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Going to be in LA this summer? Check out these opportunities!
Our Winter Break Career Outlook now has a summer partner! For the first time, the Career Center is offering Career Outlook – Summer in LA. This job shadow program provides undergraduates an opportunity to explore careers by shadowing a Wesleyan alumna/us or parent in a particular field or industry during summer break.
This initial summer program will feature ten shadow opportunities from various industries, such as film, television, law, medicine, fashion and art. For summer 2013, most opportunities are day-long and may include observing a professional, sitting in on meetings, or participating in a specific project within the organization. Visit MyCC to learn more and to submit an application (Career Outlook is the employer).
The application deadline is 11:59pm on Tuesday, 5/7. Resume approval is required.
While you were getting crunk at Senior Cocks on Friday, WestCo Cafe was alight with the flame of two experimental beatmaker wizards: Oorutaichi and Groundislava. The former, Oorutaichi, was totally unfamiliar to me previously, but managed to throw together one of the most engaging and utterly fun electronic sets I’ve seen in a while. Backed by goofy visuals, the DJ lurched around the cafe manically, shouting into his microphone like an overjoyed Dam Suzuki, without straying too far from his mixing boards and distinctly Asian-tinged backing beats. Above is a photo of occasional Wesleying blogger Johnexpressing his appreciation. I didn’t manage to grab video, but this is a pretty accurate indication; though little known in the states, Ka Ya Lee ’13 tells me Oorutaichi’s a pretty big deal in Japan:
I was so glad that everything went great and that a lot of people there were truly enjoying Oorutaichi’s music:) Oorutaichi also LOVED Wesleyan students’ reaction to his music. He was also very impressed by this school in general. Oorutaichi was a very humble, nice person. We hung out and talked about music a lot after the show in my house! I still can’t believe he was there!
Wedidit Collective character Jasper Patterson, otherwise known as Groundislava, rounded off the night with a set of chilled-out, beat-heavy post-dubstep. Groundislava has collaborated with our old friend Baths a bunch, and it shows—D. Nassty ’13 would probably call it ‘post-tubstep.’ Photo gallery past the jump.
Josh Margolin ’11, a Gag Reflex alumnus who probably isn’t the biggest stranger to sketch comedy (see: “Laugh Track,” “Enrolled”), has done just that by launching The Skinny Goodmans, an LA-based sketch comedy group formed with Benjamin Smolen ’10 and some other dude who didn’t go to Wesleyan and therefore hardly warrants being mentioned by name (fine, it’s William). You can check out the group’s recent YouTube creations here, of which my favorite is “Harrison Ford Carpentry” (above), a rather brooding meditation on carpentry, loneliness, and a remorseful Harrison Ford. Click here for the Goodmans’ fan page, and scroll on for Margolin’s pitch (and a few other sample vids).