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Join the UHP Linkedin group!

14 May
Even Lego people have to get jobs at some point. (Photo courtesy COB LOG LAB)

Even Lego people have to get jobs at some point. (Photo courtesy COB LOG LAB)

Facebook is fun, Twitter is titillating, and Pinterest is great for procrastination. But if you want to make professional connections and get yourself noticed in the world of work, LinkedIn is your new best friend. Join the members-only UHP Linkedin group where you can connect with fellow UHP students, faculty members, and alumni to ask questions, share insights, and be reminded that others who have poured over Plato are gainfully employed in a plethora of industries.

You can request to join the group if you already have a Linkedin profile. No profile? No problem! It’s easy to join. Here’s a Wikihow article on getting started. And once you’re more advanced, here are some tips on what not to do on Linkedin. Questions? Email Liz!

Reflecting on Four Years in the UHP

23 Apr
Was it Carly in the Club Room with the bust of Sophocles?

Was it Carly in the Club Room with the bust of Sophocles?

This post was written by Carly Nuttall, graduating UHP/ESIA student.

When I was first applying to colleges, I knew exactly the type of school I wanted to attend. I had gone to a small high school in a sleepy New England town, and I was looking for more of the same in college. At the time, GW represented everything I didn’t want—it was big, it was in a city, and it appeared to be filled with students who took themselves a little too seriously. But as an aspiring International Affairs major, GW was a requisite school to look at, though it was admittedly far down on my list. However, as my high school graduation drew closer, heading up to Maine to study International Affairs as opposed to D.C. seemed like a less and less practical idea. Accordingly, I matriculated at GW, but going into my freshman year, I still had the same concerns. Continue reading

Softball with the SPA UPDATED LINK [SPA Event]

23 Apr

Bluth SoftballWe goofed with the link before – now you can use the link below to sign up online!

Join SPA member Jess Burnell and her fellow SPA this Saturday, April 27th for a game of softball (actually wiffleball/nerf softball) down by the Lincoln Memorial! Meet them in front of the townhouse at 2pm to walk down together. You can sign up with your name and email (so we can send you a release form) here by Friday at 5pm. All sports equipment will be provided, as will drinks and popsicles! This is the last SPA event of the year, so come down and have some fun with your SPA to de-stress before finals!

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (to graduate with honors)

28 Mar
Plato likes to throw his cap, too.

Plato likes to throw his cap, too.

Rising juniors and seniors – curious about those mysterious honors requirements that you “aren’t supposed to worry about?” We still don’t want them to worry you, but don’t let them catch you by surprise! Join us on Monday, April 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Club Room. Current SPA seniors share their experiences with fulfilling honors requirements senior year, so you know what to expect and can prepare appropriately. UHP staff will also provide information about the new capstone.

Please RSVP on Facebook!

Interested in the event but studying abroad? Email Liz at and we’ll try to Skype or Google hangout you in!

Join the UHP Relay for Life team!

4 Dec

We’re over-achievers.. I bet we could cure them all.

We are proud to announce that this year, the UHP will have its very own team participating in GW’s Relay for Life. Relay for Life is an event run by the American Cancer Society sponsored by GW to show community support for cancer patients, caregivers of patients, family and friends of patients, and general hope for a cure. The all-night event takes place in the Lerner Health and Wellness Center on April 20, 2013. Team members take turns walking around the track and participating in games and activities on the basketball court. Teams compete with fundraising goals leading up to the event, where individuals and groups are recognized for their donations. Continue reading