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INFORMATION SESSION & DROP-IN INTERVIEWS WITH KELLY EDUCATIONAL STAFFING
Monday, April 16, 2012
518/520 STSS Building
2:00pm-3:00pm (information session with Q & A)
3:00pm-4:30pm ( 15 minute drop-in interview on a first come first serve basis)

Would you like to decide where and when you work? Would you like the opportunity to make a difference in education while earning competitive pay? If you have a current Minnesota Teaching License then you may already be qualified to be a substitute teacher! If your license is pending, you may be qualified to be an educational assistant/paraprofessional until you obtain your license!

Kelly Educational Staffing is excited to partner with many school districts around the Twin Cities metro area to supply and manage a qualified substitute teacher workforce. Right now, Kelly Educational Staffing is hiring substitute teachers to work in the Spring Lake Park, Columbia Heights, Brooklyn Center, Rockford, Mahtomedi, East Metro Integration, and Burnsville-Eagan-Savage districts.

Since 1997, we have been providing qualified, trained, and background-screened substitute teachers to K-12 schools in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the United Kingdom. We place qualified substitute teachers in 967,000 classrooms a year and are currently servicing more than 2,900 schools across 31 states.

Here are just a few of the terrific advantages of working with Kelly Educational Staffing:
• Weekly pay--stability of regular, frequent paychecks
• Direct deposit--a time-saving convenience
• 401(k) plan--saving for your future
• Group medical--affordable coverage without deductibles
• Flexible work schedule--work when you want
• Preference of school districts and schools--work where you want
• Schedule your assignments--online or over the phone

Kelly Services, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Troy, Mich., providing employment to more than 530,000 employees annually on a temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct hire basis. Kelly Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting diversity in the workplace.

www.kellyeducationalstaffing.com

Summer Internship Programs at the Metropolitan Council

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Please see the attached information about the internship opportunities.

Note: students who are graduating May 2012 are not eligible to apply - unless they have been accepted into graduate school and plan to attend in the fall of 2012.

Information for Candidates.docx

Flyer for students_career offices.pdf

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***Do you enjoy analyzing and organizing product, making decisions, and playing an important role in the company you work for?***

What: Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents play an essential role in a company's supply line by being in charge of buying products for their company. This career path allows you to review inventory and sales reports, locate national and international suppliers and buy the best products for the lowest possible price. These products are then sold by your company. If you have a knack for bargaining this would be a perfect career for you.

Where: Buyers are employed through numerous companies. Some work for retail stores, others work for large corporations, some small companies. The options are endless. So finding a company you have interest in is important so you can be as knowledgeable about their products as you can. This will ensure you success in your buying process.

How do I get there??? Educational requirements vary depending on the organization. But most likely employers will be looking for graduates of a Bachelor's degree from an area such as CEHD's Business and Marketing Education program. To learn more about this exciting major click here. Seeking internships during you college career will set you apart from others with similar interests. Check out GoldPass to search for jobs and internships related to this field!

Job Outlook: According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median average salary ranges from $35,000 to $89,000 depending on the location, job tile (purchasing manager versus buyer), and company.

Check out these additional resources:
ISeek
CareerSearch Database

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Addisalem Tesfaye
Junior | Human Resource Development and Business and Marketing Education
Work Effects | Human Resources Development Intern


How did you learn about your current position?
I received several emails from the department of Organizational Leadership Policy and Development. I also saw the posting in Goldpass.


Describe your position.
Here are some of my responsibilities:
-Developing Leadership Development Curriculum
-Creating Leadership Development advertising video
-Creating Leadership Development guidebook in collaboration with intern team
-Contacting academic institutions to sell Leadership Development program
-Writing articles for our company blog


What do you most enjoy about your position? What are some of the challenges?
I enjoy the variety of projects that I'm assigned within my role. The internship provides me with flexibility and gives me creative license to develop within my position. We also have a very collaborative team that has a wealth of knowledge in different areas.

A good challenge within my position is the opportunity that I have to sell our leadership program to MBA institutions. I possess some level of expertise in sales through my course work in my second major-Business and Marketing Education, but its time to apply all of the concepts and take it out of the classroom. It's an exciting challenge because I'm using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for this project, which is a great learning opportunity.


How does your position fit with your long term career goals?

I have a couple of long-term plans. One of them is to be a consultant preferably combining Human Resources and Business Management. This experience being my 5th internship, 3rd one in HRD, it's providing me with additional experience that I need to be equipped for the next stage in my life.


During your internship search, how did you make yourself stand out to employers?
There were a couple of things that I did intentionally during my recruiting process to increase my chance of obtaining the internship. Here are some examples:
-I did a lot of research regarding the company and all of their products and services, so I was able to confidently answer questions about the company during my interview
-I asked a lot of questions at the end of my interview regarding the future of the company inducing expansion, which generally showed my interest in the growth of the company
-In hopes making a great impression, I went to the info session dressed in business professional clothing even though it was an informal event.
-I knew the importance of the question ""Why do you want to work for our company"" This is an interesting question that I feel is tricky to many candidates even though it's a simple question. Interviewees usually use this question to illustrate their genuine interest of the company and all it has to offer to them. In my opinion, that's not a great way to answer the question. People need to keep in mind that companies recruit for the purpose of filling a business need; not so they can fulfill the dreams of potential employees. So, the answer needs to encompass not only the benefit you (as the employee) would get from the company, but also exemplify how they (employers) can use your talent and expertise to fill in those business needs.


