I’m going to be honest, this semester so far has been tough and I’ve been in a constant state of anxiety. I’ve been so worried about recruiting and interviews and getting that junior year summer internship job and basically trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. There’s a lot of pressure to get an internship and then full time offer at a big-name corporation. Fortunately, yesterday was one of the best days of my semester so far for so many reasons. Here’s why:
I’m in charge of Speaker Series for a student run organization at NYU Stern called Entrepreneurial Exchange Group so I contact various founders and executives of companies to come in to speak about their experiences starting or running a business. The stars aligned and I managed to confirm three amazing speakers for our spring semester lineup! I spoke to one of the founders of Snowdays on the phone and he is coming in next week to talk. He was so nice and is giving everyone on the EEG board gift cards!! The Chief Marketing Officer of SoulCycle is also coming in and I talked on the phone to the VP of Marketing Strategy & Operations of Tumblr who will be speaking at the end of March!! Overall, super productive scheduling day for EEG with really incredible people I’m excited to learn from.
I also met up with my friend Jess today, who graduated from NYU Stern last year. We caught up on life and talked about career paths and how it’s okay if you don’t follow the set paths that other people follow and it’s okay if you decide you want to change your career path. She studied business in college but is now studying for the LSATs to become a lawyer!
That message really hit home when my friend Arlina and I attended an event called For Arts Sake organized by Kairos and Monday Muses. It was really inspiring hearing and sharing stories with other New-York based creatives looking to make a career out what they love. One person I met named Eve has a Masters in Engineering but followed her passion and is able to support herself financially as an artist making super unique owl art. Her friend, Kate, makes really cool resin jewelry. There were so many other talented people that I was really glad to have been able to meet and talk with. Overall, it was great to get out of the recruiting bubble I’ve been in and not worry too much about the future but instead to just to go with the flow, continue to do what I like and have confidence that life will work itself out.