The call for abstracts is now out for the Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), which will take place on 18 & 19 September, 2017, at Columbia University in New York City. Abstract submission and conference registration will take place on the conference website.
10th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods, June 12 to 22, 2017
The Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS) is pleased to announce the 10th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods, in New York City.
The goal of the Field School is to offer training in the foundations and practice of ethnographic methods. The faculty works closely with participants to identify the required field methods needed to address their academic or professional needs. The Field School is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students in social sciences and other fields of study that use qualitative approaches (such as education, communication, cultural studies, health, social work, human ecology, development studies, consumer behavior, among others), applied social scientists, professionals, and researchers who have an interest in learning more about ethnographic methods and their applications.
The total work load of the course is 30 hours. Students interested in earning credits for the course may have additional assignments in order to totalize 45 hours of activities (what is equivalent to 3 credits).
Course venue: Classes will take place at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Columbia University.
Renzo Taddei (Assistant Professor, Federal University of São Paulo/Affiliated Researcher, Columbia University).
Lambros Comitas (Gardner Cowles Professor of Anthropology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University).
Registration and other costs: Places are limited. The tuition fee is US$ 900. The tuition fee does not cover accommodation, meals or transportation.
For more information or to register, see link attached, or please write to Renzo Taddei at email@example.com
We don’t want students to choose between a job, internship,
or a study abroad experience. We want them to do it all.
Currently on our 7th year, we currently operate over the spread of three continents. Our organization’s core team and company headquarters are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our full-time team of five works out of Pipeline Philly, a co-working space located in Center City, Philadelphia. As one of the founding members of the space, The GREEN Program is a part of this ever-growing community now home to more than 200 companies and organizations.
Beyond Philadelphia, we work alongside numerous indigenous educational institutions and organizations specific to our program locations. Fearless adventure leaders and passionate education gurus, our in-country guides are an integral part of what makes GREEN, GREEN. Of course, our community would not be what it is today without our extended GREEN Family – The GREEN Program Alumni. Having hosted participants from more than 300 universities around the world, we are elated to welcome more than 1800 student leaders and young professionals into our ever-growing community.
Our team and students all have one underlying mission in common: we have consciously chosen to pursue a future of possibilities, and are determined to be part of the solutions toward a better world.
Green-U.org (launching soon) will help students contribute to the environmental sustainability of college/university campuses and communities, while also increasing environmental awareness, literacy, and activism.
Our platform has the following components:
- Resources: We will provide extensive resources, how-to guides, and marketing assets to help people plan and improve sustainability programs, including waste reduction, composting, water use, food, landscaping, energy use, procurement, healthy buildings, solar, and transportation. While such resources exist today, they are difficult to find, scattered across multiple websites, and often available only to those who have paid for access.
- Community: Our online community at each college/university will help all stakeholders—including student organizations, individual students, faculty members, staff, and administrators—coalesce and organize to envision, plan, promote, and implement these programs. It will also connect people interested in the same topics at different schools.
- Surveys: Surveys will gather information on environmental practices at individual schools nationwide.
- Petition: Our online petition will allow members of each college/university to lend their voices to advocate for their school’s adoption of environmentally-sustainable policies.
- Beyond-Campus: We will also advance the movement towards sustainability by providing news and ways to get involved beyond the campus.
- Media, Partners, and Celebrities: We will engage with media, partner organizations, and celebrities to promote this program.
Interns, Volunteers, and Campus Reps
We are recruiting interns and volunteers to work in our Manhattan office or remotely. Focus on research and editorial, marketing, or community management. We are also recruiting campus reps to grow this movement at campuses nationwide.
- Use your skills, experience, knowledge, creativity and talent to help us help students green their campuses and communities, while also building environmental awareness and activism.
- Become a member of our dynamic and creative international team.
- Take a leadership role in the movement to protect the environment.
- Learn a tremendous amount.
- Enhance your resume with a record of service and accomplishment, and get a glowing letter of recommendation.
Use and enhance your professional skills in any of these fields: environmental studies or engineering, research, editorial, strategy, partnerships, finance, communications, social media, graphics, community management, fundraising, sponsorships, Public Relations (PR), Human Resources (HR), marketing, event management, organizing, and activism.
This is a great place to work. We have had interns and volunteers from all over the United States and more than fifty countries. The atmosphere is energetic, creative, and fun. We value brainstorming, initiative, sharing, and collaborating. Think of it is a laboratory, studio, seminar, or incubator. We are also casual. We are interested in your brains, creativity and heart, rather than your attire. Want to work in jeans, t-shirt and flip-flops? That’s fine with us.
Green-U is a project of ChangingThePresent.org, which The New York Times called an “amazon.com of the nonprofit world” for our work in helping nonprofits capture money normally spent on traditional presents (BTW, we are recruiting interns and volunteers for a wide range of causes and roles on it; please see www.ChangingThePresent-Join.org for more info on it). We are also getting ready to launch Green-U, which is described here.
Who, Where, When
- We are glad to hear from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals who want to make a meaningful impact with their skills.
- Work at our office or remotely. We are conveniently located at 7th Avenue and 33 Street, across from Penn Station in Manhattan.
- Full-time or part-time, school-year or summer, day or evening, weekday or weekend. We are flexible.
