Something that I look forward to every single October in college is the Homecoming Carnival that ASNAU, our Northern Arizona University Student Government, hosts for the students for free. There are all types of fun rides, free popcorn, hot chocolate, and cotton candy, and a multitude of fun and silly games to immerse yourself in. I love every second of it.
Continue reading NAU Homecoming 2017-Yet Another Magical Carnival
I met Brittany at a time in my life where I had decided that I did not want or need any more friends. I was actually set on not getting to know her, or anyone else in college, since it would be too time-consuming. I had decided that I already had enough friends, so why would I bother with yet another conversation-starter and “getting-to-know-you” interview? Well, that’s obviously not what happened here, considering we’ve been friends for the past 3 years.
Continue reading Brittany Ferris- The Kindest Person You’ll Ever Meet
“Let’s be clear: the action taken today isn’t required legally. It’s a political decision, and a moral question. Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn’t threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us. They are that pitcher on our kid’s softball team, that first responder who helps out his community after a disaster, that cadet in ROTC who wants nothing more than to wear the uniform of the country that gave him a chance. Kicking them out won’t lower the unemployment rate, or lighten anyone’s taxes, or raise anybody’s wages.” – Barack Obama
Both Mia, whom you might know as one of my best friends, and I are daughters of immigrant parents. Both of us, thankfully, are U.S. citizens and do not have to worry about the effects of DACA on ourselves. I was brought to America legally in 2006, and Mia was privileged enough to be born in the “land of the free.”
Continue reading Thoughts of Immigrant Children on DACA Decision 2017
I met Mia Pique during my freshman year of college at NAU, since she just so happened to be the lucky random roomie that got assigned to me. I thought I wouldn’t like her. I feared that she would be crazy… or rude… or loud and impolite. I thought she could be mean, or maybe she would hate me, and I’d feel bad in my own dorm. None of that happened. I didn’t even expect what happened.
Continue reading Mia Pique- The Random Roommate Who Changed My Life
I met Simran in 2016, somewhat only due to the fact that she was going to live with one of my best friends, Mia, who had been my first roomie in college. I had to meet the person that was taking over while I was off studying abroad instead of harassing Mia. I’m so beyond glad that Simran happened to be the new adventure in Mia’s life, because otherwise I would not have had the chance to meet such a lovely human.
Continue reading Simran Matken-The Old Soul
I recently visited Romania, which happens to be my home country, and I really wanted to do a blog post about it. Multiple blog posts actually. It’s quite a beautiful country, and it’s also quite a crazy country. I’m going to be honest with you all…it’s definitely not my favorite place. At all. Lots of things don’t exactly match descriptions, people aren’t necessarily friendly or civilized everywhere, and there’s a lot of ugly parts in the country due to Romania’s history of communism. Most of the problems Romania has, whether that be with government, the mentality of the people, architecture issues, or any other possible issue, are a direct result of its communist era. However, there are three main parts of this country that I truly believe should be visited by everyone anyway.
At the top of the list is Bucharest, the country’s capital.
Continue reading Do Yourself a Favor, and Visit Old Town Bucharest, Romania.
If you know me really well, then you know I come from the country of Romania. If you know anything about Romania, then you know that Transylvania is in it and that Bram Stoker got his Dracula novel ideas from our land, supernatural beliefs, and folklore. Moreover, if you know anything about me in general, then you know that I’m absolutely and utterly obsessed with vampires and anything supernatural. I am head-over-heels in love with the fact that the Dracula Castle is located in my homeland. Recently, I visited my favorite place again, but this time alongside my brother and my boyfriend, Tanner. Here are some of the photos I took while drooling over my future home, as I like to dream of it.
Continue reading Dracula’s Castle…My Favorite Place.
Through a selective interview process at the Northern Arizona University W.A. Franke College of Business, I was chosen as a candidate to job shadow the CEO of Stowebridge Promotion Group Inc., Ms. Kathy Finnerty Thomas. She actually received her Bachelor’s Degrees from Northern Arizona University, and then worked for Kodak as Director of Marketing and as a part of Sales and Training. During my time at Stowebridge, I was able to understand and learn about the behind-the-scenes aspects of an advertising company from her, and the industry of promotional products as a whole. Not only was I invited to multiple company meetings alongside Ms. Thomas, where I learned how to conduct business with sales representatives, financial institutions, and customers, but I was able to see first-hand how a day in the life of an entrepreneur is like and what to expect of this type of industry.
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As most of you know, I am a Business Management major at Northern Arizona University, and I am also in the process of gaining two Business Certificates in International Business and in Marketing alongside my Bachelor’s degree. My ultimate goal, however, is to specialize in Human Resources. Due to business being such a passion of mine, as you all can see by my fields of study, I joined three specific business clubs within my high school career and my college one. I am part of DECA, Future Business Leaders of America, and American Marketing Association. I have been part of FBLA for the longest though, with 6 years and counting. Most of my confidence and communication skills were built within this organization throughout high school, and even today in my second year of college.
Continue reading How My Business Organizations Have Helped Me Abroad
Scotland was definitely one of my top 3 places I visited while studying abroad. I actually loved it so much, that I feel like I should move there in my thirties or forties after I have my career in check. My life there would honestly be completely content, I believe. Everyone I met while in Scotland was so incredibly nice and friendly, the landscapes and architecture were absolutely beautiful, and nothing really beats the history of Scotland either.
Continue reading Scotland, You Stole My Heart.