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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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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