This topic is about the guest speaker Lupita how it went with her. When she came to visit us as guest I learned some things from her and what the program Direct does to benefit people in living independently. She also handed out some papers of different programs and a card of Direct.
What I learned yesterday is money management and how manage your money. The first thing I learned is overdraft you have to keep track of how much money is in your account and how much you are spending because you do not want to be in debt. The second thing I learned is you have to keep writing your checks in your checkbook so you would know what is in your accounts. The third thing I learned is you better be careful of how you use a credit card because you could get into a lot of debt and not be able to pay it back.
What it means to build independence to me is to learn to take care of yourself instead of having your parents take care of you. In other words make decisions in your life. When you are independent you have more freedom and responsibility. It makes you more focused on a goal in your life whether you go to college or get a job. Being independent means being a mature adult according to the law.
Today I had a guest speaker named Kris Masalsky. She told us that she teaches at project RAISE. She passed a frozen empanada around for the class to see. And she told us her experience at Mamma Llamas business as a owner. She also gave us advice about networking and about college. The guest speaker also mentioned Tim's Place.
Here is a link to Tim's Place restaurant and the picture of the Pima Community College
The topic I am writing about is me preparing for a mock interview. Yesterday Hannah made us practice role play of being in an interview where we pretended to be in an interview and we practice answering question that could be used in an interview. On the first round we kind of made some errors but on the second round we did well by improving on our errors. I was nervous at first but when I experience it I felt more prepared.
How did I feel about the job fair? I was nervous because of all the people around and I was also focused on finding the right places that can benefit me. I learned that the job fair isn't the only place for me to find a job, there are other ways. Some thing I can can work on is try harder to find a job by staying persistent.
Some of the reasons why it's difficult to work on a team might be because some one is lazy, doesn't like you, or could have social problems. But in a job it doesn't matter, you need to find a way to work together. One way that can be achieved is by finding compromise. For example, if they are lazy you can tell them if you finish the project you can help them with thier work. Also, if they dislike you, can focus on your task and let them do thier job. If they have social problems you can try to find out what they like, so you can open them up to get close and participate. These are the reasons we think working together is hard and how we can fix it.
This paragraph is about self-care in other words how I take care of myself. How I take care of myself if I am depressed I don’t take drugs, smoke, or drink alcohol. I watch TV, go on walks, play video games, reading, listen to music, drawing and go on computer. I exercised to stay healthy and drink a lot of water a day. I also eat right to stay healthy.
Stephen: I started Workability because I’m just out of collage and need to start getting serious about finding a job. I needed something that would help with interviews and making a resume since those are things I really struggle with.
Ben: What I think about the Workability program is it seems like a good program to help me get a job. So far I have experience and the requirements to get a job. When I apply for a job there is no response. its like there is some sort of error that I don’t know. Hopefully the problem will be solved when I joined the program. Even though I started 1 and half weeks late I was still to caught up on the work with three days of extra hours of catch up work. And so far I am starting to learn new things. For an example, just because your rejected doesn’t mean you will not succeed in life and at plenty of other things as well. I thank Workability for this opportunity and the new things they taught me.
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.