Why March Is The Best Time To Apply For A Summer Internship

March is the busiest and most crucial month for internship applications; here’s how to stand out and land a summer gig.

Why March Is The Best Time To Apply For A Summer Internship
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According to data by LinkedIn, more summer interns are hired in March than any other month of the year.

There were 70,000 U.S. internship listings on the professional networking site in February. If historical trends are any indicator, that number will likely jump above six figures during the month of March.

“It is the dead center of internship season; it is a crucial month,” says Lauren Berger, founder of Internqueen.com and author of two books on interning, including All Work, No Pay and Welcome to the Real World. “If you don’t have those materials ready, sit down this weekend, block out some time, give those materials a facelift, go over your resume and your cover letter, and make sure you’ve got some references ready to go.”

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Staff Reporter Job Opportunity!



The HawkEye, an independent, award-winning, online newspaper, published in the journalism department at IUP, is looking for a staff reporter to work part-time during the spring 2017 semester. Successful completion of the position may extend the position into the summer of 2017. This reporting position requires demonstrated skill in multimedia news-reporting and news-writing. Pay is $7.25 per hour for work-eligible applicants. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact David Loomis, Ph.D., IUP Department of Journalism & P.R., HSS Building, Room 404-K.

Questions?  Call:  724-357-2742 or -4411, or email: doloomis@iup.edu .


Applications are now being accepted for the student seat on the IUP Council of Trustees.

Application/nomination forms are available in the Office of the President, 201 Sutton Hall, and online:  Student Trustee Application/Nomination Form.

Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of the President, 201 Sutton Hall, by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

To be eligible, a candidate must currently be (in fall 2016) at least a first-semester sophomore with an expected graduation date not earlier than May 2019.

The successful applicant must be in good academic and student conduct standing and must have leadership experience and strong communication skills.

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Boren Awards: Scholarships to Study Abroad

The Boren Awards fund students to study in regions that are ‘underrepresented’ in study abroad programs, such as in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Boren Awards recipients are required to work for the federal government for at least one year after graduation, preferably in a national security agency.

Craig Fredrickson, a Program Officer for the Boren Awards, will be at IUP on Oct. 5, 2016, at 5:30pm in HSS 220 to talk about the Boren Awards and how to write competitive applications.

For more information check out the Boren Awards website at http://www.borenawards.org/


6 Month Co-Op Offered by CHC Alum (January through June 2017)

This is the first year for a fantastic opportunity for CHC students ONLY!  Christian Minich, a graduate of CHC in 2012 is offering the below data analyst co-op opportunity.  It is available to all majors regardless of previous experience with databases or technical proficiency.  Christian wants thinkers who love to solve problems first and foremost.  He can teach you the technology you’ll be using to solve problems as part of a team.  I can’t over emphasize how cool this is and how much it will alter your professional trajectory should you do this experience.  Please review the job and email me if you have any interest in applying. 


Position: Clinical Data Analyst – Co-op

Company Description:

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace of many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. As the nation’s first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, CHOP has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved the lives of countless children. Today, that same spirit of care and innovation continues. That’s why US News and World Report named CHOP in a first place tie on its Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals for 2011-2012.


Job Description:

Clinical Data and Analytics team provides that information that CHOP needs to improve the lives of patients. We are responsible for empowering users with data across the institution, providing a unique blend of clinical, technical, and analytical expertise. We believe that analytics and data can improve outcomes, optimize processes, and reduce costs. We hire smart, curious people who can bring together clinical, operational, and financial data and deliver insights.

What you’ll do

  • Independently manage projects from beginning to end
  • Create new data sets and build reporting/analytical solutions
  • Analyze healthcare data for key insights and deliver a summary of findings

We’re looking for people who

  • Can learn new techniques quickly
  • Are able to synthesize a complex problem
  • Are curious and pursue many interests
  • Are enthusiastic about change
  • Are motivated by mission
  • Communicate clearly
  • Are a team players
  • Have, or want to have, knowledge of at least one programming language (optional)
  • Have, or want to have, a basic grasp of statistical concepts (optional)

Co-Op Start Date – Mid January through June (6 months)

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Pre Law Society Informational Meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016
7:00 p.m.
217 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.

Meet other students who are interested in law school, and help create an agenda for the club.

All IUP students are welcome to join the Pre-Law Society, which serves as a valuable resource for those interested in law school and law-related careers.

Joining IUP’s Pre-Law Society gives you:

  • leadership opportunities
  • access to resources compiled by the Pre-Law Society
  • information about law school and law-related careers
  • a place to meet other students with interests similar to yours
  • a chance to visit law schools in the area

Plus, the Pre-Law Society is a lot of fun.

Questions about the Pre-Law Society should be sent to the group’s president, Bucky Wiech at gdnt@iup.edu.

National Student Exchange – Your Path to an External Research Credential

Applicants to graduate school learn pretty quickly that admission is dependent on the ability to speak the language of the program to which one is applying.  Schools want to know that you can do research, write and participate in the unique research and academic culture of their program.  One way to learn and demonstrate this is to tap into undergraduate research opportunities at other colleges and universities while an undergraduate.

The availability of undergraduate research opportunities was the topic of a recent seminar held by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.  A liberal arts college could be your ticket to a very unique undergraduate research experience and an external credential because there is no competition from graduate students for these opportunities.

If the idea of using NSE to do undergraduate research at a public liberal arts school is of interest to you, please contact Jan Shellenbarger at 724-357-2235 or jans@iup.edu.  She can help you find a college that will work with you to make this happen.





Rho Tau Chi (PTX)

Do you need help meeting your community service hours? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of veterans? Do you want to create relationships and network with people, in and out of IUP, who enjoy giving back to the community? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, consider joining Rho Tau Chi!

Rho Tau Chi (PTX) is IUP’s professional, military-based community service organization. We participate in various service opportunities in the IUP/Indiana Community and surrounding communities. Around IUP, we regularly participate in the Homecoming cleanup, Take Back the Night, and Into the Streets, as well as organize various events – car washes, athletic challenges, bake sales, etc. – to raise money to donate to various veteran-help organizations. We have a close partnership with the Mission Continues and assist them with manpower for various community service projects in Pittsburgh. We also work closely with Team Red, White, and Blue to give back directly to veterans.

If you want to find out more about us, please contact Christina Maziarz (zlnt@iup.edu or 484-369-1239) and consider attending our next meeting tonight (Tuesday, February 16th) at 6:00pm in Pierce Hall. We can escort you from the lobby. We look forward to meeting you!

PERC Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium Job Fair

Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium Job Fair Candidate Registration is now open.

Join us for one of the largest education job fairs in the country. We anticipate another substantial recruitment event with school districts and related employers.

Below are registration instructions. For more information visit the  Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium Job Fair website. Review all information carefully so that your job fair registration is accurate and successful.

Job Fair Registration

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Place: Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA

Time: 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Check out the PERC YouTube videos for tips about attending the PERC Job Fair.

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WestPACS Job and Internship Fair

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.  |  Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, Pa.

Student/Candidate Registration will open in the spring semester.

Employers attending WestPACS, the largest job fair in the Pittsburgh region, are seeking alumni, graduating students, and underclassmen with experience in: Accounting, Business/Management, Commercial Art and Graphic Design, Communication and Public Relations, Computer Science and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Education, Engineering, Finance, Fine Arts, Government/Public Administration, Health Care, Hospitality, Human Resources/Personnel; Law/Paralegal, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Office Administration, Parks and Recreation, Sales and Marketing, Sciences, Social and Human Services, and Writing/Journalism.

IUP Spring 2016 Career Fair

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (Please note – location of career fair has been changed to the KCAC)

For Students

The IUP Spring 2016 Career Fair provides an opportunity for students to explore jobs and internship opportunities in criminology, summer employment, government, and public service. The fair is open to employers in all fields seeking students from any of IUP’s more than 175 academic majors and certificate programs for full-time, part-time, seasonal, and internship employment.

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