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On Campus Jobs

Hello everyone! Well this weekend was Weekend on the Bluff which meant tons of prospective students and sunshine! I'm not sure how the Admissions Office does it, but it seems that whenever there are pre-freshman on campus, the sun magically comes out. I am definitely not complaining about this fact. And no big deal or anything, but Macklemore and Ryan Lewis did a concert at UP last night.

Let's talk about on campus jobs this week. There are tons of jobs at UP, from hall desk receptionists, to working in the commons, even to being the school mascot. These jobs are posted online in late August, and my suggestion to the Class of 2016 is to get a jump start on it! Although there are a lot of jobs and some are specificially set aside for freshman, there are a ton of applicants. So during the summer, I would prepare a sample resume and a cover letter if you plan on having an on campus job. On campus jobs are really convenient because you don't have to worry about bus schedules or paying for gas. Also, employers realize that you are a college student first, so they are more than willing to work around your class schedule. For this reason, there are also limits on the hours per week that students can work because they want you to succeed in school. I got my job as a student blogger by sending an email over the summer saying that I was interested in the position. So, if there's a job that you really want, I would suggest letting the employers know before they even post the job listing that way they'll remember you!

I hope that eveyone who came to Weekend on the Bluff had an amazing time! If you have any questions about UP, don't hesitate to contact me!

Tip 11: Once you get contact information for your rooommate, start talking! Discussing rules and different ideas for your dorm room will make the transition that much easier.

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Zoe Schmidt

Name: Zoƫ Schmidt

Class: Freshman

Major: Organizational Communications

Minor: English


Hometown: Salem, Oregon

Activities: Reading, writing, hiking, watching football, fishing, snowmobiling, and hanging out with friends.


Favorite Professor: Dr. Pitzer and Dr. Kerssen-Griep

Favorite Class: Communication studies 101

Favorite Commons Meal: Grilled cheese with French fries and chocolate milk


Why I Chose UP: I chose UP because of the small campus and welcoming community. Also, everyone is so nice here! It doesn't hurt that the women's soccer team is totally amazing either.

Favorite Thing About UP: The campus. Especially in the spring time when the cherry blossoms are blooming.


Advice for Prospective Students: Make sure you visit campus and try to meet some professors and students. It will give you a real feel for just how close this campus is.


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