October 2010 Archives

Student Conservation Association Recruiting on Campus for Paid Internship Program


SCA, the Student Conservation Association offers expense-paid internships with agencies like the National Park Service, the National Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and various state and local agencies. SCA internships are in areas like trail work, visitor services, habitat restoration, resource management, wildlife, botany, biology, sustainability, and other conservation related fields. You can learn more about applying, benefits, and view SCA's current list of positions on their internship website.

Internships include housing, travel, a weekly living allowance, and an Americorps Award. All majors, ages, and skills sets are eligible to apply.

SCA also offers field leader opportunities, overseeing groups of high school students or college aged students doing hand-on conservation projects. Leaders must be over 21, have outdoor leadership experience, and experience working with youth.

Beth McCarthy, three time SCA alum and SCA Recruiter, will be recruiting at Penn State Wednesday and Thursday, November 3 and 4. She has the following events scheduled where you can learn more about SCA, benefits, and the application process:

Wednesday, Nov 3
11-3pm: Drop in hours, Bank of America Career Services (stop by at your convenience and talk to Beth)

4:45-5:45pm: Info Session, Thomas 217

6-7pm: Info Session, Thomas 219


Thursday, Nov 4
9:30-10:30am and 12-2:30 pm: Drop in hours, Bank of America Career Services (stop by at your convenience and talk to Beth)

4:45-5:45pm: Info Session, Willard 369
6-7pm: Info Session, Thomas 219

Feel free to contact Beth at oncampus@thesca.org or 603-543-1700 x402 with any questions or to set up a meeting during her visit.


Internships Available Through INROADS

INROADS, an international organization that places students of color in paid internships in business and industry, is now accepting applications for their internship program.  In Summer 2010, INROADS placed almost 2000 interns across the country with almost 300 INROADS corporate sponsors.

Additional details and application instructions can be found on the INROADS website.  Liberal Arts students who have questions about this program can direct them to Jay Nwachu, National Recruiter, at jnwachu@INROADS.org.

Liberal Arts Freshman Info Session: Internships and Career Resources

November 3
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
10 Sparks

Ashley Tarbet, Undergraduate Enrichment Coordinator for the College of the Liberal Arts; and Kristi Van Epps, Lead Counselor for Career Services, will lead a 90 minute presentation for freshmen in the College of the Liberal Arts. They will discuss career and internship planning from a Liberal Arts perspective.  Items of discussion include Career Services resources (including career fairs, career counseling, mock interviewing, resume reviewing and online resources) and internship resources available at the college and departmental levels.  Sophomores who are new to the College or who have questions on these topics are also welcome to attend.

Ogilvy Hosts November 8 Info Session

November 8, 2010 / 7 - 8 p.m.
Carnegie Cinema (113 Carnegie)

Ogilvy and Mather, an international advertising, marketing and public relations agency, will be hosting a recruiting information session on campus on November 8.  They are interested in speaking to juniors and seniors with a variety of academic backgrounds interested in their yearlong apprenticeship program, during which students will rotate through several departments (including Planning, Consulting, Account Management, and/or Production), or their summer internship program.

The company encourages interested students to check out their Craftsmen of Culture Facebook page.

New One-Credit Chinese and Japanese Courses Spring 2011

The Asian Studies Program is now offering two new one-credit courses in the spring: CHNS and JAPNS 197: What You Always Wanted to Know about China (or Japan, respectively).

Each course is a 15-week, one-credit, evening course, with eight weeks focused on very basic language skills, including travelers' needs, and the other seven weeks focused on culture, politics, history, art, and so on, with guest lectures from Penn State experts in those fields. These are great courses for undergrads who are curious about China or Japan but too busy to study them in a more formal or rigorous setting; they're also perfect for members of the local community who want to dip a toe in the East Asian waters.

Visit Penn State's Schedule of Courses for course scheduling information.

