Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Badgers in Their Dens: A Public History Walkabout - Thurs., 10/30

Ever thought about a career in Public History? Want to learn more from the experts? Meet and learn from local curators, archivists, librarians, program coordinators and educators on the...

Public History Walkabout
Thursday, October 30
12:15-2:30 PM

*We will meet outside the Wisconsin Historical Society at 12:15 PM on Thursday, 10/30 and start the walkabout there

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Walk Stops

The Wisconsin Historical Society (State Coordinator for National History Day, Sarah Fallon)
Memorial Library (Curator of Special Collections, Robin Rider)
The Center for Public Humanities (Program Manager, Jeff Kollath)
The Chazen Museum (Curator of Education, Anne Lambert)

Don't miss it. RSVP required.

Please email Lindsay at lbwilliamson@wisc.edu with questions!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Badger 2 Badger: Student and Alumni Networking Session


Thursday, October 23
4:00-5:00 PM
Varsity III, Union South 

Letters and Science alumni from across the country are headed to Madison, and they want to talk with you about their careers and yours. Network with professionals working in fields ranging from finance and business to nonprofits and communications. 

Refreshments will be provided.

All majors and freshman - seniors are encouraged to attend. No RSVP required and stop by after class!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Historical Humanities Career Weekly - 10/3/14


CAREER EVENTS

THE FALL GOVERNMENT WORKSHOP SERIES 

All workshops take place in Union South (TITU)/The Federal Government Job Search/Both workshops will be led by Marie Koko, CFCC/CFJST, Government Careers Specialist at L&S Career Services

Part One - Find and Apply for Internships and Jobs in Federal Agencies

Whether you are only slightly familiar with federal agency opportunities, or you have just begun to think about them and know absolutely nothing yet: THIS is the workshop you need to attend. Students will gain an understanding of USAJobs, Federal Pathways opportunities for both interns and recent grads, the different types of Federal hiring, and much, much more!
----Friday, October 10 - 11:30-12:30 (with Q&A to follow)


Part Two - How to Write a Federal Resume


Did you know that writing a successful resume for Federal jobs and internships is very different than writing a resume for jobs in the private sector? This workshop will teach you tips and tricks that will help your resume stand out to Federal hiring managers. This workshop is best suited to those who attended Part One or who already have some familiarity with the Federal sector in general as we will only briefly review the basic find and apply concepts.
----Friday, October 17 - 11:30-12:30 (with Q&A to follow)

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FUTURE PERFECT RETAIL CONFERENCE 

Communications and technology are expanding at a dizzying pace. But what does that mean for the future of retail? Hear from renowned guest speakers and bolster your network by interacting with over 300 industry professionals as we explore the idea, “is more better?” when it comes to rapidly evolving communications technology and how it is used to enhance the retail experience.

View the agenda and see more details about this year's conference here.

Date & Time
October 22, 2014 9:00am – October 22, 2014 5:00pm 


Location
Varsity Hall, Union South
1308 W Dayton St
Madison WI


UW-Madison Student or Faculty: Free

3 schedule options:
Full-day 9-5, includes lunch
Morning half-day 9-12, no lunch
Afternoon half-day 1-5, no lunch

Non-UW-Madison Student: $50 for students of a full-time UW system school. Full day only. Must provide student I.D. number and proof of enrollment.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Peace Corps Information Session for Historical Humanities Majors w/ Eric Luckey 

Wondering how you can make your mark in the Peace Corps with your liberal arts background? Attend the info session this month, tailored especially for Art History, Classics, History, History of Science, Jewish Studies and Religious Studies majors.

Wednesday, October 22
4-5 PM
Location: TBD

*No RSVP required and all majors welcome! Questions? Email Lindsay @lbwilliamson@wisc.edu 

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Public History Library Mall Walkabout 

Thursday, October 30 
12:30 - 2:30 PM 

Interested in a Public History career? Visit with librarians, curators, archivists, educators, museum professionals, program coordinators and get a sneak peek of a library's special collections to learn what these industry professions do at The Chazen Museum of Art, The Wisconsin Historical Society, The Center for Public Humanities and Memorial Library. 

