Bonjour classmates! My name is Jodieann or Jodie for short and no I’m not French, please excuse my obsession with the French culture. Hmmm, a little about myself. . . For starters, I was born in Jamaica and moved to NY about 12 years ago. I am an only child and I’m pretty awesome. My interests are in writing, fashion, food and coffee. My desire at the moment is to begin freelancing and obtain an internship at Hearst magazine in the editorial or PR department. My current career interest is writing and I’d like the opportunity to work as Lead Copy eventually working my way up to become a Creative Director for a mag or fashion house. Another one of my career goals is to become a board member at ProjectArt, a art non-profit. I’d like to begin traveling next year or even a summer study abroad program. Over the summer I interned at HNW, a strategic marketing communications agency primarily to the wealth and asset management industries, which offered me an extension until December— cool beans!
My strengths as writer vary. I have been exposed to many genres of writing which has given me a unique exposure to writing as a whole. I am always willing to challenge myself. My weakness is with feedback, I struggle with applying “constructive” feedback to my work. I am a critical/ ethical thinker, lately my thinking has been more strategic which is quite different from how I used to think. I am very strong minded and I am comfortable sharing when something does not resonate with me. I tend to read slowly because I like to romanticize myself with words and I get too caught up in my mind. I dislike the generalization that there is this “one way” to do something mentality that is heavily enforced in this culture. Yes, I am familiar with OpenLab.
Science fiction- When I think of science fiction, automatically Stephen King comes to mind. Not really a fan, it’s too much of a fad.
I was in the midst of transferring when this program came about. I decided to stay because I wanted to be a part of something “new”. I think City Tech has a unique community that is unlike any other that I’d like to stick around and help build it to something great. I don’t think I chose the degree, I think it chose me.
My expectation is for this class is very high. I expect to be challenged, both as a writer and as a critical thinker. I would like not only for my professor to challenge me but for my classmates as well to challenge me to see another angle on things. I hope what I am learning will be almost mirroring what occurs in the real world. I’d like to learn something substantial that can be applied on a daily basis that is not mundane. I hope to have constant understanding and support from my professor.
Thanks for this insight into yourself and your career goals Jodie: happy to have you in the course this semester! Since you mentioned two of your interests are writing and food, I’d thought you’d like to check out the work of one of the OpenLab’s student bloggers, Brianna Vasquez, on The Buzz: she is in the Hospitality Management program, and blogs about food 🙂
Hey Jodieann !
So I would add the tags,
Culture: because you start off with your reference to french culture and follow it with fashion, food and coffee all things that have ties to culture one way or the other and it looks like something you hold a passion for.
Intern experience: because you have a viable experience to talk about and how its impacted your life.
Motivated: because your whole intro post is full of your motivation to take on the world and rise to meet any and all challenges the world has to offer.
Open minded – You are quite accepting of people.
Enterprising – You are a high achiever
Motivator/Motivating – You definitely have a charismatic personality