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Campus Overload: May 16, 2010 - May 22, 2010

Cornell researchers: Yes, cell phone yappers are annoying

They are everywhere: That woman sitting on the bus, complaining loudly into her phone. That guy at the end of the bar, yammering on and on about his weekend into an iPhone. The girl on the plane who continues a...

By Jenna Johnson  |  May 21, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Cornell  
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Create your own internship

You've found the perfect company for your internship in terms of accessible location, relevant industry, and excellent reputation except for one problem -- it doesn't have an internship program. Here's the solution: Create your own. Guest blogger Colleen Sabatino, the...

By Jenna Johnson  |  May 21, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: Internships  
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Intern tips on life in D.C.

Nikki Roberti was a multimedia intern for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire in the District this spring. Nikki is a rising-senior journalism major at Appalachian State University. (She was also one of the first interns featured on Campus Overload.) Here's...

By Jenna Johnson  |  May 20, 2010; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: Internships  
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Even teaching jobs hard to find

The mantra in college (especially among English majors): If all else fails, you can always teach. But even teaching jobs are difficult to land right now. The New York Times had a story Wednesday about school districts being flooded with...

By Jenna Johnson  |  May 20, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Real World  | Tags: Georgetown, University of Chicago  
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Sexiles, coed dorm rooms & housing trends

It seems like college housing departments are talking a lot about sex lately: "Gender-neutral" dorms are all the rage, the number of single-sex dorms is dwindling and sexiles everywhere continue to suffer. Some Google News headlines that caught my eye:...

By Jenna Johnson  |  May 19, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Bowdoin, Princeton, Syracuse University, University of Maryland, Yale  
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Popping the question -- at graduation

How does a student commencement speaker make his or her speech truly memorable? (Hint: It doesn't have anything to do with using more phrases like, "Go the distance!") The easiest way: Pop the question to your college sweetheart. But realize...

By Jenna Johnson  |  May 18, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Real World  | Tags: Centenary College, St. Michael's College  
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Adam Wheeler: Accused fake Harvard student

Adam Wheeler's plan to fake his way into and through Harvard University worked for years, prosecutors allege, until he tried to get a university endorsement for a Rhodes Scholarship his senior year. That's when a professor noticed Wheeler's writings were...

By Jenna Johnson  |  May 18, 2010; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags: Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
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Vigil planned for GWU student killed in dorm fall

Early Saturday, George Washington University sophomore Taylor Hubbard fell from a fifth floor window of a dorm. He was found by a group of students at about 4 a.m., and taken to the hospital. He was taken off life support...

By Jenna Johnson  |  May 17, 2010; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: George Washington, Missouri State University, University of Central Missouri, University of Colorado  
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Words of wisdom for the Class of 2010

(Updated May 26) What do you say to a crowd of bright-eyed college graduates who are headed out into the real world? What do they want to hear? Or need to hear? This month dozens of commencement speakers are taking...

By Jenna Johnson  |  May 17, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Real World  | Tags: Boston University, George Washington, NYU, Syracuse University, UNC, University of Michigan  
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