Volume 92, Issue 90

Thursday, March 18, 1999


Notions which have some flaws

It's time to hear the truth

Painfully interesting

Don't gear article towards idiots

Apology to the university community

Atrium flags aren't really flags

Don't gear article towards idiots

Re: Impressing the suits, March 3

To the Editor:

I've been in school for a while now and I've noticed every year around this time our campus papers start running articles on how to conduct an effective summer job search.

Having participated in a co-op program while doing my undergraduate degree, I was able to gain valuable work experience without having to go through all the job search related stress. I guess I was one of the lucky ones. Nevertheless, I do still enjoy reading what the experts have to say about the whole job search thing. But, let me tell you, if I have to read one more time about how inappropriate it is to dress like a slob or chew gum during an interview, I'll be swearing off job search articles forever.

Common sense dictates one should not show up to an employment interview in anything less than one's Sunday finest. The same goes for chewing gum. Anyone who actually needs to be told otherwise by the campus newspaper is, in my opinion, probably too stupid get the job anyway.

In the future, let's try to cater our employment advice to those segments of the student population who may actually be able to land a summer job without first undergoing some kind of reconstructive brain surgery.

Ryan Lock
Masters of Public Administration

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