Friday, May 28, 2010

Interview Jitters...

I've been meaning to write about what I have coming up this week, but something's always getting in the way.  I found out last week that I have an interview for the Graduate Assistant position on June 1st at 10 a.m..  I'm crazy nervous, of course, but I figure who isn't nervous when it comes to interviews?  If I get it, I'll be working 20 hours a week in the writing center at the university, observing basic writing courses, and teaching a lab, all in addition to going to class.  So, getting the GA will complicate my life, but it'll also give me invaluable experience that I need.  So, I'm looking forward to getting over with the interview and I hope it goes well.

I'm going to wear my black slacks.  I was going to wear my dress, the one my mom got me, but I'm afraid I'll flash the graduate committee, so I decided against it.  I got a new shirt to wear with my black slacks and I'm going to wear this amazing pair of shoes I bought a while back and haven't ever worn.  I'm hoping to look professional, although professional isn't a look I've had to really pull off in years.  The last I really had to look professional, I was 19 years old.  Needless to say, I'm not 19 years old anymore.

At least I have amazing shoes!

Here's hoping I don't fall on my face and look like an idiot.  Like I said, I've never worn them, so I'm sure they're going to hurt... but it's so worth it.  They're hot, hot shoes!!

If I get it, I'm going to have to go shopping, I don't own many clothes appropriate for working that sort of job.  Might be that I'll get a few things I can mix and match, but not right now.  Getting clothes now would be putting the cart before the horse, so to speak, so I'm just trying to think about the interview.  I'm feeling like it can't be that much different than the one I had in February (or was it April?) for the writing center job.  That job didn't come through due to funding issues, but those concerns aren't a problem when it comes to the GA job, so hopefully this will go well.  There're three (or four?) interviewers, which makes me feel really unsettled, but I know many of them, so that should help... I hope.

Anyway, in the mean time, I have a BBQ to attend to take my mind off the impending interview.  Melanie and Joey are having a BBQ tomorrow afternoon for Brooke, Melanie's daughter who's graduating from HS tomorrow.  Should be fun!!  Then, Sunday it's back to work which is a good distraction.  I have some news on the work front, but it warrants it's own entry, so it'll have to come later.

I hope y'all have a great Memorial Day weekend -- this weekend holds a special place in my heart; I met Matt on Memorial Day weekend-- and wish me luck with Tuesday morning's interview.