For some students, getting married before graduation is as normal as attending class.
Hearing wedding bells? Do you think you’re ready to take the big plunge into married life? Wait, what about the full load of classes you scheduled for next quarter? Do you think you can handle that, and be a 24-hour spouse? Few say they can.

Students getting married before graduationThere aren’t many people who decide to marry while undergrads. For most, the difficulties of English comp and physics are enough, let alone adding married life to the equation. However, a few intrepid souls are stepping up to the altar, then cracking the books on the way to their honeymoon.

Students marrying while in college have a balancing act to perform. The responsibilities that come along with marriage are time-consuming and sometimes tedious. Having a spouse means there’s someone else to be concerned about. Add this to college life, with its 30-page term papers and relentless professors, and you’ve got a circus act that’s not for amateurs.

Time management is a problem for many students who marry while in college. Many agree that it’s hard to find time to buy groceries and then go to a study session.

“Sometimes I feel like Superwoman,” said Courtney Mosely, a sophomore at Faulkner State Community College in Alabama.

Gambling’s entertaining for most students, but an unlucky few can get hooked on the high.Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.

Gambling and PokerRandy McNally doesn’t have to look very far for a game to bet on. 

“It is all a matter of knowing where to look,” said McNally, a sophomore at the University of California at Berkeley. “It is all over campus, but it is not a problem all over campus. Just some people have a problem — and the rest of us are enjoying penny poker.”

Just as social smokers light up at a bar on weekend nights or during a deep coffeehouse conversation, most social gamblers flirt with the game in an on-again, off-again way. They’re not addicted, and they find betting entertaining.

“Gambling can have a good side and provides a very popular recreational activity for millions and millions of people,” said Stanley Sludikoff, the editor and publisher of the industry newspaper Gambling Times. “It is only when the person starts to let gambling cause serious harm in his or her life that a problem exists.”

Do you dislike having your picture taken because you always seem to come out looking bad in the pictures? Or how about that hot date you set up looking their profile picture on Facebook or MySpace but whose looks in real life left a lot to be desired? What’s the deal with pictures?

Wikipedia defines Photogenic as a subject, generally human, that usually appears physically attractive or striking in photographs, regardless of their physical appearance in real life. A person described as being photogenic may not necessarily look so photogenic in real life. Oftentimes, a person who appears attractive in real life may look less attractive in photograph. This phenomenon is caused by the three dimensional and two dimensional polarizing effect and could explain why a person looks “better” in two dimensions than in three or vice versa. Therefore, a person described as photogenic means he or she looks better in two dimensions.

Our in house tips on being more photogenic

1 – use Visine to brighen your eyes
2 – don’t go crazy on the lip gloss because it can glare in the light and be distracting
3 – think of something funny when smiling
4 – think of someone sexy when trying to look alluring
5 – use blotting papers, then powder if you have oily skin
6 – try different angles with your face and body
7 – body language translates directly onto film — relax, have fun, & be yourself

Wikihow has an excellent article offering a few tips on how one can look better in photos so that you can stop running for cover whenever the camera comes out. Here are some of the best ones picked from the Wikihow article

An incident late Tuesday night in which a UCLA student was stunned at least four times with a Taser has left the UCLA community questioning whether the university police officers’ use of force was an appropriate response to the situation.Mostafa Tabatabainejad, a UCLA student, was repeatedly stunned with a Taser and then taken into custody when he did not exit the CLICC Lab in Powell Library in a timely manner. Community Service Officers had asked Tabatabainejad to leave after he failed to produce his BruinCard during a random check at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. UCPD Assistant Chief of Police Jeff Young said the checks are a standard procedure in the library after 11 p.m. “Because of the safety of the students we limit the use after 11 to just students, staff and faculty,” Young said.Young said the CSOs on duty in the library at the time went to get UCPD officers when Tabatabainejad did not immediately leave, and UCPD officers resorted to use of the Taser when Tabatabainejad did not do as he was told. The six-minute video showed Tabatabainejad audibly screaming in pain as he was stunned several times with a Taser, each time for three to five seconds. He was told repeatedly to stand up and stop fighting, and was told that if he did not do so he would “get Tased again.”

Below are 2 lists of companies that have recruited undergraduates and graduates alike for internships and full time in recent years. If you are searching for a job, these lists are a good place to start looking. However, they should not be seen as exhaustive lists! There are plenty of opportunities to be found with companies that aren’t listed on this page. If you find any problems with the links on this page (broken links, outdated email addresses, etc…) please let us know so we can fix it!

The first list contains 83 companies that have provided a specific contact person. Students and prospective candidates should get in touch with the contact person directly to inquire about a position. Check out the Cover Letters section if you aren’t sure what you should say.

The second list contains companies that have not provided specific contacts. Most of these companies have online resume submission pages. Check out the Resumes section if you need help tweaking your resume.