Hire My Friend: the double major who has nightmares about living in Brooklyn

Every week, I bribe my friends to sell themselves on this blog.

She always looks this smart, I swear.

Here, she can be seen scolding the economy.

Name: Sierra
Major: Eh hem, Double Major: English and Russian
What I would’ve majored in 4 years ago had I known the economy was going to hell: Pre-Med, so when I was stuck without health insurance I wouldn’t be so darn scared.
Why I decided to waste $160K on an Ivy League education: I am an epicurean; those four years were the most pleasurable of my life.
Current City of Residence: Brooklyn.  I had a dream in August, before I made the move from Manhattan to the borough, and in this dream I heard a knock at the door.  Before I could answer, a burglar kicked down the door and began chasing me around the apartment.  Honestly, I don’t know how he could chase me around anything because my place is a studio and two steps radially in any direction would have put us into unpleasant contact.  I fought well, grabbed my cell phone, and barricaded myself in the bathroom.  Shaking, I dialed 911 and the operator answered, “911, What is your emergency?”  The burglar was maniacally hacking at the door with a magical ax.  I shouted into the phone, “Help; I’m in Brooklyn!”
Ideal City of Residence: Manhattan
Current job: Director of Press Communications for a NYS Assemblyman.  In theory this job might be cool, but I studied Russian in college and the only Eastern Europeans in my dude’s district are Poles.
Dream job: Book Reader, World Traveler, Music Maker, Good Cook.  Or the Program Assistant for Scholarship Programs at the Open Society Institute.  But hey, I haven’t heard back and already expect the worst.
Resume claim to fame: I just can’t brag right now.  What is the good of an excellent resume when all entry level jobs are going to 30 year olds?
Greatest achievement I don’t like to talk about on interviews: I avoided getting summer jobs after junior and senior year of college by going to Russia on a scholarship from the State Department!
If you would like to sponsor Sierra’s epicurean lifestyle, send us a pleading email.
If you would like to be featured in the weekly Hire My Friend column or know someone who would, holla.
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5 thoughts on “Hire My Friend: the double major who has nightmares about living in Brooklyn

  1. If I knew about that nightmare, I would have kidnapped you and kept you in NH :) So good to hear you have friends that would take the time to write :) Are they out of a job too? hee hee!

  2. Well I know of two impressive young ladies who are in similiar situations. Pittsburg and New York sound alike in the job market. As our wonderful leaders tell us, its getting better. They should read blogs like this. Good Luck, we can all use some.
    Epicurean? If you were in Russia your definition would be different than most.

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