NOTE: Each player’s earnings mostly differ from the popularity of the game he/she plays. This article is mainly focused on portraying the gaming scenes of Starcraft and League of Legends. I also believe in looking for ways to enable students to learn from the assessments I use. Every major project is turned in for feedback before the final submission. For each exam during the semester, students are allowed to earn back some of the lost points by explaining where they went wrong and how to do the problem correctly. By giving myself some flexibility on how much of the grade students can earn back, I find I that I can give very challenging exams without needing to grade on a curve. Grading on a curve is a practice I consider to be particularly pernicious because it communicates to students that they are competing against each other, that what matters is less how much you have learned than how much better you can perform than your neighbor.
The thing about criminal records is spot-on. A FOAF of mine got arrested for public indecency for peeing in an alley…and guess what now he’s a sex offender! Fortunately he is not homeless but if he tries to get another job any background check on him will bring that up.
Joanne, your blog really spoke to me. I felt an uncanny attraction to the words. I felt the positive energy radiating throughout and was inspired by your words. Recently I created a hubpage and starting blogging. Writing has become a true passion of mine. Due to my disability and early retirement from a successful career, I have an abundance of time. I love interacting with people (I was a stockbroker in my previous career) and helping them achieve their goals. I do feel like I’m that lightworker you spoke of and consider myself to be very spiritual. The laws of attraction are real and powerful. It proven that to me many times in my life. If you exude positive energy that is authentic, you will receive it back many time over.
I had thought about applying for one of Disney’s coveted internship roles (they offer standard internships where you work in the parks although there’s lots of education-related perks that come with this and advanced professional internships where you’re working in an office role), but the semester I started college they changed the program to such that you had to take a semester off of school to participate (rather than just interning in the summer). As someone on scholarship with financial constraints, this wasn’t in the cards for me, so I sadly had to pass.
SHARP THINGS ON THE FLOOR…knives, wires or other sharp things! When you and your fellow designers are working quickly and dropping things on the floor as you go, the debris around you can be hazardous. You may forget that earlier you dropped your knife and had to get out another one because you couldn’t find it. I’ve seen some pretty serious injuries caused by people scooping up debris off the floor to put in the trash. I jammed a wire up under my fingernail once and now I always use a broom and dustpan to pick things up. I cringe when I see someone using their hands. I just don’t want you to learn your lesson the hard way.
A job offers very few networking opportunities, because the people at a job are not people you’ll likely know at a future job. A career is loaded with networking opportunities, as most of the people around you are involved in similar careers to yours and they’ll keep popping up time and time again.