In this project we were tasked with finding an apartment, basement suit, or studio apartment for $1,800 or less per month, and fill out a data table. Here is a data table I created for an apartment I found in Maple Ridge.
Source webpage: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-apartments-condos/tricities-pitt-maple/new-one-bedroom-basement-suite/1436776584?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
Date: 26/05/19 Cost: $1,200/month
Address of Rental: 24155 102 Ave, Maple Ridge, BC V2W 2C6, Canada (on top of a pizzeria!)
|Distance to bus stop
||9 minute walk
||Caged only (birds, lizards etc.)
||Brand new stainless steel appliances
|Water bill amount
|# of bedrooms
|# of bathrooms
|Name of neighbourhood
||Village Variety (above a pizzeria)
|Distance to university/collage
||1h 20m with transit
||Fridge, Oven, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, and Dryer
|Length of lease
What is it?
2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Base
Where did you find it? (buying from who/where):
Victoria Mitsubishi 3342 Oak Street, Victoria B.C. V8X 1R1
Now, let’s just pretend you have saved $1500 to put toward this purchase; how much do
you owe? $4,500
What are your monthly car payments?
$84.92 for 5 years
Cost per month to insure your vehicle: $956.60
What is your total monthly vehicle cost? $1041.52
And now, pick up a “Luck of the Draw” card from Ms. Roberge. Because…life happens!
What is the scenario?
Tires get slashed by a bottle on the road.
Approximately how much will this cost you? $20 for a patch job
How did you come up with this amount (quote your source)?
1. What I did: (Explain what you personally accomplished to finish your project.)
For this YPI project I was tasked with: video editing, script writing, slide management, and general organization/making sure deadlines are met. The work I did was: video editing the whole video, writing the whole script (minus one slide), and making sure everyone did their part.
2. What I found difficult: (Write about any part of the project you found challenging.)
I found making the video only 10 minutes difficult. There was so much info we could include, but it had to be narrowed down to only the important stuff.
3. What really worked, or what you’re proud of:
I am proud of my team’s ability to present the project in a clear professional way.
4. What I wish:
I wish that we could have more time to polish our presentation for the next level of competition that we are going into.
5. Next time: (Write about what you would do differently next time.)
Next time I would like to be able to get Doug and his pads dog to show up to our presentation (for a hook).
6. The letter grade I’d honestly give myself:
I would honestly give my self an A because I challenged myself and made this presentation to the best of my ability, and put in lots of time and effort.
In Planning 10, we did mock interviews in order to prepare us for job interviews in the future. In this mock interview project, we were required to make fill in an application form, write a resume, write a cover letter, and attend a mock interview with an adult posing as an employer.
In the terms of core competencies, I found that this project encompasses both the communication and the critical thinking core competencies. But, I am only going to write about the communication core competency in this post.
One of the most important parts of this project was communication. We had to have a good handshake, a friendly attitude, and good answers to commonly asked questions. To improve on my core competency of communication, I practiced my hand shake, I mentally checked in (to have a good attitude), and I practiced answers to commonly asked interview questions.
Overall, the interviewer said I did very well in all of this with one exception, I needed to brag more about myself. Usually, I tend to be humble and not brag about myself, but in this project, I learned that in different social situations you need to act differently; In an interview it isn’t good to be humble. So, in future interviews, I will keep this advice in mind and adapt to the different social situation.