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Want a fully funded sustainability position in Beloit this summer? (plus credit?)

April 29, 2014

The Office of Communications and Marketing is seeking up to three students to tackle a Sustainability Leaders Team this summer. While the positions are funded with a stipend and you will earn academic credit for your work, there’s another benefit: leaving a legacy—sans paper trail.

Let us explain. As a campus, we seem to be growing increasingly addicted—to paper. In researching the various ways that departments, groups, clubs, and offices get the word out about their events, we here at C&M have reached the conclusion that there’s a huge reliance on paper posters. A lot of posters means a lot of wasted paper, incurring a lot of expense.

We want three students, interested in sustainability, to tackle the issue this summer, employing research, implementation, and plans for educating campus about any potential reforms and policy recommendations regarding the use of paper/posters in marketing campus events. You’ll be working primarily with Lynn Vollbrecht (associate editor of the college magazine and Terrarium editor) and Bonnie Zahn (college designer) on this project, along with other staff members in communications and marketing and across campus.


  1. Strong research and data-gathering skills
  2. Interest in sustainability
  3. Interest in marketing
  4. Attention to detail
  5. Ability to work well solo and as part of a team
  6. Able to be on campus for eight weeks this summer, from the first week of June (approximately) to the fourth week of July (stipend has been calculated to cover summer campus housing/course enrollment)

Students’ remuneration:

  • Students will receive a stipend of $4,500
  • Will earn one unit of Environmental Studies 390: Special Projects
  • Costs associated with travel for site visits to other institutions will be covered

To apply:

  • Email your resume (with a brief description of why you’d like this position) to Lynn Vollbrecht at
  • Will accept applications from individuals or groups
  • DEADLINE: ASAP, by Thursday, May 1