Dear IGS Seniors:
We’re very lucky to have set up a date when Jessica Paquin of the Hiatt Career Services can come speak to IGS seniors specifically about job searches for work in international fields. Please come and learn:
- How to use Linked-In and B.Hired Effectively
- Which International Organizations are Coming to Recruit on Campus
- Which Government Agencies are Hiring IGS Students
…and much more!
We will meet at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 10 in the Mandel Reading Room (3rd floor). That’s next week. Bring your lunch and start brainstorming!
This is the first in a series of brown bag “Beyond Brandeis” lunches that Dr. Kristen Lucken, lecturer in Sociology and an IGS affiliate, will be hosting this year. There are some great jobs out there and you’re excellent candidates: IGS will do all we can to get you on your way.
One-Seventh of Humanity. An Exploding Economy. Key to Every Global Debate on the Environment, Security and Development.
GET TO KNOW THE WORLD’S NEW SUPERPOWER!
IGS 150A: The Rise of India
Spring 2012; Block V: T,Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM
Taught by Dr. Avinash Singh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The director, Ms. Hill Marsh’s words echoed time and again for me. “I believe in divine intervention,” she would say. According to her, we had a calling – to develop these young men and women to become college graduates and to live as productive citizens.
This summer, I worked for Upward Bound at Le Moyne College, a small Jesuit school located in Syracuse, NY. The program gives low-income high school students (potential first generation college students) better opportunities to attend college. The program strikes a personal chord for me. Thirty years ago, my mother and her siblings were enrolled in the same program; they all graduated from college. They had immigrated to the US from Taiwan only a few years prior, and their parents had not even graduated from high school. Because my grandparents did not speak English, the program gave their children an academic foundation they might not have otherwise had.
I had many responsibilities. Not only was I tasked as a teaching assistant, but I also resided with the students in the Le Moyne dormitories and served as a resident adviser (RA) and personal adviser. I worked alongside six other college students, who were also responsible for the students’ academic and personal growth. We collaborated on the students’ curriculum and harnessed our skills to make the summer a fulfilling experience.
Continue reading “Leadership at Upward Bound”
If you are interested in traveling to Latin America to gain hands-on experience in global health, international development work and the fight against global poverty, consider this opportunity from non-profit organization MEDLIFE. Please find below, the announcement posted by MEDLIFE.
The Crown Center announces the availability of summer travel and study grants for eligible undergraduate students.
The Grant May Cover:
- Research expenses – such as travel, room and board, and photocopying.
- Study at a foreign institution.
- Tuition fees for a relevant Middle Eastern language program.
Current first years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors graduating in December 2011 are eligible.
Any field of study may be considered but the research must be related to the Middle East.
The maximum grant award is $2,000. Applications are due April 1, 2011.
For more details and application information visit: