Listings for May 17, 2010

Compiled by Diana Burgos, Listings Editor

Get out of your room …

Attention pre-meds!!!!

Wondering how you’re ever going to prepare for that MCAT test? FAU is now offering an MCAT prep class beginning May 22 and ending Aug. 7 that will cover biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and verbal reasoning while giving five full-length, computerized practice MCAT exams. Though the damage to your pocket is $1,000, the 90 hours of personal instruction enable you to gain confidence by having someone directly clarify any confusion over concepts, which would improve your score. For more info or to register, call (561) 297-2573.

“Don’t talk with your mouth full, unless you want to scare business
away!”

If you’re a business major, you should know how quickly bad manners can burn bridges. Think you need some pointers? Go to the Business Etiquette Networking Luncheon on May 25, where you will be coached through a business luncheon while being taught how to mingle and network with some real-life business people. The following employers will be present: U.S. Department of State, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Dillards, Verizon Wireless and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Professional attire is a must, and don’t forget your resume! There’s a $25 refundable deposit that will be returned to you once you arrive the luncheon. Become a social chameleon! Register by May 19 in the Career Development Center, located in LA 203. For more info, call (954) 236-1214.

Get off campus …

SUPERCON is baaack …

Get the ultimate anime and comic book fix when you meet the voiceover stars from Invader Zim and Aqua Teen Hunger Force at the Florida Super Convention in the Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Convention Center in Miami. Starting Friday, June 18, enjoy some cosplay, watch anime music videos and mingle with guest stars such as: movie star Tia Carrere, Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, Invader Zim voice actor Richard Horvitz, and Dana Snyder, the voice of Aqua Teen Hunger Force’s Master Shake. The Supercon contests and amazing programming continue over the weekend. Tickets are $35 before the day of and $40 at the gate. For more info, tickets or contest guidelines, visit www.floridasupercon.com.

Party Delux style

Say goodbye to the week’s troubles when you come to Delux, a nightclub and lounge in downtown Delray Beach. Enjoy the DJ’s wide variety of music, work it on the dance floor and chat the night away on lounge chairs and even beds. This adult party paradise is open from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Don’t forget to dress in style. For more info, call (561) 279-4792.

Comedy Festival

Release the stress from finals week and welcome the summer! Come to the third annual Memorial Weekend Comedy Festival at 8 p.m. on May 30. Try not to lose your voice from severe laughter when you enjoy performances by Earth Quake, Adele Givens, Gary Owen, Tony Rock, Benji Brown, Mark Curry and Capone. Bring tissues to wipe the tears of hysteria! For more info, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Get a gig …

Can the kid at heart come out to play?

Flashback to the time when you were a kid in a toy store – didn’t you wish you lived there? Now you can work there! Toys “R” Us is looking to hire new personnel for positions ranging from management to customer service. Live out the ultimate kid dream and get paid for it. To apply, visit www2.toysrus.com/careers/.

Kool kash at Kohl’s

If you have a flexible schedule, have good verbal skills and are energetic, then Kohl’s wants to hire you. Experience is preferred but not necessary. Part- and full-time positions are available. To apply or for more info, visit www.snagajob.com.

Job Jackpot at Cracker Barrel!

Positions are available for busboy, dishwashers, cashiers and host/hostess. If you have a flexible schedule, have good verbal skills and are energetic, then Cracker Barrel wants you! Experience is preferred but not necessary. Part- and full-time positions are available. For more info, visit www.snagajob.com.

Papa John’s delivery driver

The money’s in the tips! If you’re 18, have a car, and are desperate to have some green, then apply to be Papa John’s delivery driver. Just remember that no matter how delicious the pizza is, the customer won’t tip you if you eat it before they do! For info or to apply, visit www.snagajob.com.

Get free money …

Artist?

If you draw original works, the L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future contest wants your submission for a chance to win $500 and be eligible to win the grand prize along with $5,000. If you qualify to compete for the grand prize, you will be assigned a short story to read and illustrate a cover for. The deadline is June 30. For more info and contest guidelines, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.

Writer?

If you write original science fiction or fantasy short stories, the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future essay contest wants your submission for a chance to win $1,000 and be eligible to win the grand prize along with $5,000. Entries may be up to 17,000 words in length. The deadline is June 30. For more info and contest guidelines, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.

Random listing of the week …

‘Let go’ and listen to Imogen Heap live in Miami!

Whether you know her as the sultry voice in the band Frou Frou or you’ve heard that angelic background voice in Jason Derulo’s ‘Whatcha Say,’ you know your ears will thank you. Imogen Heap will be performing at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami on June 2 starting at 8 p.m. Her magnetic voice is sure to attract and soothe you into summer mode. For tickets or info, visit www.ticketmaster.com.