Wesleyan's CAREERS for the COMMON GOOD

Monday, November 1 - Friday, November 5

Wesleyan's Careers for the Common Good program presents Public Service Careers Week 2010

Careers for the Common Good (CCG) informs, inspires, and supports Wesleyan students who wish to lead socially responsible lives and to pursue careers in public service.

This fall, CCG has sponsored Degrees of Public Service, a presentation outlining the variety of masters degrees related to policy, politics, and public administration; a presentation and individual meetings with the U.S. Foreign Service; and two webinars on finding internships and full-time/permanent jobs in the federal government.

Public Service Careers Week 2010 comprises five career panels over the week of November 1.

November 1: Food Fight! The Case for Organic Farming and Community Food Organizing*
7:00pm-8:00pm, Usdan 108 -- * 6:30pm Pre-panel Potluck Dinner!
Hear how these speakers are pushing the ongoing effort to improve and equally distribute our food supply, and how you can get involved.
Nicole Berube, Program Director, CitySeed, New Haven, CT
Nora Gilbert '10, Coordinator, Healthy Supermarkets program, Physical Activity and Nutrition Office, NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY
Dayna Locitzer '09
, Apprentice, Nonprofit organic farm, Hudson Valley, NY
Steve Munno '01
, Manager, Massaro Farm, a community sponsored farm, Woodbridge, CT

* NOTE: attend the 6:30pm pre-panel Potluck Dinner WesFRESH will be serving soup and bread!  Contribute  something to the meal if you can.  THINK GREEN: bring your own plate/bowl/utensils.

November 2: Reports from the Field: A Talk w/Service Careers Fellows Alumni
7:00pm-8:00pm, Woodhead Lounge
Five alumni, all recipients of the Wes Service Careers Fellowship, will share their experiences, advice, victories, challenges, and frustrations as their lives in service unfold.
Sean Corlett '08, Advocate Counselor & College Access Counselor, Jewish Child Care Association at the Brooklyn Democracy Academy, Brooklyn, NY
Tameir Holder '08
, Research Assistant, Child Psychiatric Epidemiology Group, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY
Jeff Kessner '07
, Interise (an economic development NPO), Boston, MA
Jesse Leavitt '06
, Coordinator of Training, Reflection, and Evaluation, Phillips Brooks House Association, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Zack Potter-Vose '06
, Teacher, Amistaad Academy, New Haven, CT

November 3: All Are Welcome: Service Through Faith-Based Organizations
7:00pm-8:00pm, Woodhead Lounge  * Note: Community of Living Traditions Info Session
Learn how you can engage with a faith-based organization to serve others with your talents and passions, no matter what your religious affiliation or spiritual orientation.
Pastor Joan Cooper Burnett, University Protestant Chaplain, Wesleyan Chaplains
Rabbi David Leipziger Teva, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life/University Jewish Chaplain, Wesleyan Chaplains
Leora Abelson '07*, Shomer Shalom Network & Community of Living Traditions, Stony Point, NY
Amelia Geggel '06*
, Graduate Student, Environmental Health Science, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA (formerly with GesherCity and Moishe Kavod House)
Carolyn Klaasen, Coordinator, Community of Living Traditions, Stony Point, NY
Jane Maxon '06
, Volunteer, Mother Hicks Center, New Haven, CT (former Protestant Chaplain, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT)

* NOTE: Community of Living Traditions Info Session: 6:00pm, Woodhead Lounge.  Learn about some great opportunities, including a summer internship that provides room/board and a stipend.

November 4: Going Global: Careers in International Human Rights
7:00pm-8:00pm, Woodhead Lounge
You're familiar with human rights abuses around the world.  Hear how these panelists have joined the fight to help those suffering injustice.
Alden Blair '05, Environmental Health Coordinator, Breaking Ground, Portland, ME
Andrea Bradford, Director, Staff Development, Amnesty International USA, New York, NY
Brittany Mitchell '07, Program Coordinator, Program Office, Human Rights Watch, New York, NY
Russ Passig, Manager, Global Benefits and Human Resources Operations, Global Human Resources Department, Human Rights Watch, New York, NY

November 5: Giving to Get Back: Careers in Philanthropy
12:00pm-1:00pm, Usdan 108
If money is power, than giving money to others can be a powerful tool for service.  Learn about the world of philanthropy and how you can launch your career in this important field
Ann Faust, President, Community Consulting, Middletown, CT
Beth Herz '07
, Program Associate, Sustainable Environments program, Surdna Foundation, Inc., New York, NY
Steve McCarthy '75,
Trustee, The Mary A. and John M. McCarthy Foundation, New York, NY

The speakers are Wesleyan alumni and other professionals who will discuss their career paths and current jobs, shed light on how students can break into these areas, and provide insight into the rewards and frustrations of taking on the various missions that they have so passionately embraced.