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Name: Jenny Marshall Marshall.Jennifer-1.jpg
Licensure program: Math and Science
Completed the ILP program: June 2012
Employer: Internationella Engelska Skolan
Position: 6th grade science and 7th grade math

Job Search

What interested in you teaching abroad? How did you learn about your current position?
Previously, I interned and studied abroad in New Zealand and Finland. I really enjoyed these experiences because I got to interact with people from different cultures, and learn about the education systems of other countries. So, when the opportunity arose to teach abroad, I was quite interested because it was another chance for me to experience something different and learn new things.

I first learned about this school from an e-mail that was forwarded to me by my professor. The e-mail informed me that the school was conducting on-campus interviews.

Describe the application and interview process.
In order to apply for the position, I submitted a résumé and cover letter via GoldPass. The first round of interviews took place at the U of M with the Head of Academics for the schools. This person brought my information back to his principals in Sweden. After several weeks, I heard back from one of the principals who had a math and science opening at her school. I had a second interview with her over the phone. This interview seemed to be more informal, and the principal spent quite a bit of time telling me about her school and surrounding town. After the interview, the principal sent me contact information for several teachers at her school. I was encouraged to ask these individuals any questions I had about teaching abroad and working at the school.

How did you make yourself stand out during the job search?
In my résumé and cover letter, I tried to highlight past experiences I have had living abroad. The year-long study program I did in Finland seemed especially relevant because Finland is a Nordic country like Sweden.

Looking back, what did you find to be the most helpful during job search process?
I am very appreciative that the initial interviews for this position were on-campus. It was nice to be able to meet some people from the school in person so I could get a better sense of the culture of the school. Furthermore, after the interviews, the school held an information session so applicants could learn more about the school and ask questions.

Did you utilize career services? If so, what was your experience like?

I used career services on several occasions during my job search process. Initially, I asked Sarah to read my résumé and cover letter, and offer suggestions on how to improve it. At this time, I also asked her several questions about interviewing and teaching abroad. I found this initial meeting to be very helpful because I learned what to expect from the job search process. Career services was also responsible for setting up the on-campus interviews and information session. I would likely not have applied for this position if the interviews had not been on-campus, so I am thankful that career services arranged for the school to come.

What advice would you like to share with others about your experience finding a teaching position?
I think any experience aspiring teachers can get with kids prior to the job search process is invaluable. I found that my experiences prior to entering the field not only helped me when I was teaching, but it also gave me a better idea of what type of setting I ultimately wanted to be teaching in. Furthermore, I was able to reflect on these experiences when applying for jobs so I could give specific examples when answering questions posed during the interview.

GradStaff is seeking for a Bilingual Account Coordinator!

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Minneapolis, MN
30K-37K

GradStaff is working with non profit organization located in Minneapolis. Our client is looking to fill a Bilingual Account Coordinator position. This is a great entry level position for a recent grad to get a "foot-in-the door" while also working for an organization that makes a difference in people's lives.
Some duties include:

• Gathering records and information for specific accounts
• Coordination of services between clients and vendors
• Become knowledgeable of all aspects of accounts
• Research and answer a variety of questions regarding the account
• Support and manage the account team

We are looking for recent college graduates with degree in Liberal Arts. The ideal candidate will have:

• Bilingual in Spanish and English
• Strong computer skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability and motivation to provide great customer service
• Ability to take initiative, working independently and as part of a team
• Positive attitude
• Trustworthy - able to handle client information in a confidential manner

Requirements
Four year college degree. Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Email your resume to mqueenan@gradstaff.com.


GradStaff uses a behavioral-based interviewing technique to help job seekers better understand their marketable job skills and identify ideal career tracks. As part of our service, we will critique your resume, strengthen your interviewing skills, and provide you with job search advice. All of our services are provided at no cost to job seekers

GradStaff is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds to apply for open positions. GradStaff does not discriminate on the basis an applicant's age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or status with regard to public assistance.

Non-Profit Career Fair, Oct 26, http://www.mcucsa.org/govnonprofitfair/
Location: Coffman Union, President's Room (Third Floor)

11:15 a.m. Find and Apply Workshop - Call to Serve Speaker: Michael Odle, Chief of Staff to Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment

12:30 p.m. Professionals in Government: City, County, State and Federal Jobs
Have you ever wondered how people successfully make the step from college student to professional? Individuals from various levels of government will discuss their current positions, and the path taken to arrive there.

