First Week of April Success

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So the first week of April was a busy week for me and that’s why there wasn’t much going on here. Here is a run down of what happened.

I had a job interview *oh no* for a management trainee intern project. The interview went well but if an offer comes I going to turn it down as I have been waiting for an offer from a major government contractor that I want to work with.

The City of Roanoke and some other state departments put on a full day workshop on entrepreneurship called Entrepreneur Express. Cameron Johnson was supposed to be the main keynote speaker but he had to cancel at the last minute. Instead, Fahad Hassan, a senior at Virginia Tech, spoke on his trials and tribulations as a young entrepreneur. He was well received for being a young speaker even though the average age of the people there was probably 35 years old. I had the chance to meet a lot of great people including Stuart Mease from the City of Roanoke who is a large advocate for entrepreneurship and for keeping younger people in the Roanoke/New River Valley areas of Virginia. On top of this, I was interviews for a newspaper article to come out the next day.

The day kicked off seeing the great article in the Roanoke Times that featured myself speaking about the Entrepreneur Express event on Wednesday.

The morning was filled with an opportunity to met and speak with many different employers and recruiters. The group of about 20 people had a great discussion on what employers are looking for when students graduate and also what those employers think about Radford University students. Many different opinions were given about interviewing, job hunting, and more. It was a shame that more students were not able to attend.

After the morning discussions, I had to attend a class followed by a guest speaker lecture. The College of Business and Economics with a grand from SunTrust Banks was able to bring in Mrs. Terry Hensen who is the Head of Retail in New York for Google, Inc. The presentation was nicely done and received great feedback. The university sponsored another presentation with Mrs. Hensen from Google as well as a catered dinner and cocktails. It was an awesome opportunity to network with entrepreneurs and business owners, university faculty and staff, as well as alumni.

Lots of sleeping was involved during the day and then lots of partying to celebrate the awesome week my roommate and I had!

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