Sports Specialty Bulletin – December 29, 2011

Think creatively.  There are many types of businesses and industries to which you can apply your skills and knowledge.  Many sports teams and athletic venues require all types of employees.  Check out the following postings to give you ideas as to where you might explore future opportunities.

 

Seat Geek – Numerous Job Openings:  http://seatgeek.com/jobs/

SeatGeek is a ticket search engine used by millions. Our app enables you to compare hundreds of sites at once when shopping for sports, concert, or theater tickets. Our aim is to become America’s gateway to live entertainment – when Joe Smith in Random Town, USA wants to do something on the weekend, he will start with SeatGeek.

Sports Media Network – Internships:  http://www.simplyhired.com/job-id/4ca4w5o2yo/sports-media-jobs/

Job# 453163924. We offer an opportunity for students to apply classroom theory to practical work experience. Our internship program allows students to experience firsthand the reality of working in the radio broadcasting industry. Interns can test their creative talent, exercise their analytical skills and increase their understanding of broadcasting operations and trends.

NHL Hockey Jobs – current listing of Internships:  http://hockeyjobs.nhl.com/teamwork/jobs/jobs.cfm/Internships?supcat=222#38047

Do you like hockey?  Or just the idea of working for a team.  Check out the opportunities available for Spring internships.

NASCAR Internship Opportunities – http://www.employment.nascar.com/#/internship

NASCAR offers full-time and part-time internships to college students year-round as well as a Summer Diversity Internship Program. These unique opportunities allow students to work in a hands-on environment with the fastest growing sport in America and to learn what could never be taught in a classroom:  real world experience.

NYC Parks and Recreation Departmenthttp://www.nycgovparks.org/opportunities/internships

Parks & Recreation is the steward of more than 29,000 acres of land  — 14 percent of New York City  — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Yankee Stadium and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds; we manage five major stadia, 600 tennis courts, 66 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 14 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches; we care for 800 monuments and 23 historic house museums; we look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City’s principal provider of athletic facilities. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.

** If you’re not interested in NYC, check out the Parks and Recreation Departments of any city or town.  Check for Internships, or go in to their offices and start a discussion.

ESPN Job Zonehttp://espncareers.com/career-areas/default.aspx

Can’t decide where you’d like to work within the Sporting Industry?  Educate yourself in the various ways that the employees at ESPN contribute to their success.  “It’s come down to this. Time to select where your breakout career at ESPN will start. The brilliant part is that to be a worldwide leader, it takes plenty of areas working together. This means you’ll have the chance to find a role that fits your skills and experience best. And as your career explodes, you’ll be able to take advantage of plenty of opportunities that come your way inside ESPN.”

Boston Red Sox Fellowship Program – http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/community/fellowship.jsp

The Boston Red Sox Fellowship program was created in 2006 to provide recent college graduates (and/or recipients of advanced degrees) the chance for immersion into the day-to-day operation of a sports franchise. The program provides an alternative method to increasing diversity in professional sports while also helping to attract talented college graduates into the sports industry.

Right to Play – want to make a difference to underprivileged children through sport?

Mission:  To improve the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world by using the power of sport and play for development, health and peace.

Vision:  To create a healthier and safer world through the power of sport and play.

Values:  Right To Play’s values reflect the best practices of sport and play.

CO-OPERATION
HOPE
INTEGRITY
LEADERSHIP
DEDICATION
RESPECT
ENTHUSIASM
NURTURE
 

Check out Right to Play website:  http://www.righttoplay.com/International/Pages/Home.aspx

 

 

 

Career Tip: “Red Flags” in the Job Search

Career Tip: “Red Flags” in the Job Search

Why job seekers are disqualified in the job search:

1. Inattention to details and sloppy grammar in cover letters & resumes
2. Questionable or offensive auto-replies, nicknames, Facebook accounts & telephone messages
3. Factual discrepancies between your resume and cover letter
4. Not strategically relating applicant’s background to the job – not understanding the job
5. Dressing inappropriately
6. Interrupting the interviewer

Career Tip: Create A Career-Research Feed!

Career Tip: Create A Career-Research Feed!

By Jesse Wingate, Assistant Director, Dartmouth College Career Services

Are you thinking about what you’re going to do for that off-term or considering what comes next in June? Consider creating a career-research feed!

