Stories of people committed to public purpose and to making a positive difference in communities throughout the country.
“If you’re at an elite private school or a magnet public school where
the norm is going to a four-year college, then you can basically just
follow the current,” she said. “But if that’s not the norm, you’re left
to discover it on your own,” as school staff are often overstretched,
and family and friends may not have the time or firsthand knowledge to
provide much guidance.
And that’s the reason Wheeler founded the Harvard Club of Seattle’s Crimson Achievement Program (CAP) in 2018. The initiative helps illuminate the path to college for high-potential ninth- and 10th-graders from Western Washington school districts in low-income areas. MORE
The rot in Nigeria’s educational system is costing the country hundreds of millions of dollars.
the past academic year, the economic impact of spending by Nigerian
students studying in the United States reached $514 million, data from the Institute of International Education shows. The figure outstrips the economic impact of students from France, Germany and the United Kingdom in the US.
Keeping in trend with a long-standing preference for seeking education abroad, Nigeria was the only African country ranked among the top 25 origin countries for international students in the US over the past year. MORE
5 conseils pour réussir votre lettre de motivation
Vous souhaitez intégrer Sciences Po en 2020 ? Première étape de votre
parcours du candidat, le dossier, et notamment sa pièce maîtresse : la
lettre de motivation. Avant de vous lancer, quelques conseils et rappels
utiles pour venir à bout de cet exercice.
Il était une fois…vous : racontez une belle histoire
Qu’est-ce qui vous donne envie d’avoir un impact sur le monde ? À
Sciences Po, nous recherchons des candidats qui souhaitent transformer
leur talent en pouvoir d’agir. En racontant dans votre lettre une
histoire personnelle, vous éclairez vos motivations, attestez de votre
engagement et donnez du sens à votre candidature.
Votre lettre est à vous et à personne d’autre
Bien sûr, il est toujours bénéfique de demander un avis extérieur sur
votre lettre. Mais ne multipliez ni les relecteurs, ni les révisions :
si quelques ajustements peuvent améliorer l’ensemble, des changements
trop nombreux peuvent dénaturer votre texte et au final lui faire perdre
tout authenticité. Or, vous êtes la personne la mieux placée pour
connaître et évoquer vos talents et vos compétences. Vous devez vous
retrouver dans la version finale de la lettre, et en être fier.
N’oubliez pas que, si vous êtes admissible et que vous allez à l’oral, vous devez pouvoir parler et commenter chaque mot sans difficulté.
The new TIME 100 Next list features rising stars
from all over the world shaping the future of business, entertainment,
sports, politics, science, health and other sectors.
“Although this focus lends itself to a younger group, we intentionally had no age cap — a recognition that ascents can begin at any age. The TIME 100 Next members all have grand ambitions, and they know they may face even greater setbacks. But by and large, ‘they are driven by hope.’ They are eager to defy the odds — and fight for a better future,” the magazine says.
The 2019 list pays homage to eight people from Africa. They are: MORE
Are you looking for a job? Do you need help with your cover letter, resume or application?
Come to Job Seekers Clinics at Petworth Library! Library staff will provide one-on-one assistance for job seeking patrons. Patrons will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis. Job Seeker Clinics will occur every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All who are selected to participate in CFR’s
Blavatnik Internship Program and Robina Franklin Williams Internship
Program receive training in the field of foreign policy and
international affairs as well as skills training in writing, research,
program planning, and much more.
intern will gain familiarity with African political and security
developments and/or terrorism, African history, corruption,
transnational crime, democracy, gender issues, and governance. They will
improve upon writing and editing skills, and gain the ability to
compile and analyze research with minimal oversight.
CFR internships are paid, require a 14 – 18 hour commitment, and are filled on a rolling basis.
The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):
Conducting research as requested by the research associate and/or fellow on a variety of topics related to Africa Policy
with writing and editing content, including research memos and briefs,
blog posts, book chapters, and other publications, as needed
With the support and guidance of the supervisor, contribute to and/or draft blog posts
Track daily news reports that are relevant for the department
in logistical support for meetings, including but not limited to
preparing distribution materials, helping with guest check-in, and
guiding visitors during roundtables and other departmental events, under
the supervisor’s direct supervision
Undergraduate or graduate student (preferred) with background in
Africa studies, conflict resolution, international relations,
development, political science, or a related field
Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel and Word) and research skills
Familiarity with social media, crisis mapping, or GIS a plus
French, Arabic, or Portuguese language skills a plus, but not required
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign
Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research
center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in
Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing
America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S.
foreign policy. CFR’s 5,000+ members are leaders in international
affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the
preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date
information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning
Internship Program is made possible through the generous support of the
Blavatnik Family Foundation, the Robina Foundation, CFR members, and
the family and friends of Franklin Williams.
The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quality, diversity, and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce. MORE
From November 18-22, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S.
Department of Education are celebrating International Education Week
(IEW) by encouraging Americans to seek opportunities to study abroad and
welcoming international students to study in the United States.
International education makes the United States stronger, forging
lasting connections between Americans and peers in other countries,
bringing benefits to local communities, and generating knowledge to
solve shared challenges.
During IEW, events at schools, universities and communities across
the United States and around the world will focus on the importance of
international education in fostering security and economic growth and
highlight why more students should experience international education.
To open IEW, the State Department, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, released the annual Open Doors report
of data and trends in international academic mobility. In academic
year 2018/19, for the fourth year in a row, more than one million
international students studied at U.S. institutions of higher education,
with an increase of .05 percent over last year. The number of American
students studying abroad also increased by 2.7 percent from the prior
year, to 341,751 Americans.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides
scholarships to U.S. undergraduates with financial need for study
abroad, including students from diverse backgrounds and students going
to non-traditional study abroad destinations. Established under the
International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, Gilman Scholarships
provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for
Critical Need Languages
Students studying critical need languages are eligible for up to
$3,000 in additional funding as part of the Gilman Critical Need
Language Supplement program. Those critical need languages include: