The Buchtelite

Post-graduation depression

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016

Congratulations, you’ve made it through college. It’s a huge accomplishment for anyone. It’s the initial step in the pursuit of a career that will bring you closer to your life’s goals. This is the time to get a job where you actually look forward to going into work because you love what you...

Make the Career Fair work for you

Make the Career Fair work for you

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

September 15, 2016

  Want to hire into a field that aligns with your major or area of study? The University of Akron’s upcoming Career Fairs, all taking place in the Student Union, will put students in direct contact with companies looking for internships or full-time employment. The Career Fairs cater to a...

Time to get seasonal at Job Fair

Time to get seasonal at Job Fair

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 16, 2016

Balancing a full load of classes and a full-time job can be challenging and exhausting. To allow students to explore their options, The University of Akron’s Career Center hosted a Part-time and Seasonal Job Fair on March 15 in the Student Union. This free event gave students the opportunity to...

Flexibility

By Melissa Lawrence, Student Writer

March 16, 2016

In today’s society, majority of college students are working while they are in college to help them pay for their schooling, or just to make some extra money. Usually wherever they are working, their place of employment attempts to work around the times they are in class, but what happens when their...

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

March 7, 2016

It is known that women are underrepresented in STEM fields, but an event held every year at The University of Akron is working to change that.   Last Saturday, UA held the 2016 Kid’s Career Day in the Student Union. This event, sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, was a half...

Career Services amid Career Fairs

Career Services amid Career Fairs

By Dylan Reynolds

February 24, 2016

This year’s engineering and general career fairs were planned in part by Career Services, the new name of what was formerly the Career Center, which is transitioning into a division of The University of Akron’s new EXL center. A previous Buchtelite article misstated that the EXL center was replacin...

Experiencing diversity abroad

Experiencing diversity abroad

By Wesley Harrington, Student Writer

February 10, 2016

My name is Wesley Harrington and I am a graduating senior here at The University of Akron. I had the opportunity to study abroad in London, England, in the fall of 2014 at Richmond University. The campus is located in the borough of Kensington, which is on the west side of the city. During my five mon...

Why cultural diversity matters in college

Why cultural diversity matters in college

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 3, 2016

Throughout the month of February, students here at The University of Akron are encouraged to join in and celebrate Black History Month. It is a time of the year where the student body and surrounding communities are educated on the knowledge, pride, understanding, and empowerment of the African-Amer...

Putting your best foot forward

Putting your best foot forward

By Sofia Syed and Zaina Salem

October 7, 2015

Yesterday was the one day on campus when hearing the ubiquitous click and clack of dress shoes is not uncommon. The UA Internship and Career Fair was held in the Union Ballroom for students and alumni and provided the chance to showcase themselves to potential employers. The Internship Fair ran ear...

Connections to the career world

Connections to the career world

By Christopher Seifert, Writer

September 24, 2015

UA will host its annual fall Career Fair Week in the Student Union from October 6 to 8.   All students and alumni are invited to attend the fair for free and no pre-registration is necessary. The Career Fair Week is a great opportunity for students to showcase their talents and strengths to potential empl...

How passions, values, and goals shape your career

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

September 23, 2015

If your interests and values are well-matched to your field of study, then you are likely to be happy and successful. But for many students, interests change over time, passions are discovered or lost, and the old job may no longer seem such a good fit. If you are in this position, a good starting point...

Some advice for freshmen

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

September 10, 2015

As we transition into yet another school year, the editorial staff of The Buchtelite would like to introduce ourselves and offer our sincere advice to first-year students. We hope to give insight on who makes this paper possible, and we wish everyone a successful fall semester. ____________________...

Students get sneak peak into what real world offers

Students get sneak peak into what real world offers

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 13, 2015

With graduation approaching soon for many UA students, the question of what to do after college has been becoming more apparent. The Akron chapter of the American Advertising Federation hosted an event on April 9 in Polsky Room 567 called “Welcome to the Real World.” This Q & A style event...

Internships: Worth or waste of time?

Internships: Worth or waste of time?

By Keirsten Heckel, Student Writer

April 6, 2015

There is one thing that seems to weigh on every student’s mind as they move further into their major: internships. Trying to find an internship is a stressful process for students and the “I” word seems to be a dark cloud that constantly hovers over the student body. College puts this idea in students’...

Students seek opportunities at spring Career Fair

Students seek opportunities at spring Career Fair

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

February 25, 2015

  Students gathered at the Student Union ballrooms on Wednesday, Feb. 25 for the All-Campus UA Career Fair. UA’s Career Center holds this event each semester. Wednesday’s fair was for students of all majors, except students pursuing science and engineering degrees—their career fair took...

‘Working on Purpose’ helps students focus on career goals

‘Working on Purpose’ helps students focus on career goals

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

October 15, 2014

  The Counseling and Testing Center hosted the “Working on Purpose (Deciding on a Major or Career)” workshop in Simmons Hall Conducted by Kai-Rai Prewitt, and Michael Cadaret, both carry a master in art. The seminar held on Monday, Oct. 13 focused on the exploration of students’ interests,...

Climbing the career ladder

April 2, 2013

Kelsey Yanders As we get into the middle or end of our college career, the time comes to start searching for an internship. I am currently going through this process, and it can definitely be a stressful one. However, getting an internship is a great way to “test the waters” in your particular ...

Athletic training goes beyond stereotypes

March 21, 2013

Matthew Balsinger buchtelitesportseditor@uakron.edu Think of the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of athletic trainers. You may have an image in your head of some sport you idolize, or some dumb jocks who are just interested in working out all day while trying to sell you some sort...

Internships are the way to go

October 10, 2011

By: Claire Sadler Internships are notorious for giving students the chance to relate their information to real world atmospheres. This makes individuals capable of developing skills which will help them enhance their performance in the workforce. Many students don’t realize how important it is to plan for their future until that day is st...