CAREER SERVICES AT ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE | SANTA FE | DECEMBER 2013–JANUARY 2014
Pathways Fellowships vs. Ariel Internships by Margaret Odell
For students, faculty, and staff who still are confused about the differences between applying for an Ariel Internship stipend and a Pathways Fellowship, here are some key points to keep in mind: PATHWAYS FELLOWSHIPS > To enable St. John’s students to transition into graduate study or careers that call for special or prerequisite courses. > NOT for work or internship experiences. > For 2013-2014, open only to current Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. > Must be used in 2014, no deferrals. The Pathways Committee, “Pathways: Funding the future”
> NOT need based. > GPA will be considered for applications proposing credit-bearing academic classes. > Maximum award is $2500. > Can be used in the US or for study abroad. > Application consists of personal data, statement about course(s) or other study opportunities being proposed and how this learning experience is related directly to the applicant’s future plans, an official description of the program being proposed, a budget, two letters of recommendation (at least one from a tutor). > Hard copy of complete Pathways Fellowship application due to Career Services by noon on Monday, December 16, 2013. > For 2013-2014, applications for summer pre-medical classes/labs still should be made separately through the Thorne and Braziel/Lynn Scholarships for Pre-Medical Study (applications available at the Continued on page 2
CONTENTS Dedicated staff left to right: Barbara Lucero Sand, Margaret Odell, and Lise Lookman.
> Pathways Fellowships vs. Ariel Internships > Using Winter Break to the fullest > Tips on what to research > How to update your resume > Summer opportunities and more!
Profiles Continued from page 1
Career Services office.) These pre-medical scholarships are open to all current undergraduates at the Santa Fe campus who are receiving financial aid and have a GPA of at least 3.2. Deadline for these scholarships is also noon, Monday, December 16, 2013. > Awards for both Pathways and the pre-medical scholarships will be announced at the beginning of the Spring semester. > For questions about eligible programs, contact Margaret Odell, Director of Career Services, ext. 6067, firstname.lastname@example.org, or any of the other members of the Pathways Fellowship Committee: Bill Donahue, William.Donahue@sjcsf.edu; Claudia Hauer, Claudia.Hauer@sjcsf.edu; Susan Kaplan, Susan.Kaplan@sjcsf.edu; Barbara Lucero Sand, email@example.com; Eric Poppele, Eric.Poppele@sjcsf.edu; or Llyd Wells, Llyd.Wells@sjcsf.edu. Ruochen Bo “14, a recipient of the 2013 Ariel Award, worked for a small financial company called Portfolio LLC in Albuquerque NM.
ARIEL INTERNSHIP STIPENDS > For career-related experiences involving work, NOT study. > Open to all undergraduate students at the Santa Fe campus (except the 2014 JF’s). > NOT based on need or GPA. > Can be used in the US by US students or in their home countries by international students. > US students cannot use Ariel funding for an overseas internship. > Maximum of $3600 for General Ariel Internships, $4000 for Bio-medical Internships. > Available for established internships AND internships created by the student and a mentor. > Applicants do not need to attend Ariel information sessions or workshops – but those who do have a leg up on producing a strong, successful application. > Requires application consisting of personal data and information about internship(s) being considered, formal internship descriptions, letter of intent, resume, budget, two letters of recommendation (at least one from a tutor). > The student portion of the application packet must be reviewed at least once by a Career Services staff member, prior to submission deadline. > Hard copy of complete Ariel applications due at the Career Services office by 5 pm, Friday, February 21, 2014. > Ariel awards announced by Friday, March 14, 2014. > For questions about eligible internships, contact Barbara Lucero Sand, Internship Coordinator at the Career Services office, ext. 6132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ariel Internship Winter Break Tips By Barbara Lucero Sand
Winter Break is just around the corner. This four-week vacation is the optimal time to organize your summer internship plans and begin preparing the materials for the Ariel Internship application. > By now you should have narrowed down and identified what type of internship you are interested in pursuing. It is very important that you choose only one field (such as art, music, law, education) as it shows the Ariel Internship Committee that you are focused and have completed some in-depth research. > In addition, you should have or be close to identifying the actual organizations where you plan to apply. > Next, look closely at each organizationâ€™s application process and, if possible, contact the organization directly, ask to speak with the person in charge of internships, and introduce yourself. Let them know you are applying for internal funding from your school and that you will need specific information for your application. Prepare a list of questions such as: number of internship positions available, number of applications they usually receive, specific attributes they are looking for in an intern, start and ending dates or the length of the internship, full-time or part-time (number of hours per week), tips to make a strong application, and date the successful candidates will be notified.
