Saturday, March 28, 2009

Oh man! I Got the Internship!

This is the company I will be interning for starting on Monday! Tempo Networks is a Caribbean tv station and online station set on bringing together all of the Caribbean Islands and establishing the culture in the world today.

I'm so excited for this intership! During the interview, I got a tour of the Tempo Headquarters. It's huge! There's studio room where the entire room is green (thus, the green screen) where the shows are filmed. There is also tons of editting rooms, libraries, offices, everything! The place was buzzing with people running left and right. They all took a second to introduce themselves to me which was really appreciated. I can't tell you how excited I am to help out with such a cool company.

Also, it's in Newark! So, I'm a mere 10 minutes away from headquarters! (I live in the next town over in Belleville.) How great is that? I can keep my part-time AND intern AND go to school *(thanks to taking all my classes online this quarter.)

I'll be posting a whole bunch during these next couple of weeks since I'll be glue to this computer for assignments, lessons, and keeping a log of what's up at Tempo.

Big Thanks to Ms. Ortega-Cubas and Mr. Castro in Career Services for finding me this little gem of an internship!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Placement Seminar is the Berkeley Advantage!

So far, I've received straight A's! A good amount of peeps happened to have done pretty well this quarter. I think it finally hit everyone how you have to stay on top of your game if we're gonna do well after graduation.

Also, my interview for interning at Tempo Networks is on Tuesday. Nervous?...Kinda. Placement Seminar was a big help in improving my interview skills and the way I present myself. They taught us stuff you usually have to learn from mistakes in real life. For example, when being interviewed, don't get super personal (because this person is not your buddy, they're your potential boss.) Also, always bring enough (meaning many) copies of your resume because you don't know how many people will be meeting with you that day. When you take Placement Seminar, take it seriously. The class is there to help! It's a Berkeley exclusive! Take advantage!

Yeah, I finally got what that whole "Berkeley Advantage" thing means now. : )

Monday, March 16, 2009

Chillax Week AKA Last Chance Week!

To be honest, this is the most pressure I've felt during a pre-finals week. Interships must be finalized and its my last chance to do the GPA pickup. I've been doing pretty good on that one. I've been pulling A's in all my classes! (internet high fives, everyone!)

Other than that, interships have me worried. I had one lined up but it ended up not working out in the end. Ain't that somethin'? Well, I entered my resume into CareerZone and applied to places here and there and all over NJ/NY. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get a ~great~ one with tons to learn!

For everyone stressing out about the grades, ASK FOR EXTRA CREDIT! The worst thing that can happen is a professor saying "no." No biggie. You'll get 'em next time. Just remember to do better! Attend those 8am classes and submit those assignments on time!

Time to hit the books. Week 11, hello spring!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

25 Copies of your Resume for FREE!

Today (meaning, right now) , Kinkos has a promo where you can print out 25 copies of your resumes! Their stance is that they understand that ink isn't cheap and neither are 25 printing credits. So hurry over to a Kinkos with your flashdrive and get your resumes!

My mom just went and printed hers out. They were nice enough to give her my 25 copies since I'll still be on campus by the time they close.

So hurry! Free stuff!