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Learn by Doing
May 14, 2016

Last night, my boyfriend and I attended the business senate banquet at school. We sat at the CIS faculty’s table during the event because we’re bossing. There were awards given to faculty, individuals, and clubs for their achievements. My digital forensics club won an award for, “Learn by Doing”. This award goes side-by-side with the school’s educational philosophy. This is probably one of my favorite banquets because every itinerary went straight to the point.

I’m proud of the progress that my digital forensics club made this school year. With strategic planning and teamwork, the club has a lot of potentials to have a bigger impact on students and school. Two of the club’s accomplishment that I pushed for this year involves continuing a strong website presence (still the best in our major, fact) and creating a social media presence. I’m hoping the e-board’s in the following years will continue striving for improvement!

This year, I had the wonderful opportunity to serve as a vice president of the elected board. I’ve always wanted to be part of a club’s e-board and found my opportunity here. Through this experience, I had a decent amount of exposure that helped me “learn by doing”; with the following:

  • Keeping a record of the event scheduling.
  • Dealing with booking reservations between the club and school.
  • Working as a team player and leader.
  • Having some patience when critical communication is lagging.
  • Formatting my e-blast messages straight to the point.
  • Strengthening the club’s brand presence through social media.
  • Juggling between personal and club time.
  • Strengthening my public speaking skills.
  • Saying “no” when the task is seriously impossible for me to do.
  • Being dedicated and hard-working.
  • Having solid organization skills.

I hope to use these acquired skills in my personal and professional life. I’m proud to serve this organization and have no regrets with my contributions!

PS. The banquet venue at school served steak 🍖!!!

PPS. I’m planning to do a Q&A post in the near future. Want to submit a question or two? Click here!

15 Responses

  1. Georgie ☆ May 15, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Such a cute outfit Nancy! I love the dress style! I’m not a big fan of stripes as I was about a year ago, but you look lovely. 🙂

    Congratulations on the award! WOO! I love that it’s called ‘Learn by Doing’. I have often thought about the kind of learner I am and I feel like I may be more of a do-er than a reader or a watcher.

    Also I give you kudos for getting straight to the point in emails… it takes practice, I find, but most people overlook very long emails and sometimes they don’t even notice that you are getting straight to the point. (I was always worried about sounding blunt.)

    You are awesome, lady! 😀

  2. Tara ☆ May 15, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Congrats on the award, Nancy! I think it’s great that your club won that and you got to experience so much! You definitely benefited with all those skills, and I’m pretty sure they will all come in handy in your future career!

    Your outfit is definitely cute. You’re rocking that dress wonderfully, girl!

    And yay for the banquet sticking to the itinerary to a T. I don’t like events that wastes time and takes forever to get through, so I’d have appreciated it all the same.

  3. Laurie ☆ May 15, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Is Cal-Poly Pomona one of the Claremont Colleges? That might be a dumb question, but I’m not from California!

    Congrats on getting the award for being vice president! I was elected best buddies president at my university too and I literally learned so much! Once you’re a leader of an organization, you feel so much better about yourself! 🙂

    • Nancy ☆ May 15, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Nope, CPP is a State University (public) while Claremont Colleges are private universities. Pomona College, however is part of Claremont College. Confusing, I know!

  4. Cat ☆ May 15, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Congrats to your club for winning an award! That’s a great list of skills that you picked up, and they’re all very useful outside of the club too. I think it’s especially important to learn to say “no”. Sometimes you have to know when something is realistic and be firm on it. Definitely good to have patience when there are issues with communication too!

    Also love the dress you’re wearing! Looks really good on you!

  5. Michelle ☆ May 15, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Congrats on the award! You bet, I will submit a question or two!

  6. Raisa ☆ May 17, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Congratulations on yet another award! You are indeed bossing. 😉 I love your outfit! The dress is super cute, and it matches your award! XD

  7. Lucy ☆ May 17, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Congratulations on winning the award – it certainly sounds like you deserve it from everything you’ve achieved and put it. And that’s a very cute outfit on you 🙂

  8. Bhairavee ☆ May 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Congrats on the award, Nancy! All the skills that you listed are so cool! and I believe they are best learnt by experience, which I’m glad you did!

    Oh, that outfit is just so cute and you look so pretty!!

  9. Amy ☆ May 17, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    I’m sure those skills will be very important in your career. I think more people need to learn important things before applying for jobs, it definitely helps at interviews.

    Love your dress! And very excited for your Q and A – I love those posts!

    • Nancy ☆ June 2, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Most definitely! Knowing the concepts/theory isn’t enough. People need to be able to actually apply them in person!

  10. Tess ☆ May 18, 2016 at 7:36 am

    What a wonderful achievement!! Well rewarded for all the hard work and efforts that you’ve put in. You couldn’t have put it in better terms; learn by doing! Many fear to do as they feel they’re not prepared for it or that they’ve not ben given “process” but do-ers are the ones who create them 🙂 well done and I am looking forward to your Q&A session!!

  11. Becca ☆ May 19, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Nancy, your dresses are always so cute, and you always look so cute in them!

    Congrats on your award! The banquet sounds super nice, especially since they served steak! It sounds like you learned a ton, and what a great experience to be able to serve as the vice president. Congrats, girl!

    Question submitted. 🙂

  12. tiff k ☆ May 20, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Wow Congratulations on the award! It’s hard to manage clubs and school work but you were able to do it!

    Yes these skills and experiences will definitely help in the professional world. More so than books or grades. 🙂

  13. Pauline ☆ May 21, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I LOVE this outfit Nancy, kill ’em girl! *fire emoji*

    Well done on winning the award! If they have you on the team, it’s obviously a clear winner though 😉 But seriously, congrats! I always go by “learn by doing” – I’ve learnt so much more when I actively am a part of it rather than drowning in books all day!

    Love all the skills you’ve learnt from it, definitely worth while! 😛

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