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I am writing to inform you that Carney, Sandoe & Associates will be at your campus on November 8th at 7pm in Pendleton East 127, to hold an informational session about the educational employment services we provide.  We will also be conducting interviews on November 9th in Green Hall 442.


If you know of any current seniors who may be interested in teaching the Sciences next year, I hope you will pass this message along to them.


Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in private, independent, and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the country and worldwide.  Teaching certification is not required, and recent graduates with a degree in the subject area they would like to teach are often some of our best candidates.


Every year CS&A helps place candidates in thousands of teaching and administrative positions in all primary and secondary school subjects. The services we provide to job-seeking candidates are free and can greatly ease the burden and stress of a job search.


All students are welcome to join us.

Thank you very much for your time and assistance. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,


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This internship was established in fond memory of Dorothy Dudley Thorndike DS ’75, to further the impact of her passion for plants and nature on students and visitors to the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens.

The Dorothy Thorndike intern works to connect people to plants, nature, and the environment, using the botanical resources of the Margaret Ferguson Greenhouses, Alexandra Botanic Garden, and Hunnewell Arboretum of Wellesley College.  The intern workswith the Botanic Gardens Director, Horticulture Staff, and Friends of Horticulture Staff and Volunteers to research and creatively disseminate knowledge about Wellesley’s plant collections and their broad applications.  Subject areas include edible and medicinal plants, plant ecology, plant uses in various cultures, etc.  Specific topics are determined by current needs and the intern’s interests. The intern helps develop exhibits and events around these themes, and contributes to the database of information about the plants in the collections. As an enthusiastic ambassador for the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, the intern works within the College community to promote plant literacy for students and visitors.

The Dorothy Thorndike intern:

·     learns about interpretation at museums and botanic gardens;
·     develops topics and creates content for visitor displays and signage;
·     helps plan, organize, and publicize special events and activities, such as the Mystical Tree Tour and Greenhouse Light Show;
·     adds information to the online plants database;
·     assists in website maintenance and other curatorial activities;
·     gives an informal presentation about her work in late spring to WCFH members, donors, and the following year’s Dorothy Thorndike Intern;
·     has a flexible work schedule averaging 10 hours per week;
·     receives a stipend of $3000 for the academic year (September through May).

This internship is open to all current Wellesley College students who will be returning to campus for the following academic year.  The primary requirement is a love for plants.  Preference is given to students who have taken BISC 108 or have other botanical or horticultural experience.

Application Process
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 13 April 2010.  To apply, please email your resume with a cover letter to [ mailto:ThorndikeInternship@wellesley.edu ]ThorndikeInternship@wellesley.edu.  The cover letter should include the following:

Describe what you expect to gain from the program and how the internship relates to your goals or academic interests.
Briefly explain specific qualifications you have that will contribute to your success at this internship (e.g. academics, past horticultural experiences).
Give the full name and department/program of at least one Wellesley professor who has agreed to serve as a reference for you (no reference letter necessary – we will contact references as needed).

Selection Process
Well-qualified applicants will be invited to interview with the selection committee.  Final selection will be based on the following criteria:

Demonstration of initiative, maturity, adaptability, and responsibility;
Evidence of preparation and interest through relevant course work, employment, previous internships, travel, or other experience;
Enthusiasm in conducting oneself as a representative of Wellesley College and the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens.

Once a student has been accepted to the Thorndike Internship program she will have one week to accept or decline the internship. The accepting student will be required to sign a letter of commitment to the program and to attend a lunch or tea next spring celebrating the internship and passing it down to the next Thorndike intern.

Jointly sponsored by family and friends of Dorothy D. Thorndike,
the Wellesley College Friends of Horticulture and the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens.

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We are seeking highly motivated individuals willing to work within the varied landscapes of Wellesley’s campus.


The position will entail but not be limited to:

–      For the Science Center Meadows, reestablish the population of Galerucella Beetles for the biological control of the highly invasive Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). Monitor the beetle population in the Paint Shop wetlands as well as assist in biological control of other non-native invasive species in this area.
–      Ordering the beetles as recommended and directed by the supervisor.
–      Assist with the mapping and labeling of woody plant specimens throughout campus, updating the plant database and associated mapping system.
–      Working with grounds staff on other duties and tasks as assigned throughout the growing season.


