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Information Session with Great Prairie

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As a non-profit, Great Prairie, Inc. educates and trains individuals through sport, nutriment and culture to achieve healthier, more sustainable lifestyles. Using education as the central core of developing a healthy body, individuals will learn proper nutriment and heart rate training techniques to inspire a sustainable life. This is achieved through the:
Enhancement and promotion of fitness and wellness
Production and promotion of athletic and cultural events
Operation of multiple-sport venues

Come join us to welcome Todd McIntyre as he shares information about his organization and internship opportunities. Todd is currently recruiting for interns within Event Planning, Athletic Training, Marketing and Communication

Wednesday, April 6th
11:00am-12:00pm
STSS Building 518/520
Open to all students!

ShopNBC Summer Internship Program

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Each year ShopNBC seeks out talented individuals for our summer internship program at our Headquarters in Eden Prairie, MN. This summer we are looking for Sophomore, Junior or Senior undergrads to intern in various areas of our business. During the 12 week unpaid program, interns will be placed in a department that complements their field of study, and provided with opportunities that will enhance their experience as well as their portfolios. Please find more information by going to www.shopnbc.com and clicking on our careers page. From there you can apply to the internship that best fits your interest.

Highlights of ShopNBC's internship program:
Integrated Job Experience-- Interns are fully immersed into our business, completing tasks and taking on responsibilities in a designated area of study.

Group Projects-- The intern group is responsible for self-managing all aspects of the assigned group projects from research and analysis to a final presentation and potential implementation. These group projects are a great way for interns to show their project management capabilities in a real world setting.

Job Shadow--Throughout the internship there will be opportunities to work alongside team members in other areas of the company.

Leadership Meetings--These events allow our interns to get to know the top executives in a more personal setting. Interns are able to ask questions of executives and hear more about their experience.

Career Preparation-- Our program includes mock interviews and resume critique. These employment preparation exercises give our interns a competitive edge in the job market.
We at ShopNBC look forward to potentially working with you this summer!

2011 Tournament Operations and Marketing Internship

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Internship Dates:
Fall 2011: August 15, 2011- December 19, 2011

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
Tournament Set-Up and Preparation Includes, but is not limited to:
-Marking of Golf Course
-Tee and Hole Locations
-Scoreboard Set-Up
-Utility Set-Up
Tournament Duties Includes, but is not limited to:
-Starting and Scoring of Players
-On Course Rules Officiating
-Pace of Play Management
Pre- and Post-Press Releases
Constant Website Updates
Sales and Marketing of Tour and Upcoming Tournaments
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube)
Tour Promotions
Create Weekly tournament videos uploaded to You Tube
Sponsorship Strategies
Partnership Contributions
Contract Negotiation
Product Purchasing
Revenue Building

How to Apply?
If you are interested in applying for an internship position with the HJGT, please email your resume and cover letter to info@hjgt.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews and testing. The deadline for the fall internship is June 1, 2011.

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Kate Garfield
CEHD Degree program: Business and Marketing Education
Graduation Year: May 2011
Employer: Cargill Inc.
Position: Sales Account Representative

How did you learn about your current position?
I saw on GoldPASS, the U of MN job posting system, that Cargill was going to be on campus to interview for Sales Account Representative positions. I happened to search 'events on campus' in GoldPASS and saw that Cargill was also hosting an information session.
I attended the information session to learn more about the company first hand from Cargill employees. It turned out that one of the Cargill employees presenting at the information session was going to be interviewing for the Sales Account Representative position that I applied for through GoldPASS. I talked with both Cargill employees about the position and what they were looking for in a candidate.

How did you help yourself stand out from all the other applicants?
In my cover letter, I made sure to mention the information session that I attended and the names of the Cargill employees that I met there.
In the second interview, I expressed interest in the position and the company, explained my career goals and asked for the job.

Did you utilize career services? If so, what was your experience like?
I met with Jeannie Stumne at the Career Center and she helped me improve my interviewing skills in order to be an effective in my interviews and to stand out from the other candidates. She was a huge help and a factor in my success.

