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September 27, 2017

Calendar of Semester Events:
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Dunkin does buy one, get one free! Wawa is free! For more details on the coffee deals this weekend:
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  1. Department of State Info Session - September 27th
  2. Graduate and Professional School Fair - September 29th
  3. ImpactMatters Lunch - October 2nd
  4. The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Info Session - October 2nd


  1. "Interview Bloopers: Know Them and Avoid Them!"

  2. "Wondering What to Do With That Liberal Arts Degree? We Have Some Ideas"

Professional Development

  1. The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship for US Dept of State Internships

Job/Internship Opportunities

  1. Obama Foundation Fellowship
  2. Personal Assistant/Community Activities Assistant

  3. U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Student Volunteer

  4. IDinsight Associate Program

  5. Spring Internship at The Carter Center

  6. Lutheran Volunteer Corps

  7. FBI 2018 Honors Internship

  8. FBI Collegiate Hiring Initiative

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Department of State Info Session

Where: Cohen Career Center, Presentation Room

When: TODAY (Wednesday, the 27th); 6:30-7:30pm

Join Ambassador Arnold Chacon, Diplomat-In-Residence at the Department of State to discuss career opportunities, fellowship programs, and learn more about the state department.There are over a hundred internships available - the more obscure are less competitive! Internship application deadlines are October 5th!

Read in the "Professional Development" section below about funding opportunities!

RSVP on Tribe Careers under Information Sessions!

Graduate and Professional School Fair

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ImpactMatters Lunch

Learn about Social Entrepreneurship: Impact Makers is a Management & Technology consulting firm redefining what it means to do business and give (everything) back to the community.

Lunch Discussion

Social Impact and Inclusive Leadership

with Rodney Willett, Senior Vice President, ImpactMakers

Monday, October 2

noon-1 pm

Lunch served

Sadler Center York Room

RVSP to Genevieve Stemann at and include and dietary restrictions

Rodney Willett, Senior Vice President, Business Strategy:

Rodney joined Impact Makers in 2011 as Vice President of Business Strategy. He is a member of the company’s executive team, leads its business development efforts for government, and oversees marketing and public relations. Rodney has more than 25 years of experience working with government and commercial entities and helping to meet their management and technology needs.

They are a for-profit company that provides innovative solutions for industry-leading clients, all the while gifting 100% of net profits to the community over the life of the company. Every hour worked and every contract fulfilled goes back to the community. And this is after they take care of their employees with competitive salary and robust benefits. This is a win for the community, a win for your family, and a win for your career.

Imagine working on teams who are all inspired and driven by our mission to improve the communities we work in, who understand doing a great job for the client is a big win for the community.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Info Session

Where: Career Center, Presentation Room

When: Oct 2nd at 3:00 p.m.

The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Being a JET is an opportunity to work and to represent the United States as cultural ambassadors to Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public and private schools throughout Japan; some work as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) as interpreters/translators.

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"Interview Bloopers: Know Them and Avoid Them!"

10 interview mistakes to avoid.

Read it here:

"Wondering What to Do With That Liberal Arts Degree? We Have Some Ideas"

You're probably already tired of hearing these eight little words:

"What are you going to do with that?"

Good news: From finance to marketing to sales and more, there are tons of jobs out there for liberal arts grads.

If you're ready to put your degree to use, here's what you need to know:

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The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship for US Dept of State Internships

Are You Applying for a Summer 2018 State Department Internship in London, Paris, or Secretary of State’s Office in Washington, D.C by the Oct. 5 Deadline?

William & Mary wants to help you get there. Register here for more information!

The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship provides up to $5,000 to support the three above-mentioned summer internships.

To be considered for a Harriman Fellowship, students MUST apply for an internship to the State Department by the October 5, 2017 deadline AND request placement in either the U.S. Embassies in London or Paris, or the Secretary of State’s office in DC.

After the State Department hiring process is complete, eligible interns will be contacted by the Harriman Fellowship staff and invited to apply for a Fellowship.

At least ONE fellowship will go to a qualifying W&M student/State intern.

