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APRIL 2014

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Brandeis' Heller School: Educating National Service Alums for Impact Careers

Many AmeriCorps alumni have chosen Brandeis’ Heller School for Social Policy & Management to expand their professional skills and knowledge. Why? Well, for starters, the Heller School offers a guaranteed minimum 50% tuition scholarship for all AmeriCorps alumni enrolled in either the MPP or MBA in Nonprofit Management programs, which is worth over $21,000 for an Alum based on 2013 tuition rates. AmeriCorps alumni are also considered for full tuition scholarships based on their desire to continue serving.

Ricky Ochilo, an AmeriCorps alum, shares, “I chose the Heller School because they epitomize the tenet of social responsibility. One example of this is the Heller School’s commitment to affordable education. They provide approximately $21,900 in aid annually to each AmeriCorps alumnus enrolled in the MPP and MBA program, which has made my education experience significantly more affordable. Additionally, the background and experience from my service [in AmeriCorps] has enabled me to better understand the principles and theories being taught because I can apply them to real-world examples. This is essential to the policy debate and part of devising workable solutions for the public good.” When asked what made the Heller school the right fit for him, Ricky believes that it provides its students with the “potential to cultivate and inform social policy at both a local and national level to ignite citizen leadership.”

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Are You An Alum Working in Philanthropy/CSR or Int'l Development? Then We've Got Something for You!

Over the next month, AMERICORPS ALUMS will roll out two initiatives as part of “Alums In X,” our professional affinity groups. These affinity groups – starting with International Development and Philanthropy/CSR – will connect our network in new ways, and provide additional resources and support to help YOU build your impact career.

If you are an AmeriCorps Alum CURRENTLY working in philanthropy or corporate social responsibility (CSR), then join us for a conversation on on Tuesday, May 6th at 2PM EST/11AM PDT. Spaces are limited, so please RSVP today. We will be discussing different networking, professional development, and resource sharing ideas for Alums currently working in this field - and we want your ideas. We will be joined by Seth Marbin, Social Responsibility Business Partner at Google and AmeriCorps Alums National Advisory Council member. If you’re interested in transitioning to a career in philanthropy, then join us for our monthly career webinar, Careers in Philanthropy, on Friday, May 23rd, at 12PM EST. RSVP here.

Later in May, AMERICORPS ALUMS will be rolling out the “International Careers Series.” The new initiative will connect Alums in International Careers through quarterly podcasts and monthly blog commentary on a variety of international career topics. Stay tuned for the full, formal announcement of the International Careers Series later this May.

Save the Dates! AmeriCorps Alums to Expand Virtual Professional Development Program

Last December’s successful AMERICORPS ALUMS Virtual Grad School Fair generated over 1,500 registrants, so we are expanding our virtual programming in 2014 to support your pursuit of impact careers. Starting in June, AMERICORPS ALUMS will host six virtual professional and career development events aimed at connecting you to organizations and individuals supporting career development and enhancing professional knowledge.

Mark your calendar and look for more information on this next month! To keep track on all opportunities connected to professional development and career advancement from AmeriCorps Alums be sure to join our LinkedIn Group today.

Tuesday, 6/24: AMERICORPS ALUMS “Virtual Resume Review”
Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM Eastern

Tuesday, 7/8: AMERICORPS ALUMS Virtual Career Fair
Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM Eastern

Thursday, 8/28: AMERICORPS ALUMS Virtual Speed Networking
Time: 6:00PM to 7:15PM Eastern

Friday, 9/5: AMERICORPS ALUMS Virtual Grad School Fair 1
Time: 12:00PM to 3:00PM Eastern

Friday, 9/12: AMERICORPS ALUMS “Virtual 20th Anniversary Virtual Celebration & CNCS AmeriCorps Swearing In Ceremony”
Time: 12PM to 1:00PM Eastern

Tuesday, 9/23: AMERICORPS ALUMS Virtual Grad School Fair 2
Time: 6:00PM to 8:30PM Eastern

In this issue

Heller School
Affinity Groups
Upcoming Events

Monthly Career Webinar:
Careers in Philanthropy

This month’s professional development webinar, on Friday, May 23 at 12PM EST, will focus on career opportunities in philanthropy. The event will be sponsored by the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy, the first school in the country dedicated to the field of philanthropy. During the webinar, we'll convene a group of philanthropy experts who will share insights and trends in the field that will better allow you to determine if it is a career option you want to pursue. RSVP today!


Math Tutoring Fellow
Math Education
Chicago, IL

Relationship Manager
ICCO Cooperation

Washington D.C.

Program Associate
Hewlett Foundation
Menlo Park, CA

Healthcare Professional
YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, CO

Volunteer Coordinator
Valley View, OH

Director, Museum Experience
NW Museum of Arts & Culture
Spokane, WA

Garden City Community Clinic
Garden City, ID

Sr. Legislative Representative

Washington, D.C.


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