Monday, May 24, 2010

Auburn Graduation

I graduated from college about a week and a half ago, and I still can't believe it! It's so different from high school graduation (which has a lot of hype). Even when I was sitting in the crowd in my cap and gown the seriousness of the fact that I was graduating still wasn't sinking in.

We had a great weekend. Gerrit, my parents, and my grandparents all came down for the event and we got together with some great friends!

Now on to bigger and better things!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Coming into focus...

The past month has been quite exciting. I’ve been in touch with various people from Exxon and their relocation sub-contractors getting the ball rolling on our move.

We’ve been in touch with the relocation consultant, the moving company, and a realtor for the Houston area. We’ve researched apartments, weighed pro’s and con’s of different neighborhoods, and mostly just been simultaneously ecstatic and terrified ;)

Also in that time, I’ve talked with my future supervisor at Exxon to get a better feel for what my job is going to be like. My official title is “Knowledge Management Analyst”, and I’ll be working on a team that makes sure all of the Information Technology Department at Exxon is keeping their data organized and is making progress on upgrading to new systems. My supervisor seems like a great guy, and the position sounds far better than what I expected for an entry level IT job.

Next week Erin and I will actually head out to Houston to meet with the Realtor and look at some of the apartments.