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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Preparing Now for Your Future Internship

Author: Katie Martin

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A few weeks ago, I sat on a panel discussion in the Mendoza College of Business for Consulting Week. The week previous I had just finished my summer internship with Accenture as a technology consulting analyst, and was asked to speak to a room full of graduate and undergraduate students interested in consulting. Being that I only had 2-3 months of experience in the consulting world, I found myself prefacing my responses with “I can only speak from my experience,” as so, I did my best to give the most authentic answer I could.…

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Financial Aid at Notre Dame: My Experience

Author: Katie Martin

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For me, getting my acceptance letter to Notre Dame wasn’t my final acceptance letter. I was aware of my family’s financial situation as well as Notre Dame’s total cost of over $60,000 a year. This fact alone worried my grandmother to no end. To her, she believed my mother and I would spend the rest of our lives digging ourselves out of debt when I could’ve gone to a state school in Indiana on a full academic scholarship. I remember she couldn’t even fully enjoy the Notre Dame tour we went on because the price tag was always in the back of her mind. …

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Study Abroad Tips: Long Flights!

Author: Katie Martin

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My first international flight was from LAX in Los Angeles to Hong Kong, and it was 15 hours. I rememeber not being able to fall asleep yet feeling exhausted while everyone else was sleeping around me. I finally fell asleep, yet awoke to a tray of ice waters being spilled in my lap. There I was, sitting in a puddle of water and feeling confident that I would be moved to first class or enjoy some sort of luxury considering I could no longer sit in this seat. I was then reassured by the stewardess that there was no other open seat on board the aircraft, and I would be sitting in a puddle for the rest of the flight. To make amends, I was given an extra blanket and a free bag of cheetos.…

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Digital News and Magazines for ND Students

Author: Katie Martin

I'm a huge fan of the internet and how much information we have at our fingertips as long as we seek it out. As a Notre Dame student, I also believe it's important that we stay well-informed considering our univerisity asks of us to "become a force for good in the world." In other words, I think it's hard to accomplish this unless we know what's going on in the world and therefore can make more educated and compassionate decisions as we become leaders in our communities and beyond. The following is a short list of digital news and magazines that I believe many ND students could find value in based on the type of content and the engaging way it is presented. Hopefully, you will find one that you can see yourself following - or at least find a neat post/story/video along the way!…

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