October 29, 2013 · No Comments · General Career Info
October 28, 2013 · No Comments · Scholarships
Goldwater Scholarship Information Session
Tuesday, October 29, 4:35 p.m., 103 Barnes Library
–$7500 scholarship applicable towards undergraduate educational expenses
–U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are sophomores and juniors in the math,
sciences, and engineering
–Minimum GPA: 3.85
–Minimum of 2 semesters of research experience
–Ultimate goal: Ph.D.
If unable to attend, call the fellowships program office at 255-6931 to schedule an appointment.
October 25, 2013 · No Comments · Look Who’s Hiring
October 25, 2013 · No Comments · Career Fairs & Other Events
You are invited to the Cornell Winternship Fair 2013
Wed-Nov 20th from 3pm-7pm in Sage Atrium
This event provides value for both startups and individual students. Here’s why you should attend:
Startups: Student Startups it is your time to exhibit to the Cornell community. You will have an opportunity to recruit students to assist you in your startup, as well as to showcase your startup and collect feedback and early public reaction to your idea. While intended to assist you in finding ‘winter break interns’ you can also use public reaction to your idea. While intended to assist you in finding ‘winter break interns’ you can also use this an opportunity to find students who can help throughout the year. Register here
Students: Working with a startup has many advantages; you need practical experience for your resume, you want to learn, you are curious, you are building your network. Find these opportunities at this event. Support your classmates and see what students are creating across campus. RSVP here
Event is possible because of support from:
College of Engineering | Computer & Information Science | Johnson
October 25, 2013 · 3 Comments · Peer Advisor Spotlight
Peer Advisor Spotlight: Keeping your head above water
by Maria Jiang, CALS sophomore majoring Applied Economics and Management
Whether you’re a freshman adapting to the new pace, a junior applying to internships, or a senior vying for that final round job interview, prioritizing isn’t easy. Take it from a sophomore who struggles. Between the new season of Walking Dead, Candy Crush, and Facebook, that problem set and ten-page paper looks less and less attractive every minute.
Here are a few tips for staying ahead of the curve in a college where the curve is almighty:
1. Get out!
Staying in the dorm/apartment /house can really affect concentration and productivity, so put on a coat and take that [brutal] hike to your favorite library or café. Better yet, make it an adventure. With the countless possibilities on and off campus, we could probably study in a new spot every day.
2. Embrace the in-between
Oh, here it comes again. Stats section has just ended and there’s another thirty-five minutes to class. Seems like hardly enough time to get anything productive done (oh, and look at all these texts to answer…).
Fritter no more. The odd hours in between classes are easily wasted, but using them for work will result in free time during the rest of the week. Take even fifteen odd minutes to focus on one individual concept and practice. The time will add up.
3. Give Up
After one and a half to two hours of studying, the brain tires quickly. Depending on how much sleep we’ve had, it may only be forty-five minutes to an hour before we find ourselves drifting into the ‘zzz’s.
Take a break. Then, move onto the next class. Limiting time spent on each subject can increase our efficiency and our understanding.
4. . . . – - – . . .
Ask for (and receive) valuable help. Consult mentors, academic advisers, and student services. Chat with friends, call your parents back, and check out the resources below:
EARS for peer-to-peer empathy and assistance for any problem you are dealing with
CAPS provides brief counseling, crisis intervention, outreach, and referral services through Gannett
The Learning Services Center for additional study tips, tutoring, and study groups
In summary, there are an infinite amount of inspirational conclusions that I could insert here–but I’m sure there’s a Youtube video that says it better.
Have any useful tips of your own? Share them with us below!
October 24, 2013 · No Comments · Look Who’s Hiring, Scholarships
Perrotis College/American Farm School in Greece is offering a $600 scholarship for its summer 2014 study abroad program, and a $500 for its summer internship program. http://www.afs.edu.gr/page/default.asp?id=1978&la=2
Located in Thessaloniki, Greece, Perrotis College is the higher education division of the American Farm School. We offer programs in International Business (with specializations in Agrotourism, Marketing Management for the Food Industry and International Food & Agribusiness Management), Environmental Systems Management (with specializations in Precision Agriculture and Livestock Management), and Food Science & Technology. All courses are taught in English.
Interns gain hands-on work and research experience in a variety of areas. This past summer, for example, we had interns doing projects in marketing, horticulture, dairy science and livestock management.
Scholarship selection will be based on the quality of the application (including personal statements, GPA and letters of reference).
Summer 2014 applicants should submit their materials by February 20.
For more information, including applications for the scholarship, contact Don Schofield, Dean of Special Programs at email@example.com.
October 24, 2013 · No Comments · Scholarships
GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP INFO SESSION
Tuesday, October 29, 4:35 p.m., 103 Barnes Library
• $7500 scholarship applicable towards undergraduate educational expenses
• U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are sophomores and juniors in the math, sciences, and engineering
• Minimum GPA: 3.85
• Minimum of 2 semesters of research experience
• Ultimate goal: Ph.D.
If interested but can’t attend, call 255-6931 to schedule an appointment with the fellowships program office, located in 103 Barnes Hall.
October 22, 2013 · No Comments · Look Who’s Hiring, Scholarships
One semester or one summer… That’s all it takes to become a member of a team, impact the agriculture industry and set a course that can change your life.
The Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture program offers the opportunity to work alongside agricultural professionals at one of the nation’s foremost agricultural consultation and research organizations.
The Noble Foundation offers opportunities in its core areas of expertise: animal science and livestock management (emphasis on forage based ruminant systems), agricultural economics, agronomy, horticulture, range management, soils and crops and wildlife and fisheries. Any given day could find you working directly with Noble Foundation agricultural consultants and researchers, meeting with one of Noble’s 1,700 cooperator-families – actual agricultural producers – that work with the Agricultural Division on a daily basis or conducting research on one or more of Noble’s seven research farms. This combination of activities and opportunities creates one of the most valuable and unique production agriculture-related internships in the United States.
For more information: email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.noble.org/noble-scholars
October 21, 2013 · No Comments · Scholarships
Udall Scholarship Info Session
Tuesday, October 22, 4:35 p.m., 103 Barnes Library
To be repeated: *Wednesday, October 30, 12:15 p.m., 103 Barnes Conference Room
*(Pre-registration required at BTF1@cornell.edu)
Wednesday, November 13, 4:35 p.m., 103 Barnes Library
U.S. citizens who are sophomores and juniors in a range of fields who are committed to the environment, sustainable development, and/or waste management.
Open also to Native American and Alaska Native sophomores and juniors who demonstrate a commitment to careers related to health care or tribal public policy.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
$5000 scholarship applicable towards undergraduate educational expenses
October 21, 2013 · No Comments · Look Who’s Hiring
Internship for December Grads
Cornell University – Government Relations
Unique opportunity to shadow and be mentored by Cornell staff who advocate for all of Cornell in Albany – Legislature, state agencies, Governor’s office, other universities and companies and organizations. Role is a bit of everything– writing, speaking, organizing events. This is a chance to shadow the advocacy side of policy/government in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with strong mentor-ship and exposure that might launch one’s career in policy.
Basic understanding of policy and/or strong interest. Flexible approach and willingness to help with a variety of changing tasks. Demonstrated work ethic. Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated maturity and professionalism. Ability to represent Cornell. Interest in educating others.
For full details please see posting in the CSI database.