SIG Career Event Support

About the Fund

By offering logistical assistance and providing a small grant, CDO works in collaboration with SIGs and individual student leaders to work with employers, alumni, and relevant professionals.  Our goal is to support the development of professional relationships and to help students share important career and industry information with peers. 

A total of 10 awards are available each academic year, distributed on a first-come basis.  Limit of one per SIG.  Apply early!

2018-19 Awards

Gregor Mobility Talk
CDO provided financial support for an Energy SIG sponsored lunch talk on energy and mobility by alumnus Gregor Hintler, Director of Product USA at Mobility House. CDO provided further support by managing registration, resume drops, and attendance, and hosting Gregor during two hours of individual career conversations.
We are pleased to report that the following SIGs and groups received logistical, promotional, and/or financial support during the 18-19 academic year for a variety of career-related programs:
  • Africa SIG/ConBio SIG/EFFY Collaboration
  • Climate Change SIG
  • ConBio SIG
  • Energy SIG
  • Energy SIG/Climate Change SIG/CAFE SIG/URBANE SIG Collaboration
  • Fresh & Salty SIG
  • John Kerry Seminar
  • Nature and Society Learning Community
  • Rwanda Study Tour
  • SAF/ISTF Collaboration
  • Spatial Collective SIG
  • Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean SIG

To Apply:

  • Complete the online APPLICATION, open in the fall of each academic year
  • Awards will be confirmed within two weeks of receiving email notice of application

CDO can provide support in these ways:

  • Suggesting speakers and visitors as needed;
  • Support in publicizing the event;
  • Setting up resume drops or interviews;
  • Providing financial assistance for a coffee chat or light lunch, up to $150.

Requirements for Funding

  • Promotional materials (emails, flyers, postings) must include a tag line–With support from the F&ES Career Development Office.
  • CDO must receive all details on the event for newsletter publicity purposes by the Wednesday one week BEFORE the event.
  • Organizers must submit one picture and a minimum one-paragraph report on the event.
  • Support can be arranged ONLY by transferring funds to a PTAEO.  Please work with CDO to arrange this either before the event or within 10 days of the event.