Monday, September 27, 2010

Career Services Events for Students

If you haven't done so already, sign up for an account at MyCareerKey, the online job/internship bank operated by the Office of Career Services at LIU Brooklyn.

From the MyCareerKey newsletter:
MyCareerKey is a great source for LIU students to learn about internship or job opportunities. This newsletter consists of upcoming events and highlights some opportunities that are currently posted on the site.

Below are a few samples of the opportunities MyCareerKey has to offer. Log on to your MyCareerKey account for the full listing and descriptions of all part-time and full-time job and internships available.

From your MyCareerKey account, you can also access more information and search broadly for additional opportunities. Meet with your Counselor to review and approve your resume and cover letter.
A sampling of upcoming events (there are lots more):

Info Session: Presidential Management Fellows Program of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management: Paid internships for Graduate students in a variety of fields, September 28th, 5:00-6:00 p.m. , Pratt 510.

Students completing graduate degrees in the following fields are strongly encouraged to apply: Accounting/Finance/MBA, Economics, Environmental, Sciences, Health/Medical Science, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Affairs/Policies. Law, Public Policy/Administration, Public Health.

Eligibility and application information is available at www.pmf.gov.

Tips of the Trade: Strategies to Land your Dream Job: Seasoned LIU Alumni David Price will share tips on succeeding in job/internship search and on-the-job. This program is open to all majors, undergraduate and graduate students. October 6th, 5:00-5:30 p.m. H 206.

David Price, the Assistant Vice President/Senior Auditor of the Internal Audit Department at Investment Technology Group (ITG) and an LIU alumnus 2004, will be sharing his knowledge and experience on how to land the job of your dreams. Topics include: How to prepare for jobs and internships, How to ace your interviews, and Career advice from a corporate "insider". ALL MAJORS WELCOME!

EPA Info Session: Paid internships with this prestigious agency--for undergraduates and graduates in all majors. Oct. 12th, Pratt 521, 11:00-noon. Click the following image to see the flyer for this event:



LIU-Brooklyn Campus Internship/Job Fair: Targeted to liberal arts, sciences, social work, media arts, business undergraduate and graduate students. October 14th, 11:00-3:00, Metcalfe Gym.

The Fall 2010 Internship/Job Fair at LIU/Brooklyn Campus will allow students and alumni to meet a range of employers from private-sector, government and non-profit organizations recruiting for internship, part-time and full-time opportunities.

This fair is targeted primarily to: Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Social Work, Media Arts, Speech Pathology, and Education students and alumni. Prepare for the Fair: Have your resume critiqued by a counselor (Pratt 510). Attend a Career Fair "boot camp" session (See MyCareerKey for schedule!). And don't forget to download a student information packet (also on MyCareerKey.) To be admitted to the Fair: you must bring multiple copies of your resume and dress in business attire. Registration for the fair on MyCareerKey is recommended.

Click the following image to see the flyer for this event:



Register for Career Services events through MyCareerKey (recommended) or contact Joan Pierre at joan.pierre@liu.edu or at (718) 488-1121.

Internships and Part-Time Opportunities
Brant Publications, Inc.

Internships (Job #: 429-444)

Always wanted to be part of the magazine industry? Then join Brant Publications, Inc., a publishing company who prints pop culture and fine arts magazines. Various positions available, in accounting, advertising, editing, fashion and much, much more! P/T-Unpaid

Ear Goo

Video & Audio Credit Interns (Job# 2256)

Do you have an interest in music and audio post? Great! Have knowledge of Mac OS, MiDi, Pro Tools, scoring to picture, Final Cut Pro, after effects and 3D software? Even better! As an intern at Ear Goo you will have to know how to troubleshoot tasks from day to day, along with have knowledge of the Microsoft Office programs. Additional responsibilities include maintaining day-to-day studio operations, client contact, and assisting sound designers, producers, editors and designers. P/T & F/T-Unpaid

The Office of Assemblyman Jonathan L. Bing

Internship (Job # 2224)

