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Honors College Announcements for the Week of November 2-8, 2011

1.   TODAY! TODAY! TODAY! TODAY! TODAY! TODAY! TODAY!

You Won't Want  To Miss NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Paul Hendrickson!

On November 2,  Mr. Hendrickson will read from and discuss his acclaimed new book, Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life and Lost, 1934-1961, published earlier this month and already #21 on The New York Times's Bestseller list.   Hendrickson will look at Ernest Hemingway's highs and lows and the life that revolved around his beloved boat, Pilar.

This exciting author reading will take place at Macaulay West, at 35 West 67th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

 

2.  Anyone out there concerned about the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS???

Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts will be at Roosevelt House on November 7

OMG--what an amazingly unique event--  AVAILABLE ONLY AT ROOSEVELT HOUSE for Hunter students

Mr. Landesman has graciously agreed to meet with Hunter students for an informal talk and Q and A session.

Chairman Landesman is committed to using the arts for community and economic development, and before his tenure at the NEA was president of one of the major Broadway theater groups.

This talk and dialogue will be held on Monday, November 7th at 5PM at Roosevelt House (47-49 East 65th Street) and will be preceded by light refreshments at 4:30PM.

RSVP to rhrsvp@hunter.cuny.edu with their name and department/major or call 212-650-3174. Space is limited, so RSVP is essential.

 

3.    Take Advantage of this AMAZING RESOURCE

Looking for ways to get better grades, improve your study habits, and get to know your fellow Hunter students? Find out more about the Study Partner Program! 

The Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate student organization of Hunter has a Study Partner program where you can be a study partner with someone in your math or science course.

You may help your partner in some course concepts and s/he will probably help you in other concepts. In the end, whether you¹re helping or being helped your knowledge of the material just keeps getting better.

This is a completely voluntary program and a great way to learn the course materials better, meet new people, and better your study skills.

If you WANT TO HELP your fellow students please fill out this form:
http://bit.ly/offer_to_help_form

If you WANT HELP from your fellow students please fill out this form:
http://bit.ly/studypartnerprogram

If you have questions please contact:   Mark Sueyoshi (msueyosh@hunter.cuny.edu)
Volunter Co-Chair of the Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Program

 

4.  CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
     Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2012
     The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics is an annual competition that challenges college students in the U.S. to submit essays on the urgent ethical issues that confront them in today’s complex world.

Since 1989, The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics has been encouraging students to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action.

 First Prize: $5,000
Second Prize: $2,500
Third Prize: $1,000
Two Honorable Mentions: $500 each

Open to all full-time Juniors and Seniors

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted online at apply.ethicsprize.org before December 5th 2011, 5pm PST.

For more information and guidelines, visit www.ethicsprize.org.

Samantha Carlin
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
samantha@eliewieselfoundation.org
 
The Elie Wiesel Foundation                                             
www.eliewieselfoundation.org
Tel: +1 (212) 490-7788

 

5.  WOW...AN INTERNSHIP OPP NOT TO BE MISSED!!

Maxifier (www.maxifier.com) is currently looking to hire a MARKETING INTERN and perhaps one in account services.

Maxifier was born from publishers' need to understand the depth and value of their ad display inventory.  As the matrix of delivery options grew increasingly complex during the last decade, the management of inventory became impossible. Not only were ad ops professionals challenged with delivering on advertiser commitments without the tools to properly size their active inventory, but they lacked the tools to accurately determine the size and value of the inventory they were going to have, too.

Maxifier is a privately held company entirely focused on ad inventory optimization.  Their  core product, adMAX, as been firmly established as the world’s most advanced Advertising Optimization Engine. Confirming their position as the world leader in campaign optimization, Maxifier was awarded the “Top Ad Technology Platform” award at the 2010 AOP Digital Publishing Awards.

Today, Maxifier continues to push the optimization envelope.  Operating on three continents, our campaign optimization tools manage more than 1 billion impressions through a list of clients that includes The Guardian, Bauer Media, IPC Media, Forbes.com, BlogHer and monster.com. 

