Hooray!

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A woman I emailed two weeks ago and left a voicemail for last week called me back tonight!

I should hopefully be called back within a week or two about interviewing with them officially.

This is a job I really think I would enjoy doing and be pretty good at, so I’m really hoping I don’t mess anything up in the interview process or anything and that they like me enough to give me the job.

I need to send her some samples of what I’ve done tomorrow so their team has an idea what I can do.

Hoping this works out!

Explanation

There are suddenly three new posts on this blog.

That’s because I merged this blog with another I created last year as part of a class project.

I didn’t realize I had merged all those posts as well.

So that’s where those three extra random posts came from.

I’ll have to see if it merged the About pages or something too……

Finally // Graduation

Another post in a day because I’m in Tumblr mode.

I technically graduated in May 2013.

I had one incomplete course, which I finished in December.

I’ve been waiting for my diploma, and finally about a week ago I emailed the registrar to ask where my diploma was.

Turns out they hadn’t realized I was finished with my diploma, they thought I was just asking about my incomplete the last time I emailed them.

So I’ll get my diploma in a week or two hopefully.

But let’s talk about Graduation.

It was almost a year ago, but I do remember some of it.

My grandfather came all the way from California to see me graduate.

It was crazy nice of him.

I got my cap and gown the week of graduation, and had finished all the necessary stuff except for check out, which I did an hour or so before I had to be on campus..

Graduation was on a Saturday.

My alma mater has so many graduates every year and not enough space that they split everyone into three (or is it four?) time slots, based on your major.

I was in the last one of the day, at about 4pm.

I knew from high school graduation that the majority of the graduation ceremony would be us not doing much of anything.

We lined up in the gym a half hour to an hour before we were to walk in.

Most of us just kind of milled around, even after being told our locations in the line.

We knew where we belonged in line, so we could wander a little and then get back into our right spots when it was time to walk.

We walked down to a specific place right near the chapel space in our lines and waited for like ten minutes or something.

That was when the “leader” of our line finally showed up. She hadn’t shown up to line up, but she got there and it was a rush of her putting on her gown and whatnot right before we walked in. Oops.

It was weird to walk into the chapel and see our professors on the stage, even though I’d seen that on the first day of chapel.

We sat through a presentation by an alum who had written a book, and he shared a couple of relevant points from his book, and then it was time to stand as the school president said his bit about us being graduates (with some confusion from a few people in my group on when to stand because there were two groups graduating, technically), and walk.

That part was row by row and it was a little weird because there were the Science grads (Nursing, etc) and then there was the rest of us.

But anyway, the Nursing and whatever students went first, and then the rest of us.

And I shook the president’s hand and got my diploma.

Except I didn’t really because I had an incomplete and had to finish that before I’d get my diploma.

BEFORE Graduation time for me, I had to clean up and check out of my apartment.

My family was there and helped with the clean up a little, and we took a break for lunch.

We went to Panera for lunch, and we mentioned to the manager when he stopped to ask how our meal was that it was my graduation day, and he said congrats.

And then I went outside with Grandpa while my parents went to get bagels.

They came out and said the manager had given us our bagels for free as a graduation gift!!

And then we went back to school so I could finish cleaning up and do my check out and head to campus. And we kind of gave Grandpa the tour of the campus.

We wandered around campus for a while and took some pictures and my mom and I were cranky at each other and then I went to line up.

And I saw my mom a little bit later outside the gym asking a question.

Turns out they couldn’t find my name in the program and she wanted to make sure.

It was there, they were just divided by ceremony time and major.

Then the ceremony (4ish), and then a reception (5:30ish), and then I said goodbye to a couple people, and we went home.

And that was that.

And now it’s almost a year later and I don’t have a super-steady job yet.

But I’m working on it! Applying to lots, and sending my resume to some places that could help me find jobs. I just turned one in yesterday for a part time job that sounds like something I’d be good at.

