Thursday, December 11, 2008
This time of year with all the college football bowl games I usually recall memories of the time I spent going to college. I was fresh out of the Air Force and attended
I still keep in contact with several people I met going to college and occasionally will see others when they come to visit the
Other than that I donít spend much time thinking about college but recently I had to do a lot of thinking about it.
A friend of mine mentioned there was a need for a substitute teacher at an educational facility near Yachats on a temporary basis. I spend a good deal of time writing and interviewing people for the paper but I thought this could be something that would fit into my schedule and Iíd be able to lend a hand at the facility with the students.
I got the information I needed to fill out an application and began the process which in this situation is all done by computer on line. After hours of negotiating the web site and filling in the needed information I finally got the application completed and according to the web site had done it correctly. I was then told that my application would go to the main office of the facility for review and I would hear back via email.
A couple weeks passed and one day I got an email stating that I had been approved and I would hear from the human resources department as to what the next step would be. A few more days went by and yesterday morning I received a call from a woman in human resources and she informed me that to complete the process I needed to produce all my college transcripts to verify that Iíd attended. Well I donít have copies of my transcripts so I had to contact all three colleges, fill out request forms and mail them to the appropriate school. Since Iíd first attended college in the late sixties itís been quite awhile since Iíve contacted the schools but fortunately they all have web sites so I got all the phone numbers and addresses and after all afternoon of filling out request forms I made it to the post office just as they were picking up the mail to send it off.
So now my memories of college include seeking my records. Before they were memories of football games, parties, girls, all night cram courses and other Animal House type memories. I must say those memories bring a smile to my face but talking to the admissions and records department isnít going to be one of my more fond ones!!
Word to the wise; it might be handy to keep a copy of your college transcripts, you never know when youíll need them!
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