I have the feeling that I am one of the youngest people on my MSc course, and one of the few people who doesn’t have a ‘real’ job. And sometimes I really feel that lack of experience, especially now in my Project Management module, all the other people work in business they have experience of this kind of thing.. What do I have? It’s a little intimidating at times.
Take today for example, the lecturer asked us if any of us had experience managing a project. And she looked at me (curse the fact that my name is easy to remember AND that I generally sit in the front of the class).
Lecturer: Liz, what about you? What sort of projects have you worked on.
Me: Damnit don’t ask me.. ack ack, what have I worked on? Librivox sort of counts I guess but a book project is kind of small does it count? Should I mention it??
Me: *shakes head*
Lecturer: Are you sure? What about a wedding, or a party…?
Me: Ack… ok.. so I’ll mention Librivox.
Me: Um.. I do some volunteer work for Librivox, we record audio books, its a sort of.. um.. group effort…
Lecturer has baffled look on her face.
Lecturer: But how is this a project.
Me: Uh, we have different readers and er.. we release the books.
Lecturer: Ahh, yes so book releases, film releases that also is a project.. (etc etc rest of lecture)
Me: Ack ack!
I swear next time I’m going to go into the furthest part of the room and hide, its just scary! So very scary!