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December 3 , 2007
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In this issue:

  • Seasonal Positions Available at The Wilds
  • Business Incubator of Muskingum County Luncheon
  • MentorNet Resume Database
  • Looking for a Great Research Opportunity?


Odd Facts

  • It took approximately 2.5 million blocks to build the Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the Great Pyramids.
  • Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.
  • More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

  • There are several internship opportunities on the board next to
    Dr. Perera's Office (SC 320). Please stop by and check them out.

    Need help with your career plans? Sign up with MentorNet. It's free!

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    Seasonal Positions Available at The Wilds

    Seasonal positions are now open at The Wilds for 2008. Learn about your field while you work--wildlife conservation, outdoor education, wildlife husbandry, park operation, and visitor operations. The Wilds is a 9200-acre, non-profit, conservation facility dedicated to advancing conservation through science, education and personal experience. The Wilds is located in Southeast Ohio near the town of Cumberland. The Wilds is looking for:

    Camp Coordinator--Education Dept. (2 positions)
    Assist Conservation Educator with program development, camp scheduling, teaching field classes, and maintenance of facilities and trails. March to October. $410/week.

    Seasonal Naturalist/Counselors--Education Dept. (10 positions)
    Lead interpretive programs, conduct on-site visits, teach campers to appreciate the wild world, assist with wildlife research, restore habitats, and maintain trails. 3, 5, and 7 month terms starting April or June. $300-$350/week. Housing options available for $50/week.

    Conservation Education Interns--Education Dept. (10 positions)
    Get excellent experience and college credit. Assist natualists, work with wildlife, and teach young people as you learn. 2 week periods minimum 90 hours. Volunteer. Housing and meals provided while camp is in session.

    Interpretive Guides--Visitor Operations Dept. (50 positions)
    Be a Wilds ambassador that entertains and educates Wilds visitors. Learn about wildlife and share your love for wildlife with others. Get the conservation message out. Guide tours through the range pastures or from The Wilds unique destinations. Positions available April - October.

    Visitor Service Staff--Visitor Operations Dept. (20 positions)
    A summer job in one of the many Wilds retail venues such as restaurant, gift market, and a variety of destination locations all supporting The Wilds. Assist visitors, ring-up purchases, create an attractive environment. As a Visitor Service staff member you make a visit to The Wilds a special time. Positions available April - October.

    Deadline for applying is February 5, 2008.

    Contact Information:

    Education Jobs
    Al Parker
    740-638-5030 x 2116

    Visitor Operation Jobs
    Bobbie Dozer
    740-638-5030 x 2052

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    Business Incubator of Muskingum County Luncheon

    You are cordially invited to join us at the premiere luncheon for Information Technology (IT) professionals.

    Friday, December 7, 2007
    11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    $10.00 ($8.00 for students)
    A lunch buffet will be catered by Roberta's Professional Cakes and Catering

    OUZ/Zane State College
    The Campus Center
    1425 Newark Road
    Zanesville, Ohio 43701

    For more information or to RSVP, contact:
    Carol Humphreys
    (740) 453-3649

    The Business Incubator of Muskingum county seeks to create a community of IT professionals to:

    Raise awareness of IT Employment in the region.

    Provide IT professional development opportunities.

    Create an innovative financial and and business support environment for IT entrpreneurs.

    You can expect:

    Introduction to the IT Community Concept

    ITAAO and Entrepreneur Signature
    Program Representatives

    News about IT Angel Fund investors.

    Mid-Ohio Valley Information Technology Community with support from: Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, The Fabri-Form Company, Genesis HealthCare Systems, Muskingum College, Ohio University-Zanesville, Resource Systems, and Zane State College.

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    MentorNet Resume Database

    The MentorNet Resume Database is available to all students and postdocs at Muskingum College, regardless of their participation in the One-on-One Mentoring Programs. MentorNet's Resume Database provides an additional job/internship search resource for students, allowing them to post their resume for MentorNet's Leadership Circle, Strategic and Visionary sponsors to potentially view. By submitteing resume information with MentorNet, one agrees to allow MentorNet's Partner Companies to view one's resume and be contacted regarding job opportunities.

    To access the Resume Database, current members of the MentorNet Community from Muskingum College need to sign in to and follow the links to the Resume Database. Other students and postdocs must first join the Community by filling out this easy form: /join

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    Looking for a Great Research Opportunity?

    The Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine offers Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)again this year, providing a wide variety of summer research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in careers in medicine or biomedical research. Deadline for applications February 1, 2008.

    SURF Eligibility

    • Students with solid academic records
    • Students beginning their Senior year in 2008
    • Outstanding Juniors and recent graduates

    SURF Specifics

    • 8 Weeks
    • 8 Ohio University biology credits
    • $1,750 for living expenses
    • Room and board provided
    • An opportunity to interview at OU-COM, if eligible

    Need more details? Call the OU.COM Office of Admissions at 1-800-345-1560 or download an application at