CAREER BLITZ: Education

Topics include: 

  1. Edventure More – Curriculum Development Intern
  2. Overland Summer Program Leaders – DEADLINE Monday, Dec. 10, 2012
  3. Master of Arts in Teaching, Brandeis University – Open House January 31, 2013
  4. Match Teacher Residency (Post-Grad) – 2 year program
  5. Teach English Abroad – some basic questions to ask your potential employer.
  6. Education Sector – an Educational Think Tank
  7. Achievement First Schools (Post-Grad) – closing the achievement gap one student at a time
  8. Teach for America – next DEADLINE is January 11, 2013.
  9. Eduventures – Internships in Research/Consulting or Marketing for Higher Education
  10. Math for America Fellowship (Post-Grad) – DEADLINE:  February 5, 2013

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1)      Edventure More – Curriculum Development Intern.  Working with the Curriculum Manager, learn the ins and outs of curriculum development.  http://bit.ly/11iPfsc

2)      Overland Summer Program Leaders – DEADLINE Dec. 10, 2012.  Great opportunity to learn some teaching skills, group management, and have fun at the same time! http://bit.ly/V5Hhxc

3)      Master of Arts in Teaching, Brandeis University – Do you care about Social Justice?  Become a Teacher and change the world! Come to the Open House on Thursday, January 31, 2013.  http://bit.ly/QsnL16

4)      Match Teacher Residency (Post-Grad) – 2 year program to train and support rookie teachers.  http://bit.ly/V5HjF4

5)      Teach English Abroad – be careful when looking into these programs; this link provides some great questions to ask that will help you evaluate offers and protect yourself.  http://bit.ly/WwOpnv

6)      Education Sector – an Educational Think Tank.  Do you want to make a difference in regards to educational policy and/or reform?  Check out this organization:  http://bit.ly/SseS7q

7)      Achievement First Schools (Post-Grad) – this organization hired 250+ new graduates for the 2012-2013 school year.  Keep an eye on this website for future opportunities:  http://bit.ly/U4rYny

8)      Teach for America (TFA) – are you considering applying to TFA?  The next application deadline is January 11, 2013.  Use the interim time wisely to construct an excellent application.  http://bit.ly/SgQJzm

9)      Eduventures – Internships in Research/Consulting or Marketing for Higher Education. Learn about the business involved in education.  http://bit.ly/YtPlyf

10)   Math for America Fellowship (Post-Grad) for graduates who are interested in teaching Math and science.  Application is now open.  DEADLINE:  February 5, 2013  http://bit.ly/UrD9wd

For more information on Education:  http://bit.ly/TlTP85

To make an appointment with an Advisor, call 603-646-2215

Tuesday, November 27: Learn about the Non-Profit World & Make Connections through #GivingTuesday

Interested in working for — or helping to support non-profits? Check out Giving Tuesday on November 27 (tomorrow).  Giving Tuesday is a new initiative started by NYC’s 92nd Street Y to raise awareness and funds for charitable organizations. Over 2,000 partner organizations from all 50 states are participating — a neat initiative on the heels of Black Friday.

http://givingtuesday.org/get-involved/

You can see a list of Founding Partners here:
http://givingtuesday.org/founding-partners
(You can visit their websites for job and internships leads.)

Featured partners
include Do Something, Unilever (global consumer products company recognized for their charitable work), the United Nations Foundation, and the Gates Foundation.

