A holiday survival guide: How to handle pesky career questions from family
A holiday survival guide: How to handle pesky career questions from family

Political science major named Rhodes Scholar

Prathm Juneja, a political science and computer science major in the Reilly Five-Year Dual Degree Program, has been named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars in the Class of 2020. He is Notre Dame’s 20th Rhodes Scholar and the 14th from the College of Arts and Letters — including four in the past six years. He will commence his studies in October at Oxford University, where he plans to pursue a master of science in social data science and a master of public policy.
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Jason Ruiz, associate professor of American studies, to receive 2019 Sheedy Award

Jason Ruiz has won the 2019 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor in the College of Arts and Letters. Created in 1970, the Sheedy Award honors Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C., who served as dean of Arts and Letters from 1951 to 1969. Ruiz will accept the award at a reception in his honor on December 3. “It means the world to me to be recognized in this way,” he said, “especially because the College is full of great teachers I admire.”
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Video: The history major at Notre Dame

What is the history major like at Notre Dame? “History is more alive than I thought it was, in that history is still an ongoing argument,” said history major Jarod Luedecker. “There are really cool stories that need to be told from the past.” History majors pursue their passions while developing skills such as analysis, interpretation, empathy, and critical thinking.
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Russian and political science alumna unlocks world of possibilities in media, policy, and consulting

Before leaving for a Summer Language Abroad program in St. Petersburg, Russia, after her junior year, Kristen Stone ’11 had never been outside North America. After graduation, she spent seven years living and working abroad in Russia and South Africa. “Arts and Letters puts you in a variety of situations where you learn to manage your time and get along well with people, and you’re going to take those skills to the workplace and interact better with your managers and your peers,” she said. “And it gives you the freedom to learn the specifics of a job while drawing on those core skills.”
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A holiday survival guide: How to handle those pesky career questions from family members

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s timely to address the most delightful pastime of this season: well-meaning, but perhaps misguided family members questioning you about your major and/or career choice at dinner. What they may not realize is these questions can be a source of great anxiety for students, regardless of your year or major.  So if you anticipate some or all of these questions could arise through the course of dinner conversation, read these tips from the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development on how to navigate them as painlessly as possible. Then, check out these breakdowns of what recent Notre Dame students with your major have done immediately after graduation — they’ll provide plenty of answers to the family member who asks, “What can you do with that major?”
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With NSF grant, psychologist develops adaptive testing tool to help students increase learning

Student engagement has long been recognized as key to academic success. Most research, however, has focused on engagement generally, across the school setting. Quantitative psychologist Ying “Alison” Cheng is working to better understand the link between student engagement and learning outcomes in a specific course — and how adaptive testing can help.
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Video: PLS and Chinese major interns at public policy think tank in Indianapolis

“If you’re considering doing an internship for the summer, I would say absolutely go for it,” said PLS and Chinese major Chaya Cassell, who interned this summer at the Sagamore Institute, a public policy think tank based in downtown Indianapolis. Her main project was researching and writing a brief on the West African experience and transitional justice in Liberia. The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development awarded Cassell a grant to support her during the internship, which “really made the summer a lot easier for me and encouraged me in pursuing all the things I want to do this summer with the internship,” she said.
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