Temple Students Excited for Summer Break

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If there’s one thing that Temple students are excited about, it’s summer break. With finals concluding this upcoming week, students will be on their ways back home to enjoy the nice weather.  

Junior Dufort, a freshman criminal justice student, is excited about break because that means he gets the opportunity to travel to the sunny Los Angeles, California.

“I’m going to LA just to relax and de-stress after finals. I’m going to visit some cool artifacts, hit the beach, and it’s going to be a good time,” Dufort says. 

On the other hand, many students will be graduating in Temple’s 131st Commencement Ceremony next week, so they plan on spending their break applying for full-time jobs.

“I’ll be job hunting, job hunting, and more job hunting,” says Miya Jones, a senior Journalism student.

Jones hopes to land a job in the television news industry as a producer. She dreams of one day having her own own talk show.

Over the summer, Temple University’s campus will be busy with the continuation of construction efforts on the new library. Charles Library is set to open in May 2019 at the intersection of Polett Walk and Liacouras Walk.

Additionally, students unable to travel back home are welcome to take full advantage of all the resources offered at the Tech Center. It will be open for the entirety of summer while operating on a different schedule.

Fall 2018 classes will resume in late August.

HootaThon Members Host On-Campus Thrift Store

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Temple students put on their jackets and braved the cold weather to raise money for kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

On Tuesday at the O’Connor Plaza, HootaThon members hosted their second Pop-Up Thrift Store. They had dozens of boxes filled with donated clothes that students could look through on their way to classes. All of the items come from generous Temple students, HootaThon members, and others throughout the community.

Although the next HootaThon dance marathon isn’t until February 2019, they hope events like these will help break the school’s record of $465,000 dollars last year.

The thrift shop was from noon until 4 PM and all clothing items could be paid for using cash, Venmo, and credit cards. The organization will be having more fundraisers next semester to raise money for the children.

To learn more information, visit http://www.hootathon.org.

Careers in Color Networking Workshop

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What better way to gain networking skills than to learn amongst peers? For students who wanted to learn how to effectively network and build relationships, they were able to attend the Careers in Color event.

On Monday at Mitten Hall, students of all majors were able to understand how to market their professional brand at the #RelationshipGoals workshop.

“Providing a platform [for students of color] is really really important and I’m glad that the Career Center supports it,” says event organizer, Sonya Blount.

The main goal of the workshop was to prepare students for the annual Careers in Color fair with dozens of employers. It was originally supposed to be on Wednesday but due to inclement weather, the fair has been postponed to a later date.

The rescheduled date has not yet been released but Temple Update will stay up to date with any new information announced.