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Honors College Announcements for the Week of April 4-10, 2012

1.  Awesome Internship Opportunity!!

 WABC-TV, WABC-TV, WABC-TV, WABC-TV

 

 Thursday, April 12, 2012, WABC-TV will be holding interviews with Junior and Senior undergraduates at their headquarters.

They are looking for Summer and Fall 2012 INTERNS in the following departments:

News
Programming
Community Affairs

Contact Career Development Services at career@hunter.cuny.edu for site directions, applications and assistance with application procedures.

 

2.  Learning to Think for the LSAT: Freshman & Sophomore Seminar...FREE

Send e-mail to prelaw@hunter.cuny.edu to hold your spot. 

Are you considering law school down the road and know that the LSAT is in your future?

Join Carolyn Nelson, of Nelson Test Prep, for an introduction to thinking for the LSAT.

Ms. Nelson will provide tips and strategies for freshmen and sophomores to build LSAT skills throughout one's college career, giving you an advantage at test time.

 Please e-mail prelaw@hunter.cuny.edu with your name in the subject line, along with "thinking for the LSAT" to RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

LIMITED TO 30 STUDENTS.  

Date: April 15
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place: 1729 West.

 

 3.  THE “I HAVE A DREAM” FOUNDATION®
   SUMMER PROGRAM INTERN

Start Date:         Flexible
Duration:        Approximately 10 weeks
Location:    330 Seventh Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Reports to:      Director of Talent, Administration, and Special Projects

The national “I Have A Dream” Foundation (IHDF), which is working to expand educational opportunities for all children, is seeking Summer Program Interns to support the National Foundation office.

Reporting to the Director of Talent, Administration, and Special Projects, Summer Program Interns will support the various national foundation teams in reaching their goals.

Position Requirements/Preferred Skills:

The ideal candidate:
•    Is goal-oriented and operates with a high level of urgency and personal responsibility for achieving ambitious outcomes;
•    Can prioritize effectively and is flexible, organized, and efficient;
•    Has excellent strategic thinking, operational, and management skills;
•    Has strong communications, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills;
•    Thrives in an achievement oriented, entrepreneurial, and fast paced environment;
•    Is extremely detail oriented; and
•    Is passionate about reducing the educational achievement gap in our country.

 Projected 2012 Summer Intern projects include:

•    Developing content for, and managing the administration of, the annual Dreamer Conference that brings together more than 100 “I Have A Dream” high school students from across the nation to a college campus to cultivate strong leadership skills and develop the social, academic and professional skills needed to succeed in college and beyond. The 2012 conference will be held over fours days in July on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
•    Helping to develop a process for consistent data collection and analysis across the “I Have A Dream” network in order to support outcome measurement and performance tracking initiatives.
•    Researching educational best practices for students in grades K-12 to help develop support models for first generation college students, and identify national and local non-profit organizations that can partner with “I Have A Dream” programs to provide consistently excellent academic outcomes for our students. 
•    Researching colleges, universities, and college umbrella organizations that will serve as excellent inaugural college partners in IHDF’s new model program.
•    Supporting the Director of Administration and Chief of Staff in researching potential funders (individual, corporate, and foundation) of IHDF’s new model program and creating a strategic plan to target and cultivate new funders.
•    Supporting the Director of Administration, Chief of Staff, and Office Manager with general office administration and management.

The “I Have A Dream” Foundation works to ensure that every child, no matter where they grow up, will have the opportunity to achieve higher education and fulfill their potential as citizens and leaders.

Our approach is unique in that we sponsor an entire grade level of 50-100 students in a public elementary school or public housing complex, and we work with these “Dreamers” from an early age all the way to college. This long-term, comprehensive approach, driven by the goal of college matriculation, has inspired our Dreamers to overcome extraordinary challenges. While only 50% of students in low-income communities typically finish high school and only one out of seven graduate from college, many of our Dreamers have gone on to become doctors, lawyers, teachers, social workers, scholar-athletes, and more.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Eugena Oh, Director of Talent, Administration, and Special Projects at eoh@ihaveadreamfoundation.org by May 1, 2012.

 

4.  A new, NEVER-BEFORE-LISTED-INTERNSHIP at the famed  Waldorf=Astoria

The Waldorf=Astoria is seeking (2) interns to work as:

Event Concierge

Responsibilities include:

•        Working with clients and groups on site, helping to ensure
all arrangements are set.

•        Acts as a liason between customer and hotel to relay client
request to  appropriate departments.

•        Double check Banquet Event Orders as they compare to actual setups
Checks for cleanliness and guest satisfaction

All interns work 20 hours per week and receive $10.00 per hour.

Please send resumes to to                              Lisa.dash grimes@waldorfastoria.com

 

5.  Unbelievable...another NEVER-BEFORE-LISTED-INTERNSHIP at the famed  Waldorf=Astoria

This time it is the Revenue Management internship

The intern should be a Math or Statistics major, and be able to work 20 hours a week.

Compensation is $10 per hour.

Please send all resumes to George.Whitley@hilton.com

 

6.   A TOTALLY AWESOME  Hunter Bike Project EVENT!  

 

IF YOU CYCLE in NYC, this event  is for you.

This event will be an introduction to bicycle commuting and NYC bike law.

 Emilia Crotty, Bike New York's education director, will give a short lecture on safe ways to commute via bicycle in NYC.

Steve Vaccaro, an attorney specializing in NYC bike law will give another lecture about the laws cyclists have to follow, and those that they don't

Afterwards, there will be time for people to mill about and enjoy food and drink.

This event will be on 4/24 from 4-6PM in Thomas Hunter 105.

 

7.  New program launched by the Governor’s office to invest in the next generation of leaders and policy makers.

The new program that the government has launched is the Student Intern Program, which is geared towards current students

here are internship opportunities available for the fall, spring, and summer sessions. Here is a link with more information and instructions to apply: http://www.dos.ny.gov/newnyleaders/interns.html.

 

8.   The Village Education Project 2012 Summer Volunteer Program

Teach in Ecuador this Summer. Help Fund a Student's High School Education.

The Village Education Project Summer Volunteer Program is seeking motivated college students to teach in rural Ecuador this summer.  Volunteers teach underprivileged seventh graders who cannot afford to attend high school and who come from impoverished primary schools unable to provide adequate preparation. Using a curriculum designed by Ecuadorian teachers and principals and American education students and
professors, volunteers are tasked with helping the seventh grade students get up to grade level.

For details on the program; pictures, videos and narratives from past volunteers; costs; and an official application, please visit the  Volunteer section of our website at www.villageeducation.org.

If you have any questions, please email us at volunteer@villageeducation.org

 

9.  Rhodes University is excited to hold the 2012 International School  – Environment, Development and Sustainability in Africa:   23 June to 19 July this year.

The multi-faceted study-abroad programme blends political, social, historical and economic theory with hands-on field experience.  Students will be exposed to some of the most knowledgeable lecturers and researchers at Rhodes University, and be able to experience the contexts, histories and challenges of contemporary Africa first-hand.

The programme is suitable for students at second or third year levels or current postgraduates in the fields of international studies/politics, economics, history, social science, environmental education, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, information systems, computer science, education, communications, and social development, as well as those considering post graduate research in Africa.

Participation is limited to 30 students.
 

The International School entails 60 contact hours, apart from time devoted to reading, writing and assessment.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 5 April 2012.

Students can download applications forms and see the School programme on our website: http://www.ru.ac.za/international/school/.