Archive for April, 2013

Public Lecture on Food Policy and Trade

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3-Bell Ranch Volunteer Job Posting

3-Bell Ranch Volunteer Internship Application

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California Study Away – Summer 2013 – Undergraduate and Graduate Opportunity

This summer 2013, the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications will be offering a high-impact Study Away trip to California. Undergraduate and graduate students will spend 10 weeks focusing on advocacy, outreach, and engagement. The group will study real-world approaches to creating and sending messages through social media, print, broadcast, and grassroots outreach. Students will meet with representatives from groups that create campaigns to better understand what has the greatest impact on public opinion of important issues.

One of the courses, AGCJ 404 – Communicating Agricultural Information to the Public, is a University Core Curriculum Communications course.

Please see the attached flyer for more information about this experiential learning opportunity. Students may apply at http://tx.ag/StudyAway2013. If you have students you would like to nominate for this experience, please send me their contact information.

California Study Away Flier 2013


Sarah Peña Ho ‘05
Academic Advisor
Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications
Texas A&M University
600 John Kimbrough Blvd., Suite 272
2116 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2116

979.862.3001 for appointments

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Scholarships & Financial Aid Peer Counselor Position

Scholarships & Financial Aid is currently seeking additional Peer Counselors for its customer service team. Peer Counselors are part-time student employees who provide customer service to students contacting Scholarships & Financial Aid via phone or in person. In addition to having superior communication skills, qualified applicants will be customer service oriented, professional, and dependable. Applicants must be eligible for work study and must be able to work in between terms and over the Summer. In order to be eligible for work study in the Summer, students must have applied for financial aid, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled at TAMU at least half-time. Preference is given to students who are able to commit to working one year or longer due to the extensive training provided for these positions. More details on this position and the online application can be found at https://jobsforaggies.tamu.edu (Job ID 11479).

Thank you,

Erin Porter
Assistant Director
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Texas A&M University

PO Box 30016 | College Station, TX 77842-3016
Tel. 979.458.5401 | Fax. 979-847-9061

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Post College Salary Tool


PostCollegeLaunch.com Partners with IBM Unit to Create Robust Salary and Job Assessment Tool

http://www.postcollegelaunch.com has partnered with Salary.Com, an IBM unit, to create a robust tool to analyze various levels of job entry and expected salaries for different cities. For example, people who don’t have a clearly defined career path can insert related positions and there is detail concerning what kinds of duties various entry points in the positions would have and related salaries, based on surveys. (Salary Wizard)

There is also a job assessor tool to help the user evaluate job satisfaction either at a current job or with a potential new opportunity. The process begins with an assessment of current career priorities, then helps the user rate predicted job satisfaction at a specific position.(Job Assessor)

PostCollegelaunch.com is filled with information and links about careers and advice for next steps. For example, there is a recent section on how recent American graduates can start a career in the UK.

Another section details a networking methodology for recent grads interested in more entrepreneurial pursuits like startups, real estate, venture capital, or media, unlike a position with a clearly defined career path. Given how competitive these fields are, landing a job is often a matter of networking rather than submitting resumes blindly.

The site also has information about employment related training and setting up living arrangements and other important life style concerns such as apartments, insurance, moving and travel.

For more information, see http://www.postcollegelaunch.com or contact webmaster@postcollegelaunch.com

Contact Webmaster@PostCollegeLaunch.com, PO Box 761 Concord, MA. 01742

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Just a reminder that the April 28 deadline for the Future Leaders Forum is just around the corner. The Forum is hosted by the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) June 2-4 in Washington, DC. The Forum includes participation in AIARD’s annual conference as well as a day and a half of visits to agencies, companies and organizations (e.g. USAID, USDA-FAS & NIFA, World Bank, Peace Corps, UN/FAO, Chemonics, DAI, ACDI VOCA, Millennium Challenge Corporation) engaged in international agriculture and rural development.

If you’re thinking of a career in the field of international agriculture, this is an excellent opportunity to meet some of the major players. The application can be found at http://aiardregistration.weebly.com/future-leaders-forum-application.html.

Cathryn A. Clement, M.A.
Coordinator for International Academic Programs
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and
Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture
Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and

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Do you have a student that is interested in studying abroad for the Fall semester? If so, the Department of Political Science is still taking applications for the Fall 2013 European Semester Program. This semester long program provides an opportunity for students to learn all about Europe and the European Union. Each student can earn up to 15 hours of college credit. The specific credit hours are as follows:

• Political Systems of the EU and its Decision Making Process [POLS 306]
• European Law [POLS 306]
• European Markets and Economy [POLS 306]
• Studies in European Civilization and Culture I [LBAR 331]
• Studies in European Civilization and Culture II [LBAR 332]

For any new applicant, the Department of Political Science is pleased to announce that we have a limited number of scholarships of up to $2,000 that will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. This scholarship is contingent upon an applicant’s confirmation of their acceptance to the 2013 Fall European Semester Program. For information about this scholarship, please email Vince Hernandez (vhernandez@pols.tamu.edu). If a student would like more information about the program itself, please feel free to forward this website or he/she can call 979-845-3127 to set up an appointment to meet with one of the Political Science advisors. We hope any interested student takes advantage of this exciting opportunity to learn all about Europe and the European Union!

Vince Hernandez ‘02
Senior Academic Advisor II
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts

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