No fear gap year guide
With graduation comes a mixed bag of emotions. There’s the happiness of all the nights spent in the library slaving over organic chemistry finally coming to an end with a neat and impressive diploma, the sadness of leaving behind the spirited blue and white adorned streets of UConn, the fear of what lies ahead of you. The summer, which was once anticipated with delight, now looms in front of many graduates, a symbol of their foray into the “real world.” While the work force is an excellent goal for many graduates, many students are unprepared to jump right in or need a little time for self-discovery before committing to a lifetime of work. Enter the Gap Year.
More than a résumé
Now that the end of the semester and the end of college in the case of seniors, is here, it’s time (or past time) for many to sharpen their pencils and apply to jobs or internships. For seniors, the need for a job is obvious, but I’ve been told that it’s easy to underestimate the importance of getting an internship while still in college. Landing a good internship can really improve your chances of getting a job after graduation. Either way, an important part of the application process is the cover letter, which gives the chance for the applicant to be more to the company than just another résumé.
Highly anticipated ‘Iron Man 3’ not worth the hype
“Iron Man 3” is really a victim of its own hype. It’s one of the most anticipated movies of 2013 and had the second biggest opening weekend of all time. Being the first solo film to follow “The Avengers,” it had a lot to live up to. The film not only fails to live up to “The Avengers,” but it fails to live up to the most disliked Avenger movies like “Iron Man 2” and “Captain America.” This is the kind of movie you make when you know beyond any doubt it will make $1 billion dollars regardless of quality.
Looking back, then and now
A university, like the people in it, is a quickly evolving place. The Class of 2013 is leaving a very different UConn from the one they first entered in 2009.