Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Moi = Employed Engineer

So, it's official. I am now employed. Just signed the offer yesterday and sent it off to my future employer.

Wow. This is a new chapter in my life, and I'm excited.

The interview process and job search wasn't too grueling, and I ended up with an all-expenses-paid trip to the west coast over my spring break (interview with another firm). Yay! I got to spend a week seeing Vancouver, Seattle and Portland - for free. Like I mentioned before, I love to travel, but tuition has been taking a toll on my finances (aka broke).

The firm offered me the position with a pretty good benefit package, however, the location was in Portland, instead of my first choice - Vancouver. I liked Portland during my time there, though I wasn't sure if I'd be ready to make the move to live there. It was very different than what I was used to in Toronto. More of a small town feel to it. It was an internal turmoil - of taking a big step into the unknown. Or not.

After much pondering, I decided not to take the job. Sigh.

I interviewed with 2 more companies - who had offices on the west coast, but also in Toronto, as well. We spoke about opportunities of traveling and it looks promising. I'm excited to start in July.

Until then, I must graduate first. So, time to read over those notes. One last time. Exam in 2 hours.

Photo source: Alberto_sechi

5 comments:

So@24 said...

Congrats on the new gig!

It's an exciting step, isn't it?

And Portland and Seattle?? Two of my favorite places

Angela said...

Oh! How exciting! Congratulations! Now just to be done with school, haha!

Des said...

Thanks, SO@24. It is very exciting. Portland and Seattle are beautiful cities :)

Thanks, Angela. It's so hard to concentrate on school right now. haha...

Berto said...

Congratulations from an engineer to an engineer!
Good photo who shoted it? :-)

Des said...

Thanks, Berto.

I'm not sure who shot the photo I got it from Flickr from the artist above.