A rainy day in New York City

I’ve been up for nearly 20 hours as I write this, but I feel as though I need to before I do anything else. I’ll keep it short, then do a larger post later this weekend.

Basically, the College of Communications at Penn State treats it’s students like no other school does. They bussed 300 of us into New York City and held a job fair with 60+ recruiters and an incredible amount of opportunities to us.

For four hours, I handed out resumes, talked myself up, polished my elevator pitch, collected information and business cards, and thoroughly feel back in love with the idea of living in NYC. I’ve applied to a lot of places over the past few months but haven’t heard back from any of them. I did, however, make some great connections today and have a few leads that I hope will turn into something more serious.

In addition to talking to companies, I also connected with other students. Specifically, other people within PRSSA. It just goes to show that only you, and you alone, can make or break an experience such as the one I had today. It’s important to step out of your comfort zone sometimes and push yourself to try new things. Even if they will be exhausting (5:00AM was painful this morning), they will be worth it in the end.

And, to clarify the title of this post: it was rainy and windy today in the city. But even as I was walking to lunch, and my heels were getting soaked and my umbrella was inside-out, almost ripped out of my hand buy the gusts of wind, and my hair was no longer the perfectly polished locks I left State College with, I was loving every second of it.

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