The Coming Week in LSSA – 17 March 2013 – 23 March 2013

We have 13 (count ’em, 13!) events for you in this final week before spring break. Note that this week includes a COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEER EVENT!

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. Navigating Washington: A Conversation on Internships and Federal Careers (Monday)
2. LSSA Executive Board Meeting (Monday)
3. Professional Development Week: Job Interviews (Tuesday)
4. Professional Development Week: Managing Your Citations (Tuesday)
5. Future Nonprofit Board Members Workshop (Tuesday)
6. Professional Development Week: Resumes and Cover Letters (Tuesday)
7. **COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEER EVENT: Disability Advocacy Day (Wednesday)
8. Federal Webinar #2 – After Application is Submitted (Wednesday)
9. IRP Seminar #1: Measuring Multidimensional Poverty (Wednesday)
10. Foreign Reserve Accumulation and Growth (Wednesday)
11. Professional Development Week: Navigating Across Communities (Wednesday)
12. IRP Seminar #2: Educating migrant children in the United States and Mexico (Thursday)
13. Professional Development Week: Creating A New Mindset to Explore Careers Outside the Academy (Thursday)

AND ON THE HORIZON
14. Accepted Student Visit Day (1 April)

1. NAVIGATING WASHINGTON: A Conversation on Internships and Federal Careers
Monday, 18 March, 5 p.m.
Union South
This one-hour session, led by David Rodriguez of the History Department, will focus on specific opportunities available at non-profits, think thanks, and in the federal government in Washington, D.C. For more information and for contact information, please see the calendar page.

2. LSSA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
Monday, 18 March, 6 p.m.
Social Sciences 6121
Come weigh in on our discussions and some of our plans for graduation and social events. See the agenda sent out by Kelsey via email for more details.

3. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK: DEMYSTIFYING THE JOB INTERVIEW
Tuesday, 19 March, Noon – 1:15 p.m.
260 Bascom Hall
This event will “address key elements of the interview process for graduate students seeking employment outside of the academy.” The focus will be on tips for interview preparation and strategies for answering common questions. For more information, see the calendar entry and RSVP through the Graduate Student Collaborative.

4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK: MANAGING YOUR CITATIONS
Tuesday, 19 March, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
231 Memorial Union
This seminar goes over Zotero, EndNote, EndNote Web, and Mendeley to help you determine which one may be best for your research needs. For more information, see the calendar entry and RSVP through the Graduate Student Collaborative.

5. FUTURE NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBERS WORKSHOP
Tuesday, 19 March, 4 – 7 p.m.
2520 Grainger Hall
Chuck Loring, a Senior Partner of Loring, Sternberg & Associates, will present “Get on Board! A workshop for future nonprofit board members” to enlighten students about what to ask before joining a board, what common, basic board responsibilities are, ways to navigate the board/staff partnership, and how to understand boardroom dynamics. For more information, see the calendar entry.

6. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK: RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS
Tuesday, 19 March, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Middleton Building
This event is part of Professional Development Week, sponsored by the Graduate School. For more information, please see the calendar entry.

7. ***COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEER EVENT: DISABILITY ADVOCACY DAY***
Wednesday, 20 March, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
State Capitol
The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, where La Follette student Dan Trifone works, is helping people with developmental disabilities navigate the capitol and discuss with legislators the was in which public policy affects their lives. I have been told that there are still spots available, so please email Selina or Dan Trifone if you are interested!

8. POST-APPLICATION FEDERAL HIRING PROCESS
Wednesday, 20 March, noon.
120 Middleton Building
In this webinar put on by Go Government/Partnership for Public Service, the presenters will discuss what to expect during the federal hiring process after you have submitted your application. They will provide tips on reaching out to agency staff and applying for security clearance. For more information, see the calendar entry and RSVP via Facebook.

9. IRP SEMINAR #1: MEASURING MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY
Wednesday, 20 March, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
3470 Sewell Social Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology assistant professor school of economics Shatakshee Dhongde will present “Measuring Multidimensional Poverty in the US.” For more information, see the calendar entry or the IRP calendar list.

10. FOREIGN RESERVE ACCUMULATION AND GROWTH
Wednesday, 20 March, 1:30 p.m.
7324 Sewell Social Sciences
Banque de France international economist Gong Cheng will present “A Growth Perspective on Foreign Reserve Accumulation.” He works primarily with international liquidity issues and the G-20, and argues that strong capital investment in a financially constrained economy likely leads to foreign reserve accumulation (China, for example). For more information, see the calendar entry.

11. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK: NAVIGATING ACROSS COMMUNITIES
Wednesday, 20 March, 4 – 5 p.m.
Union South
This event, which focuses on networking in graduate school, “will challenge you to think about how to network with other graduate students across disciplines and social/cultural spaces. Participants will be asked to come to this 1 hour workshop with a list of their existing professional and social graduate networks.” RSVP and get more information through the Graduate School or see the calendar entry.

12. IRP SEMINAR #2: EDUCATION AND MIGRANT CHILDREN IN THE U.S. AND MEXICO
Thursday, 21 March, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
8417 Sewell Social Sciences
Director of the Center for Population Dynamics at Arizona State University and associate professor of social and family dynamics Jennifer Glick will present “Diverse educational pathways: Migrant children in the United States and Mexico.” For more information, see the calendar entry or the IRP calendar list.

13. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK: CREATING A NEW MINDSET TO EXPLORE CAREERS OUTSIDE THE ACADEMY
Thursday, 21 March, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building
Katherine Brooks will present a webinar on seeking employment outside of academia and the strategies required to find a meaningful career beyond the Academy. For more information, see the calendar entry or the Graduate School RSVP page.

14. ADMITTED STUDENT VISIT DAY
1 April
Note that we will be hosting the admitted students on campus the day we return from Spring Break.

Good luck with papers and exams, and we’ll see you soon!

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