During my last semester of high school I had the opportunity to take a music composition course during eighth period. Being a senior, I also had the opportunity to leave school for the day after sixth period, taking two free periods instead.
I chose the free periods. The temptation of getting out of school almost two hours early was too great for my seventeen-year-old mind. I still regret not taking that music composition course, because I have no memory of what I watched on television when I got home early every day.
Next Friday, February 10th is Professional Development Day at Fredonia. The vast majority of students know it as a day off from classes, a day to sleep in, a day to binge-watch Netflix. A select few know it as a day to get better.
Here are the workshops students can choose from:
- Audition and Interview tips
- Networking for internships
- Information sessions about campus board and summer job opportunities
- Evaluating news sources
- Leadership development and community involvement
- Creating strong resumes that reflect your curricular and co-curricular experiences
- Coping with perfectionism
- Citing research sources appropriately
- Designing a quilt block for the Diversity Quilt Project
And here are the details.
No, one day won’t make much of a difference in your life. But the habit of choosing to get better will.