Posted: March 11, 2015

Scholarship Opportunity!


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Posted: January 27, 2015

Panetta Internship Program

Fresno State once again has the opportunity to send an undergraduate student to intern on Capitol Hill through the highly prestigious Panetta Internship Program.  Endowed by former congressman, CIA director, and White House Chief of Staff (and CSU alum) Leon Panetta, this program provides an opportunity for every CSU campus to send one student on a fully paid internship to Washington to work full-time in the office of a member of Congress in the fall semester of 2015.  In addition to work, the students also take several classes, earning 20 credits that will transfer back to Fresno State.

The documents below provide more information about the program, but it is aimed at undergraduate students who are currently sophomores and juniors, and who will return to Fresno State to complete their studies after finishing the internship.  The student must also have a strong interest in a career in community or public service, have a high GPA, strong writing and communication skills, be a U.S. and California citizen, and be willing to submit to a background check.

The initial screening is done by professors in the political science department, but I make the final recommendation to the Panetta Institute at CSU Monterey Bay.  An interested student needs to submit their application materials by Friday, February 13, to Dr. Thomas Holyoke in political science at or M/S MF19.

Click on the links below for more information:

Important Dates and Deadlines
Program and Position Description

Posted: January 26, 2015

CIA on Campus!

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will be hosting an on-campus info session on Feb. 5, 2015, in USU 311 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) representative will provide an Information Session regarding the CIA mission and its career/internship opportunities.  As an agency with an important and complex mission, the CIA seeks a diverse workforce that includes personnel from a variety of academic disciplines (STEMs, Humanities, Business, etc.). If you have questions, please contact Stephen Davis (contact information is below).

Stephen Davis
Employer Services, Events & Recruiting Specialist
Career Services
California State University, Fresno
Thomas, Room 103
5241 N. Maple Ave., M/S TA61
Fresno, CA  93740-8027
Phone: 559.278.2384
Fax: 559.278.6483

Posted November 4, 2014

Scholarship Opportunity!

Tokalon will award a total of $35,500 in seven grants this year to both undergraduate and graduate level women. Our selection board looks not only at scholarship and need, but also strongly considers the student's involvement in campus and/or community life. Eligible applicants have already completed 60 units of college work, including 24 units at Fresno State at the time of application; will be attending Fresno State full time for both the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters; and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

The application is attached here, and it is also available at the Scholarship Office, Room 274, in the Joyal Administration Building. The deadline for filing an application is February 6, 2015.

Posted October 24, 2014:

Study Abroad: Hong Kong 2015! Click on the following link for details:

Administration of Justice Program: Hong Kong

Posted August, 2014:

Scholarship Opportunity!

The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. The Fellowships Program is part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations’ Justice Fund to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the U.S. by challenging the overreliance on incarceration and extreme punishment, and ensuring a fair and accountable system of justice. For more information, go to: