Each new semester comes with change: potentially adjusting to a new dorm, a new class schedule, finding out you only hung out with someone because they lived next door to you, and a mind boggling lack of pasta bar – at least for everyone who’s not a freshman. Finding your place on campus is inherently difficult because there’s a social sphere that people inhabit and an academic sphere that students must take into account. Having these two spheres, both of which are an integral part of a student’s life on campus, forces students to find their own balance which, sometimes isn’t quite the mix that they would prefer.
Mohammad Boozarjomehri ’19 came back to Swarthmore ready to tackle his classes, and increase his responsibility and presence on campus. He saw a job at Sharples as a perfect way to earn money and interact with the community in a positive way. Boozarjomehri applied, waited, and received the job. It seemed like a perfect mix of the two spheres at Swarthmore, which usually feel like such opposites.
“Why did I want to work at Sharples? I wanted that cash bro, I needed the money,” Boozarjomehri explained.