September 2011 Archives

What's the Difference Between Internships and the Community Involvement Program (CIP)?


What's the Difference Between Internships and the Community Involvement Program (CIP)? by Merith Weisman Many students, community partners and faculty ask about the differences between internships and the Community Involvement Program (CIP). Basically, CIP, provides a means for students to earn academic credit for volunteer experience at nonprofit and governmental organizations including schools, hospitals, recreation programs, group homes, day care centers and senior centers. An internship is a field-based learning experience where students are placed in a job setting to learn skills that integrate their future career goals with coursework. So, there...

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How to Use the Community Job Listing and Twitter Feed


How to Use the Community Job Listing and Twitter Feed by Merith Weisman So, you have a job that you want to spread the word about? Or maybe you're looking for your next position? The SSU CCE hosts the LinkedIn Community Organizations and Higher Educations Partnerships group & job board and Twitter Feed! Here's how to use these resources: Check out the LinkedIn Community Organizations and Higher Education Partnerships group and job board or www.twitter.com/ssuccejoblstngRequest to join the LinkedIn group. You must be a member of the group to post...

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Service and Internship Fair 2011


Service and Internship Fair 2011 Students learn about CalServes at the 2011 Service & internship Fair. View more pictures at http://bit.ly/reLUZB."We already have one new intern signed up and will be interviewing two more today, as well as getting sign ups from prospective volunteers. Thank you for the opportunity to take part in this again." says Jenny Blaker of Cotati Creek Critters about the 2011 Service and Internship Fair, co-sponsored by the CCE, Join Us Making Progress and Career Services.by Chirelle McCorleyAs the school year begins, students are looking for ways to...

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From Intimidation to Social Justice Organizer in 3 Days


From Intimidation to Social Justice Organizer in 3 Days CCE Student Assistant Natalie explains the experience of being in the redwoods of Ben Lomond for three days with other students, faculty and staff who share her interest in social justice work.  Earlier this month I had the great opportunity to attend the First Annual Social Justice College Retreat representing the Center for Community Engagement in Ben Lomond, California. In all honesty, I did not know what to expect as I was faced with the reality that I was going...

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