Fall Job and Internship Fair, and Health and Law Professions Graduate School Fair

UMW’s Center for Career and Professional Development will be hosting several events in the next few weeks. Students looking for internships and full-time jobs will find a wide range of employers and graduate schools at these events.

Job & Internship Fair

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

University Center, Chandler Ballroom

Fair Information and Registration: https://adobe.ly/2yz4ruF

Promotional Video: https://adobe.ly/2yTIxDv


Health & Law Professions Graduate School Fair

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

University Center, Chandler Ballroom

Fair Information and Fair Registration:  https://adobe.ly/2yy0RRl

Promotional Video: https://adobe.ly/2l2nmsO


Prepare for the Fair Student Resources:

Internships: The Valentine (Richmond, VA)

The Valentine museum is currently accepting applications for Spring 2018 internships. They are accepting applications from students interested in working in one of the following departments:

Costumes & Textiles
Education & Public Programs
General Collections
Fundraising and Development
PR & Marketing

Intern descriptions can be viewed here and students are encouraged to use their online application: https://thevalentine.org/programs-tours/college/college-internship-application/

Position: Visitor Engagement Specialist, Dumbarton House (Georgetown)

Dumbarton House, a Federal period historic house museum in Georgetown, seeks a a part-time Visitor Engagement Specialist to manage visitor center operations on weekdays and weekends. Dumbarton House, headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, offers visitors an opportunity to enhance their appreciation of early American history.
The Visitor Engagement Specialist runs the museum visitor center, including greeting visitors, collecting admissions, overseeing the gift shop, and supporting visitor center volunteers and docents. This position is managed by the Education Manager.

For full information, see here.



Talking History: Dr. Erin Devlin (Monday, 10/9)


History lecture series at the public library

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library is hosting several lecture series this fall that may be of interest to History and American Studies majors. Click on the fliers below for more information on “World War I and America,” or Reconstruction in “Remember in November.”

*Please note that several of these events have passed, and not all will be held at the downtown branch. See http://www.librarypoint.org/classes_events for location information.

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Career Talk: Eric Halsey (UMW, ’11) – Monday, 9/25, 4 pm

Eric Halsey photoEric Halsey, recent UMW alumnus, History major, Fulbright grantee, and Study Abroad student, will discuss his independent career as a startup strategist based in Sofia, Bulgaria, and how he parlayed his collegiate study abroad experience into an international career.

​The talk will take place on Monday, Sept. 25, at 4 pm, in Monroe 210. 

This talk is jointly sponsored by the HISA Department, International Relations Organization, and Center for International Education.


“History in the News: Removing Confederate Monuments” (Talking History Series, 9/20)