Alumna Presents “Working in the Arts” – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Alumna Presents “Working in the Arts”

Judy Chelnick ’76, an associate curator of the Smithsonian Institution, will speak to students about opportunities for students interested in working for a museum and more, as well as her own path to becoming a curator, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in Trinity 305.

One-on-one appointments are available for students interested in conducting mock interviews for a career in the arts, learning more about the Smithsonian’s internship programs, and/or learning more about entry level opportunities and getting their foot in the door. She reminds students that museum internships are not just for those wanting to work in the museum field.

Her research has involved the history of medicine and dentistry, particularly the history of surgical instrumentation, cardiology and bionics. Current research includes investigations of the Project Bionics History Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb 18th Century European Apothecary, and the Elizabeth Blackwell Bookcase. Chelnick also holds a M.A. from Case Western Reserve University.

The talk is part of the Professionals in Residence program of the Salisbury Center for Career Services. Through the program, invited speakers return to campus to talk with students about particular career fields in the evening and will then meet with students again the next day.