CAREER BLITZ: International

TOPICS INCLUDE: 

  1. Workshop:  JOB SEARCH –  For INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS  OCT. 31 (Wed) – 4 PM
  2. Pan-American Public Health – POST-GRAD
  3. FRANCE – Branding & Advertising – INTERNSHIP
  4. Princeton-In-ASIATeaching & Workplace Fellows (1-2 yrs.)  POST-GRAD
  5. Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program  $$
  6. International Trade – Texas – Economic Development International INTERN
  7. Princeton-In-AFRICAFellowship POST-GRAD
  8. COLUMBIA – Social Finance Enterprise – INTERN
  9. JAPAN Exchange and Teaching (JET) ProgramPOST-GRAD
  10. PRAGUE or DC-  Communications- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty INTERNS

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1) Workshop:  JOB SEARCH –  For INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS  OCT. 31 (Wed) – 4 PM   Career Services – Workshop Room  R.S.V.P. at  http://bit.ly/HM2Z23

 

2) Pan-American Public Health – POST-GRAD:

The Internship and Practicum Program (IPP)trains young and energetic individuals entering the field of public health.  PAHO interns/volunteers are matched with technical or administrative programs and placed in either PAHO Headquarters in Washington DC, PAHO Country Offices, as well as the Pan American Centers in the North and South America or in the Caribbean region. Available to senior undergraduate, graduate or post graduate, with a concentration in a field relevant to PAHO’s work in particular:  Public Health, Management, Business,International Affairs, Latin American studies, or related health or social science areas.   http://bit.ly/RmQFeS

3) FRANCE – Branding & Advertising – INTERNSHIP:

Lighthouse, located at Neuilly-sur-Seine, specializes in the luxury & entertainment sectors with a focus on brand strategy and development, Clients roster includes: Braun, Calvin Klein, Nikki Beach, Elite World, Lalique, Moët & Chandon, Rizon Jet (GSSG Holdings), Estée Lauder, Piper Heidsieck Seeking a 3-6 month intern. Must be proficient in French. Work with international creative teams (strategic planning, copywriter, artistic directors, etc) on (new) brand and communication platforms. Focus on selected high profile Film Festivals including Cannes, Deauville and Toronto.  Email your Resume (with a photo) & Cover letter to:  yves@lighthouse.fr

4) Princeton-In-AsiaTeaching & Workplace Fellows (1-2 yrs.)  POST-GRAD:  Teaching – Go to http://bit.ly/V4Uqf2  /  Workplace (business, NGO, media) Go to http://bit.ly/QSj91R    DEADLINE:  NOV. 16

5) Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program  $$:

Deadline: November 15, 2012    The U. S. Department of State CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for 7-10 weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.  http://bit.ly/VBkPNf

6) International Trade – Texas – Economic Development International INTERN:

The City of San Antonio, TX is seeking an Economic Development Intern for their International section and will focus on bringing new investment and new companies to San Antonio.  Assist with international business development. Collects and organizes research data on trade flows, FDI flows, targeted industries and companies. Assists with scheduling and planning of department meetings. May assist with performing analyses and prepare data for reports. May assist in the coordination, administration and/or monitoring of specific programs. Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese and/or French highly desirable. Effective interpersonal, communication, report writing and computer skills. Ability to learn pertinent Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances.  Send Cover letter & Resume to Jesse Canedo ’08 at  Jesse.Canedo@SanAntonio.gov

7) Princeton-In-AfricaFellowship POST-GRAD (12-mos.):

Service Fellowships in humanitarian aid, public health, education, conservation, post-conflict reconstruction and social entrepreneurship.  http://bit.ly/W2CFi7    *  NOV. 18

8 ) Columbia – Social Finance Enterprise – INTERN: 

Instiglio, Inc., (www.instiglio.org) is a young non-profit social enterprise started by alumni of Dartmouth College and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Instiglio is the first and only social finance intermediary to apply the innovative Social Impact Bond (SIB) model to developing countries. Work out of Instiglio’s office in Medellín, Colombia, with occasional travel to Bogota and on field visits. Liaise with Instiglio’s stakeholders in the government and nonprofit organization. Conduct cost-benefit analysis of Instiglio’s proposed social program in Colombia. Instiglio is currently investigating one program to prevent school dropouts and another to reduce unwanted pregnancies.  See DartBoard, under INTERNSHIP TAB – NIC Shared Internships, for full listing.

