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Dollars And Sense FEBRUARY 1989

Out of this world Copycats Writing on the wall The Great Job Hunt *
NASA's space program Find out what's right and Two students start a Several writers offer
gets a boost from two wrong about copying successful poster business interview tips for finding
universities. material. in Milwaukee. the right job.
Page15 Page15 Page16 Page17
Packaging yourself for the right job

Aggressive job hunt
keys employment success
for college graduates
By Nicole M. Bergeron
The California Aggie
U. of California, Davis
How you package yourself is an im-
portant key in getting a job.
Equally important is knowing where
to look and being aggressive in the hunt
for a job.
U. of California, Davis (UCD) career
counselors agree: A good grade point
average is not enough. People who are
successful in job hunts start early. That
means building diversity and breadth
on your resume in college and starting a
job search months before graduation.
The Great Job Hunt. See
related stories, Page 17.
Even if you won't graduate for a few
years, examining ways to match your
education and experience is a good idea.
"There are alot of people interested in
international business," said Ellie
Fontes-Fulton, UCD's Work-Learn
coordinator for Liberal Arts. "Unfortu-
nately, many of the international rela-
tions majors need to realize that they
need more than course work."
'More than course work' can be an
internship, which can be part- or full-
time, paid or volunteer. Credit is some-
times given.


Internships acquaint students with
careers and the types of people certain
jobs attract, according to Nancy Tibitts,
coordinator for UCD's Agricultural and
Environmental Sciences.
"Say a company is interviewing 10
students from the same school and all
are good candidates ... but this one per-
son has already worked in the field,"
Fontes-Fulton said, adding the experi-
enced person will have a significant

"Students have a naive image, a tele-
vision image of what careers are," said
Pam Smartwood, Work-Learn's coordi-
nator of Health and Biological Sciences.
"It's not L.A. Law."
A resume should contain more than
basic education points, said Fontes-
Fulton, who urges students to get out
See JOBS, Page 15

Jogging service off
to a running start


By Alan Litchfield
The Daily Barometer
Oregon State U.
Jogging or running at night can be frightening and
dangerous for many Oregon State U. women. To ease the *
fear, they can take advantage of a new program called "Call a
Running Companion (CRC)."
Organized by the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity, the prog-
ram provides escorts and running companions 24 hours a
day, free of charge to those who need them.
"We never turned anyone down," said Shawn Krist, a
senior who was previous director of the CRC. Those with
night classes can schedule an escort to meet them on a
regular basis, Krist added.
A member of the house will be sent to the location to run
with or escort the caller home. The member will be dressed in
a special CRC shirt or attire bearing the Greek letters of
Kappa Delta Rho. The caller will also be informed of the
member's name to avoid the possibility of mistaken identity.
Freshman Susan Maine runs in the evening because ofher
busy day schedule. Needing a partner for her usual 30
minute run, she gave CRC a call.
"I really didn't know what to expect, but I called anyway
Maine said. "It's really reliable."
According to CRC escorts, many students call wheneve
they need an escort - which can be at any hour of the night.
The program is a deterrent to injury and rape. According
to the fraternity's president, John Rich: "it's better to be with
someone else. You could always trip and break an ankle in
the dark."

Van Khieu, left, accompanies Susan Maine on a run. Khieu is chair
of his fraternity's 24-hour running companion program.

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