The Buchtelite

6 things you should do this summer instead of interning

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

April 27, 2016

While many Zips may cross their required internship or co-op off their list this summer, others are faced with needing to fill in a list of what-to-do-for-four-months. Students who do not land their internship or co-op for the summer should not be discouraged, as there are semesters awaiting to b...

Students learn how to interact with employers

Students learn how to interact with employers

By Preston Davis, Writer

April 18, 2016

University of Akron students had the opportunity to gain helpful skills and engage with local businesses in a professional environment during Career Services’ Etiquette Dinner on April 13 in the Student Union Ballrooms. The etiquette dinner was a sold-out event with more than 190 students attending....

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...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

By Zaina Salem, Grant Morgan, and Dylan Reynolds

March 2, 2016

“The notion that you have to pick between what you love and paying the bills is absurd,” said Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and founding director of The University of Akron’s new EXL Center. A series of events to launch the EXL Center — short for Experiential Learning Center for E...

Make summer of 2016 matter

By Kaitlin Erdman, Student Writer

March 2, 2016

As we approach the halfway mark of the semester and roll into the summer, many Zips out there may be starting to wonder: how can I make this summer worthwhile? To some it will mean cramming in some extra classes to graduate early. Others may pledge to relax and enjoy four months of freedom. To many,...

Benefits of working on-campus

By Makenzie Logan, Student Writer

April 20, 2015

  Looking for a job can be a tedious task. Almost a job in itself. As students we have opportunities available to work on the UA campus. Most of the time they will even work around a student's class schedule. Whether an incoming freshman or heading into one's senior year, working on campus...

Inaccurate assessments lead to stigma against applicants

By Brianne Angell, Student Writer

April 6, 2015

Job applications – you need them to get a job, but sometimes filling them out is more stressful than the job search itself. After you plug in the demographic information, fill in the work experience, and try to find the Word document where you wrote down your references’ phone numbers, you are...

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’...

Traveling on a student budget

Traveling on a student budget

By Sara Syed

February 9, 2015

Are you a college student living on a budget that wants to travel and see the world? Students have to live within their means. As college students we are told to make the most out of the experience. When traveling, the journey can be the destination. Most of a student's time is devoted to school,...

“Black Experience” provides new way to learn

February 12, 2013

Chris Coon When students schedule their classes at The University of Akron, they have the option to do so under the guidance of their academic adviser or a course guide. Because of this option, students won’t pay attention to what the course description is all about. “I took the Black Experience...