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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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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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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