I had so much FUN doing the JWCC photo shoot. I was lucky to have not only been in many of the pictures but also be behind the scenes of the photo shoot! There were many students that participated and all were great and so much fun to be around! Especially the photographer Jaime! She had some great ideas and was always making all of us laugh! The pictures turned out great. And I can’t wait to see them out all over John Wood! Thank you so much to all the students that participated and helped make these past two days a blast!
The beginning of the school year is always the best!
You wear all the outfits you bought from your back to school shopping spree you did right before you started classes. And for the longest time all you care about is going to class and looking as cute as possible.
During the beginning of the school year I would wake up at least an hour and a half before class started and I would get ready and made sure I looked great!
But as the year goes on cute is no longer an OPTION.
It usually doesn’t hit me until about half way through first semester. What’s the point of even dressing up for school? We sit in a classroom for an hour to 4 hours a day the last thing we want to worry about is being uncomfortable.
So after a while jeans turn into sweat pants and knit tops turn into hoodies/t-shirts, my hair goes up in a knot on top of my head and I’m ready for class.
When I went to SIUE it was the same thing! I thought that everyone would be dressing nice and I had to too! All the freshman were worrying about what to wear on their very first day of college come to find out that the upperclassmen were all wearing sweat pants and t-shirts on their first day of classes.
Advice from me to you for the upcoming freshman.
Dress comfortably. There is no need to dress up!
IT IS COMMUNITY COLLEGE WEEK!!! Attending a John Wood Community College (JWCC) has not only saved me thousands of dollars but has also opened so many doors for me for my future, which iswhat a community college should do. After attending a four-year university and not being ready with the jump, I believe that JWCC has prepared me to make that actual jump. Community Colleges not only offer the same education as a four-year University to traditional students, which are students that graduate from high school and go straight into a college, but it also gives those non-traditional students who have taken time off from their education. I personally like the diversity of different age groups in my classes. It’s not only nice seeing them come back but it is also beneficial hearing opinions from the older generation. Community Colleges always work around your schedule, offering both morning classes and night classes and it helps those that already have a busy schedule to begin with. For those that had no idea what they wanted to major in (Like me) Community Colleges help you explore all your options. For a year I had trouble deciding what I wanted to do for the rest of my life and instead of throwing thousands of dollars down the drain at a four-year University trying to decide what I wanted to major JWCC helped me actually think about what I wanted to do. which is broadcasting. JWCC has offered me so many opportunities such as being an intern at the Public Relations department here at JWCC and being behind the scenes of many interviews and live shootings with KHQA and WGEM. Community Colleges prepare us for bigger things in the future, just like JWCC has.
This morning I did what most young adults would NEVER….EVER.…Do….
I woke up at 4:00 A.M.
And boy was it worth it!
Now before you think I have completely LOST MY MIND. It was so I could be on the morning show on KHQA! I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to not only witness how they do live shooting for the morning show but also get to eat wonderful authentic Mexican food thanks to Ignacio Anguiano-Reyes. For those that might be interested Ignacio will be teaching a class on how to make AMAZING Mexican food on April 30! Just don’t forget to register here!
It was truly great experience learning about how they do live shooting and it was a pleasure being able to learn from Kristen Aguirre!
This opportunity made me realize how EXCITED I AM TO BEGIN MY CLASSES AS A BROADCASTING MAJOR!!!
Thanks to John Wood and the Public Relations Department I finally realized that broadcasting is the major for me.
I have really enjoyed my classes this semester! But my favorite class this semester has to be my speech class with Mr.Terry. As a Broadcasting major you would assume that I would not have difficulty talking in front of a group of people, but boy are you wrong! I WAS TERRIFIED! I would shake and so would my voice, I then began to talk really fast and most of the time what I said made NO SENSE….But as the semester went on I began feeling more comfortable talking to a group of people! Mr.Terry made the speech class entertaining and he made it so we wouldn’t have difficulty talking for a long period of time. And today we were lucky enough to experience mock job interviews! Mr.Terry’s class helped me improve my communication skills and has opened so many doors for me in the future!
As a senior in high school I was constantly getting asked, what do you want to major in or what do you want to do when you grow up? And at that time I HAD NO IDEA. While most of my peers were already set and knew exactly what they wanted to do I was still stuck deciding what University I wanted to attend. When I went to SIUE I told my advisor I wanted to major in Mass Communications. But later I switched to a double major of Mass Communications and Dance. I later realized that majoring in dance could only get me so far, so I then switched Dance out with Spanish. I left SIUE double majoring in Mass Communications and Spanish. When I started John Wood I was set on majoring in nursing because both my cousins, Maribel and Cristina Cepeda became nurses through the nursing program here at John Wood. I thought it was an easy way out and it would be perfect because most nurses get a job right out of college. After taking a biology class I realized that I REALLY DO NOT LIKE SCIENCE AND MATH! That was basically the end of that idea. But as a little girl I would always watch the news with my parents and I was always so fascinated with the reporters and it really didn’t hit me until recently. I could major in Broadcasting! I started taking a speech class with Mike Terry and I love it! I have also become an intern with the public relations department here at John Wood and it has given me the opportunity to look behind the scenes of an actual interview when WGEM or KHQA comes to John Wood. I have also decided to minor in dancing. It is something I have been doing since I was 5 years old and I truly cannot see myself without. In the end I realized that this is what I want to do with the rest of my life, and that 20 years from now I will still love my job.
On Friday high school seniors from all over the Tri-states attended J-Dub day where the theme was 80′s!
Not only did the students get a taste of how it would be like to attend JWCC but they also got a chance to play many games set up by the students and faculty.
The JWCC dance team did a dance while the JWCC cheerleaders did their own stunts.
I had a lot of fun watching the students enjoy themselves and figure out if JWCC is really the place for them.