NACE Skills Revised – Spring 2019

  1. Written Communication: ENG COMP 105
In this course, I wrote a paper on how lookism is a very important problem in our society; especially through pageantry. This paper was very difficult to write about since a lot of people have different views on the problem, but writing it also allowed me to understand how pageantry can make people have self-esteem issues. After writing this paper, I got the opportunity to have my peers edit and evaluate my work with feedback on what they liked and what I could improve on. After I got my review sheets back, I understood the things that should’ve been fixed to make my paper more concise and easier to understand. The paper was also supposed to be written in APA format which I am not familiar with whatsoever. This paper made me both a better writer and helped me understand the way I should be writing in APA format. It also gave me feedback on how I should be writing my papers and how I could improve on it as well.  

2. Career Management: BIOLOGY 201

Since I want to be a biology major and a veterinarian, this class has helped me a lot with understanding biology on a molecular and cellular level. After speaking about what I want to do after college, my professor gave me some insight on what colleges I can go to in order to become a veterinarian. Through taking this class, I learned that it is hard to get into the veterinary services because there isn’t a high demand for people to take this job right now. Instead, I have started to become really interested in forensic science and that currently has a high demand. I’m thinking about switching my emphasis. I’m not 100% sure yet, but I am going to continue to talk to him about my thoughts. This class has also really helped me realize how much work will be going into this field. I am having better study habits and things are making more sense to me as well.

3. Global/Intercultural Fluency: FNS 225

In my First Nations Studies class, I am currently learning more about my culture and their beliefs. Also, about my clan (the bear clan) and how the bear clan was created along with their specific duties within a tribe. I have a lot more respect and understanding for my tribe and how the world used to be. How they were treated is unfair and is very embarrassing that we treated them this way. We are also required to speak with native elders to learn their backgrounds and learn about where they come from as well. This has increased my respect towards the people of my tribe and the people in my family as well. I have also realized that I have both views in a native way and European way on our world. I grew up taking care of as much of the environment as I could (conserving it) and making it better then what it was before. I am glad to have this skill in life for the better on my country and family.

4. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: MATH 101

I recently have just started my math class and to be honest, it is challenging so far. There is a lot of problem solving in a logistical fashion. I started out being very bad at the math and decided that I needed to do something in order to get help. I have recently just problem solved this problem by studying with other people in my class. They have been patient with me to help me understand the concepts and work that go into each individual problem. Thing are making more sense now, but I am continuing to get help on the things that don’t make sense to me. Working through the questions and following the rules along in my notes helps me a lot to memorize these rules and gets me ready for the test as well.  As I have just recently taken my first exam, there was a lot of things that I couldn’t remember of how to do and it was a very hard exam for me. For next time, I will do a better job at organizing my priorities and be more critical on how I will spend my time studying.

5. Professionalism/Work Ethic: GPS Seminar

This semester, we are doing a service project that has a lot of individual and group work. I have become very punctual when meeting up for group meetings, helping my peers with website design ideas, and getting ideas together for the upcoming events as well. We have learned who the accountable people within the group are as well as those who aren’t as accountable. Each person also has their own job to do for the groups and this gives us all a lot of responsibility to raise money and gain toys for the children’s hospital. I feel very accomplished that things are starting to come together better than before and we are almost ready to start our first bake sale. Getting ready for the bake sale took a lot of organization and time management skills. These are very important to have in the work place because without organization and time management, no one would be able to get things completed. People also wouldn’t be on the same page with tasks and other things. I am glad we have started to act more professional about our jobs and how we are going to accomplish these tasks.

High Impact Experience Plan

Your High Impact Experience Plan

COMM SCI 145 – 21st Century Citizenship

Fall 2018

Kaitlynn Habeck

Fall Semester First Year: First Year Seminar (Comedy Central Civics)

1)     What will you do in the experience?

I will use the knowledge I now know about our government and civic duties to continue to vote and watch the news regularly.

2)     How will it benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional and/or civic growth?

This class has taught me many beneficial skills on how to research before I vote, watch the news regularly, and who I can write to if I want to discuss an issue I am interested in. I have also learned that if I feel lost or confused in any class, there are so many people at UWGB who I can go to that want to help me.

Spring Semester First Year:  Get a new job at the New Zoo

1)     What are the requirements/prerequisites? What is your plan to gain access?