When do you start your position?
I will be starting my new position in June!

Achievement First Opportunities

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Join a Virtual Information Session
Join us for a Virtual Information Session hosted by an Achievement First talent recruiter and a current teacher or school leader. We will discuss:
Achievement First's history, mission and core values
Training and professional development opportunities
Various opportunities to join our team for the 2011-12 school year
Application process and qualities of a successful candidate

Starting Your School Leadership Career with Achievement First
April 7, 2011; 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT
Teaching Opportunities with Achievement First
April 11, 2011; 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT
April 26, 2011; 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT
Network Support Opportunities with Achievement First
April 12, 2011; 7:30-8:30 p.m. EDT

Achievement First is Hiring!
For the 2011-12 school year we will hire over 200 amazing teachers and school leaders throughout our Brooklyn and Connecticut schools! Learn more and apply here.
In addition we have several immediate openings- these positions can be viewed here: http://www.achievementfirst.org/index.php?id=673
Some of our Immediate Openings Include:
-Elementary School Permanent Substitute (Brooklyn, NY & Bridgeport, CT)
-Middle School Special Education Coordinator (Hartford, CT)
-Middle & High School Teacher Interns (Brooklyn, NY)
-High School ELA Teacher (Brooklyn, NY)
-Middle School Math Teacher (Brooklyn, NY)

CEHD Career Services is seeking a student staff member to join the team starting summer 2011.The Career Services Assistant provides support to the employer relations coordinator such as approving and following up with employer job postings on the U of M's online job and internship posting system (GoldPASS), assisting with office communications, marketing of events through career services blog and Facebook page, and additional duties as assigned.
CEHD's Career Services center prepares and supports undergraduate and MEd students and recent alumni in the College of Education and Human Development to make well thought out decisions about their career development and job search by:

· Providing resources, individual appointments, programs, and presentations.
· Valuing differences and meeting students and recent alumni where they are in their own personal development.
· Creating and maintaining employer relations to enhance networking connections and recruitment opportunities for CEHD students and recent alumni.
· Collaborating with CEHD departments and the greater University of Minnesota community.

The CEHD Career Services is located in the Science Teaching & Student Services Building 411 (STSS building) and is part of the Career Services Center that includes CLA Career Services and the College of Design Minneapolis programs.

Application procedure: Please submit your resume, cover letter & three professional references through the online application system at www.employment.umn.edu and search for the job requisition number 171083
CEHD Career Services Employer_ Student Support position.docx

SAVE THE DATE! What Now? Event 5/26

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The What Now? Event, an event designed for graduating seniors to springboard their career, will be held on May 26th. Registration and details to come, but please save the date.

Science and Engineering Service Programs

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Drop by anytime); Keller Hall Atrium
Learn how you can use your science and engineering major for different service opportunities after you graduate.
Did you know there are many 1-2 year service programs that relate directly to science and engineering majors? Stop by this event to meet representatives from organizations who hire students in the science or engineering disciplines. Learn about opportunities and careers with organizations including:

Minnesota Green Corps (http://www.pca.state.mn.us/greencorps)
College Health Corps (http://mncollegehealthcorps.wordpress.com/ )
Peace Corps (http://www.peacecorps.gov/ )
Minnesota Math Corps ( www.minnesotamathcorps.org )

Don't forget to mark your calendars and come check out these amazing and rewarding service opportunities!
Questions? Learn more at https://www.myinterfase.com/umn-ccse/event_view.aspx?token=nP8A8XK0F2Xj7PI4Cz2jLA%3d%3d

Big 10 Virtual Career Fair

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Spring forward in your career by meeting employers via the Hire Big 10 Virtual Career Fair on April 5-7, 2011. Top global, national, and entrepreneurial companies across all industries would like to meet you.

