Thursday, April 3, 2014

Blue? Purple? Coloring with Mireya!

I'll tell you a bit about Mireya. To begin with Mireya works at her peaceful home in Brooklyn New York. I think it's funny because she can make her own food or go to the lake on lunch hour without her boss being mad at her, but guess what, she is her own boss too! She taught me that teachers are important because they help you get through life, like helping you add money and  divide numbers. Let's look at it a diffrent way, so without teachers we would not be able to count the correct number of money to pay for a cheeseburger. Meanwhile we would be paying five dollars for some 25 cent Now and Laters. She said There is a difference between art and design, specifically my idea is art is showing your personality or voice. Design is like you must make this and make it this way so it can be perfect.

 Mireya said that she likes paper better than a computer because you have that freedom to spell and draw whatever you mind can think of, and a computer corrects you every time you want to do something different. I much prefer paper too, so I can do what I want to do. Not what a computer expects me to. Mireya was wanting to be a lawyer then realized she wanted to be in graphic design. Her degree is in Bachelors of fine arts. I would say that is very interesting. She says that people can be interested in various of things, like how I'm interested in fashion design.

For example I might be interested in design, and my friend wants to be a dance teacher.  She went to the arts center In Pasadena California. I think it is wonderful that they don't just focuses on graphic design. They focus on every design you can think of. They do different kinds of art like transportation design making cars. You name it they have it.

For Mireya she has two parts to her job, doing buissness  and making the designs. Did you know that Mireya is a very successful  buisness woman? It is interesting to me how she stays afloat without piling up all of the papers. Mireya focuses on what people like, so for instance she thinks babies will like something that has bright colors. She's right, babies do like a lot of bright colors. I can expect elementary school kids to love rainbows and baby blue. Most people like the color baby blue right? Right!

If you look at it this way you see Mireya taught me a life long lesson. One, be yourself. It does not matter what other people want you be. Be what you want to. Two, do what you love. Like I love art and design. I should not be doing what my friend likes, do what I like. Although it is true you should not be something your not. Three, accept. People don't need to accept you for being cool. Be accepted for what you are. Like people  don't judge a book by it's cover.  I think that is a good saying, because you might not like what the cover looks like but you probaly like what it's about.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Chris is the real deal

This week we interviewed a interesting person named Chris! Did you know Chris is the Co- founder of the teaching app Educreations? Chris went to University of California at Berkeley. His degree is in computer science. He said computer programming is like speaking another language, like Latin. 

He is interested in education partially because some time in his life people he knew were involved with teaching. His idea for Educreations was while he was  at a computer company when he, and a friend wanted to do something more interesting. Educreations is a place where anyone can easily create video lessons. He gets feedback from users who uses Educreations so he can make updates, and make Educreations more interesting.

He believes you should enjoy where you are working, and you should be comfortable where your at. He said If your thinking about what to eat your not as likely to want to work until you get something in your stomach. He also said If you stay in one place for 9-10 hours it is most likely you'll go crazy. When he was in 6th grade his teacher Mr. Peach bought computers, so Chris  decided that he wanted to be a person who works with computers.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Samantha the amazing and powerful!

Guess what? We had a live interview in our classroom. Our interview was with Samantha. She works at St. Marry's Hospital. Samantha went to school at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She earned a doctor of pharmacy which is a graduate degree. Samantha works at St. Marry's Hospital. She had to take specific classes in biology and medical science to join the school of Pharmacy.

Samantha said her job is like a safety officer. Nurses and doctors call her then she picks the right, and safe medicine so the patient can go back home again. She takes orders from doctors and nurses. She tells the nurses and doctors the safe mixture of medicines. She said she has to double check  work. 

