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The Patriot Group, LLC is an asset-backed lender that provides flexible lending solutions to fulfill the capital demands of underserved clients not typically accommodated by traditional banks. They are looking for Columbia Veterans for a paid internship position. The CEO and Founder is a SIPA Alum and he was a Army CPT. The internship is in Darien, CT- but there is a train that goes straight there from Harlem or Grand Central so it is convenient. They promise you will do substantial work (no filing paperwork or anything) and learn a lot about hedge funds.
If you or anyone you know is interested in this position please e-mail Kim Hopkins with your resume and let her know that you are a Veteran attending Columbia. If you would like some help writing an intro letter, Jessi Jou Tseng has offered to help you out with this, so you can e-mail her as well.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
NEW AND IMPORTANT
- Milvets Meeting
- Columbia Veterans Writing Workshop
- DEADLINE 2/15: Scholarship Applications and Deadlines
- THIS WEEK! War Stories and Free Beer
- Veterans Support Group
- 2/10 CUFSN Spouse and Partner Mixer
- HIGH GROUND Screening
- Nominations for the Milvets Appreciation Awards
- Attend Team Rubicon's Upcoming Fundraiser
- Upcoming Veteran Women, Minority & Service-Related Disabled Conference
- Register For Truth and Justice: The 2013 Summit on Military Sexual Violence
- Additional Opportunities with J.P. Morgan
- Veterans Intern Position with New York State Health Foundation
- Apply for the U.S. Department of State 2013 Fall Student Internship Program (unpaid)
- Practice your Interviewing Skills with a GS Alum
- Paid Summer Opportunities through Veterans Green Jobs
- Speakers Needed for HIGH GROUND Post-Screening Dialogue
- Take Part in a Women Veterans Survey
- Participate in interviews for After Combat: Soldiers Return Home for Millennial Wars
- Assist the NY Military Support & Assistance Group with Sandy Relief Efforts
Are you interested in studying abroad? Come to this Thursday's Milvets meeting to learn about study abroad programs and how you can use your G.I. Bill to pay for it. Study for a semester/academic year or during the summer through Columbia's Office of Global Programs in cities like Barcelona, Beijing, Kyoto, Berlin, Paris and others.
When: Thursday, February 7th from 7:30-9:00pm
Where: Satow Room, Lerner Hall
Columbia Veterans Writing Workshop
This semester's first veterans writing workshop will be held at Columbia next Wednesday, February 13, Dodge Hall 415C, at 6:15pm. Meeting will be on Wednesdays all semester. At the first meeting, they will hand out syllabuses then, discuss the focuses of this semester's work, and set up a reading for the spring!
DEADLINE 2/15: Tillman and SVA-Google Scholarship Applications
There are two scholarships that we would like to remind you to apply for.
The first is the Tillman Military Scholarship that Amber Griffiths (the one and only!) sent out. The application opens today and will remain open until February 15, 2013.
Go to this website for information on the expectations and 2 essay questions.
Some of you may qualify for the SVA-Google Scholarship, which is open students pursuing a degree in computer science or a related field that is open until March 31, 2013.
For full details click here.
THIS WEEK! War Stories and Free Beer
Over a decade since 9/11, still too little is known about what it means to serve in a time of war. War Stories and Free Beer encourages veterans to share their stories with those interested in learning more. Join us Wednesday, Feb 6 at 7pm at Alice's Cafeteria in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Building for the event.
All are invited, questions are encouraged. Dress is casual, beer is free.
See below for specifics.
Columbia's Counseling and Psychological Services is offering a support group for undergraduate and graduate student-veterans at Columbia. The group will offer an opportunity to discuss student-veterans’ experiences of transitioning out of the military, adjusting to an academic environment, and integrating their military background with other aspects of their identity. For more information see the filer below.
Are you looking to for ways to meet other students with families? Consider attending the following Columbia University Family Support Network event. See the description below.
The CU Family Support Network (CUFSN) is hosting an event specifically for students and their spouses and/or partner. Tickets are on sale now through Friday in GS Lounge from 10-11am.
The Rubin Museum of Art will be screening the 2012 film HIGH GROUND in which eleven veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars seek redemption in the Himalayas. Post-screening talk-backs include dialogues between neuroscientists and local war veterans, and tickets admit you to a free gallery tour. “In its ability to let us hear firsthand what life-and-death combat does to the human body and spirit, this film has few peers.” — The Los Angeles Times
Four screenings take place February 9-17.
Presented as part of the Brainwave series, exploring the crossover between science and human consciousness.
