Two weeks ago I was approached by a headhunter (“Steve”) over email. This last week I got the green-light to speak about the company and the opening. This is a position at Citadel that has a starting salary of $400,000, not including bonus.
7 weeks have passed, and that is truly hard to believe. Writing weekly blog updates has made me more aware about the passage of time, and how slippery it is. The main differentiatator of the weeks is the different speakers that we have the opportunity to listen to and interact with.
And so, the Podcast begins, the first official episode was recorded Friday night and I will be posting it sometime next week. I’m very happy with how much I learned from the setting up the Podcast and look forward to making every episode better than the last.
As week 6 is behind us, I am thinking about how much more I could have accomplished by this time if I were there in person. Considering that the research is mostly hands on experimental work, I imagine it would be much more.
I have just finished up my sixth week, where I managed to snag a lab at my university to work in for the summer. I reached out to a member of my university's Environment, Health and Safety office and they managed to get me my own workspace in the basement of one of their buildings.
Every time I realize another week is over, I am a little surprised. At the end of week 6, I am very aware the internship is closer to its conclusion than its start. I truly hope to make the most of the next few weeks.