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Aviation Job Fair 6/28!

June 27, 2012 1 comment

WORKFORCE1 Aviation Services JOB FAIR

Date:  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012

Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM

Location:  York College, 94-20 Guy R Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11451
Contact: (718) 262-2000

Public Transportation: Take the E, J or Z train to Jamaica Center or MTA Bus: Q25, Q34, Q65, Q111, Q112, Q113 Q4, Q5, Q20A/B, Q24, Q30, Q31, Q42, Q44, Q83, Q84, Q85 to Jamaica Center

Companies:
UPS: Package Handlers
FJC: Experienced & Licensed Security Guards
Swissport: Passenger Service Agents, Ramp Agents, Cargo Agents, Baggage Handlers, CDL A Drivers
Global Security: Security Guards/Ticket Agents (only need 8 & 16 hour Security Guard Certifications)
British Airways: Passenger Service Agents
OTG Management: Servers, Bartenders, Cooks, Utility Workers, Cashiers, Hosts
SSP: Servers, Bartenders, Cooks, Utility Workers, Cashiers, Hosts, Management Openings
HMS Hosts: Bartenders, COOKS, SERVERS, CASHIERS, STARBUCKS BARISTAS
Gate Gourmet: Drivers, Cook, Food Preparers
Flying Foods:  Station Attendants
Airserv: Lobby Agents, Security Guards, Cabin Cleaners, Wheel Chair Agents
ASIG: Ramp Agents

*PLEASE MENTION THAT YOU WERE REFERRED THROUGH PARENTJOBNET — A PARTNER OF WORKFORCE1.


*Please note that some positions may require a valid New York state drivers license, a 10 year background check and drug screen.

 

*Information provided by R. Pessoa

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The Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest

June 27, 2012 1 comment

Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

1st Prize: $1500                    2nd Prize: $750                       3rd Prize:  $500

DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2012

2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. In light of the complicated path he pursued to reach this milestone, does Lincoln really deserve his reputation as the Great Emancipator?

The scholarship essay contest is designed for students who are FULL TIME, undergraduate students in an AMERICAN COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY during the Spring 2012 semester.  You do not have to be an American citizen, but you do need to be attending an AMERICAN COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY during the eligibility period. It is NOT open to high school students. Key question to consider; when one contacts your college or university registrar will they be able to confirm that you were enrolled as a full-time college student during the spring 2012 semester? If the answer is no, you are not eligible.

  • Entries must contain a minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 5,000 words.
  • Essays may be submitted via regular mail (postmarked by July 31, 2012) or via e-mail (time stamped before midnight PST July 31, 2012) to the address below.
  • The essay must be typed and include a works-cited page or bibliography. End notes are suggested but not required.
  • There is no application form for the contest. The essay and your contact information serves as your application.
  • Applicants must include the name of their college or university with their entire and all contact information (regular and email address) must be put on the essay proper.
  • The essay can be sent via email ( e-mail: archives@akspl.org) or regular mail to the address below.Don McCue, curator of The Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, California serves as coordinator of the Essay Contest.

    If the above information does not answer your question please contact:

    • Don McCue, Curator — Lincoln Memorial Shrine
    • Address: 125 W. Vine St, Redlands, CA 92373
    • Phone: (909) 798-7632
    • E-mail: archives@akspl.org

CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship

June 27, 2012 1 comment

The CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship is an annual award given to students interested in business leadership and/or entrepreneurship. The contest is sponsored by CEO.com, an online resource that helps executives stay up-to-date on the latest executive news and best practices. The web site features the latest news, updates, and videos pertaining to business.

To apply, students must be future entrepreneurs who are legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old at the time of submission, and who are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. They are required to complete a short online survey and write a 500-1000 word essay answering a business-related question.
After the deadline, a designated judge will select one winner from all of the submissions that meet the requirements. Essay submissions are judged solely on writing ability, creativity, originality, and overall excellence. If selected as a winner, the scholarship funds will be paid directly to the recipient’s college or university.

The deadline for this scholarship is JULY 1, 2012, and the award amount is usually $2,500.

