Catching flow

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

I know I talked about how tight my schedule was the past two weeks. Comes with senior status, right? As I get adjusted to my schedule, I’ve come to a realization: the reason I take a lot on is not only because I enjoy my activities, but also because I want to make sure I am career-ready by time I graduate in May. I’ve had this mindset all four years of college and although time is tight and things get crazy, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am determined to succeed in life — if it requires a little extra work and lost time, then I am willing to sacrifice that for a bit. In order to achieve success, you need to give all you have.

With that said, I couldn’t be happier to report that I am finally feeling more adjusted to my schedule :) So adjusted that this week felt like it lasted only two days! I’m getting a hang of how to approach homework time, work time, class time and every other aspect of life. Especially my internship.

This week I really caught on to the hang of things at my new internship. I’ve learned not only in textbooks, but from personal experience as well, that every company’s culture differs in many ways. In one company you’ll have to clock-in and out and your bosses keep track of your every minute — but in another, lunch is when you want it and your boss wants to give you free will. I’ve especially learned that once you learn and adapt to a new workplace’s culture, you succeed much more! I’ve done just that. Because I was able to understand and adapt to my new internship’s culture, I got a bunch more work done. I now better understand what I do, how I do it, when to do it and why I do it. I’m really loving my new internship thus far and am only excited to continue on with the company for the next couple of months.

Also, I’m excited to announce I was elected as the communications & recruitment chair for the Undergraduate Student Government (USG)! I am so happy to take on this role and make sure that you — and all UIC students — are able to come out of this school year knowing about USG and what we do. Keep an eye out for some of my new ideas and doings right here on my blog ;)

Do I wish I had a big empty space in my weekly schedule that I can just relax in? Yah…but then I think…hey…college is almost over!

Until next time…

Mike : )

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