Scholarship for PLEN’s Women & Science/Technology Policy Seminar

Dear Colleague,

If you know women science majors who want to explore what life is like as a science advisor to the President, the head of an Institute at NIH, or a congressional staffer influencing the government’s research agenda, please tell them about PLEN’s Women & Science/Technology Policy Seminar in Washington, DC, January 3-7, 2012: 

Women & Science/Technology Policy Seminar in Washington, DC:

Deadline Coming Up to Apply for Our Need-Based Scholarship – November 11th!

The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) will be holding its 12th Women & Science/Technology Policy Seminar January 3-7, 2012 for women students who are considering a career in science or health policy.

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for women students to discover a different way to professionally apply their scientific and technological knowledge – in a career developing public policy. The seminar teachers are women scientists in diverse areas of government and the private sector: White House science advisors, legislative staff in Congress, Institute directors at NIH, corporate lobbyists and scientists, and nonprofit advocates. These women immerse the students in the major issues of the day, guide them through the realities of policy making, and help them discover if they want to become part of the process.


The program maximizes interaction between students and women leaders working on public policy, and it provides a unique opportunity to connect students with women in the field who can offer advice as well as open doors.

Seminar registration deadline is November 25, 2011. Visit for more information and on-line registration. This seminar is sponsored by Abbott, which allows students to attend at a fraction of the cost of PLEN’s other seminars.

Apply for PLEN’s Need-Based ScholarshipSee website for details.  Application due November 11, 2011

(see attached flyer, scholarship application and last year’s program schedule)


Courtney Holt

Program Manager/Marketing Coordinator

Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN)

1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 900

Washington, D.C., 20036

phone: 202.872.1585. | fax: 202.872.0141





MS assistantship, birds in Panama (Oregon State)

M.S. or Ph.D. ASSISTANTSHIP available to study bird community in Barro Colorado Nature Monument, Panama. A graduate assistantship through the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, is available to a highly qualified student. The student will work with Dr. Douglas Robinson on community surveys aimed at understanding long-term patterns of change on Barro Colorado Island and in neighboring forest remnants. Support will be through teaching assistantships in our distance education (on-line) program and through a new state-wide bird survey project in Oregon. The student must have a demonstrated talent for identifying birds by ear and experience conducting point and transect surveys with distance estimation. Previous experience in the Neotropics is preferred. The successful applicant must be willing to live and work in hot and humid conditions, handle vine-tangled steep terrain with grace and humor, tolerate ticks and chiggers, and maintain a high level of enthusiasm for field work as well as record keeping, data analyses, and writing. Experience in operation of small boats is helpful. Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but receipt by 15 January is preferred. Additional information on our department can be found at To apply, send (in a single PDF) cover letter outlining your past experiences related to those described above, resum? with detailed history of work experiences with birds, GRE scores, copy of university transcripts, and email and phone numbers of 3 references to (EM: douglas.robinson AT Oregon State University is an AA/EEO employer.

[posted by Andy Wilson]

Graduate and Professional School Fair

Graduate & Professional School Fair

Tuesday, October 25, 4-6pm, CUB Ballroom

View participating institutions and disciplines (pdf).

100 graduate and/or professional school programs from 82 institutions will be represented.  Law, medical, social sciences, humanities, and more!   **GIVEAWAYS!!**  Students attending the Fair will be eligible to win one of several giveaways, including an Apple iPad, G-burg Bookstore & iTunes gift cards, and more!

Oct/Nov Career Calls

Students can join alumni and parents on these interactive conference calls to learn more about their careers and get valuable advice on what it is like to work in their chosen fields. View additional details and/or register for these calls in GettysburgWorks.

·   Finding your passion and the transformation of your careerOct. 19, Noon, Alumni House  Skip Atwater P’14, Director of Business Transformation at Hewlett-Packard

  • Financial/Retirement Planning – Oct. 27, Noon, Pennsylvania Hall 2A – Nancy Fellinger P’14, VP Financial Planning, Coburn & Meredith

·   Entrepreneurship – Nov. 2, Noon, Alumni House – Lauren Celano ’00, CEO, Propel Careers

·   Social Work – Nov. 11, Noon, Alumni House – Jodi Wayne ’01, Private Practice Clinical Social Worker

Naval Supply Systems Internship Information Session, Wednesday, October 26th (Noon to 1pm) in Science Center 200. 

Free Pizza and Soda provided!  Seeking 2nd or 3rd year students pursuing a degree in the areas of Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, or Business Information Systems. Register via GettysburgWorks.

Tiffany Kurzawa

Assistant Director, Center for Career Development

Gettysburg College
(717) 337-6616

Check out the Center for Career Development:

Career Path Presentation (10/20) and Discussion Groups (10/21)

Hi ES Students,

Looking for a job and want advice? See below for details.




