Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My First VBlog!

Job Interview

On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, I was given the opportunity to interview for a job! A couple of weeks ago I applied to Life Way Christian Store at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Life Way Christian Store is a book store primarily. My friend Jason attends school there and also works at the book store. Anyways, they called me in for an interview and this is how it went.

Early that afternoon, I got dressed up in a collard shirt, navy blue pants, and dark dress shoes. Jason arrived at 2pm to take me to the interview. Before we left, my dad took our picture (See above photo). Jason and I arrived at the store at 2:30pm. We were greeted by Hope, an employee of Life Way.

We then went into the back office where we met Dane and Heather. Dane is the textbook manager and Heather is the retail manager. Dane invited us into his office where he asked me some questions about my work history and my hobbies. I told him that I used to work at a bookstore called Carmichael's. I also told him that I currently work at Dr. Herm's office, who is my dentist. We also talked about Second Strides, the horse farm that I volunteer with on Saturdays. We ended the interview with me telling him that I have many skills to offer Life Way Christian Store. I can organize books on the shelf, put out stock, and clean very well.

After the interview I met Michael and Casey, also employees of Life Way and toured the store. First, we went through textbook tunnel. This is where they store all of the textbooks needed for classes. Second, we toured the main store area. Finally, we ended the tour at the front desk. Dane walked us out and we said goodbye.

I felt really good about the interview. I was a little nervous, but the interview was short and the people were nice. Overall, I feel like the interview went really well. I look forward to receiving the call saying I have a job!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Goodbye PACT!

On May 27 , 2010, I graduated from the P . A . C .T. Program at the University of Louisville. It was a wonderful ceremony and an important time in my life. I am very thankful to my parents and family for helping me. I also would like to thank Renee, my teacher, all the aids, and administrators for their support. Here is how the evening went down.

We had a buffet style dinner that started at 5:30pm at the University Club. They served us salad, rolls, green beans, grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, and lasagna. We washed all of that down with a glass of water and tea. For dessert, they served gourmet bite sized cakes and pies.

At 6:30pm, the graduation began. Principle Dan Pike welcomed everyone to the ceremony. Then my friend Gwenna gave us a wonderful speech about our school year. Next, Dr. Robert Pennington spoke kind words about each of the graduates. Then, we saw a slide show of all of the students throughout the school year. After that, the four graduates lined up in alphabetical order and Mrs. Renee called our names. I received two awards; a Certificate of Attainment and a Cardinal Award of Excellence of Outstanding Determination Skills. Finally, Principal Pike gave us a few words of encouragement and we were dismissed.

Though I felt really good about graduating, I also felt a little sad. I felt sad because it was hard to stand in front of all of those people and it was sad to say goodbye to my friends. However, my family was there helping me and my friend Jason and his family came to watch me graduate from college. They were all very proud of me and that made me feel good.

Now that I am done with school, I will continue working at The Bus Compound and Dr. Hurm's Dental Office. I will also be working at a bookstore called Life Way at Southern Seminary. Jason, my friend, will volunteer with me at a horse farm called Second Strides. I will be a busy man.