- We provide a great opportunity to take a leadership role in making a meaningful change in the world, but this is an unpaid position.
Please share this opportunity with others who may be interested.
Are you ready for a great experience and eager to make a difference?
Please send a resume and short cover letter to: join [AT] ChangingThePresent [DOT] org.
Please tell us what role you would like to take, what you are passionate about, whether you would like to work from our office or remotely, and when you are available.
Our fellows don’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world—recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to urge our public officials to do the right thing. This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders within PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.
Our digital campaigners help us design and win campaigns on some of the most important issues affecting the public today. This position is an exciting way to organize and motivate people online. Our online campaigns reach tens of thousands of people and spread the word about making change. This is a position for professionals who are ready to turn online skills into political action. We’re looking for people with sharp writing skills, savvy strategic ability, and a talent for using social media.
To learn more and apply, visit jobs.uspirg.org.
U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.
We’re working to stop global warming: We took a big step forward last summer when President Obama directed his Environmental Protection Agency to develop standards that would cut carbon pollution from power plants, the nation’s largest contributors to global warming pollution. This historic step won’t be enough to fully solve the problem, but it’ll be an important start. But standing in the way, at every step, is one of the most powerful special interests in the world: the fossil fuel industry. That’s where we come in. We’re working to rally millions of American citizens, along with local elected officials and other powerful voices to back the President’s plan.
We’re making sure we don’t frack our future: Dirty and dangerous fracking could soon put some of America’s most spectacular places at risk. And we know that this especially destructive method of drilling for gas contaminates water and turns forests and rural landscapes into industrial zones – making nearby families sick and contributing significantly to global warming as well. Now, we’re working to offset the outsized influence of the oil and gas industry and keep our remarkable special places protected.
We’re working to protect our rivers, lakes and streams: To protect our waterways from pollution and destruction we need to crack down on factory farm pollution, sewage and other threats. And we know it won’t be easy because of big opposition from the Farm Bureau, giant agribusiness and others. Now, we’re working to harness grassroots support for clean water and turn it into the political power we need to have a lasting direct impact on our waterways.
Becoming an Environment America intern
We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and are ready to make a difference now.
As an intern:
- You’ll learn how to analyze environmental problems, push for smart solutions, and build the public support it takes to win
- You’ll work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes.
- And you'll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about environmental issues and gain organizing skill
- And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of solving big environmental problems like global warming – interning with Environment America is one of the best ways to get started. Not only will you get the training and experience you need, but we hire our most talented and committed interns to join our Fellowship Program when they graduate.
We’re hiring interns in Boston and 29 states nationwide. Email Madeline Page, Environment America’s Global Warming Outreach Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to apply!
Below is a list of upcoming programs in which your students may be interested. Please share this email with faculty colleagues and students in your department. To view more of our programming, you can also visit bc.edu/careerevents. Please also keep in mind that our staff is available to visit your classes if you would like for us to give a quick (5-10 min) overview of our services or a longer presentation on a specific topic.
If you know of students that have questions or need assistance with exploring career options, figuring out summer or post-grad plans, or other career-related matters, please also feel free to refer them to the Career Center for a one-on-one advising appointment. For more information about our appointments versus drop-ins, please visit our website.
Thank you for referring your students to our resources, events, and advising services!
What are your plans for the summer?
by Amber Meyers, Assistant Director BC Career Center
“What are your plans this summer?” is a common question asked of students once the snow (finally) stops falling here in Boston and the spring semester begins to wind down.
By now you may have considered interning at your dream company, taking classes, or studying abroad. Or maybe you’re feeling confused because you’re not quite sure how to best use your summer months? Fear not! The good news is you’re in control of how you spend your time this summer and you can still plan to make the most of it... Read Amber's tips HERE!
Job Shadow Treks
Join us for a Job Shadow trek with on Friday, April 21st! The following treks are happening:
Celtics | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. |
Novartis | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. |
Channel 7 News | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. |
Job Shadow Treks provide an opportunity for students to explore industries in a hands-on environment. Each trek, hosted by BC alumni and friends, will last approximately 2 hours and will provide a unique experience which may include alumni panels, tours, networking sessions, and presentations. Register in EagleLink today!
Unsure of your summer plans? Have a job but want to know how to maximize your summer? We will help you make a game plan for using this time to explore ways to gain new skills through internship/job opportunities, volunteer and job shadow experiences. Attend the Successful Summer workshop!
ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES: Career Chats & Workshop
Health Professions Personal Statement Webinar | Wednesday, April 12 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | virtual
The following companies will be visiting campus to conduct expert-in-residence sessions this month. There are some restrictions for who can sign up for each session, based on class year and desired applicant type. To learn more and to register, log in to the workshops section of EagleLink. All appointments occur in the Career Center.
April Expert-in-Residence sessions:
Ipsos (Marketing/Data Analytics) Tuesday, April 18 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. |
Castle Point Partners, LLC (Political Consulting) Monday, April 24 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. |
Employers host information sessions on campus throughout the academic year. Below is just a sampling of what's coming up.
Cornerstone Research Wednesday, April 19 | 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. | Gasson 205
Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action Thursday, April | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Fulton Honors Library
EY Thursday, April 20 | 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. | Walsh Function Room
Deutsche Bank Monday, April 24 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Walsh Function Room