Today was the day I turned in the last assignments for my last class. We had a tea party at the teacher’s house. She asked what she should give us as grades, because it’s so hard to assess us since everyone in the class did very different things. I told here that, as long as I get a C- or better, I don’t care, and she said that that made things easier. From which I’m thinking that the C- or better is pretty secure, which was the last major question on my mind. With that, I will get my degree, because I’ve got 84.4% in my comm class, and will have at least a B- in History (I think I can get that even with a C on my final, which would be the worst grade I’ve gotten on anything in that class by half a grade). None of my grades are posted yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see some posted tomorrow or Friday.
So, with those minor questions still outstanding just a little bit, I’ve reached another “done,” with the submission of my last graded work.
I also had an appointment with a counselor in the Career Center. For two hours. The first hour was to go over a Strong Interest Profile I did a month or so ago, which was accurate, mostly obvious, and frustrating. It told me that I find the things I’m really interested in to be really interesting, and it pointed out some career areas I might really be compatible with. This is the fun part:
- Network Administrator
- Administrative Assistant
- Nursing Home Administrator
- Rehabilitation Counselor
- School Counselor
- Technical Writer
Mormons don’t do paid clergy, so the Minister idea is out. I like languages, but don’t know enough of any to translate anything. I’ve enjoyed learning about Network Admin and will probably keep doing so, but not to the point that anybody’s going to pay me to do it for real. Libraries like people who have taken classes (any) in library science, which I haven’t, although a friend who works for the library suggested I should apply to be his supervisor, since they’ve not been able to find anybody who could hold the position, and some of them have little more library experience than I do. Administrative Assistant isn’t something I can see working. Nursing Home Administrator just amuses me, as my mother ran an Adult Family Home for several years, and my XGF did as well. That’s as close as I’m going to come to that, most likely. Rehabilitation Counselor is the title of the lady I spoke with, and I’m not sure it’ll work for me — it takes a MA (most of these occupations do), and, when I’ve got a MA, I want to just be a shrink. Reporter was funny — I’m not mild mannered enough for that. School counselor would be possible except for the MA-shrink thing. I do think I’d like being a Tech Writer, though.
So then we looked over some local job listings and discussed some things and I found a potentially perfect job that is technically closed, but they’ll accept a resume if I’m completely qualified (not sure I am, but I’m pretty close) and they’re interviewing next week. So that’s what I’m going to do tomorrow — dust off my DV qualifications and put together a resume, cover letter and warm up my references and try to get that in tomorrow afternoon or Friday morning. It would be nice to be back in DV — it’s been a while — the pay would be good, it would be a lot of fun, and the center I’d be supposed to work out of is in my own small little town.
Looks like I can take my little baby degree out for a spin quite quickly and see how she does for me in the job market.