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Office of Multicultural Affairs

the official OMA online newsletter

April 3, 2012

Vol. 18

****************UPCOMING OMA EVENTS*******************

In This Issue: OMA Upcoming Events Religious Life– Holy Week Student Organizations on the Move-

Men of Color presents- GQ Week

Direction/ MOC- Lecture With Tony Porter

Delta Xi Nu Sorority-Shadows of Diversity

Community News

Many thanks to all those who helped us out with the OMA Preview Weekend and the International Food & Music Fest last week. It was a huge success that could not have happened with the support and participation of our students and colleagues. Thanks again for supporting our efforts!!!!!!


Walk a mile in her shoes

Fighting for Reproductive Justice– Panel Discussion

April 1st,

Breaking Down Barriers: Real Social Change Requires Revolutionary Innovation featuring Sonal Shah

April 4th,

Tulane Student Alumi Reception

April 5th,

Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing – 6:30pm

Palm Sunday Liturgy 10am and 6:30pm Holy Eucharist with Palms Holy Wednesday Eucharist – 12Noon

Career News

Scholarship Listings

April 6th

Good Friday Liturgy – 12Noon

JP Morgan Chase Technology Summer Internship Development Program

April 8th

Easter Sunday Celebration of Holy Eucharist 10am (with reception following) and 6:30pm

ULOOP Jobs and Internships


OMA Spring Transitional Leadership Training– April 17th 5:30– 6:30 pm 210 LBC OMA End of the Year Picnic– April 20th 2:00-4:00 pm– Jones Hall Patio OMA Graduating Senior Pinning Ceremony -April 25th—6:00-8:00 pm– Kendall Cram Room, LBC

Student Organizations on the Move

Delta Xi Nu- presents Shadows of Diversity, Thursday, April 5, 2012 6:00pm until 9:00pm Qatar Ballroom– 2nd floor, LBC Multicultural Showcase and Dinner Tickets $3 Pre-Sale $5 at the Door

TUCP Direction & Men of Color will be hosting a lecture with Tony Porter. Wednesday, April 4, 2012– 8:00 pm- Kendall Cram Room , LBC– 2nd Floor

Tony Porter is an educator and activist and has been working in the social justice arena for over twenty years. He is nationally recognized for his effort to end men's violence against women. Tony is the original visionary & co-founder behind A CALL TO MEN: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. This event is FREE and open to the public. View Tony Porter's Ted Talk here: http:// With questions please email

GQ WEEK ACTIVITIES Gentlemen of Quality Week Tulane. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 : 6:00 pm : Leadership Village Lounge - Man, I am colored // A discussion on Black & Brown relations and the role of males of color. Friday, April 6, 2012 : 6:00 pm : Dixon Hall Concert & Fashion Show // A live performance & haute fashion.

Community News Fighting for Reproductive Justice, a panel discussion Wednesday, April 4 at 7 PM LBC Qatar Ballroom Join us for a panel discussion on language and framing featuring Professor Melissa Harris Perry, Professor Karissa Haugeberg, and Bear Atwood from the ACLU of Louisiana. Refreshments will be provided. The event is co-sponsored by VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood, Newcomb Sexuality and Gender Studies Association, African American Women’s Society, and Law Students for Reproductive Justice. For more info, email

Breaking Down Barriers: Real Social Change Requires Revolutionary Innovation featuring Sonal Shah Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 pm Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center Join us for a discussion with economist Sonal Shah about pushing the boundaries of traditional business and social models, and how new models of innovation are needed to really solve our society’s pressing social challenges. Shah has most recently served as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the first White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. Before joining the White House, Ms. Shah led Google’s global development initiatives for its philanthropy,, focusing on leveraging technology and information to help the world’s poor. Prior to Google, Ms. Shah was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, Inc., developing and managing the firm’s environmental strategy. She is also the co-founder of the international non-profit Indicorps, which offers fellowships for the Indian diaspora around the world to work on development projects in India. This event is sponsored by Social Entrepreneurship Initiatives, Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT), Newcomb College Institute, Social Entrepreneurship Initiatives. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Cordelia Heaney via email to or by phone at 504-865-5422. Additional information may be found at the event website at ******************************************************************************

2012 Tulane Student Alumni Networking Reception Thursday, April 12, from 6 - 8 pm Bea Field Alumni House, 6319 Willow Street The Newcomb Alumnae Association, the Tulane Alumni Association, the Newcomb College Institute, the Associated Student Body, and Newcomb Senate invite you to attend the final 2012 Tulane Student Alumni Networking Reception: This event will cover the fields of Communications/PR/marketing, law, business and financial services, as well as the STEM fields. An optional workshop on how to network is available directly before the event at 5 pm. Dress is business casual. RSVP at least one week before the reception date to

