Final Project

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Everyone loves going to college; it’s the best place where you will meet your best friends and party like a rock star, but unfortunately the fun ends at graduation. Once you graduate everyone dreads the thought of moving away from there university’s, but there are options to get hired by a company near your campus.

Don’t worry future Salisbury graduates if you don’t want to leave Salisbury there are plenty of options to get a decent job with your degree in Salisbury.

Just because you have a degree doesn’t always mean you can’t find a job doing something besides the study you worked for for four-five years. There are plenty of places that hire just for having a degree.

Joe Werling, a graduate in 2013 in economics now works at Enterprise selling rental cars. “This job is great I love the interactions with customers and helps me build sales experience as well as decent pay right out of college,”said Werling

There are plenty of opportunities to find work in the field that you studied for in Salisbury that require certain degrees.

Jess Schottroff a former biology student who graduated in 2013, and currently works at the Salisbury Zoo. “I didn’t want to leave this place I love Salisbury,” said Schottroff.

Jess coordinates educational programs with local schools educating students about the animals in the zoo. She also does work for the zoo through AmeriCorps which she described as an organization that is like the Peace corps, but doesn’t leave the United States.

One popular major in Salisbury is communications. Brittany Cooper a 2011 graduate now works for WBOC as a video journalist. “My experience at Salisbury was great, I didn’t want to leave this place everything I have learned here as well has been a big part of my success,” said Cooper.

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Another popular major at Salisbury is exercise science. “It’s an industry that will always thrive because people will always get hurt and need physical therapy,” said Kevin Palmer an exercise science graduate in 2013.

Kevin now works at NRH Regional Rehabilitation as an assistant therapist. “I grew up in Salisbury and went to school here, and I love this place so much I decided to stay here,” said Palmer.

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(Palmer helping a patient with the anti-gravity treadmill, and working on core strength training with elastic bands.)

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Great Places to Work Off Campus When Attending Salisbury University

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Like myself being in college requires a lot of time, motivation and money. Student jobs are not always the best places to work; minimum wage and usually work about one day a week.

Off campus jobs are the way to go while in college. You have opportunities to be a waiter, or waitress and bartenders that lead to great tip money.

Not only do these jobs pay more, but can be more fun too. Seriously who wants to clean commons while being in school?

I asked former Commons worker Steve Dunn a senior at Salisbury how he felt about working at commons compared to his new job at Jersey Mikes. “Commons was awful, I had to clean trays and floors you would have no idea how messy students can be, and I only made minimum wage working one or two nights a week with awful hours being maybe working 3 or four hours a day.”

“Jersey Mikes is a great place to work; they work well with your school schedule and offer working four to five days a week with a little more pay,” said Dunn.

Sobro’s waitress Kate Mehann said working at Sobro’s is a great place to work when attending Salisbury. “I work mostly nights three to five times a week and make great money in tips I come home with $200 on a good weekend night,” said Mehann.

If you’re a fitness minded student and feel like working causes conflict with your workout schedule look into working at a off campus. World Gym hires a lot of Salisbury students.

Senior Kevin Smith said, “This was my favorite job I worked at they work around your schedule and offer employee discounts, and offer great hours with opportunity for great pay.”

If you love Chipotle as much as I do you would notice the large staff they have. Chipotle might not offer the best hours due to it’s large staff, but it is a great place to see friends while working.

Some students just don’t have the time during the week to work because of to much homework. If you’re in need of money being a bartender is a great way to make money in just one night.

Senior Mark Jones is a bartender at the famous Warehouse in Salisbury.”This job is great I see all my friends on Saturday and Friday nights while making great money I walk home with over $200 a night sometimes and I work once or twice a week,” said Jones
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Nostalgia Project

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Two years ago on December 14, 2012 Newtown, Conn witnessed one of the biggest tragedies to happen on American soil. 20 year old Adam Lanza went into Sandy Hook Elementary and murdered six children, and six teachers before taking his own life.

Salisbury University students and professors reflect back on this event and discussed what could’ve been done to prevent this event from happening.

“The school should’ve had a cop on duty, it doesn’t matter that it’s an elementary school every school should have an armed office on duty,” said sophomore Colleen Bassett.

Sophomore Matt Murphy had a different approach on how this shooting could’ve been prevented. “Better restriction such as more intense background checks as well as an age limit.” postgradlife101.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/img_3663.jpg” alt=”IMG_3663.JPG” class=”alignnone size-full” />IMG_3662.JPG

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Freshmen Cassidy Foster said, “Guns should be outlawed in today’s society because our youth is getting more violent from easy access to violent television and video games.”
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Salisbury University professor Dr. Robinson discussed his views on accessing guns in the U.S. “I believe there should be some sort of mental testing that goes along with the background test when buying any type gun in our country; there is no way people who are mental should have access to guns.”

With debate continuing today on protecting the second amendment; politicians argue it is our right to bare arms. “Groups such as the NRA pay millions to have lobbyist in Washington to protect this right,” said Dr. Rittinger of Salisbury University.

With school shootings being in our history from Columbine to  Virgina Tech we as citizens are protected by the second amendment to bare arms. There have been many changes to laws recently with changes in background checks to posses guns in America due to these events in our history.

Today in the state of Maryland it takes a three month background check just to buy a handgun, due to the events like Sandy Hook in our history. Cities now such as Washington D.C. and Chicago have even gone so far to make buying hand guns and possessing them illegal in the city limits.

Video Assingment

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This video is about why being a student athlete is beneficial to have on a resume as well as having on your application. I made this video with the help of the student athletes of the Salisbury ice hockey team. My script is on the bottom typed.

I’m here at Harrington Delaware home of the Salisbury Ice Hockey team. As we all know being a student athlete is difficult, but it pays off. Companies love hiring student athletes because it shows them that your competitive, have leadership qualities, They’re resilient and as you can possibly hear in this drill they are great communicators. Another great quality of a student athlete is that they are achievement oriented, meaning being a part of a College sports team is like a finishing school for achievement. If you get a person who can see through that and focus, that’s the person you want to have around you.” And last college athletes are great with time management from balancing school and athletics during their collegiate days. So my question to JR forward Jordan Saffron is how beneficial is it to put on your resume being a student athlete.

Why Career Services

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Gloria Horner, is in charge of social media and is a career consultant at career services at Salisbury. What she does is consult students on what options are available when students are not sure what to do when near graduation.

Not only does she help guide students in the right direction, but she also looks over resumes and helps students out with there resumes.  All the resources she provides are great tools to success.

“Career services is almost a hidden gem on campus,” said Horner. “Not a lot of students on campus know what we provide because we don’t really advertise much.”

She as well as Mr. Endicott are in charge of getting companies to attended the job fairs as well. “We reach out to companies everyday to try to come to Salisbury to get them to talk to students,” said Horner

Career services not only guides students towards jobs after graduation, but also provide student jobs as well. These student jobs provide opportunities and experience for a resume.

Career services is located next to cool beans in Gurrieri. The video provided gives a great guide on how to find it when walking into the building.