Register Now: http://hirebig10.careereco.net/students-alumni/virtual-career-fair-registration
Employer list: http://hirebig10.careereco.net/virtual-career-fair/chat-with-employers/
Learn More: http://hirebig10.careereco.net/

Virtual Career Fair Dates: April 5-7, 2011
- Students and alumni will have the opportunity to connect real-time with employers who are seeking to hire students and alumni from your school.
- You will meet recruiters online via chat rooms during the three-day event on April 5-7 -- Employers' chat hours will be posted in advance. (Note: a camera is not required for the text chat -- video chats are typically scheduled by appointment in advance)
- To Register upload your resume for employers to view prior to the event and you may easily submit your resume to individual job postings once registered

The Virtual Career Fair is a low hassle way for busy people to search for a job. Plus you could win a Multi-touch Nano just by registering and uploading your resume. Give it a try!

Questions: send an email to hirebig10@careereco.com 770-980-0088

Internship with Microsel

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Microsel hiring!
Microsel is a computer manufacturing and component distribution company located in Eden Prairie. This could be a good opportunity for a U of M student or recent graduate, especially one majoring in Sales or Marketing. This person will be responsible for making outbound sales calls, lead generation, building relationships with potential clients, marketing support, reporting, data entry, and various administrative duties.

The pay is $7.00 per hour for 20 hours per week (M-F, 8:30am - 5:30pm; flexible schedule). Our ideal intern is outgoing, detail oriented, organized and creative. As a small company, Microsel can provide valuable business exposure!

On-Campus Recruiting Events

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Information Session With TransPerfect Legal Solutions
March 23rd
3:30 to 4:30 pm
518/520 ST&SS
Full-time Project Coordinator (GoldPASS Job: #60417). Also search for this info session in the Career Events section of GoldPASS.
No pre-registration required.
http://www.clacareer.umn.edu/events_misc/infosession_transperfect32011.html

On-campus recruiting opportunity with:
American Marketing & Publishing. Outside Sales Account Manager (full-time).
Schedule #1917 (Job #60569). Deadline: March 31.
Monday April 11th, Interview Center

Online MBA Forum

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Online MBA Forum: March 22nd-23rd

The Economist is hosting a Global Online MBA Forum on March 22-23 and would like to invite graduating University of Minnesota seniors and alumni to attend. Students and alumni considering an MBA will have the opportunity to speak with over two dozen leading business schools at the online fair. Attendees can engage with webinars, participate in chat sessions, watch videos, and get practical advice on finding the right MBA program.

Admission is completely free-- students & alumni only need to register at http://register.thembaforum.com/?source=undergradcareerservices

The virtual doors open on March 22 at 8:00 am EST, and the fair will remain open for 48 hours.

Brains In Transition Networking Event

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Networking event for folks interested in the fields of marketing, sports, advertising & public relations
www.BrainsInTransition.com

EVENT: March 28 from 3:15-4:30 in room 520 of the STSS

Have you ever wondered what employers are looking for on a resume? Have you ever tried to look up your questions online and been unable to find any answers?

Come to the CEHD resume writing workshop and get all your questions answered!

The event will take place on March 28 from 3:15-4:30 in room 520 of the STSS (Science Teaching and Student Services) building. Refreshments will be provided.

Please bring your resume or come with questions!

RSVPs are highly encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome.

RSVP in the following link:
http://cehd.umn.edu/current/undergraduate/board/event.html

Sponsored by the CEHD Undergraduate Student Board and the CEHD Career Services.

Law Enforcement Opportunities Career Fair

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Open your possibilities to a career in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Corrections or Probation.

In 2010, there were 37 Agencies in attendance!
Federal, State, County, Municipal departments as well as Higher Education and Military branches.

Many On-Site Demonstrations from:
-Hennepin County Crime Lab
-Minneapolis and Hennepin County K-9 and Bomb Dog Units
-MN State Patrol Helicopter
-Three Rivers Park District Police - Mounted Patrol

Thursday April 14, 2011
10am - 3pm
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55430
www.earlebrown.com

For more information please visit www.laweo.org.

Walk-in Hours: MN GreenCorps

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
411 Science Teaching & Student Services Building
Open to all U of M students

Minnesota GreenCorps is an AmeriCorps program focused on the environment. Stop by our office to talk to a current MN GreenCorps service member and ask any questions you have about MN GreenCorps or AmeriCorps. You can also get information about applying for positions that start in September 2011.

