#Cornell Undergraduate History Careers

Undergraduates are invited to check out a new initiative through Cornell Careers.

The Investment Management Career Path

Are you an Arts & Sciences student interested in Finance? Not sure what knowledge is required for entry-level positions? Cornell University Career Services is starting an initiative to connect Arts & Sciences students from various majors with careers in Asset Allocation/Investment Management. The program focuses on entry-level positions at endowments, foundations, and other non-Wall Street finance firms. The purpose of this initiative is to help students of different backgrounds to learn about Investment Management and succeed in the application process. 

Initiative overview:

  • Weekly e-mails highlighting jobs and info sessions.
  • Personalized help with resume and cover letter.
  • Workshops and presentations about Investment Management and Asset Allocation.
  • Advice on how to succeed in the application process.

How to participatehttp://www.career.cornell.edu/students/jobs/investment.cfm

#Cornell:Hear Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Abby Ginzberg: What You Can Do with A History Major! FRIDAY

Sept 11 Abby Ginzberg to speak

Sept 11 Abby Ginzberg to speak

Why I Love History

“I’m Spartacus”

History offers the thrill of the chase. Start, for instance, with a well-known myth, depicted in a scene in the Hollywood classic “Spartacus.” The Romans offer the rebel slaves their lives if they give up their leader, Spartacus. Before the real Spartacus can identify himself, every man gets up, one by one, and proclaims, “I’m Spartacus.” The music swells. It’s a corny but effective piece of cinema.

It never happened, of course. In truth, Spartacus was killed in battle, his body never found. But what became of it? Was it just lost in the fog of battle or did someone carry it off to keep the enemy from finding it? The Romans won the battle and crushed the slave revolt that Spartacus had led, but a small group of his followers fled to the mountains. There they lived in freedom for about another decade.

Spartacus’s body was never found but his name lived on. Five hundred years later St. Augustine still captured the fear that he raised among Roman slaveholders. In modern times Spartacus continues to symbolize struggle and rebellion. And looking for the facts behind the dream factory makes the story come alive.

History is even better than myth.

Barry Strauss is the author of The Spartacus War (2009).

Spartacus Scene  YouTube video

 

Study History~Think, Investigate, Communicate the Story that We Continue to Write