Wednesday, January 18, 2017

What-to-Know Wednesday : Reflections From My Last First Week

Hello all, and welcome back to another semester at Stories of St. Mike's!

To my fellow St. Mike's students, I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing break. And to any and all prospective (and accepted!) students, I hope you're all ready for this semester's packed schedule of Knight Chats, Open Houses and Accepted Students Days! It will be an eventful semester for many reasons, and I look forward to interacting with you all.

If you've been following along, you know that this semester will also be my last at St. Mike's, as I'm graduating in May! As my last first week of classes progresses, I've been reflecting and preparing for everything there is to be done over the next fifteen weeks- which is quite a bit.

As a senior Media Studies, Journalism & Digital Arts major, I'll be spending the bulk of this semester writing and publishing a book for my senior seminar exploring "hobby-jobs" (hobbies pursued for a living), who pursues them, why, and how they navigate through work and leisure in their lives. There have been no shortage of horror stories passed down from MJD seniors over the past three years, so I know it'll be hard work. However, it's also one of the things I'm looking forward to the most as I start my final semester! It'll be an accomplishment that follows me for the rest of my life, and I'm so grateful to be given such an opportunity through my major here at SMC.

Also in my final semester, I'm finishing up my year as the Online Media & Communications coordinator for SMC's Founders Society, a position I've enjoyed working toward since my freshman year, and one that I'll certainly look back on as one of the highlights of my college experience.

Lastly, I'll be spending the next couple of months perfecting my resume, looking for and applying to (real life!) jobs in hopes to hit the ground running this summer (after a week or two to catch my bearings and celebrate, of course).

I'm looking forward to reflecting on the last four years over the upcoming months on Stories of St. Mike's, and as always, I hope you'll find my thoughts, experiences and advice helpful to your own journey with SMC!

Stay tuned for the semester's first Sum-It-Up Sunday on the 22nd!

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