What did you find to be the most helpful during your internship search process?
I think what helped me the most was all the different postings on Goldpass and also the emails I received from my academic and departmental advisors regarding the position. There were even some of my professors that encouraged me to apply.


Do you have any tips to share with other students about your experience?
Here are my tips for all students striving for success:

Know who you are or at least attempt to find out.
- What are your passions?
- What are your strengths?
- What is your long and short-term goal(s)?
- What does success look like to you?
- How do people commonly perceive you? Do you like it? If not, how can you change that?
-Get a business card- even as a student
-Create a LinkedIn account that reflects a professional image
-Make sure all of your social media sites i.e Facebook are appropriate- What you put online is permanent- you may think you have deleted it, but it's publicly stored
-Attend networking events & make meaningful connections
-Create and compile a list of references- you never know when you will need it next
-Perfect your resume & cover letter
-Google yourself- you & employers may be surprised by what's out there
-Seek professional help- the career service centers aren't free- we pay for them as part of our tuition and fees, so utilize them
-Sharpen your interviewing skills- this is a must
-Get feedback from those that know you most (friends, peers, professors, and mentors


Anything else you woud like to share?

"It's not what you know, but who you know" - Wrong statement in my view.

It's about what you know, who you know, and most importantly who knows you. Think about it...

Diversity Internship Event: Monday, March 5th, 2012

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We wanted to share with you the list of the employers that will be attending the Diversity Internship Fair on March 5th, 2012 at the University of Minnesota.


Diversity Internship Event
Monday, March 5th, 2012

Coffman Memorial Union - Mississippi Room 321

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS AND ALL MAJORS

Employers Attending:

1. The Family Partnership

2. Base Camp Hope

3. Sierra Club North Star Chapter

4. Minnesota Children's Museum

5. WomenVenture

6. ARAHA

7. Somali Action Alliance

8. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

9. MCC Refugee Services

10. ECHO Minnesota

11. Keith for Congress

12. Accountability Minnesota

13. Best Buy

14. MuslimBuddy Inc

15. YMCA - Greater Twin Cities

16. Project for Pride in Living

17. Tubman Center

18. Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

19. YMCA - University

20. Islamic Resource Group - IRG

21. Aerotek Scientific

22. Health Careers

23. Council on Crime and Justice

Office of Senator Al Franken- Internships in Minnesota

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Office of Senator Al Franken
Internships in Minnesota
The internship role in Senator Franken's Minnesota offices requires individuals who are
professional, articulate, and responsible with an interest in government service. Based on the
individual's availability, interests, and skills, interns will work with outreach staff, case workers,
communications staff, and administrative staff. Interns will serve as a vital component of keeping
the office functional by assisting with the constituent mail process and managing the front desk.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Answering phones and assisting constituents with requests
Assisting constituent and field staff with casework and related tasks
Assisting outreach staff with research, event planning and other work
Attending meetings with and for field and outreach staff
Assisting the scheduling and communications staff
Other assigned tasks based on the needs of the staff and office
In addition to assisting the office, interns will receive unique career development opportunities.
Through working with field, casework, and other state staff, and meeting with the Senator,
interns will be able to make an informed decision about what areas of political work interest them
and gain valuable skills that will prepare them to succeed in a political and professional career.
Internships in Washington
The intern program in Senator Franken's office strives to fully immerse the interns in the
legislative process. Interns will be paired with a legislative assistant who matches their issue area
of interest, and will assist this staffer with policy research, as well as attend committee hearings
and other Senate events. They will be a vital component of keeping the office functional, by
assisting with the constituent mail process and managing the front desk.
In addition to assisting the office, interns will receive unique career development opportunities.
Through working with legislative staff and meeting with senior staff and the Senator, interns will
be able to make an informed decision about what areas of political work interest them. By making
full use of the career development courses offered in the Senate, interns will know how best to
succeed in a political career in the area that they enjoy the most.
Application Process
If you are interested in an internship in Senator Franken's offices please send the following
materials:
resume
cover letter indicating weekly availability
three references
Washington, D.C. applicants please send information to: interns@franken.senate.gov, or faxed to
(202) 224-0044.
Minnesota applicants please send information to: mninterns@franken.senate.gov, or faxed to
(651) 221-1078.
Please do not mail any applications because of the Senate's mail delivery delay.
Applications must be received by the deadline, depending on which term you are applying for.
Fall Internship - July 15th
Spring Internship - November 15th
Summer Internship - March 15th
If you have any questions concerning either program, please do not hesitate to contact the intern
coordinator in Washington at interns@franken.senate.gov or by phone at (202) 224-5641, or the
intern coordinator in Minnesota at (651) 221-1016, or by
emailing mninterns@franken.senate.gov.
If you are applying for the fall or spring session, please include the days and hours you are able to
work. In the summer session, interns are expected to work full time unless enrolled in summer
courses. We will work with universities that offer academic credit.
Senator Franken accepts all applications for internships; however Minnesotans will be given
preference. All internships are unpaid.

Practice Interviews with CEHD Alumni

Saturday, April 14, 2012 | 9:00am-12:00pm | On-campus
Would you like to improve your interviewing skills? Here's your opportunity! Schedule a practice/mock interview with CEHD alumni who work in K-12 education. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Contact Sarah Covert at scovert@umn.edu to reserve your spot today!

