Monday, April 22, 2002

People keep asking me about what my new job is like and what I do. Well, I am in the Corporate Communications division of UMC, which means that I work on the look and feel of our communications with our clients. My current projects include editing our quarterly newsletter which is sent out to clients, redesigning our corporate brochure, and my favorite, designing a notebook (the spiral-bound kind) that we are making to give away at an upcoming conference. I ponder such weighty issues like picking the right color and texture cardstock, and whether rounded corners are preferable to sharp corners.

I told my mom that I feel like I am back working on the yearbook in high school and college, except that this time I am getting paid to make sure that things look nice and are produced well! My experiences at Technique, the yearbook of MIT, have been particularly helpful, because Technique has always maintained a high standard for quality, especially in content and production. Though I am not doing anything world-changing, I am pleased by the fact that I am getting paid to do something I did for fun before.

On the other hand, I've only been here for a week, so my cousins are theorizing that the really hard work will kick in after awhile.

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