I made it through my first three interviews and have one more next week. After my last interview, for some there will be a second round interview and for some I will just be waiting until February 17th when offers can be made to successful candidates.
I am so thankful to have such a strong support system in my corner to help me get through the internship process. I can not thank my mentors and advisers enough for just being a valuable resource. Every reference letter, every word of advice, every bit of support means a lot to me.
I know I am ready for whichever opportunity is awaiting me in the near future and I am also ready to improve in the areas that I fall short in.
Lately, I have been reading this section of a book called “Bootstrap Leadership: 50 Ways To Break Out, Take Charge and Move Out” by Steven Arneson, to find strategies for how to break out of my comfort zone. It says “It’s only when you step outside the Zone that you learn, grow, and develop.” This is what I am ready for. I know I am.
Tomorrow starts the next step in the ACUHO-I Housing Internship process, the interviews. Thus far, I have been offered to interview with three universities all out of state which is something I am pretty excited about.
Two of these schools are my top schools that I applied to which has me really excited about this process. This interview experience will be a tad different than what I am used to. I have never had many phone interviews and I have never had a Skype interview. It will be interesting having 15 and 30 minute interviews.
To prepare for interviews, I put together a list of questions to ask as well as a list of questions that I most likely would be asked. I hope that I can still stand out as a good candidate for the position even though I will have to change my interview strategy. I am used to depending on good eye contact and handshakes to ace an interview but in these interviews I’ll have to try something different.
Wish me luck and thanks for reading.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about getting the most out of graduate school experience and I have been told to not “think too small” about my goals in life.
In addition to the 8 to 10 schools that I have been looking at, I have also been looking at Higher Education programs at Harvard Graduate School of Education and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
The thought of attending an Ivy League private university never crossed my mind until I took the time to look into each program and view requirements and things of that nature.
Could I really handle a rigorous program such as a program at an Ivy League university?
Honestly, I do not know. Personally, part of me wants to at least apply to UPenn anyway because during a particular period, there is no application fee, however, UPenn and Harvard being Ivy League schools feels a little intimidating.
I think I’m going to give it a shot and at least apply because I know for a fact that you never know what you are capable of until you try something. After all, the worst they could do is not accept me but If I were to get accepted, a whole new door of opportunities opens for me.
Wish me luck followers!