Thursday, April 09, 2009


The day I received my offer letter in the mail felt much like the day I got into business school. It's been a rough recruiting year for all and my heart goes out to those who are STILL looking (if you have any leads to share, let me know...). My packet was full of goodies like the company's code of conduct and a form for a drug screen. The offer letter matched the verbal offer and I was told that I would need to accept or decline by April 13th. Needless to say, with much excitement, I sent in my acceptance yesterday!! Though I still have mixed feelings about Atlanta, I am still lucky enough to have one friend from college who lives there. One aspect of the city that does it excite me is the clubs! I miss dancing to non-80s music like you wouldn't believe.

I've started looking for apartments and I'm trying to figure out the best way to go logistically. It costs more to get a fully furnished apartment, yet a furnished apartment allows me to move to Atlanta for my 12 weeks with minimal belongings - not that I own much in Charlottesville. I can't decide if I want to live alone or if I would prefer to have a random roommate. I don't mind moving into a place for 3 months with someone, but it seems most those sublets want a person who may be willing to sign a new lease come August. I have also contemplated finding a complex with a pool. It is Atlanta in the SUMMER after all! Of course, signing a 3 month lease is much more expensive than being able to sign a year-long lease. I forgot what a pain it was to choose a place from more than 100 miles away. I'm guessing on location and simply trying to nestle myself close to my friend and close to work. I've heard traffic is a bit rough. Right now, the area I like the most is the Virginia Highlands, but I'm also looking around Midtown. I just want a place to be safe and decently clean. We'll see what I come up with!

On another note, tomorrow is Friday and I don't have class!!! :D


Omne said...

Congrats on scoring an internship!!!

paragon2pieces said...

Congratulations on accepting your offer :)

I'm having a tough time picking my summer housing too . . . but I guess it's a good problem to have!

JulyDream said...

Thanks for the kind words!

@paragon2pieces: Where are you going to be this summer?

@Omne: Congrats on Wake! Enjoy the summer... it's well deserved. :)

rob said...

Congrats! I'm actually headed down to the same area! From a bit of Craig's List searching, it looks like there are far more options in Midtown than VA Highlands... Although, if the students are anything like me when I was in college, they'll probably wait until mid-May to post their sublets. Not sure if my risk tolerance is high enough to wait out for the good deals...! Are you familiar with the area -- any suggestions?

JulyDream said...

Not too familiar in all honesty! A lot of people here lived there, so that helped my search. Plus, I ideally wanted to be close to work and close to my ONE friend in ATL. I've been told, VA Highlands, Buckhead and Midtown are all nice places. As my friend says, NO ONE goes Downtown.

Have you also checked out the Emory off-campus site? That had some listings...