Week 3? Week 3?! Week 3!

Hey everyone again!

Let me tell you, it is good to be back. I had a great summer but again, it’s good to be back at RIT! But first, let me tell you about my summer.

I went back home and got to hang out with my family after the school year, and about half way through I left for five weeks…for KODA Camp at Camp Mark 7. I was a counselor this year for the first time. It was quite the change as I had been a camper for eight years as a kid and going back was amazing. I’m hoping I’ll have the opportunity to go back this summer again. The kids I got to work with and the other counselors were great. They are some of my greatest friends. I wouldn’t want to spend my summer any other way.

Now, to the school year. I ended up coming to campus early for RA training before the new freshman arrived. It was fun to see all my old friends again as well as make new friends, too. But before I knew it, the week had flown by and the freshmen were arriving. Amongst those freshmen, my little sister moved in, too! Again, another week flown by and classes had started.

Classes have been great this year so far, although one of which is an 8am class…I am not a morning person but the professor and class are great. I have my 4th year interpreting classes as well as some electives for my Deaf Cultural Studies Minor, which is just as fun. In addition to classes, I also have started working as a student interpreter on campus. While it is hard work, I love it. It’s the first real-world taste to the profession that I have been studying for the past few years. I do some work in classrooms, small meetings, and I even get the opportunity to go on call in case there is an interpreter needed for a short-notice assignment. In just three weeks, I have learned a tremendous amount and can’t wait to fill you all in later about even more adventures!


Michael Conrad

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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