Working hard for my future!

January 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm (The Struggle to Victory)


Work sweet work 🙂


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So…I got offered a JOB!

August 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm (The Struggle to Victory) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Oh my goshness! Haha! So as I stated before I was doing my very first internship at a promotional marketing agency downtown. I was here from the beginning of May till end of July…but on my last week I got pulled to the side, thanked for my hard work and got offered a position with the company! I was so thrilled and excited my response was “Oh my god! For real!? I’m gonna cry!” HAHAHA! I was so embarrassed! But I was so thrilled to get a job! I was already dreading the end of my time here because that meant going back to the zoo and working all weekend, and who likes to work weekends?! Not me…I’m more of a Monday through Friday type of gal! Anyways, I got offered a part-time position, 30 hours a week as an administrative assistant. They hope to have me on board full-time by the end of the year, very exciting! The only down fall of it all is my long CTA commute I have to get here. It takes me an hour and a half to get from my house to here, it sucks, but I am doing it! I’m so proud of myself, they told me that I was the first intern to get offered a position! How thrilling! I’m so thankful and happy to obtain an opportunity at this time! I still hope to obtain my place in a creative department of an ad agency, and I will continue to search. So far, life as a recent graduate with a bachelors has turned pretty swell!

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Still upset…dear dream job, find me soon please?

July 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm (The Struggle to Victory) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

3 more weeks till my internship is over…I can’t believe it! I still haven’t landed an interview anywhere, it’s frustrating, upsetting, and stressing me out! It seems like all the goals I set “in stone” for myself never fall through. I really wanted to have a job waiting for me after leaving this job, I don’t want to return to a minimum wage job that I hate! Not to mention hours have been cut back there, so I’ll be making like $150.00 every two weeks…IF THAT! I hope I can find the ad agency of my dreams…I just can’t wait! Things in the internship are going well, I love the atmosphere and I’ve been feeling comfortable, I feel at home. I just wish I had more job duties to add to my knowledge. I can’t wait to be finished, and I can’t wait to get my diploma from Columbia! I paid my school balance on the 1st and submitted my internship papers yesterday, now I think I have to wait till I get the missing credits to obtain it. I’m excited to have it in my hands!

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A bit upsetting….

June 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm (The Struggle to Victory) (, , , , , , , , )

I have 4 and half a weeks left at my internship, and I can’t believe how fast time is flying by. I started the day after my graduation on May 16th and will be here till July 29th…and that day is arriving faster than lightning… I have applied to many places and all I get is either no replies or “sorry you don’t qualify”. Everyone is looking for people with experience, and I lack that. I wish people would just give me a chance! But I know that it’s not that easy. I really wanted to obtain a job by the end of my internship so that way I didn’t have to return to working at the zoo…I am dying to have an amazing job where I will expand my knowledge! Soon…I hope…I just have to keep my head up high and not lose hope…that’s what my dad would tell me if he was still with us…This stress/frustration is killing me slowly…

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Extraordinary social networking

June 8, 2011 at 8:04 pm (Random interests) (, , , , , , , , , )

I was reading the newspaper this morning and came across a really interesting Twitter trend started by Metromix and RedEye. Since Chicago is undergoing a heat wave, they asked people to use the #itsSoHotThat hashtag to share their opinions on the heat and boy do we have some creative people out there! I love it! Here are some of the Tweets:

Irish Bistro” #ItsSoHotThat our Ribs for #ChicagoRibFest this weekend may just cook themselves!”

Marcus” #itssohotthat the devil looking for a pool”

Molly “#ItsSoHotThat when a bus drives past, the cloud of exhaust feels refreshing… ew.”

Interniowsnx“#itssohotthat my sweat is sweating”

Schantzlaw#ItsSoHotThat my dog doesn’t even want to go outside. He’s like “nah man, I’ll hold it a while longer.”

Metromix”#ItsSoHotThat I’ve smacked 3 people today: “Is THIS what you wanted when you were complaining about winter? Huh?! Is it?!”

Dbrians”#ItsSoHotThat I’m not waiting for the Chicago River cleanup, I’m going in now.”

Teddy J. “#ItsSoHotThat My ice cream cone melted two seconds after being served”.

Brian Moore “#ITSSOHOTTHAT the Bleacher Bums aren’t drinking their beer at Wrigley, they’re pouring it on their heads”




That’s just some of the entertaining Tweets fellow Chicagoans shared on the hear hovering Chicago these past two days.


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Times are Changing!