9) Japan Exchange and Teaching Program – POST-GRAD:

Serve in local government offices as well as public and private elementary schools, junior high and senior high schools. Positions 1) Assistant Language Teacher 2) Coordinator of International Relations 3) Sports Exchange Advisor  http://bit.ly/WY86JA       Deadline: NOV. 21

10) Prague or DC-  Communications- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty INTERNS:

Interns support the work of the Broadcasting Division (Central Newsroom, Language Services, etc.), Communications Team, Finance Division, Operations Division (Human Resources, Technology, etc.), Office of the President  http://bit.ly/Yj6VCD

*ALSO, see INTERNATIONAL career link at http://bit.ly/RtRBA6

In the Final Stages of a Job or Internship Search? What To Do During Hurricane Sandy

At the time of this writing, public transit systems are closed in New York, DC, and Philadelphia. So is the stock market. And employers who were scheduled to be interviewing on-campus this week at Dartmouth have cancelled.

If you’re in the midst of an internship or post-grad job search, and don’t hear back from an employer as anticipated this week — be patient. If you need to get back to an employer and can’t reach them via phone, chances are good their offices are closed. Take a deep breath…organizations in the storm’s path are focusing on the health and safety of their employees and operations first and foremost. These organizations will be back online when the power’s back on — and the winds and rain have ceased. We anticipate that some deadlines will be extended in light of the storm.

If you are participating in our on-campus recruiting program and have any questions or a situation you’d like help with feel free to email us at SRS@dartmouth.edu

Making the Case for your Liberal Arts Degree

Ever wonder why an employer would rather hire you for a job over a candidate with years of experience in their specific trade?

Check out Debra Humphreys’ “Making the Case for Liberal Education: Responding to Challenges,” recommended by Undergraduate Dean Brian Reed. This report emphasizes the merits and practical value of a liberal arts education and is highly effective in expressing the general and transferable skills all Dartmouth students develop throughout their liberal arts academic journey.

Here’s one way to describe the difference between training and education: Training is learning how to perform a discrete task — like changing a tire. Education is learning strategy, methods, and questions you can use to approach any problem and explore solutions.

As New York Times columnist David Brooks discusses in an Op-Ed, “The New Humanism,” the “ability to enter other minds and learn what they have to offer [and]… to see patterns in the world and derive a gist from complex situations” are “in the range of deeper talents” that are important to our future. These critical skills are sharpened by the study of the liberal arts.

Recognize that you have continually acquired and honed numerous transferable skills and have thus developed a widely ranging skill set through not only your experiences but also through your coursework. Identify these transferable skills, which are often times either overlooked or taken for granted, and emphasize those of particular interest to an employer during  interviews.

Networking: Is it better to have 200 acquaintances or 10 steadfast advocates?

More is certainly not always better when it comes to networking. Check out Stephanie Berenbaum’s “Is Networking Working Against You?” for a simple lesson in etiquette. Although networking properly will not necessarily guarantee you a job, these networking blunders will almost undoubtedly hurt your chances of getting an offer.

The ultimate goal of connecting with individuals and developing a circle of professional associations is to build and maintain relationships with people who can offer advice about how to pursue a specific career, present information about hiring, lifestyle/culture, and challenges within a specific industry or company, or point you in the direction of an opportunity.

Remember to be positive, well-mannered, professional, and articulate and to not immediately ask new contacts for a job. Networking does not mean applying for a job, but it can definitely lead to one! It is important to do it right. Maintaining relationships that hinge upon trust and professionalism rather than aggressive perseverance and pushiness is crucial. When it comes down to it, you can have a laundry list of accolades and a 4.0 to top it off, but employers will only hire those whom they find easiest and most enjoyable to be around.

Want an easy rule of thumb to judge the strength of your network? It’s not who you know that matters, it’s the people who are willing to call you back — and speak on your behalf!

Making Connections ‘Round the Girdled Earth over Homecoming

It’s that time of year again! The annual Dartmouth Night and Homecoming weekend celebration lights up campus—literally—with its traditions, ceremonies, athletic events, and numerous educational and social activities to “display Dartmouth at its best,” as described by Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson. No tradition carries more symbolic weight than the burning of the bonfire, which brings together current students and the many visiting alumni in celebration of class unity and the Dartmouth experience.

What better time is there to introduce yourself to alumni? These former Dartmouth students felt a strong enough connection to their Alma Mater and to the Dartmouth community that they have returned to Hanover to participate in the Homecoming festivities. This group of alumni, who share a love for Dartmouth and its traditions, will probably be the most receptive and willing to give you valuable advice.

Here’s what you need to do: Visit the Alumni and Student Pre-Parade Gathering tent on Alumni Gym Lawn at 5pm on Friday and introduce yourself to alumni in this informal setting. Start a conversation, ask interesting questions and not job inquiries, and answer in a positive and polite manner. It’s never too early to make a good impression, which can permanently place you in a positive role in the mind of the alumni you met.

