Down to the Wire

With the semester finishing up, projects are being finished, and more work is being due. My semester is no different. I feel that this year I have learned a lot, especially in my interpreting classes. I have great professors that have shown me what I am strong in, as well as areas I need to improve in. I feel that even over the last 13 weeks, I have grown and developed as an interpreting student.

Luckily, Thanksgiving break is right around the corner. At first my plan was to stay in the Rochester area with some friends for the break. But now the plan is to actually go home and visit my six dogs, and my family of course. And while I am home I will be working at the local electronics store for Black Friday. That is one of the craziest days of the year for retail, some say it is the fastest 12 hours you will ever work. The chaos and hectic atmosphere on this day is exciting and fun, while stressful for the managers. But, it will definitely be worth-while to go back home to see my friends and family for the first time in about three months.

While over the last week or so, RIT offered a ton of fun things to do like carpooling to the premier of Ender’s Game, the weekend filled with hockey games, and even a dance competition. I, however, chose to go to the RIT women’s “White Out” hockey game where students received a free white t shirt to wear during the game. I went with a few of my residents, and the game was great. We ended up scoring in the last minute to win the game at 2 to 1. One great part about RIT is the variety of things to do here. There are hockey games, movie nights, and competitions. The options are endless.

But I’ll post again soon, and when I do I will definitely update you all about how working Black Friday goes!

About Michael

Major: American Sign Language-English Interpretation

Hometown: Frederick, Md.

Why I chose RIT: RIT has a rich community, and offers many activities and opportunities for me to get involved.

Clubs/Activities: Member of RIT Club Soccer Team and student worker for Residence Life.

Hobbies/Interests: I love playing and watching soccer as well as hanging out with my friends.

What I like best about RIT: Making lots of friends is so easy here.

Favorite T.V. Shows: “Avatar” and “Teen Titans.”

Fun fact about me: I’m a CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult)

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