Some senior students spent the past two weeks in a blur of résumés, business suits and follow-up interviews after attending the Fall Career Fair at the Joyce Athletics and Convocation Center on Sept. 8. Director of the Career Center Lee Svete said the fair brought 138 potential employers to Notre Dame. “We found that more employers had more jobs and internships this year,” Svete said. “Also, more companies were willing to travel to the event.” Over 2,000 students ranging from freshmen to seniors attended the event. “What we’re really seeing in Notre Dame students is that they’re smart, and freshmen and sophomores are coming out,” Svete said. “They’re checking out the career fair, handing out resumes and picking up business cards.” The early start certainly paid off for senior Vince Montalbano, who attended career fairs both his sophomore and junior years. Montalbano said he received an internship last summer with IT consulting company Accenture after talking to their representative at the fair his junior year. The internship led to a recent job offer that Montalbano said he is strongly considering. Montalbano said he was most impressed by the quality of companies who attended Notre Dame’s career fairs in the past. “It’s great to know that top-notch firms are looking to recruit people from Notre Dame,” Montalbano said. Students secured 1,700 internship through the Career Center last year, and Svete said he hopes more of these internships will lead to job offers like in the case of Montalbano. “We are seeing, at least in the industries for business and engineering, between 80 and 90 percent of students who did summer internships are getting job offers,” Svete said. “That’s huge, since it means our Notre Dame students are performing at high levels.” Some students’ internships were so successful that the companies where they interned last summer asked the students to help out as recruiters at the fair earlier this month. “Employers are realizing that they can utilize students who have experienced the company culture,” Svete said. “It gives other students a feeling of comfort and connection because they see one of their peers.” According to Svete, 600 interviews took place the day after the career fair. “Our performance in interviews seemed to be very positive,” Svete said. “We have students who are having second round interviews as early as tomorrow in places such as Chicago and New York.” However, many companies don’t interview the next day or even within the next few weeks, he said. Job offers could potentially take a while to materialize. “In certain industries, such as publishing and public relations, that job offer won’t come until later,” Svete said. “Those decisions won’t be made until March.” Svete said he wants students to know that if they didn’t find success at the career fair that there are still many opportunities for students to make connections with companies. Two upcoming events are the Winter Career Fair and the Post-Graduate Service Fair, which takes place Sept. 29. Senior Liz Young attended the Fall Career Fair, but said she is more excited for the service fair coming up. “Considering my interests, I’m much more interested in the Post-Graduate Service Career Fair coming up,” Young said. “But it was definitely good to go and see what it’s like and get practice presenting your professional case to a business.” In addition to the events on campus, there will be five career fairs over winter break in various cities such as Boston and New York. Notre Dame shares these fairs with other top-tier schools, such as Vassar and Cornell. Svete said these have been highly effective. Eighty-two percent of the Class of 2010 graduated from Notre Dame with at least one job offer, Svete said.
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” was the theme of the Saint Mary’s College annual All School Formal, held Saturday night at the Century Center in downtown South Bend. “We assumed snow would be on the ground, especially in January, and we tried to think of songs that incorporated winter,” co-chair Brianna Lamp said. “We thought of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside,’ and, since the song isn’t technically a Christmas song, we figured it would be a great choice for our theme.” Lamp said they made several changes this year, including an increase in the limit on number of attendees, the venue location and security. The committee was given a budget of $16,000 by the Student Government Association to plan the event. The budget went towards security, decorations, transportation, the venue, entertainment and food. Junior Julia Humphrey thought there were numerous improvements from last year’s formal. All School Formal is usually held at Palais Royale, but the committee decided to change the venue to the Century Center. Lamp and co-chair Kerriann Dooley put together a committee comprised of five sophomore and junior students to plan the event. The group met weekly, starting in September. The committee dealt with a few incidents dealing with intoxication, but overall, the event seemed to have fewer problems than last year, Lamp said. Tickets went on sale Tuesday and were sold out by 5 p.m. Thursday. “This year was the deciding factor on whether the formal would be held in the future,” Lamp said. “Since we had a larger budget to work with, we upped security and made sure every precaution was taken to curb intoxication. More South Bend police were brought in to monitor students.” “I liked that the new venue was larger and had more space to move around,” Jaworski said. “The music was better this year as well. The DJ had some really good mixes.” Senior Lisa Jaworski said she liked the changes. “I really enjoyed the change of location,” Humphrey said. “It was a really relaxed setting at the Century Center. I also think that the bus system was more effective. Last year, it took forever to board buses and get to and from Saint Mary’s.” “With everything bad that happened last year, I decided to get involved this year to restore Resident Hall Association’s trust in the event,” Lamp said. “It’s my senior year and I wanted to make sure that this event continued to happen in the future. I think our committee did great and the event turned out extremely well.” read more