Panel Discussion Friday: Job Search Strategies in a Difficult Economy

Friday, October 29, 4:30 p.m.
114 Keller
Sponsored by the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations
Students of any major (Liberal Arts and others) welcome

Business casual dress / RSVP to Amy Dietz at ard5@psu.edu by 10/28

This panel discussion will focus on marketing yourself and your Penn State degree, with a particular focus on how to network with PSU alumni.

• Thomas F. Zenty III, Chief Executive Officer, University Hospitals
•  Stephanie N. Doliveira '93, VP HR, Sheetz, Inc.
•  Dan Serbin, VP of HR for Parker Hannifin Corporation.

• John Gerak '92, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

This panel discussion is intended to provide some practical advice to students who are about to embark on job searches in this difficult economy.  The moderator, will pose the following "what do you believe" questions to the presenters: differentiating factors on applications (graduate studies, sports, clubs, charitable activities, typos, job experience), interview tips (appropriate/inappropriate topics, personality/enthusiasm, eye contact, attire, visible tattoos, appropriate knowledge/research of company), mobility, positions outside of the candidate's general are of study, positions outside of the candidate's area of study, the value of work experience prior to seeking graduate degrees, and the value of a PSU degree.  The panelists also will be taking questions from the students.

Please direct any questions about the panelists or the event to Amy Dietz at ard5@psu.edu

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship ventures for Spring 2011

The Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) initiative is offering students from ALL disciplines the opportunity to become part of the core team for technology-based social ventures in Kenya, Tanzania and India. There are five courses/ventures offered for the Spring 2011 semester with travel to sites for three-four weeks planned in Summer 2011, right after Commencement.
HESE brings together passionate students and faculty from various disciplines to develop innovative and practical technology-based solutions to address the most compelling challenges facing the world today. The quest is for solutions that are technologically appropriate, environmentally benign, socially acceptable and economically sustainable. All students are invited to participate in various aspects of research, design, testing and commercialization of ventures based in Kenya, Tanzania and India. Students will work in multidisciplinary cross-functional teams and develop as entrepreneurial global citizens. This is a rigorous and intense integrated learning, research and entrepreneurial engagement experience that requires strong commitment. With full participation, students can publish original research papers and earn 6 credits that count towards a 12-credit Certificate in "(Humanitarian) Engineering and Community Engagement".

Five ventures will be offered in the Spring 2011 semester: a 3-credit effort split across two courses, EDSGN 497C and EDSGN 452. Optional Summer travel can earn you an additional 3 credits (awarded in Fall)

EDSGN 497C: Design for Developing Communities (1 Credit): REQUIRED seminar series that grounds students on the basics of HESE. This class is common for the ventures in India, Kenya and Tanzania.

EDSGN 452: Projects in Community Service Engineering (2 credits): Students work in cross-functional teams on various aspects of design, testing, business planning and implementation of diverse ventures.
  • Section 1: Essential Design: Appropriate Infrastructure Technologies (Kenya)
  • Section 2: Mashavu: Networked Health Solutions for the Developing World (Kenya)
  • Section 3: WishVast: Building Trust and Social Capital using Cellphones (Kenya)
  • Section 4: iSPACES: Rethinking Science Education + Design of Innovation Space (Tanzania)
  • Section 5: HESE in India: Various appropriate technology and women's empowerment ventures (India)
See the attached flyer for more details on the specific courses: HESE Course Info Flyer 

Please Contact Khanjan Mehta at khanjan@engr.psu.edu for more information. Also, make sure to checkout Global Penn State's video of HESE's ventures in Kenya:

Course Substitution Possibilities for Liberal Arts

Have you overheard fellow students talking about using Spanish as GQ credits or PSYCH 100 as a GA course and thought this can't possibly be true? Maybe it is! Although students are responsible for completing all degree requirements, there is some flexibility in how you complete the requirements. Penn State wants students to use general education to experiment and explore, to take academic risks, and to discover new things.