Horizons, Internships News, etc. The Santa Fe and Annapolis Career Services Offices are working together closely to bring information about a wide variety of opportunities to you. When you pick up a copy of Odyssey Bound, or read it online, make sure to also pick up a copy of Internship News and Horizons, which are both publications of Career Services out of the Annapolis office.
> For the Ariel application, you will need the contact information for each organization and potential mentors. You will be able to get this information by speaking to or emailing someone at each potential internship site.
That way you get a better picture of
> Before you leave on Winter Break, you should have requested letters of recommendation. Remember that at least one needs to be from a tutor. If you have questions on how to ask for letters, see information in the Resource Library of Agora.
> A final Ariel Internship Application Workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm in the Senior Common Room. This will be a great opportunity to have your last-minute questions answered and for Career Services staff to review your letter of intent and budget before the submission deadline. > The submission deadline for completed, hard-copy Ariel Internship applications is Friday, February 21st, 5 pm at the Career Services office. Applications which are incomplete or received after that deadline cannot be considered for Ariel funding in 2014. > The Career Services office will be closed for the winter holidays starting December 23 and will re-open on January 6, 2014. We will not be responding to emails or calls during those two weeks. After that, please contact Barbara Lucero Sand if you have any questions or need assistance: email@example.com or 505/984-6132.
opportunities all over the country and
Internships ART AND ARTS National Gallery of Art Summer Internship (Washington, DC) Located in Landover, MD, they offer professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Summer interns are in residence at the Gallery from June 9 to August 8, 2014. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes. Deadline: January 13, 2014 For more information visit: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/education/interns-fellows/internships/summer.html.html The Cloisters Summer Internships Program for College Students (New York City) This nine-week internship is awarded each summer to eight college students. Students must be interested in medieval art and museum careers, and enjoy working with children. Interns join the Education Office of The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art of medieval Europe. Interns receive intensive training about the collection to share with New York City youth day campers and adult visitors. Experience working with children and public speaking are desirable. Deadline: 12:00 a.m. (EST) January 14, 2014 For more information please visit: http://metmuseum.org/research/internships-and-fellowships/internships/internships-for-college-and-graduate-students/the-cloisters-summerinternship-for-college-students
The Smithsonian Fellowships and Internships (Washington, DC) The Smithsonian offers a wide range of fellowships and internships to students who are interested in museum and museum related work of any kind. Deadlines: Vary with each unit and each internship and fellowship For more information please visit: http://www.smithsonianofi.com/ SITE Santa Fe â€“ (Santa Fe, NM) This unpaid internship program provides interns with meaningful opportunities in a working environment within a contemporary art museum. Interns are accepted into specific departments but are allowed and encouraged to expand on their experiences at SITE by working in other areas of museum operations. Deadlines: Summer internships - April 1, 2014 For more information visit: http://sitesantafe.org/education/internships/ EDUCATION Breakthrough Collaborative (Locations all over the USA) Breakthrough offers paid internships in 33 locations around the country (including one at Santa Fe Prep, just down the street from St. Johnâ€™s). College students assume educational leadership roles and practice creativity, adaptability, and problem-solving by actually teaching summer classes to middle-school students. Early Deadline: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Regular Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
grams can be taken in Australia, China (Shanghai), France (Paris), Italy (Florence), India (New Delhi), Japan (Kyoto), Korea (Seoul), and the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi). The NYFA is considered heavily hands-on and is recommended by many iconic Hollywood figures such as Steven Spielberg, George Romero, Ed Catmull, Al Pacino, Pierce Brosnan, Jamie Foxx, Diana Ross, and Arthur Cohn. Application deadline: The application deadlines for applications are specific to program chosen, and the country of choice.
