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More Than One Pathway to Medical School

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Thursday, October 28th, from 4-5:30 there is an Information Session about going to Medical School. The info session is a wonderful opportunity about the Medical School, application process, and selection criteria. This session will also cover various career paths and life experiences of current medical students.

You must register. You can find out more information and register here.

Volunteers Needed- Equity and Diversity Breakfast

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The Equity and Diversity Breakfast is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM at the McNamara Alumni Center. As of now, They expect roughly 500 people to register for the Breakfast. They have representatives from all University colleges, several community organizations, a number of corporate sponsors, and student leaders on campus.

Due to the large size of the Breakfast and the array of volunteering assignments, they are planning on holding a Volunteer Orientation on the Monday prior to the event (if you intend on volunteering again this year, please set aside time from 3-4:30 PM on Monday, November 15, 2010 for this Orientation). Details on location of this orientation are soon to come.

As for the event itself, they will need a number of volunteers to start as early as 6:15 AM on Thursday the 18th.

Possible Volunteer Assignments include:
* Check-In
* Traffic Control
* Coat Check
* Greeter
* Stage Managers
* Gallery of Excellence attendants
* Set up Thursday (start at 6:15 AM)
* Access Coordinators
* Spill Over Monitors

If you are interested in volunteering for the 2010 Equity and Diversity Breakfast, please contact Minerva Muñoz at or 612-626-2215 as soon as possible. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in volunteering please forward this email to them as well.

Drop by Drop: Toxic Water, Everyday Solutions

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Dr. Deborah L. Swackhamer, an environmental chemistry professor in the School of Public Health, co-director of the Water Resources Center, and holder of the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute's Charles M. Denny Jr. Chair in Science, Technology, and Public Policy, is passionate about freshwater resources and sustainability. Her lecture will provide an overview of the stresses to the planet's rivers, lakes, streams and groundwater reserves. In addition, she will present the good news - that concern for our finite water supply is beginning to take center stage in town halls and legislative chambers, and that each of us has the power to make a difference everyday. Swackhamer received the 2007 Harvey G. Rogers Award from the Minnesota Public Health Association, and the prestigious Founders Award from the international Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry for lifetime achievement in environmental sciences in 2009. Swackhamer is currently Chair of the Science Advisory Board of the US Environmental Protection Agency.

The event is next Thursday, November 4th at 4p.m. in the Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center. You must RSVP for the event, and you can do so here.

Study Leadership in Rome, Intern & More

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Spend the semester in the Eternal City of Rome while learning about historical and contemporary issues facing Italy and its capital city. The Learning Abroad Center's Study Abroad in Rome program offers coursework in journalism and communications as well as courses in leadership, architecture, communications, Italian language, marketing, art history, cinema, and more. All courses are pre-approved for liberal education requirements. Students with 0-4 semesters of Italian language can also apply for internship opportunities in Rome. These range from working in the PR department of fashion powerhouse Ferragamo to reporting for English- and Italian-language publications. Various volunteer opportunities are also available.

The deadline for this program is November 1st, so start the application now and contact Emelee Volden with questions or for more information at or 612-676-7561.

Internship Advice

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Monday, November 8th, CLA Career Services is holding a discussion to explain the benefits of an internship and how to find/get one in the President's Room, Coffman Union, from 12-1:30p.m. Internships are very valuable for your future success and will make you a better applicant for a career position or graduate school candidate. They can help you explore interests to compliment the professional experience that you will gain from an internship.

There will be employers present that hire interns and they will give first hand advice from a recruiting point of view. Also, CLA students will be there to talk about their rewarding internships. Come with questions or to just take it all in.

This event is free and open to all CLA students and registration is not necessary. Find more information here, and come hungry because pizza will be served.

Peace Jam Mentors Needed

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PeaceJam Slam 2010 is coming to the University of Minnesota- St Paul campus on Sat., November 13th, 2010 and they need 75 passionate college students to mentor youth on their peacemaking journey.

Participants will learn about the work of a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate who will be present at the PeaceJam in the spring and participate in workshops and small group discussions focused on peacemaking and community building techniques. This is where we need YOUR help! This leadership event will serve as an opportunity for you to learn valuable peacemaking, community-building and leadership skills.

