Making It Work-A Workshop on Partnerships for Sustainability

A Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC) Workshop hosted at Bucknell University

Friday January 10, 2020

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)- targets for the global community to improve quality of life, achieve ecosystem vitality, and ensure resilient communities. To achieve these goals, partnerships across sectors that can implement change at a local scale are key.

Join us for conversations on community engagement for sustainability and how to build partnerships between university and community stakeholders with a focus on SDGs. Staff from Penn State’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative and Bucknell’s Place Studies program in the Center for Sustainability and the Environment will share the details of their programs, how they work, the agreements they make, the relationships they build, and the projects they have put in place. Hear from faculty at Shippensburg University and Penn State Kensington working in innovate collaboratives with local governments that draw on the arts and place-based engagement. Speakers will also show how their projects engage with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and stitch them together through campus and community action. The workshop will include interactive sessions where participants can discuss these issues and develop tentative strategies for their own work and partnerships.

Announcement of Keynote Speaker!

We are pleased to announce that Heidi Kunka, Energy Program Specialist with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), will be the keynote speaker for PERC’s Making It Work–a workshop on partnerships for sustainability to be held at Bucknell University on January 10th.

Heidi oversees Pennsylvania’s Local Government Climate Action Assistance Program, which is in its first year of implementation. The program partners with PA universities & colleges to “match a student with each participating local government, so they can be assisted in the process of developing their GHG inventories and CAPs.” The students work in partnership with DEP and ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability to guide a group of Pennsylvania local governments in completing a greenhouse gas inventory and subsequently developing a climate action plan.
In her keynote, Heidi will talk about the inaugural year of the program and how it is an excellent partnership model. She’ll explain why the program came to be, how it is shaped, and provide an update on its progress to date. Directly following the keynote, she hopes to hear from the audience on how to grow and improve the program. Heidi will be participating in the afternoon sessions as well, where participants will be able to gain further understanding of the program.

This event is made possible by dues from PERC Member Institutions and by the support of PERC’s sponsors, including Sodexo, Brookfield Renewable, NextEra and our newest sponsor, Terrasol Energies. Thank you.

Remember: Early Registration ends this Sunday, November 30 for Making It Work. Members and sponsors can save nearly 20% if they register during Early Registration. (Those paying General Admission will save 10%.) Why not take a moment to register now and save during Early Registration?

Arrowmark seeking interns for Internship in Denver, CO.

ArrowMark is ~$19b diversified asset management firm headquartered in beautiful Denver, CO. We are currently looking to hire 2-5 interns for summer 2020. While similar internships are based in NY, this an unique opportunity for the right candidates to gain exposure to several different aspects of a large asset-management firm. Interns will be working, often simultaneously, with each of the following teams: 1) Equity research; 2) Credit research; 3) Real estate finance and 4) Sales & Marketing. The program will begin with an intensive financial modeling course and will include several bespoke projects overseen by different employees from various teams. Each intern will have several mentors that are always available to answer questions and provide support. This is a 10 week paid internship based in our Denver HQ and housing is provided to our interns for the duration of the internship. Exact dates can be negotiated depending on class schedules.

ArrowMark Partners is an investment management firm based in Denver, CO, with $18 billion of assets under management that seeks to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns by cultivating world-class human capital. We are seeking full-time summer interns who may spend time working, often simultaneously, with each of: 1) Equity research; 2) Credit research; 3) Real estate finance; and 4) Sales & Marketing. The work done by interns supports our Portfolio Managers & Senior Analysts in their research efforts, provides valuable help in expanding our client base, and provides a different perspective on all of ArrowMark’s operations. Summer interns should expect to: receive training in the investment research process, critically analyze investment ideas ranging from specific securities to alternative assets, produce reports through the analysis of industry investment data and firm performance data, assist in producing client presentations, and work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. See for additional information.

Job Description 
Interns will begin the program with an Intensive Financial Modeling course, which will involve reading SEC filings and creating company models in Excel. Following the completion of that work, interns will work on several projects, each of which may be overseen by different employees. All interns report to the investment team members who oversee the intern program and these mentors are always available to answer questions, work through conflicting time demands, and provide ongoing performance feedback. Interns will work approximately 50 hours per week on average.

