Wesleyan graduate student (yeah, we have those! They’re super cool!) José María Buendía, whose EP we featured several months ago, is performing his original works live, and he invites you to come and listen:
I will be playing a couple of songs on Sunday April 7th. It will be at the Romance Languages Dept. at 4pm. It will be an acoustic concert, and I will perform the songs from my EP “El ruido de las cosas” and some new ones.
Admission: food item for the local food bank.
Coffee and tea will be provided
Date: Sunday, April 7th, 2013 Place: Romance Languages Dept. Time: 4 pm Cost: Food item for the local food bank Buendía’s website!
Alex Irace ’15, the infamous cofounder of WesStuffed, writes in with an event wholly unrelated to WesStuffed. Most of the pertinent information is included in the flier, but Irace adds this as well:
Sometime next week can someone post about this Wesleyan Women in Science event? It’s occurring Monday, December 3rd, but guests have to RSVP so it would be awesome if we could have it posted at least a few days before the event.
Panel members include:
Richard Zeff, the Assistant Dean of Admission at Uconn’s School of Medicine
Mary Keefe, Director of Admission at the Yale School of Public Health
And Cheryl-Ann Hagner, Director of Graduate Student Services at Wesleyan (to talk about the BA/MA program)
As well as graduate/medical students from various schools
Date: Monday, December 3 Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Place: Albritton 103 Cost: Free, but you gotta RSVP Holy shit: It’s December!
Maxwell Bevilacqua ’12 takes a break from his stardom with Wesleyan’s premier Creed cover band to let you know about something called an MFA:
Prof. Michelle Herman P ’16, the director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Ohio State, is here to tell you everything you wanted to know about graduate work in creative writing, from what MFA programs look for to what MFA programs are good for. Advice from the theoretical to the practical—what not to do, what must be done, and why.
Everyone is welcome to come and chat with Professor Herman. (She is a Wesleyan parent.)
Sponsored by the Shapiro Creative Writing Center and Writing at Wesleyan. For more information, contact Anne Greene at agreene@wes.
Date: Thursday, September 27 Time: 4:15 pm Place: Allbritton 311
Get that grade, get that award, get that article published! Off you go to graddd schooooooool. What? Elizabeth “Lizzie Tyrone” Williams ’13 hollers at you, girl:
The deadline for the spring publication for The Undergraduate Journal of Social Studies (UJSS, click here to access) is fast approaching! Please feel free to submit essays on any social science topic to ujsswesleyan(at)gmail(dot)com by May 7th.
Interested in law school? Have a ton of questions and wish you could talk to someone who has gone through the process? The Wesleyan Pre-Law Society is hosting a panel discussion led by Wesleyan students who will discuss everything from taking the LSATs, choosing a law school, deferring, and gap years. Come get your questions answered!
A fantastic (and only slightly exaggerated) cartoon portrayal of the Humanities grad school admissions process—specifically, asking your jaded, reluctant professor for a recommendation. (Note: maybe don’t watch this if you’re planning to ask your jaded, reluctant professor for a recommendation.)
Professor Claire Potter at the Tenured Radical has some sound advice regarding the value of graduate school, especially in an economy that seems increasingly unfriendly to students who climb higher into academia, only to find that the job prospects at the top are less than encouraging:
The thought that I was sending more unlucky holders of the B.A. down the chute to the slaughterhouse of graduate school raised this question for frustrated job-seeker and blogging comrade Sisyphus. “Do you ever feel like you shouldn’t be sending students on to grad school and contributing to the whole PhD ponzi scheme?” asks this industrious young scholar, who applied for over 60 jobs this year, fifty of which have fallen to budget-cutting. “Esp. when there are all these dire predictions about even undergrad degrees becoming priced out of affordability for the middle class? I‘m trying to get an academic job right now and bad as this year is compared to other years, people keep telling me it will just get worse [from] here on out.”
I guess my first response is no, I don’t feel bad about it, because all education is useful even when you can’t extract profit from a degree in the way you originally planned to do so. And my advice is to stay away from these doom-and-gloom types who tell you your life is over without suggesting any viable alternative, particularly if they are members of your dissertation committee. They are only bringing you down at a time you need optimism more than ever…
For graduates and rising seniors, Mark Bittman (my all-time favorite chef) has a great article and video on a cheap kitchen setup. His version will cost about $200-$300 depending on accessories. I’d argue for a 30 dollar microwave too – those things can be pretty handy.
Er, I don’t know how many of you this affects, but some pretty good (or bad depending on how you look at it) news was released today from the ETS. They’ve decided to not institute the revisions to the GRE they had planned for next year.