CAREER SERVICES AT ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE | SANTA FE | MAY 2013
INSIDE YOU’LL FIND GRADUATE PROGRAMS, INTERNSHIPS & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES JOINING A GREATER ACADEMY: MOTIVATIONS FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL AND “HOW JOHNNIES GET THERE” (INTERVIEWS WITH BILSANA BIBIC, THOMAS BERRY, AND KAROLINA RICHTEROVA) BY CHRISTINE KNG
Congratulations to Seniors & Recent Graduates! The Class of 2013 is ready to graduate and move on to the next chapter in their collective lives. Congratulations to all of the seniors! Here are some of the opportunities that seniors are pursuing: SF’13
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Barbara Lucero Sand Assistant Director Chelsea Allen Internship Coordinator Christine Kng Publications Editor Allen Matsika Research Assistant Melissa Latham-Stevens Art Director
Mr. Thomas Berry – JD at Stanford Law or UCLA, or MAPH at University of Chicago Ms. Amanda Bogan – Wilderness instructor for AdventureTreks over the summer Mr. Daryl Breithaupt – Taking the MCAT over the summer, volunteer work at a clinic in Arkansas Ms. Jessica Carlson – Bee-keeping in Europe over the summer, Medical Massage License Program at Boulder College in the fall Mr. Jason Choe – Building web applications for FirstServe Ms. Hannah Crepps – Smithsonian internship at the Center of Folk Life and Cultural Heritage under the Ariel Internship program over the summer Ms. Alicia Dondo – Working at Goldman Sachs in their London office Ms. Emma Feikert – Freelance social media work in Santa Fe, New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts Ms. Zoe Haskell – Working with a local art gallery in Santa Fe Mr. Marcus Karr – Starting another BA in Computer Engineering at UC Davis Ms. Christine Kng – 5-semester Nanjing, China/DC Johns Hopkins MA in International Studies program Mr. Bar Lehmann – Masters in Social Work at University of Denver or University of Southern California Mr. Jan Petrus – PhD in History & Philosophy of Science at Utrecht University in the Netherlands Mr. Josh Primiano – JET Program, teaching English in Japan Ms. Karolina Richterova – MSc/DPhil in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford Mr. Tor Travis – Santa Fe Reporter; teaching English in China this fall Ms. Chesirae Valentine – Internship at City Lore in NYC under the Ariel Internship program, Great Hearts in Phoenix Mr. Cole Watson – Peace Corps, working on Community Development through Water & Sanitation Ms. Samantha Weber – JET Program, teaching English in Japan Ms. Whitney Will – Organic/Sustainable farm internship in CO, 3-year Peace Corps stint Mr. Christian Winting – Internship with Hemingway Letters Project under the Ariel Internship program; MA in Humanities at the University of Chicago
We know you’ve got big things planned. Come tell us about them in your Senior Exit Interview!
SF’12 Ms. Jillian Burgie – MA in Comparative Literature at University of Colorado, Boulder Mr. John Rhett Forman – PhD in Literature at University of Dallas Mr. Andrew Meier – Neuroscience PhD program at Washington University, St. Louis, MO
SF’11 Ms. Brittany Johnstone (Olson) – EdS degree in School of Psychology at Denver University in Colorado
Ariel Internships Congratulations to our Award Winners!
Below are some additional updates about our final Ariel interns!
Hannah Crepps (SR) – learning about cultural history at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in Washington, DC. Emma Diez (JR) – art education with Fine Art for Children and Teens (FACT) in Santa Fe. Sophie Engel (SR) – exploring the publishing and editorial world at the Santa Fe Reporter. Elizabeth Fedden (SO) – learning about digital archiving and anthropology with the Laboratory of Anthropology Library at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe. Aiden Freeman (JR) – gaining publishing/editorial experience at A Public Space in Brooklyn, NY. Helen Gvilia (SO) – gaining hands-on experience with international relations and public policy with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Alexander Harris (SR) – conducting economics and financial research for the City Economist in New York City. Alexandra Marx (JR) – learning about international relations with the Santa Fe Council on International Relations in Santa Fe.
Ms. Thi Kim Tran Nguyen (SF14) has been awarded a $5,000 Braziel/Lynn Scholarship and a $5,000 Thorne
Joining a Greater Academy
Premedical Scholarship, both to be
Motivations for Graduate School and ‘How Johnnies Get There’
used for summer chemistry classes and labs. Projects for Peace
Mr. Dongyu Cui (SF16), Mr. Ye Shi (SF15) and Mr. Jingxing Gao (SF15) have received a $10,000 Projects for Peace award for this summer from the Davis Foundation. Their project aims to improve communication among high school students in China through participation in Socratic seminars.
By Christine Kng
Attending graduate school is a post-graduate plan which requires discernment, commitment and preparation. How does any St. John’s student take the broad education we have and point it towards two to four years of focused study? What is the appeal of graduate school to St. John’s students? Here are three seniors’ stories. Bilsana Bibic won a nationwide scholarship to study overseas at a United World College for her last two years of high school. Encountering and befriending people from different countries, at this overwhelmingly international school in Costa Rica, gave her a real perspective on the problems that her friends faced all around the world. Studying at St. John’s only reaffirmed her desire to construct real change: ‘I realized that I didn’t want to work on the theoretical level. I wanted to implement certain things in practice.’ Since the start of her junior year (but really, since Costa Rica), she has been working steadily to discover where exactly she wants to go to begin effecting change, and what she needs to do to get there. When she determined her ideal field at the beginning of her junior year, she decided to try to gain experience in it. ‘I decided to enrich my experience by applying for jobs related to my field – tutoring jobs, mentoring jobs, Projects for Peace – all these wound up being related to young people.’ Yet, while this is only one of her many viable career passions, she says: ‘No one is certain about their future career path, but you need to find a focus in order to be productive. Whatever focus you choose now can change. The same experience you gain from say, theatre, can help you in leadership if you’re applying to something in politics. The important thing is to pick a focus, even if it’s a random focus, and do things towards that focus.’ Her first real career step was to secure an Ariel internship with the Montenegrin delegation in the United Nations for the summer after her junior year. Through conversing with many people there, she learned that for the field of International Relations, a PhD would be almost a waste, but a masters’ degree is necessary. ‘International Relations requires experience in the field. You need a higher degree because you’re 2
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competing with people who all have higher degrees, but you don’t need a PhD because you also need experience that you can gain at work.’ This gave her the confirmation that she needed of her initially less formulated plans: she should enter graduate school after St. John’s, ideally a master’s program with full funding. With her experiences in mind, she began preparing to apply for graduate school over the summer, and all through the start of her senior year. It turned out that her genuine interest in young people became what she decided to present to graduate schools. ‘International Development is an enormous field, and if you say to graduate schools that you want to work in International Development, it sounds like you haven’t thought about it. But if I say that I want to work with youth, it immediately narrows the focus, and I have a better chance.’ Her caveat, though, is that it has to be a genuine desire to work in this field, and a genuine hope to achieve something in this field. She says, with a grin, that she could never do a PhD in Literature (she probably could). ‘Yet,’ she says, ‘for what I truly want to do, I can use many different approaches – my experiences and actions can all be portrayed as leading to the same end.’ Bilsana Bibic applied to International Relations and Development Studies programs at American University, Boston College, Cambridge University, UC Berkeley, as well as a program in Turkey. In the middle of his senior year, Thomas Berry applied to eight of the T14 (lawyer lingo for Top 14) law schools as well as ten Philosophy PhD programs. He took the GRE and LSAT over the summer, applied for the Rhodes, Marshall and Gates scholarships in October 2012, and was accepted into (among others) Stanford Law, one of the ‘T3’ degrees in Law. Mr. Berry was tired of education by the time he finished being homeschooled. But he wound up in St. John’s, and unsurprisingly, for those who know Mr. Berry, he enjoyed it from the first day. By junior year, he had come to the realization that academia might be a possible life-long career choice. ‘I realized that I didn’t want to get out of the academic environment, shockingly enough. I’m much more suited to this than to be thrust out into the real world, all of a sudden, to get a job or do physical labor or something terrifying like that to earn a living. I’m better in this structured environment of having work to turn 3
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in and something to talk about every single day, and I also just like the social aspect of being in the school environment.’ But philosophy and law? Mr. Berry’s interest in philosophy and the consequent aiming for a PhD was always his most natural goal. ‘The specific political questions I was interested in were always the broadest and most philosophical. The precepts that political philosophers tell the government to do are precepts that apply just as much on a personal basis.’ Yet, he says, ‘all the places I applied to do a PhD in Philosophy I also applied to their law school, if they had one.’ His interest in philosophy has always been practical, and his mother’s academic specialization in both law and the history and philosophy of science guided him to the possibilities of a joint law and philosophy degree, which he understands to complement one another. ‘You can’t really talk about the moral or ethical implications of public policy unless you have a law background.’ Now, though, his acceptance to Stanford Law, and not to the corresponding philosophy program, gives him different pressures. ‘It’s hard to turn down a high-ranking law school like that. And you might, without making a conscious decision, just through the process of inertia, find yourself in a big law firm and work there your whole life.’ And by this point, Mr. Berry has already realized that practicing law may not be completely satisfying to him, because of the academic life he wants, as well as larger philosophical concerns. As he says, ‘You might have to sacrifice your personal philosophical nature of seeing both sides of the issue. The judge sees all the facets of the case best if two people make the best possible case for each side. So you sacrifice your autonomy slightly, for the best of everyone except you and the other lawyer.’ He is, however, probably going to take out loans, enter Stanford Law, and figure everything out later. He says, ‘I don’t want to be a practicing lawyer my whole life, but at the same time I couldn’t have predicted how applying to my eighteen programs was going to turn out. So I’m aware to some extent that I can’t predict what opportunities I’m going to have, which places will like me and which won’t, three years from now.’ Right now he is mostly just glad that he won’t have to do physical labor next year. Thomas Berry applied to Philosophy PhD and Law programs at the University of Chicago, NYU, Columbia, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, UCLA, Michigan, and Stanford.
Karolina Richterova picked her high school (an ecologically-friendly high school in rural Wisconsin) because at that time there was no common thread between her and what the school represented in their values. ‘All I was interested in was why these things were meaningful to them. Why do some people devote hours of their lives to walking in the woods or making sustainable energy? Why are these activities and topics more interesting and significant to them than anything else?’ She learned, of course. Yet in this, as in all her other pursuits, she explicitly states that changing her actions isn’t her only goal; she has faith that any new knowledge and understanding of what motivates people will make her a more open-minded person and a more conscious human being. This very open-mindedness is what she learns all the time in a St. John’s context through collaboration. Before she came to the college, Ms. Richterova expected St. John’s to be the best preparation she could have for graduate work, and she found this to be true. ‘It’s important to learn how to not always be that one person in the corner with your own favorite idea… Talking and critiquing your own ideas in the company of other scholars is a very important skill to have and a very good experience for someone who wants to go to graduate school.’ Collaboration of this kind also involves a great deal of learning and newfound openness. She says, ‘That’s how I learn the most: interacting with people and authors who have completely different ideas than I do, but who find them extremely meaningful and significant. To me, St. John’s is above all an experience in discovering, defending, and delivering meaning.’ Yet, alongside this valuable skill, Ms. Richterova points out two particularly Johnnie difficulties in transitioning from St. John’s to graduate school. The first is the problem of knowing what you want to do. She says, ‘When you start looking for graduate school programs, you will soon realize that there are thousands of different programs. It doesn’t end by saying, ‘I want to study biology’, because when you look into biology programs, not only does every school have their own take on it, every school also has about fifteen different programs in the field: computational life sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, etc. Students at St. John’s don’t just take four subjects; they engage in many, many different ‘subjects’, and they find meaning in a lot of them, if not all of them. So they’ll need to figure out what they really want to do.’ She also remarks that St. John’s felt like a calling to many people, and their only choice in terms of the education and experience they wanted; so this sudden multitude of choices may be overwhelming. ‘The way I dealt with it,’ she says, ‘was to tell myself that it doesn’t really matter what I do. I didn’t have to suffer in trying to figure out if this one field was my only true passion and if I wanted to do this for the rest of my life; I just stopped asking myself if this was my only choice – because I knew it wasn’t. But I also knew that I was sufficiently interested in it, and that if I asked myself, ‘would I want to spend four years learning this?’ the answer would be yes, and that was all I needed.’ The second difficulty is learning how to translate the program into an academic field – for applications, interviews, and all forms of communication about St. John’s. She points out that a person’s interests are typically not isolated. ‘I found that the best thing to do is to think about what interests you about the field, or the job opportunity. If there are certain concepts that particularly attract you, those concepts are probably already familiar to you, which is why you find them attractive. Ask yourself – where did you come across them in the program? Chances are that there is a common thread between how you approached the program and what you want to be doing. If you figure those connections out, you can claim, like I did, that ‘most of what we do here at St. John’s, or in the world of literature and humanities and sciences in general, is based on a theoretical understanding of psychology.’ And I claimed a very similar thing in my applications for physics and quantum field theory. If you’re able to find the 5
Graduate Programs, Internships, interconnections in the Program and trace them out, you can understand how all knowledge and inquiry are intertwined in creating the common human perspective and experience.’ This understanding of the program as completely cohesive allows the St. John’s degree to be applicable to all different fields, as long as one finds the common thread and defends it; and, as she says, ‘By the time you graduate, you will have gone through a very important analysis and synthesis of who you are, and you will have enough powerful experiences and captivating questions to understand on a very intimate level the enterprise of St. John’s. With this much behind you, and more significantly in you, you will be able to present St. John’s as a cohesive, meaningful and relevant whole from any viewpoint.’ While her long-term career goals are completely undefined for now, which is ‘exactly as [she] wants it to be’, Ms. Richterova has a good sense of the kind of activity she wants to be engaged in for the future. Her motivation is to find communities that she can be meaningful within. For her, ‘It doesn’t matter if it’s a community of elderly people in a temple in India, or a community of scholars researching the blueprint of brain activity in the United States, or an educational community where I teach Mathematics in Bolivia. What matters is that my interactions in those communities are meaningful, both to me and to others. In finding my inspiration, I’d like to inspire others to look for their own muses anywhere and in any way they can.’ For the time being, however, Ms. Richterova has decided to join the University of Oxford next year to study further what life and the human experience is, and if a replication and simulation of one or both is possible. She does this partly from intrinsic interest, and partly for the thrills of joining an intellectual community that seeks meaning in ways that are completely new to her. She hopes, once again, to rediscover herself in a program with which she currently has no visible connections. As she says, ‘I call myself the lifelong experimentalist, one who prefers to ascertain by finding out.’ Karolina Richterova applied for post-graduate MSc/DPhil programs in Experimental Psychology, History and Philosophy of Science, Social Cognition, and Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and Imperial College.