 

 

Career Blitz: Environmental

  1. American Geoscientists Institute  – Public Policy Internship (Summer) (Washington, DC)
  2. Council of Foreign Relations – Internships (Winter & Spring) (New York, NY & Washington, DC)
  3. Dartmouth Green Alumni – Resource (Virtual – visit website to join)
  4. Ecologic Development Fund – Internship (Communications, Special Events or Media) (Cambridge, MA)
  5. Energy Action Coalition – Fellowship (Summer 2013) (Washington, DC)
  6. NativeEnergy – Winter/Spring Internship (Marketing) (Burlington, VT)
  7. NetImpact – Resource (Virtual)
  8. New Generation Energy – Internship (Research & Project)
  9. Oceana – Internship (Web Development/Design) (Washington, DC)
  10. Philadelphia Zoo – Internship Expo (Open House) (5-Jan-13) (Philadelphia, PA)

American Geoscientists Institute – Summer Internship (Public Policy (Washington, DC)
Have an interest in public policy and in how Washington impacts the geoscience community? Paid interns at the American Geosciences Institute gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies, the opportunity to write articles that are published in The Professional Geologist.
http://bit.ly/QZ7CkZ

Council of Foreign Relations – Internships (Winter & Spring) (New York, NY and Washington, DC)
The Council of Foreign Relations has a number of internships available in environmental and sustainability foreign policy. These provide skills and training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning. Provide direct assistance to the Council of Foreign Relations’ Fellow for Energy and the Environment. This is a part-time volunteer position.
http://on.cfr.org/STgq7l

Dartmouth Green Alumni – Resource (Virtual (Visit website to join))
The mission of Dartmouth Green Alumni (DGA) is to unite, strengthen, and provide opportunities for members of the Dartmouth community engaged in the environmental, energy, technology, and related sectors. DGA accomplishes promotes  career networking, information sharing, and leadership development among its members. Membership open to all members of the Dartmouth community.
http://bit.ly/10e9dF9

Ecologic Development Fund – Internship (Communications, Special Events or Media) (Cambridge, MA)
EcoLogic, a not-for-profit environmental organization that empowers rural and indigenous peoples to restore and protect tropical ecosystems, seeks interns to assist with operations and fundraising in their Cambridge, MA office. This is an unpaid internship with a minimum work time of 10 hours per week.
http://bit.ly/UJAclA

Energy Action Coalition – Fellowship (Washington, DC)
Gain hands-on experience, while advancing Energy Action Coalition’s effort to create a clean, just and renewable energy future. Summer Fellows join Energy Action Coalition staff and coalition partners to help coordinate and lead joint campaign efforts. Rolling deadlines (apply early)
http://bit.ly/SeDVcB

NativeEnergy – Winter/Spring Internship (Marketing) (Burlington, VT)
NativeEnergy an expert provider of carbon offsets, renewable energy credits, and carbon accounting software seeks a Marketing Intern. Gain educational experience and knowledge of carbon accounting, marketing, sales, and project development. Past interns have moved on to careers in the energy sector, public policy, environmental advocacy, and other fields.
http://bit.ly/QZ7xxH

NetImpact – Resource (Virtual)
Net Impact’s website provides job seekers looking to build careers with positive social and environmental impact with job and internship leads. Opportunities available in sustainable and mission-driven businesses and social enterprises, corporate responsibility roles, non-profits, foundations and government agencies.
http://bit.ly/Qvbqun

New Generation Energy – Internship (Research & Project) ()
Assist with green technology research (renewable energy and energy efficiency) and project management (working with organizations from start to finish with green project design and implementation). The ideal candidate will have experience with renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and some exposure to project management.
http://bit.ly/XCfrQw

Oceana – Internship (Web Development/Design) (Washington, DC)
OCEANA, an international organization focused solely on protecting the world’s oceans, seeks a web design/development intern for our marketing and communications team in our Washington, DC office.   Join us and learn best practices for online communications, activism and fundraising while playing a part in protecting the world’s oceans.
http://bit.ly/Y3wPNd

Philadelphia Zoo – Internship Expo (Open House) (Philadelphia, PA)
Learn more about internships at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Staff from the Animal Care and Education internship programs, including current and/or former interns, will give a presentation about their programs and provide a tour of the Zoo. Topics will include the application process, program requirements and expectations. Advanced RSVP Required
http://bit.ly/TQ3M8k

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Check out more Environmental Career resources here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/explore/careers/env.html

Luke Antal ’07: Research Employers for Cover Letters & Interviews.

