Friday, October 19, 2012

Weekly Preview: October 22 - 26

The Homecoming Fall Festival continues this week!  Visit their website for the schedule of events and activities.

The SophoMORE conference runs from Monday, October 22 through Wednesday, October 24.  SophoMORE is a comprehensive, campus-wide initiative that includes school and college specific programs open to all UMass Amherst sophomores, whether you are in your second year of college or classified a sophomore according to your credits.  Plan your time by visiting the SophoMORE website and learning how this conference has been designed to help you get the most out of your Sophomore year.

Stronger Together: A Celebration of Co-operatives and Agriculture will be held on Tuesday, October 23 from 4:30pm - 6:30pm in the Student Union Cape Cod Lounge.  Not sure how co-operatives and agriculture go together? Are you interested in learning more about how to create change in your community? Join us for an educational event in celebration of working together in the Pioneer Valley and beyond.  Visit their Facebook page to learn more and stop by for free food and information.

Interested in international development, sustainability, innovation, social entrepreneurship, and making a difference? Meet with Allie Treske, Chief Operating Officer at Nourish International. Nourish International works to engage students and empower communities to make a lasting impact on extreme poverty. You can learn how to be part of that mission by attending this information session.  Tuesday, October 23 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm in Goodell 508.

Are you sophomore interested in veterinarian studies?  The Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine will be on campus on Tuesday, October 23 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Lederle 1634 to discuss opportunities for enrollment.  This program has strict prerequisites, so read their information to be sure you qualify and are prepared.

The annual Majors Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 24 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the lower level of the Campus CenterRead our earlier post to learn why you should attend and how to prepare.  This event is open to all students in all majors and is an excellent opportunity for you to network with departments to learn more about their majors minors and certificates as well as an array of career opportunities connected to the various majors.  Click here to see the map of the 2012 Majors Fair to see where various majors and programs will be located.  Don't miss out on this fantastic event!

No matter your graduation year, expertise, industry, or degree of success, the same resume and interviewing mistakes are being made across the board. If you want to save time and land a job quickly, crafting a strong resume and performing well in the interview is key.  Join alumni career programs for Resumes & Interviewing: How Well Are You Selling Yourself?  This event is FREE and open to all UMass Amherst students, but register to let them know you will be thereWednesday, October 24 at 5:30pm in Memorial Hall.

The Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Edit-athon and Workshop will be held on Thursday, October 25 from 9:00am - 5:00pm in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 26th Floor.  This Edit-athon event is aimed at sharing the expertise of real-world cultural institutions in Wikipedia, using the expertise of all who attend this event. We’ll be able to access the resources of the UMass Amherst and Five Colleges library system, guided by the expertise of its librarians, with the joint aim of increasing the presence of minority and underrepresented authors, artists, and historical figures in one the world’s largest open access sources of information.  For more information, click here

On Friday, October 26 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm, stop by Career Services in Goodell 511 for Tip or Treating!  Grab some Halloween candy and a career related tip. 

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