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Preparing For Aus

It’s official! I am flying out to Australia on Monday, June 10th!!! Everything is coming together and starting to become very real to me. It’s such a crazy feeling to think that “Send BMAC Down Under” all started as just an idea one day after finding out about the contest and now, 3 months later, I am in the Top 3 for Chief Funster and off to Australia!!!! I haven’t started packing yet, but that’s because there are a few more things happening before I can focus on that…

Tomorrow I am headed to the Massachusetts State House with my parents and best friend Pats (who has been my next door neighbor since I was born) to meet with State Representative Jeff Roy to get a tour of the State House and have an official send off from Boston to Aus! I can’t give away all the details yet though because Jeff has been keeping most of it a surprise! I am SO excited for my trip to Boston tomorrow and can’t wait to see Jeff! If you haven’t done so already yet, be sure to follow my on Twitter to get live updates from my State House visit! Tweet @BMAC_DownUnder using #ChiefFunster and #bestjobs.


Massachusetts State House in Boston

I am also waiting for the arrival of the iPad that my parents ordered me as a gift for graduating college! It is supposed to arrive this week and I can’t wait to set it up so it is ready for my long flight to Aus! Thanks Mom and Dad!!!

I’m not just sitting on my butt waiting for all of these things to happen though…preparing to impress Australia to become Chief Funster is serious business!  Here’s a peek into how I’ve been training for the land down under:

The next 5 days will be busy as I prepare to head down under, so not sure how many more blogs I’ll be able to post from now until then. Recently I’ve been posting more on Facebook and Twitter so definitely check out my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter!



You might also want to follow the Chief Funster on Facebook and Twitter because I might be running those social media accounts one day 😉

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Thoughts Leading Up To The Shortlist Announcement


Saw this lazy guy at Roger Williams Zoo the summer entering my freshman year at Marist with hopes that I’d be able to go abroad for a semester in Australia. I wasn’t able to go abroad because of professional responsibilities to my college, so when I heard about this contest, I saw it as my second chance.


If it’s meant to be, it will be. I know it’s out of my hands now. I submitted my entry video and have gone even further with creating the Send BMAC Down Under campaign. My emotions have been all over the place. Sometimes I’m really excited and anxious to hear the results of the contest and feel like I can’t wait any longer and other times I know I just need to keep doing what I do everyday and the results will come along soon enough.  I’m so lucky to have such a great support system. My family, friends and everyone else at my college have been so helpful and interested in everything that I am doing with the contest and my campaign. It keeps the momentum going and my excitement about Australia grows every day.  I keep having day dreams of where I’ll be if [and when] I get the email that I advance to the next round.  It’s crazy to think that in only 4 days I’ll either have a shot at getting this job of a lifetime or going back to the old drawing boards of applying to positions in social media and advertising back home. I wish there was more I could do to show the judges just how much the position of Chief Funster means to me and how I’d rock it in Sydney. I am only one month away from graduating Marist College with a Communications- Advertising major and Business minor. Between my education and all my extra curricular activities, I am more than fully prepared to be Chief Funster. Hopefully I’ve impressed the judges and in 4 days I’ll be announcing that I am one of the top 25 in the runnings for Chief Funster! Fingers (and toes) crossed everyone! Stay tuned!