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A student re-ported that their bicyclewas stolen from outsidethe townhouses on Nov.7.
A studentreported that their ve-hicle was tampered withwhile it was parked in theWest Dana parking lot onNov. 11.
Astudent reported thatproperty was damaged inDana Hall.
Friday, Nov. 16is the last day towithdraw with aW or W/F fromfull-term and 2ndseven weekclasses.
Similar changes in the situation
accompanied by ctional expla
-nations designed to replicate the
experience of homeless people will
continue throughout the night until5:30 a.m.
The proceeds from the week willgo to a homeless shelter for localfamilies, Serving Others World
wide (SOW). SOW was closedrecently, but the proceeds will stillgo towards its scheduled reopen
ing next year.
According to Miles, “The pro-
ceeds from the Hunger Banquet arestill going to SOW and there willalso be a donation jar at Homelessfor a Night. From what I’ve heard
the Buddhist Studies Group also
put together a donation box to helpus out at their event Monday. Fromwhat I understand there are plansto reopen next year.”Miles expressed her hope aboutthe nancial success of the week.“The week itself is always prettysuccessful,” Miles said. “Berry stu
dents by nature have a heart for ser
vice and that comes out when yousponsor a whole week of opportu
nities like this. The group is newthis year and we are excited to seeif numbers change as a result.”
Lead paint poisoning affectsover one million children today.
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“Obviously, the more peopleyou are connected with, the richerthe experience is going to be,”
Tarpley said. “People can use it
for job search and for businessesin order to make appropriate salestransactions. So obviously collegestudents are starting with a much
smaller base, but they can use it in
the same way.”Massey said LinkedIn is anopportunity for college studentsto see how their connections got
to their current positions.
“I think it gives you the rst
step at beginning to understand
what people are doing, whattypes of careers that professionalshave and the path they took to getthere,” Massey said. “If you con
nect with someone, you see theirhistory from college to their cur
-rent position. So you can begin tosee their path to their current situ-ation, and that might help you see
how they got there.”Director of the Berry Enter
prise Student Team (BEST) MaryChambers said she uses Linke
dIn to her advantage by buildingon the connections she makes at
“Right now I’m trying to justget connected with everyone Imeet, and I have recommenda
tions from people I’ve workedwith,” Chambers said. “So I’m just building that network so thathopefully when I graduate, if anemployer wants to know more
about me than my applicationand resume, they can go on there
and see who I know and maybetalk to one of those people or look at those recommendations.”Tarpley said one of the benetsLinkedIn offers that she thinksstudents do not use often enoughis the group feature.“If you join a group, you’reautomatically connecting withpeople in your area of expertise,”
Tarpley said. “As you listen to
conversation, you’re learningand developing vocabulary foryour eld, hearing about current
trends and seeing better prac-
tices, so you’re a better-preparedindividual when it comes tointerviewing.”
Massey said that Berry has an
unofcial LinkedIn group thatwas started by an alum as well asan ofcial group that was startedapproximately six months agoand is run by Berry’s Public Rela
“Do some research and ndsome groups and see what they’retalking about,” Massey said. “Itwill generate ideas in terms of what you want to do with yourcareer, and you may nd peoplewho want to hire you.”Massey said his advice to stu
dents would be to use LinkedIn asa research tool to gure out where
opportunities are.“It helps you get potential
names and contacts with how youwould apply for jobs,” Masseysaid. “It’s true that for most jobsin the world, it boils down towho you know and your connec
tions. It’s a way to make sure yourresume gets to the right place.”Tarpley said approximately80 percent of employers look atapplicants’ online presence, andthat students with professionaland prepared proles stand betterchances of getting jobs.“Your prole is essentiallyyour online resume,” Tarpleysaid. “There’s a feature where you
can just upload your resume, and
it will create your prole for you, but you can also tailor it to howyou want it to look.”The Career Center website hasa section about how to use Linke
-dIn, including tutorials, a learn-
ing center, tools, features and tips.
Tarpley said one suggestion on
the site is weekly status updates.“If you’re constantly updating,then people know you’re doinggreat things, making smart com
ments based on other people’s
posts and that this is something
important to you,” Tarpley said.“And it keeps your name and facein front of people.”
Massey said that rather than
connecting with strangers, Linke
dIn is best used for connectingwith people whom you have
“There has to be some kind of relationship in advance for thatto really work,” Massey said. “Itshould be an extension of whatyou already have.”
Deer take a break and enjoy the cool weather
The students aren’tthe only ones enjoy-ing the cool weather. As winter quicklyapproaches, the deerare taking full advan-tage of the last bit of fall by lounging in the
grassy felds around
campus. Watch out forgroups of deer crossingthe roads during thecold season while driv-ing on campus.
CONTRIBUTED BY CANDLER HOBBS
Faculty and staff give students advice onhow to use LinkedIn to their advantage