Paul Nembhard ‚Äď End of Semester Reflection Fall 2016

Have you completed all your work (for the Fall 2016 semester) with your clients and closed all loops?

Yes, I’ve completed everything but my client for the Newsletter wrote me an email with a request to add one more submission for a faculty member. It wont be too much work to fix.

Are you happy with your results with the work you completed this semester? What was your favorite project you got a chance to work on this semester?

I’m pretty happy with the work I did this semester. My favorite things were the Black Solidarity poster and the New Faculty Welcome card (there’s just something about that red Cardinal that just makes me smile).

How are you going to prepare for next semester during the Holiday Break? If you are departing from the team, let us know your plans for 2017.

Wow, I cant believe I’m finally done with school. I’m gonna miss all my classmates and my FC family. My plans are to continue to work as much as I can while growing and building my life with my wife Rose. I hope to get a job in the design field as well. I’m not sure when I’ll start applying to jobs however. Overall, this semester was great and memorable, the Christmas party was AWESOME!!!!¬†I LOVE YOU ALL!

Arianna Bollers – End of Semester Reflection Fall 2016

  • Have you completed all¬†your work (for the Fall 2016 semester)¬†with your clients and closed all loops?
    Yes! I have complete majority of the work I set of to accomplish this semester including the projects with First Year Programs, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the English Dept. I am glad to know that I will be continuing my stay at City Tech as a graduate working with First Year Programs to complete The Companion. I can’t wait to start working on the book. I am aiming for first year students to pay more attention to these books and use them throughout their school years at City Tech. All I need to do is send some holiday wishes.
  • Are you happy with your results with the work you completed this semester? What was your favorite project you got a chance to work on this semester?
    I definitely enjoyed all the projects I got to work on this semester. I enjoy working on projects that help professors send awareness about their classes and programs. I am also really looking forward to working on The Companion next semester.
  • How are you going to prepare for next semester during the Holiday Break? If you are departing from the team, let us know your plans for 2017.
    I am definitely looking forward to doing self curated and collaborate projects during the break and throughout 2017 and learning and practicing skills I already have.

End of Spring 2016 Semester Reflection

  • Have you accomplished your Mid-Semester goals? How have you accomplished those goals?
    Looking forward to see if I did well in my classes, as it was my mid semester goal. I am proud to say that I was able to get a lot of feedback from my team members for advice on class projects that help me improve on my work in my classes. Also, i was able to have a great amount of comments when I was creating the poster for the Introduction to Women’s History class. It was a tough topic but I’m glad i was able to get feedback from my team members to complete the poster in a short period of time!
  • Have you completed your work with your clients and closed all loops? Are you happy with your results with the work you completed this semester?
    I believe I have completed all the deliverables for my clients. Just a few more items to deliver to my clients. I am definitely happy with the work I have created this semester. First Year Program is probably where my heart is the most. When I saw it in the poster presentation, i really surprised myself. It is really great to see how everything you do throughout a semester really come together at the end. Thank you all for stopping by that day of the event to support me!
  • How are you going to prepare for next semester during the Summer Break?
    Relax!!! Take long walks in the park and admire every bit of art around me. As well as think about projects that I will work on for the semester in school and at FC.

    I am extremely happy I get a chance to work with an amazing and talented team! You are all the best ! Have a great summer ūüôā

    Ariii

Mid-Reflection: Spring 2016

What are your goals that you would like to accomplish by the end of the semester? How can we help each other to reach that goal?

My goal by the end of the semester is achieve all A’s in my classes. This semester, I am only taking 4 classes that are major based and all of my midterm grades were A’s! I hope to keep this up for the rest of the semester while still accomplishing projects¬†at work and personal. I am glad that we are always encouraging each other as a team here at Faculty Commons because some of our classes are stressful. We can get through them by asking each other¬†for our¬†opinion and thoughts on projects that we are working on. Whether its for work, school, or personal. This is a task I would like to do more often because it is super helpful towards our success in our semester here at City Tech.

Can’t wait to read everyone’s post!

Training Day 6

Wednesday, January 12, 2016

What did I Learn?

Today I learned how to brain storm ideas and how to present ideas to clients.

What were my challenges?

My challenge today was speaking in-front of clients and ending the meeting with questions and comments.

How did we help each other?

Arianna and Mandy helped me with questions and comments in client meeting.

Training Day 5

Wednesday, January 12, 2016

What did I Learn?

Today was mentally my toughest day. I think its because it started with me running out of my house frantically in order to get here on time. Meeting with the Dr. Ferrell and Professor Lundstrem was a great opportunity for me to introduce myself professionally to clients and to speak in a manner where I was eager to work with them. This to me was the most important lesson today; being ready for everything.

What were my challenges?

Time management is becoming evident in my life now especially because I have multiple projects waiting on me this coming semester. Learning how to work on¬†projects while sending emails and meeting with clients isn’t easy. I commend Ms. Jordan and all the other members here at FC who’s doing this with ease.

How did we help each other?

Arianna and Mandy had to read a few of my emails before I sent them to make sure they were professional and clear. They are well appreciated!

 

Training Day 4

Wednesday, January 11, 2016

What did I Learn?

Today I learned how to use the Sketch app which was taught by Mandy. I’m really excited to use the app because of its user friendliness. I also learned, after many revisions, that proofreading copy is VERY important. When I was designing the Guidebook¬†I focused more on the design part, rather than the entire finished piece which includes copy. I learned that its also my job to make sure the copy makes sense.

What were my challenges?

To be honest, today was challenge free. My jitters were absent from me!

How did we help each other?

Today we communicated very well. I not only listened to critique, I also gave critique. In a design team, each voice counts, friendly critique makes good designs.

Training Day 3

Wednesday, January 7, 2016

What did I Learn?

Today I learned how to do follow ups with clients. I had to thoroughly reply to them and ask questions about previous emails. I was introduced to websites that will inspire my creativity and I also learned how to pick up print jobs and do deliveries.

What were my challenges?

Today was pretty steady and not too difficult, but if I had to name something challenging, I would go with communication via email. I believe that I’m getting better at it, but I still need practice.

How did we help each other?

Arianna and Mandy again helped me to compose emails and taught me little shortcuts in InDesign.

Training Day 2

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

What did I Learn?

Today I was given my first project and was invited to meet with the client to discuss the problem and the solutions.¬†I’ve worked on freelance projects before where I met with clients but in informal settings. Today, I experienced a more formal setting where I had to approach the¬†client in a professional manner. Although I wasn’t hesitant to ask questions, I was conscious of what to ask and when to ask.

What were my challenges?

My challenges today was writing emails as professional as possible. I used to think I knew how to write emails until today. I’m aware that every word matters, as well as the details. This was probably the toughest thing today.

How did we help each other?

Mandy and Arianna was by my side all day and they helped me write emails, gather data in our client meeting and prepare the project contract for the client. We assisted each other in coming up with the creative process for todays project.