Post College: My First Job Rejection

I thought I was going to beat the odds and get a job right out of college.

I scored an interview with a small startup in Manhattan and just got accepted into graduate school. I saw my life after college starting on a positive note. I was going to start paying my loans, provide for my family and be an actual adult.

But life is not always that easy. In order to be consider for the job I had to send an article example to prove that I’m qualified for the position. I wrote an article, sent it in early along with a thank you note for allowing me to come in for an interview. I was so confident that I was going to get the job that I quit my actual job.

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Writing Prompt Wednesday #16

Sand but true
Tell us about the harshest, most difficult to hear — but accurate — criticism you’e ever gotten. Does it still apply?

I try my best to deal with criticism. However, since I started my major last year, I’ve faced criticism that was out of my control. I always thought I was a good writer and when I blog, I feel good afterwards because people are reading and enjoying what I have to say.

I never thought simple criticism would bring me down. When I started getting comments on my articles, I started to lose hope for myself. Should I really be doing this major? Do I even love it anymore?

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Writing Prompt Wednesday #14

The excitement never ends
Tell us about the last thing you got excited about — butterflies-in-the-stomach, giggling, can’t-wait excited.

Since last semester, I’ve been thinking about studying abroad. I’ve always heard of studying abroad since high school and I always wanted the opportunity to take advantage of it. My dream was to study anywhere in Europe or just outside of the country.

Once this semester started, I began researching and looking through different universities I can study. I even considered other SUNY schools’ study abroad programs. But it all came down to two schools for the spring semester.

After filling out the application, writing two essays and tracking down my professor, I waited for an acceptances.

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Photos For Days

I’ve been enjoying taking photos and showing them off to you guys! The Saturday in NYC post really inspired me to continue to show off photos I’ve taken. So here’s just some from the past few weeks or so.

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Writing Prompt Wednesday #12

Naked, with black socks on
Are you comfortable in front of people, or does the idea of public speaking make you want to hide in a bathroom? Why?

The idea of public speaking makes me nervous. When I have to talk in front of people, my face gets bright red and I start to ramble a lot. My freshmen year of college, one of the first courses I took was Public Speaking. As a journalist, it’s easy for me to talk to someone one on one. But, when it comes to presentations or just participating in class, I freeze up. Something about every one’s eyes on me makes me want to turn the other way.

Over the years, I’ve gotten better at public speaking. The class taught me how to take your time and be comfortable talking in front of people. Every semester, my goal is to participate more. So far it’s been good, but I can definitely be participating more in my classes.

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