I think it went well
They said I was an strong candidate, especially for just an undergrad sophomore
The faculty advisor though only knows me by my chosen name, which means that I'm gonna have to come out to my advisor within the next couple days, or ask her to use my legal name, which might actually be more practical since I'm applying for an internship under that name and mentioned doing this in my cover letter. But it's gonna really suck at the print release party :(
I'm writing a biography of the man my University's student historical journal is named after. If I do a good enough job, it could be a permanent fixture in future volumes, which is.... *so* rad
Can we please retire faux fatalism as a response to difficult social issues?
I get it. You're pissed. We all are.
But when someone's like "tax the rich," and you're like "shut up that never works," you are throwing sand in the gears
So next time there's something that's like "climate change is bad," and you're tempted to say "just let humanity die," or something equally juvenile, just: don't.
Giving up hope is easy, but it does not help, and it is no mark of great wisdom to do so.
“What books didn’t influence me?
If only someone would ask that! I’ve been waiting for years to answer it. Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, I will say, had absolutely no influence on me except to cause hours of incredulous boredom. I thought in all fairness I ought to try The Fountainhead. I gave up on page 10.”
— Ursula K Le Guin
Anyone got any tips on how to write a cover letter/ spruce one up to sound presentable with no real applicable experience?
Like, the internship itself is explicitly geared toward undergrads with no experience in the field but like, if that's the case I dunno why they required a cover letter tbh
Not really related to academia at all but:
I haven't been getting REALLY into science fiction and especially science fantasy lately. I am totally open to recommendations. Right now, I'm reading The Gods Themselves by Asimov, but Dune is on my reading list at some point.
There's a neat sci-fi story I wanna write and submit to a magazine if I can get around to it.
20yo sophomore undergrad. History - American/Latin American major, Social Science minor. Aspiring Archivist. Interested in philosophy and PoliSci. She/Her
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