Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 Go Big Read

As you probably know, this year's Go Big Read book is I am Malala: The Girl who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai. 

It is the inspirational story of a Pakistani young woman who spoke out for girls' education. Because she refused to be silent, she was shot in the head at age 15 by the Taliban. She recovered and continues to fight for girls' rights to an education. At seventeen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest winner ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Join Shiza Shahid, the co-founder of the Malala Fund, for the Go Big Read Keynote Presentation! Malala is currently in school and thus will be unable to make it to campus. 

When: Monday October 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: Varsity Hall, Union South

ALSO, join the L&S Honors Program for a special luncheon with Shiza Shahid on 
Tuesday October 28, 2014 at 12:15 in Gordon Dining and Event center! This is a great opportunity to ask questions about Malala's journey or the Malala Fund.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

Want to make a difference in the world?  Promote U.S. and global interests?  Consider the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program!  

The Program seeks outstanding young people interested in careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S.  Department of State. The program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master's programs in U.S. institutions to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year master's degree, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. 

Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2015, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. 

Information and application materials can be found at  
The application deadline is January 14, 2015.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program

 Are you studying Arabic, Korean, Turkish or another critical language?

The Critical Language Scholarship program offers fully funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students who are U.S. citizens and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State,  

Funding is offered for the study of 13 critical languages,  Critical Language Scholarships are available to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students in every field.

Application deadline is Wednesday, November 12, 8:00 PM Eastern time.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Alumni Career Panel

The School of Human Ecology is hosting an alumni career panel on Friday, October 24, 2014.

This is an opportunity to network and hear about the career paths of an interesting array of Alumni.

2:00-3:00pm in 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall (free reception to follow)

·         Matt Muenster (BS ’00), Host of DIY Network’s Bath Crashers and BATHtastic!
·         John Zeratsky (BS ’05), Design Partner, Google Ventures
·         Brenda Chamberlain, (BS ‘o2), Principal, Brenda Chamberlain Consulting
·         Jon-Paul Bianchi, (BS ‘oo, MS ‘o8), Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

You can learn more about the panelists and REGISTER HERE:

Badger 2 Badger: Student and Alumni Networking Session

Letters and Science alumni from across the country are headed to Madison, and they want to talk with you about their careers and yours. Network with professionals working in fields ranging from finance and business to nonprofits and communications. 

When: Thursday October 23; 4:00-5:00 pm 
Where: Varsity Hall III, Union South 

No registration is necessary. Dress casual but not messy. 
See here for a list of Badger alumni that will be in attendance.

Peace Corps 101 (for the Humanities)

Are you a humanities major?

Come learn how you can use your humanities degree in the Peace Corps! We'll talk about how to apply to the Peace Corps, how to become a more competitive candidate, what volunteer service is like, and the benefits of serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. 

When: Wednesday, October 22, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: Union South, TITU

Anyone who might be interested in the Peace Corps is welcome, regardless of major, humanities or otherwise!

Come meet your local Campus Recruiter, Eric Luckey, and bring your questions.

Mock Interview Day

Are you nervous about interviewing for a job or internship?
Want to know what employers are looking for in an interview?
Just want some practice?

Whether you are just starting your job or internship search, or have already begun interviewing, participating in Mock Interview Day will allow you to practice with real employers and gain valuable feedback on your interviewing style and resume.  This event is a great opportunity for students of all majors and years in school. 

Mock Interview Day 1: Wednesday, October 22
Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building
Buckynet ID: 84138
Interview times: 1:00  1:30  2:00  2:30  3:00  3:30  4:00  4:30

Sign up on Buckynet beginning by searching the Buckynet ID (listed above).  If you do not have a Buckynet account, you can create one by following this link: (Note that it takes a few days to approve your account!)

*Buckynet requires you to have your resume uploaded to sign up for one of these interviews. If you do not have a resume you can upload a blank document. If you plan to apply for actual jobs and internships in Buckynet you should go back and upload a real resume.