January 31st, 2016 | Uncategorized
After a long and relaxing 5 weeks, Christmas vacation had finally come to a close. Usually by the end of school vacations, I’m absolutely dreading to go back. However, this time around, I was excited (call me a nerd), but yes I was looking forward to going back. It makes it easy to go back to school when you enjoy your classes, professors, and classmates as much as I do.
For those who don’t know, I am doing the Marketing, Consumption, and Society Master’s course at the University of Limerick. It is a really interesting course, with an awesome learning approach, gearing all the classes to be very practical and exciting to be a part of.
After completing the first week, I already can tell that it is going to be a very busy semester, but hey, I’m up for the challenge. Although it will be hectic, the projects and assignments I have all sound very interesting. In one class I am undertaking an ethnographic study, immersing myself in a subculture of Limerick’s nightlife. In another class, I will have the opportunity to actually work with a real-life client assisting them with their marketing strategies. That’s just naming a few of the cool projects I will get to take part in. It is definitely a lot easier to do the work when the topic is something I am really interested in.
While completing all of that, I will also be starting my research/dissertation paper. These papers always seem daunting and a little bit overwhelming to complete. But if there is one thing I learned from my undergrad thesis mentor is “If you can write a sentence, you can write a paragraph. If you can write a paragraph, you can write a page…” This quote may not seem that inspiring, but to me its great motivation. As long as I put in the work, a little each and every day, I will get it done.
Semester two, and all the hard work that comes with it, starts now.
Victory Scholar: Sarah Benedetti
Present University: University of Limerick
US League: NEC
Club/Community Partner: UL Huskies
Alma Mater: St. Francis College
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