Opportunity of the Day! Teach with a PAL!

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The Paraclete Academy in Boston, MA seeks mission-driven teachers who want to work for social justice through education. Working with our 60 students, from 13 different countries who speak 10 different languages, is the basis of a profound term of service. Paraclete students are low-income (about 60% live below the poverty line) and fiercely dedicated to their studies, demonstrated by their regular twelve-hour school days.

We work in the after-school setting and have three overarching goals: to support our students’ academic development, to enrich their educations through explorations and to help families navigate the Boston school landscape.

Paraclete teachers plan creative classes that engage students through non-traditional pedagogies. We strive to incorporate hands-on, project based learning in all of our classes. In addition to teaching math and English classes, teachers are able to plan at least one class around their own interests to engage students in new fields like Comic Book Making, Forensic Science, Art from around the World, and Filmmaking.

Paraclete teachers enjoy free housing with amazing views of downtown Boston. They live in community with other recent college graduates who work at the Paraclete. This community is a wonderful spring board for exploring a new city.

Paraclete teachers receive a small stipend, food expenses and insurance. Teacher may also qualify for $5,645 Education Award from AmeriCorps.

Please note that if interested in the Education Award, as per AmeriCorps requirements, the position must be filled by a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States.

Skidmore alumni listing from Jackie Parker ’12

Opportunity of the day!

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PAL Internship available with Loisaba Community Conservation Foundation, Inc., can be worked on while at school!

Loisaba Community Conservation Foundation is a non-profit located in Saratoga that provides
resources and expertise in creating refuge for native species of animals. This also allows for the
local Laikipiak Masaai and Samburu tribes the opportunity for employment and sustainable
agriculture. Loisaba provides teachers, classrooms, school supplies, housing for students,
nursing staff at the local clinic, and the like. Loisaba’s mission is to improve the quality of life for
these traditionally marginalized tribes while assuring a vast wilderness for endangered species
such as Grevy’s Zebra, which has been a dream now coming to fruition.
The intern for Loisaba will work on a new project that will help make their projects in Kenya
more successful. The main responsibility of this role is to assemble data on the various
challenges facing the residents of the 11 countries of East Africa by identifying all of the not-forprofits
(NFPs) that work there, such as Loisaba, creating a web based database of providers
and their issues with solutions and resources. In addition, creating a blog type forum where all
the NFPs can share solution ideas, create synergies of efficiency and mass, and then crafting
with a web designer on the web portal for this information base.
www.loisabaccf.org

https://www.facebook.com/LoisabaCCF?ref=bookmarks

Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability for research and writing
Excellent time management skills
Interest in non-profits, conservation, education
All class years; Open to all majors
This is a paid, grant funded internship. Project based – no set hours, conducted remotely.
Please send cover letter and resume
This is a paid, grant funded internship.

See job # 9811 on your MyCDC account to apply.

Career Jam 2014 is a day away!

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Why You Need Career Jam

Career Jam is a yearly networking event where Skidmore alumni, parents and employers from a variety of professional fields will offer career advice, share internship and job searching skills and answer specific questions that students have. For seniors and juniors, it is a valuable opportunity to strengthen their network and build their career path after college; for sophomores and freshmen, it is a great platform to explore their potential, understand the jobs they are interested in and plan for their future.

I attended Career Jam during my sophomore year. Before this event I was not aware of the importance of networking and internship searching during college, nor did I have the motivation to get started to plan for my career. I was interested in finance and consulting, but I was not quite familiar with these job requirements nor did I know how to get in touch with people from the financial industry who could give me some advice. However Career Jam solved my concerns and helped me set up my academic and career goals. I have realized that there are so many resources around campus. If you look there is always a chance waiting for you.

No matter what is your class year, it is never too late nor too early to prepare for your career. You will learn more than what you have expected, so attend Career Jam and get ready to embrace your future.

Lingyan (Claire) Yue ’16, Career Development Ambassador

Career Jam 2014 is coming!

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Career Jam is the largest networking event hosted on the Skidmore campus. Parents, alumni, and potential employers come to present their career paths and their businesses. This event isn’t limited to a few specific job types, there are doctors representing hospitals, researches with their labs, lawyers, artists who are looking to help in their studios, musicians, and much more. Even if you don’t know what you want to do come talk to the professionals at the booths. They are there to talk to you and want to tell you all about the great things they do. Practice talking these potential employers at Career Jam, ask them what they look for in employees.

These professionals make up a small fraction of the +2,200 people who are part of the Skidmore Career Advisor Network. These are alumni and other professionals who have signed up to talk to students and give them career and life advice.

Want more perks? There will be a photographer taking free professional head-shots that you can use on your LinkedIn profile or for a job application. There will also be raffles and you will have the chance to win a briefcase, pad folio, and other professional prizes!
Right now at Skidmore you are learning how to make connections, problem solve, and work as a team. Use these professionals at Career Jam to talk about your strengths and weaknesses and how they will translate to the real world.

Ruth Allard ’16, Career Development Ambassador

Pre-Registration is not required but is encouraged, register at your My CDC Account

The countdown is almost over, Expo is tomorrow!

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Over 40 Graduate and Professional School Programs will be represented at the 3rd annual Skidmore Graduate and Professional School Expo. Pre-Register on My CDC Account for a chance to win 1 of 50 Skidmore sweatshirts! (Registration encouraged, not required). For a list of participating programs, to learn about our workshops, and prepare for the fair, visit: www.skidmore.edu/career/grad/expo.php.

