Zest: Pitzer News and Events

Week of March 29, 2021

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This Week’s Events

Career Services

Graduate School Prep Workshop: How to Beat the GRE
Monday, March 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
RSVP on Handshake
The Princeton Review and Pitzer College will take students through this workshop featuring GRE truths and misconceptions, sample problems, and test-taking strategies. 

CASA Pitzer Spring Speaker Series

CASA Pitzer: Racial and Healing Justice Speaker Series
Tuesday, March 30, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Zoom link in calendar
This series highlights racial justice and healing justice within the work of our community-based research and engagement. This week: Critical Education and Mentoring.

Study Abroad Information Session
Tuesday, March 30, 3-4 p.m.
Zoom link in calendar
Learn about Pitzer-approved programs and exchanges. Attendance at one session is required prior to meeting with a study abroad adviser. Sessions are open to anyone, but sessions this semester are especially for students who want to apply to study abroad next Fall 2021 or Spring 2022.

Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro in Conversation: The Racial Wealth Gap and Social Progress in Wealth Equality
Tuesday, March 30, 4-5 p.m.
RSVP link in calendar
Join us for this conversation with Pitzer College President Melvin L. Oliver and Brandeis University Professor Thomas M. Shapiro, co-authors of Black Wealth/White Wealth, the award-winning reading selection of Pitzer College’s Alumni & Family Book Club. During this talk, President Oliver and Professor Shapiro will discuss how to better understand the racial wealth gap in the US, where a typical white family has nearly 10 times more wealth than a typical Black family.

Career Services

Pitzer Connect Series: Law
Tuesday, March 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
RSVP on Handshake
Alumni Board members will talk about their careers in law.

Wellness Wednesday: Environmental Wellness
Wednesday, March 31, 3-3:30 p.m.
Join us on IG live as we talk about Environmental Wellness and plant seeds of intention! Follow @PZStrive2Thrive for this event. 

Career Services

Practice GRE Test
Saturday, April 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
RSVP on Handshake by midnight, March 30, PT
The Princeton Review and Pitzer College will take students through a full GRE practice exam. Get actual practice and a good baseline for your GRE official score. After completing the practice exam, you will receive a full score report that will highlight your strengths and weaknesses.

Asynchronous and Ongoing Events

Interview Skills in the Age of COVID
Pitzer College’s Assistant Director of Career Services Carolina Rodriguez and Assistant Director of the Writing Center Stephanie Liu-Rojas discuss tips and tricks to help you prepare and conduct interviews for jobs, internships, and more! 
Video: https://youtu.be/1EUvPMTxwyQ
PPT: https://pitzer.box.com/s/wil6zcreh60cx8fgslbhorqf6ia57fxo

Summer Session Registration
2021 Summer Session Dates: One six-week session: May 24-July 2
Registration is open now
Summer Session is open to current students of The Claremont Colleges in good standing at their respective colleges and qualified students in good standing at other accredited colleges and universities.

Mindful Movement: Insomnia
First Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m.
Third Thursdays, 12:15 p.m.

You are invited to participate in a drop-in qi gong class. The goal is to teach simple practices to help your grapple with hard situations such as illness, natural disasters, chronic stress, violence, imprisonment, inequities, death, immigration policies, and more. Open to all; no experience necessary.

Podcast Series: The Careful Photograph
New episodes released weekly
This spring, the programming for the Munroe Center for Social Inquiry is a podcast series. “The Careful Photograph” features contemporary photographers of color who are pushing the medium and posing important questions around race and identity. Each episode starts with a visual description of a single photograph by the artist, and then explores how the work in question works against expected tropes.

The City Bois Podcast
Fridays at 4 p.m.
The City Bois Podcast is brought to you by Noah and Marcus, two of our Community Assistants. Tune in weekly on Fridays at 4 p.m. PDT!


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