I applied for some scholarships last quarter just for the heck of it, I hadn't really thought that I would get any but I logged onto the school site to order my books and I discovered that I had been awarded a $500 scholarship! WOOHOO! This amount covered my books for the summer semester and left just about $11 in change lol. How great is that?! It amazes me how the books are that dang expensive and then buy back they are worth less than 30% of what you paid, amazing.
A part of my schedule this upcoming semester is a work-study program. Esentially I have to find a job within my degree and work at least 20 hours a week. Normally this would not be a problem, however with the companies here and in Omaha releasing employees like hot rocks finding a job is increasingly hard. Each day I put in resume after resume and I have had a few initial phone interviews and ONE, ONE, actual interview. This is just craziness. After I was laid off from my previous job but before I had decided to go back to school I had dozens of interviews resulting in several job offers that I stupidly turned down. Looking back now, I see that at least three of those offers would have suited me well. I turned them down because it would have been a drastic pay cut-we are talking more than $5 an hour pay cut. Yes I made a rediculas amount of money at my previous job for doing very little and something that I liked. On top of the pay cut I would then have had to pay daycare since I was working graveyard and would have switched to days AND my school age kids would have been home alone for at least 2 hours a day (not a huge deal, but still). If I don't have a job lined up before 7/12 I will have to call my advisor and the Business Admin director (I think that's her title, something close to that anyway lol) and see if they have any suggestions. Let's hope it doesn't come to that though.