Don’t Miss This Opportunity: Internship at Spanish Consulate in L.A.

is 1 internship position open at the Consulate of Spain in Los Angeles for
2010-2011. A qualified applicant would meet the following criteria: -Must
be a student and must take at least 1 credit hour per semester (including
Spring/Summer) -Must be
willing to live in the intern apartment provided -Must
speak fluent Spanish -Must
be a U.S. citizen (due to University regulations)

intern gets a monthly wage that they then use to pay the bills of the furnished
apartment that is provided as well as other living expenses; there is not much
left over for saving. It’s a wonderful opportunity for a student who is
organized, interested in foreign affairs, bilingual in Spanish and English, and
is highly motivated.

tell anyone interested to email their cover letters and resumes to Applicants will be contacted by phone to arrange an

NACE Reports that 83% of College Grads Have Completed at Least One Internship

A 2008 NACE document states that the 83% figure is up from 9% in 1992. Combine this with the fact that 75% percent of employers consider the internship as a requirement of employment and the message is clear: every college student needs to think internship, internship, internship.

Lew Cramer Coming to BYU to Talk About Local Internships

The President and CEO of the Utah World Trade Center will be talking to BYU Humanities students about local internships next Thursday, April 8 at 11 am in B-030 JFSB, BYU. 

Excellent Website for Career Search Resources

From résumé tips, to networking to search skills, check out the up-to-date information in Jobweb:

New Report Cites Internships as Key to Employment

A 2010 NACE study says that 75% of employers find the internship an essential element of a job candidate’s profile. The study shows a clear correlation between internship experiences and a successful job search. More here:

Goldman Sachs Seeks Liberal Arts Majors

I met with 3 recruiters from Goldman Sachs today who are in search of excellent liberal arts majors to join their Salt Lake City team. Their mandate is to hire 35% of their new recruits from liberal arts disciplines because the company is convinced that humanities majors bring a unique perspective and set of skills to the table. 

Basically they are looking for similar underlying traits in all of their candidates: intelligence (3.5 or higher), leadership skills, passion, motivation, curiosity, and communication skills, including foreign-language. It is not uncommon for candidates with these skills to be given training by Goldman in business or operations and then be sent to an overseas office.

Interested? Contact the College of Humanities advisement center for more info. 
See also their website for helpful tips for any job-seeking candidate: 

Liberal Arts Not Just for the Rich

A little secret about the wealthy is that they often send their children to liberal arts colleges (or majors) because they know that they’ll become cultivated and learn the kinds of leadership and communication skills that eventually lead to elite and well-paying careers. The paradox is that while the liberal arts are available to everybody, often those who need them most  think that they are useless. According to William Durden, 40% of Fortune 500 CEO’s graduated from a liberal arts college. Read more here:

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

 From the United States IC website (

The United States Intelligence Community (IC), an integrated network of agencies that work together to protect our Nation’s security, is seeking a culturally diverse, technically savvy workforce for exciting careers in a number of fields. Join us at the IC Virtual Career Fair to explore career opportunities, chat with recruiters, and apply for job openings – all from the comfort of your computer!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET

The IC Virtual Career Fair will offer hundreds of career opportunities available in a diverse array of disciplines, including:

  • Cybersecurity/Information Assurance
  • Engineering and Physical Science
  • Foreign Languages*
  • Information Technology
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Law Enforcement
  • Many others