Today, my team found out that we've been accepted into the business accelerator program that my school offers! We had to submit a rather difficult application for the first round. After we got through the first round, we moved on to the second round, where we had to give a presentation in front of a panel of judges. The presentation was 5 minutes long (which isn't long, especially with three team members talking) and then 5 minutes of questions and answers. I was so anxious all week last week before the presentation, and I've been almost as anxious this week awaiting the results. They finally emailed me this morning! AND WE GOT IN!!!
That means that we'll get to spend all summer working with the program mentors, working on our business model and gaining insight into the startup world. We're going to be working with so many awesome people! I can't wait! Oh, and they're giving us $5000 in seed money. Yeah, you read that right. $5000.
After I heard that news, I found out that the company I used to work out decided to pay me out for all my unused vacation time. I didn't even know I had vacation time, since I was only part-time. But hey, I'm not going to argue over that haha. It'll pay almost a whole month's rent
Also, my bestie
got contacted today for an interview for an awesome job! I know she'll conquer it just like we did the accelerator application process!
My Ruby on Rails professor emailed me today and asked what my after-graduation plans are. He said that the company he works for (which is a cutting-edge web development firm in Cincinnati) is always looking for good new hires, and that he thinks I should give it a try. Even though I already have a great job lined up for after graduation, I am still very interested in their company. I think it's more of what I'm looking for out of life. The people who work there are super enthusiastic about technology and seem like they're genuinely awesome. I told him that I'm interested in potentially interviewing with them. But we shall see!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you all are as happy as I am today