Saturday, June 12, 2010

The interview rush begins

So I'm waiting to hear back about my interview last week.  I have another one next Friday and then yet another the Tuesday after that.  Not that I'm complaining, but putting together presentations for these last two is getting to be difficult.  The topics are so broad that I'm struggling to decide what to discuss.  When you only have 15-20 minutes, you really have to pick and choose.

In more exciting news, my diploma got mailed today.  I got to preview it online and it is super cool looking.  See for yourself!

So now I truly am a MASTER!  Haha!

The Social Media for Public Health site is almost done and I've also been working on some bibliometric comparison between Web of Science and Scopus.  We threw in Google Scholar, too, but we're really interested in WoS and Scopus.  More work on that next week...

The fish game is turning out super cute.  I can't wait to finish it and play, although I'm not sure it'll be done by the time I leave Taubman.  While I'm really excited to start a new chapter in life, I am going to be sad to leave everyone at Taubman.  They've been fantastic.

I should stop procrastinating and get to my presentations.  Keynote, here I come!

Friday, June 4, 2010

I thought life would slow down...

... once school was over.

I was very wrong.

Steve and I have been extremely busy with work and weddings and moving.  We moved to a sublet for a few months, still in Ann Arbor.  It's not the most glamorous place, but it'll do.

Work has been fun, lately.  A lot of projects have involved graphic design, which makes for a more interesting day.  I helped create posters for the national Medical Library Association conference that was in DC this past weekend.  I also have been working on a game for a kids' fair for Kate.  I'm designing fish, which is so fun.  I started out with sketches and then moved to Illustrator.  It's incredible how much easier it is to create something in Illustrator once I've drawn it on paper!

The game is super cute.  No pictures yet (I'll have to get some from Kate) but there are a few fish I've posted on Flickr.

I've also been prepping for several on-site interviews.  I'm excited and a bit anxious about it all.  I'm not going to say too much until there's an official job offer on the table.

Steve and I also had a great time this past weekend at Ben & Jeannette's wedding.  We are so happy for them and could see the joy on their faces.  They even had contra dancing, which was an absolute blast!  My feet were a little bit sore after, but it was definitely worth it.

I'm almost done with my sweater I've been knitting for my mom and I've also been reading a lot of books.  I think I've finished four books in the last month.  I keep reading and reading and reading!  A lot of it has been YA lit, I admit, but very refreshing after two years of grad school!

That's about it for now... time to hang out with the hubby!