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The Buzz with the Bizz: It Was All Black and White

Ever since Stony Brook’s 50th Anniversary, the legendary Zebra Path that goes into the academic mall has been repainted red and white. I remember back in the day during my freshman year in 2006 to 2007 when the Zebra Path was actually black and white. This path which runs parallel to the Melville Library is supposed to lead students to the Career Center. The logo of the Career Center revolves around the program that Stony Brook adopted called ZebraNet, a list-serve where you put in your resume and cover letters and search for potential companies you would like to apply for. This system helps Stony Brook students find clients who are looking to hire Stony Brook students. I have one and I highly recommend everyone to join ZebraNet. It doesn’t matter what you have decided to major in, the workers at the Career Center try to provide students with potential companies.

For some reason it really irritates me walking along a red and white ‘Zebra Path’ that should be painted in black and white stripes.

Funny thing that I heard about this little issue is that freshmen and new students do not know that this red and white striped path is the Zebra Path because of the obvious color choices. One day walking to the Stony Brook Union building I saw a huge poster taped up onto the Career Center window. It was a picture of the old Zebra Path in black and white stripes, and the poster tells viewers that it is the actual Zebra Path to lessen confusion. I honestly miss the old black and white striped path instead of this Peppermint Patty Path. Candy Lane, which I like to refer the path as, was a good concept to have for Stony Brook’s half-century anniversary, but I think we need the old path back!

The Career Center is where our ‘career counselors’ are located. They help out all students, not only seniors, with internship opportunities and other job related issues. There are also resume clinics, cover letter workshops, lessons about etiquette and much more. Stony Brook students, take advantage of these opportunities that are open for us and get involved. I go a few times each semester to get some help knowing what to do to build up a good resume. Also look out for Career Center oriented programs that go around campus. Residents, there are some RAs like myself who will have a Career Center workshop program to tell in detail what the Career Center has to offer and have a guest speaker answer necessary questions some students may want to know about them. To stress again on the fact that the Zebra Path should be black and white, I just want the Zebra Path to actually resemble a zebra, so new students don’t get confused.

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