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Elizabeth Fedden (SF15) spent her summer archiving at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture – Laboratory of Anthropology, New Mexico.

John Postlewaite (SF13) spent his summer at Trinity Natural Medicine in Washington State.

Career Services News...Welcome! Career Services Office Contact: Career Services 505-984-6066 Fax 505-984-6167 Web address: www.stjohnscollege. edu/admin/SF/career.shtml AGORA: Facebook: careerservices Email: 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 and Internship Coordinator Lise Lookman Administrative Assistant Allen Matsika Publication Editor Asmin Sitaula Research Assistant Melissa Latham-Stevens Art Director

from Margaret Odell, Director of Career Services

Career Services welcomes students to the work and the excitement of fall 2013 at St. John’s College. Career Services’ mission is to: • Provide information and assistance to students and alumni for making internship, education, and career-related decisions. • Assist students and alumni with acquiring skills needed to implement those decisions. • Connect students and alumni to career-enhancing opportunities. To accomplish this mission, Career Services is dedicated to helping students brainstorm about future plans that can range from internships or apprenticeships, study abroad, job shadowing, scholarships and fellowships, graduate school, and part-time and full-time jobs. We do this through individual meetings, workshops, information sessions, newsletters, our own Facebook and LinkedIn groups, on-campus recruiters, the Ariel Internship program, and our student information management system, Agora. Agora is a powerful tool for students to use for job searching, connecting with alumni mentors and accessing career related resources online, 24/7. To get started, go to: and follow the directions to complete your profile. Your profile will then be sent to Career Services for activation. Once your account is activated you can browse through the Resources Library, look at part-time and full-time jobs that jobs have been posted by local, regional and national employees, and seek alumni who have agreed to be mentors for current students. If you are looking for a part-time, short-term job this fall, Agora is an essential resource. All of these resources, however, are worthless if students don’t take advantage of them. Visit the Career Services office to get acquainted with the staff, so we can begin to know your interests and aspirations. Attend the information sessions and workshops and learn how to present yourself and your skills to employers, graduate schools, and potential mentors. Complete your Agora profile and post your resume so you will be ready to apply for jobs that are posted throughout the year. Let Career Services assist you in taking the ideas and questions you are formulating in the classroom and turn them into a plan for your future. 1

Internships Legal Guidelines for an Internship Internships are meant to be educational. They are not meant to be unpaid labor. This is sometimes a

Internships Internship Board Career Services keeps current internship information posted on the bulletin board outside the office. Be sure to stop by and check for new internships or updates, or pop in and chat with Barbara. Opportunities are out there — find them and take part!

difficult distinction to make. From an

Internship Board

employer’s perspective, it would be

What is an Ariel internship? Ariel is the name given to the college-funded internship program at the Santa Fe campus. The Ariel Internship Program, created in 2004, provides stipends to undergraduates for a limited number of summer internship opportunities regardless of financial need. Modeled after the Hodson Internship Program at the Annapolis campus, the Ariel program is very competitive.

tempting to use interns in a manner that makes the company more efficient and take advantage of having workers that are not paid. The U.S. Department of Labor wants to protect students against this. If interns are doing a job that should be fulfilled by a full time employee (who the company has neither the duty nor interest in educating), then it is an illegal internship. On the right you will find the six criteria that the

Who can apply for Ariel and what are the funding levels? Only current full-time undergraduates at Santa Fe may apply for Ariel funding (Annapolis students apply for Hodson funds). The maximum award in Santa Fe is $3,600 per general internship (internships that are in the biomedical field can qualify for a $4,000 stipend), but stipend amounts vary depending on each situation, including amount requested and duration of the internship. Transfer students from Annapolis may apply while enrolled in Santa Fe, as may graduating seniors and students planning on taking a year off. International students are also eligible, but must first meet with Career Services to discuss the specific guidelines.

U.S. Department of Labor has issued to test whether an internship is legal or not. If you have any questions whether the internship you are thinking about applying for is legal or not, please visit Career Services.

