I’ve been back in Durham for over a week now, and it’s been a pretty darn good week. I’m unpacked, the apartment is clean, my life is in order, I’m well rested, and I’ve been catching up with everyone as they trickle back into town after their internships.
It’s almost a little too quiet. The calm before the storm.
I know that in about a week, things are going to pick up a lot. As second year students, we will have four days of some additional leadership activities prior to regular term classes starting on Labor Day. Once regular term classes start, it’s going to be a little crazy for a while. I am on the Marketing Club Cabinet this year as the Corporate Workshop Chair, so I am working to organize several corporate-sponsored events for our club members throughout the fall. I am also serving as a Career Fellow, so I will be helping first year students review their resumes and cover letters as they prepare for their internship searches. Lastly, I am serving as a Teaching Assistant for a couple classes this fall, which means I will help to grade exams and evaluate first year students in their Management Communications course. (i.e. Public speaking course.)
Recruiting kicks off almost immediately as a second year student as well, so that will also be a priority for me. And oh yes, there are classes too. I am taking three courses during term 1, which I know will be plenty of work in addition to my other activities. But they’re all classes in which I’m very interested, so I’m really looking forward to them.
I’m finding ways to manage the North Carolina heat and humidity and stick to my running as well. I’m running the Chicago Marathon in October, so I have reason to stick to a specific training schedule! Some may call me crazy for signing up to run a marathon during the school year, but running is actually what keeps me sane. I make time for it each week throughout the year here, no matter how busy I am with other things. It truly is the one thing that allows me to clear me head and work out some of the stress of school.
I’m off to enjoy my last few days of complete freedom…I’ve got a rough day of shopping ahead of me.