Week Two’s Work
Quite a bit more work this week. Figures the hardest thing was actually coming up with blog topics. I got the chance to work on a couple different areas of marketing. Worked on a couple of websites, drew up a poster, blogs, and emails. Right now I’m working in my pajamas sitting in my bed. I don’t know about other people, but this is something that I could definitely get used too. You somewhat get that feeling that all of this is just like homework; but then you realize, this is actually fun! Knowing that what you are doing actually affects a business just gives your time and your effort that much more meaning.

I haven’t talked to many people from BCIT this week about their practicum but from what I’ve heard, some are afraid to ask questions because it makes them feel less needed in the company. I’m asking questions left, right, and center; I’m emailing my work to Jeff and Tara hoping that they give me feedback to fix up things. I was working on a poster for The Golf Institute at Fraserview and knew that there was a problem with clutter at the bottom of the poster; so I sent it to them and got immediate feedback. Instead of just giving it back to me though, we all worked on it as a team and finely tuned it to a desired look. The clutter is gone and it just seems to flow. Even more than just working for them in this practicum, they have taken the time to help me in my own life. Since I lost my job doing delivery and dishwashing, they came up with a proposal to help me gain experience, understand the industry more, and earn money while doing it. Together we came up with a solution and now I no longer have to worry about going part-time job hunting for the last 2 months of school. I owe a huge thanks to Tara and Jeff! Working with CK Golf Solutions for this practicum was one of the best things I could have asked for. Next week I’ll hopefully be having an interview with Richard Loat about Five Hole for Food and I’ll be going to the Team 1040 radio event at Fraserview Golf Course on Wednesday.

The Effects of Carpooling
Back in September of 2009, I started at BCIT in the Marketing Management department. I live in Ladner, BC. That is a 45 minute drive to BCIT out in Burnaby. The first few days of classes, no one knew anyone; which is why “ice-breaker” games were played in about half the classes. There were some interesting stories told and you learned about where people were from. There was one girl in my class who looked very familiar to me, and turns out was from Ladner as well (just so happened that she was the older sister of a guy I played volleyball with in high school). We had started talking and eventually decided to start carpooling from Ladner. Right off the bat, it was awkward. It started with the ever so popular, “So…what do you do?” type of thing. About 3 days in and we already started hitting it off. Sadly, she is 5 years older than me, but that didn’t stop me from making my subtle moves. Eventually, she grew on me as more of a sister. We talk about everything! There is no area of our lives that is kept secret (as far as I know). We even see each other outside of school, usually where she works. We are now almost done our last semester at BCIT and it is safe to say, that if it were not for this carpooling, BCIT would have been complete murder. That’s not an insult to BCIT, they take their difficulty as a compliment. The drive in has been cut down to roughly 30 minutes and the fact that there is never a lack of conversation topics is wonderful! I would highly recommend that if you have the chance to carpool, take it. If you want the other side to this story, you can tweet her @courtzita on Twitter.

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Weekly Golf Quote

“I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone’s golf game: it’s called an eraser.” – Arnold Palmer