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  - Dale '13

Hey Obies, if you're heading out to the Connecticut area and back over spring break, do you think you could bring my road bike back with you? My parents can get it to you in Connecticut, and I can pick it up from you in Oberlin. I am a recent alum living in Cleveland and would love to have my bike when it warms up. I will pay you. Thanks!
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  - Lei '08

Immediately available for rent, a 1 bedroom apartment in Flushing, Queens. Rent in the neighborhood of only $750-$800/month. This is a second floor of a house in a quiet, residential neighborhood. Onsite laundry is included. House has a backyard and covered patio for your use. Perfect for recent graduates. Conveniently located near the Broadway LIRR stop (5 min walk, 25 min to Penn Station), also within easy walking distance to the Q17, Q27, and Q65 busses to downtown Flushing where you can catch the 7 train. One block from Northern Blvd., a major commercial street that will meet your shopping needs (including a beer distributor that sells growlers!).
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  - Nora '13

Have you ever been frustrated that your meetings are unproductive, your team feels fragmented, or your organization keeps getting stuck on the same kinds of conflicts and roadblocks? I am excited to work with you to optimize your meetings, help you get the most out of your collaborations, and feel energized about your organization's future!I offer the following services:-focused and motivating meeting facilitation-strategic planning and visioning support-structured brainstorming to harness group creativity-team building for more effective collaboration-trainings on consensus decision making techniques, and facilitation skills to empower you to improve your own meetings-Spanish/ English interpretation for improved accessibilityI am based in the Boston area and offer these services on a sliding-scale basis. Please contact me if you or any organizations you are connected with are interested so we can figure out what works best for you!If you have experience as a facilitator and/or a freelance professional that you'd be willing to talk with me about, I would love to hear from you also! I'd appreciate hearing about your ideas and best practices.
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  - Sarah '01

Hi everyone, I am one of the co-founders of a new private tutoring business/website. My business partner and I have been working with a graphic designer on the website fiverr (because we are very low budget at this stage) who has designed our logo, but has done a somewhat messy job of it. We need someone who can fix the work he has already done so that we can start creating our marketing materials asap! We would pay $40.00/hour for someone to do this for us. We would also need the source files and a copyright document when the work is complete. I'm happy to provide more details to people who are interested. Please contact me as soon as you can!
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  - Gabriela '16

Hi, I'm looking for somewhere to live (or housemates?) in San Francisco or nearby this summer, approx. May 26- Aug 31st, but my dates are flexible. I am a junior Studio Art major (CAST minor) at Oberlin and I am excited to find some non-profit art internships or printmaking internships in that area this summer. I'm looking for something low cost or money alternatives- I can babysit in return for a room, and I'm not a bad cook (coop experience!). I have experience living in different families' homes and cooperative living and would be a helpful, respectful guest/housemate.
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  - Benjamin '11

Hi all,My partner Jill and I are moving to Pittsburgh this fall -- I'll be starting a PhD and she's hoping to continue her career in environmental non-profits. We're trying to figure out what the landscape is like in Pittsburgh for this kind of work, and I'm wondering if any Obies have suggestions for places to look or contacts in Pittsburgh that she could reach out to. Jill has been working at large environmental non-profits in DC doing online work (email marketing, supporter mobilization, etc.) and is hoping to continue working in nonprofits, or else doing digital marketing for companies that do some kind of social good. Please let me know off list (benjamin.u.jakubowski@gmail.com) if you have any advice on finding this kind of work in Pittsburgh (or generally in a smaller city like Pittsburgh).Thanks!Ben
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  - Aaron '13

Hey Obie StudentsI do some part-time transcription work for a company that reports on pharmaceutical regulation and could use a hand with it as I sometimes have more than I can handle with my other work (teaching circus). This could be good for anyone interested in law and/or neuroscience, though it is a pretty niche area.I see it as being around 5 hours of work each week, at around $8/hour, though depending on the speed that you work, the rate could be increased.If you're interested, email me with number of hours each week that you can commit to and we can do a sample transcription to see how it goes. -Aaron
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  - Ellen '15

Hello everyone, I'm a current senior and I'm looking to do a little international traveling after I graduate before entering "the real world." I have never travelled internationally and am quickly becoming overwhelmed with all of the exciting places our planet has to offer. I would love any recommendations you might have regarding itinerary planning, finding affordable accommodations, getting around, how to survive tips, cool places to see/things to do, etc.
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  - Yolanda '84

