The deadline to aply for Children’s Corps is fast approaching!

The application for Children’s Corps will be available this week on Fostering Change for Children’s website,  They are recruiting graduating students and alumni to apply for the Children’s Corps Class of 2015! The application is available now. Deadlines are January 23rd and February 27th, 2015. This opportunity is open to anyone who will have a BA or MA by June 2014, and social work, psychology, mental health counseling, social justice or other related concentrations might find particular interest.

As you may know, Children’s Corps is a program that is improving the lives of children and families involved in the child welfare system by building a strong community of professionals. Children’s Corps looks for individuals who are passionate about working with vulnerable families and making a difference in their lives. Children’s Corps places its members in full-time positions with salary and benefits and offers a close and supportive network of professionals, peers, and alumni.  To learn more about the program, follow the link to our website.

For more information see: Children’s Corps recruitment brochure 2014

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Graduating in May? Interested in Government? Check out the Capital Fellows Program!

The Capital Fellows Programs offer a unique opportunity to participate in policymaking and development. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive Branch or the California Judiciary. Fellows actively engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while gaining firsthand experience in the governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex state in the nation.


Voted four years (2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014) as one of the Top 10 internships nationwide by, the Capital Fellows Programs are ranked highly for their combination of meaningful work experience and career opportunities. Each year, Vault’s editors evaluate the internship programs profiled in their annual guide and select from those the top internship programs they feel represent the best all-around opportunities.


Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2015 and a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, and California state government. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply. For the 2015-16 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of February 9, 2015 at


If you have questions regarding the Capital Fellows Programs or need brochures, please contact Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906, or visit

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FREE Virtual Career Fair for Healthcare

The Virtual Healthcare Career Fair will be held on January 14th from 1-4. This is a great way for job seekers to explore healthcare opportunities with more than a dozen leading healthcare organizations including; VA, CDC, Baylor, Ochsner, UPMC, Aetna, Pfizer, and many more.

The companies represent thousands of jobs across the entire spectrum of the healthcare industry.. There is no cost at all for job seekers to attend, and you can register at:


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Research Abroad!

Oswego’s Global Laboratory is an innovative undergraduate research experience offering students hands-on, immersive problem-solving opportunities in international laboratories in the most promising fields of study—science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The Global Lab invites students from any SUNY campus to apply for summer 2015 opportunities. Application deadlines vary by location.

Please contact with questions and see the attached flyer.


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Volunteers in Asia (VIA) is seeking recently graduated candidates!

VIA (aka Volunteers in Asia) is currently seeking college graduates who are interested in exploring new opportunities in China and Southeast Asia in 2015-16.

VIA is a private, non-profit, non-religious organization dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia through service and education.  VIA partners with NGOs and schools located in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.  Service Fellows work in a variety of sectors, including education, the environment, community development, women’s rights and anti-trafficking.  Fellows help build local capacity in English or offer resource training to local NGO organizations, while learning about the local culture and language and building friendships.  Service Fellowships with VIA can shape careers, create lasting local impact and lead to lifetime connections in Asia.

[From Dr. Jean Aden, the prof’s colleague making this appeal:] As one of the first VIA volunteers in Indonesia in 1969-70, I taught English at provincial universities in Java and Sumatra, while living with Indonesian families.  This experience, fresh out of college, opened doors, including graduate studies of Southeast Asia, work at the World Bank on environment and social safeguards in Asia, and the opportunity to create and direct an independent accountability mechanism at a U.S. development agency.  Fast forward to 2013-14, I have recently worked alongside a VIA volunteer in Myanmar, who has brought the considerable knowledge of Myanmar culture and language gained during her two years of service at a local high school to a new position at Yangon University, and is performing with distinction.  It is a pleasure to see VIA still building connections and creating lasting impact as Myanmar opens to the outside world.