Hopefully something comes up soon!!

Trip

I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned it lately or not but I’m going on a mission trip in June, and we’re having a fundraiser for it this week.

We’ve had one fundraiser so far, and each of us got at least a little money toward the trip so far.

This week’s fundraiser is a game night during which we’re also feeding people.

I’m making a pan of bars (still gotta figure out what kind) and helping set up and might end up helping watch some kids depending on the night.

I’m not necessarily a game person, but I’ll find something to play.

We’re bringing our Apples to Apples, so I’ll probably play that.

Maybe I’ll find somebody to play Life or Monopoly or something with too.

We’ll see.

It should be a good night, anyway.

Wow.

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Holy wow it’s been a while since I’ve posted here.

Almost a year.

Oops!

I’ve been on Tumblr (mainly this one) a lot more than here.

I have a part-time job, but I’m looking for other things.

I can’t really live on what I’ve got now, so I need at least another part time job, if not something full time.

I have an interview tomorrow, and I’m applying for something tomorrow.

We’ll see how that goes.

I’m watching the Olympics, although there are events I don’t care about as much as others.

Now that the ice skating is done I’m not as worried about events, but bobsled and snowboarding are kind of fun to watch.

I just don’t really like watching team events, mostly because there are too many people to try to focus on at once.

What else is going on?

Oh, I’m going on a mission trip with church in June!

I’m excited for it. :)

My mom is in charge of it, mostly, so she’s got lots to do besides working late at her job, so it’s interesting trying to help her with ideas and stuff.

Ummmmm… that’s all for now.

I have too much free time on my hands (too much TV…), and I’m looking for jobs, and… yep.

I just realized that fact yesterday, actually. So that’s fun.

Why companies should not rely exclusively on computerized hiring.

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Or: Go back to paper applications.

I miss paper job applications.

I like the idea of easy and potentially faster applications because of online stuff, but there’s no face-to-face.

Applications can get lost if you send them in online or via email.

There’s no guarantee someone’s going to look at it if it does get there, either.

I went in to apply at a location this afternoon and figured, Hey, plus for me that I’m applying in person, right?

Wrong.

At this particular company, the hiring process is completely computerized.

You fill out the application online (not a problem).

You take a skills assessment (also not a problem).

You wait for the manager to check what the computer system says about you.

If, as the system said for me, you do not meet the system’s minimum requirements, there’s nothing the manager can do, even if they seem to like you and appreciate that you came in in person and you kind of established a connection in conversation.

And that’s absolute bull.

I’m sorry, computer, but I should totally meet your minimum requirements.

For one thing, I worked in a place similar to you for three and a half years.

And for another, I answered all your questions with honest answers that I figured would be acceptable.

The manager was very apologetic, but the system doesn’t tell him why I don’t meet the requirements, so there isn’t even anything he can do but tell me to wait a month and try again.

And I think I would’ve been a pretty good part of that team.

So note to companies: Go back to paper applications and establishing a relationship with an applicant who takes the time to apply in person.

Summer Plans

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Well hello again!

Figured I’d update whoever might be reading this (and myself, I guess).

I wasn’t sure what I was going to be doing for the summer until this morning.

I was going to just substitute at the job I did last summer (cleaning schools in town), but I’ve decided to do it full time.

They were looking for a couple of other people, and because I worked there last summer, I was basically given the job if I wanted it.

It’s a different school, and a couple of different people, so hopefully it will be a little better than my experience last summer.

I’m working with two boys, but hopefully they’ll be better than the boys from last summer.

I had the option to go to the same school as last summer, or switch to another school.

I decided I wanted to go to the other, slightly smaller, school, where I spent over a year working for one of the programs.

Now I’ll be back at that school, but cleaning it instead!

I think it’ll be okay.

And they’ll let me have time off if I need to go to interviews or anything; they understand, and that’s why the subs are hired.

