January 7, 2020

Cheers to a new year! Marxe Career Services wishes you a happy, healthy, and productive Spring semester. If you're looking for a good read over Winter break, check out this list of titles we've enjoyed over the course of the past year. Have any books to recommend for 2020?
Email us  and we'll post them in a future e-newsletter.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT with Elaine Perez, MPA ‘20

This month we shine our spotlight on Elaine Perez, who is senior director of operations and strategic planning at Year Up New York and found a reason to come back to school after more than a decade away. Read the interview
William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India | Sponsored by the American India Foundation (AIF) | Application Deadline: January 20, 2020 | Program Runs September 2020 to July 2021

This immersive 10-month volunteer service program trains and places young professionals to support development organizations in India. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health. Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents or Indian citizens aged 21-34, with a Bachelor's degree. Read more and apply

For guidance and application advice please contact Baruch’s Fellowships Advisor, Valeria Hymas at Valeria.Hymas@baruch.cuny.edu 
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s Fiscal Internship Program | 2020 Internship Dates: June 1-August 7, 2020 | Summer Stipend: $6,000 | Application Deadline: February 2, 2020
This Washington, D.C. program pairs students with leading public policy organizations who work on issues including healthcare, Social Security, economic policy, and tax policy. Interns work on research assignments related to federal fiscal policy issues under the direct supervision of a leading scholar at their host institution. Read more and apply
Port Authority of NY & NJ Paid Summer Internship Program | Apply by January 24, 2020

This 12-week paid summer internship provides the opportunity to work with experienced professionals on assignments critical to operating, maintaining, and expanding the transportation infrastructure for one of the greatest economies in the world. Read more and apply

The New York State Excelsior Service Fellowship Program | Information Session: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 5:30 6:30 PM | Baruch College, 135 East 22nd St, Administrative Building, Room 301

This 2 year, full-time, paid fellowship offers talented individuals hands on training and experience in New York State government. Fellows work at host executive-branch agencies and authorities, advancing the operational aspects of large policy initiatives. Join us on January 15 for an information session hosted by Marxe Career Services to learn about the program/application process, hear their experiences and ask questions.  Register for the Info Session
New! Flash Mentor Event with Women in Development | Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 5:00 6:30 PM | Baruch College, Administrative Building, 135 East 22nd St, Room 301

This flash mentor event is a terrific opportunity for Marxe students pursuing or exploring careers in nonprofit development to meet in small groups with professionals in the field for career mentoring advice. You'll also learn more about Women in Development, New York and their mission to empower, connect, and engage women in a community that fosters professional growth and leadership while advancing the field.  Register
Social Impact Career Fair 2020 | Friday, March 27, 2020 | 2:30   5:00 PM | Baruch College, Newman Vertical Campus, 14th Floor

The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs invites you to RSVP for the Social Impact Career and Internship Fair. This an exclusive opportunity for graduate students and alumni to meet representatives from a range of government, nonprofit and private sector employers. View the current list of employers attending & RSVP
New! Writing Workshop: Editing Strategies for Clarity, Style, and Professionalism | Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 6:00 8:15 PM | Baruch College, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, 137 E. 25th St, Room 323 New York, NY

In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for editing their writing at the sentence level for clarity, style, and professionalism. Upon arrival, participants will select two modules focused on editing strategies with specific goals.  RSVP
New! T ransportationCamp DC | January 11, 2020 | 8:00 AM 5:00 PM | The Catholic University of America at 620 Michigan Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC

This event brings together 500 thinkers and doers in the fields of transportation and technology. In addition to presentations from big names in the field, the heart of TransportationCamp is sessions and activities led by attendees themselves. Join us for anexciting day of presentations, panels, and networking. Ticket includes breakfast and lunch. Register
New! Green Careers January: Career Tracks: Corporate Social Responsibility | GreenHomeNYC | Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 6:30 8:00 PM | GROHE Showroom, 160 Fifth Ave, Flr 4 (entrance on 21st St) New York, NY 10010

Join us at this month's Green Careers meeting for a panel discussion + Q&A with individuals who work in corporate social responsibility. Corporate social responsibility (CSR is) how companies pursue sustainability goals, give back to their local communities, and make general efforts to improve society. This is your opportunity to ask CSR professionals about their career history and how you too can transition your career into related work. Informal networking will follow.  Register
New! Social Impact Happy Hour | January 15, 2020 | 6:30 8:30 PM | Prime Produce at 424 West 54th Street, New York, NY

Join Be Social Change and fellow New York social impact organizations B Local NYC, Conscious Capitalism NYC, YNPN NYC, Net Impact NYC, and the Centre for Social Innovation, to kick off our first Social Impact Happy Hour! Learn about upcoming social impact events, workshops, and opportunities as well as connect with a diverse commu nity of social impact professionals. Get 50% off this event by becoming a Be Social Change Member! Register
New! Pivot’s Interview Skills Workshop | Wednesday, January 15, 2020 |
6:15 9:00 PM | 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

