End of the year

This semester has flown by like the wind being apart of something is an awesome feeling to have. And have meaning to it. Also a lot of focus and commitment to the program Im the proseter for education for think college it’s been an honnor to me that Bryan and Cassie gave me a chance to talk in public. It would awesome if I took a public speaking class because it would be beneficial for me to practice my voice to be louder then I won’t need to have a microphone. I love think College because it gives me a chance to explore new things to know who I am. To find myself and find out what I am capable of. I found myself I know who I want to be . For the rest of my life I want to be a public speaker. I know my rights are and that is what I am a person who has a disability. Thanks to think college I have been a better person .

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What are the things I’m learning at my job?

The most essential thing I have learned is taking feedback and keeping an open mind about it.  At first I took the feedback personally, but I realized it was to help my work improve.  I had a hard time accepting feedback from my supervisor because I was still adjusting to a new job.  I have never worked with my current supervisor before and it was tough accepting feedback from her.  When I received feedback from my supervisor I totally thought she was giving me negative feedback.  This is one of the best things I have learned at my job as the Dissemination Assistant and it feels good.  I love getting feedback on my work because I want to improve it with another person who has fresh eyes.  Having “fresh eyes” can help zoom in on specific things like you need to add quotes in articles, presentations or videos. This is the reason why I love feedback.

The other essential thing I have learned is having a great communication with your employers.  While I’m working at Think College I get to work on communicating with the staff.  Communication is key to understanding what goes on between you and your supervisors.  For example, when I check into work when I work from home I call my supervisor and we discuss my work plan for the day. This is where communication plays a major role for both employee and supervisors.  The more I communicate with my supervisors at Think College and we can communicate as a team.

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the end of the semester

I am happy that the end of the semester is done and all I have to do is get a lot of sleep now and I don’t have to come to school for the exam week at all and I am so happy about that. Today I am going downtown to have some fun I hope and I would love not to come back to campus after. I would love to spend all day down there because it is so pretty downtown right now. I am going to miss everyone when I leave college next year. The thing I like the must about Think College is that I met new people that I didn’t know before. I hope that who ever join Think College will have fun like I did when I was here and I am happy and sad that I am going to be leaving all the mentors and some of the students. Goodbye love you all thanks for letting me be part of Think College………………………………………………….

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Post from Kelsey

What I think about THINK college is that i like the mentors a lot because they help me with homework, writing notes from my class, working out with me at the UVM gym, talk about how my Human Development class is, going to UVM games. My friends from THINK college are really nice to me and getting along really well. My Human Development class is going super well. I think i am going to pass this course. For next semester i wish to take a Equine class that includes animals but for sure i wanna take a Computer Apps class next semester because i am kinda a slow typer and want to learn how to type a bit faster.

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Senior year /new year/ new chapter

Wow I can’t believe that this semester is going so fast and I’m ending my experience of UVM in May I still have 6 more mounts still to come but still I’m sad and excited at the same time.I’m sad because I am going to miss my friends and my huge support team I have. Also I can’t believe that 2015 is coming omg where did 2014 going so fast. That means new things are coming up and people are making new resolutions I have not made any yet that sticking to. Also this a new chapter in my life trilogy in my life chapter book Because this my life that I am in. New things are coming up in my life: getting engaged , marriage, apartment/ house , getting a good paying jobs for me and my boyfriend to pay off bills. I’m getting more independent skills to be independent to be abble to be with my wonderful hard working boyfrind. And have family so thanks to for UVM think college to be apart of my life and a dream came true. thanks to my huge support team that supports me happy thanksgiving also I am going to ask my friend stirring if she can help me on a PowerPoint of my UVM experiences and put pictures I have taken and music to set the mood thanks to the mentors that helped me though the years and being flexible in there busy agenda to help me.im going to write a speech and describing the mentors in one word don’t them it’s a surprise.shhh

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My speech. For think college

I was supposed to talk at the think college open meeting I did not have time. Here it is hi name is April Hartley my experience here at UVM think college is Awsome because the mentors are there to help to Gide us the students in think college . If u don’t know what is think college because you are a new student and don’t know the rules are think college is a small program at UVM. This campus is huge make sure you are with someone or a friend , mentor , the head of the program . They are the best in the world I like this program I’m a senior meaning I’m gong to geadguate this program. For me it’s been a life time dream I had.there. Is To get involved in. Like classes that a mentor will go. With u the mentors role is they get to help us on. A lot of things like homework on time when things are due my favorite is. Exploring around the campus and be in a club or to I’m in a club right now. It’s called the water tower that is the. School news paper .thanks hearing me out
Peace out

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Rainy day

I love think college it has been given me good opportunityies to be involved in clubs that I like. I love the club I’m in now the water tower the UVM news paper my next issue is going to be about people not wearing helmets. Now that is a good topic to talk about because I care a lot about UVM Student safety I’m just a careful person in think college I always look around to other people for topics to write about and also I’m writing my own book calld Aprill audiobyology . Thanks for your time to read this I got a nick name from Matt Saunders he calls me Kelly clarkson because of my blond hair is short like hers.

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My experiencees at UVM

Hello again this is April my experiencee here at UVM has been fun like going to classes and exploring around the UVM campus I like my entership I have two of them at the BCA center and at the memorial auditorium helping with parents and kids doing arts and crafts and clay. yes it is time for me to say bye to UVM because I’m a senior going to graduate soon in May 15 I loved all the mentors here at think college I would recemnden it to the people who needs help I will let you know i am completely done the program. I still have 7 more months to stay here at think college and explore . I will blog again tomarrow at school when I’m free. Bye .

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My First Staff Meeting

I was asked to do a presentation about a project I was working on called the “Life History Project.” The director of CDCI wanted me to present this at the CDCI staff meeting on September, 10th.  The first thing I did was write a speech about who I was and what I did for the Life History Project.  I practiced the speech a few times because I wanted it to be good.  I chose to play one of the videos for two minutes during my presentation, so the staff could see what I did.  I did all of this preparing because I wanted to have a great presentation.

I went to my first CDCI staff meeting as the Think College Dissemination Coordinator.  As I arrived at the staff meeting and that is where I felt a little nervous.  The first thing I did was mingle with the other staff members before the meeting started. The first presentation was about teamwork and that was great.  I learned how to be a better team member and that made me think about my role in the Think College office. For example, if I get resources I can share it with my team members in the Think College office.

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Hard to wake up

Hey today I hard to wake up today because it dark and gloomy day and today is 9/11 I had a moment of silence with skylar this morning I thinks it’s awesome that skylar is going to interview me for her class issues affecting persons with disabilities she going to talk to her etcher about changing her subject. I love UVM because it’s awesome college to be in I’m so blessed to be here and making new friends it’s fun it would more awesome if I had Lenerd benson for a mentor. Because he. Will keep in. In focus in class.

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