Hello Obies!  I'm an alum who needs to move out by February 28 and need to rent a room in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, as long as in safe neighborhoods and with public transportation easily accessible.  Please let me know if you or someone you know has something.  At this point, will even pay for sleeping on the couch for a few weeks.  I'm female, over 40, an attorney (but please don't hold that against me - only using it to pay for my acting classes).  I don't smoke, do drugs, and unfortunately am allergic to cats and dogs.  Please send any leads my way ASAP - my e-mail is yola1230@gmail.com and my cell is 917-450-9619.  Thanks!!
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  - Laura '92

Hi Obies! I have a website (infantreflux.org) and I want my passion to bring me some money! I need technical help, monetizing help and help in general!  I'd love to work with someone interested in the health field (infant reflux/GERD), marketing, and can help with technical issues on the site. Whoa! Tall Order!  What do I have to offer a volunteer? A glowing recommendation! A chance to showcase your work for future endeavors! I will share my intense knowledge and passion! Please steer me in any direction, as I'm at a stand-still! I have BIG ideas and need some help! Thanks!  Laura in Miami  '92 (Harkness '89 -'91)
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  - Lucy '14

Hello everyone! I work at the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga, TN and am currently in the midst of a project to improve our assessment methods. I am contacting art museums with a similar demographic (small to mid-sized city, mid-sized museum). I thought it might be beneficial to reach out to fellow Obies to see if any of you work at art museums (especially in an education capacity) or have museum connections, etc., and would be willing to speak with me about your museum’s own assessment methods. I’m especially interested in assessment methods related to public programming and visitor services to give you an idea of specifics. 
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  - Nicoline '16

Hello! My name is Nicoline Meyer and I'm a third year Classical Civ and Latin double major and I'm looking for a job or internship at a museum or something along those lines while I'm back home during the summer. Does anyone have suggestions or leads to opportunities in the greater Bay Area?Thanks so much!
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  - Haya

Alum seeking another entrepreneurial alum as business partner  for spa in Menlo Park CA. Available immediately, energetic, experienced (or at least skilled) at marketing, social media, promotion/and/or business development and operations, or business contracting (any underemployed attorneys out there who could use a little extra?) willing to put in sweat equity in exchange for percent of profits. Great opportunity for business oriented person who one day wants to be able to be a philanthropist and create a charitable foundation. Let's make a difference in the world's problems... let's make money and use it for good!
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  - Raven '12

Hi,My name is Raven Davis. I'm a relatively recent grad (2012) looking for non-profit/social justice work in San Jose/South Bay area. Lately I've been doing volunteer work related to homelessness, so I would love to work with an economic justice or affordable housing organization. If you know of any openings or organizations I should reach out to, please let me know. Feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile for more information on my skills and interests. Thanks!
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  - Christina '03

Hello! Liberated People, www.weareliberated.com, an eco-friendly fashion company founded by actor/activist Gbenga Akinnagbe (24, The Wire) is looking for interns to serve as generalists, but mainly focus on social media, social enterprise and video editing/cinematography. Technical skills are a plus, but not a requirement. This is an unpaid, volunteer position but we offer the opportunity to build one's portfolio and network with high level entertainment professionals. We can offer career guidance for those interested in breaking into the film/tv business and the book publishing business. Our motto is "We are a lifestyle brand designed to inspire people to act." We actively participate in organizing people for different protest movements and we welcome any help on any level.Thank you!Please email chrisrenee.morgan@gmail.com if interested!
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  - Meghan '16

Hi! My name is Meghan Mette and I'm a junior at Oberlin. I'm looking to do an unpaid internship in L.A. this summer (specifically Culver City), and I'm looking for a cheap but safe place to stay for the months of June and July. Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Thanks! 
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  - Erin '09

Hello Obies!I'm a 2009 graduate, majored in Biology and minored in History, and am looking to go back to school for Nutrition/Dietetics next year. For the past 2+ years I've been working in a Neurobiology lab (as the Lab Manager) at Boston Children's.  My interest in nutrition stems from my personal experience with food sensitivities and interest in food as preventative medicine, as well as my strong background in science and interest in working in healthcare. I've been looking at Nutrition (MS/DPD) programs in the Boston area, and would love to talk to anyone currently in school or practicing in the field.  Thank you for your time, and (for those in the Boston area) I hope you're managing with this never ending snow!Erin '09
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  - Sarah

Hello Obies! My name is Sarah Knapp and I am one of five on the Slam Poetry Team this year. In March, the Oberlin Slam Poetry team is headed to CUPSI; the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational in Richmond, Virginia. However, we need a place to stay. Yikes! Are there any alums out there that could host the five of us from March 25th-28th? We know it's a lot to ask, but we are happy in our sleeping bags, and would be so very grateful! Feel free to email me at sknapp@oberlin.edu with any questions. All the best,Sarah