Archive for March, 2010

March 31, 2010

Company Profile: Career Communications Group

CCG has built strong, lasting partnerships with many of the top companies and government agencies in America. The strength of these relationships has been developed around the premise that thoughtful, substantive corporate diversity strategies will reap positive returns on that investment in both the short and long term.

CCG has created an integrated and inspiring group of magazines, dynamic Web sites, and outstanding annual national conferences that provide a powerful forum for organizations to find and retain the best and the brightest minority technologists.

CCG’s approach is unique. Our business strategy connects our audience minority technology professionals, aspiring college and university technology students, and pre-college students who are interested in a technology future with the organizations that have the potential to fulfill their career goals. CCG reaches tens of thousands of minority students and professionals each year with the goal of introducing them to opportunities and providing the motivation to take that next step to a high-potential, technology oriented career.

CCG consultants/associates work with partner organizations to position and use CCG’s products and services to help the partners expand the impact of their diversity strategies and programs. The tactical goal is to assist partners in the recruiting and the retention of top minority engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and information technologists. The increased visibility resulting from these initiatives sends an important signal to potential candidates that our partners have proactive diversity strategies. For the firms’ minority employees, it reinforces their original decision to join that organization. The long-term objective is to enhance the visibility of the partners’ diversity programs, within the minority technology community and within their own organizations.

It is also intended to demonstrate that the partners are not only committed to but also proactive in the development of a diverse high-tech employee team, because they know that it is best for the organizations’ long-term success.
http://www.ccgmag.com

March 31, 2010

Employer Profile: Baltimore City Public Schools

Baltimore has been called the biggest small town in America. The Baltimore City School System has marked 178 years of service to the community. The school system is on the cutting edge of educational innovation implementing programs such as a technology based high school and expansion of K-5 schools into K-8 schools. Mentoring represents one of the primary means of support for all new teachers. The new teacher summer institute is designed to help beginning and veteran teachers new to BCPSS acquire knowledge and skills needed to experience a successful induction period. BCPSS is committed to recruiting and retaining a highly qualified workforce, one that is continuously improving to better meet the needs of the community. The need for subject area varies based on school needs.

BCPSS is seeking Certified Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education educators for Full time employment.

http://www.baltimorecityschools.org

March 30, 2010

Company Profile: Arts on the Block

For teens in and around Montgomery County, MD who are passionate about art, ARTS ON THE BLOCK is a place to learn about the world of art, the world of work, the community, and themselves. It is a place to make new friends, make art for real clients, and make plans for successful futures.

For lovers of art and others passionate about supporting the work of talented young people, ARTS ON THE BLOCK is a source of beautiful handcrafted artwork from small decorative objects to vast public installations in mosaic and other media.

ARTS ON THE BLOCK empowers creative youth to imagine and shape fulfilling futures and contribute to the quality of life of their communities!

ARTS ON THE BLOCK achieves its mission by providing paid opportunities to work with established artists/mentors on commissioned artwork and entrepreneurial projects.

http://www.artsontheblock.com

1) Part-Time ARTS NON-PROFIT OFFICE MANAGER

WHERE: Wheaton, MD (Montgomery County)

WHEN: Fifteen-twenty hours/week, beginning immediately.

WHAT: Full range of arts non-profit office management tasks.

WHO: Skilled communicator; fast, efficient and mega-organized. Lives to get things done! High level of skill in MS Office software. Proficiency in iWork and several Adobe graphics applications highly desirable. Prior office experience a non-negotiable.

2) Part-time COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGER

WHERE: Wheaton/Silver Spring, MD (Montgomery County)

WHEN: July 2010 – June 2011 and possibly beyond. Approximately 15 hours/week.

WHAT: Work closely with team of community-based and government organizations to begin to implement five-year public art and design master plan in primarily immigrant community. Includes organizing community meetings where art is an integral component; hiring public artists; working with property owners and managers; writing project grants and PR communications.

WHO: Graduate of MA in Community Arts. Strong Spanish and English language skills. Previous experience delivering arts programs to under served communities. Solid understanding of community and public art principles.

AND:
RESEARCHER, SLEUTH and NON-PROFIT MANAGEMENT TRAINEE (VISTA)

WHERE: Wheaton, MD

WHEN/WHAT: this is a 12-month position (mid-June 2010 – mid-June 2011) through Volunteer Maryland /VISTA. The person selected will, with assistance from evaluation professionals, develop a survey and methodology for reaching as many of the 250 alumni of Arts on the Block as possible, for the purposes of evaluating the program’s long-term impact and making strategic improvements. (S)he will also work on a broad range of non-profit arts management tasks specific to the organizations needs and his/her skills and interests.

WHO: Any MICA graduate but in particular, graduates of the MA in Community Arts program.

Note: there is a stipend associated with VISTA positions, but it could also be considered an internship opportunity.

March 30, 2010

Featured Employer: Baltimore Museum of Industry

The mission of the Baltimore Museum of Industry is to collect, preserve, and interpret the industrial and technological heritage of the Baltimore region for the public, by presenting educational programs and exhibits that explore the stories of Maryland’s industries and the people who created and worked in them.