Ace The Job Search Library Workshops

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Learn how to research companies, industries and other critical business information to give you an edge in the job search process!

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: S30C Wilson Library

Instructor(s): Caroline Lilyard, Van Houlson

Please go to this link in order to register for the workshop:
https://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/registration#Ace%20the%20Job%20Search--Business%20Information

Law Enforcement Opportunities Career Fair

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If you or someone you know is interested in a career in law enforcement, DO NOT miss this opportunity to meet law enforcement professionals and learn about the variety of career choices and see, first hand, on site demonstrations such as:

· Hennepin County Crime Lab
· Three Rivers Park District Police - Mounted Patrol
· MN State Patrol Helicopter
· Hennepin County Weapons of Mass Destruction
· Minneapolis and Hennepin County K-9 Units
· Hennepin County Emergency Services Unit (ESU)

We expect approximately over 30 organizations, and many of these will have upcoming employment opportunities!

College Students!
Scholarship information for students who are interested in these careers will be at the career fair and is also available on the Law Enforcement Opportunities (LEO) website: http://www.laweo.org/.

The event is conveniently located in Brooklyn Park at the Hennepin Technical and Metropolitan School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.

The Law Enforcement Career Fair is an annual event sponsored by Law Enforcement Opportunities (LEO), a non-profit organization. The mission of LEO is to promote and increase cultural diversity, provide educational assistance and assist law enforcement, criminal justice and educational organizations with the recruitment of these populations.

For your convenience, a flyer is attached:
LEO Career Fair Flyer 2012.doc

Master Teacher Corps Opportunities!

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Application deadline for teachNOLA's Master Teacher Corps is approaching on February 27th.
TeachNOLA's mission is to close the achievement for the students of New Orleans by recruiting effective teachers to teach students who need them most. You can help ensure that every student in New Orleans has a committed and effective teacher!

TeachNOLA's Master Teacher Corps seeks certified teachers with a proven track record of improving student achievement who want to be part of the rebirth of our city by making a difference for its students. The program offers a streamlined application process and supports outstanding candidates in finding teaching positions in New Orleans schools where their dedication and talent are most needed.

Here are the main benefits of teachNOLA's Master Teacher Corps program:
· A streamlined selection process (candidates are not required to travel to New Orleans to interview with the program
· A foot in the door with our partner schools to assist candidates with the hiring process
· Outreach on your behalf to our hiring leaders to assist candidates with the hiring process
· A waived application fee
· Access to a network of over 600 teachers that have been recruited through teachNOLA
· Continued program support while in the classroom


Candidates may visit www.teachNOLA.org to apply to our Master Teacher Corps. Our application deadline is February 27, 2012.

Please apply early, as outstanding candidates are invited to interview and join the program on a rolling basis.

Global Citizen's Network is hiring for some great internships for CEHD Students! Log into GoldPASS for the complete details & search the following job ID numbers

73722/Leadership Training Program Intern

73723/Program Development Intern

Mastery Charter Schools Is Hiring!

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Mastery Charter Schools Is Hiring!

Mastery is hiring over 200 teachers and 50 school leaders for immediate openings and for the 2012-2013 school year! Hiring for the 2012-2013 school year has already begun. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

To learn more about Mastery Charter Schools and to apply online, visit our website at www.masterycharter.org.

Mastery is one of the leading school turnaround networks in the country. Mastery Charter Schools was created to prepare underserved youth for success in post-secondary education and the knowledge-based economy. We believe that educational inequity is the single most pressing social problem facing our country-the civil rights issue of our day. Mastery exists to solve the problem. Our purpose is to raise the bar for urban education and prompt system change. We live by our motto: "Excellence. No Excuses." Mastery currently operates ten exceptionally high performing schools in Philadelphia, serving close to 7,000 students in grades K-12. We are always seeking dynamic educators to lead our turnaround efforts in Philadelphia!

Click here to check out videos of President Obama and Oprah recognizing Mastery Charter Schools!

Featured Openings

School Leadership Opportunities (K-12)

· Principals

· Assistant Principals of Instruction, Special Education, School Culture and Operations

· Instructional Coaches

· Deans of School Culture

Apprentice School Leader Opportunities

The Apprentice School Leader (ASL) Program is a highly selective one-year residency for future Mastery leaders to learn, grow and plan as they prepare to lead a Mastery school. ASLs are placed in existing Mastery schools and are integral members of the school community.

· Apprentice School Leaders of Instruction

· Apprentice School Leaders of Culture

· Apprentice School Leaders of Operations

· Apprentice School Leaders of Special Education

School-Based Teaching and Other Opportunities (K-12)

· K-12 Teachers- all subject areas

· Special Education Teachers

· College Initiative Staff

· Social Workers

Network Support Team Opportunities

· Deputy Chief of Talent

· Recruitment Manager

· Budget Analyst

We look forward to receiving your application soon!

Recruitment Team

Mastery Charter Schools

5700 Wayne Avenue I Philadelphia, PA 19144

Refer a Friend to Mastery

To apply for a position at Mastery,

visit www.masterycharter.org.

Excellence. No Excuses.


