Five tips from former Wall Street Journal reporter Joe Mathewson ’55 for students interested in journalism

“I’ve never met a bored journalist,” Medill School of Journalism professor and former Wall Street Picture of Joe Mathewson courtesy of 123People.comJournal reporter Joe Mathewson ’55 often tells students, noting that there are “no dull jobs and no dull days” in the field of journalism. While some people like to claim that journalism is a dying field, Mathewson rightly believes that it is simply evolving, and he wants students to know that journalism needs talented graduates with a passion for writing and a strong liberal arts background.

With a number of grandchildren at the College, Mathewson is a regular visitor to Career Services and a mentor to students currently considering a career in journalism. Here, we’ve compiled Mathewson’s top five tips for students who have a passion for the written word and investigating the world around them.

  1. Journalism needs intellectually curious young graduates from a variety of academic backgrounds — sell your experience, no matter what it is! Whether you are a history or neuroscience or economics major, journalism needs you.
  2. Have a blog and credentials you can show people. Nothing speaks to your skills better than a thorough, well-organized set of clips. Make sure you can speak to why your previous experience, regardless of its direct relation to journalism, will help you succeed as a journalist.
  3. Don’t confine yourself to print. In this day and age, you need to have multiple skills — learn to shoot and edit video, take photographs, blog and manage social media. Wire services in particular are booming.
  4. Learn how to write about economics. The economy is the number one story around the world right now, and you will be a highly marketable employee if you know how to write about business, employment and interest rates.
  5. Familiarize yourself with the tricks of the trade — AP style, interview skills, journalistic ethics, etc. Do research for specific job and internship opportunities. If you’re applying for a job with the Associated Press, Bloomberg or Reuters, learn the verbs of attribution in business journalism.

Interested in pursuing job or internship opportunities in journalism? Make sure you’ve signed up on Dartboard to receive our regular blitzes about communications jobs! There are stories out there waiting to be told — are you going to be the one to tell them?

Want to Work in National Security? Sign Up Now for Virtual Career Fair 2/26

Meet the Intelligence Community Online!

The United States Intelligence Community (IC), an integrated network of agencies that work together to protect our nation’s security, is seeking a culturally diverse, technologically savvy and skilled workforce for exciting careers in a number of fields.

 

Attend the IC Virtual Career Fair to explore career opportunities, chat with recruiters and subject matter experts, and learn how to apply for job openings.

Participating agencies include:

 

Learn about programs and interact with recruiters and hiring managers from the comfort of your computer or mobile device:

Tuesday, February 26, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. ET
Registration is now open.

To sign up, go to ICVirtualFair.com

Space is limited! To guarantee your entrance into this event, pre-register now.

Banner for the Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair with Seals from the U.S. Intelligence Community

Food for Thought on the Debate on Work and Passion

Can your work lead you to discover a passion if you don’t already have one or can’t find a job that aligns with your interests?

Our colleague Sarah Streit recommends this piece from the New York Times, written by Cal Newport:

Today, I’m a computer science professor at Georgetown University, and I love my job. The most important lesson I can draw from my experience is that this love has nothing to do with figuring out at an early age that I was meant to be a professor. There’s nothing special about my choosing this particular path. What mattered is what I did once I made my choice.”

To other young people who constantly wonder if the grass might be greener on the other side of the occupational fence, I offer this advice: Passion is not something you follow. It’s something that will follow you as you put in the hard work to become valuable to the world…

What’s your take?

Unlimited paid vacations? Guaranteed promotions in 12 months?

Check out this Wall Street Journal piece on some of the perks offered by a few employers eager to keep Gen Y employees happy and on the job. Note the location of the companies profiled — sometimes you’re more likely to see big benefits from employers who don’t typically receive a large volume of applications. (Something to keep in mind as you look for jobs?)

Conversation with Dickie George re: job and internship opportunities in Intelligence

Below is information received by Career Services from ISTS – Please note:  RSVP BY NOON FRIDAY, JULY 13th!

Please join us for a discussion with Dickie George on job and internship opportunities at Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory on Monday, July 16th from 2-3pm. The discussion will take place in the Jackson Conference Room of Cummings Hall.

