Fall Career Core: Reminders From CAPS and MAPHCentral

Damn straight. That's why we're starting now.

Fall Quarter is the time to take control of your job hunt. No seriously.

For this reason, we’ve packed the next few weeks with MAPH-exclusive career events that will help you start thinking about what you might like to be doing between the hours of 9 and 5 in the year(s) that follow graduation. CAPS and MAPH together strive to make the career search work with your academic program. We hope that you’ll be thinking about the ways to bring your passion for research, teaching, and thinking into a job that you *actually* enjoy. To help get that job, here are resources and events that you need to know about (Events after the jump):

  • Lesley Lundeen’s October MAPH Walk-in Office Hours: October 26 in Classics Cafe. Details to follow. Come introduce yourself to MAPH’s CAPS liaison. Lesley is the best person to speak with about where to go from here, and how you should be thinking about your job search. (Lesley can be reached at llundeen@uchicago.edu).
  • Career Core One – A Two-Part Event: Career Core kicks off on November 2 (12:00 – 1:20) with lunch in Classics 110. Lesley will be leading a Professional Skills and Career Workshop. This event will help you identify potential trajectories and career tracks that you might not have even thought of. Follow this up with the Alumni Career Night (November 14: 5-7PM in Classics 110). We’ll have 20 alumni on tap for you to talk with in small groups. Meet folks in education, marketing, corporate giving, fundraising, community college instruction, and university administration.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Conversation – Careers in Journalism: Sign up in the MAPH Office for our first Brown Bag Lunch Session on November 3 at 1:30 PM (Right after Core). This workshop will be led by Kathy Anderson. Kathy has been a journalist for more than 25 years, working at every level -national and local, print and broadcast. For 20 of those years, she was in daily journalism, primarily with ABC News. She developed stories for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Nightline, Good Morning America and the local broadcasts. While at ABC, she won a William Benton Fellowship for Broadcast Journalists to study at the University of Chicago. For the last several years, she has been producing documentaries, primarily for PBS. Her current PBS documentary, “The Power of Choice,” is a biography of Nobel Prize winning economist, Milton Friedman. Kathy has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Education from the University of Colorado and a Master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Conversation – Careers in the Arts: Our next Lunch session will be on November 9 at 12:00 PM. It will be led by Lloyd King. Lloyd Brodnax King received his BA from Marlboro College and his MM from Roosevelt University. His awards for music composition and performance include an NEA fellowship in Jazz, an Illinois Arts Council fellowship for Composition, and a Joseph Jefferson award for his score to Chicago Shakespeare Company’s production of Macbeth. As director of the Chicago Arts Program, Lloyd counseled undergraduates to develop careers in the arts for the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. He’s worked as an Assistant Professor of Music at Austin Peay State University and as Adjunct Professor of Music at the Colorado College, DePaul University and Roosevelt University. After gaining recognition for his podcast, The Obscure News, Lloyd was hired to help Chicago Public Radio start their radio 2.0 broadcast initiative, Vocalo.org. Currently Lloyd is recording and touring with the worldbeat ensemble, Funkadesi.
  • For more information about any of these events, email ajaronstein@uchicago.edu.
  • My (A-J’s) office hours are on Tuesdays from 3-5. But I’m happy to schedule time to meet at your convenience about job search questions, alumni questions, social networking as a professional tool, resume building, etc. JUST EMAIL ME.

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