Friday, July 03, 2009

Employment

So . . . I think that Lovely Girl of mine has applied for about 50 jobs, last count, and ended up with the one she most wanted. She'll be spending a year with an Americorps project here in City on the Lake, working with high school students on The College Process -- helping them with finding colleges and scholarships, writing essays, interviewing, test prep, confidence building, etc.

Her own formal educational experience has been in environments much different from those into which she will venture in August; this should be an exceptionally good experience for her. From her own high school whose graduates without exception go to college to schools where higher education is barely on the radar screen ~ she will learn a great deal about how expectations and environment affect what we take for granted and what we don't. Her sociology honors thesis was on a related topic with similarly challenged students; this opportunity should meld well with the work she's begun.

She's probably reading this, so let me just add how proud I am -- I know that sending out dozens of applications and revving up for interviews that don't pan out and trudging from restaurant to retail shop in the constant hope that someone else will have just quit is NOT FUN. She mentioned the other day that she kind of wished she'd gone back to camp for one more counseling gig, but she knew that that would have only delayed the job search. Now she may be able to go back next summer for a session or two of the 75th anniversary celebration with a productive year behind her!

8 comments:

Purple said...

So. Very. Cool.

Magdalene6127 said...

This is wonderful news, GG. And I'm glad the semester of Hebrew is behind you.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Congratulations to her and best of luck on the job.

Lovie said...

Good for your girl! I know y'all are celebrating.
Leenora

Carol said...

Congratulations to the LD; I look forward to reports during the coming months.

Lorinda said...

Is it a sign that I spend too much time on Facebook that I was looking for the "like" button? Congratulations to her! It sounds like a great fit for her :)

M. Z. Ahern said...

Makes me proud just hearing about it. Her job search as you described takes a ton of internal fortitude in the face of regular rejection. I am so glad that it landed her the job she wanted!

bean said...

just catching up on your blog and i'm SO EXCITED and happy for her!!!!!