To the Editor:

I want to thank the Collegian for bringing me and several other alums in the news business back to campus last week to share journalism tips and “get-a-job” advice with students. It was a great event, and I am expecting emails from several students who came to talk to me about jobs. I will put them in touch with my network and hope we can be of some help.

It is worth noting that this is the first time since I graduated 25 years ago that I have been invited back to Kenyon to talk to students in an advisory capacity. And this entire event was arranged by students — not by the alumni office, not by the Career Development Office.

The moral of the story is twofold:

One: if you reach out to alumni in a career field that interests you, they will almost always be happy to talk to you about opportunities and may even have time to come back to Gambier and meet with a group. We’ve been where you are, and it is an honor and pleasure to be of service to you.

Two: do it yourself. Don’t wait for the College to arrange an event for you. You’ll be waiting a long, long time.

Good luck, and thanks again.

Paul Singer ’88.5

Politics Editor

USA Today

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