Graduate Programs, Internships and Other Opportunities Accounting Master of Accounting Program at William & Mary’s Mason School of Business – The school is reaching out to St. John’s College, having had a good track record of St. John’s graduates go through their program successfully over the last few years! If any seniors are considering careers in the business world but are unsure of where to start, William & Mary provides a roadmap and skill training, including work in complex financial instruments and analyses of current issues (such as International Financial Reporting Standards). Seniors without any business classes can finish the entire program in a year, by taking prerequisite bootcamps over the summer. Williams & Mary is located in Williamsburg, VA. Application deadline: Rolling deadline For more information visit: http://mason.wm.edu or contact Associate Admissions Director, Martha Howard, at email@example.com
and more Art ARTSEARCH – ARTSEARCH is a tool of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre. A valuable source for a career in the Arts, they post 10 new jobs a day on average. Functionalities include job seekers being able to create email alerts based on customized searches. Subscribe now for rates as low as $40! For more information visit http://www.tcg.org/artsearch/
Biomedical Masters in Biomedical Science (MBS) Program at University of Northern Colorado – The MBS program is designed to provide academic enhancement for talented students who already possess prior experience with the sciences and who want to improve their future application to a professional or other graduate school. A major goal of the program is to allow students a tangible (quantifiable!) mechanism to demonstrate high-level academic achievement while taking a full load of rigorous and challenging courses. Application deadline: Rolling deadline, but early application is recommended For more information visit www.unco.edu/biology Paid Post-Baccalaureate and Research Program at University of New Mexico – PREP@unm is an NIH-funded post-baccalaureate training program, designed to enhance the ability of individuals in the biomedical sciences to gain entry to, and succeed in, nationally-recognized PhD programs. PREP is aimed at individuals from underrepresented groups in the sciences who have recently received a Bachelor’s degree. These individuals will either have relatively little laboratory experience, or will be changing research fields between their BS and PhD courses. In PREP, the Scholars are paid an annual salary of $21,000, plus health and dental benefits, for one year of support. During this year they are paired with a faculty mentor from one of UNM’s science departments to engage in cutting-edge research. This experience is essential to successful application in many of the top graduate schools in the country. PREP also supports GRE preparation classes and short training programs aimed at making the Scholars more familiar with the expectations and challenges of graduate school. They will also cover tuition costs of classes which are required by the Scholar to become familiar with their current research. For more information about PREP@unm, and to apply, go to: http://biology.unm.edu/prep/
Attention Seniors! In order to receive your cap and gown in May, you MUST attend a Senior Exit Interview with Career Services!! It is important for Career Services to speak with each senior in order to compile statistics about this year’s graduating class, which are used for 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 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?
Highstead Communications Internship – Highstead is a nonprofit organization located in Redding, CT, dedicated to conserving the natural landscapes of New England. The communications intern will provide content development and overall communications support, and through this gain significant experience in developing and implementing compelling communications strategies for a nonprofit, as well as learning about some of the most important land conservation issues in the region today. This is a twelve-week full-time position in the summer, with a stipend of $5,000 and free furnished housing. Application deadline: Rolling until the position is filled. Apply early! For more information visit http://www.highstead.net 7
Please call or come in to make an appointment. Career Services is located in the basement of Weigle Hall, Room 13. Our phone number is 984-6066. We look forward to seeing you!
Graduate Programs, Internships, Summer 2013 Internships with Environment America – Environment America interns make a real impact on critical environmental issues, learning how to analyze environmental problems, advocate for solutions, and build public support. Interns work one-on-one with an advocate or organizer, and perform a mix of research, report preparation, media event coordination, writing and publishing letters to the editor, attending lobbying meetings, working with coalition partners, tracking legislation, and generating public support for campaigns. Environment America also hires college graduates to join their two-year fellowship program. Internships take place in 30 states across the country. Application deadline: Applications for Summer 2013 open now! Applications for Fall 2013 open June 1, 2013 For more information visit http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/page/amr/internships-make-difference
Mr. Andrew Meier
(SF’12) is just finishing a year with PREP and reports that he has been accepted to a PhD program in Neuroscience at
Finance Kaiser Permanente Internships – Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed-care organization in the U.S., and recruits for locations all across the country. Students who are interested in summer internship opportunities should submit their resumes through Kaiser Permanente’s website, as well as correspond with their University Relations Recruiter, Nellie Bannister (Nellie.C.Bannister@kp.org). Application deadline: Rolling deadline For more information visit http://kaiserpermanentejobs.org/university-connection/
Washington University in St. Louis,
