June 2007 Archives

Obligatory “Summertime & the living is easy” post

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Hey all,

Like all my co-bloggers I'm back after a nice and lazy blog vacation. So here's what I've been up to thus far this summer:

1) Work: I'm doing research with a nuclear engineering professor at MIT working on algorithms for quantum computing. (Yup, I didn't really know what that meant until I looked it up either.) Most of the lab is comprised of grad. students in either nuclear engineering or physics, and both the other undergraduate students that work in my vicinity are physics majors. A lot of the field is totally new to me, but it's pretty interesting, and I'm finally beginning to feel like I'm making progress.

2) Living at home! My family moved to Acton, MA last summer, and I'm living with them and commuting to Cambridge everyday. My father works in the city and does the commute with me too, so it's been some quality father-daughter bonding time ;). Between that and expectations to make the bed everyday, coming back home after three years (to a house I've never lived in) has its challenges, but being around my family, given that I have no idea where I'll be next year, is well worth it. I even got to go bowling with my sister and friends for her 11th birthday last weekend! =D

3) Eating a lot. Most essential part of living at home.

Back from the dead?

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My apologies for failing to update for so long. With all the pandemonium that accompanies the end of the year and the beginning of the summer, blogging got swept to the side.

So what have I been doing? Well, I just finished my second full week of work. I feel a little bit like a super hero; by week a worker at a small webmail company- by weekend a Blue Man Group street teamer- she's Jessi!

Anyway, when I told people how much I was working, I got the comment that Oliners really don't let themselves have a break. I would like to reassure you that, although both Ellen and I are working two jobs, that's not the case for everyone. I ended up in this situation in a bit of a weird way. At the beginning of the summer, I had a job that I was hoping to get. When it turned out that I wasn't going to get it, I had to look elsewhere. I searched listings pretty much everywhere; I could have gotten a job, but I wanted an engineering internship. In the end, my pickiness worked out.

I took a weekend job with the Blue Man Group handing out flyers and such, because it intrigued me. Soon after, I decided to ask one of my professors about doing research with her. She didn't have the funding to take on another person this summer, but she asked for my resume and passed it on. I'm now working for a webmail company (with two other Olin students) during the week, mostly on the sales/creative end, but occasionally doing things like software testing. It's a nice atmosphere, and it's rather fun to have both the office job and the run-around-the-city job.

Plus, it's pretty cool to get to hang out in the Blue Man Group's trailer.

Summer So Far

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Hi everyone,

It's been awhile since we've seen a post up here. Let's chalk that up to everyone having a great and busy summer vacation!

So far I've mostly been working. I have two jobs:

1) I work for my dad and aunt's new start up genetics company. Right now we're working on figuring out which way of prepping DNA will be most effective and efficient.

2) I work at UBS investment bank as an intern. It's mostly just a desk job, but it's nice to see what big corporations are like, too.

My other hobbies have involved going to the gym, seeing my parents, seeing a few friends who are home, and attending grad parties. A pretty standard summer vacation.

Later in the summer I'm going to be going to British Columbia on a tugboat.

Have a great summer! If you're going to be a senior, start thinking about those essays :) ...or just have fun.

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