Archive | February 2015

Juniors + Seniors, one last chance to Teach For America!—Deadline March 6th


Choose a job you will love. Choose to challenge and be challenged. Choose to make a difference.

Class of 2015

graduating by 6/2015

Final chance to apply.

Class of 2016

graduating 7/15-6/16

First chance to apply.

Apply To Teach |  Learn More

See the Impact you can have as a Teacher:

  • Bring your passion into the classroom (1min video)
  • Our mission in a nutshell (2min video)


  • ALL majors and backgrounds welcome

*you do not need to be an education major or hold a teaching credential to apply

  • Minimum 2 year commitment starting in June 2015 for Seniors, June 2016 for Juniors
  • Full salary and benefits ranging up to $51,000/year
  • Teach in 1 of 50 different regions nationwide
  • Positions range from pre K through high school
  • Teacher training and ongoing support throughout 2 year commitment
  • Receive a teaching credential and an opportunity to pursue an M.A. in Education.

Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders who will help drive change at every level of our education system toward the goal of closing the opportunity gap in America.  As a corps member, you teach for a minimum of two years in an urban and/or a rural high-need community and help students not only make academic progress, but equally as important, create and promote a space conducive to the self-empowerment that leads to an even greater expansion of opportunities. Deeply affected by their teaching experience, our alumni continue to advocate for students and build lasting change in many different roles and fields.

For additional information, explore our as well as our youtube channel: or contact Cecilia Venegas (

Conversation Leader and Partner Programs – Part-time job and volunteer opportunities at UCSD


Conversation Leader Program Overview (part-time, on-campus job, working with international students):

Part-time, on-campus jobs, are available assisting EFL/ESL instructors in the classroom by engaging international students in conversation. Usually instructors divide the class into groups of 3-5 students and will give leaders an exercise to do or a topic to discuss with the students.  The purpose of the Conversation Leader Program is to give international students an opportunity to practice English with native English speakers and interact with American students.  Being a Conversation Leader can be a very exciting and rewarding experience.  It’s a great way to meet people from other countries and learn about their cultures.  There are numerous work opportunities throughout the year, with flexible working hours.  Please contact Ali at, to learn more.

Conversation Partners Program Overview (volunteer language and cultural exchange program):

The Conversation Partners Program List is a list of volunteer UCSD students and employees who would like to help UCSD Extension International Programs (IP) students with English conversation, usually in exchange for practice with another language (i.e. if you are trying to learn Japanese you could pair up with a Japanese student and practice English half of the time and Japanese the other half) and/or you can just offer to help students with English.  This is a great way to improve your foreign language conversation skills and learn about other cultures.  To learn more, or join, please click here.

Tax Auditor Job Openings in San Diego


The Franchise Tax Board office in Mission Valley is hiring two Tax Auditors for the Personal Income Tax division. Below is the link to the current job posting:

** This job is also posted to Port Triton.
The following opportunities exist in the San Diego Office. Under close supervision of an Audit Supervisor, the Field Tax Auditors are responsible for conducting the least-to-moderately difficult income tax audits for the Personal Income program area. Tax Auditors will plan and organize multiple audits, working directly with taxpayers or their representatives, to obtain relevant facts and make appropriate determinations that are fair and impartial. Audits will be conducted from either the Franchise Tax Board office or taxpayers’ offices. Tax Auditors will be provided with instructions on the laws administered by the department, as well as the basic policies, programs, and procedures of the Franchise Tax Board.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :


  • Knowledge of Federal and State tax laws.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well with others and obtain their cooperation.
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze information and draw sound, well documented conclusions.
  • Good organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to be flexible in response to changing workloads and priorities.
  • Energetic with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to travel to conduct field audits.

Current state employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former state employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. To apply for this job opportunity as a list candidate, you must first take the online Tax Auditor Exam. A training and development assignment (T & D) may also be considered. All appointments are subject to SROA/Surplus hiring provisions. Surplus candidates must submit an application packet as outlined in this bulletin with a copy of their surplus status letter in order to be considered.HOW TO APPLY :
Interested applicants must submit ALL of the following documents:

*A completed application includes the position title, position number and contact person’s name in the job title line, and must be signed. Candidates who do not submit all of the required documents (incomplete application packages) will be eliminated from the selection process. All submitted information will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.FTB EMPLOYEES MUST HAND DELIVER OR ROUTE TO: Roubina Gharashor at M/S L-19. Candidates not currently employed by the Franchise Tax Board must send their application package to the address shown below. Multiple positions may exist for this vacancy.RPA #1415-03380 & 03382

FREE for students: Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) 2nd Annual Student Outreach Event – “What’s Next?”


Dear Accounting & Finance Students,

Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) invites Accounting and Finance students and professionals to participate in a special event designed to help you prepare for your future. Don’t miss our panel of accounting and finance industry experts as they discuss their fields, career paths and answer audience questions.

You can also have your resume reviewed, network, and learn more about AFWA Scholarship opportunities!


