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05-22-2005, 11:18 AM
05-22-2005, 11:19 AM
Just Kidding.. Congratulations Jess!
05-22-2005, 11:27 AM
Congrats to Jess!! After so many years of hardworking you did it!! Great job!
05-22-2005, 11:59 AM
Wait a second...FIRSTers go to school for business?! ;)
(man, that first sentence drips with irony)
05-22-2005, 12:05 PM
All the best wishes to you with your future!
Ashley & Greg
05-22-2005, 01:12 PM
omg omg omg omg omg omg... look its jess!!!!!! :D
Congrats Jess... I wish you all the luck and hope you go a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG way. :)
05-22-2005, 01:13 PM
05-22-2005, 01:32 PM
Go Jess!!!!! Congrats!!! :D
Congratulations, Ted's sister ;)
05-22-2005, 03:31 PM
05-22-2005, 03:38 PM
Congratulations, Jess! Good luck to you in your future endeavors.
Jay H 237
05-22-2005, 04:51 PM
Congratulations Jess! :)
Babson seems to have gone by quick, I remember when you graduated from high school. ;)
05-22-2005, 04:58 PM
Congratulations Jess! I hope you succeed at whatever your next step is. :)
05-22-2005, 05:40 PM
I don't know how many realize, but Jess has done a ton to try to help expand the reach of FIRST beyond engineering. She's has been and is continuing to work hard with her alma-mater to utilize the benefits which FIRST has beyond engineering. I think that Jess is a great example of why FIRST can be so great for those who might not be as mechanically inclined (though believe me she is quite mechanically capable).
Congrats to you Jess for taking that next step, and thank you for being such a wonderful presence in my life as well.
05-22-2005, 06:15 PM
Finally over huh? Congrats!! :) Hope the job search is going well. Maybe you found something by now?? Good luck with everything.
05-22-2005, 06:18 PM
Congrats to Jess! She made it out in 4 years....that really takes a lot of work to pull that off now a days, especially at Babson when I believe she said the average to get out was 6 years
05-22-2005, 06:51 PM
Congratulations Jess! You were able to keep up with your school work and complete it... even with the incredible distraction capabilities of Cory, DJ, Andy, and myself. That is an amazing accomplishment in and of itself.
05-22-2005, 09:20 PM
Nice job, hope you had some fun while you were there!
05-22-2005, 09:56 PM
You coming to IRI? We should have a party or something!
05-22-2005, 10:03 PM
TEDS SISTER!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS! hopefully little teddy will do that one day but hes gotta focus on hs first! congrats again!
05-23-2005, 05:37 AM
Congratulations Jess! I look forward to continuing our discussions about FIRST and NEMO and getting your wonderful e-mails... You have already made an impact on many people's lives through FIRST and at Babson, and I know you will continue to do so for many, many years to come...
05-23-2005, 06:41 AM
Good luck with your career!
05-23-2005, 10:54 AM
Oh man, first of all I would like to thank all of you who gave congratulations on and off this thread, it's great to know that all of you are so supportive (even if I did go to a business school :p). I'd also like to thank my family for being so great through all of this, and to 237 for listening to me as I attempted to shout advice from all the way in MA. I will always be very proud of you guys and look forward to an even brighter future.
If I have any advice to give (although I wasn't really asked to give advice, I'm giving it anyway), it would be these things:
1.) School comes first. There is nothing to explain here, so I'm going to leave it at that.
2.) Don't kick yourself for things you didn't realize when you started. Life is about learning, and hindsight is 20/20. Realize that you did the best you could with the cards that you were dealt.
3.) Try your hardest to join an organization that is not related to FIRST at all, but instead fulfills another interest of yours...particulary one very well-established. Not only are you exposing that organization to what may be their very first FIRSTer, but you are gaining experience that you can later apply to your team, or to FIRST as a whole. Although they rival in size, compared to other multi-national non-profits, FIRST is still about the physical age of a toddler. They've already worked out the kinks - the best we can do is learn from them and apply it to make us stronger as an organization. (Side note: Thank you, Sigma Kappa, I've learned so much from you. I am now more than ever proud to wear the triangle. Dove Love, Jess B, aka "Small Wonder")
4.) FIRST is there to be utilized, so use it! When I started HS, there was no FIRST team. Partly because of that...I never really wanted to be an engineer (blasphemy, I know!) nor had prepared myself academically to become one, and by the time I was graduating HS I realized that my focus in learning was going to be elsewhere. It breaks my heart every year to see those scholarships go unutilized, especially since I personally could not use any of them. All of this is here for you, because you are the ones who can change the culture! So go to the FIRST site, check out CollegiateFIRST, talk to current college students, and apply, apply, apply. The worst they can say is no, and if they do then it just wasn't meant to be and all you can do is pick yourself up and keep applying.
FIRST to me today is more about the love for new technology and the desire to create an economy that supports the technology industry as a whole. I know that my gift to it is my business skills, but your gift may be something completely different, and that's great. I know so many people who will be able to utilize FIRST for what it's designed to do that would not be a part of FIRST if it was not for a friend, relative, or teacher who was involved just because they love the program. So, keep on fighting the good fight, NEMs.
That's about it. Catch ya around the forums ;)
PS - As of right now I am currently jobless, although I have been interviewing since January. I am looking for something within marketing or corporate strategy for a technology company, and I would be more than happy to be with one that has a FIRST team. Please email me at jessica . boucher @ gmail . com (without the spaces, of course) for a copy of my resume.
05-23-2005, 12:05 PM
Of course, Business! Somebody has to take care of the financial end of things or there would be no robot, no team, etc. FIRST is like a business, or even more, like a community. Great preparation for the so called 'real world'.
Good luck in your future. I hope you'll be able to continue to be part of the First community.
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