The Michigan Daily - Saturday, June 18, 1983 - Page 5
'U' hosts science and values conference
By JAYNE HENDEL of scientists in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, will offer Student participants were selected through a year-
Is nuclear war winnable? What are the moral im- speeches, panel discussions, and workshops for its 90 long search and application process, requiring them
plications of mutating plants? How will computers student participants, including several from the to send references and an outline of a paper to
affect society in the future? University. present to the conference.
Students from all over the world will come to the Senior participants in the conference will include International Student Pugwash, the conference's
Paul Warnke, chief U.S. negotiator for SALT II, and organizer, is a non-profit group that sponsors
University Monday to discuss these questions and Leonard Woodcock, former U.S. ambassador to educational events focusing on science and
others, as part of the week-long "International China. The two will join other scientists, writers, technology and their relationship to society. It has
Student Pugwash Conference on Science, politicians, and professors to give the keynote held previous Pugwash conventions at the University
Technology, and Global Responsibility." presentations and lead the panel discussions and of California at San Diego in 1979, and at Yale
THE CONFERENCE, named after a 1957 meeting workshops. University in 1981.
is key to
By VICKI LAWRENCE
Q: I graduated in May and I am in-
terviewing for jobs. I've noticed that at
the end of each interview, the employer
asks me if I have any questions. I never'
do, but a friend of mine says I should.
Am I supposed to be asking the inter-
viewer questions? Isn't it supposed to
be the other way around? What should I
A: Yes, you are supposed to be asking
questions as well as answering them.
The interview is the chance for you to
find out about the organization, just as
the organization is finding out about
It is important, though, to know what
to ask. The initial interview is not the
place to ask about salary, vacations,
fringe benefits or any other "what's-in-
this-for-me" questions ?
.What are appropriate questions? The
1983 Northwestern Endicott Report, a
survey of employment trends in
business, asked over 250 employers
what questions they like to hear. Their
responses boiled down to a list of over
two 'dozen key questions, with these
heading the list:
" What are the opportunities for ad-
" Is the company stable and finan-
r +tWhat are the company's plans for
" What are typical first-year assign-
" What are its strengths and
" Why do you enjoy working for your
Start with these questions, but don't
limit yourself to them. Do some resear-
ch on the company first, and you will
have more specific questions to ask. To
.help you, pick up the free handouts
Researching the Organization and
Prepping Up for the Interview at the
Career Planning and Placement Office
on the 3rd floor of the Student Activities
Building. Don't neglect this part of the
interview. You need to find out whether
or not you want to work for these
people, and the interviewer knows it.
Lawrence works in the Univer-
sity's Career Planning and
Placement Office, a department of
Careers will appear every Saturday.
If you have Used Books
to Sell-Read This!-.N
As the Semester end approaches - bringing with it a period of heavy
book selling by students - ULRICH'S would like to review with you their
BUY- BACK POLICY.
Used books fall into several categories, each of which - because of the
law of supply and demand - has its own price tag. Let's explore these
various categories for your guidance.
CLASS I. CLOTHBOUND
A textbook ofcurrent copyright - used on our campus - and which the
Teaching Department involved has approved for re- use in upcoming b
semesters- has the highest market value. If ULRICH'S needs copies
of this book we will offer a minimum of 50% off the list price for copies
in good physical condition. When we have sufficient stock of a title
for the coming semester, ULRICH'S will offer a "WHOLESALE PRICE"
which will be explained later in this article. (THIS IS ONE REASON
FOR SELLING ALL YOUR USED BOOKS AT ONCE!)
CLASS II. PAPERBOUND
Paperback are classified in two groups: A. Text Paperbacks; B. Trade
A. Text Paperbacks will be purchased from you as Class I books above.
B. Trade Paperbacks would draw an approximate offerof 25% of the
list price when in excellent condition.
Some of the above Class I or Class II books will be offered which have
torn bindings, loose pages, large amounts of highlighting and under-
lining, orotherphysical defects. These will be priced down according
to the estimated cost of repairor saleability.
Each semestervarious professors decide to change text fora given
course. These decisions on change of textbooks are made in echelons
of THINKING AND AUTHORITY far above the level of your local book retailers, AND ULRICH'S
HAS NO PART IN THE DECISION. (Quite often we have MANY copies of the old title of which
you have only ONE.)
However, ULRICH'S does enter the picture by having connections with over 600 other bookstores
throughout the country. We advertise these discontinued books and sell many of them at schools
where they are still being used. ULRICH'S does this as a service to you and pays you the BEST
POSSIBLE price when you sell them to us with your currently used books.
Authors and publishers frequently bring out new editions. When we "get caught" with an old
edition, let's accept the fact that it has no value on the wholesale market, and put it on the shelf
as a reference book or sell it cheap fora bargain reference book.
You will find that you come out best in the long run when you sell ALL your books to ULRICH'S.
MORE THAN A BOOKSTORE
549 E. University