Week one...I survived!
It's Friday afternoon and I'm finished with what I'm considering my first official week of graduate school....some of the highlights:
-Work wise I finished training and was able to jump in and apply all of the things I learned in training. My job title is Undergraduate Career Consultant and I work in the Career Management at Fisher. I give students mock interview, review resumes and present to various classes about career management things! So this week I gave about 8 resume critiques and my first mock interview. For the first time in well over a year I can truthfully say: I. love. my. job.
-I had two classes this week, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The night classes are definitely going to take some getting used to. I'm more of a morning person. Wednesday night was Fundamentals of HR I which I think is going to be a little bit dry...especially with the first book we need to read. But knowing the background and history of HR is obviously important to a career. My Thursday night class is Business for the HR manager, basically business 101. For the first hour of the class I thought I was in the wrong place--it was Fisher College comedy hour! Everyone went around and did introductions and I was impressed and happy with the amount of diversity and comedic genius. There are a lot of students in my program from China, others who work full time and go to school part time and everyone in that class comes from a wide variety of academic backgrounds. We were also assigned into groups for the first of what seems to be many many group projects. What I like about group projects in grad school is that everyone is here because they want to be, making everyone very dedicated and hardworking. It's a nice atmosphere to be in.
-We get name plates to display in class so professors can easily see our names. My goal was to make it a week without forgetting to take it with me after class. I made it through two days. I forgot to take it after class last night...the hunt is on....so if anyone sees it let me know!
This weekend my Dad is coming to visit...I got him an OSU t-shirt so he will blend in with the crowd tomorrow :)