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Randstad is hiring, hiring, hiring!

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Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies!


We are hiring, hiring, hiring! We currently have several opportunities and are anticipating having more positions available in Minneapolis, Eagan and Bloomington!

Pay is dependent on position and experience.

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and or experience:

Customer Service - Good communication and solid computer skills, call center a plus!

Document Review - Analytical, good attention to detail and solid computer skills!

Mortgage - Underwriting, closing and processing experience!


Please view our positions at www.randstadstaffing.com or email interest and resumes to tracy.rue@randstadusa.com.

Career of the Week: Recreation Guide

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Imagine waking up in the morning and leading a group of people on a hike in one of the hundreds of state trails throughout the United States. Or imagine leading a whitewater rafting adventure. If this would fit your ideal description of a career, then being a Recreation Guide might be right for you!

This small occupation anticipates significant growth in the next few years. The types of guides that are needed are as varied as the types of activities a person can do. While many positions are seasonal, there are opportunities all year round. A degree in Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies would help propel you into this exciting field!

For more information on this exciting career, follow the links below.

CEHD Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies
Recreation Guide- iseek.org
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
National Park Service

Success Story | Megan Braun, Physical Education ILP

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Name: Megan Braun Thumbnail image for Megan - Success Story.jpg
Licensure program: Physical Education
Completed the ILP program: August 2012
Employer: Minneapolis Public Schools
Position: SPAN/SPEN Physical Education and Health Teacher

1. How did you learn about your current position?
My former professor in the Physical Education and DAPE ILP program and fellow teacher in the Minneapolis Public Schools, Kathleen Healy, informed me of the position and provided me with a name to contact if I was interested in potentially getting an interview.

2. Describe the application and interview process.
My job search and application process began in the winter when I was still completing my program. I used websites recommended by the University (EdPost, K12jobspot...), and searched and applied, and searched and applied. I also attended the Minnesota Education Fair where I had one interview. I continued the application process throughout the spring, and aside from a few leads here and there began to get a bit discouraged and by summertime decided I would subsitute teach in the 2012-2013 school year. Toward the end of August, job postings in the Minneapolis-St.Paul and surrounding area picked up. I ended up having three interviews in one week for various Physical Education and Health teaching positions - including the interview for my current job. From the five total interviews that I had for a teaching position throughout the year, I can summarize and say they were all extremely different. It is important to go in relaxed and confident, use examples from your student-teaching experiences, and put in a little bit of research for the district you are interviewing for. Be aware that the application, interview, and job search process can be frustrating, time consuming, and discouraging at times, but do not give up - many teachers, like myself, get hired the week before the start of the school year! Use your connections, use your education, and have a back up plan; opportunities come when you least expect them, and sometimes all at once.

3. How did you make yourself stand out during the job search?
There are a few ways to help you land an interview: First, a solid resume with lots of extra-curriculuar experiences, for example, volunteering. My personal experiences included my experiences as a student-athlete in college, and also as a current high school coach. I used the experiences to diffierientiate myself from others, and essentially to help myself "stand-out". Second, forming good relationships with colleagues, coaches, peers, and professors helps you network and gain connections in the field - this is huge and an extremely important tool. Form good relationships with the people in the districts where you student-teach as well as your professors at Minnesota; all will help support you and hopefully help you get your foot in the door for an interview. Third, apply for everything. I applied and was willing to take a position that wasn't necessarily my "dream job", and it has been one of, if not the best, experiences and learning opportunities of my life. Lastly, having a Master's Degree from the Univeristy of Minnesota already helps you stand out within the state and elsewhere as it is a nationally-accredited institution for it's teaching prepartion programs.

4. Looking back, what did you find to be the most helpful during job search process?
Not stressing out, having back-ups plans, and taking opportunities as they arose. Utilizing my resources as well both at my student-teaching locations and here at the U was also helpful; this includes the networking, mock-interviews, and conversations we participated in throughout the ILP program.

5. What advice would you like to share with others about your experience finding a teaching position?
Apply for everything, use your resources, connections and education, and be patient. Opportunities arise when you least expect them, and many times come all at once.

UNI OVERSEAS RECRUITING FAIR XXXVII

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University of Northern Iowa
February 1-3, 2013
- Registration deadline is January 11 - save $40 if registered by Dec. 3
- 120+ American international schools will be in attendance
- Teachers may obtain a registration packet on our web site:
www.uni.edu/placement/overseas

These are incredible teaching opportunities that await students in
American K-12 schools around the globe. Over 900 teaching positions
were posted at our last event. Teachers of all disciplines are needed.

New teachers continue to do very well at the UNI Overseas Fair. Last
year, OVER 64% OF NEW TEACHERS SECURED EMPLOYMENT.

We are here to answer any questions students may have about
our services or overseas teaching. Please feel free to contact us at
anytime with any question.

Please feel free to post a link to our services at:
www.uni.edu/placement/overseas

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Tracey Godon
Director, UNI Overseas Placement Service for Educators
University of Northern Iowa Career Services
tracey.godon@uni.edu
319-273-2083
www.uni.edu/placement/overseas

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program 2013-14

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Applications are now available for the Carnegie Endowment for Peace Junior Fellows Program. Junior Fellows receive full support for a year of service at the Endowment in Washington, D.C. They provide research assistance to senior associates, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists, and government officials.

