On-campus interviews, practice interviews

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The following employers will be conducting on-campus interviews next week:

Employer: Grant Thornton
Date: Thursday, February 2nd 2017
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/interview_schedules/22990

Employer: Deloitte
Date: Monday, February 6th 2017
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/interview_schedules/22834

Employer: EY
Date: Wednesday, February 8th 2017
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/interview_schedules/22423

Want some interview practice? It’s easy to schedule a practice interview with DePaul’s Alumni Sharing Knowledge. Schedule yours today.

On-campus recruiting events

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Thinking about life after college? It’s never too early to consider careers! Check out this list of the information sessions, workshops, and networking events for DePaul students happening this month.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Employer: Naperville District 203
Event: Naperville School District Lunch and Learn
Date: Saturday, January 21st 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Place: Lincoln Park Student Center #314 A & B
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/38123

Employer: KPMG
Event: KPMG Partner Panel
Date: Monday, January 23rd 2017
Time: 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Place: 1 East Jackson Boulevard DePaul Center, Room 5901, IL, Chicago 60604
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/40812

Employer: CNN and Turner
Event: CNN and Turner Information Session and Hiring Event
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: Room 8009 – DePaul Center
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/40289

Event: Kellstadt: International Students: Walk-In Career Sessions
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: Suite 5300 – DePaul Center
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/37556

Employer: Cisco Meraki
Event: Cisco Meraki Information Session and Hiring Event
Date: Thursday, January 26th 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Place: Room 8005 – DePaul Center
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/40918

Employer: PwC
Event: PwC Info Session
Date: Thursday, January 26th 2017
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Place: University Center at 525 S. State Street – Lake Conference Room
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/38789

WORKSHOPS

Kellstadt: International Students: Walk-In Career Sessions
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: Suite 5300 – DePaul Center
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/37556

Kellstadt Finance Community: International Student Work Authorization
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: 8014 – DePaul Center
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/40965

Explore Your Major
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Room 151 – Schmitt Academic Center (SAC)
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/38420

DePaul Diversity Series: ESL- Modifying the Classroom for the Changing Faces of America
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: LPC Richardson Library- Rosati Room 300
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/38083

Pathways Honors Admitted Students Panel
Date: Thursday, January 26th 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: 1110 W Belden Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/39295

College of Science and Health Lunch and Learn: UIC Health Professions Navigator Research Program
Date: Friday, January 27th 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: 1110 W Belden Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/39302

 

NETWORKING EVENTS

Employers: Microsoft, Discover, etc.
Event: Careers in Technology
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: North Cafe, 11th floor – DePaul Center
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/34663

Employer: Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Event: Is This the Asian Century?
Date: Thursday, January 26th 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Conference Center 130 East Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601
https://depaul.joinhandshake.com/events/38959

The Literary Life Post-Election

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On this inauguration eve, what are your concerns and hopes? How do you see the role of writers and readers in this new political era? Join English Department students, faculty, and staff to share stories, ideas, and new possibilities.

Thursday, January 19
4:30-5:30 PM
English Student Lounge
Arts & Letters Hall, Room 210-211

Light refreshments provided.

Which Way Forward?: Freedom Organizing in the 21st Century

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“Which Way Forward?: Freedom Organizing in the Twenty-First Century”

An Event Featuring Leading Black Feminist Scholar and Organizer, Barbara Smith

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm, with reception.

SAC 154 (2320 N. Kenmore)

Author, activist, and independent scholar, Barbara Smith is a groundbreaker in opening up a national cultural and political dialogue about the intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender. She was a cofounder of the Combahee River Collective, a Black feminist organization of the 1970s, and a cofounder and publisher of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press (until 1995), the first U. S. publisher for women of color.

A collection of her essays, The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom was published by Rutgers University Press in 1998. And in 2014, Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith, edited by Alethia Jones and Virginia Eubanks with Barbara Smith, was published by SUNY Press.

She is editor of three major collections: Conditions: Five, The Black Women’s Issue (with Lorraine Bethel, 1979); All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women’s Studies (with Gloria T. Hull and Patricia Bell Scott, 1982); and Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology, 1983. She is also the co-author with Elly Bulkin and Minnie Bruce Pratt of Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives on Anti-Semitism and Racism, 1984. She is the general editor of The Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women’s History with Wilma Mankiller, Gwendolyn Mink, Marysa Navarro, and Gloria Steinem, 1998.

She resides in Albany, New York and served two terms as a member of the Albany Common Council from 2006 to 2013. Currently she is the Special Community Projects Coordinator for the City of Albany responsible for the Equity Agenda. She is a regular panelist on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Round Table.

