Thank God this semester's over
Well, technically I still have Sociology to do. But I just completed two of the most frustrating classes in my college curriculum, GIS--creating NetLogo spatial dynamics models by coding it and Political Geography--doing 10 page research paper, on top of two more classes, and knowing I've been silent for the past few months, just can't wait to write it all out.
Thanks to my Seminar class, I do have a glimmer of hope to look forward to in the future. For my project, I decided to research the development of the geography job market. Our awesome teacher strongly encouraged us that if we wanted to get data on our project, go do an interview with someone who can give you the information. So, I got this email, from this company called 3-Square. 3-Square combines map-making and graphic design for tourism, universities, and marketing campaigns--they were inquiring if anyone would be willing to intern this winter. I couldn't do it, got too much school and a car to share.
But! I did decide to take my teacher's advice, working to my advantage to email the CEO and set up an interview. He quickly replied to it and sounded quite enthusiastic about it--invited me to his office to conduct the interview. (By the way, you couldn't drive to the office without feeling classy, it was in a stylish neighborhood )
As soon as I stepped through the front entrance, I was greeted, my hand shook, offered coffee, and engaged in conversation. Coworkers (many of them my age) were really nice, sitting comfortably behind desks with dual monitors. Interviewed the CEO, didn't feel a hint of nervousness. He was laid back and conversational. Interview flew by with ease, showed him the resume and he gave me advice on it! Then he says: contact us in a few months and we can talk about a summer position
Not a guarantee, but that just sounded so awesome I know what a potential career might feel like
I also had a pleasurable Thanksgiving with 6 members of extended family, mostly cousins, saw a movie yesterday, Homefront, free popcorn. Pretty good movie by the way. I'm taking some cool electives next semester, but...I'll save that for next journal
Alright, I think I've said enough Thanks for reading, and peace