Throughout her academic career at Buffalo State, Molisa Cheng gained an unexpected skill: juggling. No, she hasn’t been tossing around bowling pins or beanbags; rather, she’s been expertly juggling her school work, her position as a resident assistant, and her extracurricular activities.
“You don’t know how much you can do until you get to college,” Cheng said. “When I first got here, I was inspired by my own RA. I couldn’t figure out how she was able to go to class, get good grades, be involved on campus, and help other students.”
Now, as the childhood education major completes her final semester, she has become a master multitasker herself. Cheng served as a resident assistant for three semesters, as the publicity chair for the National Society of Leadership and Success, as student justice for the Residence Life Office, as senator for the United Students Government, and as treasurer for the Student Council for Exceptional Children.
In addition to her involvement outside the classroom, Cheng succeeds in the classroom. This semester, Cheng received an e-mail from readabout.me informing her that she had made the fall 2011 dean’s list. Readabout.me is a service of readMedia, which the College Relations Office uses to showcase the accomplishments of Buffalo State students.
If an accomplishment like Cheng’s is featured, a news release is sent to any hometown newspapers, and an article is published on the web. Once the web article is published, students are able to create and develop their own personal readabout.me profiles. These profiles allow students to showcase any extracurricular, employment, and education experience they have.
“When I graduate, I want to be able to show employers that I did more than just go to class. I want to be marketable,” Cheng said. By completing her readabout.me profile, Cheng has created a positive online presence that showcases her successes at Buffalo State, and positions her positively in the job market.
“More employers are using the Internet to get information about job candidates,” said Mary Durlak, senior writer for Public Relations. “We hope this service helps out students find work. If the students’ hometown newspapers pick up the stories we send, that’s a nice clipping for them to have, too.”