Jeff Taylor, Founder and Former CEO of Monster.com at the DOC House This Friday, July 6!

 

Career Tip:  You don’t need to figure it out all on your own. Listening to journeys and stories can be very enlightening.

Below is some information received by Career Services – many speakers come to campus and are able to impart valuable knowledge to students.  All students should be taking advantage of these opportunities. Read the following information to find out how to take advantage of this opportunity on Friday, July 6th (tomorrow); don’t hesitate!

Jeff Taylor, Founder and Former CEO of Monster.com at DOC House this Friday, July 6th 3:00pm-5:00pm.

  • “What are you going to do on your next off-term?”
  • What about after graduation? Is that a question that scares you?
  • Do you want to forge your own path and don’t know how?
  • Do you need help figuring it all out?

This might help.

Jeff Taylor, founder and former CEO of Monster.com (also known as DJ Jefr Tale!), is coming to Dartmouth to speak about his journey and entrepreneurship as well as engage you in a practical dialogue about the great world of life after graduation.

Come enjoy some BBQ, ask some questions, and begin to map out where you could be headed.

This event is sponsored by Bridgewater Associates, LP.

*RSVP before 1pm on Thurs. July 5th DIRECTLY to Andrew Cushman at Andrew.Cushman@bwater.com

 

Career Tip: Join A Professional Association!

Unsure about how to obtain more experience in your field of interest? Interested in staying up-to-date on all the latest trends in a certain industry? Would you like to have more opportunities to network in a seemingly obscure career field?

Consider joining a professional association or organization!

Most working professionals these days belong to or are affiliated with some sort of association or organization. These associations will often provide many benefits to members or affiliates, including but not limited to: Conferences, access to job or internship list-serves, membership databases, lists of organizational partners, workshops, webinars, trainings, and articles relating to industry trends. In addition, many professional associations provide opportunities for students as well!

After joining a professional association or organization of interest, find out ways to become involved.
Serve on a board, volunteer at a conference, network through a membership directory.

If interested in learning more about professional associations, please feel free to visit Career Services, Monday – Friday, from 1:30 – 4 PM to speak with an advisor about how to get involved in a field of interest.

Green Careers Digest: November 14th, 2011

GREEN CAREERS DIGEST: NOVEMBER 14th, 2011

1. “Leave No Stone Unturned” (Web Article – Dartmouth Login Required)(Job Search Tips & Websites)
2. Vermont Law School Environmental Law & Policy Scholarship(s)
3.
Fall 2012 – E.P.A. Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship (2 – Year Program)
4. Oregon Leadership in Sustainability: Graduate Certificate Program
5. Calypso Farm & Ecology Center Apprenticeships & Internships (Summer)(Ester, AK) – PAID
6. REU: Watershed Characterization – Source of NYC Water Research Experience (Summer) Deadline: 2/10/12
7. All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Fair – Save The Date – 2/24/12
8. REU: Sustainable Land and Water Resources (Summer) – 3/31/12
9. JUNIORS/SENIORS: Research Associate: UMass Boston Center for Governance & Sustainability (Winter/Spring)
10. Eco-Village Internship with Language-Learning Experience in Iceland (All Terms)
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1. “Leave No Stone Unturned” (Web Article – Dartmouth Login Required)(Job Search Tips & Websites)
“If you’re a job hunter in this difficult economy, you need as many tips and inside lines as you can get. Obviously a personal referral and traditional networking are your best tickets to a job, but sometimes it also helps to look in the right place for your job listings. Most green job hunters…[Read more by visiting: http://bit.ly/sKWpq8]

2. Vermont Law School Environmental Law & Policy Scholarship(s)
Vermont Law School located in South Royalton, VT has the top environmental law program in the United States. In addition to a JD, interested candidates can also explore pursuing either a dual degree or the Masters in Environmental Law & Policy program. If you are a Dartmouth student interested in learning more about full-tuition scholarships to programs at Vermont Law School, please email Sarah.Streit@Dartmouth.edu for more information.

