- leadership opportunities
- access to resources compiled by the Pre-Law Society
- information about law school and law-related careers
- a place to meet other students with interests similar to yours
- a chance to visit law school in the area
October 2011 Archives
The program year consists of:
- 2 months of intensive German language instruction
- 4 months of classroom instruction at a German university or vocational school
- a 5-month internship in the participant's career field
- housing with a host family, shared-apartment, or student dorm for full immersion in the German language and culture
"We just had a giant recruitment fair (~239 firms came and were clearly hiring/cooping/interning; it rebounded from a couple of years ago). Anecdotal news was that the firms were looking for study abroad and proof of broadness. One of my foreign policy students showed up to office hours in a suit. I asked who was interviewing him (I think he's a Chem Eng). "Caterpillar." I duly admired this and asked "What questions did did they ask?" "They wanted to know about my Law and Society minor. They wanted someone who could understand the legal and social consequences of the things we were building. And, yes, they were curious if I wanted to go into IP law." I heard others say that their study abroad was the core topic and the firms said it was one reason they had selected the individual for an interview."
Class of 2011 graduates who took part in a paid internship were more
likely to get a job offer, have a job in hand by the time they
graduated, and receive a higher starting salary offer than their peers
who undertook an unpaid internship or no internship at all, according to
NACE's 2011 Student Survey.
Friday, November 11: Registration (6-7 pm)
Friday, November 11: Signs for social service hour (8:45 -11 pm)
Friday 9pm - Saturday 8 am: staying overnight with the students in the
Saturday, November 12: help with breakfast set-up & room prep (7:45-9 am)
We'll also be having the social time on Friday evening once again, so
everyone can come down and hang out with the prospective students at 9 pm
This is shaping up to be large Open House, so we hope many of you can attend
and share the HC experience.
Email Heather at email@example.com to sign up for the volunteer activities.
Thursday October 27, 2011
Crimson Event Center (Folger Hall)
Featured Speaker: Terri Adams
Terri Adams has spent the past fifteen years working with people with disabilities. Currently, Ms. Adams works for the Three Rivers Center for Independent Living as Public Relations Specialist. "Inclusion: It is Your Right" is a presentation created to highlight so-ciety's perception of disabilities, the stereotypes that cause exclu-sion, and the elimination of attitudinal barriers to full inclusion.
Sponsored by :
The Advising and Testing Center
216 Pratt Hall
· IUP's Pre-Law Program
· The College of Humanities and Social Sciences
· The Political Science Department
Gwendolyn Torges, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor / Pre-Law Program Director
Political Science Department
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
103 Keith Hall Annex
Indiana, PA 15705
We are pleased to announce that the African Languages Initiative will continue in 2012-13 and has expanded to include additional languages. Boren Scholarship and Fellowship applicants have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency in, African languages and cultures. Through the initiative, funding is available for Boren Scholars and Fellows to study one of the following languages at the University of Florida's summer 2012 program prior to commencing their overseas Boren funded program.
In addition, African Languages Initiative overseas programs are available for intensive language and cultural study during fall semester 2012 in the following countries:
- Tanzania (Swahili)
- Mozambique (Portuguese)
- Nigeria (Yoruba)
- South Africa (Zulu)
For a full explanation of the African Languages Initiative, including information on the domestic and overseas programs, please go to www.borenawards.org and look under announcements on the left side of the page. Please also note that we are holding two webinars about this initiative, on November 1 and December 14. We hope that you will let students who are interested in sub-Saharan Africa know about this opportunity.
**NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR EARLY DEADLINE OF DECEMBER 2, 2011**
INTERN. SUMMER INSTITUTES
June 10 - August 4, 2012
Courses Accredited by Georgetown University
The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to make affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. The goal is to work with people in partnership everywhere to develop communities for God's people in need.
Volunteers NeededWe are looking for help with spackling, finishing the inside and the porches at our Blairsville home. Please contact us if willing to volunteer. We usually work on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 2 pm. Please call Jim Sisitki--President-- at 724-397-8943 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to June, Kaitlyn was the online editor at Pittsburgh magazine / pittsburghmagazine.com and actually interned there while she was at IUP. She suggests that this would be a great internship for editorial, marketing, advertising students -- and closer to home, which is something that she was looking to pull off when she wanted to gain experience in the field, too: http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/Internships/
Let me know at email@example.com if you are interested in applying for either internship this summer and I will put you directly in touch with Kaitlyn for information and assistance.
