2. Peer Pressure
One of the tools that helps me successfully prepare for my academic endeavours and future career is peer pressure. By having my friend Julie send me antagonizing stares from across the room, I feel pressure to do my work. Also, to stop bothering her.
3. Deh Iphone
This is not just essential to my writing career, but to my livelihood. As pathetic as it may sound, my iphone is my way of staying connected with all things important in my world. Whether it be my aunt’s asinine comments on my facebook statuses, breaking news notifications, or a text from my boyfriend just saying hi; this phone is of utmost importance to my existence. Without it, I will run around like a headless velicoraptor. I also frequently use the notes application to jot down any ideas or hw assignments I have coming up.
At face value, memes seem like just a funny internet contraption. Yet, it’s a way to figure out what is trending currently in society. Whether it be the Guy Fawkes mask used during the Occupy Protests, or Kanye West’s ” Imma let you finish” meme, it’s a way of keeping up with the under current of pop culture.
6. Microsoft word
A necessary evil in today’s world of technology. While I’m not particularly fond of Office, I don’t see it fading away particularly soon. Being proficient with Office is essential to today’s workplace, even if it is to just send an interoffice memo.
7. Bulletin Board Websites
Whether it be Wanelo, Foodgawker, or Pinterest, I find these sites fascinating. A simple layout that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate is my nerdy fantasy. This trend motivates me to learn the ways of the tech force, and provides visual inspiration. I should note, Stumbleupon has just recently switched to this format. This is definitely a trend with staying power.
8. Pop Culture Knowledge
As someone who plans on hopefully working for an interweb company such as BuzzFeed or Cracked, this knowledge is a must. Whether it’s when Oprah’s Favorite Things episode airs or how long Kim Kardashian’s marriage lasted (72 days), I know it. Also, this will especially prove beneficial for another dream of mine, which is to be a Jeopardy contestant.
9. Business Communication
WRA 202 has been instrumental in teaching me the knowledge of business communication. The office ethics that affect the content of a memo or resume will surely give me a leg up on my fellow peers in the current job market.
12. The Interwebs
Obviously, I’m a painstaking example of the internet generation. I find it highly fascinating, whether I’m using it to put off work or catch up with current events. I suspect it will only grow into a bigger part of my life. My knowledge of current trends, which WRA 202 helped to really expand my horizons with, will be an important skill to include in my resume one day.
- French authorities have begun moving thousands of migrants and refugees from the makeshift "Jungle" camp in Calais.
- Inside WikiLeaks: A former employee shares what he learned about Julian Assange (including his beef with Hillary Clinton).
- One week into the fight to take back Mosul, expectations for quick success have clashed with the reality of a bloody struggle ahead.
- An NFL player paid tribute to Harambe, the gorilla who died at a Cincinnati zoo, on his cleats.