Job Interview Today… aaaack!

Well, ladies and gents, I have a job interview.

Oh my goodness!

After months of unemployment, I might finally be striking gold! I switched from applying to jobs around my hometown to seeking out campus jobs; I was nearly certain I was going to get one when I got the “Sorry, but no,” email a few days later. Others didn’t even bother responding to my inquiries. But finally, finally, I’m getting closer to having work again!

The job I’m applying for is student assistant with my school’s study abroad office. The job description includes clerical work, data entry, answering phones, et cetera. Nothing too difficult, and definitely a change of pace for me–no more fast food! A nice, cushy office instead! I CAN WEAR BUSINESS ATTIRE ONCE MORE!! (Not to mention, the building I’d be working in is right next to my dorm, which will be perfect for those cold winter days that soon approach.)

I’m a little excited, but alas, I’m mostly nervous at this point. My job interview is at 4pm today, and I need to ace that if I want to secure this job. I know all the basics: firm handshake, eye contact, smile, no stutters… even so, I feel ready to throw up from the anxiety right now. What if I majorly mess up? What if they don’t like me?

All the same, I’m hoping for the best. I can be pretty charming when I really put myself to it.

I’ll keep you updated on this new development. Let’s hope the outcome is a good one!

SLEEP?! NEVER!

No, I’m not on a caffeine rage. (Did I even have any coffee today, now that I think of it? No, I don’t think so.) But as I begin to write this, I’m five minutes away from being able to register for summer school classes. I also spent the day building my tentative schedule for the fall semester, even though I can’t register for those classes until April 11.

Let me just note, my tentative fall schedule is maxed out (18 credits) and the layout is pretty intense: four 75 minute classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays spanning from roughly 9:30am to 3:30pm (with some breaks in between), two 75 minute classes on Mondays and Wednesdays (2pm-4:45pm), and a 50 minute discussion section at 8am on Fridays.

I interrupt my own blog post to inform you that I just registered for my summer courses!

I blocked out my profs' names and whatnot, but I'm sure the color blocks can give you an idea of what my day will (hopefully) look like next semester.

Not a bad schedule, one would say, as I start off my Mondays and Wednesdays way after lunch. But wait! I’m considering getting a job, too! Continue reading