Spring 2014 Events
CMASS & Career Service Mock Interview Program
Successful Interviewing requires Preparation and Practice: Mock Interview is a great opportunity to practice and enhance your interviewing skills in preparation to entering your chosen career field.
Monday, March 3rd - Thursday, March 6th
10:00AM - 5:00PM
To Register for Interviews: Log into CareerConnect at http://umass.experience.com using your UMASS Net.ID
Or please contact: CMASS Asst. Dir Student Development Willie Pope at email@example.com
Career Services Asst. Director Todd Butynski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Studying Abroad is POSSIBLE!!
Do not miss out on this very important workshop!!!
If you think that Study Abroad is not doable - IT IS POSSIBLE!!!
Studying Abroad is POSSIBLE!!
On Monday, March 3, from 5:30-7:30pm, in 201 Wilder Hall - the International Programs Office and CMASS will host this info workshop where you would learn that you can ACTUALLY study abroad to discuss the following:
^ detailed scholarship information
^Help with your application and essay
^Consult with an IPO Counselor
^Scholarships available from $600-$8000
For more info, email email@example.com
Community Building Day: Helping Hands
Come help us put together care packages, write encouraging letters, and welcome incoming first-year students! Stop by anytime. Refreshments provided.
Friday, March 7th
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Wilder Hall 201
Black Women and the Arts in the 21st Century:
New Schedule: March 10, 2014
Toni Morrison, Bernice Johnson Reagon and Sonia Sanchez Discussing 'Black Women in the Arts in the 21st Century'
Rescheduled at UMass Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. - Three prominent African-American artists - Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison, singer and social activist Bernice Johnson Reagon and poet and playwright Sonia Sanchez - will share the stage in a public conversation about "Black Women in the Arts in the 21st Century" on Monday, March 10 from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Mullins Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The program, which is part of the annual celebration of Black History Month, had been postponed because of severe weather on its previously scheduled date in February.
Hosted by the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst, the event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Contact: Larry Rivais, 413-545-0444 - Lrivais@umass.edu
Read more ...Black Women and the Arts in the 21st Century
Careers with the Federal Government: Career Survival Series
Date: Wednesday, March 12 2014
Location: Wilder Hall room 201
Description: Thinking about a career with one of our nation’s largest employers the Federal Government but unsure how to begin the process? This networking event will cover the basics of how to begin your federal job/internship search including some “must knows” about the industry, benefits, strategies to successfully navigating USAJobs website and how to find open positions, what to expect from the application process and some tips to enhance/tailor your federal resume. Also meet with representatives who can answer all your questions.
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED!
Free KAPLAN Graduate Practice Exams: GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT
For those of you who are considering graduate school, Kaplan is offering free practice tests for graduate entrance exams on campus.
What: Free practice test for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT
Where: On campus at UMass, Amherst
When: Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Note: The online tests are offered on multiple dates and times throughout February and March. The GRE, LSAT, and MCAT are the tests that will be offered on campus on February 22nd. GRE & MCAT are computer based, so you will need to bring your own laptop and powercord. LSAT is paper & pencil.
Experience the exam under proctored conditions, receive a detailed score analysis, and learn exclusive strategies to improve your score.
Sponsored by: The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success
To register for the practice test at UMass, please click here: http://bit.ly/westernmafreepractice14
For further information please contact:
Gail Harris | Campus Manager, Western MA/Worcester/Vermont
Kaplan Test Prep
firstname.lastname@example.org | (413) 214-8554
UMASS Amherst ALANA Career Fair 2014
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Location: UMASS Student Union Ballroom
Meet employers looking to connect with ALANA students from all majors and class levels for full-time career positions, Co-op and/or Internship opportunities in a friendly and professional atmosphere. Typically employers attending this event have a commitment to increasing diversity in the workplace and look forward to discussing the various opportunities available within their company with talented students. All UMASS, Five Colleges, Community Colleges and other four year institutions students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Bring plenty copies of your resume and dress for success in business attire.
Please visit the link below to view registered companies: www.umass.edu/careers
To help you prepare for this event and enhance your career fair experience we are offering the following:
Career Fair Preparation Workshops:
Dress for Success Fashion Show
Hosted by T.J. Maxx & Marshalls.
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Location: Commonwealth Honors College Event, room 160 6:00pm-8:00pm
Who Employers Want to Hire
Hosted by Enterprise Rental Car Corp.
Wednesday, February 4th,2014
How to Navigate a Career Fair
Hosted by UMASS Career Services-
Thursday, February 11th,2014
Location: Wilder Hall room 201
5:30pm – 7:30pm
For further information please contact: Career Service Asst. Dir- Tommie Joyner at –email@example.com or
CMASS Asst. Dir- Willie Pope at- firstname.lastname@example.org
This event will present largely unrecognized, underdeveloped, and unheard intersections between Native and African American music with a focus on the music of Jimi Hendrix. Scholars and musicians will explore a broad range of traditional Native and African American musics, the histories of cultural exchange and collaboration in these communities, and how they manifest in contemporary contexts. The program will include presentations and live musical performances.
Award winning recording artist Martha Redbone (Cherokee/Choctaw/African-American), guitarist and Indigenous studies scholar Jon Hill (Cherokee/Saponi), multi-insturmentalist and Afro-American studies scholar Donald Geesling, Indigenous vocalist and scholar Caren Brendor, Poet and professor Ronald Welburn (Ginkasin/Cherokee/African-American), and special guests.