Applicants must be current seniors or have graduated within the past year; committed to careers in international affairs; must have exceptionally strong academic records with substantial coursework in such areas as international affairs, political science, economics, or history. Must be U.S. citizen or foreign national eligible to work in the U.S. for the award period. Research experience a plus. Some projects require a background in a Critical Need language. 8-10 Junior Fellows will be selected nationwide. The U may endorse up to two candidates.

The application includes a cover form, statement of interest, resume, transcripts, and a reflective essay on a prescribed policy topic. Application packets are available at the University Honors Program office, 20 Nicholson Hall, and from Sally Lieberman (liebe001@umn.edu). Campus application deadline: November 30, 2012.

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The Alternative Learning Department of Saint Paul Public Schools is looking for future educators to teach in the after school Extended Day for Learning (EDL) classes at various elementary and middle schools in the district.

EDL is an after school program designed to support students in math and reading. The days and times of program offerings vary per building. The programs are offered after school two hours per day (between 2:00 - 5:45PM) two days (M/W or T/TH) or four days (M-Th) per week. Teachers will be paid for student contact time and1/2 hour prep time at the rate of $22.00 per hour.

Accepted applicants will receive paid training in curriculum and best practice teaching strategies. Inquiries and applications are being accepted through November to start in January.

Interested?

Contact for more information regarding locations and to sign up for this educational opportunity:

Elizabeth Ventura @ 651-744-8010 or elizabeth.ventura@spps.org (Elementary)

Elizabeth Paone @ 651-744-8005 or elizabeth.paone@spps.org (Middle School)

CEHD Career Services Drop-in Hours

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Drop-ins are quick 15 minute appointments to:


  • Receive feedback on your resume and/or cover

  • Get hands-on assistance with GoldPASS

  • Learn about CEHD Career Services resources and services


Drop-in Hours
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Location
411 Science Teaching and Student Services Building (STSS)


We hope to see you soon!

Going Global

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Going Global database contains country-specific career and employment resources for more than 80 locations.


Researched by in-country career experts and updated annually.


Topic areas include:


  • Job search resources

  • Work permit/visa regulations

  • County-specific resume/CV guidelines and examples

  • Interview and cultural advice

  • Employment outlook/industry trends

  • Professional and social networking groups

H1B Plus database (developed by Going Global) provides a customized sort of all Department of Labor H1B visa applications by job title, occupation, company, location and wage.


Features 34 Country Career Guides -- 85-100 pages in length.


Contains 44 USA City Career Guides and 6 Canada City Career Guides -- 65-85 pages in length.


Includes more than 16 millions worldwide job/internship listings (updated daily)


Includes more than 450,000 corporate profiles (updated quarterly).


To access Going Global - sign into GoldPASS and click on the Going Global logo.

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Love working with people? Want to use your organizational skills to assist non-profits or government agencies with planning needs? Want to feel involved in the community?

Consider event planning! The job outlook for event planning is excellent and is expected to grow much faster than the average growth rate for other professions. Event planners typically need a Bachelor's Degree and some planning experience.

Meeting, convention, and event planners typically do the following:
-Meet with clients to understand the purpose of the meeting or event
-Plan the scope of the event, including time, location, program, and cost
-Solicit bids from places and service providers (for example, florists or photographers)
-Work with the client to choose where to hold the event and whom to contract with for services
-Inspect places to ensure they meet the client's requirements
-Coordinate event services such as rooms, transportation, and food service
-Confer with on-site staff to coordinate details
-Monitor event activities to ensure the client and event attendees are satisfied
-Review event bills and approve payment

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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?
Discipline, Focus, Responsibility, Learner, and Relator


In what ways do you use your talents each day?
My top three strengths are all in the Executing domain, so they nicely compliment one another. My Discipline is evident when I need to get a lot done. I can organize everything into a list and get gratification from checking items off. My Gopher Guide is a necessity!

I use my Focus to be able to concentrate on one thing for a long time. I usually prefer to focus on one thing until I get it done, then I can move onto the next task. Also if I decide I am going to do something, I am good at focusing on the steps I need to take to accomplish that goal.

It is very important for me to hold myself accountable for what I say I will do. I especially use Responsibility when working in groups to build trust with my teammates. If I say I will do something for someone else, that is my top priority.

Learner is one of my favorite strengths and I see it both in and out of the classroom. I have always loved school, but I also love trying new activities and learning new skills. For example, I am taking a swing dancing class right now, but I also love taking yoga and zumba classes and trying new sports.

Relator is my only Relationship Building theme, but I definitely see it fit since I prefer close relationships. I also use it when meeting new people. I like learning what is different about people, but I also find things in common or empathize with others to build strong relationships.


How have you worked to develop your talent themes?
I have read about my strengths in StrengthsFinder books and figured out where I use my top 5 strengths the most. Being more aware of what comes more naturally to me, helps me use those strengths as a go-to especially in new or stressful situations. It has also been helpful talking to other people about how they use their strengths and how sometimes people use the same strength in different ways.


Which of your talent themes fit you best and why?
I think Discipline fits me the best because I am a very organized person and like to have things planned out. I set goals far in advance and work hard using my other executing themes to help accomplish them. I love using Grad Planner and tools like that to make sure I stay on track.


What surprises you about your talent themes?
I was surprised at how well they fit me and also how they describe tendencies I've had since I've been really young whether it was sorting Halloween candy right when I got home from trick-or-treating or playing school with my little sisters.


Anything else you would like to share?
Knowing other people's strengths has really helped me to work better with others as well. I have noticed that things that maybe bother you at first can be qualities that you appreciate once you learn a person's top 5 strengths and realize the strengths that you have are not in everyone's top 5.


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!

GCN + ISE Internship Opportunit​ies

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Global Citizens Network
Marketing & Communications Intern
January 7 - June 7, 2013
Application deadline: November 16, 2012

The main duties of this position are to support the marketing and communication needs of Global Citizens Network (GCN). In alignment with its vision, GCN sends teams of volunteers to live and work short-term in indigenous communities throughout the world. The work of GCN is coordinated through the home office located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Interns work in conjunction with program staff, principally in the GCN office.


Responsibilities - The specific responsibility of the intern will vary but may include:
 Planned strategic project: Marketing materials and web design for Academic Programs
 Write, design and produce blogs and social media posts about GCN general & AP trips
 Assist with website maintenance and media outreach.
 Support outreach events (travel shows, conferences, presentations, Global Gatherings)
 Compile program demographic information
 Update web listings (Volunteer Match, HandsOn, Idealist, etc.)
 Support administrative projects and other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
 Demonstrated interest in cross-cultural exchange and/or previous international travel or study experience
 Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and deadlines
 Experience with Microsoft Office, databases, and social media
 Ability to communicate well (both verbally and written) with people from all backgrounds
 Dependable, on time and able to follow-through with commitments
 Ability to speak another language such as: Spanish, Swahili, Thai, or Portuguese, is preferred but not required
 Previous editing experience or writing background preferred, but not required
 Advanced undergraduate students and recent graduates with a degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field are encouraged to apply
Hours and Length of Service: This is an unpaid internship position. Intern hours are flexible and will be arranged in coordination with the relevant program staff. Intern must be willing to offer a minimum of five months of service or 200 hours. January through June commitment is preferred.


Hours and Length of Service: This is an unpaid internship position. Intern hours are flexible and will be arranged in coordination with the relevant program staff. Intern must be willing to offer a minimum of five months of service or 200 hours. January through June commitment is preferred.

Supervision: Intern's responsibilities and work arrangements will be coordinated with and supervised by the Academic Partnerships Manager and the GCN Director.


To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter & resume. Please e-mail your application to interships@gcn-ise.org and with "GCN Internship" in the subject line. Only applications received electronically will be reviewed. No calls please. Thank you for your interest.

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Intercultural Student Experiences
Program Intern
January 7 - August 9, 2013
Application deadline: November 16, 2012

The main duties of this position are to support the programming offered by Intercultural Student Experiences (ISE). The ISE mission is to inspire and educate students of the world through experiential learning across cultures. Programs include cultural immersion abroad and U.S. hosting. The work of ISE is coordinated through the home office located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Interns work in conjunction with program staff, principally in the ISE office.


Responsibilities - The specific responsibility of the intern will vary but may include:
 Develop, write and maintain blog for high school students
 Social media research and projects
 Provide program development and/or outreach support
 Update or create presentations in Power Point or Prezi
 Research and compile resources
 Compile program demographic information
 Participant or potential participant follow up via evaluation or surveys
 Administrative projects and other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
 Demonstrated interest in cross-cultural exchange and/or previous international travel or study abroad experience
 Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and deadlines
 Experience with Blogging, Microsoft Office, Power Point or Prezi, databases, and social media
 Previous editing experience or writing background preferred, but not required
 Ability to communicate well (both verbally and written) with people from all backgrounds
 Dependable, on time and able to follow-through with commitments
Ability to speak another language, such as: Spanish, German, French, Mandarin Chinese is preferred but not required


Hours and Length of Service: This is an unpaid internship position. Intern hours are flexible and will be arranged in coordination with the relevant program staff. Intern must be willing to offer a minimum of six months of service or 200 hours. January through July commitment is preferred.

Supervision: Intern's responsibilities and work arrangements will be coordinated with and supervised by a Program Coordinator or an ISE Director.


To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter & resume. Please e-mail your application to interships@gcn-ise.org with "ISE Internship" in the subject line. Only applications received electronically will be reviewed. No calls please. Deadline: November 16, 2012. Thank you for your interest.

Internatio​nal Virtual Career Fair

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Recruit U.S. Educated International Alumni
November 7 & 8, 2012

Looking for a job, internship, or co-op?
Save valuable time & meet recruiters live online!
Register at www.international.careereco.net

September 3 - November 7, 2012: Post your resume & apply to positions!
November 7 & 8, 2012: Participate in Live Virtual Chats with Employers!


Students are invited to interact via chat sessions and meet employers which may not attend all day events. This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for all students to attend!


What have others said about the Virtual Career Fair?
"I wish being in contact with employers was always this easy!"
"This Virtual Career Fair rocks!"
"It really takes some of the fear out of graduating!"
"The VCF was like an oasis in the desert of my job search."
"It's a great opportunity to interface with employers, but doesn't require complicated logistics."


For more information, contact Gayle Oliver-Plath
770.980.0088
international@careereco.com

Extended Learning Time-Teacher (MPS)

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Description: The focus of MPS Extended Day Programs is to help students further their academic growth in the areas of literacy, math, and science. We are looking for talented individuals to fill teaching and coordinating positions.

