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March 26, 1997

Career Services not ready for use

When I heard about a program on campus that would allow students to create resumes, place them in a huge database, get information on various companies, obtain advise on future careers, and oh so much more, I thought it was too good to be true. Then I went to the Career Services office and knew that I was right.

In Career Services' old office, the computers were lousy, the student workers that I dealt with didn't know what was going on and I never saw any non-student workers who had any time to give out that great advice I had heard about.

But then I saw that Career Services was moving to Clifton Robinson Towers, so I thought that at least now I get to drive off-campus, too.

To my surprise, when I went to the new and improved office the other day, it was not ready yet. Sure they have new computers to work on, if you can find them.

The offices are now on two floors and the student worker I talked to didn't have a clue of what was going on. After dodging workmen and workers trying to get their own offices in order, I finally found the computer lab. After spending an hour and a half to print ten resumes and seven cover letters thanks to their great new computers, I left in a rather unpleasant mood.

A little advice to Career Services, you should have waited until summer to move or at least until the remodeling of the new offices was completed. Take the time to train your employees, and remember that there are other majors at Baylor besides business.

Kevin Loudermilk

Master's Candidate in Mathematics '98

BHCS sale would be positive

While Baylor Health Care System does serve a vital need in the Dallas area, there is no reason why this couldn't be accomplished just as effectively if it were run as a for-profit hospital or administered by a non-profit HMO. Having been a part of the Dallas community for so long, it is natural that some citizens feel a sense of betrayal by hearing of a sale.

But change is inevitable. The needs not only of the Dallas community, but those of the Waco campus must be taken into consideration.

With an estimated worth of $1.2 billion, the sale of Baylor Health Services would nearly triple our current endowment. In addition to speeding up the construction of new facilities such as the Student Life Complex and a new biology building, the money could also be put to good use in a scholarship fund and to renovate and modernize existing facilities such as the elementary education building and to maximize the benefits of acquiring new property such as the L. L. Sam's Church Furniture property.

Currently better known for the recently-lifted dancing ban, with the potential financial strength the sale would give the University, our reputation would be given a national and even international boost as being one of the premier private institutions in the United States. For the campus community, a sale would have an undeniably positive effect.

Edward A. Sanchez

Journalism '97

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