March 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Look Who’s Hiring
March 13th, 2013 · No Comments · Scholarships
The 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program core competition is now open.
The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2014-2015 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.
In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to better accommodate the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2014-2015 program, including: Fulbright Flex Awards, Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards, Salary Stipend Supplements, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards.
Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards.
The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2013. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit our website at http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/ or contact us at email@example.com
March 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Peer Advisor Spotlight
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR INTERNSHIP
by Anna Smith, CALS senior majoring in Animal Science and Applied Economics and Management
Did you land an exciting summer internship? If so congratulations! You are probably feeling a mixture of relief and exhilaration. Although you can take a break from the process of searching, applying and interviewing for jobs, this does not mean that the work is over. Here are guidelines to help you make the most of your internship
Before you start: As your start date approaches, you should continue to learn more about the company, the industry that you will be working in, and familiarizing yourself with issues and events that are impacting it. Spend some time thinking about your goals for the summer also; what do you hope to get out of the experience?
On your first day: arrive early and bring a positive attitude! Introduce yourself to everyone that you come across and show that you are genuinely interested. Dressing appropriately seems like a simple task, but it can be difficult to determine the level of formality before your first day. If you are unsure, err on the side of dressing too formally.
Take your work seriously: You were hired because the company feels that you can make a contribution to their mission, so prove that to them. Work hard and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Your employer understands that you are not an expert in your field; internships are intended to be learning experiences. If you do make a mistake, own up to it and take action to correct it. Unlike a mistake on a homework or test, this affects the company and its customers, not just you.
Have a positive attitude: Not every task will be enjoyable, but if you stay positive about it, your attitude will be noticed. Even if the internship starts to turn sour, maintain the positive attitude. Regardless of whether you hope to work for the company in the future, you still want to obtain a positive recommendation from your boss and coworkers.
Meet people outside your department: Get to know others in the company. Learn about their roles and how they got to where they are. People love to share their experiences, and you never know when having that contact might come in handy.
Send a thank you note: It may feel cheesy, but a hand written thank you note sent a few days after your internship ends will go a long way. Not only does this send a positive message to your supervisor, but also reinforces your communication skills and commitment to the organization.
A summer internship is an excellent way to gain real-world experience and get your foot in the door for a full time job. For more advice on how to make the most of your summer internship, schedule an appointment with one of our career experts, you can do this by calling 607-255-2257.
March 1st, 2013 · No Comments · General Career Info, Peer Advisor Spotlight
INTERNSHIP RESOURCES (CSI)
by Kae-Lynn Wilson, CALS senior majoring in Animal Science
Hello fellow students! My name is Kae-Lynn Wilson, a senior in Animal Science in CALS! Working as a Peer Advisor in the CALS Student Services Office has given me the chance to become incredibly familiar with the resources available to CALS students who are trying to find a job or internship. One of these tools is the CALS Specific Internship (CSI) database found here. Over seven hundred internships are just a click away and more are added or updated every day.
Having the task of updating many of these internships has allowed me to see some of the coolest opportunities roll through and I have been able to hook many of my friends up with these one-of-a-kind experiences. I mean, just check these opportunities out!
There’s an internship in Washington (the state) working with chimpanzees communicating via sign language- how cool is that?! There’s another internship in the Florida Keys working with dolphins! We have information on hands-on wildlife rehabilitation internships available in half of the states in America and a few international too! I admit I am a little biased- since I am an Animal Science major I think those opportunities are the coolest, but we have hundreds of opportunities available for each major in almost any field you can think of in nearly every state (AEM, DSOC and Entomology jobs in Texas, Montana, and Vermont- why not!). We have even found international agriculture, communication, landscape architecture, livestock, teaching, and orthopedic opportunities. Winery positions, health center internship positions, and food science positions from the Adirondack Creamery to the Warwick Valley Winery. The opportunities are endless!
Take a chance, expand your horizons, and open your eyes to the myriad of opportunities showcased in the CALS Specific Internship database. You might find your next summer (or winter) job just a click away.
February 28th, 2013 · No Comments · Look Who’s Hiring
Eco Practicum is a summer program for college students & recent graduates. Part think-tank, part action-workshop, participants live on an environmental education facility in the heart of the Catskills and get the opportunity to farm, learn from peers, and meet with the foremost experts in the field.
Participants can apply for 1 up to all 4 of the Eco Practicum units, which are:
- Growing Enough Food: The Role of Organic, Local Produce in the Global Food System
- Pets, Pests, Livestock: The Value, Role & Treatment of Animals
- Digging and Drilling: Using Fossil Fuels & the Hope/Hype of Renewable Energy
- This Land is Your Land: Natural Resource Management in an Age of (Over)Consumption
Participants meet with representatives from over 30 organizations, including the NRDC, Greenmarket, Catskill Mountainkeeper, and National Park Service.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the deadline to apply is April 1. For more info & to apply online, visit www.EcoPracticum.com
More information is also available in the CALS Specific Internship (CSI) site.
