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The 2015 Undergraduate History conference will be hosted by Mississippi State University on May 1-2. This annual conference is a great opportunity for undergraduates to present their original research and exchange ideas with fellow students, grad students, and professors in a friendly environment. All topics are welcome.The conference will be held from May 1-2, 2015 on the Mississippi State University campus. Mississippi State will offset the costs of one night's lodging and meals, but students are responsible for their own travel expenses. Interested students must submit a 500-word abstract by March 1, 2014 to Drs. Julia Osman and Matt Lavine at shur@lists.msstate.edu. Please feel free to reach out to shur@lists.msstate.edu orjosman@history.msstate.edu if you have any questions.

Exciting Opportunity Closing THIS FRIDAY! Apply now! (See bottom)

Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.

At the Partnership, fellows are integral to the day-to-day operations, programs and activities of our organization. We value the contributions of fellows and work to provide relevant and useful experiences in return. Fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events and projects to help revitalize the federal government by focusing on the people working in it. Fellows’ duties vary across the Partnership’s internal teams, but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities.

True to the Partnership’s emphasis on people, the fellows program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term. Fellows also receive the following stipends:
Full-time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree receive $1000 per month.
Full-time fellows who are currently undergraduate students receive $800 per month.
Stipends for part-time fellows will be pro-rated accordingly.


The Partnership strives to be an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government. We seek extraordinary undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates with:
  • A commitment to public service
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Analytical thinking
  • An ability to work well in teams
There is no single academic major or background we prefer over another—if you share our passion and are committed to developing your skills while gaining valuable experience, we want to hear from you!

The application for the Spring 2015 term closes on Friday, October 24Apply today!

Intern for a Day with Peace Corps!

Posted by Admin On 10/22/2014 0 comments
The Peace Corp is hosting the Southeast Regional Office's first ever Intern for a Day program. Students will come see their office in Atlanta and participate in different activities to learn more about Peace Corps. The event will run from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on November 24 at their office in the Sam Nunn Federal Center downtown.

The HTS librarian, Bruce Henson, will have weekly office hours in the Old Civil Engineering Building on Thursday October 23 from 11:30 - 1 in the Graduate Reading Room (ground floor). He is available to assist with any research and information needs you have.

If these hours are not convenient for you please email or call Bruce Henson and you can set-up an appointment to meet individually.

Contact Information:
Bruce Henson
Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services
Georgia Tech Library & Information Center
Atlanta Ga 30332-0900


A Conversation with the NSA Director

Posted by Admin On 10/22/2014 0 comments
A Conversation with Admiral Rogers, NSA Director. 

Talks@Tech is pleased to host Admiral Mike Rogers, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service. Rogers will speak about his personal background and issues currently facing the Agency, as well as answer student questions. He will present in Clough 144 on Thursday October 23 from 5:00-7:00PM.

RSVP to the Facebook event here!

Women’s Leadership Conference Discussion Group

October 25, Student Center - THIS SATURDAY
gtwlc.com - Early registration is close, register on site.
The Women’s Leadership Conference is an annual gathering several hundred women students, faculty, staff, alumni, and local businesswomen that exists as an opportunity to inspire and prepare these women to become strong leaders and equal partners in the community. The conference offers fifteen workshops, three keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and the Gail DiSabatino Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony. This year WLC celebrates the 17th annual conference.

Discussion Group:

A discussion group is forming out of the WRC which will focus on intersectionality, encompassing gender, race, queer issues, size, ability, class, immigration, and other themes. Please email Kate Harlan at kharlan3@gatech.edu if you're interested in finding out more!

Ivan Allen Grads Top the Charts!

Posted by Admin On 10/22/2014 0 comments
New graduates from the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts earn the fifth highest starting salaries among those with degrees in humanities and social sciences according to NerdWallet. Our median salary based on Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 is $60,000. Spring 2014 alone is $61,500.

Are you ready to learn more about how we teach the liberal arts? Here are 10 advantages of studying at the Ivan Allen College at Georgia Tech.

HTS Fall 2014 Speaker Series presents Stephen Mihm today, October 20, in the Old CE Building Room 104 from 4:00-5:30PM. Stephen Mihm is visiting from the History department at The University of Georgia and will present his talk on "Standard Capitalism."