The advantage of the Ariel Internship program: Internships these days are more frequently unpaid. The advantage of the Ariel internship is that the college provides financial support for Ariel recipients to conduct their internship. By offering this generous stipend, the college is freeing students to dedicate themselves to the internship experience by eliminating the need for summer employment. We encourage all students to apply for this great opportunity at least once in their academic career at St. John’s. Student need is not a criteria for the Ariel program. U.S. Department of Labor Internship Guidelines: 1| The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment; 2| The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern; 3| The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff; 4| The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may be impeded; 5| The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and 6| The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship. 2

What if I can’t find an internship that suits my needs?The great thing about the Ariel Internship Program is that you can CREATE YOUR OWN INTERNSHIP! Career Services staff is here to help you with the procedure of creating your own internship. Generally, we will help students find appropriate mentors in the field of the student’s interest and then help build the framework of a successful internship. Often, St. John’s College Alumni provide great opportunities for students who wish to create their own internships.

Early Internship Deadlines In the competitive market for internships and opportunities, it’s always smart to start early. Below are internships with upcoming deadlines: CIA Internships – Interns will work in analytic offices and centers, attend meetings, and work with staff on projects. A choice of two 90-day summer internships or one summer and one semester internship. Application deadline: October 15 For more information visit TIME Inc. Internships – Time Inc. offers many internships in reporting and video journalism, graphics, page design, photography, copy editing, and digital media. Application deadline for all internships is October 31. For more information visit

New Career Services Staff Member: Lise Lookman Career Services would like to introduce you to Lise Lookman, their new Administrative Assistant. She

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Internships – Summer internship in business reporting, multimedia editing, news editing, or sports editing. Application deadline: November 8. For more information visit

comes to St. John’s College with a BA in English and Medieval Studies from the University of New Mexico and has many years of experience working at universities in Canada.

Washington Post Internship –12-week internships available for reporters on local, financial, sports, style, and editorial beats. Internships also available for visual journalists, multiplatform/interactivity producers, and web designers. Application deadline: November 4. For more information visit

Lise would love to get to know all of the students at St. John’s, so please stop by Room 14 in Weigle Hall for a chat and a snack. The addition of Lise to the Career

Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University Internship – 8-week internship at newspaper, radio station, news media company, or nonprofit investigative newsroom. Application Deadlines for spring and summer are to be announced. For more information visit

Services Staff brings with it a shifting of roles in the office. Barbara Lucero Sand is not only the Assistant Director of Career Services, but she will be taking on the role of Internship Coordinator as well.

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Mississippi Teacher Corps Summer Internship – Gain teaching experience in lowincome schools in the Mississippi Delta region. Interns will work in summer school activities, office work, recruiting, and field trips. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling admissions cycle: October 15, 2013 (Notified by November 15, 2013) January 15, 2014 (Notified by February 15, 2014) Final Deadline: March 1, 2014 (Notified by April 1, 2014) Start early! For more information visit Peace Corps Internships – Internships in advocacy, communications, and media/technology. Rolling applications, but the earlier the better. For more information visit

Study Abroad Opportunities Interested? Career Services has extensive material from many networks and programs in our library. Please stop by and take a look, and chat with Margaret, Barbara or Lise about your plans for the future. Programs Include: Arcadia AustraLearn CET Center for Cross-Cultural Study CIEE (Clearinghouse for International Education programs) Global Link Learning Abroad IIE (Institute for International Education) Marchutz School of Art in Aix-en-Provence RILA (Rome Institute of Liberal Arts) TaLK (Korea) University of St. Andrews in Scotland

Teaching Opportunities Teach for America –Teach for two years in a low-income school and make a difference in education. Especially looking for math, science, and early education teachers. Now accepting applications. For more information visit Uplift Education: Teaching opportunity in Dallas/Fort Worth TX for motivated, intelligent teachers who want to close the gap in education and move students forward in their learning. For more information visit


Graduate Programs 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 with St. John’s graduates going through their program 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 boot camps over the summer. Williams & Mary is located in Williamsburg, VA. Application deadline: Rolling deadline For more information visit: or contact Associate Admissions Director, Peggy Gesing Director Miller 1055 757-221-2295