ABOUT MINNESOTA GREENCORPS: Launched in 2009, the goal of this statewide initiative is to help preserve and protect Minnesota's environment while training a new generation of environmental professionals. The MN GreenCorps program places AmeriCorps members with local governments, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations around Minnesota. The program is coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

If you work with MN GreenCorps, you'll be in a full-time position for 11 months, beginning this September. You'll receive a living allowance of at least $12,100 spread over the 11-month term.

For more information on MN GreenCorps visit: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/greencorps

Work Experience Coordinator for Adult Students

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Volunteer position:
Help motivated adult students gain job skills and work experience. Coordinate GED and adult ESL students completing 9-week job assignments at their school. The coordinator's time commitment is 1-2 hours per week in the morning or very early afternoon, T or Th. A 12-week minimum time commitment is needed.

Duties:
-Talk with of 3-6 students about job placement and expectations.
-Receive feedback from the job supervisor as to how the student is doing.
-Talk with student each week about how the job is going. Mentor as needed.
-Keep the project manager informed as to how things are progressing.

The jobs begin in April. Students are applying for them right now. So, we welcome you to inquire as soon as possible. The current staff coordinator of this pilot project will train you in to take over her job.

Location: 2225 E Lake St Mpls 55407. Parking lot; light rail and bus accessible.
Contact: Ellen.Lipschultz@mpls.k12.mn.us, 612-668-3984.

TRiO Upward Bound Positions

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TRiO Upward Bound is HIRING for our Academic and Residential Summer Program.

Available positions include:
-Instructor
-Teaching Assistant
-Office Assistant
-Residential Advisor

TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is a federally funded college prep program. Each summer, we coordinate a 5-week academic and residential summer program for our high school aged participants. If you're interested in working in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to impact some amazing Minneapolis youth - this is the job for you.

All interested applicants must be available Monday, June 13 through Friday, July 29, 2011. Experienced educators, youth workers and/or individuals with a passion for working with diverse, urban, teenage youth are encouraged to apply.

Each position is posted separately on the University of Minnesota website. To learn more about the positions and apply, click on the following links.

Instructor:
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=93423

Teaching Assistant:
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=93422

Office Assistant:
employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=93442

Residential Advisor:
This posting is not yet up. We anticipate it being open for applicants by early next week.

APPLY EARLY AS THESE POSITIONS WILL FILL UP ON A ROLLING BASIS.

Blaisdell YMCA Pilates Reformer Coordinator

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Blaisdell YMCA (Minneapolis, MN) is seeking a dynamic Pilates Reformer Coordinator. For more information, visit: https://wfa.kronostm.com/index.jsp?SOURCEINFO=JobFamilies.Fitness&locale=en_US&applicationName=YMCANonReqExt&SEQ=positionDetails&POSTING_ID=29183059

Southern Teachers Agency

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Southern Teachers Agency is the oldest teacher placement agency in America. STA is a free resource for teacher candidates. Although private & independent schools do hire teacher candidates who have not gone through an education program and are not certified, these schools value candidates who have spent time preparing for a career in education.

Now is the time to apply and become an active candidate with STA, as there are only a few more weeks before the cut-off date for our Teachers Fair in Charlottesville, VA. We just wrapped up a tremendously successful fair in DC last month and are looking toward our next fair on April 15th. To be considered for this event, please apply as soon as possible.

Thanks for your consideration. If you have questions, we would be delighted to speak with you. Or you may visit our website for more information: www.SouthernTeachers.com

Web and Communications Assistant

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WEB AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

This part-time position (10-15 hrs/wk) is open to all U of M students. The position focuses on website coding, web template maintenance, and content posting for 4 websites. All applicants should have advanced skills in HTML and CSS and be good proofreaders. Preferred start-date is April or May 2011. Applicants should be graduating no earlier than May 2012 (later is fine). Hours are flexible. For complete job description and application instructions, see http://www.clacareer.umn.edu/misc/WebAsst_job2011.html

Human Resource Development Employer Recruitment Event
location:227 Burton hall- eastbank
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
Fair time: 3:00pm-4:30pm


RSVP List to date:
1. Project Footsteps
2. ARC Greater Twin Cities
3. ARC Healthcare (different organization from above)
4. Minnesota Children's Museum
5. Minnesota Twins Baseball
6. Target Corporation
7. The Basilica of St. Mary
8. Minneapolis Star Tribune (networking connection)
9. Amerprise Financial
10. Planned Parenthood
11. Eastside Neighborhood Services
12. SUPERVALU Inc.