*Information about registration coming soon. Space is limited. Questions now? Email Lindsay @lbwilliamson@wisc.edu 

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Day in the Field to Zendesk, Madison's growing tech start-up 

Sign up to visit Zendesk's new office space, hear about the innovative work the company is doing, meet with recruiters and learn about internship and job opportunities.

Friday, November 21
10:30 AM -12:30 PM
US Bank Building, Capitol Square 

*Information about registration coming to your inbox soon. Space is limited. Questions in the meantime? Email Lindsay @lbwilliamson@wisc.edu 

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MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH LINDSAY 

Have questions about resume and cover letter writing and editing? Not sure what jobs or internships to apply for, or not sure what your academic major will prepare you for professionally? Want to know more about networking, the graduate school application process, or how to find the right career "fit" for you? 

Email Lindsay Williamson (me) to set up an appointment at lbwilliamson@wisc.edu or stop by my walk-in hours

Friday, September 12, 2014

Adelaide Davis (History,'13), GMMB, Inc., Washington, DC

Adelaide (Addie) has had a passion for public service ever since she was a young girl growing up in Boston. Addie graduated from UW-Madison with a major in History in May 2013 (following in her parents' footsteps: both majored in History at UW-Madison, too).

Addie at the History graduation reception, May 2013. 
In September 2011, as an undergraduate at UW-Madison, Addie co-developed a non-governmental organization, Project Drsti, which focuses on alleviating childhood blindness associated with Vitamin A deficiency. Addie and her partners also received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue developing research for Project Drsti. Addie coordinates international development research and grant writing for the organization. 

Additionally, Addie was accepted into the distinguished White House Internship Program fall 2013 and successfully completed the program. As a White House intern, Addie pursued her interest in American Foreign Policy in the Executive Office of the President. Addie was even selected among all of her White House Internship peers to introduce Vice President Joe Biden before he gave a talk to their internship class! 

Addie is currently continuing to pursue her interests in Washington, DC as an Assistant Account Executive with an advertising and public relations firm, GMMB, Inc., that conducts media relations for domestic and international healthcare firms, government agencies, and political organizations.


When I first met Addie during her undergraduate career, she was a mentor to UW-Madison students considering studying abroad and a Board of Captains member on the nationally competitive UW-Madison Sailing Team. 

Addie is spreading her Badger pride in Washington, DC and she is a living example of The Wisconsin Idea. You can do pretty incredible things as a Historical Humanities Badger!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

4 new Art History courses that have been added to the timetable for this upcoming fall!

AH 365: Survey of American Art Since 1945 (Art After 1945)          (1:00-2:15 PM, T/R… Michael Jay McClure)

AH 430: Contemporary Feminist Art Practices                                     (2:30-3:45 PM, M/W…  Anna Campbell)

AH 500 (section 002): Objects, Identity, and Contemporary Art   (6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesdays… Michael Jay McClure)

AH 569:  Space, Publics and Projection                                                    (4:30-6:30 PM, Mondays…  Anna Campbell)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Peace Corps Updates for 2014-2015 Academic Year

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Eric Luckey will be returning as campus Peace Corps recruiter again this year, starting August 18th. As Peace Corps has made many changes to their application process this summer, including applicant choice of where to serve, it is important that students (and you!) connect with Eric to learn more.

Note, his email and phone remain the same (peacecorps@international.wisc.edu; 262-1121), but his mailing address is now 261 Bascom Hall. He no longer has a separate office in the Red Gym.

Eric will continue to have advising hours in the Red Gym, however, and will now be located in room 106 (also known as the Study Abroad Resource Center &/or the Wisconsin Experience room). Fall advising hours are scheduled as:

Tuesdays 10-noon; Wednesdays 2-4; Fridays 9-11. Thanks for helping us keep UW-Madison as Peace Corps’ #1 school!