“Oh, no! I didn’t get my resume printed on time!”
“My suit didn’t get dry cleaned; now I’m going to look all messy for the recruiters. Awesome…”
“Should I get business cards? I’m sure they’ll remember me without them…”
Yes, I have heard these things many times in my days here as a senior in the Collins College of Business. I don’t know what your thoughts are right now, but when I came to college, the furthest thing from my mind was looking for a job. Sure, I was living the high life in high school working at Chipotle, but I thought, “Well, I’m going to be an International Business and Spanish major, so I’ll study abroad, do an internship, and then do so well I’ll get hired by that company and not have to worry about searching.” Boy, was I wrong.
I once heard a really interesting quote, “Getting a job is actually a science.” You wouldn’t believe it at first. But think about it. Why do cities across the country have job fairs? Why do recruiters go visit colleges? Why do students polish their shoes, press their shirts/skirts, and why do they have professional legal pad binders holdings millions of resumes? It’s because that is the way people impress. Continue reading
Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes from Lilly K., a sophomore Nursing major from Dallas, Texas.
The Hillel is my home away from home. When I came to college I was afraid that I wasn’t going to be able to find a Jewish community that I loved as much as the one I had back home. A place where everyone knows your name and are glad that you showed up to services, the holiday celebration or a baby naming. As soon as I arrived at the Fall Activities Fair, I searched the rows of tables, looking for the one for the Hillel. I knew that I needed to stay connected to my faith and community in some way or another. Since the day I walked up to the table and put my name on the list, I haven’t stopped showing up.
So many people have made me feel welcome! Continue reading
I hope you guys are all keeping warm out there and finding the motivation to make it another week until Thanksgiving Break (if you happen to find some motivation, could I borrow some?)! A huge arctic front blew in on Monday night and the temperature is now wavering between the upper 20s and lowers 30s (nothing says ‘I’m a go-getter!’ like staying huddled under the covers of your bed). I’m currently in McFarlin Library sipping some hot chocolate (Mmmm!) which is definitely helping!
Today, I’d like to discuss something very near and dear to me: diversity! I happen to be Indian-American, as in I was born and raised here in the U.S. (shout out to anyone reading this who is from my home state of New Jersey!), but under the influence of Indian culture (my parents are both immigrants from India). My ethnic heritage is extremely important to me; therefore, it is essential that I be able to express my cultural identity, share it with others, and learn about others’ cultures. Continue reading