Here is a great chance for you to get you foot in the political door! Join the District Office of Assembly member Jonathan L. Bing as an intern. Learn many important skills including community development, communications, legislative research, and networking. P/T-Unpaid

The Broadway League

Internship (Job # 2291)

Do you hear Broadway calling your name? Get your foot in the door with The Broadway League! Internships available in: Communications, Digital, Education, Green Initiatives, Marketing, Membership and Research. Work closely with Broadway League staff members and attend meetings, seminars, and conferences. The League also distributes resumes of interested internship candidates to a database of over 50 New York City offices of producers, general managers, marketing companies, press/media relations and booking agents. Don't miss out! P/T-Paid

Interactive One

Black Planet Intern, HelloBeautiful Intern, Web Design Intern. (Job #2307-2309 & 2312-2314) Interactive One is an organization with a mission to create an online community that engages and positively impacts the lives of African Americans. Come join and be a part of this! Multiple positions available.

amNewYork

Social Networking, Photo Journalism, & Journalism Interns-Fall (Job # 2166 & 2218-2219)

Do you enjoy editing, photography or journalism? Then check out amNewYork, a New York based daily newspaper with a circulation of 350,000. Internships available in the 3 areas: marketing and editorial departments, assisting the Photo Editor/Staff Photographer with shooting, and also writing both news and feature stories, copy edit and do fact checking. P/T-Unpaid

Arkadium

Marketing, Game Art & Game Design Internships (Job # 2238-2240)

Video games-love them? Check out the multiple internship opportunities available at Arkadium, a leading game developer in NYC. If you have a basic knowledge of the gaming industry with a strong desire to learn more, one of these jobs may be for you! Responsibilities may include game testing and feedback collection, participating in brainstorms to come up with ideas for the next hit games, and working on creating new content for pre-existing games. P/T-Unpaid

United Staffing Systems, Inc.

Human Resources Internship & Executive Assistant (Job # 1472 & 2293)

Interested in HR? Or want to be an executive assistant? Be part of one of the city's largest staffing agencies! At United Staffing Systems, Inc., your duties may include clerical functions, creating letters and reports regarding clients, and being a liaison between CEO and staff of 60. P/T-Unpaid

Interactive One-HelloBeautiful Fisher Creative Services, Freelance Marketer/Web Producer Interns (Job # 2309, 2267, 2309 & more!)

Do you enjoy using social networking (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)? Would you like to help companies use these tools to promote their products and services? Several companies are seeking interns to do just that! Check out the jobs listed above, as well as many others! F/T & P/T- Paid & Unpaid

Henge, Inc.

Intern (Job #2361)

Henge, Inc, a designer of artistic handcrafted concrete platforms for table tennis, is looking for interns in marketing, sales, office management, IT support, and database management. Join 'the company that makes smart and kooky products that make people feel good and the community feel better.' P/T-Stipend

The Brooks Group

PR Intern (Job #2336)

Want to learn about the PR process? Then The Brooks Group may be the place for you! Responsibilities include brainstorming with team on upcoming projects, assembling press kits, creating and managing media lists, and keeping beauty closet neat and organized. P/T-Unpaid

Aeropostale

Sales Positions (Job #2288)

Outgoing, friendly, tenacious-does this sound like you? If so, then check out available Sales Positions at Aeropostale! Multiple sales positions available. F/T & P/T-Paid & Unpaid

Rocawear-Roc Nation

New Media Marketing Intern (Job # 2214 & 2215)

Are you web savvy? Do you have knowledge of video editing programs like Final Cut Pro? Do you have an interest in fashion and music? Then come work at Roc Nation! Multiple positions available. Duties may include researching sites, potential partners and compiling data for review and editing content of videos in an engaging format for online users, along with tagging and seeding content on various outlets. P/t-Unpaid

Billboard

Marketing Intern (Job #1261)

Have you always pictured yourself in the music industry? Then here's your chance! As an intern at Billboard, you will be responsible for writing/editing pitches and communicating with site administrators, assisting with sales proposals and presentations, using Twitter to target influencers and fans to promote Billboard.com news and features, Research and brainstorm programs for potential new advertisers. P/T-Unpaid

