Last week I received what I call an official rejection letter for a company I am literally head over heels for. I already knew that I was not going to be hired at this time.
I am looking at the situation in a positive light. I met this really super awesome company at a Co-Op career fair, so obviously, the really super awesome company was looking for Co-Op students. As a recent graduate, I don't exactly fall into that category. But being seen as an E-Media graduate by a company FULL of E-Media graduates, I was given an interview.
While I still wish this really super awesome company were able to hire me asap, I am confident that I left a good impression (my contact has stressed on three occasions that he will be happy to serve as a professional reference for any application I give to another company). This company has never had Co-Op students before, and it does not sound like they were able to find a way for them to fit into what the company does.
So, long story short--none of the eleven interviewees were hired. My contact at this company did let me know though that I was one of his top three choices (and all three of his choices would have fit into three different departments in this company)! I am keeping my connections open and positive in hopes that they will think of me first when a position does become open.
As much as I wish the door for this really super awesome company could have been my open door into a professional media career, the door is (for now) closed.
Today's proof that other doors open:
The hiring event is this weekend and if I make it to the interviews, those start next Wednesday! Hopefully I will hear nothing but GREAT news!