Return of Aanchal Tangri with Fun Tales from Truckee Meadows Community College
This is Aanchal from Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), and I am back with all the peppy tales from my student life. This time, I’m in a new role working for TMCC International Student Services as an International Peer Mentor.
In case you haven’t read my StudyUSA blogs, I’m originally from the Punjab region of India from the northern town of Chandigarh. I’ve been in the States for about three and a half years as an F-1 international student. Prior to that, as part of a six-month cultural exchange program, I worked at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and participated in the Model United Nations Conference. Most recently, I worked full-time during my 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) after finishing a certificate at TMCC and then interned as a communication moderator at Teleperformance. Here I am again, back to school full-time, pursuing an associate’s degree in communication studies. With this, I hope to enhance my interactive skills and be able to grab bigger and better career opportunities.
Communication has always been imperative in any and every professional field. Our interactions with our colleagues plays a key role in determining a professional conduct. In the academic environment, I’ve found myself being very involved with the communications studies coursework, as most of these classes require healthy interactions and active participation. This thus makes the learning platform a lot more collegial and intriguing.
My favorite class this semester is Com101 with professor Gwen Clancy. I am so happy to share that this class is being taught in an in-person format. and this is what makes it so much more interactive. The professor calls the podium or the speech zone the “awkward zone,” which actually doesn't make it look awkward anymore. The frequency of speeches and talk sessions has built up so much confidence in me that now I feel more natural when I present in front of the class. In addition, the influential TED Talks we discuss make the sessions so enriching. We also have a karaoke extra credit class coming up that I am eagerly looking forward to. I believe this kind of study environment makes learning more synergistic. The lifelessness and boredom after the pandemic needs to be replenished with something like this which is not only a fruitful gain but also a rejuvenation from the regular theories and homework assignments.
Coming back to my return to blogging for StudyUSA.com, so yes, I will be sharing this space with some new tales about lifestyle, food, festivals, cultural adjustments, travel, and even student employment experiences that I gained recently. We, students, know each other’s hearts. I hope my blogs could act as an offline companionship for all my fellow students.
Aanchal Tangri from India is working towards an associate’s degree in Communication Studies at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada.
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