June 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm (The Struggle to Victory) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

When I was in school, at Columbia College Chicago, I had a certain perception of what a person in the field “looked like.” Dress pants, suit, ties, dress shoes, heels, and everything in between. Although these things are still common, they are not seen as often as I thought they would. In some of my classes, my professors spoke about this change in wardrobe, but I never really thought about it until I witnessed it. Since I am currently working an internship, I commute to downtown Chicago every day of the week and I see a lot of hard-working business people come and go. Most are wearing regular casual clothes and you wouldn’t think they are the people running meetings, business, and companies. Some people in my office come in wearing jeans, shorts, flip-flops, and regular comfy t-shirts, but they are still professional. It makes me feel comfortable to know that the way you dress doesn’t affect who you are in a professional level, not implying that we should let ourselves go, but it’s nice to be yourself and others accepting you. It is very interesting, and nice to be part of change. Although this is happening, I come to work everyday dressing the “old-fashion” way. I wear my suit pants, “dressy” top, and a casual cardigan/shrug to complete my three-piece “professional” outfit. I feel that this is more appropriate for me since I am in search of a job, I am a recent graduate and I think I should look as professional as can be since my resume is blank in the experience section. But my question now is, since wardrobe is drastically changing, do employers even take appearance into consideration when they are hiring? Maybe I should ask my fellow co-workers here at the office. Nevertheless, I’m loving this change, and I can’t wait to show the world who I am…”rocker” Guadalupe Rocha!



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Regular American Dream…

June 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm (The Struggle to Victory) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

It’s almost been a month since I graduated, and I feel so anxious to do something with this “degree” already! I’ve been sending out my resume to people left and right and I’ve gotten to luck. Although I can’t work till after my internship is over, I would at least like to be given an interview and see where the chances go from there. I’m really aiming to obtain an opportunity that will allow me to start working August 1st…the Monday after my internship is over! Yes, I know, I’m quick, but I rather jump right into something than to wait around. I’ve been doing it my whole life, and I think it’s better this way. A lot of people took a break after high school to gather their thoughts and go to the “school of their dreams”, I didn’t! Even though I would have loved to take a break, I started college right away! I started my internship the day AFTER my graduation! No resting time from anything there. I just feel more confident this way. I stay on top of my game and I’m already used to the schedule. Now, the question on my mind today is…what in the world do recent graduates do!? I’m sitting here, emailing resumes and trying to find my first job, and I’m getting no luck! I really hope I don’t end up having to work my minimum wage job for another year because I’m going crazy there already! It’s not a bad job, but I dislike giving up my weekends…I just want to be a regular American with a 9-5 Monday through Friday job…Where are you at Uncle Sam!? Help me out?…

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I just may know what I want to do now…

June 1, 2011 at 7:40 pm (The Struggle to Victory) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Since high school, we have been programmed to choose our destiny, what do you want to do in life is the big question. Honestly, I don’t have the slightest idea as to what I should want! Does anyone out there really know? I hear from so many people that I’m not the only lost person out there, but I feel that if I don’t have a goal, then I am running without any direction. Now that I have my bachelor’s and I’m job hunting, I think I may just have a goal…I WANT TO BE A COPYWRITER! Aah! I’m freaking out about it! Ha ha! When I started college I wanted to be a copywriter, that’s why my concentration was advertising, but as time went by I changed my mind to public relations, marketing and now back to square one. I have been watching Mad Men and I can proudly say that it has inspired me to go back to copy writing. It will be hard! But I think I can do it. I’ve always been very open with ideas, therefore I think I will fit in well when I find a nice company to contribute to. I’m also looking for an upbeat, exciting, and creative place to work at and what’s better than with fellow creatives? I’m searching for that place that will welcome my weird self to their company. I wish I could find that home soon, but I think that the quest for this first job will be a long one. I have sent out my resume to about 20 places thus far, and I have only gotten two replies with bad news. I’m not getting discouraged though; I knew I would be anticipating many turn downs due to my lack of experience. I’m so excited to get an interview! I want a real job already, so tired of working and not learning anything helpful! I want to be able to talk about my job with a huge smile on my face and brag about how much I love working there. I can’t wait to start somewhere!

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I should have started a LONG time ago…

May 25, 2011 at 8:10 pm (A graduates introduction to the real world) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Greetings fellow WordPress users! I named my first post “I should have started a LONG time ago…” because I have been writing for about 4 years now, but never did it online since I enjoy the notion of a pen on paper, old-school, I know! Anyways,  I will begin by introducing myself…be prepared, once I start, I won’t shut up! Haha! My name is Guadalupe Rocha, you might already know that, but I prefer to be called Lupe. I “graduated” early May from Columbia with my bachelor’s in Marketing Communications. I say “graduated” because Read the rest of this entry »

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