Student Opportunity – The Foresight Project

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Want the opportunity to win money while sharpening your analytical and political knowledge? Want to distinguish yourself from other college students when applying for government and private sector jobs? Then join “The Foresight Project” as they conduct a political forecasting tournament, starting on October 25th and lasting for about 8 months. To sign up, go to http://www.foresightproj.com.

The rewards… Each year:

  • The top 2% of participants will each be awarded a $500 Amazon gift card
  • The top 2% of participants will be featured in The Washington Post, Monkey Cage.
  • 100 other people will have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (with more accurate forecasters having better chances of winning).
  • 200 other people will have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card (with more accurate forecasters having better chances of winning).
  • The top 10% of forecasters will be featured on the Foresight Leaderboard

Participants will be asked to:

  • Complete a 45-minute battery of political and psychological tests to predict forecasting accuracy.
  • Take a 10 min training module about forecasting accuracy.
  • Make predictions about questions throughout the year whenever you wish! We will post a few questions online each week, for example, “Will Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential Election?” Select at least 30 questions and update them until the question closes.
  • After each question closes, you will receive feedback to improve the accuracy of your forecasts.

If you are interested, please go to  http://www.foresightproj.com to sign up.

Please don’t join if you have already participated in GJP or GJ Open.

Do you have questions? Feel free to email us at foresighthelpdesk@gmail.com

See What’s Possible – Apply to the Peace Corps by October 1

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Apply by October 1

There are hundreds of Peace Corps Volunteer openings available with departures in April, May, and June 2017. The choice is yours: from Togo to Nepal, Peru to Benin, Mongolia to Vanuatu. See what’s possible when you become part of a community overseas.

The Peace Corps wants the best person for the right position. Check out the Featured Jobs for opportunities in countries you may be less familiar with, those with a large number of openings, or those looking for specialized skill sets. How will you put your skills and talents to work?

Michigan Ross Master of Management Program

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The 10-month Michigan Ross Master of Management enhances your degree in liberal arts, science, or engineering with business fundamentals for a powerful combination recruiters love. But, first things first. Before you start an epic career powered by a Ross MM degree, you’ve got to take the first step — applying to the program!

Read below for some handy application tips to help you make a great impression.

If you’re not early, you’re late.
This is one time you can’t afford to be fashionably late — we anticipate a very competitive pool of candidates, so completing your application by mid-November is your best bet. Which brings us to our next tip…

It’s all or nothing.
We can’t review your application until we receive all of your materials — which is often delayed by the two required recommendations. So don’t procrastinate! Fill out your application ASAP so your references don’t have to rush. (Yes, we realize we’re reiterating the first tip. Did we mention to apply early?)

Score some points.
Email the GRE or GMAT score you receive when you leave the exam to Ross Admissions (RossMMinfo@umich.edu). Then, if you’re admitted, send the official score to the University of Michigan. Similarly, unofficial transcripts will suffice during the application process, but we’ll need the real deal (provided by the registrar’s office of your undergrad institution) if you’re admitted.

Set goals.
What are your post-grad goals? Knowing where you want to go career-wise will help you write a more compelling essay. Think about how an MM from Ross will put you on track to achieving your goals.

Start your application »

Regardless of your career path, the Ross MM Program is here to help you leverage the power of business to make a positive difference. If you’re ready to become a leader who inspires others and delivers outstanding results, visit our website or contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

Internship Opportunities with Humanitarian Organizations

American Association Rule of Law Initiative
Internship- Knowledge Management and Research Intern (Washington, DC)
Deadline: 16 October 2016

Internship- Outreach and Communications (Washington, DC)
Deadline: 19 October 2016

InterAction
Executive Office Intern (Washington D.C., USA)
Deadline: Until filled

Global Development Practice Intern (Washington D.C., USA)
Deadline: Until filled

Membership and Standards Intern (Washington D.C., USA)
Deadline: Until filled

Public Policy Intern (Washington D.C., USA)
Deadline: Until filled

Making Cents International
Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit Intern (Washington, DC)
Deadline: Until filled

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UN Women: Executive Director Office (EDO) Intern (New York)
Deadline: 30 September 2016

Canon Translation Review Accepting Submissions

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The Canon Translation Review is accepting translation submissions for the 5th edition. Canon publishes undergraduate student translations of any type from poems, short stories, songs, prose, etc. out of any language. Canon is a great opportunity to get published and to become more experienced in the growing field of translation! For more information, email Alex Yager at alyager@umich.edu or visit www.canontranslationreview.com.

THU 9/22 @ 5:30 PM – Careers at Mitsubishi Corp. Info Session/Interview Event

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On Thursday, Sept 22nd at 5:30 pm-8:30 pm in School of Social Work Building (SSWB) Room 1644, Mitsubishi Corporation will be hosting a career info session and conducting job interviews at U-M for Japanese-proficient undergraduates of various academic backgrounds.

All students are welcome to attend the info session, but only students with anticipated graduation dates between August 2017 and July 2018 will be eligible to interview.

If interested, please apply via this link. For more details, please see this Facebook announcement.