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by Kira on Jul 02, 2015

Seeking furnished sublet for fall semester in Berkeley

I'm an Oberlin alum and current computer science PhD student at the University of Washington. I'm going to be participating in a program in Economics and Computation at the Simons Institute on UC Berkeley's campus for the fall semester, and I'm looking for a furnished sublet roughly August 23 - December 5, but flexible on either end. I'm hoping to live walking distance from UCB, somewhere safe to get home at night with a laptop in my backpack, and to pay at most $1100/mo and ideally far less. I'd be happy living in a broom closet practically, as long as I have access to a kitchen and am in a safe area. Finding housing is really hard!

by Tania on Jul 02, 2015

Recent Graduate Looking for Public/Global Health Related Jobs

Hello Oberlin family, I am a recent graduate of the class of 2015, and like several of my peers I am looking to you for your advice for future steps in my career. I graduated with majors in Neuroscience and Biology, and a concentration in International Studies. I am an international student from India. My interests lie at the intersection of science and social justice, and I would ultimately like to work on increasing access to medicine and social determinants of health in the Global South. In the time between college and graduate school, I would like to learn more about health systems and the different career options available for someone with my interests. Given my background, I have been able to find lab-based jobs in basic biology and biochemistry (which is definitely an option to consider), but I would like to explore other options, or research labs that have clinical/community based components. If you have been able to navigate a similar situation, or know of folks in the field that I should get in touch with, I would be very thankful to hear from you! I will be in NYC and Boston for the rest of the summer, so if you are in the area and would like to talk in person, that would also be great. Thanks for your time!

by Simone on Jul 01, 2015

dc sublet july - september? it out!

by Emily on Jul 01, 2015

Job Opportunity: Development Associate, Ohio Environmental Council

The Ohio Environmental Council seeks to hire a dynamic, energetic, and effective Development Associate. The Development Associate will build and manage a portfolio of current and prospective major donors, strategically grow donors’ investment in the organization, and support associated fundraising events.Responsibilities:1.Donor relations•Act as the primary strategist and staff contact for a portfolio of current and prospective major donors•Strategically plan for and lead donor visits•Identify and recruit new major donors•Develop and customize ongoing communications for individual donors•Assist in the growth of the monthly sustainer program and help to retain current members•Attend networking and other environmental community events •Assist other staff as needed with donor visits and donor communications2.Portfolio Management•Meet annual goals for scheduling donor visits•Execute personalized donor communications in a consistent and timely manner•Track donor communications, results of visits, other metrics, progress towards goals, and qualitative information in shared Access database3.Event Planning•Coordinate house party fundraisers for donors within personal portfolio, cultivate and steward donors from those events•Coordinate donor cultivation events4.Development and organizational support•Support other team members in development efforts as needed including major gifts, sustainer, planned giving, direct mail, and events•Participate in team and organizational meetings and events•Other duties as assignedQualificationsThe Development Associate must be an excellent oral and written communicator; have three years of demonstrated success in nonprofit fundraising or equivalent; be strategic; be detail and goal-oriented; and possess a passion for environmental protection.Experience with advocacy organizations is highly preferred. Should be able to travel throughout Ohio and occasionally work evening and weekend hours.How to ApplyApplications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and references to: with “Development Associate” in the subject line.

by Israel on Jun 30, 2015

$625/mth Room in 1 bdr Apt, July 21st - Sep 21th

Hi Fellow Obies, My room in a 1 bedroom apt in Astoria New York (30 mins on M60 bus to Columbia university morning side campus) will be available for sublease from July 21st to September 21th. You will be sharing the apartment with my another roommate, who lives in the living room which has been partitioned. The rent is $625 per month w/utilities( Superfast wifi, electricity, AC unit, water and gas) included.The room is furnished with bed/mattress, a desk/chair, etc. Please message me if you are interested.