For more information: http://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/teach/apply
For more information please visit: http://www.nyfa.edu/
Summer Internship Opportunities with Education Pioneers (Various US locations)
Education Pioneers exists to identify, train, connect and inspire a new generation of leaders dedicated to transforming the US education system so that all students receive a quality education. Education Pioneers offers a paid full-time, 10-week summer program, with internships available at offices in Oakland and Los Angeles, CA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Memphis, TN; New Orleans, LA; and Washington, D.C.
Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Summer Internship (Washington, DC)
Deadline: Check website for updates on 2014 opportunities For more information visit: http://www.educationpioneers.org/about-us/career-opportunities/summer-internship FILM New York Film Academy (NYFA) (New York City and other locations) NYFA offers intensive hands-on experiences in various fields, including: acting for film, producing, 3-D animation, broadcast journalism, cinematography, digital photography, filmmaking, game design, and screenwriting, among other choices. Some of these and more are offered as one and two-year conservatory, hands-on intensive programs, oneyear Master of Arts, two-year Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, three-year accelerated degree programs, Associate of Fine Arts, and hands-on intensive workshops. The New York Film Academy also has study abroad programs where part of the above pro5
CSIS offers full and part-time unpaid internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduates and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. Applicants must be at least a college junior in good standing or a recent graduate. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution and must be eligible to work in the United States. Deadline: Applications for Summer open January 14, 2014 through March 14, 2014 For more information visit: http://csis.org/about-us/internships
Internships Center for International Policy Summer Internship (Washington, DC)
Ariel Internship Alert! How are you doing on your Ariel Internship research and Application? Remember, Career Services staff are glad to help
The Common Defense Campaign (CDC) interns hold unpaid positions with two CDC projects: Arms and Security and Win without War. Interns will gain an understanding of the arms trade and human rights and how a citizen organization interacts with the government to influence public policy. Candidates should have an interest in the issues as well as some knowledge of how legislation and the Hill work. Deadline: For summer (May-Aug) is March 16 For more information visit: http://www.ciponline.org/get-involved/jobs-and-internships
in any way they can to assist you in getting this prestigious and enabling award!
POLICY/GOVERNMENT/LAW Office of Attorney General (OAG) Internship (Austin, TX) The OAG seeks dedicated, motivated people who possess a genuine desire to perform public service. Candidates are selected based on scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, participation in extracurricular activities and oral and written communication skills. Internships are unpaid and generally last three months. Deadline: Rolling (Internships usually last 3 months, but that can be flexible, depending on the intern and the project.) For more information visit: https://www.oag.state.tx.us/agency/jobs_interns.shtml Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) Junior Fellows Program (Washington, DC) The JPSM Junior Fellows Program is a unique internship experience that gives you a paid research assistantship, plus educational benefits that can expand your career horizons. Participants get to work in a federal statistical agency in the Washington, DC area. Throughout the summer students learn about surveys, statistics, graduate studies, and how government agencies work. Application deadline: December 30, 2013, 5pm EST. For more information please visit: http://www.jpsm.umd.edu/featuredcontent/255 Think New Mexico Summer Internship (Santa Fe, NM) Think New Mexico offers 2-4 paid Leadership Internship positions each summer to undergraduate or graduate students. Interns receive the City of Santa Fe's Living Wage (currently $10.51/hr.) Strong preference is given to applicants who have some background in New Mexico and who are committed to working in New Mexico after they graduate. Deadline: March 28, 2014 For more information visit: http://www.thinknewmexico.org/internships.html
The New Mexico Governorâ€™s Internship Program (Santa Fe, NM) This is a full-time (paid) program beginning May 31st and running through August 5th. It is designed to give students an overview of state government by working closely with a variety of state agencies. Applicants must demonstrate a 3.0 GPA.. Deadline: Check the website for updates For more information visit: http://www.governor.state.nm.us/Office_of_Governor_Internship_Program.aspx PSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate Psychology Summer Internship Program (New York City) The Counseling Center at Pace University's New York City campus offers four unpaid undergraduate psychology summer internship positions. Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate program in psychology or a related field and have a desire to earn an advanced degree in psychology or a related field. Deadline: Applications accepted from January 1, 2014 through January 31, 2014 For more information: http://www.pace.edu/counseling-center/training-opportunities-newyork/undergraduate-psychology-summer-internship-program Summer Science Institute Fellowship (Washington, DC and Maryland) The American Psychological Association (APA) Science Directorate offers a program that aims to immerse advanced undergraduate students in the science of psychology. APA will pay students a summer salary, as well as cover all travel and living expenses to make the program financially feasible for most college students. The internships can be located at George Mason University, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. Deadline: February 10, 2014 For more information visit: http://www.apa.org/science/resources/ssf/index.aspx