Wondering what changes are possible?  Here are common substitutions for Liberal Arts:

  • B.S. degree candidates may substitute three credits of study in a foreign language at the third semester level for three credits in any of the other categories of General Education.
  • B.A. degree candidates may substitute three credits of study in a foreign language beyond the third semester level for three credits in any of the other categories of General Education.
  • Students may develop a sequence of nine credits in either the arts, humanities, or social and behavioral sciences by substituting three credits from one of the other areas (for example, nine credits of GH and 3 credits of GA instead of six credits of GH and six credits of GA).
  • Students may substitute a 200- to 499-level course in an area of General Education for a course found on the General Education list.
  • Students may use one course from a General Education pair of natural sciences courses (for example, CHEM 110 without 111).
  • Students may not combine substitutions to eliminate any one area completely.

When can I request course substitutions?

  • after you are in your major (sophomore standing or higher)
  • either after you complete the course you want to substitute or during the semester you are taking the course

How do I make changes to my degree audit?

  • If you are at the point where you may make changes, you will work with your assigned adviser to make this happen.  If it is too early to submit your requests but you have substitutions in mind, please let your adviser know this for planning purposes.
Each college is responsible for reviewing substitution requests for students in their majors, so it is possible that something approved as a substitution for one of your friends in another college is not appropriate as a substitution within Liberal Arts.  Work closely with your adviser as you have questions, and when in doubt. . . ASK!

Please visit the University Undergraduate Advising Handbook for more information regarding  the course substitution policy.

Summer 2011 Department of State Internships

Application Deadline: November 3, 2010

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for their Summer 2011 Student Internship Program. You can read about the positions and start the online application process by visiting the U.S. Department of State website.

Interns at the U.S. Department have worked in Washington, DC and others have had the opportunity to work at an embassy overseas. Positions are both paid and unpaid, and many are available during spring, summer or fall.  To apply for these internship positions, students must be U.S. citizens and must be a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior.

For internship program details such as duties of an intern, participating offices and bureaus, types of internships, salary/benefit/housing information, please download the Student Internship Information Brochure (104kb, PDF).

Public Service Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications

Application Deadline: Friday, October 29

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking current students or recent graduates who are passionate about public service to join their team in the spring. Spring Fellows will begin work in mid-January, but start dates are flexible. There are a variety of Spring Fellowship Positions available including:Communications Fellow; Government Affairs Fellow; Education and Outreach Fellow; and more. Fellowship positions are paid and are located in Washington, D.C.

For more information or to apply for a fellowship, visit the Public Service Fellows Program website. If you have questions, send an email inquiry to fellows@ourpublicservice.org or call 202-775-9111.

Teach for America Application Deadline Approaching

Application deadline: Wednesday, October 27

Teach For America is the national corps of recent college graduates and professionals - of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests - who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity.

This fall, 8,000 corps members will be teaching in 39 regions across the country while 20,000 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.

NEXT Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org or contact admissions@teachforamerica.org.
Full salary and benefits. All majors and professional experiences.

New ANTH Course: Learning and Teaching Anthropology Using Video

Dr. Mark Shriver, an associate professor of genetics and anthropology here at Penn State, is going to be teaching a class about making science education videos in the spring.

ANTH 497C: "Learning and Teaching Anthropology Using Video"
(schedule #599416)
MWF 11:15a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
202 Carpenter
Enrollment is limited to 15

Students will learn to write, film, and edit short educational videos about science. There are numerous on-campus video resources, which students will  learn about and take advantage of in this course. Students will edit videos with Final Cut Pro, and learn editing techniques such as transitions and working with chroma-key. Basic techniques in sound recording, lighting, and camera work will also be covered, along with  the fundamentals of both expert and man- on-the-street interviews. Students will be expected to research topics for three videos they will make over the course of the semester. The videos should be related to anthropology and human biology broadly construed. One of these videos should include an interview with a faculty member discussing his or her research.

Check out examples of videos Prof. Shriver and his students have made.Contact Dr. Mark Shriver at mds17@psu.edu if you have questions.

