Hey everyone! Welcome back to the second week of the new semester! It’s good to be back from winter break and be back at RIT for my last semester in the interpreting program! Over break I got some much-needed rest (maybe a little too much), read some great books (my favorite author is Jodi Picoult), and visited family in Chicago! By the end of break, I was definitely ready to come back! This winter break was the last long intersession RIT will have before it’s academic calendar changes next year to shorten break a bit!
So far this semester, I am working on balancing my classes, multiple jobs, and sanity! I do all of this by carefully keeping track of everything in my planner. If you ask any of my friends, teachers or bosses they will tell you that I always have my planner with me everywhere! My advice to new students–find a way to keep yourself organized!
This spring will be my second semester as a student interpreter for the RIT Department of Access Services. Last semester I got to do a lot of cool observations and meet great interpreters within Rochester. This semester I will continue to do a mix of academic and nonacademic work on campus and observe interpreters within the K-12 and medical settings. I’m definitely looking forward to (finishing) this semester and getting a general idea of what I want to do post graduation!
Also this semester I am working on my senior thesis (Issues in Interpreting). Combining both interpreting and my role as a learning assistant this semester, I am planning on comparing student work across the semester with professional interpreters and analyzing common trends and patterns throughout the work. Right now classes aren’t too crazy, but just give me a couple of weeks.
I’m looking forward to all of the events coming up here on RIT’s campus like Freezefest and events hosted by the Center of Residence Life. This Friday is an event called Chocolate on Ice which is always a lot of fun…what could be better than ice skating and a wicked amount of chocolate?
Catch y’all later 🙂