Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Job Opportunity

On December 17th of this year I will be joining millions of recent graduates in this country. As I approach the final chapter in my undergraduate education the fear of entering the job market has started burning in my heart. NPR is doing a series that follows recent graduates in their search for jobs during these tough economic times. This series has been going on for over a year now and there are still many who graduated in 2009 that are now competing with the recent grads for jobs.
Listening to this series has given me a pretty negative attitude towards graduating. I actually thought to myself, "maybe I can extend my graduation date to June 2011 so I have more time to find a job."
What makes my job search difficult is the fact that I will only work for 8 months because I start graduate school in September 2011.
The closer I got to graduation the more nervous I started to get. I know people who have been unemployed in California for over 2 years and California was our planned destination following my graduation.

Plans have changed, earlier this month I was offered a job here at BYU-Hawaii designing and teaching online History courses. We are now staying until June 1st and I will continue designing courses from California during the summer until I enter grad school in the fall.
I feel extremely blessed to have a job opportunity during these tough economic times. It looks like our adventures in Hawaii will continue.


  1. Well, while I am sad that you won't be here, I'm happy for you guys! Congrats!

  2. you went from pregnancy pictures to job oppurtunity? where's the babe?

  3. Amber is going to be posting something soon.

  4. I have to agree with Heather. We will miss having you here but I think you'd be crazy to pass up this opportunity.