"Every group has its ultimate challenge, an experience that defines those who participate as the most talented in their field. Track-and-field enthusiasts have the decathlon. Whiz kids have the Odyssey of the Mind competition. Fitness freaks have the Iron Man Triathlon. And aspiring public servants have the Coro Fellows Program." - the Princeton Review
Young professionals seeking to jump-start their career in the Pittsburgh region through a leadership program are competing to participate in the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs. Fellows of this unique leadership program are given numerous six-week-long placements in local businesses, non-profits and government organizations in Pittsburgh. Additional centers are located in New York City, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Participants build their leadership skills through weekly seminars and group projects, and become intimately connected to the many community issues and leaders in the greater Pittsburgh area, through focus weeks and leadership interviews. Coro Fellows can expect to develop the ability to:
1. Analyze the resources, needs and goals of different institutions and
2. Communicate effectively with members of diverse communities
3. Build consensus among individuals with differing viewpoints and agendas
4. Envision, plan, implement, and evaluate team projects
5. Build and maintain a career network
Moreover, at the end of the program, Coro Fellows accumulate work experience in a variety of sectors, strong professional connections, and a deep understanding of the community as a whole.
Future prospects are another benefit of being part of this Coro leadership program. Due to Coro’s relationship with local universities like the Heinz School for Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, Coro graduates may get:
1. Waived application fees;
2. Joint enrollment opportunities;
3. Minimum scholarship awards ($6000 per semester);
4. Preferred acceptance.
Applicants must hold a bachelors degree or have equivalent work experience to be considered. Those interested in pursuing this opportunity, are encouraged to participate in national informational webinars currently being offered by Coro. Go to www.coro.org/fellowsprogram, to see the dates/time and click on the links to register for the one that better fits their schedule.
The Coro Center for Civic Leadership is a non-profit organization founded in San Francisco in 1942. It now has centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, New York and Pittsburgh. Coro has been developing and connecting community leaders in Western Pennsylvania for over 10 years.
Application deadline for the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is January 20, 2012. Professionals interested in applying should contact Alma Roberts, Coro Pittsburgh Recruitment Associate at email@example.com or 412-208-0253, or visit www.coro.org.