Maria Chimes In: Episode 5 – Kathy Chun
Killing The Breeze presents Maria Chimes In. This week, co-host Kathryn Tam and I sat down with fellow NYU student and roommate Kathy Chun. Our discussion topic focused on the ‘post grad-life’ — its trials and tribulations, and opportunity for reflection.
Kathy, a Hawaii native, is in her fifth year of undergraduate school at NYU and is currently completing her final semester. A Computer Science and East Asian studies double major, Kathy took the great leap from the enviable Hawaiian islands to the chaos and allure of New York City.
As recent graduates of NYU, Kathryn and I weighed in on the circumstances that arise as alumni now in the workforce. The three of us are younger siblings to either a brother or sister who made our own transition from college student to new hire less daunting. They proved to us that life has its own particular rhythm and will work out as it should.
Kathy discussed her potential future plans — either find a job in New York or relocate to the West Coast, or choose to take time to travel and gain first hand experience immersed in the world. I spoke about the decision to move immediately to Washington, D.C. or pursue my passion for politics in New York for the time being. Having attended school in an urban environment — the capital of the world so to speak — we all felt better prepared for the transition than some of our peers who chose to attend colleges surrounded by lush greenery and fraternity parties.
Time. The notion of the fleeting hour glass — transient moments that disappear before us. It is human nature to get wrapped up in the ostensible lack of time, especially as new workforce entries. But we all recognized the necessity to make time for other interests, to be surrounded by a sense of community, and to be passionate and productive in our use of free time.