6 The Daily Tar Heel Thursday, September
Seniors plagued with career panic
By MEREDITH CREWS
Every Carolina student faces
decisions and complications, but
decision-making can lead to panic for
seniors who face the possibilities of
applying for graduate schools or seeking
Jane C. Kendall, a counselor with the
Career Planning and Placement office,
says many seniors do not know where to
begin when trying to make decisions.
"Seniors don't know how to begin or
where to find help," she says. "The
decision-making situations hit faster
than they expect, and seniors just aren't
prepared for the hassles."
The first step a senior should take is to
talk to his adviser to see whether the
academic and swim test requirements
for graduation have been met.
1 1 they have, a senior then must decide
whether to attend graduate school or
Seniors hoping to attend graduate
schools should fill out applications for
the Graduate Record Exam or Law
School Admissions Test.
Also, seniors applying to graduate
schools should -'check the school's
catalog to see whether additional
comprehensive tests are required for
For seniors not planning to go to
graduate school, the job-seeking process
cannot begin until a resume is prepared.
A resume contains information needed
by a potential employer such as the
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A senior can learn how to correctly
prepare a resume by taking a course
offered by the Career Planning and
The course includes preparing
resumes, handling job interviews and
determining assets that can be
advantageous to employers. The course
is offered throughout the year and
interested students should go to the
Career Planning and Placement office
in 211 Manes Hall to receive
information or to sign up for the course.
It is best to take the entire course, but
students may take only certain areas of
Some professional schools also offer
seminars on preparing job resumes.
The job interview that sometimes
follows an application causes anxiety
lor some seniors, but the Career
Planning and Placement course offers
advice that might help a student survive
Also, magazines and books
sometimes have articles or chapters
devoted to instructing a job applicant on
Chapel Hill-Carrboro goal: $165,000
United Fund drive to
The 1977 Chapel Hill-Carrboro
United Fund Campaign is slated to open
during the pre-game ceremonies of the
UNC-Texas Tech football game in
The campaign goal this year is
5165,000. The funds will go to support
19 agencies which provide services such
as day-care programs, youth activities,
social and economic assistance to needy
families, and aid to the elderly and
Dr. Eugene F. Ilowden, UNC
associate professor of children's
dentistry, is chairperson of the 1977
United Fund campaign. He will be
responsible for coordinating all of the
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how to dress and act in an interview
Job recruiters visit the UNC campus
during fall and spring semesters.
November and February are the
heaviest months for recruiting.
Seniors who want an interview should
check the Daily Tar Heel or Career
Planning and Placement office fordates
w hen recruiters come to campus.
Recruiters often interview students
during the fall semester for May job
openings, so a senior should start early
in preparing resumes and collecting
references from professors or former
But interviews and resumes are not
the only hassles that plauge seniors.
I hey receive mail from numerous oil
companies, insurance agencies,
department stores and banks.
Businesses obtain the names ol
seniors from the student telephone
directory, then flood them with
advertisements and credit card
Graduating also means seniors must
confront the tedious chore of making
lists for graduation invitations.
campaign activities in the Chapel Hill
The first student-related campaign
activity w ill be a "Sunday Afternoon on
the Lawn," scheduled for Oct. 2. The
event, sponsored by the South Campus
Residence Areas, w ill be held from 2 to 4
p.m. near Chase Cafeteria. Music will be
provided by the Marching Tar Heels.
Refreshments will be sold, with
Drilling continues, but not for
Although the University continues to
drill wells on campus, none of the water
pumped from these wells will be used for
"It's not so much that the cost would
be prohibitive; we just don't want to get
into the water business again," said
Gene Swecker, director of the physical
"Making the water drinkable would
not necessarily require filters," Swecker
Raleigh candidate airs Jwh
Harold A. Covington, commander of
the National Socialist Party of North
Carolina, has initiated a taped "white
power" telephone message as part of his
campaign for a seat on the Raleigh City
The message, which is changed
weekly, gives the listener insight into
Covington's political views.
