Tag Archives: Social Impact

Economic Equity Policy Fellow at Greenlining Institute

The Greenlining Institute’s Leadership Academy Fellowship is an 11-month training and experiential learning program for early career leaders seeking to gain hands-on public policy experience and invest in their personal and professional growth.

Fellows are integrated into one of Greenlining’s policy teams to develop, plan, and implement the organization’s policy and advocacy efforts while they simultaneously work with the Leadership Academy to focus on the skills to support their personal growth and deepen their leadership perspective.

We’re looking for individuals who have a strong commitment to racial equity and social justice for communities of color and can demonstrate a sincere interest in building themselves into true race equity leaders. Our offices are based in Oakland, CA and participants will be expected to attend in-person throughout the program.

More details and to apply, check out Handshake here

Consulting Job at Dalberg Advisors

Dalberg is a global group working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. We partner with and serve communities, governments, and companies throughout the world, providing an innovative mix of advisory, investment, research, analytics, and design services. Today’s complex global problems require new solutions. We are from everywhere, at home anywhere – a US and Latin American company as much as an Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and European one.

You aspire to become a leader in global development and social impact by tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic opportunities, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy collaborating with teams working across continents and cultures. You excel in quantitative and qualitative analysis, and you want to put your skills to work – transforming organizations, advising investors, and shaping new initiatives. You are a committed self-starter with an excellent academic record, a passion for impact and development, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Check out the job in Handshake here. Deadline is February 11. This is a great entry level opportunity!

Also be sure to check out their interview prep here, which includes case practices.

Workshop: Lessons on How Embracing Risk and Failure Can Help You Succeed

It’s okay to mess up! Come to this session to explore your capacity to learn and develop. Build your understanding of neuroplasticity, the significance of your mindset, the role of self-talk, and how risk-taking and failure are critical to growth. This session will help you train your brain to embrace “failure” as a learning opportunity, while also planning ahead for potential obstacles and encouraging self-resiliency. Presented by Bruce Perlow | Program Director and Facilitator, The DREAM Program

Tuesday, January 18th 2022

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Axinn 219

Identifying Fraudulent Employment Opportunities

Unfortunately, not every job posting or offer is an opportunity. Scammers know that job opportunities are a powerful tool for gathering personal information, so you need to know how to distinguish legitimate job postings from scam attempts.  Below are some tips to follow and red flags to look out for.

Basic Tips

  • If a job sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is.
  • Don’t provide financial information or your Social Security number! Legitimate employers won’t ask for your bank account details or your SSN.
  • Do not send money! Legitimate employers will not ask you to wire money or pay for services.
  • When in doubt, look for the job posting on the employer’s official website.  Much like phishing emails, scam job postings often capitalize on well-known names and images. Do not follow links from the suspicious posting, which could take you to a cosmetically similar page, and check the employment page to be sure the opening is real. Calling the company in question (again, using publicly available contact information) is another good strategy.
  • If you experience anything unusual about a job posting in Handshake, please contact CCI as soon as possible and flag the posting in Handshake.

Red Flags

  • The same warning signs that signal fraudulent emails and websites: bad grammar and spelling, requests for personal information, and difficulty contacting or identifying the poster are all clear signs of trouble.
  • Request for an initial investment.
  • Request for bank account access.
  • Requests for payment or transferring money.
  • Offers to pay a large amount of money for little work.
  • Offers you a job without interviewing/interacting with you.
  • You are contacted by phone, and the number is not available.
  • Vague descriptions that focus on money rather than the job.
  • Email domain that doesn’t match the employer’s official domain.
  • Email domain of a free provider is used such as live.com, yahoo.com, hotmail.com, gmail.com etc. Legitimate organizations almost always have their own email systems.
  • Website that has information only on the job you’re applying for, rather than about the company in general.

What if I’m already involved in a scam?

  • End all communication and immediately contact the local police and Public Safety.
  • Get in touch with your bank or credit card company and dispute any fraudulent activity immediately.
  • If the scam happened online, file a report with the FTC’s cybercrime division.

Resources from Handshake

Best Practices for Job Searches

Protecting Your Personal Information

Handshake Privacy Policy

Handshake Terms of Service

More Resources

Middlebury College – Tips on spotting phishing

Federal Trade Commission – Avoiding and Reporting Scams

World Privacy Forum, Consumer Tips: Critical Tips For Job Seekers to Avoid Job Scams

Better Business Bureau, Scam Tracker

The FOURTH (of seven) drawings is on Friday, January 28. Make sure you are entered into the drawing by completing the resume approval process!

CCI is offering a $500 AIRLINE GIFT CARD just for completing the résumé approval process.

There will be 7 drawings, the first 6 will be for $20 in Middlebury Money and the final (cumulative) drawing will be for the $500 airline gift card.

All you have to do to enter is complete your Handshake profile and have your résumé reviewed and approved by a CCI Peer Career Advisor (PCA) – (go/PCAs for their drop in hours to have your résumé reviewed.) The earlier you complete your profile and have an approved résumé, the more chances you will have to win!

Seniors: FAO Schwarz Fellowship Program for Social Impact, Applications Due Feb. 10

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship program offers a transformative two-year experience designed to develop leadership skills and prepare graduating college seniors for success in the social impact sector. Each Fellowship is paid and includes benefits. You — or students that you think would be interested — can learn more about the Fellowships during an online info session on Thursday, January 12 from […]

Two social impact fellowships – one summer, and one full time

These look really cool!

The Mayor’s office in the city of Boston is hosting the:

New Urban Mechanics summer fellowship

A unique opportunity for creative, curious, and entrepreneurial folks. We need people passionate about civic issues to work with communities and try something new. Our summer fellowship is a highly selective program. Fellows work as a team, creating and putting in place thoughtful new prototypes, policies, or programs to benefit Boston. Fellows also take part in professional development opportunities to get a broad view of careers in City government.

Deadline is January 18. All the details here: https://www.boston.gov/departments/new-urban-mechanics/summer-fellowship

The next one is called the:

FAO Schwarz Fellowship

This is an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social impact. Our Fellows are highly motivated, passionate recent college graduates who are committed to social justice. They have proven academic excellence, demonstrated leadership in their college communities and are eager to immerse themselves in an experience that will challenge them, train them and empower them with the skills and network they need to jumpstart a successful nonprofit career.

Fellows work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. Each organization is deeply valued in their communities and has a strong record of delivering high-quality services that address critical issues of social inequity and producing consistent results. Working with their hosts, FAO Schwarz Fellows deepen their knowledge and understanding of relevant social issues, work directly with host communities, and lead strategic projects that strengthen the organization’s capacity and impact. The Fellowships also include professional development retreats, social experiences as a cohort and individualized mentoring.

Deadline is February 10. All the details are here in Handshake