Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cate McCraw (History, '11) Institute for International Education, Fulbright Program,Washington, DC:

“History courses challenge students to ask how the current world order came to be, and they cultivate the writing, research and critical thinking skills needed to develop thoughtful hypotheses."

"I am a Program Coordinator for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program at the Institute for International Education, and I have found these skills to be as valuable in the office as they were in the classroom. I work with countries in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, and I’m extremely grateful to my History professors for shaping my understanding of political, economic, and social forces in these regions.”

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

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 (; 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!

International Reach Program Coordinator Assistant (Part-time)

International Reach is a unique program designed to promote global education. International Reach places UW international students, scholars and family members in local schools, campus venues and community organizations to give presentations about their home cultures and their experience as international visitors.

Objective: To promote, coordinate, facilitate and monitor the International Reach program under the auspices and guidance of the ISS International Reach program supervisor/ coordinators.

Number of Hours: 15 hours per week starting Fall semester (19 weeks) with a preferred start date of mid-August. Renewal of appointment possible.

Rate of Pay: $10.00 per hour. Hourly position. *This is not a PA position.

To Apply: Application deadline: August 6th. Submit an electronic copy of your resume and a cover letter describing how past work/ course experiences have helped develop skills that are relevant to the position. Applications will not be accepted without a cover letter. Also include a resume with the names of references and contact information. Applications may be sent to Brianna Cacchione: Preference will be given to those who can work through the 2014-2015 academic year. ISS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

International Reach – International Student Services – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Offices of the Dean of Students 217 Red Gym 716 Langdon Street Madison, WI 53706 USA 608/890-1914 Fax: 608/262-2838

Monday, July 21, 2014

Students! Work for Zendesk! A growing start-up right here in Madison (part-time job available)

Customer Advocate - Product Support (Student Worker, Part-time) Technical Support, Madison, WI
Apply HERE .

We are looking for a UW-Madison student customer service guru who thrives on providing top-notch support through many different channels of communication – including: email, phone, chat, forums and social media such as Twitter and Facebook. You’re a great match if you possess fantastic troubleshooting and analytical skills, are driven to help customers, and have the ability to dive deep into a new product to learn it inside and out.

We are thrilled to continue recruitment in the Madison area -- the newest of our four major global support centers. We're excited to begin reaching out to the campus community as we look for sharp, excited, and engaged student employees who are interested in helping us redefine how customer service is done.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Summer Break on the Horizon

Summer career appointments: To make an appointment with Lindsay this summer, email Soon-to-be graduates, I am available as a career resource to work with you after you have graduated, too.

On the job hunt? Don't freak out. Remember these resources below, and that it's OK (and normal) not to have an official "plan" if you don't have one yet. And, if you do know what your next adventure is, that's great news!

Inspirational graduation speeches by comedians, just for fun:
Stephen Colbert at Northwestern (2011) 
Andy Samberg at Harvard (2012)
Conan O'Brien at Dartmouth (2011)
Anders Holm at University of Wisconsin (2013)


The Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2014