Another Job Interview

What’s the saying about raining and pouring?

I’ve spent two months without as much as a single positive response to a job application. In the last month alone, I’ve put in over 100 job applications to receive multiple ‘we’ve gone in a different direction’ emails or some variation thereof.

Now, I mentioned last week that I recently got a job. It wasn’t a great job. It was 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, at a call center basically doing customer service. I haven’t STARTED that job yet because the training schedule is weird so I’m still waiting for that but I did ACCEPT that job.

Fastforward to yesterday, July 30, and I get a phone call. I applied for this teaching/tutoring gig at the local community college FOREVER ago and they called me YESTERDAY. Now I’m freaking out because, while teaching isn’t my dream career, it’s much closer than answering customer calls all day.

I have interview for that tomorrow, Friday, and in true Spencer Hastings manner, I’m over preparing and stressing for excellence. I’m also worried about what will happen if I’m offered this job and then I have to turn down the job at the call center. Will I appear flakey? Will it even matter, really?

On top of that, one of my former professors, who is now a close, dear friend, applied for a teaching job at this same school and didn’t get it. I feel like she deserves it so much more than me. She’s actually taught before. She has a masters. And I’m just little old me. It doesn’t make sense.

I’m excited for the interview anyways. I’m sincerely hoping I get it because it’s more applicable to what I want to do. It would also allow me to get my substitute teaching licensure, which the other job wouldn’t have given me time to do. So I guess I’ll keep you updated.

I hope you’re having a great week and I hope you’re enjoying my attempts to regulate posts (aka Monday and Thursday). Give me feedback. Tell me about your lives. I want to know those of you who read this.

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Grad School Dreams

I’m really lacking on the content lately, guys. I know. I’m not doing anything very interesting with my life and most of the discussable news topics are so sad that I don’t want to rehash them outside of actual, face-to-face conversations. No one wants to listen to me complain about the state of the economy, job market, social issues, and wars around the world.

Outside of that, I need to talk about something because the whole point of picking the blog back up is to start viewing it as a practice for possible future jobs: semi-regular blogging schedule, actual content, the whole shebang.

So today, we’re going to talk about grad school. 

I’m applying to two grad school programs but technically it’s three grad schools. Confusing, huh?

I’m planning to apply to UNC Greensboro for a Masters in Library and Information Science. Technically, I guess I could call this my ‘safety school’ even though I hate that term. It’s the school that I’m not entirely worried about getting into, unlike the following program.

My dream program is this dual degree program at NYU that also means taking classes with Long Island University. Upon completion, I’d possess not only a Masters in Communication (technically Media, Culture, and Communication but we’ll stick with COMM for short) but also a Masters in Library Science.

My attraction to this program is two-fold. Obviously, I want to work with books one day. I’ve dreamed of being an editor since as long as I can remember but I’m also aware of how few and far between those careers exist. So being a librarian? Pretty perfect consolation prize. I’m also a huge knowledge geek. I love to learn and to teach and to be taught. The ability to work in a field in which those are regular occurrences? Sign me up now!

On top of that, I fell in love with my communication program when I was working on my Bachelors. The reason I’m aiming for the dual degree is because the areas of study appeal to me. Two of them, if we’re being precise and I’m going to have to narrow that down to one. Right now though, I’m really interested in their Interaction and Social Processes area and their visual culture and cultural studies area.

So basically, the NYU program needs to be my future or I might die. Like, to death.

Okay. Teen Wolf inspired hyperbole aside, I’m going to work my butt off trying to make this a reality. 

Wish me luck!