All right, my mom asked me about 15 minutes ago if I was worried about grad school. "No, not yet, but I'm sure I will be," I replied.

I didn't think it would happen this soon.

As part of my master's degree program, I have the opportunity to complete an accounting internship for, I think, 10 weeks, beginning next January. I get to list my top two choices of cities in which to do this internship. My choices, along with a little biographical info and a picture of me (and all the same stuff for the other MS students), will go in a brochure that the school distributes to the firms hiring interns. I've known all this for a while. But I thought I had plenty of time to decide on two cities to top my list.

Until I checked my email tonight.

I have to let them know my choices by Friday.

And, a week from Friday they have a recruiting event for next fall's incoming MS students. It's not required, but I'm thinking I really ought to get there if I can. That means I need to find a new suit, see about getting off work that day (and the person I need to ask for permission is out all this week), get my parents' permission, figure out when to plan my best friend's bridal shower that's at my house the next day...

So, I'm panicking a little bit here. :) I need to go read my Bible and pray, but right now I'm not going to be able to concentrate on anything. (It didn't help to find all this out after a 12-hour workday... let's hear it for tax season!) I think I can pretty much forget about sleeping tonight...

Anyway, I'm going to stop rambling and try to pull myself together a little bit here. :) I would appreciate your prayers, if you think about it. And I'd also appreciate input about what cities would be good for an aspiring accountant to try out for 10 weeks! (I have a mental list, but narrowing it down to only 2 will be a problem! And then I have to think about what's going to be practical, what's going to be reasonably affordable, etc. I mean, I'd love to go live in San Francisco or Seattle or Denver or Orange County, CA for 10 weeks, but I'd need a car out there, and I'm not too sure I like the idea of trying to drive my car across the country with its track record of unexpectedly leaving me stranded...)

One reason this is a semi-big issue to me is that accounting internships have a habit of leading to job offers. So, where I do my internship could end up being home in less than two years!


The GGG Man said...

phili? then you could work with UI too!

Becca said...

I'll be in the Tampa area for the summer... It's nice there. Okay, not really, but I'll be there. That's a bonus, right?

mel said...

Ah, so you finally decided on summer plans for yourself? That's good. :)

Unfortunately, my internship will be next winter... January through March, I think. If you can manage to get a couple months off from law school to hang out in Tampa, I'd go for it. :) (I'm not to familiar with the geography of Florida, but is Tampa near a beach?) :)

Monica said...

Do it here in Raleigh/Durham. Chris and I will be here, and we'd love to have you. :-)

Becca said...

Yes, actually, it's right on Tampa Bay! (nothing in Florida is more than two hours from a beach anyway). I'll be working for Christian Law Association through the Blackstone Fellowship program. Psyched out about it!

Don't think I can pull off the winter-in-Florida thing (though, trust me, after a winter in South Bend, I have every reason to try), but you can certainly hang with my family if you're in that area.