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Scholarships Scholarships and Fellowships, Top 25 Companies for Career Opportunities Glassdoor, a website that gives the scoop on jobs and companies from “employee generated content”, has named the Top 25 Companies for Career Opportunities for 2013. All of these companies have high career
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS The James Madison Fellowship The James Madison Fellowship is a federal program that offers pre-service as well as in-service teachers of government and history up to $24,000 to complete a Master’s degree in fields related to the U.S Constitution. In-service refers to someone who is currently a teacher, while pre-service refers to someone who has not taught at all. Pre-service teachers qualify as Junior Fellows and are required to teach in a secondary school for at least two years after receiving their degree. Application deadline: each year on March 1 For more information please visit: http://www.jamesmadison.com/
opportunity ratings and very positive
Boren International Institution Fellowships
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The David Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are an initiative of the National Security Education Program. These very competitive awards provide funding opportunities for U.S undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests. Applicants should consider how their study abroad program will in future contribute to the broad definition of US national security, for example, service in the federal government. Applications for the 2014-15 academic year are now available online.
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Application deadline: January 28, 2014 For more information please visit: www.borenawards.org The Capital Fellows Program This program offers a unique opportunity to participate in policymaking and development. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time paid staff members in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive Branch or the California Judiciary. Fellows actively engage in public service and prepare for future careers. Recent graduates, graduates, and postgraduates can apply. Deadline: February 10, 2014. For more information visit: http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html
Summer Preparations Create a good first impression with your resume
By Lise Lookman
"You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." This is especially true when it comes to your resume. A resume is a marketing tool – it is supposed to get you an interview. Your resume could be one of hundreds sent for that job, internship, or scholarship. Because of the large number of resumes and applications that recruiters receive, they cannot spend very much time on each one. It is therefore imperative that your resume makes a good impression and gets you a second glance. The following are some tips that can help you to perfect your resume. List all pertinent information: Remember to include your name, address, phone number, and email address at the top of your resume. Make sure that your telephone voicemail message is professional. This could be the first (and only) contact that a prospective employer has with you, so you want to leave a good impression. A message that says “Dude, leave a message” will get a hang-up from recruiters. Also, use a professional email address. Just use your last name and initials. Don’t use anything risqué or potentially embarrassing; firstname.lastname@example.org will not impress. Your resume should be concise and easy to read. It should summarize your education, experience, and skills in one to two pages. Use a clear font that is at least 11 point. No matter how much you like Lucida Blackletter or other fancy fonts, don’t use it on your resume. Most applications are done online, but if you are required to send a hardcopy, print your resume on white or ivory paper with black text for easier legibility. Be honest about your skills, but don’t sell yourself short. Tailor your resume to each specific job or internship that you are applying to. If you are applying for an internship that requires a lot of interaction with people, play up your experience working with the public in customer service jobs. Work-study jobs count as valuable experience as well, so put them on your resume. Resume keywords should also be included. These are words that pertain to specific job skills. Some companies use special recruiting software that screens candidates by searching for these key words. A list of key words can be found in the Agora Reference Library under “Resume Guide.” Key words can also be found in specific job or internship descriptions. When you have finished your resume, proofread it. Then get someone else to proofread it. Spelling or grammar mistakes on a resume can be the kiss of death for an applicant. You can always bring your resume into the Career Services office and have one of the staff proofread your resume and give tips on formatting and style. This is one of the many ways that Career Services can assist St. John’s students to succeed. We hope to see you soon!
