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Field Report: CPS – Social Media

I have learned so much from the short period of time I have been in New Orleans, both professionally and personally. On a professional level, I am discovering my strengths along with things I would like to improve on. I realize that to be successful, one has to be a constant learner. This notion especially holds true in the nature of work I am engaging in. Technology is constantly changing, most often at a rapid rate. To remain resilient in this field you have to be a proactive student in the world of technology. To stay abreast to the latest developments I have started subscribing to a long list of industry related newsletters and magazines. I also joined a local tech-focused group. I am hoping this networking opportunity will allow me to learn from others who are familiar with the industry while also increasing my local network base. In fact, tonight I will be attending my first event sponsored by the group.  I have an even mixture of excitement and nervousness. That is one of the things I want to improve upon – my nervousness of new things. So I am hoping attending this event will be dual-pronged in its outcome. Closer to the end of January I also plan on attending a Listening Tour hosted by the Louisiana Serve Commission. I am excited for this event because I think it will be a great opportunity to learn more about the non-profit industry in Louisiana.

On a personal level, my transition to a brand new city has had its ups and downs. However, I am happy to note that the peaks and valleys of my journey are seeming to even out and things are going very well. I am becoming more familiar with the city and the people here. It is definitely a different culture here than where I grew up. Not any better, not any worse – just different. And although I do miss my family and my friends, I am starting to catch the New Orleans bug. This city is so culturally and historically rich; one can’t help but be intrigued by it. –Dominica Garza, AmeriCorps VISTA


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