Author: Nate Butler

A hidden talent

Taiwan native Daniel Parish is one of UVU’s best kept secrets. Parish arrived here from Taiwan two years ago at age 22. Having been a math tutor in Taiwan, he instinctively gravitated towards the Math Lab to tutor again. Parish enjoys the volunteer work that he does in the math lab and the opportunity he gets to help fellow students. “The people always have new questions, and it helps me to keep my mind sharp and helps them learn it better,” Parish said. When Parish arrived at UVU he, like every other student, was required to take our Accuplacer exam to determine what level of English, as well as, Math he should be in. The results of the exam would be startling to some, as he had tested out of every level of math all the way into the higher levels of calculus. Parish still took some of the math classes regardless just to keep his mind sharp and to further his education. In preparation for his future education Parish recently took the GRE and scored 780 out of 800, putting him in the 99th percentile in the nation. However amazing the scores were, what makes Parish such a unique person is besides being a math prodigy, he still has decided to major in Business and Dance. For the last two years at UVU Parish has been studying and...

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Original poster designing = money

Career services and student employment will be hosting a design contest to give students and design enthusiasts the opportunity to hone in on their skills by creating a design for the competition. Entries will receive professional feedback from five judges who are all design professionals in the area. Participants have the opportunity to win up to $300. The three categories are; best presentation, best design and selected design. Alison Gray, employer relations recruiter and co-chair of the contest said, “the biggest benefit of last year’s contest was the feedback. Participants said it was an invaluable experience.” The judges provide one on one advice about the participants’ work and the design industry. 10 individuals will be selected to present to the judges allowing them to gain skills in presenting their work to professionals in the industry. Amber Collins, career counselor and co-chair of the contest said, “When we were looking at our marketing for the Career Fair, we decided to let students have the opportunity to present, market, and design the marketing concepts for the fair.” This competition allows individuals to gain an invaluable experience and have another design to add to their portfolio. Those wishing to participate in the contest can pick up entry forms in LC 409. The deadline to submit for the contest is March...

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