One thing that we frequently hear from employers is that the candidate has fantastic experience on their résumé, but they haven’t taken the time to  learn about the organization and how it is different from competitors. This can be remedied by keeping tabs on the organizations that are of interest, and referencing recent news or big changes in an organization in your cover letter. In addition, it’s a great way to prepare yourself for a position that is not yet available. That way when your dream job gets posted, you’re fully prepared to draft a tailored cover letter for that position and organization.

While you’re home on break, take the time to create your own Career-Research Feed using your preferred social networking platform (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.).

Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • If you use iGoogle as your homepage, research your organization to see if they have a blog or RSS feed capability and then navigate to “add gadgets” when logged into your iGoogle page and add the URL to their feed. Also, consider Google Reader to categorize multiple industry feeds.
  • If you use Twitter, search organizations of interest and create a list to categorize the employer tweets. If you don’t use Twitter, consider opening an account for the purpose of following what organizations are doing.
  • Search to see if organizations of interest have a Facebook fan page. If they do, like them and make sure that their posts show up in your Facebook NewsFeed.
  • If you are already following organizations through Facebook, Twitter, or through iGoogle and Google Reader, consider opening a Storify.com account. Storify aggregates your favorite feeds into one easy to read newspaper-type format.
  • We, in Career Services, like to believe that this tip need not be said, but, just in case, you should also make a plan to visit us! We can show you other ways to follow and learn about organizations of interest. In addition, we also have our own Facebook page, industry-specific RSS feeds, and website with updated information!

 

Law Related Opportunities

In need of something to do over break?? You can begin searching and preparing for Law-Related internships, programs and other opportunities!

If you have any questions about the information listed below, please contact the pre-law advisor at 603-646-2215.  (Please note our office is closed for the holidays between December 23, 2011 and January 3, 2012. )

Happy Holidays!

 

Internships:

Lawyers Without Borders Internships (LWOB)   Lawyers Without Borders is the world’s largest group of volunteer lawyers from around the globe who stand ready to offer pro bono service to international projects and initiatives. LWOB offers unpaid internships to law and undergraduate students on a tri-semester basis: Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall. Applications are currently being accepted for Summer 2012 internships and fellowships. Applications from qualified summer 2012 intern applicants who have strong academic credentials and who can volunteer for the entire summer (10 or more weeks, uninterrupted) will be given preference.

For more information, visit: http://www.lwob.org/Pages/ContentPage.aspx?zkXbC2o7SrsQed9E8jw0qvyiMY%2bkybJnSjDsYSBkcu4%3d.

Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)-Summer Internship  The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization. They champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. CDF interns gain knowledge, skills, and experience for a lifetime commitment as a child advocate and public policy leader. They also get an insider’s view of non-profit advocacy. Types of internships include: Programs and Policy, Non-Profit Management, Movement Building, and Youth and Outreach Programs.

Visit: http://cdf.childrensdefense.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Get_Involved_Jobs, for more information.

Atlantic Legal Foundation  The Atlantic Legal Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest law firm provides effective and decisive legal representation, without fee, to parents, scientists, educators, and other individuals, corporations and trade associations. Atlantic Legal seeks focused, dynamic, and high-energy students or recent graduates with excellent research and communication abilities. Responsibilities and tasks include web research, writing, clerical and administrative tasks, and some data entry.  The Summer 2012 internship application deadline is Friday, April 20, 2012 but candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible inasmuch as positions are offered on a rolling basis.  In addition to summer opportunities, the Atlantic Legal Foundation offers two students per season the opportunity to intern on a full-time basis. Typically, this permits students who attend colleges and universities that operate on the quarter system.

To find out more about internship opportunities and application process, visit: http://atlanticlegal.org/internship.php.

Don’t forget to check out Dartboard for Law-related jobs and internships. Currently, there are positions with employers such as Balestriere Fariello, DPCS Post-Graduate Fellowship, Sanford Wittels & Heisler, LLP, Environmental Law Institute, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, CounselWorks LLC, and more!

https://www.myinterfase.com/dartmouth/student/.

Law School Scholarship:

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship  The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school.  During his term as ABA President, William G. Paul initiated the scholarship to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to apply to and attend law school. The exceptional recipients have overcome adversity, proven themselves through academic success and public service, and demonstrated the tenacity to excel within the profession. The application can be downloaded from the ABA website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/legal_opportunity_scholarship.html.

Completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012.

Law Related Programs:

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship  The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school.  During his term as ABA President, William G. Paul initiated the scholarship to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to apply to and attend law school. The exceptional recipients have overcome adversity, proven themselves through academic success and public service, and demonstrated the tenacity to excel within the profession.

Completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012.

TRIALS-Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools  Trials is a unique partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation. Trials is a residential scholarship program that helps talented and motivated college students of modest means gain admission to the nation’s leading law schools.

This rigorous five-week summer course enhances opportunities for students of underrepresented backgrounds by bolstering their skills and focusing their goals.

Apply online by visiting: http://trials.atfoundation.org.

The deadline for applying to the 2012 Trials session is January 31, 2012. Applicants will be notified of a decision by April 15th.

Florida State Law Summer for Undergraduates Program  The 2012 Florida State Law Summer for Undergraduates Program will take place May 21 through June 14, 2012.  During the four-week program, students are engaged in activities covering three main components: Classroom Experience, Law School Admissions Process, and Careers in the Law. (There is no tuition or room and board charge for this program.  Florida State Law provides all meals, residence-hall accommodations, course materials and a travel stipend to all participants. Students are responsible for their travel expenses to and from Tallahassee.)

To find out more about the program, go to: http://www.law.fsu.edu/summer_undergraduates/index.html.

Applications for the 2012 program must be postmarked by Friday, March 23, 2012.

Philip G. Hubbard Law School Preparation Program  The 2012 Hubbard Program will be held on the campus of the University of Iowa College of Law from June 3 – June 29, 2012. This program seeks to support diversity in the legal profession by inspiring students from groups historically under-represented in the law to become lawyers and by providing them with the skills and assistance that will strengthen their preparation for law school. Program participants will live in a dormitory on the campus of The University of Iowa.  Participants will receive a stipend, free room and a meal card; some assistance for travel expenses may be available upon request and with proper documentation.

To find out more information on the Hubbard Program, you may visit http://www.law.uiowa.edu/prospective/pre-law/hubbard.php.

Applications due March 19, 2012.

Announcements:

Planning on taking the February 2012 LSAT? Make sure to register soon! Deadline: January 10, 2012  http://lsac.org/JD/LSAT/test-dates-us-feb12.asp

Science Career Digest: December 16, 2011

SCIENCE CAREER DIGEST: December 16, 2011

TOPICS INCLUDE:

1.) Biomedical Research – Novartis – Summer
2.) Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience
3.) NanoJapan – International Research Experience for Undergraduates – Summer
4.) Harvard Med School – Clinical and Translational Research Program – Summer
5.) Knowles Science & Mathematics Teaching Fellowship
6.) GERMANY – Research Internships in Science & Engineering
7.) Mass Media Science &Engineering Fellows Program
8.) Science Writing Internships
9.) Internship & Fellowships in Science via USA.gov FOR SCIENCE
10.) Undergraduate Summer Fellowship in Vision Science

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 1.) Biomedical Research – Novartis – Summer
A paid, 40-hour per week program, interns work on their own project under the guidance of a Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research (NIBR) scientist, learn new experimental protocols and techniques; gain experience in designing and executing experiments; and analyze the data they produce. Interns also participate in journal clubs, weekly seminars and project discussions in group meetings.  http://nibr.com/careers/internships_ca.shtml
*DEADLINE:  JAN. 6

2.) Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience:
A 2-yr. program of training involving clinical and research experiences in a large prospective study of babies from birth to 36-months related to social cognition in infants at risk for autism at the Yale Child Study Center.
http://childstudycenter.yale.edu/autism/fellowship/neuroscience.aspx *DEADLINE:  JAN. 5

3.) NANOJAPAN – International Research Experience for Undergraduates – Summer
The program seeks to cultivate interest in nanotechnology among young U.S. undergraduate students – 1st and 2nd year students, especially those from underrepresented groups, and encourages graduate study and academic research in the physical sciences. The program offers structured research opportunities in Japanese university laboratories with Japanese mentors focused on the study of THz dynamics of nanostructures. For details, see  http://nanojapan.rice.edu. For questions please email nanojapan@rice.edu or call (713) 348-6362. *DEADLINE: JAN. 27

 4.) Harvard Med Research – CATALYST PROGRAM FOR  DIVERSITY:
The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program is a paid 10-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students’ understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college student exposure to clinical/translational research. This is an internship for undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, and includes housing. http://www.mfdp.med.harvard.edu/Catalyst/CollegeStudents.html *DEADLINE:  FEB. 22

