Page 10 -The Michigan Daily, Friday, August 7, 1987
Students end stay in Washingto
By HAMPTON DELLINGER
Special to the Daily
WASHINGTON, D.C. - This morning
72 Michigan students will rise with the sun
for the final time in the nation's capital, sweat
their way through another day, and enjoy their
final Friday afternoon happy hour there.
For the past two months these students
have been working and living in Washington
D.C., carrying briefcases instead of bookbags,
melting in the heat instead of marching
through the snow. They are part of the Uni-
versity's Public Service Intern Program
Coordinated through the University's Ca-
reer Planning and Placement Office, PSIP
helps students find jobs all over the city - on
Capitol Hill and the White House, with
groups ranging from Amnesty International to
the American Bar Association.
The students' summer in Washington is
the culmination of a long process that began
last fall when over 200 students applied to the
PSI? program. Less than half were accepted.
But making the cut was just the beginning..
Two career planning employees, Karen Mc-
Quade and Mary Wagner, began meeting with
all the students every other week in an effort
to find internships for everyone.
"We help them write resumes and polish
their interviewing skills. We help the research
organizations, and at the end we hope every-
body will get placed," said Wagner.
This year, the program's 18th, everybody
was placed. Mark Levine, a junior in the
Business School said, "I could have gotten a
job all on my own, but PSIP made it a lot
Once they arrived in Washington in June,
the majority of participants began working as
non-paid employees for various organizations.
Students admit that coming home without a
paycheck isn't easy in a city as well known
for its high cost of living as for its many
"It's been an expensive, expensive sum-
mer, but in terms of experience it pays for it-
self," said Levine.
In addition to their internships, PSIP coor-
dinators attempt to organize educational events
during the students' stay in Washington.
Speakers such as Supreme Court Justice San-
dra O'Connor and Senator Carl Levin have
shared their thoughts with the students.
When not working or listening to guest
speakers, students relax in the George Wash-
ington University dorms, where PSIP arranged
their housing. The group has been together
since their first meeting last fall, and a sense
of camaraderie is evident as students mingle in
each other's rooms.
"Over the year you really get to know each
other. You have something to touch base
with. That makes it fun," said LSA junior
According to students, Friday afternoon
happy hours with other schools who have
similar intern programs are usually the social
highlight of each week.
"You go out, drink three beers, and get a
cheap buzz. It's great!" said Joel Schreier, an
However, Karen McQuade of the Career
Planning and Placement Office hopes the stu-
dents will remember what they have learned
after their memories of summer fun have be-
gun to fade.
Station to add more n
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ing classical music from various eras through WGVR (104.1 FM) in Grand
and disciplines. Along with a short Rapids and WFUM (91.1 FM) in
segment of new music, a slight Flint.
change will be made in the Saturday . The diversity of the three listen-
jazz program, now featuring more ing areas is one reason WUOM
classical jazz, with less of the pro- needs to continuously evaluate and
gressive jazz offered in the past. redefine its audience, according to
Program titles such as Raymond Klatt, director of pro-
'The station is making an effort to better tap the re-
sources available within a University setting.'
- Eric Anderson,
WUOM's developmentand marketing director
"Michigan Midday", "Michigan gramming and production.
Weekend", and "Michigan Concerts"
serve to further emphasize the sta- As a public radio station,
tion's relationship to the University WUOM has an advantage over
and state. Although it is based in commercial stations because they are
Ann Arbor, WUOM also broadcasts able to allot more money to the
Double Sided / Double Density
news department, said Bob Whit-
man, director of information pro-
One area of specific improve-
ment under the many-faceted plan is
increased news and information
broadcasting. WUOM recently added
four hours a week of news with the
creation of "Weekend Edition" a
news magazine from 10-12 on Sat-
urday and Sunday mornings.
"Census numbers show that there
is an increasing desire for news and
information programs among radio
listeners," said Klatt. Recently
WUOM made technical improve-
ments at the station to facilitate
broadcasting of telephone interviews
between a news host and a guest in
"virtually any city in the world,"
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... they work! Another brick in the wall
CALL764-0557 Bricklayer Frank Frauhammer cuts bricks to be used to
build a partition in Angell Hall.
prepare for fall
(ContinuedfromPage3) "assembly" lines are set up to help
services that are normally provided the bank open an estimated 1,000
in the dorms. Each September new accounts in the 3-4 days after
Michigan Bell sets up a "student Labor Day.
rush" system of customer payment "We try to make what can be a
offices to help students get telephone real complicated process into some(
service as soon as possible, said a thing as quick and painless for stu-
spokesperson from Michigan Bell. dents as possible," said Wright.
The offices will be set up a t
Michigan Bell's office on Huron Another part of the return of the
f Street to help handle the surge of normal student population to cam-
new accounts. pus is the annual search for jobs.
Local banks also prepare for the
' annual student invasion. According "It's personnel's biggest time of
. . to Wendy Wright, a Comerica Bank the year," said Laura Haywood of the
retail sales representative, many stu- University's Library Personnel Of-
dents like to get an early start by fice. Last September the library r4
" " "' * opening accounts while attending ceived 700 applications, conducted
orientation or by mail. When the 488 student interviews, and hired
students jrettirti to _ Mnus, about ,370 new employees,
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