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CEHD Spring Career Events!

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Hello students, please mark your calendars for the following spring recruitment events that are scheduled so far!

  • School of Kinesiology Employer Recruitment Event
    February 3rd, 2010 2:30pm-4:00pm Cooke Hall (open to all students)
  • University of MN Job & Internship Fair
    February 22, 2010 10am-4pm Minneapolis Convention Center
  • Non- Profit Employer Recruitment Event
    March 10th, 2010 12:00pm-2:00pm McNeal Hall St. Paul Campus (open to all students)
  • PeaceCorps Volunteer Employee Panel & Information Session
    April 6th, 2010 3:00pm-4:30pm Education Sciences

Grad Student Research Awards

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The following Graduate Student Research Awards are offered on behalf of the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

NCDA Graduate Student Research Grant - $500

ACT-NCDA Graduate Student Research Grant - $500 (travel-related grant)

NCDA Mentor Research Grants - $250 - $500 each

A series of awards have been established to honor graduate students who undertake exemplary research addressing topics related to career information, career development, and career planning. These awards are for work on a doctoral dissertation or master's thesis approved by the student's institution, which may or may not be completed at the time of application. Applications (found online) receive a blind review by members of the NCDA Research Committee. Deadline to apply: Feb 15, 2010.

Minnesota Reading Corps is Hiring!

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Minnesota Reading Corps is a statewide initiative to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of the third grade. They are seeking to hire literacy Coaches for various school locations throughout the state. To learn more about the positions and application procedures, please check out the position on GoldPASS at www.goldpass.umn.edu and read more about the program on their website at www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org
  • Improve a child's self-esteem.
  • Reverse the trends in poverty and juvenile crime.
  • Inspire and empower young people to build stronger, healthier communities.

Begun in 1995, the Ramsey County Sheriff's Literacy Plus program is an after-school curriculum designed to improve an "at-risk" child's literacy skills. Athletics is also a vital part of the program and helps strengthen a child's relationships.

Elementary school students (ages 6 - 10) meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 - 6 p.m. at McDonough Recreation Center. Volunteers assist students with written and spoken language skills and homework assignments as well as supervise creative arts projects, recreation activities and field trips. Volunteers will receive training in the nationally-recognized "Read Naturally" curriculum and are asked to commit to a minimum of two hours a week.

Middle and High School students (ages 11 - 17) meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 - 5 p.m. at McDonough Recreation Center. These new immigrants have limited English-speaking skills. Volunteers with solid knowledge of English literature, math, science and social studies are in great need to assist them with their homework.

Training sessions will be held January 20 and 21 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at McDonough Recreation Center, 1544 Timberlake Rd., St. Paul.

Please contact Nickey Hyser for more details at nicola.hyser@co.ramsey.mn.us

Graduate Student Research Awards

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Grad Student Research Awards
The following Graduate Student Research Awards are offered on behalf of the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

NCDA Graduate Student Research Grant - $500

ACT-NCDA Graduate Student Research Grant - $500 (travel-related grant)

NCDA Mentor Research Grants - $250 - $500 each

A series of awards have been established to honor graduate students who undertake exemplary research addressing topics related to career information, career development, and career planning. These awards are for work on a doctoral dissertation or master's thesis approved by the student's institution, which may or may not be completed at the time of application. Applications (found online) receive a blind review by members of the NCDA Research Committee. Deadline to apply: Feb 15, 2010

Volusia County is located in east central Florida.  Our flagship city is the beautiful Daytona Beach and we are only 45 minutes to an hour away from cities like Jacksonville and Orlando.

In Volusia County Schools, we pledge to create a positive teaching and learning environment for more than 62,000 students.  We are proud that our school district has continued to achieve an "A" rating, qualifying us as a "High Performing School District."  We believe strongly that each student will learn and that each of our schools and offices will be welcoming and inviting to all of our constituents.  To learn more about our district, please visit www.myvolusiaschools.org

If you are interested in employment with the Volusia County School District, please go to the on-line district interview website and complete the questionnaire. The district code for this questionnaire is 20478221.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our Recruitment Office or (386) 734-7190, ext. 20115. We look forward to hearing from you!

PAULO FREIRE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT

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The Learning Abroad Center, in partnership with the Career & Community Learning Center, sponsors several students annually to participate in community service projects abroad. Grants of up to $2,000 are available to selected University of Minnesota-Twin Cities undergraduate students.
The grant program is named after Paulo Freire, an educator and leader who sought to empower the oppressed through literacy programs that encouraged social and political awareness. In this spirit, the grant emphasizes how human oppression and liberation overlap with community service and international work.
An information session will be held on Friday, December 18th at 11 AM in 345 Fraser Hall. The application deadline for this grant is *4 p.m. on Friday, January 29,2010.
In the State of Minnesota Scholar Selection The Colonial Dames will award Two $12,000.00 scholarships in Spring 2010 to F-1 or J-1 International Students. To be eligible you must be an F-1 or J-1 International Graduate student in the final two years of your program, you must have at least a 3.00 grade average and complete the application form available at International Student and Scholar Services.

