I don't know why I have so much energy - I got up at 5:30am today to ensure I made my 9am meeting on time. I'm only working on 3 events right now, which is amazing! One of them is in 2013, the other one is in October, so really I only have one that's pressing. I'm excited for it. It's nice to have my own project that I get to work on, without having too many cooks in the kitchen.
I had my interview this morning (and I have another one in 30 min) - it went SO well. Have you ever met someone that is just so nice it's like they radiate sunshine? Well, that's what it was like meeting with the woman who would be my future manager. She was just so unbelievably nice. You could tell that she loves what she does, loves her team, and would be an absolute joy to work with. No drama at all. I think the answers to my questions were really on point and she seemed to really like what I was saying. I have my interview with another teammate today and then if I pass Go, instead of collecting $200, I get to meet with the last real interviewer and then I do a 15 minute meeting with the head of the team. I'm super nervous about the last interviewer because this used to be her program. She's also super involved in the black community at our office, and I'm kind of a delinquent since I don't sit at headquarters and have a job that requires me to run around like a chicken with its head cut off. So I would need to come in and fucking blow her out of the water. On the bright side, the hiring manager did say that this week they are going to close up shop on the interviews and not take any more candidates. Apparently, they've had a lot of interest.
I think I have a lot to offer, despite some obvious limitations. I know I haven't gone to an HBCU, but my mother, uncle, and brother have and to be honest, I think having a fresh face could be really good. I know my company *so* well. Seriously, I've worked in and with HR, Marketing, Engineering, Sales - and I love this company. I would be honored to represent it and show students how much it means to me and what kind of opportunities exist here.
I want this SO badly.