3. Fall 2012 – E.P.A. Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship (2 – Year Program)
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

4. Oregon Leadership in Sustainability: Graduate Certificate Program
The OLIS Graduate Certificate is an intensive program that trains students in the concepts and skills of sustainability. It is designed for students from diverse backgrounds who want to prepare for emerging sustainability careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. You will be immersed in an interdisciplinary learning community with an emphasis on practical experiences. This year-long program will equip you to play a key role in addressing the key sustainability issues of climate change, green economy, ecosystem services, green infrastructure, and social justice. For more information, please visit: http://olis.uoregon.edu/

5. Calypso Farm & Ecology Center Apprenticeships & Internships (Summer) (Ester, AK) – PAID
The exciting pace of farming in Alaska is contagious. Farm apprentices arrive just as the last of the snow is melting off. Apprentices are immediately integrated into the small farm crew and work alongside experienced farmers. Apprentices are a part of every aspect of producing food on the farm, including field preparation, planting, irrigating, writing harvest notes, caring for the greenhouse and interacting with the public. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/u8UFzv

6. REU: Watershed Characterization – Source of NYC Water (Summer) – 2/10/12 (New Paltz, NY) – PAID
Open search for 12 summer (2012) field hydrology, geomorphology, geology, geography, ecology, chemistry, and biogeochemistry undergraduate research positions at SUNY New Paltz, NY through the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Deadline is February 10th, 2012. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/u9O6Fc

7. All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Fair – Save The Date – 2/24/12
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.

8. REU: Sustainable Land and Water Resources (Summer) – 3/31/12 (Minneapolis, MN) – PAID
This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) introduces undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research on sustainable land and water resources that is essential for improving management practices. Student projects will integrate the Earth-surface dynamics, geology, ecology, limnology and paleolimnology, and hydrology principles and techniques required for sustainable land and water management and restoration. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/epvdqL

9. JUNIORS/SENIORS: Research Associate: UMass Boston Center for Governance & Sustainability (Winter/Spring)
The Center for Governance and Sustainability at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston is seeking a Research Associate for its Global Environmental Governance Project. The Associate will assist in conducting an in-depth, comparative analysis of historical financial contributions to environmental organizations in the UN system. Deadline is November 20th, 2011. Apply by logging into the Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN).

10. Eco-Village Internship with Language-Learning Experience in Iceland (All Terms)
Sólheimar offer seven internship programs which are: 1) Sesseljuhus – environmental study internship; 2) Forestry; 3) Organic Horticulture; 4) Nærandi – Food production and Bakery; 5) Service learning (grocery store and coffee shop); 6) Art workshop (weaving, textiles, painting, ceramics, organic soap-making, candle-making, woodworking); 7) Carpentry. The interns contribute approximately 35 hours of manual labor per week in exchange for room and lunch.
Once a week, for three months, students get language lessons. Program participants get an Icelandic language lessons and sessions about Icelandic culture and saga. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/vZiW1x

 

 

CIA’S NATIONAL CLANDESTINE SERVICE (NCS) INFO SESSION – TONIGHT – 11/8 @ 7 PM

CIA’S NATIONAL CLANDESTINE SERVICE (NCS) INFO SESSION

Tues., November 8th at 7 PM
Carson Hall, L02

The CIA’s National Clandestine Service (NCS) is on the leading edge of American Intelligence.  The NCS is an elite corps, providing vital information needed by the President, US policymakers, the military and law enforcement services to protect the national security interests of the American people.

Come learn about the new challenges that NCS officers face every day, in a world that poses increasingly complex and constantly changing threats to US interests.

For more information on the CIA, visit www.cia.gov.