For more details, visit www.ceo.com/ceo-of-tomorrow-scholarship/

National GEM Consortium Fellowship Program

June 27, 2012 Leave a comment

GEM’s fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM’s principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers programming on the importance of graduate school and tools for access and successful matriculation. 

MS Engineering Fellowship Program: The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degre within industry.  GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted. GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive*:

  • $4,000 living stipend per full-time semester up to 4 semesters ($8K per academic year – 3 quarters)
  • up to two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member
  • full tuition and fees provided by a GEM University Member

*The GEM Member University will provide a financial contract at the time the GEM Fellowship is confirmed per this recommended distribution of the GEM Employer contribution.

Eligibility Requirements:

Under-representation: Candidates are targeted for participation who are members of the following under-represented groups in science and engineering as defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • American Indian/Native
  • African American/Black
  • Hispanic American/Latino

Citizenship: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application.

GRE: Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the GRE to qualify for multiple GEM Member University programs.  Applicants will be asked to provide test dates and/or GRE scores when available.

MS Engineering Program Applicants:

  1. must be a senior, or graduate of an accredited engineering or computer science program at the time of application.
  2. must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8/4.0.
  3. must contractually agree to intern for two summers with sponsoring GEM Employer.

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15TH

Fall Health Policy Internship With Families USA Foundation

June 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Location: 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, District of Columbia, 20005

Duration: September 17- December 20, 2012

Hours per week: 40

Compensation: Paid

DescriptionHealth Policy Department Intern– Families USA’s top priority is to bring the voice of low-income health care consumers to health policy debates. The Health Policy Department provides the analytical support for Families USA’s federal and state health care advocacy work. Interns with Families USA’s Health Policy Department work collaboratively with staff to take a written product from start to finish and often have an opportunity to be listed as a co-author on one or more products. Interns in the past have co-authored issue briefs for state advocates and materials posted on the Families USA Web site.

Qualifications: 

–  Strong research, writing, and computer skills are essential.

–  Knowledge of the Affordable Care Act and health care policy in general is a plus.

–  Demonstrate a commitment to the issues of low-income people.

How to apply:  To apply for Families USA’s Health Policy Internship Program, please send a cover letter, a current resume (listing applicable work and educational experiences), a three-to-five page writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references (two of the references must be non-academic) to: Melissa Rosenblatt, Director, Internship and Fellowship Program, Families USA Foundation, 1201 New York Avenue NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005; fax: 202-347-2417; email: internship@familiesusa.org. For further information please contact Melissa Rosenblatt @ 202-628-3030.

 

FREE Summer Leadership & Debate Training Program

June 23, 2012 Leave a comment

The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI), in partnership with the New York City Urban Debate League (NYCUDL) , is hosting a FREE Two-Week 2012 Summer Intensive Leadership and Debate Training Program for both female high school girls and undergraduate young women.  The program is going to be held at Hunter College from July 30th – August 11th . Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to the trainees.

“The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute is a non-profit organization that has trained young women and girls since 2006; mentoring and inspiring today’s and tomorrow’s leaders by helping BALI young women trainees learn the skills they need to become powerful leaders who can and will effectuate positive social, civic and economic change.”

Applicants will be selected for an in-person interview based on their responses to the second part of the application. You can find the application form by clicking the link below :

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM HERE.

Or by emailing the BALI Program Coordinator , Yu Wai Maung at yuwai@abzuginstitute.org .

Applications are due by June 30 th , 2012.  In-person interviews will be conducted July 2-3 & 9-10.


The Fight Against Police Violence

June 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Family Members and Activists Speak Out: The Fight Against Police Violence

On Saturday, June 23rd at 6PM, mothers and partners of individuals killed as a result of police violence speak out! Endorsed by various organizations including the American Friends Service Committee, Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, Correctional Association of NY, as well as a slew of others, the Speak Out is sure to bring awareness about police inflicted deaths in the community. Join family members of those killed, as well as activists and educators, at Riverside Church to support the fight against cops’ racial profiling!

Date: June 23rd, 2012
Time: 6PM
Where: Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027