Earlier this afternoon, I went to a two-hour interview for ASPB. We were only told that there would be a group interview and an individual interview aspect of it, but besides that, I went in not knowing what was waiting for me through those double doors. The group interview portion was amazingly fun; we were given a prompt and had to work with each other to create a future ASPB event. We made one based on the recent 5k Runs that have been organized, specifically the Electric Run. We put in our own twist to it, presented it, and off to the 7 stations we went for the individual interviews! (I really liked the candidates for ASPB; they were all so friendly and easy to work with. New friends yay!) The questions were basic and easy to answer, but I found myself repeating some of the points I made between stations. Occasionally I struggled with closing my responses, so that’ll be something I’ll work on in preparation for future interviews. Of the 14 questions we were asked, I struggled with this one: What would you say ASPB needs to improve on with the events we organize? Any ideas on how to answer such a question? :/ Overall, the interview process was a great learning experience, and getting to know more about the people in ASPB made me feel even more passionate about being part of the team. Sooo biology midterm and interview down, two more midterms to go, and ELECTRIC RUUUN!
UCR has different advising systems per college. Currently I’m in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences looking to transfer into the Bourns College of Engineering. Since the lower divisions for my current major and that of the major I want to transfer into are completely unrelated, I sought help from a BCOE adviser. I walked in armed with questions and was met with a woman who handed over two papers. We stood in the lobby and she proceeded to inform me that she could not talk to me unless I fill out the form, a process which would take days. I told her that the reason why I came in was just to talk about the possibility of switching majors, and that I would make my final decision based on the advice I get. However, she refused to hear what I had to say, and I left with my questions unanswered. I thought advisers were supposed to advise, not send students away even more confused than they were before.
Later on, I studied the form on my own. Apparently I have to fill it out after I take the pre-reqs to the new major, which would take at least two quarters and wads of cash. This is something I would consider doing only after I get advice from a counselor, but since she refused to hear what I had to say, who do I go to now?
“You only had one job…”
Time to reread the doodlebums out of these books.
stephenyenn asked: no longer single? you just made thousands of guys at UCR suicidal
HAH I wish. Clever though, very clever. Yay Stephen’s on the Tumblr grind :)
jerahimhi asked: i meees u!!!
:”””””””””””””””””””””’) I’m coming home this weekend!