Alumni Stories: Dr. Kimberly Rose Clark ’04 on Advertising & Consumer Neuroscience Research

Interested in using her understanding of human behavior in a business setting, Dr. Kimberly Rose Clark ’04 co-founded Merchant Mechanics, a market research firm that draws on the fields of behavioral psychology and neuroscience to observe how consumers respond to test elements in a real world context. Dr. Clark is an established author of research-based articles for prominent industry trade and academic journals with cover articles featured in both Chain Store Age Magazine and Neuron. She maintains a presence in academia as an educator, collaborator, consultant and mentor; she frequently serves as speaker or panelist at industry and academic events.

Check out how Dr. Clark describes her work and what advice she would give to current Dartmouth students:

Position: Chief Research Officer at Merchant Mechanics, Inc.

Short description of what you do: 

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I oversee all aspects of research design, implementation and analysis for Merchant Mechanics’ national and international clients. In this role, I direct the development and execution of original qualitative and quantitative research initiatives for numerous blue-chip clients, including: United States Postal Service, Campbell’s Soup, Coca-Cola, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Levi’s, McDonald’s, The Home Depot.

1. What is most satisfying about your current work?

Prior to co-founding Merchant Mechanics, my career path was aligned with academia. I’d hoped to become a professor with a focus on psychological and brain science research.  In coming to understand the vast disconnect between academic theories and real world use of those applications, I co-created the consumer research firm with a fellow grad student in the PBS Department. Application of knowledge from our team’s respective academic backgrounds enables us to apply a unique understanding to our client’s concepts, or prototypes, allowing us to successfully predict their efficacy in real world contexts. The best part of this job–five things come to mind:

1) Tackling each client’s specific question is very much like generating an academic dissertation.  A hypothesis must be generated, theories must be tested and findings must be explained. However, unlike the academic path, I’m afforded breadth in research topics by the very nature of our diverse client types.  In other words, I must become an expert in several realms.

2) I love serving as an ambassador of quality research, and I will always be indebted to my Doctoral advisor, George Wolford, for his emphasis on generating good data and questioning all data.

3) I still get my academic fix through ongoing collaborations and guest lecture spots with Dartmouth colleagues.

4) Our firm uses state of the art technology in consumer neuroscience (aka “neuromarketing”) research [note: I am *not* a fan of that word!] and I enjoy keeping comprehensively current in the field.

5) I am able to serve as an active mentor to many undergrad and grad students, which is of critical importance to me, as a caring business owner and one who has had wonderful life mentors of her own.

2. What’s the best way to enter your field? Any essential elements of preparation?

Consumer Neuroscience, or “neuromarketing” as some call it, is currently in a state similar to the Wild West.  Many of the current “new” technologies of neuromarketing have actually been used for years in medical and academic applications of Psychology and Neuroscience. In those contexts, use of such methods is careful and bound by standards.  That isn’t the case at this time in the private sector.  That said, irrespective of the hardware/software used to answer a research question, I’d promote a firm understanding of statistics and research design to those who are interested in pursuing consumer neuroscience. A strong foundation in statistics is key to career success in this field.

3. What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

Contact me!  I’d be happy to discuss case studies.  The paths to this field are so diverse, that there’s not a recipe of success that I could convey across students of different disciplines/areas of study.

4. How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

Mentorship. Friendship. Caring network of colleagues.

Alumni Stories: Yuki Kondo-Shah ’07 Gives Advice and Expectations for a Career as a Foreign Service Officer

At Dartmouth, Yuki Kondo-Shah ’07 pursued a double major in Government and Asian Middle Eastern Studies and used her junior summer to intern at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo with a Dickey Center Grant. After moving on to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Policy at Harvard, she began work for the U.S. State Department in September 2012 and will be starting her first post abroad in Bolivia come July 2013. We asked Yuki what it’s like to work as a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department and how to go about obtaining a similar position. Take a look at what she has to say:

Position: Foreign Service Officer (Diplomat) at the U.S. State Department.

Two sentence description of what you do:

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I am a diplomat representing the United States. I work at Embassies and Consulates abroad in the Public Affairs Section. This means that I work to explain U.S. policies to foreign audiences and learn about foreign cultures and policies to relate it back to our government.

