Friday, November 30, 2012

How Can Career Advancement Help Me? by Michael Johnson

Pointers for students in the College from Career Advancement staff member Michael Johnson.

What is Career Advancement? by Michael Johnson

Career Advancement aims to provide University of Chicago students and alumni with experiential learning opportunities in a variety of fields. We promote University of Chicago talent to a wide range of employers and institutions in order to expand the set of jobs, internships, and other opportunities available to them.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

OMSA Advisory Board Update by Karim Rupani

On November 6th, the Advisory Board held its third meeting of the year and was finally able to meet its Student Government Representative, Benjamin Hammer. Benjamin’s role as liaison is essentially to listen to concerns OMSA raises and then bring them up in student government meetings so that they can be addressed openly. In addition to meeting Benjamin, the Advisory Board also undertook the task of beginning to unpack a few of the goals that it has set for itself (in terms of the most pressing issues and concerns that need to be addressed). To this end, the Advisory Board made significant headway in assessing the situation of numerous groups on campus, differentiated by both race and gender.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

OMSA Advisory Board Update by Alexandra Halladay

For our second Advisory Board Meeting on October 23rd, 2012, we began by discussing briefly a new Campus of Student Life initiative that is taking shape this year; the Campus Dialogue Fund is a new committee on campus that will distribute funds and approve proposals for speakers on campus. The Campus Dialogue Fund is a new program that provides annual funding of $15,000 to bring speakers that address issues relevant to campus, including: education, access, disparity, racial bias, class privilege, justice, equality, healthcare, housing, income inequality, religious diversity, non-partisan political topics, immigration, LGBTQ equality, and more! You can find a more in depth description of the roles of committee members and the application below, the application is due November 16th, 2012 so be sure to hurry!