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Being a student, can be a rewarding experience and at times challenging. I have been very fortunate to be learning from an institution, where the faculty are very supporting and dedicated to helping succeed students.
In my first semester of college, I had a very diverse course selection of subjects like English, Intro to PR, Intro to Media, Intro to Business, and Intro to Marketing. While I enjoyed all the courses, I found certain courses like marketing and English to be more of a struggle, as naturally, I am not an incredibly great writer, and I find marketing to be a difficult discipline to comprehend due to the extensive amount of theories. Secondly, through the intro to PR course, I learned more about what PR is, and I got to discover the different tactics and strategies used in PR. I also liked the media course, because it had a lot of interesting media theories that I had never thought about and was an exciting course on how media is used in today`s world. Finally, I found the business class fun, because I learned in depth about the distinct types of businesses in the world and new business strategies. Finally, despite having some ups and downs in my classes, I successfully passed all my classes along with a high GPA (Grade Point Average).
While I enjoyed my classes and academically did well, I found that socially I didn’t have a very positive experience. This is because, I was purposely excluded, and treated with negative attitudes/behavior. Overall, there was a toxic environment created, that is still continued to this day, despite my efforts in trying to be a respectful and friendly person. This is somewhat detrimental to me because, I came from a high school where despite having differences and conflicts, there was a friendly environment. As well being an extroverted and social individual, I wanted to have a healthy social environment in a new place and create good personal relationships. However, unfortunately, things didn’t work out and alas socially speaking, I only have good working relationships with certain individuals.
In this upcoming second semester, I have another set of new courses like, Organizational behaviour, Intro to Social Media, Writing for PR 1, Business Law, and Statistics. Tbh, I am excited about taking a class in social media, as I am an avid user of social media. I mean, most people nowadays are avid social media user, because that’s how we get most of our worldly information from, and it helps us to communicate/stay connected with people. As well, through the social media course, I am interested in learning how social media use of everyday people affects business and how companies use social media, as significant figures are using social media to become more successful. Secondly, I am excited to be taking organizational behaviour because I enjoy how the course deals and carefully examines the conduct of people in organizations, and how motivation, is necessary. Another thing I like about the organizational behaviour class is that we get to explore personality traits and how employers nurture self-concepts of their employees. Thirdly, I am excited to be taking the business law class, as I would like to see how the law and business are interconnected. I would additionally like to learn about how some of the laws affect ethics in business. Finally, I am a bit nervous for statistics, which is a course we must take due to our program being a management program. I am nervous because while I am good at math, I don’t like to do so much of it. Once again, I am very nervous for PR writing due to my weaker skill of writing, but I think that this course will be helpful in improving my writing skills and I look forward to seeing how writing is a fundamental aspect of public relations.
To conclude this off, I would like to add that I hope to do well this semester, learn some more new things and make some great memories.
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