March 30, 2017 Work 0
A picture of a scarecrow holding a sign saying 'allotment'

What a week

I cannot believe it, but despite being sick for a record number of days (for me, that is – normally I catch a small cold once a year) things are looking great! I fought off a virus three weeks ago, which had me laid over for five days, only to fall to an upper respiratory infection and laryngitis for all of this week.

And yet, despite these health setbacks, I have worked through three interviews, two job applications, and two tests. While just making it through this week has been reward enough, I am honored to say that I have landed two new jobs (and hopefully received A’s on my tests). Apparently, my resume is at least slightly impressive.

Two days ago the Selection Committee for the search of the 2017-2018 DUiN Editor-in-Chief emailed me, congratulating me on my interview, and letting me know I had been accepted as the Editor-in-Chief! Of course, for now, I’m just going to be preparing to take up the reigns for next semester. So until then, I’m just going to be shadowing the current wonderful editor, learning what I can until my turn as the editor.

The other job I had applied for was to be a Resident Advisor at the wonderful YESS organization here in Des Moines, Iowa. I was given the opportunity to go through two rounds of interviewing, one a typical interview, the other to see how I can relate and communicate with the children. In other words, I could talk the talk, but could I walk the walk? My position with them is to start very soon, allowing me to work over this summer and all of the 2017-2018 school year until I go on to my graduate studies in Clinical Psychology.

But What About NOW?

Of course, I will retain my position as a Student Worker in the library with both Technical Services and in the front of the library. I will still work approximately 20 hours a week with them. In the meantime, I will begin to prepare to step up into my new role as a student supervisor for Services in time for the next school year. As I also begin to take on the role of Editor-in-Chief for the 2017-2018 editions of DUiN. Fingers crossed that I pass all of my classes with flying colors, and most importantly that this semester runs into the summer without a hitch.

Then during the summer, I will be working with both the library and with YESS while I study for the GRE test I will take just before the Fall semester.

Wish me luck!


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