Declaration of Major
October 15 is the deadline to declare a major, choose a major adviser, and have these choices reflected on advising materials for preregistration for spring semester. Declaration of major forms available in the registrar's office, 6 Mary Lyon Hall. Forms to declare a special major available in the dean of studies office, 303 Mary Lyon Hall.
Course Drop Deadline
Friday, November 15, is the last day for all students to drop a course from the fall record. Drop forms, available in the registrar's office, must be returned with all appropriate signatures by that date.
Ungraded Option Deadline for the Class of 2000
Friday, November 15, is the last day for students in the class of 2000 to elect or change an ungraded option. Forms are available in the registrar's office; they must be filled out by the deadline.
Mystic Seaport Maritime Studies Program Meeting
On Monday, October 21, Liza Fleming-Ives, a representative from the Williams College Maritime Studies Program and the Mystic Seaport Museum, will give an illustrated talk on the Mystic program in 212 Blanchard Campus Center at 7 pm. Students interested in attending Mystic for the fall 1997 or spring 1998 semesters should plan to attend this interesting and informative meeting. (The Mystic Program is part of the Twelve-College Exchange, and all applicants must complete both a Mystic and Twelve-College Exchange application form.)
Applications are available beginning October 15 for riding scholarships for spring 1997 physical education riding classes. These applications are due November 4; pick them up at C.J. Law's office in the Equestrian Center.
The Career Development Center is located in the Health Center building. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Drop-in hours are Wednesday-Friday, 2:00-4:30 pm, and Tuesday, 9:00-11:30 am. Additional library hours are Thursday, 5-8 pm, and Saturday, 1-4 pm.
Internet Job Searching
A new resource for job searching is available, and the CDC is prepared to help you utilize it to its full potential. The World Wide Web is quickly becoming a major source of job listings and company information. Job Searching on the WWW is a hands-on workshop designed to help you learn where to search for the best results. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, October 24, from 4:45 to 5:45 pm in the CDC library. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Stop by the CDC to sign up before the class is closed.
Registration for the November 16 Foreign Service Written Examination must be received by October 18.
Registration for the November 16 TOEFL examination must be received by October 14.
Registration for the December 14 Graduate Record Exam must be received by November 8.
Registration for the December 7 Law School Admission Test must be postmarked by November 1.
International Identification Cards
For students planning to study or travel abroad, the CDC has international student identification cards available for $19 per card. See Janice Kane.
Boston Law School Forum will take place Friday, November 1 through Saturday, November 2 at the Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. Admission is free; there is no preregistration. An opportunity to talk with rep-resentatives of more than 110 LSAC- member law schools and pick up catalogs and financial aid materials. Attend workshops on financing a legal education (Friday, 2:45 pm and 4:45 pm; Saturday, 1 pm) and applying to law school (Friday, 1:45 pm and 3:45 pm; Saturday, noon). Attend a special panel presentation for minority applicants (Friday, 10:30 am and noon; Saturday, 10:30 am). For more information check the LSAC Web site at http://www.lsac.org or call 215-968-1001.
MBA Forums sponsored by the Graduate Management Admission Council have the twofold purpose of helping people determine whether they should get an MBA and, if so, helping them identify the schools that will best fit their needs. Upcoming forums: Chicago, November 2, Palmer House Hilton, 10 am to 4 pm; New York, November 8, Marriott World Trade Center, 2 pm to 8 pm and November 9, 10 am to 4 pm. Daily $5 registration fee payable at the door. There is no preregistration. For more information call 800-537-7982.
Advertising Career Conference sponsored by the Advertising Women of New York Foundation, Inc. and Fashion Institute of Technology will be held at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Avenue and Twenty-Seventh Street, New York, NY on November 1 and 2. Students are invited to this conference to learn about the advertising and communication industries. Registration is $65 by mail only; deadline for registrations is October 21. No registration at the door. Registration form and more information available at the CDC.
Career Exploration Project (CEP)
Notebooks listing CDC-sponsored placements are available in the CDC library from September 23 through October 28. Come see the opportunities that await you.
Thinking of designing your own CEP? Not sure where to begin? Come to one of the Developing Your Own CEP workshops offered in October. These workshops are not mandatory; they are intended to help you discover your network and to create opportunities for an exciting CEP experience this January.
