New Program That Evolved From My Gettysburg Experience

Hi, ES students –

            Please see below.  You will remember that Tess is an ES alumna who gave a job talk here last semester.

            Rock on! – John

John A. Commito

Professor

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA

 

Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550

E-mail:    jcommito@gettysburg.edu

Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

 

From: tess barton [mailto:tesscbarton@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 10:31 AM
To: Tess Barton
Subject: New Program That Evolved From My Gettysburg Experience

Dear Gettysburg Friends and Mentors,

I hope this email finds you all well and enjoying the spring weather – I really miss springtime in Gettysburg!  I’m writing about a program that I’ve launched for college students and recent grads, which has incredibly strong Gettysburg roots. A quick update about where I am in life – I’m working full time as the Marketing Director for Community Energy, a private wind and solar energy company based outside of Philly, and am pursuing an MBA in Managing for Sustainability as a part-time student at Marlboro College Graduate School. I live and work (remotely) in Brooklyn, NY and am getting married to another Gettysburg (and GRAB) alumn this August.

Since leaving Gettysburg, I’ve always considered my work with the GRAB program to be the work that I’ve done that was both most fulfilling for me and made the greatest difference for others.  I’ve been searching for the right way that I can continue to make the type of impact that I did in the GRAB program while at Gettysburg. I’ve hosted students as part of the Career Center’s externship program, which has grown into a greater interest in mentoring students on the transition from college to career. It’s taken me a few years, but through the personal leadership class in my grad program (the Marlboro College Graduate School MBA in Sustainability), I’ve found a way to combine my real-world experiences, interest in career coaching/mentoring students, and GRAB background as a side project to my work in clean energy.

Some of you might remember me making noise about this over the last 6 months… I’m super excited about The Reality Trek Program, which I’m co-leading with Beverly Winterscheid – the professor of leadership in my grad program and the founding partner of the Institute for Nature & Leadership. The program is a 5 day retreat at the AMC Cardigan Lodge in NH this June, dedicated to career empowerment for college students and recent grads seeking social and environmental change. The Reality Trek is designed to tailor the skills and competencies of these talented students to make their difference in the world starting with their first job. Beverly and I are merging the best of nature-based leadership (NBL) practices and the latest in career planning and job search skills, combined with our up-to-date experience in sustainability industries and organizations, to gear this program specifically to matching one’s values and skills to the right organizations.

This program is designed for all future innovators in environmental sustainability & social justice, that:

– Are high achievers who hold themselves to high standards

– Have a big vision for their future & are ready to take your first step

– Dream of a career that does not fit in THE BOX of traditional jobs & career paths

– Want to be part of a "creative incubator" of like-minded leaders and guides challenging them to be their best

I know that many Gettysburg students meet this description, and I’m hoping that you might be able to help spread the word about the program to your students and colleagues.

For You: We’re hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 28th at 12:30 – 1:15 pm. I’d like to invite you to join and get a sneak peek of what’s happening with leadership in the sustainability field and get a brief overview of The Reality Trek program and its nature-based leadership components. As a thanks for your participation, at the end of the call we will be raffling off $100 scholarships to three webinar attendees, so that you can offer a lucky student this incentive. To register for the webinar, go to www.natureleadership.org/reality-trek/.

Students can find out more on www.natureleadership.org/reality-trek/, on our facebook page (The Reality Trek Program), or sign up for more info at TheRealityTrek.org.

Please help spread the word about this program to your students and colleagues. The registration deadline for the Reality Trek is April 12th and were shooting for 15 students/grads.

We hope to make this an annual event, and would love to have Reality Trek alumni from Gettysburg. This program has truly evolved from my robust Gettysburg experience – working with GRAB as an undergrad, studies with the incredible Environmental Studies department, the externship I landed through the Center for Career Development after graduation (which turned into my current job), hosting students every year thereafter, the dinner conversation I shared with the Garthwait Leadership Center’s sustainability program this past summer, and the conversations I had with Environmental Studies students while on campus in October.  And – we’ve brought on Gettysburg senior Jess Bozzo as an intern to help launch the program!

I’m forever grateful for the tremendous opportunities I had at Gettysburg and hope to pay some of it forward by supporting newer Gettysburg grads as they transition from college to career.

I’m happy to answer any questions you might have or share any other info! A BIG THANKS for helping to spread the word!

Warm Regards,
Tess Barton ‘06

Tess C. Barton

t: @TessCBarton

908.208.6576

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Career Immersion Trip

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Hi ES Students,

Are you interested in a career in Energy? Consulting? Urban Renewal? Sustainable Development?

If yes, please check out a new immersion trip offered by the Center for Career Development. See attachment.

Cheers,

Sarah

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Thanks Sarah,

Yes, (although the last one had a small typo) so I fixed that. 

Katy Mattson

Associate Director

Center for Career Development

Gettysburg College

300 N. Washington Street

Gettysburg PA 17325

Phone:  717-337-6616

Fax: 717-337-6538

kemattso@gettysburg.edu

Automatic reply: [esopps] Internship opportunity

Thanks for your message. I am out of town at a conference with students and will respond to my e-mail when I return to campus on Monday, 26 March 2012.