Number of Openings: 5+
Hours per week: 5-10
Wage/Salary: $25/hr


Qualifications: MN Teaching License for Appropriate Subject and Grade Level -OR-
Student Teachers working on their clinical practice may also apply.


If you are interested in a position and would like further information, please email:

Daren Johnson
District Program Facilitator
Minneapolis Public Schools
Area Learning Center
Daren.Johnson@mpls.k12.mn.us


For more details about this job position, log onto GoldPASS.umn.edu! Job ID: 85169

Apply to be a 2013 Orientation Leader!

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Help provide a seamless transition from high school to college for incoming first-year students during Freshmen Orientation. By being an Orientation Leader, you have the opportunity to impact over 5,500 first-year students while developing your own personal leadership style, not to mention the $3,500 stipend plus room and board you will receive during the summer! Click here for more information about being a vital presence in the Class of 2017 first-year experience!

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Staff or Faculty Member:

Nominate a student to be a 2013 Orientation Leader

Orientation & First-Year Programs are accepting applications to be 2013 Orientation Leaders! If there is a student you know who might make a great Orientation Leader, we would appreciate your help by nominating them.

When nominating students, please keep in mind that Orientation Leaders are selected based on their ability to work well with others, communicate effectively, commit to a rigorous schedule. They must display public relations skills and maturity of judgment. Additionally, they need to have patience, flexibility, strong organizational skills, and be willing and ready to learn. They should be resourceful and capable of assuming a leadership position with little supervision. More information regarding the position can be found here. Please note that first-year students are not eligible for the Orientation Leader position.

To nominate a student, please respond with the student's name and Internet ID.
Thanks you so much for your help and cooperation, we really appreciate it!


Sincerely,
Ben Wunrow (wunro006@umn.edu)
Student Program Coordinator
Orientation & First-Year Programs

Success Story | Jodi Schmitz, Physical Education ILP

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Licensure program: Physical Education/DAPE
Completed the ILP program: June, 2012
Employer: Internationella Engelska Skolan Eskilstuna, Sweden
Position: 7-9th Grade Physical Education teacher, 7A Mentor

1. How did you learn about your current position?
Last October my supervisor sent out the information to my cohort that he had received from CEHD (Career Services) who had received it from IES. I didn't even think about interviewing at first, but when the time got closer to the interviews I went for it and signed up.

2. Describe the application and interview process.
After deciding I wanted to interview, I just emailed the correspondent my interest along with my cover letter and resume. I later received an email asking me to sign up for an interview time slot. It was a very easy process. In January, I then met with two recruiters from IES at the Science Teaching and Student Services Building (CEHD Career Services Interview Center). We talked for about 15 minutes and then I was put into their computer system. The recruiters told me that they were heading back to Sweden the next day and were then going to speak with their principals about everyone they interviewed. I interviewed on a Friday and received a job offer on Monday morning.

3. How did you make yourself stand out during the job search?
My supervisor prepared my cohort very well for interviews throughout the year. My cooperating teachers were also very helpful in looking at my cover letter and resume and giving me practice questions. This made me feel more relaxed and comfortable going into the interview. I also showed a lot of enthusiasm for the job and was honest about the fact that I am a first year teacher and I am still learning every day. I believe they were really pleased and excited that I was willing to move to another country that I've never been to before and start a job I haven't officially ever done before. Lastly, teaching here now I have noticed that being a female physical education teacher is an idea that is not very common in Sweden. I think that gave me an edge as well.

4. Looking back, what did you find to be the most helpful during job search process?
Receiving information and the preparation from CEHD, my supervisor, and GoldPASS was extremely helpful. With these resources, the research and searching is already done for you. I think what was most helpful was everything we did in my seminar class with my cohort and supervisor. We really worked on preparing ourselves for interviews, we received advice from current teachers and administration in schools, and we learned how to navigate through employment websites.

5. Did you utilize career services? If so, what was your experience like?
Yes, I utilized many of the career services. I first learned about my current position through career services and interviewed on-campus through that outlet as well. Informational meetings, career events, and the job fairs were all very beneficial in learning how to apply to employment websites and how to stand out during interviews. Everything is very helpful and is right on campus to make things even easier for you. I really appreciated everything they do for you to help you get a job.

6. What advice would you like to share with others about your experience finding a teaching position?
Definitely use all of the resources that are out there for you. They are all very beneficial and each one gives you more advice, tips, knowledge, and experiences with the job search process and interviews. Keep any open mind and apply for anything and everything; nonetheless, you will get interview and resume writing experience. Don't be afraid to apply for overseas positions. It is a great learning experience and a great way to start your teaching career. Lastly, don't get discouraged!

Minneapolis Public Schools - Community Academic Series

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November 2012 Sessions
These sessions are free to attend!

Event Details:
Community Academic Series is through Minneapolis Public Schools. They are hosting a series of workshops that might be of interest to students. This series is a way to reach out to parents, volunteers, and community members who want an idea of what's being taught in the schools and how they can better work with students. The content varies from academic topics like math and literacy, to social topics like motivating youth and behavior management. The presenters are district staff and regarded as experts in their fields. Times and locations vary to accommodate as many people as possible, but all events are free!

The upcoming November session is to be held at the U of M and it would be great to have a lot of students there! Please see the attached flier for all the details. This could be a great opportunity to network and gain some professional development training.


