Internship Possibility with UN in Vienna, Austria
You don’t necessarily need German to intern here. Either French or English–the official languages of the UN–would be sufficient. Details here: http://www.unvienna.org/unov/en/job.html
Why Liberal Arts Matter (CNN)
CNN recently ran a story by Michael Roth on why study of the Liberal Arts is crucial for the future of our nation. Here is an excerpt:
“In recent years university leaders in Asia, the Mideast and even
Europe have sought to organize curricula more like those of our liberal
art schools. How, they want to know, can we combine rigorous
expectations of learning with the development of critical thinking and
creativity that are the hallmarks of the best American colleges?
in our own land we are running away from the promise of liberal
education. We are frightened by economic competition, and many seem to
have lost confidence in our ability to draw from the resources of a
broadly based education. Instead, they hope that technical training or
professional expertise on their own will somehow invigorate our culture
Promising Future in Translation Careers
U.S. News reports that due to the global economy careers in translation will be taking off in the near future.
Competitive Advantage in Studying Portuguese
See what this blogger has to say about Brazil:
“For young Americans wondering what country and language they can study that will give them an edge in life, let me suggest Brazil and Portuguese.
a couple of others, the Spanish speaking countries of the hemisphere are minnows: Brazil is a whale. One single Brazilian state alone, Sao Paulo, has a GDP bigger than any Spanish republic except for Mexico.
Dean of the Business School at the University of Madrid Proposes a Return to Humanities Study
Like many business educators around the world, the dean of Business at the University of Madrid is noticing a narrowness in business education that he thinks might be remedied with more intense study of art and literature.
Paid Editing/Journalism Internships at the Chronicle of Higher Ed
Excerpts from ad:
The Chronicle of Higher Education offers three internship sessions each year: winter/spring, summer, and fall.
The paper is currently seeking interns for the fall 2011 session, which will begin in September. The Chronicle is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to maintaining a diverse work force.
The internships are full-time in our Washington, D.C., office and will last through December. In addition to a $500 weekly stipend, academic credit can often be arranged.
Three interns will be hired; we are looking for both undergraduates and recent graduates.
All the interns will have the same primary responsibilities: reporting and writing daily news articles forThe Chronicle’s Web site (which usually appear subsequently in print), writing news articles for other sections of the newspaper, and doing research for special projects. There is very little grunt work. Interns who prove themselves as reporters and writers are often asked to write full-length features.
The Chronicle places a premium on reporting that is accurate and writing that shines. All writing, including that done by staff reporters, is carefully edited. Interns typically leave with a set of strong, varied clips.
Requirements: Experience writing for publication, either at a student newspaper or a professional publication, is required. Candidates with previous internships and deadline-reporting experience are preferred. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011. Applications that are late, e-mailed, or faxed will not be considered.
Silicon Valley Tech Firms Need Humanities Students
Excerpts from Stanford News:
Business or Spanish: Which is Harder? Which is More “Useful”?
From today’s NYT:
“When PayScale conducted its latest annual survey of starting and mid-career salaries for college grads in dozens of college majors, business came in as the 60th best-paying college degree. It fared worse than such supposedly impractical degrees as history, political science and philosophy.”
The Liberal Arts, a Road to Nowhere? Think again…
Read this convincing testimony of the value of a liberal arts education by Maria Covey Cole: