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About Me

I'm a Morris Graduate School of Management student, pursing my MBA with a concentration in Management and Human Resources. I am also a full-time paralegal specializing in unemployment law. When I'm not working or studying, I'm watching Hockey or Baseball or attending concerts.


Previously on Real Life @ RMU

Week Four
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So itís week four of the fall quarter and time is flying.  I have two classes this quarter; Accounting 510 (more math) and MGT 598 which is Consumer Marketing.  There is a lot of work for both classes but I am finding each class interesting.  

This week is also registration for next quarter classes.   I found out that my expected graduation date is July 2012, which seems a long way off but actually isnít.  So the list of classes I need to take is narrowing down.   I saved all the hard classes for the last part of my program.  

I also have to start looking at the future fast and figure out what is my next game plan.  Should I pursue another masterís degree or pursue a PHD?  I enjoy school but Iím not sure if I can afford to spend more time and money on more degrees.   The current economy also doesnít help with trying to plan with the future.  

Other than that, I am looking forward to the International Film Festival and Halloween in the next coming weeks.
 

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Morris Women
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Morris Women doesnít actually exist yet except as an idea and a proposed project.  When I took the Entrepreneur Incubator class through the I-Center, I came up with the idea about starting a club called the Morris Women in Business and has morphed into Morris Women.  This idea stemmed from recent studies regarding womenís lack of advancement in upper management positions and personal interest in such an organization at RMU.

Today women make up 46% of the workforce and of that 46% only 15% of women hold CEO or board positions.  Of the total population in the USA, only 15% of women hold CEO or board positions? Those numbers are disheartening to read.  Some of the reasons for this lack of women in upper management positions are partially due to lack of mentoring opportunities for women and also womenís lack in the art of negotiating for themselves.

Therefore, Morris Women would allow women to build strong foundations early in their careers through mentoring and learning lessons from other successful women. RMU possesses a diverse population of women, women who could share their stories about juggling, life, marriage, children, school, and careers with each other.  Morris women would be a student run organization that would host forums, workshops, networking events for other women to connect.  All women at RMU would be able to participate, including Alumni. 

If you are passionate like I am about being in an organization like RMU please contact me.  I am looking for students who would like to hold officer positions to make this an official student organization.  Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary Positions are available.  In order, to hold a position, you need to be a full-time student with good academic standing.  If you would like to be a member, are interested in learning more about this organization, or like to help create this organization you can contact me below.  Rodrn222@robertmorris.edu

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her. A woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone. No matter how many rocks she has stumbled upon her FAITH AND STRENGTH remains intact.
 Unknown quotes
 

Real Life @ RMU

Nina

Program: Master of Business Administration Hometown: Chicago, IL Campus: Chicago
Sports and Unity!

I was at a Blackhawks game on 10/25/11 and had really awesome seats because we bid on these seats for silent auction from a local charity. My seats were in section 103, row two and seat 6.  I was literally a few feet away from the goalie.  For any sports fan or hockey fan, these seats were a dream come true.  I will probably never sit in this section again! This was an amazing once in a life time experience.

While I was up close and almost personal with the players, I took a look around the stadium and appreciated the magnificence that is the United Center. That night 21,000 fans packed the UC to cheer on the Hawks against the Ducks.  If you have never been to a Blackhawks game then you should put it on your bucket list of things to do.  Even if you arenít into hockey, attending a game to hear the national anthem being sung by Jim Cornelison is worth the ticket price.  During the national anthem, the crowd claps and cheers loudly, making the UC the loudest place for several minutes. The experience is indescribable and should be experienced once in a lifetime.   Hockey is the only Chicago sport that has such a moving national anthem. 

The thing about sporting events is that for several hours communities of people are united despite differences in gender and race.  They share one common goal to root for the home team.  Countries like South Africa used sports to try to unite the country after apartheid. When Nelson Mandela, became president of South Africa, he used the menís Rugby team to unite the country when they hosted the 1995 World Cup.  The menís rugby team won the championship that year (for more details watch the movie ďInvictusĒ). 

After the tragedy of September 11, the National Football League, debated on canceling the start of the season.  But the league decided against it and postponed the games.  Part of the reason to postpone the games instead of cancelling them was due to huge impact football had on American way of life.  So the league decided to continue the season and showed the world that America would continue to thrive. 

So whatís the point this chick is trying to make about sports!  The point is that sports can bring a community of people together who share different backgrounds.  It can also provoke a sense of pride.  RMU has several athletic teams who would love for students to attend and show their pride for their school and support for their athletes.   If you have a chance, before you graduate, you should attend one of the many sporting events held at RMU.  Itís not too late to support the new RMU football team. There are two games left of the season. The link for the RMU Athletics page is attached.  http://www.robertmorris.edu/athletics/