Below you will find some of the employer job postings that will be promoted at the Human Resource Development Employer Recruitment Event on March 30th. Remember it is good practice to research companies ahead of time. The following PDF links include some of the job descriptions, employer RSVP list, and career fair tips.

The Basilica of Saint Mary Intern Description 2.docx
Target Store Executive Team Leader.doc
Target Store Executive Intern.doc
Planned Parenthood Intern - Human Resources Assistant Spring 2011.doc
MN Children's Museum Human Resources.doc
ESNS TrainingAssistantInternship-1.doc
ESNS ProgramAssistantInternship.doc
Arc Greater Twin Cities HRD internship.docx
Career Fair Tips (4).pdf
HRD employer recruitment event.pdf
Education Facilitator-Cub Foods.pdf

Big 10 Virtual Career Fair

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Dates: April 5-7, 2011
Meet Employers Live in a Virtual Setting
Open to Students & Alumni
Officially Sponsored Event by Hire Big 10 Plus Consortium. Interested in registering? Please check out the list of employers and registration steps http://hirebig10.careereco.net/

Arizona Teaching Fellows

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Become a teacher through Arizona Teaching Fellows and start teaching Fall 2011. Log in to a Virtual Information Session for students and alumni on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 pm Mountain Standard Time (8:30 pm EST). Please visit http://arizona.teachertrack2.org/ to sign up for this event.

Aspirus Keweenaw Speech Language Pathologist

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Aspirus Keweenaw is a progressive and growing healthcare system
based in Laurium, Michigan. We offer hospital services as well
as on- and off-site clinics and rehabilitation centers, home medical
equipment, fitness and pharmacy. Become a part of our team and
discover why we have a passion for excellence and a compassion
for people!

Speech Language Pathologist
Now accepting applications for a Speech Language Pathologist.
Join our experienced, professional and friendly interdisciplinary
team to serve our community in a positive, collaborative environment
with an excellent therapist-patient ratio. We have a firm commitment
to updating your expertise and supporting ongoing education
to ensure the highest quality employees with the latest certifications
and education.

Laurium is located on the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula. Surrounded
by pristine Lake Superior, the area offers exceptional
schools, two respected universities, easy access to major Midwest
cities, and is a destination point for excellent year-round outdoor
recreation including cycling, boating, kayaking and the best skiing
in the Midwest! Houghton County Memorial Airport, 7 miles away,
connects daily to Chicago and the world.

New graduates are welcome to apply. Aspirus Keweenaw offers
competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. Relocation
and sign-on bonus are available.

If you're ready to advance your healthcare career and make a real
impact in a dynamic organization, we'd like to talk to you. Please
apply at aspiruskeweenaw.org.

Questions? Contact:
Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital
Lindsay Jenson, HR Administrator
ljenson@aspiruskeweenaw.orgPhone: (906) 337-6085

YouthLink, Home of the Youth Opportunity Center is looking for volunteers and interns! There are several opportunities available, some have very short commitments of an orientation and a 1-day event, and others have commitments of up to 1 year. We are looking for people who have a passion for homeless youth, life experience or education related to the field, and those who have faith and dedication to making a true difference in the lives of others. The experience that one has at YouthLink is impactful bi-directionally and life changing. The community members that work with us contribute to the lives of the youth that call this place home and the youth give of themselves in the purist form that they know how, by simply being themselves.

