$1,000 Scholarship Opportunity for College Students to Tackle Social Justice

American Islamic Congress' student-led initiative, Project Nur,  empowers college student leaders to coordinate events in their campus communities that promote interfaith and interethnic understanding, as well as allow students to tackle social justice issues about which they feel passionately. For more information, you can check out our Facebook page and website: www.aicongress.org

As the semester is coming to a close we would like to inform you about the revitalization of our video competition. Participants will undergo a webinar training in the week of April 9th- April 14th. Part 1 of the webinar training will go into detail of the contest guidelines and assistance in video recording. 

The themes that we would like you to incorporate into your (45-120 second film) are:
- Responding to bigotry and racism
- Countering hate crimes and violent extremism
- Catalyzing civic engagement

You will be competing with your fellow Project Nur members on your campus, and chapters across the country. We will decide 10 finalists after the submission of video concept proposals. There will be ultimately three winners:
1st place: $1,000 scholarship
2nd place: $500 scholarship
3rd place: $500 scholarship

The three winners will be allowed to post their videos on YouTube, on our website, and other media platforms. The goal is to reach 50,000 viewers through the videos. The chapters that winners are affiliated to will receive a small grant to host an event on their campus that engages both the local community and the student body on the above-mentioned MANARA issue areas, with a target of 250 attendees per event.

Webinars videos will be available all the time during the competition time-frame.

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Schwarzman Scholars Info Session

Presented by Outreach and Selection Officer, Arlie Slonim

When: Wednesday, April 25th, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Where: White Gravenor 208

Register here

Schwarzman Scholars: Overview

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to ensure that the next generation of business, political and civil society leaders around the world can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. We aim to achieve this by (1) recruiting promising young leaders from around the world, people who have the ambition and talent to take on executive roles in government, civil society, or business and who have a commitment to building understanding among people with differing perspectives; (2) educating them about China’s global role via a one-year Master’s in global affairs at Tsinghua and (3) linking them to senior mentors in their field in China and to their peers among China’s rising young leaders. You may also find it helpful to view this video introduction, this profile in the New York Times, and/or to download the program’s full brochure

Application Opens in April 2018

Applications for the 2019-2020 class open April 2018, with selections made in November 2018.  (Applicants with Chinese passports apply by May 2018, with selections made in September 2018).

Scholars will hone their leadership skills through a curriculum designed by leading academics from around the globe and frequent interactions with distinguished guest lecturers. Additionally, Scholars will spend considerable time outside the classroom developing firsthand exposure to China and its people through thematic study tours, a mentoring program and internships with key employers in Beijing. All classes will be taught in English, and students will have the opportunity to study Mandarin. Schwarzman Scholars will recruit an internationally diverse cohort each year, people who have the ambition and talent to take on executive roles in government, civil society, or business and who have a commitment to building understanding among people with differing perspectives, welcoming applicants up to age 28.

The program has been built with the support of donors from around the world and a distinguished Advisory Board consisting of important leaders including Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Nicolas Sarkozy, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Tung Chee Hwa, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Hank Paulson, Bob Rubin, Jim Wolfensohn, Richard Haas, Richard Levin, Sir Colin Lucas, Richard Brodhead, Nobel Laureate Chen Ning Yang, John Thornton, Yo-Yo Ma, and Bob Dudley. 

Accelerator – Vanderbilt Summer Business Institute

Accelerator is a summer business immersion program at Vanderbilt for undergraduates (especially freshmen and sophomores). In just four-weeks, students will learn about business essentials from world class MBA-faculty and complete multiple real-world consulting projects with a team of your peers. Students gain practical business experience, career counseling and a resume that stands out from their peers. Do more than you ever imagined!


2018 Italia Innovation Programs

Applications for the 2018 Italia Innovation Programs are now open!

1st Session: 4 June - 22 June, Italy

2nd Session: 25 June - 13 July, Italy

Make your summer unforgettable with a fully-immersive learning experience in Italy: a unique entrepreneurial journey where international thought and business leaders mentor multidisciplinary teams of international students to inspire the innovation of Italian industries and its most iconic brands.