The 29th International Congress on Medievalism, October 24-25, is coming to Georgia Tech. Participating HTS graduate students will pay no registration fees at all (lunches and dinner receptions cost extra, of course); and most events will take place in the Hall Building. Please also note that there will be ample opportunity for publishing revised versions of the conference papers in two established refereed journals. And, to avoid misunderstandings: This is NOT a conference for medievalists only, but for anyone interested in the ongoing process of the reception of medieval culture in postmedieval times.

Inquiries, one page proposals for entire sessions (deadline: May 15, 2014), and one page proposals for individual papers (deadline: June 1, 2014) should be sent to the conference organizers at medievalisms@lmc.gatech.edu. The conference will be held from October 24-25, 2014, in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

All presenters at the conference have the opportunity to revise/extend their papers and submit them to The Year’s Work in Medievalism (for texts up to 4,000 words) or Studies in Medievalism (more than 4,000 words). The editors of both journals (YWiM: Ed Risden; Richard Utz; SiM: Karl Fugelso) will be available for discussing possible contributions during the conference. Those with book-length project should contact Chris Jones and Karl Fugelso, editors of Boydell & Brewer’s book series Medievalism.

Please visit the Plenary Speakers page for keynote abstracts and further information about Sylvie Kandé and Kathleen Verduin. For more information, see our conference website at: http://medievalisms.lmc.gatech.edu

The Women’s Leadership Conference is Approaching!

October 25, Student Center, www.gtwlc.com

The Women’s Leadership Conference is an annual gathering several hundred women students, faculty, staff, alumni, and local businesswomen that exists as an opportunity to inspire and prepare these women to become strong leaders and equal partners in the community. The conference offers fifteen workshops, three keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and the Gail DiSabatino Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony. This year WLC celebrates the 17th annual conference.

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Reminder! Application for the Summer D.C. Internship Program is due TODAY October 20. For more information and the application, click here.

The German Career Fair is taking place Tuesday, October 21 from 2-4pm in the Student Success Center.
The German Career Fair is an annual event which brings in German companies and organizations to recruit GT students for internships and full-time positions both in Germany and in the US. The full list of attendees is below. Students should come dressed to impress and bring resumes! All students with an interest in German enterprise are invited to attend - German language proficiency is not required for all positions although it's certainly an asset. 

  • BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC 
  • Cultural Vistas 
  • DAAD 
  • DB Mobility Logistics / DB Schenker Inc 
  • German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S. 
  • Gerresheimer Medical Plastics Systems 
  • Goethe-Zentrum/ German Cultural Center Atlanta 
  • Grenzebach Corporation 
  • Hilti North America 
  • IMS Gear Holding, Inc. 
  • Siemens Corporation 
  • Voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc. 
  • Voith Hydro Inc.


The JET Program Office is happy to announce: the Application Form for the 2015 JET Program is now available online!

· Read the 2015 JET Program Application Guidelines and information on the How to Apply page (remember, if you have visited the page recently, you may need to refresh the browser to see the updated pages).
· Create an account in the Application Portal. If you previously applied, you MUST create a new account this year! If you log in with an old pin/password, you will go to an outdated version of the application form and/or may not be able to update your information.
· Preview the application before submitting!
· Submit the online form! You will automatically receive an email confirmation. If you do not, please check that your form was submitted. Failure to submit online means your application will not register properly.
· Print all pages in PDF format (do not print as HTML) and sign and date in the indicated locations.
· Gather all supplemental materials and sort according to the 2015 Checklist & Mailing Instructions.
· Send your application packet to the JET Program Office at the Embassy of Japan in Washington DC. US citizens applying to the JET Program cannot submit the application to any other location.
Deadline: Friday, November 14, 2014 (5:00PM EST)


Be sure to register for CETL 4803 ISS for Spring 2015. This course is for any student considering becoming a K-12 educator, interested in education policy or who is simply wants to learn more about critical and contemporary issues of education. Learn about numerous issues that affect public education on a local, state, and national level. Students engage in numerous class discussions. Group and individual work are included.

The class is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday/Thursday 1:35 – 2:55 p.m. Location TBD.
Phase 1 registration: October 27 – November 14.
More info about CETL courses

October 23, 2014: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. in Clough 323 - Teach for America “Appy Hour” (application prep). Drop-in event for students who have questions about applying and want feedback on how to strengthen their applications.

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