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C 0 V E R
The placement office has succeeded,
in attracting firms form all over the
nation to Ann Arbor and not just for the
M.B.A.'s. Some of the companies which
will recruit undergraduates this fall are
(Continued from Page 3) Dow Chemical, DuPont, General Mills,
have increased, which may amount to Macy's Midwest, Procter & Gamble,
the same thing. and Xerox.
"I can see it in terms of tight grading
distributions. A compression of a lot of Just take a walk over to the School
people, tightly bunched together, all of one weekday afternoon. The halls bet-
whom should have good grades. ween the placement office and the in-
"It would seem to me that, terview rooms are reminiscient of Wall '
philosophically, it would be a better Street during lunch hour. You'll never y
system if we had some sort of standard see as many gray suits in your life. This z
and say that everyone that meets this is a professional outfit.w
standard gets this grade," said the Much of the credit for the success of
business law professor. this process must go to Peggy Carrol,
But students seem to find ways to director of Placement. In a little over
deal with the situation. They quickly four years at the Business School,
form study groups to share the Carroll has developed a strong rapport
workload. While there is much outward with recruiters all over the country and President Shapiro and Dean Whittaker greet the Kresges at dedication
cooperation, a feeling of com- the numbers reflect these ties, come into the program.
petitiveness remains. Many classes How prepared is the 21-year-old "For the B.B.A.s, I don't know why recruiting here, if they're going to them
grade on class participation and those B.B.A. student for the world of big that's true but I think they're in- off-campus, I think it's important to try
students who choose to dominate class business? Carroll is the person who creasingly sharp. They handle them- to find a Michigan person to go to first.
discussions are often branded "cut would know best. selves professionally. Their attitudes They understand the rigor of the
throats". "The Michigan B.B.A. is very, very toward dealing with the firms is usually program here and they're from
Earlier this semester, a student good," she said from an office that of a very professional nature. We don't wMichigan, (so) they have a reason to
distributed a petition to second-year looks out over the construction that was have to council them as to what to wear wananoerM igan person inthe
B.B.A.s requesting that the workload in financed in part by students who have to an interview. They know that type of firm.
a required Policy and Control class be "made it." "This is definitely one of the thing." Michigan grads are also influential in
reduced to something more reasonable. best programs in the country. It's The office receives feedback from getting recruiters on campus. Carroll
There are times when the cumulative probably one of the top two, and recruiters regarding their experiences takes advantage of the pull that some of
assignments can be overbearing, whether it's (number) one or two with Michigan students both M.B.A.s these businesspeople possess.
But competition and hard work are depends on which poll you happen to and B.B.A.s. Colleen Mulligan, of shaing ithe things t am doi g is
two major aspects of the so-called "real look at. Williams International filed this report coaniesiththaeubeni)idetfb
world." "I think it's healthy and I think "The only thing that might make a after recruiting on October 8: companies that have been identified by
the competition is more ingrained into recruiter take an M.B.A. over our "Overall, I found the students to individual students, by clubs and
the individual student than it is B.B.A. is because they're just a couple behave in a most professional manner organiztionsand by faculty. Coi-
generated by our grade point of years older. (They've got a little and I was very much impressed with panies that are not recruiting on cam-
requirements," said Dean Skadden. more) maturity, self confidence, com- the quality of the resumes prepared by pus who we think would have good op-
"Students who have been in the (top) 5 munication skills." the students." portunities for our students. What I'm
to 10 percent of their classes are, by Once a firm decides to begin While the placement office is ex- asking for from th alums is to give us
nature, the competitive students. We're recruiting at the Business School, tremely efficient already, Carroll is te names an pone numers of
just giving them ample opportunity to Carroll says that the quality of the always looking to make things better. any contacts that they have within the
exhibit their competitiveness." students brings them back for more. The entire system of signing up for in- company. We're trying to identify
It is safe to say that the ultimate goal "What I'm seeing is an increasingly terviews will be interactive as soon as friends of Michigan"
of most business students is a job. more sophisticated student. They're the equipment is received. Also,
Everyone will tell you that, in the better at interviewing, they know more Michigan alumni have been extremely T'S hard to ar th r ts The
B.B.A. program, academic matters about the business world, and, of cour- helpful in the placement process. usinessSolgue wit resu .t prie
come first and foremost but it's hard to se, with the M.B.A.s that's true because "The Michigan connection is very . BudensSchool sets out to provide
ignore what's going on on the second a larger percentage of them now have important," Carroll says. "If students its studentsowrnhrando.toeat
floor of the School. full-time work experience before they are approaching a company that's not prtnity for a good job. It does that
Things are less than perfect,
however. In a business atmosphere,
leanings toward the right are to be ex-
pected and liberal causes are
sometimes treated with disdain in
class. One accounting class was
discussing tax laws and the subject tur-
ned to Senator Howard Metzenbaum
(D-Ohio) and his attempts to introduce
~ bills that would put more burdens on
big business. Metzenbaum probably
wouldn't have appreciated the way his
MEN 11-1 Mviews were treated.
