Monday, May 17, 2010

Finally A Grad


It has been a long six years, but I finally know what it feels like to NOT have to enroll in another semester of classes come August. I finally know what it feels like to have zero homework assignments due. I finally know what it feels like to have more free time than I know what to do with.

Above all, I finally know what it feels like to have two degrees in one hand and a part time job that doesn't pertain to either of them in the other. Yes, the real career search starts now. Ok, well, it actually started a couple of weeks ago, but I can already tell that landing a great job in today's market is going to require some serious effort... and I'm ready for a fight!

These past six years have definitely let me know what I want to do for a career. The first two years after High School led me to an Associates of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, but I soon realized that is not the path I want to take. I am grateful for that degree because of the "college life" experience and study skills that I gained from it as well as knowing what I don't want to do for a living.

It took the next four years for me to obtain a Bachelors of Science degree in Business with a major in Marketing... but it only took one marketing class for me to fall in love with the subject.

As for a career, I hope to stay away from "push" sales and go into more of a research position. It amazes me how many businesses DO NOT ask their customers what they want and then wonder why they lack good customer service.

Of course, my dream job would be marketing for a tea company, but I am not limiting myself. I am hoping to stay in Indiana, but if I have to relocate in order to seize an opportunity, I will do so.

For now, I am enjoying the copious amounts of time I have to spend with this blog. Expect more posts as soon as my wounds completely heal from having all four wisdom teeth removed recently.

It’s good to be back… finally!


Linda J. said...

Congratulations and Best Wishes for a bright future!

Kathryn said...

many congratulations! I remember coming out of the haze of intense study - it does take a bit to get "back to normal". I wish you well on the wisdom teeth recovery too :)

Alex Zorach said...

I think writing this tea blog will be a great way to network with tea companies--I imagine that if you'd like to work in a tea company doing marketing, you will find it a relatively easy way to work your way into such a job, so long as you are patient.

I can't imagine a tea company passing up someone who is a good writer, has an established reputation as a tea blogger, and expertise in other aspects of marketing as well.

=) Good luck.