Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Opportunities in 2010

Upcoming Events

Spring 2010 Leadership Lecture Series

Dr. Atul Gawande
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
Thursday, January 12, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Dominican University of California Guzman Lecture Hall
Free lecture and book signing
No RSVPLimited seating
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Preferred seating available with purchase of book from Book Passage.

Dr. Atul Gawande, The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a staff writer for The New Yorker.

For questions, contact or 415-485-3202.

The Future Of Social Networks: An Update On Where We Are Today

Social networks will be like air, your friends will be where ever you need and want them to be. How close is this to a reality? And what can marketers do to prepare for this new open, ubiquitous social networking?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
6:00 - 7:00 Registration and Networking
7:00 - 8:00 Program with Q&A

Bars + Tone 1550 Bryant St Ste 1000, San Francisco, CA 94103

Career Services

Human Resources Intern – Part Time
Marin Senior Coordinating Council (Whistlestop)
Whistlestop is a non-profit organization that promotes the independence and well-being of older adults and the disabled in Marin County. Whistlestop provides a comprehensive and integrated range of programs, services and activities including low cost nutritious meals, transportation services and multicultural programs dedicated to improving the well-being of older adults and the disabled.
Our Human Resources Department has an unpaid part time internship opportunity.
This intern will receive practical HR job experience by assisting in the day-to-day operations of the HR function at Whistlestop. The Intern will be working in the areas of HR department development including staffing, recording keeping and compliance, safety, benefits and compensation. Some projects and activities include:
Recruitment - including applicant screening, tracking, performing background checks and orientation
Performance management – creation of job descriptions, tracking and reporting
Recordkeeping and HIPPA compliance - establishing HR and benefit files and ensuring compliance
Creating HR reports, performing research and reporting on metrics
Other projects as needed
We are looking for Interns who are studying and/or interested in professional Human Resources and that want to learn valuable skills while making a significant contribution to the community through working with a nonprofit. Applicants should have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, good attention to detail and the ability to work independently. Applicants must be able to use diplomacy and maintain confidentiality. Microsoft office skills preferred.
Interested applicants should send their resumes to We are an equal opportunity employer.


Ode Magazine is seeking a Public Relations Intern for three months (perhaps longer) to come into our Mill Valley office for a minimum of 10 hours per week. Ode is a magazine and website about the people, passion, and possibilities changing our world for the better. Ode celebrates the people making a positive difference in their communities, their countries, their businesses. Ode embraces the passion of new ideas that inspire innovative solutions to some of our greatest challenges. Ode explores the possibilities offered by fresh perspectives on everything from technology to finance to the human spirit.

Ode Magazine was established in The Netherlands in 1995. In 2003 a US office was established in Mill Valley, just north of San Francisco, to produce an international English-language edition.The Public Relations Intern will assist Ode Magazine with various PR initiatives.

The intern should be a creative, self-starter with the ability to build on ideas and work independently while taking direction and input from team members. Experience in the workplace is not required, but students with concentrations in Public Relations, Marketing or Communication are preferred. Ideal candidates possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, a professional demeanor in person and on the phone, as well as a desire to learn about strategic communications. Interns will be expected to engage in media research, identify and target media opportunities and trends, develop creative media pitches, follow up with media outlets and prepare media kits.

This is an unpaid internship, however Ode can compensate you for any travel to and from our Mill Valley office.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Aviles at with "Public Relations Internship" as the subject line.

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