Maine Township High School District 207 is hosting an upcoming Diversity in Education Job Fair to be held on Thursday, March 22, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Maine South High School Learning Resource Center (LRC), located at 1131 South Dee Road, Park Ridge. All education career candidates with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds are invited to attend this job fair to interview for one or more of our 2012-2013 anticipated openings for teachers, counselors, nurses, librarians, teacher assistants and administrators. Interested candidates may also apply online. The application website address is: www.generalasp.com/D207/onlineapp For more information, please email us at: hr@maine207.org or visit our website at www.maine207.org for a list of anticipated openings.
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Maine Township High School District 207 is made up of three high schools; Maine East, Maine South, and Maine West and serves the communities of Des Plaines, Glenview, Harwood Heights, Morton Grove, Niles, Norridge and Park Ridge.

Youth and High School Developmen​t Internship Available

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Applications are currently available online via TeamWork Online for the Summer 2012 Youth and High School Development Internship with USA Rugby.
To be eligible to apply, students must be able to receive school credit. The primary focus of the Youth and High School Development position is to assist the USA Rugby Youth and High School Department in their efforts to help foster and grow grassroots rugby in America. Interns will be provided with a thorough education in youth rugby development and non-profit organization operations. Attached you will find an overview of the position, responsibilities and qualifications:

Youth_and_High_School_Development_Internship.pdf

For more information please visit: http://usngbjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=39974

The application deadline for the Summer 2012 Youth and High School Development Internship is Friday, February 24th 2012

Careers in Law Forum

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2012 Careers in Law poster - large doorA.pdfWednesday, February 29, 2012
Careers in Law Forum
Willey 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.

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

Career of the Week-- Recreation Workers

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"If you enjoy working with people and being active, and you want a career that is fun, fulfilling and allows you to have the satisfaction of knowing that the work that you do improves the fitness, wellness and quality of life of others, then Recreation is the career for you."

What:Recreation workers plan, organize, and direct activities in local playgrounds and recreation areas, parks, community and senior centers, nursing homes, camps, and tourist attractions. Not only that, but recreation workers can also work for businesses where they direct leisure activities for employees and organize sports leagues. Having a career as a Recreation worker allows you to do what you enjoy and specialize in what you are interested in. As you can see, the opportunities are numerous and broad; from nature parks, sports programs, tourism and vacationing, to working with children programs.

How do I get there:The education and training requirements vary widely depending on the type of job. Full time career options require a 4-year degree. So if you are interested in the rewarding career of Recreation Workers, check out a Bachelor of Science degree in CEHD Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies. This program will give you the necessary skills and qualification to obtain a position in this field. Another important aspect to consider is surrounding yourself with as many experiences as you can through internships and volunteering so you find what you enjoy and are interested in. These experiences will also greatly assist you in finding a job after graduation and you will find yourself being more prepared.

Outlook:"The recreation, park, and leisure industry is a growing field with an increasing demand for high-quality, well-trained, dedicated professionals." The Occupational Outlook Handbook states that Recreation Workers job outlook is expected to grow FASTER THAN AVERAGE.

Additional Resources:
CollegeBoard
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
National Recreation and Park Association
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Rec. Park and Leisure Studies Advising

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The Minnesota Twins are currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Technology Operations Specialist/Help Desk. A full job description, including functions and qualifications, is listed below. Interested EXTERNAL applicants should apply online via www.twinsbaseball.com/jobopportunities. INTERNAL applicants please apply via the internal job board link located on the HR Intranet site (http://twinsksvr/) or the ADP self service portal. (contact Holly Corbin at hollycorbin@twinsbaseball.com or (612) 659-3424 if you do not know your internal login, please do not set up a new account. Please contact with any questions or if you have any referrals. Thank you!)


Technology Operations Specialist/Help Desk

JOB FUNCTION: Provide priority user support and customer service on organization supported hardware and software platforms. Troubleshoot problems and activate appropriate solutions. Constantly monitor and maintain the health of user level technology.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Provide courteous and timely first-level contact and problem resolution for all users with hardware and software issues.
Resolve as many user-reported problems as expertise permits using available tools and following procedures and policies for the handling of support cases.
Maintain communications with users during the problem resolution process.
Provide accurate and timely logging of problems and resolution for problems.
Escalate problems as appropriate to appropriate members of the department.

· Proactively monitor and maintain clean user images dependent on organizational user purpose.

· Executes software and hardware upgrades.

· Ensure that users are following best practices relating to security and data protection.

· Plan for and provide in-service and other forms of continuing education of software and hardware to users.

Enhance troubleshooting skills by staying current with technology through seminars, education opportunities, trade magazine etc.
Proactively contributes to the overall technology vision of the organization.
Print bulk ticket orders for Ticket Office processing.

· Cross trains with Technology Department members to support peripheral technologies and rotates on call needs.


QUALIFICATIONS

· Minimum of a 2 year degree in Technology

· Excellent general computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment.

· Strong time and project management skills

· Strong Ability to communicate effectively

· Strong Ability to coordinate multiple duties simultaneously in a team environment

· Comfortable working with various mobile devices including but not limited to Blackberry, iPhone & Android devices

· Basic familiarity with Mac OS


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

· Must be able to lift and move 50 lbs.

· Seasonally able to work nights and weekends

Career of the Week- Event Planners and Coordinators

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Do you enjoy having social contact in your work? Do you enjoy working as part of a team? Are you good at organizing tasks and managing details? Do you like to travel and work flexible hours? If so this might be the career for you!