We are now accepting nominations! At the end of each academic year, Milvets recognize individuals with awards and honors for noteworthy contributions to the Columbia student veteran community. Any individual, whether student, faculty member or administrator, is eligible for consideration.
Fill out the nomination form here.
Nomination Period Ends February 20th!
When: March 5, 2013 at 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: Hudson Terrace - 621 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
Purchase tickets or make a donation here.
The keynote speaker of the Veteran Women, Minority & Service-Related Disabled Conference will be Dr. Laura Browder, with a Tyler and Alice Haynes Professorship in American Studies at the University of Richmond. Dr. Browder is the author of When Janey Comes Marching Home: Portraits of Women Combat Veterans.
There will also be three panel discussions focusing on issues and resources available for veteran women, minorities and the service-related disabled. For more details see below.
Register For Truth and Justice: The 2013 Summit on Military Sexual Violence
The Summit will be on April 17-18, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Please go to www.truthandjusticesummit.org for all of the information including a schedule of events for both days, information on the exciting workshops that will be offered, and sponsorship opportunities.
A former Navy vet, and the National Veterans Representative for Campus Recruiting for J.P. Morgan, has reached out to Milvets with additional internship opportunities with their firm.
If you are interested, please send your resume to Luis Song at email@example.com by February 8th. Please indicate the program & location of interest.
Operations Analyst Development Program
NY Metro; Newark, DE; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Tampa, FL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL
Corporate Analyst Development Program
Locations: NY Metro; Newark, DE; Columbus, OH
Technology Analyst Development Program
Locations: NY Metro; Newark, DE; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Tampa, FL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL, Syracuse, NY
Finance Analyst Development Program
Locations: NY Metro; Newark, DE; Columbus, OH; Chicago, IL
Learn more about these positions here.
The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is seeking a Veterans Affairs Intern to support NYSHealth’s efforts to meet the needs of returning veterans and their families. The successful candidate will be a graduate-level student. The intern will work with the Senior Fellow for Veterans Affairs on research, grantmaking, advocacy, grant oversight, and public policy formulation affecting veterans and their families. The internship experience is designed to provide the successful candidate with practical insight into serving the needs of veterans and their families. Veteran graduate-level students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary: $14 per hour
Location: Midtown Manhattan
Expected duration: up to 12 months
Learn more about the position's qualifications by reading the job description here.
Apply by March 1st.
The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for the2013 Fall Student Internship Program (unpaid).
Click here to go directly to USAJobs to start the Gateway to State online application. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 1, 2013.
This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency.
The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.
As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:
- Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
- Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
- Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
- Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
- Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.
Please visit http://careers.state.gov/students/programs for more information about the Fall 2013 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs.
Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 1, 2013.
CCE will be offering opportunities to practice your interviewing skills. This is a great chance to gain experience before internship and job interviews. See the CCE ad below.
As a GS-er, you have an interesting background and skill set; however you may feel confused about how to articulate and sell your story to an employer during the interviewing process. Take advantage of this special opportunity to meet one-on-one with a GS alumnus who can help you practice and fine tune this important skill and frame your story successfully. Slots will be given on a first come, first served basis.
Wed., Feb 6, 2013, 7 – 9p.m. at the CCE building. Registration and business attire required.
Please call 212-854-5609 to schedule your 30-minute one-on-one session.
Veterans Green Jobs is seeking student veterans to be placed in paid positions with our conservation corps partners in eight western states this summer. These positions, which focus on wildland firefighting training and outdoor conservation, provide you with meaningful summer employment that will challenge and develop you. Whether you're interested in a career path with state or federal resource and land management agencies or just looking for a summer job, these positions will connect you with fellow veterans in the outdoors, provide you with a renewed sense of purpose, and allow you to give back to your communities and environment.
Some benefits may include:
• S212 Wildland Fire Chainsaw certification
• Basic Wildland Firefighting "Red Card" certification
• First Aid/CPR training
• Living stipend and AmeriCorps education award
• Networking with state and federal land management employers
• Regain a sense of camaraderie through shared experiences with fellow veterans
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, check their website, or fill out their interest form.
The Rubin Museum of Art has asked for vets to speak as part of a panel after the screening the film HIGH GROUND. The Rubin specifically seeks: a vet with different perspective from others, a vet who has experience with Phantom Limb Syndrome, and a vet who can speak to PTSD/anxiety issues.
If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here.
Keran Lehavot, a clinical psychologist, is working on a research project with Dr. Tracy Simpson that is designed to learn more about the health and life experiences of women Veterans. The study consists of an online survey and will take about 40 minutes to complete. For more details, see a description of their project below.