Holocaust Survivor and Civil Rights Activist Judy Meisel to Speak on Campus

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Wednesday, October 27
7-9 p.m.
26 Hosler

Holocaust survivor and civil rights activist Judy Meisel will be speaking on campus Wednesday October 27th, at 7pm in 26 Hosler. The program will contain a lecture by Judy Meisel titled "Individual Responsibilities and Make a Difference" followed by a Q&A session.

This is event is co-sponsored by the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Council and a variety of other Penn State organizations.

Student Panel Needed for the Media Commons Tailgate

The Media Commons is holding their second annual Tailgate event Saturday, November 13th in Foster Auditorium at Pattee Library, University Park campus for Penn State faculty and staff. 

The Media Commons Tailgate is a highly interactive, one-day event focused on exploring the possibilities for digital media in teaching and learning. This event will provide an opportunity for PSU faculty and staff to discuss a wide range of technological and pedagogical issues.

Media Commons representatives are looking for students interested in participating in a panel over lunch on November 13. These students should have experience with some form of education technology in a recent class, like a video or podcasting project or heavy use of the Blogs@PSU platform. 

Students interested in participating in this panel should contact Ryan Wetzel directly at 814-867-3695 or send an email to mediacommons@psu.edu.

39th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference

October 22-23, 2010

The Global Studies Institute is co-sponsoring the 39th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference, "Sustainable Asia: Challenges and Opportunities," hosted by the Asian Studies Program.

The conference will take place this weekend, October 22nd-23rd, and features several public events, including:

  • A Shakuhachi flute concert by Michael Gould and Chieko and Kodi Iwazaki, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Friday October 22, Schwab Auditorium.
  • A Japanese Woodblock Prints Exhibition at the Palmer Museum of Art (Print Study Room, 2nd floor), 10am-4:30pm on Mon-Sat; noon-4:30 on Sunday.
To find out more about the panels, speakers, and programs offered at this conference, click here.

Chinese Language Courses Now Offered Spring 2011

Interested in starting Chinese but missed it in the Fall semester? Curious about the world's most commonly spoken language, and eager to catch up to your peers who are already taking the class? Though normally you would have to wait for Fall semester to begin, in 2011 Penn State will offer Chinese 001 in the Spring semester for the first time ever. Students who do well can continue on to Chinese 002 in the summer, then take Chinese 003 in the Fall of 2011 to fulfill their 12-credit language requirement in a single calendar year, or use the sequence to jump-start a new major or minor in Chinese.

Visit Penn State's Schedule of Courses for course scheduling information.

Info Session Wed, Oct 27: Study Abroad in Non-Traditional Locations

Wednesday, October 27
5:30-6:30 p.m.
158 Willard Building

Most study abroad students from the United States go to just a handful of places--Western Europe, and Australia. Period. But it's a much bigger world out there!!! There are Penn-State approved study abroad programs in Latin America, Africa, India, China, Japan, Eastern Europe. Come learn about why you should consider going "off the beaten track" and look into study abroad in a non-traditional location. Hear first-hand the experiences of a couple Liberal Arts students who did so!

Spring 2011 Internships with the Admissions Office

Spring 2011
Application Deadline:  November 4, 5 p.m.
paid at $8.50/hour; academic credit optional
minimum 12 hours per week; student must be available from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at least two days per week

Penn State's Undergraduate Admissions Office (UAO) Internship Program is now accepting applications.  Candidates should be of at least sophomore standing and have strong career aspirations towards the field(s) of admissions, counseling, higher education, public relations, marketing, or event planning.  Duties include daily oversight of the Undergraduate Admissions visit program for students offered admission, including on-site coordination; scheduling, training, and coordination of volunteer tour guides; and serving as a tour guide when necessary.

