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Please read before contacting mentors in the W&J CCN Mentoring Network.


When preparing to contact the Alumni Mentors in the W&J CCN, we encourage professionally written messages that are grammatically correct. Construct a succinct message with a reference to the W&J mentoring network in the message. Use formal salutations and closings and show appreciation for his/her time and willingness to be a resource for your career growth.

Note: As it is important to make a positive first impression; please keep in mind that Career Services and your faculty advisors will be great resources for reviewing drafts of your communications.

A sample message might be something like:

Dear Dr. Bilsky,

I read your bio in the W&J CCN Mentoring Network and as a current junior majoring in English, I was wondering if you would be willing to speak with me about your experience as a graduate student at Stanford. I am preparing my own graduate school applications and welcome any advice you might have for me.

Thank you so much for your time and I appreciate your willingness to be a resource for W&J students.


Jane Doe, W&J ‘16


Writer, W&J Red & Black

Or an alternative:

Dear Mr. Van Cleve,

As a W&J student majoring in Business Administration, I am thinking about the sales field as a career direction. After reading your career information in the W&J CCN Mentoring Network, I am very interested in learning more about your work in the field. Would you be willing to speak with me about your work as a Sales Director in a technical field? Any advice you have will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

Best regards,

John Doe, W&J ‘15

Business Administration

Vice-President, Young Entrepreneur Society

Since 1989, The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics has encouraged students to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and develop rational arguments for ethical action. Full time juniors and seniors can compete. Awards are granted up to $5,000. Deadline is December 14, 2015 and the contest guidelines can be found on the website.

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Welcome to the online job posting and resume database system.

Once registered, you can search for jobs at any time from any computer.

If you want employers to consider you when they are searching for candidates, you must upload a resume.

Review the Resume Authorizations carefully and select the option that is appropriate for you. You may change your Authorization at any time.

Contact the Career Services Office if you have questions.

Columbia's recently re-designed M.A. program in Modern European Studies allows students to take any of Columbia's courses related to modern European topics in Arts and Sciences, the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and the Law School. We also offer financial aid to competitive applicants and financial support to conduct research in Europe.

The program can be completed in 12 months. Students are invited to design their own programs of study in two concentrations: the social sciences or the humanities. We provide students with one-on-one support and advising to help them make the most of their time at Columbia.

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Nemnet is a free resource for educators where they can:

View over 1000 job listings [nationwide]

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Global Health & Innovation Conference

Presented by Unite For Sight, 11th Annual Conference

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Saturday, April 16-17, 2016

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Research program and abstract deadline is September 30th. Register by September 31 to secure the lowest registration rate:

For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn’t passing the final. It isn’t acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper.

The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship can mean the difference between landing a job or being unemployed after commencement.

That season is upon us. So write up a cover letter, polish your resumé and start applying to the internships listed below that pique your interest. Application deadlines for some of the best internships are in less than a week, so don’t wait!

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Nemnet is a national resource organization that works with over 500 public and private schools [k-12], in the recruitment of teachers, administrators and coaches of

color. If you are looking or a job in education, let us help you!

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Undergraduate students from across Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and all Penn State World Campus students are invited to attend Penn State Law’s free Explore Law program this spring on Penn State’s University Park campus.

The weeklong residency program, held from May 16 through 20, will provide participants with an introduction to the study of law and the law school learning environment. The program includes LSAT preparation instruction as well as courses taught by Penn State Law faculty, judges, and practicing attorneys.

All tuition costs of the program, including housing and meals, will be paid by Penn State Law. The application will be available on October 1 and our priority deadline will be January 4 with a standard deadline of March 14. All applicants are asked to apply via the Explore Law Website.

One of the goals of Explore Law is to introduce the study of law to students from groups that are underrepresented in law school classrooms and the legal profession who may need support to facilitate their interest in the study of law.

Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute

“Diversity and Leadership in Public Service”

The School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College is pleased to announce the

2016 PPIA Junior Summer Institute

will be held at Carnegie Mellon University from June 17 through August 6, 2016.

The PPIA Junior Summer Institute is a fully funded 7-week summer fellowship program that prepares rising college seniors for advanced degrees and careers in public policy and international affairs. The summer institute provides rigorous academic training in policy analysis and alumni who successfully complete the program are eligible for scholarship funding for graduate studies at consortium member schools. You can find more information about this program on our website website.

Similar summer programs are offered at UC Berkeley, Princeton and the University of Michigan with some differences in eligibility, courses and benefits during and after the PPIA experience.

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The application deadline is November 1, 2015.

View over 1000 job listings, and access over 500 public and private schools. Nemnet is a national resource organization that works with over 500 public and private K-12 schools, in the recruitment of teachers, administrators, and coaches of color. If you are looking for a job in education, let us help you! Register for free online.

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Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Princeton, NJ. Our mission is to develop young leaders committed to Africa's advancement. We place bright, hardworking, passionate recent college graduates with remarkable host organizations for yearlong fellowship opportunities across the continent. Since 1999, we have placed nearly 400 Fellows in 35 African countries with more than 70 organizations.

Our program is open to graduates from any accredited U.S. college or university, and is highly selective, with an approximately 10% placement rate. For more information, please see the link below.

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Sentara RMH Medical Center, founded in 1912, is located in Harrisonburg, Va.

Sentara RMH is a not-for-profit, community-based regional healthcare facility licensed

for 266 beds and fully accredited by DNV.

The Sentara RMH HTL Program is a one year school that includes six months of

lecture and student lab followed by six months of rotation through a hospital histology

lab. Rotations will be in Sentara RMH Histology Lab, Norfolk General Hospital

Immunohistochemistry Lab, Norfolk General Hospital Histology Lab, and Martha

Jefferson Hospital Histology Lab. Block teaching will be utilized in the didactic

segment of the program with progression of courses from Fixation, Processing/

Embedding, and Microtomy to Staining. Some of the lectures may be projected by

video-teleconferencing equipment from Norfolk and Williamsburg to RMH. The rest of

the lectures will be in person. Two way communications will be utilized in the videoteleconferencing.

The entering students will be required to have a bachelor’s degree

with a minimum of 30 credits in biology and chemistry (minimum of 12 credits in

each of chemistry and biology) prior to beginning the program. A certificate will be

awarded at the completion of the school.

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The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is now hiring in a variety of positions

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About Our Services

You must register with CCN to use our services. Once registered, you may:

  • Search for jobs posted exclusively to Washington & Jefferson College; search the Jobs Central® national job board and the Intern Central® national internship board.
  • Upload a résumé file to Resume Central® so it can be searched by employers (if you so authorize). Your résumé will be reviewed by our office and must be approved before it can be sent to employers or submitted online to posted jobs.
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  • Search our Mentoring Network to find profiles of people who work in your fields of interest and contact them online. After you register, you must obtain our school password in order to search the profiles.
  • Our aim is to support the Washington & Jefferson College mission to graduate men and women of uncommon integrity, competence, and maturity who are effective lifelong learners and responsible citizens, and who are prepared to contribute substantially to the world in which they live. The Career Services office is committed to helping students determine and pursue their career goals. This is achieved through the services that we offer, including:
  • Job search preparation
  • Career assessment tools
  • One-on-one career counseling
  • Career library
  • Internships
  • Graduate school assistance
  • Job and internship fairs
  • On-campus recruitment
  • Workshops
  • Many online resources