We invite you to participate in a study focusing on your life experiences as a woman Veteran and the challenges you may have faced.
The goal of the Women Veterans’ Survey is to better understand the specific experiences of women Veterans and promote their health and well-being. We are especially interested in hearing the diverse voices within our communities.
This is an anonymous, web-based survey conducted by researchers at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. For more information, please go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/womenvet, or contact the Women Veterans’ Survey staff at (206) 277-1511.
There is much coverage in popular media concerning the numerous soldiers returning to the United States from lengthy wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the particular challenges these veterans face in returning to civilian life. Colonel Michael Gibler of the Army Rangers and Marian Eide, an associate professor of English at Texas A&M University (Barnard '87), are collecting stories of combat and return from the perspective of combat soldiers. Their aim is to publish a book that describes these wars from the ground, from the perspective of soldiers, and to reflect on the long-term effects soldiers carry home, whether it is PTSD, TBI, or a renewed sense of purpose and responsibility. They will be in New York from March 29 to March 31 and would like to meet with soldiers for 45-90 minutes for an open-ended interview/conversation about experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan, and at home.
To sign up email Professor Marian Eide.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), in close coordination and partnership with the NY Metro Area Military Support & Assistance Group (MSAG), Habitat for Humanity, and Operation Blessing, will be sponsoring a trip to Breezy Point as part of the overall Sandy Relief Efforts.
The previous trips were highly successful and focused on home demolition, debris removal, and facilitating resident work orders.
The next trip will focus on the completion of rebuilding those same homes including the installation of new sheet rock, insulation, cabinetry, and flooring. Teams will be assigned to support professional skilled laborers who will be in charge of the efforts.
When: Saturday, February 9
Pickup Location/Time: One Bryant Park, 42nd St. and 6th Ave at 7am
Barclays Center, Atlantic and Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn at 7:30am
Attire: Sweatshirt/T-shirt, jeans, comfortable footwear.
RSVP here: Bryant Park pickup or Barclays pickup
February 08, 2013
NEW: Mock Interviews for J.P. Morgan Summer Program Applicants
For those who applied to the J.P. Morgan Summer Analyst program, this upcoming Saturday Milvets and former J.P. Morgan interns will be hosting a mock “super day”. This applies ONLY to Milvets in the current J.P. Morgan interview process. We will host another round of mock interviews for other firms at a later date. To register, please email Dan Lagana at email@example.com by 8:00pm on Friday, 1 February.
When: Saturday, 2 February
Where: Location TBD
Please join us in celebrating the launch of Women Creating Change, the new global initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Difference. The evening’s program features a screening of excerpts from the award-winning Women, War, and Peace, and a discussion with producer Abigail Disney ’94GSAS.
Reception to follow.
Date: Tuesday, February 5
Location: Roone Arledge Cinema, Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University (2920 Broadway)
To register for this event, please visit: https://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/COU/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=142947 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our website: socialdifference.columbia.edu
January 29, 2013
Columbia Experience Overseas (CEO) – Apply by January 27th
Professional experience from a global perspective
Through CEO, students can pursue summer internships in an array of industries while gaining international experience in Amman, Beijing, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Shanghai, or Singapore. Benefits include professional development training, alumni mentorship, and housing. To learn more, visit www.cce.columbia.edu/findajob/cce-internship/ceo
Columbia Student Enterprises – Apply by February 3rd
Gain real world management and leadership experience
This program offers a unique opportunity to manage all aspects of an established business. Managing Director positions are available with the Columbia Bartending Agency and School of Mixology, Columbia University Tutoring and Translating Agency (CUTTA), and Inside New York. To learn more, visit www.cce.columbia.edu/findajob/cce-internship/cse or attend an information session on Thursday, January 24th.
STEP – Science, Technology & Engineering Program
STEP offers Columbia students quality summer internships in a diverse array of disciplines across the science and engineering fields plus professional development training and alumni mentorship. Students can apply to a designated STEP position through LionSHARE or secure their own opportunities and opt-in to enjoy all of the programmatic benefits. To learn more, visit www.careereducation.columbia.edu/findajob/cce-internship/step
Columbia University Internship Network (CU In)
If you’ll be working in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, or Washington, D.C. this summer, join the CU In Network to connect with Columbia students and alumni in the area. Want to take-on a leadership role and organize events? Apply to be a CU In Ambassador! To learn more about the network and what it takes to be an Ambassador, visit www.cce.columbia.edu/findajob/cce-internship/cuin