The Orion

Looking comfortable gets you nowhere

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Nicte Hernandez and Dongyoung Won

October 31, 2016

Our appearance is the first thing everyone sees and there are different feelings associated with every style.In just a short walk from Glenn Hall to Meriam Library, at least eight people can be spotted wearing yoga pants or some form of sweatpants. It says a lot about students when seeing so many of them...

Professionalism: Not just inauthentic but also perpetuates bigotry

Illustration by Miles Huffman

William Rein

May 7, 2015

I wrote about professionalism in a previous column. I’m returning to it because of all the reaction and resistance. I’ll start with the fact that there are great truths to the universe, and we need only consult nature to understand them. Does a baboon dress up in a suit Monday through Fri...

Practicing professionalism

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Joseph Rogers

April 25, 2015

How does a person become a good sports player? A good French hornist? A good writer? Practice. While it may not seem obvious, professionalism is also something that takes practice. For college students the time to start practicing is now. Professionalism is more than just watching social media profile...

Professionalism comes at a steep price

Matt Murphy

October 24, 2014

I'm a sellout. At least, that's what it feels like. I have a professional Twitter account where I tweet about relevant newsworthy topics and retweet exciting tidbits about journalism and other tedious things.I have a Wordpress blog supposedly devoted to all things "Professional Matt", albeit I don't use i...

Working Wildcat: Five hiring manager mood-killers

Ariel Hernandez Photo credit: Kasey Judge

Ariel Hernandez

April 28, 2014

Knowing how to interact with recruiters can be the difference between a job offer or a continued job hunt. Though some actions to avoid are more obvious than others, certain deterrents can be confusing. Here are five things to avoid when interacting with recruiters: 1. Asking about money first Whe...

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