Peer Advisers are the "heart" of the IUP Summer Orientation program. They facilitate the Orientation program by providing new students with an introduction to the campus and its resources, assisting them with placement testing and registration, and acting as a representative of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Selection to become a Peer Adviser is an honor and a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth. Each year, the Advising and Testing Center selects a group of mature and dedicated undergraduate student leaders to assist with implementing university orientation programs.
The following are a few characteristics/traits that we look for when hiring Peer Advisers:
. Hard working/persistent
. Internally motivated
. Strong verbal skills
. Open to criticism
. High level of school spirit
. Open minded, welcoming to diversity
. Expressed desire to help others
To be eligible for the position, a student must have attained at least 24 credits by the end of the spring 2012 semester and have a 2.75 overall grade point average. The students who are hired will receive a $2,200 stipend, free room and board throughout the duration of the program, and an opportunity to work in the Major and Career Exploration Center the following academic year.
Don Asher, author and noted campus speaker (he's been to IUP on a regular basis!), will be presenting details on how students can match their aspirations for a socially responsible career to the right organizations that will enable them to achieve their dreams.
Students will learn:
· The Meaning of Social Responsibility
· The Kinds of Careers Available in Social Responsibility
· Why Corporations are Hiring Graduates Interested in Social Responsibility
· How to Find Companies and Organizations that Fit the
(Includes Admission to Night of Dance after)
9:00-11:00 Night of Dance
Dance ONLY $3
Place: Delaware Room, HUB
Hispanic Heritage Council (HHC)
Latino Student Organization (LaSO) OWLS in CUS
I'm enrolled in CHEM231 this semester and am having a kind of difficult time with it. I attend SI whenever I can and see the prof when I can but am still having trouble. Is it possible that you could put me into contact with other HC students who have taken ochem so that I could see if they would like to tutor me?
Join Unite For Sight's Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our partners.
October Cultural Enrichment Night:
Halloween Treat featuring...
Haunted House and Maze
at Yarnick's Farm, Indiana, PA
A 30 -Minute Film Presentation Followed by a 30 - 60 Minute Lecture/ Q
& A Featuring Dr. Darryl Scriven, Film Producer.
Admission is free.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011,
7:00 p.m. HUB Ohio Room
with Film Producer at 4:30 p.m. HUB Allegheny Room
There and Back Again:
Medievalism, Modernity, and the University
HON 340 Topics in Culture & Society (3 cr.)
HON 320 Topics in Self & Society (3 cr.)
The PASSHE 2012 Summer Honors Program is offering a TOTALLY FREE, NO EXPENSE trip to England to study at Oxford University.
Each school in the State System of
Higher Education chooses two Honors students to participate in this TOTALLY
FREE, NO EXPENSES program. Cook Honors
College selects two students to represent us who make the best case for
themselves through their application materials. What do we look for? Fit
and understanding of the importance of this experience to your academic
trajectory is most important to our committee.
9 am - 4 pm
As this is an Honors Development Conference, presentations dealing with honors experiences will be given priority. However, we welcome submissions from any area of study. Audio and visual equipment will be provided for all presentations. There will be multiple student presentations sessions, each lasting 20 minutes, and attendees have the option to pick and choose which sessions interest them the most. Some sample presentation topics may include Admissions processes, required Honors Research projects, conference experiences, study abroad experiences, etc.
Proposals for Student Presentations will be accepted starting October 3, 2011 are due no later Friday, December 9, 2011. Acceptance or denial of proposals will be sent no later than Friday, February 10, 2012. Proposals should be submitted online. For more information, please visit our website.
Eileen Ivers, world class Irish fiddler and nine-time All-Ireland fiddle champion, will perform on Wednesday, October 5th, at 12 noon on the main floor of the Stapleton Library, in the atrium between the new and old library. Please announce to all your classes. The event is sponsored by the Leonard A. and Mary Jane Schafer Foundation. This is exceptional opportunity to meet and hear Ms. Ivers, an authentic star of Celtic music.
Everyone is invited.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2011
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 16, 2011
The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to conduct policy-relevant field research in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Eligibility: Master's students, predoctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be US citizens. Info and application HERE.
BERLIN PROGRAM FOR ADVANCED GERMAN AND EUROPEAN STUDIES
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2011