1. What is most satisfying about your current work?

I get up every day excited to serve my country. I know that may sound cheesy, but I have benefited so much from the educational system in this country, and I hope that I can give back in a small way. I love working and living abroad, and learning about new people, histories, and cultures. Part of my job is to publicize U.S. higher education opportunities and scholarships to foreign audiences, what a gift! I am so happy! Come and join me at the State Department!

2. What’s the best way to enter your field? Any essential elements of preparation?

The Foreign Service Officer is a generalist position, so even though I studied Government at Dartmouth and know Japanese and Mandarin, many of my colleagues come from law, science, or media. That’s the best part about working at the State Department: there are so many interesting people with different professional backgrounds. You need to take the Foreign Service test and pass an interview to enter. There are also fellowships that will pay for your graduate studies and train you to pass these tests called the Pickering and Rangel Fellowships.

3. What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

I would pursue some other professional experiences first, and I also recommend graduate studies. It helps to have some work experience to bring into the field. Also, be open-minded because for your first two tours, the State Department tells you where to go. I was ready to work in Asia because of my language skills, but the Department decided to send me to Bolivia instead and pay me to learn Spanish. It’s been amazing so far, and I am really excited because I will work with youth and indigenous communities. I really enjoyed working with the Native American student community at Dartmouth during my undergrad years, so I am especially looking forward to working with Bolivian indigenous communities.

4. How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

I would not be here without Dartmouth. Professor Valentino in the Government Department helped me to secure an internship my junior summer at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and I got funded through the Dickey Center. Dartmouth gave me scholarships to attend Harvard for graduate studies, and at each of my internships and jobs, Dartmouth alumni helped me as mentors. I am so thankful for my education and connections from Dartmouth.

5. Is there anything that we haven’t asked you that you think we should?

The State Department is FULL of Dartmouth grads! From the Assistant Secretary level to entry level officers, there are Dartmouth alumni at every stage of their career. We will help you and support you, so think about joining! Sure, public service doesn’t make you rich, but I know I will experience things in this career that will be impossible in other jobs. I want to encourage as many Dartmouth grads as possible to join the Foreign Service. We need you!

Alumni Stories: Tom Schenck ’89 on How to Break into Careers in Fundraising

Over the course of his career, Tom Schenck has worked in entertainment sales, served as a head of school, coached water polo and wrestling, and worked in Entertainment Marketing for Marvel — where he also played Spiderman for fundraising events. We asked him to share information on his current work in fundraising and education.

Position: Assistant Head of School for Advancement at Wasatch Academy.

Two sentence description of what you do:

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I oversee the total landscape of marketing and fundraising to reach all development goals—from annual fund and planned giving to alumni relations and grants. I also work with major gifts  and money raising events.

1. What is most satisfying about your current work?

Connecting people with their passions to the right model of philanthropy, and achieving goals by being a life-long student.

2. What’s the best way to enter your field? Any essential elements of preparation?

Start by volunteering in a local charity…I founded my own foundation and worked in admissions. You should enjoy helping people and enjoy competition. Don’t personalize rejection. You should have a diverse background of experiences. Be organized and be passionate about the cause you are promoting.

3. What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

Call people at various charities and arrange an informational interview to see what they are looking for. Attend a conference of fundraisers. Do your online research.

4. How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

It has given me a sense of creating a big picture view of the world and its possibilities.

5. Is there anything that we haven’t asked you that you think we should?

I am interested in talking with people who are interested in learning more about working in development or education…life is about giving back.

Career Blitz: Arts

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  1. 1100 Architect – Marketing and Communications Intern (NY)Year-of-the-Arts-Small-Logo-150x150
  2. A Blade of Grass Internship (Part-Time) (NY)
  3. Ric Michel Fine Art – internship (Stipend) (NY)
  4. The Tracing Centeron Histories and Legacies of Slavery – PAID Summer Internship (Boston)
  5. Seek Your Course – Public Relations/Marketing Summer Interns
  6. Sanctuary Clothing – Fashion PR/Social Media Summer Intern
  7. The Madame Paulette Organization –  Student Digital Media Intern

1100 Architect – Marketing and Communications Intern (NY) Stipend:   searching for a motivated intern to join its marketing and communications team.  The internship offers an overview of the role of marketing at a design firm. See the listing at:

A Blade of Grass Internship (Part-Time/ NY):  a relatively new funding organization founded by Shelley Rubin, which supports artists doing socially engaged art and the institutions that foster such efforts. This is an opportunity to work as part of a dedicated and highly motivated team at a key phase of the organization’s development.

Ric Michel Fine Art  NY (Stipend). Established NY Art Dealer seeks tech savvy intern for online outreach/marketing, social media development, website creation/enhancement and like projects for both Manhattan based business (catering to private collectors and corporate clients) and Long Island affiliate.

The Tracing Centeron Histories and Legacies of Slavery – PAID Summer Internship (DEADLINE June 30, 2013). An opportunity to work in social justice. Project assignments can be tailored to the intern’s interests and experience, but possibilities include research on issues related to the history and legacy of racial discrimination, design of educational and civic dialogue programs, social media and public relations outreach, fundraising initiatives, and event management.

Seek Your Course – Public Relations/Marketing Summer Interns. Internships are unpaid for the summer months with potential for a paid position in the future. Self directed. You must be proficient at delivering high quality work without being reminded. Creative. Working in the creative economy means innovation is the norm. Creativity extends to every aspect of how one works and you must embody this. Engaged. You must be willing to get to know the major players in the creative community via social media in order to contribute to discussions and your projects. Learner. You must be willing to learn the technologies Seek Your Course uses to run efficiently and communicate with the world, such as Trello, Google Drive, MailChimp, GoToWebinar, etc.

Sanctuary Clothing – Fashion PR/Social Media Summer Intern:  looking for a social media savvy intern who will be in Southern California this summer.

The Madame Paulette Organization – Student Digital Media Intern:  Part-time or Full-time available in Long Island NY.  Interning for Madame Paulette will be a great learning experience for any student as it carries a high professional value. Interning with us leads to unique learning and networking opportunities, as we’ve aligned ourselves with other high-end industry leaders, due to our “spotless” reputation and fifty year history. If you are interested in interning for Madame Paulette, please post your resume and contact information.

Intern for the Earl of Dartmouth (European Parliament)!

Fall intern sought for the Office of William Dartmouth, Member of European Parliament.Europe Day - European Parliament

Description of work:    The internship offers a chance to experience the day to day operation of an MEP’s office in the European Parliament, from experience in EU legislation, the work of the European Parliament to drafting speeches and press releases.  An important task will be research particularly relating to the International Trade Committee of which William (The Earl of) Dartmouth is a Member and also the Coordinator for his political Group. There will also be some work related to the Foreign Affairs Committee of which William is a substitute.

Successful applicants will have proven research, IT and organisational skills. Knowledge of French would be helpful but it is not essential.  Applicants must be in possession of a valid permit to stay in the European Union for the duration of the traineeship if they are not citizens of the EU.

Place of work:  European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg

Duration of internship:  3 months (possibly prolongation of internship)

Start date:  On or around September 3rd, 2013.

Note:  William Dartmouth is a direct descendant of the Second Earl of Dartmouth, for whom Dartmouth College is named.

Stipend:  Approximately 1,200 euros/month

Deadline:  June 10th, 2013

Application instructions:  Email cover letter and resume to:  william.dartmouth@europarl.europa.eu

Kevin Karp ( EX DARTMOUTH ) Intern for William Dartmouth September 2012 to May 2013 writes

“My traineeship under William Dartmouth at the European Parliament involves senior-staff responsibility and requires succinct exposition of EU policies.  In scope and competence demanded, it is a professional-grade position.  Specifically, I serve as an adviser to Mr. Dartmouth in his work for the Committee on International Trade, or INTA.  Because INTA is arguably the European Parliament’s most powerful committee, and because trade is such an important factor in foreign relations, my work in this particular area has made me into a poised observer of global politics.  In my advisory work I have analyzed draft opinions on European Commission regulations before the Committee, helped determine Mr. Dartmouth’s votes on amendments to those opinions, authored questions to the Commission for written answer, drafted responses to press articles, and written and edited speeches that Mr. Dartmouth has delivered in Strasbourg and the UK.   One of these speeches was Mr. Dartmouth’s address to the 2013 UKIP Spring Conference in Exeter, dealing with the different trade relationships with the EU that exist outside of membership.  I have been turning this speech into a pamphlet that will serve as a template for further research.

