Humanities Career News

Spring 2016 - January 13

Greetings from Your Career Consultant

Welcome back, everyone and Happy New Year!


I hope your holidays have been relaxing and refreshing. As you gear up for another semester (or perhaps your final semester), remember to keep that sense of rest and rejuvenation with you.


Remember that the Career Center is here to help during any stage of your career - whether you need assistance looking for jobs or internships or just need help deciding on a major or minor, we want to help!


Look for these "Humanities Career News" emails every other week to keep up with job and internship opportunities, plus events happening you may be interested in.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

In This Report

  1. Meet with Kate
  2. Get Arch Ready!
  3. Upcoming Events
  4. Jobs and Internships
  5. About Kate Templeton

Meet with Kate

I (Kate) work in the Career Center on the 2nd floor of Clark Howell Hall, which is where you would come to chat with me. To schedule an appointment, call 706-542-3375. I can assist you with choosing a major, writing your resume, statements of interest, cover letters, job search strategies, interviewing, applying to graduate school and any other career-related topic that is on your mind.


Weekly Walk-In hours (no appointment needed):

Career Center Computer Lab - Wednesdays 12-2pm*


*Career Center walk-ins are available every day of the week, but I will personally be assisting students on Wednesdays.

Get Arch Ready!

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It's time again for another semester of great programming and the chance for you to complete the Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate*! All you need to do is attend 5 Career Center events throughout the semester, take some surveys, and receive a snazzy lapel pin plus a great addition to your resume.


Click here to view all the programs offered this semester and make your plan!


Here are some I think you may find particularly interesting:


  • Careers in Nonprofit
  • 10 Ways to Market Your Liberal Arts Degree
  • What to do with a Gap Year (or Two)


*Note: this certificate is open to ALL students, no matter age/stage/year.

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Explore Labs - Exploring Majors Workshops

January 13th and 19th

2nd Floor Clark Howell Hall (Career Center) Computer Lab

2:30 - 4:00pm

These one-time workshops are open to freshmen and sophomore students exploring majors at UGA. Click here for instructions on registration for these events.


Writing Personal Statements

January 14th

4:00 - 5:30pm

MLC 213


Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

January 20th

5:00 - 6:00pm

MLC 148


From LinkedIn to WordPress: Creating Digital Portfolios

January 21st

5:00 - 6:00pm

MLC 150


Job & Internship Searching Overview

January 25th

5:00 - 6:00pm

MLC 148

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Federal Internship

Job Title: Student Trainee (Park Ranger Interpretation) Summer Internship

Agency: National Park Service

Location: Moose, WY

Deadline to apply: Friday, January 22, 2016

If you need assistance with your federal resume/application, come visit the Career Center!


The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office (NR SHRO) is currently seeking applicants to a few Student Trainee (Park Ranger - Interpretation) positions at Grand Teton National Park.


This position works in the Division of Interpretation and Education, interacting with park visitors and assisting them in understanding and appreciating the park's natural and cultural resources while living and working in a beautiful mountain setting. Primary duties include: Interacting with park visitors and assisting them in understanding and appreciating the park's natural and cultural resources while living and working in a beautiful mountain setting; researching, developing, and presenting thematic interpretative programs (guided hikes, formal talks, demonstrations, and PowerPoint programs) on a variety of topics including wildlife biology, botany, forest ecology, geology, history, and park management. These programs are expected to meet national standards for interpretation. A significant percentage of time is spent staffing visitor centers, often with more than 1000 visitors/day; Interpretive Park Rangers also hike park trails and staff overlooks to answer visitor questions and provide informal interpretation. Incumbent may work evenings, weekends, holidays, and occasional overtime.


*Note: This is a PAID internship.

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The openings below and MANY MORE opportunities are available on DAWGlink! (accessible via the Career Center homepage). Do an "Advanced Search" and filter by "full-time," "part-time," or "internship."

Paid Summer Intern

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deadline: TODAY, January 13th


FIRE offers an eight-week, paid Summer Internship as part of our efforts to educate students about their rights at colleges and universities. This internship gives current undergraduates the opportunity to assist FIRE in defending civil liberties on campuses all across the country. FIRE interns do substantive work and participate in weekly seminars with FIRE staff and other experts on freedom of expression, due process, and much more.

  • Work closely with our Campus Outreach, Defense, Education, Development, and Media programs to assist with research and administrative projects. Interns complete research projects and help staff members with writing, case work, fundraising, public relations, and administrative duties.
  • Attend and assist with the annual student summer conference. The FIRE interns will also lead an hour-long session for conference attendees.
  • Write about FIRE cases and issues for our blog, The Torch.
  • Develop strategies for ensuring open discourse once they return to campus.
  • Learn the foundational arguments for protecting core rights in our free society through reading and discussion in weekly seminars with FIRE’s staff and other experts on civil liberties.


Read more and apply on DAWGlink!

Humor Writer - Internship

The Black Sheep

Athens, GA

Deadline: January 17th


In short, we are hiring students to write entertaining, social, and sarcastic content for The Black Sheep (www.theblacksheeponline.com) campus newspaper and website. Writers will be expected to contribute 1 article (approximately 600 words) each week. Beyond writing, writers are to attend content meetings held every issue cycle.

Time Commitment: Although the amount of time it takes each writer to complete an article may differ, they should estimate spending 2-3 hours per week writing.

Please apply online at http://theblacksheeponline.com/jobs.

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Build Your Career in Publishing!

Attention May graduates! Are you interested in launching a career in book publishing? Check out these amazing summer opportunities!


Note: BOTH of these courses/events require the following that you will need to plan for:

  • 2-3 letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement
  • a current resume or curriculum vitae (CV)


Even though this is still a couple months away, do not delay in working on these important documents. I (Kate, your career consultant) am here to help!


Columbia Publishing Course

Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, New York City

June 12 - July 22, 2016

Deadline to apply: March 7, 2016


For more than 60 years, the course has been training young men and women for careers as editors, literary agents, publishers, designers, publicists and more. Graduates can be found in every kind of job, at major magazines and publishing houses across the nation.


If you are considering a career in book, magazine, or digital media publishing, the Columbia Publishing Course will give you the tools and the training you need to succeed:


  • Broad exposure to current issues in publishing
  • Unparalleled access to top publishing professionals
  • Hands-on publishing experience
  • Comparison of publishing types that informs career decisions
  • Extensive career placement support
  • Access to a large, active alumni network


The 41st Annual Publishing Institute

University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

July 10 - August 5, 2016

Deadline to apply: March 22, 2016


The Denver Publishing Institute is the ideal launching pad for your career in book publishing. During four weeks, it will introduce you to the exciting and ever-changing world of book publishing. The course will provide a solid educational foundation and an excellent network for your subsequent job search.


The Institute is taught by industry professionals who work at trade, university, textbook, and small independent publishers throughout the country as well as in New York.


Our graduates go on to publishing careers around the country and the world. You'll find some of our recent graduates at HarperCollins; Penguin Group; Oxford University Press; Chicago Review Press; Sourcebooks, Inc; Pearson; McGraw-Hill and many more.

About Kate Templeton

Kate officially started saying "Go Dawgs" in December of 2014 when she began working in the UGA Career Center. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education. After working for several years as a public school teacher and an administrator and intern with a nonprofit, Kate returned to school and earned her Master of Science in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


As a Certified Federal Career Coach, Kate is dedicated to engaging students and the university community in the many opportunities available in the federal government. She is enjoying the opportunity to connect with employers and educate students in all majors on the merits of experiential education.