Taylor Joins the Working Force
Written on September 21, 2009 by taylor
I’ll be put on the spot with obscure questions for sure but, more importantly, Will my body be able to handle all the walking? How should I approach my bosses if a flare hits 20 minutes before a tour?
Big news this week! This summer — before I even set foot on campus — I received an e-mail asking me to apply for an on-campus job in the Office of Admission. After asking lots of questions about what this job would entail, I learned that — not only is it rare for a freshman to get a job in the Office — but few who apply get hired.
I was encouraged nevertheless and applied. I thought, How exciting to be valued for my skills — despite my arthritis! I went into my interview extremely nervous. Having gone through a lot of college interviews, I had grown accustomed to the one-on-one style. This was different, however: I walked into a room with five people staring at me, waiting for me to begin my presentation — then pepper me with questions.
Three days later I received a congratulatory e-mail, heralding my acceptance onto the Office’s staff.
I am excited, but nerves are setting in about conducting campus tours. I’ll be put on the spot with obscure questions for sure but, more importantly, Will my body be able to handle all the walking? How should I approach my bosses if a flare hits 20 minutes before a tour? During a tour? Will I be able to store emergency medicine at the office? My first meeting is next week so I’ll work to get all the details on my specific duties.
In addition, I’m getting nervous about sorority rush — a huge part of this coming week (didn’t I just get here?!). I keep telling myself, I am rushing the sorority girls just as much as they are rushing me. If I decide that sorority life isn’t for me, it’s not the end of the world.
The next couple of weeks should be extremely interesting — and exhausting — but hopefully all of the excitement will keep me going!