CAREER SERVICES AT ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE | SANTA FE | APRIL 2013
INSIDE YOU’LL FIND 2013 SUMMER ARIEL INTERNSHIP RECIPIENTS TIPS FOR FINDING AND RENTING AN APARTMENT APARTMENT-HUNTING RESOURCES INTERNSHIPS AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES “RESEARCH CAN BE FUN” ALLEN MATSIKA (SF15)
Schedule of April Events Career Services Office Contact: Career Services 505-984-6066 Fax 505-984-6167 Web address: www.stjohnscollege. edu/admin/SF/career.shtml AGORA: www.myinterfase.com/sjcsf/student Facebook: www.facebook.com/sjcsf careerservices Email: email@example.com Office located in the basement of Weigle Hall, Room 13
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment Career Services Staff: Margaret Odell Director
April 10 – Fulbright & ESL Presentation Senior Common Room, 3:15-4:30 p.m. Ms. Irene Thomas and Ms. Mary Therese McCoy will talk about the Fulbright application process and actual experience of being a Fulbright recipient. Ms. McCoy, a fiscal analyst for the NM Legislative Finance Committee, recently spent a Fulbright year in Mexico. Ms. Thomas is a retired professor of English and Linguistics and had a year’s Fulbright in Prague in 1998, where she trained future English teachers. April 23 – Graduate School Panel Senior Common Room, 12:15-1:30 p.m. Tutors will once again share their experiences with choosing and applying for various graduate schools and what they actually experienced once matriculated. Topics will include finding the best graduate school for your needs and interests, entrance exams, scholarships and other financial aid sources, how graduate classes are similar to and different from St. John’s. April 30 – National and International Scholarships Presentation Fireside Lounge, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. If you are thinking about more education after St. John’s, come and learn about ways to finance that study through national and international scholarship competitions and school-specific financial aid options.
Barbara Lucero Sand Assistant Director Chelsea Allen Internship Coordinator Christine Kng Publications Editor Allen Matsika Research Assistant Melissa Latham-Stevens Art Director
Check out the Career Services event posters throughout campus with the most current update on what’s happening on campus! 1
Ariel Internships Congratulations to the 2013 Ariel Internship Award Recipients This year 28 undergraduates submitted proposals for Ariel summer internship funding. There are two kinds of Ariel awards, those for bio-medical research and those for more general internships. Students pursuing bio-medical fields can be awarded up to $4000 for a summer of research or medical career exploration. The bio-medical stipends are generously funded by Dr. Stephen Forman (AN70). Students applying in the general category, which is funded by St. John’s directly, can receive up to $3600. This year’s Internship Committee, made up of Mr. Guillermo Bleichmar, Ms. Chelsea Allen, Ms. Susan Kaplan, Ms. Sherry Martin, Mr. Ken Wolfe, and Ms. Margaret Odell, welcomed all 28 applications but finally decided the following 21 were the strongest. The committee wishes to thank each of the applicants for their interest and effort, and encourages all undergraduate students to consider applying in 2014.
