first_imgThe Cavs are ahead of the pack, leading the league with an amazing 25 assist per game. They currently have an (2-0) record. From left to right are Jack Flynn, Gee Bucoy, Derick Holley, Kris Kitiquit, Rodney Baptiste, EJ Camaligan, Zack Liu, and Ryean Liu. Missing is Joe Stevenson. ×last_img

Students prepare for the MCAT

first_imgNotre Dame pre-med students face a notoriously difficult schedule with academic and extracurricular activities, a stressful balancing act which reaches new heights when it comes time to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).  Junior biology and theology major Antoinette Pusateri said she will be one of the pre-med students taking the test this upcoming Saturday. Although she has faced a busy schedule because of the additional task of studying for the MCAT this semester, Pusateri said there are some positive results stemming from the experience of studying for the MCAT. “If anything, what I would take away from the whole pre-med, studying-for-the-MCAT experience would be the art of prioritizing, of time management,” Pusateri said. “It’s definitely been a learning curve, but that’s kind of the college experience for everybody.” Pusateri said she set up a study schedule specifically for the MCAT, and made sure she stuck to it. “I really started hardcore studying after finals fall semester and then really every day since then, with a few days off,” Pusateri said. “[I’ve been studying] at least a couple hours a day,” Pusateri said.  Despite stress associated with studying for the MCAT, Pusateri said she feels prepared for the exam on Saturday.  “First and foremost, I don’t think anywhere else prepares us better than Notre Dame,” Pusateri said. “I went through the notecards and notes that our professor had us make for organic chemistry and basically, out of all the cards and notes I had, I only needed a fourth of that for studying.” Junior biology and peace studies major Gwyneth Sullivan is electing to take the MCAT in late May, outside of the confines of the semester, but within the upcoming admissions cycle. Though her test date is further away, she said she still has tried to continue her preparation, which started is January. “Ideally, I’m doing two hours of study a night, but realistically if I have a huge exam, like my physics test this week, I’ll push it off a little bit” Sullivan said. “It’s a lot of time management.” A prominent factor in her decision to take the MCAT in May rather than this Saturday is the annual benefit her family hosts in Chicago in remembrance of her brother, Declan Sullivan, she said. “The benefit is actually this weekend so there’s no way I could have physically taken the MCAT,” Sullivan said. “Especially in the last three weeks, I’ve been doing so much logistical work for it that it’s been hard to study.” Other pre-med students have decided to forego sitting the MCAT during the school year in favor of taking it during the summer. Chantal Berry, a junior anthropology and preprofessional major, is one student who chose this less traditional path, instead opting to take the MCAT in August. “What I found with my friends that were either taking the MCAT this weekend or in May was that it’s been a very stressful semester,” Berry said. “I didn’t really want to have that stress, I wanted to get the most out of my college experience in terms of the academics and I wanted the sole focus to be the academics.” Taking the test later means Berry will not receive her scores in time for the upcoming admissions cycle, but she said she already decided on taking a gap year after finishing her studies at Notre Dame. “I think the decision to take a gap year was partially the MCAT reason but also just because I wanted that time off before once again getting right back into academics and medical school,” Berry said. Contact Henry Gens at [email protected]last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Innovative food company seeks staff

first_imgJob Vacancies: Nomadic Dairy (a subsidiary of Donegal Investment Group) based in Crossroads, Killygordon, produces innovative dairy products for national and international markets.We currently have vacancies for the following positions:-QUALITY TECHNICIAN The role involves ensuring that all products leaving the factory are safe for human consumption and are of the highest qualityRequirements for the role:-Degree in Food Science or a related subject1 to 2 years’ experience in a food industry Quality DepartmentGood knowledge of food safety standards and quality management systemsStrong understanding of BRC regulations and customer standardsMust have an interest in food and be self-motivated with an inquiring mindMAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN The role involves the maintenance of production equipment to a state of high efficiency by carrying out preventative and reactive maintenance.Requirements for the roleMechanical/Electrical Qualification to Senior Trades, City & Guilds or equivalentA knowledge of pumps, valves, PLCs and pneumaticsAvailable for call out and ability to work flexible hours as requiredExperience in the food industry would be an advantagePRODUCTION OPERATORSWe currently have vacancies for Production Operators on an initial temporary/part-time basis working a 12 hour shift pattern (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.)The successful candidates will possess the followingAn ability to learn and demonstrate an aptitude for process operationAbility to achieve daily/weekly production targets to a high standard of hygiene/food safetyWillingness and ability to progress in the organisationHealth and safety awarenessExcellent communication and numerical skillsTo apply for any of the vacancies please forward an up-to-date C.V. and cover letter to The Human Resources Manager, Donegal Investment Group, Ballyraine, Letterkenny, email to [email protected] or call to Nomadic with your CV or to complete an application form. Closing date for applications is Thursday 22nd 2018.Job Vacancies: Innovative food company seeks staff was last modified: March 8th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:jobsnomadic dairyVacancieslast_img read more