At Maxifier they believe that an intern will rise to his/her level of competency.  The more that one are able to do, the more one will do; not the quantity of work but  rather the importance of the projects they are given. Their goal with each internship is that the intern will lead to full time employment once [they have] graduated. 

The intern/student's major is not as important as the qualities they possess. A responsible, self starter that takes pride in his/her work are greatly valued and work to their advantage.  A person who, that when all go home, reviews things one more time, not because they have to, but because its who they are.  A person who is motivated, curious and interested in learning and doing their absolute best is also our best candidate.

Marketing Intern responsibilities:
•    Assist marketing in B to B communications, PR, web updates, digital listings
•    Evaluate trade event involvement: sponsorship, speaking engagements, participation
•    Assist in developing sales materials: case studies, presentations, sell sheets, etc 
•    Involvement in issuing weekly status reports
•    Ability to work comfortably with data and interpretation of data
•    Superb Microsoft Office skills necessary

This is a paid internship involving 20-24 hours per week.  They are looking for an intern whose schedule enables a full day’s work rather than piecemeal times over the course of the week. This way they will have a continuous presence and to their benefit, will be given more meaningful projects. 

Please have cover letters and resumes sent to Erin Alex at erin.alex@maxifier.com. subject line: marketing intern candidate

 

6.  Take advantage of this Human Resources Internship

Specializing in Training and Development at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel!

Candidates must have an interest in Human Resources and / or Hotel Management,
and must be able to commit to 20 hours a week.

 Compensation is $10 per hour.  Please send all resumes and cover letters to
George.Whitley@hilton.com

 

7.   Seeking Journalists - sense of humor is a must:

Seeking comedy correspondents to attend and write articles about high-profile comedy events around New York for The Comic Bible Magazine - a nationally distributed quarterly print publication dedicated to the comedy industry.

Each issue features comedy celebrity interviews, resources, industry news and worldwide comedy coverage of events.  It is consistently praised as a, “highly-regarded industry journal” while readership includes a general public and subscribers worldwide.

This is a fun and fantastic opportunity for writers who have an interest in the comedy or entertainment industry.

Writers would be responsible for:
• Communication with the Publisher / Editor, (phone, email)
• Communication with public relations professionals, event producers or coordinators and entertainment professionals.
• Following directions specific to each press invitation.
• Attending comedy-related events, possibly obtaining a quote from the performers involved.
• Writing a 1000 (approx.) word article reviewing or featuring that event.
• Submitting a completed article exclusive to The Comic Bible and in time for the assigned deadline.
• One edit if/as necessary.
Event attendance is by press invitation. At this time, pay is $25.00 with by-line, photo/bio/contact credit in the magazine, on our website and app. Regular contributors may also be entitled to travel expenses.

 

8.    EXCITING FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

 The Rangel Program seeks applicants who are interested in promoting positive change in the world as Foreign Service Officers for the U.S. Department of State.

The fellowship is open to undergraduate seniors and recent graduates who will begin two-year masters programs in the fall of 2012.

The program will select twenty Rangel Fellows who will receive up to $90,000 in benefits over two years to fund tuition, mandatory fees, and living expenses for completion of two-year master’s degrees, as well as summer internships to promote professional development.

Fellows may use the fellowship to fund graduate studies of international affairs or a related subject such as public administration, business administration or public policy at U.S. universities.

Applicants must be US citizens who plan to enter graduate school in fall 2012. The program encourages the application of members of underrepresented groups in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

Application Deadline:  January 20, 2012. 

Additional information about the Rangel Program and specific application requirements are available at www.rangelprogram.org .  

 

9.  NEW Internship Opportunity: Property Operations Intern at Celebrated Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Corp

The Waldorf=Astoria is looking for a Property Operations intern to join its team!
The most desirable candidate must be an Economics or Statistics major, and be
able to commit to 20 hours a week. Candidates must be analytically-minded,
dedicated, and have an interest in the hotel industry.