and that a PREP administrator
USDA Forest Service Internships – The USDA offers unpaid forest service internships to students as part of the federal student volunteer program. Students can explore various occupations while still enrolled in an academic program. Call Don Hansen at 703-605-4851 for more information. They also offer a paid summer intern program. Applications for those are usually screened by early March, but spaces may still be available. Application deadline: Rolling application (call for position availability and more information) For more information visit http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/forestservice/other.html
at UNM (Dr. Paul Zauter, firstname.lastname@example.org) has expressed real interest in having other St. John’s graduates in the PREP program. Mr. Meier also would be happy to have students and alumni contact him about this program: email@example.com
Government/Politics American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Internship – AEI is a conservative public policy think-tank, whose internships have repeatedly been cited as among the top internships in the country! They provide students with an opportunity to be mentored by some of America’s most renowned scholars, economists, political scientists, and foreign policy specialists, to conduct research on today’s prominent public policy questions. Internships are available in publications editing, marketing, government relations, and communications. The internship is located in Washington D.C. No stipend is provided, and hours and days are flexible. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Application deadline: Applications for Fall 2013 close on September 1, 2013 For more information visit https://aeiinternships.silkroad.com 8
and more Bridge Education Abroad (BEA) Program – The BEA institute organizes ten-day summer programs in Kosovo, Ukraine, and Jordan, providing students with the opportunity to learn about local and international politics, strengthen their leadership and diplomacy skills, and exchange cultural values with students from all over the world. Their program incorporates lectures on International Security, Politics, Economics and Foreign Policy, as well as field trips to historical locations. Application deadline: Mid-late May, depending on the location For more information visit www.beainstitute.org
Literary Orion Internships – Orion Magazine is a bimonthly advertising-free publication devoted to creating a stronger bond between people and nature. Orion offers twelvemonth editorial internships each year. Editorial interns are exposed to all aspects of the magazine’s production, and may be given responsibility for overseeing elements of the magazine’s content. Interns work a forty-hour week in Orion’s Great Barrington, MA. office. The position pays a stipend of $1,000 a month for candidates with Bachelor’s degrees ($1,500 for Master’s degrees). Openings for editorial internships occur periodically; check the internship page or sign up for their email newsletter to be updated about position availability! Application deadline: Rolling deadline Write for Limerence Magazine – Limerence Magazine is an online publication that brings readers current information in film, literature and music, embracing both mainstream and indie artists from around the world. Articles typically focus on interviews and insights about the artists, reviews of their work, and behind-the-scenes looks at what artists do. The magazine also includes articles on fashion, beauty, dating, and health & nutrition. Write a guest article or story today, or be part of their team! For guidelines and more information visit http://limerencemag.com/write-for-us.
Not-for-Profit Copywriter and Blogger Winter/Spring Associate at Ashoka United States – Ashoka builds networks of pattern-changing social innovators. They select highimpact entrepreneurs, who creatively solve some of the world’s biggest social challenges, to become Ashoka Fellows. They are currently looking for a copywriter/ blogger associate to build a presence for AshokaUS on relevant platforms – digital and print, private channels and news/media outlets. Applicants must have relevant experience, outstanding writing skills and an interest in social innovation, as well as strong research and analytical skills. Internships are unpaid “but the experience is unmatched”. Their headquarters are located in Arlington, VA. Application deadline: Rolling deadline For more information visit http://usa.ashoka.org/join-our-team-associate
“Limerence” is an involuntary state of mind which results from a romantic attraction to another person combined with an overwhelming, obsessive need to have one's feelings reciprocated. 9
Graduate Programs, Internships, Tourism TOP 10 SKILLS FOR JOB CANDIDATES What makes an ideal candidate? Of course employers may consider college major, GPA and work experience, but it’s a candidate’s soft skills that make them “ideal.” In terms of the skills that differentiate candidates, employers responding to NACE’s Job Outlook 2013 survey say they want
Wonders of Washington Program Assistant – Become a licensed Class B Tour Guide for the District of Columbia metro area in the next calendar year! Program assistants facilitate National 4-H Council’s educational curricula to groups of youth from across the country. Applicants should have experience in leadership roles, public speaking and presenting, and be at least 18 years old. Educational courses in political science, communications, history and education are beneficial for application. This is only open to U.S. citizens. They provide a stipend of $300 per week, and housing is provided. Work takes place from February to June 2014. Other departmental internships in resource development, marketing, accounting, hospitality and etc. are also available on the website. Application deadline: Around November 2013 (check website for more details later) For more information visit http://www.4hcenter.org/student-tours-school-field-tripswashington-dc/wonders-of-washington/programassistant/
good communicators who can make decisions and solve problems while
working effectively as part of a team.
Jatun Sacha Foundation Volunteer Program – The foundation offers volunteer opportunities in their reserves and biological stations, in order to give volunteers field experience in various areas such as reforestation, environmental education, service and community development, wildlife conservation, agroforestry, organic agriculture, sustainable aquaculture and scientific research. Volunteers can assist in the various reserves located in the main regions of Ecuador: Costa, Sierra, Oriente (Amazonia) and the Galapagos Archipelago. Volunteer activities include maintaining trail/station infrastructure, patrolling the reserves, data collection, research assistance, and eradication of introduced species. Voluntary work is highly appreciated by the foundation. A college degree is not required. Application deadline: Rolling deadline For more information visit http://www.jatunsacha.org/ingles/voluntarios.php
Following are the top-10 skills and qualities employers seek in their job candidates: 1. Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization. 2. Ability to work in a team structure. 3. Ability to make decisions and solve problems. 4. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work 5. Ability to obtain and process information 6. Ability to analyze quantitative data 7. Technical knowledge related to the job 8. Proficiency with computer software programs
Volunteer Tutors needed at Santa Fe ¡YouthWorks! – YouthWorks is looking for energetic and knowledgeable tutors to provide one-on-one and small group instruction to at-risk youth pursuing a GED. Ideal candidates would be well-versed in the five subjects covered by the GED: reading, writing, social studies, science and mathematics. This is a great experience for students interested in pursuing careers in education or social work! Application deadline: Rolling deadline For more information please email ¡YouthWorks! Education Director Michael Santillanes SF’03 at firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Ability to create and/or edit written reports 10. Ability to sell or influence others
Source: Job Outlook 2013, National Association of Colleges and Employers
and more Winemaking Keuka Spring Vineyards Internship – Winemaker and SJC alumus August Deimel is looking for a full-time intern for the fall 2013 harvest season. The intern would be a member of a three-person winemaking team and would have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of harvest-season winemaking. No experience is necessary although a knowledge of wine is helpful, and Johnnies are encouraged to apply. This would be an excellent stepping stone to full-time work in the local wine industry, an internship in the Southern Hemisphere, or graduate study in enology at Cornell or UC Davis. The paid position ranges from 40-60 hours a week. Keuka Spring Vineyards is located in Penn Yan, NY. Application deadline: Rolling deadline For more information please email August Deimel SF’04 at email@example.com, or call at 410-693-5454. Visit their website at www.keukaspringwinery.com
Zoology San Francisco Zoo Internship Program – The San Francisco Zoo offers hands-on work experience to people interested in a career in a zoological field. Internships are offered in the Fisher Family Children’s Zoo, Koret Animal Resource Center, and the education department. All interns are paid a stipend of about $10.55/hour. Coursework in biology or related areas is advisable (Freshman Laboratory!), as well as ability to present information to groups. Internships are available for just the summer, and for a year. Application deadline: Dependent on job; check website! For more information visit http://www.sfzoo.org/jobs-internships
DON FORGE’T T!!
REMINDER ABOUT FALL 2013 WORK-STUDY Current undergraduates who are counting on having work-study jobs
for Fall 2013 need to complete all of their financial aid paperwork ASAP. Work-study awards from the Financial Aid office will not be 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!
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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.