by Gabriela on Feb 11, 2016

Housing in Plymouth, MA - May/June - October

Hi everyone!My name is Gabi Garcia, I'm an alum and current FLTA at Oberlin. I am looking to work on a whale watching boat for a season (May - October, more or less), and I sort of got an offer with a business in Plymouth. The captain mentioned that finding housing there is difficult, and probably expensive (they cannot provide housing). I've never lived in Plymouth, so I'm looking to see if anyone has housing available there, or has some advice, either one is appreciated! Thank you for your time,GabiPD: if you know of any whale watching business (or something like that) that you'd recommend, let me know!

by Parkorn on Feb 10, 2016

Looking for a host in Baton Rouge April 21-24

Hi Obies!My name is Poon and I am a '15 grad from Oberlin. I currently work at the college as the Fellow to the Rhetoric and Composition Department.I am so excited that I have been accepted to present my research project on Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana at this year's American Association of Italian Studies, hosted by Lousiana State University. Unfortunately, after plane tickets costs, I am unable to afford a hotel or Airbnb in the area, and am looking for somebody who would be willing to host me for the weekend of the conference from April 21-24. I will be attending the conference virtually all day during my visit, and will be out of your way for the majority of the weekend.Thank you so much in advance and please do not hesitate to contact me at if you might be able to help!

by Mindy on Feb 10, 2016

looking for summer housing in Boulder, CO, including a possible Philadephia house swap

Hi! I'm exploring the possibilities for a 2-location life, as I live in Philadelphia, and my beloved parents, who are vibrant 80-year-olds starting to have medical issues, live in Louisville, near Boulder. I'm looking into teaching summer art camp there, and wondering about house-sitting or house-swapping opportunities anywhere in the area. If you're interested in a swap, I live in a 1400 square foot loft in an artists live-work coop in Germantown, about 20 minutes up the river from the center of Philadelphia. You could have studio space as well as live space, but would need to be willing to share the studio with a summer art camp--- a fun adventure if you're in the mood for it! You can see more about what's going on with me and my place on my website, Thanks for considering this ask, and for passing it along to anyone else you think might be interested!

by Heather on Feb 10, 2016

2 Magical Summer Camps Hiring

2 of the most magical places I have ever worked are hiring for the summer and anyone interested in environmentalism, community, love or making the world a better place should definitely apply. Urban Adamah, a 1 acre farm smack down in the middle of South Berkeley is hiring for group leaders and program coordinators and Eden Village, an incredible Jewish Farm camp located in Putnum Valley (2 hours North of NYC) is hiring for camp counselors, tribe leaders, specialists, lifeguards and more. Both of these places, Eden Village especially, completely changed my life and I do not use that phrase lightly. I especially encourage anyone who thinks they might be interested in working in the field of education to apply as Eden Village's staff training taught me more than any program I've encountered since. Below are the links to the hiring pages and feel free to mention me in any of your applications.

by Emi on Feb 09, 2016

UK/European visa advice (post-study)

Hello,I am a graduate student currently in north Yorkshire, England, and I am wondering if any Obies have experience trying to get working visas to live in the UK after finishing their studies. I am a US citizen, studying for my MA in music (vocal performance).My best understanding of the options, barring marriage to someone from the UK:-apply for a Tier 2 work visa, which appears to involve careful financial planning, finding permanent employment and official sponsorship;-pursue further study in the UK-apply for government-funded programmes or international grants (?)If anyone has experience with any of these, please do get in touch - Any ideas at all are welcome! I am keeping an open mind about different possibilities and would like to hear people's thoughts about this process.Thank you, EO

by Erin on Feb 08, 2016

Looking for Boston Housing? Room available March 1-August 31

My roommates & I are currently looking for a roommate to move in March 1st. We live in roomy (recently renovated) 4-bedroom apartment, on a quiet street, in a fabulous neighborhood in Somerville, MA. There is easy public transportation access to Cambridge and Boston. We're all in our late 20s-early 30s and work in health care and education in the Boston area. The room available is $650/month + utilities and is very spacious, with wood floors, a big closet and access to a brand new back porch.  For now the room is available as a sublet from March 1st through August 31st, with the possibility of renewing in September.Please message me if you're interested in more details.Cheers!Erin

by Anna on Feb 08, 2016

Pew Research Center paid internships and entry-level jobs

Pew Research Center is offering a few paid summer internships that would be appropriate for current undergrads (sophomore year and up), recent college grads, or graduate students. We also have some entry-level research and communications jobs.None of these are in my department but I'd be happy to talk more generally about what it's like to work here or give some advice on applying.Also, if anyone is interested in a career in public opinion research/polling/survey research, send me a message!

by Margaret (Maggie) on Feb 08, 2016

Seeking Environmental Job in Durham, NC

Hi Obies! I am a 2014 graduate and am currently living in Durham, North Carolina. I've had a bit of a hard time finding environmental job opportunities in the area. Does anyone have some connections in and around Durham? I am most interested and experienced in outdoor restoration work, youth environmental education, and urban gardening, and would love to find an awesome environmental job nearby. Just wanted to reach out to my networks to see if anything is out there. I'd be happy to provide my resume if need be!Best,Maggie HeratyOberlin College 2014

by Sasha on Feb 08, 2016

Current Obie Seeking Summer Housing in NYC

Hello! My name is Sasha Solov (she/her/hers) and I'm a third year Politics major. This summer I will be interning with National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) in New York City but I currently have no where to live. Information about type of living situation - with roommates; subletting a room; housesitting - would be appreciated, but my budget is tight and free housing would be ideal. I will need somewhere to stay from the weekend of May 28th to early August. Please let me know if you have somewhere that I could stay and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at!

by Sophia on Feb 07, 2016

Talk about Peace Corps?

Hi all! I recently accepted an invitation to serve with Peace Corps in Senegal, as an urban agriculture extension agent. I would love to hear from anyone who has served with Peace Corps, especially in Senegal, about their experiences! How your host family was, how successful or not you projects were, how best to deal with the heat. Any advice for a recent graduate heading into 2 years abroad with Peace Corps would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!~Sophia

by will on Feb 06, 2016

Room Available in Oakland, April - June

We have a large room opening up this spring, available mid-April to mid-June. Large 3br house, 3 chill roommates, backyard, easy walk to BART. Rent is about $850 with utilities, but we can work out a weekly rate if that's better for you!Shoot me an email if you're interested, or if you have any questions at all! Bad puns and interesting facts are also welcome.-W

by Grover on Feb 06, 2016

Google/Tech Internships

Hi, I'd like to work in the technology/entrepreneurship industry (Doing things similar to what Elon Musk Does but with Nuclear Energy, software/hardware, food, etc.) and Business. I'm interested in working in silicon valley for a tech company after school, and would like advice on directions to look for internships and post-graduation opportunities! Any help is much appreciated!

by Grover on Feb 06, 2016

Content Strategy!

Hi there! I'm a current student looking for info on content strategy and internships/opportunities in the field! Grover

by Sarah on Feb 05, 2016

QuEST Fellowship: Year of Non-Profit Work in Seattle

Hello lovely Obies!I graduated in 2015 and am halfway through a fellowship called Quaker Experiential Service and Training (QuEST). The program description is below -- the year has been pretty life-changing for me, and I'd be thrilled to talk to anyone interested; just send me a message or leave a comment!The Quaker Experiential Service and Training (QuEST) Program is offering young adults a year of service and community living in Seattle, WA. QuEST volunteers, or Fellows, live in community in a lovely old house in Seattle while volunteering for social service and social change agencies in the city. Sponsored by the University Friends Meeting, QuEST grows out of the Quaker testimonies of peace, equality, simplicity, and community, and accepts people from any (or no) faith background. Benefits include quality work site placements, living stipend, housing, health insurance, 2 retreats a year, additional trainings and support. Possible placements include: Immigrant rights intake specialist, children's program coordinator at a shelter, volunteer coordinator, or homeless program coordinator. A few of the positions are specifically seeking Spanish speakers. The application deadline is March 1st, and more information can be found at

