Well folks, after submitting my resume to more than 30 businesses, and a lot of interviews, I still don’t have an internship, but…I was offered a Graduate Administrative Associate position with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering! This was quite exciting news this morning! I’m very, very excited about this opportunity. I’ll be working with the undergraduate and graduate academic advisers and developing recruiting events and coordinating visits with potential students. I think recruiting will be very interesting. And in addition to 1/2 tuition and the stipend, the more gratifying part is that someone finally finds value in my skills. I know the other places I’ve applied to and interview with know that I have skills, they’re just not the skills which are most beneficial to them at this time. Which, I understand, it was just to stomach at the time.

Anyway, a small update in the life of the bulls who escaped and ran wild last week. There is now a Facebook group dedicated to them. Apparently they’ve been named Pedro and Herbert. My fiance gave a shout out to all of my faithful readers on my Facebook wall and provided the link for your enjoyment.

Tomorrow is the first of two midterms this week. I have severely procrastinated and am not done with my review sheet, but I am working on it. I’m bound and determined to finish it before midnight tonight, read through it once or twice, go to bed, and then study throughout the day tomorrow. I don’t think it will be too bad, it’s just the fact that there’s so much to remember. I suppose it all fits together, it’s just small minute details which I don’t see as important to the overall staffing picture, but apparently they are, which will trip me up a little bit.

Benjamin and I finally had engagement pictures taken Friday night at my elementary playground. Even if the pictures turned out bad, it was a blast. Apparently I was entertaining. We’ll see. I’ll post some pictures as soon as I get them! I’m very excited to see them.

For now, good luck to everyone with midterms. And if you’ve procrastinated like I have, even more luck your way. Challenge for the week. Do something nice and unexpected for someone you think really needs a pick-me-up, without expecting anything in return. You never know how much it can lift someone’s spirits just by doing something very simple.

Running of the Bulls

Well yesterday was quite eventful on campus. Two Bulls got loose from the vet hospital. And yes, I emphasize the word bull because they were in fact bulls, NOT cows. Quick agriculture lesson for those who may not have grown up on a farm. Bulls are in-tact male cattle and cows are female cattle who have calved. Heifers are females who have not calved, and steers are males who are no longer in-tact. Anyway, it created quite the stir across campus, and after one bull jumped on a police car, both were contained and taken back to the vet hospital. And if you’re curious, these are Belted Galloways.

Bulls by the tennis courts
Bull in the parking lot

In other parts of life, the compensation project is starting to make more sense. I don’t know if people have realized this or not, but our final and project are due May 26th, the 9th week of classes. Of course this means we have 2 weeks less to get everything done than we normally due for his class, but that also means we have 2 weeks where we don’t have to think about the project or the final and can concentrate on our other two classes and their projects.

With next week being the start of midterms, this weekend looks like it’s going to be quite busy. Engagement pictures are *finally* being taken on Friday. Then it’s off to camp to teach counselors how to teach mountain biking sessions at their summer camps. Somewhere in all of the craziness finding time to study would be in my best interests.

I’m for sure looking forward to next week, though. Not because of the midterms. Don’t get me wrong, they’re awesome and all (sarcasm), but next Friday, the MLHR students are taking on Summit Vision. If you’re an MLHR student and you haven’t signed up yet, then you should! I’m delaying my trip to the Vera Bradley sale in Indiana for this! It should be really awesome. More details and pictures will come after next Friday. Dr. Inks and some of the other faculty have said they were going, and Dr. Inks said he was going on the zip-line, so we’ll be sure to bring back pictures from that!

Have a great Thursday, tomorrow’s the start of the weekend! And remember to watch out for the stray livestock running around campus.