Alongside the advisory work for Mr. Dartmouth, I also write policy briefs for Michael McManus, a staff researcher and member of UKIP at the European Parliament.  These briefs cover a wide range of topics in foreign policy and economic issues.  Mr. McManus keeps these briefs on file and provides them on request to UKIP MEPs who need information on such topics before giving speeches or talking to the media.”

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  June 10th, 2013 for Fall Term

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Career Blitz: COMMUNICATION

Communications-copy2-150x150TOPICS INCLUDE:

  1. Editorial INTERN – Summer –  Clarion Books (NY)
  2. International Marketing Strategy Practice – TribalVision – POST-GRAD & INTERN (MA or RI)
  3. Advocacy Journalism INTERN  – National Education Association (DC)
  4. Marketing: Assistant Account Executive – Lipman Hearne – POST-GRAD (Chicago)
  5. Client Services INTERN – Landor  (Branding) (San Fran)
  6. Market Research & Brand Strategy APPRENTICE – Insight Strategy Group (NY)
  7. Editorial Assistant – Candlewick Press – POST-GRAD (MA)
  8. Global Marketing & Communication Associate – APCO Worldwide POST-GRAD (DC)
  9. Journalism INTERNSHIP – Global Healthcare (FL)
  10. Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor – The New PressPOST-GRAD (NY)

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1. Editorial INTERN – Summer –  Clarion Books  (NY).  PAID.  Clarion Books is a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. Participate in all aspects of children’s books publishing—from manuscript stage to finished books—and work with the editorial, design, and marketing departments. Duties include clerical work such as maintaining the archival library and editorial files, logging submissions, and some photocopying. Opportunity to correspond with authors and illustrators, sit in on editorial meetings, screen art and manuscript submissions, and write reader reports. Intern will be paid $12 @ hour/16 hrs. a week. Email (no calls please) a cover letter and resume to Anna Dobbin (D alum), Editorial Assistant, Clarion Books at Anna.Dobbin@hmhco.com  DEADLINE:  MAY 31

2. International Marketing Strategy Practice – TribalVision – POST-GRAD & INTERN. PAID. Choose between Cambridge, MA and Providence, RI offices. TribalVision focuses on small to mid-sized businesses. Your client base is international with regular travel to New-York City and occasionally to Europe (Brussels and/or Paris). Responsibilities include: Constructing high-level marketing materials; writing of robust marketing plans; presentation of those plans; client relationship management; strategy Implementation; project management; management of project teams.  Send resume and cover letter directly to Younes Lattenist at (ylattenist@tribalvision.com) or via (http://bit.ly/YyZ9q8), mentioning “International Marketing Consultant” position in cover letter.  APPLY ASAP!

3. Advocacy Journalism INTERN  – National Education Association  (DC) PAID. Report and write articles for EducationVotes.org, a website that engages and recruits activists in the fight for public education. Typical tasks of this position: Contribute to all aspects of article content development, from idea generation to execution to distribution. Research, report, and write articles—may include conducting interviews and traveling to local hearings, press conferences, demonstrations, and other events. Assist staff with research and site maintenance. E-mail send a Cover letter, Résumé, 3 writing samples, and 2 letters of recommendation to: Amanda Litvinov, Campaigns & Elections, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.  20036 at edvotes@gmail.com (letters of recommendation must be mailed to the above address).