Please see the official program description and application here:
2011 Admissions Office.doc

U.S. PIRG Hiring Graduating Seniors

U.S. PIRG is looking to hire graduating seniors.  
U.S.PIRG is a federation of state-based public interest advocacy groups. U.S. PIRG has 35-year track record of advocating for policies that make sure food and water are safe and free of toxic chemicals and researching the solutions to challenging issues, like balancing the federal budget. U.S. PIRG will be hiring over 100 graduating seniors to jump right in and make a critical impact as campus organizers or in their fellowship program.

To learn more or to apply online visit the jobs section of the U.S. PIRG website.

For more information check out the U.S. PIRG website, or email Claire Fromme at: claire@pennpirgstudents.org

A Walk for a Better Haiti

November 12, 2010
2:30 p.m.
East Halls to Old Main

On Friday, November 12, the Penn State Student organization Club Kreyol will be hosting "A Walk for a Better Haiti" starting at East Halls and ending at Old Main. Club Kreyol will be donating a portion of the proceeds in efforts to raise money for an orphanage in Haiti that houses children who have lost their care-giver to the January 12th earthquake. 

Registration Fee (includes t-shirt):
$5 for PSU students and faculty
$7 for community members

Tickets for this event will be sold at the HUB.

Liberty Mutual Group Claims Trainee Positions

Liberty Mutual Group is hiring graduating seniors for its full-time Claims Trainee position in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.  Start dates are in January 2011.

See this document for more information and application instructions:
Liberty Mutual Claims Position - Camp Hill PA Jan 2011.pdf

Graduate School Info Session for PL SC and INTPL Majors

TONIGHT, Tuesday, October 12
6:00 p.m.
302 Pond Lab

Professors Zaryab Iqbal and Marie Hojnacki will be hosting a Graduate School Information Session tonight, Tuesday, October 12 in 302 Pond Lab.  Learn about graduate school options for Political Science and International Politics majors.

What do you mean I can't change my major to Psychology or Economics?

While most majors in the College of Liberal Arts require a GPA of a 2.0 or above and at least 27.1 credits to enter into the major, did you know that there are two majors that require additional entrance to major (ETM) requirements?

In order to declare Psychology, students must complete four courses with a "C" or better. These courses include PSYCH 100, STAT 200, an additional GS, and an additional GQ. They must be completed and students must be assigned a grade before the change of major paperwork can be processed. The Psychology Web site explains the ETM requirements, as well as how to officially become a major.

Our newest major to establish ETM requirements is Economics. Beginning in the summer of 2010, students interested in Economics need to successfully complete ECON 002 (which will change to ECON 102 in spring 2011) and ECON 004 (which will change to ECON 104 in spring 2011), with at least a "C" in order to be eligible to enter into the major.

As always, if you have any questions about entrance to major requirements, please contact an adviser in the major you are considering. You can find the list of advisers on the LAUS webpage.

You can also schedule an advising appointment by going to the College of the Liberal Arts Advising Appointment Scheduling System.

Spring 2011 Internships at the International Center for the Study of Terrorism

Application Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2010
time commitment: 10 hours per week
unpaid; academic credit available
Applicants will be informed of decisions by October 22

The International Center for the Study of Terrorism (ICST) engages in scholarly research on all aspects of terrorism and political violence. The Center's work is multidisciplinary in nature and draws on multiple perspectives, methods, and analytic frameworks in understanding the causes and consequences of terrorism in all its forms.

ICST seeks to recruit highly motivated students to work on five terrorism-related research projects.

"Competitive Adaptation in Terrorist Networks" is a multi-year project assessing how terrorist groups and government counter-terrorism entities adapt and learn from the strategies employed by one another. Students will learn about specific radical groups in-depth and gain exposure to data collection, processing, and dynamic network analysis (a method for analyzing complex social networks over time).

"Bomb to Bomb-Maker" analyzes the history of Irish Republican Army IED behavior from 1970-1998. Students will be working on two key components of the project: (1) the collection of all information regarding British counter-terrorism policy related to IEDs, and (2) the collection of socio-demographic information, life histories, and network information on individual members of the IRA.

