Archinect - Arquitecta 2021-11-26T19:36:03-05:00 And This is How I Got My First Interview EVER (for a job) Maria Ornelas 2021-02-24T13:17:00-05:00 >2021-02-25T12:16:05-05:00 <p>How can you let go of something and really believe that "the best is yet to come?" Especially in or field!?</p> <p>When I was on the last days of college, I remember being so nervous about my future career. As I mentioned earlier, I was on an overstay-visa, which didn't allow me to apply to any jobs, and I was too old to apply for DACA (look it up).</p> <p>The last days of college were a rollercoaster. On one end I was happy that school was finally over, but on the other hand, I had NO IDEA what would be next. I was lucky enough to have worked with this guy in West LA who signed about 100 out of the 500 internship hours I needed to graduate.</p> <p>I&nbsp;still needed more hours, so to be honest, I put really good effort in my studio classes to be noticed by the professors and critics who would come to our reviews. One day, I scored this meeting at a famous and well established firm in Downtown LA, thanks to one of my elective classes. I was very interested in becoming a medical planner, so even if I knew my...</p> This is a Guide to Leave Guilt Free... Maria Ornelas 2021-02-12T08:59:36-05:00 >2021-02-12T08:59:36-05:00 <p>I cannot sleep tonight, and all I'm thinking is<strong> why do we feel guilty about getting a good opportunity when people around us are not doing "so great"?</strong></p><p>For the last two months, I have had family members and people very close to me in critical condition in the hospital. These people include the ones that gave me my first job and my very first place to live right after I got married.</p><p>Today, I have to give them the news that I have to go. I have decided to move on. It feels very exciting, when I let my intuition guide me, this one says YES YES YES. Even my light work cards threw the YES card. I know this is a step towards the right direction. It feels like I'm walking towards a more liberating life. Yet, I can't sleep, all because I'm trying to choose the right words to say that I'm leaving. This feels almost like I'm breaking up a marriage or abandoning a family, but this is not a marriage, nor is my family. This is the one and only job that has given me all the knowledge and experience ...</p> Has It Really Been THAT Long??? Maria Ornelas 2021-02-12T08:01:59-05:00 >2021-02-12T17:09:48-05:00 <p>It's June 1st, 2015 and it's the final days of school at Cal Poly Pomona. Finally, I am seeing a light at the end of those long seven years which felt like twenty. That version of hell will finally be over and I get to do something I haven't done in so long: GET A FULL NIGHT'S SLEEP!</p> <p>Hi there! I'm just writing a short introduction here so that you can remember who I am and why I have never deleted this blog even though I had really uninteresting, unauthentic writings about what I thought people would like (and turns out nobody even read it!)</p> <p>For the longest time, 6 years to be exact, I wanted to document my career somehow because I thought I had this super unique and special story. I was not the typical student in college. To put it in the correct terms, I was on an overstayed tourist visa from Mexico, and that prevented me from going home (because that wouldn't allow me to come back) and also didn't allow me to fully establish myself in the beautiful Land of the American Dream. I&nbsp;l...</p>