Visiting Writer: Allison Joseph

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Please join the DePaul Department of English as we welcome poet and editor Allison Joseph to the Visiting Writers Program on

Thursday, October 5 @ 6 PM
Richardson Library 115
2350 N Kenmore Avenue

Joseph, director of the Southern Illinois University MFA Program in Creative Writing, is the author of What Keeps Us Here (Ampersand, 1992), Soul Train (Carnegie Mellon, 1997), In Every Seam (Pittsburgh, 1997), Imitation of Life (Carnegie Mellon, 2003) and Worldly Pleasures (Word Press, 2004). Her honors include the John C. Zacharis First Book Prize, fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry. She is editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review and director of the Young Writers Workshop, an annual summer residential creative writing workshop for high school writers, and holds the Judge Williams Holmes Cook Endowed Professorship.

Fall Job & Internship Fair

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DePaul University’s Career Center is pleased to present the 2017 Fall Job & Internship Fair! Learn about current and future full-time, part-time and internship positions. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to attend.

Location: Lincoln Park Student Center room 120AB
Date: Day 1: Wednesday, October 4th 3 – 6 PM
Day 2: Thursday, October 5th 11 AM – 2 PM

*Professional dress is strongly recommended.

PREPARE FOR THE FAIR:

Do you need help preparing for the next job fair? Look no further! DePaul’s Career Center and CIBC Bank USA are teaming up to bring you tips and tricks on how to approach employers and make a lasting first impression. DePaul’s Career Center hosts multiple Job & Internship Fairs throughout the academic year with hundreds of employers looking for candidates like you. This workshop will be led by DePaul Alumnus Mark Mendoza, Joanna Mendoza, and Adrian Abonce.

For more information: https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/83137

Tips on preparing for the fair:

1)   Research the companies and positions you are interested in.
2)   Download the Career Fair Plus App, which provides a complete employer listing, event details, and real-time updates. The app can be accessed for both IOS and Android.
3)   Visit the Career Center’s Peer Career Advisors for a resume review. *Peer Career Advisors are highly trained undergraduates who advise students and alumni concerning basic career related issues on a walk-in basis.
4)   Dress for success & bring plenty of resumes!

Check out the elevator pitch and interview prep sections on DePaul’s Career Center Website for tips on making a great first impression with potential employers!

A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks

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This event will celebrates the life and works of Gwendolyn Brooks, one of the most well-celebrated poets of the 20th century. We will be hosting her biographer, Angela Jackson.

Angela will be discussing thie life and works of Gwendolyn Brooks. Additionally, DePaul Theater School Alums will read selected vignettes from Maud Martha. The only novel she ever wrote, this book tells the story of a young black girl growing up in Chicago.

Angela Jackson is an award-winning poet, playwright, and novelist. In her most recent book, A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun, Jackson delves deep into the rich fabric of fellow poet and Chicagoan Gwendolyn Brooks’s work and world. Granted unprecedented access to Brooks’s family, personal papers, and writing community, Jackson traces the literary arc of this artist’s long career and gives context for the world in which Brooks wrote and published her work. It is a powerfully intimate look at a once-in-a-lifetime talent up close, using forty-three of Brooks’s most soul-stirring poems as a guide.

Learn more!