travel tactics

I can’t stress to you enough the importance of doing a good dry run when it comes to traveling for business, especially when it comes to interviews. I’ve made the argument before (remember this?), but it is a point worth restating (many, many times, in fact). Today I am traveling down to New York for yet another round of interviews. Normally I would be beyond stressed about the travel part, but I’ve made the trip so many times now that traveling is the least of my worries — as it should be!! The most valuable part of doing a good dry run (or multiple dry runs) when it comes to traveling is not the hand it lends in assuring punctuality on the day of the actual event, but the stress it relieves you of on that day. By and large my only stress today is the actual interview. And while that can be horrifying in its own way, it is an incredible thing! Doing a good dry run lets me focus on questions like “do you see the stock market going up or down in the next few months?” rather than “HELP! Is this train going uptown or downtown?!”

Do you have any travel tips of your own? How do you overcome unexpected travel obstacles?

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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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