She works as a team with other pharmacists. Samantha said there are two types of pharmacists hospital and retail. Before she worked at the hospital she worked at Target. Every medication at the hospital is her responsibility. Samantha said  now that she works at the hospital she misses talking to her patients. She works the evening shift 24 hours a day for 7 days. The first job is to check to make sure the medicine is correct. She needs to remember to stay calm so she doesn't make any mistakes. Samantha is not only working at St. Marry's she works at different areas in Illinois like Effingham. She was good at math and science. That's why she wanted to be a pharmacist.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

You can't handle the truth. Or can you?

   This week we interviewed a interesting person. Her name is Jackie! Jackie  says she have to  triple check her work before she can publish. She said if you put the wrong information on the internet the person you are talking about could sue you. Jackie likes working with college students, and Jackie likes working with them because they are fun and interesting. They are also learning and growing about themselves and the world.

   At first she wanted to be a dentist, but then her counselor Scott  wanted her to do something completely different. Her advice is when you are checking your work ask yourself  How do I know this? Jackie said reviewing your work is very important, and sometimes your first idea is not your best idea. Part of her job is to critique a student's work in the newspaper, and she said you want to be sure all of your facts are true.  Jackie said if you publish something incorrect it is hard to get it back, and your reputation can be damaged.

   At first she wanted to be a dentist, but then  her counselor Scott  wanted her to do something completely different. Her counselor Scott was her inspiration to become a journalist. The most important thing she learned in school is always ask for help. If you don't try you won't succeed. Her advice for the Classs of 2025 is to work hard from the start. Don't forget that you can do anything, so don't let yourself get in the way of your dreams. I appreciate you reading my blog. I will interview someone very intersting, so stay tuned for next week's blog.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Designing the future with Elizabeth

This week  we interviewed Elizebeth! Elezibeth was a shy kid in elementary and high school. Liz went to IU because of the arts and programs. When she was in college she teamed up with a teacher and she took little steps. Later on she was ready for a new step to be an intern. Did you know she is a client at Myron's fitness business company? Liz checks her emails daily to make sure she doesn't miss any important messages or clients. She also works with clients like Selena Gomez and Taylor swift. She does press releases of the celebrities wearing the clothing that Christopher Cota designed and put them in magazines, and articles. Christopher mostly focuses on making women's clothes.

She used to be in a council program that helped adults  stop with their problems like drugs, alcohol, abuse, and other things. Elizebeth said" when you graduate or grow to old for a school you become a alumni". Liz also. mentioned that "if you want to be a fashion designer you can look in a magazine and see the kind of taste they have for clothing". Elizabeth  was inspired by the things she saw throughout her whole life. She is still deciding what to do with her life and what she wants to be.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Myron And His Life Priority!!!

This week we interviewed Myron! Myron was born in Flint Michigan. He is the middle child in the family. While he found hisself fascinated with  engineering throughout his whole life he was thinking about the right college. While that was happening Myron was thinking about a college that has a good construction program. Myron also graduated high school with honor rolls. He chose to go to Michigan  State University because of the programs and events. Did you know that he was in college with his sister and looked out for her?   His degrees are in building construction, and life coach certification.

After he graduated he moved right to Los Angeles California because he wanted to go somewhere warm. Myron decided to make his own business while he was there. A piece of advice he gave me was " keep eating healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, and dairy". Another peice of advice he gave me was " it's alright to change you mind every once in a while. He also  said" it is hard to keep two buisnesses under controll and get them the attention the needed. His location is in New York City, NY. An interesting fact about Myron is he likes to get to know you before he talks with you.

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Woman In Reality

This week we interviewed Leigh!

Leigh is a real estate broker and she helps people get homes. Leigh worked for her dad and she got to drive the tractor when she was 13 years old. LEIGH was a undergraduate student at Florda ST. University until she realized that someone was better at the piano than she was. Her job right now is at RE/MAX EXECUTIVE REALITY. After she transferred to Chappell hill she had to get a full time job to pay for college pretty soon she paid all her depth.

Her degree was in Buisness Administration and a peice of advice she gave me was don't be what people want you yo be. She became an agent but was confused she didn't know to work for her father or to stay an agent.