Dina de León on Covid19 | Campus Tour 2019
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Do loom and I'm afraid your master global management student at Thunderbird Being a Thunderbird means being strong in times of uncertainty, yet understanding your own vulnerability and seeking support when needed. I originally decided to come to Thunderbird because I had met several alumni who had great things to say about the school. They spoke very highly about how Thunderbird changed their life and it was the best place for me to go. I really wanted to get a global business education and also learn from students from all around the world. That's why I shouldn't wonder my experience at Thunderbird prior to, um Covic Waas. Like T birds, we had to learn to depth and luckily I felt that everybody was also on the same page of adapting, and it was uninterested experience this past three months. It also brought a lot of unique opportunities for us to learn to work together at very high caliber and still perform our very best. To me Cove, it has made the world seem even more interconnected. Prior to the global pandemic, being a Thunderbird already saw the world as thinking beyond borders, everyone flying and be able to see each other when we could, and traveling assed much as possible because this t bird's, we also love to travel and experience new cultures in person. I really think that the interconnectedness of the world is even more so than what I had imagine prior to this. I Me Thunderbirds response to Cove It waas actually very proactive and in the sense where my advisors and whether that was academic advisor or my career coaches were still keeping the ball rolling. They were continuing to ask me how my courses were going, what internships on still pursuing for the summer and also checking in on me and continuing to understand that a students were very dressed most the time trying amount balance, multiple deadlines. They were all very proactive and ensuring that we were still having a great first. You experience thunder prudes performance in transitioning to online learning. The professor's learned very quickly how Teoh utilize Zoom, which is the main platform for our remote learning experience. We still have breakout rooms where we were meeting together with our peers and discussing team projects as well. A couple of resource is that Thunderbird provided to make the transition easier. Waas definitely the platform zoom online tutoring was still available if we needed to use the riding centres, we can still use the A C Riding Centre. Professors still held office hours and we were able to remote office hours. My favorite part of the moat learning is actually having a clear, quiet space. My favorite part of remote learning is definitely being able to have as much space as possible, such as my desk, my home desk. So I think becoming comfortable in my space was something I needed to learn and appreciate that I had, which I wouldn't normally have access to in the classroom. The most difficult part of the moat learning was definitely remaining engaged throughout the whole three hour period. Another challenge of online learning was definitely not being able to see my friends and my colleagues because as much as fun as remote learning is and the excitement of those interactions digitally Elektronik Lee, it's so much more fun for me to be able to be with my period is talking with them and connecting with them in person. Thunderbird despite online learning because we continue to connect with each other on WhatsApp, do we have some calls outside of the class? I don't know if you heard, but we have virtual pub nights where we play games together and we could still play online games. We all gather Thursday nights, We talk about how classes are going, and it is still remaining connected in these times, more so than ever. I really appreciate the My Thunderbird piers for all of their diligence to make sure that we're working together and coming out of this even stronger. Teoh have classes in person, hopefully in the fall, if not in the spring, and hopefully I can graduate next May, with all of my Thunderbird appears beside me, I am super excited for classes to resume, and I'm sure the professors and my periods excited as well. The first thing I'll do when classes resume at Thunderbird is hug my friends. Show that with the more that you get your team members involved more interaction you have, the closer you von becomes, and that has definitely happened that Thunderbird. I didn't think that I would grow this much to meet people or to love and appreciate my Thunderbird piers this much after only knowing them a few months. Your meeting with these peers, your diverse teams from all over the country, in the world, together in one classroom. What have I learned about myself? Well, I think this is the last question, actually have one more. So what I have learned about myself, Thunderbird and the world amidst Cove in 19 is that it's it's the same that we heard a lot, but we really are all in this together. During the regular semester, I've made efforts to contact my friends abroad and Sheila in Italy to see how they're doing and check in on them, because the whole world really is at home. I think the world is going to be even more interconnected when this when this pandemic ends. There, where was the world? Pretty cold in There is covert right now, and there will be a world post kilted. I hope that the bluebirds are ready to take on that world together and promote global prosperity in several new ways that we've been thinking about and learning in the classroom right now. A few of my closing remarks are definitely thank you to Thunderbird for continuing its mission and educating us future global leaders. I'm so excited and I still believe that there's no better time to be a thunder birth.