CAREER NEWS City Hall Fellows Application Now Available Application deadline: April 12 City Hall Fellows is a non-partisan national service corps training the next generation of leaders for America's cities; this cohort will be working in San Francisco. The 12-month, paid, post-college Fellowship integrates hands-on experience working within the highest levels of local government with intensive training in how cities work. The Fellowship is open to students of all majors. A detailed overview of the Fellowship, as well as application materials and instructions, are on our website, The Fellowship year begins on approximately August 1, 2012 and runs through the end of July 2013. Our staff, Fellows, and alumni will be visiting campuses over the next 6 weeks. We also will be hosting several free, live webinars for students we are unable to meet in person. Dates for all of these events are posted on the Apply section of our website. Email Founder & Executive Director Bethany Henderson with questions.

STEM Grants available for students from the National Science Foundation Deadline: April 17 

The NSF and Louisiana Board of Regents are offering grants to women and underrepresented minority students in STEM fields at Louisiana universities. The grants pay for students to work with professors employed at Louisiana universities ($4,000 for the student and $500 for the faculty member) over one to three semesters (or summer). The deadline is April 17, 2012. The link to the application is at *****************************************************************************************************

ULOOP– Tulane University Source to student jobs and Internships Internships: Barcelona Internship Program Boston Internship Program Uloop Campus Editor Chicago Internship Program

See all Internships for Tulane students

Full-Time Jobs: Associate Developer AT&T Part Time Retail Sales Consultant - Metairie LA (Clearview) Teach English Abroad! Child Care Administrator

Scholarships for Students If you know any minority students (of any age) who could use a scholarship, please share this list... A Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program Provides fellowships to students who excel in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. For women 40+ seeking new job skills, training and educational oppor- Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund tunities to support themselves. To increase diverse students’ access to talent development opportunities through teacher Academic Competitiveness Grant training. For first-year and second-year college students who graduated from Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund high school. For low-income women who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves Actuarial Diversity Scholarship and their community. For minority students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship the actuarial profession. For cosmetology and barber school students who can demonstrate a financial need. Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund K For students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program integrity and academia. For college-bound students who can demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of at American Copy Editors Society Scholarship least 2.75. Available to junior, senior and graduate students who will take fullL time copy editing jobs or internships. Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest AORN Foundation Scholarship A writing contest pertaining to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. For students studying to be nurses and preoperative nurses pursuing M undergrad and grad degrees. McKesson Pharmacy Scholarship Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship Designed to assist pharmacy students who plan to continue their education. For students who indicate a sincere interest in an automotive related N career. National Achievement Scholarship AWG Minority Scholarship For Women Established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding African American high school Encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a students. career in the geosciences. National Black Police Association Scholarships AXA Achievements Scholarship For students pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, and other related areProvides more than $600K in annual scholarships to 52 students – one as. from each state. National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship B For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing science and healthBeacon Partners Healthcare IT Scholarships related research. Awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree National SMART Grant in the IT Healthcare field. Available to full-time students who are majoring in science, math, technology, engineering, Best Buy Scholarship and more. For students in grades 9-12 who plan to enter a full-time undergradu- P ate program upon high school graduation. PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships Burger King Scholars Program Established for students in the field of project management or a project management For high school seniors who have part-time jobs and excel academical- related field. ly in school. R C Ron Brown Scholar Program CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program Seeks to identify African American high school seniors who will make significant contribuDeveloped to assist minority and disabled students, but open to all tions to society. who meet the requirements. Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Coca-Cola Scholars Program Seeks to recognize outstanding young people who are promoting American values on Four-year achievement-based scholarships given to 250 high school college campuses. seniors each year. S D Siemen Competition Davidson Fellows Scholarship Competition for individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, engineering, Recognizes and awards the extraordinary who excel in math, science, and technology. and technology. T Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships Need-based scholarships for college students are part of the progres- For first-generation students majoring in business, finance, science, engineering, and more. sive movement in their community. Tri-Delta Scholarships Dell Scholars Program For students who excel in chapter and campus involvement, community service, academFor students who demonstrate a desire and ability to overcome barri- ics, and more. ers and achieve their goals. Tylenol Scholarship Development Fund For Black Students in Science and Technology For students pursuing a career in health care who can demonstrate leadership and acaFor students studying science or technology at Historically Black Col- demic qualities. leges and Universities (HBCUs). U Discovery Scholarship United Negro College Fund Scholarships Annual scholarship for high school juniors to support continued educa- Administers 400 different scholarship programs so low-income families can afford college, tion and training beyond high school. tuition, and books. E U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Ed Bradley/ Ken Kashiwahara Scholarships For high school seniors planning to enroll or college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors Open to full-time students who are pursuing careers in radio and tele- already enrolled. vision news. USDA/1890 National Scholars Program EMPOWER Scholarship Award For students seeking a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences Designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by and related majors. awarding students of color. V ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program For minority and female students majoring in a field related to com- Provides merit-based scholarships to minority students studying business, finance, eco-

