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Full-time teaching opportunities are available this fall at the Mastery School in Minneapolis. This is an exciting opportunity for new or experienced teachers to work at a high performing charter school focused on closing the achievement gap. More information can be found at .

The Mastery School in Minneapolis will be holding a job fair on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Harvest Preparatory and Seed Academy beginning at 9 a.m. Harvest Preparatory is located at 1300 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Current openings include a range of elementary and middle schools teaching positions.

To RSVP or for more information email Max Korn at RSVPs should include full name, type of teaching license, name of completed preparation program, resume (word doc or pdf) and current contact information (phone and email).

Urban League Academy is hiring!

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Urban League Academy is hiring 5-6 new teachers for the 2012-2013 school year! Candidates must have a passion for urban education, take initiative, and want to make a difference in students' lives. Grades 5-12 licensure is preferred.

Below are the following openings:

Social Studies

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Mr. Jaysen Anderson at or 2201 Blaisdell Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

For more information, please check out the school website at

CEHD Students | Your Road Map to Success

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How do you know what steps to take to be a successful college student? How do you know what to do to achieve your career goals? You need direction. You need a plan. You need a road map!

Use our road maps below to successfully navigate your college experience and prepare for your future.

First and Second Year Road Maps

Junior and Senior Year Road Maps

GoldPASS & signing off on your user agreement

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Please note GoldPASS & logging in:
Steps for GoldPASS user agreement & signing in: Every year, GoldPASS requires its students to re-sign the user agreement and it is that time of year again. Here are some steps that you must navigate in order to get into your GoldPASS account. CEHD students will have the Internship section of their page populated (at the bottom of the page.)
Delete the "CSO.Web.Classes45.AdministratorBase" in the Primary Internship Manager entry field under Internship Information at the very bottom in order to update their profile.

Once you do update your information, you might be brought to your "My connections" page and asking you to set up your LinkedIn for some reason with no option to go anywhere. Try clicking the Log Out button on the upper left and click login again on the next page. It should bring you back to the home page of your student account.

Information I have been sharing about LinkedIn if students are uncertain to what it is:
LinkedIn is a professional online networking tool and it is free for its basic functions. We have this feature turned on for students and alumni to use in GoldPASS. Here is a link on our website that explains more about LinkedIn This feature in GoldPASS would also allow you to see the employers that are viewable to students and directly connect you to their LinkedIn profile as well as the company LinkedIn profile.

There is a work around to avoid this. So if you want to hold off on setting up your LinkedIn account, just log out and then log back it. This should take you back to the main page and not have you set up the LinkedIn feature.

Watertown-Mayer School: On-Campus Interviews at the U of M
May 29th & 31st
STSS interview center, 524

Watertown-Mayer School Teaching Positions:
Watertown-Mayer Middle School is currently hiring for the following positions:
-2 Math Positions, 6th grade, 8th grade
-2 English Positions, 7th grade
-1 Special Education Position, SLD
-1 Band Instructor, 6th-8th grade
-1 EBD Teacher (interviews for this position will only be held on Thursday, May 31st, on-campus interview ID 2373)
Watertown-Mayer Middle School is located approximately 30 minutes from the Twin Cities

Must have or be able to attain a valid MN teaching license prior to start of 2012-13 school year.
On-campus interviews will be held at the U of M in the STSS interview Center on Tuesday, May 29th & May 31st between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm. Candidates invited to interview are pre-selected by the employer through on-campus interview schedule. Once selected, the candidates will be asked to sign up for an interview through GoldPASS.

Please submit your resume and cover letter for the employer to review to on-campus interview ID 2372 or for the EBD Teacher to 2373 in GoldPASS at .

Materials must be submitted through GoldPASS no later than 5/22/2012 at 5:00pm.

Please note: If you have never uploaded your resume to GoldPASS, you must do so and have your resume approved before submitting to the on-campus interview schedule. Resumes are reviewed during business hours Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm

Questions? Request for accommodations? Please contact Angie Soderberg in CEHD Career Services at 612-626-7432 or by email at

Career of the Week-Sports Events Coordinators

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Do you like to plan events? Do you love the energy and atmosphere of sporting events? Would you like to oversee the details of a sporting event? If so, then this could be the career for you!

Sports Event Coordinators handle the logistics necessary when putting together a sporting event. Their main function is to oversee all the details that make the show a success. Some Sports Event Coordinators work directly with the facility. Others are employed by promoters. They may work in a variety of situations and facilities from arenas, auditoriums, stadiums, and coliseums to hotels and resorts. Events may include concerts, operas, ballets, symphonies, circuses, trade shows, conventions and sporting events. Individuals may be expected to handle the coordination of just sporting events or of all events.

Specific tasks of a Sports Event Coordinator include: determining the scope of the event, developing a plan of action for creating the event and managing the details, handle accommodations for those participating in the event, and communicating with the television production people if the event is televised.

A degree in CEHD in Sports Management would be a great major to prepare students for this career!

To learn more about this exciting career, visit:

And come to the career center in STSS 411 to make an appointment with a career counselor and also view books such as, Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry (Author Shelly Field) for more information on great sports careers

Foresters office in Bloomington is still looking to hire for 10 CCRs (Customer Center Representatives. These are regular full time positions with benefits. We are looking for customer focused, bright, and tech savvy individuals interested in starting their professional career in the recession resistant life insurance industry.
All candidates should forward their resumes and a cover letter to
Contact Center Representative - Minneapolis.pdf

We are currently accepting applications for the part-time positions of Coordinator, Ticket Sales and Service. A full job description, including functions and qualifications, is listed below. Interested
EXTERNAL applicants should apply online via
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 me if you do not know your internal login, please do not set up a new account). Please contact me with any questions or if you have any referrals. Thank you!