This event is co-organized by Women’s and Gender Studies, the Center for Black Diaspora, the Women’s Center, the African and Black Diaspora Studies Program, with generous and much appreciated support from a growing number of cosponsors including the Critical Ethnic Studies and the LGBTQ Studies Programs, the Departments of English, Geography, and Latin American/Latino Studies Program.

Scholarships for English Majors

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Applications due February 5th, 2017

The English department invites applications for three scholarships available to English majors: the Ellin M. Kelly, Ph. D. Endowed British Literature Award ($1500), the Honors English Scholarship ($2900), and the Mary Zavada Memorial Endowed Scholarship ($2800). Each scholarship has different requirements.

To be eligible for any of these scholarships, students must

  • be declared English majors at sophomore level or higher.
  • have completed at least two quarters at DePaul.
  • have completed at least three English courses with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in those courses.
  • plan to register in at least two courses in Spring 2017.

To apply for scholarships you must complete the following steps:

1.  If you have not done so already for the current academic year, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid at https://fafsa.ed.gov/) and have the results sent to DePaul University. This is only required for need-based scholarships. Please note that you are not required to accept a financial aid package in order to be considered for need-based scholarships. You need only fill out and submit the application. Any federal financial aid accepted on your behalf through the FAFSA process is your responsibility.

2. Complete the General Application at https://depaul.academicworks.com/users/sign_in.

a.       Log into the DePaul Online Scholarship Application using your Campus Connect ID and password.

b.      Complete and submit the General Application.

i.    Once your application has been completed and submitted successfully, it will be marked with a green checkmark.

ii.   If it is gray, the application was not submitted successfully; try again.

3.  After submitting the General Application, you will automatically route to opportunities for which you qualify and more information is needed. If you are recommended for additional scholarships, you will be able to view a list of opportunities.  Apply for them by clicking on the blue “Apply” button beside each scholarship.  Additional questions or information may be required to complete the application process.

After Submitting an Application

If awarded a scholarship, you will be notified via email and you will see a notification on the “applications” tab of the scholarship application site under “active.” You must accept the award within the DePaul Online Scholarship Application in order to receive the money. You will also receive communication from financial aid stating that your financial aid award letter has been updated. If you are not selected for a scholarship, you will see a notification on the “home” tab of the website indicating your application was reviewed and not selected. Individual emails are not sent for those not selected.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Jennifer Conary, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at jconary1@depaul.edu.

Available Scholarships

Ellin M. Kelly, Ph. D. Endowed British Literature Award, $1500

The Kelly Endowed British Literature Award recognizes the academic achievement of students who have demonstrated their dedication to the study of British literature.  Preference will be given to candidates with a strong interest in Medieval Literature and/or students who plan to go on for a graduate degree in English. Only Juniors and Seniors are eligible for this scholarship.

Applicants for this scholarship will need to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • A 400-500-word statement highlighting your dedication to the study of British literature as demonstrated through your coursework, including independent studies or research projects, as well as any related extracurricular activities or future plans.
  • An up-to-date transcript (unofficial transcripts downloaded from Campus Connect are fine).
  • An essay dealing with British literature from any period.

The Honors English Scholarship, $2900

The Honors English scholarship provides financial assistance to Honors students who are also English majors. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be enrolled in the Honors Program and you must demonstrate financial need. Academic engagement and achievement will also be taken into consideration.

Applicants for the Honors English Scholarship will need to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • A 400-500-word statement highlighting your academic engagement and achievement in the English major and the Honors Program and indicating how this scholarship will help you financially.
  • An up-to-date transcript (unofficial transcripts downloaded from Campus Connect are fine).
  • A writing sample (a literary essay or a creative work produced for one of your classes)

The Mary Zavada Memorial Endowed Scholarship, $2800

The Mary Zavada Memorial Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to students majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing.  You must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

Applicants for this scholarship will need to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • An up-to-date transcript (unofficial transcripts downloaded from Campus Connect are fine).
  • A sample of your creative writing (short story, set of poems, essay, etc.).

 

 

 

Register for Spring Break Service Immersion Trips

It’s hard to believe it is 2017 already, and we are looking forward to Spring Break! As you make your plans, be sure to check out the Spring Service Immersions. Immersions are a great way to travel, build community, engage in service and justice work, and grow aware of the realities of our world.

The total cost for the immersion is $220. Partial scholarships are available for those in financial need. See the flyer below for location descriptions, dates, and other information.

The application is available at this link, and it is due January 13. In order to access the link, you need to join the Vincentian Community Service Office page on Orgsync. Please contact Emily at elahood@depaul.edu with any questions.

 

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