Thursday, April 10, 2008

So, I Got My Answer From Lucasfilm...

I got a phone call around 5:20 or so in the afternoon. I was walking back home from picking up some dinner, but I knew it was them (from the number) so I answered then and there.

....

What's that, you ask? What did they say?

I think a video can best summarize it.



...........

...Sooooo, yeah. No dice.

There are two points of consolation, though. First of all, I was not rejected because I was unfit, or even because I was not the best candidate. I was rejected because the marketing team decided they did not have the right amount/kind of work to hire an intern. So there was nothing that could be done. The second is that they passed my information onto LucasArts (the video game division) in the off (off) chance that they decide they could use a marketing intern. Still, even with these consolations, this seems like the job search equivalent of your girlfriend breaking up with you and saying, "Oh, it's not you, it's me."

Okay, let me be fair. The good folks at Lucasfilm went out of their way to try to open a position in the marketing team. I am eternally grateful for that, make no mistake. The fact that they couldn't find a place for me is not their fault; it's just business. And business is my business, so I need to live with it.

...Still, it makes me wish I had taken more pictures...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm really sorry Drew
You are gonna rock the world soon in the right place. I wish you luck on the longshot. Love you

Christopher said...

Lo siento mi amigo. I guess the labor market's a bit wacky right now anyways. Hopefully, LucasArts finds something. That means they liked you at least.

Wait, LucasArts? Wow, we'll have to become enemies then. My sister works at Midway. Not as a programmer though, I think she's in HR.

-Comrade Chavez

Rinoa said...

Video games, recently, are better than movies. But it still sucks not being hired as an intern...

oh, by the way, when a girl breaks up with you and says "it's not you, it's me" it means the opposite. it really was you, not her.

Anonymous said...

Too Bad, You would have been a great summertime asset to their group. Their loss.......

May the force be with you, grasshopper....

Squall said...

I have developed feelings of intense hatred for you, as a result of your many videogame related intern opportunities, I'd kill for a chance to work at LucasArts, I really would.