Catastrophe Rising

"I'll carry your world"

Month: September 2016

Motivation: Jump start on the Future

 

Hello! I’m sorry that my posts have been somewhat scarce. I’ve been busy with school and my life outside the blogosphere and as much I try to fight against the real world, I have no choice but to join it sometimes.

 

Anyway, so I recently went to an internship fair for my major and I talked with a lot of great recruiters from  different businesses. I was really nervous but I’m really glad I went. I made a lot of great connections and I’m looking forward to being in touch with some of them as I start my search for an internship.

 

I also went to a seminar that the head honchos in the I.T. department were hosting that involved some recruiters answering questions for some of the students, concerning resumes, job hunting, interviews, and the like. And again, it was really informative and I’m glad to have come away with some much needed knowledge.

 

 

Anyway, whenever I look at motivation, I think of this song. It helped me get out of a really tough spot last year and I look to it now as I try to set the ball in motion to achieve my goals. Plus it’s a positive song, considering the events that are associated with this day.

 

I’m constantly telling myself not to loose sight of the things I want. So I’m always envisioning myself walking across the stage in 2 years, as my name is called. I think of my family, especially my dad, cheering me on. And that just makes me more determined.

 

I really hope that my efforts in going to the internship fair as well as the seminar will be rewarded. And I’ve decided to apply for at least one internship (if not two) a week.

 

I’m going to leave you with this quote that I think of whenever I find myself worrying about the future.
“The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work”
~Robert Frost

Cassidy Currently: 3rd Edition

 

So my first week of classes is done and a lot has gone on throughout the week. I’ve been trying to get used to a new schedule and a new routine and it’s been a little hard to kind of get my act together. Here’s what I’ve been up to:

 

School

My classes are good (mostly). I really like my Web Programming class. I feel a lot like Hermione when it comes to answering questions and knowing the answers and wanting to prove my coding knowledge. And as I suspected, it’s been fun showing off. :p

 

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My hardest class for this semester will be my other I.T. class which involves working with the programming language Java. By the end of the semester (December), I’ll have to have the skill set to build a game, which is really intimidating. 8l  Hopefully, if I just keep up and ask questions, I’ll get to that point. But still…

 

All of my other classes will vary in difficulty.

 

Tech Stuff

Although I’ve only been in classes for a week, my Web Programming class has made me realize that while my coding is good, I think my concept of design could use a little work. So I’m looking forward to honing my skills throughout the semester.

 

I would like to come up with a new theme for this site, but with my classes, work, and extracurricular activities, I don’t know where I’ll find the time. So I’ll probably have to wait and code the basic layout during Thanksgiving break (which spans a week in November and overlaps with Thanksgiving). Then, change it over to a theme during winter break (which spans from Mid-December to Mid-January). The good thing is, my professor will be going over some php concepts using WordPress, so hopefully I’ll get a thing or two out of that.

 

Work

I’ve decided to try and find a new job. There’s nothing particularly wrong with my current job, it’s just that being a third year student, I want to gain some on-the-job experience in I.T., especially since I’ll be looking for internship. If I can get an edge, that would be great.

 

I’ve applied to the Help Desk on campus and also an internship that would be flexible with school (I’d just have to do a little commuting), I hope to hear from one of them soon. It’s no big deal if they don’t work out but it would be really cool if one of these jobs did work out.

 

All and all, things are good are I’m looking forward to this semester.