Melvin Carter - St. Paul City Council Member
Lily Moua - U.S. Department of Agriculture, Human Resources Specialist
LisaBeth Barajas - Metropolitan Council, Planning Analyst
Robert DeWitt, US Department of State, Director -- Minneapolis Passport Agency
Leanne Rajtar -- Hennepin County, Human Resources Recruiter
Nancy Erickson -- State of Minnesota, Workforce Diversity & Recruitment Supervisor

1:45 p.m. NP 101: Intro to Careers in Nonprofits
What is a non-profit organization? Will I get paid if I work there? How do non-profits stay in business? What types of jobs are available? What is the best way to get my foot in the door? These questions and others will be discussed at this introductory session.

Internship Opportunit​ies at OneVillage Partners

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OneVillage Partners is a Minneapolis-based international NGO working in economic and community development in rural Sierra Leone. We take a grassroots, village-led approach to development, with the goal of creating a holistic and replicable model to sustainably improve quality of life in southeast Sierra Leone. More information at www.onevillagepartners.org and https://www.facebook.com/onevillagepartners.

HR Coordinator Intern

Position Description:
Working 10-15 hours per week, the HR Coordinator supports OneVillage Partners' staffing and operations by managing the following duties:
• Recommends and assists in the development and implementation of institutional human resource policies, rules, procedures and programs.

• Designs training materials for new staff and helps facilitate new-hire orientation, both for staff based in the US and those in Sierra Leone.
• Publish a staff handbook and any required forms dealing with policies concerning staff.
• Defines meaningful positions, eligibility requirements, and job descriptions.
• Assists in recruiting and evaluating applicants for intern positions. Post any open positions, review resumes and set up interviews, and updating information on all recruiting websites.
• Conduct routine administrative tasks, such as maintaining vacation leave balances, performing background checks, checking references, maintaining staff bios, and assisting with exit interviews.
• Maintains personnel files and files of resumes, letters of interest and applications.
• Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:
• B.A. degree preferred
• Administrative and management experience preferred; specifically, effective, proven personnel management experience and systems development
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills and excellence in developing and maintaining strong relationships
• Strong computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office
• Strong ability to work independently
• Energy, enthusiasm, and innovation in problem solving
• Knowledge of practices and standards of human resource administration preferred

Competitive candidates must be able to commit to the position for at least one year.


Application Process:
Please submit cover letter and resume to apply@onevillagepartners.org
Applications will be considered as they are received, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Development and Fundraising Intern

Position Description:
Young, exciting international nonprofit seeks energetic, entrepreneurial, and passionate candidate for an unpaid, part-time staff position as Fundraising and Development Associate in Minneapolis. This position will work remotely, reporting to and meeting regularly with OVP Director of Development. Intern will also work with Executive Director and Communications team. Seeking longer-term commitment (ideally one year+), approximately 15-20 hours per week.

Learning opportunities:
1. Valuable professional experience and opportunity for high level of ownership and responsibility with a small, innovative, international nonprofit
2. Gain skills in and insight into strategic development planning, executing fundraising strategies, researching and interfacing with donor and foundation prospects, and grant research and proposal writing.
3. Network with OVP Board and Committee Members, staff, and other volunteers/interns


Responsibilities:
1. Donor cultivation: prepare donor meetings and implement outreach strategy; capture information from the Director's donor and prospect conversations, meetings and emails in database; research potential donors; draft and send letters of acknowledgment and other correspondences to donors
2. Database management: Maintain, update, further refine, and cull reports from donor database
3. Grant writing: research, draft, refine and send grant proposals to targeted grantmaking institutions (identified by the intern and approved by the supervisor)
4. Administration: maintain fundraising files; attend and record minutes at development committee meetings, as needed
5. Online engagement: assist with email marketing content and management; assist in website, blog, and social media management as pertains to fundraising
6. Events: plan and support special events, as needed;


Preferred Qualifications:
1. Student or professional with background in fundraising, marketing, grantwriting, PR/Communications, and/or other relevant field(s)
2. Passion for and background in African development
3. Outstanding oral and written communication skills
4. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, excellent interpersonal skills;
5. Ability to multitask and remain flexible in a changing work environment
6. Excellent attention to detail
7. Self-motivated, energetic and hardworking


Preferred Technical Capacities:
1. Donor Perfect
2. Word Press
3. GuideStar (foundation research)
4. GrantStation (prospect research)
5. Social media outlets
6. Adobe Creative Suite
7. Web development tools (HTML, Javascript, CSS, ColdFusion)
8. Microsoft Office
9. Constant Contact

On-campus Interview with The Institute of Athletes!

