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Dah noo-loo by Snively '11

Hey kah ay-ay u-nye

Several weeks ago MIT had their famous fall Career Fair where hundreds of companies come and court hundreds of students. It’s a time when students update resumes, dry clean suits, get hair cuts, and start practicing their “talk to people not from MIT” routines.

It’s funny, MIT is in a bubble in that, as an MIT student, you start to forget what the outside world is like. I remember during out field trip to Hasbro last year, we actually were given a 15 minute talk in the bus about how to behave while not at MIT. As students, we tend to forget that looking people in the eyes, not checking iPods and iPhones every 10 seconds, and acknowledging what people say is important. All of these skills are crucial when wooing the big corporations that you hope to work for in the summer.

Last year I went to the career fair for all of the free swag, and free swag was what I got.

This year it was all about the job. In my suit and with my fancy folder of resumes I spoke with a number of companies and handed out several resumes, topping the evening off with a nice networking dinner at the Hyatt hotel where I got some one-on-one time with some of the companies I was interested in. A job interview the next day and my career fair experience was concluded.

I could go into greater depth about the career fair experience and spin a yarn about the multitude of well-dressed and groggy college students, but instead I’d like to focus on one particular career fair attendee.

Emily Conn ’11 wanted a job in the Media Lab and in order to get the attention of the representative. While maybe not as controversial as other “attention getters,” seeing Emily pretty much made my day. This is what she was wearing:

That’s right, a giant home-made (albeit, not by her), Furby costume. And it talked!

Just sayin’, hope she got the job. Any awesome costumes y’all have made before? I’m looking for ideas for Halloween this year.

21 responses to “Dah noo-loo”

  1. Banerjee says:

    I haven’t made a Halloween costume or anything, but I have a friend who takes the greatest pleasure in making classic and unforgettable ones. Last year, she made a Sumo wrestler outfit (notice Sumo wrestlers don’t wear much), with a pig’s face.

    Hope this inspires you. And good luck with the jobs.

  2. Ahana says:

    I see binoculars! :o

  3. mohit says:

    I think you forgot to mention whether you finally did get a job? Or do you not know yet? about the costumes….never designed one myself….but I’m sure you will come up with something!

  4. wesh m says:

    Phew, Snively you were out of the front page!!!

    About the costume, Borrow Emily’s and wear it inside out.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Snively: Wait until you see my collection of stuff from Career Fair. If anyone ever told you about a girl who carried a big heavy laundry bag – too heavy to be carried – around Johnson that day and amused people, that’s me.

  6. Vicky ('15?) says:

    I’m being Amy Winehouse for Halloween this year.

    I think you should be, too.

  7. Anon says:

    I have 3.
    None of them work anymore, though. ):

  8. Helen says:

    That costume is awesome.
    But I don’t celebrate Halloween. (my parents won’t let, anyway)

    What do you dress up as for Halloween?

    Good luck with the jobs.

  9. Yan Z. says:

    Your free swag looks eerily like the free swag that I swagged a few weeks ago . . .

    Obviously, there is a lot of re-swaggery going on here.

  10. So I LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween, and I have some suggestions for you based on my past costumes…

    Here is my first suggestion (from my costume for Halloween 2006) — everyone needs one of these…

  11. As a 2nd suggestion, you could always go as this, my 2005 costume, but I would say it has probably been overdone…

  12. But if you really want to “wow” people, you should try this look on for style (or as an alternative, this).

    When I dressed like this for Halloween in 2003, I shocked everyone at MIT! People still talk about it. Of course, it helped that I had a CAP meeting that day and just walked in and sat down as though there was nothing particularly different going on. Donna Friedman looked at me and began to introduce herself (as though we hadn’t met), and then she realized who I was. She couldn’t stop laughing for 15 minutes.

    By the way, my theme that year was “Beauty Contest Loser”.

  13. Anonymous says:

    i once wanted to dress up as a trombone. you can always try… it’s every band geek’s dream come true.

    better still, turn up as a graphing calculator :D

  14. Alex says:

    Furby costume ftw. wink

  15. Anonymous says:

    “While maybe not as controversial as other ‘attention getters…'”

    You are just jealous because Star came up with Fuzzy Logic before you came up with Electroplushies.

  16. haha thank you for the good wishes, Snively! I did get the UROP! =)

  17. Emily, again says:

    Oh, and not that it really matters, but I didn’t actually go to the career fair dressed like that…I was just happened to be passing through the Z Center area in that while the fair was going on.

  18. Anon. says:

    For Halloween,why don’t you go as a CIA agent? You could do the Men in Black thing.

  19. anon says:

    Daniel Barkowitz,
    You are the KING of costumes!

  20. Anna says:

    Same. Looking for a Halloween costume except we’re limited at school to only wear things from “decades”. I was thinking of doing a penguin but so far I havent come up with an idea of how to explain it. Good luck with your search though!

  21. deng says:

    “As students, we tend to forget that looking people in the eyes, not checking iPods and iPhones every 10 seconds, and acknowledging what people say is important.” err… seriously? you’re exaggerating right?

    nice collection you got there.. how long did you live off that stuff for? must have been a year at least wink