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Interview/Internship Hacks for the Frazzled College Student

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It's spring semester which means that for many college students, the search for an internship is on. I know for me, the worry of how I need to find a summer internship is constantly nagging me at the back on my mind, especially since I am set to graduate next year. Here are some interview/internship tips in order to help you score that perfect summer internship.

1. Don't be afraid to reach out to people. 

I actually have had the best experience connecting with people and getting internships when I reached out to them personally. For example, I got my current internship by emailing one of the editors at the publication. It is better to reach out to them rather than just submitting a job application because that way you are not just another application added on the pile. You are unique. I met with a news radio business, and I emailed them that I was interested in working with them and I included my resume, and they seemed very impressed. They like to know that you really care. However, don't slide into the company's social media DMs, that's weird.

2. Get your resume critiqued. 

It took me until this year to realize that your resume should not be three pages long, no matter how much job experience you have. I was wondering why I wasn't hearing back from employers, and I think it was because my resume was originally not the best format wise. It's important to get your resume looked over by someone you trust, whether it be a mentor, an advisor, or even a friend. I had my mom and a Career Center advisor look over my resume, and both of them were able to help me get my resume up to shape (and on only one page!)

3. APPLY APPLY APPLY

In order to give yourself options, it is important to apply to as many of relevant internships as possible. That way, if you don't get one internship, you have a plan B, C, and maybe even D. And if you don't get one internship, don't give up! There will be other internship options out there for you.

4. Don't be afraid to brag on yourself. 

In any job application or job interview, don't be afraid to brag on yourself. You have to sell yourself, meaning harping on your good qualities. The job employer wants to know why they should hire you, so tell them. Make sure what qualities you mention relates to the job you are applying for. If you are applying for a social media internship, tell them your experience in photography or social media marketing or whichever classes you have taken that relates to this. Bring up qualities that would be valuable to the job/internship you are applying for.

5. Dress the part. 

Make sure that you make a good first impression in an interview. You want to dress business casual. Also, make sure it doesn't look like you just woke up (so have your hair brushed, and apply some lipgloss and blush). For the ladies, click here for some business casual outfits.

6. Breathe. 

Stay calm during an interview. It is obvious if you are nervous, and this doesn't put off a great first impression. Of course, it's normal to be nervous, but just try to breathe and remember that at the end of the day, everything is going to be okay. Let the interview be as normal as possible. Just pretend like you are talking to a professor or someone else in a higher position than you- treat them with respect and be polite but don't be super super nervous.

7. You got this. 

Be positive. You can do this. You will find a good internship if you believe in yourself. You are young and the world is full of opportunities. Go out and find one that works for you.

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Growing Up Catholic And How It Shaped Me

"I like being able to believe there is more to life than our time on Earth."

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Ever since I can remember, I have attended church every Sunday morning. Not always at the same church, but always at the same time with all the same people. I've never known anything different.

Both of my parents are Catholic and so are their parents and so on and so forth. I attended religious education classes my whole childhood and when I was 15, I chose to get confirmed which basically says you are choosing to continue your faith.

As a kid, I didn't really understand why we went to church every Sunday and there were some Sundays where I just didn't want to get out of bed to go. When I'm on the verge of not going to mass I tell myself that it is just 1 hour of my time, 1 hour each week and that is all I have to give. Everyone has 1 hour to spare.

Now that I am older, I'm grateful my parents have introduced me to the Catholic Church. I like having something to believe in and being able to have faith. I'm a huge optimist in my daily life and a big part of that is because I trust God's plan for me, whatever happens is with his best intentions for me. I like being able to believe there is more to life than our time on Earth.

It seems that the word "Catholic" has a negative connotation nowadays and that makes me extremely sad. No one should be judged or profiled based on their religion.

Being Catholic to me means always striving to better myself and bring myself closer to God. Being Catholic might mean something else to another person and that's what is great about religion and faith, they affect everyone differently and it is up to you to decide what to do with these 2 things.

At the end of the day, I am grateful for being brought up in the Catholic family I was because it gave me my morals and made me the person I am today, whom I am proud of.

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Bulldogs Get Their Shot At Professional Baseball

Four Georgia Baseball players were selected through the first two days of the MLB draft. The Bulldogs garnered national attention in the 2019 season after an impressive 46-17 record.

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Georgia baseball has been steadily improving ever since a string of sub-.500 finishes over the past decade. Consecutive appearances in the NCAA Regional Tournament shows the nation that Athens is once again a powerhouse. Even Major League Baseball is starting to take notice.

1. Aaron Schunk - 62nd pick, Colorado Rockies

Schunk was considered a two-way prospect going into the draft. He split his time between third base and closing pitcher. A winner of the Triple Crown award, Schunk had 15 home runs and 58 RBIs with a batting average of .339 as the Bulldog third baseman. As the closer, he had 12 saves with a 2.49 ERA. The position assigned to him by the Rockies was third base but he is likely to still get an opportunity to pitch in the minor league system.

2. Tony Locey - 96th pick, St. Louis Cardinals

A semifinalist for the 2019 pitcher of the year, Locey had a season ERA of 2.53 accompanied by an 11-2 record. His season was somewhat of a surprise after having a 3.92 career ERA at the collegiate level. MLB teams typically look at a number under 3.00 as being impressive. The Cardinals expect Locey to continue his upward trajectory.

3. Tim Elliott - 126th pick, Seattle Mariners

Another Bulldog pitcher comes off the board on the draft's second day. Elliott posted impressive numbers during his junior campaign with a 2.38 ERA and a 7-3 record. One of those seven wins came by way of the complete game which is becoming ever more rare in today's game. Originally coming to Georgia as a reliever, Elliott transitioned to a starter while posting a 3.10 career ERA across 41 appearances.

4. LJ Talley - 207th pick, Toronto Blue Jays

The best fielder on the team has shown yearly improvement with the bat which was the most crucial area needed for him to be on the MLB's radar. His fielding is solid with an appearance on the 2019 SEC All-Defensive team. Talley finished his senior season with a batting average of .332 accompanied by 8 home runs and 41 RBIs.

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