What doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger! For real, for real!
Hey CSO family!
It’s your boy, Jeremy, and I’ve got to tell you… I’m still in the honeymoon phase with Mizzou. This school is really growing on me. It could be a good match and a harmonious four years. I love it when a plan comes together!
Now, here’s the good part. I finally received my work-study position. I’ve got to tell you, I procrastinated on checking the job boards. *NOTE TO SELF* He who hesitates, loses! Don’t sleep on the job boards, folks! If you do, you’ll end up with the leftover positions. Granted, all jobs have their good points and bad points, but some jobs… I’m just saying!
Well, after an attitude adjustment, I’m learning to like the cafeteria support assistant position I’ve been assigned to under the Federal Work-Study Program. It’s all good!
At first, I said “Why me?” I remember my mom telling me about her experience working KP duty in the Air Force and I thought surely she was being punished for some crime. She assured me it was a mandatory experience for all new recruits. So, I geeked myself up as a “new recruit” and decided to go with the flow. I’m glad I had a shift in my attitude because my supervisor is awesome and spends time giving me great college tips. The other students I’m working with are really experienced and display professionalism at all times. That’s important to me because it’s my first real job and I’m experiencing a great working environment which will add to my wow factor big time!
As a business major, I do not plan on working in the cafeteria for long. I’ve contacted my department and will be applying for internships in my major as soon as possible. So, this is a temporary stop, but one I’m going to make the most of! Besides, the food is just off the chain!
Moral of the story: I’ve learned to treat every experience as a worthwhile one and to act sooner rather than later. Real talk!