Guys, did I tell you? Ben got a job?
I can’t remember if I actually mentioned it on Instagram stories last month but we are SO excited.
Officially, it’s an internship, but as long as he doesn’t do anything drastic this summer it likely turns into his job after business school (no pressure, Ben).
It is still a bit crazy to me that many people spent their whole first semester of business school (before they’ve actually learned anything at business school) recruiting for jobs which involve telling other people how to better run their businesses. And then they interview and get internships (which are basically jobs for once they’re out of school) when they only have ONE semester of business school under their belt.
But that’s how it goes.
One really fun part of this whole process is sell weekend. Basically Ben spent all last semester courting this company and now that he has an offer, they spend a few weeks courting him trying to get him to take the offer.
We had actually already accepted Ben’s offer but we still took them up on all the sell weekend perks.
We cashed in one of our weekend of babysitting (part of my WONDROUS Christmas present from my parents) and dropped the kids off in New Hampshire and spent three evenings getting
wined (mocktailed) and dined in Boston.
OUR SELL WEEKEND IN BOSTON
For me, the highlight of the sell weekend was dinner at one of homes of the firm’s partners in a Boston suburb. Her husband is a builder and they’d moved into this gorgeous custom home just about a year ago. The only downside was I couldn’t inconspicuously photograph all of it.
We spent the evening with just three other couples (the partner and her husband, another couple where the husband worked at the firm and the wife was quite pregnant, and another couple with a summer internship offer). We chatted about neighborhoods and school systems (and projects and work-life balance) over a delicious meal cooked on hand by a private chef and serving team.
The food was delicious, the company was great, but the best part was that it was also wonderfully reassuring. It is one thing to have a 35 year old male tell you a company is family friendly…and it is equally unconvincing to have a single, childless woman tell you a company values family…but when a soon-to-be mom of four tells you she loves having her husband work for this firm, you believe her.
A few other highlights of the sell weekend:
- Room service in bed, bubble baths, and cozy hotel bathrobes.
- A little boston paint lesson after a delicious brunch at Hampshire House.
- Choosing to stay up to watch one more episode, knowing we could sleep in an extra half an hour in the morning!
- Running on the rooftop gym with a gorgeous view of Boston (I have these lofty goals of turning myself into a runner – three weeks into it and I’ve run 2 miles in a row …for the second or third time in my whole life).
- Meeting friends in between events for milkshakes in the city (something about local friends who you can get together with last minute make a place feel a lot more like home).
- Staying in a Fairmont hotel for the first time since this anniversary we celebrated in San Francisco as college students.
I mostly did a great job of keeping the camera away and enjoying the sell weekend but here are a few pictures I snapped!
^super flattering, I know but clay masks and hotel beds were a great combination
^heading out to brunch one very cold morning