what i’ve been up to…

The little brother’s graduation in Utah with all of my siblings. I love that we both graduated from the same MBA program and only a year apart. It was fun to be back a year later and think about what the last year has entailed. I’m excited for Justin and his family and their new adventures!

Hanging out with these kidlets at the rock gym in p-town. I don’t know if I ever seen something so cute!

mba inspired AoG 2010

  1. I am grateful for all the friends I made during the MBA program. 
  2. I am grateful that I am done interviewing for jobs (at least for the time being) because that process was not my favorite thing ever.
  3. I am grateful that I can use what I learned interviewing to help my fellow MBAs with their interviews.

missing my mba peeps

I just got an email tonight from my friend, Tim. This was my last little hurrah with some of my MBA friends before we all took off. I miss them a lot. And I miss the delicious tacos at Diego’s. Can’t wait for Christmas to get back to P-town for a little bit…and the next time I get to see my MBA friends. The ones that don’t live here, that is.

location roller coaster

While on my girls’ trip right after graduation, I got a phone call from my program director just wanting to touch base about various positions available. (I’m going into a rotational program, so I will be in one position for a year, and then I’ll rotate to another one, and finally…hopefully…I’ll go international for six-months or so, and then land in a normal role.) Anyway, he asked me about my geographic preferences, and of course, being that I am all about the job right now, I told him I would go wherever. He then told me about a role in Vegas and one in Dallas.

Since I was already in Vegas, he asked me if I would be willing to go meet with the team there. Of course, I was. It was a great team, and a great role. I wasn’t sure it was the role I wanted, but…it was good. Then I got the information about the role in Dallas. For some reason, I was just really excited about the prospect of Dallas. I mean, it’s no New York, for sure, but I could get so many things paid off with my salary living in Dallas. So, I talked to the Dallas people. Perfect role for me. Great manager. Very excited about the whole thing. I was all for it.
So, I email my school friends and tell my family about this change in plans. Finally, I emailed my work people (the ones with whom I interned last summer) to let them know I wouldn’t be coming to New York. Not five minutes after that email, I get a response from my program director that we need to talk.
Long story short, I’m going to New York in my DREAM role. It’s with my favorite business group and with a great manager who is well know for his investment in training new associates. I could not be more excited.
Now, if I just didn’t have to find housing…life would be perfect!!! But perhaps, I found something today. Perhaps.

post-grad fun!

Just some girls having a good time on a little post-grad road trip. We didn’t take enough pictures…because we were too busy having fun! First stop was Mesquite, NV (a poor man’s Vegas). We played bingo. We slept…which, if you’ve ever been through an MBA program you know, is a big deal. We lounged by the pool. Then it was on to Las Vegas. We enjoyed the luxury that was our suite at the Venetian. Relaxed in the beautiful Italian Garden hot tubs. Spent a little money at all of the fabulous outlets…including Coach (my new purse is classically beautiful and navy blue). And I finally got to see a Cirque de Soleil show; Mystere. It was a fantastic trip! Hopefully we’ll do it again soon!!!