4. Marketing: Assistant Account Executive – Lipman Hearne – POST-GRAD (Chicago).  Lipman Hearne helps nonprofit organizations achieve their goals through inspired marketing and communications.  Work with account executives to direct and coordinate assigned project execution of client deliverables in a timely manner. The Assistant Account Executive will have a diverse range of responsibilities that include helping create plans, track budgets, develop marketing strategies, and propose other recommendations for assigned clients. Send a letter of interest and resume to asstacctexec@lipmanhearne.com.   No phone calls please http://bit.ly/18LW9uN

5. Client Services INTERN – Landor  (Branding) (San Fran):  Interns will learn entry-level client project management responsibilities; understand Landor’s branding practices and methodologies and how to apply this knowledge in preparing presentations for both new business prospects and clients.  This also includes competitive and creative brand experience audits.  Interns will assist in supporting the client leaders and their teams with a myriad of tasks, including coordinating field facilities for primary research, tracking projects and writing case studies.  http://bit.ly/11Ft7wP

6. Market Research & Brand Strategy APPRENTICE – Insight Strategy Group (3-6 mos.) (NY). Insight Strategy Group is a research-driven strategy firm that gets to the deeper truth of what drives people and their relationships to brands and opens possibilities for growth. Insight seeks entry-level individuals with social science and marketing backgrounds who demonstrate promise in research (e.g., academic and/or some work experience) to join it as a Market Research Associate or Apprentice and gain valuable applied qualitative and quantitative research experience. The goal in the Apprenticeship program is to identify qualified candidates who can join the team permanently. Stipend & benefits provided. http://bit.ly/10GXnkC

7. Editorial Assistant – Candlewick Press – POST-GRAD (MA). Provide administrative and editorial support to two Executive Editors. Must possess a strong interest in children’s trade publishing; a motivation to learn; flexibility; a sense of humor; excellent English language skills (proofreading, spelling, grammar); and be extremely organized, attentive to details, and able to multi-task and prioritize. Familiarity with Spanish language is strongly preferred. Send resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing “Editorial Assistant”.

8. Global Marketing & Communication Associate – APCO Worldwide POST-GRAD (DC). APCO Worldwide, was named the “2011 Large Agency of the Year” and one of the ‘Top Places to Work in PR’. Draft copy, edit and work with designers to create marketing materials and promotional items. Manage inventory control of marketing materials and maintenance of supply distribution globally. Identify and execute advertising opportunities, track results. Assist with creation of company advertisements. Organize and coordinate APCO events.   Apply ASAP ! http://bit.ly/Iwc6cl

9. Journalism INTERNSHIP – Global Healthcare (FL). The Medical Tourism Association is looking for an enthusiastic intern to contribute to the content development of our magazine and other social media channels. Duties include: Interviewing potential authors for the magazine; Contributing to the writing for the news and educational content of the magazine and newsletters; Assisting in distribution databases, add new distribution contacts; Writing content for blogs and other social media channels.  Send resume and cover letter to Cristina Cardona at: cristina@medicaltourismcongress.com

10.Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor – The New PressPOST-GRAD (NY).  Transmit/track status of New Press manuscripts heading into production. Maintain editorial department files. Write Title Information sheets, catalog copy, and jacket/back cover copy for selected titles. Work collaboratively with all other departments through the publication phase of each book. Read proposals and manuscripts and prepare editorial memos. Correspond as needed with authors and/or their representatives. http://bit.ly/12vBebS

*Paid Fall intern also.

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More resources at COMMUNICATION Career Field:  http://bit.ly/SHIPjI

>>To make an Appointment with a Career Advisor, call 646-2215

 

Non-Profit Opportunity: POST-GRAD (2013-2014)

Interested in working at various non-profit organizations throughout the state of Vermont? Check out the Vermont Youth Tomorrow (VYT) A*VISTA Program for numerous year-long (2013-2014) opportunities to engage with and foster youth involvement in the community americorps_vista_jpgand to tackle social issues.

Vermont Youth Tomorrow A*VISTA Program (2013-2014)

AmeriCorps VISTA (A*VISTA) members serve at nonprofit agencies, schools, and municipalities that tackle important social issues to alleviate poverty. By focusing on mobilizing resources and building organizational capacity, VYT A*VISTA members help low-income youth succeed academically, develop job skills, receive healthy meals, learn about sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship, and become actively involved in their communities.