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The Institute of Athletes On-Campus Interview
Schedule ID 2620 in GoldPASS
NFL Season Internship Program


The Institute of Athletes is a full service sports management firm located in downtown Minneapolis. They handle all aspects of clients' professional careers both on and off the field and work with 30 NFL clients. They are currently recruiting interns in the areas of sports, marketing, sales, public relations, communications, journalism, design, media, and business administration.

Application Process:
Please submit your resume and cover letter to the on-campus interview in GoldPASS schedule ID 2620 by the deadline of October 3rd, 2012 at 3:00pm to be considered.

Not sure how on-campus interviewing works? Click here for more information!

Questions? Request for accommodations? Contact Angie Soderberg at soderbea@umn.edu or by phone at 612-626-7432

Career of the Week- Advertising Sales

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Have you ever considered what it would be like to work at a TV or radio station? Are you wondering how you can use your degree to connect with companies on the cutting edge of media? Then a career in Advertising Sales might be for you!

Advertising salespeople work with businesses to sell advertising time on a television or radio station. Depending on the size of the company and the timing of the ad, costs can reach into the millions of dollars! The salesperson works with business to convince them that the investment is worth the cost.

In a day, the salesperson could have breakfast with a potential client, renegotiate a contract with a business he or she has been working with for years, develop an advertisement for a company, travel to an organization to provide a proof of a print ad, and follow up with current clients to ensure their satisfaction.

Good communication skills are valuable to this role, as networking and developing relationships is required. It is also important to stay current with market trends and the needs of customers, in order to ensure the highest value for a potential client.

If you want more information, check out the following sites:

http://www.iseek.org/index.jsp

http://www.mediarecruiter.com/

http://goldpass.umn.edu/

Teen Program & Research Intern

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities (BBBS) is seeking qualified
candidates for the position of Teen Program & Research Intern. The internship provides a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience in youth programming. This is a volunteer
position.

Teen Program Intern
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Teen Program Intern will support the Teen Program Coordinator to implement teen
pregnancy prevention activities for BBBS youth. The goal is to increase protective
factors that will lead to a reduction in sexual risk-taking behaviors
• Collect and compile confidential and sensitive data
• Assist Teen Program Coordinator with facilitating teen pregnancy prevention
activities and facilitate activities if the Teen Program Coordinator is not available
• Assist with documenting processes of the program
• Maintain on-going relationships with youth to ensure success
• Additional projects as needed


Qualifications:
• Familiarity with teen pregnancy prevention work and teen sexual health strongly
preferred
• Experience facilitating youth programs strongly preferred
• Experience working with confidential and sensitive information, and ability to
maintain confidentiality
• Experience collecting and compiling data
• Experience working with diverse youth and families (culturally, socioeconomically)
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work in a team and individually
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Familiarity with Internet research
• Must be available five to 10 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends,
from September 2012 through June 2013

Orientation to BBBS and BBBS teen pregnancy prevention training provided.


Research Intern:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Research Intern will collect survey data from youth, mentors and parents via the
telephone. Data will be used to determine the impact of the BBBS community-based
mentoring program. The intern will also assist with some data entry.
• Administer telephone surveys with mentors and parents to collect data on youth
outcomes.
• Administer a telephone survey with youth ages 9-18 to gather concerns needing
follow-up and also to give BBBS data about youth impact.
• Provide feedback to the Match Support staff about concerns raised or items needing
follow-up.
• Assist with activities for youth and mentors.


Qualifications:
• Knowledge of youth development
• Must be able to work effectively with youth and adults
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, able to communicate effectively over
the telephone
• Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and creatively solve problems
• Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and comfort working with diverse
communities
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Upper-class undergraduate student (junior or senior) or college graduate
• Able to volunteer 10 flexible hours per week for at least 3 months

To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Barbara Alfrey, Director of Human Resources & Volunteer Services
balfrey@bigstwincities.org

Seeking for volunteers, interns, and work study students!

