Standing at 5’10 195lbs of Truth October 27, 2007Posted by acc73 in : Campus Activities, Uncategorized , add a comment
Standing at 5’10 195lbs of Truth
By far, this was the second most hyped event of the school year: the grand visit by Comedy Central TV Star/ Comedian Stephen Colbert. He lived up to expectations, literally having some Cornell students to the brink of tears in laughter.
Stephen Colbert is a college hit with his first show at Cornell being sold out in a day and even having to open up a second show due to the high demand of Cornell students for “truthiness”. The line waiting to go into Barton Hall to watch the show was the longest line I have ever seen. People even compared the line for Stephen Colbert to The Line for Cornell Men’s Hockey Tickets, which is always the longest line at Cornell. The major highlight was when this long line all of a sudden cut in half because the back half of this line started to cut in front of the people who waited all night for Colbert. I couldn’t help myself but to follow the flow, finally reaching my seat and being able to breathe.
His act was hilarious. From the standard, “I wanted to perform at Harvard, but I got wait listed so I decided to come to Cornell” joke to even poking fun at himself when he quoted a poll where students between the ages of 18 and 24 about over 50% get their information about the news from the Colbert Report or the Daily Show and said, ” What is wrong with you people don’t you know I make stuff up.” Cornell students had an opportunity to even ask Stephen question about how awesome he is.
The best part of the Q&A pretty much summed up how dorky and nerdy Cornell students are even up to the graduate level. There was one person dressed up as a pimp during this whole comedy show and when asked what year he was he replied, “It’s embarrassing to say this but I’m actually an MBA student.” Wow, you think going to the Johnson School makes everyone stiffen up, but that guy proved against that case.
That is one of the advantages of being able to go to a school like Cornell, we bring in high quality people for events like the Dalai Lama and Stephen Colbert who we both welcomed with great applause.
Cornell Offers Too Many Activities!!!! October 15, 2007Posted by acc73 in : Campus Activities , 45 comments
Plain and simple, Cornell offers too many activities that it blows my mind. For someone like me who has about a million interests Cornell is a great place to go, because if you have an interest, they probably have a club or group. The Student Activities Office lists all of the clubs and activities Cornell offers to students and they are as specific as you can get. There is an Anime club for people who are into watching Japanese anime and anime movies, there is a juggling club where you can juggle whatever you want plates or those things that look like bowling pins. I am currently part of the Daily Sun which is the school newspaper which I enjoy writing sports for. I was also part of the Cornell Investment Club which teaches you everything you need to know about the investment world- how to look up stock information, what certain ratios mean, and how to actually choose which stock to invest in. Besides the student activities, there is also intramural sports which I would love to participate in, but don’t actually have enough time for sadly. They have all the sports football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and any other sport you are into. Just find a group of friends and start your own team in the hopes of winning the championship. With all these activities you can still have fun on the quad when the weather is clear (only a couple months out of the year) and enjoy a game of frisbee. I really like Cornell’s clubs and activities which make the college experience so much better.
Career Fair September 13, 2007Posted by acc73 in : Campus Activities, Uncategorized , add a comment
Dirty tissues are just piling up in my waste basket. Nyqil, Dayqil, and any other cold medicine is scattered across my room as if I was some kind of cold medicine drug dealer. Ok, so maybe I am a little sick and I feel like death because of a stuffy nose, but that doesn’t mean I am not going to class this week. I just suck it up, go to class, and try to hear my professor’s voice over me blowing my nose. Besides that, there seemed like a lot was going to these past couple of days. First, the Career Fair where I actually have to shave and pull up my pants past my waist. There were so many companies, but I tried to give my resume to all of them in the hopes that this summer I can have a summer internship which is basically a requirement for any college student now. It is just weird because last year I went and the only thing I heard from companies about internships was, “oh, I’m sorry, you’re a freshman. Ummm, we typically only look for sophomores.” But this year now I hear is, ” oh, I’m sorry, you’re a sophomore. Ummmm, we typically are looking for juniors.” I did give my resume to a couple of companies, so I will try to email some of their representatives in the hopes of getting a hook-up. The career fair is kind of sounds like prostitution when you think about it, but in a good way. When reading the online tips on how to take advantage of the career fair it said just go out their and sell yourself. It sounds very familiar, right? Or maybe it’s just me. I am also going to try to swing by Cornell Career Services to help me improve my resume and trying to find international internships (hopefully in China!!!) but we shall see. Cornell Career Services is open to all Cornell students and they help you with anything relating to career objectives- resume critiques, internship help, and for graduating seniors they help them find jobs or consider their graduate options. Hopefully after drinking about 20 gallons of water, I will get rid of this cold and continue to study, because studying with a cold isn’t the best way of studying.
My New Favorite Class September 10, 2007Posted by acc73 in : Campus Activities, Classes , 13 comments
Ok, so maybe I’m not an Applied Economics and Management major yet, but I am really starting to get into one of my classes. AEM 240, also known as Marketing has now become my new favorite class. First of all no homework except for reading, AWESOME!!!!!!, next he shows us some of the funniest commericials during class, and then he gives Extra Credit by helping to do Marketing Surveys. I also have the chance to get an A+ in his class by coming up with a marketing plan for a new or existing company. First place in the competition gets an automatic A+ in the class. If the classroom size wasn’t like 300 I would actually have a good chance of winning. The rest of my classes are okay except Financial Accounting is SO BORING to listen to sometimes not because of the teacher, he tries his best to make accounting jokes, but because Accounting is just a boring, number-crunching class. Chinese is going okay, but I am waiting to get my weekly quiz back which I don’t think I did so great in, but hopefully 80 or above. Fingers crossed. Work is good except I had to put together like 500 name tags, but I can’t complain because the Cornell Alumni Student Mentoring Program has given me so many connections that I would put together 1,000 name tags with the opportunities they offer. Even though I am really busy, I am lazy at heart so I take naps whenever or wherever I can. Today’s spot of the day was the Math library since I could take a nap real quick and walk to work. I am thinking about quitting the Cornell Investment Club though, because I am not really into it and the main reason I did it was because it looks good on my resume. I am going to the general body meeting today, but I don’t know how much longer I can care.
Oh yea before I forget, no update on a major, but I have my 3 possible majors of the week: Economics at Arts & Sciences, Applied Economics & Management at Agricultural & Life Sciences, and Policy Analysis & Management at Human Ecology.
I am also excited to hear Kanye West’s New Album while I am doing my economics problem set, but that’s another subject!