Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Career Fair AKA Engineering Day

So we have this "Career Fair" on campus each fall, providing students with the opportunity to initiate Networking and Internship Opportunities with many large companies. I have attended this little shindig once before, my sophomore year, strictly out of curiosity. And, once again, I was proven correct in assuming that it would better be titled: Engineering Career Fair.
Not that I have anything against engineers, or our engineering departments, but Give Me a Break. You do not make up the entirety, or even the majority, of this University.
So why is this even heralded as such an excellent opportunity for all students.

Regardless of the mis-labeling, mis-representation, and disregard for all the other students on campus, I racked up some Serious Free Stuff. :) This picture has all the paper stuff I picked up, too, so there's a better one. (Click to biggify, and look at Reina in the background watching CNN!)

Just look at all this stuff! There's a collapsible water bottle, 2 coffee mugs from the Navy, 2 can huggies from Honda, a bandaid holder from Merck, a back massager from Walgreens, a tin of mints from the MS DEQ, a pedometer from NAVSEA, a hologram mousepad from the Navy, a beanie tiger from Exxon, a cell phone "recliner" from Lane, a stress-reliever thingy with a cute hard hat, a cloth frisbee, and lots of pens! Mentioning all those names, I hope I get some kind of rebursement!

These are my 3 favorite goodies: There's my hip little phone relaxing on her new chair, the tin of mints (I really needed those after the huge cup of coffee I had that morning), and a pen with post-it tabs built in (I am so hooked on putting those things on everything)!

I did give the "Career Fair" a fair shot. I walked around about 4 times:
Round 1: Get my bearings, figure out where the booths are that I need to stop at.
Round 2: Stop at the 5 whole booths that were somewhat applicable to my degrees.
Round 3: Scope out the coolest stuff at the other booths.
Round 4: Play on people's guilt: "Hello. *smile* I'm not in engineering, or business, or retail, but can I have one of those? *smile*"

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the difficulty of obtaining an engineering degree and all that, but when we're walking around like a herd of scared cows and these official, business-like people look down their noses at your "Celina P. B.S. Microbiology, M.S. Forest Products (Microbiology)" nametag, make quick eye contact, and look over your head for someone who fits their standards, all I can think of is: Whatever.


At 9:35 AM, Blogger zombieswan 's valuable input...

try being an English major. :) Which most people think of as pretty much useless unless you want to be a teacher (not completely true, even though that's what I want to be.)

At 10:01 AM, Blogger Mon 's valuable input...

Man, your cat is smart. Mine only watch the DVD icon bounce around when it's on pause too long. Or, their cat sitter video.
Free shit rocks! I love those shows!
I see you got the famous goodyear blimp eraser. My dad worked at goodyear and they have the wingfoot park here, which is a park for employees. We'd get to buy things at the gift shops each visit. We either got the blimp eraser, or the tire eraser. Neither worked well for erasing, and I got candy lipstick. It really made your lips red. And the skin around your lips. Ahh. Memories

At 10:17 AM, Blogger Celina 's valuable input...

Zombie: Oh? What else can you do with an English degree? :) Kidding, kidding!

Mon: Usually Nabi is the one who "watches" tv, so I don't know what the heck Reina was so interested in. I got the blimp AND tire erasers. But, I didn't know they were erasers, they seem kind of plastic-y. Doesn't matter anyways, as the cats have found and successfully LOST both of them!

At 6:21 PM, Blogger Gary 's valuable input...

Can you send me that mousepad from the Navy. I could use a new mousepad. :)


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