I can’t believe we are about halfway through the fall semester. Take advantage of these opportunities before it’s too late!
1. Lunch and Learn with Director of Public Affairs for Native Roots, Shannon Fender
Thursday, October 12 | 11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. | 1380 Lawrence Street, Classroom 500
Native Roots is one of the largest recreation and medicinal marijuana businesses in the state. This is a chance to learn about initiatives, ask questions and perhaps discover a capstone project. We will also stream online.
2. Colorado Nonprofit Association Annual Conference
October 30–31 | Sheraton Downtown Denver, 1550 Court Place
This is one of the largest professional development and networking events in Colorado for nonprofit professionals. We often have extra complimentary registrations for SPA grad students. Save the date and email me if you are interested.
3. CCCMA Annual Conference — Save the Date!
February 7-10, 2018 | Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs
This is one of the largest professional development and networking events for Colorado local government professionals. We often have extra complimentary registrations for SPA grad students. Save the date and email me if you are interested.
Jobs and Capstones
1. Due ASAP: Dragon 5280 Corporation (D5280)
They seek a dynamic and seasoned leader to guide the organization into the next phase of growth. Dragon 5280 is the organizer of both the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival and the Colorado Dragon Film Festival, and the largest pan-Asian cultural organization in the Front Range region. Please consider applying even though the review process has already begun.
2. Graduate Assistant Positions for the Center on Network Science
Become a member of a dynamic team in the Center on Network Science! The CNS at the School of Public Affairs provides research, evaluation, trainings, and tools for communities working collaboratively to solve social problems. The CNS currently has three graduate assistant position openings for a Data Manager, Data Analyst, and Event Planning Assistant. The preferred application deadline was Monday, October 9, however, they will accept applications until the position is filled. View the position descriptions and application process, and email CNS with any questions.
3. Local Government Management Fellowship
This highly competitive career-development opportunity is designed to generate interest in local government careers among recent master’s program graduates. Selected Fellows are placed in a full-time management-track local government positions, shaped by direct mentorship under senior government leaders and rotational assignments. Closes 12/11/2017. Multiple locations.
4. 2018 BLM Capstone Intern Program
They are seeking applicants. Supervising Office: Colorado State Office. Position Title: Recreation Partnership Assistant. Location: Lakewood, CO. This position will enable you to gain valuable experience with the federal government and offer networking opportunities for career development. The position description is posted in the SPA Job Portal.
Training and Orientation
1. U.S. Office of Personnel Management Online Workshops
These workshops will help make your federal application stand out. There are free online workshops for writing federal resumes, interview techniques, recent grad programs, and more!
2. MPA Capstone Orientation… and Secrets Exposed!
October 20, 5-7 p.m. | 1380 Lawrence Street, 2nd Floor Terrace Room
SPA and the MPA Student Association are co-hosting an informative and interactive event to jump start your capstone planning. Students will have the opportunity to meet with potential capstone clients, hear firsthand experiences from alumni, and learn the basic requirements from capstone faculty advisors. Registration is required; please register by Monday, October 16.
3. 5th Annual Network Leadership Training Academy
April 26-28, 2018
The Network Leadership Training Academy is a three-day interactive workshop for network leaders and members from across sectors to develop skills that reflect the adaptive and innovative needs of managing a diverse group of stakeholders. The NLTA creates a space for conversations about network leadership, activities to learn and demonstrate ideas and skills, and practical tools to more effectively manage your individual organization in a network context and lead inter-organizational networks. The event is hosted by the Center on Network Science at the School of Public Affairs.
4. Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
Wednesdays, 2–3 p.m. | Career Center
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