As the year gets closer to the end, my schedule gets crazier and crazier. Tomorrow is going to be one of the busiest days I have had in a long time. First, I have class from 9:25am-12:05pm. Luckily I enjoy the two classes I have tomorrow, so I wont mind it as much. After that, I have a tour at 12:45pm and ,after 2.5 years as a Student Ambassador, this will be my LAST tour; I think I might cry a little bit.
After my tour, I have office hours at the admissions house until 4:30pm. Hopefully people call the office I am going to be bored. Then, I have to go to my business school graduation from 5pm-7pm. The business school has their own graduation, outside of the regular commencement ceremony, to honor the graduating business students.
Finally, after the graduation ceremony ends I will be getting on a bus to New Jersey for the cheerleading competition. The competition is on Saturday in Six Flags Great Adventure, so we will be heading to our hotel Friday night. The competition and the hotel is about a 2.5 hour drive. I am so excited for competition I can barely contain myself.
Hopefully I can survive tomorrow
Only ONE week left until New Paltz Cheerleading goes to Six Flags in New Jersey to compete. Words can not express how excited I am for this competition!!! Our team was supposed to go to at least two other competitions this year; however, we were hit with a few set backs, which stopped us from competing in those other competitions.
We have been working really hard because we know that we only have a few more practices until the competition. These last four practices are our crunch time because we need to make sure the routine looks perfect.
I am also really excited about how we are getting to the competition. We are going to be taking a couch bus to New Jersey. That means it will be the whole team on one bus for two and a half hours. This will be some great bonding time for the team the day before the competition. We have already decided that we are going to be watching Harry Potter, which are some of my favorite movies.
I can’t wait. ONE MORE WEEK!!!!!
I meant to post this last week, unfortunately I was having some computer problems. I wanted to let you know that last week I was called back for a second interview for the Executive Team Leader job that I was applying for at Target. As they were last time, the interviews were held at our Carer Resource Center here on campus; which made it so much easier for me because I had class right after the interview.
I think the interview went well and I am hoping to hear back from them within the next week or two. I would really love to get this job and to have a job right out of college would be the best thing ever. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Wish me luck!!!
Today was a busy day for me. First, I had class from 9:25am-12:05pm. Right after that, I had an interview with Target for a full time job after I graduate. This was my first real life job interview for after graduation. I have a lot of interview experience because of all of the job interviews I have had for on-campus jobs, but I was more nervous for this interview because this was for a position outside of New Paltz and the “real world”.
I am applying for a position as an Executive Team Leader at Target and from what I hear about the position it is the perfect job for me. The job is all about being a leader and being able to manage a group of people and making sure that everything gets done correctly. The whole process consists of three interviews and this was the first step. I should know in 1-2 weeks if I made it through to the next round.
Immediately after my interview, I helped out with the presidential inauguration that was held on campus today. President Donald P. Christian was officially being inaugurated as the new president of SUNY New Paltz. It was a privilage to help with and be a part of this event because something like this does not happen very often. Many people from New Paltz and many other schools attended the inauguration. These people included professors, faculty, staff, and other college presidents.
After the inauguration, there was a reception held in the Student Union multi-purpose room. There was a lot of nice food there and I was allowed to have some because I helped out with the event. During the reception, there was a toast made in honor of our new president.
Overall I had a busy day, but it was a lot of fun. Now I am going to take a nap, even though it’s on 5pm, and get some work done before my long day of tours tomorrow.
I hope you all enjoyed your Easter/Passover; I had a very good time. Our “mini” break started on Friday because we did not have classes that day due to the up coming holidays. I decided not to go home until Saturday because I had to work until 4:30pm on Friday. What I decided to do instead was plan a little get together for me and some of my friends. I planned for my friends and I to get dinner at Hasbrouck and then we would all walk over and the Studly theater and see the play.
The Miami Theater Players were putting on “Into The Woods” which is a play about some well know fairy tales and how they are connected; Cinderella, Jack and the Bean Stock, and Rapunzel were some of the stores that were touched upon. There was a lot of singing and dancing in the play and it had a real good story to it.
We all ate for about an hour and then we went to the play; then we headed over to the play. The play was about 2.5 hours long, but it was real good and the time flew by. One of the best parts of the night was that the play was FREE!!!
Take a look at some pictures:
Me and Blogger Ashley at the play
Last week was our spring break, which means we all got to relax and enjoy some time away from school for a little bit. I spent the entire spring break with my best friend and her family. For the first few days we were in Pennsylvania where I went to my first casino ever and won some money. Then we went to Walden for the rest of break and got to tan a little bit because the weather was beautiful.
