most was "What are you most proud of that you have done?" I answered truthfully but in answering I felt sort of childish and that my answer was trivial. I talked about planning my sorority's philanthropy events and how stressful it was to be in charge and have something so huge riding on your shoulders. When I was asked how I could handle the stress I talked about this again which I felt like made me look like I had no other commitments.
3. If you could do the interview again, what would you do differently?
If I could do the interview again, I would definitely ask questions at the end. When asked if I had any questions I completely drew a blank so I would need to research that ahead of time to make sure I knew what I was doing.
4. What did you learn from this experience?
That I handled the interview and the stress associtated with it pretty well. Even though I was nervous, I played it off and did not let it show through.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
1. Will's presentation was hilarious because he took something like drinking games and presented it seriously. He clearly explained how to play Circle of Death and did his presentation in a very organized manner. I especially liked how he stressed the discrepancies between the rules among different people because it is really common to sit down to play and find out that everyone plays by different rules.
2. Morgan's presentation made me so jealous! I wish I could go and ski around Europe for Christmas vacation. I'm studying abroad next semester and her presentation just made me even more excited to go. The coolest thing about her trips was that they aren't the typical places (Slovenia?) and her family went off the beaten path.
3. Adrienn's presentation was really neat because I didn't know anything about pouring wine or even how to open it. This weekend I was at home and my mom was trying to open a bottle for dinner and broke the cork and I told her the proper way to do it (she was not amused). Anyway that was really cool and when I went out to eat I noticed the way the waiter poured the wine also.