It’s income, anyway.

I also might end up babysitting a bit for at least one family at church, which would be a little more income.

So I’ve got a summer job.

But so far, nothing for this fall.

I’m applying to practically anything at this point, but so far only one of the places I’ve applied have gotten back to me, and that was a no because of timing.

So that’s it for now.

Hopefully something will show up.

Hello!

Hello, there!

I’m Rebecca–though most people just stick with “Becca.”

This is a blog created as kind of a diary for my future work life, if you will.

I’m in the process of creating a website for myself (admittedly as a class assignment) and it was also suggested that we create blogs because in the future we may want to keep people up-to-date on what we’re doing this way.

So this is my blog.

I’m sure it won’t be very impressive or full for a while, but hopefully I’ll continue to come back to it and update at least myself on the goings-on in my life. :)

Flawless Friday: Oops and Busy

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So I totally ignored this for a very long time.

I comment on some people’s blogs, but I keep forgetting about updating and checking emails. Heh. Oops.

So, update?

I’m just about done with school–which is a little scary, but also kind of exciting.

I know that I haven’t been working hard enough on homework and junk.

I think I hit Senior Slide last summer… Oops.

But it’s been going okay.

I have some stuff to take care of Graduation-wise in the next few weeks, which I have to motivate myself to finish, and a couple of projects and papers to get done.

I’ve been doing an internship this semester, which has been going pretty well.

I’m at a church every weekend (except for two last month because of school/holiday breaks) and every other Wednesday, learning production stuff.

It’s been kind of fun!

I applied for a job at a church in my hometown that is heavily media-related, and I have to send them a project design idea in the next couple of days so that they can have an idea of some of the things I might create for them in that job.

It sounded like there were three or four other people interested in the job, so we will see what happens. I won’t be incredibly disappointed if I don’t get it, but it would be nice to stay near home.

I will be looking at more job opportunities this month and trying to apply for some of those.

For now, the plan is to move back home at least for the summer and see what happens.

It’ll work.

What else?

I got a new laptop over Spring Break!

I have now joined the world of Mac owners…

So that’s fun. :)

I still haven’t transferred everything over from my PC, but I plan to after graduation.

I GRADUATE IN SIX WEEKS.

if i counted right

AHHHHHHHHHH.

So much to do before then.

My parents are coming to visit me in a couple of weekends, which will be nice, because I don’t have any more breaks from school this semester.

So, it’s been kind of a busy school year, but things are going okay and winding down!

What about you?

How’s your year (school year if applicable) going?

Flawless Friday: Tears

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This morning during chapel, I had a Flawless moment.

Actually, the last several times I’ve been to chapel…

I’m not sure if it was not feeling well this week, or realizations based on where I’m at with God.

But I cried a bit today.

This morning we sang these songs:

…through Your shame we came alive… Because I am Yours, my worth is secure.

My King has crushed the curse of Death! And I am His forever!

We honor You forever.

The italicized parts under the videos are the lyrics that really stood out to me this morning.

I feel like this has been happening a little more frequently this year, and maybe since last year. Or in the last few years.

I ran screen nearly the entire summer, save about three Sundays, and while it was wonderful to be upstairs and needed, there were mornings I wanted so badly to be able to sing without feeling like it would be distracting to the others in the media room.

There were mornings when I wanted so badly to close my eyes and get lost in the music and I couldn’t do that because I had to click buttons.

Don’t get me wrong, I love clicking the buttons and making things work. But I wanted so badly to just be.

Which was why I asked if I could not work upstairs my final Sunday of the summer. I wanted that morning to be about being, taking more in-depth notes, not having to pay attention to when to click buttons.

Now, at school, I’m taking those notes (seriously I could take pictures to prove it) and I’m crying during songs because…

I guess because the lyrics are resonating,

or because I want to actually mean the words I’m singing

or… something.

I’m not really sure.

But it was an interesting revelation.

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