I plan to apply at the New Zoo as soon as I get my spring school schedule. I need to know how to properly sterilize cages/other equipment, how to waitress, and how to use a cash register.

 

2)     What will you do in the experience?

I want to work in the  store/gift shop, restaurant, and even as a cleaner in the animal department at the New Zoo. I could even job shadow the veterinarians that come to check on the animals.

3)     How will it benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional and/or civic growth?

This job will allow me to learn the importance of sanitization in an animal sanctuary while also improving my communication skills. It could help me to learn about the animals more if I job shadow there and also help me to learn the proper way to sanitize. By communicating with the guests that enter the restaurant, I will be less shy and feel more comfortable around people I am unfamiliar with.

POSSIBLE Spring Semester First Year:  Rush a sorority

1)     What are the requirements/prerequisites? What is your plan to gain access?

I need to know when sorority rush week so I can see what options I have. I then need to be aware of the things I need to do in order to leave a good impression as well. I also need to be aware of the schedule for rush week so I know where I have to be to participate in the activities.

2)     What will you do in the experience?

Throughout rush week, I will be interviewed by people in the sorority many times in order for them to get to get a feel of the kind of person I am. Then there will be game nights scheduled for us all to bond and get to know one another. Finally, I will be either chosen or not to be accepted into the sorority. If I am chosen, I will be able to participate in many events, fundraisers, and volunteer opportunities that will better me as a young woman in my society.

3)     How will it benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional and/or civic growth?

A sorority will allow me to open up to other people and learn about the different backgrounds people have grown up in. It will increase my communication skills, while also making me aware of the problems arising in our society today. This will increase my civic duty additionally .

Fall Semester Second Year:  Join the Hip Hop team

1)     What are the requirements/prerequisites? What is your plan to gain access?

In order to join the dance team, I have to pay attention to when tryouts are and also be physically prepared. I will need to start stretching everyday, especially in order to get my splits.

2)     What will you do in the experience?

If I make tryouts, I will be practicing three times a week with the team as well as on my own. I will learn a dance routine and will also make many friends along the way. This will increase my connections with other people on campus.

3)     How will it benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional and/or civic growth?

Being on the dance team will improve my health physically and emotionally. It will allow me to get stronger and allow me to not be as stressed out when it comes to school work. The dance team will let me be more comfortable around people I don’t know at first and make more friends.

POSSIBLE Fall Semester Second Year:  Become an RA

1)     What are the requirements/prerequisites? What is your plan to gain access?

In order for me to become an RA, I will need to apply first and show my portfolio. Then I will need to show that I have good leadership skills and am committed to the job. Finally, I will have to go through many series of training to become an RA.

 

2)     What will you do in the experience?

As an RA, I will be committed to keeping the dorms safe, fun, and collaborative. I will enforce the law within the residence halls and form connections with the residence.

3)     How will it benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional and/or civic growth?

As an RA, my patience, social, and peer mediation skills will be increased through my year of service. I will get experience from learning how to deal with other people’s problems which will also make me better at handling situations in everyday life.

Spring Semester Second Year:  Study Abroad

1)     What are the requirements/prerequisites? What is your plan to gain access?

I need to be aware of deadlines and scholarship opportunities I can apply for. I also will need a passport.

2)     What will you do in the experience?

As I travel to a different country, I will experience different food, culture, people, and even language. I will learn how to adapt to an entirely different environment while also making it my home.

3)     How will it benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional and/or civic growth?

Studying abroad will make me a more open and diverse person. I will more open to other cultures and feel more comfortable when I am around people who speak a different language. I will have better communication skills as well.

POSSIBLE Spring Semester Second Year:  Veterinarian Internship

1)     What are the requirements/prerequisites? What is your plan to gain access?

In order for me to get an internship, I will have to get a letter of recommendation and show my portfolio. I will also be interviewed on why I want to have the internship so I will need to be prepared for that.

2)     What will you do in the experience?

As an intern, I will be able to learn the basic parts of being a veterinarian through observation. I will be allowed to work the front desk, bring the animals and their owners to the examination room, help with tools in the examination rooms, and sanitize animal contact areas.

3)     How will it benefit your purposeful exploration, personal, professional and/or civic growth?

Being an intern will let me learn the basic parts of working in a veterinarian clinic. It will make me more comfortable in the workplace and give me first hand experiences with owners and their patients. This job will improve my communication skills and problem solving skills as well.