December 17, 2015

A Note from the Director of Career Services: 
With the new year quickly approaching, it is a great time to reflect on the past year and spruce up your resume.  Make a resolution to have Career Services review your resume in the Winter Quarter. Schedule an appointment with me HERE .

Winter Break Hours:
MAPSS staff will be limited during the winter break. Please be aware that the MAPSS offices will be closed on the following dates:
          Wednesday, December 23rd-Friday, December 25th
Thursday, December 31st-Friday, January 1st

Upcoming Events:
Welcome Back! New Year, New You | Start the New Year off right with healthy snacks in the Student Lounge. Welcome back to campus!
Monday, January 4th | Pick Lounge

Career Services

Which Industry is Right for Me? | Join Shelly for a workshop on how to weigh between Non-Profit, For-Profit, and Government sectors.
Monday, January 11th from 10-11am | Saieh 247
Friday, January 15th from 3-4pm | Saieh 242
Career Development Resources at UChicagoGRAD | GRAD Gargoyle: a UChicago job search site that includes both internship and full-time positions for graduate students. Click here to access the platform.  (Please note: It is best to access the site on a computer (not on a phone or tablet). The first time you log in, you should clear out your history and restart your browser. Please email A-J Aronstein  if you have any issues accessing the site, or if you find errors. We value your input about how to make sure the site suits your needs.) GRAD Gargoyle will grow as we continue to develop relationships with employers committed to hiring graduate and postdoctoral candidates from UChicago. For those of you who previously used Chicago Career Connection, your documents and histories have been preserved. Beginning in January, students and recent alumni will be able to log into GRAD Gargoyle to schedule appointments with career, fellowship, writing, and oral communications advisors as we build on our current advising system. Through the end of the year, we will continue to use Advisestream. We aim to complement everything that MAPSS and CIR provides for you at the program level. At UChicagoGRAD, you continue to have access to resources like one-on-one career advising, oral communications training, job fairs, events, and online resources—among others. Don’t forget that UChicagoGRAD is also available for other career services resources: one-on-one advising; guides on resumes, cover letters,networking, and more; GRAD Guide Weekly; UChicago Alumni Directory;UChicago Alumni LinkedIn group.


The Fiscal and Monetary History of Latin America | Becker Friedman Institute | This program is part of a series of workshops which advance the work of a comprehensive comparative study of the fiscal histories of eleven Latin American countries. A team of economists from Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Uruguay will use country-specific as “case studies,” testing two central hypotheses: first, that bad fiscal and monetary policies led to macroeconomic instability, and second, that macroeconomic instability was responsible for low growth and poor economic performance in this region.| More Info
Friday, January 8th @ 9am | Becker Friedman Institute, Saieh Hall


Winter 2016 ESL Courses | For any student looking to improve their English, there are the Winter 2016 ESL courses offered through our English Language Institute. Please note:  these would be in addition to your 3 courses and the M.A. Proposal Workshop in January/February. Contact Ashley Merriweather with any questions, at | More Info



Latin America and the Caribbean | “Redefining Black Citizenship in Neoliberal Multicultural Democracies: Afro-Colombian Citizenship after the Constitution of 1991,” by Aleschia Hyde (MAPSS)
Thursday, January 7th from 4:30-6pm | Kelly 114

Medicine and Its Objects | “Watchful Hands: The Tacit Dimension of Surgical Needling in Late Imperial Chinese Opthamology,” by Alec Chao Wang
Thursday, January 7th from 4:30-6pm | Haskell 101


Foreign Language and Area Studies | The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship competition is open to graduate students who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are enrolled in or applying to a full-time program that combines modern foreign language training with international or area studies. Scroll down or look to the right-hand column to download applications and faculty recommendation forms. |More Info + Apply
*Application due Monday, February 8th, 2016 @ 5pm


Program Assistant | Department of Labor | This position: Organizes and consolidates the WhistleBlower (WB) Program Annual Budget Estimates. Provide administrative services, performing a wide variety of clerical, administrative, and office services work to support mission and operational requirements of the WB Programs. Establish and maintains purchase files. Initiates personnel actions requests and provide assists the Assistant Regional Administrator (ARA) for the WB Program and Supervisor Investigators on procedural matters. Answer questions pertaining to the procedures on a variety of issues such as preparing travel authorizations and vouchers; employee benefits such as the variety of leave categories, pay, electronic and manual time and attendance procedures; worker’s compensation processes and rules; etc. Prepares the correspondence and responses in support of WhistleBlower (WB) claims and/or investigative files. Provides information on office functions and operations, takes messages, and schedule or reschedule appointments for callers/visitors. Establishes, updates, and/or maintains the office administrative filling system(s). Determines conformance with regulations, completeness, grammar, format, and special policies of the WB Programs. Receives and prepares responses for request for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). | More Info + Apply