Thursday, November 1 • 12-2 pm
Relationship Building with Youth

Building meaningful relationships and engagement with youth takes intentional skills and knowledge about their needs. This training will provide the tools needed to intentionally build relationships, best practices for engaging youth in educational activities and bringing your own strengths to the staff/youth interaction. Presented by East Side Neighborhood Services.

--> East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd St. N.E.Call 612.787.4034 for directions.


Thursday, November 8 • 10 am-12 pm
Middle Grades Matter:
Reading Strategies for Grades 4-9

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent literacy instruction as well as hands-on strategies and approaches to use when tutoring or helping students with reading skills. Presented by the MN Literacy Council.

--> University of Minnesota
Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant St. S.E., Room 41
Visit http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/ApH/ for driving directions and parking information.


Wednesday, November 14 • 12-2 pm
Mathematics Minus Fear: Elementary Focus

This session will provide adults with tools to help them better support the district's math curriculum. We will discuss how to engage all students in the active learning of math and provide strategies for encouraging students to think for themselves and promote self-confidence in the field of mathematics. Presented by MPS Teaching and Learning.

--->Hosmer Library, 347 E. 36th St.Call 612.543.6900 for directions.


Tuesday, November 20 • 6-8 pm
Special Education: Differentiating Needs

Gain strategies to better support students with learning, mental and physical disabilities. The training will focus on differentiating methods of instruction for students' personal and academic growth. Presented by MPS Special Education.

-->North Commons, 1801 James Ave. N.Call 612.370.4921 for directions.


Thursday, November 29 • 4-6 pm
EL Instruction Best Practices

Develop an understanding of how our beliefs and behaviors related to culture and language impact our learning and practice with English language learners. The training will provide specific tools to increase language acquisition and comprehension. Presented by MPS Multilingual Department.

-->North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N.Call 612.543.8450 for directions.


How to Register for CAS: Please register online at volmps.mpls.k12.mn.us/CAS.html. Please register at least one week in advance of the session(s) you wish to attend.
For more information: Contact Kara Bennett at 612.290.8440 or email kara.bennett@mpls.k12.mn.us


CAS is a joint effort of: Minneapolis Community Education (MCE) • Volunteer MPS • Teaching & Learning (T&L) • Office of Family & Community Engagement (OFCE) • Student Support Services (SSS) • English Language Learning (ELL) • City of Lakes AmeriCorps • Special Education (SpEd) • Indian Education (IndianED) • Area Learning Centers (ALC) • Metropolitan State University • Project for Pride in Living (PPL) • Neighborhood House • Migizi Organization • University of Minnesota (UofMN)
The Community Academic Series is sponsored by
Minneapolis Public Schools and Title I.

MPL - Community Academic Series

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November 2012 Sessions
These sessions are free to attend!

Thursday, November 1 • 12-2 pm
Relationship Building with Youth

Building meaningful relationships and engagement with youth takes intentional skills and knowledge about their needs. This training will provide the tools needed to intentionally build relationships, best practices for engaging youth in educational activities and bringing your own strengths to the staff/youth interaction. Presented by East Side Neighborhood Services.

--> East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd St. N.E.Call 612.787.4034 for directions.


Thursday, November 8 • 10 am-12 pm
Middle Grades Matter:
Reading Strategies for Grades 4-9

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent literacy instruction as well as hands-on strategies and approaches to use when tutoring or helping students with reading skills. Presented by the MN Literacy Council.

--> University of Minnesota
Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant St. S.E., Room 41
Visit http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/ApH/ for driving directions and parking information.


Wednesday, November 14 • 12-2 pm
Mathematics Minus Fear: Elementary Focus

This session will provide adults with tools to help them better support the district's math curriculum. We will discuss how to engage all students in the active learning of math and provide strategies for encouraging students to think for themselves and promote self-confidence in the field of mathematics. Presented by MPS Teaching and Learning.

--->Hosmer Library, 347 E. 36th St.Call 612.543.6900 for directions.


Tuesday, November 20 • 6-8 pm
Special Education: Differentiating Needs

Gain strategies to better support students with learning, mental and physical disabilities. The training will focus on differentiating methods of instruction for students' personal and academic growth. Presented by MPS Special Education.

-->North Commons, 1801 James Ave. N.Call 612.370.4921 for directions.


Thursday, November 29 • 4-6 pm
EL Instruction Best Practices

Develop an understanding of how our beliefs and behaviors related to culture and language impact our learning and practice with English language learners. The training will provide specific tools to increase language acquisition and comprehension. Presented by MPS Multilingual Department.

-->North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N.Call 612.543.8450 for directions.


How to Register for CAS: Please register online at volmps.mpls.k12.mn.us/CAS.html. Please register at least one week in advance of the session(s) you wish to attend.
For more information: Contact Kara Bennett at 612.290.8440 or email kara.bennett@mpls.k12.mn.us


CAS is a joint effort of: Minneapolis Community Education (MCE) • Volunteer MPS • Teaching & Learning (T&L) • Office of Family & Community Engagement (OFCE) • Student Support Services (SSS) • English Language Learning (ELL) • City of Lakes AmeriCorps • Special Education (SpEd) • Indian Education (IndianED) • Area Learning Centers (ALC) • Metropolitan State University • Project for Pride in Living (PPL) • Neighborhood House • Migizi Organization • University of Minnesota (UofMN)
The Community Academic Series is sponsored by
Minneapolis Public Schools and Title I.