The $5,000 stipend can be applied to living and travel expenses during the course of the internship.

For more information on the Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships, please visit For more information regarding State Department internships, please visit:

If you have specific questions about the Fellowship or application process, you may direct them to
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Most employers start posting internships in the winter, so don't worry! I'll post plenty of them then. Most employers post jobs as needed, so you'll see a surge of postings in the spring!

Obama Foundation Fellowship

Open to all class years! Application due October 6th!

The Obama Foundation Fellowship program seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation.

Personal Assistant/Community Activities Assistant

Help a local family in need!

The family is new to the Williamsburg area. They live in Lanexa, just over the Toano line. They are looking for a personal assistant/community activities assistant for their adult son with disabilities. Sean is 32, uses a wheelchair and has some visual impairments. He is very pleasant and talkative and enjoys sports. He needs physical assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). They are flexible regarding hours (full-time or part-time) but morning hours would fill the greatest need. Afternoon and evening hours would be great for community activities.

They can be contacted at 804-557-2566 (home) or 609-402-760 or 609-501-1657 (cells).

U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Student Volunteer

Unpaid open to all majors/years. Gain experience in law, government, research, and/or economic development by volunteering in a department - there are several options available. Apply on Tribe Careers - more information available there, as well.

IDinsight Associate Program

Want international experience? This is a two-year program. IDinsight Associates are high-performing early-career professionals interested in social impact, global development, data and statistics, monitoring and evaluation, project management, and client services. The Associate experience is varied, with responsibilities ranging from office-based data analysis and client interactions to field-based team trainings and data management. Associates also contribute directly to IDinsight’s growth and evolution by taking leadership roles in their office and rotating onto a variety of internal initiatives.

For more information and to apply, go to Tribe Careers and here:

Spring Internship at The Carter Center

Open to juniors, seniors, and grad students. Carter Center interns come from around the world to make vital contributions to the Center's work. In turn, the Center provides a substantive learning experience that serves as a basis for the interns to explore their career options and to develop professional skills. The goal of the internship program is to advance an informed, skilled, and committed workforce serving peace and health needs around the world.

Intern in one of the following program areas:

  • Arts/Volunteer Services
  • Communications
  • China Program
  • Conferencing & Special Events
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Democracy
  • Design, Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Development
  • Education
  • Global Access to Information
  • Human Rights
  • Information Technology
  • International Public Health
  • Latin America and Caribbean Program
  • Mental Health
  • Research

Apply on Tribe Careers. More information here:

Lutheran Volunteer Corps

Seeking people who want to: explore how their privilege impacts their day to day choices; create a strong connection between personal values and how one lives their lives; and deepen skill of building relationships with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

LVC has positions in:

Addiction/Recovery, Education, Environment, Food Justice, Gender Equality, Health Care, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Immigration, International Solidarity, Legal Aid, LGBTQ Equality, Refugee Services, Senior Services, Supporting people with Disabilities, Workers’ Rights, Youth Engagement

Apply on Tribe Careers - more information:

FBI 2018 Honors Internship

The Honors Internship posting is open to undergraduate and graduate students who will graduate in fall 2018 or later. This is a paid internship which gives selected interns the opportunity to work side-by-side with FBI employees on case support, research projects, program management projects, and more. The internship will run from mid-June to mid-August 2018 and can be continued during the school year. To be eligible for the program students must: have U.S. citizenship; attend college or university full-time as an undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctorate student; have a 3.0 GPA at the time of application and must be maintained throughout the duration of the program; and pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to receive a Top Secret security clearance.

Application due: Sunday, October 15, 2017 ID: 14412

FBI Collegiate Hiring Initiative

The Collegiate Hiring Initiative is open to college graduates with a graduation date from June 2016 to June 2018 and military veterans with a college graduating date from June 2011 to June 2018. Graduates of all degree programs are welcome; however, the FBI especially seeks those with key degrees/skills in information technology, computer science, and data analytics.

Application due: Sunday, October 15, 2017 ID: 14390

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