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AmLit Readers: American Literature, Culture, and History Podcast

Prof. O'Malley

Discussion of American literature, culture, and history; connects readers to books; and offers analysis of famous first lines from books.
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14.2 Appendix to Career Episodes

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College Bucket List (things to do before you graduate)

____ Buy a stapler

____ Find your trusted news site

____ Identify role models (from history, business world, or family)

____ Get a passport

____ Bike or walk the Kearney trail from Cottonmill to Ft. Kearny

____ Attend a free play put on by the Theatre dept (bonus points for trying out for a play)

____ Go to MONA at least once every semester

____ Identify your craft (writing, photography, music, arts and craft, drawing, etc.)

____ Attend a reading by an author or poet

____ Find your favorite outdoor spot on campus

____ Identify your coffee habit (if not at all)

____ Find your perfect writing instrument

____ See a music performance at the Fine Arts Building

____ Recreate on the quad in spring

____ Go to a campus speaker sponsored by a different college from your major (bonus points for raising your hand during the Q&A)

____ See a foreign language film at the World Theater

____ Identify the country you most want to visit (bonus points for checking out study abroad possibilities even if you think don’t have the time or money)

____Volunteer in the community or in a campus imitative

____ Figure out your health regime (what to eat/ how and when to exercise)

____ Take on a leadership role in campus organization

____ Study or write a paper in a café (like Baritas or Calico Coffee)

____ Check out a library book you want to read for fun

____ Write a dream resume that you’d like to have by the end of your senior year

____ Make a list of 12 people you would call if you were desperate for a job; then see if you can increase the number to 40 (it’s easier to make this list when you’re not so desperate)

____ Follow up with professors/staff who put themselves forward as a mentor

____ Write and send a “letter to the editor” to the campus newspaper

____ Find a group of friends to go see the Sandhill Cranes in the spring

____ Learn to cook one infallible dish (for various potlucks that come up)

____ Identify your study spots (where will you go when you really need to study)

____ Take a Myers-Brigg personality test

____ Buy a writing handbook and an business etiquette book

____ Buy interview clothes (don’t forget shoes!)

____ Study a foreign language even if it’s not required

____ Try a new sport

____ Start a business

____Aim to visit each of your professor’s office hours at least once every semester

____Befriend an international student (bonus points if you make plans to visit them one day) or befriend an American student

____Take a poetry writing, creative writing, or screenwriting class

____Vote in an election

____Learn about investing and 401k plans for after college

____Witness a celestial event

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14.1 Appendix to Career Episodes

My picks for best career advice books (or that were recommended to me)

Further Reading

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Episode 2 of 2 on Careers for Humanities Majors Part II offers my take on the cultural imperative to find one's passion or to find one's life calling through work.

Watch the Youtube episode here: https://yhttps://youtu.be/R56DVKokb3U

Further reading: The book cited in the episode is Scott Kelly’s memoir, Endurance: A Year in Space; a New York Times article on an experimental college can be found here https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/08/opinion/sunday/college-anti-college-mainstream-universities.html. Also mentioned in Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility. My bucket list for college students can be found in Module 3Bc (and in an upcoming episode).

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Episode 1 of 2 on Careers for Humanities Majors Part II offers advice on starting a job and adapting to a work culture

Watch the Youtube episode: https://youtu.be/zrxF6mBQZbM

Further reading: For more information starting a job or career see Camile Lavington’s book You've Only Got 3 Seconds and Cynthia Shapiro's Corporate Confidential for the inside scoop from individuals who work in corporate HR and training

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