It has been a little over 3 months since I decided on my word to focus on for the year. I feel like it is time to do an update.
So what is new with "Me"
Well first is that I created this website as my professional site and official home for my blog, "Living in Student Affairs." I enjoyed using wordpress.com, but I want everything to be in a centralized home. Once I am employed as a staff member and have a little extra cash, this will become my domain.
I am finishing up school. This semester has been a joy and I have learned quite a bit. I continue to redefine my view on what it means to incorporate technology into higher education. I have learned quite a bit about Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and passed the Mentoring and Advising Program with Gallup. I am beyond excited to continue my work with strengths at my internship with the Office of Student Strengths Development at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
With my #SAfit campaign, I pledged to do a better job of getting sleep and being mindful of what I consume. I am proud to say that I am doing a much better job at getting a full night's sleep, which has reduced my caffeine intake. Next steps will be to figure out how to put more exercise into the routine, which is difficult due to how random my days and weeks are as a graduate student.
I just finished up the 2nd Annual Michigan Industry Road Trip, which is the largest project of my work in Career Services. I am beyond pleased with the level of professionalism, humor, and learning that took place this past week with the 17 students that went on this year's trip. A future post will be in the works to talk about the way we used twitter on the trip.
What is next for "me"?
There is a lot coming my way. This semester is coming to a fast end, which has several papers and projects. I am doing a research paper with a colleague that combines the two different classes we are taking. I now have time to really focus on the job search. By the next update on "Me" I hope to have news about my future in terms of a job and that I graduated with my Master's degree.
That is all for now! Thanks for reading. If you have a #oneword2013, please comment below and share an update on your year!