I got a job as a field organizer with the Obama campaign! From what I understand of it, I will be managing the volunteers in my county, but I'm still a bit unclear on the whole thing since it happened so fast. Here's how it happened:
On Thursday, I noticed that a classmate of mine said that he had a job on facebook. I congratulated him and asked him to send the good job vibes my way. He then told me that the job was in Florida and if I wanted, he would put me in touch with the woman in charge. So I emailed my resume to her and later that night she called me. We talked for about 20 minutes and she basically said that as long as there was a position in my area, I could have it. The next day, I got a mass email about the job and have since heard that yes, I did in fact get the position. And in my own county!
I'm super excited about the position. It's not a legal position, but I've always wanted to work on a campaign and I might want to get into politics rather than the law anyway. There are a lot of downsides: it's only for 3 months, it is a ton of hours for relatively little pay, I won't have much time for anything else (like dance, or visitors, or reading…). But I get to be a part of the greatest presidential campaign of my generation and, since I'm in Florida, I could actually have a real impact on the election.
The job starts Friday. Only 2 days after the bar exam. But hey, who needs a vacation, right?