One Week Left!

April 4, 2014 — Leave a comment

Well I’ve finished classes for the week and that means that I have one week left of classes, some finals and then my summer begins! I’m looking forward to summer break, mostly because of the nice weather, but it will be nice to be home again to visit with friends and family. I’ve decided this summer that I will be doing my optional co-op so that should be a lot of fun. I ended up getting a job with the Department of Education in the state of Maine (my home state!) so I’ll be working with technology in education and I’ll also be working with the Maine Learning Technology Initiative. Technology and education, two things that I enjoy a lot so I’m pretty excited about that.

Most of my friends can’t believe that I get to come home for the summer on April 18th! I hear, “that’s so early!” all of the time. They’re right, it is early compared to most schools, but none of us at Wentworth complain. It’s great because it allows us to get a head start with Co-op and plus, who wouldn’t want to start their summer vacation in April?! Either way, I’m looking forward to summer and I can’t wait to enjoy all of the nice warm weather! Before I know it, I’ll be back in school for the fall semester… I’ll be a junior! Seriously? Where does the time go? College is flying by!

Two Kids in College

March 29, 2014 — Leave a comment

So today my family came down not only to visit me, but also because my younger sister will be going to Wheelock College this fall! For those who don’t know, Wheelock is part of the Colleges of the Fenway which is a consortium of schools working together and sharing resources. The Colleges of the Fenway include Wentworth, MassArt, MCPHS, Emmanuel, Simmons and Wheelock! Anyway, even though it rained most of the day, it was still a lot of fun. It will be nice (especially for my parents) that my sister and I go to school so close because it makes it a lot easier if they want to come visit, or when they move us in for the start of the school year!

1978545_10152085285158995_1036592906_oAfter attending Wheelock, I decided that I needed to take my parents to the North End and experience Mike’s Pastry! If you haven’t been, I highly recommend it, they have some great deserts to choose from! That’s probably one of the things you should add to your bucket list if you plan on going to school in Boston. You’re missing out if you don’t go! I ended up choosing the Apple Turnover and let me tell you, it was excellent. If the line wasn’t so big I might have gone back for another one, but I decided against it and figured that I would just have to go back again some other time :)

WAM

Today I attended the Wentworth Association of Managers kickoff event. (I got to take the pictures!) It was great to see so many business students get together for a club that they started! The group had been working together for the past semester planning out the new club and creating a constitution to use. Once all of the officers were elected, they invited the rest of us to the kickoff event. There was a raffle, a guest speaker, and a lot of connecting among students! I look forward to seeing what the club plans to do this coming fall!

It’s amazing how fast time can be, I swear Winter Break just started and now look, we’re back at it again! On to spring semester! I’m actually looking forward to this semester because I was able to schedule all of my classes in way that allowed me to have Monday’s off! That is a definite bonus. Why? Because I have a three day weekend, every weekend. That’s why.

So I’m just getting back from a four week winter break, and you’re probably wondering if I did anything exciting over break! Right? Well anyway, I enjoyed being with friends and family, but I’m also really happy to share that I premiered my second independent film! The one that I’ve mentioned in a post before I think… It’s called The Bridge and we filmed it all summer long! Well it premiered on December 28th and everyone who came absolutely loved it! I was so proud of the cast and crew because it was such an improvement over our first film. We’ve submitted it to the Lewiston/Auburn Film Festival in Maine so we’ll see what happens next! I’ve included the trailer below if you’re interested in learning more!

Anyway, that was the big thing during break. Other than that, it was a typical winter break in Maine, visited with friends and family, had a great Christmas and New Years, and got about 168 feet of snow! No, only joking about that last bit… or am I? Either way, I’m looking forward to second semester and I can’t wait to see all of the fun things I’ll end up doing! Be sure to tag along, I’m sure I’ll share them here for all to enjoy! Until next time.

So it seems as if first semester is starting to come to an end. Well that was quick! So quick in fact that I didn’t even have enough time to catch up with this blog! So what have I been up to? Oh you, almost anything and everything. For starters I think I had a birthday in September at some point. October came and we were well into our classes and I even took a trip to Salem Mass! I’ve never been before so it was quite the little weekend trip! But it was well worth it. Just in case if you’re curious, I took the commuter rail to get there. That means no need to drive, and I can just enjoy the ride!

So October came and went just like that, and now we’re into November! If you read my last blog post (which was like from way back in June…) I talked about my movie, The Bridge! Between all of my school work, and work study, and everything else, I’ve been working hard on making sure this movie is done in time! It premieres December 28th! That’s too close for comfort! Either way, I’ve got to get going on it so we can have time to create a soundtrack. So much to do!

