Opportunities beyond NDNU

Notre Dame de Namur’s Career Services worked in partnership with The Dorothy Stang Center, launched their annual fall Internship and Volunteer fair, held Sept. 30th.

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These events serve as great opportunities for one to explore potential employment opportunities and learn more about companies you may be interested in working for in the future.

When surveying a group of students prior to the fair they were prompted with the question of whether or not they knew what the NDNU Career Services offered? As well as, what they thought the point of internship and volunteer fairs were? Surprisingly, the majority of these students had no idea what the NDNU Career Services offered and what the point of an internship and volunteer fair was.

The Argonaut spoke with NDNU junior Megan Ettinger to ask her what she knew about the Career Services Center and the Internship and Volunteer Fair.

“I do not know a lot about what the NDNU Career Services Center has to offer, but what I do know is that they offer help in finding internships for internship classes required here at NDNU”,¬†Ettinger informed.

A similar response came from senior Kelsee Berryman when interviewing her prior to the Internship and Volunteer fair. After Berryman attended the career fair we asked her, “What do you know about NDNU’s Career Services Center and what they have to offer and how was your experience attending the fair?”

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“After attending the Internship and Volunteer Fair and learning more about what opportunities the NDNU’s Career Services Center I feel more at ease with what I am going to do after college”, reassured Berryman, “NDNU’s Internship and Volunteer Fair was a great way to learn not only about NDNU’s Career Services Center, but a great way to learn what job openings and internships may be available after I graduate”, Berryman explained.

Ettinger also informed us about her talk with a student who works at the NDNU Career Services Center. The Career Services Center offer students the opportunity to get part-time jobs, full-time jobs, internships and even work study jobs. When Career Services receives these listings they are posted on the NDNU Job Board. She also found out that online job and internship postings are also available through NDNU Career Connect and registered students can search for jobs and internships, post resumes and cover letters, and search even search for employers!

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Internship and Volunteer Fairs are essential for testing careers, major choices, and for acquiring hands on experience that makes you competitive in the job market. The Internship and Volunteer Fairs are offered once a semester. Watch for flyers posted around campus and emails.

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To learn more about the Career and Volunteer Fairs and Career Development internship experience, contact Carrie McKnight at 650-508-3667 or by e-mail at cmcknight@ndnu.edu.

#instafamous

Nowadays amongst college-aged students, having various social media accounts is common place. Shouting “do it for the insta!” at a party or using hashtag #nofilter on your latest selfie are things you’re no stranger to. So how do you make your pictures stand out from the crowded feeds you’re posting to? The answer is simpler than you think.

Photo editing apps help even the most basic Instagrammers seem creative and artistic. Debating whether to post another picture of your usual Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Frappuccino? Just download the Free LensFlare app and add rays of light bursting from the corner and boom, you have an insta-worthy photo in seconds. Now your followers will totally know you were sitting outside on a hot summer day without you having to write it in the caption.

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After editing with LensFlare Photo credit: Mia Ackley

Below is a list of other helpful editing apps in the iTunes App Store guaranteed to get you those 100 likes your photos deserve.

1. VSCOcam- Whether you choose from the 10 unique filters or edit your pictures manually, once you go VSCO you never go back.

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Original Photo Photo credit: Mia Ackley
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Edited using VSCOcam Photo credit: Mia Ackley

2. Squareready- Forget to take your picture in the “square” option on your camera? Don’t worry, Squareready re-sizes your picture without cutting any of it out to fit Instagram while using white boarders. Plus, those boarders are in, right?

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Edited using Squareready Photo credit: Mia Ackley
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Posted to fit Instagram Photo credit: Mia Ackley

3. Pic Stitch- So you took 234 pictures and six came out cute. How can you only choose ONE photo to Instagram!? Don’t stress! Pic Stitch allows you to make photo collages so you never have to worry.

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Photo credit: Mia Ackley

4. moreBeaute2- Does the idea of uploading a selfie send shivers down your spine? The moreBeaut2 app allows you to soften and blur facial imperfections before posting. But beware of being too photoshopped and don’t overdo it.

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moreBeaute2 App Photo credit: Mia Ackley

5. HDR FX Pro- At $2.99, this app isn’t a steal, but it’s features make it good enough to make the list. Our iPhone cameras can’t always capture the beauty of landscape or scenic shots exactly as we seem them. Use this app to add intense saturation or play with the colors to bring your photo back to life.

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HDR FX Pro App Photo credit: Mia Ackley

Don’t let social media intimidate you anymore. With these few helpful editing apps, you don’t have to be a professional photographer to have a great Instagram feed #noexcuses.