Lucy Laney School (MPS) is hiring after school teachers our Extended Day Program. See below:

Site
Lucy Laney

Position
Reading - 2 days a week, 1 teacher, 3rd Grade - Lucy Laney
Math - 2 days a week, 1 teacher, 3rd Grade - Lucy Laney
Literacy - 4 days a week, 7th/8th Grade - Lucy Laney
Math - 4 days a week, 7th/8th Grade - Lucy Laney

Department
Area Learning Center

Summary
The focus of MPS Extended Day Programs is to help students further their academic growth in the areas of literacy, math, and science. We are looking for talented individuals to fill teaching and coordinating positions.

Qualifications
MN Teaching License for Appropriate Subject and Grade Level

Work Hours
M-TH, 3:15 to 4:30 pm or 3:15-5:30 pm - Lucy Laney

Salary
MPS Teacher Direct Instruction (DI) Rate
Non-MPS Teacher, $25 an hour

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.
Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.


METHOD OF APPLICATION:
If you are interested in a position and would like further information, please email:
Daren Johnson
District Program Facilitator
Minneapolis Public Schools
Area Learning Center
807 Broadway Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Daren.Johnson@mpls.k12.mn.us

Career of the Week- Adoption Case Manager

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Have you always loved working with children? Does your heart melt at the thought of seeing a child meet a new, loving family?

Working in an adoption agency might be just the job for you! Based on the most recent available data from 2007 and 2008, approximately 2000 children are adopted each year in the state of Minnesota. There are over 130,000 adoptions in the United States annually (http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/adopted0708.pdf). An Adoption Case Manager works with the children and families from the beginning to the end of the process. This includes home visits, matching families to children, and providing adoption education.

An Adoption Case Manager can daily make a difference in the lives of children who no longer have families to nurture them. It gives the opportunity to cut through the red tape of bureaucracy to bring joy to the lives of the children and families you unite.

This career field has higher than average projected growth for the next 10 years. For more information on the career outlook and job opportunities, follow the links below. Also make sure to check out the CEHD majors of Family Social Science and Early Childhood Education that can help in the preparation process.

Occupational Handbook
Adoption Jobs


Career of the Week: Family Services Social Worker

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Are you interested in helping others? Do you want to use your Family Social Science skills to help others improve their lives or current situations? If the answer is yes, then you may want to consider a career as a Family Social Worker.

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A Bachelor's Degree in Family Social Science will prepare you for an entry-level position as a Family Social Worker. This field is expected to grow at a fast rate in upcoming years so job prospects look very positive. It is also a terrific field for anyone interested in working for government agencies or non-profits, as these providers often offer social work services.

What does a Family Social Worker do? Family Social workers assist families in need by helping them find services and resources. For example, a Family Social Worker may assist a family in finding daycare or housing options but also offer advice and assistance as they experience difficult changes in their lives. This is a great position for anyone interested in family dynamics or working with adults and children.

Check out these websites for further info:
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1021.00
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm

Human Resource Development Employer Event

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Are you interested in learning about internships and positions related to your major? Want to practice networking with employers in your field? Are you exploring human resources as a potential major? Well, we might have the event for you! CEHD Career Services is bringing employers to campus to promote their positions and internship programs in the areas of:

•Human resources, organizational training, & career development.


Human Resources Development Employer Recruitment Event
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
STSS Interview Center 2:30pm-4:30pm


Registration is encouraged but not required to attend. Login to GoldPASS and search for the career event ID 1512 to register and view information on the employers attending.


*Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume.

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About the event: The interview center offers 10 interview rooms and an adjacent large conference space. Employers will be placed in each of the rooms and some will have tables in the open conference space connected to the interview center. When you arrive at the check-in table you will receive a map with tips and the location of each employer.



Part of attending a career event is doing your research. You can link to their organizational profile/ information in the GoldPASS career event.
Employers registered are:

1. Minnesota Children's Museum
2. Planned Parenthood
3. MN Twins
4. Work Effects
5. College Pro
6. Target Corporation
7. International Institute of Minnesota
8. ARC Healthcare Group
9. Ameriprise Financial
10. OneVillage Partners
11. VALERE
12. Project Footsteps
13. Fraser
14. City of St. Paul
15. Coenen Bros
16. Goodwill/Easter Seals

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For Tips on Career Fair Success: Tipsforfairsuccess.docx.pdf

Government and Non-Profit Career Fair is coming to you!

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Be ready to impress at the...

Government and Non-Profit Career Fair
Friday Oct 26, Coffman Great Hall, 10-3
http://www.mcucsa.org/govnonprofitfair/

-- Look your best: select attire that communicates your professionalism!

-- Watch the Job Fair Success online workshop:
https://umconnect.umn.edu/jobfairsuccess

-- Review the list of Currently Registered Employers and openings (and check out their websites!):
http://www.mcucsa.org/govnonprofitfair/regEmployerlist.aspx

-- Plan to attend the presentations:
http://www.mcucsa.org/govnonprofitfair/presentations.aspx

Minnesota Twins has Two Full-Time Positions!