For recent or prospective college graduates interested in applying for a one year VIA fellowship for 2015-16, the application deadlines are November 30, 2014 (first round) and January 15, 2015 (second round).  More details are at  For further information, potential applicants should feel free to contact me at

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Second Annual Social Entrepreneurship Institute deadline approaching

The Second annual Social Entrepreneurship Institute will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014, at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut.  The Social Entrepreneurship Institute will likely be of interest to you, your students, and your colleagues, and we would appreciate it if you can please forward this announcement to those who may be interested.

Presented annually by Unite For Sight, the Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development. In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes lunch and dinner networking receptions with the speakers.  Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

Social Entrepreneurship Institute
Friday, December 5, 2014
Presented by Unite For Sight
Shubert Theater, New Haven, Connecticut

Keynote Address

  • Dean Karlan, President and Founder, Innovations for Poverty Action; Professor of Economics, Yale University

Moving From Rhetoric to Impact

  • ​Michael Fairbanks, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • “mHealth Innovations in Global Health,” Bobby Jefferson, Director Informatics, Futures Group​
  • Jocelyn Brown, Product Manager, Medical Devices, 3rd Stone Design, Inc.
  • Charlotte Wieskittel, Senior Director of Product Management,

Key Lessons in Entrepreneurship

  • “Five Things Every Social Entrepreneur Needs to Know,” Jeffrey A. Robinson, Associate Professor and Academic Director, The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, Rutgers Business School; Director, New Jersey Social Innovation Institute
  • “Business as a Vehicle for Social, Economic and Ecological Change,” Dean Cycon, Founder and and CEO, Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co.
  • “How to Scale Social Change,” Dave DeLuca, Head of Campaigns, Do Something
  • “High Profile Partners: We Dream Together,” Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University

​Growing Effective Programs and Measuring Impact

  • Arani Kajenthira Grindle, Senior Consultant, FSG
  • “Use of Patient-Centered Evaluation Models to Drive the Implementation of Community-Based Mental Health Services into the Public Sector Primary Care System of Rural Haiti,” Shinichi Daimyo, Clinical Program Officer, Partners In Health
  • “Innovations in Research, Design, Measurement, and Analysis,” Rohit Naimpally, Senior Training Associate, Poverty Action Lab
  • “Putting Farmers First in the Fight to End Hunger,” Jenny Best, Global Communications, One Acre Fund

Complete details and the Institute schedule can be seen on the Social Entrepreneurship Institute website.

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Columbia University School of Social Work Information Session THIS THURSDAY

Columbia University School of Social Work now offers our M.S.S.W. program through an Online Campus. ​

- Online Campus students take the same courses as offered at our NYC campus, and are taught by the same Columbia faculty.

- The program is open initially to residents of the areas of Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Miami and Palm Beach, FL; Hartford and Stamford, CT; Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo, and Greater New York City, NY; and the state of New Jersey.

- Every online course is taught synchronously, through Columbia’s interactive platform, providing the same quality of instruction and faculty contact as happens at our NYC campus.

- Online Campus students receive the same Columbia University degree as awarded to our residential students and can opt for the Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice or Social Enterprise Administration tracks with specializations in Health, Mental Health, and Disabilities; or Family, Youth and Children’s Services–the School’s most popular areas of study.

- Graduates of Columbia’s MSSW program practice in a wide range of settings including corporate human resource departments, labor unions, legal aid, schools and colleges, community-based health and mental health centers, as well as medical centers and religious institutions, in the U.S. and abroad.  Many graduates become directors and leaders of social work agencies and institutions around the world.

Applications will be accepted through January 2015

For more information visit our website, which also covers our NYC Campus options, including our advanced standing program for students who hold a BSW. At present, the advanced standing program is not available online.

There will be a brief Information Session on Thursday, November 6th, at 12:30 PM EST.  Registration for this event is now open.

​During the session,  an overview of Columbia’s Online Campus will be provided and will allow plenty of time for questions.

Please contact me at or 212-851-2276 if you have question about our Online Campus.

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