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Minnesota Internship Center Charter High School (MNIC) is seeking volunteers, interns, and work study students who desire an engaging and stretching experience. MNIC is a decentralized charter high-school with three locations targeting primarily low-income African American youth, ages 15-21 who face barriers to their education. Many MNIC students have been transient during their primary and secondary schooling and, as a result, are focused to catch up on their credits and receive their high school diploma. Student volunteers are a great asset to the school. Volunteers work as tutors and advocates, and to develop programs in outreach capacities and special projects. We are very open to exploring new ways to match the learning interests of the Service Learning Student or Intern with our program needs.

MNIC Offers:
· Flexible scheduling from 8:30am to 3pm
· Tutoring placements in a variety of subjects
· Training and ongoing support provided
· Easy access to a bus line
· Projects related to your area of study
· Interaction with multicultural students and staff
· An opportunity to make a difference for yourself and others
· Real world experience

Opportunities include:
MNIC Basic Skills Classroom Volunteer Tutor
Tutors are needed to help high school students build their basic skills in reading, writing, math, science, social studies and computer use. Under the direction of a classroom teacher, volunteers work one-on-one or with small groups of students. Activities include assisting students with classroom assignments and preparation for the state MCAII/GRAD Tests. MNIC has a day program that runs 8:30am to 3:00pm (Monday- Friday) and most tutoring takes place in the morning hours.

MNIC College and Career Advocate/Tutor
College and Career Advocates/Tutors work with students to assist them with immediate and future career and/or postsecondary needs. In addition to tutoring, CCAs assist students with activities including writing resumes and cover letters, taking career inventories, creating a college application timeline, applying for jobs, and completing the FAFSA. The advocate will work alongside the College and Career Access Coordinator. Intensive training and support will be provided in this position, and requires a 2 semester commitment.

MNIC Health Advocate/Tutor
Health Advocates/Tutors work to increase access to health care resources. In addition to
tutoring, Health Advocates complete projects to provide MNIC staff with information about
relevant health issues. The advocate will work with the Health Advocacy Coordinator on
program development. The position will evolve throughout the year based on the needs
and interests of both the Health Advocate and MNIC. This position requires a 2 semester
commitment.

MNIC Green Advocate/Tutor
Green Advocates/Tutors assist MNIC support staff with their current Green Initiatives. In
addition to tutoring, the Green Advocate will assist with development of duties such as recycling programs (including organic recycling), vermicomposting, waste management, and sustainable urban agriculture. This position is not available at UTEC.

MNIC Homeless Student Advocate
The Homeless Student Advocate works with the Homeless Student Liaison to provide support and resources to the homeless student population at MNIC. The advocate at this position will be responsible for assisting with the maintenance of donations and the school's free stores. The advocate will also work with the Homeless Student Liaison to research various service providers in the metro area and assist in updating the information in MNIC's homeless services database. Because this position is new, it will evolve based on the needs and interests of the Homeless Student Advocate and those of MNIC.

Locations:
Sabathani
310 East 38th St
Minneapolis, MN 55409


UTEC (in Dinkytown)
1313 5th St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Unity
2507 Fremont Ave North
Minneapolis, MN 55411


Please contact Amy Libman, Director of Student Support Services alibman@mnic.org or Rebecca Rathjen, College and Career Access Coordinator rrathjen@mnic.org to learn more about how you can become involved.

Do you know your STRENGTHS?

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The Office for Student Engagement will be offering several workshops this fall for students:

I Know my Top 5, What's Next?
Learn more about your Strengths and how to use them in your daily life, academics & career, and experiences.

- Sept. 25th 4-5pm Science Teaching Student Services STSS 119
- Oct. 1st 4-5pm Carlson School of Management CSOM 1136
- Nov. 8th 1-2pm Carlson School of Management CSOM 1136

Top 5 + Series (formerly Let's Talk Strengths! series)
- Top 5 + Leadership Oct. 17th 1-2pm Science Teaching Student Services STSS 144
Presenters: Liz Schenkat & Katy Hinz, Office for Student Engagement.
Discover how you can use your Top 5 Strengths to lead stronger in student groups, your job, group projects, and/or just in your every day life.