Applicants can email resumes and  cover letters to George.Whitley@hilton.com


 10.  EGAD!  Another terrific internship availability:

Are you drawn to HUMAN RESOURCES???

Internship opening in HR at  Coler-Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island.

The Human Resources Intern must commit to 17.5 hours a week, excluding
lunch hours.  He or she will learn many duties in HR in regards to
Workers' Compensation, Benefits, Compliance, Recruitment, and employee
recognition events.

Please forward all resumes to Catherine.Finch@nychhc.org

THINK OF IT AS ISLAND HOPPING:  Coler-Goldwater is located on Roosevelt Island, and is accessible by F train and the Roosevelt Island Tram.
1 Main Street, Roosevelt Island

 

11.  Assemblyman Seeks Intern:

Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner seeks a part-time or full-time intern for his district office for the Fall &/or Spring Semester. 

 Duties include administrative support, such as data entry, sorting mail, and answering phones.  Interns are also given a unique and in-depth legislative and casework experience.   This gives interns the opportunity to monitor issues, conduct legislative research, assist constituents, attend meetings, and draft memos and correspondence.

Applicants should be friendly, professional, and detail-oriented with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Ricki Gunsburg  at Gunsburgr@assembly.state.ny.us or call 212-860-4906

 

12.    Humanity in Action Fellowship     June 2- July 3, 2011

The Humanity in Action Foundation  brings together international groups of Fellows to study minority rights and produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies  have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values.

Separate programs will take place for five weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw.

The program is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors and graduates for the undergraduate classes of 2009 and 2010.  Students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Fellows are selected on the basis of leadership potential, academic achievement, the willingness to work with others, and a commitment to human rights and social justice.

Further information and the application is available at their website: http://www.humanityinaction.org

Deadline:  January 10, 2012

 

13.  And even ANOTHER INTERNSHIP POSTING:

MHC at HUnter student currently interns here NOW.

 VizLingo LLC is looking for more interns in the linguistics department. (www.VizLingo.com).

Vizlingo is a social-media company with a mission to create the world's first global visual language.

As we prepare for public launch, we are seeking dedicated language enthusiasts to play an active role in refining the socio-linguistic vocabulary of our product. Interns will be among the first to explore international cultures through user-generated content submitted by a globally connected youth.

 Interns will never be asked to perform mindless duties or administrative work like making copies or getting coffee. Rather, we are seeking highly focused, creative personalities that will directly affect the success of our software. We do not expect interns to know exactly what to do when walking into the door; there will be adequate training to ensure you develop a working comfort level. Our team is stimulated by open dialogue and promotes group-sourced problem solving.

We are seeking exceptional English and/or Linguistics students or recent graduates to work in our Gramercy office with a time commitment of at least 20 hours per week (between 10 AM -- 5 PM Mon - Fri, scheduling is flexible).

Knowledge of other languages and cultures a plus.

Interested students should email Mathias Bullerman with a resume and cover letter at  mathiasbullerman@vizlingo.com

 

 

14.   Authors Reading at Hunter!

Nick Flynn reads at Hunter!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor

RSVP: to spevents@hunter.cuny.edu or 212-772-4007. Reading is free and open to the public but RSVPs are required.

Nick Flynn's memoir Another Bulls--t Night in Suck City won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, and has been translated into ten languages. He is also the author of two books of poetry: Some Ether, which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and Blind Huber.

 

 Alice Fulton reads at Hunter!

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.

 West Lobby, Hunter College, West Building, Ground Floor.

RSVP: to spevents@hunter.cuny.edu or 212-772-4007. Reading is free and open to the public but RSVPs are required.

Alice Fulton's 2001 poetry collection Felt was awarded the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress. Her other books include Palladium (winner of the National Poetry Series and the Society of Midland Authors Award), Dance Script With Electric Ballerina (winner of The Associated Writing Programs Award) and most recently Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems.