Hello world! Bear with us as we develop our new blog site.

Welcome to the new Dartmouth Career Services blog; this is currently a work in progress and all content from our previous blog has been brought across.  We ask for your patience while we work to develop this blog site; if you visit and it looks different over the next few months, that will be purposeful.

Thanks again for your patience readers!

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Extended Drop-ins: Same Time, New Location

Do you live in the library from mid-afternoon to night? Have any career or graduate school questions?  Still seeking a summer internship or advice on how to get a recommendation for that application due next week?

Career Services advisors are available for Drop-In meetings from 1:30 to 4 pm everyday in Career Services, 63 South Main Street. You can find us on the second floor of the Bank of America building.

You can also meet with Career Services advisors on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm in the new Undergraduate Deans Office on the first floor of Carson Hall, Suite 125. (This is the same location as the old Computer Store.) No need to sign up in advance for these extra hours;  Drop-Ins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Simply stop by during Drop-In hours with your questions, concerns, and printed copies of any materials you want reviewed.

We look forward to seeing you!

Save the Date & Register Now: Boston Start-Up Job Fair 4/11

Ever wondered what it would be like to work for a start-up? Interested in applying to work at one? Check this out:

Logo for the Boston StartUp Job Fair with blue lighthouse water.

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Microsoft NERD Center (1 Memorial Drive),
Cambridge, MA (near Kendall Square T-Stop)

12:00-2:00pm – Developers/Engineers Only
2:00-5:00pm – All Candidates

Registration is now free and open to all Dartmouth students and recent graduates.  Spots are limited, so reserve your spot now if you want to make sure you can attend. (Note: Expect a heavy emphasis on tech jobs.)

The goal of the fair is to connect talented job seekers with exciting Boston-based start-ups. Over the past few years , the host organization has helped job seekers find positions at start-ups including Spotify, Birchbox, Etsy, Tumblr and many more.

Additional information can be found through the fair’s official website.


Seniors: Achieving the Dream – Civic Engagement Program Coordinator (DPCS Fellowship in DC)

Last call to apply to Achieving the Dream! The deadline for applications has been extended to  Friday, March 8.

Achieving the Dream is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree. The Fellow will work with Achieving the Dream, Inc. and the Community College of Baltimore County to recruit, motivate, and coordinate skilled financial expert volunteers (primarily local financial industry professionals) to reach program goals. The volunteer will also build knowledge and lay the foundation for adoption of more comprehensive solutions to helping low income college students achieve academic success.

To Learn More and Apply!

Intern Stories: Catherine Treyz ’13 on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

Position: Summer Intern at NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Location: New York City
Description of what you did: I was a broadcast intern at Nightly News during Summer 2012, where I worked directly with producers on news and feature pieces for the evening newscast.
Major at Dartmouth: English with concentrations on popular culture and British literature

1. What was the most satisfying about your work?

From the first day, I was relieved to realize that my internship would be different from those portrayed on television sitcoms — there were no coffee runs. Immediately, I became an active member of the newsroom team and was often responsible for meeting the same daily deadlines as producers, designers, writers, and reporters. During the first week, I was trained by media professionals on how to use specific video editing and logging programs. I further developed those skills throughout my internship, editing videos for NBCNews.com and previewing footage for news and Olympics pieces.

Although I was completing basic production tasks, it was truly awesome seeing even seconds of footage I logged and highlighted for producers appear on the national evening newscast. Luckily for me, as an Olympics aficionado, many of my assignments were completed in preparation for the London 2012 Summer Games. I also assisted producers and crew on a couple of on-location shoots, including a day spent in the Bronx filming the New York Yankees at their HOPE Week charity events. At the end of the summer, I was hired as a “runner” for NBC and MSNBC at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the hands-on production experiences continued. Overall, I was introduced to the truly multi-faceted field that is news media. The career options are endless.

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

First, you have to like news. Whether you prefer broadcast over print is not important, because there are skills, like writing, that overlap in both fields. But your job will be variably different each day given the nature of news. You have to embrace that nature and you have to like that nature. Secondly, some experience, whether it’s through a campus publication or previous internship(s), in news or media is certainly a plus. It makes the adjustment to a professional newsroom easier and exciting. Also, there will be certain takeaways: You can apply the skills you learn when you return to work with your campus groups or in future jobs.

With that being said, it’s also very important to have an open mind and thick skin. Professional producers and editors take the time to show you how they start and finish a piece. They also talk with you and review your own work, offering suggestions and edits to a web piece you’ve spent hours working on. Take those moments as learning experiences. Some of the more interesting conversations I had with producers were about just two seconds of footage we were considering.

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

Be willing to try something different. For instance, if you’re interested in an editorial internship but get a media design or business one, don’t necessarily turn it down. Your interests can change — and that’s a good thing. Chances are good that you’ll likely experience editorial aspects in a business or design environment as well, or vice versa. It’s an interdisciplinary field.

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

At this internship, I noticed my liberal arts background come into play. Because of Dartmouth’s curriculum requirements and liberal arts emphasis, I have taken courses in many departments. I incorporated skills and knowledge from classes in several departments into my daily duties. Dartmouth classes and experiences have pushed me to think deeply, act resourcefully, and ask important questions. In July, when the Aurora, Colorado shootings occurred, the Nightly office was quickly reacting to the breaking news and changing reports. My coursework in media research, statistics, public policy, anthropology, and literature helped me efficiently assist producers and communicate with others throughout the country.

As I approach graduation, I also realize how important resources like Rauner Special Collections and Jones Media Center are in pursuing my career path. There you learn valuable research methods and how to use similar and sometimes the same software media and production companies use.

