Category Archives: Midd Blogosphere

Careers with Givebutter. They’re on a ROLL!

Givebutter is a social crowdfunding platform for student organizations, nonprofits, sports teams, startups, and individuals to fundraise for any cause at the lowest fee possible. Every fundraiser on Givebutter has instant access to powerful fundraising features such as trackable team fundraising, an Instagram-esque social donation feed, donor management tools, actionable analytics, event ticketing and registration, and more. Consider Givebutter your completely free, one-stop-shop for fundraising.

Become a Butter Ambassador: The Butter Ambassador program gives college students the opportunity to acquire real-world sales experience, grow their resume, give back to their community, and get rewarded for doing so. The primary responsibility of Butter Ambassadors is to encourage others to use Givebutter to fundraise for philanthropy, events, trips abroad, and more. Starts January 2018. Join now.

Check out the MANY internships posted in Handshake – applications close on 11/30!

Roblox Internship and Job Opportunities

At its peak, Roblox has hosted over 1,400,000 concurrent users on our platform.

They need smart minds like yours to help shape their future.

The best thing about joining Roblox is that you don’t just join their company. You join a huge, vibrant community of over 60 million monthly active players who will appreciate and applaud your talents and treat you like the rockstar you are. If contributing to the Roblox platform sounds like fun and you take play seriously, they’d love to hear from you.

Internships:

As the Roblox platform continues to grow, they invite you to grow with them. Their venerable internship program lets you thrive in an environment where responsibility is given early, autonomy is encouraged, and opportunity is everywhere.

Jobs:

Check out their current job listings online.

Don’t see your job in our current openings?

They’re growing and will have new positions available soon.

Send your resume.

IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship

Using big data to improve the world’s health.

Fellows at the Institute for Health Metrics (IHME) impact the health of billions of people by analyzing data and developing new tools. At IHME, we analyze the world’s health data to make better decisions about important health problems. This requires insights from a variety of fields, from computer science to anthropology.

Post-Bachelor Fellows (PBFs) use creativity to solve complex problems. As a PBF, you will join a community of passionate researchers in our dynamic research institute.

To apply for the Post-Bachelor Fellowship, please visit: http://www.healthdata.org/post-bachelor-fellowship/application-process

Application deadline: January 10th

Learn more at www.healthdata.org.

Consulting in the non-profit space: Quatt Associates

Quatt Associates is a boutique consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. that specializes in the not-for-profit sector. Our work includes executive and staff compensation (including compliance with applicable law), organizational planning, and surveys.

We are seeking a full-time, entry-level to early career consultant to assist us in our consulting practice. Significant undergraduate coursework in economics, mathematics, finance, business, computer science, or statistics a plus; should demonstrate strong quantitative and analytical skills, strong writing and communications skills and an attention to detail. Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team. The firm prides itself on producing customized services for a demanding client base, with the highest level of personal service.

There is strong alumni support for this position!  All the details here:  https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1150457

 

Consulting Job Spotlight: Seurat Group

 The Seurat Group is an entrepreneurial consulting and private equity firm that partners with our clients to help unlock new sources of growth. Our work is primarily in the consumer goods space – we work with everyone from leading Fortune 500 companies to high-growth Challenger Brands that are driving significant, exciting change in the industry. Our mission is to help each and every one of our clients to sell more, in more places, more profitably, to more people.

We are looking for creative, curious, entrepreneurial and team-oriented people to join the Seurat Group as Business Analysts. The Business Analyst role is primarily focused on the Consulting side of our business, and will have the opportunity to support Seurat Capital as opportunities arise. In this role, you would be a critical member of project teams, supporting the collection and analysis of data while learning how to develop new insights and creative ideas to help businesses grow in the rapidly changing consumer goods industry.

Full details in Handshake here:  https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1038492

J-term internship in Asia in the media industry

Media Partners Asia  is a leading research & advisory firm focused on media, telecoms and entertainment industries in Asia Pacific.

This is a unique role to assist MPA analysts and Vice Presidents in research across the media sector with a focus on local media players in China, Korea, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Media operators include TV broadcasters, TV and film production houses, content aggregators including free-to-air and pay-TV channel operators, online video distributors, pay-TV platforms and film exhibition companies. Topics include research and data collection on company ownership, background, history, product and service offering, and financial position (i.e. income statements, balance sheets).

All the details here in Handshake.  Act now and don’t miss out:  https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1135996

Generously offered by an alum!

Exploring West African Spiritual Traditions in Puerto Rico by Pele Voncujovi

 

“Through the CCCS grant, we have been able to spread our network of Santeria practitioners in both Cuba and in Puerto Rico. We have maintained these valuable connections till this day and are still in frequent contact, sharing information and learning from each other.”

 

My Brother Sena and I went to Puerto Rico during Spring break 2017 to explore how West African spiritual traditions are conducted there. We stayed at an AirBnb in San Juan and visited the house of Edward Craig. Edward and his wife Judy are both practitioners of Ifa spirituality in Puerto Rico, and we had the privilege of touring their shrine and getting to pray at the various different Orishas he worked with. We went in hopes to learn and compare the ways in which Orisha practices were conducted in Puerto Rico and compare them to the practices in Cuba and in Ghana. We found that Edwards practices were very similar to those done in Cuba and had many practices that somehow resembled some spiritual practices in Ghana as well. During our time in Puerto Rico, we were able to conduct rituals for our Vodus from Ghana, and in the process, we were able to show and educate the Santeria spiritualists in Puerto Rico on how Vodu rituals in Ghana are conducted. It was a great cultural exchange.

They were extremely interested and excited to learn about Vodu spirituality in Ghana and were very grateful when we shared various traditional songs with them. We also had the privilege of engaging in an hour-long interview with a Puerto Rican Masters Degree student doing research on African Spirituality and were able to give him some valuable information. During an interview with Judy, I learned a lot about the role of women in Santeria and some of the challenges and benefits they gain from it.  I personally really enjoyed going to the store to buy chickens and doves for the rituals because it greatly reminded of how we go shopping for spiritual items and animals at the end of the year at home. It was also a great learning experience to pick up various herbs and learn the various different medicinal and spiritual uses for the different herbs. This experience made me realize the resilience of Afro-Caribbeans and their determination to keep Afroculture alive and relevant. Although the prevalence of Afro-spiritual practices weren’t as high as in Cuba, the burning passion and the eagerness to learn more about African spirituality as practiced in today’s world showed me how relevant and important our documentation project is.

 

“This experience broadened my perspective and understanding of Santeria and how it is practiced in the Caribbean.”

 

 

I would like to extend my deep appreciation towards the CCE for the continued support for our project and for helping us achieve new limits we never imagined reaching.