The SCOOP

Welcome to our weekly update on the happenings of the Africana Community at Tufts University. Each week we will update announcements from the Africana Center and feature events by and/or co-sponsored by the Africana Center; feature events by student organizations within the Africana community and other programming centering Africana issues; feature student work, and provide updates on job and internship opportunities

Hope you all stay positive and test negative!

Be sure to check out our end of semester message from Katrina here!

 


 

December 7, 2020

 

Africana Center Events

 

Black Womyn’s Collective (BWC) Spring 2021 Virtual Conference Planning Committee Application


The Black Womyn’s Collective (BWC) of the Tufts Africana Center is planning a black womyn’s empowerment virtual conference in Spring 2021, and we’re looking for two black womyn/femmes to help as part of our conference planning committee.

All applications are due on Sunday, December 20th at 11:59 PM. The application can be found here. Please email amber-nadia.asumda@tufts.edu with any questions you may have.



Student Organization Events 

 



From FIRST and Dining Services: Swipe it Forward

This is a platform for students to donate meal swipes to other students to help reduce food insecurity on campus.

You can click here to donate a meal swipe!


Bi-weekly on Mondays at 9:00 PM - Learn more at https://linktr.ee/tuftsscar

Community Wide Events/Lectures

 

Apply to become a member of the Green Fund Selection Committee today or come to the Finalist Event!

 

The Green Fund selection committee is composed of students, faculty, and staff who review projects and make decisions regarding funding allocation. We are seeking undergraduate and graduate students to serve on the committee for at least one year. Email greenfund@tufts.edu with a statement of intent that includes your name, year, major, why you are interested in working on the Green Fund, and how you think you could bring a unique perspective to the committee by December 1.

The Green Fund Committee would like to also invite you to attend this round's finalist presentations. This year, we are looking to fund up to $40,000 for the implementation of sustainability projects and ideas from and for the Tufts community. Students, faculty, and staff from all of Tufts' campuses were eligible and encouraged to apply.  Presentations will occur on December 10 at 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom.


 

 

 

 

 

Jobs/Internships/Volunteer/Opportunities:  

Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program


The mission of the Gateways to the Laboratory Program is to increase the number of students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine and science who are prepared to become competitive applicants, successful MD-PhD students, and future leaders in biomedical research and academic medicine.

Applications are open through January 31, 2021. For more information, please visit Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program.

Tisch Summer Fellows Applications Opening December 14!

 

Mark your calendars, applications for the 2021 Tisch Summer Fellows program will open on December 14, 2020. Through internships in the public and non-profit sectors, programming, and connections to alumni, this program offers students the opportunity to develop skills, expand networks, and explore career paths while building stronger communities on a local or national level. Participants also receive a financial award. Explore past fellowships here. Want to learn more? Join us for one of the following information sessions:

Monday, December 7

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Register here!

Wednesday, December 9

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Register here!

Thursday, December 10

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Register here!

Friday, December 11

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Register here!

Wednesday, December 16

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Register here!

 

The Summer 2021 application can be found on healthcareers.org. The deadline is Sunday, December 13th at 11:59 PM PST.



 

We're excited to share that applications for Spring 2021 positions for college students are now open!

 College students play a critical role in making our programs a success. This is a great opportunity for students to explore a career in teaching, mentoring, youth development, and build their resume. 

 Find all of our available positions below and posted on our website!

Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program

The mission of the Gateways to the Laboratory Program is to increase the number of students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine and science who are prepared to become competitive applicants, successful MD-PhD students, and future leaders in biomedical research and academic medicine.
Applications are open through January 31, 2021. For more information, please visit https://mdphd.weill.cornell.edu/summer-program.

 

Apps for the 2021 Out for Undergrad Business Conference are open!

O4UB continues to be the premier conference for LGBTQ+ students who are interested in developing their professional careers in business! Each year, the conference brings together over 300+ of the nation’s brightest and most accomplished LGBTQ+ undergraduate leaders to New York City (and virtually*) for an all-expenses paid weekend of professional development, networking, and recruiting with top financial services, consulting, and professional services firms.

Disclaimers:

  • You do not need to be publicly out to apply or attend the conference!

  • You do not need to be any particular/pre-professional major  (❤ liberal arts as well, both of the Tufts campus ambassadors are)

  • You do not need to know you want to do business; it can be exploratory!

Logistics:

  • ALL EXPENSES PAID (travel, housing, nice dinners etc.)

  • Round 1 is due this this Friday December 4th at 11:59pm EST. There are three rounds in which you can apply, so no worries if you can’t do Round 1! That said, you can definitely do the app in a couple of hours.

  • All rounds are weighted equally. No particular round increases your chances of getting in.

Applications can be accessed on our website at www.outforundergrad.org/apply. Application deadlines are as follows (11:59 PM EST):

Round 1: December 4, 2020 - Open!

Round 2: December 18, 2020 - Not Open Yet

Round 3: January 8, 2021 - Not Open Yet 

*The upcoming 2021 conference is expected to follow a hybrid virtual / site-based model. The conference will be held on April 17 weekend and Fall 2021. All Spring / Summer programming is scheduled to be fully virtual, while Fall programming is currently slated to be site-based in New York City. Please note any or all of the above events may be presented virtually in accordance with public health and safety guidelines as well as New York City law.


Please reach out to either of the campus ambassadors if you have any questions about the conference, your resume, or anything!

Kiyan Banuri  -kiyanbanuri@gmail.com or Facebook Messenger. 

Isabella Urdahl -isabella.urdahl@tufts.edu or Facebook Messenger.

Cybersecurity Internship (Summer 2021)

Staples Internship: More Information...
Position Overview:

Staples is seeking innovative individuals who combine superb technical, analytical and communication skills to join our team. Have you ever wanted to be part of a startup, but with the backing of a multi-million-dollar company? Do you want to work on cutting edge technology and drive key projects? Now is your chance! As a Cybersecurity Intern, you will be part of a fast-paced, dynamic team responsible for safeguarding our virtual environment. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our growing business.



Looking for a specific internship to apply to? Click here!

The Career Lab

 

Drop In to the Career Lab without an appointment for advice and support from Career Fellows!

What can we help with? Major and career exploration, resumes and cover letters, career center resources, career fair preparation, networking, interviewing, searching for jobs and internships, and answering quick questions.

Click on this Zoom link to join anytime between 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM every Wednesday and Friday.


Looking for a job on or off campus? Take a look at Handshake! You can find multiple job postings based on your preferences.

Tufts Student Login Link:  https://tufts.joinhandshake.com/login