by Bea on Feb 05, 2016

Education (Administration) Jobs and Housing in Seattle

Hello! I'm looking to make a move to Seattle with no strict timeline in mind. Who can connect me to progressive educational institutions such as middle schools, high schools and appropriate universities/colleges where I can either teach and/or work as staff/administrator? Thank you in advance. I appreciate all info and connections.

by Seamus on Feb 04, 2016

Recovering from social withdrawl

Had about a year and a half where I didn't interact with people on campus a lot (partly my fault, partly circumstance). I'm not much the better for it, and I want to join a friend group, but am having trouble doing it in a way that isn't off-putting. The clubs listed on the website are all very involved with time and I don't think I can work with the schedules. Any advice appreciated. Thank you.

by Brant on Feb 04, 2016

Join us at the NYC Healthcare Panel Event

The Oberlin Club of Metropolitan New York invites you to join us at our next panel and networking event: The Changing Landscape of Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities.WHEN:Wednesday, February 10 - REGISTER  6:30 - 9 p.m.WHERE:Einhorn AuditoriumLenox Hill Hospital131 E 76th StNew York, NY 10075EVENT DETAILS:A registration fee of $10 will cover the cost of the event with light snacks, assorted beverages and wine. - Register Today!

by David on Feb 03, 2016

Ride from Ann Arbor -> Oberlin 2/14

Hi there! I'm a recent grad (2013) and I'm planning on visiting Oberlin for a day or two on my way back towards the East Coast. If anyone is going to be going back to Oberlin from Ann Arbor on Sunday 2/14, I would be super happy to join you and split the gas and driving. Thanks, David Tisel -

by Hue on Feb 03, 2016

Room in Oberlin for May 21 & 22, 2016

I will be in Oberlin for Commencement/Reunion weekend and need a room to stay Saturday and Sunday nights (May 21 & 22, 2016). This is not my reunion year. I will be in town to see alumni and professor friends. I welcome offers from faculty, staff, townies, off-campus students, campus housing. I am willing to pay a reasonable nightly charge. I need to enlist help from folks at Oberlin. Thank you.

by Maya on Feb 03, 2016

Short-term housing in Portland, ME: summer 2016

Hi! My name is Maya Gillett and I am a rising senior/Sociology major. I have an internship lined up with the President of the Maine Community College System in Portland, ME, but need to find my own housing! Any type of living situation - with roommates; subletting a room; housesitting - would be acceptable. Housing in South Portland (or close by) would be a big bonus. I strive to be a very courteous guest/housemate/housesitter; I am tidy and love to cook! If you have any questions or concerns, I'd love to be in touch - is the best place to reach me. Please pass along to anyone you know in the Portland area, too!Thanks so much!

by Danielle on Feb 02, 2016

Web Developer Position - Raleigh Durham, NC

The EPA Environmental Business and Research Support Program has a new job opening for a Web Developer within the Integrated Systems Toxicology Division (ISTD) at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, N.C.! The ISTD uses computational and molecular data-driven approaches to identify key biological pathway events that lead to adverse health outcomes. The successful Web Developer will provide support in application development and programming for ISTD’s dynamic database applications. Job responsibilities include creating new applications (task flows, end-to-end experiences, screen designs, user interface specifications), maintaining existing code bases, developing new software and frameworks, standardizing websites, etc. The job is geared towards those who have a bachelor’s degree in business, communication, information science, computer science, or a related field. Applicants should have previous experience in web design, user experience, user interfaces, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other web applications technology. The position is full-time and has a pay rate of $20.34 per hour.  The applicant will be expected to begin the position in March 2016. For more info, or to apply for the position, visit our website at Questions? Email To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.

by emanne on Feb 02, 2016

Advise on Human Geography Grad Programs?

