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Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat

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Application deadline: Midnight on October 10
WHEN: 5 pm - 9 pm on Friday, October 22 and 9 am - 5 pm on Saturday, October 23
PLACE: 101 University International Center, East Bank

This retreat is for both international and U.S. graduate students who want to become more effective in international environments. (The retreat will be offered to undergraduate students during the Spring 2011 semester). This interactive, high-energy event becomes a living laboratory of what it takes to work with people from different cultures. Participants start friendships with people from all over the world and discover their own leadership potential. A cutting edge cross-cultural leadership model, Personal Leadership, will be used to develop participants' cross cultural skill-set that is needed for professional and personal lives in the 21st century.

Space is limited, so apply online by midnight on Sunday, October 10 at:

Contact Thorunn Bjarnadottir at or 612-626-4799 for any questions.

Graduate and Professional School Fair

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3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 15
Metropolitan State University, Great Hall, New Main

Flyer for more information:

Ever thought about graduate or professional school? It's never too
early to explore the next step. Stop by to meet representatives from a
variety of colleges and universities (including Metropolitan State) who
will be there ready to provide information about their programs, answer
your questions and walk you through the process of applying. Food and
drink will be provided. Open to students, alumni, and staff. If you have
questions or special needs, contact us by phone at (651) 793-1528 or
e-mail at

This event is open to students and is free to attend.

DATE: Thursday, October 28th
LOCATION: Education Sciences Building
ROOM: 325
TIME: 5:00pm-6:00pm

DETAILS: Nina Bhatia, Founding Principal of Minneapolis College Prep, will be hosting an information session about joining the faculty of this new school for the 2011-2012 school year on Thursday, October 28th at 5:00 pm.

Minneapolis College Prep (MCP) seeks to meet the needs of high school students in an area that is dramatically underperforming in the Minneapolis Public School (MPS) district. Minnesota has the second largest academic achievement gap in the country. Statewide, only 18% of Latino students and 13% of African-American students were proficient on the most recent 11th grade math test. In Minneapolis, the difference in proficiency levels between black and white students hovers around 50 percentage points for both reading and math.

The MCP mission and vision is focused on college success. MCP's mission is to instill in students the scholarship, discipline and honor necessary to succeed in college and beyond. MCP's vision is to establish the highest performing open-enrollment high school in Minneapolis with an emphasis on serving low-income students and preparing them to graduate from college. MCP seeks to create constructive change in Minneapolis by serving up to 5% of MPS high school students at full enrollment and sharing best practices in closing the achievement gap nationwide.

In the school's first year, MCP will seek talented English, Math, History, Science, PE and music teachers, as well as Social Workers.

If you have questions prior to the information session, please contact Nina Bhatia at or 312-914-2080.

Sponsored by, CEHD Career Services

2010 Etiquette Dinner

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Etiquette Dinner
Thursday, October 28, 2010 - RSVP by October 21
5:00 p.m. Registration
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Program & Dinner
McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

Do you know which fork is for your salad?
Where do you place your napkin when leaving the table?
Should you tell someone they have food in their teeth?
Join students and alumni to enjoy a three-course meal by D'Amico while learning how to professionally handle any dining situation. Space is limited. Register by Thursday, October 21 at

$10 Alumni Association Student Members
$20 Students
$30 Alumni Association Members
$35 Non-members
No Refunds
Special thanks to our 2010 Etiquette Dinner sponsors Jostens and Brooks Brothers.

University of Minnesota Alumni Association
McNamara Alumni Center University of Minnesota Gateway
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55455-2040

Political Science Info Sessions

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Wednesday, October 6
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
250 Blegen Hall
Looking for an opportunity to gain some real-life work experience? Come to an information session and learn about internship opportunities with Minnesota state senators. Interns are needed in spring semester at the State Capitol in St. Paul during the 2011 legislative session. Find out how you can apply for a position AND receive academic credit for your internship experience.

Wednesday, October 13
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
250 Blegen Hall
This "meet and greet" event enables students and congressional staffers to meet and discuss congressional internships one-on-one or in small groups. The congressional staffers will talk briefly about their offices, their internship programs, and how to apply for internships. But most of the time will be devoted to informal conversations between the staff and students. Plus, find out how you may earn academic credit for your internship experience.
Congressional staffers from the following offices will be included: Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Al Franken, Congresswomen Michele Bachmann and Betty McCollum, and Congressmen Keith Ellison and Erik Paulsen. Coffee and cookies will be served.

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Questions??? Contact Rose Miskowiec, Undergraduate Adviser in the Department of Political Science at (612) 624-8517 or

TOMORROW! New England Childcare Center recruitment event

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Please join us tomorrow afternoon for the New England Childcare Center information session and recruitment event. Students and alumni will have an opportunity to learn more about the employment opportunities with NECC and the next steps to applying.

