UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSIONS The Office of Career Services announces these upcoming information sessions: -Peace Corps Information Session, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6:00 pm, Trinkle 138 -New England Center for Children, Wednesday, October 21, 6:00 pm, Combs 001 -JET Program, Thursday, October 22, 3:00 pm, Red Room of the Campus Center
The Office of Career Services still has spaces for students who would like to participate in mock interviews on November 27th and the Etiquette Dinner on November 8th. We will be adding additional dates for mock interviews during the rest of the academic year. Contact Gary Johnson, Director of Career Services, for more details: 540-654-1022.
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
National Park Service
Background: The National Park Service is working on a new (and first) Virtual Park Map Program at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. This program is being developed as a prototype for the entire National Park Service. The first component of this program, Virtual Fredericksburg, focuses on the battlefield of Fredericksburg and the town as it existed in 1860. Virtual Fredericksburg will be an interactive, 3-D map with an underlying database that will be activated by clicking on specific sites (“hotspots), virtual exhibits, or troop location markers. Eventually the map will feature probably 500 hotspots, each with underlying “assets” accessed by activating the site. Assets will include photographs, sketches, primary source material, video and audio files, digital architectural models, and virtual exhibits. Some sites will have only one or two assets associated with them; others may have upwards of a dozen. The database will serve as both an interpretive resource for users and an archive for researchers. Its goal: to be the most vivid and complete repository of material relating to mid-19th Century Fredericksburg in the world.
Internships: Virtual Fredericksburg offers interns the opportunity to work closely and extensively with primary source material. The amount of material available and the opportunities to shape that material into interpretive form are almost endless. Some examples of individual projects that might be undertaken by interns (an endless list is possible; additional suggestions are welcome):
- Assemble and organize documentation for individual sites within a specific geographic area.
- Assemble and organize documentation for specific units engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg.
- Research and organize documentation relating to specific themes, like sites related to slavery, hospitals, sites that related to the experience of children, etc.
- Document and photograph structures in the Fredericksburg area that suffer from interior and exterior battle damage.
- Research and document antebellum schools, churches, or other community organizations.
- Produce virtual exhibits that illuminate any of the above.
- Produce short (two-minute) videos or audio clips that interpret specific sites, military units, people, or thematically linked groups of sites.
- Research, gather, and associate images of local residents or soldiers to sites or military units on the map.
Minimum Commitment: The National Park Service requires a minimum commitment of 120 hours for this project.
The Office of Career Services will host Career Day on Thursday, October 22 in the Great Hall of the Woodard Campus Center, from 11am-3:00pm.
Over 60 organizations are scheduled to attend who are looking to recruit students for full-time positions, internships and to share information. See the attached booklet with information on Career Day and the organizations that will be there: Career Day _booklet_mf_0909_web
The Office of Career Services has also scheduled an employer to conduct mock interviews on October 27th. Half-hour slots are available from 10:00am until 3:00pm.ContactGary Johnson, Director of Career Services, for more details: 540-654-1022.
The annual Etiquette Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, November 8th at 5:30. The event is free to students on the meal plan and $15.00 for students not on a meal plan. ContactGary Johnson for more information on this event.
The University of Virginia School of Architecture is hosting a Graduate Open House in Charlottesville, VA, on Friday, October 30, 2009. This event is open to all prospective students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in the following disciplines: Architecture, Architectural History, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Environmental Planning. All UMW undergraduates are invited to attend this open house. The Graduate Open House will provide undergraduate students with information about the school’s academic programs, the admissions process, and financial assistance. In addition, prospective students will have an opportunity to meet current students and faculty, visit classes, observe studios and reviews, hear about faculty research, tour the University’s Academical Village, and more.
Montpelier is seeking a student to assist with data entry and research file organization in the Curatorial Department of the restored home of America’s fourth President.
The position requires a commitment of 4 to 8 hours a week during regular business hours at Montpelier between October and the end of the fall semester. The position may be extended into the spring semester depending on the availability of funding. Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat is required and a familiarity with early American history or material culture is preferred.
Salary: $9.00 an hour
The job will include:
Ø the manipulation of files and images in the site’s FileMaker Pro research database,
Ø the sorting and organization of paper and electronic files, and
Ø similar work as assigned.
The Research Database Assistant will be supervised by the Database and Records Manager.
In 2008 the Montpelier Foundation completed a state-of-the-art restoration of the mansion of James and Dolley Madison. The focus is now on refurnishing the newly restored mansion through intensive research documenting their lives and the possessions they owned. The site is systematically reviewing a wide range of documents related to Madisons and their belongings and capturing that information in a custom designed inter-relational database. This database is fast becoming Montpelier’s core reference resource.