Tag Archives: Work

Music & Work: Exploring the Soundtrack to Our Working Lives

From Tess Altman ’17:

Join Matt Dineen for a reading and discussion around his new zine “Not for You: Stories of Music & Work in the Precarious Service Industry.” The zine is part of the Music & Work Project and explores the antagonistic dynamics between management, workers, and customers in relationship to the beats, rhythms, lyrics, and melodies played at his past jobs. Come share your own experiences!

Date: Monday, October 12th
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Allbritton, rm. 311

Read on after the jump for more information about The Music & Work Project:

Apply to Work Family Weekend 2014

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From Nisha Grewal ’17:

Apply now to be a part of Family Weekend 2014 (September 26th-28th), an event put on annually by the University for students, family, alumni and friends of Wesleyan! Student workers play an integral role in the weekend by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit THIS FORM by Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Preference will be given to those with flexible schedules. You will be notified of your application status via email no later than Friday, September 12, 2014.

There will be a mandatory student worker meeting on Wednesday, September 24, at 5:00 PM in Tishler Lecture Hall (ESC 150). If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.

Please note: Students who intend to work catering for Bon Appetit during Family Weekend may not apply for a position. However, regular Bon Apetit workers with weekly shifts are permitted to apply and may be accommodated, so long as any time conflicts are clearly outlined in the appropriate section below.

If you have any questions, please contact Aarit Ahuja ’16, Catherine Marquez, ’16, or Nisha Grewal ’17 at aprinterns(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or at x2802.

Deadline: Tomorrow, September 8th, at 5pm
Form: HURRRRRRR

Apply to Work for Homecoming/Family Weekend 2013

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Homecoming/Family weekend intern extraordinaire Raymond Wong ’14 wants you to get to work:

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2013 is fast approaching (November 1st – November 3rd), and we need student workers! Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s biggest events, make lasting connections with alumni, and represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include working at the Registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student worker application, available here. Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 11th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday October 16th.

Informational Session on Paid Positions at Long Lane Farm

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Ross Levin ’15 wants to get dirty with you:
Bon Appetit, the food service company at Wesleyan, wonderfully and thankfully provides the Long Lane student-run Farm here with wages for student workers (including work study!).  If you like to play in the dirt, want to learn about growing your own food, or just want to get out from inside the box you’re in or out from behind the box you’re staring at, join us at an informational meeting about these positions (also, come volunteer at the farm every Saturday morning and other times!!).  All levels of experience are encouraged to come, but students who have volunteered at the farm for at least one semester will be given priority.  See you there!
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 10
Time: 8:30 PM, this Tuesday
Place: The UOC, 190 High St

Primal Scream @ Midnight

The night before finals (yeah, that’s tonight) is a night to scream. Jason Shatz ’14 was thoughtful enough to set up a Facebook event for the occasion:

‘Tis the season to scream! Some people scream over holiday shopping. Others scream about a pending apocalypse.

But here at Wesleyan, we scream about the monsoon of papers with pending due dates and exams that are scheduled within the next few days. The first ones are tomorrow, so you know what that means…

It’s time to scream your lungs out! Never mind quiet hours, we’re too stressed for that. Let’s engage in one more community gathering – the only chance for community-based stress relief this semester.

At midnight, come out of your study bunkers at Olin, SciLi, wherever you are. You know what to do!

Date: Monday, December 10 (okay, technically Tuesday, whatever)
Time: Gather at 11:55, scream at 12:00
Place: Olin steps (or anywhere)
Facebook event: Link

THESISCRAZY, PART TWO: Trollin’ in Olin

“You’ll spend, like, three hours editing something and you won’t have gotten anywhere because it just keeps going and going and I don’t even know how I wrote all of this crap.”

It’s Sunday, April 8. Do you know where your senior thesis is?

With four days to go (4 pm on Thursday—mark the date), thesis-writers are hunkering down in Olin for the final homestretch, eyes bloodshot, caffeine (or Kombucha, as the case may be) at the ready. Once again, A-Batte and I crept through the storied halls of Olin’s cramped, foul-smelling thesis carrels, harassing writers at will to document their last week at work. “I don’t really care what happens,” one writer gravely told me, “because once this is over, nothing’s gonna matter anymore.” And doesn’t that say it all?

