Over the next ten weeks I will be conducting an experiment. I will be posting a blog entry each week, as part of my MCOM 5: Personal Brand-Building Blog Assignment. Each blog entry will be based on my personal observations and reactions to a recent first-year IMC class. These reflections will be between 150 and 300 words and apply what I have learned to the advertising or marketing industry. At the end of the experiment, I will post my conclusions. Now, let The IMC Experiment begin...
This past week has been challenging, yet rewarding.
At times, I felt unbalanced, exhausted, and overwrought with anxiety.
It must be midterm.
Every year, I hear echoes:“I planned to do all my readings… homework … assignments but there’s not enough time.”Sound familiar?It certainly rings true to me.
Being a successful student is challenging but it is not impossible.We take so many things for granted in our Western society, especially in terms of our formal education.
College is a free-for-all party-playground; a drunk-tank; a waste of time and human potential.
Yes, college can be all of these things but for those who truly want to learn, it is a refuge of endless possibility.
As a student and peer tutor, I have experienced first-hand the thirst international students have for knowledge and understanding.This week I spent time helping my tutees make sense of marketing but they taught me just as much as I taught them.
My tutees LOVE to learn.This LOVE inspires and motivates me to re-examine my current educational path.I thought I took my education seriously until I met them.
These students have brought a refreshing perspective to my view of education and truly demonstrate the dedication it takes to be a successful student.
International students are not only learning business knowledge and skills; they are learning our language, customs, behaviours, and cultures.
And yet, they exude a sense of calm, once comprehension has been obtained.At this stage, learning is like breathing – constant… even … sustaining.
I hope you have enjoyed this exploration.Take a trip along your own learning path to make sure you are making the most of your time and education.
This week's blog is dedicated to my tutees: you inspire me to be a better student.