Archive for January, 2011

Paid Advertising Internship – NY, NY

January 27th, 2011 by amurphy

Allen Rosenshine Minority Education & Training (MET) Fund

This fund awards internships to minorities, women and individuals protected under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act to encourage the pursuit of careers in advertising.

There have been over 200 MET Fund recipients since the program’s inception in 2000.  At this time, we are accepting applications for internships for the summer of 2011.  Interns receive a stipend in the amount of $4,000 for the 10-week internship.

To apply, students must:

  • Be a first-year, sophomore or junior student
  • Have a GPA of 3.00 or greater
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Complete application form
  • Submit two original signed letters of recommendation
  • Submit a copy of most recent transcript
  • Write a minimum 250-word essay explaining why you want to be in advertising

Deadline: March 11, 2011. The recipients will be selected and contacted by the end of March.

Completed applications and all required material should be mailed to:

BBDO
Attn: Keith Marchisotto, Human Resources
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10019

Things to Do over a Long Winter Break

January 27th, 2011 by amurphy

The holidays are over, and winter has definitely settled in.  You have weeks before classes start again, and it’s freezing outside.

Are you bored yet?  Luckily for you, Career Planning can think of a lot of things to do!

Attend a Site Visit
Amica Insurance is putting on an event next Tuesday, January 11th, inviting students to come see what working for them entails.  This two-hour event will be at their corporate headquarters in Lincoln, RI, and it’s a great opportunity to find out about different career paths within the company.  The visit to Amica will include a continental breakfast, a brief information session about the company and a panel discussion with current employees regarding our corporate culture, relocation, career paths and our promote-from-within philosophy.  For more information contact Kerry Feather – if you just want to register ASAP, contact the organizer, Amy Weinstein, via email –  or via telephone 401-874-4043.  Brought to you by the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers – see older post below for more information!

Work on your Resume and have it critiqued

We are here over winter break and will be having Instant Message Drop-In Hours next Wednesday, January 12th, from 1-4 PM via google chat.  Chat with a career counselor about your resume, job search strategy, cover letters, or any other career-related quick question you need answered.  Of course, if you are local and want to come in for an appointment, you can do that too. Call 508-793-3880 to set one up.

Apply for jobs or internships

Have you SEEN Crusader Connections lately?  Lots o’ jobs and internships on there… here are a few INTERNSHIPS with upcoming deadlines:

  • Operations Coordinator, Teach for America
  • Various Summer Positions, Tabor Academy
  • Summer Festival Intern, Jacob’s Pillow Dance
  • Discover KPMG Program, KPMG (NOT just for Accounting and Economics Majors – check it out!)
  • Customer Marketing & Strategy Event Internship – Kraft Sports Group (NE Pats, Revolution, etc.)

…and more! Quick Tip: If you see something you like, apply SOON! Some employers review resumes on an ongoing basis.  Don’t procrastinate and lose out on a great opportunity.

Research employers, network, and plan for the semester

Think of an employer for whom you would love to work, or a type of job you would love to do.  Now go to Career Search, Vault, Going Global, Glassdoor.com, or any of the other helpful links on our website to research the organization, AND its competitors, who likely have similar positions.
Plan for career fairs and other networking opportunities – check calendars, the Career Planning Facebook page, Calendar, and Blog for dates for off-campus events and helpful career information.

There are many off-campus career fairs coming up in January and February including:

In order to start, or continue networking, update or create a LinkedIn account and start to talk to people about your search. Find alums on the Career Advisor Network as well. Networking WORKS!

Sit at home watching the Food Network and HGTV

Learn how to cook Beef Wellington, or better yet, find out which house in Costa Rica the couple on House Hunters International bought!
(but, unfortunately, unless you are planning to become a realtor or chef, doing these things won’t help you get a job)

Student Interests Survey

January 13th, 2011 by amurphy

We want your feedback!  Complete a short survey and tell us what you want to see from Career Planning.

Cancer Research Summer Opportunities

January 4th, 2011 by amurphy

The Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE)
CURE is a mentored research experience augmented with professional development, career advisement, networking opportunities, and presentations of research findings to a world-renowned scientific community.
Application Deadline – February 22, 2011 (postmarked on or before this date)
Application Decision – March 22, 2011 (on or before this date)
2011 Summer Program –  Undergraduate students: June 13 – August 19, 2011

Make important discoveries about cancer. . .Make important discoveries about yourself.

The CURE program introduces college students from underrepresented populations to the world of cancer research by placing them in real research settings at local cancer research institutions. Our goal is to encourage students to pursue future careers in the biosciences — particularly cancer research — giving practical meaning to academic course work. At the same time, students make a valuable contribution to the DF/HCC research mission. By participating in a program at DF/HCC — an NCI comprehensive cancer center with more than 1000 researchers across seven Harvard institutions — students will learn from experts who are devoted to preventing, treating and curing cancer. Each year, a number of promising students are selected for this unique opportunity to expand and extend their interest in basic, clinical, or population science cancer research or nursing research.

What will I gain from taking part in CURE?

You will work in a cancer research environment, getting hands-on experience you will not find in any classroom. You will spend time alongside scientists and use state-of-the-art technology. You will learn what a research career is really like, develop a wide range of skills, and take part in groundbreaking cancer discoveries that change the world, one experiment at a time.
You will be assigned your own mentor and advisor, who will oversee your research and offer guidance. And in addition to working on a research project, you will benefit from program activities such as these:

  • Attending scientific research and professional development seminars meant to familiarize students with relevant research initiatives, new technologies, issues and ethics in research, potential career paths, and other topics
  • Comprehensive orientation, including a 2-day training session on skills related to students’ research environments
  • Library session on the use of biomedical research tools
  • Journal club that will assist with navigating scientific papers
  • Outings that highlight the relationships between academia and industry
  • Networking and social events
  • Preparation of an abstract and final presentation, helping to develop your writing, speaking, and presentation skills

Eligibility
To be eligible to participate in the DF/HCC CURE program, students must:

  • Be a high school sophomore, junior or senior OR be a college undergraduate
  • Be at least 16 years old as of the start of the program
  • Be an MA resident or attend school in MA
  • Be an US citizen or a permanent resident
  • Be at least one of the following:

oFrom a racial/ethnic group that is underrepresented in the sciences
o A first generation college student
o Economically disadvantaged

  • Show a strong interest and ability in science
  • Have an interest in pursuing a biomedical or health-related research career
  • Be able to commit to an 8 week (high school students) or a 10 week (undergraduate students) full-time summer experience

Underrepresented minorities in the sciences include Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans/Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

How to Apply

To apply for CURE 2011, students should send to the address below, postmarked by Tuesday, February 22, 2011:

  1. The completed Application Form. Students should fill out the electronic form, save it for their records, and then print the completed form.
  2. A personal statement describing their academic and professional interests, interest in the biomedical field, reason for applying to the CURE program and the way(s) in which this experience will help them meet their short and long term goals. The typed statement should be a minimum of 500 words.
  3. An official copy of their latest transcript.
  4. One letter of recommendation from a science or mathematics teacher/professor. Letters of recommendation should be in sealed, signed envelopes or sent separately by the recommender.

Please send all application materials to:
Elizabeth Zdunich
CURE Training Coordinator
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
450 Brookline Avenue, BP 322A
Boston, MA 02115-6084
ezdunich@partners.org

Please be sure all components of the application, including transcripts, are addressed to CURE, otherwise they may not be delivered to our office.

Questions?
Check the FAQ page.

Site Visit to Amica over Winter Break

January 3rd, 2011 by amurphy

Amica Mutual Insurance Company is a personal lines insurance carrier (auto/home/life). Our company was established in 1907 and has been providing exceptional customer service for more than 100 years. Based in Lincoln, RI, we currently employ more than 3,200 in our 40 countrywide offices.

The visit to Amica will include a continental breakfast, a brief information session about the company and a panel discussion with current employees regarding our corporate culture, relocation, career paths and our promote-from-within philosophy.

We are looking for candidates of all majors to fill our entry-level management positions in claims and sales for our 2011 training classes.

To register, please contact Amy Weinstein via email – awein@etal.uri.edu or via telephone 401-874-4043

Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 100 Amica Way, Lincoln, RI – Amphitheater