Ok, my friends, this is my last post for We’re Not Idiots. As we bid our final farewell, I find myself asking these questions: Would my posts have gained a stronger following if I was more committed to Twitter? Could I have applied for that internship if I was better versed in html coding? Should I have bought the rights to this blog? These questions remain unanswered and, to be honest, their answers don’t matter anyway. What I woulda, coulda, or shoulda done yesterday isn’t going to change where I am today.
Alrighty, we’ve already covered how to positively present yourself during nerve-racking interviews, so now we’re going to talk about another nail biter- those oh-so wonderful things called exams. It’s the same case circumstance every time- you’ve put forth the effort, studied hard, and know every answer until you pick up your pen. A significant number of people study and participate in class but anxiety still gets the best of them. It’s frustrating to learn the material, study long and hard, and then under-perform on a test due to excessive anxiety. Are you looking for possible solutions to this recurring, brain-draining scenario?
The determined student who can’t pass a class? Peers who are recognized only for their physical diffferences? My name is Cameron Gallucci and these were only two of the obstacles I faced for over 27 years. I cannot speak firsthand for non-Caucasians, as I have not experienced the same treatment under their circumstances, but as “minorities” we can all identify with each other at different levels of similarity.
The playing fields- both higher education and employment- remain far from fair, but they are evening out little by little. We live in a new millenium, interacting with different people on a daily basis. Ethnicity, culture, gender, class, and disabilities are separate obstacles in their own rites, but they all share a common thread: social minority status. Minorities face varying levels of emotional drain because of their unique roadblocks, but many of these thoughts and feelings stem from an emotional pool that is shared by all categorized individuals, no matter the label.