- Top 5 + Career Dec. 4th 3-4pm Lind 215
Presenters: Amanda Duffy, Career Center for Science and Engineering & Katy Hinz, Office for Student Engagement.
Learn how you can use your Top 5 strengths to create a resume & cover letter, create your elevator pitch, and prepare for an interview.

Do you know where to put the silverware when you are done using it? Where do you place your napkin when leaving the table? Should you tell someone they have food in their teeth?Join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association for the annual Etiquette Dinner and get answers to these questions and many more!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
5 p.m. Registration
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Program & Dinner
Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center


Enjoy a three-course meal by D'Amico while learning how to professionally handle any dining situation.

Costs are:
$10 Alumni Association Student Members
$20 for U of M students
$30 for Alumni Association Members

REGISTER TODAY!: HERE

Contact Us
University of Minnesota Alumni Association
200 Oak Street, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55455-2040
800-862-5867
umalumni@umn.edu

Minnesota Twins 2013 Internship Postings

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Minnesota Twins is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Minnesota Twins Internship Program. All applications must be posted by October 12, 2012. Interested EXTERNAL applicants should apply online via www.twinsbaseball.com/jobopportunities. INTERNAL applicants please apply via the internal job board link located on 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.

The following internship opportunities, including full descriptions and requirements, are now posted on our website www.twinsbaseball.com/jobopportunities :

Intern, Accounting
Intern, Ballpark Engineering
Intern, Ballpark Maintenance
Intern, Ballpark Operations
Intern, Baseball Communications
Intern, Baseball Operations
Intern, Baseball Research
Intern, Broadcast
Intern, Community Fund
Intern, Community Relations
Intern, Corporate Partnerships
Intern, Emerging Markets
Intern, Game Presentation
Intern, Grounds Crew
Intern, Information Technology
Intern, Marketing
Intern, Purchasing
Intern, Spring Training-Community Relations
Intern, Target Field Events
Intern, Ticket Office
Intern, Ticket Sales
Intern, TSS Game Day

Contact:
Holly Corbin
Human Resource Generalist
Minnesota Twins Baseball Club
Target Field | 1 Twins Way | Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
P: (612) 659-3424 | F: (612) 659-4032

Become an America Reads Literacy Mentor (Tutor)!

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- Gain off-campus experience tutoring Kindergarten-8th grade students in local schools or community centers (transportation is provided or arranged)

- Have fun working with other U of M students!

- $10/hour starting pay

- Part-time hours fit for your student schedule

- Undergraduate students with work-study funds and experience/interest in working with children are welcome to apply.

Please e-mail Jennifer Kohler (jkohler@umn.edu) or Megan Pieters (piet0126@umn.edu) to inquire!

More information can be found on the University of Minnesota employment website, employment.umn.edu, by clicking on "Search and Apply for Openings," and entering requisition number 180579

Tutoring position with Abacus!

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Abacus is in the process of selecting tutors for a Minneapolis Public Schools partnership education program called "RAMPP" (Reading and Math Partners Program). This seasonal part-time work will occur after school hours, several days per week, in local MPS schools, public libraries, community centers and any other approved locations where small groups of children can meet with their tutors. The children will be in grades kindergarten, 3rd, 6th or 9th. The tutors will help them with reading and math skills in the English language.

Minneapolis Public Schools requires that these tutors have at least 60 college credit hours completed, at least some experience working with children, and have a clean federal background check. Abacus additionally requires that tutors have their own personal transportation and access to a personal computer and Internet. Abacus provides online training and all the materials needed to conduct the tutoring. The pay rate ranges from $15-18 per hour (depending on tutor experience and student grouping). Abacus will pre-screen a large number of applicants in order to be prepared for the release of students from MPS. Once those students are released to Abacus, some or all of the pre-screened tutors will be trained, screened and formally hired, and students will be assigned for service.

Interested candidates must send a resume to joe@abacusinhometutoring.com or complete and submit the online application at http://www.abacusinhometutoring.com/become_tutor.aspx .