Hopefully I’ll be able to keep you more up to date as we get closer to the movie and the end of the semester! It’ll be a busy few weeks, but I’m looking forward to it!

If you haven’t been able to tell, I’m quite busy this summer! I mean this is the first post that I’ve provided to you all since like March! Way too long… Anyway, after I left Wentworth for the summer, I went home thinking I was going to be able to relax this summer. Wrong!

After surviving my first year of college, this summer I was able to start my first internship at Cianbro Corporation! They’re a construction company that does work all over the world. I get to work at corporate headquarters and help with different technology projects that the company has! On top of working at an internship this summer, I’m also in the process of filming my second independent film! Yes, I said second. Last year my friends and I who all just graduated from high school decided to take a school project and see how far we could go with it. We ended up filming a full length movie! We were on TV and in the news paper! We also got accepted into the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival right here in Maine! So this summer I’m busy working on the new film too! Talk about one crazy summer. Want to stay updated on my latest movie project? You can find out more at http://thebridgemovie.org or just look for us on Facebook or Twitter! (All of that info is on the movie website.)

So yeah, I’m totally busy this summer! But I love it. I’ll try to share information when I can, but make sure to check back often! Summer’s going to be crazy, and although it’s a blast, I’m actually looking forward to getting back to Boston this fall!

Until next time, enjoy your summer!

Spring is here!

March 29, 2013 — Leave a comment
Looking at Boston from the Prudential Center!

Looking at Boston from the Prudential Center!

So it’s finally starting to get nice out again! Being from Maine, I’m use to the New England weather here, but it’s always nice to see it warm up to. Another great thing to think about is that in less than a month, I’ll be home for the summer! I enjoy the fact that Wentworth students get out at the end of April. It’s nice to know that I have some time to get home before everyone else from college does. More job opportunities for me!

Anyway, last weekend it was nice out and I decided to go up on top of the Prudential Building, and what a view it was! It was a great day for it and I got some great shots with my camera. Definitely worth taking some time to check it out.

Accepted student’s day is in a week or so and I look forward to sharing with you all what it’s like being in college! Hopefully you all have lots of questions, because we should have lots of answers for you! There are plenty of great reasons to go to Wentworth, plus living in the wonderful city of Boston, there is always something to do. So, I hope to see lots of accepted students at the accepted students day! Can’t wait to share all the wonderful things about freshman year with you all!

Getting Involved

February 22, 2013 — Leave a comment

Well second semester has been in full swing for awhile now, and I’ve gotten the hang of college. Now that all that’s worked out, it’s time to start getting involved! One of the great things about being at Wentworth is that there is so much to do on campus, as well as off campus. This semester I decided to join several different groups and I ended up being selected as a Student Ambassador, I was chosen to be a member of Phi Sigma Pi (a national honors fraternity) and I am also currently in the Wentworth Leadership Institute. With all of these things going on, I can now say that I am getting involved on campus!

One of the things that I have done, as well as something that I recommend is that a lot of people suggest getting involved as soon as possible, but what I have found that works best is that taking your time and getting to know your environment is the best way! At least for me. It allows me to learn more about my surroundings and get comfortable where I am, and then I can get involved on campus.

One thing that I’ve learned is that getting involved can be scary at first as there are so many new things going on, but once you feel comfortable in your new surrounding, I recommend getting involved! It’s the best way to meet new people and make great connections that will last a lifetime!

Well I survived the first semester of college and it was a lot better than what I had expected it to be! Moving to a whole new place and meeting new people can be a challenge at first, but truthfully after the first few hours of getting to Wentworth, I was already excited to meet new people and live in the city of Boston! One of the great things about being in Boston was that I get to meet lots of new people not from just Wentworth, but from all of the surrounding colleges. Another bonus was that I had some old high school friends who also went to school in Boston. It was a great start being able to see old friends, and meet new ones.

After I got into the groove of things, I couldn’t believe how quickly the first semester flew by! Within weeks I had learned the city, got into the routine of classes, and became very good friends with my suite-mates. All the worries that I had at the beginning of college were soon gone and I was enjoying my time a lot.

My first semester of college couldn’t have gone any better and I’m glad that I chose to live in Boston, it’s a great city. Now that second semester is here I can only imagine how quickly it will go by! They say things go by fast when you’re having fun, and I most certainly feel as if this is the case with each college semester. I’m only on my second semester, but I’m already excited for the next 3 years of college. It’s a great way to become more independent and learn more about what it’s like to grow up!

So welcome to my blog, and I hope you enjoy following me through my time here at Wentworth. I’m sure it will be a great one, and I can’t wait to share it with you.