Sunday, March 18, 2012

I'm a big girl now...

I'm officially done with my undergraduate college career!!!! My last day of student teaching was March, 9th, a little over a week ago. I was terribly sad to be done to be honest. But now, on to bigger things.

(A bulletin I made that incorporated the students artistic poems)

Side note: I will graduate from DePaul magna cum laude. :) I just looked at my final grades and couldn't be happier.

(My aunt just got a new german shepherd puppy---Max fits right into our family. Here is Max trying to play with Tio!!)

I finished my general cover letter and resume so far. My portfolio is finished, but I've talked to many teachers that say they rarely ever opened theirs when interviewing for jobs. umph, but at least I'll have it just in case. 

Anyways, last Tuesday, I got a call from my cooperating school's principal asking me if I wanted to take a job offer as a program assistant in the 1st grade classes. Of course, I said yes! First of all, it'll look great on my resume and second, I'll actually get paid! :) Down side, it's only 2 hours a day, but it is 5 days a week! 

I posted about looking for jobs in a couple of times and it hasn't gotten any easier. It is very overwhelming. I've only applied to 3 districts so far and it took me a week to do them. I heard it's all about networking and who you know, so I'm hoping that I know enough people. ::wink-face::

I also printed out DePaul's cross certification agreement with other states. There is no hiding the fact that I wouldn't mind moving to another state for a few years... and if that's where more jobs are, then take me there now! 

There is double the work when I'm looking for jobs out of state, but I don't mind.

Does anyone have any advice for me as I try to maneuver through this process? Or if you've moved out of state for another job, how was it? Did/do you regret it? Any tips? 

Side note: I'm almost done with Catching Fire (the 2nd book in the Hunger Games trilogy) and yes I will be going to see the movie Friday when it comes out! One of the best sets of books I've read in a long time! I highly recommend them!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, sweetheart! CONGRATULATIONS on graduating magna cum laude. I graduated "Thank the Lawdy!" in Social Work probably before you were born!

    You just hang in there with the job search. Work at it just like you other job. I know you will be working 2 hours a day, but the other time set a schedule and make looking for a job your "other job"! Make sure you mention your job search to everybody! You can even strike up a short conversation with strangers (who look friendly!), and end with "if you know of anyone who is looking for a teacher, I would love to send a resume!" You never know~

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