6.19.2013

I'm Alive!

Hi everyone! I can’t believe the last time I wrote in here was months ago. Sadly it’s almost July now and I’m finally just getting the urge to blog again. I miss the interaction and daily creativity that I experienced while running this blog daily. I also need guidance on my spending habits and financial decisions.

I also can’t believe I didn’t post right after my last final. 

I’m officially done with my first year of law school! 

I received 4/5 grades already and I think it’s safe to say that I passed all of my classes. I did absolutely nothing for a week and relaxed before packing up and heading to San Diego for summer. What I should have done is write my casenotes for law review and the high tech journal, but I just couldn’t get my brain to cooperate after 3 weeks of 24/7 hardcore studying. I guess I will have to wait until Fall.

I’m currently working at a pharmaceutical company as a legal associate and it’s been such a great experience so far. I’m learning a ton, and I am really grateful for the opportunity to work at this company and also see the BF again. They asked me what I wanted to get out of this job and all the work they are giving me relates to what I am truly interested in. There’s also a work gym with classes and lots of intern activities! The only downside is the commute – after work it takes about 1.5 hours to get home.

Partially the reason why I fell off the face of the earth for the 2nd semester was because on top of a heavy school load, I was also applying to jobs (legal summer positions), interviewing, and volunteering. I think in total I had 8 interviews! It was insane. I think it’s safe to share the company names now, but I interviewed with Twitter, LinkedIn, Samsung, TeleNav, a gaming start-up, IP firm, a legal consulting company, and this pharma company that I’m currently working at.

I received offers from Samsung, the gaming start-up, and this company but I will have to share my interviewing experience at Samsung on a future post because it was completely unwarranted and crazy! I declined the position and I also chose this position over the gaming start-up because it consisted of more legal work and I somehow am partial to the biotech industry as my last job was at a lab. I will have to also write up a post on tips while interviewing since I've just gone through a bunch of interviews within 2 months!

In other news, remember this post? The BF got laid off at the end of May and as luck would have it, a recruiter called him the following week and set up an interview for a cost estimating position. He took a $10k pay cut, but it’s still a lot more than he thought he would get, especially since his last job was an almost 50% pay increase from his previous job! So we are very grateful and he starts next Monday. Fingers crossed that this one works out for him.

What has everyone else been up to?! Any summer plans, vacations, or big news that I missed? Would love to hear all about it!

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