I'm a 2015 graduate, and I'm planning on applying to graduate programs in the near future. I was an environmental studies major, and I'm interested in Middle Eastern Studies, environmental history and culture-environment relations more generally. I've been looking into human geography programs since they seem to combine my interests. I was wondering if anyone has any advise for applying to geography programs or social science graduate programs more generally. I'm still in the preliminary stages of the application process, so any advice or suggestions would be great!

by Rebecca on Feb 02, 2016

Summer Farm Apprenticeship

Kneehigh Farm is looking for an apprentice for the summer! We are a one woman-run vegetable farm located in Chester County, PA. Over 100 varieties of fresh produce are grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers for our CSA (Community Support Agriculture), Farmers' Market, and local restaurants. The apprentice would join our team for the summer season. In exchange for the apprentice's help we will provide housing and all of their meals as well as to mentor the student, one-on-one in the field of small scale sustainable agriculture. It is a great opportunity for a student who is looking for hands-on experience with farming, food justice, environmental science, biology, entrepreneurship, and/or running a business.We are located on 7 acres directly next to the French Creek Preserve. 440 acres of protected land surrounds our farm, with access to hiking trails, the creek, and various other farms/farmers. Our home is situated on several acres, half a mile away from the farm, with a separate barn space and a spare bedroom. Please visit our website to read more about who we are and what we do. If you are interested in work trading with us for an extended period of time, please contact us at for more information. Thanks so much!

by Lisa on Feb 01, 2016

Illustrator for New Theater Program

A theater-based Arts and Aging project funded by the Ohio Arts Council seeks an illustrator. The illustrator would attend a series of 7 theater workshops held in Fairport Harbor, Ohio from February to April and would document the activities, ideas, and comments shared during each workshop in their illustrations. You would work in a collaborative, vibrant environment with professional teaching artists (and an Oberlin alumna!) and community members. Previous experience with theater, aging communities, or community engagement a plus.A small stipend is available. First workshop is February 11th.To be considered, please send an email to and include a link to your portfolio.

by Lei on Jan 28, 2016

Mid-level Visual Designer for eCommerce - Freelance

Are you a graphic design whiz based in NYC? Do you love pets? Are you looking for a freelance gig? Then hit us up at PetFlow - we're looking for qualified candidates for hire ASAP. Feel free to reference me if you apply. Details below with link to posting and application.PetFlow is an eCommerce company seeking a freelance visual designer to work either on-site, off-site, or a combination of both to help us with web design, comsumer-facing promotional emails, direct mail, other print-related projects and UI/UX work. This position is immediate and will run for 3 weeks or more.The designer we're looking for is a fresh creative thinker able to translate and extend concepts into effective digital and non-digital media. We are considering only local candidates; someone who has the capacity to work with a fluctuating workload week to week (10 or more hours on a weekly basis). We're conveniently located near Herald Square in New York City. MANDATORY Experience with both web, print and production. It is also mandatory for the candidate to have a portfolio of representative work available online or upon request.Strong design portfolio with 4+ years education; a minimum of 2+ years design and experience in both web and print preferredComfortable making designs press-readyAbility to produce imagery and designs that are consistent with our corporate identity, given basic wireframes and/or written requirements as a starting pointAbility to articulate and present thoughts and creative ideasAbility to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detailA solid working knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs -- Mac OS, Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch as well as an understanding of different file types (.png, .jpg, .gif, etc.)A basic understanding of UI/UX designA solid understanding of both visual design and production in a diverse digital and non-digital environmentAbility to work independently or collaboratively within a team Passion for design and eagerness to collaborate with other creative peopleSelf-motivated, organized, accountable and have great time management skillsExperience with re-touching images, HTML and CSS, vector graphics, and video editing a plus.Link to Original Posting

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