"Prior to my actual participation in STRIVE, I've imagined it to be a stressful day full of useful lectures from a random strict, professional-looking, and business-like stranger. I had everything included in my bag: I had my charger, iPad, iPhone, MacBook, and another gigantic lunch bag full of snacks, just in case this orientation gets way too boring. After all, I knew it was going to take up my entire day.
However, surprisingly, the workshop was given to us in a mind-refreshing way. Mr. Ron and his fellow colleagues brought out the essential information through a combination of topic related surveys (that you get to use your electronic devices!), convenient and helpful workbook packets, long breaks throughout the day, and lastly, my favorite: simulations of real-life interviews with experienced people. Ultimately, you will gain tips and knowledge that people will only know after years of involvement in business and job-searching, etc, in just a few hours. STRIVE was definitely worth of a Saturday for me. Through participating in it, I gained access to a valuable short-cut."