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Cathryn Sloane

University of Iowa

Cathryn Sloane

I recently graduated from The University of Iowa with a B.A. in English and a concentration in Creative Nonfiction Writing. Journalism and writing are two of my biggest passions and I would love to be a columnist or feature writer for a magazine someday. I previously worked as a metro reporter for The Daily Iowan (the student newspaper at Iowa) and interned for both ALIVE Magazine and Fox 2 KTVI, both of which are based in St. Louis, Missouri. Having been born and raised in a suburb of St. Louis, I am a die-hard Cardinals fan. When I'm not writing or obsessing over the Cards, I love spending time with my family and friends, listening to music, and repeatedly watching episodes of Gilmore Girls and Friends.

Z Posts by Cathryn Sloane

Understanding the GRE August 31, 2012 Attending graduate school is becoming an increasingly popular option among college grads, but one aspect of the application process that tends to sneak up on us is the return of standardized testing. comments (0)
The Newsroom Does It Again: The Power Of Intelligent Television August 6, 2012 Last night's episode of The Newsroom proved once again that it is an exercise in intelligent television and a breed of television show I would love to see more of. comments (4)
Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25 July 20, 2012 No one else will ever be able to have as clear an understanding of social media as our generation, no matter how much they may think they do. We are the ones who can best predict, execute, and utilize the finest developments to come. comments (1942)
Youth Unemployment: Not Just an Annoyance For Recent Grads July 3, 2012 With the #dontdoublemyrate student loan situation resolved, students can now shift to worrying about a number of other problems. The most important, though, is youth unemployment- and I don't just say that because I'm a frustrated part-time worker and recent college graduate. comments (3)
Economy Loves Me, Economy Loves Me Not June 28, 2012 It’s just so hard not to get your hopes up sometimes. You wake up every day thinking something has to be different sooner or later. There’s no way I can really be unemployed for this long. comments (4)
Watch Out For Yourself – Always June 22, 2012 A few weeks ago, the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer rolled around. Her story has broken hearts all over the country, including mine, and I see it has been a wake-up call for a lot of college students, as well. comments (0)
Financial Independence – Almost June 15, 2012 Being an adult is a lot of things; it’s making your own dentist appointments, regularly cleaning your house, buying legitimate furniture. Yet, the key piece of the puzzle seems to be financial independence. comments (2)
Why It’s Important to Choose Your Career Path Early June 8, 2012 Now that I am finally doing the highly-anticipated job search, I am learning that you really do benefit more from nailing down your exact career goals early on in college. Focus is important when it comes to looking for jobs. comments (2)