A crowded Hesburgh Center auditorium hosted the 16th annual Yoder Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion and Peace Thursday, where Maria J. Stephan, a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council and a senior policy fellow of the U.S. Institute of Peace, gave her view on the power of civil resistance.“Civil resistance, if there is one message … is not magical,” Stephan said. “It does not win by melting hearts and minds. It wins through planning, strategy and effectively applied pressure. All of that can be learned, taught, built on and shared between activists and movements.”Stephan’s speech addressed much of her work with Erica Chenoweth, a former Yoder Dialogues speaker and their 2011 book “Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict.” She said during the period from 1900 to 2006, nonviolent campaigns were twice as effective as violent ones when against oppressors.“Nonviolent campaigns, we found, statistically have a 46 percent success rate against oppressive opponents, whereas armed campaigns have only a 20 percent success rate,” she said.Although the effectiveness of nonviolent resistance has declined since 2011, there is more hope for the future, Stephan said. While this is primarily because authoritarian regimes learn from each other, diverse groups of people have the power and desire for civil resistance.“More and more people in different countries are engaging in nonviolent resistance,” she said. “Just in the period 2010 to 2013, there were more nonviolent campaigns than in the entire decade of the 1990s. What is clear is that people are increasingly learning from each other and are turning to this method of struggle in order to advance rights and fundamental freedoms.”Stephan said civil resistance, in comparison to armed struggle, is a more effective way to achieve peace.“The vast majority of atrocities globally occur when states are responding to armed insurgencies,” Stephan said. “Arms insurgencies win about 24 percent of the time, but the level of casualties, notably civilian casualties, are often astronomical. Most genocide mass atrocities occur in this type of context.”The Yoder Dialogues have been held annually since 1999, and are put on in honor of John Howard Yoder, a former theology professor at Notre Dame. The Yoder family supports the event each year, and it consists of a lecture followed by a discussion, normally on a topic related to nonviolence and peace.“The Yoder tradition has been very involved in … international solidarity around peace and justice issues,” Stephan said. “[The] Kroc [Institute] is a place where you can meet people. You have activists coming together with policy makers coming together with academics, so it is a great place to swap notes about what types of interventions actually work.”Tags: Civil Resistance, nonviolence, Peace Studies, U.. Institute of Peace, Yoder Dialogues read more
A Saint Mary’s student was stabbed at approximately 10 a.m. today while serving as part of a longstanding community nursing placement at Broadway Christian Church in the 1400 block of Carroll Street, according to a WNDU report.The report states witnesses saw 43-year-old Dwayne Newsom attack the student, who was volunteering at the church. Officers tended to her before medics arrived, and she is in stable condition, though the injury was potentially life-threatening, according to the report.Other responding officers captured Newsom, the report states. Members of the College community received an email alerting them to this incidence.“Many of our students serve at a variety of community organizations planned to meet health needs for individuals and the community as aligned with the mission of the College,” vice president for student affairs Karen Johnson said in the email. “The safety of our students is our highest priority. If you have questions and concerns, please reach out to me.”Johnson said in the email members of the College community are welcome to gather in Carroll Auditorium on Wednesday at 4 p.m. to “reflect, share and discuss this incident.”Tags: nursing, saint mary’s, stabbing read more
After the majority of student attendants rushed the field after Saturday night’s victory against Clemson and a number of others gathered before the game, University President Fr. John Jenkins expressed his disappointment in an email Sunday night.The University announced it will place a registration hold on any student who fails to report for testing when asked to do so, which would prevent a student from matriculating or registering for classes next semester.In order to curb the potential of spreading the virus in students’ home communities, Jenkins instructed students to remain in South Bend until they receive their exit test results. If students fail to comply, the administration will place a registration hold on their record.Jenkins also said students who host gatherings that do not follow the University’s health and safety guidelines will face severe sanctions.“We recognize that such steps may require some to adjust plans and schedules, but these obligations are critical for your health, as well as the health of our campus, our local community and the communities to which you will travel for break,” Jenkins said. “The grave circumstances of this pandemic compel us to take these exceptional measures.”Tags: Clemson, COVID-19, football, Fr. John Jenkins, health and safety read more
