Employed Comparative Literature Major Ostracized by Peers

GOLDWIN-SMITH HALL – Veronica Lopez, ‘15 Comparative Literature, reports feeling ostracized by the rest of the Comparative Literature majors ever since she secured a job for after graduation.

Lopez says, “After I accepted the offer, everyone treats me a little differently. Every time I talk in class, people try to qualify it with ‘Oh, that might be the way the professional world works, but-’ and it’s really annoying.”

“I just wanted a job. I’ve enjoyed every moment at Cornell, especially in the Comparative Literature Department. Being employed doesn’t change anything about that. I just want to be part of the group again.”

Following graduation, Vasquez will begin work comparing different books for the U.S. Department of Similar or Different Literature.

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