NACE Skills Reflection Report
|Oral/Written Communications – Philosophy 105|
|Philosophy definitely helps out with oral skills and communication because of how the class is ran. First of all, the class helps with communication because of the amount of people in the class. It is a lecture hall so there is anywhere from 60-120 people. If you are called on you are the focus of many people which, I feel, helps with public speaking and getting used to sharing your ideas. Plus the professor essentially has a conversation with you in front of the class so it helps with communication with your professors.|
|Critical Thinking – First Year Seminar|
|I believe our FYS really helps with critical thinking because of the topic the class. Critical thinking usually results in finding the answers to relatively difficult and this class many of our questions do not even have answers. The meaning of life and time travel really help us in really thinking about these questions whether or not they have answers. I have not ever had a class in the past where I had to think as hard.|
|Teamwork COMM SCI 145|
|Comm Sci really helps in teamwork because nearly everything we do is related to us working in groups to solve issues or help others. For example, when we got into groups to pick our service project, this really helped in teamwork because we were in groups of people we never usually talked to. Plus we had to put a lot of thought into these ideas. We had to back up our ideas and think of funding ideas etc. Plus, the day we went to Goodwill we were in groups and had a limited time to cleanup the store. No other class has put me in a situation like this.|
|Professionalism/Work Ethic – COMM SCI 146|
|In class, we dive deep into work ethic due to not having the full class to back us up in our service project. We are split into smaller groups and expected to get a set criteria done in preparation for the service project on our own. Just our small group. This helps with our work ethic drastically due to not being able to slack off. You can’t rely on everybody else in the class to do the work, each and every person in the class has their own work they must get done.|
|Leadership – Global Politics|
|I chose global politics for leadership due to our first project, simulation 1. In this project/assignment we were assigned a country and we had to find out basically any information we could about said country, like imports/exports, geographical location, etc. from there, we had to group up with other countries in our area and create a resolution simulating the United Nations. The resolution we had to come up with was based off our topic of child migration. Together we had to come up with amendments and resolutions to help the countries in this area while staying in character and respecting real life conflicts and issues. During this, my suggestions comprised of nearly half of the finished document and most of my suggestions were accepted and liked by my group. A lot of the final edits were also made by me. This really helped with leadership due to having a group of 11 people working on a project and me taking the initiative to work on the project continuously even though there were many other people that could have been working. I took on a lot of responsibility by putting myself in the middle of 10 people I didn’t know and suggesting ideas. It took a lot of courage and ended up making me be one of the leaders of the group.|
Your High Impact Experience Plan
COMM SCI 145 – 21st Century Citizenship
Purpose: By completing this assignment, you will be able to….
- Identify High Impact Experiences offered by the university that align with your interests
o High Impact Experiences have a profound influence on your development as a person and a professional, and are vital to advancing your education and your career. Research illustrates that participation in High Impact Experiences positively impacts students’ learning, skill development, and success.
o All kinds of activities can serve as high impact experiences, but common examples include:
- First-Year Seminars
- Writing-intensive courses
- Collaborative research with a faculty member
- Service learning projects
- Study abroad programs
- Develop a plan to pursue these opportunities
o This kind of foresight and planning will make you more likely to engage in these activities and will help you to develop better organizational and planning skills that will help you in your career. Not only will you become more aware of various opportunities outside the classroom to further develop a strong skill-set, but doing so will make you better prepared for future tasks within and outside your coursework; better preparation that should result in better performance.
1) You will gather information on different high impact experiences that you may have an interest in pursuing.
- a) You will identify 1 experience that you plan to complete in each semester [you’ve already got 1 for your first semester with your GPS First Year Seminar].
- i) In addition, we encourage you to also identify a second possible High Impact Experience each semester.
- b) Opportunities past GPS students experienced will be discussed during the panels in class on Friday, November 2nd.
2) You will create a plan for the experiences you’ll complete over your first two years of college. As you develop that plan, answer the following questions:
- a) Which semester/year will you complete it?
- b) What requirements or prerequisites do you need for the experience?
- c) How you plan to gain access to the experience (e.g., fulfilling eligibility requirements for an internship, completing the application to be a Student Ambassador, completing an audition)?
- d) What will you do in the experience? Be as detailed as possible.
- e) How will the experience benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional, and/or civic growth?
3) You will share this plan with your peers in class on Friday, November 9th.
4) Save a copy of this document and type your responses to the questions below into the document, and submit an electronic copy of this assignment to D2L on Friday, November 16th.
5) Post the relevant information into your ePortfolio by Friday, November 30th.
- a) Classes will spend time briefly reviewing the process for uploading this information during tutorials on Friday, November 16th.
Criteria: Doing this assignment well requires that you spend time researching each experience – looking at information on our website, going to campus offices, talking to other students who’ve participated in it, reviewing the requirements to apply or participate and creating a plan for how you will successfully gain access, and then deciding when in your first two years you should do each.
Once you have completed your research, answer the following questions:
The goal of this work is to gather enough information on each experience for you to have a detailed guide that you can follow to participate in that experience. When describing the experience and its benefits, your responses should be roughly 1-2 sentences for each.
Fall Semester First Year: First Year Seminar
1) What will you do in the experience? Learn about the topic of the class (black holes) and get to know our professor and students in the class.
2) How will it benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional and/or civic growth? It will benefit me because I will have connections with many new people I didn’t know prior to school starting.
Spring Semester First Year:
1) What are the requirements/prerequisites? What is your plan to gain access? GPS Program
2) What will you do in the experience? Service project
3) How will it benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional and/or civic growth? It will help me in leadership, and getting involved on campus by helping the community.
POSSIBếLE Spring Semester First Year:
1) What are the requirements/prerequisites? What is your plan to gain access? Internship. Research and find possible internships I am interested in and further my education within a particular internship I find interest in.
2) What will you do in the experience? Expanding my knowledge on whatever topic the internship would be on.
3) How will it benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional and/or civic growth? This will help me for when I get a job I will have prior knowledge to what working will be like and I will have good things to put on a resumé
Fall Semester Second Year:
1) What are the requirements/prerequisites? What is your plan to gain access? Job on campus. Research and find available jobs around campus that interests me.
2) What will you do in the experience? Depends on where I work.
3) How will it benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional and/or civic growth? I will get to learn about campus more and also its good to have prior job experience before getting a job in the future.
POSSIBLE Fall Semester Second Year:
1) What are the requirements/prerequisites? What is your plan to gain access? Declare Major.
2) What will you do in the experience? Learn from my gen eds and see what interests me for a future job.
3) How will it benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional and/or civic growth? Declaring my major will essentially mold me into what classes I take and what job I would have in the future.
Spring Semester Second Year:
1) What are the requirements/prerequisites? What is your plan to gain access? Study abroad. Research possible trips I could go on and make sure I fit the prerequisites in GPA, money, possible classes, etc.
2) What will you do in the experience? Travel to another country to study or learn more on specific topics.
3) How will it benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional and/or civic growth? It would be a great experience to see and learn about other cultures first hand. Plus many professors say it’s a wonderful experience.
POSSIBLE Spring Semester Second Year:
1) What are the requirements/prerequisites? What is your plan to gain access? Being a TA/RA. Find and research a professor I share interest in within my major and teach with them/research how to become a RA.
2) What will you do in the experience? Either teach along side a professor or be a leader within a building to the other residents inside.
3) How will it benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional and/or civic growth? These areas will really help with leadership and be great for problem solving and public speaking.
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