How Could This Happen to Me?

I am exhausted. I just woke up from a one and one-half hour nap. I am trying to catch up on several homework assignments that are due tomorrow and later this week. Unfortunately, my motivation is going down because I am worried that I won’t be able to find my dream co-op for next summer.

For example, I found out that application for my dream co-op will become available tomorrow and it is due by the end of February. I am working on the cover letter and resume along with other required materials. I want to submit materials as soon as possible. The sooner I can submit, the better the chance I have to get it. The internship program is very competitive. The reason I want that job is because it is close to my hometown, so I can spend more time with my fabulous family. Another reason is because it is actually a paid internship with awesome benefits!

Okay, I’m not going to get my hopes up. If I don’t get that job, well okay. At least I have big connections. It is extremely important to network with people. One of the benefits of me networking with people is that I have a wonderful friend who is a doctor. She was the one who mentioned that internship program to me.

Not only is networking important, but we have awesome resources here on campus, too.  The NTID Center on Employment will assist students to find a job. My wonderful NCE counselor is assisting and encouraging me to find a job because RIT/NTID wants us to succeed in co-op jobs, so we can experience a taste of the real world and what it’s like to have a real job.

See you later, friends!

About Chinkee

Major: Laboratory Science Technology

Hometown: Vancouver, Wash.

Why I Chose RIT: RIT provides everything I need: excellent access services, lots of opportunities, deaf and hard-of-hearing friends and amazing faculty and staff.

Clubs/Activities: I am a member of Asian Deaf Club and I work as a community assistant at the Province apartments—conveniently located across from the RIT campus.

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, sewing clothes, working out and other activities that I can work with my hands.

What I like best about RIT: I love interacting with people from the deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing worlds.

Favorite T.V. Show:"Breaking Bad," “The Big Bang Theory,” and “Masterchef." I also enjoy watching cooking shows on the Food Network.

Fun Fact About Me: I am a foodie and food critic. If anyone knows of any great restaurants in or around Rochester, please let me know, so I can give them a try!

One thought on “How Could This Happen to Me?

  1. Chinkee! Thanks for encouraging students to come to the NTID Center on Employment(NCE)! As your employment advisor, I am confident that you will successfully find a co-op. You are motivated and you are actively networking with friends and family. I hope that others will come to the NTID Center on Employment,and work with their Employment Adivisor to find their Co-op. Lots of Job Search resources can be found at our website that I have listed. Hope to see you in NCE!
    Shyrl Scalice
    Sr. Employment Advisor