Tuesday, October 28, 2014

So much to do!

Stability? What's that?

Nah, I have things to do, people to interview, emails to answer, meetings to schedule, languages to learn, colloquiums to attend, tandems to go to, and places to be.

The semester started off with a bang. Or maybe actually a semi-loud, sort of confused bump. Some kind of noise, anyways. We had our first meeting and it became abundantly clear that we all have a lot of work to do and literally nobody (including the faculty) is 100% sure of how it actually will get done. So, in tried and true GSP fashion, I'm just going to continue moving forward and eventually everything will work out for the best maybe.

The research position at the Kinderstiftung has been going really well. I've gotten some really good feedback from my advisor, and everyone there seems to really believe in the work that's being done. The interview phase starts in November, after a meeting with the board of directors on the 30th. The only hitch is that I've sent out over 100 emails and only 13 have responded. I'm hoping that with each day, I'll continue to stay on the same rate of scheduling about 3 or so interviews, so that after a month of planning, I only have to execute them. We'll really just have to see how it goes.

I was also hired at Humboldt University as an assistant for the new coordinator of the GSP. That's going to be a rather pleasant time, I think. Mostly just sending emails and supporting the faculty in whatever they need. It's a sizable undertaking especially considering our last coordinator had managed to get everything up and running after only being at the University for a year. I'm just really glad to be able to work in a field that I want to go into, get paid a little extra, and have the institution of Humboldt Universit├Ąt backing me for when I have to go back to the dreaded Visa office to renew everything. The only thing I'm really worried about is some bureaucratic technicalities that may or may not prevent an extension...but I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

First things first: Thesis!

1 comment:

  1. yeah don't sweat the visa thing cuz there's no point, ain't nobody got time for that!! all the other stuff: goood good goood job, son! kickin' ass and takin' names