Friday, January 06, 2006

My First Interview

Well, my interview at Prince George's County went differently than I had expected. I don't know how I feel about it. I didn't completely bomb it or bust out crying or anything weird, but still...I'm worried about getting an internship. I was kind of expecting my interview to be with maybe one or two people, but there was a panel of about 10 people in the room. Wow, not what I expected at all. The nice thing about it was that they gave me a sheet of paper with all of their interview questions on it, so I could look them over as we were talking. Luckily, a lot of their questions were things that I actually had prepared. I know that I really kind of rambled and sputtered a lot, though. God, I hate being so nervous. They seemed pretty impressed with my resume, so at least that was a plus.
The director of Psychological Services went to school in Wisconsin, too. Hopefully, that kind of gives me an "in". I don't know, though... It was kind of weird. When I came into the room and I got introduced to her, she was like, "It's my fellow Badger!" and she came up and gave me a hug. It was kind of awkward. I feel like I probably pulled away a bit and made the whole thing awkward.
They also had me complete a writing sample, which was interesting...yup, didn't know that they were going to have me do that...
The whole thing was set up like an "interview day". Other people were there interviewing while I was completing my writing sample and talking to the current interns there. I saw three other people that were interviewing while I was there. A couple of them were pretty intimidating. They seemed really smart and well put together. The interns that were there were really smart, too. One of them talked about how she had her Master's in clinical psych and she did work for two years with a neuropsychologist at John's Hopkins and she's finishing her doctorate. I know at least one guy that was applying said he is going on to get his doctorate, too. I don't want to get a doctorate...I just want to work in the schools. Yeah, um... those people were way intimidating. I feel like I don't have enough aspirations and am a lazy person.
They have four openings and I saw four people there (counting me) interviewing today. The director told me that they'll probably have two more interview days before they make decisions. She said they'll let me know in 4 to 6 weeks if I have a position. I just hope I get something. Well, I guess I'll see how the other interviews I have go...

2 comments:

Maria said...

Keep on truckin (insert swinging arm motion here-Clintonville trucker style)! You can do it!

I love you, Candy!

guammy_bear said...

Yeah. Sounds intense. But you can do it! (a la Waterboy, right?)