Come speak to current Baker students about life in the “real world.” We have many opportunities for employers to share their wisdom and experiences. You are a valuable source of knowledge to our students – talk about the company you work for, your specific job, your job search experience or how your specific major has helped you in the workplace. Conduct informational interviews for students looking to enter your specific career area. Conduct mock interviews to help students prepare for the real thing. Contact Career Services with presentation ideas – we would love to speak with you.
In May 1954, Life magazine published a report on illiteracy among school children which concluded that children were not learning to read because their books were boring. William Ellsworth Spaulding was the director of the education division at Houghton Mifflin (he later became its chairman), and he compiled a list of 348 words that he felt were important for first-graders to recognize. He asked Geisel to cut the list to 250 words and to write a book using only those words.  Spaulding challenged Geisel to "bring back a book children can't put down".  Nine months later, Geisel completed The Cat in the Hat , using 236 of the words given to him. It retained the drawing style, verse rhythms, and all the imaginative power of Geisel's earlier works but, because of its simplified vocabulary, it could be read by beginning readers. The Cat in the Hat and subsequent books written for young children achieved significant international success and they remain very popular today. In 2009, Green Eggs and Ham sold 540,366 copies, The Cat in the Hat sold 452,258 copies, and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960) sold 409,068 copies—outselling the majority of newly published children's books.