Visit the YMCA site here to see the event posting, at the bottom of the page, and download the application to be apart of this wonderful event and spread the word about peacemaking.

Maximizing Your Potential: A Diversity Education Event

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Next Thursday, October 28th the UnitedHealth Group, Disabled Student Cultural Center, and Disability Services are sponsoring this event. Maximizing Your Potential will be held between 10a.m.-2:00p.m. and will have a free lunch with prizes/drawings.

The schedule is as follows:

10:00 a.m. Meet with Representatives from UnitedHealth Group's 7 business segments:

Prescription Solutions

10:30 - 10:50 a.m. - Kickoff presentation - Susan Aase and Linda Wolford, Disability Services
Networking to the Max: Assess your networking savvy and discover strategies to enhance your networking skills.

11:00 - Prize drawing SMART PEN (must be present to win)

10:50 - 12:00 p.m. - Meet representatives from UnitedHealth Group's 7 business segments

11:30-12:00 - Lunches/beverages available for pick up

12:00 - Prize drawing NOOK E-Reader (must be present to win)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Matthew Sanford -Keynote Presentation

1:00 - Prize drawing SMART PEN (must be present to win)

1:00 - 2:00 - Information gathering from UHG 7 business segments continues

2:00 - Prize drawing NOOK E-Reader (must be present to win)

2:00 p.m. - Adjourn

Nursing Application Workshop- Tuesday, October 26th

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The Health and Natural Sciences Student Community is holding a Nursing Application Workshop on Tuesday, October 26th. Come to find out important information including the essentials of the application, what makes one competitive, and resources to help you in the application process. The workshop will be held in Nolte 140, and you can contact Katie Koopmeiners at or call 612-624-6044 for more info.

First Year Leadership Institute Applications Due Monday

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FYLI is co-circular leadership program for First-Year Students that takes place Spring Semester. It prepares students for real-life leadership experiences by enhancing leadership skills; fostering intrapersonal, interpersonal, ethical and more development while networking and connecting students to the University of Minnesota and surround community. The application deadline has been extended until Monday, October 25th at 5p.m. but spots are limited to do not hesitate to apply early.

You can find application information here, and you can direct any questions to

Have you got the Right Stuff?

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Have you got the Right Stuff to get an internship, job, or apply to graduate school?

Explore what you need for internships, jobs, and graduate school. This is an individual tailored workshop which will help you get on track.

Examples of what will be covered:
What is the Right experience to prepare you for the next step?
What is the Right combination of GPA and test scores?
What is the Right thing to say on your application and resume?

This will be held from 2:30-3:30p.m. in STSS 144. Contact Barbara Goodwin at 612-624-6044 for more info.

2011 Orientation Leaders Needed

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Are you interested in continuing in a great and unique leadership opportunity? Orientation & First-Year Programs is currently in the process of recruiting students to be 2011 Orientation Leaders!

As an Orientation Leader you will:
· Help implement Freshman Orientation and the 2011 Welcome Week
· Work as a team to recruit and train a volunteer team of over 400 Welcome Week Leaders
· Learn more about the University, as well as yourself
· Receive $3,500 compensation with room and board

The time commitment consists of:
· Spring Semester meetings every Wednesday from 3:30-7:30pm
· Freshman Orientation: May 22-July 15, August 18-30
· Welcome Week: August 31-September 5

To apply:
· Applications can be completed online here, starting Monday, October 11, and are due on Friday November 5

· If possible, please attend an Open House:
Wednesday October 20th, CMU 325 2:00-4:00pm
Thursday October 21st, Blegen 320 2:00-4:00pm
Monday October 25th, Blegen 320 11:00am- 1:00pm
Tuesday October 26th, CMU 325 11:00am-1:00pm

· Students must be in good academic standing (at or above 2.3 GPA)
· Students cannot be freshmen (a minimum of two completed semesters at a university/college are needed)
· Students cannot graduate before Fall 2011

We hope that you will consider this opportunity. Please give us a call at (612) 624-1979 or checkout the website here for more information on the position.