Ticket Sales and Service Coordinator (Part-Time)


As a member of the Ticket Sales & Service department of a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise, this position is primarily responsible for supporting the efforts of the full-time sales & service staff in an effort to assist the department in achieving sales and service goals.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

· Support department's service efforts by performing non- customer facing duties on behalf of assigned sales & service representative. These duties include, but are not limited to order processing, customer recovery assistance, database entry (ticket system & CRM), monitoring & answering phone queues, special TSS project assistance and distribution of customer benefits.

· Support department's acquisition efforts by performing lead generation and sales qualification duties with the intent of providing these qualified leads to assigned sales & service representative for closing. In addition, this position will also perform other sales support duties which include but are not limited to: order processing, invoicing, ticket distribution, sales collateral distribution, database entry (ticket system and CRM), monitoring & answering phone queues and special TSS project assistance.

· Provide overflow phone coverage assistance to organization's call center during high-volume on-sales and other team initiatives.

· Provides consistent and superior customer service in all dealings with existing and prospective customers.

· Adheres to the established policies and procedures in performing all account creation, invoicing, payment, ticket-printing and distribution functions.

· Adheres to the established policies and procedures in utilizing CRM solution.

· Maintains strong, cooperative inter/intra-departmental relationships.

· Participates in various sales promotions, events, and existing/potential client entertainment activities, as required.

· Works in conjunction with the entire Ticket Sales & Service team to uphold the mandates of the department regarding sales & service goals and objectives.

· Assists with game day operations as required.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities

· Prior sales and or customer service experience preferred.

· Prior account management experience is preferred.

· Excellent relationship building and people skills, with the ability to interact effectively with internal and external clients at all levels within the organization.

· Superior communication skills,

· Proficient in Microsoft Office products

· A commitment to service excellence and customer satisfaction.

· Ability to multi-task and meet required deadlines.

· Assertive, confident, persistent and results-oriented.

· Team player with excellent interpersonal skills

· While looking to succeed personally, you must be able and interested in supporting a team environment and adhering to the Ticket Sales & Service department's objectives, goals and mandates.

· Familiarity with event ticketing system a plus.

· Ability and willingness to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.

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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
3rd Floor Science Teaching and Student Services Building (STSS)

This intensive seminar will equip you to search for a job in a recovering economy.

Get the scoop on how to conduct a creative job search, craft an outstanding resume and interview effectively.

Gain LinkedIn knowledge and networking tips from Judy Zimmer, an engaging and candid effectiveness coach. Plus - practice networking with actual employers!

This is a special event for all U of M, Twin Cities seniors and recent grads who are serious about their job search. (You can attend if your graduation date is between December 2011 and August 2012).

$10 to participate and lunch is included.

Registration is required and space is limited - sign up via GoldPASS- click on "Career Events" and search for "What Now".

Questions? Contact CEHD Career Services or Emily Loudon at 612-626-4482.

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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 5 themes are harmony, responsibility, includer, futuristic, and consistency.

In what ways do you use your talents each day?

I have noticed that I do use each of my strengths every day. I always get my homework done on time and go to class or work which demonstrates responsibility. I always like to include people because I don't like it when others feel left out, and I like to treat everyone the same. This demonstrates includer and consistency. On a day to day basis I am always planning out something new whether it be future plans or what classes to take and when. This represents futuristic. And last but not least, I hate conflict. I can't stand it. This is where my harmony strength comes into play. I try to avoid conflict at all costs.
I do each and every one of these things every day. I think taking the strengths assessment has made me realize these strengths but they were definitely prevalent beforehand. I just didn't necessarily consider them to be strengths.

What surprises you about your talent themes?
I was overall surprised by how accurate the strengths finder was for me. I found it very interesting that just by answering the questions in the assessment, it could know so much about me. I think that all of my strengths fit me really well, so I was happy with my results. It was very intriguing to read what the test thought about me, and then try to relate what the test was saying to my life. More times than not, the test was accurate.

Which of your talent themes fit you best and why?
I would say that futuristic is the best fit of my top five strengths. This is because I am always planning things out for the future and thinking about what could be. I find this to be a very useful strength because I always have a goal and an idea planned out about how to reach that goal. This is especially useful as a student because I have a clear plan on how I want to reach my goal of graduation. This helps to prevent surprises in the future.

How have your talent themes helped you as a student in CEHD?
My talent themes have certainly helped me by allowing me to better discover things I'm good at. I think this is important because I now focus more on the strengths than I do on my weaknesses. This helps in class because when working on group projects I now know ways to include strengths in deciding which group members do which tasks. This makes for the most efficient group work.

I have also found strengths useful in my work as a receptionist at the dance department here on campus. My supervisor had each of the student employees take the strengths finder. We then divided up tasks to complete based on our strengths. I think this is important because it gives me a chance to develop some of my strengths in a work environment. Talking about strengths is also a good way for me to get to know my coworkers better.

If you are a CEHD student, staff or faculty interested in being featured in the CEHD Strengths Spotlight e-mail Jeannie Stumne at

Visit Strengths at the U to learn more!

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