by Zoe on Jun 30, 2015

Bedroom Available in 2BR Clinton Hill/Bed Stuy Apartment- Move In 7/1 or ASAP

Hi all,My name is Zoë Strassman, class of 2012. I live in a great apartment in Brooklyn (I've been there for 2.5 years) and am looking for a roommate ASAP- the person I had lined up to move in tomorrow (July 1st) completely bailed without notice on Saturday, so I'm scrambling to find a new person. Here's the link to the craigslist post, which has more info and photos: you or anyone you know is looking for a place, please let me know!Thank you!- Zoë

by Marsha on Jun 30, 2015

Need a reliable used car

Hello: I'm in search of a reliable, used car for a friend whose recent graduate just landed a job in the Solon-Twinsburg area (Ohio). Ideally, would like a used car from a single owner, price range $3,000 to $7,000 or so, subcompact to compact car (aka small), automatic, with good gas mileage. Tall order, perhaps, but won't know if don't ask. Thanks.

by Laura on Jun 30, 2015

NYU Grad Student Seeking Housing around 8/1

Hello everyone!I am starting an M.A. program at NYU this Fall and looking for a place to live. I am currently doing a summer fellowship in Washington, DC, and planning to move back to New York between 8/1 and 8/15. I have lots of experience living in group houses and am a conscientious but friendly roommate! I am hoping to spend less than $1100/month and live in Brooklyn near the A/C or B/Q subway in the Clinton Hill/ Crown Heights whereabouts. Also looking in West Harlem. Email me if you are looking for a new roommate and think it could be a good match.Also, I'm sadly allergic to cats. But I do bake delicious cookies!

by Mary on Jun 29, 2015

UWS bedroom available August 1st (one-year lease)

Hi! My name is Mary and I'm a 2014 grad currently working at a school on the UWS. I'm in search of a roommate to cosign a one-year lease starting August 1st in my 2BR apartment on the UWS (103rd Street). I've lived there over the past year with fellow Oberlin '14 alum, Rachel Manning, who will be moving out over the summer. The apartment is located on a quiet, tree-lined block between West End Ave and Riverside Drive -- literally just steps from Riverside Park! The apartment features large bedrooms, wall to wall bedroom windows with nice 6th floor views, and tons of closet/storage space. The building features on-site laundry, an elevator, a part-time doorman (3pm-12am daily), an intercom system and a live-in super. Transportation is convenient -- one block away from the 1 train, a few blocks from the 2/3 trains, a few avenues over from the B/C trains, and easy access to bus lines. Within walking distance of Central Park and Columbia University. Great grocery shopping -- Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, West Side Market, Fairway, and two great weekly farmers markets are all located in the area! Rent is $1,560/month per person (including utilities). Unable to accommodate pets or smoking. If interested or in need of more info, please contact me via email at Rachel is also happy to be a reference and answer any questions you may have. If interested, I can provide you with her contact info. 

by Elizabeth on Jun 27, 2015

Found cat: is he yours?

A very friendly, young, male orange tiger cat first appeared on Edgemere Place on June 18th. He's burnished orange, with a white bib and white paws. I'd love to reunite him with his home! If you have information about him, please call Elizabeth at (440) 506-2239.

by Maia on Jun 26, 2015

Call for artists for sculpture festival in Taiwan

Thought I'd share this opportunity at a really cool nature preserve in Taipei. Selected artists get an all expense paid trip to Taipei to work on their installations:

by Julia on Jun 26, 2015

Project Managers at Epic?

Hi! Are there any Obies who work or who have worked as Project Managers at Epic Systems? I would love to pick your brain before my upcoming interview in Madison next week. Thanks so much!