Be on the lookout for all activities in which both current students and alumni can participate, as networking with these accomplished alumni can prove to be a highly valuable resource for your job search process.

A full list of events is posted here. If you haven’t had a chance to tour the new Black Center for Visual Arts or Life Sciences Center, consider visiting the new facilities with alums. (Or, if you have a related major, go to the events and share your experiences with alumni!)

Photograph courtesy of Susan Simon.

CAREER BLITZ: Government & Public Policy

Topics Include:

  1. U.S. Department of State Student Experience, SUMMER  2013
  2. West Wing Writers, Speechwriting INTERN (DC)
  3. Public Policy and Leadership Conference, Harvard Kennedy School
  4. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; SPRING INTERNSHIP (DC)
  5. US Pacific Command; INTERNSHIPS (Hawaii)
  6. CITY OF SAN ANTONIO (TX), Economic Development Dept. – International Section INTERN
  7. Texas Council on Family Violence, Policy Analyst JOB (Austin, TX)
  8. Community Rejuvenation Project, Research Assistant INTERN (Oakland, CA)
  9. Women’s Foreign Policy Group, Communications PAID INTERNSHIP (DC)
  10. Stand for Children Illinois, Advocacy INTERNSHIP (Chicago, IL)

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1. U.S. Department of State Student Experience, SUMMER  2013

Program offers U.S. citizen undergrad AND grad students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships. Internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S.   DEADLINE: NOV 2  http://1.usa.gov/RPb5i5

2. West Wing Writers, Speechwriting INTERN (DC)

West Wing is looking for people who love to write and are excellent researchers; people who are creative, curious, thoughtful, motivated, and dependable. As an intern, you’ll get an insider’s view of the speechwriting profession and be an integral part of the team.  DEADLINE: NOV 1 (for winter/spring internships).  http://bit.ly/QJQHzb

3. Public Policy and Leadership Conference, Harvard Kennedy School

The conference aims to inform about opportunities for graduate study and careers in both domestic and international public policy.  Only first and second year undergrad students are eligible to apply.

The conference is free of charge – all expenses are covered by HKS.  DEADLINE: NOV 16 http://hvrd.me/RPbt00

4. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; SPRING INTERNSHIP (DC)

For students interested in civil and human rights, public service, advocacy, journalism and online communications, real-world work experience in the policy arena. DEADLINE: DEC 1  http://bit.ly/Rk6rKO

5. US Pacific Command; INTERNSHIPS (Hawaii)

U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), together with other U.S. Government agencies, protects and defends the United States, its territories, Allies, and interests. Current openings will be advertised on the website under the application materials tab. Sample of positions include: Software Development, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Information Technology, JIATF West Chemist, Public Diplomacy.  http://bit.ly/S0PH94

6. CITY OF SAN ANTONIO (TX), Economic Development Dept. – International Section INTERN

Sample tasks include: assist with international business development. Collects and organizes research data on trade flows, FDI flows, targeted industries and companies as directed by staff.  Posted on Dartboard:  (Job ID: 14266)  http://bit.ly/Y2Q4Uv

7. Texas Council on Family Violence, Policy Analyst JOB (Austin, TX)

TCFV works to end violence against women through partnerships, advocacy and direct services for women, children and men. The policy team works to change legislature to better serve Texas victims.  http://bit.ly/Tk6PJY

8. Community Rejuvenation Project, Research Assistant INTERN (Oakland, CA)

For students interested in urban policy. Conduct in-depth research on topics related to urban renewal policy and the role of art in community development.  http://bit.ly/SmCn1d

9. Women’s Foreign Policy Group, Communications PAID INTERNSHIP (DC)

WFPG is committed to global engagement and the promotion of leadership, visibility and participation of women in international affairs. DEADLINE: NOV 25  http://bit.ly/Rk6E0G

10. Stand for Children Illinois, Advocacy INTERNSHIP (Chicago, IL)

Their mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education. Sample tasks include: perform analysis of communities and political districts; prepare briefing materials; attend stakeholder meetings.  DEADLINE: DEC 1   http://bit.ly/TK3sbk

Check out the government/policy webpage at http://bit.ly/Q8iRUf

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215

Are you available to work at awkward times? Here are a few options.

As a Dartmouth student you may find yourself in an awkward place relative to your friends on a semester schedule. (The first off-term I had, I was asked if I was home on suspension.)