5.) Knowles Science & Mathematics Teaching Fellowship:
For graduating seniors in science, engineering or mathematics who are committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to five years through a teacher preparation program. http://www.kstf.org/programs/teaching.html   *DEADLINEJAN. 11

6.) GERMANY – Research Internships in Science and Engineering – 2 Programs:
RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) & RISE Professional (graduating seniors) combine serious research with a rewarding study abroad experience – targeted to students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology), and related disciplines. research projects at top research institutions (e.g., Max-Planck-Institutes) and universities in Germany. Students are paired with German Ph.D. students. Internships can last from one-and-a-half to six months.   www.daad.de/rise/en or email: rise@daad.de *DEADLINEJAN. 31

7.) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program:
For Seniors – The 10-week summer program places students in science, engineering and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers and production assistants at such media outlets as the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, Sacramento Bee, and Scientific American. Participants come in knowing the importance of translating their work for the public.   http://www.aaas.org/programs/education/MassMedia/ *DEADLINEJAN. 15

8.) Science Writing Internships – Society for Science & the Public (SSP):
Interns (paid) work as full-time science writers under the guidance of Science News editors and writers. Former Science News interns have gone on to staff positions with the New York Times, the Washington Post, Science, Nature, Health, NOVA, Discover, Popular Science, U.S. News & World Report, Scientific American, ABC television, the Associated Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Science News, among others.  http://www.societyforscience.org/page.aspx?pid=362 *DEADLINE for Summer:  FEB. 2

9.) Internship & Fellowships in Science via USA.gov FOR SCIENCE:
An extensive list of links for undergraduate students.  http://www.science.gov/internships/undergrad.html

10.) Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science
The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester invites Juniors interested in neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and biomedical science to apply to this fellowship which will cover travel and assist with on-campus housing expenses for non-local students and provide a stipend of $3,600 for a summer of continuous training in a faculty member’s lab. http://www.cvs.rochester.edu/ug_fellowship.html *DEADLINE:  JAN. 31

Public Utilities Specialist / Operations Research Analyst Internship – Bonneville Power Administration

PUBLIC UTILITIES SPECIALIST / OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST INTERNSHIP

The Bonneville Power Administration is looking for up to five highly qualified students to work in our Power Services organization located at our Headquarters building in Portland, OR.

The Bonneville Power Administration has been powering people and careers for nearly 75 years. We are a non-profit federal agency that provides clean, emissions-free hydroelectricity to the Pacific Northwest and maintains a high voltage transmission system to deliver that electricity.

The Power Services Intern Program (Program) is an intensive development program comprised of both job rotations, on the job experience and classroom-style training that should prepare you for a long-term career in Power Services.  When hired into this Program, you will receive these opportunities:

  • Exposure to a wide range of BPA and industry functions and issues through formal and informal trainings
  • Rotational assignments through different organizations within Power Services to provide specific on the job training
  • Tailored developmental plan
  • Program lasts approximately 12 months

Salary:  $12.59-$19.59/hour

Who Should Apply?

Students pursuing a degree in fields such as:  Engineering, mathematics, physical science, environmental science, economics, econometrics, statistics, or business administration.  Graduate students and undergraduates (who are currently in at least the 2nd year of studies).

Work Schedule/Environment:

Full time during the summer or part time during school year/full time summer. Office environment.

Program Details:

You will be working within the Power Services organization in one of the following positions:

  • Public Utilities Specialist
  • Operations Research Analyst

While in this Program, you will complete at least two rotations through two different Power Services organizations.  These organizations include but are not limited to Power Policy & Rates, Generation Asset Management, Northwest Requirements Marketing, Bulk Marketing and Energy Efficiency.

Program Prerequisites:

  • Students with demonstrated academic excellence and proficiency in a variety of computer applications, specifically the suite of Microsoft Office tools.  Experience with Matlab or S+ a plus.
  • Students with excellent communication and team effectiveness skills.
  • Students that have an interest in serving the Pacific Northwest and approach their work with drive, passion and curiosity.

BPA has excellent programs for students who want paid temporary work during the school year and/or cooperative education opportunities that also plug you into real world experience.  To read more about our student programs, go to http://www.jobs.bpa.gov/ and click on Students!


One-Year Fellowships in NYC – Community Service, Teaching, Non-Profit Work

DEADLINE TO APPLY via DartBoard: Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 11:59pm

DPCS ONE-YEAR POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
All positions are available in New York, NY
Complete job descriptions and application instructions can be found at: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~tucker/funds-grants/dpcs-postgrad/dpcspostgrad.html

You may apply for up to 3 of the 7 DPCS Fellowship opportunities below:

 

 

 

  • Middle School Teacher – East Harlem School
  • Project Development Fellow – HealthCare Chaplaincy, Inc.
  • Office of Community Health Program Fellow – Montefiore Medical Center
  • Paralegal – NYC District Attorney’s Office
  • Development/Marketing Director – Partnership for Inner City Education
  • Community Relations Specialist – NY Organ Donor Network
  • Special Projects Coordinator/Office Manager – Uncommon Schools

How to Apply:
You must submit your application via DartBoard by the deadline indicated, but interview decisions and interview scheduling will be handled directly with the Tucker Foundation. Interview decisions and scheduling will NOT appear in DartBoard.

1.  See the LINK to our 3-minute video tutorials on using DartBoard at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/students/handouts.html#VII
2.  Review Career Services Application Instructions at http://tinyurl.com/33s6f4c
3.  Email srs@dartmouth.edu if you still have questions, or to schedule a one-on-one demo!

Questions?
Please contact Kara Quick, Fellowships and Internships Coordinator, at dpf@dartmouth.edu.

DEADLINE TO APPLY : Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 11:59pm – DPCS Post-Grad Fellowships

 DEADLINE TO APPLY via DartBoard:  Tuesday, January 10 @ 11:59PM

DPCS ONE-YEAR POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
All positions are available in New York, NY
Complete job descriptions and application instructions can be found at: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~tucker/funds-grants/dpcs-postgrad/dpcspostgrad.html

You may apply for up to 3 of the 7 DPCS Fellowship opportunities below:

  • Middle School Teacher – East Harlem School
  • Project Development Fellow – HealthCare Chaplaincy, Inc.
  • Office of Community Health Program Fellow – Montefiore Medical Center
  • Paralegal – NYC District Attorney’s Office
  • Development/Marketing Director – Partnership for Inner City Education
  • Community Relations Specialist – NY Organ Donor Network
  • Special Projects Coordinator/Office Manager – Uncommon Schools

How to Apply:
You must submit your application via DartBoard by the deadline indicated, but interview decisions and interview scheduling will be handled directly with the Tucker Foundation. Interview decisions and scheduling will NOT appear in DartBoard.

1.  See the LINK to our 3-minute video tutorials on using DartBoard at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/students/handouts.html#VII
2.  Review Career Services Application Instructions at http://tinyurl.com/33s6f4c
3.  Email srs@dartmouth.edu if you still have questions, or to schedule a one-on-one demo!

Questions?
Please contact Kara Quick, Fellowships and Internships Coordinator, at dpf@dartmouth.edu.

Career Tip: When In Doubt, Assume A Higher Standard

When in Doubt, Assume a Higher Standard….

Not sure how to dress?  Dress up
Not sure how to follow up?  Send a Thank You
Not sure whether to bring an extra resume:  Bring one
Not sure how to showcase your work?  Bring a portfolio
Not sure how to address someone?  Use their surname…Ms. Alito

You’ll never be disqualified for being too professional.

2012 Research Experience for Undergraduates: Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean

2012 Research Experience for Undergraduates: Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean

Undergraduates in Bigelow Laboratory’s summer REU Program spend ten weeks at the Laboratory conducting independent research with guidance from a scientist mentor. Directed by Senior Research Scientist Dr. David Fields, and funded by the National Science Foundation, the REU Program is designed to give students pursuing degrees in science, mathematics and engineering a laboratory-based research experience with an emphasis on hands-on, state-of-the-art methods and technologies.

REU students are immersed in the Bigelow community and attend seminars, field trips, Laboratory outreach programs, social events, and more.  Each student in the program is paired with a Bigelow scientist based on mutual research interests, during the ten weeks, students work with their mentors to identify a research question, develop a proposal, conduct their research, and prepare an abstract and poster.  At the end of the program, students present their poster and give a talk at a student symposium.

Research areas vary year to year, but include the marine microbial food web, ocean biogeochemistry, optical oceanography, remote sensing, sensory biology, climate change and fisheries oceanography.

The 2012 REU will be held June 4 – August 10; accepted students will receive a stipend, housing, food allowance, and funds for travel to and from Bigelow Laboratory.  The application deadline is March 1, 2012, full program information and the online application are available at www.bigelow.org/education/reu