Tuesday, March 29, 2011

C3 at ACPA 2011 puts indoor soccer to shame

I took the advice of a second year in our program and volunteered to work C3 at ACPA. Not only did I get a warm fuzzy feeling by volunteering, I got a chance to see just how big Career Central at Convention really is!

This room, filled with hundreds of interview tables, was the size of an indoor soccer field! This was just the half of it (literally), because there was a room of equal size used for registration, mailboxes, and bullpens of nervous energy.

I can't decide if I'm going to interview at C3 in 2012. I suppose I will because it's a good chance to get several interviews out of the way at once, even though I'm only looking regionally for jobs.

How did one university choose to stand out from the crowd? A life sized Justin Bieber stand-up of course!

What I learned: Anything this big is allowed to be intimidating.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The only reason a town this small has a planetarium

college BGSU planetarium

It's exciting to think about living near a college campus for the rest of my life. College campuses are generally more liberal than the surrounding areas (with some exceptions), and have a slew of activities, lectures, and facilities just begging for your patronage!

I finally convinced my partner, Chris, to take me to the planetarium at Bowling Green State University for a show on celestial bodies on national flags.

I hadn't been to a planetarium since I was 9 years old. Since I've been watching the Science Channel non-stop for the last 18 months or so, the planetarium is the obvious choice for a romantic date with someone who fancies himself a scientist!

After the show, the host offered to take the audience up to the observatory on the roof, but it was a bit chilly and partially cloudy (and Chris had had enough of this science stuff), so we called it a night.

What I learned: The stars are projected through tiny holes punched in metal discs that can accurately recreate the sky from any location at any point in time. How could a town this size have all this cool stuff going on!