Full-Time Opportunities

JGM Group

E-Commerce Assistant Manager (Job# 2250)

Are you a motivated people-person with the ability to multi-task? Then join the JGM Group, a high-growth online retailer of optical products. Tasks include answering customer calls/emails, processing new orders, and inventory management and order fulfillment. Tremendous advancement opportunities. F/T or P/T -Paid

The City of NY Civilian Complaint Review Board

Grant Writer, Press Relation, and Investigator Interns (Job# 1634-1636 & more)

The Civilian Complaint Review (CCRB), New York City's independent police oversight agency receives, investigates, makes findings and recommends action on complaints against New York City police officers. Various job opportunities available in a number of areas! F/T or P/T-Paid or Unpaid

New Visions for Public Schools

Earth Science Teacher at Olympus Academy (Job # 2345)

Do you like working with teens and enjoy science? Come join Olympus Academy, a New York City Department of Education Transfer High School, who specializes in working with students ages 16-20 years old that are undercredited. Through creative educational approaches and a dynamic team they provide a learning environment that nurtures personal growth and academic success. F/T-Paid

Fitness Together

Personal Trainer (Job #2149)

Love working out? Then maybe you would like to help others do the same! Fitness Together, a world leader in personal training, is looking for a fitness consultant/personal trainer with a mission to be the best and be part of the best. F/T-Paid

Above are a few samples of the opportunities MyCareerKey has to offer. Log on to your MyCareerKey account for the full listing and descriptions of all part-time and full-time job and internships available.

MFA Reading Series: Fall 2010

There are three readings planned for this semester.

Anne Waldman, MFA-Program Visiting Writer for Fall 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010
6-8 PM
Humanities Building, Fourth Floor Lounge

Anne Waldman will be reading new work. Her books will be available and there will be a reception after the reading.

There will also be two readings by students in the English Department's Creative-Writing MFA program.

Both of the student readings will be at The Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan (308 Bowery, between Houston and Bleeker).

Quivering and Everything Else
Friday November 19
5-6:45
Admission free


Mary Walker
Jessica Wedge
Kyle DeOcena
Rachel Jackson
Willie Perdomo
Tiffany Johnson
Tina Barry
Jhon Sanchez
Elspeth Macdonald
Marita Downes
Amyre Loomis
Gulay Isik
John Casquarelli

Something to Remember You By
Friday December 10
5-6:45
Admission free


Alicia Berbenick
Liz Dalton
Eric Alter
Joe Infante
Desiree Rucker
Sarah Wallen
Uche Nduka
Yani Gonzalez
Christine Francavilla
Aimee Herman
Tony Iantosca
Patia Braithwaite
Lisa Rogal
Micah Savaglio
Wendi Williams
Jamey Jones

Friday, September 24, 2010

Faculty in the News: Esther Hyneman

Six months out of the year, Esther Hyneman, Professor Emerita in the English Department, works in Afghanistan with the non-governmental organization Women for Afghan Women.

Read Professor Hyneman's recent Huffington Post article about women in Afghanistan.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Our Condolences to the Elkind Family

The following is a re-posting of an official announcement that was made to the Campus community on 9/21/2010.

Charlotte Woods Elkind, the former associate graduate dean at Conolly College who retired in 2005, died on September 14 at the age of 84.

“Dean Elkind’s ability to focus on the real needs and characteristics of our graduate students was so much more than her professional responsibility: it was always uppermost in her mind,” said Conolly College Dean David Cohen.

A prominent figure on campus who always spoke and dressed with elegance, Charlotte was well-known as the editor of the Campus’s graduate bulletin and as co-director of an NEH grant to the Brooklyn Campus that explored teaching “Classic Texts of Non-Western Civilization.”

She came to the Brooklyn Campus in 1977 as a graduate counselor, before becoming assistant dean and then associate graduate dean of Conolly College.