2013 Ariel Recipients (Those marked with an * are still awaiting confirmation of their internship placements.) BIO-MEDICAL AWARDS: John Brookes (SO) – assisting with neuroscience research in the lab of Dr. Patricia Sollars (AN’80), at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. John Postlewaite (SR) – studying traditional Chinese medicine at Trinity Natural Medicine in White Salmon, WA. Ellison Stagaman (JR) – pursuing cardiac research at Washington State University in Spokane, WA. GENERAL ARIEL AWARDS: Ruochen Bo (JR) -- exploring the world of finance and wealth management at Portfolio, LCC, a business owned by Lee Munson (SF97) in Albuquerque, NM. Meredith Carr (JR) – learning about the management of a music school at the Musically Minded Academy in Oakland, CA. Margaret Covington (FR) – conducting historical research of land and buildings for Preservation Dallas in Dallas, TX. Hannah Crepps* (SR) – pursuing radio journalism with an NPR station in Louisville, KY or cultural history at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in Washington, DC. Jackson Cusick (JR) – butcher’s apprentice with Ryan Farr at 4505 Meats in San Francisco, CA. Emma Diez* (JR) – learning about museum/art education with either SITE Santa Fe or Fine Art for Children and Teens (FACT), both in Santa Fe, or at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. Aidan Freemen* (JR) – gaining publishing/editorial experience at The Paris Review, Tin House or n + 1 in New York City or at A Public Space in Portland, OR. Emilia Friedberg (SO) – assisting with museum exhibitions and collections at the American Philosophical Society Museum in Philadelphia, PA. Gonzalo Gamarra (JR) – pursing creative writing with novelist, short-story writer and poet Homero Carvalho Oliva in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. 2
Helen Gvilia* (SO) –gaining hands-on experience with international relations and public policy with the Embassy of Georgia in Washington, DC. Alexander Harris* (SR) – conducting economics and financial research for the City Economist in New York City, or for the Center for the Study of Economics or The Reinvestment Fund, in Philadelphia, PA. Dylan Hitchcock-Lopez (JR) – assisting with the start-up of an Alaskan salmon fishing and brokerage firm in Sitka, AK and Boulder, CO. James Irwin* (JR) – learning about audio and music analysis with Grooveshark in Gainesville, FL or The Echo Nest in Summerville, MA. Yesha Malla (JR) – assisting with the preservation of endangered languages, as part of a National Science Foundation team from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, working in Manang province and Kathmandu, Nepal. Alexandra Marx (JR) – learning about educational policy with the Citizen Schools in Albuquerque, NM. Adelaide Miller* (SO) – conducting marine wildlife research in Florida. Chesirae Valentine (SR) – documenting folklore and cultural anthropology subjects for City Lore in New York City. Christian Winting (SR) – assisting with the Hemingway Letters Project at Penn State University in University Park, PA
After St. John’s Living the City Life The school year is winding to a close and you’re thinking about summer or post-graduation plans. You have nothing lined up, and no idea what you want to do. Where do you go? What can you do aside from returning to your parents’ house, or hanging around in Santa Fe until your lease expires? Have no fear! Gradspot.com’s Top 10 Cities for Recent Grads will help inform you, whether you’re graduated or not, what cities are great places to be over the summer, and what kind of lifestyle you can shape for yourself there. It’s easier to rub shoulders with rich, young bankers in certain places, and easier to join independent music scenes or become a beach bum in others.
Tips for Renting an Apartment Preparing the necessary pre-apartment search documents Prep the paperwork – Almost all landlords will require some combination of the following: copies of your photo ID, a letter of employment, your two most recent pay stubs, and your most recent tax return. Also, bring along a blank check for the deposit. Bring it with you – The apartment hunt is competitive, so every advantage helps. Bring your paperwork with you when you view apartments. When you find “the one,” you can hand over your paperwork and lock it up quickly. Guarantors – Most landlords require that a tenant’s income is at least double the monthly rent. If your income isn’t that high, a guarantor (e.g., parent) must co-sign the lease. Have a guarantor in mind ahead of time in the event that you need one to push the application through. Leases – Before signing a lease, be sure to read it thoroughly. Make sure there aren’t any restrictions in the lease that your broker may not have shared with you. Also, make sure nothing is missing that should be in there (e.g., your right to keep a pet in the apartment). Roommates – If you’re apartment hunting with roommates, make sure that they are on the lease and have all their documentation lined up as well.
Knowing how to look for an apartment Start early, but not too early – Apartments become available for viewing and signing throughout the month before you plan to move in. Be warned: since many people move in on September 1st, August becomes very competitive. Brokers – they’ll pre-screen apartments for you (saving you time), but charge up to 15% of the year’s rent. If you go this route, be sure to be extremely specific about what you’re looking for, and feel free to use several brokers. No fee – instead of using a broker, go directly to the managing agent of a building to rent an apartment and skip the broker’s fee. However, finding no fee apartments can be time consuming. Ask around and search the net for diamonds in the rough. Stalk the building – once you’ve found your perfect pad, scope it out at night to get a feel for the scene, and try to catch a tenant exiting/entering the building to ask if there are any problems (e.g., roaches) before you sign the lease. Everything’s negotiable - rent, the broker’s fee, the terms of the lease … nothing is set in stone before a lease is signed.
Apartment-Hunting Resources All Cities • Gradspot Roommate Finder • apartments.com • craigslist.com • forrent.com • rent.com • move.com • sublet.com • house.info/home.php • apartmentsource.com/?rid= apartmentaccess • http://www.roommates.com/ • backpage.com • My Apartment Map • University and local papers Atlanta • rentlist.net • atlantaloftsandcondos.com • rentalsinatlanta.com • ajchomefinder.com/apartments • atlantahomesforrent.com • apartments-in-atlanta.com Boston • justrentals.com • bostonapartments.com • commaveassociates.com • cityrealtyboston.com • rentboardwalk.com • http://www.bostonpads.com
Chicago • chicagoapartmentfinders.com • apartmentpeople.com • Chicago Tribune classifieds • domu.com Denver • rentals.com/Colorado/Denver • rentalsindenver.com • rentvine.com • denver.co.house.info • denverlocators.com • apartmentsdenverco.com Houston • houston.tx.house.info • http://www.rentalhomesplus.com/ texas/houston • apartmentdata.com • rentersresource.com Los Angeles • Apartmenthunterz.com • 4rentinla.com • apartmentratings.com/rate/ CA-Los-Angeles.html New York City • NYBits.com • Corcoran.com • Elliman.com • Citihabitats.com
• nofeenycrentals.com • metropolisapts.com • Local Real Estate Brokerages San Francisco • apartmenthunterz.com • rentinsanfrancisco.com • 4rentinla.com/apartments/ san-francisco Seattle • seattlerentals.com • marketplace.nwsource.com/ rentals • seattle.backpage.com/rentals /classifieds • classifieds.thestranger.com/seattle Washington, D.C. • dchousing.net • internsdc.com (housing for D.C. interns) • Washington City Paper classifieds • washington-dc-apartments.net • Washington Post • Urban Igloo Credit for the above goes to gradspot.com.
Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) Internships and Housing – For $6,500, students receive intern placement in full-time internships as well as housing in fully-furnished intern-only locations on Capitol Hill. Weekly student seminars and outings are offered so that students can experience Washington beyond their internship. Application deadline: Rolling deadline; WISH will notify you by email within one week after submission. For more information visit www.internsdc.com
Internships and more Internships and Other Opportunities Art Studio Art Centers International (SACI) – SACI is a non-profit university program in Florence, Italy for undergraduate and graduate students seeking fully accredited studio art, design, and liberal arts instruction. SACI offers Summer Studies in a variety of disciplines such as Studio Art, Art History, Art and Archaeological Conservation, and more. Classes include drawing sessions, presentations, lectures, field trips, and volunteering. The Summer 2013 term runs from June 27 to July 27, 2013. The Fall term runs from September 4 to December 22. Tuition and fees for summer programs is $5550, with optional housing fees of $1600. Tuition for fall semester study is approximately $12000. Application deadline for summer classes is May 15, 2013. For more information visit www.saci-florence.edu
Film Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Internship – Santa Fe Independent Film Festival screens provocative independent films from all over the globe. They hire interns for spring, summer, and fall internships. Interns will have the opportunity to work closely in the promotion, programming and production of the 2013 festival in many positions. Internships are available in public relations, production assistantship, graphic and web design, publicity, tech, and social media. Interns should be passionate about the arts, particularly film, and be able to commit 4-6 hours a week. Internships are unpaid. Send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: Rolling! Apply soon. For more information visit http://santafeindependentfilmfestival.com/Festival_Info/Call_for_Interns/index.html Seattle Film Institute’s 40 Week Filmmaking Program – For ten intense months, students live, eat, and breathe filmmaking – in class and on the set. The program provides a comprehensive and integrated foundation in all aspects of filmmaking as students receive a real world education from a faculty anchored by film industry professionals. Upon graduation, all students are eligible to participate in SFI’s nationally renowned internship program. Other 10-month certificate programs are available for Acting, 3-D Animation, Motion Graphics, Producing, and Sound Design. Application deadline: Rolling deadline. The Fall 2013 term starts in September! For more information visit http://seattlefilminstitute.com/film-BA-AA-graduate-degreesand-professional-certificates
Language Internship in the South of Spain – If you are interested in an internship and learning Spanish at the same time in a beautiful coastal town in the South of Spain, then Spanish School–Herradura may be just right for you. In exchange for assistance with administrative projects in the school office, take classes and immerse yourself in the local culture. The local town has a beautiful long beach, and one of the best climates of Europe. More info: contact email@example.com or go to: http://www.spanish-school-herradura.com/programmes-spain/working-holidays/
Career Resources & Fairs FANTASTIC FUTURES – Santa Fe Community College Career Services and Accelerate New Mexico present FANTASTIC FUTURES, a Career, Education and Training Resource Fair, at Santa Fe Community College. You can meet school and employer representatives, discover small business support resources, and find new ideas and career opportunities! Come by on April 18, 2013, 10am-2pm. For more information visit www.sfcc.edu/career_services/events_&_resources
Jobipedia – Jobipedia is a non-profit website, whose employees are members of HR Policy Association, which represents the chief human resource officers from more than 300 of America’s largest corporations. This new resource exposes students to America’s top corporate recruiting professionals, who provide personal advice and timely recommendations on the challenges and realities students will face upon entering the workplace. For more information visit www.jobipedia.org
In order to receive your cap and gown in May, you MUST attend a Senior Exit Interview with Career Services!!
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Assured Outcomes Partnership – This program, in the Florida Coastal School of Law, guarantees students who participate that they will be successful in their first year of law school, pass the Bar Exam their first time and receive beneficial hands-on experience – or be reimbursed a monetary amount. Application deadline: Apply when applying to the program For more information visit http://www.fcsl.edu/assured-outcomes-partnership
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It is important for Career Services to speak with each senior in order to
recruiting, to reassure parents, and for accreditation. Also, Career Services enjoys hearing what you are planning for the future, and this is a chance for us to see if there is anything we can do to
Cooley Law School – With an emphasis on academic knowledge, professionalism, and rigorous hands-on study, Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI provides graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Their rigorous curriculum includes extensive skills-based courses and clinical experience, and gives students the option of taking part in lawyering competitions, including the mock trial program which has grown into one of the largest and most respected organizations on campus. Cooley offers part-time, full-time, or weekend classes. Application deadline: Acceptance is on a rolling basis, but don’t wait! You can apply for May or September 2013 admissions. For more information visit www.cooley.edu
help as you are making plans to leave St. John’s. The exit interview is a short, painless process that should only take about ten minutes, so why not get it out of the way?
Please call or come in to make an appointment. Career Services is located in the basement of Weigle Hall, Room 13.
University of San Diego School of Law, JD – The University of San Diego boasts a highly-regarded faculty, high-quality advocacy and clinical programs, expansive legal research facilities, and a high caliber of students. The faculty consists of nationally recognized experts in every major field of law; Pardee Legal Research Center is regarded as one of the best law libraries. Graduates have 90% employment rate within nine months of graduation over the past few years. Application deadline: Rolling deadline For more information visit www.law.SanDiego.edu/
Our phone number is 984-6066. We look forward to seeing you!
Opportunities Abroad Nursing Accelerated BS in Nursing – This 14-month accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program with a second entry point in January provides students with the knowledge and skills that employers increasingly prefer for nurses who provide direct patient care. It is designed for applicants who already possess a bachelor’s degree in another field, and the GRE is not required, although some prerequisite courses are required for admission (details on website). This program is located at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professionals in Boston, Massachusetts. Application deadline: for the program starting Spring 2014, July 1, 2013. For more information visit www.mghihp.edu
Study Abroad Summer Study at Oxford – The undergraduate student summer session runs from May 28 to June 25, and is offered in association with Oxford University’s New College. Students study Oxford-style — that is, besides the regular seminar, students also meet one-on-one with a leader scholar for about an hour each week to discuss a 1,500 word essay written by the student, based on reading and research. Students from core text schools are especially qualified for this summer program. This summer’s theme is “Religion and Science”, and its main question is: do science and religion offer competing or complementary understandings of the physical world? Application deadline: May 1, 2013 For more information visit http://www.coretexts.org/actc-oxford-study-abroad-programs/actc-osap-student-summer-session-in-oxford/
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TESOL Certification in Santa Fe – In the past ten years, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Trainers has offered an accredited TESOL Certificate Program for people wishing to teach overseas. The intensive course is typically 4 weeks long and takes place in the summer, starting June 3. Many St. John’s graduates have gone through this program including alumna Jennifer Sprague, Director of Meem Library. The total tuition cost is $2375. Application deadline: April 24, 2013 (An application fee of $75 and deposit of $500 is required for application) For more information visit http://www.tesoltrainers.com/
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Volunteer abroad in… India? Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity – Unite For Sight (UFS) is a global health delivery organization. They partner with local eye clinics, applying public health strategies to provide eye care to patients who are otherwise unable to access or afford care. They welcome participants who may have little or no previous healthcare experience. Volunteers receive all necessary training from Unite For Sight so that they are able to assist the local doctors with global health delivery, regardless of their previous level of healthcare experience. Volunteer abroad opportunities are available in Ghana, Honduras, and India. Application deadline: Rolling deadline; UFS will assess your application within three days after submission. For more information visit http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad/outreaches
Current undergraduates who are counting on having work-study jobs for Fall 2013 need to complete
generated until students’ files are complete, including any required paperwork from parents. At this point you may already end up on a waiting list but being at the top of that list is a huge advantage in securing a campus job next fall!
