Career Changes and a Meetup Planned for FTU Advanced this Weekend
I debated whether or not to write the first half of this post. I went back and forth, trying to figure out what to do. In the end, I decided to share my story and ask for some help. My yearlong position as a product marketing intern at a large in-flight entertainment company is coming to an end in a few weeks. For the record, it is a paid internship, I work 40 hours per week, and I graduated 2 years ago from Cal State Fullerton, so the term “internship” is a bit misleading. I’ve done everything possible to stay, but alas, I have run out of options. I am debating whether I should apply for other companies in the same industry (only a few other companies in this niche industry) or whether I should look for positions in another industry. Honestly, it would be amazing if I could work in a marketing department of a large credit card company (Chase I’m looking at you), but anything that involves marketing, traveling, and creativity would be perfect. I would love to stay in Orange County, but I think it is time for a change of scenery and weather. I wish I could say that my blog generates enough revenue to live off of, but that would be a lie. At least for now…
Here is my resume (PDF download), if you know anyone looking for a bright, young, energetic, enthusiastic, creative, and good looking (according to my mom) employee, please share my resume with them. I know this is totally bizarre, but everything in life happens for a reason, so we will see what happens…
Please add me on LinkedIn as well so I can grow my network. Thank you everyone!
In other news, this weekend is FTU Advanced in Chicago! I will be there and I hope to see a few of you there as well. I will be wearing my
patented trademarked blog shirt, you can’t miss me. If you see me, please stop by and introduce yourself. I love meeting blog readers and chatting about miles and points.
The event officially starts on Friday evening with happy hour, but my flight doesn’t land until 11:55pm Friday night. Therefore, I will probably head straight to my hotel room and get some sleep so I will be well rested for Saturday morning. The full FTU Advanced schedule can be found here.
I’m sure the sessions will be good, but the best part of going to miles/points conferences is meeting and talking to fellow miles/points aficionados. With that said, I want to set up a casual meetup for Saturday night. Saturday’s sessions end at 5pm, so let’s meet up in the Marriott O’Hare lobby around 5:30-6pm. I will do some research regarding nearby restaurants and pick a good place to eat (any suggestions would be greatly appreciated). At previous events, we requested a few Uber cars to/from the restaurant #travelhacking. If you are planning on going to the meetup, please join Uber (if you haven’t already) with this sign up link. You will get $30 toward your first ride and I will get $30 off my next ride. There will be some major
carpooling Uber-pooling going on this weekend!
Please let me know if you will be attending FTU Advanced and Saturday’s meetup.
If you have any questions about FTU Advanced or Saturday’s meetup, please leave a comment below. The dress code is casual, so just wear whatever feels comfortable (please no Marriott bath robes).