Something very interesting has happened this year. I have plenty of summer work! This is actually a first for me, as I have been quite unlucky the past few summers in finding work (with one summer being particularly scarring – oh the jobs of competitive job hunting). This post is all about what I’m doing now that the tables have, I suppose, turned.
My primary job over the summer is being a Student Blogger. I want to take this blog to new directions and be more deeper in information. At the moment, I feel my posts have only scratched the surface of Higher Education and Employability amongst other topics, and I would like to put more research into future posts. I’m following The Guardian online to read their posts on Employment and Education, so hopefully I can do some commentary posts on some of their articles in the future to give another perspective.
I was told by my landlord that I can stay longer in Ormskirk, which is great news as now I can properly finish off my term as a volunteer. I’m finally getting into the swing of things – clients are now comfortable enough to ask me lots of questions than before, and I’m comfortable enough to answer them. I’m not too sure if I will continue volunteering for my employer after the summer, as although I feel that it’s someone else’s turn to volunteer, I don’t want them to struggle to find helpers like they are kind of doing at the moment. We’ll see when the Volunteer Co ordinator and myself have a Review meeting later this year…
I’m still working my Corporate Promotions Assistant job, which I still enjoy doing. I’m working at an Alumni re union at the end of this month, and if I’m seriously lucky, I’ll perhaps be working at the Graduations. I worked at the Graduations last year, and it was quite a curious atmosphere with everyone finishing and emotions being high etc.
Course (Driving and Dissertation)
I haven’t forgotten about my education, though. I’m about to embark on the journey of learning to drive, like reading through the book about the theory and initial taster lessons, and also dissertation research. I’m planning on writing my Diss on cultural capital in record labels, and how it can create a marketable identity so it can earn its economic capital. I have had my first meeting (which went okay; I’m not going down any dark paths), and I’ve got quite a bit of research to do now.
Wow, I actually have more to do than I first though before I started writing. Oh well. I like to keep busy, and rest assured I won’t be out of ideas for the upcoming weekly blog posts.