RSVP at info.ists@dartmouth.edu by noon on Friday, July 13.

http://www.ists.dartmouth.edu//events/abstract-apl_discussion_0712.html

Abstract

Dickie George was at the National Security Agency for 41 years, the last eight of which as Technical Director for Information Assurance; he currently serves as the Senior Advisor for Cyber Security for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics lab. Dickie will talk about life as a researcher in the Intelligence Community and will discuss opportunities for students as permanent hires and for seasonal (summer as well as other times) intern positions at both NSA and APL. There will be stories spy versus spy events, a discussion of what it means to be a target, a discussion of the threat/adversary model, the cold war, the cyber cold war, and how the adversarial model has changed. There will be ample time for questions about life in Maryland.

Questions? Contact info.ists@dartmouth.edu

 

Demand Planning Analyst Position (POST-GRAD) at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters – Deadline to apply July 8, 2012

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, located in beautiful Waterbury VT, is looking for a recent graduate or alum to fill the Demand Planning Analyst position.  Great opportunity to stay in the beautiful Green Mountains region of New England and enjoy the healthy lifestyle you have pursued while being at Dartmouth.

Do you have experience with performing sales, forecasting and/or marketing analysis in the consumer products industry?  Are you able to work effectively with minimal supervision under tight deadlines and interact comfortably at all levels of the organization? Check out the Demand Planning Analyst Position at:  http://bit.ly/LvM1uQ


Highlighted Skills and Characteristics (Please see click here for a complete list):

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesize data, draw conclusions and then communicate a concise, well thought-out thesis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an ambiguous environment with limited direction and supervision
  • Computer system acumen with the aptitude to learn new software languages is required

Location:  Waterbury, Vermont

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with recent graduates’ expectations.

 

CAREER BLITZ: Arts

Topics Include:

  1. Priority Productions, Inc. (NY, NY
  2. The Juilliard School Professional Intern Program
  3. Americans for the Arts – Washington, DC.   
  4. Art Tour Guide – HipHost Los Angeles, CA
  5. Nevada Museum of Art Internships
  6. Seattle Art Museum Internships.
  7. Noble Entertainment Media Inc.
  8. Dartmouth Alumni in Entertainment and Media (DAEMA
  9. Junior Designer at Borsa Wallace, Inc.
  10. Interested in Publishing?  UPNE

1. Priority Productions, Inc. (NY, NY).  Possible internships for students who are generally curious, interested in art and culture, documentary film and willing to work hard to learn.  Contact Howard Weinberg, 212-222-9539, E- mail:   howeinberg@earthlink.net,    Websites: http://bit.ly/I5d5ld

2. The Juilliard School Professional Intern Program:  It is a practical “hands-on” experience working directly with technicians and administrators in their respective fields.  Check all opportunities out at:  http://bit.ly/HijW7P    *MAY 1 (though should apply earlier.)

3. Americans for the Arts – Washington, DC.   The Americans for the Arts Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to investigate and participate in the operations of the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America [Apply Online: http://bit.ly/JrPgE0]

4. Art Tour Guide – HipHost Los Angeles, CA HipHost is looking for motivated artist to provide art tours!  http://1.usa.gov/HWtR20

5. Internships at the Nevada Museum of Art  http://bit.ly/Jk7yWy  Internships at the Museum are available in the Curatorial, Education, Communications, Advancement departments. Internships are open to everyone and are filled depending on the requirements of the available position(s). International students are welcome to apply for an internship; however the applicant is responsible for all visa requirements and arrangements that are needed. Applicants are welcome to apply for more than one internship at a time.