Success Story | Chris Xiong, Kinesiology

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Chris Xiong, Kinesiology
Health Fitness Professional | Health Fitness


How did you learn about your current position?
I was looking for supervised practical experience credits and was not sure where to begin. My advisor pointed me in the direction of the U of M's GoldPASS website and informed me that it is a great website to find internships and career opportunities. After exploring GoldPASS, I found an internship opportunity with a company called Health Fitness and I am now about to begin a career in corporate fitness with them.


Describe your position.
Currently I am working for a company called Health Fitness as a Health Fitness Professional. A few of my duties include personal training, designing and teaching group fitness classes, conducting fitness assessments, and developing programs to improve the wellness of fitness center participants. This is all done for employees of a multinational Fortune 500 company.


What do you most enjoy about your position? What are some of the challenges?
What I enjoy the most about my job is how different each day is from the previous one. I get to be creative designing classes for members, I meet new people every day, and I get to be a part of positive change in people's lives. I also would like to mention that I get paid to exercise!

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.


What did you find to be the most helpful during your job search process?
I found that having other people, including career counselors look at my resume was very helpful. They pointed out mistakes that I would not have caught myself and helped tailor my resume for its intended audience.


Do you have any tips to share with other students about your experience?
First of all, I would like to mention that I would not be in my current position without first taking on an internship. My internship gave me the skills and flexibility I needed to grow as a professional. At the same time, I came every day ready to go above and beyond what was necessary in order to stand out. I took notes when new information was presented to me, I volunteered to take on extra tasks, and I was willing to learn from anyone at any time.


Anything else you woud like to share?
Apply for more than one internship/job opportunity because chances are you are not going to get your first choice. There are a lot of great internships/jobs out there and you may accidentally stumble upon something you love by chance. When you find that something, give it your all because you will get in return what you give.

CEHD Strengths Spotlight | Jaime Gearhart, Academic Advisor

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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 Communication, Strategic, Positivity, Individualization, and Achiever


In what ways do you use your talents each day?
Although I typically dislike inventories that try and categorize people, I was pleasantly surprised when I got my results from the Strengths assessment. I feel it is very accurate and the definitions of each of my talents really clicked. Although I knew on some level that the talents were there, it is fabulous to now have a clearer understanding (and language to back it up) of how I approach tasks or situations. It has helped me appreciate my work style and thought process, and by combining different talents on a team we can create something even more awesome!


How have you worked to develop your talent themes?
I'm still new to the strengths philosophy, so just coming to an understanding of my talents and how they can be both positive and negative has been a big learning experience for me. I try and be more mindful about how I'm feeling when I'm working on projects to identify which strengths are shining or what I may need to adjust to put things back in my "wheelhouse" so I can feel good about the outcome. The fact that I just noted an "outcome" is my Achiever coming through!


What surprises you about your talent themes?
I was most surprised about the Positivity and Individualization themes appearing in my top 5. I'm not sure they would have been there a few years ago. I think this shows how we grow and change over time if we're open to it! I would bet that both Context and Responsibility are pretty high on my list as well, so I wouldn't be surprised if they show up in my top 5 at some point.


Which of your talent themes fit you best and why?
Communication and Achiever. Hands down. I worked in the public relations field before becoming an adviser, and that was also my major in college, so clearly I've had a long-standing affinity for all aspects of communication and have been working on that skill for a long time. I also need to feel a sense of accomplishment when I'm working on things, which can be good and bad. I've had to practice being comfortable with ambiguity and learn to sometimes set smaller goals for myself. I make a lot of lists.


If you are a CEHD student, staff or faculty interested in being featured in the CEHD Strengths Spotlight e-mail Jeannie Stumne at stumn001@umn.edu.


Visit Strengths at the U to learn more!

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Job title: Youth Program Assistant
Number of Openings: 8
Pay Rate: $10.00/hour
Work schedule:
• 12 hours/week
• Flexible fall start date; must also be available spring semester

Program Description:
PPL is a 40-year-old private, non-profit community organization dedicated to working with lower-income individuals and families to achieve greater self-sufficiency through housing, employment training, support services and education. PPL's Youth Development department offers the Family Literacy Program at housing sites in St. Paul to empower youth from low-income families through 1:1 academic assistance (literacy activities and homework help) and hands-on activities.