A six-week break between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, ten week terms in winter and spring– all of these time periods may require you to be creative in finding ways to build your professional experience. Frequently, you may find yourself explaining the D Plan to employers and other potential internship supervisors. Here are two alternatives:

1. Consider a Research Experience. According to Undergraduate Dean Brian Reed, engaging in research is a very rewarding but often “underutilized option” that is “a great compliment to the Dartmouth in-class experience.” Not only does research benefit those with eventual graduate school aspirations and provide students with a “direct opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned in class,” but it also may help you in the long-term. According to Dean Reed “Students who conduct research with faculty tend to have better outcomes (i.e., GPA and graduation rates) than similar peers.”

Bottom line: Research is a great alternative to the typical internship off-term. It “provides students with a very unique peak inside the faculty experience” while promoting the faculty-student relationship, and it is an excellent opportunity to engage in hands-on work, to be introduced “to other scholars in a particular field,” and to develop tangible skills to better market yourself for future goals.

2. Consider offering your skills to an organization or potential employer who has a special project they need done. Check out this free e-book, “The Recession Proof Graduate” for advice on how to make this happen.

Debunking the “Journalism is Dead” Myth with Northwestern Prof.

Despite what you may have heard about the impending collapse of the job market for journalists,  opportunities are expanding!!

On the Web and around the world, and there’s an ever-increasing appetite for news, which calls for real reporters and writers, not just aggregators.

Guest: Joe Mathewson – Trustee Emeritus
* Professor of Journalism – Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism

(law and ethics, and business reporting and writing)
* Business Editor of the Medill News Service

Over the course of his career, Mathewson has worked as a Reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York, Washington and Chicago, covering Congress, U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission, politics, business, and the stock market.  In addition, he’s served as a reporter and political editor for TV and practiced law in Chicago for 12 years.  This is a program not to be missed!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012 @ 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Career Services
RSVP REQUESTED BY Thursday, October 25th at 12 PM. Sign up here.
If you are unable to sign-up, call us at 603-646-2215.

 

CAREER BLITZ: Arts

It’s the Year of the Arts @ Dartmouth!  http://arts.dartmouth.edu/

Topics Include:

  1. Christie’s Education – New York Information Session – WED, 10/24 @ 3:30 PM.
  2. Native Max magazine (Internships) – fashion magazine for the Native American population.
  3. Chronicle Books Design Fellowship (POST-GRAD) – DEADLINE Nov. 9, 2012
  4. Assistant Gallery Director – Jackson Junge Gallery – Greater Chicago Area
  5. Intern Development Program for Architecture – National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  6. Dancewave – DEADLINE TO APPLY:  October 31, 2012
    • Arts in Education Intern (POST-GRAD)
    • Development Intern (POST-GRAD)
  7. Warners Brothers Careers Page  – multiple opportunities (experienced, post-grad & interns)
  8. Rent the Runway – numerous opportunities for interns & post-grad.

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1. Christie’s Education – prepare to enter the professional art world.  New York Information Session on Wed., Oct. 24, 2012 @ 3:30 PM in Career Services.  Please RSVP:  http://bit.ly/HM2Z23

2. Native Max Magazine – the first fashion magazine for the Native American population.  They offer internships; contact them to discuss your off-term activity:  http://bit.ly/RTaJ9D 

3. Chronicle Books Design Fellowship (POST-GRAD) – Deadline Nov. 9, 2012; fellowship starts Jan. 7, 2013. 5 positions; 4 different opportunities.  Check out the possibilities at:  http://bit.ly/TwzJbT

4. Assistant Gallery Director – Jackson Junge Gallery – Greater Chicago Area (Full-time Post-Grad). Posted Oct. 11, 2012 in LinkedIN.  Search under “Jobs” for the full description  http://linkd.in/TwzMo7

5. Intern Development Program for Architecture  developed and administered by National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) http://bit.ly/OZRldC 

6. Dancewave.  DEADLINE to apply for both opportunities =  October 31, 2012

  • Arts in Education Intern –  (POST-GRAD).  Transform the lives of NYC underprivileged children through dance.  http://bit.ly/VmBSSY
  • Development Intern – (POST-GRAD) Hands-on experience in non-profit development and arts administration.  http://bit.ly/S18Meq

7. Warners Brothers Careers Page – multiple opportunities (experienced, post-grad & interns).  See what possibilities there may be:  http://bit.ly/Uy2cxG

8. Rent the Runway – numerous opportunities; you will have to sign up for a free membership.  Great opportunities if you like the world of fashion – everything from Engineers to Marketing to Designing.  http://rtr.cm/TEswAs

For more information on Careers in the Arts:  http://bit.ly/OtjE3Y

To make an appointment with a Career Advisor call:  603-646-2215