–      Must be willing to work in all weather conditions and with insects.
–      Must be able to work within a team as well as independently.
–      Must be able to work part-time in April and more full-time after the spring semester


–      Background in biological, ecological, or geological studies
–      GIS, horticulture, and plant identification abilities

Schedule: Part-time from April 15th until the end of classes. Approximately 25 hours per week during the summer (days can be flexible). The position ends towards the end of August.

Housing: Housing will not be subsidized through this internship, but it is available on campus during the summer. For more information, please contact Patrick Willoughby.

Compensation: $11 per hour

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume by Monday, April 4th to: Danielle Gaglini (dgaglini@wellesley.edu)

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The Director of Sustainability is seeking 2 highly motivated people to serve as interns to assist with sustainability initiatives and the college. The students selected for this part-time position will work with the Director of Sustainability, the Sustainability Advisory Committee and other departments around campus to enhance environmentalism around campus.


During the summer duties will include but not be limited to:

–      Assisting with event organization, help, and implementation for projects such as the Sustainable Move-In rummage sale, Sustainability Roundtable with universities in the area, first year orientation, and composting at campus wide events.
–      Sorting materials and organizing volunteers on behalf of Move-In and Move-Out.
–      Gathering data for the STARS green ranking system and filling out the annual survey for Wellesley, which includes extensive research, communication between various departments, and reporting with excel.
–      Creating presentations on behalf of the office.
–      Reviewing the college’s initiatives as a whole and working with upper level administration to standardize practices and policies.
–      Working closely with the Facilities Department to implement targeted goals.
–      Assisting with updating the sustainability website.
–      Being a liaison between student groups, organizations, and specific classes.
–      Supervising the Eco-Rep Coordinators with their efforts on campus wide recycling and other projects.
–      Attending Advisory Committee meetings and participating in decision making processes.
–      Other duties as assigned.

During the academic year, duties will be similar, but on a part-time scale.


–      Must be a first year, sophomore, or junior.
–      Be able to work full-time during the summer and part-time throughout the academic year.
–      Must possess effective written and oral communication abilities.
–      But be proficient in using word processing, excel spreadsheets, and powerpoint.
–      Background in environmental studies or related field preferred.

Schedule: Part-time from May 1st until the end of the academic year. Approximately 25 – 35 hours per week during the summer, flexible once approved. Once the fall 2011 semester begins, you will work part-time again.

Housing: Housing will not be subsidized through this internship, but it is available on campus during the summer. For more information, please contact Patrick Willoughby.

Compensation: $12 per hour

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume by Monday, April 4th to: Danielle Gaglini (dgaglini@wellesley.edu).

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Last year, Wellesley College hosted its first ever Sustainable Move-Out. The Office of Sustainability collected good quality and reusable items from students who were moving out of their dorms that either could not bring their belongings home or no longer wanted them. We collected everything from clothes to kitchenware to furniture. Once sorted, these items were sold at the Sustainable Move-In rummage sale in the fall. We sold 90% of our inventory, and raised almost $4,000 for sustainability funds! Without the help of the sustainable move-out workers in the spring, the event would not have been a success. We are looking for passionate, committed, and hard-working individuals who would like to be an integral part of sustainability efforts on campus.

The position begins on Monday, April 25th and ends on Monday, May 30th. Even if you are not a senior, you will still be able to stay in your dorm during the move-out work period. After the last day of classes, you will be working roughly 2-4 hours per day during designated drop off times. The hours will be more flexible after finals are over, but you will need to be able to put in long hours right before and after commencement. You will be standing by the bins in residence halls at designated drop off times to monitor and enforce what items are being donated. You will sort materials by assigned categories at multiple locations, as well as assisting and coordinating moving from the residence halls to central storage. The job also includes cleaning, bagging, boxing, and labeling items to get ready for the rummage sale. Workers must be able to work in all weather conditions and be able to lift 40 pounds. You must be willing to get your hands dirty! Compensation will be $9/hour.

If you are interested in a worker position, or would like additional information, please contact Danielle Gaglini (dgaglini@wellesley.edu) by Monday, April 4th.

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