March 3, 2013
Yay! Spring break is finally here! Sorry this post is a few days late.
There’s nothing much to report about my week. I did talk to a professor about an immersive learning project that’s going to be offered in the fall. It sounds really interesting, and I’m 95 percent certain I’m going to do it. The project involves creating the first undergraduate journal for microbiology. The project needs some marketing people, which is why I want to participate. Plus, I think the journal will become a great opportunity for microbiology students to share their research with their peers.
Immersive learning projects are a hallmark of Ball State. You get class credit for them, but they take place outside of the classroom. You work with several other students on some sort of project that is usually related to your major. Some are more intense than others. The one I’m interested in is worth 4 credit hours. If you do a seminar at the Virginia Ball Center, it will be worth 15 credit hours. The project you choose depends on the amount of room you have in your schedule as well as your interests.
If you have a chance to participate in one of these projects, DO IT! It will be a fantastic experience, and it will look good on your resume. But make sure you’re actually interested in the project; you aren’t doing any favors by participating in something you don’t like.
I am another step closer to studying abroad this summer! I have an interview on Thursday morning about my internship placement. There’s still a lot of paperwork I have to complete before I can go abroad, but it’s exciting to know that this interview puts me closer to Dublin!
Right after my interview, I’m going to head home for a few days. And after that, only 8 more weeks of school! This semester is just flying by…