Sponsored by the Skidmore Career Development Center

Countdown to Grad School Expo 2014 Program of the Day, Sunday edition!

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Interested in a program focused on local and global issues? Then Clark University may be for you!

Clark University

Founded in 1887, Clark is committed to engaging in consequential research and practice and to preparing responsible leaders who apply critical thinking and multiple perspectives to local and global issues. Clark’s urban location and tradition of community partnerships place Clark faculty and students in an ideal position to exemplify the University’s motto, “Challenge Convention. Change Our World.”

Clark’s focused areas of research excellence are backed by strong Ph.D. and master’s degree programs that engage graduate students from around the world in such areas as:

Master’s Degrees
Accounting (MS), Business Administration (MBA), Community Development & Planning (MA), Education (MAT), English (MA), Environmental Science & Policy (MS), Finance (MS),
Geographic Information Science for Development & Environment (MS), Information Technology (MS), International Development & Social Change (MA), Professional Communication (MS), Public Administration (MPA), Dual MBA/MA in Community Development & Planning, Dual MBA/MS in Environmental Science & Policy

PhD Programs: Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Economics, Geography, History, Physics, Psychology

Find out more by attending Graduate and Professional School Expo 2014 on Tuesday October 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Murrray-Aikins 2nd Floor. Registration not required but encouraged, please visit your My CDC account. If you have any questions about logging in, please visit us at 204 Starbuck or call 518.580.5790 for assistance.

Countdown to Grad School Expo 2014, Saturday edition!

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Interested in journalism? Then this may be the right program for you!

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism offers multimedia-focused Master of Arts degrees in Journalism and Entrepreneurial Journalism in the heart of the nation’s media capital. In 2015, we expect to launch a new MA in Social Journalism. We also offer a one-semester advanced certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism, and Summer Intensive Digital Journalism Workshops focused on emerging skill sets.

Find out more by attending Graduate and Professional School Expo 2014 on Tuesday October 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Murrray-Aikins 2nd Floor. Registration not required but encouraged, please visit your My CDC account. If you have any questions about logging in, please visit us at 204 Starbuck or call 518.580.5790 for assistance.

Countdown to Expo! Grad School Expo 2014 Program of the Day, Friday edition!

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Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Northeastern’s Bouvé College of Health Science offers programs in Nursing, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Speech Language Pathology, School Psychology, Counseling, Physician’s Assistant, Biotechnology, Public Health, and College Administration (www.northeastern.edu/bouve).

Located in Boston, we are a competitive, nationally ranked university with a high job placement percentage for our graduates. Our programs are accredited for licensure by multiple professional associations, and we are consistently ranked among the top programs in healthcare by US News & World Report. The College is committed to excellence in instruction, research and scholarship, educational opportunity as social justice, and a strong professional orientation that includes the cooperative education model. Each of the health sciences within the College supports these aims both individually and collectively. Degrees include the BSN/MS, MS, CAGS, and PhD. Clinical Degrees include AuD, DNP, DPT, and PharmD. There are non-degree certificates in Early Intervention and Health Informatics.

Find out more by attending Graduate and Professional School Expo 2014 on Tuesday October 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Murrray-Aikins 2nd Floor. Registration not required but encouraged, please visit your My CDC account. If you have any questions about logging in, please visit us at 204 Starbuck or call 518.580.5790 for assistance.

Grad School Expo 2014 Program of the Day, Thursday edition!

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Did you know that Skidmore offers a Masters Degree Program?

Skidmore Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Skidmore College’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies graduate program in the Liberal Arts provides students with the opportunity to create an individualized, interdisciplinary curriculum with the guidance of Skidmore faculty advisors and instructors. Learning modes include residential seminars, approved in-class courses at other graduate institutions, independent studies, and internships. This is a low-residency program designed primarily for working adults who need to complete a graduate degree on a part-time basis.

Find out more by attending Graduate and Professional School Expo 2014 on Tuesday October 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Murrray-Aikins 2nd Floor. Registration not required but encouraged, please visit your My CDC account. If you have any questions about logging in, please visit us at 204 Starbuck or call 518.580.5790 for assistance.

Skidmore Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Grad School Expo 2014 Program of the Day!

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University of Pennsylvania

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) is housed within the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. Liberal and Professional Studies offers an unrivaled education in the arts and sciences to students seeking new opportunities in their lives. We connect Penn’s resources with the educational needs of audiences beyond the traditional undergraduate population.

Our outstanding students — engaged, curious and driven — come to Penn from all over the world, and from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. LPS staff and faculty are committed to helping our students clarify and achieve their unique goals, whether they encompass intellectual enrichment or academic and career advancement. Our portfolio includes undergraduate, graduate, certificate and non-degree options. Each of our programs combines a rigorous theoretical foundation with practical application. We believe that innovation occurs when students bring together disparate fields of knowledge, and our programs draw on Penn’s wealth of scholarship to offer opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Through our programming and our community, we proudly embody the University of Pennsylvania’s mission to encourage lifelong learning relevant to a changing global society.

Find out more by attending Graduate and Professional School Expo 2014 on Tuesday October 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Murrray-Aikins 2nd Floor. Registration not required but encouraged, please visit your My CDC account. If you have any questions about logging in, please visit us at 204 Starbuck or call 518.580.5790 for assistance.

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/welcome


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