ScreenPeace Film Festival 2016

Author: Katie Martin

Last year, I attended the ScreenPeace Film Festival put on by the Kroc Institute for the first time and wrote a blog post about the film I saw. These films are all critically acclaimed and deal with a wide range of global concerns from all regions of the world. This year, I had a chance to go to 3/6 of the showings for SPFF 2016

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Notre Dame Making Contemporary Topics Asscessible to Students

Author: Katie Martin

As an ITM major, a majority of my classes are technical or otherwise about some other aspect of business. That being said, the Mendoza College of Business leaves enough room for students to take other electives outside of business. To me, this is important because from what I've heard and experienced, in order to be successful in business, you can't be one-dimensional. Outside of my business degree, I've pursued classes mostly in design and Asian studies, but for my final semester, I am taking a class in the German department called "The Max Kade Seminar: Refugee Crisis in Germany."

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Securing a Job by Senior Year

Author: Katie Martin

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After graduation, I will be working for Accenture PLC in their Chicago office. Knowing this going into senior year gave me a pretty nice feeling, as I could relax and not stress about applications and interviews for my final year at ND.  I remember that some people I knew were flying all over the country for interviews, but luckily for me, Accenture had come to campus in the spring semester of my junior year for internship interviews (many large firms and companies that recruit heavily from Notre Dame hold interviews in the Career Center on campus). After completing my summer internship, my offer was extended to a full time position, no further interviewing required.

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Why I Chose Notre Dame

Author: Katie Martin

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My senior year of high school I was convinced I wanted to be, very specifically, a biological engineer. I was ridiculously ambitious (as most Notre Dame prospective students are!), so therefore I was scouring the rankings websites to see which undergraduate programs rated the highest for this particular major. As it turns out, a popular, yet competitive school in my home state topped the charts and also ranked very highly for it’s overall undergraduate engineering program.…

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