R! Career Services would like to extend a warm “Thank You” to all the students who entered the Internship Survey Raffle last month, hosted by our Assistant Director and Internship Coordinator Barbara Lucero Sand in the Peterson Center. The winner of the $25 SJC Bookstore gift card is Katie Huang. Congratulations Katie!
Summer Preparations SUMMER CLASSES Greek Studies On Site Greek Studies On Site offers a series of seminars on Greek literature and
SUMMER HOUSING As students apply for internships, questions about accommodations arise. You might be going to a place where you donâ€™t have friends or relatives, so make sure to search around for affordable, convenient and sufficient accommodation facilities. Below are a two interesting housing opportunities.
culture, to take place in the summer of 2014 in Athens, Greece. These semi-
New Yorker Residence
nars will meet both indoors and out,
admission is limited so students should
All students and interns who will be in New York should check out The New Yorker Residence and other facilities provided by Education Housing Services (EHS). Students who choose them have access to top-of-the-line amenities and all the creature comforts of home. There are lounges to hold a study group, a sense of community, and an on-site gym makes working out convenient. You can also simply shut your door and relax in your own private room amid the bustling energy of New York. Your room at The New Yorker comes fully furnished with designer beds, desks, and wardrobes/dressers that maximize living space, plus free high-speed Internet, TV with cable, refrigerator, and local phone service. New Yorker residents enjoy fast and easy access to transportation to include many subway lines such as the A,C,E,1,2,3,D,F,M,N,B,Q,R,7, and S trains.
Application deadline is different for each intern period.
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For more information please visit: http://www.studenthousing.org/residences/newyorker
with some sessions taking place at the ancient sites themselves. Alumnus, Ben Jasnow 04, is part of the team of classicists and ancient philosophers who are teaching this series of seminars. Application deadline: Rolling, but
http://www.greekstudiesonsite.com/ Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) WISH is a great place for interns in Washington DC. Community living is provided just steps away from the U.S. Capitol, which creates a unique experience to embrace the excitement of Washington. An unparalleled emphasis on community provides for a wonderful environment to create lasting friendships. WISH is currently accepting spring 2014 applications. Rates are available online for different intern periods. Application deadline is different for each intern period. For more information please visit: http://internsdc.com/
Graduate Programs Bard College Centre for Environmental Study, New York Bard College provides an opportunity to start a career in sustainability at its Center for Environmental Study (CEP). It offers three possible degree options: MBA in Sustainability, MS in climate science and policy, MS in environmental policy. Bard CEP offers an interdisciplinary approach to coursework, small classes, one-on-one faculty advising, and skills-based training. Application deadlines: January 15, 2014, Early Admission Application deadline; March 15, 2014, Regular Admission Application deadline; May 15, 2014, Final Admission Application deadline. For more information please visit: http://www.bard.edu/cep/
GREAT PRE-LAW RESOURCE If you are thinking about law school in the next couple of years but have questions about the LSAT, how to choose the best law school, which schools are the best value, and the employment picture for new lawyers, The National Juristâ€™s free website and monthly
Brooklyn Law School Brooklyn Law School is the only law school in the New York metropolitan area that enables students to earn a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in twenty-four months, while still covering the same classes as their current part-time and full-time programs. The new two-year J.D. program, to begin in May 2014, also offers a flexible set of enrollment options that allow you to complete the degree in three or four years if circumstances hinder the two-year projected time. Application deadline: Apply ASAP but rolling until April 15 For more information please visit: http://www.brooklaw.edu/academics/2yearJD/Overview.aspx Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland JPSM is a federally sponsored consortium of two universities and a private research firm: the Universities of Maryland and Michigan and Westat. It provides graduate training in the principles and practices of survey research. JPSM offers Masters and PhD degrees in survey methodology, with emphasis on statistical science and social science. Application deadline: January 1, 2014 For more information please visit: http://www.jpsm.umd.edu/landing/Graduate Syracuse University College of Law (New York) Get the most out of your education by pursuing a joint degree at Syracuse University College of Law. A joint degree combines your law degree with a master's degree for virtually the cost of one degree. Students who apply to Syracuse Law enjoy small class sizes, personal interaction with faculty and a number of specialized and joint degree programs including national security, technology commercialization and JD/MPA to name a few. Application deadline: April 14; Financial Aid deadline February 15. For more information please visit: http://www.law.syr.edu/
magazine are great resources.
