Hi Jhoan, how are you and your family doing?
I'm quarantining with my family and everyone is healthy so far- no signs of COVID!
How is the back-to-school transition going?
I am currently attending classes both in-person and remotely. Going back to school has been weird to say the least, as it is the first time I've done online learning to this degree. I also think it is good, not only because of how well the school has been handling it, but because it's a new experience. Learning remotely has forced me to work on my time management. I am much better at preparing my materials before class- and I see that as a real benefit for my future and overall well-being.
Do you have a favorite class? A favorite teacher?
My favorite class right now is theology or pre-calculus. Favorite teacher... It's hard to choose because I like them all!
How are you involved in CRB? What are your hobbies and interests?
I'm in the Running Club. I recently picked up the bass and I've been practicing a lot. I am really interested in space and I hope to have a career in engineering.
Can you tell us more about your CWSP site?
I was at MassHousing for my Freshman and Sophomore year, where I worked on administrative services, shipping, and receiving incoming and outgoing mail. I also worked on archiving physical and online documents. I really enjoyed working there and the experience I gained was very beneficial for my future. Unfortunately, I am not currently working there due to COVID, and am participating in training until my next placement.
Are you interested in doing similar work in college or as a career? What do you like most about your job or workplace?
I hope to be a rocket scientist, but nevertheless, I am glad I was able to experience an office working environment. Plus, the people there were amazing to work with and for.
CRB and You: How did your experience at CRB shape your identity? How do the staff and faculty help prepare you in achieving your personal and professional goals?
My experience at CRB has been great! I have really enjoyed going here knowing that if I need help with applying to college or with other concerns, that the faculty are available with support and resources. CRB and the CWSP experience have also shaped me to be more independent and mindful. For example, I don't want to be late to work, so I make sure to get enough sleep and check if the trains are delayed. CRB focuses on advancing your time management skills and overall communication skills- I know these will impact me in the jobs I will have in the future.
How are you feeling about the transition to college? Do you have a major in mind?
I'm not sure where I am applying yet, but I feel confident transitioning to college since that is what I have been working up to all my life! I do know that I would like to major in either aerospace or mechanical engineering.