As I have probably mentioned before, I majored in fashion merchandising at Fontbonne for my undergraduate degree. I still keep in contact with all of the wonderful professors in the department, and always let them know if they need anything. A few weeks ago, the director of the program, Dr. Liljequist, told me she had some ideas on how we can collaborate. She asked if I would be interested in updating some of the bulletin boards in the business department hallways. I love any sort of crafty project, so of course I said yes! This will be a task that I complete throughout the end of the semester and into the early parts of summer. That way, when students come back for the fall semester, the walls will look fresh and updated. While I am doing this, I’ll also help clean up our resources room in fashion merchandising so things are easy to find for the next group of students that will be using the space for various projects.
I don’t have any pictures to post yet, as I am still in the beginning stages of this project. But I will say that I have a lot of ideas up my sleeve that are very different from what’s currently there! I hope the students that end up walking the halls of AB (Anheuser-Busch building) will enjoy the new look of the department. If you continue to keep in touch with teachers, advisors, coworkers, etc., you never know what opportunities may come out of the connections. Whether it’s a small task or a potential job, it’s important to nurture the relationships and connections you make in life. Because I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the fashion merchandising department, I will always have an interest in helping them out. I just can’t stay away. 🙂
I hope everyone has had a productive week as you all have been preparing for the end of the semester with papers and projects. As a senior on campus who is getting ready for graduation, so I know it is a tough time in the semester. I am also a student athlete at Fontbonne and I work outside of school downtown at Busch Stadium. It has definitely been a stressful few weeks since we have been back from spring break because there is just so much to do. I will give you all the advice that I have been given from other some of my life mentors who I have known for a while. Even though it may be a stressful time in the school year for students, just remember to breath and smile along the way. If you remember to smile and stay positive you will make it to the finish line. Although you may be overwhelmed with all of your assignments and deadlines, but know you will make it through to May. Sometimes I feel as though things are being thrown at me all at once, but it only lasts for so long and then the semester will be over.
It’s a testament to how insane grad school is that I haven’t written in a long time. I’ve been crazy busy with assignments, papers, projects, you name it! But thankfully, Easter break was restful, and I’m hoping I’ll be able to complete my third semester of grad school with a bang. Since I’m in the ISPP dietetic program, I’ll get a week off and then go straight into my internship – exciting!! I can’t wait! Meanwhile, my plans for that week include sleeping, sleeping, aaaaaaand probably lounging by the pool with a good book. What do you guys have going on this summer?
I hope you all had a restful Easter break and got to eat some delicious homemade food – and that the Easter Bunny visited you 😉 He came to my house and was quite generous with the chocolate and coins.
Keep moving forward and good luck with finals.
As Junior year is coming to a close, there are things that need to be taken care of. It is all about submitting that last assignment, taking that last test, and getting ready for the Summer – depending on whether you have summer classes, a job, or an internship lined up. Personally for me, I have a handful of things to take care of. Class work is a given. Enactus will be hosting a BBQ this coming Monday (24th) in the Golden Meadow. Hopefully the weather isn’t terrible. Oh, and I also have an internship lined up for the summer with Charter Communications. You know…the company that many of us are paying for cable, phone, and/or internet service.
I am grateful to receive this opportunity. But I am also very excited! Charter just recently acquired Bright House Networks & Time Warner Cable (2nd largest Cable Provider in the Nation – behind Comcast)!
The acquisition was worth over a whopping $65 Billion!!! Plus I get an employee badge! No, but seriously.. Junior year has been fantastic! I have created a program over winter break and now my colleague in a class are transitioning it into a web application, I have an internship lined up, I have moved the entire Enactus team away from email (we are Slackers now), in Android Dev. – my team and I are creating an app that has huge potential to be used by hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, and things are only going to get better! Until next time guys, stay classy!