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Tinder and the Job Hunt

Katy Wills, Columnist

February 25, 2016

A simple cost-benefit analysis of the risk involved in applying for a job in light of the vast tinder experience lends itself to the helpful conclusion: the more jobs you apply for, the higher your likelihood of acceptance becomes.

Real World Advice From Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Aleida Fernandez

September 10, 2014

Lecturer Neil deGrasse Tyson has said that he knew he wanted to be an astrophysicist since he was nine. According to Tyson, the universe called to him on a trip to the New York planetarium and there was no way he could ignore it. In an interview with The Pioneer, Tyson was asked what advice he would give to Whitman students who, perhaps, hadn't heard their ca...

‘Beyond Your Backpack’ Examines Life After College

River Sterne

September 26, 2013

College is a time of growth, both academically and personally, that prepares students for the next chapter of their life: employment. While classes help students expand their knowledge in certain subject areas, there is always more learning to be done outside the classroom. The objective of Beyond Your ...

The practical side of academia: Searching for ‘real world’ experience in a liberal arts education

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Cara Lowry

May 9, 2012

Few of us come to a small liberal arts college in rural Washington with a set career path in mind and seeking vocational training. We come here for what Whitman sells (and what it delivers). We learn to think critically, to be active participants in our classes, in our extracurricular activities, in...

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