Monday, April 23, 2012

More Little 500

Little 500 is here! It’s going to be a weekend filled with racing and fun. A lot of students will spend time with their friends for one of the last times this semester, before they head home for summer. This tradition will continue this weekend, and it will be an exciting experience.

As finals are approaching, I am definitely keeping my head in the game. I have had one of the busiest weeks ever, this week, and I am keeping my priorities straight and staying focused. It’s very important to me to not lose sight of what my goals are and what I need to focus my attention on most. I am doing what I can to get an A in a few of my classes by doing extra work and attending extra events outside of the classroom. This is taking up a lot of my time outside of class and making it harder to organize a schedule, but I would like to get the best grades possible so I am trying my best!

I will be checking back next week after my first Little 5 is coming to an end, and as I am preparing for my finals and to head home for the summer.

Posted by Rachel

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Little 500

IU’s Little 500 bicycle race is here, and it is the ultimate test for students’ academic endurance! As the year is winding down, it is very important for students to remember what we are here for- school. There is a lot of temptation to go out and have a good time each night, but I hope that some other aspiring Kelley Students are staying focused, as I am doing, in order to reach our goal.

As I am preparing for my internship for the summer, I am keeping some important things in mind. I realize that, at first, I am going to be very nervous and scared as an intern. But, I am going to try my best to remain calm and do my best right from the beginning. I’m going to embrace this summer as my first hands-on job experience in a field I may be interested in pursuing. If I can keep an open mind and pay attention to how I feel about my work, I will get a good idea of whether or not I want to further pursue a career in the logistics industry. I’m lucky to be able to say I am in a good position where I can decide that either I enjoy what I am doing, and continue it in the future, or decide that maybe it’s not what I want to do, and pursue a different experience for next summer. I look forward to getting this experience, and will aim to develop from it as best as I can!

Posted by Rachel

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Application Submitted

I have submitted my application for the Kelley School of Business, and I am working hard to keep my grades up this semester in order to get admitted! I am confident that the business school will be a good fit for me, so if I am admitted I am excited to pursue a degree from Kelley!

As the school year is coming to a close, I am getting ready for my internship this summer. Interning for my first time should be a fun experience. It makes me a bit anxious to think that I am not going to be living at home this summer, but in the back of my mind I have said all year that I don’t want to go home this summer. This is because I realize the importance of getting an early start with an internship my freshman year and making good use of my time. I will be able to travel home on the weekends, so I will have a good balance of being in Indianapolis and being at home.

One of my main goals this year has been to step out of my comfort zone in order to better myself. I have successfully done so in multiple situations, and they have turned out to be some of my best decisions. If I wouldn’t have stepped up and spoken to employers at the Fall Career Fair for my very first time with a confidence that was hardly representative of what I was actually feeling, I wouldn’t have gotten my internship, nor the experience I can now use to better myself. Scary situations are sometimes the best ones to face head-on and tackle, without letting yourself feel apprehensive. I may have been very nervous and hardly poised when speaking to employers as an inexperienced freshman last fall, but I put on a smile and did my best and now I have more experience than most people my age. When I attended the winter career fair, it felt a LOT easier to speak with employers, and I got a compliment from one of them, saying that I was very poised for a freshman. I will continue to step out of my comfort zone in order to become a better person and to gain experience- it has been a very worthwhile goal.

Posted by Rachel

Friday, April 6, 2012

IU Bloomington Bucket List

With summer approaching, I thought that it was only appropriate to set some summer goals for myself. Many of these goals are revolving around my IU/Bloomington Bucket list—there is WAY too many great things to do on campus and in Bloomington to not have a bucket list. Have you started yours yet? If not, here is a great one to get you started:

Here are my top five summer goals, in no order:

1. Sail Around Lake Monroe- What better way to get a tan than to rent out a boat with a bunch of your friends? Sailing around Lake Monroe has been on my bucket list for the last two summers, but somehow this never gets done—with all the warm weather we have been experiencing in Bloomington this year, I’m not going to miss out this summer!

2. See a Movie at the Starlight Drive In Theater- I guess this one technically doesn’t count because I have already done it once—BUT, it was before my freshman year. The drive in theater is so much fun, and you can see a double feature for less than the price of a ticket at the regular theater. Also, you can bring your own food.

3. Eat at a Tibetan Restaurant- Bloomington is full of unique restaurants! Since one of my favorite things to do is eat (obvi), I have sampled quite a few different kinds of cuisines. My favorite eating place to explore is Fourth Street- some many different cultures and tasty dishes. However, Tibetan is one still on my bucket list to cross off!

4. Play Frisbee in Dunn Meadow- How is it that I have walked through Dunn Meadow millions of times, but have not yet stopped to play? I definitely need to take the time to do that this summer. I’m thinking I’ll make an afternoon out of it—picnic, Frisbee, and napping.

5. Check out the Wonder Lab- I just recently learned about the Wonder Lab here in town—it was voted one of the top 25 best Science labs in the country, and provides kids a creative way to learn about science. I’ve always loved science museums, and I’m basically a kid anyhow, so I really want to go some Saturday this summer. I may take my younger brother in order to blend in better.

Posted by Annie