Sunday, September 23, 2007

Topic for the week of Sept. 17th

On September 19th, I attended the Career Fair for the first time since enrolling at Clemson. It was a very unique experience. I was nervous at first, but after going around and talking to different represenatives about their companies, I felt more comfortable and confident in approaching them. I was primarily looking for an internship for the summer of 2008. There were a lot of companies looking for full time employees, but I found a few that were accepting applications for interns or will be accepting them starting this January. Some companies that I found of interest were Wachovia, Bank of America, Altec, Suntrust, Target, and Wal-Mart. I always went up and spoke to the represenative, introducing myself, and asking them about their internship opportunities. The Career Fair is an excellent way to get your name out there to different companies and to network also. I would recommend everyone to go at least once before they graduate. I will definietly be going every semester until I graduate in 2009.
On Monday, September 17th, The Reverend Jesse Jackson came to Clemson in efforts to encourage voter registration. His message was clear and very informative. He is an excellent speaker and motivator. It was nice to meet him personally and to sing at his event. We were nervous at first, but after getting on stage, and seeing some members of the audience clapping thier hands, the butterflies went away. Out of all the engagements the Gospel Choir will participate in, this one will definitely be one to remember. It you are not registered to vote, register!! Use your right to vote.

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