Also, there's a feeling of superiority
at times. In one first-day session, the
-- professor informed members of the
class who were not business students
that if they had any exam conflicts, that
this class would have to take priority
because "the business school was
generous enough to let you take this
- ,Some students are vocal in their
Xn° opinions that they would have been bet-
r£ ter off in L&A but they are a small
- - Y minority. A number ofrstudents
3 prefered not to be quoted in an article
Sfor fear of ruffling any feathers.
1 Despite the work, the pressure, the cut
throats, and the pin-stripe suits, most
business students seem happy where
e4 they are.
Bergida is a Daily sports editor
Inside Kresge Library: It's not easy keeping up and a second-year B.B.A.
4 Werekend/Friday, October 19; 1984---- - - - ------ - - - -

& sails
The Black Pirate
Michigan Theater
Friday, 8 p.m.
By Byron L. Bull
O F ALL adventure genres, from the
western through the spy thriller to
the space opera, the most quintessen-
tial must be the pirate swashbuckler.
Of all the swashbucklers, from The Sea
Hawk to Captain Blood, perhaps ther
greatest wasone of the first, Douglas
Fairbank's The Black Pirate. Unfor-
tunately due to it's being a silent film, it
is seldom shown, and all but forgetten.
Tonight, through special cooperation
with the Rohguer collection, the o<
Michigan Theater has obtained the sole
remaining color print of the Black
Pirate, and will be presenting it to the
accompaniment of a live organ/or-
chestralesoundtrack. The Michigan has Fairbanks: Swashbuckled with the best
sponsored three similar silent classic
revivals in the past, with the assistance
of organist Dennis James and the Ann the hilt, riding the tear down to the dingly bold stuntwork by its star, able
Arbor Chamber orchestra, under the decks far below. And he does it without to completely eradicate any memory of
baton of Carl Daehler. As successful as the luxury of a stuntman. other filmed versions of the legend
those presentations were, tonight's is from my mind. Even the Eroll
the most significant to date. Pirate was one of Fairbanks most ex- Flynn/Basil Rathbone seemed cheap
For one, the film itself is something of travagant undertakings, with its exotic and rather dull by comparison.
a neglected masterpiece. Fairbanks, locales, elaborately detailed sailing
while remembered chiefly as the gran- vessels, and a script that meshed More importantly, the score, un-
dfather of screen heroes, was actually almost continuous action with an em- believable well timed to the events on
one of its first, and greatest, While he phasis on a clever story and no skim- the screen, was so colorful and sensual
neither wrote not directed the films he ping on characterization. In his boldest that had there been a dialogue soun-
starred in, Fairbanks produced them, move as producer, Fairbanks elisted dtrack, it would have been a distrac-
overseeing every aspect of production the aid of Herbert Kalmus and Danield tion. The rich and varied color of the
with complete creative control. Comstock, the inventors of the music was so much a breathing exten-
Atop all that, Fairbanks was the rare Technicolor process, to make Pirate sion of the film it was easy to forget
screen star with wit and charisma, and the first feature length color film. there was an orchestra down there.
a gravity defying athletic prowess that
is electrifying to watch. In Pirate, for If last summer's presentation of If tonight's program were to conjur
example, he single handedly takes on Robin Hood is any barometer, tonight's up even half the magic of that evening,
another ship by descending from the program will be an experience to savor, it should prove to still be an enthralling 6
top of the sails mast by slicing his Fairbank's Robin Hood for one was, experience that no movie lover could
rapier into the canvas and, clutching with its non stop action and astoun- afford to miss.
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