Archive for August 16, 2012

Progressive Looking to Hire African-American Professionals in New York!

August 16, 2012 Leave a comment

If you or someone you know is looking for a career with an established company, please apply for these opportunities with Progressive.  They are specifically interested in hiring African-American talent, so please take advantage or spread the word!

Here are links to the job opportunities:

Claims Adjuster (Yonkers) –
Claims Adjuster (New Hyde Park) –
Legal Assistant (New Hyde Park) –
Claims Adjuster Trainee (Yonkers) –
Claims Adjuster Trainee (Malone) –

Please share the information with friends and family who are currently seeking employment.

*Information provided by

Be a 2013 Gates Millennium Scholar!

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2013 Bill Gates Scholars Program Giving Away 1,000 Scholarships to Minority Students 


Every year, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented minority students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The program provides scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.Administered by the United Negro College Fund, the program was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 1999, it has funded the education of more than 16,000 students, awarding them more than $614 million dollars to pay for tuition, fees, books and housing.

The program aims to reduce financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need; increase the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented; develop a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees; and provide seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs, for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines.

The deadline for submission is January 16, 2013.

To apply for the 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars program & for more details, visit

Check Out An Idealist Graduate School Fair Near You!

August 16, 2012 Leave a comment

This fall, Idealist is bringing hundreds of graduate schools to 17 cities across the country. If you’ve been thinking of applying, this is a great opportunity to meet in person with admissions staff from a variety of programs.

These fairs are FREE! To RSVP and for more information, please click on this link:

When you land there, click on your city and then on the RSVP button at the top of each page.

Here’s the full schedule for the fall:

New York – September 13
Boston – September 19
Providence – September 20
Baltimore – September 27
Washington, DC – September 28
Philadelphia – October 1
Toronto – October 3
Denver – October 8
Minneapolis – October 9
Chicago – October 11
Los Angeles – October 18
San Francisco – October 19
Seattle – October 23
Portland – October 24
Houston – October 29
New Orleans – October 30
Miami – November 1

Please share this information with friends or colleagues who may also have grad school in mind.