by AUSTIN BAUN
Everyone knows the adage, "It's not what you know, but rather who you know," yet, what happens when a young professional doesn't know anyone, or worse yet, is too afraid, shy, and introverted to meet anyone?
In a nutshell, networking is building meaningful connections with like-minded individuals; the relationship is often beneficial to both parties, and in some cases, may advance one's career. Generally speaking, the earlier the network is built, the larger and stronger it can become.
I recently attended a business club meeting and a few representatives were present from different companies. I made a mental note to speak to a representative after the meeting was over. Fast forward to when the meeting ended, my friend was telling me how he wished he could "go up and talk to them like you do."
by AUSTIN BAUN
Perhaps the question society should ponder is not where one should attend college, but rather should one attend college in the first place? University, at its most basic level, is an investment in oneself. After all, it will require four years of life and thousands of dollars in student loans to finance the education. However, not all majors were created equal in regards to workload, and post-graduation salary.
For example, a student graduates a liberal arts school by borrowing $120,000 from lenders (Federal and private), yet, the average salary in the field is merely $30,000. Essentially, due to negligence, the former student has set himself up for decades or a lifetime worth of debt. Additionally, the loans taken out are accruing debt, thus making the loans harder to pay off on low wages.
by PAJAH WILLIAMS
I feel like we’ve been having the same conversations for centuries. I feel like racism holds us down because we allow it to. Because we would rather run around with our heads cut off screaming, “Black Lives Matter” when a cop shoots down a teenage boy in Ferguson, but in Chicago black youth shoot each other daily trying to achieve respect by toting pistols and pushing drugs.
by STUEY THE DRAGON
My best friends were dating and now they broke up and I feel torn. Both of them want me to spend my time with them and I don’t want to choose sides. This is just creating more drama than necessary. How do I even handle this? Stuey, what’s good?
Dear Third Wheel,
First of all you need to tell your friends to stop being so needy and greedy with your time. You were friends with them before this and you will be friends with both of them after, that being said, you are not their child, they are not your divorced parents, they need to learn to grow up and get over their issues and stop being so greedy. Make sure they know they are making you uncomfortable. Especially when they’re the ones who created this whole hot mess in the first place.
Okay, so there is this really annoying Christian in one of my classes and he is constantly trying to push his religion onto me. He claims to be liberal and always says that he does not believe in forcing religion, yet he is always criticizing me about things I do or say, saying they are “wrong” or “against the Bible.” I am an atheist and do not practice any religion, nor do I try to tell others that theirs is wrong. How do I get this kid to stop? Stuey, what’s good?
If this person is constantly shoving religion down your throat, try talking to him about it. Tell him that you have an issue with this and you do not feel as if he should be pushing his religion onto you. If you do not practice a religion, there is no reason for someone to be pushing it onto you. If a conversation does not work, you may have to resort to yelling. Hopefully he will get the point.
I recently stopped being friends with someone who is involved in the same activities as I am. Talking with other people about this person, I was told that I should forgive this person, but I am having a hard time coming to terms with this. Should I forgive and forget, or should I remain highkey mad? Stuey, what’s good?
Dear Sad Soul,
First off, you do not need to talk to someone just because people tell you to. If you do not want to be friends with someone. First off, you do not need to talk to someone just because people tell you to. If you do not want to be friends with someone, then you do not have to speak to them. That’s that. If they have a problem with that then they can leave. You definitely do not need them that much anyways, really? All you need in life is pizza and Netflix, so keep on ignoring that person and hope that they stop trying.