Prior to this she taught history at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn.
A proud Brooklynite, Charlotte lived in Brooklyn Heights and was an authority on the history of Brooklyn, post-Civil War to the present. She was affiliated with the Brooklyn Historical Society and was at one time the vice president of the Roebling Society, Brooklyn Museum.

She was born in Evanston, Illinois and graduated from the University of Rochester in 1947 before receiving an M.A. degree from Columbia University and a certificate of archival administration from New York University.

Adored wife for 59 years of Morton Digby Elkind who died in August, she was a devoted mother to her children Elisabeth, Sam and Margaret and a doting grandmother to her five grandchildren.

Her memorial service will be held on Friday, October 29th, at 1 p.m. in the Green-Wood Cemetery Chapel in Brooklyn.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Leah Dilworth Hosts Collectors' Night at the City Reliquary

Leah Dilworth, English Department Co-Chair & "Resident Academic" at the City Reliquary, is helping to organize and will be emceeing Collectors' Night this year at the City Reliquary.

PRESS RELEASE

The City Reliquary Presents
The Return of Collector’s Night!
Monday October 11th, Columbus Day, at the Knitting Factory
6-10 PM

Come and view unique collections on display
Enjoy multi-media presentations
And
Join us in a Jarring Collection
Put your collection in a jar and display it at the bar!
You too can be on view!

On Monday, Oct. 11th, the City Reliquary will present “Collectors’ Night,” a celebration of unique, fanciful and eccentric collections, presented by the people who collect them with multi-media performances and presentations. Up to two dozen collectors from all over the city will display their personal collections of everything from an archive of newsstand paperweights to art museum dust to odd coin purses to a newspaper collection spanning thirty years to a collection of souvenirs bearing the collector’s name. And you too can have your collection on display! You don’t think you have a collection? What about that jar of buttons or pennies or dead batteries?

Put your collection (anything goes) in a jar and display it at the bar! From 6-10 pm.

Admission: $10

The evening’s highlights from 7-9 pm will include:

KELLY ANDERSON presenting the New York debut of her documentary “Never Enough.” Do we own our things or do they own us? “Never Enough” probes our relationship with the material world through three Americans’ relationships with their stuff, including: a woman who has 700 sweaters, a marine with 7,800 beanie baby dolls, and a Home Shopping Network addict whose purchases have made his apartment unlivable.
www.neverenoughdocumentary.com

As well as, HARLEY SPILLER a.k.a. INSPECTOR COLLECTOR who will detail "On Newsstands Now," an exploration of the material culture of newsstand paperweights. This distinctly New York presentation will carry much interest to anyone invested in advertising, business, graphic arts, history, industrial design, and journalism.

http://www.inspectorcollector.com/

In addition, SEAN MILLER, Director of the John Erickson Museum of Art, (JEMA) www.jema.us, a location variable museum, will exhibit and discuss “Art Museum Dust Acquisitions: Points of Access and Departure” offering a rare behind-the-scenes look into the give-and-take world of art museum dust collecting.

Last but hardly least, LULU LOLO will host as the “City Reliquary NewsBoy,” proclaiming headlines of the mind boggling world of compulsive collectors. LuLu will also perform excerpts from her one-person play OBITS, portraying such eccentric collectors as Elizabeth Tashjian, founder of The Nut Museum, and Hugh Hicks, the prodigious collector of light bulbs.
 www.lululolo.com

The City Reliquary Museum’s Collectors’ Night
Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 (Columbus Day)
Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Avenue (across the street from The City Reliquary Museum)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
347.529.6696
Admission: $10.00
Advance tickets on sale: http://www.knittingfactory.com/

*****
Located at 370 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, The City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization provides a wide array of services to the community. As a certified 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, we are committed to serving the people of New York City – natives, newcomers, and passersby. Originally established as a window-front display only museum in 2002 at the corner of Grand and Havemeyer Sts, it moved into its present location in 2006 and is committed to plan and host public events, which provide neighbors and visitors with a place to meet, exchange ideas, and celebrate the diversity of our community.

