So where do I want to live? And every other question.

Filed in From the Staff by on December 10, 2010

I have to admit, I didn’t get quite as much job searching done over Thanksgiving break as I had hoped to do…but I’m not that surprised about it either. I guess I always tell myself that I have tons of time over break to do everything I’ve been putting off, but then as soon as I get home and am surrounded by family, friends, and well, just being home, and I don’t really want to do anything else.

However, I did look enough to┬ámake myself calm down a little about job searching. It seems like the next wave of deadlines is the end of December/end of January. (I don’t know why, but there are always a ton of deadlines, and then none nearby…its just how it is). And even though this is coming up and I definitely need to be getting my act together, the deadlines aren’t…I don’t know, tomorrow. It gives me a few days to kind of recollect and get organzied on what I’m going ot apply for and what I need to do.

I’ve been using this time to look though Job Finder and other search engines to find companies and job postings that I’m interesting and I’m saving/favoriting them to go back to later. It’s definitely making me feel a lot better about everything.

It is pretty interesting though trying to decide what to apply for. There are so many questions. Is this a topic that I’m interested in? Am I qualified for it? Does the job sound interesting in general or monotonous? Does this sound like a company I’m going to want to work for long term or is it just “my first job”? Where is it? Could I see myself living there? Do I know anyone else who’s going to live there?

Apparently I have a lot to think about. Or, I could just apply for everything and then face all of these questions once I know what my options really are…

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Hi everyone! My name is Kelly and I'm from Andover, MA. I'm a senior in Mechanical Engineering, and it's my second year as a Peer Advisor for WPI's Career Development Center. I'm also in one of the sororities on campus, Phi Sigma Sigma, and a part of EPICS (Engineering Projects In Community Service). I'm going to be keeping you updated on my senior year and what I'm doing to figure out my life after college (jobs, grad school, etc). Enjoy!

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