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Monterey Institute Helping Create AmeriCorps Alums Leaders

"AmeriCorps alumni embody the essential spirit of the Institute to be the solution to the world's critical issues.  AmeriCorps alumni have already shown that they are dedicated to being an agent of change, and we believe that the Monterey Institute's programs can amplify their impact.

That’s what Devin Lueddeke, Director of Recruitment at the Monterey Institute For International Studies, a graduate school of Middlebury College, thinks AmeriCorps Alums bring to the Monterey Institute.

We hear time and again from our school partners about AmeriCorps Alums thriving and succeeding in institutions of higher learning across the country, and this is particularly true for those schools that actively seek out AmeriCorps Alums.  The Monterey Institute is no exception to that, and today’s article features the story of Grace Andrews, an AmeriCorps Alum and Monterey Institute Alum.  Grace has utilized her AmeriCorps experience and education foundation at MIIS to catapult her success as a cutting edge social entrepreneur, and her story is featured below.


Continue Monterey Institute here

AmeriCorps Alums To Host Virtual Grad School Fair                          

On Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 1PM to 5PM Eastern, AmeriCorps Alums will host the first ever AmeriCorps Alums Virtual Grad School Fair.  The event will feature schools that offer a match to the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, and is a valuable opportunity to connect with schools that are committed to national service and AmeriCorps alumni. The event is FREE to all AmeriCorps Alums and current AmeriCorps members.

If you are considering graduate school as the next step in your leadership journey, and are looking for school options that provide major incentives to AmeriCorps Alums, this event is for you!  You can register for the event here.

Ask The Career Coach: How to Get Out of Career Limbo
by Denise Riebman, AmeriCorps '94

Each month Denise takes questions from the AmeriCorps Alums LinkedIn Group and responds in our "Ask the Career Coach" column.  If you have a question for Denise, you can submit it here.

Question: Two questions posted on the AmeriCorps Alum LinkedIn Group this month both deal with the struggle of being stuck in no man/woman’s career land:

  • How to find entry level jobs to transition from AmeriCorps into a full time position?
  •  How to escape being over or under qualified for entry to mid-level positions?

These commonly heard challenges during the transition out of service and subsequent early professional years can make people feel like they are stuck in career limbo.  Escape by STOP doing these FIVE things:

1. STOP thinking that job descriptions are everything

Job descriptions are just wish lists and often not what is really needed or wanted.   It might be what the departing employee wished she had actually been able to do or written by someone in human resources without a real understanding of the job.  While the description gives you a general idea on how to tailor your cover letter and resume to match the qualifications, you also need to "blur the edges.”

Continue Ask The Career Coach here

In this issue

Monterey Institute
Virtual Grad School Fair
Ask The Career Coach

Monthly Career Webinar:

AmeriCorps Alums is busy preparing for the December Virtual Grad School Fair on Thursday, December 12, so we are taking a break from the monthly career webinar in November.  However, we invite you to visit the archives, and watch a webinar you may have missed.

Recent Job Postings

Field Team Leader
Garden City, NY

New Orleans, LA

National Recruitment Specialist
Urban Teacher Center
Chicago, IL

Program Coordinator
Illinois State University
Normal, IL

Bilingual Medical Coordinator
Seattle, WA

VP of Communications
City Year
Boston, MA

Regional Membership Manager
AmeriCorps Association for Justice
Los Angeles, CA

Director of Experiential Education
Milford, IN

Executive Assistant
The Oregon Community Foundation
Portland, OR

Program Support Associate
The Walton Family Foundation
Denver, CO


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