Following Jesus at the Job Fair

Following Jesus at the Job Fair Michael J. Baxter, C.S.C. Last January at the University of Notre Dame, where I live and work, scores of representatives from business corporations and the military gathered in the Joyce Center for the 2000 Summer Internship Job Fair. The purpose of this annual event, sponsored by the University's Career Center, is to enable students to make contact with potential employers for an internship the following summer and quite possibly, if the internship goes well for both parties, for a full-time job after graduation. As suggested by the name, this event has something of a carnival atmosphere to it, with rows of makeshift booths, colorful signs, and a variety of devices designed to catch the attention of students strolling by. Arthur Anderson was giving away yo-yos. Illinois D.O.T. was handing out yellow Frisbees. Nabisco offered cheese and crackers. Students were blowing bubbles at the Proctor and Gamble booth. But these corporations were offering to students much more than fun and games, as could be surmised by the tables stacked with glossy pamphlets and smart, graphically designed business cards. They were offering jobs, opportunities, careers--a logos 3:4 fall 2000 logos way of life. Thus there was a curious juxtaposition of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture Logos: Journal of Catholic Thought & Culture

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Michael J. Baxter, C.S.C. Last January at the University of Notre Dame, where I live and work, scores of representatives from business corporations and the military gathered in the Joyce Center for the 2000 Summer Internship Job Fair. The purpose of this annual event, sponsored by the University's Career Center, is to enable students to make contact with potential employers for an internship the following summer and quite possibly, if the internship goes well for both parties, for a full-time job after graduation. As suggested by the name, this event has something of a carnival atmosphere to it, with rows of makeshift booths, colorful signs, and a variety of devices designed to catch the attention of students strolling by. Arthur Anderson was giving away yo-yos. Illinois D.O.T. was handing out yellow Frisbees. Nabisco offered cheese and crackers. Students were blowing bubbles at the Proctor and Gamble booth. But these corporations were offering to students much more than fun and games, as could be surmised by the tables stacked with glossy pamphlets and smart, graphically designed business cards. They were offering jobs, opportunities, careers--a logos 3:4 fall 2000 logos way of life. Thus there was a curious juxtaposition of

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Published: Nov 1, 2000

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