I am going to be graduating from Workability next Friday on the 24th of May. I have learned so many things along the way. Throughout it all, it was a great experience and enjoyed everything. I am very proud of myself for completing the whole program. I have had an amazing teacher and made nice friends along the way. Even though I am happy and ready to move on to the next chapter in my life, I am a little sad and is going to miss everyone at Workability. Even though music is my dream, I have decided to work towards that by working at the Park Place Mall as well as becoming a staff at a day program called Rise. And even though I have never worked before, I am very eager to start working and get my first paycheck!
I'm graduating from WorkAbility. I learned a lot of things such as how to count money,How to make coffee, and how to get a long with the boss. I made a lot of friends at WorkAbility. Even though I did not want to do this at first, changed mind I know I need this.
I need to do this to this to keep the jobs I get and not get mad at the boss. I am really going to get a job that I want. I really want to do child care. If I do not get the job that I want I can get back in to working at a Restaurant
putting carts away was harder than i thought it be when i was done putting the carts away i sat on the parking stop with Kiaira she was and i talking and siting on the parking stop :) - the bussing was kinda messy and Manuel teaches us very well on bussing today with us :)
Collecting carts: Collecting carts was a struggle, but I learned to deal with it. It was a good learning experience. Bussing the tables: Cleaning up the mess not as bad as I thought it would be. I probably don't want to bus tables.
We trained for bussing tables and collecting shopping carts. I liked bussing the tables. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. It might be a good job for me. It was easier to do compared to the carts even though I was able to collect the carts with a good time score. It was still very challenging and hard. I am not interested in doing that job. I didn't give up and put in my best effort. -Kiara
The Wilmot-Murphy library is my favorite library in Tucson. I learned what else you can do besides checking out books. They can help you with job applications. You can read to a dog. You can do research on a computers. They have fiction, non-fiction, kids books, newspapers, DVDs, CDs and you can have books delivered to you from other libraries.
We were given a tour into the backroom where the librarians work. The librarians have to share their work space, communicate and get along with each other. The librarian spoke about internships and a person who helps you look for work.
We went to the Pima County Transition and Young Adult Job Fair at 29th street Coalition Center. It had a lot of interesting tables. We practicing our communication skills. We had to come out of our shell. It isn't always easy.
Volunteering means working for free. You aren't getting paid but you are getting experience.
Volunteering at Ben's Bells was relaxing and something different. Volunteering is the right thing to do. Doing things for others will make you feel good. If you put it in your resume, it will make a good impression because you are taking the initiative to do something productive with your time.
For job interviews you have to:
Some of us were nervous and some of us were confident. We all felt more comfortable the second day.
Kiara: It was harder when they asked me questions that I didn't prepare for. I think I did pretty well for my first mock interview ever. Now I understand what I have to do for a real interview.
Julie: I feel more confident now after practicing. The hard part is waiting to hear from them afterwards. In the past I would bug the employer and now I will wait.
Kelli: My interviewers said that I have improved from my first interview. I felt like I did really well with Christina because I was able to laugh.
Trinity: Overall, I was really nervous for the first mock interview but I did better than expected. I like how every interviewer was with me.
We went on Sun Link. It was really, really fun. It was fast and smooth. - Julie
If I can't get my own car, it is nice to know that Sun Link might be an option of getting where I want to go. I like it better than the bus. - Kiara
The sun link was quiet. I liked being able to look out the windows. We went to Mercado and had doughnuts. - Kelli
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.