Thursday, January 15, 2009

Silence

I've been quiet all week, which is surprising given I have had a lot to write about. At times, I've thought of putting out a quick post, but didn't want to be presumptuous and write something I may later want to change.

Let's start with Monday. Monday kicked off interview season and I had 3 interviews. It was a busy day, but after a number of mocks, I had faith that I was going to make it the the second round. The worst part of Monday was the 3 hours between the last interview and when 2nd round calls commence. I got dinged by my first interview early, then dinged again by my number 1 choice, that I'll admit, I thought I nailed. Unfortunate! At six, I was ready to turn in for the night as reality hit and I knew I didn't get a second round with my 3rd interview. The roommate gave hugs and the bf came to lighten the mood. It took a while, but I eventually went to bed with a smile on my face and a new outlook, "fuck it."

Tuesday was less dramatic with only one interview. It went well though I won't know anything until Friday or Monday and it is a rather competitive group of interviewees. Crossing my fingers as I am very impressed by the bank and the people who work there.

That night a number of us convened at my apartment for what was deemed, "the banker support group" - more friends waiting to hear their fates. The two outliers in the group were the non-profit and the consultant, both of who have barely started interview season, as the rest of us see our season dwindle to nothing. My f-it moment from the night prior allowed me to be supportive and helpful though there's not a lot to say in that situation. There were those who also hit that same moment on Tuesday night as they saw their dreams of an iBank internship disappear. We heard it was a rough market, though I don't think anyone believed it. However, there were also those who were joyous on Tuesday night for their search is over and they now have a summer internship offer. (Shout out to those folks - Congrats) For the rest of us, it's search time - plan B is in effect.

3 comments:

Anand said...

Hang it there. I am sure you'll do well. Things have a way of working out

Metal said...

It certainly has been a rough ride so far as far as internships are concerned. Keep your chin up and keep up the fight.Good luck!

Omne said...

You've got the right philosophy! I'm sure you'll find a good home for the summer