a quick trip to ny

Feb 11 by

who would have thunk that a peaceful train ride along the Hudson would soon be mentally erased by Nemo 2013?

Last Thursday I had final round interviews down in New York City. As if the six 20-minute back-to-back-to-back-to-etc. interviews weren’t crazy enough, I was frantically checking my phone in between conversations to get the latest on the blizzard quickly headed my way and the 411 on my final round interviews at another firm scheduled for Friday! Two interviews in I received a phone alert that the area I was currently located in was on blizzard-watch. Three interviews in I received an email that said the Friday interviews were being post-poned and that you should NOT come into the city (awesome). Four interviews in I was checking Amtrak schedules to see what my options were. And five interviews in I realized that this was going to be a great example of a time I “succeeded under pressure,” but probably something I shouldn’t mention during these interviews. Nevertheless, everything went very well and by midnight I was back in Schenectady, NY. Was it one of my longest days ever? Yep! But did I love it anyway? Of course :)

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My name is Catherine Elizabeth Ziac (Cat, for short) and I am a senior at Union College in Schenectady, NY. When I'm not studying for my major in economics or my minor in Russian, you can find me skimming through catalogs, playing the flute, fishing, online window shopping, chatting with my sisters (my twin, Julia, studying physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA, or my little sister Maddy, currently a senior in high school), or out and about in good old Schenectady with my wonderful Union friends! I love pink nails, long showers, office supplies, and going to the public library. I spend too much time looking at blogs and skimming the WSJ online, but I still believe in the merits of a hand-written letter. I am always in the mood for yogurt and granola and am never without a piece of gum. I usually answer "blue" when asked my favorite color, but I know in my heart that it's always been and always will be garnet!

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