Non-Profit Career Digest: November 3, 2011

 NON-PROFIT CAREER DIGEST: NOVEMBER 3rd, 2011

1. Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years of Partnership with the Peace Corps! – 11/15
2.
The Unreasonable Institute – Post-Graduate Social Entrepreneur Fellowship – DEADLINE: 11/10/2011
3. ChinaFAQs Climate & Energy Information Network Internship; Markets & Enterprise Internship
4. World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy – Internships (Spring) DEADLINE: 12/1/2011
5. Exploring a career in sustainable agriculture? (Web Resources)
6. The Food Trust Internship Programs (Philadelphia, PA)
7. Interfaith Youth Corps Leadership Institute – January 12th – 15th, 2012 – DEADLINE: 11/28/2011
8. DPCS Post-Graduate Resume/Cover Letter Workshops – 11/8 & 11/14
9. Consortium on Gender, Security, & Human Rights Internships (Boston, MA)
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1. Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years of Partnership with the Peace Corps!
Join us as we celebrate 50 years of partnership with the Peace Corps. All events are open to the public; RSVP is requested to the Tucker Foundation for the evening dinner only. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/rGbMOs

2. The Unreasonable Institute – Post-Graduate Social Entrepreneur Fellowship – DEADLINE: 11/10/2011
The Unreasonable Institute arms entrepreneurs creating solutions to the world’s biggest social and environmental problems with the mentorship, capital, and networks they need to do so. The 2012 Summer Institute, a 6-week mentor-driven accelerator, will take place between June 13 and July 25, 2012. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/qFH6Hq

3. ChinaFAQs Climate & Energy Information Network Internship; Markets & Enterprise Internship
World Resource Institute (WRI) is an environmental non-profit think-tank based in Washington, D.C. WRI is currently seeking interns for a variety of different projects. For information, please visit: http://www.wri.org/careers

4. World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy Internships (NEW YORK) (SPRING) – DEADLINE: 12/1/2011
The World Federalist Movement–Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) works to advance the global promise of peace and is committed to building a safer and more just world. For more information about the many internships available, please visit: http://www.wfm-igp.org/site/internships

5. Exploring a career in sustainable agriculture? (Web Resources)
Exploring a career in sustainable agriculture? Not sure what that entails? Check out these two (2) helpful links that highlight information pertaining to sustainable agriculture and food-systems. 1) http://sustainableagriculture.net/, and 2) http://www.sare.org/

6. The Food Trust Internship Programs (Philadelphia, PA)
Work with a dynamic, cutting-edge food security, nutrition education and sustainable farming nonprofit advocacy group located in Philadelphia. The Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization improving the supply of affordable food and good nutrition in the mid-Atlantic region. The mission of The Food Trust is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/81Y9Tt

7. Interfaith Youth Corps Leadership Institute – January 12th – 15th, 2012 – DEADLINE: 11/28/2011
Interested in interfaith cooperative efforts on campus? Consider applying for the Winter Institute sponsored by the Interfaith Youth Corp which will take place January 12th – 15th at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/gDGWG2

8. DPCS Post-Graduate Resume/Cover Letter Workshops – 11/8 & 11/14
Learn more about resume and cover letter writing for the non-profit field! No RSVP required for the workshop on 11/8 which is being held at 7 PM in Haldeman 041.
TO RSVP to the workshop on 11/14 at 6 PM in Kemeny 007, please visit: http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/jsqix.

9. Consortium on Gender, Security, & Human Rights Internships (Boston, MA) (All Terms)
The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights is an organization devoted to bringing knowledge about gender to bear on the quest to end armed conflicts and build sustainable peace.
The Consortium requires the assistance of several interns to coordinate research on gender and security issues, and to implement the organization’s goals within the local academic community. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/vRlAQa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education Specialty Bulletin October 29, 2011

Below is a sample of what’s available for students wanting to pursue a teaching profession.

 1. Achievement First  (http://www.achievementfirst.org/careers/overview/)

2. Urban Teacher Center  (http://www.urbanteachercenter.org/about-us/jobs-utc)

3. Woodberry Forest School (www.woodberry.org)

4. Wediko Children’s Services (http://www.wediko.org/staff/why_wediko)

5. Groton School:  Charles C. Alexander Teacher-Intern Program 2012-2013 (http://www.groton.org/about/working/intern?rc=0)

6. School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (www.smfa.edu)

7. Dartmouth College Department of Education  (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~reg/courses/desc/educ-req.html)

1.      Build a Career at Achievement First  (http://www.achievementfirst.org/careers/overview/)

Our students are proving every day that all students—regardless of race, class or life circumstances—can close the achievement gap, graduate from college and become leaders in our communities. Achievement First schools show that demographics do not determine destiny.

2.      Urban Teacher Center (http://www.urbanteachercenter.org/about-us/jobs-utc)

UTC seeks talented individuals committed to our mission of preparing highly effective teachers who will accelerate student achievement in the nation’s highest-need schools. We accomplish this by recruiting outstanding candidates, equipping them with state of the art training, and linking their certification to student academic performance.

3. Woodberry Forest School (www.woodberry.org)

KENAN-LEWIS INTERNSHIP

We invite recent college graduates interested in working in an independent boarding school environment to apply for a Kenan-Lewis Internship at Woodberry Forest School, a boarding school for 400 boys in grades 9 through 12 located on 1200 scenic acres in Madison County, Virginia.

Applications accepted from college seniors and recent graduates for the upcoming academic year until January 1, 2012.

4. Wediko Children’s Services (http://www.wediko.org/staff/why_wediko)

Wediko has over 75 years of experience working with children and adolescents whose Learning, social development, and self-direction are lagging.  If you are a person who is inspired and motivated by challenges, Wediko is the place for you. Our mission is to inspire hope and to persevere even in the face of conflict and set-backs.

5.      Groton School:  Charles C. Alexander Teacher-Intern Program 2012-2013

(http://www.groton.org/about/working/intern?rc=0)

The intern’s responsibilities will include supervised teaching under the guidance of an experienced member of the department, observation of other classes, and teaching or assisting in at least one other class. The fields open to interns are English, Mathematics, History, Classics, French, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religion, the Arts (not Art History), and Admission.

6. School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (www.smfa.edu)

Master of Fine Art (MFA) Program:  Two year degree awarded by Tufts University.

Master of Arts in Teaching, Art Education (MAT) Program:  One Academic year + a summer with the Education Department at tufts University.

Post-Baccalaureate Program:  One year program to prepare students for advanced study and a career in the arts.

7.  Dartmouth College Department of Education (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~reg/courses/desc/educ-req.html)

The education department offers both a minor in education and a teacher certification program; undergraduates may choose either or both options. Students may take Education courses singly, to fill distributive requirements, or in a sequence that will satisfy the requirements for the minor and/or certification.

 

 

 

Communications Career Digest: October 27th, 2011

COMMUNICATIONS CAREER DIGEST: OCTOBER 27th, 2011

 1.) Corporate Communications Intern
2.) Marketing Fellowship – POST GRAD
3.) Public Affairs Internship – DC
4.) Public Radio Journalism – POST GRAD
5.) American Society of Media Photographers
6.) Children’s Book Council – Jobs & Internships
7.) Writing JOBS
8.) Publishers Lunch
9.) Sports Journalism – Editorial Internship
10.) PUBLIC RELATIONS – Defined

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1) Corporate Communications InternIAC Conmmunications:  (Dartmouth’s Winter or Spring) (Paid)
IAC operates more than 50 Internet businesses across 30 countries including CollegeHumor, Vimeo, Match.com, and Newsweek Daily Beast.    http://www.Click2Apply.net/f966g6f

2) WPP Marketing Fellowship (Three 1-yr. Rotations – POST GRAD):
Rotate through WPP companies, (branding, marketing, advertising, direct marketing, media investment, public relations, etc)  http://www.wpp.com/wpp/careers/marketing/graduates    *  NOV. 10

3) Public Affairs InternThe Dershowitz Group (TDG), Washington DC:
TDG is a public affairs and strategic communications firm servicing policy-based clients, including think tanks, foreign television stations, international humanitarian awards and coalitions of NGO’s.  has intern positions available for the Spring 2012 semester.  Undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in strategic communications (including marketing), foreign policy (such as energy and counter-terrorism), journalism and public relations, are encouraged to apply. *See the NIC online database or http://www.dershowitzgroup.com/intern/  for a full description.  Submit a resume, a cover letter (identifying their dates of availability) and a writing sample to Abram Shanedling  at internships@dershowitzgroup.com

4) NPR Kroc Fellowship – POST GRAD:
Rigorous hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism – writing, reporting, producing and editing, for both radio and the web.  (1 yr.)  http://www.npr.org/about/careers/fellowships/kroc.html

5) American Society of Media Photographers – Become a Student Member:
As a member, you are part of the premier trade association for the world’s most respected photographers.  Membership benefits include the guide to professional practices in photography, a listing in the Find A Photographer database, and the ability to network with other photographers in 39 chapters across the country.  https://asmp.org/

6) Children’s Book Council – Jobs & Internships:
Monitor job listings from such publishers as ABRAMS, Bloomsbury, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster.
http://www.cbcbooks.org/careers.php

7) Writing JOBS:
Monitor job listings in journalism, media, publishing, technical and medical writing. http://www.writejobs.com/jobs/

8.) Publishers Lunch:
Learn about current deals in the publishing industry.  Publishers Lunch is the industry’s “daily essential read,” now shared with well over 30,000 publishing people every day.  Subscribe at http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/lunch/subscribe.html

9) Sports Journalism – Editorial Internship at PressBox:
Work a minimum of 15 hours  writing, editing, proofreading, fact checking and photo editing for newspaper and Web site. (Baltimore) http://www.pressboxonline.com/story.cfm?id=5559

10) PUBLIC RELATIONS – DEFINED:
The activities and strategies used to establish and maintain a organization’s image with the public.  Public relations is the discipline which looks after reputation, with the aim of earning understanding and support and influencing opinion and behavior. It is the planned and sustained effort to establish and maintain goodwill and mutual understanding between an organization and its public.

‘Organization’ can be a business, a profession, a public service, a government body or an organization concerned with health, culture, and education.  ‘Public’ are audiences that are important to the organization. They include customers – existing and potential; employees and management; investors; media; government; suppliers; opinion-formers.

Public Relations Organizations include:

>Public Relations Firms

Conducts programming, research and evaluation, writing and editing, handling information, production and speaking.

>Nonprofit Organizations

Involves training volunteers, promotional activities, fundraising and grant seeking and designing public relations campaigns. Practitioners often have a lot of freedom in writing campaigns and creating publicity. May include working in museums, social service and health care groups, hospitals and different types of professional organizations.

>Corporate Public Relations (dept. within an organization)

Performs trends analysis, issues management and public opinion evaluation. Often is responsible for reporting to the CEO and top executives on media issues.

*For job descriptions,  see “Opportunities in Public Relations and Advertising” and “Opportunities in Event Planning” in Career Services

Government/Public Policy Career Digest: October 10, 2011

GOVERNMENT/PUBLIC POLICY CAREER DIGEST: OCTOBER 10, 2011

Government/Public Policy Topics Include:
1.    USAJOBS Website Announcement
2.    Partnership for Public Service Webinar
3.    The Brad Traverse Group (Helpful Website)
4.    Rockefeller Center Internship Funding Deadline
5.    Tips for Finding a Federal Job (Article)
6.    NYC Urban Fellows Program
7.    Department of Commerce Internships
8.    Food and Drug Administration, Office of Policy Internship
9.    United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), Public Policy Internship
10.    The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), Communications Internship

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1.      
USAJobs Website Announcement

USAJOBS.gov will transition to a new system October 6-12, 2011. During this time, the ability to conduct job searches, apply for jobs or receive application status updates will not be possible. Employers will not be able to post any new jobs. Even after the transition is complete, there may be sporadic, unannounced shutdowns.

2.       Partnership for Public Service Webinar                                                                                                                          

Interested in successfully finding and applying for federal positions? You will hear from Partnership for Public Service staff, agency recruiters, federal interns and graduates who recently received offers for federal jobs. For more information and to register, visit: http://rockefellercenteratdartmouth.blogspot.com/2011/09/careers-for-common-good-go-government.html.

3.       The Brad Traverse Group (http://www.bradtraverse.com/joblistings.cfm)

Subscription service offering amazing variety of D.C. area opportunities on Capitol Hill, government/public affairs and communications. You may register for your own account, OR visit Career Services for access.

4.       Winter 2012 Internship Funding- Deadline: October 26, 2011
Public Affairs and Public Policy Internships funded by Rockefeller Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Dartmouth Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for up to $4,000 in funding to intern in public policy research, public policy analysis, issue evaluation, and/or activities which help shape and determine public policy – whether at the local, state, national or international level. For more information, visit: http://rockefeller.dartmouth.edu/studentopps/internships.html.

5.       Tips for Finding a Federal Job (Article)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Once you have decided to pursue a federal job, you should familiarize yourself with the different ways to apply and equip yourself with the tools you’ll need to succeed. Visit  http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/jobseekers/tips.php to gain insight to five basic steps that will help you find the federal job that is right for you.

6.        NYC Urban Fellows Program- Deadline: January 6, 2012

Highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/employment/urbanfellows.shtml.

7.       Internships at the Department of Commerce-Washington, DC

The mission of the Department of Commerce (DOC) Internship Program is to engage and empower developing leaders with a passion for public service. The program will expose students to opportunities in the Federal Government and the potential to find passion in a career in public service. Interns will gain unique experience though their placement in one of several DOC offices. The DOC Internship Program accepts applications on a rolling basis.  To learn more, visit: http://www.commerce.gov/about-commerce/internships.

8.       Food and Drug Administration, Office of Policy Intern-Washington, DC

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects the public health by assuring that foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary, and properly labeled and by guaranteeing that human and veterinary drugs and vaccines are safe and effective. As an Office of Policy intern, you can expect to work on substantive projects, develop professional skills, and benefit from the personal attention of a mentor. Through the Program, students learn about federal programs, policies, and practices first-hand and gain the skills and knowledge necessary to make significant contributions to public health. For more information, visit: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/FellowshipInternshipGraduateFacultyPrograms/OfficeofPolicyandPlanningInternshipProgram/default.htm.

9.       United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), Public Policy Intern- Washington, DC

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), a leading service provider and advocate for adults and children with disabilities, is looking for an energetic and ambitious intern to assist with UCP’s public policy and advocacy efforts in the national office in Washington, D.C. Visit: http://www.opajobs.com/jobs_details.php?AID=4247&sec=el.

10.   The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), Communications Intern-Washington, DC

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national priorities. To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV’s mission is to advocate for sound environmental policies, to elect pro-environmental candidates who will adopt and implement such policies and to provide the state LCVs with the resources and tools to accomplish and sustain their mission. Deadline: October 20, 2011
For more information, visit: http://www.opajobs.com/jobs_details.php?AID=4408&sec=el.

Employer Networking Fair – 9/27 & 9/28

EMPLOYER NETWORKING FAIR

Tuesday & Wednesday
September 27‐28
Noon‐4 PM

Hopkins CenterCheck out the range of employers attending the Employer Networking Fair on 9/27 and 9/28! From Education to Conservation; Marketing to Software Development. Visit the fair and network with employers to learn about differing industries, careers, and opportunities!

 

 

 

 

 

TIPS FOR THE FAIR:

Before the Fair: Do Your Homework.

