What defines a good set of ethics? It isn’t like you get a box when you’re born, and are told only use what is in this box. They aren’t like breadcrumbs that you pick up along your trip. Or are they?
Some people seem to develop their ethics as they learn. Others have them from the beginning. And, even others have them to begin with, and continue to develop them throughout their entire life. The reason that this post is incredibly important to you is because of the increasingly growing amount of decisions that you must make.
You have to decide who you want in power with the election season picking up. You have to decide what choices you want them to make. Of course, these decisions are not going to cause a major difference at the moment, but in fact they will cause dramatic difference in your very way of living. Here’s an analogy I heard the other day:
A smoker isn’t going to be affected at the moment from smoking one cigarette. But, in fact, after smoking for an entire lifetime, they will be affected. Drastically.
So think you yourself. Does my choice matter? I think it does. I think you should choose the person who follows the rules.
Did you have a great break? What did you do? I took some time to relax and rejuvenate. What do you want the next 6 weeks to look like before the end of the semester? Good luck!
Do you have school spirit? Does school spirit even exist at a place like UMBC? Rate your choice on a scale from 1 to 10. Remember, there isn’t a right or wrong answer.
UMBC may not be a traditionally spirited school, but I find that school pride comes in different forms. Perhaps, this is because of the high research background, the vastly different culture, or some other intervening cause. Here’s how you might rank your experience:
If you have no idea what school spirit is at UMBC, then you might rate your answer as a 1. If on the other hand, you have a pretty clear explanation of school pride, then you might rate your answer as a 10. Explain how you rated the level of school pride you have at UMBC.
Starting tips and things to think about…
Why did you make the decision to go to UMBC?
What choices do lead you to UMBC?
How do you spend your spare time?
Would you improve something about UMBC if you could?
Where did you come from before?
Where do you think you want to go after UMBC?
This is one of my favorite times of the year. No, it is not because the weather is getting warmer (which by the way I love!). It is rather because of all the wonderful festivals that the students at UMBC plan.
Part of being such a diverse school means that a great variety of different festivals exist. I just learned of a few more going on this year that I had no idea about. In fact, I did not realize that we had the ability to do so many festivals in just a short period of time! I think, overall, it shows the level of motivation that each student can bring to UMBC as a community
Here are the groups that I know of that usually have festivals, and I know I’m missing a whole lot of them so let me know what I miss:
Hindu Student Council
Caribbean Student Council
Filipino-American Student Association
Hong Kong Student Association
And here are a few groups that have big events:
So, what did I leave off? Let me know, and feel free to promote your events right here!
Secret Spots aren’t actually unknown. They are simply sports on campus that are less known. I’ll keep this series running for a while. If you know of any areas I might not know about, then feel free to inform me. Otherwise, enjoy and try to track this spots down so that you can see them in person. Why do you think some of these locations aren’t as known?
I’ve spoken to students, and they don’t know where this is. It seems only students involved know where the Student Org Space is.
I hope that you all had as much fun discussing these topics as I did:
I also want to let you see what I see:
I think that it’s pretty awesome that I got such great feedback. Every once in a while (most likely every week) I’ll send a summary for those of you who want to see. Just some quick stats: 84 paws, and 397 comments. My blog wouldn’t be possible with out you all, so thank you!
The United Organizations brings different groups together for this purpose. The goal is to network different groups together so that they can find common ground, and so that they might co-sponsor different events, activities, and more. Sometime by the end of the semester, you might see their first event. Follow this link to join the facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unitedorganizations/
Here’s a list of all the organizations involved:
Ever interested in innovating or solving problems? You might be interested in Entrepreneurship! But, if you don’t know where to start, then it might be difficult for you to begin your project. Here are two great places to go…
1. Entrepreneurial Society
The Entrepreneurial Society is a student organization on campus. This group of innovators and business owners meets every Wednesday from 12-1pm. The location is Academic IV, Room 011. To get involved, join their Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/187910981234892/
2. The Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship
The Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship allows you to seek assistance for your ideas. For more information visit their website: http://www.umbc.edu/entrepreneurship/
Also, there is a speaker series that is run by the Alex Brown Center. These speakers are seasoned Professionals, and are happy to share their entrepreneurial knowledge with eager students ready to start their project!
March 5 – 12:00 1:00 pm – UC Room 310
Social Entrepreneurship: Doing Well by Doing Good
Jamie McDonald, Co-Founder and CEO GiveCorps.com
March 28 – 12:00 – 1:00pm – Commons 329
Alumni Entrepreneurs Panel
April 25 – 12:00 1:00 pm – Commons 331
Come Home to a Better World
BethAnn Lederer, CEO of WorkingWonders™ and LEED AP
Casey Willson, Retail Industry and Sustainability Programs Manager