Course credit for internships

Course credit for internships

Students who are interested in obtaining credit for internships should first secure an internship with a provider. Once confirmed, contact Dr. Hudak, for permission to register for GEOG 4920/5900.

You will be required to compile a portfolio during the course of your internship and provide a letter of assessment from the internship provider. Both will be used to determine a "grade" for the course.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Job - Real Estate/GIS

SRA Research Associate

Job Description and Responsibilities: Sarofim Realty Advisors is seeking a person who wishes to further a demonstrated career in Real Estate Research.  The position requires 3 – 5 years experience in providing research product to real estate acquisitions, management and development functions, Bachelors degree required, MBA or advanced degree in relevant subject such as geography, urban planning or economics preferred and reports to the Director of Strategic Planning and Research. The positions is a full-time, professional position with competitive benefits and salary, some travel required.

Responsibilities will include

1) Management/updating data and software of various resources such as:
  • GIS  platform
  •  Demographics server
  •  Employment Database
  •  Real Estate Supply Database(s)

2) Providing analytical studies on a case by case or strategic basis utilizing the resources listed above
3) Carrying out field studies (primary research); gathering rent and occupancy data for market underwriting
4) Providing supportive research services to other Sarofim real estate departments

Required Skills/Knowledge:
  • Aptitude for sourcing relevant data whether from known providers or through internet search
  • Ability to work fluidly with various data types and moving it as needed between rows/columns (Excel) and key driven, structured databases (Access or other relational data management tools)
  • Ability to generate well-designed databases quickly including forms, reports, queries
  • Ability to learn processes and following instructions for managing existing databases; adding/updating existing tables, making structural adjustments to accommodate new data fields, etc.
  • Ability to leverage separate tools together in order to achieve a given data output (i.e. Excel for removing duplicates before processing in another format such as mapping (GIS)
  • Able to design/conceptualize useful map based studies then carryout the creation of them via GIS or desktop mapping tools
  • General understanding of the real estate investment environment, particularly with respect to supply/demand components (jobs, population characteristics, existing inventory, new supply, etc.)

Required Software/Systems:
  • GIS - MapInfo or equivalent such as ESRI ArcView
  •  Microsoft Office – particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  •  Layout - Adobe InDesign or similar layout tools
David Evemy, Sr VP, Marketing and Research
Kerry Adams , Director, Market Research

Volunteer Vacations: GoEco

GoEco was created by experienced volunteers for people who are eager to travel and contribut ot the community, wildlife, and environment they visit.  Based on years of practice and in-depth field reports, GoEco presents you a careful selection of excellent yet affordable volunteer and ecological minded vacations.

GoEco's Mission is to...
  • Encourage ecological and volunteer tourism that promotes sustainable development
  • Enable travelers to experience different and more rewarding kinds of tourism.
  • Encourage travelers to volunteer for the benefit of others and thus to serve as a good-will ambassador to other countries in the world.
  • Encourage travelers from all over the world to come to Israel for ecological and community-based programs, in both the Arab and Jewish sectors, and experience firsthand the unique cultural and natural diversity in this region.
  • Support environmental and humanitarian programs that promote understanding and good will between ethnic societies in Israel.
  • Conduct further research in the field of ecological tourism, such as the 'Ecological Footprint' as a tool for sustainable tourism development.
  • Establish an in-depth and up-to-date data base of the relevant projects worldwide.
  • Create a platform from which to explore the various organizations that support the environment and actively encourage volunteering.

Job: Teach for America

 Teach For America: FINAL Application Deadline February 10th

If you are a graduating senior or grad student, graduation is just around the corner and you’re likely thinking: What next?

It’s your time to step up and lead.

We can turn things around. We can put our country back on track. We can make sure all kids have a shot at the American dream. Let’s start today.
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates, graduate students, and professionals who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools (with full salary and benefits) and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. 

To learn more about why now, more than ever, you should consider applying to Teach For America, click here:

Shape Our Future. Apply today:

FINAL Application Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2012

Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. All majors and career backgrounds.

Diana Brugler
Recruitment Associate
Teach For America
Phone: (817) 337-4253 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Job - Real Estate Manager

Real Estate Manager (Site Selector)

Reporting to the Vice President of Real Estate, this position will be responsible for retail real estate site selection and lease negotiation. This position will be based in our Las Colinas corporate office and will be assigned a geographic territory to find new locations based on specific criteria and key indicators. Generally, these are 1,200 to 2,400 square feet spaces in or near high-traffic retail shopping centers (i.e. grocery stores, Wal-Mart Supercenters, Super Target, etc…). We are targeting 30+ new sites, lease renewals and/or relocations per year, per Real Estate Manager.

•Minimum 2 years of work experience, post undergrad.
•Experience performing retail real estate site selection and letter of intent negotiation
•Experience in off-mall, small box (1,200 – 2,400 sq ft) retail space
•Ability to do 30+ new sites, lease renewals and/or relocations per year
•Willing to travel up to 80%
•Working relationships within and knowledge of the retail brokerage and development community
•Mature/professional demeanor
•Strong work ethic (disciplined and self-starter)
•Organized and analytical thought process

•Bachelor’s degree
•Based in DFW area (no relocation)
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications

Salary will be based upon past experience and accomplishments and is targeted to be up to $65,000.