  • Brandon Linster – Sr. Financial Advisor, UnionBanc Investment Services
  • Kathleen Chadwick, BBA, MBA – Tax Auditor, Board of Equalization
  • Reuven Rubinson, CPA, MBA – Public Accountant & Educator
  • Jorge Marquez, CPA – Sr. Executive Recruiter, Vistage International
  • Kelly Banner, CMA, MBA – Controller, Pacific Shellfish Inc

Students & Members are Free


Non-Members only $10!

Bring your Resume!

We will have experts review your resume and give you helpful advice and tips.

Agenda for the Evening

5:30 – 6:00 Registration

Corporate Sponsor tables and appetizers

6:00 – 7:30 Panelist & Audience Questions

7:30 – 7:40 AFWA Announcements & Scholarship Drawing

7:40 – 8:30 Hot Appetizers & Desserts

Corporate Sponsor tables, Resume Review, Networking and socializing

Scholarship Drawing Prizes

(More information below on how you can apply for one of the three (3) scholarships available) 

Our Corporate Sponsors will be donating $50 Gift Certificates and/or gift baskets to help us raise money for our Scholarship Fund.

You can Pre-Purchase these tickets when registering for this event. One (1) ticket for $5.00 and Three (3) tickets for $10.00

Seating is limited so you MUST pre-register to attend this event. Last Day to Register is Tuesday, February 17th.

Click on the link below to register or RSVP

Or go to:

If you are in need of scholarship then please visit our AFWA website at and click on our “Scholarship Opportunities” Page. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2015 for one of the Three (3) Scholarships that are available at the local San Diego Chapter level. We’ll forward the local winners on to AFWA National where they will have the opportunity to win additional scholarship awards.


Shelly Waddell, President

AFWA San Diego


10th Annual Financial Horizons Conference on Saturday, March 7th – Register Today!


The Undergraduate Investment Society invites you to the 10th Annual Financial Horizons Conference on Saturday, March 7th at Rady School of Management.

This year we invited speakers from leading companies such as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Accenture, Yahoo and many more! Don’t miss out on UCSD’s largest and most reputable business conference of the year. This is your chance to network with representatives from the most reputable companies in the business and finance industry. Come and join us for a FREE day of speaker series, food and networking!

Be sure to register at to save your spot!

Joint UCDC – UC Center Sacramento Info Session on Monday, February 23rd at 1:00 pm

 Joint Info Session Flyer 2.23.15

What are you doing next year? Come hear about internship opportunities available for students from all majors in Washington, DC and Sacramento at a joint UCDC – UC Center Sacramento Info Session on Monday, February 23rd at 1:00 pm in PC West, Green Table Room. Past students have interned at Falcon Capital Advisors,  the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in DC and at the Center for International Trade Development and the Governor’s Office of Business & Development in Sacramento. Students must have 90 units and a 2.5 GPA to apply. For more information, email or visit our website at

Undergraduate Student Essay Contest Award in honor of César E. Chávez – Due March 6th!

UC San Diego, César E. Chávez Undergraduate Student Essay Contest Award

The César E. Chávez Planning Committee at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) has established a UCSD Undergraduate Student Essay Contest Award in honor of César E. Chávez.  The award will recognize students who have demonstrated commitment to the advancement of César’s core values at UCSD and abroad.  Winners will receive the monetary prizes and recognition in UCSD media publications. Prize Recipients will also receive a special invitation to attend the César E. Chávez Celebration Kickoff Luncheon on Wednesday, April, 1st in the Price Center Ballroom.

All submitted essays will become the property of the University. A panel of UCSD volunteer judges will select the winners. Essay Contest recipients will be notified by March 13th. Please direct all questions to


César E. Chávez Planning Committee

Essay Contest Prompt

Cesar Chavez was a prolific community organizer and a champion of social change. He used ten core values to guide his life. Using one or more of these core values with which you most identify, please discuss how you have contributed to equity and social justice at UC San Diego.    How will you apply Cesar’s core values to create positive change in the Latina/o community and the greater society?

Deadline to Apply:

  • Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 6, 2015, 11:59pm.
  • Essays can be emailed to

Essay Contest Guidelines:

  • Submit a one-two page essay in a word document answering the Essay prompt.
  • Essay submissions should be in a format of your choice (APA, MPA, etc.).
  • In the header of your essay, please include your name (First, Last), PID (A99999999), and UCSD email.
  • Essays can be emailed to
  • Please write “Cesar Chavez Essay Contest” in the email subject line

Essay Contest Award Prizes

  • One-Grand Prize Winner:
    • $600 Award to one winner
    • Name and Essay will be printed in the UCSD Celebration luncheon program.
    • Special invite to the Wednesday, April 1st, UCSD Celebration luncheon in the Price Center Ballroom.


  • Two-Second Prize Winners:
    • $500 Award to each winner (2)
    • Special invite to the Wednesday, April 1st, UCSD Celebration luncheon in the Price Center Ballroom.
    • Name will be featured in the Celebration luncheon program.


  • Two-Third Prize Winner:
    • $200 Award to each winner (2)
    • Special invite to the Wednesday, April 1st, UCSD Celebration luncheon in the Price Center Ballroom.
    • Name will be featured in the Celebration luncheon program.