This is the seventh week that I have been working in the Sustainability Office as The Marketing and Events Specialist. Today when I came to the office to work, I was asked if I wanted to write something for our blog. I felt like it was definitely a good idea to look back and sum up what I have learned so far. To be honest, I always feel satisfied when I learn something new from my work.
The beginning of this semester, I was assigned to laminate signs for the bulletin board to publicize sustainability activities. I started by cutting nametags with the trimming machine; then I put them on different colored thick paper to represent different activities. I used glue to stick them together and trimmed again, putting a colored paper with each nametag paper into a piece of transparent plastic cover, then sending them as a whole to pass through the laminating machine. When they came out from the other side of machine, they looked so clean and neat. When they were hung up on the board, I thought they look better because they were made by me. I had so much fun that day not only because I made them look good, but also I learned a new skill: how to use the laminating machine!
I also created a hand-made poster for the Indoor Rock Climbing Competition. I learned of a surprising new place at Earlham due to making the poster: the publicity room. I drew that poster five different times. I could not arrange the words properly when writing on the real poster, so I tried to write the words on other paper before making a new one. I thought it would be super easy to do but it actually took me two hours. My hand was dyed to blue; it was funny because I went to donate blood after that. The nurse joked that I was Avatar and pretended to refuse me to donate. I learned from the poster-making that being patient is very important especially when I think something will be easy to do.
I like working in the Sustainability Office, and I do enjoy immersing myself in what I want to do. I hope I can learn more from the rest of this semester.