In a previous post I wrote about how I wasn’t stressed about midterms, and that I really didn’t feel too much pressure during midterms week. I lied. It is now Wednesday and I am in full midterm mode and it is not fun. I’m not sure if it’s just something about this semester, but it feels like one moment I was receiving syllabi, and just yesterday I had midterm study guides thrown at me at the last possible minute. I know I like to procrastinate, but something about this semester feels rushed.
So in the midst of midterms, my schedule has been completely filled. I mentioned that I was going to a career day, which I did yesterday. I got dressed up, printed out copies of my resume, and headed over. The flier for the event made it sound like the companies had full-time job offers and other opportunities, but I found that only about half did. Most companies only offered internships, and some didn’t offer any positions at all. I spoke to a few booths about hiring possibilities, and I felt like it was a productive experience, but it wasn’t quite what I expect. Also, I just have to make a comment on the conduct of other attendees there. I was speaking to a gentleman about job opportunities at his establishment, and I young man bounded up borderline pushing me out of the way. He aggressively stuck out his hand towards the gentleman and introduced himself while I was still speaking. I was thrown off-guard so I turned by back to him and continued the conversation because I wasn’t about to let this guy just ruin my opportunity. Turns out, he can only walk the walk because once the gentleman made it clear he wasn’t done speaking with me, the guy walked away as fast as he appeared. I totally understand that you need to be assertive, especially when it comes to job hunting, but this guy was rude and I couldn’t help but feel proud of myself for icing him out.
Hopefully I will be hearing back from some of the company’s I talked to! If not, it won’t be the end of the world but I really would love to hear back from someone.