Daily class for IPO begins, I feel there are lots of reading material to read before class, even the IPO professor told us that it is only 1/3 or eve 1/5 of the whole study load we will have to face after September, when the fall quarter begins.
For the second day of IPO, there is a Ice breaker session in the morning. We play a game named Paper Launcher Machine. Every team received a bag of materials and an instruction to build a Paper Launcher Machine that could automatically throw the paper away, the farther, the better. It is an interesting competition, after all, I have not do such kind of handcrafted game for years and it really need some creativity. At first, our team even don’t know how to set up a machine and what’s the modle of the machine. Well, brainstorm together with teammembers under pressure always works. We finally chose an simple model that’s easy to build and launch paper. It works and we win the game. Sometimes you can not find a perfect solution for a problem, there is no enough time or no enough environment, find a solution that works best. Simple maybe is the best.
Yesterday afternoon, we just got a quick start about marketing and the professor gave us a brief introduction about what marketing is, 3C/4P and some concept like that. Well…there is also some reading task assigned to us, and we are required to finish the reading before tomorrow’s class. Maybe in the future, not far away, I will spend lots time reading all those English materials, it really consume time with my Chinese thinking style brain and my poor English.
Back to today, there is no class this morning, so I went to the Finacial Aid office to sign the Eli Lilly Loan.
This afternoon, the class is Speaking, Listening and Writing skill in English. I have to say that it’s more interesting and interactive than the marketing class, given that Professor Eleanor have more than 40 years teaching experience. It’s nature I think. The young professor just need time to improve. There is a five minutes group presentation after 15 minutes disussion about a topic on the give newpaper. I found myself still ve very nevers speaking while facing many people. I watched my speaking video back at home and I know there are lot’s place I can improve, and I think that’s why I am here. I am here to find the gap there I still have time and chance to improve and better prepare for my next several decades of my life and career.
Don’t be afraid, try your best and go Monster!
P.S. Sometimes, I wil feel that I am such a kind of backing to my middle school: A totally new environment and costly tution. The most important is A Chance to Change My life. And I think it will as my middle school change my life too.