October 15, 2015

Informational Interview tips and tricks can be found HERE

Be sure to check out the Career Services blog for resume templates, upcoming events, job boards, and other tips for finding the right job for you!

Reminder: Library Reception for MAPSS and CIR | Mingle and meet the helpful subject librarians at the Regenstein Library! Wine and cheese will be served. | More Info
Tuesday, October 20th from 4-6pm | Regenstein Library, Room 122

Career Services

Building your MAPSS Resume | Join Celina from UChicagoGRAD as she gives tips and advice on the construction of your resume as a MA student in the social sciences.
Monday, October 19th from 10-11:00 Saieh Hall 247
Friday, October 23rd from 3-4:00 Saieh Hall 146

First of the Year Mentor in Residence Session: Alum in Academic | The Career Mentor in Residence program invites MAPSS and CIR alumni from different employment sectors back to campus. They come to talk about work in their industry, to introduce you to new career possibilities, and to provide inside advice on how to compete for jobs in their field. Each mentor will be available for small group and individual office hour consultations. This first Mentor in Residence event will spotlight Stanley Thangaraj (MAPSS 2000), Assistant Professor of Anthropology at City College of New York. He will speak about how MAPSS helped clarify his research interests and how his career trajectory began with his MA year. | Dinner will be provided | RSVP | More Info
Thursday, October 22nd from 4-6pm | Pick Hall 016

Chicago Booth PhD Program Information Session | Booth School of Business | Learn more about the PhD Program at the Booth School of Business and the areas in which you can get your PhD: accounting, behavioral sciences, econometrics/statistics, economics, finance, management science/operations management, marketing, Joint Program in Financial Economics, and Joint Program in Business and Psychology. In addition, find out about the funding available at booth and the excellent career prospects for those with a PhD in business, and hear firsthand from faculty members.| Lunch will be served | RSVP to phd@chicagobooth.edu | More Info
Monday, October 19th from 12-1pm
The Harper Center, Room C25 / 5807 S Woodlawn Ave

GRADFair | GRADFair is The University of Chicago’s first-ever Career Fair just for graduate students and postdocs. Featuring 40+ hiring organizations from diverse fields, GRADFair employers are interested specifically in the advanced training that graduate students and postdocs receive throughout the course of their academic careers. Whether you’re studying data analytics or analytic philosophy; anthropology or molecular engineering; affairs of the divinity or affairs of state — GRADFair will feature a diverse set of employers interested in your skills and experience. Confirmed employers include: Abbott, Allstate, Arabella Advisors, Art Institute of Chicago, Bain and Company, Capital One, CAN, Esri, India Innovation Corps, Institute for Defense Analyses, Jane Street Capital, Leo Burnett, Loren Academic, McKinsey and Company, McMaster Carr, Morningstar, Noble Network of Charter Schools, Protein Simple, RA Capital, The State Department, Stevens Capital, VSA Partners and MORE to come. | Learn more about the fair (who it’s for, why you should go); and register now to see our continually updated list of committed employers. After you register, you will be able to upload your resume to be included in the Fair Resume book. UChicagoGRAD is committed to helping you navigate your graduate and postdoctoral career. GRADFair is a fantastic opportunity to connect with employers who can help you take the next step after leaving UChicago.
Friday, November 6th from 1:30-4:30pm
Harper Court Tower, 53rd Street, 11th Floor


Human Trafficking, Labor Migration, and Migration Control in Comparative Historical Perspective | Pozen Family Center for Human Rights | Human trafficking, for sex work and other forms of labor, is one of the most highly visible international human rights issues of our time, attracting growing attention at the local, national, and international levels. Trafficking has also engendered a rich body of scholarship from legal, sociological, anthropological, and historical perspectives. Nonetheless historians studying different geographic contexts rarely compare ideas or collaborate. We intend to bring together historians working in diverse geographic fields with activists and policymakers for the exchange of ideas.| More Info
Friday, October 16th from 12:45-6pm, Saturday, October 17th from 8:45-4:30pm
Swift Lecture Hall

