Hello everyone. My name is Nickolas Velox. As of 2017, I’m twenty-one years-old. My major is Professional and Technical Writing. I’m in the second semester of my freshman year at City Tech. This is the second course I’ve taken that requires me to use OpenLab (the first being ENG 1101). However, this is my first time making a post on OpenLab. This initial post is the first of many to come throughout this semester. At this time, I’ll tell you a little bit about myself.
I’m currently unemployed despite making countless, unsuccessful job seeking attempts since last year. I previously worked at Avant Business Services as a Time Service Courier. My job was basically to deliver mail to messengers and companies in the building where I had worked. I had that job for seven months from October 2015 to May 2016. Before that, I completed a job placement internship at OBT (Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow). I worked as an intern in the Mail and Logistics Management department at FSO Outsourcing. As an intern, I had the opportunity to work at three mailrooms/messenger centers. I worked in the mailroom at the New York Times, the mailroom at Kenneth Cole, and the messenger center at One Park Avenue.
My primary career goal is to graduate from City Tech with a bachelor’s degree. I would also be interested in getting a part-time job while in college. I would be willing to work almost any kind of job during the afternoon. It’d be really helpful if anyone knows if City Tech has any part-time, on-campus job openings that don’t require any relevant experience. I could work practically any profession as long as there’s training provided. I’m a fast learner. I always work with a sense of urgency, getting things done in a timely manner. My commitment and determination are second to none.
As a writer and reader, my strengths include being able to organize and structure similar ideas. My weakness is thinking and writing simultaneously under pressure. I’m more comfortable reading and writing at home where I have almost an unlimited amount of time. I also have better concentration while reading and writing at home. The fact that my focus can fluctuate while in class is another weakness of mine. I can’t guarantee that I’ll have the same amount of focus or energy everyday. I like that writing is a form of self expression. You can convey your inner thoughts and emotions into your writing. It could allow listeners and/or readers to identify and distinguish the author/speaker from others. Writing is like art. You have to constantly sketch, paint, and repaint rough drafts which are your works in progress. You have to keep doing this repetitious process until you have a publishable masterpiece. I dislike the fact that writing nonstop for so long leaves your fingers and hand sore. Besides that, I also don’t like that writing is time-consuming. It’s a gradual process that sees efficient results in the long term. However, not everyone has the patience to endure the steps of writing. It’s even worse when tasked to write something long within an allotted time. Besides ENG 2001, I’ve only used OpenLab in the Spring 2017 semester for ENG 1101. I’m only familiar with checking assignments posted on the site. My favorite genre of literature is fiction. My favorite texts are The Color Purple by Alice Walker, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, and the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. I think that literature is like a dimension where anyone can contribute to the continuous compilations of writing. Literature is like a realm where fact and fiction can be distinguished or combined. I see ENG 2001 connecting with my career interests in that it’ll help me become an established writer, author, or columnist in the future. I expect to learn from this course how various elements of fiction are designed to relate texts to other texts, to the world, and also to myself.