Qualified candidates should be pursuing a bachelor’s degree, should have strong quantitative and analytical skills, and should possess:

  • Eagerness to learn and keep up-to-date with the investment industry and market conditions 
  • Desire to live in Denver and availability to work for at least 10 weeks 
  • Good technical skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel 
  • Strong English language skills 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 
  • Prior investment experience is preferred

Special Job Requirements 
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter. Exemplary interns may receive an offer for full-time employment post-graduation. To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. ArrowMark does not sponsor work or work-study visas for new graduates.

Please address cover letter to: 
Mr. Sid Makkar 
c/o ArrowMark Partners 
100 Fillmore Street, Suite 325 Denver, CO 80206

Sign up for Explore, PwC’s One-Day Career Discovery Program, Feb 17, 2020 in NYC.

Posted on the Bridge – Jan. 27 deadline date.  Students, submit your resume on the Bridge and then also apply on PwC’s website for consideration.

What is Explore?

How much do you know about your strengths and who you are?  What do you want to do after college? How does understanding your values and purpose help you identify a potential career?  PwC’s Explore program is an experience you don’t want to miss! This one day program is focused on helping participants identify and analyze their strengths, values and passions to better understand who they are and what they want to do.  Students will learn alongside PwC professionals who will provide real-life examples of how they have enriched their careers by aligning their strengths, values and passions personally and professionally. Participants will leave with a stronger sense of who they are, who PwC is and what future opportunities might exist for them in professional services.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to attend Explore, you must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior (in a five year program) with strong academic standing and currently considering pursuing a Bachelors/Masters degree in business, accounting and/or STEM. Preferred majors include: Accounting , Finance, STEM (Data/Business Analytics, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Actuarial Science, Technology Management, Management Information Systems and Security). Please note that your final graduation date (i.e. 150 credits for Accounting majors) must be May 2022 or later!

Please note that students can only participate in Explore once.

To register please use this link to sign-up:

Date & Time: 2/17/20 from 9am – 4pm

Location: 300 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York 10017

Silicon Valley Spring Break 2020 – Apply NOW

Silicon Valley Trip – March 8-14, 2020 Applications OPEN NOW TO ALL MAJORS AND CLASS YEARS, Applications Due December 2nd on the BRIDGE.
Prepare your resume as the Silicon Valley Technology and Innovation Spring Break Trip is now open for application. Applications will be due December 2nd for the Spring Break Excursion to Silicon Valley, CA.
March 8-15, 2020.

Freeman College of Management is offering a spring break experience for students interested in data analytics, technology and innovation to travel to Silicon Valley and San Francisco, California. The goal is to provide students from all majors and class years an opportunity to learn about organizations and from professionals who work in these areas, particularly those who surround themselves with data to make business decisions. During the day, the students will visit with alumni and employers and participate in a number of cultural and networking events in the evenings. 

You will apply on the BRIDGE with a resume and a statement of interest under Silicon Valley Trip AND complete a google form. Cost is $1,300 per student with financial aid available. Departure and return from campus. Fee includes transportation, lodging, some entertainment events and meals. Contact Missy Gutkowski, Director of Experiential Programs, Freeman College of Management at with questions. 

WINTER BREAK EXTERNSHIPS; You can apply to up to 5 externships but may only be matched with one.

There are still opportunities open with:
Merck, Ford Motors, Axtria, Atlanta Hawks, Turner Construction
As well as opportunities in Corporate Real Estate, Human Resources, Education, Healthcare, etc. See a list of current opportunities here.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m on the Bridge. 

  • Submit a resume & Statement of Interest through the Bridge. Though not required, students who have not already done so, are strongly encouraged to have their resume reviewed by the CCA prior to applying.
  • Current postings are open to both the Sophomore and Junior Class.
  • The Statement of Interest MUST be uploaded as “Other Document” on the Bridge. 