Volunteer at Woofaste Dog Cooperative – Woofaste Dog Cooperative in Santa Fe needs loving humans to help as the dogs, rescued from high-kill shelters in New Mexico, prepare for their permanent homes. Athletic people are needed to walk, run and hike dogs during the week. The dogs need training and loving attention, to ready them to enter a home with ease. Application deadline: Rolling – but the dogs need you! For more information visit www.woofaste.com
“Research Can Be Fun!” By Allen Matsika (SF15)
Getting information about job and internship opportunities is crucial in this economy. One needs this information in order to be marketable, and to choose the right internship, research opportunity or job. However, it seems even with the search engines available, many people still find it difficult and un-enjoyable to carry out research on what they want to do. Sometimes the task seems overwhelming, or we get so busy with our social media sites like Facebook that we “don’t have time” for research. Hopefully, after this article, you will be able to do your research, enjoy the process and finish it just in time to check your friend’s newest status on Facebook ;). There are many ways to approach your online research; here are some suggestions to motivate yourself. Incentive: Think about how much fun you’ll have with a good internship and how wonderful your summer will be. Giving oneself an incentive is a good motivating technique. Keep that good job experience, that chance to experience a new and beautiful environment or that pay-check in mind, and you will definitely sit down and start researching the graduate school, job or internship you want. Action Plan: This might sound too formal, but we do it every day: “After dinner, I’ll watch a movie, then hang out with my friends.” This is a fun action plan, and it is no different from your research action plan. For example, ask yourself what kind of internship or graduate school program interests you. Are you looking for an organic farm internship or are you looking for something in international law? Ask yourself where you would like to spend your summer or year. Whatever criteria you pick for the action plan, it is crucial to write it down. Writing these things down will help keep you focused. When something new, interesting but unrelated pops up, looking at the action plan and realizing that it is not part of the plan can help to prevent clicking on those interesting but superfluous topics and subsequently wasting time. Copy and paste: This is probably the easiest tip for your research. As you carry out research, have a Microsoft Word document open, to copy links and bits of information and paste them on your document. This helps for detailed records of your research and easy access to live links for later. Whatever it is, remember: research is not a drag. It’s manageable and takes a short time when you have an incentive, an action plan and a place to copy and paste your results for later use. And you will finish just in time for…cake!
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Previous and current issues of Odyssey Bound can be found online at www.stjohnscollege.edu/admin/SF/c areer_newsletter.shtml or in the Agora Resource Library.
Disclaimer: The St. John’s College Career Services Office produces Odyssey Bound as a service to St. John’s College students and community members for their career development and educational and life planning. Any jobs or other opportunities listed herein do not indicate an endorsement or recommendation from St. John’s College or the Career Services Office. Students and individuals from the St. John’s College community are responsible for all necessary precautions when interviewing for or accepting these positions or awards. They are also responsible for checking the credentials and integrity of all employers or organizations. St. John’s College and the Career Services Office assume no liability for acts or omissions by third parties or for material supplied by them. The St. John’s College Career Services Office is not responsible for anything that happens at a given job site. The presence of an employment listing in Odyssey Bound does not guarantee any given employer’s compliance with legal behavior. If a student or individual experiences discrimination or sexual harassment on the job or in a job interview, he or she is encouraged to call the Department of Fair Employment in the state in which the violation occurred. Career Services makes every effort to publish the most current information, but unforeseen publishing problems may render some events obsolete. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause the reader.