Career Fair at St. Martin’s University

Provided by:  Meg Nugent Dwyer

LACEY, Wash. — Students and job-seekers will have an opportunity to connect with a wide range of employers Tuesday, March 31 at the 2015 Career and Internship Fair. The fair, co-sponsored by Saint Martin’s University and The Evergreen State College, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marcus Pavilion on the Saint Martin’s University campus, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. The fair welcomes students, alumni and the public. Admission is free.

This year’s Career and Internship Fair will feature about 100 employers from private industry, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Some will be conducting on-site interviews for full-time, part-time and summer positions. Several colleges and universities will represent their graduate programs at the event.

“The Career Fair is a signature event for our students and the local community.  It provides the opportunity for job seekers to meet potential employers and graduate school recruiters to learn about exciting career fields” says Ann Adams, associate dean of students and director of career development at Saint Martin’s.

Adams recommends that job-seekers come prepared by wearing appropriate business attire, bringing multiple copies of resumes and brushing up on interview skills in advance. A list of employers planning to attend can be found at

Even for those who are not seeking immediate employment, the fair provides a great opportunity to gather informationfor future internships and jobs as well as expand their network of contacts, Adams says.

This year’s fair sponsors are the Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University, Saint Martin’s Alumni Association, Bon Appétit, Molina Healthcare, ResCare HomeCare, State Farm, CHI Franciscan Health Systems and Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washing­ton. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedic­tine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 25 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes nearly 1,200 under­graduate students and 323 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 350 more students to its extended campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For additional information:

Ann Adams
Associate Dean of Students; Director of Career Development

Meg Nugent Dwyer, Media Relations Manager,Saint Martin’s University, 360-412-6126;



Evergreen MPA Grad Honored


The following was taken from an article in THE STAND by writer, Jeff Johnson

The MPA Program thanks Jeff for the use of this work in recognizing MPA Graduate Teresa Mosqueda.

Last Saturday’s event honored nine Women of Courage and one Man of Integrity who have a made a difference in making a world a better place in which to live through their work and through their character. One of these leaders was Teresa Mosqueda.

Those of you who know Teresa know that she brings a passion for social and economic justice to everything that she does. She is an articulate and fierce advocate for health care for all and, as a member of Washington State’s Health Care Exchange Board, she continuously forces a somewhat reticent and timid Exchange management to live up to the commitment of the Affordable Care Act to make sure that low income families get the best health care coverage available to them.

MPA KSAs Save the Day!

Denny Heck ABCMC

“I wanted to thank you all for teaching me how to be a concise writer. Congressman Denny Heck’s office called me last week saying he would be in Shelton today and that he wanted to talk to me about the Asset Building Coalition.I have never been in a situation in which an elected official came to me for information. I had to quickly create a highlights paper that described the Asset Building Coalition of Mason County’s programs and accomplishments…during finals week. 

I am happy to say that (the MPA faculty) prepared me to write quickly, clearly and concisely for decision makers.

The highlights paper was easy for me to create on short notice, the congressman was impressed (so were the coalition leaders), and I felt very prepared for our meeting. This would not have been the case before I took MPA second year core.

Again, thank you so much!” Allison Maluchnik


City of Phoenix Management Intern Program

The City of Phoenix Management Intern Program is a nationally-recognized program that has been training future municipal leaders since 1950. More than 177 former participants have achieved success in all levels of government as well as in the private sector. If you are interested in a rewarding and challenging public service career, this is an excellent opportunity to work in an award-winning, world-renowned municipal corporation in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the U.S.

Our one year, full-time program is designed to attract, develop, and retain talented individuals with an interest in a local government management career. This program gives selected participants the opportunity to observe firsthand the efforts of a large city government working to resolve some of its most pressing issues. Our program is unparalleled in terms of the opportunities participants will have to meet and network with executives and managers. Successful participants are highly recruited by departments to fill available City jobs, and many of our top-level executives, including our current City Manager, began their career with the City in this program.

Make a difference in America’s 6th largest city. Develop management skills in the best run city in the U.S. Advance your career through a network of more than 177 alumni. Gain unique exposure to City operations. Be part of a 66-year old tradition. Build a life in the “Gateway to the Southwest” with 300 days of sunshine a year. Be part of a City thriving on innovation, excellent service, community engagement, and sustainability.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit for more information.

RECRUITMENT: closes January 26, 2015. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) on this date.

Center for Sustainable Infrastructure releasing a Special Report Today! Check it out~

It’s called Infrastructure Crisis, Sustainable Solutions: Rethinking Our Infrastructure Investment Strategies.  It distills the insights from 70 of the Pacific Northwest’s top infrastructure innovators and thought leaders whom I interviewed earlier this year to discover how we can transform the way we invest in these vital systems.

The implications of our infrastructure choices for our economy, our environment, and the quality of our communities are huge and long-lasting.  Bottom line:  We are going to have to spend many billions of dollars on our infrastructure just to keep our society and economy functioning.  This is the reality.  The question is: how do we get smart about how we’ll invest that money?

If we do it right, our infrastructure investments will help us create healthy, prosperous, beautiful, and cohesive communities, and overcome our most pressing environmental challenges.  My hope is Infrastructure Crisis, Sustainable Solutions will provide inspiration and valuable guidance to the region’s current and future infrastructure leaders, policymakers, and change agents.  Take a look at what key leaders are saying about the report!

If you like what you see, can you help let others know?  Spread the word to your colleagues and friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, association newsletters, at the brewpub– whichever communications channels you use.  And just let me know if I can help.

Thanks much!

Rhys Roth, Director
Center for Sustainable Infrastructure
The Evergreen State College
o – 360-867-6906
m – 360-480-6749

Lecture Hall 1

3:30 to 6:00 pm

Meet- Cofan Chief Randy Borman – The filmmaker: Evergreen Alum Laurel Spellman Smith and Various regional tribal members

Oil & Water is the coming of age story of two boys as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as “fair trade.” Can Hugo become the leader his tribe so desperately wants him to be? Will David clean up one of the world’s dirtiest industries? This documentary film is an intimate portrait of two young people finding their voices and trying to beat incredible odds. Their journeys lead them to explore what could be a more just future, not just for the people of the Amazon, but for all people around the world born with oil beneath their feet. Eight years in the making, Oil & Water is a shocking and inspiring David and Goliath story. For background on the film, see

Winner: Jury & Audience Awards – BEST DOCUMENTARY – Northampton International Film Festival Winner: Grand Prize – BEST DOCUMENTARY – Audience Award at Rhode Island International Film Festival Winner: GREEN PLANET Award – Rhode Island International Film Festival

Zoltan Grossman (faculty) and Micah McCarty (Special Assistant to the President on Tribal Relations) will make brief introductions about the significance of this film, in reflection of related fossil-fuel topics currently facing North American Indigenous peoples.

We will be holding a potluck-style reception in another room, to immediately follow the Q. & A. at the end of the screening.

Classes are welcome;
please inform Micah at
and Zoltan at
Free and open to the campus and Olympia community.
Cheryl Simrell King, PhD ~ Director, Master of Public Administration Program ~ Member of the Faculty ~ The Evergreen State College ~

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Graduate Fair

GradFair11.jpg (25 downloads) This year’s Fall Graduate Fair sponsored by ‘The Career Development Center’ hosted a large array of colleges/universities offering information of their specific institution.

Prospective graduate students had the opportunity to learn about undergraduate requirements, the importance of standardized tests, transcripts and other credentials needed for graduate school admission, and interdisciplinary study options. The Fair was well attended by students and all representatives were eager to offer support. SAM_0005.jpg (20 downloads)