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HAPPENINGS

April 10, 2015


^^^ Our team won the Experience Industry Management Conference Case Competition a couple weeks ago! Provo's Mayor was one of the judges, so we had to get a picture with him - and he's as nice as I expected him to be. The past year or so has been the first time in my life I've ever known who the mayor of my town is - partly because he has a really great social media team behind him, but also because he's a pretty great mayor. Anyway, I'm so lucky and grateful this group asked me to join their team! Still waiting for one of them to text me about our first football practice with that prize ball signed by Steve Young.

We are feeling really blessed around here lately. Class schedules, jobs, internships, it's all finally working out. After a couple months of knowing what we needed/wanted to do, but not always knowing exactly how we'd do it all, we're feeling really great these days. Mostly because:

Stefan and I are both graduating this December.

DECEMBER! I finally figured out a schedule for all the classes I still need. And in December I'm DONE. What a feeling, you guys. The best part is that even after finishing all my required classes, I was still going to be a half credit short of graduating. What. I have taken so many extra classes at this school (mostly fun ones, mostly dance classes) so I cannot fathom how I wasn't going to have enough! Anyway, in the end I registered to take a half credit flexibility class in the fall. hahaha. I don't know. It fit in my schedule. Has anyone ever taken this class? Doooes anyone want to take this class with me next fall!?

Also this means I am technically graduating on time. BOOM. I graduated high school in 2011, and since I took a semester off in 2013 to work at Disneyworld where I traded the opportunity to earn college credits for the opportunity to make magical moments for the children, I am counting this as graduating in four years. Lots of summer classes in there, but I don't care.

My program also requires me to complete a four hundred hour internship to graduate, and I am so excited to be interning with the Provo Parks and Rec Events Team this summer! I know a lot of people who have worked with Provo Parks and Rec, and everyone raves about their experience. I'll be on the team that plans things like movies in the park, bike prom, senior picnic, Utah lake festival, lots of Pioneer Day stuff.. I can't wait!

Stefan also has all his classes set after a ridiculously long and frustrating struggle. He needs to take two advertising classes in the spring as prereqs for his capstone in the fall, but those two classes were scheduled on the exact same day, at the exact same time. What. After a month or so of talking to every professor he could - some of them multiple times - and even looking up classes at other schools that may transfer, the department finally switched the time of one class. Apparently lots of other students were complaining too. Of course they were! The scheduling made no sense. So now he'll have two classes in the spring and two in the fall. Then he's done, too! We are coming for you, December. And Stefan will be doing an internship this summer too, working remotely for a start up advertising agency out of Los Angeles. Needless to say, he is pumped about this one.

So there's still a lot of work to do before we'll finish school, but we're excited to have the end officially in sight! 

4 comments :

Lesa Emmett said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yay! for both of you! This has been a lot of work, and I'm really proud of you! :)

Stefan Van De Graaff said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ah yes, the EIMCCC. I love the popcorn they serve there. Sorry I missed it this year!

Erin van de Graaff said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Obviously if they had served popcorn I would have mentioned it at least twice, ya liar.

Erin van de Graaff said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks, Mama! Couldn't have done it without you!

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