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This presentation is from the Focus on Post-Grad Fellowships workshop hosted by the Career Center. View it to give you advice on how to find and apply for fellowships.

This presentation is from the Focus on Post-Grad Fellowships workshop hosted by the Career Center. View it to give you advice on how to find and apply for fellowships.



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  • How to know if fellowship right for me: can you write yourself into the action described, mission put forwardPersonal resources: talk with professors, supervisors, alumni to discuss options, how you see yourself fitting into work—those who know you and could discuss your candidacy
  • Personal statements or candidate statements, also prompts for response: opportunity for you to show you understand what fellowship requires and how you have come to point of applying, why this a good option—REQUIRES RESEARCH, REFLECTION, SYNTHESIS ON YOUR PART!!!!Writing Studio has workshops, appointments for helping with personal statements, reviewing writing
  • Resume: Career Center ready to provide assistanceReference: Person who will give a strong positive statement about you and your work-related qualities and experience, e.g. skills, strengths, work ethic, classroom performance, team work, leadership skills, etc. Recommendation: Written statement supporting your application for a specific internship program, fellowship, or graduate/professional school; , always addressed to specific programProvide reference or recommender with information about you and the program/position, your resume, other documents submitted in application

Focus on Post-Grad Fellowships Focus on Post-Grad Fellowships Presentation Transcript

  • Focus on Post-Grad Fellowships Cindy Broderius, M.Ed., NCC October 2, 2013
  • Tonight’s Agenda • Introduction • Assess & Reflect • Resources • Application Process • Categories & Examples • “What have other Duke students done?” • Action Steps • Questions & Discussion
  • Imagine the possibilities…
  • Echoing Green: A Bold New World
  • Imagine these options… • Teaching in China • Health research studying infectious and chronic diseases and community health in Australia • Revolutionize ways community organizations utilize and engage volunteers via technology • Conduct after-school dance lessons for immigrant students to help them adjust to the US and to an interrupted education
  • What are “working fellowships?” • Short-term post-graduation professional experience • No commitment to graduate study • Competitive in nature • Location: anywhere in the world • Launching pad for next steps • Prestige, professional development, responsibility
  • Researching Suitable Opportunities • How do I determine which fellowships are right for me? • What personal resources could I consult? • Where can I find lists of fellowships to research?
  • Assess and Reflect… 9 Domains When Considering Fellowships Knowledge Skills Goals Values Environment Relationships Compensation Location Challenges & Barriers
  • Resources for your search • OUSF Scholarships & Fellowships database • Info sessions on campus • Handouts • Career Center • Your “Board of Advisors”
  • Telling Your Story: Why Me? • Getting to the application • Application essay, e.g. personal statement, project proposal, etc. • Draft…edit…review…repeat…
  • Gathering Important Supporting Materials • Resumes and transcripts • Letters of recommendation; references • Writing samples
  • Examples: Teaching/Education • Blue Engine Fellowship • French Embassy Cultural Services Teaching Assistantship in France • Indianapolis Teaching Fellows
  • Examples: Politics, Government, Law, & Policy • Humanity in Action • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship • Center for California Studies Capital Fellows Program
  • Examples: Leadership & Business • Greenlining Fellowship • Duke Endowment Fellowship • The Financial Clinic Fellowship Program
  • Examples: Arts, Communication, Entertainment , & Media • NBC Universal News Associates Program • McCarter Theatre Center Internship Program • Metropolitan Museum of Art Internships
  • Examples: Science, Health, Research, & Engineering • UCSF Alliance Health Project Post-bac Internship • CDC Public Health Associate Program • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Programs for Recent Graduates
  • Examples: Social Responsibility & Social Justice • Acumen Fund Global Fellows • Black Male Achievement Fellowship • Congressional Hunger Center—Bill Emerson (domestic) and Mickey Leland (international) Fellowships
  • Examples of Duke-affiliated Fellowships • Duke Hart Leadership Program: The Hart Fellows Program (Sanford School of Public Policy) • PathWays Fellows (Duke Chapel) • Duke Endowment Fellowship Program • Stephen & Janet Bear Postgraduate Fellowship in Ethics
  • “What fellowships have other Duke students done?” • 2011 Hart Fellow, Edwin Coleman: “Get Involved in Education” — worked with Extra Mural Education Project in Khayelitsha (township in Cape Town, South Africa) • 2010-2012 Duke Endowment Fellow, Heather Collins: focused on access and retention of first-gen, low-income, and minority students in higher education
  • “What fellowships have other Duke students done?” (con’t.) • 2011-2013 Global Health Corps Fellow, Alexa Monroy: through position at Inter-American Bank, traveled to Central American countries assisting with projects focused on priority child and maternal health issues •2008 Humanity in Action Fellow, Sharon Obialo: as Senior HIA Fellow, studied sex- trafficking among African women in Berlin
  • Action Steps • What are three next steps for your search? For example: – Assess – Resources – Networking – Nonprofit & Government Career Fair @ Oct. 17 – Career Center appointment or drop-in advising
  • Questions?
  • Connect with Us! (919) 660-1050