One of the most inspiring identities of this university is the motto, “what starts here, changes the world.” By obtaining an education from UT I have no doubt that it is possible to change the world after graduation.
So my trip out to California was really fun. I had a great time at my interview and I’m actually flying back out to California again next week for another interview with a different company. In the business school, we’re always talking about recruiting. It comes down to networking, resume-building and applying for and (hopefully) securing jobs. From the time you enter the business school, there’s this pressure to make the most out of your time to be a competitive candidate.
I titled this blog post Life Comes at You Fast because the main thing that I’ve been dealing with all semester has been the stark realization that I am now a senior in school. I know that I’ve talked about it before on this blog, but it really does blow my mind that I am now a senior in college. I will be graduating in May and entering the workforce as a contributing member to society.
I don’t know who all reads this blog, but do you ever stop and wonder how you got to where you are? If you’re a senior in high school, does it blow your mind that you’re about to go to college? If you’re a parent, does it shock you how fast your kids have grown?
Life moves quickly and I just want to make the most out of it. I think that’s why I’ve been so intense about the recruiting process. I want to find an opportunity that’s really going to help me grow and get the most out of my life. I am ecstatic that I have been accepted to Teach For America and I look forward to a month or so from now when all of my decisions will be made.
I had a conversation with a classmate yesterday that has been replaying in my mind ever since it made contact with my brain.
After anatomy lab my fellow nursing major classmate and I decided to go grab a meal together. As we ate sushi at Crave on Guadalupe (I recommend it, good stuff) we discussed the nursing program, our experiences in EMS and how they are and aren’t relating to our education at UT (she is an EMT-B) and the vast array of things two gals can manage to chat about over lunch.
During lunch my classmate mentioned that this semester was reportedly the most challenging semester in the program. My ears perked up and I swear I heard the sound of an excited crowd giving a round of applause. YES! It all makes sense now. I transferred into one of the best nursing schools in Texas in the most challenging semester possible? I felt at once a mix of hilarity, pity and joy.
I glanced at my planner after I left the restaurant and my classmate and counted the weeks left in my sprint to the finish.
Your ever barn-sour blogger,
It’s my Senior year and I feel like time is flying by soooo fast. Too fast. I want to slow down and appreciate the people, the city and the events going on right now. I want to savor it all.