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EDGE: Smooth Sailing

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By Ellen Piper Contributing Writer Students spent their Tuesday evening at the Smooth Sailing seminar listening to alumni Erik Seastedt, who has worked in various areas of human resources for 27 years. The event, sponsored by the EDGEprogram, described ways to succeed in a new job. The EDGE program was created so that students are…

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How prepared are Bona’s early grads?

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As time is dwindling before the university’s December commencement ceremony, approximately 111 graduate and undergraduate students will soon be starting their lives after exiting the Bona bubble. There are three commencement ceremonies throughout the year, in August, December and May. The December commencement, taking place on Saturday the 17th, provides students that finish their requirements…

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STEM speakers visit via webcam

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By Alexis Young Staff Writer Last Thursday Xiao-Ning Zhang , Ph.D., a biology professor, hosted a video conference of two science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, career talks for students at St. Bonaventure. Zhang has a passion for helping STEM students. After speaking with friends and colleagues, she was directed to Mark Mueller and…

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Panel discusses women’s career paths and obstacles

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By Rachel Konieczny Staff Writer The women’s studies program hosted a panel discussion on women’s issues on Oct. 30 in Walsh Center Auditorium featuring four local speakers from the Western New York community. The panel presentation, titled “Women Building Communities”, featured women leaders in the Olean and surrounding areas, including Darlene P. Miller of the…

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Steps into the future

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By Jackie Roberts Staff Writer   “It’s never too early to start planning for your future.” College students, hear statements like this on a regular basis. However, not all take action. Once again, the Career and Professional Readiness Center is offering students an opportunity to jump start their career planning next Friday at 3 p.m.…

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Fame, fortune and fifty dollars

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By Heather Monahan Features Editor    Scoring an awesome internship is the college version of landing your dream job. You want to tell everyone about it and brag about the cool things you get to do. Intern Spotlight, a program organized by the Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) gives students a bragging opportunity that…

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Math adds up at Bona’s

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By Ryan DeOrdio Staff Writer Some see an undecipherable language: an unsolved mystery that causes the worst kind of tension. Others see an epic jigsaw puzzle that’s practically and personally rewarding. Regardless if one’s to evade or embrace it, math is a universal challenge. St. Bonaventure University has 15 math majors and five math minors,…

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SBU alum to lecture on taking risks

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By Annie Riley Assistant News Editor Michael Ryan, president and CEO of Ryan Media Consultants, will speak at 7 p.m. April 25 in the Dresser Auditorium of the Murphy Professional Building about his new book, “The BOOM! BOOM! Book: Practical tips to make sure your career doesn’t go bust.” The lecture will encourage students to…

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CPRC profiles top five tips

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By Tate M. Slaven Staff Writer As the end of the semester nears, Bonaventure students not only long for sunny weather and a break from the books, but also internship and job opportunities to help prepare themselves for their futures. The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) is a place where students can go get…

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CPRC encourages student participation through four-year plan

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By Heather Monahan Assistant Features Editor The community atmosphere and the approachable, caring faculty and staff are clear examples of how Bonaventure goes above and beyond its call to prepare students for life outside the Bona Bubble. The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) offers students a variety of services to help prepare them for…

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