STSS Building (Science Teaching & Student Services Building)
time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
room: 518 & 520

UnitedHealth Group Corporate Day

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Carlson School Atrium
Thursday, October 7, 2010
10am to 2pm

Come to the UnitedHealth Group Corporate Day in the Carlson School
Atrium on Thursday, October 7 from 10am to 2pm.

Representatives from UnitedHealth Group (many U of Minnesota alumni)
will be present to answer any questions you might have about career
opportunities at UHG. Functional areas represented will include
UnitedHealthCare, Ovations, Americhoice, OptumHealth, Ingenix,
Prescription Solutions, Corporate and UHG Information Technology.

Drawings will be held at 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm for a chance to win
a Barnes & Noble NOOK e-Book reader - 4 will be given away!! Lunch
and beverages will be served to students starting at 11:15am.

3M Science Workshop for Teachers

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A Free Science Workshop for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Friday, October 1, 2010 - Open from 3:00 - 6:30 p.m., Universe Room
3M Center, Interstate 94 and Century Avenue, Maplewood, MN Building #224
You must park and enter via the Building 224 EAST entrance (see map)

This 3M-sponsored workshop is offered to all elementary and middle school teachers (no children, please) without cost. However, for our planning purposes, you need to register in advance by Sept. 24 via email (see below). A variety of science activities will be demonstrated. The format is casual, walk-around table-top demonstrations with plenty of time for hands-on participation and questions. This is a "hands-on" experience (no lessons plans provided) so teachers can easily bring the simple experiments back to the classroom. Come and share in this exciting partnership between business and education. Certificate of attendance will be given out if requested. Come and leave when you want any time between 3:00 and 6:30 p.m.

Make reservations by emailing (prefer email) before Friday, September, 24, 2010.
Email: or if no email available, call (651)733-2508.
Please just email (or as a last resort, leave a phone message) stating your school or organization and the names of people planning to attend. You will get a response back. Please register EARLY as we have limited it to the first 500 teachers who register. That's all you need do to register via email. Several free 3M product samples will be given to each teacher.

Hal Strough, teaching faculty and program director for the Entry-Level Graduate Program for Athletic Training Licensure at the College of St. Scholastica, would like students to be aware that a Graduate Recruiter from St. Scholastica will be at the graduate fair on 10/14 promoting St. Scholastica's athletic training and other health science/graduate programs.

Minnesota Twins Internship Program

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The Minnesota Twins are currently accepting applications for the 2011 Minnesota Twins Internship Program. Please check out their website for the current internship opportunities, including full descriptions and requirements:

Career of the Week- Child Life Specialist

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A child life specialist is an individual who works primarily in health care settings, focusing on the emotional and developmental needs of children and their families. Using play and other forms of communication, a child life specialist seeks to reduce the stress and anxiety associated with health care experiences, thus helping children and their families to cope in a positive manner.

Most, but certainly not all, child life specialists work in hospitals. Typically, the work centers on helping children and their families adjust to and cope with the hospital environment. Some child life specialists work in outpatient settings such as clinics, dental offices, hospice, camps or community intervention programs for children with special health care needs.

The number of child life jobs continues to rise. Virtually every child's hospital across North America has child life staff. Most children's hospitals are in large urban areas. The Life Council (CLC) posts job opportunities to members on its Web site and there are usually 15 to 30 jobs posted. According to my salary. com, the median base salary of child's life specialist in the area of Minneapolis, MN in 2010 is annul $48,000. The middle 50 percent earned between $43,469 to $53,000.

A student must complete a bachelor's degree in child development, child and family studies, psychology, early childhood education or a similar major. In any case, course work is required in certain areas to be eligible for the current certification process which requires an internship of at least 480 hours. Many child life programs in hospitals have internship programs.

Potential Employers

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis

Child Health Corporation of America

Upward Bound Seeks Instructors

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TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is in search of two Instructors for our afterschool academic program. Currently, we have an opening for an instructor for our 10th grade English Composition and the 11th grade ACT Prep and Career Exploration course.

This is a great part-time job for dynamic individuals with experience in classroom instruction; experience with diverse populations and high school aged youth is preferred.
Applicants interested in the English Composition course must have availability (minimally) on Thursdays from 3-6pm.
Applicants interested in teaching the ACT Prep and Career Exploration course must have availability (minimally) on Tuesdays from 3-6pm.

