My first experience in the workforce has come from my job with Tim Hortons. Prior to starting I set goals for myself to pursue and achieve. The goals I set proved to help me improve myself in multiple ways. My main goals were to be an asset to my team, make connections, and continue to learn from my job. My hard-work, commitment, and responsible behaviour was recognized and I was promoted to Shift Supervisor after a year of working with Tim Hortons as a Team Member.
In highschool I was highly committed to a program called "Breakthrough" for my last three years in high school. Breakthrough helps first generation students go to college, starting to work with them in middle school. It's an amazing organization and helps the kids every step of the way, whether it be tutoring for a hard math exam in 8th grade or application help when applying to college in 12th grade. My role was to be a mentor leader during Saturday sessions. From 8am to 4pm, we would lead 12 - 15 students through activities to learn about college, or just work on important skills such as writing, reading and research.
I am a member of Student Council and have been for the past four years, currently serving as Student Body President. I am in the Mentoring program where I get to mentor freshmen students. I participate in the Student Wellness Advocacy Team. I am also a very proud member of the National Honor Society at Sunnyside. My extracurricular keeps me busy but I would not have it any other way.
On my first year, I was promoted from team member to team lead in my job at Jamba Juice. This experience had a great influence on my leadership skills. I was in charge of the employees and the store during the evening shift, and some weekend’s day shift. My duties included to direct the team members to help clean the store at closing, count the money in the registers, prepare deposits, and print out the sales for the day. My actions were best displayed by completing all evening tasks in order to prepare the store for the next day.
This Texas Government course is my first online class and also my first Honors class in college. I am aware that online courses may require students to do discussion boards or group projects or any other assignments that encourage interactions among students. I expected to experience and improve my teamwork skills and critical thinking. Although this class was about Texas Government, I was looking forward to discussing the presidential election that was held during throughout the semester. Last spring semester, I took GOVT 2305 - the Federal Government- and found myself involved in discussions and debates.
Through out my high school career leadership has been a big part of my life. Most of my experience has come from Link Crew, a leadership program at my school that chooses upperclassmen to be a mentor to incoming freshman, providing them with support, and guidance during their transition into high school. This program also focuses on giving back to the community, and our school. My junior year
As a class officer, my job was to represent my class and their interests in addition to serving as a bridge between the students and the administration. As class president, I was responsible for preparing my class for each pep rally, which involved coordinating volunteers, collecting supplies, and communicating the details of the pep rally to my class, such as the theme and what to wear. I also oversaw the other class officers; I would delegate work, organize meetings, and ensure the completion of tasks. As student body vice-president, my main jobs were to train the freshman and sophomore officers and assist the student body co-presidents. I helped organize and lead the annual student council leadership seminar to prepare the younger officers.
Throughout my whole experience at Centennial, I have always wanted to join the National Junior Honor’s Society, so I feel very honored to have this opportunity to apply. Last semester, I was part of our school’s Student Council. Being in that group allowed me to see how important leadership is in our daily lives, in and outside of school. I also learned a whole lot about service, considering we had to complete one hour every week. All of these things are important, but the thing that I thought spoke to me personally was this year’s theme.
Introduction When I first saw the syllabus of this class, I was looking forward to doing the service learning project as I have only been to only one in the past. I believe that service learning is important as part of a quality college education because I believe that people learn best through experiences. Also, service learning is important as part of a quality college education because, during the service, there will be numerous opportunities for students to learn new things. For instance, I am a business major student but I know about the history of the Gold Park and the benefits of the plants there through the service learning project. Now, I also learn about the history of the Coast Salish Tribe and their culture.
I have always thought that significant change is a long process. However, five months in college changed me more than ten years in elementary and high school ever did. Because everyday in the university, I live a routine, which requires me to be independent from my parents, responsible for my own needs, wise in making decisions, and careful in trusting people. I have truly seen myself grow within my first three semesters in the university and it manifests so much in my attitude and outlook in life today. University life makes me know myself better.