Finding Your Fit: Choosing an Academic Major

Upon entering college, the pressure to choose a field of undergraduate study may seem overwhelming. Many mistakenly believe that this major will dictate the pathway of your life, when really it will become the foundation for any career. If you are feeling that your major is not a reflection of your interests, perhaps it is …

Why Your Major and GPA Shouldn’t Haunt You

Some students may feel that their major and GPA brand them for life. Such fears can be only exacerbated by the recent recession and an uncertain job market. But these two labels are not an undergraduate’s most defining characteristics and putting too much emphasis on them may cause unneeded stress. Zac Bissonnette, guest writer for …

Major Decision: Finding Your Academic Path

With course registration upon us, many students are turning their attention to the topic of majors.  Some have declared a major but may be reconsidering it, and others have explored different topical areas by taking a diverse array of classes but still aren’t sure which major is right for them.  So at a University that …

Internship of the Month: Simon and Schuster

Intern: Beryl Frishtick Class Year: 2013 Major: English Internship Title: Editorial Intern (at the Atria and Emily Bestler Books imprints) Company: Simon & Schuster Website: http://www.simonandschuster.com/ Briefly tell us about the organization you were with:  Simon & Schuster is a world-renowned publishing company with offices in NYC, London, Australia, and India.  I worked in the …

How Do You Prefer Your Shrimp? Choosing a College Major

In the movie Forrest Gump (1994), Forrest befriends Bubba, a soldier with a passion for shrimp.  In a scene from the movie, Bubba explains the many ways shrimp can be prepared: Just like the many options that exist for preparing shrimp, there is a wide array of possibilities for college majors.  You will invest much …

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