Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Career Opportunities with US Department of State

On Monday, June 30 career diplomat Brian Flora will discuss career and internship possibilities with the U.S. Department of State. Flora, a 35-year veteran of the Foreign Service, is a recruiter for the Department throughout the upper Midwest. His presentation will take place over lunch at 11:00am in the SPEA atrium and will last approximately 45 minutes, with ample opportunity for questions. Then, between 2:30pm and 4:30pm, Brian will offer 15-minute one-on-one informational meetings with students from the College of Arts & Sciences. To reserve a free boxed lunch for the event, and/or to reserve a 15-minute meeting with Brian, please contact Elizabeth Bolyard via email no later than Friday, June 27, at Noon: ebolyard@indiana.edu.

The Department of State is the Federal agency responsible for the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. The Department’s personnel represent the U.S. and protect its interests and citizens around the world. The State Department seeks high caliber employees with the skills and competencies needed to deal with the demands of the coming decades. It recruits a diverse group of individuals with knowledge not only in areas traditionally associated with diplomacy (such as history, political science, international relations, and economics), but also those with backgrounds in business, office management, public administration, natural sciences, communications, law, information management and security. Its 25,000 U.S. employees (Foreign Officers and Specialists and Civil Servants) serve domestically, primarily in Washington DC, and at 265 embassies and consulates in over 160 foreign countries. The Department of State also has a robust fall, spring, and summer internship program that offers students a variety of interesting and challenging jobs in Washington and overseas in U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Please check out the website: www.careers.state.gov

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Uloop Local Advertising and Sales Internship

Be on the front lines for Uloop and join the team of business
developers that work directly with local businesses. This is a
dynamic, fast-paced business development position with unlimited
upside and amazing preparation for future jobs at Google, Yahoo, Yelp,
Facebook, etc.

* Learn all about online marketing, sales, and business development
* 15% commission for all sales
* Work with local businesses to help them attract more students by
marketing on Uloop
* Significant sales, presentation, and business development training

* Familiarity with the site. Please spend 5 minutes on www.uloop.com
(registration is free for students)
* Competitive personality
* Desire to learn about online marketing, sales, and business development
* Strong organization skills
* Ability to work 10 hours per week during business hours

Please send your resume to commons@uloop.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Gospel Music Video Production - Possible Internship

DuVal Cannon is a Christian/Gospel singer in Clarkston, GA, looking for a creative filmmaker to produce a video for his music. The footage has not been created and would be selected/discussed by the artist and Mr. Cannon. Travel to Georgia is not neccessary. Potential internship opportunity. Small stipend may be available.

Contact DuVal at
(770) 873-8783

Position will be closed on 12-31-2008 unless otherwise requested.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Consider Taking an African Language to Fulfill the Foreign Language Requirement


Are your students looking for a language to fulfill IU’s foreign language requirement? Are they interested in a small classes where they’ll get individualized attention? Do they have an interest in getting a Certificate in African Studies, or working with the US State Department (Foreign Service)? If the answer to any of the above questions is “yes,” then kindly encourage them to a look at the following African languages offered (through the Linguistics Department) in the 2008-2009 academic year.

W101 (Akan): Akan is part of the Kwa language family. It is the principle language of Ghana and is also spoken in the Ivory Coast and in some parts of Togo. About 9 million people speak Akan, most of who live in the Ashanti Region. The Akan people take great pride in their language, since it reflects not only their culture but also the history of their great nation. Akan is used in schools, on the radio, television, and in government offices. There are opportunities for studying abroad.

B101 Bambara/Bamana: Bambara, also known as Bamanankan, is part of the Manding language family. Bambara is one of the most widely spoken languages in West Africa and is used by more than 26 million people, primarily in Mali, but also in Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea-Conakry, Mauritania, Northern Cote-d'Ivoire, and Senegal. Bambara is the lingua franca of many parts of West Africa and is used in some Malian schools, radio, and government offices.

S101 Kiswahili: Kiswahili, or Swahili, is the language of over 50 million people in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, as well as in parts of Somalia, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Comoro Islands. Kiswahili is the lingua franca of many of these countries and is the national language of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Kiswahili is also used as one of the working languages of the African Union. There are opportunities for studying abroad.

F101 Wolof: Wolof is spoken by over 3 million people in Senegal and by millions of people in the Gambia, and Mauritania. It is the lingua franca in Senegal and belongs to the Atlantic branch of the Niger-Congo language family. Besides the Wolof people, the Wolof language is spoken by the Fulani, Serer, Toucouleur, Diola, and Mandingo people as a second language. There are opportunities for studying abroad.

Z101 IsiZulu: IsiZulu, or Zulu, is spoken by about 10 million people in many parts of Africa. It is a Nguni language, related to IsiXhosa, IsiNdebele, and IsiSwati. A major language of South Africa, it is also the lingua franca of Zimbabwe, Malawi, Namibia, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Lesotho.

For more information contact Alwiya Omar aomar@indiana.edu or Samuel Obeng sobeng@indiana.edu