The City Reliquary’s hours are: Saturday and Sunday: 12pm – 6pm. Admission to the museum is by suggested donation. For general information, please visit the Museum’s website www.cityreliquary.org or call 718. R U CIVIC.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Graduate Program Open House

Please join us for our annual Graduate Program Open House.

Join us as we welcome new and returning students to the MFA and MA programs.

Faculty, bring information on your courses.

Welcome new students.
Meet the faculty.
Catch up with old friends.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
5-6:30 pm
Humanities Building, Fourth Floor Lounge

Voices of the Rainbow Event: Afaa Weaver & Merrill Feitell

Afaa Weaver & Merrill Feitell
Monday, November 1, 11:00 AM
Health Sciences Building, Room 119

Afaa Weaver is an award-winning poet and short fiction writer. He teaches at Simmons College and is director of the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Center.

Merrill Feitell, a native New Yorker, now teaches at the University of Maryland. She is author of the award-winning short story collection, Here Beneath Low-Flying Planes.

See full Voices-of-the-Rainbow schedule for AY 2010-2011.

Flyer for this event (click to enlarge):




Voices of the Rainbow Event: Kevin Young & John Morillo

Kevin Young & John Morillo

Thursday, October 28, noon
Library Learning Center, Room 124

African American poet Kevin Young teaches writing at Emory University. He has published several collections of poetry including Jelly Roll, a finalist for a National Book Award in 2003.

Afro-Chicano poet and playwright John Murillo is a former New York Times fellow and Cave Canem alum. He is author of the recent poetry collection, Up Jump the Boogie.

See full Voices-of-the-Rainbow schedule for AY 2010-2011.

Flyer for this event (click to enlarge):




Voices of the Rainbow Event: Michael Thomas & Anton Nimblett

Michael Thomas & Anton Nimblett

Wednesday, October 6, noon
Health Sciences Building, Room 121






Michael Thomas, a Brooklyn resident, is the author of the novel Man Gone Down and winner of the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.






Anton Nimblett, a native of Trinidad, is the author of the short story collection, Sections of an Orange.

Program co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

See full Voices-of-the-Rainbow schedule for AY 2010-2011.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

National Days of Writing & Listening

The following is posted on behalf of the Ad-hoc Committee for NDoW and NDoL.

We invite all campus community members--students, staff, and faculty--to celebrate the National Day on Writing (NDoW) on October 20, 2010, and the National Day of Listening (NDoL) on November 27, 2010. Recently initiated by two different organizations--the National Council of Teachers of English and StoryCorps--both projects recognize the value of intergenerational and intercultural storytelling that captures everyday voices and experiences and preserves them for future generations.

If you are a faculty member, you may choose to integrate one or both projects into your course(s). Each can easily support assignments in writing or interviewing on a wide range of topics, and the assignment templates provided below can be used verbatim or adapted to specific course needs. Faculty, students, and staff may also choose to participate as individuals, submitting a piece of writing or an audio- or videotaped conversation with a loved one.

Assignment Template #1: Listening to Others

For the National Day on Writing: Write a profile (a story, essay, poem, or photo- or video-essay) of a person you care about or would like to get to know better and submit your piece of writing to LIU’s NDoW Voices at a Crossroads Gallery at:

http://galleryofwriting.org/galleries/279337

Authors and journalists who write profiles spend their lives delving in and out of the internal worlds of other characters, fictional or non-fictional; but most of us have few opportunities to find out what is really going on in the minds of the people around us, not even those who are closest to us. It is our hope that this project will encourage you to take the time to explore someone else’s world and reflect on the value of this experience to yourself, the other person, your surrounding communities, and even to future generations.

The subject of your profile could be anybody: a new partner, a long time friend, a mother, a father, a grandparent, a crush (if you dare), a neighbor that you always meant but never quite got the time or found the occasion to get to know. You might also choose someone whose life story is relevant to an academic course such as a pharmacist, a nurse, a journalist, or a public school teacher.

