Friday, February 20, 2015

2015 Excellence Awards: Nominations due March 6th

2015 Excellence Awards CALL FOR NOMINATIONS There are many people working at URI who do outstanding work every day. Now is your chance to help recog
2015 Excellence Awards


There are many people working at URI who do outstanding work every day. Now is your chance to help recognize them for all that they do. Excellence Award candidates are URI employees who go beyond their responsibilities to enhance the objectives of a department and the University, and who approach their job with creativity, imagination, enthusiasm and dedication.
Excellence Awards are presented annually to four individuals; one each from the following categories: Administrative, Scholarly, Staff and Teaching. Excellence Award winners are recognized during spring graduation and are honored before the entire University community at a recognition ceremony with a framed citation, a $2,000 award from the URI Foundation, and an Excellence pin and plaque.
Go online to and click “Excellence Awards” at the top of the page for nomination information. Nominations close March 6th!
For information, contact Ronda Hammond at or 874.9532.

Grants up to $500 for International Education Week: Application deadline May 1st


Would you like to showcase an activity related to the language/culture you are studying, or the recent J-term experience you participated in or your summer immersion or year-long stay abroad? Consider sharing a poster or a skill or musical presentation or anything else imaginative 
during International Education week in November. You can apply for a grant up to $500 by May 1st. URI's International Education Week 2015 (November 16-20)

Grants of up to $500 will be available to eligible participants! Grant application deadline: May 1stMay 1

Your activity may be brand new or one you've routinely done in the past. Here is an excellent opportunity for you to tell the URI community what you are doing to internationalize! Event formats include:

- Invite guest speaker to campus;
- Incorporate a topic of global significance into your syllabus that week;
- Presentation of student work;
- Cultural event such as a movie night or language exchange;
- Panel to educate students on global career or volunteer opportunities in your field.

More About International Education Week
Initiated by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, International Education Week (IEW) 2015 is in its 5th year at URI, and the week-long celebration involves a variety of globally-themed activities and is dedicated to enhancing international awareness across campus, as well as supporting global learning opportunities at URI, regionally and abroad

At URI, IEW each year is coordinated by the Office of International Education, and last year's events were sponsored by 2 dozen URI groups campus-wide

* 2014 URI press release can be found HERE
* 2014 IEW schedule of events can be found HERE

Questions related to the grant application process or International Education Week at URI may be directed to Kathleen Ramcharran in the Office of International Education:

New Intern and position at SESA

We are opening a new internship position, as well as a new “Operations Manager” position.
You can see the jobs descriptions and the links to apply here:

Better Solutions In Messaging Technology

Friday, February 13, 2015

Senior Commencement Speaker: Apply by Feb. 27th

Graduating seniors:
Student senate is looking for a student to speak at the May 2015 commencement ceremony. Applications are due on February 27th. If you have any questions, contact me Zack Yip, the Chief Information Officer for URI Student Senate., at Application available at

Deutsche Bahn euroTrail trainee program appliation due March 27, 2015

If you would like to pursue an amazing career opportunity in Germany consider the DB EuroTrail program:

Application for the euroTrail trainee program opens on 13th of February 2015. The application deadline for the program is 27th of March 2015.
EuroTrail is the most important international trainee program for Deutsche Bahn. We are looking for students who would like participate in this excellent traineeship and collect international experience at one of the most multifaceted employers in Germany and worldwide.They would love to have students from the University of Rhode Island apply since you fit the skills (engineering/ business administration/ German and English proficiency/ internship experience) extremely well. The program is an 18 month training program 
The application deadline for the program is 27th of March 2015. You can find all further information in our description and on the website.
  • Good to very good degree (Master, Bachelor) preferably in business administration, engineering, humanities or law with a focus on logistics, sales & marketing, controlling/finance or human resources
  • Previous practical experience, preferably  in the area of logistics
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good problem-solving and team player skills
  • Intercultural competence and international experience
  • Pan-European mobility and flexibility
  • Intermediate English (B2) as well as proficient skills in the language  of the country in which you apply (e.g. Germany)
  • Proficient in MS Office

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thermo Fisher Scientific entry-level opening for a PPI Lean engineer

From an alum, Jarrod Pierce, German IEP '10:

Thermo Fisher Scientific in Franklin, MA has an entry-level opening for a PPI Lean engineer. The role is manufacturing-focused (industrial, mechanical, or electrical), but we’re open to all engineering backgrounds, looking for a recent graduate. Please see link below for more information on the position:

Lenze America Professional Development Entry-Level Engineering Program

 Recruiting process begins soon for those graduating in May--see below for more info.