What?:
Event coordinators and planners organize events for groups of people. Events may include large scale events such as meetings, conferences, conventions, and weddings. Coordinators work to find out what customers want and need for the event including number of hotel rooms, meals, meeting rooms and social events. They also develop programs, budgets and services for the events and develop menus, advertisements, arrange set up and take down of events. Meeting with vendors to discuss plans and negotiate services is another task of event coordinators. Right before and during events, event coordinators and planners will walk around to make sure everything is going smoothly and according to plan. They will talk to those attending the event and make sure they are doing well. After the event they will evaluate events and services so they can improve future events.

Industries for event coordinators include: management, scientific, business, professional, labor, political, colleges, universities, traveler accommodation, special events and etc.

HOW?: Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing Education and Recreation, Park and Leisure Studies are popular majors for this career path and both are in the College of Education and Human Development! If you do not have one of these degrees you could still enter this field. People with a variety of educational or work backgrounds can become event planners! Employment is expected to grow faster than average.

For more information please visit:
iSeek Careers
The Bureau of Labor Statistics
Convention Industry Council
Society of Government Meeting Professionals
Professional Convention Management Association:
Meeting Professionals International:

CEHD Strengths Spotlight | Rachel Fritz, CEHD Student

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At the University of Minnesota and in CEHD we feel every student has what they need to be successful. We believe in taking a strengths based approach and work with students to learn to use their talents so they can be developed into strengths.


What are your top 5 talent themes?
My top talent themes are Positivity, Empathy, Adaptability,
Connectedness, and Developer.


In what ways do you use your talents each day?
Positivity is something I strive to incorporate into my everyday life. When something bad or negative happens I always try to look on the bright side and treat it as a learning experience that will help make me a better person. I believe that everything is what you make it, and if you can make the absolute worst situation into a better one then you will be a much happier person.

Empathy is an important talent that has driven my career path of wanting to become a social worker. I have always been the person to turn to in my group of friends when they are having a bad day or problem because they are most comfortable talking to me. I am in tune with people's feelings and I love when people trust me with their secrets and problems. I can easily put myself into their positions and have an understanding of the emotions their experiencing, good or bad.

Adaptability is closely incorporated to positivity and making the best out of every situation. I don't mind a change in my surroundings, in fact new opportunities allow me to thrive. I live in the moment and enjoy being spontaneous instead of planning everything out. I go with the flow and don't let petty things stress me out by letting life come as it is.

Connectedness is spot on because my personal mantra in life is "everything happens for a reason." I believe that everything that each person experiences in life is meant to be and there is a specific and sometimes unknown purpose. I accept all sorts of different people into my life and believe that each person is put into my life for a different reason. To learn something from them, engage in a deep relationship, or even learn something new about myself. I often sense bonds with particular people and strive to connect with those that I lack a bond with.

Developer is one of my strongest talents and traits. I tend to always see the good in people and give everyone the benefit of the doubt. I see potential in everybody because we are all unique individuals with a great amount to offer. I often place others before myself and have a few close friends with very strong bonds versus a lot of friends with weaker relationships.


How have you sought to develop your talent themes?
After reading and learning about each of my themes I began to think about the ways in which I could contribute my strengths in this world. I am definitely a people person and my relationships that so deeply connect me with others have helped me to realize why I was put on this earth. Learning more about myself has only reiterated my dreams for becoming a social worker and touching others lives.


Which talent themes fit you best and why?
Empathy most definitely fits me the best and was actually my number one strength. I am always trying to relate to other people which is part of being empathetic and feeling what others feel. I always think about others and I cause people to easily open up to me because I am a good listener.


Visit Strengths at the U to learn more!

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) and the U of M School of Public Health are partnering to present....

What Does Public Health Have To Do With You?

-Do you brush and floss your teeth?

-If you bike to class- do you where a helmet and use the bike lanes?

-If you drive to class- do you buckle your seat belt?

-If you walk to class- do you use the crosswalks?

If you do any of these things (and let's hope you are doing some of them)- that's public health at work! The UMN School of Public Health is one of the best in the country. Because we are such a vast program- many students may not know all that a degree in Public Health has to offer. If you have any interest in nutrition, community education, women's health, children's health, health disparities, or health policy, Public Health may be a great fit for you.

We invite you to join Sherlonda Clarke, Coordinator for Diversity and Experiential Learning Programs, for the workshop "What is Public Health?". You will learn the basics of public health, how to become a competitive candidate for admission and scholarships, and why public health needs you.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012
4:30-5:30 PM
Appleby Hall Room 41


Please RSVP by Monday, February 20 to jasmineo@umn.edu.

Great Global Opportunities withThe Brewer Group Companies

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Please see the attached materials for more information and company overview.

THE BREWER GROUP COMPANIES
80 S. Eighth St. Suite 900 Minneapolis, MN 55402
Office 612.349.5270| Fax 612.349.5274

BSI_Company_Overview_One_Sheeter_[UofM_Recruitment_Event][1].pdf

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ZogSports is recruiting a Twin Cities General Manager

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ZogSports is in the process of recruiting a Twin Cities General Manager position as they expand business to Minneapolis this year.