U of M Job and Internship Fair Facebook Page

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The U of M Job and Internship Fair, scheduled for February 22nd, is the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 250 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. In the weeks preceding the fair, we'll post helpful resources, tips, and notifications about related events to the wall of the Job Fair Facebook Page. To stay informed, become a fan now!

Settings: Learning from Everyday, Real-Life Scenarios

Working with today's youth - members of the digitally savvy "Generation Y" and "Generation X" - can be challenging. Changing social contexts and the types of issues youth bring to school and after-school programs can pose new challenges. The challenges can seem even greater in urban settings, where race, ethnicity, and differing social-economic status add complexity to situations.

While every situation is unique, "on-the-fly" counseling techniques can assist K-12 teachers and other people who work with youth to anticipate and better handle the everyday challenges that can be critical to student achievement and motivation.

  • Diffuse confrontations between that flare up suddenly.
  • Prepare colleagues and staff for student issues related to home or personal life.
  • Develop skills in using appropriate mentoring and relationship-building tools.

This webinar is for middle and high school teachers in all subject areas, as well as after-youth youth practitioners, non-profit program staff, and other people who work with youth.

Read more about this web seminar, or register for free online now!

Peace Corps Information Session

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Wednesday, December 9, 3:00-4:00 p.m. THIS WEDNESDAY!
Education Sciences Building, Room 325

Visit with our Peace Corps Campus Representative, discover the professional and personal benefits to working with the Peace Corps, and learn about current positions and the steps to apply. This session will include a short video, a guest speaker, and a question & answer period.

About our speaker: Returned Peace Corps Volunteer guest speaker, Liz Greene served in Zambia from 2007-2009 as a Rural Education Development volunteer. She is currently a PhD candidate in CIDE here at the U and will be joining us to share her experience

CULTURE CORPS PRESENTS

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Title: Access to Justice for Women and Children Victim of War Conflict
Speaker: Marie Chantal Koffi, Visiting Scholar.
Date: Friday, December 11th, 2009
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.
Location: Minnesota Commons, St. Paul Student Center
Cost: Free! + Free Lunch!

Presentation Overview: Many women and children were traumatized and affect physically, sexually and emotionally by violent world. During the politico military crisis in the Ivory Coast, women and children were exposed to sexual violence and gender inequality, and children were jailed for almost anything. This presentation will focus on women and child trafficking in the Ivory Coast.

With the law association, Ms. Koffi experienced how to train women in rural and urban areas in the Ivory Coast to give them a better chance to live in a violent war. She would like to share her experience and her concerns of the many ongoing issues in the Ivory Coast.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP online. Visit our website for more information.

Green Job Revolution Job Fair

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Thursday, January 28, 2010
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

Keynote speaker Senator Ellen Anderson followed by professional panel from a wide variety of fields such as energy & science, business, design & product certification, policy and grassroot groups. Q&A and networking breakouts conclude this free event. Open to the public.

More information

KATHERINE E. SULLIVAN SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDY ABROAD

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The Office of International Programs and the University Honors Program (Twin Cites campus) are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2010-11 Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad. This scholarship provides the opportunity for one senior at any campus of the University of Minnesota to enrich her or his academic experience with a fifth year of undergraduate study in another country. The scholarship is intended to support credit-bearing and usually classroom-based study abroad that immerses the student in the host university, research institute, or other institution, as well as in the host culture. Proposals should be for full-time study for a full academic year or equivalent. Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduates at any University of Minnesota campus; must have senior status (at least 90 credits completed) by the end of Fall semester 2009 with at least 30 credits in residence at a University of Minnesota campus; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; and should have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must be available for an in-person interview on the University's Twin Cities campus on March 1, 2010. Application materials and instructions are available here or from the University Honors Program in 20 Nicholson Hall. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2010

Spring 2010 Workshops

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We are pleased to announce the following four Leapfrog-oriented workshops for Spring 2010! University graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. Get more information on Leapfrog Institutes and leapfrogging.

EdPA 5080- 111 (#94832)
Roles of the Leapfrog Principles and Practices in PreK-16 Human Capital Development Leadership
Saturday, January 23, 2010 9am - 3pm

EdPA 5080- 222 (#94833)
Designing the future of education in Society 3.0
Saturday, February 6, 2010 9am - 3pm

EdPA 5080- 333 (#94834)
The Futures of work: Coping with uncertain times
Saturday, March 27, 2010 9am - 3pm

EdPA 5080- 444 (#94835)
Alternative attendance models for emerging trends in education
Saturday, April 10, 2010 9am - 3pm

Prairie Seeds Academy tutors needed

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Prairie Seeds Academy is seeking volunteer tutors to help with their
tutoring program that's every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5pm.  They try to
match volunteers with students who are struggling in school and are willing
to improve their grades with the help of a caring adult.  They also have
random times throughout the day where some teachers would like some in-class
support due to large classes Right now, there are positions for:

High School Science: 9:00am-9:50am

Middle School Math: 2:55pm-3:45pm

High School English: 2:55pm-3:45pm
Volunteers should have time to spend two or three days a week here, If you are interested in volunteering,please contact Andrew Gorrell at 6200 W. Broadway Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55428. 763-450-1388



Idealist.org Nonprofit Career Fair

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Tuesday, April 13th 2010

NONPROFIT CAREER FAIR DETAILS
12:00-4:00pm: Idealist.org Nonprofit Career Fair

An informal networking period for nonprofit recruiters and representatives
from local colleges and university offices of career services.

http://www.idealist.org/images/gray_bullet.gifThe fair itself, where job
seekers can distribute resumes and speak with nonprofit recruiters about
current and future employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities.

http://www.idealist.org/images/gray_bullet.gifFree information sessions
offering nonprofit career advice to all job seekers.

AmeriCorps Information Session

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Thursday, December 3, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Education Sciences Building, Room 325

Learn about current opportunities and employer contacts, find out the steps
to apply and following up, and listen to first-hand experiences of past and
present AmeriCorps employees.

 

Peace Corps Presentation

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Peace Corps Information Session

Wednesday, December 9, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Education Sciences Building, Room 325

Visit with our Peace Corps Campus Representative, discover the professional
and personal benefits to working with the Peace Corps, and learn about
current positions and the steps to apply. This session will include a short
video, a guest speaker, and a question & answer period



About our speaker: Returned Peace Corps Volunteer guest speaker, Liz Greene
served in Zambia from 2007-2009 as a Rural Education Development volunteer.
She is currently a PhD candidate in CIDE here at the U and will be joining
us to share her experience.


Early Childhood Internship

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Como Community Child Care, an early childhood center located in Southeast
Minneapolis, is seeking student interns. The internships will be un-paid and
will last 4-8 weeks, 10 hours per week, depending upon student availability.
Scheduling will be accommodating to student's other obligations. Interns
will be trained in current early childhood philosophies and practices, and
work directly with typically-developing and special needs students in the
classroom setting. Como Community Child Care seeks to provide an inclusive
environment, which meets the developmental needs of each child, and student
interns help us to meet this need. Please email Katie Johnson, Director, at
comoccc@umn.edu with your contact information. To learn more about Como
Community Child Care, check out our website, www. Comoccc.com

Wells Fargo Financial On-Campus Interview

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Inbound Sales Specialist. Take your career to the
next stage! Are you people-oriented and skilled in the art of negotiation?
Then this is the career for you! In this inbound auto loan origination
position you will be responsible for handling a number of assigned client
accounts/prospects. You will focus on generating additional revenues through
optimizing business opportunities with existing clients/sales force and/or
new clients, ensuring client/sales satisfaction. You will perform needs
analyses with current and prospective customers throughout the United States
and take credit applications while understanding customer needs. Leads are
developed through normal channels and sales approach is unscripted.



RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for handling incoming sales and service calls from customers and
places outbound calls to customers in order to meet sales goals. Provides
customer service with the objective of identifying sales opportunities
through profiling and consultative selling while matching Wells Fargo
products/services to customer need; opening accounts and provisioning
products on specific product family and recognizing and uncovering other
Wells Fargo products with ability to refer those outside of sales scope to
other Wells Fargo entities. Ability to meet sales goals with an environment
that pays for performance for sales results. Works on special projects as
assigned.



QUALIFICATIONS:

An interest in working in business

Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Ability to work in a team
environment Business-focused degree and/or experience desirable



APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Apply via GoldPASS no later than Friday, December 4th. Log into GoldPASS and
go to the On-Campus Interviews section. Select the "View All On-Campus
Interviews" and search on interview schedule #1516 on the Schedule Advanced
Search page. Or, simply click on the "Search" button in the center of the
page.



Interviews will be conducted by Wells Fargo at the Career and Community
Learning Center, 135 Johnston Hall on Friday, December 11th.

Job Posting

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MN Association of School Administrators



Office Assistant

$10/hour

20 flexible hours between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, M-F

St. Paul office, near U of MN Campus



Duties

Provides entry-level clerical support in small education association office,
including

basic word processing, mailing, minimal phones, filing, etc.



Qualifications

Basic Keyboarding

Alpha-numeric proficiency

Attention to detail

Good communicator

Team oriented



To Apply

Please send a cover email and resume to  <mailto:schaefe@mnasa.org>
schaefe@mnasa.org.

Deadline is December 7, 2009.



Contact

Stephanie

Minnesota Association of School Administrators

1884 Como Avenue

St. Paul, MN  55108

Phone #: 651-251-0314

Fax #: 651-645-7518

<mailto:schaefe@mnasa.org> schaefe@mnasa.org

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