5. Is there anything else you would like to add?

Interning at NBC was a wonderful experience. In fact, I was sad to leave on my last day! I definitely suggest browsing the NBC Universal career site if you’re interested in news, entertainment, sports, business, marketing, law, and, well, just about anything! I met interns from different departments and we all only had positive things to say about our internships. Take a look and apply!

Career Blitz: Environmental

  1. 4 Myths About Green, Environmental, and Infrastructure Jobs – ARTICLE (Job-Hunt.org)
  2. American Farm School (Post-Graduate) – POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS (Apply by March 15), Thessaloniki, Greece
  3. American GeoSciences Fellowship – INTERNSHIPS (Deadline March 15), Washington, DC
  4. Environmental and Energy Study Institute – INTERNSHIPS (Apply now), Washington, DC
  5. Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership – INTERNSHIPS (Deadline March 15), Hurricane Island, Maine)
  6. MillerCoors – SUSTAINABILITY INTERNSHIP (Apply now), Milwaukee, WI
  7. NativeEnergy – INTERN (Apply Now), Burlington, VT
  8. New York City Department of Environmental Protection – INTERNSHIP, New York, NY
  9. Trends in Environmental Jobs and Employment – ARTICLE (Environmental Programs.Net)
  10. World Resources Institute – RESEARCH INTERN (Apply Now), Washington, DC

4 Myths About Green, Environmental, and Infrastructure Jobs – ARTICLE (Job-Hunt.org)

American Farm School (Post-Graduate) – POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS (Apply by March 15), Thessaloniki, Greece
Five post-graduate teaching fellowships are available at independent, nonprofit educational institution founded in 1904 to serve the needs of Greece and the surrounding Balkan areas. The School prepares its graduates for prominent roles in community life and in the agriculture and food sectors by teaching farming and business practices that are economically viable, ecologically sound and socially responsible.

American GeoSciences Fellowship – INTERNSHIPS (Apply by March 15), Washington, DC
Interested in public policy and in how Washington impacts the geoscience community? Gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies while honing your writing, research, and web publishing skills. Stipend provided.

Environmental and Energy Study Institute – INTERNSHIPS (Apply Now), Washington, DC
Provide substantive help to advance our environmental and energy policy agenda. Gain insight into the workings of Congress and the federal legislative process, knowledge of significant environmental and energy issues, and learn how to build coalitions with other organizations.

Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership – INTERNSHIPS (Deadline March 15), Hurricane Island, Maine
Hands-on experiential education opportunity. Gain field research experience and leadership training in a remote off-shore environment. Internships available in Research, Infrastructure and Design.

MillerCoors – SUSTAINABILITY INTERNSHIP (Apply now), Milwaukee, WI
Support the sustainability team with departmental research and strategic planning assignments. Communicate regularly with members of the Public Affairs and Communications Organization, research and write on issues of substantive importance in Sustainability in meetings with external organizations, and educate consumers on drunk driving prevention and recycling.

NativeEnergy – INTERN (Apply Now), Burlington, VT
Gain valuable educational experience in carbon accounting, marketing, sales, and project development. Interns have moved on to careers in the energy sector, public policy, environmental advocacy, and other fields.

New York City Department of Environmental Protection – INTERNSHIP, New York, NY
Help preserve and protect NYC’s water supply and make New York City more sustainable. Projects include participating in mega projects, working with state and Federal regulators on critical water quality issues, and helping to “design and build the most ingenious water system in the world?

Trends in Environmental Jobs and Employment – ARTICLE (Environmental Programs.Net)

World Resources Institute – RESEARCH INTERN (Apply Now), Washington, DC
Assist in the President’s Office of a research and policy organization focusing on the intersection of the environment and socio-economic development. This is a paid internship available now; search site for other internship opportunities in summer and off-term.

Check out additional resources through Career Services here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/explore/careers/env.html

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215



In the Category of Need to Know: How Private is Your Privacy?

In a world where up to 90% of executive recruiters say they conduct background online research on candidates, it’s important to know what employers say about you.

Here’s a handy infographic that provides an overview:

As always, if you have questions on how to protect your own privacy — or how to handle questions of potential employers, let us know.

All Ivy Career Fair 3/1: Save Your Spot on the Big Green Bus!

Banner for the All Ivy Career Fair showing shields of participating universities and March 1 date

Career Services is partnering with the Sustainability Office to provide round-trip transportation for 20 students to the All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair at Columbia University in New York on March 1.

The Big Green Bus will be leaving at 6am and traveling to Columbia University for one of the best Environmental Career Fairs around!  Last year over 70 employers participated, including representatives from for-profit organizations, government and non-profit.

Visit the career fair website to learn more about the conference and register.

Signing up for the fair and the road trip is a two-step process if you want a ride.

  1. Register to attend the fair on the conference website. It’s free and will allow you to share your resume with participating employers seeking to fill openings for full-time positions and internships.
  2. Secure your space on the Big Green Bus. Send an e-mail to Sustainable.Dartmouth@dartmouth.edu and pay a deposit of $20 to hold your spot.
     (You’ll get $10 back on the bus).Deposits can be delivered to:  The Sustainability Office in Steele 112 (You can also drop off a deposit during office hours in Robinson Hall from noon to 2 pm in Robinson 108 or by sending a check to Jenna Musco HB #6182)

    All checks must be made out to the Dartmouth Sustainability Office.

Transportation is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline to secure a spot on the bus is Friday, February 15.

Let’s go get awesome GREEN JOBS and INTERNSHIPS!