Monday, September 29, 2014

Public Service Fair: Tomorrow!

PUBLIC SERVICE FAIR
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
11 am - 2 pm
Varsity Hall, Union South

The Public Service Fair is an bi-annual event that hosts over 80 representatives from non-profit organizations and governmental agencies to showcase their current volunteer, internship, and/or employment opportunities.

This event is sponsored by the Morgridge Center for Public Service and L&S Career Services. It is free and open to the public.

Questions? Contact Angie White, Letters and Science Career Services,awhite2@wisc.edu, 608-263-5055 or Megan Miller, Morgridge Center for Public Service, mmiller5@wisc.edu, 608-262-8446

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Green Corps is hiring for the year-long, paid program

Early Fall Application Deadline: October 10, 2014

Click here to request more information about Green Corps

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. 

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read on or visit http://www.greencorps.org/findoutmore.

In your year with Green Corps:

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Adam Ruben, former political director and current board president of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org.

Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Rainforest Action Network, Power Shift, and Environment America in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other places in between.

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling; led to new laws to support clean, renewable energy; convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans; and much, much more.

Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,000. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.

Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

Interview weekends are happening in Boston, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, and San Francisco, CA.

Participate in Walk the Walk

Participate in Walk the Walk - a walking tour of Madison area environmental and social justice organizations that students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in on Friday, October 17, starting at 2:30pm. 

We'll meet in Ogg hall to begin the tour. We'll finish with a networking reception at the Center for Change

This event is the result of a partnership among Community Shares of Wisconsin, the Nelson Institute, the Morgridge Center, University Health Services, L&S Career Services, and the School of Journalism & Mass Communication.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Publish Your Academic Research in a History Journal

Submit your work to Grand Valley Journal of History.

GVJH is looking for historically based articles, essays, or reviews for publication. For information on submission guidelines and to view their publication visit: scholarworks.gvsu.edu/gvgh/ or connect with them on Twitter @GrandValleyJH

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

L&S Scholarships - Attend an Info Session

Students can attend an information session to learn more about Letters & Science Scholarships.

Letters & Science Scholarships Info Sessions:

9/23/2014, 4-5pm, Union South (TITU)

10/2/2014, 4–5pm, Memorial Union (TITU)

International Careers: Find Your Path

Thursday, September 25; 5:00-6:00 p.m.
120 Middleton Building

Learn what international work is, identify search strategies and how to build your network, and effectively market your international and language experience to future employers. Presented by: L&S Career Services, Language Institute, and International Internship Program. Learn more