Over the two sessions, 5 innovation programs are offered, each led by a distinguished Academic Director:

Artisanship at Scale led by Roy Green (former Dean of UTS Business School)

The Fate of The West led by Bill Emmott (former Editor-in-Chief of The Economist)

Responsible Success led by Robert Strand (Director, UC Berkeley Center for Responsible Business)

Disruptive Quality led by Riccardo Illy (Food Entrepreneur)

Democratizing Design led by Francesca Molteni (Design Entrepreneur)

Jake Knapp (author, The Sprint Book and IDEO Fellow), Design Director for the 2018 Italia Innovation Programs, will lead a 5-day Sprint Workshop for the closing week of each program.

Participants will also receive the mentorship of a unique team of experts and professors like Vincent Stanley and Nora Gallagher (Patagonia), Debra Dunn (Stanford d.school), Stewart Thornhill (Michigan Ross), Scott Hartley (author, The Fuzzy and The Techie) as well as Italian entrepreneurs and forward-thinking business leaders.

Company visits throughout Italy alongside hands-on lectures, design exercises and inspirational talks in the Italia Innovation Studio will foster the industry understanding and boost team creativity.

The partner companies are leading brands of the Made in Italy business sectors (Fashion, Food and Wine, Design, Arts and High-end Manufacturing). Past partner companies include Ermenegildo Zegna, United Colors of Benetton, Salvatore Ferragamo, Woolrich, Barilla, illy coffee, Santa Margherita Wine Group, Molteni&C, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.

We really believe in innovating the Italian economy. Do you?

Apply now and please note that scholarships are available!

Full-Time Job Opportunities

City first Enterprises

Available Position: Associate

We are an impact driven community development institution focused on promoting equity and opportunity by providing increased access to capital and promoting affordable housing in underserved communities with the
goal of ensuring the long-term well-being of residents. As a non-profit holding company, we do this through our loan fund and in partnership with our affiliate, City First Bank, through the financing of housing, community facilities, small businesses and non-profit organizations. In addition, through our subsidiary, City First Homes, we work to create and preserve permanently affordable housing, including helping to guide efforts to establish a community land trust focused initially in areas East of the River. We work together every day in a learning environment that is shaped by accountability and respect. We focus on working efficiently, taking smart risks, and creating meaningful and sustainable impact.

As an Associate, you will be (1) supporting general office operations and administration and (2) assisting in programmatic activities with a focus on City First Homes and its affordable housing initiatives. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to adam@cfhomes.org. For more information, see attached flyer.

Capital One HR Rotational Program

Capital One is looking for seniors to join our HR Rotational Program and Strategy Consulting Group after graduation. Please pass along the below program descriptions to senior in your club, who can learn more about these exciting opportunities on the Career Center Website.

HR Rotational Program:
Capital One’s 2.5 year Human Resources Rotation Program (HRRP) is designed to cultivate strategic and proactive leaders. The HRRP will allow you to launch your career with a cohort of talented peers through key components including:

• Three rotations with high-performing teams, generally including roles in Talent Acquisition, People Analytics or Compensation, and an HR business partner or HR specialist role
• Exposure to strategic projects that have a real impact on associates around the world
• Individualized mentorship from a senior leader and dedicated support from the program team
• Specialized training curricula to help you grow and succeed

In HR at Capital One, our goal is simple: create amazing associate experiences. Whether that’s creating data-driven people strategies or using Agile to accelerate the recruiting process, we’re solving problems that have a real impact on our associates around the world. We’re an entrepreneurial team with heart; we welcome bold ideas, foster collaboration, and challenge the status quo.

Strategy Consulting Group:
Capital One's Strategy Consulting Group is a small team of internal consultants who collaborate with the CEO and senior leaders to solve the toughest challenges confronting our company and rapidly changing industry. As an Associate in the group, you will work as an integral member of a project team on 3-4 month engagements – seeking to answer strategically important questions using everything from data-driven customer analysis to acquisition modeling to human-centered design strategy. Strategy Associates have the rare opportunity to shape the direction of a Fortune 100 company while developing world-class consulting skills from day one. For more information on the group, please visit www.capitalonestrategy.com.