How to NOT write a cover letter

It’s April — which means that if you’re not looking for a job or internship, you should’ve started looking yesterday. Or maybe you’ve already applied to a bunch of jobs but haven’t heard back yet. Or maybe you don’t need a job. In that case, we’re not sure why you
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Drinking game #jobsearch

The Berkeley Bucket List

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of 2014: Everyone is trying to give you advice. Some people are even trying to sell it. Let me give you the only piece of advice that I currently think is worthwhile: Turn your job search into a drinking game.
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The stages of applying for summer internships

As the spring semester winds down, all college students need to think about their summer plans. Some decide to take summer classes, others want to travel all over the world, many will get a job to make money and the rest of us have to apply for internships. To do
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Activities help, but are not a must

Hungry and Foolish

If, for some reason, you find yourself at the end of your college career without as many extracurricular activities as you would have liked, please allow me the pleasure of saying, “Welcome to the club.”
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Retail: a most necessary evil

Hungry and Foolish

I got involved with the funny business of selling people clothes (and other knickknacks they don’t need) two years ago, when I was looking to make some pocket change for the weekends (see: beer money). I felt a bit guilty squandering what few allowances my parents gave me, so I looked
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Expectations shine brighter than reality

Hungry and Foolish

Sigh. Graduation. Allow me to sugarcoat it for you, my undergraduate brethren, you starry-eyed unique and special little snowflakes. Upon finishing up your last semester at this university, you will doubtlessly be faced with a bounty of job offers, endless travel opportunities and a conception of the world that only
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Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher lacks depth

One of the hardest parts of watching a movie about a person who was a notoriously awful human being is that you have to suffer through their on-screen misdeeds. The 1970 classic “Patton” portrays a half-psychotic general who slapped around war-traumatized soldiers coming back from the front, pairing his military
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Will work for school

Broke in Berkeley

Come into the office and demonstrate your ability to transcribe. After the test, we’ll ask you some questions.” It sounded simple enough, but I had never done it before. I chewed my pencil and desperately tried to keep up with the recording. The interviewers walked back in, and I braced
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Take a ‘real’ break this summer

At Cal, we’re used to going from class to class, job to job and office hour to office hour — from dawn until dusk. It’s a hectic life during the semester with studying, working and still trying to spend time with as many equally stressed-out friends as possible. So when finals
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