Often times, I would attend more than one event. It not only gave me a break from my stressful week, but also allowed me to bond with my floormates and other Rose residents. Most of my friends are from the Rose House. And when the SA position came to me, I thought what could be a better way for me to share my experiences as a transfer student to other students. I can perhaps advice other transfer students for the challenges they might face in their daily lives.
"Some Lessons From the Assembly Line" review In the article "Some Lessons From the Assembly Line" by Andrew Braaksma (2005). Braaksma is trying to reach the audience of college students and blue-collar workers. With his personal experience he shows how his friends who attend college and haven 't worked long hours don 't understand why he is happy to be back at school, they don 't understand what it is like to work long hard hours all day long and not be paid accordingly. "There are few things as cocksure as a college student who has never been out in the real world, and people my age always seem to overestimate the value of their time and knowledge. After a particularly exhausting string of 12-hour days at a plastics factory, I remember being shocked at how small my check seemed" Braaksma (2005).
The NOVA documentary “Naturally Obsessed: the making of a scientist” shows the lives of three post-graduate students at Columbia University and their experiments and struggles they faced in the lab and the impact their research had on their mental and social health. One of the students, Rob, has aspirations to become like his mentor Larry and have his own lab and students. Personally, I relate more with Rob than the other students in the film because like him, I tend to look up to the people I admire. Additionally, Rob and I share a steadfast resolve when doing work regardless of the difficulty. Although Rob has been unsuccessful for two and a half years in producing successful results, he is still determined to finish his research and earn
Similar to LeVerne Payne, I served at an after school program for at-risk children and youth called The Master’s Workshop. I spent my time leading them in group activities, crafts, sports, music and a designated homework time. One of the greatest limitations I found myself facing in this role was a division in the power of authority. I volunteered here all throughout high school and some of the kids were very close in age to me. I found myself not always being respected for this reason.
The only activity that worked out was the one that dealt with registration outside of my presentation in class. Which involved them asking for help after my presentation, so that really was the only success. So I guess I can say that having and planning out these events did not work out for me very well. What worked for me this semester was the in class discussions because I was able to interact with the opinions and I was able to share my opinions. These discussions also made me feel that I was apart of the class and not just an empty voice in the front of the class.
While doing this assignment, I joined the Human Service Student Organization (HSSO). HSSO has regular meeting, which are usually held in Warf-Pickel. According to the website, “The Human Service Student Organization is a platform to congregate and educate students on topics relative to the helping profession.” While being apart of this organization, many individuals will participate in many activities, such as volunteering throughout the community. Some of the activities are helping the homeless in the community, volunteering at the One Acre Café, and participating in community outreach. However, when clicking on the view all events button, it does not provided upcoming events.
Community service is not only about receiving hours to put on a resume, but it is something you do to guide others and make them feel better. An example of this was when I was part of the MLK day of service at Stockton University two years in a row where I sewed pillows and pins to support the unfortunate; this was a great experience where I was able to make new friends and contribute to the society.Service is not only about being part of large organizations, but it is also about doing small deeds for others, like staying after school and contributing to the club even if it is not mandatory. I also was part of Project Green where I picked up garbage on the beach and planted marram grass. I am the type of person that likes helping the elderly and the needy; so when I go to India, giving clothes and food to the boys and girls who have nothing to eat and sleep with an empty stomach is a priority to me during my trip. The Atlantic County Library is also somewhere I volunteer; helping young children read books and organizing craft days on the weekends.
Neerja Sonawane Academic Goals Essay During my school days, I went to a scouts and guides camp where they took us for a visit to a school for the disabled, named “Aasha” (Hope). I was left bewildered on seeing the innocent souls who didn 't have sight but had a vision. I saw sore eyes full of dreams. This gave me sleepless nights. The strong urge to make a difference in their life drew me towards science and technology for the mystical abilities it gave us.
As a pre-medical student, I initially felt out of my league since the other volunteers were graduate education students. I was responsible for designing a summer reading program for fifteen children, ages five to nine and implementing my program at the Little Falls YMCA where the children were daily. I encountered many obstacles such as what material would be appropriate for each child, children who announced their dislike for reading, and the struggles of instituting a daily lesson. Despite these factors and my unfamiliar setting, I began to feel confident in myself as I thought of new projects to get the children to enjoy the program. Also, several of the children needed emotional support in addition to assistance with their reading, and a personal factor evolved in my relationship with the children.
At times I felt as if I was being bullied for having such a concern for my academics or no one understood why I was studying for the SAT on a summer night. Due to this lack of emotional support from my family, this independent disposition was formed in order for me to achieve the goals I wanted throughout high school. Fastforwarding to the end of my junior year of highschool, I am very familiar with myself and my limits. My natural abilities in math and science that were so prominent at an early point in my life initiated my interest in engineering. The field of engineering is quite vast with dozens of subdivisions that utilize different levels of thinking and overall interests.
The DREAM Team brings a community of undocumented students together. By showing other them that they were not alone, other DREAMers were able to come out about his/her status. I had never being part of a club before, and after attending their meetings I regretted not knowing about the DREAM Team before. Being able to sympathize with one another made me have a feeling of belonging. I also saw them working closely with one another to gain support and raise awareness on immigrant reforms that affect thousands of undocumented students.
My ultimate endeavor since attending community college has been my involvement in school, specifically with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. As an engineering major I am limited to a diminutive amount of free time, due to the quantity and difficulty of my classes. However, this limitation and the fact that my ride to school is a two hour trip on public transportation, has not stopped me from participating in extracurricular activities. Applying my time management and responsibility skills that I acquired from taking several math base classes at the same time, I managed to become a member of clubs and attain leadership roles. I first became the Vice President of Service, for Phi Theta Kappa and organized service events on campus and outside of campus.
Governor’s School Essay Response Ever since I was young you could always find me toying around with objects trying to figure out how they worked. Taking them apart, studying them, and then reconstructing them back together was a usual past time for me. Looking back I realized that all of the time I spent on learning how something worked was the foundation that flourished into my passion for engineering. My interests in technology did not come until later in my life; when I attended my first engineering and technology workshop. Back in the summer of 2012 I was accepted into the Rowan University’s Boys Engineering, Science, and Technology (BEST) Program.
While there was never a need for me to anglicize my name, it made me remember an odd incident back when I was an undergraduate student. Back when I was trying to find a thesis supervisor I often had to send emails to professors expressing my interest in working with them. For some reason, I noticed that whenever I signed the email off with my full name my email was ignored but when I signed the email with just my first name I often got replies, and invitations to meet with the professor in person to talk more about potential thesis ideas. While it may have just been a coincidence, it struck me as strange at the time and I would be lying if I said it did not bother me. Anyways other than that, I don 't think my name has caused me
And what better way to get it than by having a productive summer working at an excellent institution with the people who are considered experts in their field? I feel like I would very much benefit from such experience, both career and personality wise. I really like the idea of concentrating on one project for the summer and being able to go through the whole process of following a theory through a basic outline of experiments, adjusting them, and finally processing and presenting the results. That is after all what real research work is about! I find it an incredible advantage to work on a research in an international environment; it would further improve my communication skills, which I consider an important aspect of science that is unfortunately often overlooked causing unnecessary complications.