Lessons Learned

Everyone makes mistakes and there is nothing wrong with that. Last week I was offered a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a video shoot for an upcoming commercial for Herkimer College. I was given a time slot for Monday to be in the Cogar Art Gallery in the Robert McLaughlin college Center for my interview but, as we all know we are ending the semester which means there is a lot of work to be done and final projects to be finished. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it to my timeslot on Monday because of the workload I had and deadlines to meet. I didn’t contact anyone regarding this which wasn’t the best decision. I should’ve contacted the necessary people and told them the predicament I was in and I’m sure they would’ve understood.

I’ve been saying this for the past few blogs, the end of the semester is approaching quickly. I have learned a lot on a personal level and an academic level thus far. It has been quite stressful but I know in the end when my Associates degree is in my hand, the stress was worth it. I’m proud of myself with everything that I’ve accomplished on campus in my first semester.

Today I had my interview for the Resident Assistant position on campus and it went really well. Being an RA is a big deal as the position falls in between student and an administrator. There are a lot of expectations and eyes on you at all times. There are rules and regulations that need to be enforced to the rest of the student body and I honestly feel I have what it takes to do it.

Today is also the Evolution Fashion Show in the auditorium of the Robert McLaughlin College Center. Fashion majors gather together with their collections and present it to the public. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to check out some of these beautiful collections! I was also named the main photographer for the fashion show and I couldn’t be happier and can’t wait for the show tonight. It’s going to be an amazing experience!”


Check back next week as I share my first-year experiences with you!

– Christian Hurtado

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