**PPL Youth Development has a few remaining Work-Study positions to fill in our affordable-housing-based youth programs in St. Paul, S. Minneapolis, and New Hope. These are great opportunities to build/enhance leadership experience in a youth work setting. U of M Work-Study students serve key leadership roles in PPL programming. We are looking for students to help design and execute afterschool programming for Pre-K through high school age youth. Applicants must have a Work-Study award of at least 2000 for the 2012-13 school year.

Application instructions can be found within the postings on Work-Study job board (www.employment.umn.edu). Requisition numbers are listed below:
179620 - Youth Program Assistant - St. Paul
179625 - Youth Program Assistant - S. Mpls.
179633 - Youth Program Assistant - New Hope

Experience/Education Requirements:
• Self-starter and self-directed, ability to work independently on assigned projects
• Youth experience preferred (ie after-school program, camp counseling, tutoring, etc.)
• Good communication, organization, time management, and problem solving skills
• Dependable, responsible, flexible, patient
• Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and engage youth
• Experience with Word, Excel, Internet.
• Family Social Science, Education, or Youth Development courses helpful!

Responsibilities & Duties:
The Program Assistant will support PPL staff and volunteer tutors before and during evening programming.

• Positions are available with the Teen, Scholars (elementary-aged) and School Readiness (preschool) groups
• Set up materials for program sessions; plan and prepare activities with staff
• Mentor and tutor youth and lead and assist with activities during evening programs
• Serve as a role model to youth through consistent attendance and reliability and help maintain a safe, positive environment for youth, volunteers and staff
• Assist with behavior management as needed
• Organize and assist with other projects as assigned

Address:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-8:30 pm
Program prep is done at the Service Center, then students will go with staff to & from the St. Paul program site. 2 sites:
• PPL Service Ctr. (1035 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls.) and Park Crossing Apts. (1068 Raymond Ave., St. Paul) OR
• PPL Service Ctr. (1035 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls.) and Hague Apts. (683 Hague, St. Paul)

Contact:
Joan Bennett
joan.bennett@ppl-inc.org
Project for Pride in Living (PPL)
http://www.ppl-inc.org/
651-208-4416

On-campus Interviews Hosted by CEHD Career Services

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CEHD Career Services is recruiting students and alumni to apply to the following on-campus interviews in GoldPASS:

Altru Health Systems, Organizational Development Consultant
Schedule ID 2519
Great opportunity for our students and alumni in Human Resource Development!


Minneapolis Financial Group, Financial Services Professional
Schedule ID 2544
Business Marketing majors might find this position and organization interesting!


St. Paul Public Schools Foundation-Humboldt Secondary Achieve Program, Paid Tutor
Schedule ID 2605
Are you looking for a part time position? Interested in exploring education as a career? This might be the PT position for you! All students are encouraged to apply


Great Prairie Sports, High Performance Intern
Schedule ID 2408
Interested in exploring the field of athletics? This internship might be the opportunity for you.

Uncertain on how on-campus interviewing works? Click here to learn more.

Please note: Review the on-campus interview and job description in GoldPASS . Deadlines to submit to the on-campus interview are approaching, so do not wait to apply!

School Care Position in Golden Valley

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Hours: M-F 2:00 - 6:00 but we are very flexible with the number of days and number of hours. You must be able to work at least 2 days per week minimum. There is also the opportunity for full time work during holiday breaks and during the summer if interested!
Age of children: K - 6th grade

Requirements: You need to enjoy working with children in creative ways. You will be supervising up to 25 students in different areas like; computer room, outside time, games, crafts, and movies. You will also be chaperoning field trips periodically. We work with a small team and it is a wonderful way to build references in a school setting.

Pay: starting at $8.00 per hour

Contact info:
Kimberly Whitehouse
Good Shepherd School
Computer Specialist
School Care Coordinator
Kimwhitehouse@gsgvschool.org
763-545-4285 ext. 815

Education Minnesota's Student Program

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Education Minnesota's Student Program...

  • Is the only professional association for pre-service teachers
  • Membership allows access to professional publications, campus chapter activities, leadership opportunities, networking and more!

If you are interested in joining a campus chapter, or just getting more information please complete this form

Next Meeting
Friday, September 21, 12:30
Location: Room TBD, Peik Hall

Human Resources Staffing Specialist -Hennepin County

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The Human Resources Department seeks a motivated individual with exceptional communication skills and computer aptitude to join our Human Resources team as a Staffing Specialist.

