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MCEDC Digest - March 26 , 2018
Program Announcements
Happy Spring Break!
March 26-30, 2018
Nominations Open for New EDC Student Representative

Nominate yourself to act as a conduit between students and the MCEDC Leadership team. The rep will attend weekly, one-hour Leadership team meetings, and be active in programming development and implementation. Nominees should plan to be on campus during their elected time period. Respond here!
On-Campus & Local Events
Development Dialogue: Global Forecasting
Tue., March 27, 2018, Noon-1:30pm
Posner Center, in the classroom

The Pardee Center for International Futures at the University of Denver hosts the International Futures (IFs) model, a sophisticated and comprehensive integrated assessment platform available to the public. They use this platform to provide integrated, long-term projections and analysis on global trends to a variety of clients, to help them understand and better plan for global development in a systematic way. Join to gain an understanding of what IFs is, how it works, and the types of thinking and analyses it enables. Get details.
Graduate Student Appreciation Week  
Kick-off Breakfast with Dean Ann Schmiesing with giveaways and gallery tours
Mon., April 2, 2018 at 8-10am in CU Boulder Museum of Natural History, BioLounge
Aromatherapy, games, giveaways & tea bar
   Tues., April 3, 2018 at 12-3pm, Health Hut - UMC Fountain
Free Coffee (Mention "grad appreciation to get your free cup")
  Wed., April 4, 2018 at 7am-midnight, Laughing Goat at Norlin Library
  OR 8am-4pm at SEEC Cafe
Graduate Professional Headshots
  Thurs., April 5, 2018 at 10am-3pm, Regent 252, south entrance
UGGS Social
  Fri., April 6, 2018 at 5:30pm, Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Rd
Global Engineering and Science for a Small Planet
Tues., April 3, 2018 at 12-1pm

As we enter the first half of the 21st century, science and engineering must embrase a new mission statement - to contribute to the building of a more sustainable, stable, and equitable world. So what should be the body of knowledge of scientists and engineers interest in working in a global setting and making the world a better place for all? Join the Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force as Professor Bernard Amadei provides an overview of some of his work. Lunch is provided! For more information
Conference on World Affairs Schedule Released!
April 9-13, 2018

Of the over 200 events, including panels, keynotes, performances, and film screenings, MANY events are relevant to EDC students! See the full schedule of events here, or Amber's highlighted version with events relevant to our sector!
CU Boulder Sustainability Summit: Energy and Water Breakout Session
Sun. April 25, 2018 at 2:30-4pm in the UMC Ballroom

This session on "Ideas to Action" will gain input from a diverse group of participants on what they would like to see on campus in the coming years. There will be a brief presentation on what is currently going on for background and then a discussion of the future and barriers that currently exist. Three themes will be explored relating to Energy and Water Conservation: Students, Academics and Social Justice. If you would like to participate, email Ellen Edwards.
Webinars & Online Courses
Webinar: Post-Construction Support for Rural Water Systems
Tue., March 27, 2018 at 9am Register for FREE

The goal is to create a system that lasts indefinitely, but the debate is how. In the past, the sector took a "give the community water" approach, building infrastructure and leaving it with the community. Now the sector has moved to a systems approach that asks, "How can we ensure that the service of water provision works indefinitely and adapts to changing consumer needs?" Join this webinar to learn the different approaches, the characteristics of successful ones and what lessons can be learned, and practical information that can be applied. 
Urban Humanitarian Response: 
Challenges & Opportunites Event
Tue., March 27, 2018 2-3:30pm 

Humanitarian crises are increasingly affecting urban areas, but humanitarian agencies used to working in rural contexts have been slow to understand the challenges and necessary operational changes they need to make. The panelists will discuss what is different about providing humanitarian assistance in urban areas and which tools can help make urban crises response more effective. Speakers include Diane Archer, Daniel Deichert, Alyoscia D'Onofrio and David Sanderson. Register to watch online for FREE.
Could a 'resilience lens' help us to better understand and use Big Data in international development?
Fri. March 30, 2018 10:30am-12:30pm 

There is a lot to learn about the links that exist between Big Data, resilience and the achievement of long-term development goals. Join the live event via webcast put on by the Wilson Center and the Environmental Change & Security Program. 
Ask Devex: A Career Webinar
Wed., April 4, 2018, 10:00am

Register for this webinar to ask questions about how to land your next job. Your questions will be discussed live and advice will be given on current hiring trends and leveraging Devex as a job resource.
Looking for a Job? 
Explore Devex's Career Navigator

Build the best CV you've ever had: Make sure that your CV stands our from the crowd. Learn how to show the depth of your experience without overwhelming the reader and hear exclusive advise directly from recruiters on the do's and don't of CV writing, along with over practical tips.

Explore interview hacks to land you the jobTake the anxiety out of the interview process with their expert advice on how to ace your next video interview and clever tips for answering the most common, challenging, and unusual recruiter questions.

And see the News Briefing section below for the do's and don'ts of salary negotiations.
Employment Opportunities & Calls
Global Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Analyst (USA)

The Nature Conservancy is recruiting for a candidate to join their Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities team and focs on increasing shared learning and collective action across their global work.  Job Details
Call For Papers: Green Transformation & Competitive Advantage

The German Development Institute has issued a call for papers for the Green Transformation and Competitive Advantage: Evidence from Developing Countries conference. Contributions should directly or indirectly be relevant to policy  formulation and implementation and reflect upon political-economy aspects  that may facilitate or hamper implementation. Papers should address g reening technological trajectories and new, competitive advantages and/or national green policies and early mover advantages. Learn more.

Traveling for Conference Presentations?
If you are presenting EDC-relevant work at a conference, a pply on the  MCEDC Resources website  for small travel grants. On the website  you can also find links to other department, college, and campus funding opportunities.
News Briefing
The do's and don't of salary negotiations
Whether you are reaching the offer stages of a job application or asking for a raise with your current employer, salary negotiations can be tricky. When is the right time to ask? How do you calculate your worth in the job market? What is the best way to communicate your salary expectations? Read More+
How men can become better allies to women
"We can start by looking more closely at the impact our actions have on our closest personal and professional relationships," writes Stepping Up founder Paul Mann. He outlines seven concrete ways men can support women in the workplace in a Devex op-ed.  Read More+
Want to reach the world's poorest? 
Design for dumb phones
Ultimately smartphones will be available to everyone, but until then, it is important to design for the short-term reality in addition to the long-term future. Despite the excitement around the potential of smartphones to transform lives, they are not yet widely used in developing countries and many who are trying to help often overlook this.  Read More+
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