VYT A*VISTA members serve a year long term (8/5/2013-8/8/2014) and receive a monthly living allowance: $1,069 for Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties (sites located in Burlington, Richmond, So. Burlington, Swanton, Williston, & Winooski); $946 for sites located in Vermont’s other counties.  Members may place qualified student loans into forbearance during service and receive a $5,550 education award or $1,500 cash stipend after successful completion of the program.  The program also offers a health plan as well as a child care subsidy, for those who are eligible.  For more information about the VYT A*VISTA program, please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/vermontyouthtomorrowavista/

Anyone interested in applying can go to the main website at www.nationalservice.gov.

On the right-hand side is the headline: Join AmeriCorps.

Click “Advanced Search”

For Program Type, Choose VISTA

For State, Choose VERMONT

For Program Name, type VYT

All VYT sites should appear.

Apply to all that interest you.

CAREER BLITZ: International

InternationalTOPICS INCLUDE:

  1. Peace, Trade, & Development Program – July 22 – Aug. 15
  2. International Marketing Strategy Practice – TribalVision – POST-GRAD & INTERN
  3. Germany – Institute for Cultural Diplomacy – INTERNS
  4. Population Services International – Research & Metrics INTERN
  5. Brussels, Belgium – Communications Consulting Team INTERN
  6. Kenya or Senegal – Zidisha – Microfinance INTERNS
  7. Guatemala – Mercado Global – Social Enterprise INTERNS
  8. European Institute – Fall INTERNS
  9. JUNIORS – Italy – Slow Food – Fulbright Scholarship
  10. Shanghai, China – Teach English – Summer and Fall INTERNS

 

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1. Peace, Trade, & Development Program – July 22 – Aug. 15:

Offered by the Monterey Institute of International Studies (CA) this certificate program is taught by  policy and business faculty and exposes participants to topics ranging from trade agreements and negotiations to multinationals, foreign direct investment, and international development. Training sessions will also cover trade-related environmental issues, labor standards, and the problem of money laundering via false trade invoicing. Groups will also travel to international agriculture, financial, and technology organizations on the Central Californian Coast and in the Bay area. DEADLINE:   June 1, but apply ASAP.  http://bit.ly/10fXqGX

2. International Marketing Strategy Practice – TribalVision – POST-GRAD & INTERN (paid):

Choose between Cambridge, MA and Providence, RI offices. TribalVision focuses on small to mid-sized businesses. Your client base is international with regular travel to New-York City and occasionally to Europe (Brussels and/or Paris). Responsibilities include: Constructing high-level;  marketing materials; writing of robust marketing plans; presentation of those plans; client relationship management; strategy Implementation; project management; management of project teams.  Send resume and cover letter directly to Younes Lattenist at (ylattenist@tribalvision.com) or via ( http://bit.ly/YyZ9q8 ), mentioning “International Marketing Consultant” position in cover letter.  APPLY ASAP!

3. Germany – Institute for Cultural Diplomacy – INTERNS:

ICD promotes global peace and stability by supporting intercultural relations through cultural exchange organizations. The ICD Internship Project is to enable young professionals to engage in intercultural relations and promote multiculturalism. Unpaid and lasts 3 – 6 mos.  Interns raise awareness and marketing for the program; acquire speakers and partners for the programs; execute weeklong seminars and events; event documentation – conducting Interviews, reporting and documenting ICD event; Cultural Diplomacy News – conducting Interviews, writing articleshttp://bit.ly/11YbAL4

4. Population Services International – Research & Metrics INTERN (DC):

PSI currently operates in more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Eastern Europe. PSI has a portfolio of products and services for reproductive health, HIV/AIDS prevention, malaria control, child survival and safe water. PSI uses data to monitor and evaluate its programs; estimate the health impact of specific interventions; assess value for money and improve intervention cost-effectiveness; and evaluate the health of the markets PSI works to strengthen.  Support researchers to meet their Strategic Plan objectives by helping to create tools and resources for PSI’s staff worldwide. Assist with literature searches, papers, conferences, studies, reports, the monthly newsletter and various administrative tasks. Paid.   http://bit.ly/134bdOl

