A Day in the Life: An Externship at the Hyde Park Art Center

August 23rd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Here is a post from Keri Asma, MA ’13,on her recent externship to the Hyde Park Art Center. Keri is also one of the MAPH mentors for the upcoming year, so you’ll probably be hearing from her fairly often.

Externships are opportunities for recently graduated or current Master’s and PhD students to shadow alumni in various careers for a day. Rather like extended informational interviews, externships provide students with a chance to explore a particular profession, no prior experience necessary. If you are interested in learning more about externships through the University of Chicago, visit the CAPS website here: https://careeradvancement.uchicago.edu/jobs-internships-research/graduate-student-externships.

 

The Hyde Park Art Center is, as many of you probably know, a perfect example of the possible intersections between art, community, education, and humanistic inquiry. My externship at the center this summer not only gave me a sense of the individual work of MAPH Alumnae Kate Lorenz and Brook Rosini, but also provided a holistic picture of how their work contributes to a much larger project—one which like MAPH is centered on creating a community which can engage critically, passionately, and excitedly with the arts.

This post will be something between an introduction/plug for the HPAC, a reflection on what I learned, and an encouragement for doing externships. This is just one account of engaging with alumni, with the community, with the arts; there are probably lots more out there.*

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MAPH Alums working with Current MAPHers

February 14th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s also the MAPH talent show this week…cringe

In partnership with CAPS, this week MAPH is starting to take applications for its Externship Program.  Thanks to the volunteer efforts of four MAPH alumni, our students will have the opportunity to stop in for one-day to see what the whole “work” thing is about at Aon Corporation, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cook County Circuit Court, and Open Books.

Thanks to Maggie Berndt, Beth Gallagher, Beth Morris, and Anna Piepmeyer for offering to take some time out of their busy schedules to host students!  We are hoping to continue to expand the program in the future by reaching out to more of our growing population (1400 strong) of alumni in Chicago and around the country.  I’d love to have 10 or more opportunities for students next year.

If you’re interested in learning more about the way we have been changing career programming this year, or if you have an awesome job and want to be profiled on AfterMAPH, drop a line to ajaronstein@uchicago.edu.

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