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THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
Strong storms. 80percent chance orain. Wind E at 14mph.
Stormy weather is lame.
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Cloudy. 10 percentchance o rain.Wind NNW at 18mph.
Where’s the silver lining?
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Mostly sunny. 10percent chance orain. Wind WNWat 20 mph.
Sweepin’ the clouds away.
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Thursday, April 18Friday, April 19Tuesday, April 16Wednesday, April 17
Resumes or Interviews
Pearson Hall, Room 204
9 a.m. - noon
Free resume workshop to makesure your resume is updated andocused on helping you achieve yourcareer goals.
Celebrating Ronald Johnsonand Poetry in Kansas
Spencer Research Library
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
In celebration o NationalPoetry Month, the Spencer ResearchLibrary will display the work o Kansasnative Ronald Johnson. There will bea cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. andpoetry readings at 6 p.m. The eventis ree, but RSVPs are requested.Contact Rachel Karwas (email@example.com) to RSVP.
Screening o “Corporate FM”
7 - 9 p.m.
KJHK and SUA will host a screen-ing and discussion o the documentary“Corprate FM,” directed by KU AlumniKevin McKinney.
Gun Control: Freedom vs. Saety
Dole Institute o Politics
The Dole Institute Advisory Boardhosts a discussion on gun control. Patri-cia Stoneking, president o the KansasRie Association, and Allen Rostron,ormer senior sta attorney at The BradyCenter to Prevent Gun Violence, willspeak.
Tea at Three
Celebrate the imminentweekend with a cup o tea and somegood company.
Arican World DocumentaryFilm Festival
7 - 10 p.m.
: Wescoe Hall, Rooms 3139and 3140
The Kansas Arican Stud-ies Center hosts screenings o flmselections or the Arican WorldDocumentary Film Festival Thursdaythrough Saturday. Thursday’s flms are“Woodstock in Timbuktu - The Art oResistance” rom 7 - 8:30 p.m. and“War Don Don” rom 8:35 - 10 p.m.
ISA International AwarenessWeek - 61st Annual Festival o Na-tions
Kansas Union, WoodruAuditorium
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Check out this ree interna-tional talent show, and enjoy talentsranging rom ute to dance.
University Theatre, the KUSchool o Music and KU Opera pres-ent: “La Boheme” by Giacomo Puccini
Craton-Preyer Theatre,Murphy Hall
7:30 - 9 p.m.
Tickets are $10 or thisclassic operatic work perormed byUniversity students.
With the end o the school yeararound the corner, both employ-ers and students are preparingor summer internships. Whethermajoring in business, journalism,graphic design or engineering,there are opportunities or any student, said Erin Wolram, assis-tant director o career networksat the University Career Center.Here are 10 tips students shouldknow beore diving into theirinternships.
1. It’s not too late to apply
Although the prime time toapply or an internship is January through mid-April, companiesare still hiring, Wolram said.Students can cold-call companiesor ind postings on the KU CareerConnection website. Even locally,Debbie Snyder, senior humanresource consultant at newspaperpublisher he World Company,said the Lawrence Journal-Worldis still hiring or a couple internsor its news department.
2. naIl the IntervIew
During an interview, Wolramsaid students should use pastexperiences to explain theirskills and abilities or the job.Additionally, she said, researchingthe background o the company shows your level o interest in apotential employer.“Let your employer know why you’re interested in an opportuni-ty in their organization,” Wolramsaid.Regardless o whether you’reoered a position, Wolram said,always send a personal thank-younote or email ater an interview.
3. Dress for success
Wolram recommends wearinga suit to an interview, but shesaid business casual is acceptedin most industries. At he WorldCompany, business casual is thedress code or interns and regularemployees alike.“Employees are expected tomaintain an appropriate appear-ance that is business-like, neat andclean and as determined by therequirements o the area in whichthe employee works,” Snyder said.
4. Don’t be afraID to move
While many internships areavailable in the Lawrence orKansas City areas, others may require temporarily relocating.Ater accepting an oer to work as a hardware engineering internor Microsot, Joseph Sandt, asenior rom Kansas City, Mo.,realized he would have to move toSeattle or the summer. In Sandt’scase, the company has arrangedhis housing near the oice.“he only Microsot campusdoing hardware engineering is inSeattle,” Sandt said. “For the jobI’m doing, moving to headquar-ters is necessary.”
5. act professIonally
Besides dressing as a proes-sional, students should alsoremember to act the part.“You only get one chance tomake a good impression,” Snydersaid. “Attitude speaks loud andclear, so come in with a positiveattitude.”As or knowing how to reer toyour boss, Snyder said many man-agers will introduce themselves by their preerred name.“I recommend asking yourboss how they would preer to beaddressed, i still unclear,” Snydersaid.
6. be prepareD to Do real work
he days o interns doingmenial tasks such as iling paper-work or getting coee or theirsuperiors are over, said DavidByrd-Stadler, director o employ-er relations & MBA career ser- vices at the University’s School o Business.“Many companies will hireinterns to work on special projectsor to perorm the same or simi-lar duties as regular employees,”Snyder said.
7. Don’t be afraID to speak up
Even though students may beinterns, their ideas are still val-ued.“Interns can provide a reshperspective, new ideas and tech-nology to the company,” Snydersaid. “Interns and employees bothhave an opportunity to shareinormation and learn rom oneanother.”
8. treat the InternshIp lIke a three-month IntervIew
Despite internships being tem-porary positions, Byrd-Stadlersaid many companies are lookingor uture ull-time employees.“Internships have become thisreal-world experience or stu-dents and an eight-to-12-week interview or the company,” Byrd-Stadler said.
9. work at a place you lIke
While Byrd-Stadler recom-mends applying or internshipsconsistent with a students’ degree,he also suggests applying any-where a student interested inworking.“In a lot o places, a collegedegree is essential, but there’s nospeciic major they need,” Byrd-Stadler said.
10. learn what you Don’t want to Do
Kylie Sheehy, a senior romDetroit, learned a lot rom hermechanical engineering intern-ship at MarkWest Energy in ulsa,Okla., last summer. She realizedshe wanted a job where she coulduse her communication skills— which was not a part o herexperience — especially now thatshe is preparing to graduate andsearch or a ull-time position.“I ound doing standard engi-neering work draining,” Sheehy said. “Because o the experience, Idecided I wanted to go into engi-neering sales.”
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TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Sam Brown-back will visit leaders and studentsat public universities and collegesaround Kansas to discuss his supportor higher education unding.The Republican governor says in arelease Monday that protecting highereducation unding must be a priorityas the state makes spending decisionsor the next two budget years.Brownback’s tentative schedulebegins with stops April 22 at WichitaState University and Butler Commu-nity College and concludes May 6 atKansas State University.Kansas legislators are still workingon the state budget or the fscal yearthat starts July 1. They return May 8rom a break that began April 5.Brownback says all state agenciesmust fnd efciencies but believeshigher education spending mustremain level.
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KU Students or Justice in theMiddle East (KU SJME) heldtheir rst “Justice Caé,” an eve-ning lled with social commen-tary by students and perormers,Monday evening in the Woodruf Auditorium o the Kansas Union.“Justice Caé is an event nighto spoken word and slam poetry,”said Salman Husain, a sopho-more rom Wichita and the eventcoordinator or KU SJME. “Temain ocus is about social justiceand solidarity. We had a lineupo student perormers rom di-erent backgrounds to talk abouttheir lie experiences.”Mugabi Byenkya, a junior,started of his poem with a shrillscream to emphasize the emo-tions and struggles o what livingin ear o oppression is like.Stanisha “Nisha” Lott, knownby her stage name, Nisha Star,used reestyle to convey her emo-tions in her perormance.“Swallow your pride and digestthis knowledge; higher educationisn’t just college. Stop saying youcome rom nothing because youcome rom something,” Lott said.Te eatured artist was re-nowned spoken-word poet RemiKanazi, a Palestinian-Americanbased in New York City whospoke about oppression in hisperormance.KU SJME is a new organizationon campus. Its goal is to empha-size the perspectives o social jus-tice not only in the Middle East,but across the world.“Tere are problems that areuniversal to all humans acrossevery border,” Husain said. “Wewant to build coalitions and rep-resent all diferent walks o lie.”Over the last three weeks, KUSJME has been promoting theevent. Te group partnered withthe Black Student Union, the His-panic American Leadership Or-ganization and other student co-alitions ocused on social issues.Husain hopes that the eventwill be even bigger next year andthat students who attend will beindividually inspired to makechanges in their lives that afectthe society around them.
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Mugabi Byenka wakes the audience when he recites a poem screaming at thefrst Justice Caé meeting, a social commentary held by KU Students or Justicein the Middle East. Byenka’s poem demonstrated the struggles o living in earand oppression.
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