by Mengchen on Jun 26, 2015

Job Opportunity in Beijing

I'm helping a friend pass along this job post from Perfect Crossovers ( Contact me at if you are interested.Job DescriptionPOSITION: Office Manager FULL TIMEWe are currently looking for an office manager to join our dynamic international team in Caochangdi, Beijing. Our clients include leading designers, media, brands and institutions in China and beyond. REQUIREMENTS- Fluent in Mandarin and English- Highly organized and productive- Good communication and problem solving skills- Interest in culture and the artsDUTIES- Managing filing systems- Developing and maintaining administrative systems, book keeping, IT system and email- Recording office expenditure and managing the office budget- Organizing the office layout and maintaining supplies of stationary and equipment- Taking minutes of meetings, organizing meetings, arranging appointments, travel and agenda for the directors- Liaising with staff, supplies and clients- Keeping personnel records and contracts

by Elon on Jun 25, 2015

Seeking Housing in Denver, CO

Hey. My name's Elon. I just graduated from Oberlin this year, woot woot, and I'm moving to Denver in late July. I have an americorps job that I'm starting in late July and I really need a place to live. I'm looking for somewhere affordable(~600$) and that's preferably close to downtown. If you know of anywhere or anyone who can help, please let me know. I would be eternally grateful. Thanks!

by Emily on Jun 25, 2015

Fellowship for Non-profit Development and Arts Administration

Story Pirates offers valuable training for emerging nonprofit development leaders through its fellowship program. The program has two goals: to generate a new class of powerful arts education advocates, and to produce resourceful, dedicated, and reliable fellows who can navigate any arts environment, having had a wealth of hands-on experience in a vibrant, nationwide arts education organization. We are currently seeking a potential Non-profit Development and Arts Administration Fellow for our New York office during the 2015-16 season.  Fellowships run from September through June. Fellows are expected to devote 26 hours per week, including three days full-time. Fellows receive mentorship, training, direct experience booking and managing arts education programs, one-on-one meetings with arts professionals, site visits to schools and venues, and access to special events.MENTORSHIPA mentor guides the fellow through the year, giving support, feedback, and individual attention on a daily basis. Mentors take responsibility not only for the fellow’s progress during the year, but also for helping the fellow to work toward long-term career goals in producing, arts education, arts administration, and not-for-profit development.TRAININGDevelopment fellows receive extensive training in September and throughout the fellowship in the following areas:    Advocating for arts education programming    Maintaining relationships with clients    Management of cast, teaching artists, and staff    Scheduling workshops, performances, and events    Invoicing and payment tracking    Grants research and writing    Organizing fundraising events    Donor relationsHANDS-ON EXPERIENCEFellows are given the responsibility of managing educational programs and public bookings from start to finish, working directly with parents, teachers, and school administrators in a diverse range of communities in and around New York City. In addition to managing school programs, fellows receive training in creating and maintaining donor relationships, grant writing, outreach, corporate underwriting, and nationwide fundraising campaigns.ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGSFellows will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with every leader in the organization, to discuss their fields and experiences, as well as the projects they are currently working on at Story Pirates. When possible, meetings will also be arranged with arts and education professionals from outside the company, in the interest of working toward the fellow’s career goals. Fellows will also be invited to company forums, presentations, and seminars on special topics as they come up over the course of the year.SITE VISITSFellows will visit schools and performance venues, first to gain an understanding of the programs, and eventually acting as full-fledged representatives of Story Pirates. This is a rare opportunity to witness the effect that a powerful arts education program can have on a school environment, or even on a general audience, and it will sometimes involve travel to other cities and towns in the area.ACCESS TO SPECIAL EVENTSStory Pirates hosts an annual benefit for its low-income school partners, with celebrities joining our mission to inspire kids to write and read. Fellows are an integral part of the benefit and would also receive complimentary tickets to many Story Pirates shows, including some of our AfterDark shows for grown-ups.COMPENSATIONEach fellow receives a $100/week stipend as well as a monthly Metrocard to cover travel expenses.REQUIREMENTSAlthough the fellowship will not involve much direct work with children, we do prefer to work with people who are comfortable around kids. In addition:Completed undergraduate or graduate degreeSome experience in arts administration, amateur or professionalStrong communication skillsAbility to work well in a collaborative environmentWe strongly recommend that all potential fellows have a solid plan for housing in New York City before accepting a position, if they do not already live in the five boroughs. We fully understand that fellows often need to find additional employment to afford living in New York, and we do our best to build the fellow’s schedule around other obligations.HOW TO APPLYPlease send a resume and cover letter to Jeremy Basescu, Associate Producing Director, at, and put [FELLOW APP] (including brackets) in the subject line. Please send the resume as a PDF or Word attachment. Applications for 2015-16 are due by July 15, 2015, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