To access this treasure-trove of information, go to: http://www.nationaljurist.com/prelaw-home
Study Abroad SIT Graduate Institute (Battleboro, VT and Washington, DC)
See What Agora Has To Offer Agora has yet another wonderful resource for St. John’s students: the Campus Career Coach. It offers “Practical Answers to Career Questions for College Students.” Look at the left-hand side of the Agora home page at the bottom and click on the blackboard that says “the Campus Career Coach.com” Some of the topics from the Campus Career Coach include: Career Exploration, Internship Search Advice, Executive Chats, and Job Search Advice. Help is only a click away.
The SIT Graduate Institute is an institution that offers a wide variety of degrees that have a touch of environmental and global awareness: Master of Arts in International Education, Master of Arts in Peace Building and Conflict Transformation, Master of Arts in TESOL, Self-Designed Master of Arts in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management, Master of Arts in Sustainable Development. With a great financial aid package, SIT Graduate Institute is a place to look into. For more information please visit: http://www.sit.edu/graduate/ University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies (Houston, TX) The UST Center for International Studies offers a rigorous international affairs degree that can be tailored to one’s interests in the broad scope of international issues. UST Center for International studies recently partnered with the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) in Washington, D.C. The partnership helps promote and deepen students’ understanding of U.S diplomacy. With such improvements and the possibilities of internships and learning excursions with AFSA, UST Centre for International Studies is a place to consider in relation to a graduate degree in international affairs. Application deadlines: vary in relation to one’s interests For more information please visit: http://www.stthom.edu/Academics/Centers_of_Excellence/Center_for_International_Studies/Index.aqf
Network Suggestions Article courtesy Culture and Manners Institute at http://www.cultureandmanners.com/.
"I filled out over 100 online applications and did not get one response," is a familiar complaint I hear from college graduates. We spend a lot of time in our lives applying for advertised job openings. But the truth is, nothing can sell you, like you, face-to-face, in person. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of jobs come from networking. The best jobs go to people who network and sometimes jobs are created for them. So where can you network?
Five Great Places to Network in Person: Volunteer events: Business leaders and community movers and shakers often chair volunteer events and projects, so volunteering is a good way to meet them — and show off your skills. If your social life needs a boost, stay out of the bars and off the dating websites. Volunteering is the best way to meet nice people, because nice people volunteer. Toastmasters: I am in Toastmasters now, but I wish I had known about Toastmasters in college. Toastmasters clubs are a friendly place to practice public speaking and leadership skills and a great place to network. There are Toastmasters clubs throughout the world. Visit several clubs and look for one with members who are business leaders. Visit: www.toastmasters.org. Trade associations: Whatever your field of interest, there is a trade group for it with chapters nationwide. There are often student discounts and members who would be thrilled to see college students at their meetings. Interested in public relations? Go to www.prsa.org. Law? The American Bar Association has a law student division: www.americanbar.org. Just do an online search for your area of interest, followed by "trade association." Alumni events: When I worked in New York City, I went to University of Iowa alumni events — including fun gatherings in the middle of Manhattan where we watched Iowa football games on TV, networking events with all the Big 10 schools and more. Stay in touch with the university after you graduate — alumni clubs also offer access to alumni who want to help fellow alumni find jobs. Civic organizations: Your local Chamber of Commerce offers inexpensive access to events with great speakers and networking opportunities involving business and community leaders. Also look into your local Convention and Visitors Bureau, Rotary Clubs, breakfast clubs, and check your local newspaper business section for other events. If people get to meet you and see how great you are, why wouldn't they hire you?