The Great Transition: College to Career through Experience in Marketing Alternative Energy

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011

4-5 p.m.

Science 200

Tess Barton ’06, Director of Marketing for Community Energy in New York City, will be on campus to speak about her career path and to talk with students about their own transition from college to career.  Tess will talk about how to make authentic career decisions that line up with the values that are important to you.  Come to this informal career session to learn, gain perspective, and have great discussion!

Sponsored by the Center for Career Development.


Student Discussion Groups: College to Career Transition 

Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

10am, 11am & 1pm



Click here for more information and to sign up for a session of open dialogue, free coffee and snacks, and free advice!  

Tess C. Barton

t: @TessCBarton

MS student, forest song birds, Univ New England

M.S. GRADUATE STUDENT – Seeking an M.S. graduate student at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME. This project will focus on the effects of a new federal timber management program whose goal is improve habitat for key forest songbird species breeding in Vermont. This project stemmed from Audubon Vermont’s Forest Bird Initiative and was aimed at working with foresters to integrate songbird habitat management into their management plans and silvicultural prescriptions. All field work will be done in Vermont during the 2012/2013 summers. This student will be partly supported by research funds, but will also need to have competitive grades and GRE scores to be awarded TA support. The ideal candidate must have strong knowledge/experience with forest songbirds in the northeastern United States. Additional preferred (although not required) skills include: point count experience, northeastern plant identification. For program requirements please see (URL: To Apply: To be considered please send a cover letter, GPA and unofficial GRE scores, and CV (including names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references) by email (EM: nperlut AT to DR. NOAH PERLUT, Department of Environmental Studies, 11 Hills Beach Road, University of New England, Biddeford, ME 04005. Materials must be received by 1 Dec 2011

Wanted: 2012 Legislative Fellow

From: Campbell, Olivia []
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 12:18 PM
To: Campbell, Olivia
Subject: Wanted: 2012 Legislative Fellow


DNR is looking to hire a part-time legislative fellow for the 2012 session.  If you know of anyone who may be interested, please forward the job description on to them.







LOCATION: Department of Natural Resources – Legislative Office

Annapolis, Maryland (Anne Arundel County)


HOURLY RATE: $13.48 per hour (Grade 10)


CLOSING DATE: November 4, 2011

CONTRACT PERIOD: January 4, 2012 – April 18, 2012


POSITION DUTIES: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Legislative Office, is seeking a current law or graduate student, or a recent college graduate to serve as the Department’s Legislative Fellow for the 2012 session of the Maryland General Assembly. The Legislative Fellow will assist the Department’s Legislative Office by: conducting legal and legislative research; editing correspondence, bill position statements and testimony; tracking legislation; monitoring committee hearings and caucus briefings; maintaining legislative files; and completing administrative duties as needed.

The Legislative Fellow must be available to work in Annapolis approximately 20 hours a week from January 11, 2012 through April 18, 2012. Since the Legislature does not take any holidays during the 90 day session, the candidate selected must commit to a weekly work schedule and take no holidays or spring break.


PREFERENCE: Will be given to applicants with strong writing skills, some environmental science or policy experience.



Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or a current law student or graduate student.

Experience: No experience required.


TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample (5 pages or less) to by close of business, 5:00 p.m. on November 15, 2011.


Olivia Campbell Andersen |  Legislative Director

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

phone: 410-260-8112 | cell: 410-507-7525 


Careers in Alternative Energy and Marketing Workshop on Thursday, October 20th at 4pm Science Center 200

Hi ES students,

Do you remember the picture that I showed in the ES News slideshow with the alumna standing in the wind turbine? That was Tess Barton. She will be on campus to speak about her job this Thursday. See below for details.



From: Manuel Ruiz
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 8:45 PM
To: Sarah Principato; Donna Plank; Sally Roelke; Susan Holz; James Hamerstone; Bennett Bruce; Brendan Cushing-Daniels; Eileen Stillwaggon
Cc: Tammy Shaffer; Kathy Williams; Sandy Buhrman; Tiffany Kurzawa
Subject: Careers in Alternative Energy and Marketing Workshop on Thursday, October 20th at 4pm Science Center 200

Hi Sarah, Donna, Sally, Susan, Jim, Ben, Brendan, and Eileen:


Can you please forward the following workshop opportunity to your students’:


Careers in Alternative Energy and Marketing/Transitions from College to Career

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011

4-5 p.m.

Science Center 200


Tess Barton ’06, Director of Marketing for Community Energy in New York City, will be on campus to speak about her career path, and to talk with students about their own transitions from college to career. Register via GettysburgWorks (events and workshop tab)!!!



Manny Ruiz, MA

Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Internships

Center for Career Development

Gettysburg College

(717) 337-6616