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Join the UHP Linkedin group!

14 May
Even Lego people have to get jobs at some point. (Photo courtesy COB LOG LAB)

Even Lego people have to get jobs at some point. (Photo courtesy COB LOG LAB)

Facebook is fun, Twitter is titillating, and Pinterest is great for procrastination. But if you want to make professional connections and get yourself noticed in the world of work, LinkedIn is your new best friend. Join the members-only UHP Linkedin group where you can connect with fellow UHP students, faculty members, and alumni to ask questions, share insights, and be reminded that others who have poured over Plato are gainfully employed in a plethora of industries.

You can request to join the group if you already have a Linkedin profile. No profile? No problem! It’s easy to join. Here’s a Wikihow article on getting started. And once you’re more advanced, here are some tips on what not to do on Linkedin. Questions? Email Liz!

Work at Commencement

26 Feb
If you want to…
* see your friends graduate,
* earn extra money before summer begins,
* extend the stay in your residence hall until May 20 at no charge, and
* be part of a university tradition
…then a Commencement Student Staff position is right for you!  Continue reading

Apply to be a CI 2012 Staffer!

10 Jan

Do you enjoy working with kids and want to be a part of 2012 Colonial Inauguration? We are currently looking for this summer’s CI Staffers! This is a unique experience where you will gain professional work experience, personal connections with fellow staff and administrators, and have a lot of fun! Come learn more about the CI Siblings Program at an information session, held in January. All applicants must attend an information session to learn about the position and how to apply.

The dates and times of the information sessions are:

Tuesday, January 17th: 5-6pm in MC 405

Wednesday, January 18th: 11am-12pm in MC405

Wednesday, January 18th: 6-7pm in West Hall B108

Friday, January 20th: 12-1pm in MC 403

Friday, January 20th: 3-4pm in MC 403

Find them on Facebook at GW Colonial Inauguration Siblings Program and on Twitter @GWCISiblings!

 If you have any questions or are unable to attend an information session, send an email to staffers@gwu.edu.

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice Available to GWU graduating students and alums!

14 Jan

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be on the GWU campus on Wed, Feb 3 @ 5:30PM in the Old Main Career Center (corner of 20th & F) to discuss careers in the field of community organizing, and to schedule interviews with students interested in empowering their communities and working for social change.

Please RSVP if you are interested by contacting Sunil Joy at sunil@thedartcenter.org or calling 785.841.2680 with your name, phone #, email address and school.

After years of research into best practices, experimentation, evaluation, and refinement, the Organizers Institute has become THE elite field school in the training of grassroots community organizers in the country.

DART is now accepting applications for the 2010 DART Organizers Institute, the paid, four-month field school for people interested in launching a career in community organizing. Participants will undergo a combined classroom and field training covering such topics as:

• Entering a community
• Identifying and training local leaders
• Strategic planning and issue cutting
• Relationship and community building
• Direct Action on community issues
• Fundraising

The DART Center, has built coalitions throughout the country that have won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including:

• Education reform in low-performing public schools
• Job Training
• Drugs and Violence
• Criminal Recidivism
• Living Wage
• Neighborhood Revitalization
• Predatory Lending
• Affordable Housing, etc.

The DART Organizers Institute combines a 7-day classroom orientation with 15 weeks of infield training at a DART host organization. This is a paid training program that includes: a $7,000 living stipend, transportation to the classroom orientation and host city, and mileage reimbursement during the infield training. Room, board, and tuition will also be paid by DART during the 7-day classroom training. After successful completion of the program, DART will work to place graduates into permanent full time salaried positions ($32-35,000 for Associate Organizers and $35-40,000 for Lead Organizers starting salary + health & benefits).  DART is a 501(c)(3) organization, therefore, employees of the DART Network are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness under the recently enacted College Cost Reduction and Access Act.  For more information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness, visit www.ibrinfo.org.

Graduates from the four month DART Organizers Institute have gone onto accept Executive Director and Associate Community Organizing positions throughout the country.

The 7-day classroom orientation and 15-week infield training start in July 2010. Training locations will include placements in several states around the country.

Although it may be helpful, no direct experience is necessary. Organizer Trainees (OTs) hired to participate in the DART Organizers Institute must demonstrate a desire to pursue community organizing as a long-term professional career. A master’s degree, JD, or similar life experience is preferred though not necessary. Candidates must have a college degree or be graduating prior to July 2010. Also, candidates must display a workmanlike diligence, be driven to produce sustained results, have proven capacity to build relationships of trust, create and execute a plan, act professionally, feel comfortable working with religious institutions, be accountable and willing to hold others accountable, demonstrate disciplined thought and action, and work in a team setting.  OTs must also have access to a car during their training and be flexible regarding relocation. Fluency in Spanish/English is a plus and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Low and moderate income communities across the country are feeling the bite of recession on issues like healthcare, education, employment, and housing. At the same time, the field of community organizing has obtained more legitimacy and interest than ever before given its recent profile in the 2008 presidential election.  Low and moderate income communities are in need of passionate and talented individuals with the dedication and skills necessary to transform communities.  Now is the time to stand up for social and economic justice.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to contact: Sunil Joy, DART Network, 820 New York Street Lawrence, KS 66044 or by email: sunil@thedartcenter.org. If you have any questions, please call: (785) 841-2680. Also, you can download applications or view profiles from previous OTs at the DART website: www.thedartcenter.org.