Today, February 22nd, 2021, is scary, exciting, troubling, and stressful for a lot of us sophomores. Today, we officially declare our majors. And although the action is as simple as clicking a couple buttons on WebSTAC, it is a day where many of us have to sit down and think about our futures. Some people […]
Women in STEM Panel
My favorite thing about being a STEM major is the fact that I am a woman majoring in STEM. I love that I defied the odds and chose a major that is usually chosen by men. Everyday, I’m reminded that I am serving as a representation that it can be done. I am sure I’m […]
Countless cover letters: Applying for summer internships
Yes, it is true that you will receive far more nos than yesses. I definitely did. But what people don’t tell you is that the most common response you will receive will be absolute silence. Even after follow up emails, the large majority of places I contacted never responded to me. For a while it felt like I was shouting into the void, and every day I lost a little bit of hope of ever getting that miraculous “yes.” And then I did.
Meet the Creators’…Gallery
Crushed egg. Splat. Piano keys. Clang. Comedic skit. Clap. Clap. Clap. These are the visual images displayed before you. A soft hum of a gentle voice, flowing from a girl warming up before her performance. Rustling of paper as two guys prepare to set the scene for a small play. The clanging of folding, metal […]
A Not So Hidden Gem
The Career Center at Wash U has many helpful resources for students, but its work groups are some of its best resources. While work groups now represent a variety of interests, from engineering to entertainment, the government and public policy work group was the first of its kind. Students and faculty created it to provide […]
Internship Stories: Surprise! You’re a Committee Head!
You can’t know everything about an internship from the application, and this was definitely the case with my internship at Summerbridge. The night I arrived in Hong Kong, I got an email saying that I was selected for a leadership position I didn’t even know existed.
Heading to Hong Kong: How I Chose My Internship
It is always so difficult to choose what to do for the summer! Here is how I came to my plan for this summer and how it fits in with my present career goals.
Speaker Events: How to learn about fascinating topics you might know nothing about
Featuring: Dr. Jonathan D. Pollack from the Brookings Institution speaking on North Korea + my love of lectures
Planning your Career: WUSTL and Beyond
Washington University’s full-service Career Center helps students find jobs, internships.
Three questions with student entrepreneur Shea Gouldd
At age 3, Shea Gouldd knew who Emeril Lagasse was. “When I was a toddler, I used to watch cooking shows instead of cartoons,” says the class of 2017 entrepreneurship major. By the time she was in seventh grade, Gouldd was an avid baker.
Real Talk: Internships and Resumes
Now that I’m in my final year at school, resumes and job applications are a very salient worry for me. The last thing I want to do is graduate from WashU and then immediately find myself in my parents’ house again with no career prospects. It’s especially nerve racking when I hear that my friends […]
NYC Summer: Adult Edition
Before I left for school, my grand-little came to visit me in New York. While we were catching up, she referred to me as an adult. I was shocked hearing this. If someone younger than me perceives me as an adult, then I’m officially an adult, right?
Thoughts From A Recent WashU Grad
Hey there. It’s me, Dera, college graduate. Yup, that happened. As of Friday, May 20, 2016, I am a WashU alum. It feels like it wasn’t too long ago that I was a high school freshman dreaming of life after college, but actually that was eight years ago. Eight years. Like, almost a decade has gone by […]
Prague Updates: Internship Interviews
So class has started today. It was a nice weekend but, of course, they never last as long as you want them to and before I knew it I was back in class getting lectured at again. I finished before 1 though so I was able to come back and just relax, get some food […]
First Career Fair Experience
When I was freshman, I kept using the excuse that I was a freshman to avoid thinking about my future. I would immediately try to change the topic whenever someone mentioned scary words like “resume” and “internship.” Don’t get me wrong, I care a lot about my future—I just did not want to worry about it yet.