It's here! It really is here! My LAST semester at Auburn University. I am supposed to be happy....right? Now don't get me wrong I am happy, but I won't sit here and type like I am not absolutely terrified.
First off let me say, I went through the last four years with the impression that my last semester would be a breeze. Well, fellow family and friends, my impression could not have been more inaccurate. Sure. I only have 14 credit hours, but I have taken on many task. I work part time, I am an officer in an on campus organization that is desperately trying to better itself, and I accepted an internship as a Whisper Campus Rep, not to mention I am looking for that BIG SPECIAL job once I graduate. (But hey, on a positive note, I am perfecting my time management skills!)
I think the job hunt could be considered a full-time job in itself!! Wheew! it is a task let me tell you! I have received multiple call backs but none are interested in an interview until after I graduate (which absolutely ruffles my feathers because I am one who really would like to have a job secured before I walk across that stage May 2nd). I know Auburn has provided me with the knowledge I need to be successful, but I can't help but have that doubt of whether I will be able to secure a job before graduation. I guess all I can do is to keep sending in applications!
As for my organization, I only know I can give them my best. As the semester is beginning we are getting everything organized. I feel confident that we are on the right track, we recently started our search for sponsorships for the American Marketing Association Convention we plan to attend in March. (If any of your lovely Alums can help me out and give advice I sure would appreciate it!) I love each and every one of the officers I interact with and I hope that they will be able to have the same amazing experience I had when I attend the convention last year!
My Whisper internship is proving to be a great experience. For those that don't know what Whisper is, it is a free social media app that allows you to be your true self and connect with your community anonymously. I never imagined that this soon in my internship I would have learned as much as I have. First, I will never again assume that anything relating to business is easy. Several times in class I recall thinking that "oh, that's easy!" I WAS WRONG!
Reading the actual business plan, promotion strategy etc. is an entirely different ball game when you get out there and start doing it! My partner and I have been struggling to get our promotions recognized. Its been almost a month and we are finally starting to see some results.
When I accepted this internship I never thought it would be difficult to get college students to download a social media app! I mean heck, I was under the impression that we spent half our time on social media!! But I think we are on the right track! (Again, any advice from those of you with experience would be greatly appreciated!)
I guess for now I am going to keep moving along. I am going to keep giving everything I am involved with my best. Right now, I know I am allowing myself to get overwhelmed by looking at how busy my semester is going to be, but I wouldn't change it for the world. I am gaining so much experience and I am a part of the best family in the world, and that is the Auburn Family! War Eagle!