Include medical (PPO or HSA), dental, vision, basic & voluntary life/ AD&D, short-term & long-term disability, 401(k) with company match, and a business casual work environment.

Mike McMillin
Vice President Recruiting
Cottonwood Financial
972-753-0822 x1116

Cottonwood Financial, headquartered in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas, is one of the largest privately-held financial service providers to the growing, under-banked segment of the retail consumer finance industry. Founded in 1996, we have over 270 company-owned locations across the country. We are actively engaged in a high-volume, rapid retail rollout of new locations to significantly increase the footprint of our company throughout the United States in both existing and new markets. We also continue to expand our product and service offerings.

•Named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of the “Fastest-Growing, Private Companies” in America for 2010
•Named to Dallas Business Journal’s “Top 100 Fastest Growing Businesses” for five consecutive years
•Profitable every year since inception
•Company has no debt - growth funded through internal capital
•Plan to expand to 500 locations by the end of 2014
•Locations are company owned – no franchises
•Approximately 770 employees – 140+ at Corporate and 630+ in the field

The US consumer finance industry has exploded in recent years to annual revenue of greater than $40 billion. Retail consumer finance companies, a subset of the consumer finance industry, operate primarily in the subprime portion of the market serving under-banked consumers who are seeking secured/unsecured cash loans as a low cost alternative to costly bounced-check fees, late payment penalties, and other less desirable short-term credit options.

Installment Loans are typically small, unsecured or secured, short term cash loans of up to $2,000. These loans are repaid with a fixed number of periodic equal-sized payments.

Title Loans are typically small, secured, short-term auto equity cash loans of up to $20,000. These loans are usually payable in a single payment.

Cash Advances are typically small, unsecured, short-term (until payday) cash loans of up to $2,000. These loans are usually payable in a single payment.

Advance America
QC Financial
Posted By Tamara Adamson

Summer research opportunities database

Pathways to Science has a searchable database of summer research opportunities for undergraduates.  Many of these are REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) sites in which NSF funds a course to teach undergraduates to develop lab, field, and research skills.  There are REU sites in geosciences, atmospheric sciences, climate change, sustainable urban environments, remote sensing, etc.

Saturday, January 21, 2012 is a web site that post jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities for organizations interested in making the world a better place.  Most of the opportunities are through non-profit organizations, but there are also posts for positions at businesses and government agencies.

Internships - Climate Change Response Program

The George Melendez Wright Climate Change Youth Initiative is sponsored by the National Park Service Climate Change Response Program, in partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment. This program provides undergraduate and graduate students a chance to work among park personnel to help find solutions to the unique challenges of climate change. These opportunities are designed to complement and enhance the intern's formal education through hands-on experience, and introduce them to the national park service as a potential place to make a career. Through the intern's work, parks are able to gain insight into the ever evolving climate change sciences being taught.

Information about the 2012 internships will be posted on the National Council for Science and the Environment website in March.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Internship, GIS - US Army Corps Real Estate division

The Real Estate division of the US Army Corps of Engineers will be recruiting for a position in the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) for the Fort Worth branch to do GIS cadastral work.  Students must have GIS experience; cadastral mapping can be taught during the internship. To qualify for the STEP program, students must be enrolled at least 6 credit hours and have at least a 2.0 GPA. 

David K. Walterscheid
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Fort Worth District

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Internships - Student Conservation Association


SCA, the Student Conservation Association ( ) is the nation's oldest and largest provider of conservation internships, offering nearly 2000 expense paid opportunities each year. Internships last from 12 weeks to 12 months, start at all times throughout the year, and are found all across the country.

Interns have the opportunity to work with such agencies at the National Park Service, National Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers, and other state and local agencies.

Interns do not need to be in school or be a certain major; all ages, majors and skill sets are eligible to apply.

Internships are found in a wide variety of fields, including:
fish and wildlife                education
history                          interpretation
GIS/GPS                          resource management
visitor services                 trail work
backcountry                      botany

SCA is an expense paid internship program, and offers the following benefits:
.  Free travel to and from your site
.  Free housing and biweekly subsistence allowance
.  Deferment of qualified college loans
.  AmeriCorps Education Awards

SCA also offers field leader opportunities, overseeing groups of high school students or college aged students doing hand-on conservation projects.
Leaders must be over 21, have outdoor leadership experience, and experience working with youth:

Internship: GIS - Intelligence Analysis and Cartography

Oil & Gas company will soon be staffing a 4 person team to be part of a strategic corporate intelligence effort.  Using ESRI technology, industry data, open source data collection and research, this team will build, maintain, visualize and analyze multiple layers of information that is vital to the corporate decision making process.

Minimum Requirements: At least one semester of Introduction to ArcGIS, preferably experience with version 10.
Please also note any skills in math/statistics, databases, or programming.

Applicants will be evaluated on multiple criteria to include but not limited to: grades, experience, professor recommendations and career objectives.

Location: Fort Worth TX
Pay: $10-12/hr.
Aprox. Start March 1st.

Aaron Kreag
Intel, GIS, Data, Systems
Energy Exploration Partners