Eat, Sleep and Research: Ways to remain productive over Winter Break By Allen Matsika
Finally, the time for people to curl up in their blankets and sleep in every day is here: good old Winter Break. Late nights spent catching up on missed TV shows and movies, revisiting lost loves like novel reading; life couldn’t be better. Indeed, the most important thing to do over Winter Break is to breathe and take a break. All the same, it is very tempting to do absolutely nothing over Winter Break, but it is not always the wisest decision. Balance is of paramount importance if one is to have a break, so at the end of which one does not regret doing a little bit of necessary work. There are many ways to keep the productivity flowing and also have time to relax: employ good time management skills; create to-do lists and make sure you have just the right amount of work and a lot of rest. The following are some ways to have a fun, productive and healthy Winter Break. The first thing is to create a ‘to-do list’. There is always so much to do, and surprisingly so little time. So how do we get a list that gives us room to play and still cover the important bases? One way to go about this is to create a list before the break actually starts. Time management is tantamount to budgeting your money and it is best done before payday. It is tougher to sit down on the day the break begins and write something, so get it done before. List the goofy things you want to do as well as school or career-related items. Let your imagination run wild and have fun right from the start when creating your to-do list. Get moving: Physical exercise is very important when taking a break. It is good to give your mind and body a rest but exercise can be refreshing too. It helps keep you healthy and gives your mind a break from thinking. Time for yourself: Find time to be with yourself, to reflect on who you are and who you want to be. Think about your journey and reflect on all that you have learned before Winter Break. Your story is important; it helps you see things clearer and is one way of growing up well. Relaxation: This might be subtly distinct from “time for yourself”, but it is ok to do nothing and just relax. You might take walks, go on unplanned outings with friends, or share a moment of silence with a pet or a loved one. Whatever it is, it might be good not to have an agenda, goal, or task, just being in the moment, or simply doing nothing. Socializing: Take time to reach out to old and new friends. It might be tough to find time to build relationships well during the school year. A break is a good time to build on these important things in life. Spend time with those whom you love and create memories.
Productivity: To balance all the above, remember to look into your school work and career ideas. Brush up on languages and read ahead if you can. Check your social media for things that you wouldn’t want a prospective employer, or your mother, to see. Give your resume a make-over. Make sure it is in good shape to do its job, which is to help you land an interview. Work on getting a portfolio together, copies of things that could help your interviewers have more insight about what kind of person you are. If you have electronic copies of documents, it is good to turn them into hard copies and put them in your portfolio. You can also create a list of five to ten schools that you are interested in and start researching them. Play, Play, Play: Rediscover your inner child, and play. Have fun and let go. Enjoy sunrises and sunsets. Count the number of green cars passing by your apartment window, or volunteer with a group of kids. Play hard and when you come back to school, you will be refreshed and ready to work hard.
Scholarship/Fellowship Deadlines for Late Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 (Santa Fe on-campus deadlines means that completed applications are due in Career Services by noon of On-Campus Dates) Scholarship/Fellowship Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowships http://carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows
On-campus Deadline None
National Deadline Jan. 15, 2014
Jan. 24, 2014 Feb. 7, 2014
Beinecke Graduate Scholarships (Apply as Juniors) http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/beinecke/
Jan. 20, 2014
Feb. 21, 2014
Boren Undergraduate Scholarships http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship
Jan. 20, 2014
Feb. 5, 2014
Udall Scholarships http://udall.gov/
Jan. 27, 2014
March 1, 2014
Madison Graduate Fellowships http://www.jamesmadison.com/
March 1, 2014
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships For Undergraduates For Graduate Students http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/
For details about other scholarships/fellowships, see â€œScholarship & Fellowship Resourcesâ€? in Agora. Ms. Margaret Odell is the campus representative for all these competitions. If you are serious about submitting an application, make an appointment with her as early as possible in your application process: phone: 984-6067; email@example.com. Career Services is located in the basement of Weigle Hall, rooms 13 and 14.
Career Services will be closed for Winter Break from Monday, December 23, 2013 through Sunday, January 5, 2013.
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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 and Internship Coordinator Lise Lookman Administrative Assistant Allen Matsika Publication Editor Pari Sitaula Research Assistant Melissa Latham-Stevens Art Director
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.
ENDNOTES We’re on Facebook! Look us up – www.facebook.com/sjcsf careerservices — and stay updated on important dates and opportunities.
Check us out online! www.stjohnscollege.edu/admin/SF/ career_newsletter.shtml or in the Agora Resource Library
Odyssey Bound Newsletter from the Career Services office at St. John's College Santa Fe December 2013-January 2014