  •  Choose target employers. Browse the fair directory in advance and highlight “must see” employers.
  •  Be knowledgeable about your target employers. Review their websites and positon descriptions.
  •  Have questions. Draft 2‐3 questions based on your research that you can ask employer representatives.
  •  Know your strengths and interests. Be prepared to offer a summary of your qualifications.

At the Fair: Be Engaged and Engaging.

  •  Make a good impression. Wear business casual attire. Smile, use direct eye contact, offer a firm
  • handshake and show enthusiasm.
  •  Strike up a conversation. Introduce yourself and start asking questions. Don’t wait for the employer to
  • start talking.
  •  Collect business cards. Get contact information for the employers you speak with at each booth.
  •  Remember what you talked about. Take notes on how and when to apply for jobs or internships.
  •  Follow up. Within 48 hours of the fair, email additional questions to employers and thank them for their
  • time at the fair.

Kate Knight ’01: Following Your Bliss Into Social Enterprise

Kate Knight ’01

Following Your Bliss Into Social Enterprises

by Melissa Lynch ’06

Ever since experiencing the boredom of volunteering stuffing envelopes in high school, Kate Knight ’01 knew she wanted to do something socially beneficial but also intellectually engaging.  A combination of geography, foreign language, urban planning, and economics courses at Dartmouth taught her that a business model could be used to do something helpful to people, a concept that led her to a career in microfinance.

Kate used her time at Dartmouth to the fullest, utilizing her extracurricular activities as opportunities to learn.  She praises the DOC Trips program as a “smart way to get people comfortable in the outdoors,” and was deeply involved in the program, from leading a trip herself to participating on Hanover Croo and Climbing Croo.  Kate also joined Dartmouth’s Nordic ski team, despite never having skied before college.

Kate spent a transfer term at Cornell University in Rome.  There, she took the opportunity to talk with students at another institution about options after college, and learned about careers in the social enterprise sector. Frustrated by the corporate recruiting she saw at Dartmouth, Kate organized the school’s first social enterprise career fair to encourage students to “interact with alumni who were involved in non-traditional careers.”  The career fair, still held annually, involves non-profit organizations that offer sustainable salaries to employees, which Kate felt was essential to attract and retain successful students to the non-profit world.

She also emphasized the importance of going abroad as part of a full Dartmouth education. “You have to get out of Hanover,” she said, “and love coming back.” Motivated by a desire to learn Spanish, she spent a term in Chile working with an environmental group with the aid of a grant from the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.  Later, she also spent a term in Barcelona improving her Spanish and working for Spanish Professor Francine A’Ness

“What sets Dartmouth apart,” Kate said, “is the way it encourages you to take the reins of your education and shape your whole experience.”

A year after graduating, Kate was approached by the founders of DREAM, Mike and Jesse Foote ‘01 and Jon Potter ‘01, to aid them in the transition from a volunteer group to a sustainable non-profit organization. Kate helped the organization craft a business model and provided a foundation for DREAM to grow into the successful program it has become.

Although she had already signed to begin work with a strategy consulting firm after graduation, Kate first completed a three month summer internship at Unitus, a small start-up microfinance institution in Seattle. Microfinance, which involves providing financial services for low-income clients, combines both of Kate’s career goals—helping people to better their lives while utilizing an interesting and challenging business model.  At the end of three months the company extended a full-time offer, which she accepted rather than going into strategy consulting.

Kate worked with Unitus until the summer of 2006, helping to develop the organization from a small start-up of six  employees to one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the country.  Unitus has won a number of awards recently, including the 2006 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Fast Company Magazine Social Capitalist Award in 2006.  During her tenure there, Kate also spent a year in Bangalore, India, establishing a Unitus branch there.  Kate has now left Unitus to pursue an MBA from Columbia University in order to “round out her education.”  No matter where her MBA takes her next, it seems likely that Kate Knight will always be using her education and passion for learning to make a difference in the world.

“Follow your bliss,” Kate says. “Find what you love to do and go do it.”