Saturday, April 21, 2007

Job at HP

Well I did it. I found a job. It was a long search this year with many companies showing interest, but ultimately HP proved to be an excellent place for me. So, what do I get to do? I will be a marketing analyst in the printing division. You see, every month HP collects data from people who have opted in to share information about their printer usage. This is data such as how many pages you printed or how many times you hit cancel. All of this data is collected and stored, I'm sure, in some remote place. Then a team of outstanding individuals start analyzing the data to learn about customers habits - think of it as a type of CRM (Customer Relationship Management).

My job will be to simply help further that process by working on variables previously not fully integrated into the analysis. In plain English, it means I'll be creating a structure for the data to go into to make it easy for analysis. Accepting this job means I won't be returning back to California, but I will get to live in a smaller town that everyone says is just plain nice.

So, that's what I'll be up to for the next few years. It will be a ton of fun and I'm excited to start working and contributing to the greatness that is HP.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Fun in the Sun

Hi again,
It seems like I have a hard time getting on here to post updates on life. But it is definitely time to put something new up.

I have been job searching down in California, for elementary teaching positions. The process is slow but mostly painless. I have had two great interviews for two school districts and am waiting to hear back from them. I also applied to about 7 other districts and once again am waiting for positive feedback and invitations for interviews. I wish I had a job already, where have I heard that before?... oh, yeah, James wishes he had a job already too :)
James and I also had the oportunity to spend Spring Break with his family in California. On top of the job searching we had a fun filled week! The pictures are from a trip I took with James' mom to San Francisco for a day! I had my first trip to Chinatown and my first cable car ride! It was a blast! We also ate lunch at a little restaurant called the Pearl Orchid...I think? I would recommend it if you are playing in San Francisco for the day. We also stopped by a new hotel and learned about their environmentally friendly was really neat.
I hope you enjoy and I will keep you updated on the job search!