Saturday, June 6, 2009

Back to blogging?

It's been over a month since I last blogged, but as I previously mentioned, there were many good reasons for said absence. I still haven't decided whether I will continue blogging for the long term but as I am still continuing the job search, that's something worth blogging about.
So in the past month (in this order) I got finished my final papers, got married, graduated, drove to St. Louis and was a bridesmaid, drove back to DC, got a summer internship (in CSR, yeah!) and moved to Cambridge, England. And then moved into a house for the summer.
Whew. I slept a lot this week, as one can imagine. Life has been rather exhausting recently. So the internship is a short-term research project over the summer that comes with an expenses stipend which gives me some breathing room and doesn't require me to put my name in for administrative temp work around Cambridge. I'm not sure how much else I can post about it after reading the non-disclosure agreement I was supposed to sign last week, but in short, the project is about corporate reporting on sustainability issues. This is my coveted "CSR" internship I was trying to get during the school year last year but nothing really came through. It's independent work which means I do not have to commute into London very often. I also have the flexibility to take interviews (oh please let there be interviews) when needed.
The internship came together rather quickly and 4 days before I left. I applied Monday evening (understanding the Brits would receive it Tuesday), got an email Wednesday asking for an interview Thursday.
Me: Ummm, I'm in Washington DC until Tuesday.
Them: OK, we'll call you instead.
I had a three hour interview and assessment on Thursday, somewhat distracting from my packing operations. I pored over my advanced regression analysis text for an hour that morning only to have the assessment be like market research stats. Whew.
Persistence and willingness to accept a short-term gig seems to have paid off. Hopefully this will build my CV in the right direction enough to land me a longer term position!


MaybeMBA said...

Congrats on the marriage!!
Mmm ... the job search - eternal fun.

JulyDream said...

Sounds like you're a busy bee!! Congrats on marriage!! Very exciting. This internship also sounds like it's in the right direction. Hopefully all works out. Best of luck!