Interested applicants will need to apply via the University of Minnesota Employment site:
Position Title: Instructor - Upward Bound Program
Requisition Number: 168598
Department: Student/Professional Service (297A)
Quick Link:

TRiO Upward Bound is a federally funded, U.S. Department of Education equal educational opportunity program. Specifically, TRIO Upward Bound is a college preparatory program for low-income and educationally disadvantaged high school students. TRIO Upward Bound works with students on a long-term and intensive basis and helps generate the skills needed for selected high school students to succeed in postsecondary education. TRIO Upward Bound has served 105 low-income and first generation students annually since 2001 and 85 students each previous year since 1965.

Visit our website at:

Medical School Information Sessions

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More than One Pathway to Medical School
Non-traditional is not so unusual. Attend this information session to learn the various career paths and life experiences of current medical students. This session is open to all prospective students, particularly non-traditional students and career-changers.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
4-5:30 pm
Location: TBD

Medical School Special Programs and Opportunities
Learn more about the programs and unique educational opportunities available at the Medical School. This session is open to all prospective students and academic advisors.
Monday, November 22, 2010
4-5:30 pm
Location TBD

The schedule and registration system is at:

Health Careers Fair 2010

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Monday, October 4
12:00 - 3:30pm
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
Open to all students! No registration required!

More information can be found here: Please feel free to contact Laura Fyfe at 612-624-6767 or with any questions.

Education Pioneers Summer Fellowship Info Session

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Education Pioneers will be on campus on 9/29/2010 for an info session for their Summer Fellowship position. Graduate and professional students who have the following interests and/or experiences are welcome: finance, strategy, marketing, operations, human resources, curriculum design, professional development, policy analysis, urban education reform, or law.

Education Pioneers Info Session
Wednesday, September 29th 2010
Hanson Hall 2-245

Career and Life-Planning for Women Workshop

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What: Discover the Exceptional You: Career & Life-Planning for Women

Why: You are unique. You are talented. You're built for great things. JOIN US to learn how to get the career and life you' want. You'll go from fearful to fabulous and confident as you meet other talented women and learn from two inspiring women: career strategist Catherine Byers Breet (Chief Stripe Changer, ARBEZ and personal finance expert Jen Cords (

When: Tuesday, October 5 from 3-5 pm.

Where: Science Teaching & Student Services Bldg - Rm 412

RSVP: by Oct 3rd (Seating is limited)!

Project Coordinator Position

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A Project Coordinator is needed for the Computer-Based Assessment System for Math (CBAS-Math): Kindergarten to Fifth Grade Assessment Project.

The position is 12 months (renewable) at 50 to 75% time (this is a professional position and not a graduate research assistantship)
The quick link to view the posting is:, and the requisition # is 167488.

Brief Description:
The project coordinator will manage the day-to-day operations, work with and report to the Principal Investigator. The project coordinator will supervise project personnel, which will include one or more graduate students and data collectors. They will track progress, facilitate communication and ensure organization between U activities and field/school-based collections. This will include maintaining timelines, PI meeting minutes, tracking data collections, analysis, technical reports/manuals, journal submission and publications.

Brief Required Qualifications:
Master in Education, Psychology, Assessment or related field.
Brief Desired Qualifications:
Strong preference for a Ph.D. or PhD equivalent degree.
Preference for knowledge and background in math instruction and/or assessment.
Background in psychometrics, especially item response theory and computer adaptive testing.
Experience in data management and coordination/supervision.
Candidate should possess strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as good organizational and interpersonal skills and have a strong ability to coordinate multiple tasks.

Reliability, organization, time management and the ability to communicate with graduate students and school personnel are critical qualities for this position.

Questions may be addressed to the Principal Investigator, Ted Christ (; 612-624-7068)

Community Involvement Fair

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Wednesday, September 22nd
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall

You can make a difference in the Twin Cities community! This event provides students a chance to learn about local volunteer and internship opportunities. Talk to representatives from more than 90 organizations to find a position that matches your major and/or interests. Please visit for more information including a list of organizations that will be in attendance.

This fair is coordinated by the Community Service-Learning Center and sponsored by the U of M Bookstores, and Student Unions and Activities: Coca-Cola Grant, TCF Bank, and Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

CIA Clandestine Service Info Session

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U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
Clandestine Service

Make a world of difference.

The CIA's Clandestine Service is the cutting-edge of American
Intelligence. It is an elite corps, providing vital information needed
by US policymakers, the military and law enforcement services to
protect the national security interests of the American people. For
the extraordinary person who wants more than just a job, the
Clandestine Service offers a unique career -- a way of life that
challenges the deepest resources of an individual's intelligence, self
reliance and responsibility.

Agency representatives will cover a broad range of topics to include
the Agency's mission, potential career opportunities, the online
process, and an overview of the security and medical screening
process; and there will be a question-and-answer period.

Students are welcome to bring a resume.

To view all occupations in the Clandestine Service field go to:

Info Sessions for National Scholarships

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Thursday October 7
4:00-5:00, 135 Nicholson Hall
Freshman students, Sophomores, and Juniors are encouraged to attend.
Udall Scholarships are awarded to undergraduates currently in their sophomore or junior year who are either 1) preparing for careers related to the environment (candidates may be of any ethnicity); or 2) Native American or Alaska Native students preparing for careers related to native health care or tribal policy. Must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents with GPA of 3.0 of higher and a demonstrated commitment to environmental or tribal issues. The Udall Scholarship provides up to $5000 per year toward undergraduate education. Campus application deadline: November 8, 2010. For more information about this and other nationally competitive scholarships, visit

Tuesday October 12, 12:00-1:00, 12 Nicholson Hall, or
Wednesday October 13, 3:30-4:30, 614 Social Sciences
Freshman students, Sophomores, and Juniors are encouraged to attend.
Truman Scholarships are awarded to undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in government, education, the non-profit sector, or elsewhere in public service, and want to make a difference. Applicants must be juniors, U.S. citizens or nationals, in the top quarter of their class, and should already be engaged in community service and/or political activism. The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school. The scholarship has a service requirement. Campus application deadline: November 8, 2010 For more information about this and other nationally competitive scholarships, visit

Thursday October 14, 12:00-1:00, 12 Nicholson Hall, or
Thursday October 14, 4:00-5:00, 135 Nicholson Hall
Freshman students, Sophomores, and Juniors are encouraged to attend.
Goldwater Scholarships support outstanding undergraduates who intend to pursue graduate study and research-based careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Applicants must be sophomores or juniors, U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, with strong academic records; undergraduate research experience is highly valued. The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7500 per year toward undergraduate education. Campus application deadline: November 8, 2010. For more information about this and other nationally competitive scholarships, visit


Program Objectives
To support and empower high school students who face barriers to graduating. This year the Area Learning Center (ALC), a credit recovery program, is partnering with Check and Connect (CC), an engagement intervention program, to develop and maintain strong relationships with students who are at risk for not graduating. Fellows will support both the ALC and CC staff by providing high school students with mentoring and tutoring. Fellows will work one-on-one with students during the ALC program hours. This program will initially take place in Patrick Henry and North High School, but will spread to more high schools in the Spring.

Attend all trainings
Meet and communicate regularly with CC and ALC staff
Develop and maintain strong relationships with students in the ALC program
Provide technical support for students using the ALC moodle curriculum (moodle training provided)
Tutor students in math, English, social studies and/or science

Time Requirement
At least 2.5 hours per week. Fellow opportunities are available every Monday-Thursday from 2:30-5pm.

Fellows need to have a desire to work towards closing the achievement gap and need to be passionate about empowering students to stay in school. Fellows need to be accepting of a diverse group of high school students and be comfortable in a multicultural environment. All fellows need to either have a degree or be enrolled in a higher education program.

Training Provided
Fellows will participate in three trainings.
Minneapolis Public School District orientation
Check and Connect training
Area Learning Center curriculum training

Fellows are also strongly encouraged to attend the Community Academic Summit on November 13.

Fellows are exposed to the inter-workings of Minneapolis Public high schools. They work closely with two influential academic support programs, Area Learning Center, and Check and Connect. This fellowship provides excellent networking opportunities and free academic support trainings. The information and skills learned in the fellowship are very valuable in the education job sector.

Next Step
Call or email Elise Maxwell ASAP to set up an informational interview.

Elise Maxwell
Higher Education Partnership Development
Volunteer MPS
Minneapolis Public Schools

Career of the Week- Instructional Coordinator

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Arriving at your office at about 9 a.m., you settle in to review the three textbook options the state will allow. At 3 p.m., you train a school's teachers on how to use the new online, multicultural curriculum, which is tied to the state's new standards. This is a typical day of instructional coordinators.

Instructional coordinators--also known as curriculum specialists, personnel development specialists, instructional coaches, or directors of instructional material--play a large role in improving the quality of education in the classroom. They develop curricula, select textbooks and other materials, train teachers, and assess educational programs for quality and adherence to regulations and standards. They also assist in implementing new technology in the classroom.

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual wages of instructional coordinators in May 2008 were $56,880. The middle 50 percent earned between $42,070 and $75,000.

Instructional coordinators should have training in curriculum development and instruction or in the specific field for which they are responsible, such as mathematics or history. Students majoring in elementary foundations who are interested in course design and research studies will find fulfillment and great career opportunities in this position.

This is a pleasant job because you avoid many of teaching's in-the-trenches frustrations yet feel you're helping people to grow. Also, in reviewing and evaluating curriculum and instruction, you're learning new things all the time.

Additional Resources
30 Best Careers 2009
Instructional Technology Coordinator License

Strayer University is a for-profit institution and is a recognized leader in the field of proprietary education. Our business model offers working adults access to high-quality, customized higher education.

We have been in operation for 117 years and we provide undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration, accounting, information technology, education and public administration. With more than 55,000 students and growing, the University operates more than 80 campuses in 19 states and Washington, D.C., as well as providing education worldwide via the Internet.

Strayer is unique in its bifurcated leadership system throughout the company. On the campus level, there is a Campus Director and a Campus Dean. The Campus Director handles the operations side of the campus while the Campus Dean focuses solely on the academics. Together, they lead the campus and ensure that all University policies and procedures are successfully adhered to.

Strayer is growing at a steady pace and is looking for talented leaders interested in becoming a Campus Dean or Campus Director. Candidates must have ambition, passion, and an inclination to serve others in addition to strong intellectual capabilities, ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and handle a variety of challenges with optimism and a positive attitude.

The Campus Leadership Program is a management training program for both Campus Dean and Campus Director candidates. The program consists of on-the-job training as well as formal leadership training in the classroom for each role. The program is designed to give the candidates a wide range of experiences and opportunities so that they are prepared to assume full responsibility of a Campus Dean or Campus Director within one year if all components of the training process are successfully completed.

While in training, Campus Dean candidates will serve as full-time faculty for one year before graduating to Campus Dean. Campus Director candidates will advance through three functional rotations, ending with one final management rotation over the duration of a year. Additional formal leadership training will be provided through the course of the program.

Campus Dean candidates are required to hold a PhD or comparable terminal degree. While we prefer Campus Director candidates to hold a graduate degree, it is not required.

If the Campus Leadership Program seems like a good fit for your skills, please stop by and see us! We will be on-campus on Wednesday, September 22nd in the St. Paul Student Center Career Fair from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Room 205 Humphrey Center

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers 20 accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. Over the course of this nine-month program, Bosch Fellows complete two work phases at leading German institutions, attend three professional seminars throughout Europe, and receive intensive language training. Fellows are recruited from the fields of business administration, journalism, law, public policy and closely related fields. No German language skills are required at the time of application. US citizenship required.
The Bosch Fellowship provides monthly stipends, health insurance, all program-related travel costs, language training in Germany and private tutoring in the US on an as-needed basis, as well additional financial support for Fellows with an accompanying spouse and/or children. This program is fully funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of fostering a community of future transatlantic leaders. The application deadline is October 15, 2010. Please visit for more information.

Alfa Fellowship Program
The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development exchange program placing 10 qualified American citizens per year in work assignments at leading Russian organizations in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and government. Aside from professional assignments at leading Russian institutions, Fellows take part in a seminar program in Moscow and three regional excursions throughout Russia. The program includes language training in the US and Russia, travel, free housing, monthly stipends, and insurance. Russian language proficiency is not required at the time of application. US or British citizenship required.
This program is generously funded by Alfa-Bank. Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are expanding networks of American and Russian professionals, developing greater intercultural understanding, and advancing US/Russian relations. The application deadline is December 1, 2010. (OJSC Alfa-Bank is incorporated, focused and based in Russia, and is not affiliated with US-based Alfa Insurance.) Please visit for more information.

Saturday Scholars

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Saturday, November 6, 2010
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Coffman Memorial Union
The CEHD Alumni Society invites you to get your mind in gear with Saturday Scholars 2010, a day of informal learning at Coffman Memorial Union on Saturday, November 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Your half-day workout will consist of stretching the limits of your intellect and bulking up with knowledge you can apply. Come hear riveting presentations from esteemed faculty on timely topics related to education and human development. Faculty presenters will be announced by September 1, so check back then for more details related to topics and presenters.

You can pre-register now by downloading the registration brochure and mailing it in today. The student registration fee is $10. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and a college-branded giveaway.

Save the date and we'll save you a seat at Saturday Scholars 2010!

The Art of Honoring Leadership Development Mentoring Program

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The Art of Honoring Leadership Development Mentoring Program is designed for first
generation female, junior and senior or graduate students of color.

It is an 8-month program, meeting once a month from 9am-12:30pm, and
kick-off is Thursday, October 7, 2010. The mentors are leaders within top
corporations (3M Company, Wells Fargo, Boston Scientific, HealthPartners,
Target) and the mentees are chosen from year Universities (U of M, Carlson
School of Management, St. Catherine University, Bethel University, Hamline
University, Metropolitan State University and Augsburg College) based on a
specific criteria (see attached 'Mentee Brochure'). Many students
participating in the program have gotten jobs and internships as well as
mentors have gotten promotions.

We received amazing results last year. Students will grow their
professional networks and build relationships with managers and recruiters at
Fortune 500 companies. 3M Company is our premier sponsor, and
engineering students would benefit greatly from the mentoring program.
Several of the mentees last year received internships and full-time
positions at 3M and other sponsoring companies.

The mentoring organizations contribute for each mentor and the colleges also
contribute a small amount for each mentee, which covers materials, room rentals, refreshments and facilitators fees.

If you are interested, please send a short letter expressing your interest and background ASAP to the Women's Center at the University of Minnesota at

Analysis Group Information Session

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Learn About An Analyst Career With Analysis Group, Inc.
9/24/2010 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Rooms 518/520 (5th floor), Science Teaching & Student Services Building

Attend the Analysis Group information session, where you can meet Analysis Group recruiters and learn more about the company and their full time Analyst position. Lunch will be provided at the information session.

The Analysis Group, headquartered in Boston, provides economic, financial, and business strategy consulting to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. The company has a broad range of practice areas across a variety of industries, including finance and securities, intellectual property, antitrust, health care, growth strategy and innovation, insurance, energy, telecommunications, environment, and commercial damages. Visit the Analysis web site at for more information.

Learn about and apply for the Analyst Position by clicking on the "Job Search" tab in GoldPASS. Search Job ID #53633 to learn more and apply. The application deadline is September 29th. (NOTE: Students who are selected to interview with the Analysis Group will be interviewing on the campus of Macalester College on October 11. Students will be notified in early October if they are selected.)

Please RSVP for the info session by clicking on the "Register for Event" button. (Walk-ins are welcome, but we do encourage you to pre-register as a light lunch will be provided for those registered).

Business casual attire is strongly encouraged at this session (This means clean and ironed clothes, and no jeans or sweatpants. You don't need to wear a suit to the Info Session).

Questions? Contact the CLA Career Services at 612-624-7577 or

Visit us in the new Science Teaching & Student Services building. Our Resource Room is located on the 4th floor of ST&SS, the Career Services Center (room #411). Drop in anytime, Monday--Friday, 8:00--4:30 pm.

On- Campus Interviews & Workshops

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CEHD Career Services would like you to be aware of the upcoming interviews and career events occurring on-campus. Please remember to check out GoldPASS and apply for these positions! Interview Schedules are going to be closing fast, so do not hesitate!


Application deadlines are in September and October 2010, so apply SOON. For position info and application instructions, go to the 'On-Campus Interviews' section of GoldPASS:

---Ameriprise Financial (hiring HR Intern, HR Full time position, & more)



---Insight Global


---Macy's Inc.
---Pepsi Beverages Company

---Target Corporation
---Target Stores & Distribution

---Teach for America (go to the Jobs Database and search on posting #54288)

---and more! (New positions are posted on GoldPASS regularly.)


Recruiters do on-campus Info Sessions so you can learn about their positions and ask them questions. For details, see the 'Career Events' section of GoldPASS.

---Analysis Group, September 24 (go to the Jobs Database and search on posting #53633 to apply and for interviewing info)

---Cargill, September 28

---Target, September 29

---Macy's, September 29

---Peace Corps, September 21, October 19, November 16 and December 7

---Teach for America (details in 'Career Events' section of GoldPASS coming soon)


These are informal, come-when-you-can events. For details, see the 'Career Events' section of GoldPASS

---Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps, October 6

---Peace Corps, October 21

Great Job Opportunities for Grad Students

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1. Director of Ramp-Up to Readiness™: Ramp-Up is a school-wide program that guides junior and senior high school students through a research-derived sequence of courses, projects, activities and experiences that prepare them for college entrance and success. The program has been designed over the past two years through intensive engagement in thirteen Twin Cities secondary schools and the full model is being piloted in eight schools during the 2010-2011 school year. Starting in 2011, the program will be made available to other junior and senior high schools across Minnesota that seek to implement a comprehensive and coherent school-wide approach to college readiness. The current Director of Ramp-Up to Readiness™ is Theresa Battle, who last week accepted a position as Associate Superintendent in the Minneapolis Public Schools. In seeking Theresa's replacement, we are eager to consider educators from a wide range of backgrounds, including counseling and guidance, administration and classroom teaching. For more information, please see the attached position description, visit the Ramp-Up Web site at or contact me directly at or 612-625-7002.

2. Junior Achievement (JA) Vice President for Education: Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Inc. connects businesses and schools in greater Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement programs are taught in more than 650 schools throughout the Upper Midwest, and last year alone more than 122,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade had a JA program in their classroom. Those programs were facilitated in part by more than 7,500 volunteers from business and other fields, who guided students through hands-on experiential curricula that teach the key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. The Vice President for Education is a member of the organization's senior leadership team and directs a staff that manages all of JA's educational programs in schools and recruitment and training of community volunteers. In my view, this is an extraordinary leadership opportunity for an educator who is interested in the world of business or a businessperson who is interested in the world of education. For more information, please contact the President of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Gina Blayney, at or 651-255-0034.

Physical, Healthy, & Driven

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Physical, Healthy, & Driven (PHD) is a new program at the Univeristy YMCA that combats the growing childhood obesity epidemic in the greater Minneapolis area. We teach exercise through play and are looking to strengthen our curriculum with fun games, trivia and various day to day exercises for the kids. We are looking for volunteers to plan, create and facilitate these activities for elementary age students after school, Monday-Friday. Volunteers are only required to volunteer 1 day a week and attend informational program seminars on a bi-weekly basis. You can also choose to receive an elective credit towards graduation after one year of volunteer service with the program.

If you are interested in getting volunteer hours while working with kids and using your kinesiology knowledge, please e-mail or call 612-676-7705.

Upward Bound Positions

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TRIO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is seeking student applicants for the following academic year positions:
-Office Assistant
-Teaching Assistant
We have several positions open for each job. Applicants with work-study, experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds, and a passion for education, are strongly encouraged to apply. All positions are posted at the University of Minnesota Employment website. To apply, click on the link related to each position:

Office Assistant for Upward Bound Requisition #168481

Teaching Assistant in Upward Bound Requisition # 168464

Tutor in Upward Bound program Requisition # 168466

TRiO Upward Bound is a federally funded, U.S. Department of Education equal educational opportunity program. Specifically, TRIO Upward Bound is a college preparatory program for low-income and educationally disadvantaged high school students. TRIO Upward Bound works with students on a long-term and intensive basis and helps generate the skills needed for selected high school students to succeed in postsecondary education. TRIO Upward Bound has served 105 low-income and first generation students annually since 2001 and 85 students each previous year since 1965.

Visit out website at:

Career of the Week- Occupational Therapist

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What is occupational therapy? The purpose of occupational therapy is to help individuals achieve a maximum level of independent living by enabling people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate or by modifying the environment to better support participation. The occupational therapist is an important member of the health care team providing services to people of all ages with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities. An occupational therapist helps clients not only improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also help them compensate for permanent loss of function.

According to, occupational therapists, earned an average salary of $89,000 in 2009 nationwide and data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that median annual wages of occupational therapists were $66,780 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $55,090 and $81,290. Additionally, the 2010 Job Search Handbook for Educators indicates that occupational therapists are among the fields in education with considerable shortage.

One must earn a master's degree or a more advanced degree in occupational therapy to work as an occupational therapist. Kinesiology is a great major for those who ultimately want earn a master's degree in occupational therapy, but occupational therapy programs do not require a specific major and students should choose a major that best fits their strengths.

Potential Employers
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Occupational Health Research
American Occupational Therapy Association

Additional Resources
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc
U of M Pre-Occupational Therapy Planning Sheet
U of M Occupational Therapy Program
Best Careers 2009: Occupational Therapist

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship

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The Benjamin Gilman scholarship provides awards of up to $5000 for US undergraduate students receiving Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Session 1: Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Information Session
This session will cover eligibility requirements, application deadlines, process, resources, and tips.

Date: Thursday, September 16
Time: 2:00-3:00pm
Location: 110 Heller Hall

Session 2: Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop
This workshop open to students who have started the application and need additional help with revising the essays. It will not include general information on the scholarship.

Date: Wednesday, September 29
Time: 2:00-3:00pm
Location: 110 Heller Hall

-Prior to the workshop, email a draft of your personal statement and follow-on project proposal.
-Bring a draft of your essays with you to the workshop. Only students with a completed draft will be admitted.
-Staff from the Center for Writing and Learning Abroad Center and your peers will review your draft and offer suggestions for revisions.

RSVP required for the writing workshop (session 2). Email by Tuesday, September 28 to RSVP.

Visit the Gilman scholarship website for additional application tips and resources, including instructional webinars on essay-writing and application process:

Contact Eric Leinen or Thuy Doan at the Learning Abroad Center with questions.

Graduate and Professional School Day

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Thursday, October 14, 2010
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Great Hall, Coffman Union
More than 100 graduate and professional programs throughout the country will be represented at the University of Minnesota's Graduate and Professional School Day. This free, University-wide event provides students the opportunity to speak with representatives from law, business, education, health sciences and a variety of other graduate and professional programs. The event will also feature helpful workshops on "How to Apply" and "Funding Graduate and Professional School." This annual event is coordinated by CLA Career Services.
For more information, go to

This event is open to the public and is free to attend.

Community Involvement Fair

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Thursday, September 22nd
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall

You can make a difference in the Twin Cities community! This event provides students a chance to learn about local volunteer and internship opportunities. Talk to representatives from more than 90 organizations to find a position that matches your major and/or interests. Please visit for more information including a list of organizations that will be in attendance.

This fair is coordinated by the Community Service-Learning Center and sponsored by the U of M Bookstores, and Student Unions and Activities: Coca-Cola Grant.

Attention: Interviews on-campus!

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CEHD Career Services is hosting interviews on-campus for an HR Intern and HR Specialist position with Ameriprise Financial in the new STSS Interview suites! In order to apply and be considered as an applicant, candidates must submit application materials through GoldPASS. Please check out the positions and apply on GoldPASS at Interviews are occurring in October, but the application deadline is approaching fast.
The position numbers are:
53463 HR Intern
53858 HR Full-time position

Strayer University Career Opportunities

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Strayer University ( is seeking to connect with graduate and PhD.students about opportuntiies within their organization. Strayer University is a private, for-profit higher education institution. To learn more about their current positions, please check them out on GoldPASS at job ID# 54203 and 54204. They will be on-campus at the St. Paul Career Fair . If interested, please visit with them at:

St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
10:00am - 3:00pm
North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center

On-Campus Interviewing- STSS Employer Interview Suites

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This fall, there are several employers recruiting CEHD students and alumni for interviews.Companies such as; Macy's, Cargill, Kohls, Pepsi, Target Corporations, Ameriprise Financial, Hormel Foods, Columbia Grain, and more. To learn about the open interview schedules for CEHD students, please check out the career events & schedules on GoldPASS at and apply!

New England Center for Children Information Session

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Wednesday, September 29th


STSS Building 518 & 520

Are you passionate about working with children? Would you be open to relocating to the east coast? This might be the information session for you! Come to the Science Teaching & Student Services building to learn more about the next steps to apply with New England Center for Children, connect with their recruiter, and learn about their great benefits. Please check them out at

MN Swarm Information Session

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Wednesday, October 20th
STSS Building 518 & 520
Are you Interested in working within the Sports Industry? Well now is your chance! The MN Swarm will be on-campus recruiting for several positions from internships to jobs for recent graduates.
Come connect with their staff, learn more about work at the MN Swarm, and submit your application materials.
All positions are posted on GoldPASS, so please search MN Swarm for more information.
Sponsored by CEHD Career Services

Peace Corps Information Session 10/26

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Peace Corps Information Session

Tuesday, October 26th


Education Sciences room 325

Are you interested in learning more about positions with the Peace Corps? CEHD Career Services is hosting an information session for students and alumni to learn how to apply to the PeaceCorps, what you can do to make yourself a stand out applicant, and much more! Please come join us at the event! This is open to all members of the U of MN community

Questions? Please contact Angie Soderberg in CEHD career services for more information and/or accommodation requests at 612.626.7432 or by email at

sponsored by, CEHD Career Services

CEHD Community- Request for Success Stories!

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Did you recently complete an internship and have pointers to share with others?

Do you have insight to share from your practicum experience?

Have you recently landed a job and have some good advice to give to your peers?

Well, CEHD Career Services has the answer. If you are interested in sharing your experience, please contact Angie Soderberg in CEHD Career Services for more details on how you can be involved at or by phone at 612.626.7432
To learn more about the profiles we cover check out our posting on the blog tagged "Success Stories"

Ashley Gonwa, B.S Elementary Education Foundations

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Ashley Gonwa, B.S Elementary Education Foundations
Spring 2010

"As an undergraduate in elementary education, I worked in student services office for the College of Education and Human Development. This position helped me learn how to maintain a professional work environment, interact with students and colleagues effectively, and building relationships. I believe my experiences in CEHD helped to prepare me for my next journey to student teaching and the professional world."

Career of the week- EEO Officer

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The journey starts with an Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, otherwise known as EEO officer, affirmative action coordinator or compliance officer. According to iseek, an EEO Specialist earns an hourly salary of $27.68 in Minnesota. Data from show that the median salary of 2009 for EEO officer is $49,750 annual. Related information also can be found at and .

Employment Opportunity Officer works under the Director of Human Resources, establishing and maintaining effective labor-management relations and administers the labor relations policy. Establishes and implements the Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Programs for minority and female employment and advancement, in compliance with government legislation and managements directives.

EEO officers must have a wealth of knowledge surrounding employment law. As a result, most employers will only consider candidates who possess at least a four-year degree within human resource management, labor relations or a related field of study. This can be one of the career directions for students majoring in Human Resource Development interested in rights protection and law for minorities at workplace.

Potential Employers:
EEO Consultations
LLC EEO Made Simple Consulting, Inc.
EEO Group S.A.

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