Hope you all guys had an amazing summer! Personally, my summer was very eventful. Probably the peak was when I went to Barcelona to participate in a music contest together with “The Children of Sevlievo” vocal group – the vocal group I have been with for more than 16 years now. We had an amazing time there not only because Barcelona is completely the opposite of Glasgow, at least as far as weather is concerned, but also because our performance was very successful and we were all happy to sing for the welcoming Catalan audience.
Anyway, now it is the beginning of another challenge – at least for the freshers coming for the first time to uni. I hope that for you guys the freshers week was the most unforgettable and amazing week in your lives. I am convinced that University of Glasgow has a lot to offer, so I’d like to congratulate you with the wise choice you’ve made to come to study here. As it is now almost the end of the freshers week, most of you might be thinking about joining a society, or a sports club. I have a wonderful suggestion for you.
Probably some of you might be thinking of enhancing your chances of finding a good job after graduation. We have heard a lot about the difficult financial situation, spending cuts, recession, and all the gloom and doom especially in the job market. Thus, joining a society will definitely make you stand out from the crowd and help you dazzle the prospective employers. So, a wonderful way to spend your free time at uni /I can tell you from my personal experience that it is difficult to find such J/, and invest some effort in giving something back to society and working on a project that will have a beneficial impact on a lot of people, is joining Freshsight. Freshsight is a professional student organization that provides probono business consulting services to non-profit organizations. What all this means is that upon joining, you will be allocated in a team of 4 or 5 people. You will be working on a project related to enhancing the performance of a charity organization – most likely find efficient way to promote the organization, to attract more volunteers or donors, to facilitate the communication process between the branches of the organization, etc. Then, you will have to put your ideas into paper and present them in front of an industry panel and the charity organization managers. But don’t worry, throughout the whole process you will get support from your team leader, and every week there will be 1-hour training session in which you will be given more ideas on how to fulfill your task as a team.
Trust me, this really is a valuable experience, and after all, it is not only about the work – after a session, we always go to a have a pint J
So, if that seems to be something that you might be interested in, come along on one of our Info Sessions. They will be held on Sept 20th at 6:30pm at the Bridie Library, GUU and on Sept 21st at 6:30pm at Committee Room 1, QMU.
Anyway, I wish you all a very fruitful academic year, a lot of unforgettable memories, loads of fun and many many wonderful experiences!!!