To kick off J-Term 2018, Professor Khagram lead us through story time! The book, What Do You Do With An Idea? is a children’s book written by Kobi Yamada that focuses on letting your ideas grow. Although simple, the story was a great introduction to J-Term and reminded us all to have confidence and faith in our ideas.
Next, Onma from Occidental’s very own Hameetman Career Center lead us through a discussion of The Startup of You by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha. We learned that the best way to succeed is to have a mindset of permanent beta, in which we always work to learn more, do more, and grow more.
To end the day we enjoyed our 2018 Welcome Dinner at Spitz! Spitz is a delicious Mediterranean restaurant and was founded by Occidental alumnus, Bryce Rademan. We are so thankful for Spitz’s generosity and delicious food, and will all definitely come back in the future.
Overall, Day 1 was an exceptional start to J-Term 2018 and we are so excited to see where the rest of the week takes us!