JPMorganChase Technology Summer Internship Development Program About JPMorgan Chase JPMorgan Chase is a leader in financial services, working in collaboration across the globe to deliver the best solutions and advice to meet our clients’ needs, anywhere in the world. We operate in 100 countries and hold leadership positions across our businesses. We have an exceptional team of employees who work hard to do the right thing for our clients and the firm, every day. This is why we are the most respected financial institution in the world – and why we can offer you an outstanding career. Business Area Our Technology team identifies and implements technological solutions that anticipate client needs, while providing employees with the tools that make the firm a premier place to work. The overall mission of our IT specialists is to turn our applications, systems and infrastructure into a competitive advantage for the firm by coupling technological expertise with an understanding of our different strategic business visions. Program Overview The Technology Summer Internship Development Program introduces and prepares highly-motivated participants for the firm’s information technology organization over a 10-week period. The internship program is structured similarly to the full-time program. The variety of roles offered is vast and constantly evolving, with numerous opportunities to gain technology experience across all business areas. Interns are offered the opportunity to work as an integral member of a technology team in one of our major business lines – Asset Management, Card Services, the Investment Bank, Retail Financial Services, Commercial Bank, and Treasury & Securities Services – or our Corporate Group. Our concentrated program requires that you actively contribute to upgrading and improving the efficiency of our infrastructure that allows us to deliver products and services to our clients around the world. Over the program, you will gain hands-on knowledge by working alongside experienced professionals who oversee and manage the deployment of business-aligned technologies and infrastructure. Program placement occurs in the following locations: New York Metro area, Columbus, OH, Newark/Wilmington, DE, Chicago, IL, Tampa, FL, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX Roles and Responsibilities These are the different opportunities that are available within the Technology Summer Internship Development Program: Application Developer: Translate business and technical requirements into applications or solutions; design and develop solutions for clients, working directly with traders and marketers; drive best practices with the possible move to Continuous Integration Testing (CIT); deliver new business products or enhance existing applications; learn the realities of real-time coding in an electronic trading environment and the development of a pricing system which requires up to 80 inputs to value a complex financial product Business Systems Analyst: Identify, assess, and record near-term business needs; analyze requirements; identify, recommend and articulate business needs priorities; advise on options, risks and costs versus benefits; assist with feasibility studies, design specifications, test analysis, and user training – right through final implementation; partner closely with other teams Infrastructure Engineer: Identify the latest technology solutions; select and implement products; provide production support; work hand in hand with project managers in delivering critical business-aligned technology projects; work on diverse array of technologies including Wintel, Unix Server and Database Systems Administration, Server and Desktop Operating Systems Support, Data and Voice Networking, Large MidRange and Mainframe Administration and Support, Batch Scheduling, Real-Time Fault Monitoring and Performing Tuning Technologies, Problem and Incident Mgmt Systems Support Engineer: Manage and monitor the applications and systems that are critical to our day-to-day operations and clients’ businesses; work with systems across the Front, Middle, or Back office on trading applications, investment or accounting platforms or other applications; proactively seek quality and efficiency improvements via configuration changes and management of the production environment; assist with quality assurance, test scripts and document defects; run maintenance procedures and take action based on analysis; respond to support calls Training and Development You will be exposed to different technology areas through varied training and presentations. Technology interns join our teams who are responsible for designing, developing and supporting the applications or projects that give our businesses their competitive edge. Qualifications Only those candidates who are highly motivated and eager to begin their career in technology within our financial services organization will be considered. Business & Technical knowledge is required to succeed in the program. Other specific qualifications include: Rising seniors with limited opportunities for rising sophomores and juniors Working towards a BA/BS degree, in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and/or MIS is preferred Preferred GPA of 3.2+ Previous related internship experience and/or other relevant experience is preferred Strong written/verbal communication skills Working knowledge of C, C++, Java, C#, Visual Basic, SQL, networking and infrastructure and/or server administration All candidates must have the eligibility to work permanently in the U.S. For more information on how to apply, visit

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