Pivot’s Interview Skills Workshop helps you polish your story, perfect your answers to challenging questions, and clearly communicate your career path and why you’re the best person for the job. Whether you’re currently interviewing, planning to be, or just networking, you’ll walk away with clarity and confidence. Early bird rate good through 1/8. Get an additional $5 discount with promo code MARXE. Register
New! Beyond Housing Conference 2020: A National Conversation on Child Homelessness and Poverty | January 15 17, 2020 | Crowne Plaza Times Square, New York, NY

Beyond Housing welcomes a diverse group of service providers and big-picture thinkers to explore new and innovative methods to prevent or mitigate the impact of homelessness on children. Join fellow practitioners, policymakers, and service providers to share new and effective programs, solutions, and policies aimed at reducing poverty and homelessness among children and families in the US. Students get discounted admission. Register.
Foreign Policy Networking Event | Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 6:30 8:30 PM | Network 20/20 at 25 West 39th Street 14th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Join us for an evening of conversation and networking! Meet and mingle with Network 20/20 and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) members and friends in a casual setting! Drinks and appetizers will be served. Our invitees make up a talented and diverse community. Companies represented may include Goldman Sachs, the United Nations, Merrill Lynch, Cleary Gottlieb, NBC Universal, and others. Register
2020 New York In Transit Summit | Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 9:30 AM 4:00 PM | Museum of Jewish Heritage at 36 Battery Pl, New York, NY

Following the release of the MTA's five-year capital plan and the continuation of long-planned expansion projects, New York's systems for moving people and information are poised for a huge makeover. The Summit will bring together experts to assess the current state of New York's transportation systems, break down recent legislative actions, and look towards the future. Register using code BARUCH for 50% off tickets
New! Young Women Run New York | Friday, February 1, 2020 | 9:00 AM 3:00 PM | John Jay College of Criminal Justice at 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019

This event will connect you to elected leaders and train you on strategies to mobilize for 2020. You'll build relationships with politically ambitious young women, leave empowered, and ready to run for office - or campaign for a candidate you admire. Joim us for leadership skill-building workshops, plenaries on current policy topics, roundtable lunch discussions with elected women, and keynote addresses from prominent female political leaders. View agenda and register
New! Women's Foreign Policy Group Mentoring Forum | February 13, 2020 | 6:00 9:00 PM | New York, NY

Women's Foreign Policy Group Mentoring Forums provide an opportunity for students and young professionals to meet with international affairs professionals and learn from their career experiences. Unlike a career fair, the focus is on entering and succeeding in international career fields, not just opportunities at particular companies. Registration will open in January. Please direct any questions to programs@wfpg.org or (202) 429-2692
The Student Affairs Conference | Friday, February 14, 2020 | 9:00 AM 5:00 PM | Kimmel Center for University Life at 60 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY 10012

The Student Affairs Conference at NYU is a collaborative effort between the Division of Student Affairs and the NYU Association of Student Affairs Professionals (ASAP) within the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. We are excited to offer innovative programs that break the mold and help our field to grow, reflect, assess, and connect. View Conference schedule and workshops Register
4th Annual Inter-Policy School Summit: City Resiliency and Climate Change | February 28 March 1, 2020 | Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago | Apply by January 12, 2020

Apply to attend this student-run conference that seeks to propose rigorous and tangible solutions to some of the most pressing global issues of our time. The objective of the 2020 Inter-Policy School Summit is for students to draft a policy memo outlining the current status of climate resilience in their assigned city, various relevant background information, and proposed policy solutions. Learn more and apply by January 12, 2020
New! NCORE 2020: 33rd Annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education | May 26-30, 2020 | New York, NY

NCORE is vital national resource for higher education institutions, that constitutes the leading and most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The conference focuses on creating and sustaining institutional change to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus and to expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, underrepresented populations. Register
iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.

Interested in learning more about iMentor? Meet iMentor Recruiters at the Social Impact Career Fair 2020 on March 27th.
Looking to build your network and not sure where to start? You can find dozens of groups for higher ed professionals on Facebook, where you can network and learn about job opportunities. Check out The Student Affairs Professionals group and connect with 30k+ members including grad students, new professionals, and Student Affairs career veterans.
QUICK TIP: Mastering the Career Fair
Career fairs can be a convenient, one-stop shop for your dream job or internship, but with plenty of students competing for the attention of recruiters, it's important to have a plan to make the crucial good first impression that could get you hired. Check out these tips for making the most of a career fair.
For a one-on-one career consultation, make an appointment with a career advisor using Marxe CareerConnect . Additional resources are also available here .
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