Please go to the following page for a complete job description:
www.zogsports.com/nyc/gm


ZogSports is a co-ed social sports league for young professionals with a charity focus. ZogSports operates in the New York metro area, Washington, D.C., Hartford and Atlanta and plans for further geographic expansion this year. We organize recreational sports leagues (touch football, soccer, volleyball, kickball, softball, dodgeball, basketball, bowling, hockey and wiffle ball), trips, fitness classes, social events and volunteer opportunities for "grown-ups" in their 20s and 30s. ZogSports donates 10% of profit to charity and helps participants Play For Your Cause™ through charitable donations to winning teams' charities of choice. In nine plus years, ZogSports has about 100,000 people participating in their activities and has donated over $1.4M to charity.

New Opportunities with Minneapolis Public Schools

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Blue Engine recruiting Teaching Assistants

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"Blue Engine, a New York City education nonprofit, is recruiting college seniors and recent college graduates to dedicate a year of service on teams of high school teaching assistants in New York City public high schools. Blue Engine Teaching Assistants (BETAs) work in teams alongside certified lead teachers to personalize instruction and increase academic rigor. For more information and to apply, go to our website. Our deadline is Tuesday, February 14th. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter or reach out to us directly at admissions@blueengine.org."
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AmeriCorps Employer Recruitment Event

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AmeriCorps Recruitment Event
Thursday, March 1, 2012
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (stop by anytime)
524 Science Teaching & Student Services building (Interview Center, 5th floor)

Want to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you? Consider a position with AmeriCorps.

Stop by this AmeriCorps Recruiting event to learn about the types of opportunities available, and the application process. You can talk directly with representatives from a variety of AmeriCorps programs. (See the list of organizations below.) Many positions are available, so stop by anytime between 11 and 2 to learn about them.

This event is free and open to all U of M students, and to recent alumni within one year of graduation. Please note that you'll want to present yourself well, so dress professionally and bring copies of your resume.

What is AmeriCorps?
Each year, AmeriCorps has 75,000 service opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds. These are offered through local and national nonprofit groups. Your service could make a community safer, give a child a second chance, help protect the environment, and more. See the ServeMinnesota website for more information. (ServeMinnesota is AmeriCorps in Minnesota.)

Benefits of Serving in AmeriCorps:
If you complete a full-time AmeriCorps service, you'll earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college or graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans. If you complete a part-time service, you'll earn a partial Award. Some AmeriCorps members also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service. In addition, you'll gain new skills and experiences, and help others!

Organizations Attending this Recruiting Event:
Admission Possible, AmeriCorps LEAP, City of Lakes AmeriCorps, Community Technology Empowerment Project, Conservation Corps Minnesota, Minnesota Alliance with Youth Promise Fellows, Minnesota Green Corps, True North AmeriCorps, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Minnesota Economic Opportunity Corps, Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps

Registration request: Though it's not required, we encourage students to register for this event in advance. To do so, log in to GoldPASS, go to the Career Events section, and select this AmeriCorps Recruitment event. Click the Register for Event button. You will not be penalized if you register and don't attend, but we'd like to know how many people to expect. The event ID is 1367

This event is coordinated by the career offices of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Girls on the Run® Coaches needed

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Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning programs for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Our core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls' development - their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors

Here is the site information:

Edgerton Elementary
1929 Edgerton St, Maplewood
All details TBD; aiming for
Monday/Wednesday 4-5:30
March 5- May 16 (no sessions the week of spring break)
5k May 19th or 20th (TBD; same as Lake Harriett)

Head Coaches: Mary Uran, need 1 more
Assistant Coaches: need 2

Head coaches must be present at all practices. Assistant coaches could choose to be present at either all Monday or Wednesday practices. All coaches must be CPR certified and attend a coaches training on Saturday, February 26th. Please let us know as soon as possible (by Monday, January 30th would be best) if you are able to commit to coaching this season.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to gotrtwincities@gmail.com

Achievement First is Hiring!

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Achievement First is Hiring!

Achievement First is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 urban public charter schools in Connecticut and Brooklyn focused on providing all of our scholars with the academic and character skills they need to graduate from top colleges. In fact, 100% of the class of 2010 and 2011 was accepted to a four-year college! As we open new schools and add grades to our existing schools, we are looking for great teachers and school leaders to join our team. To learn more about Achievement First, access our instructional resources, or to apply online, please visit www.achievementfirst.org.

School-Based Opportunities

· Elementary, middle, and high school teachers

· Founding middle school teachers in Brooklyn

· Founding high school teachers in Connecticut

· Special education teachers

· High school ELA teachers

· Lower-elementary classroom teachers

· Middle school principal

· Regional Superintendent

· Director of School Operations

Network Support Opportunities

· Director of ELA Achievement

· Director of Leadership Development

· Regional Director of Special Services Achievement

· Associate Director, Data Warehouse Engineering

· Associate Director, Facilities (Operations & Maintenance)

· Associate Director, Human Capital

· IT Associate

· Operations Associate

· Communications Associate

· Talent Recruiter

· Product Manager/Business Analyst

· School Accountant

· Assistant to Co-CEO and President

· Assistant, Leadership Development

· Teacher Career Pathway Lesson Observer

All Students Invited: Diversity Internship Fair!

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Spring and Summer Coaching Jobs with Skyhawks

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For more information, please see the attached job description:
Skyhawks_Minnesota_2012_Summer_Job_Description.pdf

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Valeria Sinelnikov
Business and Marketing Education, Senior
Employer: CEHD Career Services, U of M


Why go to the job fair?