Internship- Homecoming 2011

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Homecoming is now recruiting students to assist in the planning and coordination of Homecoming 2011! Assist in planning, overseeing, implementing, and evaluating Homecoming through the effective and efficient use of personnel, funding, resources, and campus services. Five students will work together as a team to implement programs. In addition, students will be assigned to chair, recruit, and lead a committee of volunteers with a specific focus related to Homecoming. All interns will receive a stipend and 3 credits via participation in a Spring 2011 internship course offered through Student Unions & Activities and the College of Education and Human Development.

Applications are due by 4:30p.m. on October 27th. Visit the site here for more information.

National Day on Writing- InTensive Writing: Big Tent of Writing

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Join the University in celebrating National Day on Writing this Wednesday, October 20th from 11a.m.-2:30p.m. on the Ground Floor Lounge of Nicholson Hall. Stop by Nicholson Hall to write in and around the Big Tent of Writing. There is room to draft, compose, converge and converse. Feel free to contribute a collaborative text, tell a tale, build an idea, riff on a meme, and write with many different technologies.

Internship- Minnesota Swarm

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On Wednesday, October 20th, the Minnesota Swarm will be on-campus recruiting and holding an Information Session 3-4:30p.m. in Rooms 518 & 520 in the new STSS Building (Science Teaching & Student Services). Matt McCormack, Director of Brand Management & Communication, and Dan Ferguson, Ticket Sales Manager, of the Minnesota Swarm will be here to recruit students for internships and up coming full-time job opportunities. Don't miss this opportunity to interview and meet hiring managers in the sports industry. Come prepared with a resume if you can.

This event is sponsored by, CEHD Career Services
If you have questions, contact Angie Soderberg at or call her at 612-625-3339.

Risk and Resilience in Mental Health and Development

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The Dept. of Psychology, Institute of Child Development, and Dept. of Psychiatry and Human Capital Research Collaborative is holding a Symposium Celebrating the Legacy of Norman Garmezy: Risk and Resilience in Mental Health and Development. The symposium is Friday, October 22nd from 8:30a.m.-5p.m. in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union and is open to the public.

The event will run as so

8:30 am Welcoming Reception

9:00 - 10:30 Session 1
Michael Rutter - Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London
Implications of Resilience Concepts for Scientific Understanding
Arnold Sameroff, University of Michigan
"Accentuate the positive! Eliminate the negative!"

11:00 - 12:00 Session 2
Keith Nuechterlein - University of California Los Angeles
The Puzzle of Schizophrenia: Tracking the Core Role of Cognitive Deficits
Dante Cicchetti, University of Minnesota
A Multilevel Perspective on Resilient Adaptation under Conditions of
Extreme Stress: An Illustration from the Study of Maltreated Children and
1:30 - 3:00 Session 3
Ann Masten - University of Minnesota
Developmental Cascades: The Legacy of Project Competence
Douglas Coatsworth, Pennsylvania State University
The Growth of Prevention Science: Garmezy's Indirect Legacy
Rebecca Shiner - Colgate University
Personality Traits in the Positive Development of Young People

3:30 - 5:00 Session 4
Jelena Obradović - Stanford University
How can the Study of Physiological Reactivity Contribute to our
Understanding of Risk and Resilience Processes in Development?
Tuppett Yates - University of California at Riverside
Representation and Regulation in Development: A View of Resilience from
Atop a Giant's Shoulders
Closing Panel and Discussion - with Obradović, Rutter, Sameroff, &Yates
New Horizons

Join the University Women of Color for their Annual Welcome and kick off their 10th Anniversary Celebration. The Welcome is October 21st, from 9a.m.-11a.m. in the Mississippi Room in Coffman Memorial Union. Don't miss the opportunity to meet members of the community and hear what UWOC has planned for the year.

You must register for the event and you can RSVP by emailing Visit their site for more information here.

HECUA Information Session

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Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) is holding an information session this Monday, October 18th from 12-1p.m. in the In-Flux Room at the Regis Center for Art.

HECUA offers off-campus study programs that address some of the most important issues of our time. Each program takes students off campus to engage in hands-on learning through field work and an internship.