Thought Provoking

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi | IOP | Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives in the 114th Congress. From 2007-2011, she served as the first woman Speaker of the House, and she has led House Democrats for more than a decade. Pelosi has represented San Francisco, California’s 12th District, for 28 years. In 2013, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Pelosi brings to her leadership position a distinguished record of legislative accomplishment. She led the Congress in passing historic health insurance reform, key investments in college aid, clean energy, and innovation, and initiatives to help small businesses and veterans. She has been a powerful voice for civil rights and human rights around the world for decades. | More Info
Friday, October 16th from 8-9:30pm
International House Assembly Hall
Their City and Ours: A Baffler Forum on Developmental Disorder | International House | Join us for an afternoon discussion of Rick Perlstein’s “There Goes the Neighborhood: The Obama Library Lands on Chicago,” a shocking tale from The Baffler’s new issue (no. 28), along with Chris Lehmann’s “Having Their Cake and Eating Ours Too,” mordant observations on the emerging mutant donor class in America. Not enough fun to drag you off your couch? Writer and attorney Tom Geoghegan, joining Perlstein and Lehmann, will discuss the case for and against the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Come, all ye faithful defenders of clean air, lake water, and natural light,  join us for an afternoon of talk about politics, art, vanity, social class, and developmental disorder in Chicago. | More Info
Saturday, October 17th from 3-4:30pm | International House
Anup Kaphle on Nepal and Labor Migration After the Earthquake | CIS | When the central passport office in Kathmandu could not handle the flux of young Nepalis coming to apply for their passports, they decided to do something that had never happened before: run the passport counter 24 hours a day. Every day, hundreds of Nepalis line up outside this office, one of the first steps for them to start a grueling journey, leaving their home and family to work as migrant laborers abroad. Nepal is now one of the leading exporters of migrant labor, supplying young men and women to the oil-rich Gulf nations and as far as Malaysia and South Korea, where they sign up for multi-year contracts to work for employers. While this has become one of the major sources of national revenue — remittances account for a quarter of the country’s GDP — it has also brought tremendous pain, with stories of death and abuse often leading to tragedy. The stories of success are often overshadowed by the grim visuals of coffins that are flown in from Malaysia and Qatar almost on a daily basis. Why is a significant segment of any country hell bent on going abroad to work despite risks? How do they get themselves in a trap before they even set foot on the plane? And why have the migrant laborers just become numbers with little done to change their fate? Anup Kaphle is the deputy foreign editor at Buzzfeed. | More Info
Tuesday, October 20th @ 5pm | Classics 110
Daniel Lord Smail: On Containers | Neubauer Collegium | Containers constitute a kind of materiality that we scarcely ever talk about when discussing material culture. And yet, containers are among the most vital of all things, for the role they play in organizing other things and for the capacity they have to manipulate the temporalities of those things. Ironically, containers are prominent in the mountains of trash we now produce. Taking inspiration from the literature on material culture and on patterns of mass consumption, this paper will muse on the role of containers in human societies both past and present. | More Info
Friday, October 23rd from 4-6pm
Neubauer Collegium, 5701 S Woodlawn


Art & Politics of East Asia | “Mass Twang/Folk Twang: A New Historiography of the Aesthetics of Tsugaru-jamisen,” by Joshua Solomon
Friday, October 16th from 3-5pm | CEAS 319 (1155 E 60th St)

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern France and the Francophone World | “Beyond the Counter-Enlightenment: Reinventing Church Landownership for a Regenerated France,” by Liam Mannix (History)
Friday, October 16th @ 4pm | Wieboldt 207

20th and 21st Century | “Side Effects of Modernization: How 20th Century Bureaucratic Reformers Inadvertently Helped Transform the New England Town Meeting,” by Averill Leslie (Anthropology)
Monday, October 19th from 12-1:20pm (refreshments + snacks provided) | Foster 103