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POSITION: Coordinato​r, Publicatio​ns & Baseball Communicat​ions (Rec#215)

JOB FUNCTION:
To assist in the shaping of the brand, image and overall awareness of the Minnesota Twins across the Upper Midwest through the development and execution of the team's overall communications strategy, with emphasis on team publications, baseball information, and photography.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
· Assist in all aspects of the Baseball Communications department - Focus on team publications, which include but not limited to: Team Yearbook, Magazines and scorecards. Serve as the day-to-day editorial liaison with publishing partners ensuring the timely development of official team publications.
· Oversee all team photography needs. Schedule team photographers for all events (player photo shoots, press conferences, games, special events). Organize, archive and log team photos. Distribute images upon requests.
· Assist with the design, writing and editing of official team media guide and season summaries. Manage the research, development and production of daily game notes and post-game notes.
· Work to ensure the timely distribution of key baseball information, publications, including the team's Media Guide, Season Summary and baseball related press releases.
· Work with the team's corporate partnerships/marketing department to ensure the timely integration of advertisements in all official team publications maximizing team revenue and communication initiatives.
· Work with team's spring training operations partner (i.e. Ft. Myers Miracle) to ensure the production of high quality publications for spring training games in Ft. Myers, Florida.
· Oversee the maintenance of the team's baseball information archives including player and team information, photography, MLB Information and stats, etc.
· Assist in the training and scheduling of Baseball Communications department intern.
· Work on special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
· College degree, preferably with a major in Communications, Journalism or Sports Administration.
· Baseball knowledge and a strong understanding of the game.
· At least two years of Baseball Information/Media Relations experience with a professional sports team.
· Strong interpersonal communications skills.
· Highly motivated individual to meet the challenges presented in a Baseball Information/Media Relations department.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills, computer skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills and knowledge of baseball
· Ability to work long hours
· Graphic design and Photoshop experience
· Ability to travel as requested/needed throughout the season and Spring Training (Florida)
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite


POSITION: Coordinato​r, Player Relations & Media Service (Rec#214)

JOB FUNCTION: To assist in the shaping of the brand, image and overall awareness of the Minnesota Twins across the Upper Midwest through the development and execution of the team's overall communications strategy, with emphasis on media service, baseball information and player relations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
· Manage the Twins credential process and organize credential requests/lists for both full-season and game-by-game basis. Oversee ticket and general information requests from local, regional and national media. Manage the club's overall media databases (mail and email, sports and non-sports, metro and outstate, regional and national). Serve as liaison with the team's broadcast partners.
· Assist in all aspects of Baseball Communications department - Focus on assisting Director with player needs throughout the organization. Assisting with Kids Autograph sessions, Kid Caster programs and Ticket Sales initiatives. Enhance relationships with players and clubhouse staff to develop a comfort level in which trust is earned.
· Work to ensure the timely distribution of key baseball information, publications, including the team's media guide, season summary and baseball related press releases.
· Work with the entire corporate communications/public affairs/baseball communication staff to ensure a high level of media service. Manage the team's game day press box access and hospitality for authorized areas.
· Assist in the writing for Twins publications (feature stories for Twins Magazine, Score cards, media guide, season summary etc.).
· Compile and distribute daily media clips and minor league reports.
· Assist with annual events such as, TwinsFest, Diamond Awards Dinner, Winter Caravan, and Twins Hall of Fame.
· Assist in the organization of historical photos to ensure the club's tracking of images.
· Assist in the training and scheduling of Baseball Communications department intern.
· Work on special projects as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:
· College degree, preferably with a major in Communications, Journalism or Sports Administration.
· Baseball knowledge and a strong understanding of the game.
· 1-2 years of Baseball Information/Media Relations experience with a professional sports team.
· Strong interpersonal communications skills.
· Highly motivated individual to meet the challenges presented in a Baseball Information/Media Relations department.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills, computer skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills and knowledge of baseball.
· Ability to work long hours
· Ability to travel during Spring Training (Florida) schedule.
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite

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 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!

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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
hollycorbin@twinsbaseball.com

In this position, you would be working with both adult and child victims of domestic violence that have an open case with our office; assisting victims in accessing needed services; keeping victims and witnesses informed of court information; offering victims and witnesses support during hearings, trials and sentencings; and keeping attorneys informed on a victim's wishes regarding an open case.

Qualifications: Family Violence Prevention Minor - course work

Application Instructions:
Please send or e-mail a cover letter and resume to: Maria DeWolf, Supervior of the Domestic Abuse Unit, St. Paul City Attorneys Office, 15 W. Kellogg Blvd., Suite 500, St. Paul, MN 55102
E-mail address: Maria.DeWolf@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Hennepin County Organizational Change Needs Assessment
Internship Opportunity

ORGANIZATION
Hennepin County, Minnesota's largest county based on budget, estimated market value, and population (a quarter of the state's population), provides a range of services and programs to enhance the health, safety and quality of life for its residents and communities in a respectful, efficient and fiscally responsible way. For more information, go to www.hennepin.us.

POSITION SUMMARY

Work Direction Given by: Organizational Change Consultant and Organization Change and Effectiveness Manager

Time Commitment: 100-150 hours (flexible scheduling) during the period of October through December 2012

BENEFIT

This paid internship opportunity will allow an individual to gain experience and develop skills in conducting a needs assessment and gain experience gathering and synthesizing data in order to develop key themes, findings and strategies. The intern will work in an environment that encourages innovation, support, and respect and will contribute to a county-wide organizational change framework that has the potential to impact over 7,000 employees and numerous divisions that serve thousands of people.

QUALIFICATIONS
Intern is currently enrolled in a Masters-level University/College program related to Organizational Development, Industrial Psychology, Human Resource Management, or related discipline. Undergraduates will be considered if they have experience analyzing and synthesizing qualitative data.

