The title of this post is my apology for being a slacker…but I think you will understand when I enlighten you about my life this quarter….or convince you that I am utterly crazy and I tend to take on a lot.
But first–this past Monday (as in a week ago…I know I know I know) was MLK day and Ohio State (unlike my undergrad) honors the day and everyone has the day off. So while I could have spent the day sleeping in and watching episodes of Mad Men (my new obsession) I decided to join some other MLHR students and volunteer. A group of about 9 of us all showed up bright and early to school at 7am to receive our volunteer assignment and spend the morning volunteering in honor of MLK. Our group got assigned to the King Arts Complex which was putting on a full day event of performances, singing, recitation of famous speeches, etc. Our group ended up helping to set up tables and having attendees fill out surveys so the King Arts Complex had more information on their visitors. It was a nice way to spend the day and I was really happy that I took the time to do that, it makes me want to volunteer more often….now if I could just find the time.
Now as to my reasons why I have been a slacker on this blog. This quarter I am taking 18 credit hours…this includes the 3 normal classes for the HR program which are 4 credits each. I am also taking my yoga class (which I LOVE) which is one credit AND I am taking a practicum class through the Higher Ed department (this counts as my practicum/internship requirement to graduate…takes some of the pressure off). This practicum class is 5 credits and requires that I work 10 hours a week in a different higher ed office (I’m working at Ohio Wesleyan).
So if you have done the math, I am taking 18 credit hours AND working 30 hours a week (my practicum and my assistantship). Therefore I have become the master of lists and my planner is being used in full force. I also finally got my outlook calendar on my phone so I can now use that….so needless to say it has been a lot but I feel more productive than I did last quarter…I think because I’m getting better at managing my time.
I also had my second round interview this past Friday. I traveled to Pittsburgh (which seems like a nice city, although I didn’t see much of it…just highways) and had a 2 hour long interview. By the time I was done I was exhausted and couldn’t put together coherent sentences. It’s an internship I really want but I left feeling unsure of how I did. I didn’t feel like I needed to cry about how awful I did but I also didn’t feel like throwing myself a party (although I did eat a greasy hamburger at Denny’s on the way home). I should hear back in around 2 weeks (toooo loooong) so I’ll let you know. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
So that’s been life, I promise I’ll update regularly again this week! It’s slightly less crazy!