Monday, February 28, 2005

OMG!!! Did you SEE the Bachelorette tonight??? She broke up with BOTH of them!!! Holy Crap! Who saw that coming? This has to be the juiciest Bachelor/Bachelorette finish EVER. I barely watched the show (it's not one of my favorite reality tv shows) - but I'm so glad I saw the finale. SCANDALOUS!

Oh and I had an interview today. Ya that was funny. Note to self - never do an 8:30 back to back interview without coffee. Maybe I'll be a camp counselor this summer....

Friday, February 25, 2005

It's never a good sign when your scheduled 30 min interview only takes 15 minutes. My interview I had today was only 15 minutes. After the interviewer described the job briefly, he said, "So, what questions do you have for me?" And I knew it was over then. So I think it's safe to say I still won't have a job before Spring Break.

Career Management recently sent out some stats from last year that made me feel a lot better. Apparently only 18% of students got their jobs through DIP (not the 50% tossed around in Huntsman Gossip). 4 out 5 students will not have jobs after DIP ends. And less than 50% will had something by the end of February. So I don't feel like a such a failure. I guess misery DOES like company.

I have two interviews scheduled for the next few weeks. And I feel like I'm off to a good start on my independent job search. I've promised myself not to start REALLY stressing until April. I know I'll get a job somewhere.

In other news- this week has been interesting. Some loser stole about $30 out of my print account. I'm thoroughly annoyed about that. Sometimes the computers don't log out completely so some jackass used my account to print 300 pages of something. I hope the person who stole my $ gets what's his or hers very soon. You'll get your comeuppance. You wanker.

Friday, February 18, 2005

So I still don't have a job.

The Dedicated Interview Period ending two weeks ago. Since the end of January I've interviewed with 7 banks - no job yet. And even though I knew going into DIP week that only half of the class would finish DIP with offers, I guess I didn't fully entertain the idea that I would be part of the half without offers.

And the worst part is I have to keep recruiting. I hate recruiting.

But I think something good came out of my DIP failure. I've been thinking a lot about my choice to focus on Investment Banking for the summer. When I started recruiting, I was interested in IB and Public Finance. I was leaning towards Public Finance, but then people starting telling reasons why that was a bad idea. And then they told me I HAD to do IB at a top bulge bracket firm in NYC. Or else my experience would be for naught. And although I don't usually get caught up in the herd, I listened. And because of that - I think I screwed up my recruiting efforts. I blame no one but myself.

The unfortunate thing about B-school is recruiting starts early. There's not enough time to explore and try different options. So you have to decide quickly. And it's easier than one would think to get swept up by the herd.

So what now? I'm still looking into some boutique IB firms, but I'm primarily focusing my efforts on public finance, venture philanthropy, and other "social interest" finance options. I don't know where I'll end up - but I know I'll get a job. And I believe it will be a cool job. I'll end up where I'm supposed to be. I just have to have faith!

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