Sunday, March 18, 2012

Small Town, Big (City) Dreams #12

Preparing for Conferences

This coming Friday, I will leave for ACPA’s C3 (Career Central at Convention).  For those of you who are unaware of what C3 is, its essentially like TPE (The Placement Exchange).  On top of preparing for the job interviews that occur at C3, I am in the process of completing my comprehensive exams (required to graduate from my program), and prepare for a presentation that I am doing at the conference!  It’s a crazy time of year, but I think that I will be able to manage it!

C3 is a challenging venue for those not looking to enter into residence life.  Some people will have 7-10 interviews, but I am going into the conference knowing that 2-3 interviews will be just fine.  So far, I have just that – 2 interviews.  One is for a really awesome conduct position on the east coast, and the other is a residential curriculum focused res life position, that I am equally as excited for.

If you’ve kept up with my saga, you might be scratching your head right about now. Res Life?  Did I just say that I applied to a position in it?  Yes, that’s right.  I’m still not sure how I feel about remaining within Res Life, but the position sounded like a great experience, so I thought I would give it a try!  I have 2 other positions (conduct related) that are “pending”, which means I applied and requested an interview, but have not heard anything from them.  Recognizing its still a week until the conference, I’ve decided that I should not give up on these positions yet – there’s still time!

I’m sure I will have some great stories to share regarding C3 and ACPA so I’ll keep you all posted.  Is anyone else going?  Feel free to share what you’re nervous/excited about! 

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