The Youth Opportunity Center offers inspiring opportunities to give young people the chance they deserve in life. Broad and meaningful services are now available under one roof. With this combination of services working together for increased efficiency and effectiveness, we are united in our efforts to support young people on their journey to self-sufficiency, stability, empowerment and community connectedness. The Youth Opportunity Center collaborative model is organized around four centers of excellence: crisis intervention and basic needs, education and employment, health and wellness and housing stability. We've also included an opportunity for creative expression through the arts. We believe all of this creates a springboard for systemic change.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering or interning with YouthLink is required to attend a upcoming volunteer orientation. The orientation will be on Wednesday, March 16th from 5:30-6:30 pm. We will talk about the services YouthLink provides, our available volunteer and internship positions for individuals and groups, take a tour of the building and leave time to fill out volunteer applications. If you plan to attend this orientation or one in the future, please RSVP to Jenny Lock at lock@youthlinkmn.org or (612) 252-1211 by Monday, March 14th.

Some sample volunteer/intern positions include:

* GED and academic tutoring : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4:00-7:00 options - long term
* Computer lab monitor/academic and post-secondary support: daily, weekly, monthly
* Child Care: daily, weekly - long-term
* Daytime Drop-In Staff: daily, weekly
* Case Managers: weekly - long-term
* Kitchen Assistant: daily, weekly, monthly

Are you part of a group that would like to volunteer together? YouthLink also has group opportunities available! Serve dinner with a group of 3-5 people on Monday evenings from 4:00-6:30. If you are part of a larger group please email Jenny at lock@youthlinkmn.org to ask about large group opportunities.

Employer: Great Prairie, Inc.
Division: Sport and Sport Venue
Title: Communications Intern (three positions)
Department: Marketing, Communications, Sport Management, Kinesology
Reports To: President, Event Marketing Director
Status: Unpaid - hours determined by university requirements
Length of Assignment: Spring 2011 or Summer 2011 Semester