Early Modern | “All Flesh is Grass: A Political Ecology of Agrarian Improvement in Britain’s Settler Empire, 1760-1846,” by Maura Capps (History)
Monday, October 19th from 5-6pm | Pick 319

Political Theory | “Reconsidering the Ontology of the Political Self,” by Ramon Lopez
Monday, October 19th from 12-1:20pm | Pick 506

Social Theory and Evidence | “Economic Security, Social Cohesion, and Depression Disparity in Post-Transitional Societies: A Comparison of Older Adults in China,” by Ning Hsieh
Monday, October 19th from 12-1pm | SSR 401

American Politics | “Enchanted America: Metaphor and Magical Thinking in US Public Opinion,” by Professor Eric Oliver
Monday, October 19th from 12-1:20pm | Pick Lounge

African Studies | TBD, by Maura Capps (History)
Tuesday, October 20th from 5:30-7pm | Wilder House, 5811 S Kenwood Ave

Education | “The Heterogeneous Effects of Summer Jobs: Evidence from Two Field Experiments” by Sara Heller (Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania)
Tuesday, October 20th from 12-1:20pm | Pick 016

East Asia | “Chinese Public Attitudes Toward the Environment: Patterns and Implications,” by Chenyu Qiu and Dali Yang
Tuesday, October 20th from 4:30-6pm | Pick Lounge

Central Europe | Introduction to Central Europe
Tuesday, October 20th @ 4:30pm | Wieboldt 206

Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium | “Boundaries of Authority Between Patriarch and Emperor in Fifth Century Constantinople,” by Jason Osequeda
Tuesday, October 20th @ 4:30pm | CWAC 156 506

Money, Markets, and Governance | “Liquidity and/or Value: Reconceiving Marx for an Era of Financialization,” by Robert Meister
Tuesday, October 20th from 4:30-6pm | SSR 106

Urban | “Privatizing Chicago: Federal Policy Devolution, Market-Driven Logics, and Chicago’s Public Housing Reform,” by Amy Khare (SSA)
Tuesday, October 20th from 12-1pm | Cobb 102

Gender and Sexuality Studies | “Selfies at Play: Activism and Identity Exploration in Zinnia Jones’ Self-Portraits,” by Nicole Morse (Cinema and Media Studies)
Tuesday, October 20th from 4:30-6pm | 5733 S University Ave, first floor seminar room

Human Rights | “Geopolitics and Culture in the United Nations Human Rights Committee,” by Vera Shikhelman (JD, UChicago)
Wednesday, October 21st from 4:30-6pm | SSR 224

Comparative Politics | “Reducing Crime and Violence: Experimental Evidence on Adult Noncognitive Investments in Liberia,” by Chris Blattman (Columbia University)
Wednesday, October 21st @ 11:30am | Wilder House, 5811 S Kenwood Ave

East Asia Transregional Histories | New research on the intersection of geography, ethnicity, and trade in early 20th century China, by Dr. Pat Giersch (Wellesley College)
Thursday, October 22nd from 4-6pm | SSR 224

Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Atlantic Cultures | “On Reproduction in the Pre-Emancipation West Indies,” by Cass Picken (English)
Thursday, October 22nd from 4:30-6pm | Rosenwald 405

Interdisciplinary Archaeology | “She Looked at Some Old Animal Bones and You Won’t Believe What Happened Next,” by Sarah Adcock (Anthropology)
Thursday, October 22nd @ 4:30pm | Haskell 315

Latin American History | “Urbanization Through colonias proletarias in Mid-Centry Mexico City: Colonia Gabriel Ramos Millán,” by Emilio de Antuñano
Thursday, October 22nd from 4:30-6pm | Kelly 114

Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies | Perspectives on Race and Capitalism: A Conversation with Charles W. Mills and Michael C. Dawson
Thursday, October 22nd from 4:30-6pm | 5733 S University Ave, first floor seminar room

Semiotics | “What Standards Want: Learning to Read the Next Generation Science Standards,” by Lily Ye
Thursday, October 22nd from 4:30-6pm | Haskell 101


All UChicagoGRAD programming for Fall Quarter can be found HERE. Still look out for announcements for individual events so you don’t miss out on all the great UChicagoGRAD career programming.

