Author Archives: Alicia Gomez

About Alicia Gomez

Hi! Come see me if you want to discuss career options in the Arts, Media, and Communications. I encourage students to reflect on their various interests and strengths when starting to explore possible career paths. I am available to chat about industry trends and practical skills while also sharing my own professional experiences, lessons learned, and insights.

Do you want to utilize your Arabic or Russian language skills in your career? If you do, you should attend these two employer info sessions this week!

Torden is a New England-based professional services firm that provides foreign language solutions to the Federal Government – specifically, the Intelligence Community. Working as members of an integrated Government-Contractor team in support our nation’s National Security, Torden language professionals help protect against threats emanating from our Nation’s adversaries.


Torden language professionals must meet the Government language requirements, as well as be vetted for security clearances. The qualification process can be lengthy, but can also be accomplished while you are completing your degrees.

Torden’s requirements include Russian and Arabic language professionals to support National Level intelligence requirements from U.S.-based facilities. Their employees are a combination of native linguists and graduates from the nation’s top institutions for foreign languages. They will brief you on their current openings, the security process, and what life is like as a Torden professional.

Date: Wednesday, April 14

Time: 6pm-7pm EST

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Arab-American Business & Professional Association (ABPA) Institute is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing free professional development and internship opportunities to underrepresented groups, minorities, and Arab-American students across the US to boost their participation in civic services, federal agencies, Fortune500 companies, Think-Tanks, and Non-Profits.  

ABPA Institute’s Internship Placement Program (IPP) is an experiential learning program that empowers Arab-American students to integrate theoretical knowledge in their academic curriculum with practical application in a professional setting.  

The goal of ABPA Institute’s IPP is to foster Arab-American students’ professional skills and enable them to benefit from the vast opportunities across the United States.  

ABPA Institute’s IPP is a collaboration among ABPA Institute, a host employer, and the student. The role of ABPA Institute is to facilitate the way for young talents to their best career path within the public or private sector. ABPA Institute’s signature established a robust internship program that placed students within many top organizations including Bureau of Land Management of Dept. Interior, Dept. of State, Middle Eastern Institute, Gulf International Forum, US-UAE Business Council, Dept. Energy, and many more in the recent years.  

Moreover, ABPA Institute helps all Arab-American student applicants with the most critical mentorship services including:  
-Providing students one-on-one advising to prepare their internship application packages  
-Offering individually tailored mentoring services including: how to write a resume & cover letter for Federal internship positions and how to succeed in job interviews  
-Providing editing services such as: feedback on applicants’ cover letter, resume, and writing samples  
They offer paid/unpaid or academic credit, depending on ABPA Institute’s agreement with the host employer.  

Join. Connect. Grow. Arab-American Business and Professional Association (ABPA) is a Non-Profit organization. ABPA strives to promote networking and professional opportunities Arab-Americans, African Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans, Hispanics, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Date: Friday, April 16

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00 pm EST

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Check out these Job and Internship opportunities in Handshake!

Below you will find tips on how to use the Filters to search for opportunities/experiences in Handshake.

-Click on Filters, click on Internships or Jobs, enter Performing and Fine Arts in the Industry section, and click show results. You should then sort by application deadline date. Click here to see the internship results.

-Click on Filters, click on Internships or Jobs, enter Architecture and Planning and Design in the Industry section, and click show results. You should then sort by application deadline date. Click here to see the internship results.

-Click on Filters, click on Internships or Jobs, enter Movies, TV, Music in the Industry section, and click show results. You should then sort by application deadline date. Click here to see the internship results.

-Click on Filters, click on Internships or Jobs, enter Advertising, Marketing and PR in the Industry section, and click show results. You should then sort by application deadline date. Click here to see the internship results.

-Click on Filters, click on Internships or Jobs, enter Journalism, Media and Publishing in the Industry section, and click show results. You should then sort by application deadline. Click here to see the internship results.

There are Remote opportunities available in Handshake. You could do a keyword search for Remote and click on Part-Time or on Internships.

If you need help using the filters to search for job/internship opportunities, our peer career advisors could assist you during quick questions.

Meet Alice Pfeifer’13, Associate Editor, St. Martin’s Press – Wednesday, March 24

Alice Pfeifer graduated from Middlebury College in 2013 with a major in English and American Literatures and a minor in Education Studies. A DC native, she moved to Portland, ME, after college to finish up two credits (having taken a semester off Junior year) and pieced together a number of part-time teaching jobs at the Waynflete School. Alice spent the following two years at a brand new STEM charter high school, first in administration and then as a humanities teacher. In the summer of 2016, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course, and soon thereafter began work in book editorial at St. Martin’s Press, where she works with bestselling fiction and nonfiction authors including Archer Mayor, Gregg Hurwitz, Natalie Jenner, E.J. Dionne, Jr., Senator Ben Sasse, and Kim Scott.

Click here to register in handshake for the Career Panel on Wednesday, March 24!

Click here to schedule your 1:1 chat with Alice Pfeifer!