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A Day in the Life of Weiwei Xie!

IMG_20140816_181437My day doesn’t typically start until 8 or even 9 in the morning, when I reluctantly drag myself out of bed. I’m more of a night owl so no morning workout routine for me! The one thing that makes mornings better is breakfast. I usually make myself some fried eggs with bacon or just simple oatmeal. I’m a big believer that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s also my favorite meal. Then if I have time to spare before my 10 am class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I walk over to the library to get some work done. When 10 o’clock strikes, I go over to Morse to attend my Practicum class with Professor Avineri. It’s a fun class where we talk about how to become better language teachers and to prepare for job interviews. Oh I forgot to mention that I’m in my last semester of TFL ( Teaching Foreign Language).

After class, I normally have a meeting or workshop to attend. As I’m on the admin team of BUILD, my teammates and I sometimes take advantage of lunch hours to discuss exciting BUILD events. Or if my “dead hours” are truly “dead” that day, I walk back home to make myself some quick lunch. One of the advantages of living so close to school (I live on Larkin Street) is that you get to be home for more meals. In the afternoon, I’m typically working one of my three jobs on campus: the Digital Learning Center, the Alumni Relations office or the Graduate Writing Center. I didn’t plan to have three jobs but when I was offered the positions, I couldn’t say no to any of them. Plus, it’s always good to have some extra income in my bank account as a poor grad student.

I usually spend my weekday evenings in the library. My favorite spot is the tall table with two desktops by the window on the second floor. There is always homework to do. This semester I have the added task of looking for a job. So I spend countless hours searching for job leads or polishing my resume and cover letter. Let’s hope my hard work will pay off soon!

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