May 8, 2013
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Walking the Lawn on May 19?
If you are graduating, please check the Final Exercises website for complete details about the schedule, events, tickets, transportation and more. Please refer your parents and guests to this website for the most up-to-date information about all the festivities taking place the weekend of May 18-19.
World Literature in English: Fall 2013 Course
Conrad, Joyce, Woolf, Achebe, Plath, Walcott – these and many other incredible writers of the 20th century are featured in ENGL 3830, taught this fall by Victoria Olwell and Victor Luftig. The course is perfect for undergraduates in any department or school who are seeking a literature or humanities course (and it is required for English majors). For information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website.
Photo Submission Contest: The Faces of U.Va. Public Service
Deadline: May 9.
Do you have a great snapshot of you or other University students engaged in public service? Submit it to the Faces of U.Va. Public Service photo contest. Prizes include an honorary spot on the Learning in Action website, a $25 gift card to Para Coffee, and a chance for your photo to appear on the wall of the Programs and Councils Center ("the PAC"). To submit, please visit the website. Multiple winners will be announced on May 10 via email.
The Mikado: Now Interviewing for Opera Viva Fall 2013 Artistic Staff Positions
Contact us by May 11.
Opera Viva is looking for an assistant director, a music director, and a vocal director for The Mikado. If you are interested in interviewing for one of these positions, contact email@example.com. We will conduct these either in person or over Google Hangout, so if you will already be home, do not despair.
Summer Orientation: ITS Seeking Two Student Temporary Workers for Six Weeks
Application deadline: May 13.
If you will be at U.Va. in June and July, are outgoing, and love the University, consider helping Information Technology Services staff our booth at Summer Orientation. Join ITS staff for four hours per week to talk with parents and incoming students about the tech environment at U.Va. and ITS services. You must be available to attend all Summer Orientation Resource Fair sessions in July. Training will be provided in late June. Hourly wage is commensurate with experience. If you are interested, email your resume by the application deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Nonprofit Organization: Summer Research Position for Peace Processes in Middle East, South and Southeast Asia
An international nonprofit involved in peace processes in the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia seeks interns to conduct research and draft background materials on peace and dialogue processes in the Middle East and around the world. Interns will work remotely with periodic consultations via phone or in person. Interns should plan to work full time, but qualified candidates who can work 10 hours per week will be considered. Send résumé, writing sample, and reference to email@example.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The National Student Power Convergence: Social Justice Summer Opportunity
Drop-by information sessions: May 9 and 10, 1 to 4 p.m., Alderman Café.
Are you interested in social justice, equality, and student activism? Come learn about the second annual grassroots student power summit this Aug. 1 through 5. More than 500 college students from around the U.S. are coming to learn how to make progressive change on campus and in the community. Students interested in environmental, racial, immigrant, LGBTQ, or economic justice issues are encouraged to apply. Email email@example.com or stop by the drop-in hours to learn how to apply for one of the six remaining U.Va. spots.
UCS: 2013-14 Student Job Opportunities
Apply by Aug. 2.
If you interested in working for an office that offers a fun and friendly learning atmosphere, consider working for University Career Services (UCS). For a quick review of job opportunities that exist in our employer services as well as health and law professions advising areas, click here. To formally apply online, go to CAVLink and look under the Jobs/Internships/Externships tab. In the keyword field, use the following job ID numbers: 40188 and 40193. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Have a great summer, and best wishes to all the graduates! Connections will return in August.
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