Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Career fair..


And there I was, standing in a huge, blue auditorium, among five thousand boys and girls where and odd combination of professional attire and bulky bookbags prevailed. The list of employers were semi-impressive. I has to go through the list of employers to see the ones that are accepting students with OPT eligibility and there were only 15 or so out of 79.(previously)You know I was having one of those days, when you're running late, printing out resumes, scooping out dirt from under your nails all at once. yeah! I didn't have a snazzy suit to wear (read:deadly broke). I wore a black button down shirt and grey trousers instead and ironed my hair pin straight because thats how I like it best although the process i abhor. I liked Bloomberg, Valucentric, Cannon Design and Synacor in particular because they had positions specific to my major. The guy at Bloomberg was particularly nice and I got this nice bag with lots of goodies in it from a t-shirt (hello gym clothes) to a memo pad to a rubik's cube. I saw people treating the goodies laid out by the various employers like dishes at a buffet bar. They grabbed everything they could and more no matter whether they had talked to that employer or not. I somehow can't/couldn't do that. And seriously, how many mouse pads, magnets, pens do I need? After 2 hours (which flew by miraculously by the way and which I didn't feel because I wore flats! yes flats! nice black shiny flats though--- because its not like someones giving me a job!!!), I went back to the women's locker room where I'd stashed my workout clothes. I changed and stepped out for a bit to get some fresh air and also use my phone (tmobile sucks and doesn't work ANYWHERE!). I got hungry and ate a boiled egg and a turkey sausage that I brought from home but then I got more hungry (read: fatass). I went to Starbucks and saw that they had this new menu where they listed supposedly healthy stuff---I couldn't resist the multigrain roll with almond maple butter. mmmm it tasted just like it sounds...delicious! After eating that I went to the gym and biked for a little...didn't feel like doing much. I'm sleeppyyyyyy....mmm...oh I made flan by the way! recipe in another post...if ur on my facebook, i put on my status so there :-D

2 comments:

Errol Nazareth said...

the session after the job fair sounds more interesting and yummy than the job fair!!!

Lost-in-thought said...

oh... the world of promotion and marketing...