Job Board for February 3, 2014

Note: The UW Multicultural Student Center Job Board is routinely posted every Friday.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, last week’s Job Board has been posted today, Monday, February 3, 2014.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Field Support Technician at Actuant Corporation

Application Due: N/A

Description: The Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic and electrical tools and supplies; specialized products and services for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control systems. Provide onsite and telephone support for customers to commission new products and supervise operation of existing systems. This Enerpac business in Columbus, WI is adding a Field Support Technician to their team. Responsibilities include reporting to the Engineering & Operations Leader, this position significantly contributes to training, service and support of mechanical systems primarily on customer job sites, but also in the office via telephone and during assembly and testing of systems. Continue reading

Job Board: January 17, 2014

Student Service Coordinator, Assistant Director at Multicultural Student Center

Application Due: January 24, 2014

Description: The primary mission of the Multicultural Student Center is: To collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, are engaged and can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience. The applicant must be committed to social justice and work in collaboration with students and staff in the development of a more inclusive environment. Responsibilities include managing and supervising MSC Leadership and Involvement Staff and collaborating with related outreach programs.

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Job Board January 10, 2014

Student Service Coordinator, Assistant Director at Multicultural Student Center

Application Due: January 24, 2014

Description: The primary mission of the Multicultural Student Center is: To collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, are engaged and can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience. The applicant must be committed to social justice and work in collaboration with students and staff in the development of a more inclusive environment. Responsibilities include managing and supervising MSC Leadership and Involvement Staff and collaborating with related outreach programs.

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Job Board: December 6th, 2013

Student Service Coordinator, Assistant Director at Multicultural Student Center

Application Due: January 24, 2013

Job Description: Must be committed to social justice and work in collaboration with students and staff in the development of a more inclusive environment. Managing and supervising MSC Leadership and Involvement Staff. Collaborating with related outreach programs. Other duties to be performed when assigned.

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Job Board: November 22, 2013

UW Madison-School of Business, Managing Editor

Application Due: December 13, 2013

Job Description: Persons in this position will work closely with the Integrated Marketing Communication unit and other faculty and staff within the Wisconsin School of Business. Main focuses will be on editorial content management for communications, including working on the Wisconsin School of Business alumni magazine, Update magazine.

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Weekend Job Board 9/27

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Communications Intern, SWIB State of Wisconsin Investment Board

SWIB is seeking a student intern to work with the Public Information Officer (PIO). The intern will work up to 40 hours during the summer and 10-15 hours during the school year. This internship provides an opportunity to work on a variety of communication projects as well as become familiar with public policy issues.

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Student Spotlight: Barbara Gonzalez

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Barbara interning with Seventeen.

Barbara Alyssa Gonzalez is a junior with intentions of majoring in Journalism with a certificate in Chican@/Latin@ Studies. She came to UW-Madison by way of New York City through the First Wave Hip Hop Arts Scholarship. Additionally, she is a sister of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc., a contributing writer for MODA Magazine, and serves her campus community as a Greek Life Specialist Intern at the Multicultural Student Center.

This past summer, Barbara landed a highly competitive internship with Seventeen magazine in New York City.  Her application process began on ed2010.com – a website primarily geared towards posting internship opportunities that specifically relate to magazines and journalism.  After submitting her résumé, cover letter, and summer availability, she received phone call from Seventeen stating that they wanted to schedule an interview with her. Just a few weeks later, she received the exciting confirmation that she was chosen to be The Bookings Intern of Seventeen’s Photo Department!

“Working as a Bookings Intern for Seventeen meant that I worked mainly with the models. At Seventeen, not only do they hire models that are signed with agencies, but they also recruit “real girl” models who are readers of the magazine who send in pictures in hopes of being casted in the beauty shoots for the magazine.”  This meant that it was up to Barbara to conduct go-sees with the signed models, propose “real girl” models who would be a good fit for Seventeen’s beauty shoots.  She was also in charge of keeping the files with all of the model books in order, maintaining the monthly model board, staying in contact with the “real girls,” and any other duties that her supervisor assigned.

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Barbara with model Bella Kane.

“My internship tied directly into my student life at UW when it came to cultural awareness.  I had a very straightforward, clear commitment to promoting inclusivity of models from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  This ties directly into everything I’m involved with on campus, from my work with First Wave to my internship with the MSC,” she says.

Barbara also describes the differences between her Seventeen internship and her Greek Life Specialist internship with the MSC. The internship with the MSC helped facilitate Barbara’s transition to working at a fast-paced level.  At the MSC she typically works on long-term projects, but at Seventeen she was required to complete long-term projects while working on several small projects each day.

“I learned a lot about professional development as far as regular office things, such as time management and organization, but I also learned that as long as you have a clear goal set in your mind it is very possible to achieve it, no matter what obstacles try to get in your way,” she says.

However, working at such a fast-paced level did have its perks; Seventeen introduced Barbara to a whirlwind of celebrities.  “I met Aliana Lohan (Lindsay Lohan’s little sister), Nikayla Rivera (Naya Rivera’s little sister), Becky G (up and coming Latina rapper and singer), Keke Lindgard (world famous super model), Scotty McCreery (American Idol Winner), and I saw Carly Rae Jepsen in the office once!”  On top of that, Barbara also caught a glimpse of Oprah Winfrey.

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Barbara with Becky G.

With this experience, Barbara is more motivated than ever to pursue her journalistic ambitions.  “Working with Seventeen is something that I will cherish forever and has inspired me to even possibly create my own teen publication one day!”  We, here at the MSC, would like to congratulate Barbara on her success and wish her the best of luck with applying to the School of Journalism.

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Barbara chilling underneath the Hearst.

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Please visit http://www.seventeen.com for more information on Seventeen magazine.

Please visit http://www.ed2010.com/ for more information on journalism-based internships.

Please visit http://www.msc.wisc.edu/about/mission for more information on the work Barbara does with the Multicultural Student Center.

Blog post by Steven Rodriguez, Communications and Technology Specialist Intern of the Multicultural Student Center of the University of Wisconsin.