“Been away so long I hardly knew the place. Gee, it’s good to be back home.”

– The Beatles, ‘Back In The USSR’

Finish my summer job: check. Unpack my posters, clothing, and food: check. Spend hours putting together my IKEA furniture: check. Buy my schoolbooks: …almost check.

And just like that, summer is officially over. Classes are back in session and campus is bustling. Before you know it, you’ll be back in the swing of getting up early, going to classes, savoring free periods, and seeing your friends in the Barbelin courtyard.

For those who are new to SJU, whether you’re a freshman or a transfer,

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“The world’s my home when I’m mobile.”

– The Who, ‘Going Mobile’

I’m writing this to you from a café in Kraków, Poland. It’s nighttime here; back in the States it’s mid-afternoon.

Everything feels just a little bit backwards. My parents are often just falling asleep at midnight when I’m waking up at six in the morning. Trams run on tracks above ground, unlike SEPTA, which rides the rails below Philadelphia. Obiad, the largest meal, is eaten at midday, contrary to more filling American dinners eaten later in the evening. Ice cream, or lody, seems to comprise more than half of Krakowians’ food pyramid,

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The Big Minor Decision, Financial Planning

 

It is okay for a student to not have their future planned out. Every future plan that I have is completely tentative. Coming into Saint Joseph’s, it is not necessary for students to know what they would like to do with their career. Saint Joseph’s will offer many new and unique experiences that will help students grow. The purpose and fun of college is figuring out what you want to do as you go along.

A minor is helpful and can help students learn about a career and not just a job. It can be related to your major or completely unrelated.

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My Time at Bleacher Creatures

 

When I began my internship with Bleacher Creatures this summer, I had no clue what to expect from this experience. Many questions surfaced. What will be expected of me? What will the next 11 to 12 weeks entail? What will I take away from the internship?

All I can say is my internship was an amazing experience and would like to thank Bleacher Creatures for the opportunity to intern with such a dynamic company this summer. It was an experience that afforded me a chance to work with and learn from a knowledgeable and experienced staff,

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50 Questions I have entering Senior Year

With only a few weeks before school, I have a lot of questions about what will happen in the year(s) to come.

  1. What happened to the last three years?
  2. Can I go back to junior year?
  3. Is this really my last summer vacation?
  4. Can I remain 21 forever?
  5. Will the year go by too fast?
  6. Or go by too slow?
  7. What am I going to do after graduation?
  8. Should I go to grad school?
  9. Where I am going to live after graduation?

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How to build a network!

If you are like any other college student when first searching for a job or internship you come to the realization that you have absolutely zero connections. Well, that is an easy problem to fix and this blog will touch on the three of the best ways to make the connections that you need to get recognized.

Before we begin to discuss strategies to gain connections, one must understand the main component which will assist you in this process and that is confidence. The dictionary defines confidence as the full trust: belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing: belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities.

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My Summer Internship…

This summer I have been interning for a local company called Bleacher Creatures. For those who have never heard of Bleacher Creatures, they make plush figures of sports players, as well as entertainment icons. Bleacher Creatures creates each figure to represent the uniqueness of the individual. From there small beginning in 2011, the company has grown to what it is today with partnerships with the NLB, MBA, NFL and MLS with more then 1000 player dolls, along with additional licensing deals with DC Comics and Warner Bros.

Interning at Bleacher Creatures so far has been a blast!

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The LSAT…

When thinking about graduation and the plans after college, many people question what is the next step of the journey? Some may start their careers while others will attend graduate school to further their degree. For me, part of the journey has always been to attend law school. The preparation for law school begins with the LSAT’s. For those who do not know, the LSAT is the Law School Admission Test. The test essentially is to see where you stand in the law school admission process. Scores range from 120 to 180 with the typical median score of 150. In June of this year,

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“Well, there’s too many people, and they’re all too hard to please.”

– Bob Dylan, ‘Mixed-Up Confusion’ 

I’ve noticed lately on this blog that people have been writing about their majors, and I realized I’d recently written a piece in that same vein. This originally appeared on Femsplain, a website that serves as a community for anyone who identifies as female to share their stories and receive support.

I believe, though, that the topic of the piece transcends gender; it’s something many college students can relate to, as a great deal of students have likely been made to feel insecure about their choice of major at one time or another,

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“And I need a job, so I want to be a paperback writer.”

– The Beatles, ‘Paperback Writer’

…Well, not exactly a paperback writer; more so a music journalist.

And that’s precisely how I’ll be spending a good chunk of my summer, thanks to an internship I’m doing with REBEAT magazine, an online publication centering around “mid-century music, culture, and lifestyle.” If you know me (or at least if you’ve taken a glance at my bio) you’ll understand how excited I am about this opportunity.

The last thing I expected to do this summer was find a suitable internship position;

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