Sunday, July 22

Sunday Funday: Double Post!

Hi everyone! Just thought I would do a double post today. I just wanted to update everyone on some exciting changes! I started graduate school in the Fall of 2011. I heard that graduate assistant positions (you work with professors or school departments) are great funding opportunities, but difficult to come by. After trying for a whole year and not having much luck, I was feeling a bit down.

However, at the start of the summer this year, I did get a part-time job in my field of study, which made me feel a bit better. With the encouragement of my friends and family, I continued to apply for positions that came up through school. Towards the beginning of July, I was given an opportunity to interview for a graduate assistant position! Despite the previous rejections I received before, I stayed hopeful and just last week, I got a call letting me know I got the position! I'm excited, but apprehensive because of the time commitment it will entail.

My schedule will be as follows (starting in August)
Internship (required for school) - 3-6 hours
Part-time work - 12 hours
Graduate Assistantship - 20 hrs
Classes - 4 days a week; nighttime

Yes, it will be a crazy year!

Bonus: Even though it is almost the end of July and we're getting close to August, I thought I would still leave you with some cute ideas for the remainder of summer!

 
Have you girls had similar experiences or crazy schedules? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Let me know what you think of the outfit above and if you have questions about graduate school, feel free to leave them below as well!

♥ Joy ♥

41 comments:

  1. Wow sounds like you've got a busy year ahead of you! Congrats on getting the position! It'll give you a great advantage when you start looking for FT work. Best of luck to you with your new job and grad school!

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  2. busy busy! But it is really nice to be busy. I hope you get some down time. And I think all that stuff is so cute!
    have a great day!

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  3. That dress is so pretty! I love floral print and the sweetheart neck would be flattering on anybody.

    xoxo
    Elle Michele
    anthonyelle.com

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  4. Your schedule sounds a lot like mine. I'm a grad assistant, too. 20 hours isn't bad!

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  5. Hi dear, congratulations on getting the position, thats great and I wish you well on it! Lovely summer outfit!

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  6. good luck on your schedule.. :) you can do it!

    xoxo
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  8. i dunno know, but i love being busy. i get bored when im not doing anything. i even don't like sleeping the whole time. but,your schedule is really crazy. God bless Joy ;-)


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    Phioxee

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  9. Your blog is great! and your banner is very pretty (:

    If you want to follow me, told me and I will follow you back :)

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  10. Congrats, sounds like you will be real busy! Love that dress too!

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  11. Wow nice post! Btw, it's my first time visiting your blog, and it's a nice blog.
    I'm blogger from Indonesia and like your blog <3
    Wanna follow each other? ;)

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  12. Congrats on all your exciting happenings at school! What are you studying?

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    1. I'm studying Healthcare Administration :)

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  13. congratulations!! hard work always pays off and i give you so much credit for staying motivated! that sounds like a lofty schedule but if you care about something you will definitely be willing to work that hard for it! just try and stay balanced and sane :D

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love that floral dress! Congrats on your job!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  15. Good luck with the internship! BTW, beautiful set!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
    Style-Delights on Bloglovin

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  16. great site! :-)


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  17. Congratulations and good luck with your internship! Hope all will be well with you this summer and so on..!! xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  18. Love the outfit, very fresh :) Beautiful blog, did you want to follow eachother?

    Scarr xx
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  19. i love those amazing square earrings, the mint and gold pairs beautifully :)
    would you like to follow each other?
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  20. Of course I've experience this before. I'm sure every school graduates are hopeful in terms of getting that "call" after going through all the interviews. I'm proud of you for taking the effort to try and look for a job than be a bummer. I'm sure you'll do well dear. All the best to you =)

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  21. Loving the outfit you put together and yes, sometimes I get crazy schedules but usually when schools in session. I personally like to spread things out though =)

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  22. I wish you a great year!
    I avoid crazy schedules
    =w= I don't like stress,
    especially at my last
    year!

    xx

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  23. that sounds great! good luck :D
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  24. That sounded like me too; i had three jobs and full time school; I lOVE the mood board :)

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  25. Best wishes for a busy but fun and successful year =)

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  26. Wow that is a crazy schedule-be sure to schedule in time for R&R! :) Your blog is awesome-just became a member/follower of your blog. I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch. Happy Blogging!!!

    Elle xoxo
    
www.thehighfeather.com

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  27. Congrats on getting the position! I love having a crazy schedule.. I feel so unproductive when I have nothing planned. It takes a little while to get used to, but time sure will fly by once you get into it!

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  28. thanks for the love honey, i'm following you now :)
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  29. it looks like you are having a busy time

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  30. Love your blog and your style !

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  31. congratulations!!!!! I'm following you also via bloglovin' now. I'm 3!
    I hope you would like to follow me back :)

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  32. really intresting blog sweety. would u like to follow each other?
    kisses,
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  33. Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comment!
    I'm following you now on GfC( I was already following) and also Bloglovin. I would be sooo happy if you follow back on both and maybe like my Facebook page.
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  34. Wow that is so cute!

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  36. lovely very romantic outfit, congrats about your internship
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