Other Opportunities

Magner Center Internship Stipend Award Applications

Magner Center Internship Stipend Awards are competitive cash awards to help current undergraduate and graduate students take nonpaid or low-paying off-campus internships in spring 2013. Financial awards range from $1,000 to $3,500 and are taxable. These awards are made possible by very generous donations from Brooklyn College alumni (Magner, Sisti, Tow, Kandel, O'Hara, Friedman, Garil, Glaser, Geen, Kandel and Weill) and Kauffman, Citigroup, Turing  Craft foundations. Internships providing small stipends such as travel or lunch, and internships for academic credit, are also eligible. Stipends are awarded based on the number of hours and weeks worked at the internship site. For more information on this award, please see http://bit.ly/UifB9v.

The Magner Center internship team is looking to enhance its internship program and inform students of some great upcoming opportunities. Learn more about how to look for an internship, get a stipend for an internship, and, if you have already done an internship, provide feedback on your internship experience.

Magner Center and Kaplan LSAT Prep Course

The Magner Center/Kaplan LSAT Prep course for spring 2013 will run from March 3 through June 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., every Sunday except March 24 and 31. Students will be required to pay a low cost of $300 for the prep course. This is a great deal for anyone who is planning to go law school. Most prep programs charge $1,700 and up. A flier and other details will be posted shortly.

Business Boot Camp: An Inside Look at the Corporate World for Liberal Arts Students at Brooklyn College

The Magner Career Center is pleased to offer a boot camp on Jan. 17 to familiarize liberal arts students with a variety of industries and to help ease the transition from college to career.

Boot Camp participants will:

  • increase awareness of exciting and doable career paths for liberal arts students within business fields;
  • participate in an interactive and résumé-building training with the Dale Carnegie company on transferable skills for the job market;
  • better understand terminology, job functions and skill sets valued by employers in business, finance, management consulting, human resources, advertising and more;
  • expand networks with alumni professionals in diverse fields and learn how to leverage these relationships;
  • hear from keynote speaker Marge Magner, a Brooklyn College alumna successful in business with a liberal arts background; and
  • learn how to become competitive for opportunities after graduation.

This exciting full-day career exploration workshop includes presentations facilitated by Brooklyn College business faculty, a leadership training and networking opportunities with alumni.

  • Date: Jan. 17
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location: Student Center

Registration

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFpJaWs4eVNaRTI5Z3hXYW51QS00akE6MQ

Space is limited to 50 students! This program is for liberal arts students only. (This includes any degree in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; art history, anthropology and archaeology, and psychology majors are also welcome.) Double majors in business and liberal arts will be considered, although preference is given to students without an academic business degree in progress.

If you have any questions about eligibility or other aspects of the program, please e-mail Suzanne Grossman.

Western University (Canada): New Two-year Master's Program in Ancient Philosophy

Western University (Canada) would like to announce the introduction of a new two-year master's program in ancient philosophy jointly run by the departments of Philosophy and Classical Studies. The program is aimed primarily at students interested in pursuing ancient philosophy at the doctoral level. This new interdisciplinary program is the only M.A. program of its kind in North America and only one of a handful of similar programs in the world. Unlike those other programs, students enrolled in Western's program receive full two-year funding packages.

Overview of the Program

The M.A. program is designed to provide students with the philosophical and philological skills necessary for work at the doctoral level, which requires assessing philosophical arguments on the basis of a careful study of the text in the original language. Students will attend graduate seminars in the Philosophy Department, where they will acquire a level of understanding necessary for pursuing a Ph.D. dissertation in at least one of the major ancient philosophical traditions as well as a critical awareness of the main philosophical problems that shape the broader discipline (e.g., essentialism, problem of universals, virtue ethics, etc.). In addition students will take language courses in Greek and Latin through the Classics Department. Students who graduate from the program can expect to have a mastery of at least one of the two languages, which will allow them to read texts in the original language for the purpose of conducting doctoral research, and a complete introduction to grammar and syntax in the other language. In cases where a student enters the program with less than introductory Greek or Latin, that student can expect to attain no less than an intermediate level of proficiency in one or both languages that includes the ability to read a continuous text with substantial consolidation of grammar and syntax skills.

Funding

All students admitted to the program will receive a full two-year funding package as part of the normal process for funding graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Exceptional applicants may be offered additional funding in the form of various entrance scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 in value. There are also funding opportunities for students through various government-funded grant competitions, including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and the Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Masters Scholarship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council. You may also contact Devin Henry for possibilities regarding research assistantships.

Admission Requirements

Normally, students will be required to have an honors bachelor degree in either philosophy or classics with an average grade of B+ or higher in the last two years or last 10 half courses. In addition, students will typically be required to have taken an introductory course in at least one ancient language (Greek or Latin) covering all basic grammar. However, students with less than introductory language training may also be considered for admission.

For more information about the program or to obtain an application please visit our website  (under "Degrees Offered" or "Ancient Philosophy") or contact Susan Bock.

Prospective students are advised that offers of admission to the program may be made only after the university's own quality assurance processes have been completed and the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance has approved the program. We expect these processes to be complete before offers are made.