Luiz Rosa Nanini
ISM- Weekly Report
10 September 2016
Weekly Report 9/5 to 9/11
This week I had to finish the 15 Interview Questions and 25 Contacts List to prepare for interviews. They managed to surpass last week’s task. Although figuring out the questions was not too difficult, the 25 contacts list took me a lot longer than I expected.
I finished the 15 Interview Questions on Tuesday and was expecting to work on the contact list on Thursday, but we had to go over the professional dress code. To be honest I was surprised with the amount of rules guys have to worry about when being in a professional setting. The rules were pretty straight forward, so I am not worried about it too much, but I do need a new shirt and blazer.
Due to an increasing amount of AP United States History, Pre-Calculus, and AP English Language homework I struggled to find time to work on my contact list. I did manage to find some time on the last day possible. To my disappointment, finished it 40 minutes late. I have had plenty of AP classes so I know how to deal with their workload, yet I managed to procrastinate with this contact list. This taught me a valuable lesson: this course may not be focused on teaching me a subject like history, but It will teach me social skills, research skills, and that means it will give me tasks that can be more time consuming if I do not prepare myself accordingly. That means I have to work early.
Figuring contacts for arts was difficult, but I managed to find interesting sources that could lead me places. I found plenty of painters that could help me find a mentor or even be my mentor, as well as concept artist that work fairly close by. I also found some professors that could lead me to my mentor as well. I struggled to find contacts, mainly because many of these artist did not have all the information I needed to complete the form. Some only had an email, maybe a phone number, or sometimes nothing, but their name. In the end I managed to find good starting points and I have a few backup contacts that could direct me. A few art teachers and an artist I know, to be specific.
Yesterday I worked on my second research assignment. I tried a new way of writing the assignment, a bit more personal and chronological with the article. It was a thought provoking article that taught me a great deal about the art world, its dangers, and rewards. I hope it goes well, and am planning to change the way I write those according to how they are graded.
This class is quite new to me, but I already think it is helping me become more professional and setting me up for the future. To be frank, I think no matter what happens when it comes to my topic, this class will genuinely teach me valuable lessons I will be able to use when I begin working.