Friday, March 5, 2010

Weekly Preview: March 6 through 12

Spring Break is coming!
As we lead up to Spring Break, the week offers some events related to your life as a student right now; one event looking further into your academic program, and a couple of events that give you the opportunity to hear from UMass graduates about how they've put their various degrees and activities to work in the "real world."  Even if you won't be graduating soon, you can start networking and seeing how to navigate the next big step in your life!

Monday, March 8, 12 pm or Wednesday, March 10, 3 pm.  London and Sydney Internship Information Sessions.  Interested in an internship in London or Sydney?  Come to an info session to learn more.  Students who wish to participate in the program are required to attend one information session for initial information.  Education Abroad Advising Center (455 Hills South). 

Monday, March 8, 7:30 pm.  Basic Math Skills (R1) Exemption Test.  Students who wish to exempt themselves from the R1 requirement through examination should take this test.  Bring your student ID, a calculator, and #2 pencils.  Marcus 131.
Tuesday, March 9, 2:30 pm.  RefWorks Workshop.  Learn to use RefWorks, a program that manages citations and creates quick bibliographies. The first part of each workshop covers how to access RefWorks, import references from library databases and catalogs, retrieve and manage citations, create bibliographies using various citation styles (e.g. MLA APA). The second part covers in-depth applications such as Write-N-Cite for adding references to a Word document and RefShare for sharing folders with other researchers.  W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Calipari Room.

Tuesday, March 9,  5:30 pm.  Hello City: NYC.  The UMass Amherst Alumni Association invites you to meet with alumni panelists, who will give you an idea of how they’ve put their various UMass majors and experiences to work in NYC.  Panelists will discuss life in New York City, from finding the housing that’s best for you, to searching for a job, to following leads on networking opportunities in the city.
Panelists include:
- Chanel Dubofsky '01, English and Judiac Studies; Coordinator of Social Justice & Israel Programs at Columbia/Barnard Hillel in New York, NY.
- Matthew Raycroft '96, Communication; Founder and Project Specialist with Raycroft Project Specialists in New York, NY.
- Deanna Vasilakis '07, Journalism; Teacher at P.S. 154X - Jonathan D. Hyatt School in Bronx, NY.
Seating is limited; register today.  Refreshments will be provided.  Memorial Hall

Wednesday, March 10, 5:30pm.  Political Science Career Networking Night.  The Political Science Undergraduate Board, the Department of Political Science and the UMass Amherst Alumni Association invite you to meet and network with successful political science alumni currently working in a variety of fields. This is a great opportunity to find out how their degree in political science helped shape their career path.  A "speed-networking" format will be used, allowing small groups of students to meet with each alumnus/a to ask questions about his/her career experiences.  At the conclusion of the program, students will have the opportunity to meet informally with the alumni.
Alumni participants:
Andrew Cantillon '91, Political Science; Senior Account Manager with Motorola, Inc. in Framingham, MA
Ashley Floreen '07, Political Science; Former Research Associate and Field Organizer for Hillary Clinton for President
Michaella Morzuch '03, '08G, Political Science and Masters in Public Policy and Administration; Research Analyst with Mathematica Policy Research in Cambridge, MA
Eric Nakajima '99, Political Science; Senior Innovation Advisor with the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development in Boston, MA
Register in advance; seating is limited. Business casual attire; refreshments provide.  Memorial Hall.

One quick reminder: the "W" Drop and Pass/Fail Deadlines will hit immediately after Spring break.  If you have any concerns about a class or if you're worried you won't have enough information to make a decision, see your advisor NOW!  Watch the Blog for more information about these deadlines.

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