Navigating the IVY Career Fair

navigating career fair

Location: Fairchild 601, Columbia University, New York, NY

This coming Friday (02/19/2016 ) @ 18:00 – 20:00


See your dream company at the All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair on March 4th?

Please join SUMASA as we host Diane Spizzirro (Director, Career Service and Development, School of Professional Studies) and Sona Joshi (Career Coach, School of Professional Studies) for an interactive workshop to help you Ace a Career Fair. Attend this event to learn how to perfect your resume, engage with prospective employers, and network effectively.

This interactive workshop will provide students with tips and practice on how to Ace a Career Fair. We will use employer feedback to help understand their needs and motives, as well as provide a strategy on getting to employers you really want to see.

To attend, register by Thursday February 18th :

Women & Sustainability Presents: Effectiveness in Sustainability Management, Engagement and Implementation

When: Monday, March 10, 8-9:30pm

Where: 337 Mudd


How can a sustainability professional implement her plan and generate buy-in from colleagues? What sustainability challenges exist in the healthcare industry, and what solutions can be found?

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For Immediate Hire

The One Million Community Health Workers Campaign (an Earth Institute initiative)is looking for immediate hire for three positions:

  • 1 technical/research intern
  • 1 communications intern
  • 1 communication position (full time)

Job description has not been finalized; email Hannah Sarah Dini a short statement of interest if you’d like to learn more.
Please reach out to Hannah Sarah Dini ( directly if you have questions or would like to apply. Details about the internships:

The One Million Community Health Workers Campaign supports African governments that are dedicated to the deployment of community health workers (CHWs) who can provide basic curative and preventative healthservices to their communities. Launched in January 2013, the Campaign promotes the expansion and upgrades of national CHW systems, using lessons learned from government and civil society activities to guide national policy. The objective is to bolster the health system infrastructures that support CHW recruitment, training and deployment ahead of 2015 – the end date of the Millennium Development goals.

The spring interns will be responsible for supporting the activities of the Campaign’s secretariat, based at the Earth Institute of Columbia University. Two (2) positions are available: one intern will focus on technical content, and the other on communications and advocacy. The interns will interact with various members of the Campaign, depending upon the nature of the interns’ projects. Activities may include writing policy documents, summarizing policy briefs, and conducting research on effectiveness of certain community-basedhealth interventions as well as other public health topics of interest.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have an understanding of public health and healthsystems in general.
  • Exceptional writing, drafting, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities and to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Experience supporting the administrative and research needs of individuals working in non-profits and/or academia, preferably with a focus on international development, is also highly desired.

The positions require 5-15 hours/week commitment, and will be remunerated at the standard rate for Columbia University interns. Start date: ASAP. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Summer Travel Grants to Europe for Master’s Students

Deadline to apply: March 10, 2014

The Blinken European Institute, Columbia’s center for interdisciplinary research and teaching on Europe, announces summer travel grants of up to $1,200 for research or unpaid internships in Europe.

Eligibility: Students in terminal master’s-level programs (M.A., MPA, M.Sc., etc.) in any school of the university who are pursuing research on modern and contemporary Europe OR an unpaid internship in Europe in summer 2014.Only continuing students are eligible. The grants are not available to students in doctoral programs, including programs that offer a master’s degree on the way to the doctorate.

Funding for research travel: BEI will fund up to $1,200 for travel to libraries, archives, and other sites for research in Europe related to a master’s thesis or other final project for the degree. Applications must include:

  • BEI master’s research travel grant application form
  • CV
  • Approved thesis prospectus, signed by your advisor, detailing the nature of the research and the site(s) to be visited
  • Travel budget
  • Personal statement of 250 words or less describing your current studies, career plans, how the internship fits into your degree program, and the anticipated benefits that it will have for your career

Travel budget
Funds may only be used for travel expenses, and will be distributed through reimbursement after travel has been completed.

Application forms may be found on the Blinken European Institute website at Submit completed applications electronically to BEI Associate Director, Christopher Hill, at by March 10, 2014.

SUMASA wants you to look good!


Join us: Saturday the 8th of February 2014 at 12:00 pm (noon), for a photo shoot session at Columbia University! The photographer is a SUMA student, who is really excited to contribute.

Background – We’ll offer three different backgrounds: inside the SIPA building 5th floor next to the central glass patio, library (TBD) and outdoors (TBD). In all options the background will be blurred out.

Dress code – In a manner appropriate for your field, solid dark colors like blue or black are recommended. Avoid wearing too much makeup, distracting hairstyles, too much jewelry and strapless tops.

Cost: SUMA students $5 donation; all others $25 dollar donation.


Important! The sign-up period closes Friday the 7th of February at noon. Shortly after, you’ll receive an email confirming your appointment.