Monday, February 1, 2010

UIUC Students: Go to the Green Career Fair this Wednesday

by Ann Abbott

Students often become very interested in issues of non-profit management and social entrepreneurship after taking Spanish community service learning (CSL) courses and the "Spanish & Entrepreneurship" course. But they don't always know how to follow up on that interest. Here is one way: go to the Green Career Fair (details in message below) this Wednesday and speak to the people from the SPEA program.

Here is the message I received:

"Greetings from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University – Bloomington! I hope that this e-mail finds you well.

"My name is Sarah Douglas and I am the Assistant Director of Graduate Student Recruitment at SPEA. I will be visiting the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Wednesday, February 3rd from 11am – 3pm at the Illini Union for the Green Career Fair. This Green Career Fair is meant to provide information for students with a desire to enhance the public good in a variety of areas, including public affairs and environmental science.

"I will be hosting a table on behalf of SPEA at this Green Career Fair, and I would enjoy meeting you either in your office or at the fair. I could visit you in your office after 3pm on Wednesday, February 3rd. Alternatively, feel free to drop by my table any time during the fair from 11am – 3pm at the Illini Union. Some facts about SPEA’s graduate programs follow.

"The 2009 U.S. News & World Report ranked SPEA’s Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program number two in the nation and identified that the program's concentrations in environmental policy and natural resource management and nonprofit management are the best in the country. The ranking also listed SPEA’s public financial management and public management concentrations in the top three. Our excellent Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) degree is considered to be one of the top environmental science programs in the country by the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD). It offers concentrations in applied ecology, water resources, and environmental chemistry, toxicology, and risk assessment. A joint MPA/MSES degree program (5 semesters) is an increasingly popular choice by our students. We have achieved these impressive results because SPEA offers a unique multidisciplinary curriculum that spans the social sciences as well as the physical and natural sciences and even extends to the arts and humanities.

"SPEA has already welcomed a number of students from your institution, including Farah Abi-Akar, Michael Brennan, Jenna Cluver, Laura Schroeder, Izabella Redlinski, and Sean Weatherwax. Perhaps you could alert students to our presence at the fair and direct them to our table? I would also be happy to give a 5 minute informational presentation to your students about SPEA’s graduate programs anytime after 3pm on Wednesday, February 3rd. Finally, we are happy to mail you some materials about our graduate programs.

Thank you in advance for your time and effort.

Best regards,

Sarah Douglas
Assistant Director, Graduate Student Recruitment
Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

MPA/MSES Program Office SPEA 260
1315 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
p: 812.855.2840
f: 812.856.3665

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