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Planning for after graduation

I’ve been spending weeks (probably months, if I’m more honest) looking for jobs and trying to find types of positions that I would be interested in since graduation seems to keep slinking forward every time I close my eyes for a second. My dream entry-level position is to work as an editorial assistant for a book publishing company, and I’ve been sending in resumes through every job search site that seems legitimate. Then, last week, one of my professors in the English Department brought a summer opportunity to my attention that seems like my dream opportunity. It’s a month-long summer certificate program known as the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver. This program is extremely selective and provides its students with an opportunity to work with book manuscripts, attend seminars by publishing company representatives, network, and become immersed in the culture of the book publishing world. I decided that it was too important to me to pass up at least applying and have been working on the application ever since. Today, I told my professor I had started the application process and she offered to help me edit and hone my personal statement and double-check my application. Even if I’m not accepted into the program (but, let’s keep our finger’s crossed that I am!), it’s amazing to have such a strong support system that a small school like Muskingum offers.

Additionally, my constant concentration in applying for jobs in the book publishing industry inspired my weekly editor-in-chief commentary for our campus’ student-run newspaper, the Black & Magenta. You can read my commentary, Confessions of a proud book-a-holic: In recognition of Read Across America Day, this Friday on our website: http://www.bandmonline.com/.

I hope your week is as inspired as mine!

Kaitlyn

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