Sunday, April 18, 2010

Are you Linkedin?

It's true you're "only a freshman" now, but it's not too early to start thinking about possible future internships and employers. Now, don't start freaking out yet. There's a simple and easy way to begin this process: build your own website. Again, do not freak out. You've already done this via Facebook, Twitter, or another social networking site of your choosing. Maybe it's time to step away from the world of tweets and notifications, and consider giving another social site a chance. is a social networking website that helps you find connections based off your contacts found in your e-mail address book. All you have to do go to the website, fill out your name and e-mail address and voila! You're one step closer to finding a future employer. I talked to Drea Segura, a Public Relations major at OU, who has a Linkedin account of her own.

Norman Music Festivities

The Norman Music Festival is back starting April 24th. Some of you may have already heard of this event that goes on every year, but some of us out-of-staters may have no idea what this is. Sierra Self, university freshman originally from Grapevine says "As a musician it sounds interesting, I just think they need to advertise the better." With over 16 stages and ongoing music by various bands over a two day period, you have every opportunity to go see at least one band of your choice. The music starts at different times according to the venue but lasts all day Saturday and Sunday. Also, don't feel like you have to bum a ride off your friends if you don't have a way of getting to the site of your favorite band. CART will be happy to give you a ride from noon until midnight on Sunday, April 25th. For more information visit the Norman Music Festival Website, where you can find out what bands are playing, what to bring and what not to bring, etc... Enjoy!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Midterm Project

Jall Cowsaji, a foreign exchange student from India, is learning to deal with the culture differences in the United States compared to his home. He says that people here are more concerned with their outward appearances rather than a person's character. Although Jall went to an international high school, it has always been easy to make friends with Indians because of their similar background.