You may have noticed that I haven’t blogged for a little over a month now. A lot have happened in the last month of so. It is also no coincidence that school has started on August 29th in the meantime. Two weeks prior to that, I took some leisure considerations to furnish my apartment, just a little. My roommate and I went around to Goodwill stores eyeing for bargains that only budget-strapped college students would find gratifying.
I completed my summer internship with V&E. I recently accepted a fall internship position with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative-leaning think tank based in Austin. One of my best friends departed for Paris to study abroad in an exchange program; I cannot express how thrilled I am for her to experience France with her own personal savings - so proud of her! What’s more? UT played against Wyoming in the first football game of the season on August 31, 2012, beating the Cowboys 37-14. The second game against New Mexico this past Saturday, UT shut out the opposition with 45-0! Offense got better in throwing the ball the second game, something that was amiss in the Wyoming match, but the overall strength of the team (defense) still requires much improvement. One of the highlights from the game had to be Matthew McConaughey’s regal wave to a sea of Longhorns from his VIP box; semi-inebriated gals decked out in burnt orange, tip-toeing in cowboy boots tried to catch a sight of the movie star.
I am thoroughly enjoying my Marketing, Finance, and Organizational Behavior classes in McCombs – which by the way is ranked #7 by U.S. News for 2013. McCombs Career Week took place this past week. I penguin-ed up in suit and tie for three days straight, as I networked with numerous recruiters from top Fortune 500 energy and consulting firms, such as ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Accenture, Capegemini, PwC, and a number of other mid-size firms. I am focusing my energy (lolz) this semester in getting that summer internship required for my McCombs degree. I look forward to researching some of these companies in depth, participating in their info sessions, applying for internship positions, and overall leveraging the wonderful resources available to me at McCombs, from top business faculty to career advisors and to my peers.
I am also very excited for the two student organizations I am involved in this semester: College Republicans and Helping Hornz (a community service organization). I am an officer in each organization. Both groups are relatively small, with huge potentials for growth and development. My broader goal is to develop both organizations into self-sufficiency by motivating the people in each organization to take upon leadership roles to effect positive change. I would like to collaborate with other student organizations, innovate, come up with creative ways to engage members, and effectively implement measures to accomplish these goals. I can’t wait for what these organizations will accomplish this year! I will keep you apprised.