Recently we interviewed Luke Antal ’07, Sr. V.P. of Finance & Operations for Pavé Life; an e-commerce company that facilitates the sale of tickets for high-end cultural events.  Luke provided us with many words of wisdom which we will be highlighting over the next few weeks.  As the December interim period begins Luke highlighted the importance of employer research in creating compelling cover letters and preparing for interviews.

LA: … at Pavé Life over the last year, we have relied heavily on Dartmouth interns to help our company here. So, this summer here, we had 5 or 6 ‘13s intern here.  And so over the summer and this fall, those guys with advice “How are you best prepared for interviews and job applications?” What I told them is what I learned at school and what I know from the hiring side; is that you need to; obviously … put your work in on your resume.  Everybody does that, it’s standard.  Where you need to really shine is on the cover letter and put the extra time into networking and talking with folks to get a feel for what’s important in the mind of the company. I know what helped me get the job at IGS is that I did that. They really value their collegial atmosphere at IGS;  I referenced that in my cover letter and I referenced that in my job interviews and that helped them understand that I had done my research and that I would be a good culture fit. And then from the hiring side, you know assuming that the resume is a qualified resume, what differentiates job applicants is really the cover letter.  You can learn a lot from seeing somebody write, and seeing how they understand that a cover letter is meant to describe things that can’t be found on a resume; it’s meant to augment the resume, not just reference it and repeat what can already be found in two seconds by looking at it. So I really put a lot of emphasis on the cover letter.  … the last step that I don’t think a lot of people do but I think is most important, is actually doing that preparation face-to-face with a friend or somebody who can be sitting across the table from you to try to mimic what it’s going to be like in the interview; if that’s possible.  It’s not effective enough to just rehearse in your head or write down your answers in a Word document, it’s not effective enough to speak them out loud in front of a mirror.  The only really effective way is to do it face to face with somebody, because at that point you realize “Wow! I am saying UHM a lot”; or “I don’t have a good answer for that question”; or “I need to focus on my eye contact”.  You really have to go the full nine yards in the interview prep as far as the face to face stuff goes.

CS:  We actually now do Mock Interviews in our office with staff.  We do have the Tuck students help us with the finance and consulting interviews because they have the work experience. But it’s been really helpful and well received here. 

LA: Great!

CS:  that’s great advice. And it sounds like researching the employer and knowing what is important to the employer is key to that, too.

LA:  Yes! You have to research what the employer wants to hear.  … So, research what is going to perk their ears up when they hear you say it and surprise them if (you)  know that about (their) company, that’s what employers are going to remember once you leave the room.

The December break is a perfect time to reach out to alumni and to put that extra effort into researching the employers that interest you.  Research includes the workplace dynamics/culture, as well as what tasks they assign interns and entry-level workers, and put that information into the cover letter.  Rashelle, an intern at Career Services, also listened to Luke speak and reflected:  “Use the cover letter to convey that you know the company’s objectives and projects as well as the culture and how you would fit in”.

Please note:  Luke and his firm, Pavé Life, are seeking spring and summer marketing interns; interested students should view the internship description in DartBoard and apply by Jan. 15, 2013.

Andrew Kintner ’05, Jamie Gumpper ’06, Luke Antal ’07

 

 

Avoid these mistakes during the job search process

Check out Miriam Salpeter’s 10 Scary Mistakes Job Seekers Make for
10 things to absolutely avoid during the job search process. Especially relevant is Salpeter’s 8th point, which cautions job seekers from shying away from tapping into social media.

Having revolutionized the job search process, social media has narrowed the gap between job hunters and employers and is thus can be used as another vehicle for demonstrating what you have to offer.

A great first step is to create a LinkedIn account. With over 175 million users, LinkedIn serves as an excellent resource for researching companies, locating job postings, and structuring your personal brand around your skills and experiences that will draw recruiters to your profile. It is also a great resource for reviewing the resumes and profiles of either your interviewer or of others in the specific industry.  Just use the “Search” or “Company Profiles” feature to find others.

Studying how others have progressed in their careers and have ended up in your desired industry is not only a potential conversation starter but is extremely beneficial in positioning yourself for the job. Also, consider searching through the Dartmouth College Alumni Group on LinkedIn, which would allow you to view thousands of alumni who have opted to add themselves into this network. The power of engaging with and participating in these peer and alumni networks and affiliations is that those who join do so of their own volition and are therefore much more likely to be receptive to your questions.

What Employers Want

Every year, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) puts out a study of the top skills and qualities employers want to see from college seniors.

This year’s study is out and the results may be surprising to you: Above all else employers seek candidates with:

  1. The ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization and
  2. The ability to work in a team structure
  3. The ability to make decisions and solve problems

You can find the full study here.

The good news: All of the top three skills are benefits of a liberal arts education!

Have a disability? Get Paid to Intern at a Leading Corporation

The Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities offers paid summer internships at many of America’s leading corporations.  These companies are members of the National Business & Disability Council (www.nbdc.com) and are proactive in recruiting qualified people with disabilities. To be considered for an internship, you must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student with a disability, have completed at least 60 credits, and is maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.  More information can be found on the web site at www.emerging-leaders.com, Students, How to Apply.

The application deadline to the Emerging Leaders Summer Internship program for college students with disabilities is Friday, January 11, 2013.

Develop your Own Stress Reduction Program

Very few things in life cause as much stress as the job search process—from constantly being on the lookout for new opportunities to studying for anxiety-ridden interviews to waiting for employers’ responses.

It is necessary to first take control of the internal dynamics that result from this process by managing your stress levels through positive influences. Taking advantage of stress relieving strategies and creating your own stress reduction program will not only help you to maintain your peace but will also give you the confidence necessary to better position yourself to attack the job market.

Check out Arianna Huffington’s “Turn the Page on Stress: Tapping into the De-Stressing Potential of Books and Storytelling” to learn about the power of reading, writing, and storytelling as interesting, fun, and stress-relieving activities. These activities not only promote stress relief but also provide a powerful vehicle of self reflection, a necessary step during any job search. Although stress during the job search process is inevitable and difficult to eliminate, you have to power to take numerous constructive and positive steps in order to control this stress and to turn it into an opportunity to learn about yourself.

16 Ways to Help Out Post SuperStorm Sandy

If you’ll be in an area hit by SuperStorm Sandy over break — or simply want to help out, here are 16 leads on volunteer opportunities that you may want to follow up on and take a look at.

Many of these organizations may be willing to have you volunteer for as short a time as three hours — or for several weeks.

Given the amount of time and energy it takes to clean up after a big storm, you may want to call — and phone — for the best response.

Astoria Recovers
Bay Ridge Cares Kitchen
Brokelyn: How to Help
Clean Up at Printed Matter
Corporation for National and Community Service
Food Not Bombs: Sandy Relief
Lower East Side Recovers
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
New York Blood Center Donor Center Locations
New York Cares
NYCService
Occupy Sandy
Occupy Sandy Donations
Red Hook Recovers
Rockaway Relief
The Lo-Down’s List of Lower East Side Volunteer Spots

If you live in — or want to live in — New York, New Jersey, or another state affected by the storm, volunteering could be a great way to spend part of your break and make some new friends.

Global Health Corp: Program & Operations Internship (Interim/Winter in NYC)

Interested in public health? Seeking an internship in New York over Interim and Winter break?
The Global Health Corps aims to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to work in public health and build the movement for health equity.

The Global Health Corps is seeking 5 creative, well-organized, hard-working interns to support the programming and operations of the 2012-2013 Fellowship. Interns will work closely with the CEO, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Programs, Operations Associate and regional Program Managers, and will gain a first-hand understanding of the day to day programming and operations of a young entrepreneurial non-profit.

For more information and application instructions, click here.