Good luck, guys. We’re with you in spirit. There will be another edition of THESISCRAZY between now and Thursday—hopefully featuring some science kids this time around—so hit us up at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org if you want to be profiled. Click past the jump for full interviews, and click here for past coverage.

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Espwesso to Open Tomorrow; also, Application Deadline on Tuesday


Welcome back, you sexy beasts!

My main man Jacob Eichengreen ’13 and his pitiful attempts at facial hair sends in a notice to inform you fine folks of two things:

  1. Espwesso opens tomorrow, not tonight; and
  2. The deadline for applications to be a bona-fide Espwesso barista/barback are due on Tuesday (4/27)

Check out a reprint of Eichengreen’s call for applications after the jump.

Mmmm… it smells like springtime.

“International Relations Conference”: A Resume Booster

“Sneaky” Anike Arni ’13 writes in about something that’s socially positive, but phrases it in morally hollow terms (see title):

Wesleyan’s International Relations Association would like to invite you to apply to be in the IR conference organizing team. Though the conference is only in the fall, on October 6th (which means, seniors, you can’t get in on this), the fun start now!!

The topic of the conference is “The Cold War of the Middle East: Iran – Saudi Arabian Relations” — let’s get a grasp on why Iran is the new “threat”. Pretty timely and important topic. And we got some pretty important people coming to talk about it.

So, we’re inviting you to organize, network, design, deal with money, put together concerts, or simply lead. There’s a job for everyone. (Committee descriptions here).

And, yes, you do get to put this on your resume. So, apply now online. Deadline is March 2nd(this Friday!!). (No one is rejected, of course, but we want to know which position is the best for you).

WIRA loves you! If you have any questions, shoot them this way: wira(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

List of speakers and details after the jump.

Postponed Web Series Drops Debut Episode

Episode One: Robby and Chris make themselves at home(less) on Wesleyan’s campus.

Last week we posted about “Postponed,” a brand new web series about—and, I think, primarily by—unemployed recent Wesleyan graduates. True to promise, Future House Pictures dropped the debut episode yesterday, just in time for Valentine’s Day, and true to promise, it’s a scathing, unnervingly bitter rumination on living in a trailer, trying to get a job at Best Buy, and growing a filthy mustache. It’s frankly more disconcerting than funny, and the subtext seems to be that if you don’t identify with this now, just wait two or three years. Who’s ready to laugh?

The whole episode seems to have been filmed in the Vine St. parking lot, where Chris Correa ’10 and Robby Hardesty ’12 furiously debate the pros and cons of hitting on “Freshmen 11” girls, and the web series cleverly takes its title from a term referring to the most recent generation of college graduates “who cannot enter adulthood due to over/underqualification in an unhealthy economy.” As Hardesty Correa despairs in the episode, “We’re too overqualified for any minimum-wage job. We’re too inexperienced for any job we give a shit about it. This place owes us something more than just monthly student loans.” 

Deloitte Consulting Information Session and Meet n’ Greet

To help ease the friction of unemployment and the possibility/probability of ending up with a life not unlike that of characters in a Kevin Smith movie, Eric Mendell ’11 sends in an e-mail:

Deloitte Consulting Information Session and Meet n’ Greet

From 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm learn about the array of post-graduate opportunities that Deloitte Consulting’s Business Analyst program has to offer from a group of Wesleyan Alumni (Rob Cho’ 91, Jed Rosenbaum ’02, Kara Hayward ’10, Jayvan Mitchell ’11, and Eric Mandell ’11).

From 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm meet with David Rosenblum ’75 P’09, Deloitte Consulting’s National Managing Director of Consulting Corporate Developement and Wesleyan Board of Trustees member.

Refreshments will be provided.

Date:   Sept. 25 – Sept. 25
Time:   4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Place: Usdan 108

(Do click on the picture for a flyer of the events.)