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About Me

 

 

                                         How do you define success?

Everyone has their own meaning of what that question incapsulates. I have yet to define what success means to me, but I have an idea of what skills sets i may need to become successful.

I will outline what traits and strengths I have developed and worked on that might be influential in helping me becoming successful:

Motivation: Without a desire to work and improve you will be stagnant in your career or life.

Ambition: I am naturally very ambitious, I am always trying to reach my goals whatever they be.

Competitive Spirit: I grew up playing sports (soccer/baseball/track), I am competitive because I want my team/side to win and I will try my best to ensure that my team/ side will succeed. I dislike losing and failing, but loses can teach you something that a victory may not. I have learned through sports to be a leader and work with other teammates, despite the differences you may have.

Persuasiveness: To be successful, in whatever line of work you are in, you need to be persuasive. You must be able to persuade your employer to support your work or claim.

Education: Education can separate you from other employees. Education give you the intangible tools to apply to whatever line of work you are interested in.

 

Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

Over the past summer I volunteered at the historical society in my town. The historical society I volunteered at has primary source documents that cover evolution of the town of Weston Ct. The purpose of a historical society is to document important events that take place in a town, like elections of majors, significant fires,…

Job Experience

Job Experience

It was the summer after I graduated high school. My mother was urging me to find employment. I applied to a few clothing stores, restaurants, and lastly a frozen yogurt chain called Peachwave. After meeting with the manager of Peachwave, I decided that I would really enjoy working as a cashier and it provided good…

Asking the right questions

Last semester, I took a course that involved holding extensive interviews. The course was called dangerous decisions and cheerful choices, taught by Professor Barlow. As an assignment we had to hold three interviews with a first year student, upperclassmen, and a member of the work force.  Before we could conduct the interviews we had to…

Growing Up in France

Growing Up in France

  I spent the most meaning part of my life in France. My family moved to Paris in 1999, I was four years old. I grew up in the 16th arrondissement. Paris is divided into districts called ‘les arrondissement’. The 16th arrondissement is located ten minutes away  from the Tour de Eiffel. French soon became my first…

Benefits of lifting go beyond the gym

Benefits of lifting go beyond the gym

I began my affair with the gym 8 months ago. I was built tall and thin, I might have weighed 160lbs soaking wet. It was the spring of my senior year in high school when I decided to recreate my anatomy. I began to lift with friends after school. It progressed into a ritual. My…

Skills that are applicable beyond the pitch

Skills that are applicable beyond the pitch

The “pitch” can have many different connotations and meaning depending on where you grew up. Americans think of the pitch as the literal action of throwing a baseball, but I grew up in Europe so pitch refers to a football “soccer” field. I began playing club soccer once I arrived on campus, a friend of…

Preparation for Baseball

In the fall of senior in high school I was late in contacting coaches at prospective schools. This tardiness set me behind in terms of my ability to get recruited for baseball. After reaching out to a few schools and getting substantial offers from institutions, that I wasn’t really interested in attending, decided that I…

Developing Research Skills

When it came to enrolling in classes for the fall term I was perplexed. I was unsure about what classes I might be interested in taking. I signed up for a American National Government class and was lucky enough to get in. In the past I have enjoyed learning about how the federal government operates….

Independence

Moving to college taught me how to allocate my time to different activities. Prior to college I lived with my parents, they woke me up each day and reminded me of everything I had to do outside of school. My father would remind me of what commitments I had to take care of. My dad…

Exploring the Past

 While taking a reading and rhetoric class, I was able to reflect and write about my youth and how it influenced my perspective. After moving away from Paris, I haven’t given much thought about how my experiences living abroad affected my outlook as an adult. The topic we had discuss was how the literal act…