Welcome back to "My Week in ESTEEM" where students reflect upon their experiences in our program. This week's blog is brought to us by Timothy Jacque who talks about catching up and focusing on his career search.
This week in ESTEEM was much different than my years in undergraduate. This week was spent on fall break; something that I previously did not have the opportunity to enjoy. It was great to be able to travel and recap the previous week’s accomplishments - of finishing my oral exam for my thesis and presenting to the State of Indiana - to my family. Fall break was great because it included the USC versus Notre Dame rivalry football game and it allowed me to continue to search for a job for after graduation in May.
The weekend that started break was very eventful. The ESTEEMers enjoyed a tailgate that was hosted by the Irish students. They did a great job of organizing the event, spreading the word of the tailgate to past alumni and inviting guests to enjoy the festivities. The tailgate food was top notch as well. Some students baked desserts and the main entrees were from a local Mediterranean restaurant called Aladdin’s.
I spent most of my time this week searching for a career. A lot of my time was dedicated to Go-Irish, a web-based platform for Notre Dame students to search for jobs. On the website, I discovered careers for working at technology companies like Google and Apple. I also found unexpected opportunities ranging from the Cleveland Indian’s professional baseball team, the National Security Agency (NSA), and Burger King Corporate. With the wide variety of opportunities listed, it revealed to me that Notre Dame graduates are sought after in every industry.
This week was also great because it allowed me to travel home for a few days to visit the family, something that was probably long overdue. It was a great change of pace that allowed me to realign my goals for the ESTEEM program and discover potential careers on Go-Irish.