"Tipping Points" examines the strategic, environmental, and intra-group processes that drive terrorist organizations to engage in their first act of suicide terrorism. Students will collect information on assigned terrorist organizations.

 "Typologies" analyzes the different types of roles and behaviors that members of terrorist organizations engage in. Students will collect trial information of individuals convicted of terrorism-related offenses within the United States.

 The Global Self-Immolation Events Database (GS-IED) seeks to identify and track the spread of self-immolation in the context of political conflict. Self-immolation is the act of setting oneself on fire. Though associated with mental illness, self-immolation is an increasingly common form of political protest. Students will help develop a searchable online database for students and researchers to consult in their work.

Students will also have opportunities to participate in Center conferences and seminars. Upon successful completion of the internship, students will receive a Certificate of Internship from the Director. This internship is excellent experience for students interested in pursuing graduate education in a related field or a career in intelligence, defense policy, the military, or a terrorism-oriented NGO.

Requirements: High level of personal motivation, ability to self-manage and be independent and remain detail-oriented throughout all levels of project work, basic information technology skills, high level of interest in terrorism and homeland security issues, and strong written and oral communication skills.

Desirable: Familiarity with Apple Macintosh OSX Operating system, working knowledge of recent literature on terrorism.

Application Procedures

E-mail a resume and cover letter as a single file, PDF document by October 18. If you are a student in the College of Liberal Arts, send the PDF document to Ms. Ashley Tarbet at aet143@psu.edu.  The file must be titled "Your_Last_Name ICST Application." Cover letters should be addressed to Dr. John Horgan. Any questions about this application process can be directed to Ms. Tarbet. Any questions about what the internships entail (requirements may differ for academic credit) can be directed to Mr. Bryan Carter at ICSTinternship@psu.edu.

PSU Alums at EPA Visiting Campus for Info Night

Wednesday, October 13
6 to 7:30 p.m.
103 Career Services Center
Free pizza!
hosted by the College of the Liberal Arts, but students from all colleges welcome

Four Penn State alums from the EPA, including 1996 Political Science grad Andrew Kreider, will be visiting campus for an info night on October 13, 2010.  The alums will share their reflections and insights on how their Penn State experiences prepared them for their careers, and offer advice for students interested in working for the federal government or crafting careers around environmental issues.  This event is a must-attend for students in these categories!

For bios of the alumni attending, please see the event flyer:
10 13 EPA Info Session.pdf

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Ashley Tarbet at aet143@psu.edu.  Also, RSVP's are not mandatory, but Ashley would appreciate getting a heads-up if you plan to attend -- partly for pizza purposes!

In the meantime, make sure to check out Political Science alum Andrew Kreider's blog post on our main LAUSatPSU blog.

Georgetown Law Student of Color Outreach Day October 16th

The Black Law Student Association in conjunction with the Georgetown Law Admission's Office and various other Georgetown Law minority student groups is hosting the Annual Student of Color Outreach Day on October 16, 2010.

Every year, the Black Law Student Association brings together prospective law students from all over the country to learn more about Georgetown Law, law school life, financial aid, and admissions criteria. It is a great way to meet the admissions staff that will be reviewing your applications, talk to current students and professors, and to get feedback on your personal statements.

Please RSVP by Friday October 8th. To find out more information or to register, visit the Georgetown Law Student of Color Outreach Day website. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melanie Habwe Dickson at
md268@law.georgetown.edu or Senayt Rahwa at sgr26@law.georgetown.edu.

Dr. Donald Martin to Speak About Graduate School on October 11

Monday, October 11
3:30 pm
Heritage Hall

This is a free event

Dr. Donald Martin, author of Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students, will be speaking on campus on Monday, October 11 at 3:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall.  Dr. Martin will be giving an insider's perspective on how to research graduate institutions, master the application process, and complete your program of study.  Dr. Martin has worked in higher education administration for over 28 years at prestigious institutions such as Columbia University, University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Wheaton College. Additional presentation topics will include preparing for graduate school, financing a graduate degree, interviewing skills and personal brand development.

All registered attendees will be entered to win a $500 book stipend. The winner must be present to claim prize.

To learn more about the event and/or register please visit this website

Disability Awareness Month at Penn State

October is Disability Awareness Month at Penn State. The theme of the month is "Diversability," which emphasizes the varying abilities and talents of people with disabilities. The intent of the Diversability events is to promote an atmosphere where individuals are comfortable discussing and exploring questions about accessibility, equality, and inclusion for people with disabilities. Diversability events are sponsored by Penn State's Disability Advisory Group, a consortium of individuals from across the University working together to enhance disability initiatives at Penn State.

Please visit the Diversability Web site for the schedule of events planned throughout the month of October. For additional information or questions regarding the events planned, please contact the Office for Disability Services at 814-863-1807. You can also stop by the Office for Disability Services in 116 Boucke Building to pick up a burgundy ribbon to show your support for Disability Awareness Month.

Study Abroad 101 -- TONIGHT!

If you missed the Ed Abroad Fair yesterday, but still want the basics on study abroad, go to Boucke Building tonight at 4 p.m. and attend the monthly "Study Abroad 101" session. You'll learn how to search for a program, how to apply, and how to afford it!  It' never too early to start planning -- so check out this afternoon's meeting!

Spring 2011 Event Planning Internship with Career Services

Spring 2011
20 - 40 hours per week
Application deadline:  October 15, 2010
unpaid; enrichment funds stipend may be available

Career Services is hiring one event planning intern for spring semester.  The intern will report to the Career Fairs Coordinator and the Associate Director for Programming by serving as general event planning assistant for Spring Career Days and other Career Services events.

Duties and Responsibilities include coordinating student volunteers for Spring Career Days, assisting with the planning and implementing of programs, assisting with workshops, assisting with career fair and programming events publicity, attending various meetings and performing other duties as assigned.  Additional details are available here: 

Please e-mail a resume and cover letter as attachments to an e-mail to Corinna Fisher, Career Fairs Coordinator, at fisher@psu.edu.  Appointment begins on January 10 (or earlier) and ends April 29, 2011 (or date that equals the same number of weeks as the spring 2010 semester).

If you have questions about academic credit or a stipend for this internship, contact Ashley Tarbet at aet143@psu.edu. 

2010 Education Abroad Fair


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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Alumni Hall/HUB

The annual Education Abroad Fair is a comprehensive informational event where the over 190 study abroad opportunities at Penn State are showcased for undergraduate students to explore. This is your opportunity to learn about short-term, long-term, traditional and non-traditional programs available to study abroad.

The College of the Liberal Arts will have its own table with important information for our undergraduates interested in studying abroad. Make sure to stop by and see what we have to offer! You can reference the entire list of 2010 Education Abroad Fair Exhibitors on the Global Programs website. 

Also, CLA Study Abroad Coordinator Dr. Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor will be giving a brief presentation during the Education Abroad Fair focusing on study abroad in the Liberal Arts.  Stop by Room C in the Alumni Hall/HUB from 2:30-3:00 p.m. to see her presentation. A variety of other important information sessions will be hosted throughout the day as well.  Visit the Global Programs website to see a complete list of the study abroad info sessions that will be held during the Ed Abroad Fair.

Lastly, make sure to check out CLA Adviser Julianna Chaszar's informative blog post on our main LAUSatPSU blog about education abroad options for liberal arts undergraduates.  

Undergraduate Law Society Meeting October 5, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
7:30 p.m.
265 Willard

The Undergraduate Law Society is starting up again for the fall 2010 semester. Their first meeting is next week - Tuesday, October 5th at 7:30 p.m. in 265 Willard. It will be a quick introduction of the new officers and an overview of ULS's plans for the year. Meetings will be every other week this semester: October 5th, October 19th, November 2nd, November 16th, and November 30th, all ind 265 Willard unless stated otherwise.

Check out the Undergraduate Law Society's new Facebook page for more updates. 

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