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Let Them Eat Cupcakes! & Other Dream Jobs

Sunday, February 10, 2013

 

Sometimes after a really busy week, and before another really busy week, you just need to take time to yourself during the weekend to recharge. This is exactly what I did this weekend. It was a perfect weekend to be lazy because Colorado finally decided that it wanted to give us winter weather. With a few flurries falling outside, I grabbed my blankets and watched Netflix and baked cupcakes all weekend. I figured since I cooked 52 of them, I better take them to the Student Ambassador meeting tomorrow so I am not tempted to eat more than a few. 

 

One of my secret dreams is to someday open a bakery called "Let Them Eat Cupakes!" --- see what I did there? But, one of my other dreams is to help the world. I really wish that there was a job where I could spend my time volunteering and helping those in need and still get paid enough to support myself and pay back my student loans. Also, as, you might already know that I would love to just graduate and become Hillary Clinton or the POTUS, but I guess I might have some work to do before that. So, for a while I felt a little lost and had no idea what I wanted to do after graduation. Well, a few weeks ago I was browsing the IAFS webpage and discovered that the advisors post information on jobs that relate to the International Affairs website. Thanks to this, I finally realized there are opportunities!

The one that caught my eye was the City Year program. This program is similar to Teach for America or AmeriCorps, and would allow me to begin my dream of helping the world. I chose to apply to City Year- Los Angeles because their mission in that area really struck me and I felt like it was the place where I could do the most good. The moment I submitted my application was one of the most grown up moments of my life- I mean, I had just submitted my first application to a grown up job!

I was a little nervous for a few days, but then I got an email saying I had been selected to join the first round of interviews! My first interview will take place this Wednesday afternoon over the phone. I have only had one other phone interview, so I think I might make a trip to Career Services (http://careerservices.colorado.edu/public/ ) to see if they have any tips for me. CU has so many great resources to find "grown up" jobs; I don't know why I was so worried that I wouldn't be able to find anything. 
I am so excited for my first interview on Wednesday, and hope I get selected to interview in the second round. I know that City Year would be a great stepping stone for me to someday achieve my dream of helping the world...and maybe my dream bakery-- Let Them Eat Cupcakes!-- can be my retirement plan :)

Wish me luck on my interview! 

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

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