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Career Services Library CAREER SERVICES LIBRARY The Career Services Office has an extensive selection of career-related books and test taking (GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT) resource books available for you to check out. 1 | 150 Best Companies for Liberal Arts Graduates Insights and advice from liberal arts grads working for the companies! 100% relevant to all Johnnies. Companies listed include corporate, government and nonprofit companies 2 | American Jobs Abroad More than 800 U.S. corporations with career opportunities overseas, with information about where the jobs are, who to contact, and what skills are required. 111 nations covered (from Albania to Zimbabwe) with details on location, major cities, American communities, languages, working and living conditions and more. 3 | Best Jobs in the 21st Century 500 job descriptions – 65 “best jobs” lists (best pay, fastest growth, best for such and such personality type, etc.), job descriptions with wages, growth, tasks and responsibilities, skills needed, and required education and courses 4 | The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures From internships to seasonal work to volunteer jobs and adventures abroad, this guide contains more than one thousand opportunities to make detours from your routine and work, play, learn, help, create, experience, and grow. 5 | Communities Directory: A Guide to Intentional Communities and Cooperative Living This directory includes over 600 communities in the U.S., and over 100 communities in other countries. If you are looking for communities which embrace other ways of living and belonging, this book is an essential start. 6 | The Graduate Student’s Complete Scholarship Book This book lists more than 1100 scholarship and grant sources relevant to master’s, doctoral, postdoctoral and professional degrees. Don’t pay $100,000 for your degree! 7 | Inside Secrets of Finding a Teaching Job Tips from teachers and administrators on how to find unadvertised job leads, create a portfolio, apply for jobs over the internet, and how to launch a teaching career straight out of college. 8 | Directory of Poetry Publishers This 24th edition has almost two thousand magazine and book-publisher markets for poets! 9 | The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century This book presents a through consideration of environmental trends for the 21st century and the likely impact of those trends on career fields. It also covers career search strategies, as well as case studies of representative work and individual profiles that give readers an understanding of a variety of environmental professions. 10 | The Princeton Review: Cracking the GRE (latest editions) Your best study bet for the GREs!


What’s happening on Campus?? Events and Opportunities RECRUITING Stop by to chat, get information, and go somewhere! October 23 New Mexico Tech Graduate Programs in Science, Socorro, NM Peterson Student Center Hallway near cafeteria 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


ON’ Don’t forget to FORGET T look at Horizons and Internship News, which are publications that come out of the Career Services Office in Annapolis. They have great resources and,


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Pathways Fellowships Town Hall Meeting Great Hall, 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Pizza will be served Panel discussion with Pathways Fellowship Committee members who will share the philosophy and details of this new college-supported opportunity for summer academic classes, including pre-requisite courses for graduate and professional school and study abroad. October 8

Ariel Internship Introduction Presentation Junior Common Room, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Bring your lunch as Ms. Barbara Lucero Sand, Assistant Director of Career Services and Internship Coordinator outlines the Ariel Internship program and answers questions. Also hear former Ariel Interns speak about their experiences this past summer and share tips on the application process. October 15 Graduate School Panel Senior Common Room,12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Bring your lunch as tutors share their experiences with choosing and applying for various graduate schools and what they actually experienced once they matriculated. Topics will include finding the best graduate school for your needs and interests, entrance exams, scholarships and other financial aid sources, and how graduate classes are similar to and different from St. John’s. Great event for anyone beginning to think seriously about graduate or professional school or for those not yet sure of their next step. October 22

Projects for Peace Presentation Senior Common Room, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. St. John’s College has once again received an invitation from the Davis United World College Scholars Program for any interested undergraduates on our campus to design grassroots “Projects for Peace,” which will take place in the summer of 2014. Bring your lunch and find out all about the proposal process, deadlines and receive an example of a successful proposal. October 23

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, Science Presentation Senior Common Room, 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Assistant Professor, Ms. Sally Pias, Department of Chemistry at NM Tech will lead a seminar discussion on The Molecular Mind-Body.


opportunities. Pick up hard copies at the Career Services office or read them online in Agora.


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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.

Odyssey bound newsletter 9 13 issuu  

St. John's College, Santa Fe September 2013 Odyssey Bound Newsletter from the Career Services Office

Odyssey bound newsletter 9 13 issuu  

St. John's College, Santa Fe September 2013 Odyssey Bound Newsletter from the Career Services Office