1. Be a P-Host or at least apply by the time I graduate
2. Before we leave for summer and I don’t see a lot of these people for a few months, I want to make sure I really have made an effort to get to know everyone and have a conversation with everyone by the start of next semester.
3. Every semester I want to try working an event I haven’t had the opportunity to try yet (For example give a VIP tour, work a CASE ASAP, work a gymnastics meet, etc)
For the VP hangout I ate lunch with Forrest at my sorority house. I sat with him for a while and learned a lot more about him and what he has done in cicerones to be successful. I learned that he is from the coco beach/ Melbourne area and joined cicerones as a sophomore. He is also a finance major and graduating in May. He told me that when he joined cicerones he wanted to be involved in it even though his cicerones family told him they were the type of family that sat in the back and didn’t do that much. He realized that it is completely acceptable to just be a general body member and some of his favorite people in cicerones are general body members, but getting involved opens a lot of doors and creates memorable experiences as well. We also discussed how we both struggled in school a little bit during our new member semesters trying to balance everything, but he assured me that during the fall semester everything is spread out more and it is easier to earn credits because people are occupied with other events such as P-Hosting and Swamp Squad. I am glad I got to talk to him and learn more about him in general but also more about cicerones.
For my mentor mentee date with Marcela, we met up and went on a run, because that is one of my favorite hobbies. We ran to the stadium and back near sorority row. I have been walking around the stadium and near the stadium since I was little, but it has been cool to experience campus in different way and with different people since I have been in cicerones, especially Marcela. I learned a little more about her during this hangout like what else she is involved with such as student government, and we just talked about our lives and how she has been. For one of her classes she is currently working on a blog and her worth ethic inspired me to go home and do work after I hung out with her. Relating to cicerones she said it has definitely helped her grow as a person and added immensely to her college experience. the one hard thing has been having a small family in cicerones (it is just us two) but she is excited for next year when we will have three. She will be here over the summer because she is required to be for Innovation Academy, and she will be preparing for her senior year. I think mentorship is important because it forms a bond with someone who is older and therefore has more experience in the organization, so they are there whenever you have doubts or questions. They also understand what we are going through because they went through it themselves, and they are there to offer advice and support.