Monday, November 16, 2009

life

I have come to a juncture in my life I honestly never thought I would come to. I am graduating from college in 5 short months. This is something I have always planned on doing, of course, but I had always planned on just moving from being a student to being a mother/homemaker. But, as we know, life never seems to go as we plan it, does it?
After graduation I plan to find a full time job in Public Relations, hopefully in an area where I can be involved in event management. I started researching PR firms in the Boise area (because that's most likely where we will be moving after we finish here.) At first I got really excited to apply to all of these great places and then when I started really thinking about my qualifications, interviews, competition, and the daunting thought of having a "grown up" full time job I started to worry. I have realized I need more experience to show potential employers what I can bring to the table.

So...

Last week I sent in my resume for a special events internship with



Well I got a call for an interview at 9:30 this morning...
I had my interview at 1:30 this afternoon...

and she gave me the position on the spot!

I am so excited! I am going to be heading up the Idaho Falls "WALK MS" event! It is a walk-a-thon sort of like Race for the Cure, but for multiple sclerosis. I will be working with recruitment (for volunteers, participants, and businesses that want to donate), marketing, logistics, and everything in between! The internship runs from January through May (when the event is) so we will for sure be staying in Rexburg until then!

I am so happy to have this to look forward to, I know it will be a great experience- hopefully one that will help me get a great job come next May. Even though life isn't going quite as I had planned I am still happy with it and am looking forward to what the future holds!

6 comments:

Allison said...

YEAH!! So excited for you! You will do amazing

Natalie and Trent said...

Congrats!! thats so awesome. you will be fantastic :-)

The McBride Family said...

Wow Tara that is fantastic!! Congrats!!!! Good luck.

Camille and Luke said...

Tara we have to talk! My mother in law was JUST told she had MS. YOu post totally just shut me down! hahah I haven't even finished reading it yet! Please call me or message me when you get the chance. I would LOVE to help out! And I know I can get my family to help out too! My mother in law is now trying her third medicine because all the others haven't helped at all! We would love to help find a cure. MS is a horrible thing! It tears the strongest people down. Congrats on the job! You'll do great!

The Lindsey's said...

Tara that's awesome!!!!! I'm so proud of you! You've worked so hard for this and I know you'll do great!

Rachel said...

If it's a walk I can do that! I'll check out their site for info. I'm happy for you that something worked out that will give you confidence in your abilities. It is scary when you are about to graduate and leave the safety of being a student(knowing what you're going to do every semester, life planned out for at least a couple months ahead). I wanted to just take a break and be home so that's what i got! Sometimes I wish I had taught for at least a year or so for life experience and my resume, but i guess i made my choice. Who know what will happen in the future!