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Students seek part-time jobs at U of L fair

By Warren Combs–
Lunchtime at the Swain Student Activity Center was busier than usual last Tuesday as a Part-time Job Fair brought recruiters from 30 different employers hoping to catch the attention of students seeking part-time work.
Josh Staten, Job Location and Development Coordinator for the University of Louisville Career Development Center, said that he considers the efforts of such fairs a success.
“Last time we had about 450 students show up, and we’re hoping to get that number again here,” Staten said. “Aside from the obvious of helping students find jobs, it also allows students an opportunity to gain experience and know what to look for in a career fair setting. Students get the chance to speak to employers, and employers get a chance to better know our campus.”
Employers ranged from local businesses to recognizable names of Corporate America, and some have been coming to these events at the University of Louisville for years. Tina Cheshire, a representative from UPS, said, “We’ve participated in every one they’ve had. The University of Louisville is a huge pull for us.”
For other employers, this was their first time in attendance. “We really kind of expected people to pass us by because we’re a gymnastics facility, but there have been a decent amount of people who have been curious about it and wandered over,” said Kate Harpring, a Master of Business student and representative from Louisville Gymnastics. She added that Louisville Gymnastics planned to participate in future events based on the day’s turnout.
Many students were making their way around the room to various tables, and some were eager to take advantage of the opportunities before them.
Emily Ware, junior English major said, “I’m really liking some of the jobs offered here. They really cater to each major. The Courier-Journal would be a great opportunity for me as an English major.” When asked if she saw herself working for one of these employers in the near future, Ware said, “I hope so, maybe something I pursue today will turn into a better, full time position in the future.”
The Part-time Job Fair is held every semester and is hosted by the University of Louisville Career Development Center.

Photo by Austin Lassell

Teddy Bridgewater to enter NFL Draft

By Annie Moore

“After discussing all the options with my family and the coaching staff, I have decided to forgo my senior season and declare for the NFL Draft.”


And with that, Louisville’s quarterback for the last three years announced he was leaving. Teddy Bridgewater announced Wednesday he will forgo his senior season to enter the 2014 National Football League draft.


Bridgewater’s statement came on the heels of an outstanding 2013 season, which included a win over his hometown team, Miami University in the Russell Athletic Bowl just four days prior to his announcement. In the game against Miami, Bridgewater went 35-for-45, and had a career-high 447 yards and three touchdowns.


Bridgewater broke the University of Louisville record for number of touchdown passes in a single season with 31 this previous year.


Bridgewater was 30-9 in his years at Louisville, including two bowl wins, two conference titles, and two double-digit win seasons.


“I can’t express how much my time at Louisville has meant to me. I will cherish every moment on the field and off the field, and every bond that I built. I will forever represent the university with the utmost pride and respect.” Bridgewater said.


Bridgewater will leave Louisville as arguably the best to wear the red and black, and leaves big shoes to fill for returning quarterbacks, redshirt freshman Will Gardner, freshman Kyle Bolin and junior Brett Nelson.


Using his personal twitter account Wednesday, Teddy Bridgewater messaged Will Gardner saying “Now it’s your turn! #DoWork”


The University’s football program will no doubt need Gardner or one of the other QB’ to step up as it enters its freshman season in the Atlantic Coast Conference.


Teddy is projected to go first overall in the draft, and the Houston Texans have the first pick. The Texans made a deal with former Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien, and are looking to take a quarterback in the draft.


Bridgewater graduated from the University of Louisville early, earning a degree in Sports Administration in just three years.


“I didn’t know much about Louisville when I made the decision to attend,” Bridgewater said.  “But in the end, it was one of the best decisions I could have ever made.”