Laura Goldin
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"Open Door Always"

EarthNotes: Sept. 13, 2009

This Issue

  • Seventh Generation founder speaks - Sept. 24
  • Mock interviews, real organizations - Sept. 15-17
  • Free practice tests for grad/professional school exams - Oct. 18
  • EPA career opportunities for graduate students
  • Grad school fellowship, ecology
  • New job/internship listings

Creating a Game Plan for Business to Transition to a Sustainable Economy

Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
Shapiro Theater, Shapiro Campus Center

Brandeis Net Impact is honored to host a region-wide event featuring Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder and Chief Inspired Protagonist of Seventh Generation, a trusted brand for safe and environmentally responsible home products.

Kindly RSVP via email to Eileen Gallagher.

Mock Interviews and Info Sessions

Sign up for Hiatt's Practice "Mock" Interview (Sept. 16 or 17).  Recruiting professionals will simulate an interview and then provide valuable feedback/advice to students on their interview skills. Some of the employers participating in the mock interviews include, Peace Corps, City Year, and the City of Boston. See attached flier for more info.

The Peace Corps and the US Department of State will also be on campus next week hold information sessions:

Coffee Chat with Peace Corps

Stop by Einstein Bros. Bagels between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Check with Hiatt for date)

Join the 237 Brandeis alumni who have served in the Peace Corps, including 11 currently serving Peace Corps Volunteers! Stop by Einstein Bros. Bagels in the Shapiro Campus Center for a coffee chat with the Mass. area Peace Corps recruiter, Jessi Flynn, to learn more about the program and how to apply.

U.S. State Department Information Session

Sept. 15, Hiatt Career Center
5 to 6 p.m.

Learn about exciting U.S. State Department internships at a wide range of bureau offices in the U.S. and at embassies and consulates abroad. Meet the State Department's New England Diplomat in Residence Suneta Halliburton (most recent posting as Consul General, Naples, Italy), who will describe the opportunities and provide tips on the application process.

Free practice exams 

From Econ UDR: " On Oct. 18, there will be free practice exams taking place on the Brandeis campus for standardized tests such as the MCAT, GRE, GMAT and LSAT, on behalf of the Princeton Review. I know many students are interested and will find this opportunity beneficial, and a few UDRs have already asked me about this. Anyone interested in taking these practice tests should email Naomi Cohn with the test they would like to take, their year and preferred email address."

EPA Career Opportunity for Master's Grads (SID and alums please note!)

Master's graduates are eligible for an outstanding career opportunity with the Federal government working at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Ecosystem Protection in Boston, Mass. They are accepting applications between Sept. 8 - Sept. 21. Download a PDF with details.


Graduate Fellowship Opportunity

One of our alums successfully funded his ecology research as a graduate student through the three-year-long Fellowship provided by the GRF program of the Maryland National Estuarine Research Reserve System Graduate Research Fellowship program.

He's happy to consult with qualified interested students! Two fellowships are available for the 2010 competition. Overall, the NERRS fellowship program anticipates 22 openings for master's degree students and Ph.D. candidates at 17 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs). The NERRs' Graduate Research Fellowship program offers qualified master's and doctoral students the opportunity to address scientific questions of local, regional, and national significance. Proposals may be submitted for 1, 2, or 3 year projects and are based on the student's interest, reserve's local needs, and the Reserve system's national priorities.

See their Web site for the 2010 competition flier. The application deadline is Nov. 2, 2009.


Orion Online Latest

The following are some of the the latest listings for environmental nonprofit  internships and jobs around the country from Orion Grassroots Network. For information on these and the many other listings, go to their Web site.

Regional Conservation Intern

Highstead Redding Center, CT participate in Highstead’s conservation initiative-based projects as research assistants with the Regional Conservationist for a twelve week-period from late September to mid-December 2009.

Highstead’s Regional Conservation Program is engaged in advancing a deeper understanding of cutting edge land conservation strategies in southern New England. Highstead works with over eighty conservation, planning, academic, philanthropic, and forestry organizations in the Northeast fostering collaborations across political, geographical, and professional boundaries. Many of these groups are members of the Wildlands and Woodlands Partnership, currently coordinated by Highstead’s Regional Conservationist.
Yearlong Apprentice
Moon In The Pond Farm
Sheffield, MA

Professional Assistant

Moon In The Pond Farm
Sheffield, MA

If you don't see the job you want in EarthNotes or in your own searching, don't forget the Brandeis Hiatt Career Center.

From Hiatt: There are more than 300 organizations in Hiatt NACElink focused on environment/conservation, energy, NGO/non-profit, agriculture, or government, including 80 with a specific focus on green careers. In addition to the Environmental Studies Program and the annual Green Careers Forum, Hiatt brings many green employers to campus for recruiting, networking and informational purposes. Located in the Usdan Student Center, Hiatt offers daily walk-in hours for students and alumni. Stop by for assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation.