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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!

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What’s Up Alum?: Cassandra Good

30 Oct

This post is written by Cassandra Good. Cassandra Good graduated from the University Honors Program with a bachelor’s in American Studies in 2004 and with her master’s in American Studies in 2005 through a combined BA/MA program.  She interned at the Smithsonian while at GW, then worked there for two years after graduation in new media and research.  She received her PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2012 and is now Assistant Editor at the Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington.

Cassandra Good

My path at GW, and especially in the UHP, was unusual—but then, part of what’s great about GW is the opportunity to follow the path that works best for you.  I arrived planning to major in English, but by my second semester I realized that my real passion for literature was understanding how it reflected and shaped history and culture.  I found American Studies, a major I had never even heard of, and dove headlong into courses in that department.  So I had two intellectual homes at GW, in townhouses then down the street from each other on G St, at the UHP and American Studies.  Continue reading

Meet UHP Alums from Teach for America and AmeriCorps

19 Oct

Service!

Thinking about service after graduation? Like Americorps, Peace Corps, Teach For America, DC/NYC Teaching Fellows, etc.

Join Victoria Roman and Paula Katrina Drago, UHP alumnae, at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24 in the UHP Townhouse to discuss Teach for America, Americorp, and the joy/struggles of post-graduate service.

Representatives from Teach for America will also join us for this casual and informal info session. Dessert will be served. Please RSVP on Facebook or email Liz at lsutton@gwu.edu if you have any questions.

For more information on Americorps and Teach for America, visit http://www.americorps.gov/ and http://www.teachforamerica.org/.

Meet UHP Alums from Teach for America and AmeriCorps

16 Oct

Awesome ladies doin’ service.

UHP’ers have lofty post-graduate plans: become the next Nobel laureate, write the next great American novel, invent the social network that overtakes Facebook, found a school for high-achieving cats, etc.

One of the most common post-grad pursuits is venturing out for a year (or more) of service, i.e. Americorps, Peace Corps, Teach For America, DC/NYC Teaching Fellows, etc.

Join Victoria Roman and Paula Katrina Drago, UHP alumnae, at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24 in the UHP Townhouse to discuss Teach for America, Americorp, and the joy/struggles of post-graduate service. Representatives from Teach for America will also join us for this casual and informal info session. Dessert will be served. Please RSVP on Facebook or email Liz at lsutton@gwu.edu if you have any questions. Treats and chatting, chatting and treats – does it get any better?

For more information on Americorps and Teach for America, visit http://www.americorps.gov/ and http://www.teachforamerica.org/.

UHP Alumni Panel: The After(graduation)life

14 Feb

Have you ever wondered what UHP Alums do after graduating? Are you feeling stressed about the seemingly endless choices after graduation – but the lack of concrete job opportunities? Want to learn how to live as an Honors student in the “adult” world? Join UHP alums from 1994 through 2011 as they discuss their various journeys from Honors freshman to where they are now – and the meandering path in between. The alums will discuss their careers, travel, graduate school, and show that life is an adventure where opportunities arise when least expected.

When: Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: UHP Club Room, 714 21st Street NW
How: RSVP on Facebook! Light refreshments will be served. 

For bios of the speakers, read on… Continue reading