HISTORY:
As a non-profit, Great Prairie, Inc. educates and trains individuals through sport, nutriment and
culture to achieve healthier, more sustainable lifestyles. Using education as the central core of
developing a healthy body, individuals will learn proper nutriment and heart rate training
techniques to inspire a sustainable life. This is achieved through the:
~ Enhancement and promotion of fitness and wellness
~ Production and promotion of athletic and cultural events
~ Operation of multiple-sport venues
Great Prairie has worked diligently to create two multiple sporting venues in Minneapolis-Saint
Paul: one for the Aquatic Sports and the other for the Equestrian Sports.
In 2010, Great Prairie Sports produced four athletic events:
· Great Prairie Pentathlon - participants from four different states
· Great Prairie Open Water Swim - participants from seven different states
· Great Prairie Dakota Dash - 5k Fun Run
· Great Prairie Cross County Championships - 5k, 4k and 2k distances
Great Prairie is positioned to become the Regional Training Partner with USA Pentathlon, USA
Swimming, USA Diving, USA Water Polo, USA Shooting, USA Fencing, USA Triathlon, USA
Volleyball and USA Gymnastics. A land site has been identified for the Equestrian Center and a
community building is available to begin programming various Aquatic disciplines.
For 2011, all of the events will be reproduced as well as a second Pentathlon event, the Great
Prairie Pentathlon - Wisconsin, which will be staged in the city of River Falls, Wisconsin on
Saturday, May 14 at River Falls High School and the University of Wisconsin River Falls.
JOB PURPOSE: To leverage long term value of Great Prairie, Inc. its Venues and its Festivals with
the promoting and branding through multiple channels for remarkable returns. Candidate will
be responsible for assisting the President and Event Marketing Director. Internship is available
for credit based on your institution's guidelines. Assessment by Great Prairie and Universities
provided at the end of fall and spring terms and/or at completion of the internship.
OBJECTIVES:
· Be PRE-active as opposed to PRO-active or RE-active: understand the Corporate and
Festival goals and learn to anticipate what is needed to advance brand recognition and
maximize revenues.
· Create, tailor, and implement a remarkable marketing strategy.
· Maintain a culture of discipline with exceptional communication and relationships with
clients, sponsors and team members.
· Understand the needs of the staff and the Festivals and seek ways to improve their impact.
· Assist in getting the right people in the right seats on the right bus heading in the right
direction.
· Help create and promote remarkable Festivals on an annual basis.
· Assist with recruitment, training and retaining an enthusiastic and exceptional volunteer
team.
· Protect the value of Great Prairie, Inc and its Festivals by identifying, maximizing,
enhancing and incubating income streams, while identifying, minimizing and eliminating
expenses.
· Research, analyze and identify market trends and characteristics that are both
complementary and detrimental to Great Prairie, Inc. and its Festivals.
· Learn to be effective and efficient with time by doing things right. Avoid the double cut.
· Have proper perspective: be productive, not busy.
MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
· Research and develop stakeholder relationships for maximum sponsorship
participation.
· Research and develop stakeholder relationships for maximum athlete participation.
· Research and implement marketing strategy through various channels.
· Develop four year strategic communication plan highlighting program and
opportunity.
· Develop Master Scheduling Plan of venue areas.
· Develop capital campaign and donation letters.
· Develop Emergency Action Plan.
· Write Code of Conduct plan.
· Coordinate Communications Plan within three areas: Development/Fundraising,
Organizational Structure and Community Relations.
· Prepare targeted media lists and maintain an updated media contact file.
· Prepare or assist in preparation of public relations materials, including but not
limited to: press releases, media alerts and press kits.
· Assist Marketing Director in oversight of event for continued success.
· Assist in research, drafting and editing of Great Prairie marketing materials
including brochures and newsletters.
· Coordinate and implement strategy with other departments and interns.
· Assist in updating sections of Great Prairie's website.
· Assist in creating and organizing responsibilities for future interns.
· Submit final report stating overall experience, suggestions for improvement;
suggestions for a more effective, efficient and streamlined department.
· Attend the 2010 Festivals and events.
· Assist with setup and execution of the Festivals and events.
· Create, write and implement a cohesive marketing strategy that caters, captures and
enhances the value of Great Prairie, Inc. and its Festivals with a creative, efficient
and effective staff.
· Advise managers and employees on marketing strategies and procedures while
measuring the performance and results of those strategies.
· Represent organization on various campuses and organizations, giving
presentations when appropriate.
· Find ways to equip staff in ways that makes Great Prairie, Inc. and its Festivals more
significant to the customer.
· Spread ideas by networking influential sneezers and markets that creates Otaku.
· Create a process to best discover the fringes that makes the Festival staff remarkable.
· Learn the art and science of projecting and personalize it.
· Increase the professionalism of Great Prairie, Inc. and its staff, interns and
volunteers.
· Leverage the developing strengths of Great Prairie, Inc. and its Festivals to capitalize
on branding opportunities and market distinction.
· Read/listen to various marketing books and implement your education accordingly.
· Develop database, marketing manuals and job descriptions.
· Embrace resistence and transform the no into a remarkable yes that contributes to
Great Prairie, Inc. and its Festivals.
· Be approachable, yet firm and fair in all situations and communications.
· Seek perspective - put self in the patron's and athlete's shoes.
· Persist with diligence and delegate as needed.
· Provide written evaluation and review of internship.
· All other duties as identified, developed and assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
· Full time college student enrolled in a higher school of learning who will qualify for
internship credits.
· Strong communication (verbal and written), negotiation, presentation and organizational
skills.
· Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and resolve issues with creative solutions producing
long term results.
· An understanding and/or appreciation of sport.
· Proficient with Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite.
· Able to maximize social media and planning.
· Creative with copy writing.
· Must be willing to sign a release of liability.
TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references or Great Prairie
application form to: Human Resources, 10990 40th Place North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55441,
or email to: info@greatprairiesports.com. Web Page: www.greatprairiesports.com. EEO/AA

Careers in Law Forum

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Wiley Hall Atrium
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Stop by to learn about law schools, law-related career options, as well as volunteer and internship opportunities. You can talk with representatives from law schools, paralegal organizations, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and test prep services. All students thinking about law are welcome to attend this free event.

Stop by anytime during the event. You do not need to register in advance to attend. More information is available at http://www.clacareer.umn.edu/events_misc/Law_Forum.html

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