JAMESTOWN – A 15-year-old was arrested after allegedly stabbing a man following an argument over a video game on Thursday afternoon in Jamestown.The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on Bishop Street.Police Captain Robert Samuelson tells WNYNewsNow a 25-year-old man was stabbed and taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.Samuelson says the 15-year-old male suspect is currently in police custody. More information is expected to be released as officers continue their investigation. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Over a damn video game!!!! That’s god awful!,I’d would have punched him in the frickin for- head if he had stabbed me. No lie read more
Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.RANDOLPH – A Randolph woman was ejected from her pickup truck during a rollover crash in the westbound lane of I-86 near Randolph on Monday night.Image by New York State Police.New York State Police Captain Eric Balon tells WNYNewsNow the single vehicle crash happened around 6:15 p.m. after 47-year-old Sue Foster crashed her truck in the median.Through investigation, troopers believe the truck exited the south side of the roadway, rolled over and partially ejected Foster.Balon say she was not wearing their seatbelt at the time of the crash and suffered serious injuries. Image by New York State Police.She was taken to a regional hospital via Stat MedEvac.It appears the pickup truck was hauling many items including a washing machine.I-86 Westbound between Coldspring and Randolph was closed for around an hour while crews worked the scene.Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) read more
View Comments Related Shows The final play of Hudes’ Elliot trilogy, The Happiest Song Plays Last tells the story of cousins Elliot (Riesco) and Yaz (Velez), who discover the joy in coming home again and the comfort of family, both by blood and by love. When Elliot gets a lucky break in the film business, Yaz takes on the role of familial and neighborhood matriarch, nourishing those that pass through her door. Featuring the sounds of traditional Puerto Rican folk music, The Happiest Song Plays Last is the story of a year in Elliot and Yaz’s life. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 23, 2014 Good things come to those who wait! Quiara Alegria Hudes’ The Happiest Song Plays Last begins performances off-Broadway on February 11. Directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the show will play a limited engagement through March 23. Opening night is set for March 3 at the Tony Kiser Theatre. The Happiest Song Plays Last stars Lauren Valez (Dexter), Anthony Chisholm, Dariush Kashani, Tony Plana, Armando Riesco and Annapurna Sriram. The Happiest Song Plays Last read more
Star Files View Comments Lea Michele Hot on the heels of celebrating Glee’s 100th Episode, Lea Michele stopped by Ellen on March 19 to perform the single “On My Way” from her debut solo album Louder. The album dropped on March 4, and immediately went straight to the number one spot on iTunes in 11 countries. It may be a while before Michele makes her return to Broadway (perhaps in Funny Girl? We’ll see!), but the blossoming pop star proved once again that nothing beats a live performance.
Star Files Jane Horrocks to Star in the West End’s East is East Stage and screen star Jane Horrocks (The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, Absolutely Fabulous) will star in Trafalgar Transformed’s revival of Ayub Khan Din’s East is East. Directed by Sam Yates, the show will run October 4 through January 3, 2015, with press night scheduled for October 15. London Could Get Beautiful The West End may soon be feeling the earth move under its feet. The Tony nominated show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical could run at the Aldwych Theatre early next year. According to the Daily Mail, no word yet on whether the show’s Broadway headliner, Tony nominee Jessie Mueller, will be crossing the pond. City of Angels Set for the Donmar Broadway alum Hadley Fraser (The Pirate Queen) and his real-life other half Rosalie Craig, will play opposite each other in City of Angels at the Donmar Warehouse, helmed by the theater’s artistic director Josie Rourke. The Daily Mail reports that the musical will begin previews on October 4. The West End Will Dance ‘Til Dawn Speaking of the Aldwych Theatre, TV’s Strictly Come Dancing favorites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace will star in Dance ‘Til Dawn at the venue for a 10-week run, beginning October 23. View Comments Broadway alum Ben Foster Boards Streetcar, Starring Gillian Anderson Broadway alum Ben Foster (Orphans) will join the previously announced Gillian Anderson in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic, as Stanley Kowalski. Directed by Benedict Andrews, the show will play a limited engagement July 23 through September 6. A potentially very starry opening night is scheduled for July 28. Here’s a quick roundup of London stories today. Ben Foster read more