February 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Workshop
February 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · General Career Info, Peer Advisor Spotlight
by Katelyn Walley, senior, Animal Science
Hi everyone! My name is Katelyn Walley, and I am a senior studying Animal Science in CALS. Through my position as a Peer Advisor in the CALS Student Services Office, I see a lot of students coming in looking for internships and full time jobs…and I have been there myself! There are a lot of resources our office can offer, but one great tool for getting your dream job/internship is networking (http://www.career.cornell.edu/students/options/networking/).
I myself have benefited from networking by contacting alumni, attending conferences, working with my peers, and utilizing tools such as LinkedIn to keep in touch with industry professionals. Having these resources and connections have brought me mentors, internships, job offers, and great people I look forward to working with in the future. During my time as a student, active job seeker, and peer advisor, I would site networking as being the single most important tool for beginning my career.
A lot of students think networking is just making a LinkedIn profile, but it’s so much more than that. It’s making connections to help you learn more about your career options and goals, as well as introducing yourself to people who will help you grow and advance. It really involves developing and maintaining connections with individuals, and requires ongoing time and attention – not only when you are looking for a job.
Here at Cornell, there are numerous opportunities for networking – it’s one of the main reasons I chose to come here! Our office offers the Alumni Career Link (ACL). This is a great resource connecting students and alumni from all industries, and can be useful for you to gain advice from successful alumni who were once in your shoes. Information interviewing can be an easy way to establish contact and maintain communication with new connections. Consult the career guide for examples and advice (http://www.career.cornell.edu/students/options/networking/Conduct/index.cfm). Remember your thank you letters, follow through with commitments, and keep in touch!
On campus events can be useful for hearing advice from industry leaders, meeting students who have similar interests as you, and having the opportunity to introduce and build yourself. Your on-campus (and off-campus) affiliations with clubs and organizations can also provide networking opportunities with alumni and leaders.
Don’t forget about your research, job shadowing, externship programs, and past employers. The people you meet while participating and working will provide you with advice and contacts that they have worked with through their careers. Connect with your peers – ask them about their experiences, any contacts the may have, and how they’ve found past internships and jobs. Visit with your professors and academic advisor. They will know key industry contacts and could serve as a reference for you in the future.
Seek opportunities continually to meet new people and make contacts. Once you get out of your comfort zone, I promise you will have fun, learn something new, and make connections for the future! Look for upcoming conferences, career fairs, and workshops by setting up your CCNet profile, and keeping an eye on the Career website calendar. Have your 30 second intro prepared, and don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to someone new! I once gained an internship solely from a 5 minute conversation with someone I’ve never met before…just because I walked up and introduced myself!
The Peer Advisor Spotlight is written by a current student who works in the CALS Office of Student Services, and is posted once a week.
February 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Look Who’s Hiring
Featured Internships – CSI Database
Find more information on these internships as well as hundreds of others on the
Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA)
As a Natural Areas intern, you will report to the Natural Areas Manager, Victoria O’Neill, a professional Ecologist. You will be assigned tasks to help maintain about 9 acres of wetlands on Randall’s Island Park. Such tasks will include weeding invasive plants, planting and watering native plants, picking up and disposing of trash, assisting with bird, oyster, and plant monitoring, assisting with wetlands education to visiting classes and groups (ages range from Pre-K thru Adult), as well as, assisting with off-site wetlands education predominantly to school groups preparing to come on field trips to Randall’s Island Park. Additionally, you will assist on special events and projects. These tasks range from setting up displays, to playing educational games, to distributing information, to picking up and properly discarding trash.
Qualified candidates will have an interest in working in natural areas. She or he will be comfortable working indoors and outdoors regardless of the weather conditions. (You will not be asked to work outside during dangerous weather events.) A qualified candidate will ideally have experience with gardening and species monitoring. She or he must be comfortable working with children and should have excellent interpersonal skills. All training will be provided and it is understood that the intern is participating in large part to gain experience.
Open for Freshman – Graduate students!
Trustees of Reservations
The Trustees of Reservations is seeking applicants to participate in the 12-week Internship Program. The goal of this program is to provide students of the botanic and horticulture sciences with practical training and experience during the summer months, and to support the stewardship goals of the Stockbridge Management Unit of The Trustees of Reservations.
Two candidates will be chosen to work alongside members of the Stockbridge Management Unit, and will gain practical experience with:
- maintaining ornamental and natural landscapes
- gaining a deeper understanding of the issues involved in preserving conserved lands
- working to preserve cultural resources
- dealing with the issues involved in public horticulture
As part of the regular work week, the internship program will include an informal series of instruction which will include lectures, demonstrations and work involving Trustees experts, as well as tours of other public gardens and Trustees properties.
- The internship program is open to students enrolled in a degree or diploma program. The internship is intended to provide practical skills and to build knowledge that will complement any course of study related to the work they will be doing on Trustees properties.
- Experience or interest in horticulture, landscaping and natural resource management.
- Must be in good physical condition and be able to lift weights of up to 50 lbs and willing to work outside in all weather conditions.
For more information on these positions visit the CSI database.
Cornell University is providing these opportunities as a courtesy and does not endorse the opportunities, employers, or organizations offering them. Applicants should research the employers, organizations, and opportunities before proceeding.