Archive for July, 2012

Save the Date: Graduate School Fair 9/13!

July 30, 2012 Leave a comment

When: September 13, 2012

Time: 5PM-8PM

Location: 125 West 18th Street, Metropolitan Pavilion, 1st Floor, New York, New York, 10011, United States

The Idealist Grad Fair can help you make a difference in your career!  This fair is generously hosted by the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

At the fair, you can:

  • learn about a range of graduate programs offered by local, national and international universities
  • engage with admissions advisors about specific programs, admissions requirements and application deadlines
  • attend a panel discussion about admissions and financial aid
  • meet representatives from 225 schools that offer degrees in social work, public health, public administration, international affairs, education to name a few.

Standard dress is business casual. They realize that you may be coming straight from work or a prior appointment. Admissions recruiters say they won’t remember what you are wearing so please don’t worry too much about your clothes.

Leave your resume at home. Later, you’ll have more time to fine-tune and tailor your resume to the graduate program should you decide to apply.

If you have them, bring a stack of business cards or address labels (even homemade ones) with your email address and areas of interest. They will save you time filling out information request cards and are easier to read, which admissions recruiters really appreciate.

Bring a bag to carry materials you collect from the grad schools.

The fair is FREE and open to anyone thinking about attending graduate school.


NYC Service Seeks NYC Civic Corps Members

July 29, 2012 Leave a comment

About NYC Civic Corps

The NYC Civic Corps is an AmeriCorps program run by NYC Service. The program unites a diverse group of professionals to serve full-time with partnering organizations, working to increase their organizational capacity to engage volunteers and build sustainable volunteer initiatives.

NYC Civic Corps members have attained a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and bring a diversity of skills and backgrounds. Corps members range in age from young professionals to mid-career professionals to retirees, representing a wide variety of work experience and industries with advanced degrees in business, law, social work, architecture, and more. NYC Service matches NYC Civic Corps members to host organizations based on the needs of the organization and the interests and skills of the Civic Corps member.

The 2012-2013 program year will run from October 1, 2012-August 9, 2013.

Applicant Requirements and Responsibilities

Any individual who applies to be a member of the NYC Civic Corps must:

– Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

– Hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or expect to complete one by October 1, 2012) and be willing to provide a transcript to verify the completion of the degree

– Submit to a background check by the Office of the Mayor and NYC Service, pursuant to AmeriCorps regulations.

– Attend NYC Civic Corps Orientation, to be held October 1-4, 2012

– Be willing and available to serve full-time (40+ hours/week) for ten months

– Understand that the stipend for NYC Civic Corps service is $1,270 per month before taxes

– Understand that health benefits will be provided to NYC Civic Corps members

Applicants will be asked to certify that they meet the criteria listed above when completing the application.
Note to Applicants

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 3, 2012.  Promising candidates will be invited to interview in New York City, and notified of their decision status thereafter. NYC Service will coordinate phone interviews for candidates who are unable to travel to New York City for an interview. Applicants should contact NYC Service with any questions regarding the application at or 212-788-3209.

Click the link to request an application .

YAIP Program Assistant Needed

July 26, 2012 2 comments

Celebrating over 30 years of nonprofit service to the Washington Heights/Inwood Community, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation seeks a qualified YAIP PROGRAM ASSISTANT for their Young Adult Internship Program in their Workforce Development Department.

 Successful candidates will have:

–         Bachelor’s degree

–         Minimum of two years experience are required (degree requirement will be reconsidered with prior experience in workforce development and/or disconnected young adult programs)

–         Experience working with urban young adults (ages 17-24) is strongly preferred

–         Superb attention to details and work accuracy, excellent written and verbal communication skills, high level of organizational skills required

–         Must have working knowledge of MS Office applications and internet

–         Bilingual Spanish/English is required

 Duties associated with the position include:

–         Performing street outreach, flyering and presentations at businesses, community-based organizations and religious institutions

–         Ensure adequate supply of program flyers and forms

–         Perform initial intakes with new applicants

–         Assist with the gathering of timesheets from worksites

–         Responding to telephone inquiries

–         Entering new applications into online system with complete accuracy

–         Attending program/staff meetings

All full-time positions are competitive in salary and complemented with four weeks of paid vacation, health, life and dental insurance, long term disability, employee assistance program, employer contribution 401(k) and other generous time-off benefits.