Explore Baltimore’s unique history whether, it’s teaching educational programs or assisting the archives department. The Baltimore Museum of Industry is a great place to gain experience. The BMI will be interviewing candidates at the fair for internships this summer.

Please visit http://www.thebmi.org to learn more.

March 29, 2010

Company Profile: Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Originally named The Ballet Theatre of Annapolis, BTM was founded in November 1978 as a private non-profit corporation. Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM) is Maryland’s premier professional ballet company. BTM ballet features classic American dance ideals – freedom, energy, athleticism, emotion – and portrays values and themes from American and Maryland literature and culture. We employ 12 professional dancers on full-time 30-week contracts, provide scholarships for 15 to18 apprentice dancers each season, and maintain a professional faculty of thirteen teachers in BTM’s School of Classical and Contemporary Dance. Our school of Classical and Contemporary Dance is the only school in Maryland that offers a fully comprehensive ballet training program for the beginner student up to the professional dancer. A focus on the healthy body aesthetic – healthy body types and healthy mentoring – is a hallmark of Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s company and school.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland will offer many internship positions for Summer of 2010 and Fall 2010. Please contact the BTM office for more specific information

March 26, 2010

A closer look at Bully! Entertainment

Bully! is an animation and game design studio located in Federal Hill. We create engaging characters and storylines for broadcast, interactive, mobile and paper-based media.

Bully! Will be looking to fill freelance positions and Internships in the following fields:

Concept Designer – Characters
Concept Designer – Environments
Flash Animator
Maya Animator
Flash Developer
Game Writer

March 24, 2010

Some Pre-Internship + Career Fair Events

Art of the Interview
Thursday, April 1st | 3:00 – 4:30 PM | Main 110
Please join us for a workshop on honing your interviewing skills. The workshop will be led by Erin Myers (‘96), Human Resources Director at Threespot, an interactive design firm in Washington, DC. Topics will include in’s and out’s of interviewing for a creative position, including preparation, how to handle difficult questions, etiquette, follow-up, and dress. This event is intended to help students prepare for the Internship + Career Fair, where they may interview with employers and internship hosts

Resume Makeovers
Gateway 200, Career Development Office
Tuesday, March 30th 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 31st 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday, April 2nd 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Monday, April 5th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Tuesday, April 6th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Stop by during our Resume Makeover drop-in times (listed above) for a 15-minute one-on-one discussion of your resume. No appointment is necessary, first come first served. Please come prepared with a printed copy of your resume.
**This event is intended to help students and alumni prepare for the Internship and Career Fair on Friday, April 9th.**

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Resume Makeover flyer

March 24, 2010

Company Profile: JHU Applied Physics Lab

The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a not-for-profit center for engineering, research, and development. Located north of Washington, DC, APL is a division of one of the world’s premier research universities, The Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The data visualization team member will work on developing visual representations of abstract cyber-security data and will drive user experience design (Ux) efforts by creating software that interfaces with underlying systems. They will work with the machine interfaces engineering staff on a multi-disciplinary team. The team member will create software that provides compelling and useful data visualization, that allows for visualization manipulation, and that helps control underlying software systems. This position will also be offered as an internship

March 23, 2010

Company Profile: ADG Creative

About ADG Creative
Based in Columbia, Md., ADG Creative is a multi-faceted company providing turnkey solutions to real-world marketing and communication problems. ADG focuses on strategic planning, marketing, advertising, interactive media production, web design and development, eLearning products, publication and graphic design, video production, and software development.

For further information, visit http://www.adgcreative.net.

ADG will be interviewing for the following Full time position:

Junior Designer for Print/Web/New Media
The Junior Print/Web/New Media Designer must be a well-organized, creative thinker with strong concept, design and production skills in graphics and communications, and digital mediums to provide groundbreaking work for government and commercial customers. The ideal candidate will have 0-3 years of print and web/interactive design experience, have solid knowledge of design principles, have an strong understanding of layout and typography as applied to a variety of collateral materials, have an understanding of Flash, knowledge of web production, and the ability to think conceptually. Working knowledge of XML, 3-D Modeling, After Effects, HTML, PHP, and ASP is a plus. Press check experience a plus.

March 22, 2010

A closer look at: Threespot Media

THREESPOT MEDIA We help brands connect with people in the digital space, while staying true to what they stand for. It all starts with smart positioning, inspired design, and seamless code. Then we throw in the cumulative insights of four dozen culture geeks. That’s us. http://www.threespot.com

THREESPOT WILL BE INTERVIEWING CANDIDATES FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS AT THE CAREER FAIR

FRONT-END DEVELOPER (Washington, DC)

Threespot Front-end Developers are responsible for the production and testing of website and application interfaces. They create cross-browser solutions that separate structure, presentation, and behavior using semantic markup, CSS, and unobtrusive JavaScript.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER/DEVELOPER (Washington, DC)

Threespot Web Software Engineers/Developers are responsible for the development, testing, and documentation of web-based software and technical solutions. They work as a member of a development team under the direction of a Technical Lead, or as the sole technical resource.

THREESPOT WILL BE OFFERING THE FOLLOWING INTERNSHIPS:

WEB DESIGN INTERN

email hr [at] threespot.com for details