Alumni Stories: Matthew Megill ’00, Missionary Physician in Niger

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Photo courtesy of the Christian Union

Matthew Megill ’00 is a missionary physician at a Christian hospital in Niger. His work focuses on HIV prevention and treatment. The hospital  employs 30 to 40 full time staffers and cares for about 300 outpatient and 100 inpatients daily.

Megill was a Classics major and involved in various Christian groups in his time at Dartmouth. He spent an off-term volunteering at a hospital in Jordan and taught middle school students at an English-speaking school in Cairo, Egypt following graduation. He received his medical degree from Temple University in 2005.

Position: HIV Program Director at Galmi hospital

Please provide a two sentence description of what you do:

I am a missionary physician serving at a Christian hospital in Niger. As HIV Program Director, I head HIV services, which covers screening, treatment, and outreach.

What is most satisfying about your current work?

I love to see our patients get better on ARVs (anti-retroviral medications). In 2012, we screened over 22,000 patients for HIV and follow about 600 on ARVs.

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

Medical school is pretty linear. Missions preparation involves quite a bit of concurrent screening and preparation as well.

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

Read widely and have a strong intellectual appetite.

How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

Dartmouth was a wonderful stepping stone.

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!

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: International

You are receiving this e-mail because you selected ‘INTERNATIONAL’ as an interest in your DartBoard profile…..

TOPICS INCLUDE:International

1. International Development Funding $$ – The Show Me Campaign Fellowship
2. National Democratic Institute – INTERN/Project Assistant: Central and Eastern Europe
3. National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) – Strategic Asia INTERNSHIPS
4. Latin America – School for Field Studies – Spanish Bilingual Student Affairs Managers – POST-GRAD
5. L’Oreal – Communications, Finance, Sales & Marketing INTERNSHIPS Worldwide
6. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Program Assistant – Vital Voices – POST-GRAD
7. Program Assistant, Middle East & North Africa – Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) – POST-GRAD

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1. International Development Funding $$ – The Show Me Campaign Fellowship:
The Fellowship offers $3,000 to college students who have unpaid internships during the summer of 2013 in  International development, specifically eradicating global poverty. Students must be enrolled at an accredited college or university in the spring of 2013, have a predetermined unpaid internship with a registered 501(c)3 organization and be a United States citizen. Fellows document their experiences over the course of the summer on the Show Me Fellows blog.   Apply today! Download an application to get started. DEADLINE:  MAY 8

2. National Democratic Institute – Intern/Project Assistant (Central and Eastern Europe):
Provide programmatic and administrative support to the regional Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) team.  Duties include research, gathering reports on news international sources, drafting memos, preparing program briefing materials.  Paid. https://ndi.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=217555&company_id=15851&version=1&jobBoardId=1112                  DEADLINE:  MAY 1 

3. National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) – Strategic Asia Internships  (Seattle, WA):
NBR conducts advanced independent research on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health, and energy issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia. NBR disseminates its research through briefings, publications, conferences, Congressional testimony, and email forums, and by collaborating with leading institutions worldwide.  http://www.nbr.org/About/openings.aspx#StrategicAsia

4. Latin America – School for Field Studies – Spanish Bilingual Student Affairs Managers – POST-GRAD:
Committed to environmental stewardship, SFS creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based learning and research. Its educational programs explore the human and ecological dimensions of the complex environmental problems faced by local partners. The Student Affairs Manager (SAM) (Costa Rica-12 mos. & Panama 4 mos.) focuses on student orientation and support, community building, safety & risk management and community outreach.
http://fieldstudies.catsone.com/careers/?portal
(also see Post-grad Internships – Australia and Panama)

5. L’Oreal – Communications, Finance, Sales & Marketing INTERNSHIPS Worldwide:
L’Oreal has a portfolio of international brands in the cosmetics industry, covering 130 countries.
https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_thebodyshop/loreal_ext/search.do

6. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Program Assistant – Vital Voices – POST-GRAD: Vital Voices Global Partnership is a non-governmental organization that identifies, invests in and brings visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities. Program Assistant will provide administrative, logistical, communications, and programmatic support for the development, execution, and follow-up of LAC programs. http://www.vitalvoices.org/get-involved/careers/jobs/program-assistant-latin-america-and-caribbean

7. Program Assistant, Middle East & North Africa – Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) – POST-GRAD:
CIPE strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. The Program Assistant provides administrative, coordination, and writing/research support for CIPE’s programs for the MENA region.
http://www.cipe.org/content/opportunities-careers#MENA

*ALSO, see INTERNATIONAL career link at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/explore/careers/intl.html

Is there an MBA in your future? Check out Tuck!

