The Seniors Group 学长团

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Defending:  Collaboration, Oral Presentation, Self Awareness

Introduction

-what is it & why i decided to do this

The Seniors Group is a student organization that serves community integration and school campus construction, and it is composed of a group of learners who highly represent the objectives and culture of Moonshot.
the mission for The Seniors Group includes: provide a soft landing environment for the successful boarding of freshmen, Create and maintain moonshot culture, and Make every member within The Seniors Group grow.
The seniors’ Group of the moonshot is the guide for freshmen to enter and integrate into Moonshot community.

I decided to join The Seniors Group because of the following four reason:

  1. I really like to share with people the thing that I think is nice.
    I like to share the moments in which I was been touched or the things I found unbelievable. I would like to see more people feel and taste the joy and sweetness I have. The Seniors Group is a place where I can share the wonderful things of MSA to a group of people who just came here.
  2. I really like traveling.
    I love the feeling when going to an unfamiliar place and walk around to find new things, especially with a group of friends. so, I would like to experience the orientation week traveling one more time with the freshmen.
  3. I was touched by the help of The Seniors Group members during my first few days in MSA.
    I remember when the time I was displaying my personal Library for the first time, one of The Seniors Group members gave me a lot of support during my presentation.
  4. still, I feel hard to adapt the life in MSA, so I really want to be a helper to the freshmen to make them feel easier.

-how did i do

to get into The Seniors Group, I have to go through a lot of tests that were provided by the previous Seniors Group participators including a questionnaire, an online interview, an event planning opportunity, and a qualifying period. after going through these tests, I became one of The 2020 Seniors Group numbers.

the responsibility I have as a Seniors Group number includes provide a soft landing environment for the successful boarding of freshmen, Create and maintain moonshot culture, and Make every member within The Seniors Group grow. and during the several weeks, after I became a real number in Seniors Group, we have to work on many tasks: design and advertising an online activity for Moonshot Academy, design the welcome packages for freshmen, operate a WeChat official Accounts, and to update information about Moonshot new campus.

we do these tasks by dividing the whole Seniors Group into different small groups, and each of the groups will focus on one specific task. as a group number, I have to chance to choose which task I would like to work on. for example, during the time The Seniors Group was helping Moonshot to organized an online activity, I chose to go to the publicity group and work with some guardians in Moonshot Marketing to spread our online activity.

on June 10th, I chose to run for the “president” (团长) of The Seniors Group. I prepare a speech that clearly states how my personal characteristics meet the working expectations of the president, my understanding of the future development of The Seniors’ Group, and my enthusiasm for this job.
the election result has been told to me one day after the election speech. by a great surprise, the other campaigner Karissa and I were tied. after a discussion done by our Senior Group supervisor Zale and the president of last yeah Seniors Group, they decided that this year we will have two presidents for The Seniors Group.
then, it was the time for Karissa and me to discuss how can are we going to distribute the work as presidents in The Seniors Group. lastly, we decided that she will be the president of The 2020 Seniors Group, and I will be the vice-president (副团长).

as the vice-president in The Seniors Group, I have to work on more things related to communicating with guardians and building the team. I would usually talk to Karissa to plan the future work for The Seniors Group, to lead our group meeting, and to check the working progress in our group.

Self-reflection

-what have I learned
-skills I have used and improved

during the process of applying for The Seniors Group and now as a number and the “vice-president” in The Seniors Group, I have used and improved many many skills. but here I would like to talk about only the skills I have used and improved in the three competencies: collaboration, oral presentation, and self-awareness.

collaboration
one of the tests I have faced when applying for The Seniors Group is that the applicants were formed in groups, and each group have to plan an online activity for Moonshot community.
in this test, I was grouped with four other people, and we have to create our own activity under the topic that The Seniors Group has provided within a period of time (three weeks).
during the time I was planning and leading the activity with my group, I used the skills in collaboration. our group is formed by five applicants that are relatively quiet and shy in teamwork. so, most of the time I have to force myself to lead our meeting and cue different people to speak in order to make everyone participated in and to push our project forward.
by planning this online activity, I used and became more skillful in collaboration and leading a team.

oral presentation
during the process to apply The Seniors Group, we have to do an5 minutes interview speech, and when I was running for the presidents I also did a 5-7 minute speech. by going through these “rigorous” and hard speeches, I have improved a lot on my oral presentation skills.
I learned more about how can I express my thoughts clearly, I feel less nervous during the speech, and I became more confident with my stories and words.

self-awareness
The Seniors Group is a student organization that conformed to my mission and including my interests. for the first time I know that The Seniors Group is finding new members for the 2020 group, I know that I am going to attend. during the process of applying for The Seniors Group, I knew it is very hard, more than half of the applicants will be kept out, but this has made my belief stronger. I see the work in The Seniors Group as a sense of mission and full of sense of meaning.

The Seniors Group is a place where I have pursued my mission, and it is also a place that has conformed with my value and includes my interests. in this place, I can use my advantages to work and to communicate with others.

more than all the things I mentioned above, The Seniors Group is a place which the longer I am working in, the better I see myself, my original intention, and my way to the future.

-skills i still have to improve

now as the vice-president of The Seniors Group, I have to learn a lot more things about how to lead a team and how to make every member of the team developed their strength. I would like to read some coaching books and books that tell how to make team construction activities.

also, I would like to work on more skills and techniques about the oral presentation, because I found that it is really helpful even in our daily life.

Self-awareness Report

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Defending: Self-awareness Report

Introduction

what is it & why I decided to do this

this is a self-awareness report that I did during the second semester in the 2020 school year. this is also one of my self-awareness class milestones. it is a report that records my understanding of the core concepts and tools of self-awareness, and also an initial experience of self-awareness. Throughout our life, we will continue to apply self-awareness knowledge and concepts. When we face challenges,  make big and small choices, and even when we choose who to date, we rely on what we know about ourselves. This first report helps me to set a good foundation for self-awareness.

this is a report that in the future where every time I have to make a big decision, face failure, or struggle in confusion, this is a “book” which records important information about myself. 

 -how did I do

in this report, I divide the repot into three-part: Mindset management, Emotion management, the experiences I have, and the reflection of these experiences and myself.
I also add two sheets in this report: one for my interests and the other for my advantages.

-the knowledge I applied

writing this report, most of the knowledge I applied including Mindset management, Emotion management, and self-reflection.
I have to master Mindset management and Emotion management in order to come up with this information about myself in the report. also, I have to use self-reflection skills to reflect on my experiences and my learning progress in self-awareness.

Self-reflection

-what have I learned

by writing this self-awareness report, I became better understanding my thoughts. by writing and organized all the information in my head, I also got a clearer structure on what is my mindset look likes and what thinking mode I can apply in different situations, etc.
by explaining my experiences I became more aware of how the background information has helped me to become who I am.

-skills I have used and improved

the skills I have used and improve while writing the report include self-awareness and self-reflection. as what I have said above, to actually write done the things in my head help me to reflect on my self better, and also organized a clearer structure of who I am (self-awareness).

-skills I still have to improve

the skills I still have to improve is still self-awareness and self-regulation. self-awareness is not a thing that is I master it now, I can master it in my whole life. I believe it is a course which we have to study throughout our life in order to keep conscious and aware of what we are doing.
and in every step of the journey of life, we reflect and know more about ourselves.
Through this continuous examination of ourselves, we master more self-reflection and self-awareness by time.