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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Spring 2020 NYC Trip!

Interested in taking a trip down to the city? You’re in luck! The Honors Program is holding its annual NYC trip on March 28th. You have the opportunity to see “The Play that Goes Wrong” on Broadway or the Opera “Werther” and the gorgeous Metropolitan Opera. To Attend this wonderful experience, first complete the survey at https://ithaca.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9GHF28GqRRl9CQd. A $20 refundable deposit is required to see the Broadway show and a $40 refundable deposit is required to attend the Opera, so please drop by to PRW 072 now until March 15th on MWF 10am-3pm or TTH 11am-1pm (please speak to a staff member in the honors program if you are in need of financial assistance). Seats are limited so don’t wait!

Two Year Research Fellowship Opportunity

CIRL Graduate Research Fellowship

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is offering one two-year research fellowship (tuition waiver, yearly stipend of $26,000, and health insurance) and one scholarship (tuition waiver for the 1st year, 2nd year contingent on academic performance and funding availability) in its new Consumer Behavior and Decision Sciences Master of Science program starting in fall 2020. The program is designed for students with a background in the social sciences, business, and/or a quantitative field, seeking to master applied behavioral and consumer research methodologies and analytic techniques. Students learn to synthesize theory in order to perform applied behavioral research, evaluate data to uncover actionable insights, and leverage those insights to shape behavior in the real world. The program fosters innovation, focusing on emergent and advanced research methodologies and analytic techniques, providing graduates the skills necessary to stay competitive now and into the future. Through an applied research project in connection with industry, the public sector, or community organizations, students produce solid evidence of their ability to conduct transformative research, setting them apart from their peers as they enter the job market.

The research fellow will serve as the lab manager for Harrisburg University’s Consumer Insights Research Lab (CIRL), while the scholarship recipient will act as a part-time research assistant. CIRL’s mission is to deliver a superior experiential learning opportunity to students while meeting local industry and public sector need for applied behavioral and consumer research. Award recipients will be immersed in every aspect of CIRL’s operations, gaining unique experience in organizing and carrying out a variety of applied behavioral research projects for our industry and public sector partners.

Ideal candidates will be creative problem solvers, possess solid quantitative research skills (e.g., familiarity with research design, basic statistics, and experimental programming), and have a strong interest in using applied behavioral research to influence the world around them. To apply send an application packet containing a personal statement (two-pages maximum) summarizing your relevant experience and interest in applied behavioral and consumer research, your resume/cv, a copy of your transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage), and one letter of recommendation (referees can send letters directly if they prefer) by April 1st 2020 to nashby@harrisburgu.edu with “CIRL Research Fellowship” in the subject line. Candidates will be considered for both awards. Candidates must hold a BS/BA by July 1st, 2020 and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

About Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and the city of Harrisburg 

Originally founded to address the need of Pennsylvania’s Capital Region for increased educational opportunities in applied science and technology-related fields, the vision of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is to provide academic programs at undergraduate and graduate levels for a diversity of learners, using student-centered, technologically advanced, and experiential learning designs that emphasize student success, with a sharp focus on specific interdisciplinary competencies and strong linkages to career development. The desired outcome is the emergence of well-qualified, technically expert graduates whose understanding of applied science and technology-related fields is honed by direct industry experience and rounded by a sound, cross-disciplinary liberal education.

Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania and offers a wealth of history and culture. Being centrally located, Harrisburg offers something for everyone from nature enthusiasts (e.g., it’s on the Appalachian Trail) to music aficionados and avid gamers (e.g., check out Harrisburg Universities concert series and annual HUE Festival), and provides easy access to large cultural centers (e.g., DC and NYC are a short train ride away). Harrisburg was rated the number 1 city to live in Pennsylvania in 2017 and consistently ranks in the top 50 cities to live nationally according to U.S. News and Reports. In addition, Harrisburg was rated the 4th best city for recent grads by relator.com, due to its thriving job market and lower than average cost of living.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.