Take care! – John

John A. Commito
Professor
Environmental Studies Department
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA
Phone: 717-337-6030
Fax: 717-337-8550
E-mail: jcommito@gettysburg.edu
Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito

Internship opportunity

Hi ES Students,
See below (and the attachment) for a summer internship opportunity at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve. Contact Jennie Pagano if you have questions.

Cheers,
Sarah

—–Original Message—–
From: Jennie Pagano [mailto:pagaje01@gmail.com] Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2012 4:57 PM
To: Sarah Principato
Subject: Internship opportunity

Dear Sarah,

I hope that you are doing well! I am still teaching biology at Francis Scott Key HS down in Carroll County and loving every minute of it (although also really looking forward to our upcoming spring break)! I wanted to take a moment to email you all about an internship opportunity for undergraduate students in the Gettysburg area. During the summers I work as the Summer Camp Coordinator at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve in Fairfield. We are still looking for two summer interns to help with the planning, coordination, and execution of our summer camp. It is a really great opportunity for anyone who is interested in environmental science, education, or outreach. Three years ago I was one of the summer interns and had a blast in the position. The internship offers complimentary housing as well as a monetary stipend for the summer. I have attached some information about the internship as well as an application. If you would pass the information on to any interested students I would be very grateful. They can email me directly with any questions, or contact the office. Thank you again and if there is anything that I can ever do for the department, please let me know!

Jennie Pagano
Class of 2010

Program Associate – Crystal City, VA

More ES jobs! – John

John A. Commito
Professor
Environmental Studies Department
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA
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To: John Commito
Subject: Program Associate – Crystal City, VA

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Manager, Policy & External Relations – Washington, DC

Hi, ES folks –

See below for job opps! – John

John A. Commito
Professor
Environmental Studies Department
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA
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Phone:??? 717-337-6030
Fax:??????? 717-337-8550
E-mail:??? jcommito@gettysburg.edu
Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito
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From: Email Alert – EcoJobs.com [mailto:emailalert@ecojobs.com] Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:11 PM
To: John Commito
Subject: Manager, Policy & External Relations – Washington, DC

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USFWS Seasonal Job Announcement

Hi, guys –

See below! – John

John A. Commito
Professor
Environmental Studies Department
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA
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Phone:??? 717-337-6030
Fax:??????? 717-337-8550
E-mail:??? jcommito@gettysburg.edu
Website: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~jcommito
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—–Original Message—–
From: aers@googlegroups.com [mailto:aers@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Chris Heyer
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 10:09 PM
To: aers@googlegroups.com
Subject: [AERS] USFWS Seasonal Job Announcement

AERSians,

Hello! Please find the below listed job description for 7 seasonal positions with the USFWS. The application deadline is WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st. Because the application deadline is so soon I will not post this to the website.

Thanks!

Chris

—–Original Message—–
From: Susan_Adamowicz@fws.gov [mailto:Susan_Adamowicz@fws.gov]
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 9:54 AM
To: Chris Heyer
Subject: Seasonal salt marsh survey technicians at national wildlife refuges

Dear AERS Webmaster,

Dear NEERSians-

US FWS is offering seasonal biological technician openings at 7 different national wildlife refuges on the East Coast. The job involves conducting salt marsh assessments according to a protocol developed by USGS (Hilary & Glenn) and FWS. Some refuges will be requiring these technicians to conduct bird surveys of salt marsh species so experience along those lines is definitely a leg up.

GS-5 positions are often filled by graduate students or those with recently completed masters degrees. BUT, if you are or know of an outstanding undergraduate, particularly one with birding skills, please apply.

ALL applications must be made on USAJobs.gov. The process takes a bit of time….please don’t wait until the last minute. Providing a very detailed resume of applicable experience on the USAJobs.gov website helps in the ranking process.

I can answer general questions. Specific questions should be addressed to the refuges involved: Moosehorn NWR, Wertheim NWR, Stewart B. McKinney NWR, Bombay Hook NWR, Prime Hook NWR, Forsythe NWR, Chincoteague NWR.

Please feel free to pass on this announcement.

The position announcement will close Wednesday March 21st. That is a hard and fast deadline.

Thanks,

Susan Adamowicz

Job Title:Biological Science Technician

Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Job Announcement Number:PH-NM-12-623124

SALARY RANGE:
$31,315.00 to $31,315.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Thursday, March 15, 2012 to Wednesday, March 21, 2012 SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0404-05
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time – Temporary NTE 5 months

1 vacancy(s) – Baring, MEView Map
1 vacancy(s) – OCEANVILLE, NJ
1 vacancy(s) – Milton, DEView Map
1 vacancy(s) – Smyrna, DEView Map
1 vacancy(s) – CHINCOTEAGUE, VAView Map
1 vacancy(s) – Westbrook, CTView Map
1 vacancy(s) – Shirley, NY
_______________________________________
Susan C. Adamowicz, Ph.D.
LMRD Biologist, Region 5, USFWS
Rachel Carson NWR
321 Port Rd.
Wells, ME 04090

Tel: (207) 646-9226 ext. 31
FAX: (207) 646-6554


From Susan Adamowicz
Susan_Adamowicz@fws.gov

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