Start @ a Startup Conference in NYC (1st App. Deadline Friday 7/19)

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Interested in information technology and working at a startup company?  Sequoia Capital, Dropbox and Business Today have teamed up to help you break into the field!  Students from top East Coast school are invited to apply for an October 5-6 (Saturday to Sunday) conference at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, the second such conference ever.

Students must apply in advance in order to attend! Apply here, using the Start @ Startup website. The first application deadline for prospective attendees is Friday, July 19, and there will be a second application period that opens July 19 and ends August 10.  Decisions for both application rounds will be sent out on September 6.

On the first day of the Start @ a Startup conference, attendees will attend talks by industry leaders as well as participate in workshops and discussions relating to information technology and related fields. On the conference’s second day, participating organizations will hold interviews with attendees for full-time positions and internships.

This is a great opportunity to network with professionals and students interested in information technology and startups, as well as launch a career in the industry! So far, over 20 organizations have signed up to participate in the event, including Dropbox, Hubspot, Kayak and Sequoia Capital.  Travel and other expenses for attendees will also be reimbursed by the conference’s sponsors for up to $100 total! Apply now!

For more information about the event and testimonials from past student participants, check out the Start @ a Startup website or post about the event on Business Today.

Want to Work for an Innovative Organization?

Every year, Fast Company publishes a ranking of “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.” This year’s list is hot off the presses.

Check out the full list of companies and organizations here. Note the diversity of industry sectors represented — from high tech and entertainment to healthcare and education.

As always, Career Services staff can help you if you have any questions about how to research and prepare for potential opportunities.

Mini-course at Tuck on Entrepreneurship – open for audit and credit students/staff/alumni for Winter 2012

Thinking about starting a business, starting a non-profit social enterprise, or doing something new and innovative inside an existing organization?

Introduction to Entrepreneurship (IENT) addresses fundamentals in major areas of conceptualizing and launching a successful new business. Students will be exposed to the start-up process in detail. The course will combine lectures, visiting speakers, workshop sessions, and readings. Throughout the term, for-credit students will develop an executive summary of a business idea and a PowerPoint presentation which they will present, as part of a team, to a panel of entrepreneurs and potential investors at the conclusion of the course. All audit students are invited to attend the final presentations to see how students have taken what they’ve learned and executed a plan.

This mini course is offered during the Winter 2012 term and is open for audit to anyone eligible for a dartmouth.edu, hitchcock.org or dartmouth.alum.org email address. While auditors are not required to participate in class, readings, or assignments, attendance is mandatory.

For more information:  http://www.den.dartmouth.edu/education_and_events/ient.htm

 

Green Careers Digest: October 13th, 2011

GREEN CAREERS DIGEST: OCTOBER 13th, 2011

1.) BROWNFIELD INDUSTRY INFORMATION (RESOURCE & JOB BOARD)
2.) TOPTENUSA – EXERCISE YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
3.)
OPERATION WALLACEA PRESENTATION (CONSERVATION RESEARCH) – 10/20 at 1 PM
4.) ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM BULLETINS – UPCOMING EVENTS
5.) AMERICAN COUNCIL ON RENEWABLE ENERGY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
6.) ALL IVY ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FAIR – SAVE THE DATE – 2/24/2012
7.) AS YOU SOW – NON-PROFIT CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY – VARIED RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS
8.) FALL 2012 – E.P.A. GREATER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FELLOWSHIP (2 – YEAR PROGRAM)
9.) START NETWORKING WITH THE DARTMOUTH GREEN ALUMNI GROUP!
10.) CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP (INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES)

1.) BROWNFIELD INDUSTRY INFORMATION (RESOURCE & JOB BOARD)
BrownfieldRenewal.com is designed to be the online guide to smart remediation, redevelopment, and reuse of brownfields. The website brings you the latest industry news, the most up-to-date information. In addition, you can see video interviews and search through jobs and internships in the brownfields industry.

2.) TOPTENUSA – EXERCISE YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
TopTen USA is the leading source of independent information on the energy efficiency of common products. A nonprofit, TopTen identifies and publicizes the most energy-efficient products on the market. Internship(s) will post in DartBoard soon. For more information, contact Jesse.Wingate@Dartmouth.edu.

3.) OPERATION WALLACEA PRESENTATION (CONSERVATION RESEARCH) – 10/20 at 1 PM
Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes. Research opportunities for students available. On-campus presentation will be held on Thursday, October 20th, at 1 PM at 105 Life Sciences Center. For more information please visit: www.opwall.com.

4.) ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM BULLETINS – UPCOMING EVENTS
Interested in learning more about opportunities on campus? Visit the Environmental Studies Program page for more information about upcoming events, programs, and industry-specific information at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~envs/bulletins.html

5.) AMERICAN COUNCIL ON RENEWABLE ENERGY INTERNSHIPS (WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER)
The ACORE internship program is designed for individuals interested in making a career in the renewable energy industry. The focus of the program is to assist young professionals along the path of professional development, gaining the knowledge, resources and experience they need to join the renewable energy industry, whether it be in industry and trade, finance or policy. For more information, visit: http://www.acore.org/acore-internship-program

6.) ALL IVY ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FAIR – SAVE THE DATE – 2/24/2012
The All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Fair will be hosted by Columbia University on 2/24/2012. For up-to-date information, follow the Facebook Fan Page at http://on.fb.me/q676Fy.

7.) AS YOU SOW – NON-PROFIT CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY – VARIED RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS
Toxics Research Intern; Extended Producer Responsibility Research Intern; Solar Research Intern

As You Sow promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. As You Sow is based in San Francisco, but has virtual opportunities. Toxics Research internship requires background in chemistry. Solar Research internship requires engineering coursework. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/qCUkm8

8.) E.P.A. GREATER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FELLOWSHIP (2 – YR. PROGRAM) DEADLINE: 12/12/2011
The GRO Undergraduate Fellowship is intended for students entering their last two years of study before obtaining their first bachelor’s degree. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate fellowships for students in environmental fields of study. For more information, visit: http://1.usa.gov/pNB8ad

9.) START NETWORKING WITH THE DARTMOUTH GREEN ALUMNI GROUP!
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 other sectors aiming to build a greener, more just and sustainable future for humanity. Visit the website at: http://www.dartmouthgreenalumni.org/

10.) CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS (INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES)
Conservation International’s science, policy and field work focuses on protecting and maintaining the health of the species, habitats and ecosystems that are the building blocks of a healthy planet. There are varying opportunities abroad; from Peru to Mexico, and Columbia to Liberia. Conservation International has internships for individuals with non-environmental study related backgrounds as well. Visit the website for more information: http://bit.ly/n8qAQ8