To apply, send resume/cover letter (with position in subject line) to EMPLOYMENT@NMIC.ORG. NMIC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For more available positions at Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation go to


Special Events Temp Needed

July 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Position Title: Special Events Temp

Position Timing: August 1 – December 31; full-time, 35 – 40hrs a week

Basic Function: Primarily responsible for assisting in the support of the Special Events Department’s Light The Night campaign for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in New York City.

Work Direction: Works under the supervision of the Light The Night Senior Campaign Manager to accomplish assigned duties and responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities: • Packing and logistical support for meetings and all three Walks. • Provide support for all mailings and supply ordering. • Assist with day-of-event logistics for all Walks. • Perform various database list pulls and updates. • Assist in updating campaign websites. • Perform other related administrative tasks and support all campaign staff as needed.

Position Requirements: • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment. • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively. • Excellent word processing and database management skills. • Highly organized, detail-oriented and professional demeanor. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence. • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills. • Knowledge of standard business machines and computers. • Professional maturity and judgment. • Maintain understanding and support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its mission.

Salary: $15/hour

Application Deadline: August 12th, 2012

To apply: If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to and reference “Special Events Temp” in the subject line. Or Fax 212.376.7095.


Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

July 24, 2012 Leave a comment

The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program is designed to help cultivate minority students for potential recruitment in the field of technology. The scholarship amount award depends on the student’s tuition balance, academic excellence and classification.

Applicants must be academic high-achievers with a GPA average of 3.0 or better and must be US citizens or visa-holding Permanent Residents of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent.

Applicants must also be enrolled as a full time undergraduate or graduate student in any of the following technical fields: Chemistry, Computing & Software Systems, Information Management,Material Science, Printing Management Science, Laser Optics, Physics, Material Science, and all forms of Engineering – including Software Engineering.

The deadline for this scholarship is SEPTEMBER 30th of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,000 – $10,000.

For more details, visit

Become a Writer for the HBCU Connect On-Campus Magazine

July 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Do you know someone who is interested in journalism and goes to an HBCU?  Well here’s a great opportunity they can add to their resume!

The next issue of HBCU Connect On Campus will be distributed this September! If you would like to be a famed HBCU writer, work on the HBCU Student magazine!

Editorial content specs:
Article subjects and topics should speak to a college audience.
Photos are optional.
1 page article = 170 – 190 (max) words
1.5 page article = 270 words
2 page article = 380 words

Submission Deadline = August 1, 2012
Distribution Date: September 12, 2012

To submit your questions or content please email: or call 1-877-864-4446.

View past magazines:

2-Week Young CEO Camp

July 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Do you know any young people between the ages of 12 to 24 who dream of starting their own business?

Andrew Morrison, founder of Small Business Camp – an entrepreneurial training and marketing services firm, will be hosting a 2-week camp that will give young people the tools and resources to launch a for-profit or non-profit business. Previously he built a multi-million dollar company by providing innovative direct marketing services to Fortune 500 companies. He was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Network Journal and Crain’s Magazine 40 Under 40 and Advertising Age. He also appeared as a “Young Millionaire” on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

In the camp, students will learn:
– How to manage your emotions as you build a business
– Read the news for opportunity
– Selecting the right product to sell – book, CD, t-shirt, DVD
– Creating a website for free
– Accepting payments online
– Write a book in a weekend
– Legal issues that impacts small business owners
– Developing a conversation about your product with Social Media
– The power of video
– Attracting investors with a 2-page document
– Selling on Ebay
– The basics of financial statements
– Investing in the stock market
– Time management strategies that work
– Building your brand with a celebrity
– Giving back to the community by partnering with a non-profit
– Mobile applications – the next big thing!

Dates: Monday, July 23rd to Friday, August 3rd

Time: 2pm – 4pm EST 

Location: Thurgood Marshall Academy (200 West 135th Street, NY, NY 10030 (corner of 7th Avenue). Arrive by 1:45pm.
Attend in-person or view the webcast. Register at