Common Purpose Global Leader Experience
Applications Due May 31st!
What if the world’s greatest challenges were in your hands?
Join UAlbany’s Center for Leadership and Service, Stony Brook University, Binghamton University, Fashion Institute of Technology, and SUNY’s SAIL Institute for Academic & Innovative Leadership for the Common Purpose Global Leadership Experience in New York City, July 10-13, 2017.
Develop your leadership skills to help influence the future of the world. Along with your fellow participants, you will play a part in tackling the biggest issues facing business, governments, and society today. A Global Leader Experience (GLE) gives you real and practical experiences, instills in you a global perspective, and challenges you to adapt and thrive in diverse situations. It equips you with the tools you need to lead change, now and in the future.
The Challenge for 2017/2018 is “How do smart cities ensure they are inclusive?” As a participant, you will explore this major world Challenge from a local perspective. You will meet visionary leaders from global businesses, governments and international not-for-profit organizations to help you and your fellow participants understand the Challenge in order to create innovative solutions. Best of all, you won’t be alone; you will build your connections and make new friends – and the solutions and knowledge you all build will be passed to participants on other GLEs around the world. Common Purpose runs GLEs in cities around the world, where large numbers of the world’s talent convene to study, so you will meet fellow students from across the globe amongst this diverse group of participants.
This last week I found myself making slow but deliberate steps towards my future, and it feels great to know that I am finally on a path. In my last post I wrote about the impact of meeting my favorite poet this week. He inspired me to dig a little deeper and go for the things I want out of life, even if it is only for just now. So this past weekend, not only have I have finally started my application to graduate school at the University at Albany, but I have decided what program and field of work I want to get into as well, though it may not be what you think.
Many of you may be thinking, “Oh you definitely applied to continue with your English students”, or “maybe she’ll start working on her MFA since she loves creative writing so much”. But nope, while these were all, definitely, real options that I have mulled over in my mind, I actually decided something completely out of the norm of what I ever thought I would be doing after graduation. Continue reading “My Path is Bright”→
I hope I haven’t already driven past my greatest moments.
I hope there is something beautiful in the horizon That’s just as impatient as I am. Something so eager, It wants to meet halfway. A moment that is diligently staring at its watch, frustrated, Butting at the seams And wondering at the seams And wondering what’s taking me so long to arrive.
Horizon – Rudy Francisco
One of the biggest things influencing me this semester, is the question, “What will I do once the semester ends?”
Truthfully, I have never known what I would like to do after college. All I knew was that I have always had a love for words. I have always had a love for books, but poetry, as I have been expressing lately, is something I really just grew into. When I was younger I didn’t much attention to it. It was stories that that I liked. Nonetheless, poetry has become a rock. Continue reading “Somewhere Towards the Horizon”→
Life in the humanities can be a struggle sometimes. Whether it is your parents who do not support what you are doing, or friends who think you should studying something more “reliable,” majoring in this field brings along headaches. I understand. As a matter of fact, there are several groups of people who understand the self-doubt that starts to build when people, who you thought were your biggest supporters, become your fiercest obstacles. I say this in the most respectful way possible since these people mean so much to me, but in all honesty, no one should stand in the way of you and your happiness or success. I am learning that there are many people who have felt the same way and are now thriving in their respective fields. Continue reading “My New Motto”→
If you are thinking about a major in the Humanities (English, Philosophy, History, Art, Music, Theatre, the Classics, Languages etc.), we have two workshops planned with you in mind! Mondays, February 27 and March 8, at 6:30pm in Humanities Room 354
What do you need in order to graduate?
Registration Season is about to begin! Are you ready? Does DARS mean anything to you? Come and review your degree audit with our Peer Advisors. Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30pm in the Advisement Services Center, located next to the staircase in front of the Main Library.
Opportunities for Mentored Research, Advanced Study and Applied Learning Wednesday, February 22, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m Sociology Department Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Arts & Sciences
Join faculty members from the sociology department who will tell you about the departmental Honors Program, Internship Program, our joint BA/MA program, and how to get involved with our local chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the national Sociology honors society .
Building a Career with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology Monday, February 27, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sociology Department Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Arts & Sciences
So what are you going to do with that?” is a question sociology majors hear regularly. We will be participating in a webinar put on by the American Sociological Association that brings together young professionals who studied sociology will describe their current positions and offer advice to current undergraduates on preparing for the job market, job searches, and interviews. Dr. Teresa Ciabattari will also present recent findings regarding the kinds of skills and knowledge today’s employers seek and how departments can help position students for employment success. All students are welcome to attend either, or both, discussions. Refreshments will be served.
This post is dedicated to the over dedicated, spread thin, hand-in-every-pot, yes-people. I feel your pain. I know what it is like to want to do everything and be everywhere. I know what it is like to have so many conflicting things that you want to do you wish you could clone yourself and be everywhere at once. I know what it is like to miss a bus and have it throw off your whole day. This post is for you all.