Planning to pursue an MBA after finishing your Bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth? Curious about what an MBA program is?

The Tuck Admissions Office invites you to explore another part of campus and the possibility of a future in business.  Throughout the spring, they are offering opportunities to visit Tuck, interact with current students and talk to staff:

8:30 AM or 10:20 AM – Class Visit
12 PM – Lunch with Students
12:45 PM – Tour of Tuck
1:30 PM – Q&A with an Admissions Officer

The program is available every Monday and Tuesday through May, with a couple of exceptions.  Here are program dates:

March 26, 27
April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 23, 30
May 6, 7, 14, 20, 21

***To reserve a spot, or if you have any questions, please contact Gelsey Tolosa  (gelsey.a.tolosa<at>tuck<dot>dartmouth<dot>edu).

If you’re unable to attend but have questions about Tuck’s MBA program, don’t hesitate to contact the Admissions office.

They are looking forward to meeting you!

Career Blitz: INTERNATIONAL

 

TOPICS INCLUDE:

1. Export-Import Bank of the United States – Public Affairs Specialist POST-GRAD
2. Council on Foreign Relations -Research Associates – POST-GRAD
3. Honduras – Health Education & Advocacy Liaisons- INTERNSHIP
4. Costa Rica – Center for Sustainable Development Studies – Program Intern, POST-GRAD
5. ‘Virtual’ Research INTERNSHIP, China Brief – The Jamestown Foundation
(DC)
6. Switzerland – UN Watch – INTERN
7. China Market Research Group – 2-Year Business Analyst Program
8. JUNIORS – Fulbright Applications – Open MAY 1 – Various Abroad Opportunities
9.  Germany – Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center – INTERN
10. Conversation: CAREERS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Meeting Public Challenges from the Private Sector
Speaker:  Michael Fairbanks, co-founder of SEVEN (Social Equity Venture Fund)

 

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1. Export-Import Bank of the United States – Public Affairs Specialist POST-GRAD:
The Ex-Im Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States. This position is located in the Office of Communications-Public Affairs and is being filled under the Pathways Recent Graduate Program. Activities include preparation of information on Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank’s export financing programs and policies to domestic and international news media, U.S. and foreign businesses, banks, federal/state/local government agencies, private organizations and groups, and the general public.
Deadline:  MARCH 27
Website: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/339679500

 

2. Council on Foreign Relations-Research Associates – POST-GRAD
            1) Southeast Asia (DC); 2) Global Health (NY):
1)Support a CFR Fellow whose work examines U.S. policy toward Southeast Asia. Must have 1+ yr. of administrative and/or internship experience; 2) Support Senior Fellow for Global Health Laurie Garrett, a highly sought after expert on many global health issues, including global health funding, HIV/AIDS, and biosecurity. Send Resume & Cover Letter (incl. position name in email) to Council on Foreign Relations Human Resources Office 58 E. 68th St., New York, NY 10065 FAX: (212) 434-9893 humanresources@cfr.org
Website: www.cfr.org

3. Honduras – Global Healing – Health Education & Advocacy Liaisons (HEAL)  – INTERNSHIP:
HEAL student internship provides advanced undergraduate students with a unique opportunity to experience pediatric medicine and community health at the Roatán Volunteer Pediatric Clinic (RVPC) in Roatán, Honduras. As part of the American and Honduran medical team, student interns play a key role in the daily operations of the RVPC. Outside of clinic, student interns volunteer with local community organizations and/or carry out their own community or public health projects. Send Resume & Cover Letter to healinternship@gmail.com
Website: http://www.roatanclinic.org/heal/index.html

 

4. Costa Rica – Center for Sustainable Development Studies – Program Intern, POST-GRAD:
The School for Field Studies (SFS) is  nation’s largest field-based provider of environmental study abroad programs, the interns provide support in the areas of Research, Student Programming, and Operations. This includes program delivery, academics, research, group dynamics, logistics, program safety, risk management and site maintenance. Mid-August 2013-August 2014.
Website: http://fieldstudies.catsone.com/careers/?portal=

 

5. ‘Virtual’ Research INTERNSHIP, China Brief – The Jamestown Foundation (DC)
Research and analyze a variety of foreign, defense, economic and policy issues related to China between 15-20 hrs @ week. Receive assignments, conduct research and analysis, and submit contributions via the Internet. Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is preferred. Interns work directly with the China Brief Editor, Peter Mattis. email a resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to Peter Mattis: mattis@jamestown.org. In the subject line, please indicate “Research Intern.”
Website: http://www.jamestown.org/aboutus/employment/

