In one of my classes, we’re mandated to write a seven to nine page paper “on how your profession/industry is or could be using social computing.”
To which I say, WHAT IS MY PROFESSION/INDUSTRY?
I’ve received two rejections from the four internships I interviewed for and, while I realize that that’s the way it is, it gets me really worried as to what will happen…I feel like I’m a senior in high school again, waiting for letters of acceptance & denial from colleges. There’s this thought in my head that’s been ingrained and it was this seedling, but now it’s become this behemoth — WHAT IF I DON’T GET AN INTERNSHIP?
I don’t want this to become a recurring thing…after last summer, I got a much needed reality check. It kind of hardened me (let’s keep it in context, people) and made me more understandable to this process. I’m less worried, but at the same time I worry that I’m too “relaxed” this time around.
So where am I going with this? I’m having difficulty writing this (obscenely) long paper because I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT INDUSTRY I am anymore. I know that getting an internship doesn’t define whether or not I enter this industry I’ve been in school for, but let’s be real, here — I NEED experience to excel, to either reaffirm or to negate my collegiate journey, to prove that I AM competent in what I do.
The Tony-winning musical In the Heights has set a closing date of January 9, 2011. The show’s composer and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda will return to the role of Usnavi for the final two weeks of the run, beginning Christmas Day. In the Heights will have played 1,185 performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre upon closing.
Me: You know, I’m a little hurt that you still haven’t accepted my Gchat invitation. Zak: What? Who uses Gchat? Me: EVERYONE uses Gchat! Zak: Is everyone you know twenty-something white-collar girls? Me: …. Zak: Okay, just making sure.