The past six weeks have flown by! I had so many plans for break that didn’t pan out. I’ve spent the last couple of days dealing with the onset of fatigue brought about by a particularly heavy period. When I’m not sleeping and trying to scam people into driving me to Starbucks (the only one near me is on the other side of town), I’ve been posted in front of my computer. I dusted off the disappointment of being turned down for internships and have resumed looking. By looking I mean putting links in Google Docs so I can come back and apply after I fix my résumé, which is apparently not conventional enough. I designed it myself after studying typography in class. I thought Garamond would be an appropriate and eye-catching font for people going through résumés all day every day. I guess I was incredibly wrong. I also have links in my PDF, I’m not sure if that’s breaking the résumé laws.
It’s hard out here for a pimp! The sheer competitiveness of applying to paid internships in New York City is overwhelming. It’s me versus undergraduates from Ivies, but also graduates looking for work. In the meantime, I’ve taken on a full course schedule, although I’m still tweaking mine. I’m wary of taking Computer Science Two. I spent most of Computer Science One doing hours upon hours of independent learning. There were REAL TEARS flowing down my face while I was typing code. By the end of semester, I was over it. I’d also had to constantly remind my professor that I was handing in assignments on time, or that I’d completed them, and that in itself was exhausting. I hope Computer Science Two is a little more comprehensive in its approach to the material.
I can’t believe I’m at the halfway mark in college. I feel like I was just contemplating signing myself out of high school while my friends watched. (I have a flare for the dramatic and I wanted to make a statement!) It’s looking like I can actually do this college thing. Not that I have much choice. My parents are Black. ♦