For my Junior Year I decided to officially move away from off-campus housing. While my housing situation has been a transition to this from living in my dorm in Rodney, to the on campus apartments in the Christiana Towers I don’t think that myself, or my roommates entirely thought through all of the responsibilities with renting out own unit. We knew that we would be responsible for our rent, and furniture but never expected to deal with some of the situations that we had to. From an unsympathetic landlord, paying excessive unforeseen fees for damage, and dealing with the hassle of acquiring large furniture pieces such as couches and storing them has been a bit of a nightmare for us all. While my new place next year is a beautiful, 4 year old condo on Choate Street (just near Klondike Kate’s), a lesson that we learned from our experience thus far is that we should have investigated things more, and spoke with the landlord more about the issues as we would have never rented from them after learning some of their hidden agendas. So all in all, for perspective students if you consider moving off campus for your sophomore year, when you begin to look into apartments in the fall make sure you do your research about your landlord, exact rental unit, and know what you’re getting yourself into so you don’t get yourself into a predicament like we did.
Today I’m blogging from my cubicle at my internship! I’m currently interning in the Advertising Department for the Christian Science Monitor Newspaper. I work, and commute from my hometown in Boston, and my office is just across from the Prudential Building. It’s week two, and so far I have nothing but positive things to say. I’ve been working with advertising analytics software, advertising sales proposals, and LOTS of Google Doc’s. I commute in every day on the train, and get to read my Chelsea Handler book:) and enjoy my hour long lunch break shopping at the Pru..not too bad. While my internship is unpaid, it’s a great way to help me boost my resume and make me a stronger applicant for when I apply for a job in the real world when I graduate.
So seeing as “half way to go” is the most optimistic way to put I am now a Junior at UD, I can’t believe where the time has gone. Everyone always says, you won’t believe how fast time flies. On graduation day in high school it was hard to believe that 13 years later I was sitting with my same peers that I started Kindergarden with, and now we were all heading in our own separate directions to different schools. College has especially shown me how time flies. While I’m extremely busy, I always find myself in disbelief at yet another week that has flown by, and here I am with only two years until the real world. So for Junior year I’m staying optimistic, with lots of exciting things coming my way. From being an SAO for admissions, starting my Tier 2 BHLP certification, holding the position of Events chair for the Blue Hen Marketing Club, a rho gamma for sorority recruitment, and turning 21!! I certainly have a lot to look forward to. While freshman year was all about adapting to college life, balancing school work with friends, and meeting people, sophomore year was much more focused for myself to on track for the real world. I worked on getting my GPA up, encouraged myself to explore new opportunities, and even took on more responsibilities in the organizations that I’m apart of. While I was extremely busy, it was a give and take. I found that I thrived not only by boosting my resume, but also academically by becoming more involved and working with a strict schedule. While I was forced to frequently choose my obligations over having my “me time”, my goal for Junior year is to find the happy medium of them both. So I am VERY excited for the upcoming school year, and couldn’t be happier about earning some bills this summer, and a fridge full of free food. So PEACE, LOVE AND ICE CREAM HAPPY SUMMER TO ALL, and I’ll be in touch!