Wednesday, April 23rd @ 7:00 PM
UMass Campus Center Auditorium
Black History Month 2014
To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, as part of the nation's bicentennial, the week was expanded into Black History Month. Each year, U.S. presidents proclaim February as National African-American History Month.
The Malcolm X Cultural Center of the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success Center (CMASS) University of Massachusetts Amherst and organizations on campus invites the campus community and general public to join us in celebrating Black History Month. This year’s events are hosted by the Malcolm X Cultural Center, with support from CMASS, the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, Students of Caribbean Ancestry, Center for Health Promotion, Stonewall Center and the W. E. B. Du Bois Library.
CMASS Community Building Day
201 Wilder Hall
CMASS is happy to announce that we are hosting our first Community Building Day on Friday, February 21, 2014. Due to the success of the Asian Crafts that we held last fall, we are bringing back calligraphy complemented with creating art rendered in water color.
We are calling it “Chinese Calligraphy and Water Color”.
Experience how art can connect you to your peers and get in touch with your untapped creative inner self.
Build a stronger bond with your CMASS/UMass community.
Join friends, bring friends and make new ones.
Come, join us and have fun.
Refreshments and materials provided.
Black History 101: Mobile Museum
The Black History 101 Mobile Museum (BH101MM) is an innovative traveling table top exhibit depicting Black memorabilia spanning slavery to Hip Hop. The mobile museum is a cost effective approach to present historical artifacts to schools systems, communities, colleges and universities throughout the nation.
In 2011, Khalid el-Hakim, the museum's founder and curator, celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the BH101MM.
On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – as part of the Black History Celebration – CMASS, through the Malcolm X Cultural Center and in collaboration with other organizations on campus, has arranged to have the Black History 101 Mobile Museum at the Campus Center Auditorium for public viewing. The exhibit will be followed with a lecture by Prof. Griff of Public Enemy at the Campus Center Auditorium. The Exhibit will run from 7:00am-6:00pm, and the lecture will be held from 7:00-9:30pm., same venue.
This event is free and open to the public.
“Being LGBTQ and ________”: A Series on the Intersections of Different Identities
“Being LGBTQ and ________”:
A Series on the Intersections of Different Identities
CMASS and Stonewall Center collaborated to bring the LGBTQ panel as part of the Black History Month. Stonewall Center organized this series of workshops for students, staff and faculty.
On the 49th anniversary of Malcolm X a staged reading of “Project Unspeakable” will be performed with a focus on El Hajj Malik El Shabazz/Malcolm X.
Place: Commonwealth Honors College Event Hall
The reading will be directed by Prof. Gilbert McCauley and readers made up of students and faculty members. An audience talkback with cast and director will follow a discussion by the chief scriptwriter and project director, Court Dorsey, and Prof. Bill Strickland (invited), who is a member of the script committee
Sponsors: The Sankofa Interest Group, Malcolm X Cultural Center & Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
Case Study Competition
CMASS is excited to announce the first case study competition. Our purpose in doing this is to:
- Engage students in transformative learning through personal growth, inclusive, intentional and innovative co-curricular experiences.
- Promote cultural, social, academic and creative expressions where students gain a deeper understanding of their own skills, capacities and competencies, especially the development of critical thinking skills.
In this competition, RSO and Greek organizations can submit a team of three students to analyze an undisclosed scenario and formulate the best possible solution to the issue presented. They will have to prepare a poster as well as a 15 minute oral presentation on Stand Against Racism Day, April 25. A panel of judges will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Prizes include trophies as well as donation of $500, 250 and 150, respectively. Teams will have two coaching opportunities before the competition.
Deadline to enter Case Study Competition is Thursday, January 30, 2014
Case Study is disclosed on Friday, January 31
1st coaching session is on Monday, February 3
2nd coaching session is on Monday, April 7
Poster presentation is on Friday, April 25
1st Prize - trophy and $500 transfer to revenue account
2nd Prize- trophy and $250 transfer to revenue account
3rd Prize - trophy and $150 transfer to revenue account
You can now become an affiliate/member of CMASS by filling out our electronic affiliation form.
When you click the link - it will bring you to Campus Pulse where you need to sign in. Use your university net ID and password to get into our CMASS affiliation form.
HARVARD BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE SPRING 2014
The Harvard Biomedical Science Career Program will provide students with opportunities to network with advisors/role models from the basic and clinical sciences, medicine, public health, academic administration and biotechnology/pharmaceutical industries.
Students currently studying or planning to study in the areas of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, dentistry, engineering, pre-medicine, biotechnology, pharmacy, biomedical engineering, physics, nursing, public health and environmental science are strongly encouraged to attend.
The purpose of the conference is to provide students from underrepresented populations with concrete advice and information on available resources, professional opportunities and career paths in biomedical and other science-related fields as well as, provide networking opportunities with advisors/mentors to encourage students to complete advanced studies.
PICK UP AND RETURN YOUR APPLICATION TO WILLIE POPE @ CMASS IN WILDER HALL Rm . 203 BEFORE JANUARY 24, 2014.
For more info, contact Willie at email@example.com