Thursday, September 18, 2014

New sustainability minor

Rutgers has just approved a minor in sustainability that is open to all majors at SEBS.  Environmental science majors will probably have completed some of the requirements already.  Program requirements are here.  For more information, contact Rebecca Jordan.

Peoples Climate March on 9/21

Hi, my name is Gary Conger and I'm an Econ student trying to save the world.  (flyer attached)

I'm writing today to ask for your help to engage your students and encourage them to take a stand and take action to be and create the change they wish to see in the world. I'm asking you to help me get the the word out about us joining 10,000s of people including the Sustainability Alliance of CGHR, students, professors, scientists, religious leaders, politicians, and concerned parents across the world to the Peoples Climate March on 9/ 21.

Peoples Climate March- the goal is to show Obama and other world leaders like Ban Ki Moon the power of the people is stronger than the campaign financing of fossil fuel companies and we are taking our future back.  We will Innovate and Demand Effective Solutions to Mitigate Global Warming  (carbon tax)(renewable energy/ efficiency investments)(electric cars)(Subsidy shifts)(less meat, less plastic more trains)(ext...)

This is the fight of our generation and we have a chance to be part of the "Biggest Climate March in History," But I need you.  I know your students listen to you, deep down you know they trust you and I can only pass out so many flyers.

So I'm asking for you to forward them the flyer I've attached and speak to them about climate change, speak to them about the importance of protests similar to the PCM affecting change you hve seen in your lifetime, and please speak to them about the need to take an active role in shaping the world we live in. Then join us, as we continue to shift to a more sustainable economy. 

   - Meet Us: Rutgers Newark- Robeson Campus Center
   - When: 9/21 Sunday @ 9:00am
   - Cost: $10 round trip

To Sign up:

Gary Conger

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

study abroad fair info

The Center for Global Education is now accepting Winter and Spring 2015 study abroad applications. The deadline to apply online is October 1, 2014.   To learn more about the study abroad program offerings please attend a study abroad info session or visit our website  Please see the full schedule below and remember to Save the Date for the Study Abroad Fair on Monday, September 22nd  from 3:30-6:30 at the Rutgers Student Center.

Info sessions will cover the general application process, from selecting the right study abroad program for a student’s major to securing scholarship/funding for the program. We encourage interested students to start planning early by attending one of our events.   

*Info sessions will be held every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, on a different campus, from 8-9pm*

Sept 9 & 10: Busch Arc Rm 204
Sept 16 & 17: Cook/Douglass Ruth Adams Building Rm 104
Sept 23 & 24: Livingston Beck Hall Rm 253
Sept 30 & Oct 1: College Ave Frelinghuysen B4

Study Abroad Scholarship Writing Workshops
Sept 10, 17, and 24: Kreeger Learning Center, College Ave

*Free food, giveaways, and a $500 scholarship raffle prize*
Study Abroad Fair
Monday, Sept 22: College Ave Rutgers Student Center

For more detailed information please visit our News & Events page.

For more information about Center for Global Education program offerings:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Brunswick waste app

The City of New Brunswick has a free app, MyWaste, to keep residents up to date on garbage and recycling schedules, set reminders, get alerts on schedule changes, etc.:

Career and Internship Fair this week

2 Major Events for your students to attend this week!
Two-day Fall Career & Internship Mega Fair  (Different Employers Each Day)
Thursday, September 11 and Friday, September 12 from 12-5 pm
Sonny Werblin Recreation Center on the Busch Campus
This event is the largest career and internship fair of fall being offered by University Career Services. The Mega Fair replaces the Engineering and Computer Science and the Business, Mathematics, and Liberal Arts Fairs of last fall.
All majors are welcome! Recruiters are hiring for technical and non-technical fields for internship, part-time, and full-time positions.
No pre-registration is required; however, we do ask that you bring your student ID and dress business professional.
  • 130 employers state they are hiring from ALL MAJORS
  • 172 employers are looking to hire interns or students interested in PT work (great for underclassmen)
  • 263 are also trying to fill FT positions
  • 154 are open to hiring students with advanced degrees (great for graduate students)
  • 86 employers are willing to sponsor visas! (great for international students)
UCS will host different employers each day. Some of the more than 300 employers attending the fair include:
  • Aetna, Inc.
  • Altria Group Distribution Company
  • Amazon
  • Bloomberg
  • CDW
  • Colgate Palmolive
  • Devereux New Jersey
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • iCIMS
  • L'Oreal
  • Pepsi Co.
  • PNC Financial Services
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PSEG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • TD Bank
  • The Madison Square Garden Company
  • US Navy
  • Viacom
  • WAWZ/Star 99.1 FM
For a full listing of employers participating in the fair visit our website


Drop-in Resume Clinic (No RSVP Required)
(Bring a copy of your resume)
Wednesday, 9/10 • 10 am–3 pm
Busch Campus Center, The Cove

Here are some additional ways to prepare to meet with recruiters:
  • Research the organizations in attendance via
  • Dress business professional (suits strongly encouraged) and bring your Rutgers ID. 
  • Bring multiple copies of your resume. If you don't have a resume use the CareerKnight Resume Builder to get started today! Join us at the resume clinic to have your resume reviewed before the fair. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fund For The Public Interest Internships

Dear Professor,

 My name is Michael Bralow and I am currently a Campaign and Recruitment Director for the Fund For The Public Interest. We are a national non-profit that runs grassroots campaigns. We work in partnership with groups like USPIRG, Environment America, Fairshare, and the Human Rights Campaign, on some of the most pressing Environmental and Social Justice Issues facing the United States. 
        Right now we are working in partnership with Environment New Jersey to protect our Shore, by closing serious loopholes in the Clean Water Act. Later in the year we will be partnering with NJPIRG (New Jersey Public Interest Research Group) to protect against the rise in antibiotic resistant infections by reducing the use of antibiotics on factory farms. 
        Every year we hire thousands of College students across the country for our campaign staff. We offer both Full-Time and Part-Time Positions. Our New Brunswick office is staffing up right now and we are looking to fill it with the brightest young minds around, so naturally I am reaching out to Rutgers Professors.  Some of the best ways for us to find the great candidates that I know Rutgers has to offer, is by having professors email our announcement to their students, or posting it on a group message boards. If you could please email your students with the blurb below, it would be greatly appreciated. 
        Thank you for your time and If you are willing to help with an email/posting/ or announcement please let me know! I am writing a sample posting at the bottom of this email.


Michael Bralow
Citizen Outreach Director
Fund For The Public Interest
119 Somerset St, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
 (O) 732-246-8128
(C) 215-512-7292

Internships this fall

The Raritan Scholars program is a course that arranges internships, gives you 4 credits, and fulfills your experience-based education requirement.  See here for a list of internships available this fall.  Contact Dr. Van Abs ( if you would like to learn more or register for the course.