I'm going to try to sign up for a Java programming class Summer Semester if I can. I need a prerequisite waved to do so and that requires an interview with the department chairman. Jeez, people. You'd think an e-mail exchange with the instructor would easily take care of that considering there are currently 15 seats still open in a class of 22. It's not like I'm trying to wheedle someone out of a seat. I don't have any personal interest in Java, but if you watch the classified ads for computer weenies, many want you to have had some Java experience. So I'll get me some Java experience, if it's not too dear.
Summer Semester is about the time I need to start sending resumés around, too. When I quit The Workplace of Tomorrow last year I sent a few around and interviewed a couple or three places. I thought I had been completely blown off, but about two months later, after I was already committed to my breakneck degree plan, here come phone calls and e-mails wanting me to come in and talk some more. That's also about how long it took T to get a solid offer or two after he started looking. So, if experience is any indicator, start looking eight to ten weeks before you seriously need to find something.
Now I must finish my Data Structures and Algorithms homework or die in the attempt. Just 'cause TVI's done don't mean I am.