Reminder: Tuesday, October 22- Monday, October 28 is CEP deadline week. Applications will be accepted during this week at the CDC from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Remember, only final materials (application, cover letter, and resume) will be accepted during this week. Plan ahead: see a counselor regarding your ideas, and have your resume and cover letter critiqued during drop-in hours or during one of the CEP critique times offered in October. See the CDC calendar of events or the CSJ calendar for specific dates and times.
Summer Internships and Employment Opportunities
The following internships represent only a sampling of the hundreds of opportunities listed in the CDC. Further information and application materials are filed in the College Street Journal binders in the CDC library.
American Society of Magazine Editors' magazine internship program offers ten-week summer internships in the editorial offices of consumer magazines and business publications. Internships may include proofreading, copyediting, interviewing, attending editorial meetings, and researching articles. Most participating magazines are located in New York City. Last summer's participating magazines included Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, Entertainment Weekly, Family Circle, and Glamour. A minimum stipend of $300 per week will be provided. Liberal arts majors must have experience on a campus publication and have done a journalism internship in the past. Applicants must be juniors. Deadline for application is December 16.
Travelers Indemnity Company and Aetna Casualty and Surety Company offer internships to juniors entering their senior year. Interns will work with the Financial Management Development Program, a three-year training and development program for financial managers. Accounting, economics, business administration, finance, management, and math majors are preferred. These Hartford, CT, internships are paid. Application deadline is January 31.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC, is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to help research and write public-information documents, post information to the program's Internet home page, assist in responding to requests for information, and perform other duties. This internship offers an excellent opportunity to become involved in public policy. Applicants should be interested in environmental issues and government service, have excellent organizational and communication skills, and experience with computers, including word processing, desktop publishing, and the Internet. This twenty- to forty-hour-per-week position is unpaid. Rolling application deadline.
American News Service and the Center for Living Democracy are offering three internship positions: media relations associate, national interracial dialogue project associate, and research associate. Stipend ($1,000, with priority given to students of color) and nonstipend positions available. Candidates should have a variety of skills, including communication, organization, and research skills, as well as experience with Microsoft Word for Macintosh computers. Familiarity with databases and spreadsheets a plus. No deadline mentioned.
EDS, a world leader in applying information technology, is offering internships for computer science, engineering, or marketing majors who have completed at least their sophomore year of college. Interns would be responsible for supporting global sales programs, specifically assisting with the implementation of the Unigraphics Web plan. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. A salary is available. No deadline is listed.
Information about applying for all awards listed here is in the CDC library in the fellowship files. Interested students who have questions about these awards should make an appointment with the fellowship coordinator, Hilary Shaw, x2080. Students with general questions about awards should come to one of the workshops and open advising sessions on Fridays in the CDC.
Beinecke Memorial Scholarships Mount Holyoke may nominate one full-time junior for these $30,000 awards for graduate study. Applicants must currently receive financial grant aid and must be U.S. citizens. Scholars are selected on the basis of academic excellence. Preliminary deadline is Monday, December 2.
Elie Wiesel Essay Contest Planning paper topics? Consider this essay contest for juniors and seniors. Cash prizes are given for essays on a broad number of topics. There are no citizenship, age, or GPA restrictions. Preliminary deadline is Friday, December 6.
Seniors: Funding for Your Own Public Service Project Mount Holyoke seniors and alumnae may apply for the Echoing Green Public Service Fellowships, which offer $15,000 for a public service project anywhere in the world. Seniors may also apply for the Samuel Huntington Public Service Fellowships for $10,000 to continue or begin a public service project. Final deadlines are in February, but applicants need to begin the application process now.
Carnegie Endowment for Peace Yearlong paid program at Foreign Policy magazine for graduating seniors. Extensive course work in politics or economics required. No citizenship restrictions. Mount Holyoke students have been selected for this program in the past. Preliminary deadline is Monday, November 25.
Joint BA/JD Program with Columbia University: AILES Outstanding juniors may apply to the AILES (Accelerated Interdisciplinary Legal Education) Program cosponsored by Mount Holyoke College and Columbia Law School. No age or citizenship restrictions. Preliminary sign-up by Friday, November 1 with the fellowship coordinator. LSAT must be taken no later than February 1997.