Thursday, October 12, 2017

Program on Global Policy and Governance in Geneva

As part of my duties as a professor, I lead the "Environment, Energy, and the Economy” course at the Geneva-based Program on Global Policy and Governance, which is offered in the summer through the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.  I write to you today to bring your attention to this unique professional and academic opportunity.  Through summer internships and an intensive one-week course, program Fellows gain unparalleled access to UN agencies and other leading Geneva-area institutions.  There is an option for doing the one-week course only, without the summer internship.
Program participants customize their experiences by choosing one of three policy tracks: Environment, Energy, and the Economy; or Global Health; or Humanitarian Action: Human Rights, Refugees, and Crisis Response.   The “Environment, Energy, and the Economy” course I lead provides students with the access to small group discussions with leading practitioners from organizations such as the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICSTD), and the course also includes site visits to a number of Geneva-area institutions such as the United Nations (UN), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the World Trade Organization (WTO).   
On Tuesday, October 17th from 12pm – 1pm EST, the program will offer a Global Policy and Governance Program Information Session Webinar.  The session will provide detailed information about the program, insights from the program faculty and alumni, and opportunities for Q&A.   Please register for the webinar to receive an email reminder with a link to the session and a recording of the webinar after it is complete.
Take a couple minutes to learn more about the program through this this short Geneva Program video, or by visiting our website.  The application deadline for the Summer 2018 Program is Thursday, November 30th.   Contact with any questions.
***Note: This program is focused on masters or early-Ph.D. students in disciplines such as public policy, environmental management, political science, etc.  Undergraduate applicants will be considered only if they are rising seniors at the time of participation and have exceptional experience interning and/or living abroad.
Dr. Tana Johnson
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science
Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy 

GRE and LSAT Prep Courses

LSAT Fall Test Prep
A student's Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) can critically influence their ability to get into law school.
Saturday, October 28
Analytical Reasoning, 9am-1pm
Logical Reasoning, 2-6pm
Saturday, November 4
Reading Comprehension & Writing Sample, 9am-1pm
Analytical Reasoning II & Logical Reasoning II, 2-6pm
Instructor: Greg C. Anderson, J.D., University of Wisonsin-Madison and Director of Career Opportunities and Development, NIU College of Law
Cost: $445 for NIU Students, Alumni, and Employees ($395 if registered one week before the first class). Cost includes all materials and instruction.
or 815-753-0277 to register by phone.
GRE Fall II Test Prep
Required exam for a majority of master’s degree and doctoral programs.
Saturday, November 4
Reading Comprehension, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Verbal Reasoning & Essay, 2 - 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 11
Discrete Quantitative I, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Discrete Quantitative II, 2 - 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 18
Quantitative Comparisons/Data, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: $445 for NIU Students, Alumni, and Employees ($395 if registered one week before the first class). Cost includes all materials and instruction.
or 815-753-0277 to register by phone.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Internships and Other Programs in Africa

There are multiple internships available through Ocean Campus to volunteer, take courses, or have an internship in Africa in a wide array of disciplines. One that is specifically considered a "once in a lifetime" opportunity is the Oceans Research Internship. All levels of undergraduate students have the opportunity of working in the Oceans Research Unit in Mossel Bay, South Africa. Students gain practical, hands-on training in conducting research in South Africa's marine mega-fauna, which includes great white shark. Interns join scientists daily on their research expeditions to  conduct groundbreaking research and experiments involving Mossel Bay's sharks and marine mammals.
Being a part of this internship, students will gain valuable insight and training in the latest research techniques and seamanship to equip them with the skills necessary to be a successful marine biologist. 

Visit Ocean Campus's website to view their other program options and to see additional details on the Oceans Research Internship (like how to apply, when to apply, etc.).