A lot of opportunities seem to be making their way towards me.
First and foremost, a sure thing: I was selected to go on a service project trip to Xicotepec, Mexico for the Career Leadership Academy! The only thing standing in my way is my mother’s approval. She rightly is worried about the security down south, but has to realize that I will be in a group of roughly 50 other volunteers. I have a good head on my shoulders and will do everything I can to avoid trouble.
Second, I got an interview for the Marketing Institute. Basically, the Marketing Institute is a series of classes that a Marketing student can take that give students real world experience. They count as elective credits, and I want to make my electives really count. My interview is on Thursday, but I wont find out until I’m in until 2 weeks from that date. I’m going up against 2 coworkers, and numerous other applicants and they only choose 20. Wish me luck!
Third, there’s another brand ambassadorship I’m in the running for. We shall see how that goes. I don’t want to jinx it by getting too much into detail right now, but I have a Skype interview for it tomorrow.
Fourth, I made it through the initial round of selection for Camp Adventure. I have an interview on November 12, which will decide whether or not I’m selected for the program. It would be so nice to know that I don’t have to do any summer job searching, and travel for free on top of that. I want to get as much international experience as possible so I can expand my worldview.
In order to get this job, I need more experience with children in a group setting. I’m currently pursuing volunteer opportunities, which means one more thing to add to my busy schedule. I’m thinking about teaching Sunday school, or volunteering at a local elementary school would be perfect.
Last, I’m trying to decide between three volunteer opportunities, or if I should do any of them at all. One is for Ponseti Races, which I helped out with this fall. I’m practically a shoe-in for a leadership position, which would give me awesome experience, but I don’t know that I have the time necessary to devote to the cause. Besides that, there’s another volunteer position for the Brain Association of Iowa that would give me similar leadership and marketing experience, but would require a lot of me. The last one is for a local dog rescue shelter, helping with event promotion. I don’t know what to do!
Life is busy and uncertain… but I’m excited to see what happens in my future!