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Meet UHP Alums from Teach for America and AmeriCorps

19 Oct

Service!

Thinking about service after graduation? Like Americorps, Peace Corps, Teach For America, DC/NYC Teaching Fellows, etc.

Join Victoria Roman and Paula Katrina Drago, UHP alumnae, at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24 in the UHP Townhouse to discuss Teach for America, Americorp, and the joy/struggles of post-graduate service.

Representatives from Teach for America will also join us for this casual and informal info session. Dessert will be served. Please RSVP on Facebook or email Liz at lsutton@gwu.edu if you have any questions.

For more information on Americorps and Teach for America, visit http://www.americorps.gov/ and http://www.teachforamerica.org/.

Meet UHP Alums from Teach for America and AmeriCorps

16 Oct

Awesome ladies doin’ service.

UHP’ers have lofty post-graduate plans: become the next Nobel laureate, write the next great American novel, invent the social network that overtakes Facebook, found a school for high-achieving cats, etc.

One of the most common post-grad pursuits is venturing out for a year (or more) of service, i.e. Americorps, Peace Corps, Teach For America, DC/NYC Teaching Fellows, etc.

Join Victoria Roman and Paula Katrina Drago, UHP alumnae, at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24 in the UHP Townhouse to discuss Teach for America, Americorp, and the joy/struggles of post-graduate service. Representatives from Teach for America will also join us for this casual and informal info session. Dessert will be served. Please RSVP on Facebook or email Liz at lsutton@gwu.edu if you have any questions. Treats and chatting, chatting and treats – does it get any better?

For more information on Americorps and Teach for America, visit http://www.americorps.gov/ and http://www.teachforamerica.org/.

Interested in Teach for America?

7 Feb
Teach For America: Next Application Deadline is Friday, February 10, 2012!

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates, graduate students, and professionals who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity.
This year, 9,300 corps member are teaching in 43 regions across the country, while nearly 24,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity.
Apply to the 2012 Teach For America corps

NEXT Application Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2012

For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org.
Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. All majors and career backgrounds.

Freshmen: Intern with Teach For America

11 Oct

CALLING ALL UNDERCLASSMEN!

Apply now for an internship

with Teach For America

Teach For America seeks outstanding leaders to join our regional efforts in placing teachers in DC classrooms, supporting our teachers, and supporting our recruitment campaigns.

Internship Responsibilities

  • The focus of this internship is providing professional development, a good portion of time will be spent learning about Teach For America, our mission, and the broader education landscape.
  • Learn about top qualities that employers look for and cultivate those skills
  • Support regional recruitment efforts through database management, marketing design, event planning and social media outreach
  • Develop excellent organizational and time management systems
  • Support Regional Partnerships and district placement in DC and Prince George’s County.
  • Learn more about working at a top non-profit organization
  • Work actively towards the mission of closing the achievement gap and eliminating educational inequity
  • The internship
  • Interns will set their own hours and come into work in the DC office located at 14th and K St.

Apply Today

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Monday, Oct. 17th

Send resume and cover letter indicating your interest in the role to Jon Marker, jon.marker@teachforamerica.org – Please reach out to Jon for questions as well.

What’s Up Alum? – Emma Geller

7 Apr

 

Emma Geller, CCAS ’10

Emma Geller, CCAS ’10, graduated from the University Honors Program summa cum laude and is currently pursuing her PhD in cognitive psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

It wasn’t until right before the start of my senior year that I seriously considered going to graduate school.  I have always been passionate about education reform, and assumed that after college I would go into a teaching program like Teach For America.  In fact, I was basically dead set on that idea until the summer between junior and senior year when I realized that maybe it wasn’t the path for me.  At GW I felt a lot of pressure to apply to “socially responsible” programs like TFA, Americorps, or the Peace Corps, and graduate school seemed like a kind of selfish option.  Plus, it was hard for me to imagine exactly what graduate school is like.  After taking a long and serious look at my strengths, weaknesses, and passions, I decided to apply to a handful of programs and see what might happen. I am currently attending UCLA for a PhD in cognitive psychology.  What I’d like to communicate in this post are some of the surprising things I learned about grad school and what kind of benefit it can have on both you and your community.

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