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.
TORI KATZ, COLLEGE 01
After I graduate, Im going to attempt to find a job. Im applying to magazines in New York.
MIKE 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.
DARI 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.
CAROLINA 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.
HILARY 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.
KATRINA 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.
RUDY 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.
LEN PODOLSKY, COLLEGE 02
Assistant trader with Susquehanna Partners in Bala Cynwyd.
SUSAN 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.
ANNI 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.
Originally published on May 17, 2001