To Access Externships on The Bridge:
-Sign-in to the Bridge
-Click “Jobs-Internship-Externships”; Select “Search”
-Select “See All Jobs”
-Under “All Jobs & Interviews”; Select “Externship Listings”

To Apply: 
– Submit a resume and Statement of Interest (300-word max) for each opportunity you apply to (up to 5). 
– The Statement of Interest form can be found at:
– DOWNLOAD TO YOUR computer and then edit, OR copy and paste the Participation Agreement to the end of your Statement of Interest in WORD
– Save using format “Last name.First name.Name of Company”
– Upload to the Bridge (Documents, ADD new, “OTHER DOCUMENT”) 
– Go back to the externship posting and click the APPLY button
– Repeat for each externship application

Questions can be directed to Rachel Redmond ( in the Career Center.

Join Raj Thangavelu ’98 on Thur Oct 24th, 5-6:00pm in ACWS 115 ‘Popping the bubble; What caused the housing crisis and the Government’s response.’

Are you interested in the financial crisis of the late 2000s? Please join Raj Thangavelu ’98 for an informative discussion on what caused the housing crash, the role of Government Sponsored Enterprises and federal regulatory responses. Additionally, proposals by the Trump administration regarding housing reform will be discussed.Free pizza, salad, and drinks for all who attend! More in-depth program details and opportunities for job information on the Management BLOG
Sponsored by the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy and the Center for Career Advancement

Friday, Oct. 25th
Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Information Session: holding 1-1 meeting with students between 9:00am – 11:00am and then again from 1:30pm-5:00pm in the Career Center. Students can sign up for an individual 30 minute timeslot on the Bridge.

Friday, Oct. 25th
Federal Hiring – USAJobs Website Explained, How to Apply, Building a Federal Resume: Noon in Hildreth-Mirza Hall Great Room (first floor). Panera Provided. RSVP on the Bridge appreciated, walk-ins welcome.

Raj Thangavelu is a 1998 graduate who majored in Economics and Political Science. After finishing at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas he began working for the federal government in 2003. From 2003 to 2010 he worked as a bank examiner for the Farm Credit Administration which provides credit to people in rural America. In 2010 he began working as a Financial Database Specialist at the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The FHFA serves as the regulator of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks. He has recruited over 20 students to intern at the FHFA, serves as the chair of the BPIP internship fund committee and recently completed eight years on the Bucknell Alumni Association Board of directors.

CNN’s Stephanie Elam, sponsored by Bison Business Alliance, on site 10/9

Join Stephanie Elam, a CNN Correspondent and seasoned journalist, for an intimate discussion about her career in broadcast journalism, keys to success and more! The talk will happen on October 9th from 6 to 7pm in the Great Room of Hildreth Mirza Hall. 

Elam’s career began in New York as a copy editor for Dow Jones Newshires, she then moved to covering corporate earnings for PBS’s “Nightly Business Report”, after that she co-hosted the “Black Enterprise Report” on WebFN, and then began working at CNN as a New York based business news correspondent.  During her time at CNN, Elam has covered Hurricanes Matthew, Harvey and Irma. She covered the death of the acclaimed artist Prince as well as death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, M.O. Currently, she is based in Los Angeles, C.A. and can be found at the Emmy’s, Grammy’s and Oscar’s during Award Season. Come to this talk for more insight into how to navigate a career in journalism and communications!

Please visit this link for her bio:

Management 101 is hiring TA’s – apply by Oct 9

Management 101 Alumni,

The Management 101 Board is beginning the hiring process for a new section Teaching Assistants for the Spring of 2020 and beyond. This is a multi-semester commitment!  The open positions for the Spring Semester and beyond include Company TAs with the potential for Specialty TAs.  For specific job descriptions and questions, please contact Terry Burke (

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter describing why you want to be a MGMT 101 TA and your qualifications for the position to Terry Burke ( by the end of the day Wednesday October 9th.  At the top of your cover letter please write your name, MGMT 101 job title, MGMT 101 company name, the semester in which you took MGMT 101, your major, your email address and your cell phone number.

Please note that to be considered for a MGMT 101 TA position you must have completed MGMT 101 and have earned an A or A- as your course grade. Do not hesitate to apply if you are currently or plan on studying abroad! If you are chosen for an interview, the Board will work to accommodate you.  Preference will be given to those candidates who are able to commit to and attend ALL Company Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as Discussion Sessions from 10:00 – 10:52 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and MGMT 101 Board Meetings held every Monday from Noon until 2:00 PM.  Those who are not able to commit to those times will be taken into consideration for future semesters based on their future availability.