first_imgAnn Curtis | The Observer Alumni Tim Gancer speaks with a participant in the 2017 Fall Career Expo.Planning for the Career Expo began last spring with choosing a date and reaching out to repeat employers and potential new employers, director of employer engagement LoriAnn Edinborough, said. The planning is a huge undertaking requiring organization of countless moving parts to ensure employers and students alike have a productive and rewarding experience.“A lot of the employers will say we offer one of the best career fairs around and I think we just want to make sure they have an unsurpassed experience while they’re here from our end of, you know, providing it for them,” Edinborough said.Edinborough said that due to the excessive heat expected for Wednesday evening, the dress code of the Expo has been switched to business casual attire to ensure a more comfortable experience. She also said one of the biggest developments this year is a new app, ND Career Expo.“With this career fair app, you can do a quick search, have a quick definition of what that company is and the industries that they’re seeking, so you have a little bit of a synopsis while you’re waiting,” Bridget Kibbe, director of undergraduate career services, said. “Then you can ask more of a strategic question instead of coming up and asking, ‘What do you do?’”On the student side of the planning, Kibbe said her team streamlined the way they did student preparation, switching from 30-minute appointments to resume reviews and workshops covering resume writing, general preparation and interview practice.“I think the big part is making sure we plan well in advance, and I think this year we certainly did a very good job in doing that,” Kibbe said. “We offered [workshops] across, you know, every day of the week, Monday through Thursday and on Friday and at different times, again, very well-attended, so that’s been a huge plus for us.”While some students may regard networking and trying to “sell themselves” to employers as their worst nightmare, Kibbe said that the career counselors work to dispel that view of the career fair in their meetings with students, urging students to instead focus on the valuable conversations they can have with alumni and employers.“We certainly want students to feel that if they have no idea what they want to do, this still is a great place to attend because it’s a discernment tool,” Kibbe said. “Just talking to alums who have probably been through this before themselves, you know, what was their career path, what did they get involved in on campus, what classes did they take, what activities.”Kibbe said all students, no matter where they are in their educations or career discernment process, should attend the career fair to begin to understand how the skills developed in their classes are preparing them for future careers.“It’s not about your major. It’s about your skill sets and what’s developed, so we don’t want students to feel like your major defines your career path,” Kibbe said. “For so many employers, it is about your competencies: your comfort level in communication, critical thinking skills, things like that.”Tags: career fair, Center for Career Development, Fall Career Expo Thousands of students will descend on Notre Dame Stadium this Wednesday evening for the annual Fall Career Expo. The Expo, which is the Center for Career Development’s largest career fair of the year, will take place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and includes representatives from 247 companies looking to hire students majoring in everything from English to biochemistry.“The Expo is open to all students — undergraduate, graduate, everybody’s welcome to attend,” Ryan Willerton, associate vice president of career and professional development.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 52-year-old man was fatally struck by a car in his hometown of Wading River on Thursday evening.Riverhead Town Police said John W. Hyte was walking in the eastbound lane of Route 25A near the corner of Little Leaf Court when he was hit by a Subaru Outback shortly before 6 p.m.The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.The driver, 71-year-old Anthony Simonetti Jr. of Riverhead, was not charged.Police are continuing the investigation.last_img

first_img Sherwood signed 13 new players in the summer and started seven of them against Stoke but conceded he is yet to strike on the winning formula. He said: “Absolutely, the team selection shows that every week. I’m trying to find a right way. You can’t persevere with a team who haven’t won. You have to keep jigging it around to find a solution and at the moment I haven’t done that. “I am the manager and I have to take responsibility for the performance and the result. That’s my job and I understand that fully. “I’m still learning about the guys, we are eight games in and it’s disappointing but I would rather be in the bottom three after eight games than in the bottom three with eight games to go. “They will take time to adapt and I wouldn’t say time is running out but the clock is certainly ticking.” Villa are third bottom of the league, now four points adrift of the safety line, and rarely tested Stoke but Sherwood felt they deserved a point. He said: “It was a poor performance and poor result, a fair result would have been a draw. Unfortunately we have got nothing out of the game. We will go back to work and do our best to put things right.” Stoke have now won three straight games in the league and cup after Arnautovic knocked in his second goal of the season off the post 10 minutes after half-time. Marko Arnautovic’s second-half goal earned Stoke their first away win in the Barclays Premier League since they beat Villa in February. It left the hosts searching for their first league win since the opening day of the season and they have earned just one point in their last seven games following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat. The midfielder also had a goal disallowed for offside before the break while Charlie Adam saw his 60-yard shot tipped wide by Brad Guzan as Stoke easily held off any muted attack Villa mustered. Boss Mark Hughes said: “Thankfully Marko is getting into those positions. For a long time we’ve pulled his leg that he seems more happy assisting and putting balls on a plate for other guys to score. Now he looks like he’s got a little bit of hunger to score himself. “It’s a great thing because it’s something he needs to add to his game and if he can get that he is going to be a real influential player. It’s been said he only comes alive in the second half of the season which is a little unfair on him. He has started this season really strongly.” But Mame Diouf did suffer a hip injury late in the game and Hughes admitted he will be a doubt for Senegal duty during the international break. He added: “He has an issue with his hip, hopefully he hasn’t done anything to the joint itself. He is in a lot of pain at the moment and struggling to walk. I’d be very surprised if he meets up with his international team.” Boss Tim Sherwood admitted he is still searching for his best team and the clock is ticking on his Aston Villa misfits. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgThe pinnacle of the indoor track season will take place this weekend as a select number Badger athletes will travel down to College Station, Texas, for the highly anticipated 2009 indoor championships. There will be a total of nine athletes representing Wisconsin at the meet, which hosts the best from around the country.The men’s team had seven members qualify, a talented group the head coach Ed Nuttycombe is excited to see perform on the national stage.“We have seven athletes in four different events so we are excited to be able take a fairly large contingency and see what we can do,” Nuttycombe said.The members of this talented group who have qualified include Zach Beth, Craig Miller and Nate Larkin. Beth, a junior from Silver Lake, will be running in the 800-meter event. His qualifying time currently ranks him 14th among the competitors in the 800.In the mile, junior Miller qualified for nationals with a school record run that was under four minutes.“Breaking the four minute barrier is pretty magical,” Nuttycombe said.Miller’s record-breaking time ranks him 12th among the 15 other mile qualifiers. In the 60-meter hurdles, junior Larkin will represent UW. Larkin was a late addition to the qualifying list after another athlete had to withdraw due to injury, but his coach is excited to see what the hurdler can do with this opportunity.“Nate is an athlete who was surprised a lot of people this year,” Nuttycombe said. “He has been running his best times here in the last three weeks.”Rounding out the group of qualifiers for UW will be the talented distance medley relay team, which is comprised of Jack Bolas, Quinn Evans, Ryan Gasper and Steve Ludwig. Ludwig, the lone senior on the relay, acknowledged the added nerves that accompany such a recognized meet, but was also very confident in his team’s ability.“There is definitely a little more pressure because it’s a meet of such high prominence,” Ludwig said. “But we are confident that we can run with anyone else there.”Although the men’s team finished 5th overall in the Big Ten indoor championships, coach Nuttycombe was not surprised by his team’s result.“I wasn’t disappointed because I knew that’s about where we were going in,” Nuttycombe said. “We are what we are.”In the national meet, however, only the best of the best will step onto the track, and Nuttycombe knows he has some gifted athletes that have tirelessly worked to reach nationals and are eager to test themselves against the nation’s finest.“The hardest thing to do is get there, but once you’re there anything can happen,” Nuttycombe said. “They have earned the right to compete against the best in the country, and we are going to see what they can do.”The UW women’s team will send two of its members to nationals this weekend, one senior and one freshman. Gwen Jorgenson, a senior and UW’s most dominant performer as of late, will be running in three events for UW. She will compete in the mile, the 3,000 meter, and the 5,000 meter. Jorgensen qualified in 10th place for the 3,000 and 3rd for the 5,000 and swept both events at the Big Ten Indoor Championship.“I was just so proud to be a Badger that weekend and to have my teammates there, it was such a blessing,” Jorgensen said.Her recent victories have brought high expectations on Jorgensen, and she does not deny the nerves that may accompany her on the track.“In the bigger meets there are always more nerves but it’s nice to have encouraging teammates there to calm you down,” Jorgensen said. “I’m just going to go out there and compete well.”Jorgensen will not be only Badger runner battling some nerves, as freshman Dorcas Akinniyi will step into the spotlight of the national championships to partake in the pentathlon.“I’m nervous of course, but I am also very excited,” Akinniyi said. “I’m just going to focus on me and not put too much added pressure on myself.”The freshman athlete has sprung onto the national scene, but her coach saw the potential in her from the beginning.“We knew that there was something there and that she was a great athlete,” head coach Jim Stinzi said. “For her to get to the nationals as a freshman is a pretty amazing feat.”last_img read more

first_img Untitled LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP Lions win their 7th straight Judge urged to keep up action on Bonds RPV should stay course Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRelated Articles Hide the women and children. Now towering above the skyline of Lakerdom … it’s LaVarzilla!There’s a line at which parental involvement can go from nurturing into living through one’s child. From there, all sorts of dysfunction are possible … which the child pays for … all the dismaying way to the new heights of naked ego-tripping now being foisted on the Lakers and their fans.Of course, LaVar Ball probably went over that line before they got baby Lonzo home from the hospital.The Lakers season is six games old and LaVar has feuded with Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, who promised to reduce Lonzo to ashes – and did – and with the Washington Wizards after promising his son would beat them – and did, even if Lonzo’s teammates bailed him out while John Wall was outscoring him, 18-6. TV favorites still may be lost “I’m going to give you the people’s opinion,” Cleveland’s Channing Frye said. “No matter what he does, it is going to be so easy to hate on him now. It’s going to be disgustingly easy to hate on him.”Of course, everyone is a natural adversary for LaVar, even sneaker execs who pander to stars like Lonzo.With LaVar demanding $1 billion, Lonzo wound up without a deal. Not that it kept LaVar from sneering at Beverley, “You still don’t have your own shoe” – as if Lonzo wasn’t paying to make his, as opposed to harvesting endorsement millions.Lonzo’s shoe costs a grandiose $495 or, as Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver noted, enough to buy LeBron James’ LeBron XIV ($175), Kevin Durant’s KD9 Elite ($150) and Steph Curry’s 3Zero ($119.99) with $40 left over.If Lonzo pays for LaVar’s effrontery, the Lakers are reduced to props in his reality show, as when Lonzo’s teammates vowed they had his back after LaVar promised the Lakers would beat the Wizards and Marcin Gortat said Wall would flambé Lonzo.Of course, after the Lakers won, the TV cameras alighted on LaVar celebrating in the stands as if he were a local hero for firing up the guys.This is hardly what the Lakers and their fans had in mind, but LaVar doesn’t act in their interest or even Lonzo’s.LaVar acts in the interest of the hype, and, of course, in the interest of LaVar, who never got past the scrub level as a college player but can act like an NBA star by attaching himself to Lonzo … the thing he accuses everyone else of doing.If comparing a rookie to an all-time great is laughable, Lonzo has a flat personality as opposed to the effervescence that made Magic Johnson a joy to be around.On the other hand, Jason Kidd, another all-time-great point guard, had a subdued personality. Nevertheless, who knows how much of the joy LaVar sucked out of it and what Lonzo would be like otherwise?Before this, the craziest NBA father was … actually, I can’t think of any.There was never anyone like LaVar, which is why the Lakers have no idea how to deal with this.Before the draft, LaVar said he assured Magic, “Earvin, look, I’m not following my son. I’m not going to be hanging out in L.A. I’m going to be training these young kids (his other sons) … As far as training my boy, this is as far as I can take him.”At media day, Magic said he wouldn’t monitor LaVar.“Who am I going to monitor?” Magic said. “LaVar is a grownup. …“Now, if something happens where it affects his son and it affects his son on the court, yeah, maybe I will pull him aside.”Ding!It’s time!LaVar has barely left Lonzo’s side, taking time off from training LiAngelo and LaMelo to do his scene-stealing act for anyone who asks – with ESPN making it a nightly mission – disssing a growing list, all of whom, of course, take it out on Lonzo.Coach Luke Walton says he’s not concerned but notes that it “makes Lonzo’s job tougher.”LaVar, himself, said blithley, “Lonzo’s always gonna have a bad rap. You know why? Because I’m talking about him. ‘Cuz Lonzo’s so good you can’t touch him.”As if. Lonzo got torched nightly in his first week, shooting 31 percent while opposing point guards outscored him, 90-46, proving to all but immediate family that his job is already tough enough.Nevertheless, Lonzo looks like the rare talent he was hyped to be. Three of his first four games were bad, or worse, but he averaged 12 points, 9 assists and 9 rebounds. The Lakers were up from last season’s No. 26 in assists per game to No. 3.Not that we’ll hear about whatever Magic finally says to LaVar.After their chat takes place – soon, we can all hope – Magic will say something like, “Hey, all fathers want is the best for our kids. LaVar told me Lonzo comes first.”Ah, if only it were true. Unfortunately for the Lakers, you can’t put fathers on waivers. SB High to celebrate 125 years of educating Throw in De’Aaron Fox outscoring Lonzo, 39-10, in UCLA’s NCAA Tournament loss to Kentucky, and saying he was on attack mode “to shut LaVar Ball up,” and that’s three feuds in Lonzo’s last seven games.Of course, the press is a natural adversary since it acts as a check on LaVar’s flights of fantasy, as when he told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith that “Lonzo did good” after he scored three points in the opener.“What game did you watch?” Smith exclaimed, incredulously.Stephen A. wound up looking away, rolling his eyes, while pointing his microphone back at LaVar to note the Lakers let Lonzo down by not running down the middle of the floor (“Don’t make me bring my shoes out and run. I can get 20 points running down the middle.”)This is hardly over. Turmoil aplenty awaits with LaVar ripping anyone who says anything bad about Lonzo – or, really, about LaVar – since their names now come up whenever NBA players meet.last_img read more

first_imgBH basketball player Dzanan Musa was officially presented as a new player of Brooklyn Nets, and he talked about his plans for the future at a press conference organized on that occasion.“It was very emotional. Both my family and I were excited, and I really hope that the next season will be successful. If you are playing in Europe and you are talented, they give you the chance to play and learn how to play basketball at a professional level,” said Musa.“I am training a lot and that is how I get my confidence, and as long as you work very hard, you can achieve what you want. However, you have to remember who you are, where are you coming from and what are your roots. I sacrificed a lot and worked hard ever since I was a child, and that effort paid off at the end,” said Musa.Musa also added that he is planning to become stronger, gain mass and improve his defense game in the future period.Musa added that the fact that he started playing in a professional league at a very young age helped him a lot, and he added that Kobe Bryant is his role model.At the end, he noted that he is ready to play in each position, and he added that he fell in love with basketball when he got his first ball.(Source: K. H./ read more