by Eve on Jun 25, 2015

Housing/connections in Portland, ME

Hello,I'm a recent grad moving to Portland, Maine for an Americorps position at an alternative school. I'm in the early stages of a housing search, and am looking for insights on housing timelines, places to check out, general advice--whatever. If you know someone looking for a roommate or renting a room in Portland, live or have lived there, or can otherwise offer guidance, hit me up. I'm trying to "graduate" from my various Oberlin accounts, but feel free to email me at eveaoconnor (@gmail).Thanks!

by Elana on Jun 25, 2015

For sale: Beautiful summer home in Connecticut

Some dear friends are moving to New Zealand. They have a house on the beach that they are selling immediately. Great for families wanting to spend time on the beach. 90 minute drive from New York City (and less traffic than the Jersey Shore!). direct all questions to them through the website above.Elana Gartner Golden'98

by Graham on Jun 25, 2015

Cleveland med student offering advice

Hello,I'm an M2 at Case Western Med. If any perspective students want to chat to current students (friends of mine) about Case or the med school application process, feel free to get in touch.-Graham Oberlin '11

by Carlos on Jun 23, 2015

Seeking room in San Francisco

Hello! I'm looking for a room to stay in near the opera house in San Francisco for 3 nights. Willing to compensate with the $200 I have left to travel with!

by Amelia on Jun 23, 2015

Looking for room in DC

I graduated this past May and I have an internship from September-June in downtown DC. I'm looking for a room close to a Metro stop. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!

by Sara on Jun 23, 2015

Seeking housing for a few nights in Oberlin

I am a 2011 alum planning to drive through Oberlin on the way to an Obie wedding! My partner has never been to Oberlin and I really want to show him my college campus and town. I can't think of anyone I know who still lives in Oberlin and the AirBnB options are limited (and expensive!) so I was wondering whether there is anyone who has a room or place that we could stay. I am happy to pay in cash (and baked goods). The dates we are looking at are August 9th-13th and ideally would like to stay close to campus/downtown. We are very responsible, clean, and mature. Please send me an email at if you have any leads. Thank you in advance to anyone who can help!

by Natalia on Jun 23, 2015

Looking for Editing/Freelance Writing Experience/Advice

Hi! I am a rising fourth-year comparative literature and viola performance double degree student and am looking to gain experience in the freelance editing/freelance writing field. If you are a freelance editor or writer, I would love to speak with you about your experiences and/or be your part-time intern. In the future, I hope to be a professional musician and also a part-time freelance editor and writer, and any advice about this field is appreciated.

by Ava on Jun 22, 2015

Chicago Sublet Needed!

I'm going to be starting a job in Chicago and I'm hoping to find an apartment to sublet for a couple of months. The dates I'd be interested in subletting are pretty flexible. If anyone is subletting their place let me know! I'd also appreciate any advice.

by Jacob on Jun 22, 2015

Any Obies in central TN?

I'm going to grad school in Clarksville, TN next year. Are there any Obies in TN? Maybe Nashville (about an hour from me) or Bowling Green, KY somewhere else near to Clarksville? I'd love to meet up with some fellow alums if there are any, and if anyone is looking for housemates, that'd be amazing too! Let me know if you're anywhere nearby, and we can chat.

by Allison on Jun 22, 2015

Writing & Editing

I am offering my editing services for cover letters (including academic job letters), personal statements, fellowship applications, project proposals, short stories, articles, and other relatively short pieces of writing. I will also consider longer manuscripts depending on the project. I am happy to focus on first order (structure/argument/examples) and/or second order concerns (grammar/style) depending on your needs. For more information about rates and qualification, please contact me.

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