Spring Break Career Trek

Student registration is open for the Spring Break Career Trek, which offers the opportunity to network and explore careers by visiting companies in NYC! Transportation from Ithaca and lodging will be provided, or students can meet us in the city.

The Spring Break Career Trek offers three different “tracks” of visits:

Advocacy, Nonprofits & Social Justice: PeaceCorps, NYC Civilian Review Board, United Way, Idealist.org and more!

Big Data & Technology: Microsoft, Schwarzman Research- NY Public Library, HSBC, and more!
Media & Production: ESPN, NBC Sports, ABC World News Tonight, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and PGR

Registration information is available in Engage. Please note that participants are required to attend a prep session, either on February 27th or March 2nd, so registration is encouraged by the 26th.

Get Published in 2020!

The International Organization for Migration and Fordham University invite writers of all ages and backgrounds to submit original non-fiction essays or memoirs, short fiction or poetry showcasing the experiences of migrants and migration in New York.

Shortlisted entries will be reviewed by an independent selection jury in early 2020. Our jurors will pick the best of the best, which will be published as part of the first Unmapped collection.


The Unmapped writing competition is open to current New York residents. There are no other restrictions on age or background. You do not need to be a US citizen to apply.

All submissions should be relevant to the theme of migration. We’re looking for those untold stories about how New York has shaped, and been shaped by, its new (and old) arrivals.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit your stories at unofficeny.iom.int/submissionsUnmapped will only accept electronic submissions.
  • All submissions should be in Word format (Calibri, Courier or Times New Roman font, 12-point type, double-spaced).
  • For both fiction and nonfiction submissions, maximum word count is 3,500 words.
  • For poetry submissions, up to six poems may be submitted in a single document. Limit of two pages per poem.
  • No previously published material will be accepted. This includes publication in any public venue, including print, web, or personal blogs.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but entrants should notify us as soon as possible if their work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Feedback on individual submissions will not be provided.

Submission Period

The call for entries for the Unmapped writing competition will be open from 18 December 2019 until 29 February 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check back regularly for updates. In the meantime, please send any questions to crichter@iom.int.

Q: I am a part-time resident of New York. Can I still apply?

A: Yes. However, you should ensure that your submission is still relevant to New York.

Q: Will submissions from multiple co-authors be accepted?

A: Absolutely! As long as all co-authors are (part or full-time) residents of New York.

Q: I have never lived in New York. Can I still apply?

A: This time around, we are looking only for writers that have some connection to New York. To be eligible, all entrants must be a part or full-time resident of New York. However, we do hope to expand to other cities and locations in subsequent rounds. Please keep an eye out for future opportunities!

Student Engagement Research Study Seeking Participants

Ithaca College senior Rachel Cutsumpas is conducting an independent research study on student engagement and campus involvement and is looking for participants! Students can participate by taking a survey, signing up for a focus group, and/or an individual interview (please email rcutsumpas@ithaca.edu). Incentives include a $20 Amazon gift card drawing (survey), $10 Amazon gift card (interviews), and food (focus groups). Feel free to contact Rachel with any questions!

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Phi Kappa Phi Awards

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is offering several awards to its members for outstanding academic achievement. The Society awards graduate and dissertation fellowships, love of learning awards, study abroad grants, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives. Nearly $1 million is awarded each year through programs that recognize over 355 individuals. If you are a member, be sure to apply by the deadlines that are listed for a chance to be considered for these great awards and be recognized for your academic excellence! For more information, visit http://www.PhiKappaPhi.org/Awards.

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