Thursday, March 27, 2008

Job Hunting

The next big step

Our daughter Keely graduated from college in December, with a double major in Chemistry and Biology and a minor in Math. We're really proud of the words "cum laude" on her diploma, too. She worked hard to earn them. Now she's job-hunting.

Today, I went with Keely, and she applied for a job at a laboratory. The director of the lab brought her into his office to talk about career opportunities there. He seemed happy that she had applied and thanked her for her interest. He told her that he'll probably have a temporary position available within a few weeks and several permanent positions within a few months.

They gave Keely a tour of the facility and invited me to come along as well. In the photo below, Keely's posing with an electron microscope that she greatly admired. A microscope of this sort costs several hundred thousand dollars, and it can photograph a virus with amazing detail.

I hope this works out for Keely. It's exactly the sort of job that she wants.



Anonymous said...

Well, it's a small world! I've commented here once or twice and mentioned I live in Christian county...and yesterday I gave you guys a tour at the lab :-)

It was nice to meet you! Everyone seemed to think Keely would make a nice addition to our staff.

Genevieve said...

Oh, my gosh, Alissa. :D

I really enjoyed the tour and learning about the various departments in the lab. You folks do some very important work there.

Alissa said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your tour. I'm one of the unofficial "official" tour guides. I've been there 12 years, having graduated from Murray in 1996. It's a really great place to work.

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