5. Brussels, Belgium – Communications Consulting Team INTERN:

CNC is an international strategic consultancy which advises large corporations, mid-cap companies, institutions and individuals on all aspects of strategic communications within their individual markets. Monitor EU institutions’ websites and EU-related press with regards to current developments on CNC’s clients and fields of activity. Contribute to the development and implementation of communications strategies and concepts. Prepare briefings and presentations on companies. http://bit.ly/16mbenv

6. Kenya or Senegal – Zidisha – Microfinance INTERNS:

Client Relationship Manager internships meet with Zidisha entrepreneurs at their business locations. Country Liaison Interns may be based anywhere in the world, with flexible work hours to accommodate class or work schedules. This position is focused on managing loan transactions and providing service to Zidisha borrowers. http://bit.ly/10fXJS9

7. Guatemala – Mercado Global – Social Enterprise INTERNS:

1)Community-Based Curriculum Development Fellow 2) Community Outreach & Operations Intern.

Mercado empowers women in rural Guatemala by providing business development support and connecting artisan cooperatives to sales opportunities in the U.S.  The Curriculum Fellow will develop and finalize the community-based education curricula that are utilized in capacity-building workshops. The Community Outreach Intern will gain broad exposure to non-profit management and fundraising, including development operations, donor communication, grant-writing, and research. http://bit.ly/179xPnr

8. European Institute – Fall INTERNS (DC):

The European Institute is the oldest multilateral partnership in the world, being the Europe and U.S.’s  most important trade and investment partner, close political and military allies, and sharing a deep commitment to the rule of law and democracy.  Internships are in the following topic areas: Programs (Defense and Homeland Security; Energy, Environment, and Transportation; Trade and Finance; Telecommunications and Space Technology)Communications (Press; European Affairs – the Institute’s public policy journal; website and blog)  DEADLINE: JULY 1 http://bit.ly/10fXMgK

9.  JUNIORS – Italy – Slow Food – Fulbright Scholarship:

One-year Master’s degree beginning March 2015, for candidates with a special interest in the Slow Food movement and awareness of food culture and food sector issues. The grantee will be enrolled in the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Master’s in Food Culture and Communications: Food Place and Identity. The main goal of the Program (taught in English) is to provide multidisciplinary knowledge in food studies, with an emphasis on sustainability, traditional and quality food production, as well as the communication and promotion of such products.  DEADLINE:  **JULY 1 – Preliminary application is due to the Scholarship Office on campus via Kristin O’Rourke (Parker House) http://bit.ly/134bvF6 . For further information:    http://bit.ly/10x1LlZ

10. Shanghai, China –  Teach English – Summer and Fall INTERNS:

ULearn is seeking International Business Interns who can facilitate Chinese Nationals High School Students with their proficiency skills in English and prepare them for the nuances of admissions requirements to American colleges/universities. 6000RMB per month +housing.  Full internship description can be found in the NIC internship database in Dartboard.  http://bit.ly/VR2w9M

**To schedule an Appointment with an Advisor, call Career Services at 646-2215

Use your time effectively and craft your personal pitch

Whether you’re graduating or still seeking an internship, check out Miriam Salpeter’s 10 Tips for New Grads Hoping to Score a Job. She provides good advice on how to use your careertips13-150x150time effectively both in applying to jobs and delivering your personal pitch.

For best results, apply to those jobs that best match your skills and interests. Use sites such as LinkedIn to learn more about the companies to which you are applying and the skills your desired position requires. You will then be able to better personalize and tailor each application and cover letter to the specific role you seek to fill.

Consider joining the Career Services LinkedIn Group and attending networking events to have conversations with those who can potentially refer you to an opportunity. When networking—and also during interviews—be sure to concisely tell the person what you’ve done and accomplished, what your interests are, and how these relate to your desired position. Practice focusing in on your most important and revealing interests and keep “your talking points down to a 30-second pitch.” Check out Arnie Fertig’s 7 Key Elements of a Great Personal Branding Statement for some tips on how to effectively communicate your pitch.