So many things to do, so little time to do them all—that saying seems to be the story of my life right now. I’ve been keeping busy with classes, ROTC, my job, Silver Wings, my friends, and thinking about the future. For the first time, Embry-Riddle granted all students a Fall Break this past weekend, and I hope they continue with it in the future. Having a four-day weekend was great and allowed me to get some rest and get caught up on homework. Unfortunately, I seem to get sick at least once every school year and this year was no exception. I wasn’t feeling very good last weekend and decided if I wasn’t better by Monday that I would go to Health Services. I went and they diagnosed me with an upper respiratory infection. They prescribed lots of rest and to flush my system with fluids. I decided that the best thing for me to do would be to skip some classes and get better faster rather than attend class and take forever to get better. Now, I’m feeling a lot better and am hoping I can avoid getting sick until I’m back at home.
I had a presentation last week in my Strategic Management class and I enjoyed doing all the research for it. I had to find an article on an aerospace company that had changed strategy within the last year. The company I choose was AeroVironment and I learned so much new information about unmanned aircraft systems. Overall, I think the presentation went pretty well but I’m still waiting on my grade. For my Professional Selling class, we had our first sales call and boy was I nervous; however, I calmed down once it started and looking back on the video you can’t really tell that I was nervous. I’m excited for the next one coming up this week and I think I’m more prepared because I know what to expect. I think pretty soon we will start registering for next semester’s classes—hard to believe!
ROTC and Silver Wings keep me constantly busy! I don’t mind it too much because there is always something for me to be working on or doing. My job for ROTC is to create a monthly newsletter and I’ve enjoyed putting it together and being able to be creative. Hopefully, my job next semester allows me to be just as creative. Silver Wings National Staff is on the go attending the Regional Conclaves throughout the United States. Right now, we are trying to think of some creative ideas in order to raise money for all our travels.
I mentioned earlier how I was busy thinking about the future. I graduate in May but I will be staying another year because of ROTC, so I want to start work on my MBA; however, this means I have to take the GMAT (a standardized test like the ACT/SAT) and fill out the application for graduate school. I’m working on studying for the GMAT and the application but they both are just going to take some time. This summer I really want to get an internship and last week I attended a workshop hosted by Career Services on how to get one. I think there is a pretty good chance I will be able to find one. Speaking of Career Services, they are putting on multiple workshops throughout this month in order to prepare us for the Career Fair in November. I haven’t gone to the Career Fair these past two years, so I’ve decided that I’m going to go see what it’s all about this year. I’ll be sure to let you know all about it!
Some things that I’m looking forward to are: attending the National Business Aviation Association Conference in Orlando, taking the PFA (Physical Fitness Assessment) for Air Force, and seeing my sister in about a month. Halloween is coming up and I’m still undecided about a costume, but I have some pretty good ideas. I’ll be sure to get some good pictures!
Until next time,