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The Blue & Gray Press | May 23, 2019

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Internships improve transition from school to the working world

April 25, 2019 |

Staff Writer
As members of the class of 2019 don their cap and gowns, ready to walk into the working world, some may be more prepared than others when the time comes to start earning a salary.Read More

UMW students search for internships over the summer

April 26, 2018 |

By Kyle Lehmann

Staff Writer

For many college students, especially upperclassmen, summertime means finding internships.Read More

Paid to do homework: campus jobs that give you freetime

April 19, 2018 |


Staff Writer

Getting paid to do homework is like killing two birds with one stone.Read More

Having a job in college can help students succeed

December 7, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Every college student faces the decision of whether to work while in school, or live off of money from loans and summer jobs. A study from Forbes shows that about 14 million students choose to work a part time job while taking classes. Most students do it for the financial benefit.  Working means needing less loan money to pay tuition, as well as having a source of spending money for going out with friends, buying groceries, etc. However, there are many benefits to working while in school other than just financial.Read More

The workforce can wait: why college seniors should consider post-graduation travel

November 2, 2016 |


“Congrats,” “Make the Most of it,” and “Have Fun,” are all phrases I have heard over and over at my high school graduation, along with, “college will be the best four years of your life.”Read More

Students may face brighter job prospects after graduation

April 15, 2015 |


As graduation rapidly approaches for the University of Mary Washington’s class of 2015, the goal of finding a job looms ever more threateningly above the heads of students. Read More

Diplomat in Residence Terry Davidson speaks to students about careers in the foreign service

April 1, 2015 |


Department of State Diplomat in Residence Terry Davidson returned to the University of Mary Washington to inform students of possible careers and internships at the U.S. Department of State on March 31.Read More

Graduating Into A Bright Future

November 16, 2011 |


Only one month of school left. Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday that I was moving into Virginia Hall and wondering how my roommate and I had gotten the smallest room in the … Read More

Ball Campaign Speaks About Issues Facing UMW Students

October 28, 2010 |

In light of the upcoming November elections for the first congressional district, the Bullet contacted the campaign offices of Republican candidate Rob Wittman and Democratic candidate Krystal Ball to ask them about their stance on issues relating to UMW students. … Read More

Students Fight in Summer Job Hunt

April 21, 2010 |

After two months and filling out 25 job applications, Kelsey Conway, a sophomore at the University of Mary Washington, finally found a job working at Wally’s  Ice Cream downtown. Now working for $7.50 an hour, just above minimum wage, Conway … Read More

Letter to the Editor: Mistakes in Presidential Selection Process Hurt Students, Alumni Alike

March 10, 2010 |

As a fairly recent alumnus of UMW, I’m still reeling from the news that President Hample has resigned.  Unless Judy Hample becomes an alcoholic before June 30, this situation can’t become much more of a disaster for those of us … Read More

Liberal Arts Majors Have to Face the Music After College

February 3, 2010 |

The state of the economy makes finding a job after college harder than ever, particularly for those majoring in non-traditional subjects, such as music.

This added pressure has led several UMW students to change their majors from music to something … Read More

Single, White Unemployed Female: Real World not as Scary as it Seems

February 3, 2010 |

No longer just an MTV show where seven or eight strangers are filmed living together for a few months, the real world is slowly coming up on our radar screens.

I mean, when you think about it, “The Real World” … Read More

Unemployment Touches Many in Fredericksburg

September 9, 2009 |


As unemployment peaked this summer in Fredericksburg, UMW students found it difficult to find work.

The Fredericksburg area recorded some of the worst unemployment numbers for cities in the state in recent years. According to the Department … Read More

Young Women Should Seek Mentors

February 21, 2008 |

By ALYSSA BEST Guest Columnist

Thousands of smart young women are are settling into their final semester at America’s top colleges and universities without a clue of how to get a job after graduation.

Six years ago, I was one … Read More