The HR Staffing Division coordinates the recruitment, hiring and selection processes for the County. Staffing Specialists manage the posting and recruitment processes for vacancies across the County and lead specialized human resources projects and programs.


Best Qualified Candidates will have:
· A bachelor's degree or higher in human resources, business or public administration, communication or closely related.

· Staffing or recruiting experience in a Human Resources environment (public sectorpreferred).

· Advanced skill in computer applications including Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet Explorer, Lotus Notes or comparable programs; experience with HR technology such as the applicant tracking system NeoGov and PeopleSoft.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor communication based on audience and format (e.g. in person, email, letters, manuals, presentation, etc.)

· Excellent organizational skills and the ability to independently manage multiple projects simultaneously; ability to delegate work appropriately to assigned team support specialist and work within a team environment.

Hennepin County offers impressive benefits that include: comprehensive health and wellness package, employee discounts,retirement preparation and saving plans, various insurance protection, family benefits, tuition reimbursement, and more.


To view the complete posting online and access the online application process, visit our website at www.hennepin.jobs. The position is open until 5 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2012.

Learning Abroad Center Fair, September 19, 2012

The Learning Abroad Fair is designed for students to learn about the variety of learning abroad options available at the University of Minnesota. Students will have the opportunity to meet Learning Abroad Center staff, affiliated program staff, college advisors, and many other departments from around the U that will help with the decisions and steps needed to participate in an education abroad experience.

Learning Abroad Fair
Wednesday, September 19
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
West Bank Plaza
(Willey Atrium as rain backup)

Don't miss out on such a fun and life changing opportunity!

Hiawatha Leadership Academy is a results-driven charter school located in the Morris Park neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Our learning community serves nearly 400 scholars kindergarten-4th grade. HLA is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, social- justice-oriented educator to fill a Kindergarten Teaching Fellow position.

HLA's Teaching Fellowship is a full-time teaching position which aims to guide educators in embodying the school's unique culture and executing best instructional practices leading to student success. The goal of the Fellowship is for a professional to eventually transition into a full-time classroom teaching position after providing exceptional service to HLA's Team and Family. As a Kindergarten Teaching Fellow, professionals are supported and mentored by experienced HLA teachers and Leadership Team.

HLA Teaching Fellow MINDSET:
1) Believes that every child has the potential to achieve ambitious social and academic goals--and their success depends on the tireless work ethic and positive attitude of the professionals that serve them
2) Believes that closing the achievement gap is the number one priority of an educator--social justice begins with educational systems that prepare all children to become productive members of society
3) Believes that educators must "do whatever it takes" to ensure scholars and the school are successful
4) Believes working as a Fellow is an opportunity to serve the community and acts with no entitlement
5) Believes that collaboration is the key to solving difficult problems--solutions must be sought until a solution is found

HLA Teaching Fellow EXPECTATIONS:
1) Teach a balanced approach to kindergarten literacy instruction with a Partner Teacher (main classroom teacher)
2) Act as an in-house substitute when classroom teachers are away from the building
3) Participate in designing and implementing school wide resources (i.e. developing logging systems for books/tools, creating hands-on literacy-based activities for scholars, planning school wide assemblies, etc.)
4) Assist with the implementation of individualized student plans and interventions under the guidance of teachers and principals
5) Administer assessments and use data to drive instructional practices in collaboration with a Partner Teacher
6) Like all Team members at HLA, Fellows are expected to DO WHATEVER IT TAKES for our scholars to climb the mountain to college.
HLA Employment Logistics:
 Hiawatha Leadership Academy's school day is 7:10 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday; 7:10am-2:00pm Fridays (professional development sessions are often held on Fridays from 2:00pm-4:00pm).
 All HLA Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.

Experience:
Required
 Bachelor's degree
 Pursuing licensure
Preferred
 Elementary Education License/Early Childhood Education License
Compensation:
 Compensation is competitive and depends on qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package and bonus potential are included.
Preferred Start Date: Monday, August 27th

To Apply:
1. Please seek more information about our learning community before taking the time to submit an application: www.hiawathaacademies.org
2. Qualified, passionate applicants should visit our Careers tab and click "Apply Now"

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