Now that we are all back it’s back to homework, classes, and projects. It’s always hard the first week back because you are wishing that you were still on break. Everyone says the same thing, “break wasn’t long enough”.
But he first week is over now and there aren’t any long breaks until the end of the year. There are only about 5 more weeks until the last day of classes. Which means about 7 more weeks until graduation. I am getting really excited for graduation. At first I was scared because I didn’t know what I was going to do after, but I have been applying for jobs and I am getting real excited for the next chapter in my life.
Until next time,
There’s one more week until spring break!!! I, as well as all students, are real excited for spring break. It’s nice to have a break from classes once in a while and since spring break is the only long break we have during the Spring semester, so everyone is looking forward for this break.
Usually I don’t do anything exciting for spring break, but this year I am going to Pennsylvania to stay with my best friend and her family for the week. I am looking forward to this break because it will be nice to have a little relaxation time. I just have to make it through this week though, which is mid term week for me.
A lot of people had their mid terms last week, but mine are this week. It’s not too bad because I only have two exams this week, but they are both on Friday which is going to be hard. I’m going to be studying like crazy for these test all of this week, but then I get to enjoy my break.
5 Days until SPRING BREAK!!!
I hope all is you all are doing fine. I really wanted to tell you all about this past weekend. The Resident Hall Student Association (RHSA) had their spring retreat this weekend. Any member of hall government is eligible to go on the retreats and these retreats are different every semester; they range from rollerskating trips to bowling trips. This semester we went to a sleep away camp.
This retreat was an over night stay at a camp known as Green Hill. A total of about thirty people came on this retreat and it was so much fun. RHSA retreats are supposed to help students build their leadership skills by doing many different activities. We did many activities through out the day that required us to work together and help us to get to know one another better. I had a lot of fun doing all of these programs and making a lot of new friends.
When I was younger I never went to a sleep away camp, so getting to stay the night at the camp was one of the coolest parts of this trip for me. There was a fireplace in our cabin too, so we all made a fire before we went to sleep.
Here are some pictures I took; have a look:
This whole experience was a lot of fun and I met a lot of cool and interesting people. I was wondering if any of you have gone on any sort of retreat like this or sleep away camp and did how was your experience. Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear about at it.
Now here at New Paltz there are a lot of talented people; whether it is in music, the arts, dance, or anything else. This past weekend, Saturday February 18th, I went to the third annual Absolut A Cappella Spring Invitational. At the Invitational, our three A cappella groups performed: Male Call (an all male group), The Sexy Pitches (an all female group), and Absolut A Cappella (a co-ed group). Other school are also invited to perform at the Invitational each year; this year included the Minor Adjustments from SUNY Plattsburgh and The Accidentals from Vassar College.
I decided to go to the performance because I heard that our A cappella groups were really good, but I had never heard them before. Let me tell you, I am so glad that I went; all of the groups were extremely good. I was so surprised because I didn’t expect them to be as good as they were. They sang a lot of modern songs that many people know and sounded really good singing them. I actually know a few people in all of the groups and I can’t believe that I never knew how well they could all sing.
I took a few pictures at the show, take a look!!!!
(Apologies to the Sexy Pitches, I forgot to get a picture of you)
I will make sure to go tomore of their performances through out the year. What about all of you, do you like A cappella? If you can sing and you come to New Paltz, do you think would you try out for any of these groups.
Something has recently happened to me that I think many of you can relate to. I’ve been hearing a lot about the “words with friends” application, so today I decided to download it on to my ipod. Let me tell you, I kind of wish that I never downloaded it because I am addicted to it now.
If you don’t know what words with friends is, it is an application where you can play scrabble against any of your friends that also have the application. I have had this application on my ipod for less than a day and I am already playing about seven different games with seven different people. I don’t know why, but I get addicted to games really easily. Perfect example, I was at the library today and I was supposed to be doing homework and being productive. For the two hours I was there, I did about an hour of work and spent the other hour playing words with friends.
The funny thing is that I have never played scrabble before in my life. I was actually at work and I had to have one of my co-workers explain to me how the game worked. I haven’t been winning any of the games I have been playing, but it’s really fun.
Hopefully this doesn’t become an everyday kind of thing because I need to get my work done, so I will graduate. Have any of you had this same experience with this game or with any other game for that matter? Leave a comment below and we can talk about our unproductive addictions.