There are a couple of really good reasons, and in my opinion the main one is the face to face experience. Because candidates today can apply to practically any job online, employers will appreciate individuals who took the time to come in and meet them in person. Another great reason is the practice. At the job fair, you can practice your networking skills and work on overcoming the initial fear of approaching someone that you never met before in a professional setting. Also, introducing yourself and talking to company recruiters is a great way to repeat your elevator speech and work on your interview skills.


Who do you think should attend the fair?

Some people may think that the job fair is only meant for juniors and seniors. However, this is not true at all. My first time at the job fair was during my freshman year, and even though I was not looking for a job at that time I still learned a lot. For example, I got familiar with a large number of companies that I have never heard about before. Had I not gone to the fair, I would have limited my job search in the future only to the companies that I was familiar with. Therefore, it is wise to spend some time at the job fair learning about the business of different companies. You will be surprised how much you can find out about new opportunity that best match your needs.


What do you recommend doing before attending?

I think that a couple of things are critical before attending:

- Make sure that you look at the list of companies attending and choose the ones that you want to speak to their recruiters. Take some time to research them, so you can have something to talk about to their representatives. Remember that the few minutes that you spend with the recruiters can sometimes be critical.

- Print a couple of copies of your resume. Make sure that is it the most updated copy, and if needed visit the career services for advise!

- Practice your elevator speech, or at least make sure that you have an appropriate opening line to introduce yourself. Also, practice your handshake if you are uncomfortable about it.

- Relax, and set yourself reasonable expectations. You may not get a job offer on the spot, but you for sure will be one step ahead in your job search only by attending. Remember that the job fair is for creating the initial contact with employers and learning about new opportunities. As long as you come to the fair feeling comfortable and with an open mind, you will have fun.

- Bring a binder for the business cards and other materials that you will receive. You do not want to walk around with a pile of papers in your hand. Also, bring a pen so you can write on the back of the business cards some of the things that you talked about with the recruiters. The notes will be useful when thinking about how to begin a follow up email.


Finally, what to wear??

At the fair that I attended, I was impressed that students who wore a business attire rather than casual looking clothes appeared to make a better first impression. Since a job fair is a professional event, definitely go with the business look.

February 16th
5:00-6:15pm
East Bank, Scott Hall, Room 4


International students! Are you ready for the University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair?!


If you are an international student and are planning on attending the University of Minnesota's Job and Internship Fair, this workshop is for you! Come and learn about researching employers, practice interacting with recruiters, and learn how to make the most of your experience at the Job and Internship Fair! The prep workshop will be held on 2/16 from 5:00-6:15pm. On the East Bank, Scott Hall, Room 4.

Register online at https://www.myinterfase.com/umn-spccc/event_view.aspx?token=Yo0g29DANQoh8c3xuVNXFQ%3d%3d"

The Carlson Global Institute is Hiring!

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The Carlson Global Institute office at the University of Minnesota is seeking qualified applicants for an open Education Abroad Program Manager position. This position is a reposting of one of two positions that were open late last year. We filled one position, but are still looking to fill the second position.

The Program Manager will manage a portfolio of short-term faculty led programs for graduate and undergraduate business students and advise students on education abroad programming. In addition, this position will be responsible for the marketing strategy for the education abroad team which includes both short-term and semester options. We are seeking candidates with experience in marketing and promotions, with social media initiatives(Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, YouTube, etc. in a professional capacity), and graphic design skills, ideally using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. Interested candidates should include a promotional piece that highlights their design and marketing skills in their application materials.

For a full position description and application instructions, search for the posting on the U of M website:
https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp


Position Title: Education Abroad Program Manager for Short-Term Programs
Requisition Number: 174927
Department: International Program Dev (325A)
Quick Link: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=98787

Questions may be addressed to:
Anita Stiles
Associate Administrator
Carlson Global Institute
612-626-8323
astiles@umn.edu


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CEHD Career Services recently hosted on-campus interviews & an information session with Internationella Engelska Skolan (International School of Sweden). IES was targeting their search to Secondary Teacher candidates within all discipline areas. They selected the U of M as one of their four visits to the U.S. due to the reputation of our institution. IES has 17 schools throughout Sweden and will be expanding into the U.K in the coming years. The employer was very impressed with the quality of our candidates as well as the STSS Interview Center facilities. They have already communicated they plan to visit next year to recruit more teachers.

2012 MN Education Job Fair

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Monday, April 23, 2012 | Minneapolis Convention Center
10:00am - 3:00pm Employer Booths Open
10:00am - 5:00pm Interviewing Area Open

Meet school district representatives, attend school district presentations, and interview for jobs. Visit the MN Education Job Fair website for more information about participating districts and districts that interview on-site.

The fair is open to students and alumni from participating Minnesota colleges and universities with a major leading to an education license. Teachers must be licensed by January 2013. Education services candidates (such as school counselors, school social workers, speech therapists, or school administrators) may also attend.

University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) Registration:
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) students and alumni must pre-register with CEHD Career Services by Thursday, April 19, 2012. There is a $20 fee to attend.

Questions? Contact Sarah Covert at scovert@umn.edu.

Sports Internships Available!

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Sports Authority Ultimate Skills Challenge matches students with a local youth sports organization wishing to fundraise for their program by producing a Youth Baseball event in their community. Interns will gain tangible experience in Event Management, Sponsorship Sales, Negotiation, and Sports Marketing.


