Career Fair Rigged Against Humanities Major
CORCORAN COMMONS — After circling the bustling Heights Room during the Spring Career Fair several times, sophomore English major Hannah Ping came to the realization that the Fair had been deliberately and purposefully planned to not help her internship search at all. “This is ridiculous!” cried Ping, who is currently enrolled in Studies in Poetry and Shakespeare, complaining that “there were like thousands of consulting, accounting, management, and information systems tables in there [the Heights Room].”
“My classmates—the corporate sheep that they are—were lined up for miles behind those tables, but I want nothing to do with that life. I’m different. I’m creative,” explained Ping. “Hey, good for them! I’m not here to bash their career path. But why doesn’t Boston College cater to me, an English major with a history minor, by offering tables for poetry fellowships on organic farms in Peru—or at least internships in entertainment? The system has been rigged against me from the beginning! It’s obvious! From orientation onward, this school told me to follow my passion, and then they shoved a Deloitte recruiter in my face who wanted to know how my academic path had inspired my interest in technology consulting. How am I supposed to respond to that? With a sonnet?”
At press time, Ping, reportedly dismayed and confused, was sitting alone on her laptop in Hillside and filling out applications to be a summer tour guide, orientation leader, and camp counselor.