American University in Cairo Presidential Internship Program

Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Egypt.

Work and Available Offices:

Participants intern full-time in one of eight university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, and more. A detailed list of these offices can be found on our website. This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad.


Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, furnished faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, access to AUC faculty and staff programs, community-based personal development, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.


The University looks for a diverse array of applicants from a wide range of American universities, including students with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Potential applicants should view the attached brochure and visit their website for more information on the program and how to apply. In addition, visit their Facebook page and blog to learn more about living and working in Egypt.

The application is due January 22, 2016.

Stephanie Benfield speaking Tuesday, November 17th

Stephanie Benfield — Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta

When: Tuesday, November 17th, 11-12 pm
Where: Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons (CULC) 125

Bio: Stephanie Stuckey Benfield is currently the Sustainability Director for the City of Atlanta. Before this she was also the GreenLaw’s Executive Director.  She received both an undergraduate and law degree from the University of Georgia.  She graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1992.  After law school, she served as a public defender and then went into private practice before being elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1999.  Stephanie served as a State Representative from the Decatur area for 14 years, during which time she was a member of the Judiciary and Natural Resources Committees.  Stephanie’s legal expertise was recognized in 2011 when she was given the Outstanding Lawyer in Public Service Award by the Atlanta Bar Association.  Stephanie serves on the Boards for the Green Chamber of the South, EarthShare of Georgia, and the Olmsted Linear Parks Association.  She is a member of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership Class of 2013.

IBM Internship for Rising Seniors Interested in Consulting

My name is Senthuran – I was a part of the PS’09 class and did my BS in Mechanical Engineering. I then went on to do an MS in Mechanical Engineering as well before leaving school last December to join IBM’s Business Performance Services team as a strategy consultant. If you are interested in Management Consulting or Corporate Strategy, please take immediate action and apply on Career Buzz for the internship (Strategy Consultant Intern) with IBM’s Business Performance Services team. The deadline is November 13th, so submit your application today!
This is a great opportunity if you are interested in getting great corporate exposure, a high degree of analytic and consulting experience, and a culture of great people. I have been with the team for 10 months and it’s a lot of fun to solve problems with direct impact for IBM.  We’ll be having an Info Session this Thursday Nov. 5th in President Room C from 6-8 PM. Be sure to stop by! If you can’t make it on Thursday night a few of us from the team will be around on Friday morning to answer more questions about what we do at BPS. Please see below for details.
Key Dates:
Nov. 5th – Information Session at Bill Moore Student Success Center from 6-8 PM, Location: President Room C
Nov. 6th – Coffee Chat Session – 9 AM – 1 PM, Skyboxes at the Student Success Center
Nov 13th – Application Due
If you have ANY questions, please reach out to me ( Also, check out the attached flyer for more information!
Thevuthasan Senthuran          

ASK California

Academic Search for Knowledge: Destination San Francisco, California.

About ASK trips: These annual trips are planned by a small group of students from the President’s Scholarship Program under the guidance of one or two professors and focus on one or more of the program’s four pillars: scholarship, leadership, progress and service. Past trips have gone to Washington, D.C., the Balkans, and Argentina.

This year’s ASK California trip will explore the concept of environmental sustainability from several angles. We will begin with a challenging outdoor component to build our team in iconic Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural beauty.

Following our outdoor experience, we will head to San Francisco! We may analyze the complex relationship between sustainability and technological innovation, city development, business, agriculture, real estate, water conservation, policy development, or other sectors. We may meet with Google representatives, learn about the Tiny House Movement, question the San Francisco Smart Cities Council, or challenge the definition of what it means to be “sustainable.” Part of the beauty of these ASK trips is that the experience will depend on the dedication and interests of the participants. We plan to have an amazing trip, and we look forward to your applications!

Key info:

Application period: Oct. 23 – Oct. 30

Trip dates: May 8th-May 18th (tentatively)

Cost estimation: $500-$750

About backpacking:

The outdoor component may involve carrying 30 pounds on our backs for up to 10 miles per day. We will have plenty of opportunities and encouragement to get in shape before the trip, so no prior experience or skill is necessary.

Again, we’re very excited to hit the ground running in the spring with a great group of dedicated President’s Scholars! Based on the experience of Chaffee, past trip leaders, and past faculty guides, all participants will be required to attend our chosen meeting time. This policy will have little flexibility, so advanced planning is essential to ensure the success of our trip.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Yours in excitement, progress, and service,

Andrea and Christine

Andrea Vetrone, Trip Leader: Christine Gebara, Vice Trip Leader:

Safe Space: Peer Education

Safe Space: Peer Education is Tech’s new allyship training program for students who want to learn more about supporting, advocating for, and creating inclusive spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual students.

As students, you’re in a great position to set an example for inclusive and compassionate leadership on campus. You’ll also learn skills and knowledge that will enable you to better serve our diverse student population. This interactive training will equip you with a better understanding of how gender and sexuality intersect with race, age, disability, education level, and other facets of identity.

There are two training sessions coming up this semester, and registration is now open:

Friday, 16th October at 5:30-9:00pm
Tuesday, 10th November at 5:30-9:00pm

Free dinner is provided. These workshops are led by trained student facilitators, and they cover topics such as language, policies, resources, and support skills. This is a great way to experience diversity training and learn about an under-served population on our campus.

You can register here:

Learn more about the program here:

E. Jo Baker Scholarship

For seniors graduating in the spring, summer, or fall of 2016:

As you may already be aware, Dr. E. Jo Baker, who was the founding director of the President’s Scholarship Program here at Georgia Tech, recently passed away. The Dr. E. Jo Baker Outstanding President’s Scholar Award has given in her honor and memory every year since 2002, to the graduating President’s Scholar who best embodies each of the four pillars of the program: scholarship, leadership, service, and progress. Beyond the monetary value, this award gives recognition to all of the hard work you have put into your time here at Tech.

Student-portion of the applications are due on Monday, November 2, at 8am. Recommendation letters are due Monday, November 9, at 8am. Please note that PSP staff are not eligible to provide letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent to psp@gatech.eduwith the subject line: Baker Scholarship. All applicants must be in good standing both academically and with the Office of Student Integrity.

Please refer to for more information regarding requirements and due dates.”

Bill George Speech

GT alumus Bill George will be speaking on his recent publication, Discover Your True North, in LeCraw Auditorium in the Scheller College of Business at
4:30 p.m on Thursday, October 15.

Bill George is professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He is the author of four best-selling books: 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, True North, Finding Your True North, and Authentic Leadership.  With co-author Doug Baker he recently published True North Groups.

Mr. George is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic.  Mr. George currently serves as director of ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, and the Mayo Clinic and also served on the board of Novartis and Target Corporation.  He is currently a trustee of the World Economic Forum USA and Guthrie Theater and a former Trustee of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  He has served as board chair for Allina Health System, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, United Way of the Greater Twin Cities, and AdvaMed.

All who attend the event will receive a free copy of his new book Discover Your True North.