Summer daze


On one of the last days of finals, our correspondent stepped onto campus to find out what amusements and employments Penn students have lined up for the summer months. With the bulk of finals behind them, the students seemed to walk more slowly, to smile more. The afternoon sun suffused Locust Walk with a lazy, partial light. Summer was definitely on its way.

square.gifTORI KATZ, COLLEGE 01
After I graduate, Im going to attempt to find a job. Im applying to magazines in New York.

square.gifMIKE EPSTEIN, COLLEGE 00
Trying to finish my two incompletes. Theyre two years old by this point. Theyre both for the same professor, but hes my advisor so its okay. I finished my undergraduate work last May but I havent graduated yet because I want grades in these classes.

square.gifDARI YUDKOFF, COLLEGE 02
I work at this camp called Seeds of Peace. Its a conflict resolution camp for kids from countries where theres conflict: Israel/ Palestine, India/Pakistan, Cypress, and the Balkans. Oh, and Greece and Turkey. This is my second year working there. The kids that come are incredible.

square.gifCAROLINA RAMIREZ, COLLEGE 03
Im taking summer classes at Penn till June 30. Then Ill be working in Marthas Vineyard in July. I might waitress or something, just hang out with friends at the beach. And in August Im going to Europe.

square.gifHILARY TANENBAUM, COLLEGE 04
Im taking economics and musical theater at NYU. Economics my parents are making me take because they think its good for me.

square.gifKATRINA JONES, COLLEGE 01
I am going home to Miami and living off my parents for two months until I go to graduate school for education. Where are you going to grad school? Here. I cant get enough of Penn. [laughs] I can never get enough of Penn.

square.gifRUDY RAMIREZ, COLLEGE 02
Im doing the Penn-in-London program. Its summer school, only in a really cool place. Great, Ill write that down. I used to work on yearbook, so I know how to make myself quotable.

square.gifLEN PODOLSKY, COLLEGE 02
Assistant trader with Susquehanna Partners in Bala Cynwyd.

square.gifSUSAN COOK, COLLEGE 03
Working at CBS in New York! Ill be working for the Sunday Morning show with Charles Osgood. I think Im really going to get a taste for New York City. Ive heard its pretty wild and fun. I have this image of New York, bright lights, Frank Sinatra, action people. I want to see if its real.

square.gifANNI BATZEL, COLLEGE 03
I think Im going to work at a camp in Maine. I dont know the name of it. Its a Christian camp, so Ill be doing Bible studies, camp counselor type things and hopefully kayaking.

Sara Marcus

 

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Originally published on May 17, 2001