All posts tagged: research

Nail Your Next Phone Interview in 4 Easy Steps!

? Phone interviews are hard. These tips can help. ūüôā Dress to Impress I know what you’re thinking. “T.A. this is a phone interview. Who cares what I’m wearing?” They might not be able to see you, but you can see you. The way you feel about yourself has an affect on the way you and come across over the phone. If you’re lounging around in sweats and a hoodie, that will come across in your interview. You don’t have to wear a suit or anything. Just put in a little effort into your appearance before you interview. It’s the same concept of dressing up for a test or a class. You look successful, you feel successful, you are successful. Learn Everything About Your New Potential Employer Literally, stalk them. Learn everything you can about them. What awards did this company win recently? What is their motto or mission statement? What do they do primarily? What is their largest source of revenue? Are they involved in charity work? If you know these things well, it…

Travel Research: A Substitute for Actual Travel

Originally posted on Sadie's Been There:
Unfortunately I find that there is dissonance between the time I would like to spend traveling, and the time work allows for it. I know I’m definitely not alone in this. What’s even more unfortunate is the fact that at this point in my life, I’m probably given¬†more travel time than I will be for a long while moving forward professionally. I have found, in my experience of wanderlust, that I am at least able to temporarily curb my impulse to drop everything and travel¬†by researching the many places I want to visit and fantasizing about adventures that await. It is comforting to know¬†that the Waitomo Glowworm Caves are sitting and waiting for me in New Zealand whenever I‚Äôm ready. The only urgency is in my own impatience. Beyond all else, when I feed my travel bug by casually researching the many places I‚Äôd like to visit, and the expense of visiting at various times throughout the year, I become so overwhelmed by the world and how much…

CREATURE: THE WOOLY MAMMOTH

Originally posted on Grady P Brown – Author:
One of the most iconic Ice Age creatures is the wooly mammoth. Thousands of years ago, this animal could be found in Europe, Siberia, and North America. This particular specimen was one of the many fossils I encountered during my visit to the La Brea Tar Pits. When it was alive, this animal weighed about seven and a half tons. The mammoth has been one of the favorite prey items of ancient man, which may have been one of the reasons for its extinction. However, ancient man, mere mortals, hunted mammoths with spears and other primitive weapons. If Vogan, a neohuman who wields power beyond reason, were to hunt a mammoth like the rest of his tribe, what methods would he utilize? That is a question I have been asking myself as I continue to write my third short story. Imagine if the most powerful neohuman ever to exist confronted seven and a half tons of muscle and rage. That would be a serious clash of the…

Prioritizing Then & Balancing Now

There are two specific¬†times in my life that I realized how important it was for me to prioritize: spring semester senior year and now (one year after graduating). Senior Year: Spring Semester For the record, I’ve always done my best to prioritize, but senior year spring semester my skills were put to the test. Being an active member of my college community (which meant being over involved) I had to cut back in order to focus on postgraduate plans. One¬†afternoon I received a call from an individual that had the audacity to lecture me over my choice to work on¬†a group project and future endeavors versus participating in an event for an extracurricular activity. I used logic to prioritize the circumstance. I chose to attend college to get a degree, the extracurricular activities were a perk that would not make or break (emphasis on break) my ability to get a job. I didn’t pay $160k for extracurriculars. My priorities, in order, were my education, internships, anything related to film/TV (due to my career choice), and …

No. Because Senioritis.

I’M IN MY FINAL SEMESTER OF MY COLLEGE CAREEEEEER! If you’re a senior too, you understand my sentiment. Right now people are either really ecstatic, super anxious, or some-level-of depressed. I am somewhere in between ecstatic and anxious. I’m anstatic (<– I tried). Though I am proud to say I will be graduating this spring (which was never a question), I am doing quite a bit prepare for post-grad life. For starters, I am networking like crazy and I’ve done a lot of research on different companies in California (where I am moving to). ¬†I am also gathering information about housing, talking to alumni, finding prices to ship items and switch my car over, and so forth. I am also working on three film projects, managing the PR and production department of our film society, and interning for a production company that is close by. I will completely admit, I am a busy body, but I love every minute of it. I need it. With all of the things listed above, I still find myself …

Ambivalence: Senior Year

Oooooh senior year. It is slowly approaching and my mixed emotions (ambivalence) continue to grow. Being a film student, there is something that I was told by many alumni and professionals… While all of my business student friends (and by that I mean…the students in the business school whose names I happen to know from one class we had together)¬†are running off to their post-grad jobs that they solidified before senior year began… For us in the film community, odds are, we won’t have a job on graduation day. To make matters worse, it’s not our fault. We don’t have control over it. It is just how the industry works. Some people may read this and think: That’s not true, the company I interned with just offered me a job. You are the exception. CONGRATU-frickin-LATIONS. No but really, Congratulations! That’s pretty darn awesome. You truly are one of few. Needless to say, if you have connections from heavily networking or a family friend happens to be someone with a lot of power, use them as …