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Upstate Institute seeks student applications for housing data project

By Upstate Institute on January 31, 2011

The Upstate Institute at Colgate University is seeking applications for an Upstate Institute Fellow to conduct research and collect data on housing in the Village of Hamilton. The Fellow will develop a survey of approximately 200 individuals to obtain data on the factors that weigh into the decision of potential Colgate employees to i) accept a position at the college and ii) to choose to live in or near the campus and the village of Hamilton.

With the support of the office of the Vice President of Community Affairs Joanne Borfitz, this data will benefit not only the college as it faces future hiring needs, but also the surrounding municipalities as they plan and zone for future commercial and residential growth. A Fellow will work on the project during the spring semester for approximately 5 hours per week, with an expected completion date of May 1, 2011. Fellows can complete work on their own schedule, but will meet weekly with project supervisors Julie Dudrick, project director of the Upstate Institute, and Anne R. Clauss, Director of the Investment Studies Program and member of the Village of Hamilton Zoning Review Committee. A qualified student candidate will have excellent oral communication skills, training and/or experience with survey research methodology, familiarity with Monkey Survey or other online survey providers, and some basic knowledge of Excel and Powerpoint.

Interested students should send a letter of interest to Julie Dudrick at jdudrick@colgate.edu by February 11, 2011.

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