Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Folsom Lake College Job Fair

I attended the FLC job fair today.  I spoke to many different organizations looking for volunteers.  I also spoke to Macy's, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and the police department.  I found several experience opportunities for administrative work support.  I think that may be a good way to get some more references locally.  I also found some opportunities to work with the hospice care and with autistic children.  There was a representative from Chapman university as well as a representative from Waldorf.  I don't know that I found a job today.  But, I did find out that FLC is a pleasant campus and that it is already summer here.  I am tired out from the level of sun this morning.  I wore sunscreen.  I had several copies of my resume but did not hand out any of them.  I will continue to look for work and I am also adding to my skill set.  Life is good and I am keeping my spirits up.

Monday, April 20, 2009

TFA update

I did not get that position.  I don't think I gave the right answers in the interview.  Thats ok.  It gave me an opportunity to get my resume and references together for my next round of job searches.  I enjoyed the interview process and met several fun people.  My interview was held in Stanford and I stayed in Palo Alto.  I spent the evening before taking floral photographs at the Whole Foods Market.  I was very happy with that group of photos.  I love taking pictures.  My dream job would be working for the feds or the state taking photos of government land all over the country, just documenting what work they are doing for posterity's sake.  I don't know if such a job exists.  I think I would be good at that.  I am fairly good with composition.  I know how to use a tripod and how to use aperture mode.  I am still working on having a really good understanding of all of the parameters which affect a photographic image.

The Davis Aroboretum

Is a lovely place to take photographs.  Its about 3 or 4 miles of a loop around a creek that runs through UC Davis campus.  Its very sunny.  You will need to stop down quite a bit.  The redwood grove is very beautiful.  There are several sections of the garden with a variety of plant life.  The wild life primarily consists of turtles and ducks.  The ducks are fearless.  There is a lot of shade from the redwood trees.  I enjoyed the day with the photography meet up.  I met several highly skilled photographers and I hope that I made a few friends.  We had our lunch on the picnic tables under the redwood canopy.  The parking was free on Sunday.  We parked in lot 5.   I brought one bottle of water.  I recommend bringing several bottles of water, sunscreen, a sun hat, and clothing that covers your limbs and protects you from the sun.  I had all of that and I still put some aloe on my face last night.  I really enjoyed the location and I highly recommend it.