Archive for November, 2005

Grad Motivation 101

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

“I see opportunity, I’m an opportunist!” – Young Jeezy

It’s been a while since I’ve updated. I’ve been sharping my skills looking for jobs. The reality of the matter is much different than the perception you get while you’re still in school. A few things I’ve learned:

Jump on EVERY opportunity of interest you get from an employer

    I’ve had some really great company email me saying they wanted to interview, but I played it like a girl and waited a day to return their email because I was indecisive about working for them. Once I emailed them, they never responded. Moreover remember recruiters aren’t your friends. Don’t slack.

Be selective

    Most companies that advertise positions for new grad most likely just want work horses for their mismanaged and overscheduled projects. I saw an Amazon listing that wanted new grads for a non-paid (the fuck!?) “internship” position. Amazon is notorious for imposing sweatshop conditions on young programmers.

Prepare, prepare

    There is nothing wrong with having prepared answers to expected non-technical questions in your notes. Think before you speak, immediately answering nebulous ( if you could be an animal, which one would you choose?) questions shows a lack of thought.

Other then that I’ve been living life as usual. Here are some pics….

Football Games

Halloween Raves

My new home?

Grabbin tits

Drunk outside of Indigo

Randomly hanging out with alumni
“I’m the snowman, plus I got that snow, man!” – Young Jeezy