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  • sdl0625sdl0625 663 replies11 threadsRegistered User Member
    D17 is spending the summer doing what she really loves, being a camp counselor, but knows its probably her last year. When she returns in the fall she has lined up a fantastic internship though that will be for the whole school year so I really did not push her too much. S19 is heading out in less than a month and then we will be empty nesters, unless someone boomerangs back home
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  • mamaedefamiliamamaedefamilia 3449 replies23 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    D has a job in a summer program for children and adolescents who are neurologically atypical, some of them facing very serious emotional and cognitive challenges. She's learning a lot and finding the work rewarding but also draining, as you might expect. She also is participating in two faculty-led research projects in the fall, one of which will involve a conference presentation. It was great to have her home earlier in the summer. We also have a D21 so the whole college dance will gear up in earnest next year! Her school has sophomores take the PSAT and she has knocked out her SAT subject tests so the college spam has begun to flow.... I would put an eye-rolling emoji here but don't know where they are hiding in this new format.
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  • stencilsstencils 406 replies4 threadsRegistered User Member
    Happy National Intern Day! (It's a real made-up thing, google it!) D17 got a t-shirt from her employer today, and they were taking all of the interns out for lunch.
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  • momocarlymomocarly 892 replies11 threadsRegistered User Member
    S17 finished his on-line English class and took the GRE. He has to finish up and submit his application for vet school as soon as the scores are in. Time has flown.

    He moves in the house this week and gets ready for 29 new Freshmen to move in late next week. He will be swamped dealing with the Fraternity responsibilities and his work and classes. I will be relieved when the semester is over and his term as President ends.
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  • HiToWaMomHiToWaMom 1405 replies17 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    My D17 is home after finishing internship. I don't see her often, though. She is hardly at home visiting here and there re-connecting with old friends and making new connections with friends' friends' friends'...... She is what Malcolm Gladwell would call "connector".

    She just got a call from her internship boss saying D17's immediate supervisor had just quit and they would like to offer his position to her when she comes back to school. They are even allowing her to work remotely from her dorm room.

    That's terrific news but last night she was feeling down. She was wondering if she ever finds love...... (um, you are 20 ) More and more of her girl friends have serious boyfriends, her sister has been with her boyfriend since she was 19, and one of her dorm suite mates is getting married come September.
    Her biggest concern now is, oh boy, "finding LOVE". Please someone, help me.
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  • mamaedefamiliamamaedefamilia 3449 replies23 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @HiToWaMom I have read a number of articles about this phenomenon among today's youth. They are delaying romance and intimate relationships, not always by choice. She's not alone, if that is any comfort. Within my D17's cohort are a number of smart, beautiful, socially confident young women who have yet to find romance.
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  • momocarlymomocarly 892 replies11 threadsRegistered User Member
    @HiToWaMom I totally understand! S17 is one of those kids that finds a gf and stays with her for a long time. One gf 7 -9th grades, changed schools then one 10th to 12th, moved across country to school and then met his current gf the first week of college. I think it was almost exactly 2 years ago. They are compatible academically and study together all the time. Both love there is no pressure to find a SO.

    Now his big sister D15. Oh my, she is terrified of not finding love and has let that drive her life! She has quit jobs, quit school, moved away, moved back, numerous times because of this search. Totally obsessed with it and it has paralyzed her life! Her friends are getting married having babies, etc. (she doesn't notice the majority of her really nice friends that just graduated college don't even have steady boyfriend's yet!). Now some of those other friends are getting divorces. She is visiting one of them this week. I hope she can see that there is no rush! Don't force it! My niece didn't find her husband til she was 27 and they have great careers, 2 beautiful children and are totally happy! You can't really tell them that at this age. They have to come to it on their own.
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  • stencilsstencils 406 replies4 threadsRegistered User Member
    @momocarly Wow, a D15, that makes her -- 22ish? That's awfully young to be worried about marriage! Hope it all works out.
    Most everyone here with 17s are back at school. Any news? My D17 finished her summer internship and we moved her back to Temple U a week ago for year 3 of EE. First week of classes is done, and they have a three day weekend (the only one of the fall semester). They do get the entire week of Thanksgiving off for a mid-semester break.
    Have a great long weekend everybody!
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  • itsgettingreal17itsgettingreal17 3986 replies26 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 30
    My D has been back on campus for about 2 weeks now. She has a really full semester with some new leadership positions, her club sport, and a heavy course load. She’s especially excited about football season, which kicks off tomorrow with an away game, since she missed last football season while studying abroad.

    She had a jam packed summer living the management consultant life, but she loved it. She absolutely loved her internship — the work, the people, and social activities were fantastic — and she has accepted her offer to return next summer. She returned to campus a much more confident and assertive person as a result of her internship experience. :-) So she’ll be home again next summer. And hopefully I’ll get to see more of her this time. lol She plans on doing a Maymester abroad before her internship next summer, somewhere in South America but she’ll need to figure that out this semester.

    I hope everyone’s D17s and other college aged kiddos have a wonderful fall semester. And good luck to all those recruiting for 2020 fall internships!
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  • whataboutcollegewhataboutcollege 689 replies2 threadsRegistered User Member
    edited August 30
    D flew back to school directly from her CA internship Sunday. We drove up to meet her at Detroit airport and helped her settle into her rental house. She had a great internship experience, obtained a CO-OP offer but turned it down. She is a lot more confident now for her future career opportunities:). Fall semester is going to be very busy. Other than her sorority and engineering club responsibilities, she got the professor to pay her for the research work she's been doing for the past semesters. She will also get paid as a tutor for the entry level ChemE course. She is contemplating graduate school but finding a good paying job is still the top priority!

    Enjoy the long weekend!
    edited August 30
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  • techmom99techmom99 3456 replies6 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    S17 went back to school for his final year 8 days ago. Today, he flew down for his grandma's 95th birthday party and he'll be here till Monday. Then, we won't see him again till Thanksgiving.
    He is enjoying his classes and kind of wishing he'd pursued a psych major instead of a minor. On the train ride home from the plane, he was more talkative than he has been for awhile, but he has no clue what he wants to do when he graduates.
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  • momocarlymomocarly 892 replies11 threadsRegistered User Member
    S17 moved back into the house. He is still President of the fraternity with a large live-in Freshman group. Lots of work getting them in, talking to parents, keeping them safe, and focused on classes, along with meetings and paperwork. He has a tough semester with three hard science classes and working for the physics dept. He had an interview for a research position but I haven't heard anymore. He submitted his application for vet school so now we wait for the formal acceptance. This is all going too fast.

    Sounds like all the kids are doing great things!!
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