Allstate Data Science Careers Info Session | Think Allstate is just insurance? Think again! Data Scientists at Allstate help build products that create insights to help business leaders, agents, and customers make better, data-driven decisions. Join us for a Tech Talk hosted by Allstate Data Scientists and learn about the analysis of time-series data and how Allstate is using this as a tool to improve the customer experience. | Coffee and breakfast provided | Register
Friday, October 16th from 9:30-11am | Stuart 101

GRAD Talk: Speaking 101 | Whether you’re speaking to an audience of one or one hundred, there are some basic tools you can use to convey your argument and polish your self-presentation. Learn and practice some fundamental communications skills to prep for interviews, networking, and speaking in public. By the end of this event, attendees should have some new strategies for communicating to broad audiences and networking more effectively. | More Info + Register
Friday, October 16th from 12:30-1:50pm | Cobb 107

Loren Academic Services, Inc. Employer Info Session | This will be an informational session about LAS and career development opportunities for all graduate students and postdocs. LAS, Inc is a national curriculum design company that provides in-person and video-based instruction. We support a variety of learners, schools, and medical centers in the health sciences via LAS Medical, and support K-12 and higher education students, parents, and schools via the LAS Scholastic. All services are based on founder Loren Deutsch’s educational philosophy, which incorporates a relational model and interpersonal approach to learning that we call scholastic management. Services include consulting; coaching; curriculum design; and workshops. |More Info + Register
Friday, October 16th from 1-2pm | Classics 110

GRAD Talk: Making Effective Comments in Class Discussions | Want to learn better ways to make effective comments in graduate classes? Join UChicagoGRAD for an informal discussion that will help you develop a productive new speaking voice in class! Panelists include Sonia Gomez (History PhD); Kathy Liu (PostDoc, Chemistry); Chandani Patel (Comp Lit PhD, Chicago Center for Teaching); Ilanit Shacham (South Asian Lang and Ciz PhD); and Megan Tusler (MAPH Preceptor and English PhD). | More Info + Register
Monday, October 19th from 12:30-1:20pm | Classics 110

Federal Work Study On-Campus Jobs

Student Affairs Assistant | Comparative Literature | This position will work on the following projects: time schedules and college catalog; setting up A/V for classes and lectures; scheduling rooms for classes and events; maintaining the department’s website; building department directories; creating/posting posters; assisting with events; and processing expenses. | $12-$17/hour (5-10 hours/week)
*For more information and to apply, contact Judy Mendoza atjmendoza@uchicago.edu

Jobs + Fellowships

Human Resources Assistant | US Department of Labor | This is an appointment under the DOL Recent Graduates program. The program duration is one year. Upon successful completion of the program and at the agency’s discretion, the appointee may be converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service. This position provides general administrative support to the Employee Relations and Labor Relations sections: maintain all employee and labor relations files in accordance with office policy and OPM regulations; and respond to recurring questions regarding basic services and procedures in the ER/LR Branch, among many other duties. | More Info + Apply | Control Number 418230400
*Applications due Thursday, October 22nd

Language Training Specialist | Department of State | We are currently accepting applications for experienced Language Training Specialists to work at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), the primary training provider for the U.S. Department of State and the foreign affairs community. The Language Training Specialists will work in the Division of European and African Languages (EUA) and the Division of Slavic, Pashto, and Persian Languages (SPP) in the School of Language Studies (SLS). They will assist Language Training Supervisors in a wide variety of functions directly involved in the development and administration of training programs and staff development. Language Training Specialists may be required to serve as classroom language and culture instructors and participate in oral proficiency testing as needed on a part-time basis. | More Info + Apply | Control Number 418411100


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