February 2

Demo Day! (Not…)

So tomorrow is Demo Day! We get to show off our final projects to potential employers. I was looking forward to it, and also to having it be done. Some of my classmates were wishing they had extra time to finish their projects.

Well, along comes yet another ice storm.

So, we get an extra month to stress out about presenting our projects (or finish them as the case may be). Which means, I am once again in job search mode. With 3 weeks left to my internship and 0 weeks left in my savings I can’t wait an extra month to get started looking.

This end game is really frightening. I wish I had managed to save a little more. I wish they had not given us so much vacation time. I kind of wish my internship would turn into a full-time job. Or that I had not been so picky about the job I interviewed for last December. Or that I had skipped the internship to look for paying work…

It’s just a very anxious time.  All the cohorts before us managed to have all their graduates in jobs within 3 months. So really, we could just believe it will happen. And I think I would, if I had 3 months worth of savings left in the bank. I think the real challenge is watching the money run out and not knowing how you will make ends meet until you do find a job. I don’t think I’m alone in feeling anxious…the lucky ones for the next couple of months will be the ones who get picked up by their internship companies.

Copyright 2017. Karen Freeman-Smith. All rights reserved.

Posted February 2, 2017 by KAS in category "Career Change