6.  Seattle Art Museum Internships.  Varied Deadlines.  Numerous different internships available during four terms (quarters) per year. Check out the internship page at:   http://bit.ly/IlcD0z

7. Noble Entertainment Media Inc. is looking for smart, reliable interns with an amazing work ethic and a sense of humor. We are a growing Management firm in Hollywood and handle a variety of entertainment and celebrity clients.  Check out the listing at:  http://bit.ly/I5Tpy8

8. Dartmouth Alumni in Entertainment and Media (DAEMA). DAEMA is celebrating its fifth anniversary since its founding in 2006 by Jason Hsiao & Jethro Rothe-Kushel.  DAEMA has gained the strong support of the Film & Television Studies Department, the Theater Department, the Dartmouth Film Society, and the Alumni community at large.  Stay in touch with the alumni:  http://bit.ly/I9DRsd

9. Junior Designer at Borsa Wallace, Inc.  Branding & Corporate Identity, CSS, Design, Marketing, Motion Graphics, Packaging, Product Development, Public Relations, Web Design.  See posting through AIGA Design Jobs http://bit.ly/IhSm87

10.  Interested in Publishing?  Did you know that Dartmouth College is one of the institutions involved in the University Press of New England (UPNE)  http://bit.ly/ItOjr

For more information on Careers in the Arts, check out:  http://bit.ly/I5hWTi 

 

 

 

Career Blitz: Green Careers

Career Blitz: Green Careers

1.) Minor in Sustainability at Dartmouth (Web Resource)
2.) Summer Internship – Ceres.org (Boston) – PAID
3.) Socio-Environmental Sustainability Internships – SESYNC (Maryland) – PAID – DEADLINE: 4/15/12
4.) Post-Graduate Abroad Opportunities – The School for Field Studies (Web Resource)
5.) NYC Residential Clean Energy Sales & Outreach (Full-Time) – Community Energy
6.) Ocean Conservation Internship – Waitt Foundation (Washington, DC) – PAID – DEADLINE: 4/22/12
7.) Job Search Tools! American Solar Energy Society (Web Resource)

——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

1.) Minor in Sustainability at Dartmouth (Web Resource)
Sustainability has become a growing topic of interest for organizations from all industries. Did you know that you can fulfill requirements and graduate with a minor in sustainability from Dartmouth? http://bit.ly/HYcnQi

2.) Summer Internship – Ceres.org (Boston) – PAID
Ceres seeks to foster greater public disclosure of environmental and social impacts by corporations. Ceres is a national coalition of investors, environmentalists, labor unions and public interest groups. Great opportunity for those interested in developing knowledge in corporate social and environmental responsibility. http://bit.ly/InHERk

3.) Socio-Environmental Sustainability Internships – SESYNC (Maryland) – PAID – DEADLINE: 4/15/12
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is offering paid summer research and media internships for students interested in environmental policy, land use, and social dimensions of environmental stewardship. DEADLINE is 4/15/12 http://bit.ly/IekmuY

4.) Post-Graduate Abroad Opportunities – The School for Field Studies (Web Resource)
The School for Field Studies lists a wide variety of post-graduate environmental fieldwork related opportunities in different countries. http://bit.ly/Hr9YV0

5.) NYC Residential Clean Energy Sales & Outreach (Full-Time) – Community Energy
Take part in promoting wind-power in New York for a national wind energy marketer. Coordinate event marketing, lead grass-roots outreach campaign in NYC, and enroll new customers in ConEdison Solutions Wind Power Program. http://bit.ly/IIN3OY

6.) Ocean Conservation Internship – Waitt Foundation (Washington, DC) – PAID – DEADLINE: 4/22/12
Gain perspective/experience in ocean conservation. Intern will prepare documents, create databases, attend meetings with senior representatives of NGOs and develop understanding of ocean conservation work. Dates negotiable. Full-time internship position. Search Job ID# 12659 in DartBoard.

7.) Job Search Tools! American Solar Energy Society (Web Resource)
The American Solar Energy Society has aggregated great green-job search resources! Add these to your bookmarks! http://bit.ly/IoFOQ4

 

 

**** BECOME A TUTOR OR A STUDY GROUP LEADER ****

****  BECOME A TUTOR OR A STUDY GROUP LEADER   ****

? Have you been successful in your classes?

?? Do you believe you may have earned an A/A-??

??? Would you like to help fellow students (“pay it forward”) and earn $9/hour???

Visit us online at:  http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/tutors/index.html

to see if there is a way you can make some cash while giving back to your community!!  Or, even better, you can join the growing trend of students who PAY IT FORWARD by GIVING BACK to their community, offering this valuable help as a COMMUNITY SERVICE!  If interested, let us know and we can fill you in on the details.

Also:  A great entry for your resume!

Email ‘TUTOR CLEARINGHOUSE’ with any questions you might have.

****WE NOW ACCEPT DA$H FOR TUTOR CLEARINGHOUSE TRANSACTIONS! **** =O)

Arts Specialty Bulletin, February 16, 2012


  1. Actors’ Shakespeare Project – Stage Manager Intern (perfect for Spring Term) DEADLINE March 15, 2012.
  2. 12-13 Season Professional Internship Program, Huntington Theatre Co., Boston, MA (POST-GRAD Opportunity) DEADLINE:  March 31, 2012
  3. Arts Foundation of Cape Cod; paid Summer 2012 Internship.  DEADLINE April 1, 2012
  4. The Summer Institute in Art Museum Studies at Smith College Deadline for application March 9, 2012
  5. Photography/Social Media Intern with Citi Performing Arts Center DEADLINE February 15, 2012
  6. American for the Arts Internship Program Summer Application Deadline March 9, 2012.
  7. Columbia Publishing Course (June 17 – July 27, 2012). DEADLINE (postmarked by) March 19, 2012.
  8. University of Denver Publishing Institute (July 15 – August 10, 2012). DEADLINE March 20, 2012.

1.  Actors’ Shakespeare Project – Stage Manager Intern (perfect for Spring Term) DEADLINE March 15, 2012.  www.actorsshakespeareproject.org

ASP seeks an SM intern for the upcoming production of Troilus & Cressida, directed by Tina Packer. Rehearsals begin March 27th, opening is April 25th and we close May 20th with a possible one week extension.

2.  12-13 Season Professional Internship Program, Huntington Theatre Co., Boston, MA (POST-GRAD Opportunity) DEADLINE:  March 31, 2012 https://www.hireculture.org/jobdetails.aspx?job_id=8432

…seeks creative, reliable, committed individuals with previous theatre training and relevant skills. Professional Internships are available only as a full-time season commitments, from September to June.

3.  Arts Foundation of Cape Cod; paid Summer 2012 Internship.  DEADLINE April 1, 2012 https://www.hireculture.org/jobdetails.aspx?job_id=11894

Candidates should demonstrate an interest in the Arts or non-profit organizations. Successful interns should possess a sense of humor, be a team player and be extremely reliable and responsible …

4.  The Summer Institute in Art Museum Studies at Smith College Deadline for application March 9, 2012  http://www.smith.edu/siams/

a co-educational program designed especially for college undergrads and for recent recipients of the B.A. degree who have not yet enrolled in graduate school. The six-week program is based on the Smith College campus, in Northampton, Massachusetts,

5.  Photography/Social Media Intern with Citi Performing Arts Center DEADLINE February 15, 2012  https://www.hireculture.org/jobdetails.aspx?job_id=14652

The ideal candidate is enrolled in a college program and should be in their junior or senior year. General commitment based on show schedule. Must be available during evening hours.

6.  American for the Arts Internship Program Summer Application Deadline March 9, 2012.  http://www.americansforthearts.org/about_us/internships.asp

The Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to investigate and participate in the operations of the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts in America.

7.  Columbia Publishing Course (June 17 – July 27, 2012). DEADLINE (postmarked by) March 19, 2012. http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/page/216-columbia-publishing-course/217

The Columbia Publishing Course, the shortest graduate school in the country. It would take you a year in an entry-level position in publishing to learn what you will learn in six weeks here, and 10 years to meet all the people you will meet.

8.  University of Denver Publishing Institute (July 15 – August 10, 2012). DEADLINE March 20, 2012. http://www.du.edu/publishinginstitute/index.html

Over the course of four weeks, it (The Publishing Institute) will introduce you to the process of book publishing, and provide a solid educational foundation and an excellent network for your subsequent job search.