SKILLS
Intern must demonstrate the follow skills in accomplishing the responsibilities:

1. Personal organization and time management; ability to work independently; follow through on specific assignments.
2. Personal motivation; demonstrate eagerness and enthusiasm for learning.
3. Ability to maintain confidence and respect individual viewpoints.
4. Effectively communication with individuals; ability to facilitate two-way communication.
5. Experience with analyzing and synthesizing qualitative data.
6. Competencies in Microsoft Word and ability to prepare quality written materials.

RESPONSIBLITIES
1. Participate in the development of a needs assessment to identify and understand current employee needs and strengths for approaches, tools, and training to manage and effectively lead organizational change.
2. Create materials and processes to conduct focus groups, interviews, and survey.
3. Conduct logistics for focus groups and interviews (set up times/rooms/materials/invitations).
4. Document findings from focus group participants; synthesis information from the focus groups, interviews, surveys or other relevant data to inform the development of strategies to address gaps and opportunities.
5. Assist in the development of themes, findings, and recommendations based on the gathered data.
6. Research best practices for organization change models and approaches that could address gaps identified in the needs assessment.


To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Brittany Kellerman at kelle410@umn.edu. The position would start on or around 10/15/12 and the interviews would be set up for the week of Oct. 8-12. Please apply asap.

Fashion and Business Career Fair

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Fashion & Business Career Fair
Friday, October 5th, 2012
Noon - 4PM
Northstar Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center

- Career fair, professional panel, meet & greet!
- Fashion industry recruiters!
- Information & Student Registration: fabmn.com
- Questions: fabminnesota@gmail.com

Work Study Job Position - Career Services Center

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Overview of the Career Services Center in STSS
The Career Service Center (CSC) in Science Teaching and Student Service building (STSS) primarily serves students in the Career & Internship Services (CCE, CDes, CFANS - Minneapolis programs), the College of Education and Human Development, and the College of Liberal Arts. The counseling and employer relations staff focuses on the needs of their respective student and employer populations. The Twin Cities Office for Student Affairs provides oversight of administrative functions and needs - maximizing the efficient and effective coordination of the Center's work. This position will report through Student Affairs.

The CSC serves students through individual counseling, group workshops, information sessions and course work to help clarify their interests, and assist in goal setting and career planning. In addition, the CSC features an interview suite where representatives from corporate and non-profit communities seeking to attract talented students from the University for internship and job opportunities are hosted on campus.

Responsibilities

• Serve as a first point of contact for Career Services visitors (will be cross-trained to serve both the main Career Services office as well as its Interview Center)
• Provide exceptional one-on-one support and encouragement to students visiting the resources room
• Clients include students, alumni, employers, faculty, and parents
• Direct students to the necessary resources in our office and the university at large
• Serve as receptionist for the office
• Maintain GoldPASS (U of M's online job and internship posting system)
• Greet and direct visitors appropriately between the units served by the office; answer telephone calls, provide information and direct callers.
• Refer students to meetings with career staff members and schedule appointments
• Maintain stock of office supplies and resources needed in CSC resource room
• Other projects based on student strengths and office needs may include: writing handouts, updating web content, outreach to employers, marketing events and services, and/or assisting with events and recruiting


Qualifications
• Students must have work study funds for the 2012-2013 academic year
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Experience using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and able to solve problems
• Friendly, customer service oriented personality
• Past experience working in an office setting
• Ability to handle confidential information
• Must have an interest in working with diverse populations in higher education setting and/or within career services
• The ideal candidate would be able to work for the next two or more academic years

Hours available?
Monday - Friday: 10-15 hours per week. The Student Office Assistant will work during peak office traffic times and coverage for lunch breaks, hours will fall during normal CSC business hours (8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday).

How do I apply?
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and availability by 4:30 pm on October 12, 2012, to:
Juan Telles
Career Services
411 STSS
222 Pleasant Street SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55455
or tell0037@umn.edu

Who should I contact if I have questions about the position?
Please contact Juan Telles at tell0037@umn.edu or (612) 624-7577.

Minneapolis Kids needs energetic, enthusiastic people who enjoy working with elementary-aged children! This position is a great way to gain experience working with children, boost your résumé, make some good money, and have fun!

Minneapolis Kids Child Care Assistant positions are:
-Usually 3-4 hour shifts after school (around the hours of 1:30pm-6:00pm, depending on the school)
-Five days a week, M-F
-Pay is $12.42/hour

Qualifications:
-Age 18 or older
-At least 60 college credits
-Pass a criminal background check
-Obtain CPR and first-aid within the first 90 days
-Prior experience with children is a plus!

Qualities needed:
-Enjoy children
-Energetic, enthustiastic
-Reliable
-Flexible, able to multi-task
-Creative, good problem solver


WE WILL BE HAVING A MINNEAPOLIS KIDS HIRING FAIR

October 5th, October 26th, and November 9th, 2012
12:00pm-3:00pm at the Davis Educational Center
1250 West Broadway Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55411

Potential candidates can:
Apply on site, interview, and complete their background check.
Please bring your resume, two forms of ID and checking or savings account information

For more information or to apply online, please visit mplskids.mpls.k12.mn.us or call 612-668-3890

College of Education & Human Development
cehd@umn.edu | 612-626-9252 | 104 Burton Hall, 178 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

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