Sunday, March 30, 2008

Latest Favorite Recipe

I am not the best cook, but I do have a few favorite recipes. Here's a fav.

German Pancakes

6 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp butter

Mix eggs, flour, milk and salt. Melt butter and put all of it in the bottom of a 9x13 pan, making sure to coat the entire pan. Pour batter into the pan. Cook for 20 minutes or till top starts to brown at 400 degrees. Coat lightly with powdered sugar when it comes out of the oven. Yummy. I use maple syrup, but coconut syrup is very tasty, too.

Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tick Tock Tick Tock

AAAANNNNNDDDD we're off on the great race for the "Hi, I'm a new graduate with knowledge but not enough experience" job!

I can't believe this time has finally come. My new motto has become..."a resume a day keeps the debt away." I know, it's real original. I never claimed to be creative. ANYWAY, here is my plan. I am handing in a resume a day and hoping for a 20% return rate on what I send out. Hopefully my response rate won't be 100% negative. My goal is to have a job lined up before graduation. I really hate having to find a job and go through a million interviews. A lot of my classmates already have jobs lined up. Heck! Some of them have even started their jobs! I have one buddy who has to commute now because he relocated for his job and has a couple classes to finish before he has all his requirements finished.

So here are some places that I have looked for job openings: Craig's list is actually a great resource for finding jobs. I have had the highest return rate on my resume from the jobs posted here. The school has a place where you can look for jobs, but about 50 bajillion (no exaggeration) other students who are in the same position as me are looking at this site. I have also looked on the sites of major corporations that I am already familiar with. This tends to be more vague because they aren't necessarily hiring, have recruiters and also people from all over the country who are familiar with them. I have had a few people who have suggested their workplace. Personal contacts and recommendations are great, however, it is very difficult to find a job that you really want when people are just trying to fix your unemployment for you. I may have to start cold calling different companies in the area, since I have decided that I do in fact want to stay in this area. Probably the best way to find a job is through networking. My school has drilled this into my head. Networking, networking, networking. So you want to know what I have done? Not enough networking. Obviously. Otherwise I would have a job. Don't get me wrong, I have gone to the networking dinners and all that. I just found that particular form of networking inadequate. It seemed that there were never really many employers there. Just people who had already graduated from the U and not all that long ago, either.

Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions, I am looking for a job in marketing or business management that is willing to take someone without a whole lot of practical experience. My undergrad is PR/Advertising and I'm just finishing up my MBA. My emphases are marketing and entrepreneurship. Let me know!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

So...What are you up to lately?

How many times can I hear that question? It seems like lately I hear it a lot. In fact, it ranks up there with, "What are you going to do when you graduate?" Uh, duh...I'm going to work. I'm still taking suggestions as to where.

Here is the scoop on what I am up to. As of today there are 44 days of school left. Yes, I am counting and have been since like 200 days ago. My mom and I are still having the continual debate on what I will wear to graduation. She claims that due to my BYU heritage, I should wear a blue bra that day to show that BYU is closest to my heart...even though I am graduating from the University of Utah. I told her that if that was the case, that I am wearing a bright red dress, only red really isn't my best color. I guess you do what you've gotta do in order to prove a point.

I'm also debating on when to take my Europe trip. Oh, I'm going on a Europe trip when I graduate. I have been planning on that since before I started college. The question is...should I wait until Delta has a direct flight to Paris and one of my best friend's has moved to Italy? I am definitely leaning towards that idea right now. Of course...a free place to stay AND a chance to see my best friend? That's pretty much a no-brainer. So glad I went to grad school.

As for the rest of what is going on? Well, I am taking suggestions for what to do next and where to work. Other than that, I am taking life one day at a time.