The George Washington University Honors Program
Issue 32: August 17, 2009
Program Credit Requirement Change
Please note that there has been a change to the semesterly credit requirement for all members of the Honors Program. Beginning in the fall 2009 semester, honors students will be required to take 12 academic credits per semester to remain in good standing in the program (the policy was previously 15 academic credits per semester). Additionally, students in their final semester of undergraduate study are exempt from this requirement, but should check on the policies of their financial aid and/or merit aid packages before dropping to part-time status. Any other student who needs to enroll part-time due to medical reasons or other extenuating circumstances must speak with an Honors Academic Advisor at the start of the semester in question to receive written approval for a reduced courseload.
As a reminder, exercise and sport activities courses do not count as academic credit. If you have any questions about this or any other Honors Program policy, please contact Catherine or Jordana.
Out for Undergraduate Business Conference in New York
The sixth annual Out for Undergraduate Business Conference in New York will help GLBT undergraduate students learn how other “out” professionals have dealt with issues like the environment in the business world for GLBT people and being “out” in the hiring process and in these work environments. Panelists will share insider knowledge about if, when, and how to come out in different professional situations, as well as strategies they’ve used to investigate companies’ GLBT policies before joining a new organization. The conference will also serve as a high-impact recruiting pipeline into investment banking and management consulting. The program will help participants:
- Build fundamental business knowledge crucial to the interview process
- Polish resume and interview skills
- Network with “out” professionals and students from other schools
The Conference will be held on October 2-3 in New York City. Scholarships to cover travel expenses and lodging are available for exceptional applicants. There will be opportunities to socialize with students from other schools and professionals from sponsoring companies at receptions, evening events, and a career fair. The $40 conference registration fee includes all conference meals, event memorabilia, and all panels / modules.
Previous conference participants and sponsors include Goldman Sachs, CitiGroup, McKinsey & Company, and many more.
Keep Busy – Join. Intern. Work. Volunteer.
Fall Internship – Environmental Policy and Advocacy
Apply to be a member of the Alliance for Climate Protection (Al Gore’s nonprofit). Be an intern for the ever-growing hands on organization that emphasizes both the grassroots and lobbyist sides of environmental policy and advocacy. Learn more about the internship by looking on the website, checking out the posting on gwork, or e-mailing Aleza.Remis@climateprotect.org
Fall Internship – Upcoming progressive blog
The Torchlight Group (www.torchlightgroup.com) is seeking unpaid part-time fall interns in the Washington D.C. metro area to assist with policy/campaign research and political networking. Torchlight is an up-and-coming blog/fledging non-profit organization aiming to raise awareness of and advocate for socially progressive policy on the state, national, and local level. We’re starting to reach out to people in all areas of the political arena, from elected officials and 2010 candidates to non-profit leaders and passionate advocates, and are striving to be a leader in reporting the most up to date news on the status of socially progressive policy.
Since this is a brand new online organization we require very little for our internship program and are very flexible as well. Interns can work anywhere from 5 to 40 hours a week, and are given deadlines well enough in advance. Because of this interns will be able to hold another internship while still working for Torchlight and determine on their own how much they want to put into the website.
As this is a start-up organization, intern duties can vary based on the individual applicant’s interests. We’re looking for assistance with researching the current status of socially progressive bills, compiling contact information for major progressive leaders and organizations, and helping us develop a sustainable infrastructure. Interns can choose to devote their time solely to researching a single issue important to them, or even propose their own ideas for ways to advance the group and suggest a title for themselves within the organization; again, it’s a very flexible program.
Interns should be able to work efficiently on their own, preferably have prior political experience, and have a good sense of humor! If interested, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and resume.
Fall Internship – GlobeWomen
GlobeWomen, Inc. is seeking undergraduate student to grow with us! Our organization manages several initiatives from our Washington, DC, office. Each year, we bring together leaders working towards women’s economic empowerment at the Global Summit of Women. Interns support this event and smaller events throughout the year. Interns perform standard admin work, and also will be assigned research , marketing, or other projects depending on their abilities and interests. A well-qualified intern should have excellent communication and organizational skills as well as solid computer skills, including MS Office and, preferably, websites. Foreign language speakers/students-especially those that speak Mandarin-are encouraged to apply. Applicants can send their resume and a cover letter to email@example.com. by September 30th.
Upperclass leaders needed for the Freshman Day of Service!
Interested in being a part of this new tradition? Upperclassmen are needed to help organize and run this huge event through the Office of Community Service! You should be available for training on Saturday, September 5 and have no class obligations on Friday, September 11. Email with interest or inquiries to Shannon Donahue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Academic Support for Student-Athletes is looking for tutors to work with student-athletes in a variety of courses this Fall 09 semester. The time commitment will be approximately 2-6 hours per week and the student and tutor will choose times that work for both of them. $10-15/hour, based on experience and prep time is also paid!
Interested tutors should contact Dr. Maya Glover (email@example.com, 994-6585) and complete an application at http://www.gwsports.com/school-bio/academic-support-tutor-info.html.
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