Students have the flexibility to begin interning with Ultimate Skills Challenge whenever is convenient for them. Ultimate Skills Challenge events require 8 to 12 weeks and 20 to 35 hours a week. If internship hours are insufficient for a student's course work, he/she may run 2 sporting events.


The deadline to apply for a spring Ultimate Skills Challenge (USC) internship expires on February 15th
. However, summer internships remain open until May 1st. USC is also allowing students who may not need credit hours to gain valuable experience in the sports event industry by managing a skills event.


Students looking for a Spring and Summer internship may contact Sean Hardy at 970-689-3410 or shardy@uscfundraiser.com

If you want to see the event the students will be running please click on THIS LINK and watch the video on the right side of the page.


Attached is more detailed information: Internship Details.docx

"Raising funds through your passion for the game"

Noble Teacher Recruitment Event 2012- Chicago, IL

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Saturday, February 25th
Rauner College Prep
1337 West Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60642
9:00am-1:00pm
Complete this questionnaire for an invitation or email careers@noblenetwork.org
Parking will be limited.
Public transportation or carpooling is encouraged.
INVITATION REQUIRED

Share Your Business Experience with Youth in 2012!

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Help youth learn about business! Lead activities that help middle school students turn their business idea into cash!

Volunteers co-lead fun and engaging activities that help students build positive social and emotional skills, support school success, and develop skills for community involvement. Activities will be held in group sessions, so volunteers will be working with multiple students.

Groups meet Wednesdays from 2:00 - 3:00 at Andersen School (1098 Andersen Ln 55407) Jan - May starting in 2012

The Youth on the Move Program of The Family Partnership is partnering with schools and community centers to support the healthy development of low income youth. Through varied groups that meet weekly, TFP staff and volunteers will provide opportunities for youth to strengthen connections, contribute to their family and communities, and to experience competence.

For more information about this volunteer opportunity contact:
Elizabeth Bradford
Volunteer Engagement Intern
4123 E Lake Street | Minneapolis, MN 55406
Direct: 612-910-1858
ebradford@thefamilypartnership.org
or visit the Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.

H-1B Visa Workshop on February 8

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Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Time: 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Location: Honeywell Auditorium, CSOM

An immigration attorney from a local law firm will provide information on H-1B eligibility requirements, the application process, and the necessary timelines. This workshop is specifically for people who are interested in becoming an H-1B for employers other than University of Minnesota.

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U of M Job & Internship Fair
Thursday, February 23, 2012
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center

www.umjobfair.org

Don't miss the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 200 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. Visit the Web site to learn more, register, and get preparation tips- 2012_Tips for the Fair.pdf.
The Fair is open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni. Free transportation will be provided from campus.

Cost: $10, if you pre-register online by February 20, or $25 at the door on the day of the fair.
A registration fee wavier is available for those who demonstrate significant financial hardship. Contact the director of your collegiate career services office for more information.


For the latest job fair updates:
like U of M Job & Internship Fair page on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter


The University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair is sponsored by the Career Services offices on all Minnesota campuses. Find more info online, or from your college or campus career office. Disability accommodations are available upon request. Please contact the Career Services Center at 612-624-7577. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! Mock Interview Workshop

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CEHD Undergraduate Students: "Mock Interview Workshop"

Thursday, February 9th,
from 4-6pm in STSS 117.

Seats are limited, so RSVP below for a spot NOW!:

RSVP: http://z.umn.edu/68h

Learn what to do before, during, and after an interview to increase your odds of landing a job or an internship.

Practice by having a (fun) mock interview.
Co-sponsored by: CEHD Undergraduate Student Board & CEHD Career Services

Career of the Week-- Ergonomics Specialists

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Are you interested in human behavior? Do you have excellent attention to detail and exceptional problem-solving skills? Check out a career as an Ergonomics Specialist!

WHAT: Ergonomics specialists consult with clients on ways to control workplace hazards and create a safe and productive work environment. They also provide ergonomic assessments to employers by observing, analyzing and documenting workers' movements and actions, reviewing incident investigations to identify risk trends and then presenting their recommendations. Basically ergonomics specialists study human capabilities in relationship to work demands. Think about a job where you sit and check out groceries. Ergonomic specialists observe and make sure that chairs, scanning belt heights, floors, etc are all creating a safe and productive work environment for the employee and the organization.

WHERE: Ergonomic specialists can be employed with small or large corporations, be employed with multiple organizations and have the ability to travel quite a bit. Some specific examples are Wellness Centers, Hospitals, Grocery Store corporations, ect.

HOW DO I GET THERE: Being knowledgeable about human body movements, wellness, prevention strategies, and having ample experience through jobs, internships or volunteering will set you on a great path to becoming an ergonomic specialist. Check out a degree in Kinesiology to give you some of the background and knowledge needed for an Ergonomics career. If this career is appealing to you, be sure to surround yourself with as many related experiences as you can while pursuing your degree.

JOB OUTLOOK: National salary data on CareerBuilder.com indicated that ergonomics specialists ranged between $55,073 and $108,283 as of August 2010 with an average salary of $77, 654.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS CAREER VISIT:
Ergonomic Specialist Careers
Ergonomics Job Opportunities
Ergonomics

College of Education & Human Development
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The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.