I am a senior in college who will be off in the wonderful world of finance come July. While my resume passions include scrupulously watching economic indicators and reading the Wall Street Journal, I could just as happily spend all day reading blogs and sharing my passion for food, fashion, and fun. I chew too much gum and probably write too many lists. I know I don't know everything just yet, but TheGarnetLetter is the beginning of my little thank you note to the wonderful world!
Monthly Archives: January 2013Image
I do now know why I still get so surprised by how brilliant my Union professors are — I definitely should be accustomed to it by now. For example: a few Fridays ago I went in to talk to one of my economics professors during his office hours. I had a very specific mathematical question about a homework problem and was fully prepared to show him my calculations to explain my issue (because I don’t expect anyone to have the time to remember every question on a problem set). However, the second I started explaining my question he jumped in and immediately understood the discrepancy I was about to explain. How do they do it?! I consider myself to be an extremely fastidious person, but my Union professors take accuracy to a whole new level. I have so much respect for the sheer brilliance of the professors on this campus and their genuine devotion to the education of all Union students. Among the myriad of reasons to come to/LOVE Union: profound professors!
Tomorrow our Men’s Hockey team has their highly anticipated game against RPI at 7:30pm at the Times Union Center. I will be there cheering on our Garnet guys! Let’s just say that after Saturday’s game there will be a reason it’s called the Times UNION Center… go Dutchmen!! 🙂
Last week I got some negative news about a summer internship I had applied to. In short, the correspondence went something like, “After careful consideration of your application for this recruitment process, you have not been selected for an interview at this point in our recruiting season.” BOO! What’s a motivated girlie to do?! My first thought was to cry (since that’s always a great reaction), but then I took a step back to ask myself if I was truly upset. You know what I quickly realized? I wasn’t! It’s very easy to fall into a trap of thinking, “Well, this is the best firm out there and I have to work there and everyone expects me to work there and if I was actually talented and successful I would have been chosen,” but what kind of mentality is that?! A better thought pattern is, “If it’s meant to be, it will be.” In fact, I love the quote from the 2007 film Music and Lyrics when rising pop megastar Cora Corman says, “If it’s meant to be, it will be. It’s destiny… or not!” Just be cool! The world keeps spinning. If my college search taught me anything, it’s that everything will work out in the end!
(And surprise, surprise: the next day I heard back from another firm saying that I am moving forward with their application process and then just this week I received positive news from yet anther firm! They should change that old saying to: “one step back, two steps forward!”)
I have a frightening week coming up. Read: I have 13 hours of obligations tomorrow, but don’t have any classes on Tuesdays… I honestly do not know how I am going to complete everything that I need to get done this week. But like all daunting dilemmas, I know that come Friday somehow everything will be squared away. I just can’t see Friday right now…