10 o’clock list: Things to Tell your Friends You Did when You Didn’t Do Anything This Summer

Teenage boy eating sweets.

A picture of me, bored during the summer (via telegraph.co.uk)

It’s that time of year again – when you see your friends for the first time in months, asking them how their summer was before you could stop yourself from avoiding the topic. You know what comes next: how was your summer? We all know you didn’t really do anything important or impressive, so here are some things to tell your friends when they inevitably (albeit half-heartedly) ask how you spent the last three months. Continue reading

Summer Internships vs. Jobs

This could be you!

 

In this last stretch before spring break, Kenyon students seem busier than ever, whether its Comps, midterms, or applications for various summer programs. Despite the daily snow flurries and sub-zero temperatures, this time in the semester has Kenyon students looking ahead to the warmer months and wondering what they will be doing in that time off (unless they’re seniors, in which case they’re looking ahead to the next several years!). There are many options available to us as Kenyon students, depending on our budgets and our geographical location. We can work, travel, intern, or sit home and watch Netflix for three months. But at the end of the day, most of us will either find jobs or internships. Continue reading

Do it Tonight: State Department Information Session

Dear run of the mill Kenyon student,

If you have ever stop and thought to yourself, man, I would love a career with the Department of State, then we have the info session for you! Jim Ellickson-Brown will be returning to campus to discuss the myriad internships and fellowship opportunities that the Department of State currently offers. If you are a little unsure you can go to their website and see what area of the department is made for you. You don’t want to miss this.

  • What: The Department of State Information Session
  • When: Monday, September 8th (Tonight) at 6:00pm
  • Where: Olin Auditorium

How to Be A Grown-Up: Asking Professors For Recommendations

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Look at these semi-happy, business-casual-attired professionals. Don’t you want to join them? (via Wikimedia Commons)

It’s that time of year again — the snow hasn’t even melted but your inbox is already clogging up with emails from your mom, all with the panicked subject line “APPLY FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIPS — Email Aunt Tanya’s friend about the thing!!! xOxo love you please do this ASAP.” If you don’t have a well-connected Aunt Tanya to hustle you straight into a ~*~*~dreamy~*~*~ D.C. nonprofit internship, though, the ins and outs of summer employment-chasing can be a little tricky. Read on for a guide to one of the most important parts of job/internship-securing — gettin’ that elusive, much-needed professor rec.

  • First, identify the professor of your choice. Ideally, it should be someone who thinks you’re at least OK.  Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

The Underwoods made an appearance at Philander's Ball.

The Underwoods made an appearance at Philander’s Ball.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were at high school prom Philander’s Ball:

The Lead Story: Season 2 of Netflix’s House of Cards came out early Friday morning. If you’re looking for hard news, there’s plenty after the jump. In the world of fake political drama, however, House of Cards gave viewers plenty to talk about. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here (not a spoiler). Here’s a recap of episode 1 “Hunt or be hunted.” Fans should also check out these slow-mo House of Card Instagram vids. Or this piece on why you should watch the original British version of the show. According Variety, at least 15% of Netflix subscribers watched the first episode on Friday. That’s a ton of people. Again, real news after the jump folks.

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With Obama’s Invitation, President Decatur Commits Kenyon to Low-Income Affordability

White House Gate

Today Present Sean Decatur was one of  140 college presidents, business leaders and non-profit executives to meet with President Obama with the goal of increasing college affordability for low-income students. At the summit, the White House released a list of new commitments Kenyon and others agreed to make. Continue reading