6. Switzerland – UN Watch – INTERN:
UN Watch’s mission is to monitor the performance of the United Nations according to the yardstick of its Charter and to protect human rights for all.  Substantive intern responsibilities can include research and writing of reports, drafting correspondence, monitoring and reporting on meetings at the UN, attending and reporting on meetings with diplomats and UN officials, fact-checking and taking notes.  Preference is given to candidates who apply at least 6 months in advance.
Website: http://www.unwatch.org/site/c.bdKKISNqEmG/b.1320701/k.61F9/Employment__Internships.htm

 

7. China Market Research Group – 2-Year Business Analyst Program:
Learn and practice the skills necessary to perform top-tier market research and strategy consulting
Website: http://www.cmrconsulting.com.cn/careers/baprogram.html

 

8. JUNIORS – Fulbright Applications – Open MAY 1 – Various Abroad Opportunities:
Get started investigating Fulbright grants for 1) Study/Research (Business, Journalism, Sciences and Public Health and Creative/Performing Arts) ; 2) English Teaching Assistantships 3) Fulbright-mtvU (international musical culture); 4) Travel Grants (Italy, Germany, and Hungary) http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-us-student-program
Website: Preliminary campus deadline: July 1 – check with www.dartmouth.edu/~scholarship  !

 

9.  Germany – Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center – INTERN:
Internships should last at least 8 weeks. The Primate Center is part of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropologhy.  Please send your application at least 6 months in advance to:
Daniel Hanus   zoocoordinator@eva.mpg.de  Phone: +49 (341) 3550 – 610
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/positions-available/department-of-developmental-and-comparative-psychology.html

 

10.  CAREERS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Meeting Public Challenges from the Private Sector
Speaker:  Michael Fairbanks, co-founder of SEVEN (Social Equity Venture Fund) is a virtual non-profit entity run by entrepreneurs whose strategy is to markedly increase the rate of innovation and diffusion of enterprise-based solutions to poverty)
THURSDAY, March 28, 1-2pm @ Haldeman 041
*R.S.V.P. to dickey.student.programs@dartmouth.edu
Panera lunch provided

ALSO, see INTERNATIONAL Career Link at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/explore/careers/intl.html

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

 

 

 

Careers In International Development & Entrepreneurship (3/28)

Are you interested in solving global public challenges — from health and economic development to poverty — through private-based solutions?

Attend this program and have a conversation with Michael Fairbanks, co-founder of  Seven (Social Equity Venture Fund), a virtual non-profit entity run by entrepreneurs whose strategy is to increase the rate of innovation and diffusion of enterprise-based solutions to poverty

Meeting Public Challenges from the Private Sector
THURSDAY, March 28, 1-2pm @ Haldeman 041
Lunch provided  (RSVP to dickey.student.programs@dartmouth.edu)

About  Michael Fairbanks was a U.S. Peace Corps teacher in Kenya (1979-1981). He has been a founder and chief executive in both the private and NGO sectors. A long-time angel investor in the life sciences, he is a founding board member of Silver Creek Pharmaceuticals, based in San Francisco, which is focused on solutions to heart disease; and a founding board member in Akagera Pharmaceuticals, which seeks a solution to Tuberculosis.

He has worked closely with two dozen heads of government in Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Asia; he is Senior Advisor since 2001 to President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. He co–authored Harvard Business School’s book on business strategy in emerging markets, “Plowing the Sea, Nurturing the Hidden Sources of Advantage in Developing Nations,” and edited, “In The River They Swim, Enterprise Solutions to Poverty.”

He is a Director of the Rwanda Biomedical Board, which oversees that nation’s health care system, and the Akilah Institute for Women, Rwanda’s first women’s college. He is a citizen of the United States, the European Union (Ireland), and Rwanda.

Career Blitz: International

TOPICS INCLUDE:

1. Foreign Affairs Magazine – Assistant Editor Intern (1 Yr.) POST-GRAD

2. International Peace & Security – INTERNS (DC)

3. Teach for China (2 yr.) POST-GRAD

4. Congressional-Executive Commission on China – INTERNSHIP

5. India – Takshashila School – Teaching Fellow (1yr) POST-GRAD

6. World Bank Social Media INTERN – Africa Communications Unit

7. TEACH IN HONG KONG – Chatteris (9 mos.) POST-GRAD

8. Top FOREIGN POLICY SCHOOLS

9. Marshall Islands – Dartmouth Volunteer Teaching Program (1 yr.) POST-GRAD

10.  EUROPEAN CAREER FAIR @ MIT

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1. Foreign Affairs Magazine – Assistant Editor Intern (1 Yr.):

Gain exceptional training in serious journalism. Work as an Assistant Editor and be involved in all aspects of the editorial process–editing, proofreading, evaluating manuscripts, research, fact-checking, and production work.  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/about-us/employment

Deadline:  FEB. 15

2. International Peace & Security – INTERNS (DC):

The Stimson Center is a nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security through a unique combination of rigorous analysis and outreach. Several Internships:  Budgeting for Foreign Affairs & Defense Intern; East Asia China Intern; East Asia Japan Intern; Environmental Security Intern; Managing Across Boundaries Intern; Middle East/Southwest Asia Intern; South Asia and Space Intern; and Southeast Asia Intern.  http://stimson.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php

Deadline:    MARCH 1

3. Teach for China (2 yr.) POST-GRAD:

Teaching fellowships in China’s most indigent rural schools. (The only program in China collaborating with Teach For All’s global network, a Teach For America affiliate) http://www.tfchina.org   Deadline:  FEB. 24

4. Congressional-Executive Commission on China – INTERNSHIP (paid):

Conduct research and writing projects on human rights and rule of law issues in China under the supervision of Commission staff. Interns may also assist with researching and updating records on the Commission’s Political Prisoner Database. Interns may also be invited or required to attend some of the many rule of law and human rights events.  http://www.cecc.gov/pages/general/employ.php

5. India – Takshashila School – Teaching Fellow (1yr) POST-GRAD:

Teach in the classroom, mentor local teachers, be involved in extended day and hostel programs, as well as to act as a role model for the school community.  Apply to Melanie Bowen ’93, Co-Founder & Director bowenmm@yahoo.com  (See DartBoard Entry-Level Job Description)

Deadline: MARCH 1

6. World Bank Social Media INTERN – Africa Communications Unit (DC)

Conceptualize new ways for the World Bank Africa to engage in social networks; Add a more “social layer” to the World Bank Africa’s corporate websites; Help manage blogs; Write social media press releases; Tweet from @WorldBankAfrica and @BM_Afrique; Engage with fans on the World Bank Africa Facebook pages and Livestream channel.  Stipend. http://www.american.edu/sis/ipcr/Internships.cfm

7. TEACH IN HONG KONG – Chatteris International Graduate Program (9 mos.)- POST-GRAD:

Chatteris Educational Foundation works in partnership with schools in Hong Kong to sponsor recent graduates from native-English-speaking countries around the world to work with local students. Accepted candidates are placed in schools throughout Hong Kong to teach English as a global language and experience a year of professional and personal development.  DEADLINE:  MARCH 1         http://www.chatteris.org.hk/

8. TOP FOREIGN POLICY SCHOOLS:

A list of Foreign Policy Association recommendations for the study of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. School suggestions are based on a combination of degree types offered, location and fields of study.

http://www.fpa.org/jobs/?act=schools_list

9. Marshall Islands – Dartmouth Volunteer Teaching Program (1 yr.) POST-GRAD:

A year-long volunteer program for graduates of Dartmouth College. Participants hold full-time teaching positions at public schools throughout the Marshall Islands, a small group of atolls and islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.   http://www.dartmouthrmi.org/#

MARCH 1  (Apply early!)

10.  EUROPEAN CAREER FAIR @ MIT:

FEB. 23-25 at the MIT Campus in Cambridge, MA. Register at www.euro-career.com 

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

Alumni Conversations: Garrett Simpson ’11, Product Operations Fellow at PharmaSecure (India)

Position: Product Operations Fellow at PharmaSecurePhoto of Garrett Simpson '11 on the job in India

Location: New Delhi, India

Short description of what you do: As PharmaSecure is still a young company, I’ve been helping out with a variety of things. My main responsibilities are supporting the product development team by defining requirements for new products and overseeing their development, data analysis, and monitoring of current products.

Degree at Dartmouth: Bachelor’s of Engineering focusing in Mechanical Engineering

1. What is most satisfying about your current work?

The general work environment and the people I work with — the organization is very flat, and I’ve gained some great friends and mentors during my time here.

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

Networking — I audited a Tuck class my senior year, Intro to Entrepreneurship, and met the CEO (Nathan Sigworth ’07) after a class in which he gave a guest lecture. Ten months later I Facebook messaged him out of the blue during a week of intense job searching, asking him if there were any internships or fellowships available and luckily there were!

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

Reach out to and network with alumni. There are so many amazing people, and they will want to help you.  There are some useful job sites/lists that are more geared toward social enterprise as well, like social-enterprise-jobs@googlegroups.com.

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

Dartmouth’s Network is truly amazing.  I’ve only just started out on my career more or less, with just a handful of internships under my belt, but all of my gainful employment post-graduation has been the direct result of networking with Dartmouth alumni.  As I’m starting to look for my next step, classmates a few years older than me have given great advice on how to frame my job search in a way that will help me clarify my career goals.

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