His tape this week, for example,
features the Nazi candidate's attitudes
on busing and integration. In the
message, he relates an incident in a
Raleigh school where a dozen blacks
allegedly beat a white student. "For all
their swaggering and boasting, they feel
safer running in packs," he says.
Covington predicts "white kids (will)
get sick of being tyrannized by black
thugs and start trading blows" unless the
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Morrison Residence Director Allen
Reep, coordinator ol theSouthCampus
effort, says the program is a way for
students to become involved in
community activities. "This is an effort
by South Campus to do something of a
service nature for the community while
at the same time serving as a kick-off
activity for a campus United Fund
In addition to chlorination, the
physical plant would have to assign
someone to monitor the quality of the
water and make periodic reports to the
state, he said.
Swecker said the University's
drinking needs were being met.
"Our savings of water are coming
from shutting down air-conditioners at
night, when they are not needed, putting
well water in the cooling towers (of the
town board takes action to prevent such
incidents. He said there is a "fat chance"
of such action.
Covington's message ends with the
Nazi melody, the "Horst Wessel Song,"
and an appeal to voters: "You won't find
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Creature carnage . . .
After your praying mantis eats your
snake, what will happen to your lizard?
Your tarantula devours it, of course.
The tarantula, called Abdul, is the
newest resident of the unofficial UNC
zoo located in a South Campus
dormitory room. The 700 has an
Its first residents were a lizard, a
garter snake and a six-inch praying
mantis. They lived together in a
And they lived peacefully until the
preying mantis ate the snake. Then the
The owners were so upset with the
praying mantis that he was executed at
sunrise by firecracker.
campaign," Reep says.
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the University personnel," Swecker
Five wells are currently in operation,
providing the University with 176
gallons per minute, or 176,000 gallons
per day. The University has spent
approximately SI06.000 drilling these
wells and installing pumps, according to
Swecker. Eight more wells are planned.
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That left the lizard all alone, so five
residents of the suite shelled out $26 for
a tarantula to keep the lizard company.
Unfortunately, the lizard thought the
tarantula was lunch and attacked him.
But the tarantula overpowered him, and
the only part of the lizard left was his
The tarantula is supposed to have a
long life span.
But if history is any guide, Abdul
Afraid to walk alone . . .
Walking alone to night labs caused so
much concern among freshmen women
during orientation that a Hinton James
academic-resource person (ARP) put in
some effort and arrived at a workable
Al Godley put up a poster asking
people who didn't want to walk alone to
sign up. He then helped people in the
same labs to contact each other.
Thus far, the program involves about
30 James residents. Godley said he
would like to expand the program to
other South Campus dorms, thus
serving more people.
The program is part of Godley's role
as an ARP putting people in touch
with each other. Godley said he -is
optimistic about the ARP program.
The ARP, which was started this
year, is supposed to provide students
with academic advice from the student
point of view, Godley said.
The Hinton James Department of
Defense? Hinton James Dormitory
does not have an army, but it does have
a Tae Kwan Do class that meets twice a
Tae Kwan Do is a Korean martial art.
Mark Sternlicht, a third-year law
student and first-degree black belt in
Tae K wan Do, teaches the class of about
The class, made up mostly of James
residents, has many different levels of
students, Sternlicht said. They range
from two black belts, Ned Danieley
and Harold Woodard, to beginners.
The class costs $20 for beginners, $15
for advanced students and nothing for
the black belts, Sternlicht said.
Sternlicht has been teaching the class
since last January. He studied Tae
Kwan Do for five years.
In response to increasing student
interest in developing speech and
, communication' skills, the
Department of Speech
Communication was created this
Previously, speech was a division
of the English department.
More than 1,100 students are
expected to take the traditional and
contemporary speech courses each
semester, said James W. Pence,
former director of the speech
division and acting chairperson of
Before the department was
created, Pence said the speech
division made its own schedule for
courses but the final budget was
part of the English department
allocation and had to be approved
by the English department.
The department now has its own
budget and a direct channel of
communications to the University.
It is recognized as a clearly
definable, separate discipline,