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Starting My New Job

by Patricia on May 25, 2016

in Career Paths

I have just finished a week at my new job at Nordstrom! I really like it. This is my first step towards my career! After I graduate, I hope to complete the retail management internship and have a job. I work in the dress department, and I have helped a lot of mother/groom of the bride choose dresses. There are lots of things to remember about the register and following up with customers. I also have to organize racks and put things in the right order. The time goes by so fast! I usually get an hour for lunch and I get to shop at the other stores at West County Mall. My paycheck is commission based, the average wage for a sales person at Nordstrom is $16/hour, but since I just started, I’m only earning $11/hour. I hope to get up there this summer!

Besides working at Nordstrom, I have lots of vacation plans as usual and other fun things to do (baking of course) so stay tuned!

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I am ready for this semester to be over. This time I had 3 group projects and 2 papers to write. On top of all that I have to study for 3 exams! Fortunately I do not have class this Friday and I am completely finished by next Friday. There is a raffle on Monday and I think that I have a good chance of winning. It is based on the number of seminars that I completed. I figured that most people would blow it off, since you have to commit to it every week. If I win, I will get $500. I deliberately did not make plans for this money because if I don’t win, I’ll just be more disappointed.

Then I have a week off to have fun! On May 12 is when I start my job at Nordstrom. I am going to be a sales associate. I hope that I can do well. I will be making $10 an hour plus commission! That is a lot of money for me since I used to work at McDonalds and get paid $8.75 an hour. I plan on saving a lot of the money that I make this summer and not spending it all.

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Patricia

Career Plans

by Patricia on April 25, 2016

in Academics,After College

I am very excited for this summer. I got an internship with Nordstrom for next year! I applied for it this year and since I do not have any retail experience, they want me to take a regular sales position this year instead. Hopefully after I complete the internship next summer, I will get a job. I recently talked to my manager to get things set up. I start May 12.

It is very important to figure out your career Junior year of college. This is the time to look for internships and decide if/how you want to go to grad school. The reason for this is because if you wait until Senior year, it might be too late. You don’t have lots of time to meet qualifications you might need. For example, this year I found out that in order to get a scholarship for an MBA program, I need to do more leadership and community service. Right now, I have the whole year to do it and still put it on my application. If I waited until Senior year, it would be hard to find things that I could do in the beginning of the year on time so that I could include it on my application.

I am sooooo glad that I have a plan and that I am not confused what to do after I graduate!

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Hope everybody is enjoying their summer, thus far! I know the weather has been far from ideal but just like everything else in life, the days are what you make of them!

I have a busy summer ahead of me! As far as Fontbonne life goes, I am currently living Tuesday to Tuesday by working as an Intern with the Marketing Department.. It’s always nice to be living at home for the summer but I enjoy returning back to school once a week to work, see a few friends, and enjoy a workout in FU’s weightroom.. When I’m not working at Fontbonne, I am working at a local sports store close to my home in Washington, Mo! I enjoy my off days by making the mile and a half run to my neighborhood pool before I sit there and relax for a bit.. I have a few trips planned but nothing too serious.. As the summer comes to an end, I will be studying for the GRE and prepping myself to enter Chiropractic school..

I suggest everybody get a summer reading list.. If you already have one, great.. If you don’t, get one.. Other than naps, which I have talked about numerous times, reading is something else that I think is very important to life as a young adult.. I don’t get much time to open a book but I love every minute of it when it seldom happens..

If you’re looking for stuff to do to keep you busy, I highly suggest you get a Pinterest or get a job, with those two things the possibilities are endless!

Ev

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Forever Purple and Gold

by Alumni Posts April 20, 2015

It is truly hard to believe how fast the year is winding down. The number of student organization events, class assignments, and final projects is getting lower and lower. It is a very bittersweet feeling. I feel good knowing that I have accomplished so much in the past four years of college. But it is […]

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Work Work Work

by Alumni Posts December 9, 2013

I work at Potbelly Sandwiches in downtown Clayton. I was so excited when the company finally expanded to St. Louis. Their food is DELICIOUS! But it comes with a price. Don’t ever work at your favorite restaurant, because you will get so tired of the food. And unfortunately, that has happened to me. And as […]

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Fright Fest at Six Flags St. Louis

by Alumni Posts October 12, 2011

I’ve worked in the entertainment department at Six Flags St. Louis for 3 years now, and boy, has it been a blast. This year, however, is my very first year working Fright Fest. Fright Fest is basically exactly what it sounds like, scary attractions and themes the park adds around Halloween time. This Fright Fest […]

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Working Double Duty

by Alumni Posts October 12, 2011

Many of my friends and myself have a job and keep up with classes and our school work. It’s a tad difficult at times because balancing both and having time to do the things you actually want to do is not always the easiest, but it’s fun and ya gotta do what ya gotta do! […]

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