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Best Bets: Events to Anticipate, Week of 8/29/16

Date Published: Aug. 26, 2016

The RatQuick. Make a list. What am I missing? You only have Saturday and Sunday before classes start again on Monday, and you need to be ready so you can start this semester off right.

The most important thing to do in this situation is to not panic. Relax.

For those who need to purchase last-minute books and supplies for classes the University of Dallas bookstore is open from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday or, if you’re trying to save a little money, you can always try to purchase your books on Amazon (Amazon Prime rules!).

Saturday you can also watch the men’s soccer team gear up for a scrimmage match with the University of Texas-Dallas (that other university from Dallas) at 10 a.m., before the Crusaders kick off their season at home against Howard Payne University Sept. 1 at 3 p.m.

Sunday

While the rest of the university is shut down, you can still attend your Sunday Mass at the Church of Incarnation at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Monday

Hopefully by now you’re into the school routine. If you’re not, get on board, because the semester has begun. For those with 8 a.m. class — I’m sorry.

Tuesday

If you’re good with numbers and think you have what it takes to make savvy investments, then there’s a recruiting event on Tuesday with Suntrust Bank in the Serafy Room (138) in SB Hall, where you’ll learn about investment banking and Suntrust’s portfolio management analyst position. Seniors, you’re encouraged to submit resumes to John.Norton@suntrust.com. Candidates who are selected will interview the following week.

Wednesday

How do I get my first job? What’s the key? Can someone just sprinkle me with fairy dust? Not quite, but you can hear from alumni who have been in your shoes and get their insights on landing the job you’re seeking in a Q&A panel discussion with professionals across a variety of industries. The event starts Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Serafy Room (138) in SB Hall.

Thursday

There’s less than a week left, and if you haven’t registered, odds are the workshop will fill up before it’s too late. Seniors are invited to take part in a workshop led by Associate Dean of Constantin College Scott Crider, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Andrew Osborn, Ph.D., dealing with crafting personal statements for your graduate school applications. The workshop takes place at 4 p.m. in Carpenter Hall, Room 221.

By now your brain is gooze from your second week of classes, and you’re ready to relax by Thursday evening. Well, TGIT starts at 9 p.m. in the Rat. Freshman who are unfamiliar with TGIT, you can catch live music in the Rat and enjoy the night with friends, games and drinks (beer if you’re 21 or over, nonalcoholic beverages, obviously, if you’re not).

Friday

The Philosophy Department continues its philosophy colloquia with Associate Professor Matthew Walz, Ph.D, discussing being religious from 3-4 p.m. in Braniff 201.

For a complete listing please visit UD’s calendar of events.

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