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Honors College Announcements for the Week of February 1-7, 2012

1.   The CUNY IVE Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Program KICK-OFF

The CUNY IVE Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Program  is having its 10th annual Kick-Off event on Friday, February 3rd from 9 AM – 12 noon at Baruch College’s Field Center for Entrepreneurship (Vertical Campus, Suite 2-140, 55 Lexington Ave.

During the Kick-off Event students will receive a detailed overview about the program, be able to network with other CUNY students, sign-up, and start their leadership journey with a workshop on project management.

To reserve a seat for the Kick-Off event, please visit IVE’s Eventbrite invitation at http://10thkickoff.eventbrite.com

 

2.   Manhattan GMAT Special offering

 

Special full tuition scholarships for up to 25 individuals who will be selected as part of Manhattan GMAT’s Social Venture Scholars program.

 This program provides the selected scholars with free admission into one of Manhattan GMAT’s 9-session Live Online GMAT preparation courses (a $1090 value).

 These competitive scholarships are offered to individuals who (1) currently work full-time in an organization that promotes positive social change, (2) plan to use their MBA to work in a public, not-for-profit, or other venture with a social-change oriented mission, and (3) demonstrate clear financial need.

 The Social Venture Scholars will all enroll in a special online preparation course taught by two of Manhattan GMAT’s expert Instructors, beginning on February 20, 2012.

More information about the program can be found here: http://www.manhattangmat.com/svs.cfm. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

 


 3.  International Human Rights Exchange:  Johannesburg, South Africa

      

Application deadline for the Fall 2012 semester is March 1, 2012. 

The International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) is the world's only full-semester, multidisciplinary program in human rights for undergraduate students.  The program is based at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a joint venture with Bard College.

 

 Each semester students and faculty from Africa and North America come together to participate in a deep and multifaceted intellectual engagement in human rights.  In addition to a required core course, students choose from 12 or more electives exploring human rights from the perspective of a variety of academic disciplines.

 IHRE also opens up possibilities for substantive participation in human rights work.  Students enrolled in the Engagement with Human Rights course intern with an NGO working on contemporary rights in post-apartheid South Africa.

 

Students also explore human rights challenges in rural South Africa through a Community Human Rights Workshop, visit the Apartheid Museum and important cultural sites, and attend guest lectures by human rights experts from South Africa and around the world.

 Application Deadlines

March 1, 2012             Fall 2012 Semester
October 15, 2012        Spring 2013 Semester

Generous scholarships are available for students with financial need.

For more information:  http://www.ihre.org


 

 

4.  Latino Youth for Higher Education Program

 Latino Youth for Higher Education Program is composed of Latino as well as other minority college students and professionals who have an interest in improving the quality of education for low-income students, especially those of Latino origin who are new to the country. The organization focuses on helping to promote college awareness and success to minority students.

 LYHEP Aids / Teacher's Assistants

 Description: The Teacher’s Assistant works one-on-one as well as in small groups of students to complete academic assignments.

 Tutoring and assisting teachers are common tasks. Other duties: Assist students in completing homework assignments in math, history, science, and other subject areas; Keep staff informed of student behavior; Help teachers achieve the goals for each class; Maintain accurate paperwork as requested by teacher and tutoring leads; Assist with general administrative duties such as assembling, copying and gathering materials; Act as a role model.

Qualifications:
Ability to work effectively with youth ages 11 – 20.
Ability to work as a team-player.
Some knowledge in Spanish a plus.
Professional appearance appropriate to the position.
Cultural sensitivity and ability to work with newcomer students.
Previous instruction experience in a small group format or one-on-one is a plus.

Time commitment: TBD according to the intern’s schedule.
If you're interested in applying, please contact:

Desiree Caro
Bronx Division Director & Expansion Assistant Director
e-mail: dcaro@lyheprogram.org
Tel: 718-840-8661
www.lyheprogram.org

 

5.  The Global Autism Project

The Global Autism Project is currently searching for Summer Interns

The Global Autism Project exists to address the needs of children with Autism in developing countries, to address the fear that plagues parents of children with Autism where there are few resources, and little or no understanding of Autism.

We address these needs by first establishing and utilizing any available resources and setting up partnerships to work with the local centers currently providing services. We teach ABA intervention as well as sustainable business practices to provide existing centers of excellence with the tools to continue to expand their impact in their community.
The fundamental belief that all children with Autism and their communities deserve effective resources guides our work, as well as the belief that education leads to understanding and acceptance of differences.

This summer, we are seeking highly motivated interns in our Brooklyn office.

Duties will include:
- Fundraising
- Identify new markets on which to focus efforts.
- Assist in planning fund raising events.
- Follow-up with previous donors to maintain & enhance their interest in the project.
- Utilize resources such as The Foundation Center to identify potential new grants for submissions.
- Build and maintain a robust dialogue and online community to help volunteers self-organize and conduct fund raising events.
- Data entry, filing and administrative tasks.
- Additional assistance with special projects as needed.

Qualifications:
- Excellent phone and email etiquette.
- Ability to work independently as well as be a team player.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and able to multi-task and prioritize.
- Ability to grasp, articulate, and promote the mission.
- Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, verbal and organizational skills.

This is an unpaid internship. * Successful involvement with the Global Autism Project will lead to excellent skill development, networking opportunities, personal satisfaction and the possibility of national and international travel.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to: apply@globalautismproject.org

 

6.  Translation and Interpretation Open House Thursday, February 2, 2012, 6 – 7:45pm 

One of the fastest-growing needs of the New York metro community is for qualified and professionally trained interpreters and translators.

If you are fluent in English and Spanish and looking to add a skill to your resume, then the Certificate in Translation and/or Certificate in Interpretation may be right for you.

Come visit the open house on February 2, where the Program Coordinator, Marko Miletich, will be available to answer any questions about the program that you may have.
East Building, Room 1025

 

7.  The Conference Board has made a small number of spots available to Hunter students for these two upcoming events:

--Customer Experience Leadership, March 22 – 23, 2012 (http://www.conference-board.org/conferences/conferencedetail.cfm?conferenceid=2365)

--Women’s Leadership Conference, April 19 – 20, 2012 (http://www.conference-board.org/conferences/conferencedetail.cfm?conferenceid=2364)

If you are interested in attending either one, please send an e-mail to the Pre-Business Advisor at grace.trewartha@hunter.cuny.edu and explain in approx. 100 words why you should receive a ticket.

 

8.   A volunteer at the Coalition for Debtor Education has started a company that helps women take control of their personal finances.

The company currently has a handful of internship and full-time opportunities available.

Check out open positions here: http://www.learnvest.com/we-are-hiring/.  Contact Pre-Business Advisor at grace.trewartha@hunter.cuny.edu

 

9.   Fascinating Book Discussion

Jodi kantor,  bestselling New York Times journalist, is the author of an exciting new book about the OBAMA’s life in the White House.

A totally behind the scenes look at the place where most of us will never live.

 Ms. Kantor will be discussing this new book with Kati Marton, who just happens to be an amazing, award-winning journalist and author.

WHEN:  This awesome event will take place on February 9, beginning at 6:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm).

Where:  The Kaye Playhouse (right near the lounge)


How:  RSVP by email to rhrsvp@hunter.cuny.edu or call 2126503174.