Hello everyone, long time no see.
I have been a combination of lazy and busy over the past month. I warn you, this is going to be a wordy post.
During the holidays, I don’t even know what I did. 90% of my time was spent reading shoujo mangas and now I have gotten through probably above 60 over the past few weeks LOL.
This week has been the most hectic though. Literally all my university time has been dedicated to my club, CCA. This is probably going to bore you guys but people often ask me what I do as VP and I struggle to respond… because it’s a bit of everything. Usually it’s very manageable but recently I’ve been stressing out so much because our major event is coming up and many of our exec committee are either sick or doing deferred exams! Anyway, I shall list out my accomplishments for the past 2 weeks because it makes me feel a bit better about how exhausted I am because it’s worth it since I actually did stuff! LOL. This is more a reminder to myself that this stress I’m feeling right now is a result of me doing something tangible.
Work & Corporate Events:
So, the company I’m working for is soon to release their new product, so I had a lot of work to do making promotional material. Also, we are entering an export award thing so I have been not only working on that in person at the office, but finishing it off at home. It’s a REALLY long process – it’s like writing an entire report or something. Anyway, my boss wrote most of the stuff so I only really had to proof-read, edit and submit it.
The other day I had a corporate event with a firm, where we learned about the Australian economy, had an office tour and participated in a Networking Session with their reps and also other students. I’m proud of myself because I took a bit of initiative and also actually made friends, which is great because I’m usually a very shy person LOL.
Usually, I don’t deal with emails but I’ve been noticing people haven’t been replying to enquiries so I’ve been answering them. I used to be a bit nervous about sending emails because I tend to make a lot of mistakes, but recently I have gotten faster at writing them and (seemingly) more accurate, yay.
Table Sitting & Ticket Selling:
For a few days in weeks 1 & 2, I have been spending a few hours helping out at the ticket selling table, most days that I went I was setting up the table from the start which means going down to the lockers, carrying bags and setting up the banner. I also ran up and down to CNS and back to print flyers, posters and stuff, cut up more tickets and went with Kenneth to Officeworks to print more things. Kenneth and I also put up posters during the holidays (although they seemed to be gone by the time we got back lols).
There were some issues with ticket selling, since during the BBQ someone didn’t put the purchaser’s info into the spreadsheet. So I had to like, go collect the receipt book from CNS (which I have never done before), then search for the missing people and also Facebook stalk and email them to find their info.
The membership database had heaps of problems too, which is now solved thank gosh. But anyway, a lot of the time at the event itself, the database wasn’t working which put me in a panic so I went to CNS to solve it, only to have them not able to fix the problem so we had to come up with some last minute solutions. Luckily, there are some really great people in the Committee who helped out with gathering peoples details and putting it into the database once the issues were resolved like ages after.
I modified some of the designs Sophia made for CCA’s dinner, such as the cover photo and also some images for emails. Because I’m crazy, I made a 5-image Facebook campaign called ‘5 Things that Makes CCA’s Corporate Dinner Different“. Also, I am graphics designer for KIMBAP so I had to design poster, cover pic and like two promotional images for that.
Booking rooms, tables & meetings:
Firstly, Kenneth and I had a meeting with a firm, which wasn’t too bad, although whenever a firm is involved I freak out a little inside with nervousness. But it went well.
So we were going to run a Networking Workshop. I had to book a room for it, and also Kenneth and I had a meeting with the people who would be helping us run the event. We confirmed a date with them and everything, only to have them tell us last minute that they couldn’t do that day anymore and we’d have to move it to Wednesday.
It’s always a pain to deal with venue booking, especially when the date has just changed so I was calling them up and emailing them and they just wouldn’t confirm! Which totally messed up the marketing schedule and just overall, stressed me out. Thank gosh they finally confirmed in the end and everything went smoothly I even gave the ‘ending’ speech, and since I hate public speaking (ESPECIALLY WHEN I HAVEN’T PREPARED OMONA), I am proud of myself for giving the speech pretty well and shaking the lady’s hand and all that shizz. LOL. Slowly improving myself.
I came by KIMBAP’s O-Week Stall once or twice… I can’t remember. But I didn’t do very much there lol. Still, travelled to Caulfield for that so it’s enough to go on this list.
KIMBAP Cocktail Night:
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go, because I’ve had so much stuff on AND I also hate clubbing and stuff… made slightly less appealing by the fact both Bryan and Calene weren’t able to attend. But in the end, to support them I decided to go anyway, since they all worked really hard on the event and might have needed some help. It was good to get out a little, I had a delicious dinner at the Merrywell with Mikey and Nelson, yay. Loaded fries are my new fave things. After that, we walked from Crown to Eve Bar in my killer heels LOL. But it was okay since I felt fat after eating so much at Merrywell and the walk did me good.
Helped out at the registration table until it closed and then went downstairs to relax with everyone else. I’m really antisocial in ‘social’ events… especially without Bryan there LOL. Like I can sort of deal with professional events, but I am the most awkward person in the world when it comes to social events because… I don’t know. I’m too uptight or something?! LMAO. Too shy? Whatever, the point is that I fail at socialising and don’t know how to have conversations with people.
Anyway, I had half a Raspberry Daquiri and turned completely red. It was a similar feeling to Law Camp, could feel my throat closing up a bit and my heart beating insanely fast. This time I didn’t throw up though! But I got pretty chatty… I think I just get really chatty and then I feel sleepy so it’s not much fun tbh. But overall the night wasn’t bad, the committee did well
My most recent source of stress is planning for the Corporate Dinner. Marketing is all on track and tickets have sold out, but firms are STILL being confirmed and we also need to confirm numbers with the venue on the same day that we’re calling up firms. It’s insane. Yesterday I spent the entire day working on the table rotation thing, and today I spent a few hours with Bianca on it as well. Now it should be OKAY but I was freaking out so much yesterday because I was exhausted, stressed out and yeah.
I’ve already sacrificed so much uni for this dinner LOL. I don’t know how last years VP, Michelle, survived this but it’s insane. Friday, no one was able to help with setting up table sitting so I had to do it by myself (until, luckily, Mikey was free and helped me out, even though he isn’t even part of the club LOL).
Anyway, I was pretty peeved at that because I also have a group presentation next week, the DAY AFTER Corporate Dinner and during the time where I had to set up table sitting, I could have been working on it with my group member who was free all day! Sadness. Now I’m going to meet with him early tomorrow to work on it.
Had such a drama on Thursday because my tutorial was in the most random building in the Science/Engineering area, where they are building something and everything is blocked off. I got lost for a good 15 minutes, went into the wrong lecture room and came to class like 20 mins late LOLOL. But I wasn’t the latest person there so… yeah it’s okay.
I’ve been skipping all my law lectures. Cries. I managed somehow to catch up to two yesterday, but I’m still two behind! Going to try to watch another tonight and again tomorrow.
OKAYYY THATS ALL FOR MY UPDATE.
I am dying but y’know being able to talk out all my stuff makes me feel better.
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