Luiz Rosa Nanini
ISM- Weekly Report
18 September 2016
Getting a Hold on Things
Weekly Report 9/12 to 9/18
These past few days were actually much calmer than usual. At the beginning of the week I had to study for the AP United States History test, but other than that I did not feel much pressure in the workload of school. In ISM we had to finish our first rough draft of our Resume. I already had one sort of complete so I used it and quickly finished the Resume. Although I do believe I will have to work on adding more information to the Resume in an efficient way, especially after seeing some of my peer’s resumes.
A good portion of the class, this week, began their cold calls and were mostly successful. All of them were able to schedule interviews, yet I shied away from calling someone myself. This Sunday I grew sick, my throat was sore, I had a migraine all week, and I was coughing a fair amount. This discouraged me to call someone. I felt I would be unable to hold a decent conversation without having a coughing fit. This weekend though, I am feeling much better. I will begin cold calling in the next few days. Hopefully it will all go well.
The research assignment this week, was exciting. I found an article talking about different states art is in countries around the world. It was not too useful because I will probably work here in the United States, but it provided me with thought provoking information. It begged the question of what I prefered, economic stability, or creative freedom. It showed me the advantages and disadvantages of being in the United States. As I stated in the research assignment, in globalising world, it becomes useful to have that world knowledge, to improve and adapt to the world.
I believe I am reaching the point in the year where I begin to find a pattern and schedule of work. Everything becomes easier and I feel less pressured. I am delighted about that because it means I get to have more free time and get to calm down a tad. It also encourages me, especially because I struggled with this class in the beginning. I am ecstatic about where the course will lead me. After seeing my peers post-cold-call I became excited to see how my calls will go. I am also thinking about the subject I have picked. These past few articles have been stating the difficulties of the job, its dangers, and risks, yet I only become more thrilled to work with people in the field, and to learn from them.
I have not really talked about my Church group, Rebel, in these reports, but I think I will begin now. We are still introducing ourselves, as the group was reformed with plenty of new members. Next Wednesday, though, the group will share their testimonies of how God has impacted their lives. I have not thought much of mine, but I am exhilarated to begin preparing myself. It is one of my favorite events of the year. To see people completely throw themselves and their stores to everyone else, who will lovingly accept them makes me feel at peace. Hopefully next week will be more eventful when it comes to ISM, but overall I am happy about this week.