To write a profile is an invitation not only to learn about someone else’s feelings, thoughts, and personal history, but also to be reminded of what all of us already know—that attentiveness or mindfulness is crucial to how we come to know and connect to the world and the people around us. For your written profile, feel free to use any angle or any approach to describe your subject: you can speak about how you met, the significance the person had in your life, what is unique about him or her, or what is still mysterious.

For the National Day of Listening: In the weeks leading up to or on November 27, 2010--the day after Thanksgiving--we invite you to participate in StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening by practicing the art of listening and recording a conversation with a person you care about or would like to get to know better (it could be the same person you profiled or someone else).

Audio- or videotape your conversation at home (with a cell phone, computer, or other recording device) or in a soundproof studio at LIU, and share your stories with family, friends, the larger community, and generations to come. In doing so, you will become part of StoryCorps’ amazing national project. For the National Day of Listening, you can again choose to ask any questions that you would like. Here are some suggestions from the Story Corps website for questions that tend to generate meaningful conversations:

What was the happiest moment of your life?
What are you most proud of?
What are the most important lessons you've learned in life?
What is your earliest memory?
How would you like to be remembered?

Assignment Template #2: Sustainability Stories

This past spring, following in the footsteps of many other universities nationwide, the LIU Faculty Senate created a committee on sustainability. The committee has been working hard ever since to assess the environmental sustainability of our campus; to develop extra-curricular and curricular projects and programs that raise awareness about environmental issues; and to help “green” LIU-Brooklyn and improve the environment of the LIU campus and surrounding communities.

One way to foster awareness and learn from each other about how best to sustain both our local communities and our planetary home is to gather stories about what sustainability means to us. This year, for the NDoW and the NDoL, we hope to collect stories from the LIU-Brooklyn campus and its surrounding communities about sustainability.

For the National Day on Writing: Write a story, an essay, or a poem about what sustainability means to you. Consider the term broadly to apply to sustaining anything from your community to water and energy resources or biodiversity. For example, you might write about sustaining your neighborhood, your family, a friendship, or your own course in life (anything from obtaining a college degree, preparing for a particular career, running a marathon, or writing a novel). Or you might research and write about the effects of the British Petroleum oil spill on the Gulf Coast region, or about the causes, effects, and possible solutions for environmental problems like water shortages or climate change, and/or how such problems affect you or someone you know personally.

Submit your piece of writing to LIU’s NDoW Voices at a Crossroads Gallery at:

http://galleryofwriting.org/galleries/279337

For the National Day of Listening: In the weeks leading up to or on November 27, 2010--the day after Thanksgiving--we invite you to participate in StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening by practicing the art of listening and recording a conversation on the theme of sustainability with a person you care about or who has knowledge about the topic that you would like to share with others. You might choose to talk with someone about the same issue you wrote about—sustaining your neighborhood, for example, or conserving energy; but you can also explore a new topic for the NDoL.

Among others, people you might invite to participate include family members, neighbors, the elderly, community gardeners, farmers (e.g., at farmers’ markets), food coop members or organizers, local politicians, scientists, health care professionals, the ill, white collar workers, blue collar workers, the homeless, artists, writers, the unemployed, public school teachers, friends, LIU students, or LIU faculty. Audio- or videotape your conversation at home (with a cell phone, computer, or other recording device) or in a studio at LIU, and share your stories with family, friends, the larger community, and generations to come.

Here are some suggestions for questions that might tend to generate meaningful conversations about sustainability:

What are the most important lessons you learned about sustaining family life?
What most helps you and other residents sustain this neighborhood?
What struggles have you had as a _________________, and what helps you sustain your self/your business/your writing/your health, etc?
How can we help sustain the LIU campus community?
As a __________________, what does “sustainability” mean to you?
How do you work as a scientist/health care provider/gardener/etc. to sustain the environment?
What can ordinary people do to help sustain their community/the environment/their hope/etc.?

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Note: For additional information about the National Day of Listening, you may also consult the following links to the Wall of Listening and a Do-It-Yourself Instruction Guide on the StoryCorp website:

http://storycorps/diy/share/wall-of-listening/

http://storycorps/diy/participate/