Nomination Imminent

“Collision Imminent” – The frantic words I hated hearing while playing Blast Corps on Nintendo 64 as a kid.

So my 2 week quota has passed. I apologize! I bring many bits of news today.

-Yesterday I worked my first ever 14 hour day. Hopefully I don’t have a lot of those in my future. Thank God for non-exempt status!

-I turned 23 last Tuesday. I also worked late on this day – welcome to adulthood!

-My friend Ben has returned from a year in Bolivia volunteering at an orphanage.

-Jared passed his Marine Corps physical fitness test with flying colors. He ran 3 miles in 19:20!

-I should get nominated for PC next week.

Yesterday I had a phone interview with my Chicago regional recruiter. After verifying a lot of application material, straightening out what exactly my degree is in, and stumbling over a question I sidestepped in the interview (“Tell me about a time when you had a disagreement with someone…..”), she finally got around to the good stuff. She gave me 3 options: Eastern Europe, Eastern/Southern Africa, and Asia. I needed to rank them and get back to her.

My ranking:
1. Eastern Europe – I fear I will never get to Eastern Europe if I don’t volunteer there. I’ve always seen myself there after reading Ian’s PC blog on the PC website. If I could learn Russian, I think that would be a very valuable skill. Not an easy task of course.

2. Africa – I can’t lie…proximity to the 2010 World Cup played a role here. The problem is I would be heading out in May 2010 and the World Cup is that summer. Would I be able to take time off that soon to go?? In my head, Africa would be the ultimate Peace Corps experience, and a great stretch of my comfort zone.

3. Asia – I’m not sure why I ranked it third.

There is a 30% chance I could be accepted into an earlier program if someone drops out. Now to just hear more and pass medical and legal clearnances, plus get invited….

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One Response to “Nomination Imminent”

  1. Peter Says:

    Those interview questions can be such bs. One time I actually said that I had two bosses at my last job and did not get along well with one of them and I could tell it rubbed the interviewer the wrong way. God forbid someone actually tells the truth at an interview, let alone I’m sure she never had a supervisor she didn’t mesh with perfectly.

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