During this info session, you'll learn more about these HECUA programs:
* City Arts - explore the role of art in creating social change (16 credits - spring semester)
* Environmental Sustainability - explore the impact of science, public policy, and community action on the environment (16 credits - Fall semester)
* Metro Urban Studies Term - explore poverty and inequality in the Twin Cities (16 credits - fall or spring semester)
* Writing for Social Change - explore the role creative writers, spoken word artists, and literature play in creating social change (16 credits - fall semester)
* Civil Rights Movement: History and Consequences - explore the US Civil Rights Movement through a 2-week tour of the South (4-6 credits - May-term)
* Environment and Agriculture: Sustainable Food Systems - Understand sustainability through the lens of the US food system (4-6 credits - May-term)

For more information or to apply for one of these programs, please contact a HECUA advisor at 612-626-2044 or or visit the site here.

Teach for America- Up Coming Info Session

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Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals who commit two years to teach in low-income urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity for all. Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.

They are holding an information session October 20th at 6pm with the location still be determined (please contact for updated information) and the next application deadline is Wednesday, October 27th.

The College of Liberal Arts has a tradition of selecting a graduating senior to speak at the fall commencement ceremony. This is a unique opportunity for a graduate to sit among faculty and other distinguished members of the University of Minnesota community while they address their fellow graduates, friends, and family.

If you are interested in representing the graduating student body this fall, please do not hesitate to visit the site here to find out more information. The deadline for applications is November 2nd.

Student Employment Leadership Program

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Are you a student employee?

Then come check out the Student Employment Leadership Program (SELP)! SELP is a flexible year-long program that offers a series of workshops & activities designed to compliment students' on-campus employment experience. SELP is geared towards the professional development of student employees and provides opportunities to intentionally promote student's growth in respect to the University Student Development Outcomes (

Workshops include topics such as: leadership, motivation, professionalism, strengths, feedback, and conflict!

Two Wonderful Upcoming Workshops Include:

The Gift of Feedback
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
4-6 pm

Understanding Your Strengths
Friday, October 22nd, 2010
12-2 pm

To sign up for these workshops, please visit the program site here or email the SELP coordinator at

Volunteer Opportunity for Students

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are hosting their 4th annual 5K to benefit the Minnesota Timberwolves Fastbreak Foundation. The run is on Sunday, October 24th and starts at the Target Center. They are looking for a few students to volunteer with check-in, t-shirt/gift bag distribution, etc. If this sounds like fun to you, contact Eric Clos, Group Event Coordinator at and to find out more about this event visit the site here.

Undergraduate Research Assistant Position

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The Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education is in need of an Undergraduate Research Assistant for 15-19 hours per week for the fall and spring semester. The salary is $9.14/hour for first-year and sophomore students and $10.25/hour for juniors and seniors.

Duties: Assist with developing the Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education, including:
1. (25%) Using Internet search engines to conduct online research for publications.
2. (25%) Highly accurate with data entry for the Center web site.
3. (5%) Assist with interlibrary loan requests for documents.
4. (15%) Assist with special event activities.
5. (15%) Provide clerical assistance for the Center staff.
6. (5%) Help monitor the Center's social media channels.
7. (10%) Perform additional tasks as needed

Required Qualifications:
1. Enrollment as an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota in good academic standing.
2. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
3. Ability to conduct literature searchers
4. Ability to work autonomously.
5. Meticulous attention to detail.
6. Commitment to meeting deadlines.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Knowledge and skill with data base management.
2. Experience with instructional and learning technologies.
3. Knowledge and experience with use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others.

Application Materials:
1. Letter of application detailing strengths in relation to the qualifications
2. Current resume or vita.
3. College transcript.
4. Names, titles, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references (including faculty member) that can speak to the relevant qualifications of the applicant.

Apply to: David Arendale
URA Search
Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
University of Minnesota
225 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612 625-2928
Fax: 612 625-0709

Applications will be accepted until the position filled.

Study Abroad in Rome Info Session

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This Thursday, Oct 14th, there is an Information Session about Studying Abroad in Rome. It is being held in Murphy Hall Room 100 from 12:30-1:30. Study in the heart of Rome while experiencing the Eternal City. Rome is the capital of Italy and has a thrilling history that spans 3,000 years. Renowned worldwide for art, architecture, fashion, and cuisine, it a vibrant city with ancient and modern wonders waiting around every corner. This program integrates study tours around Rome and other areas of Italy and Europe to highlight course content. Free pizza will be given out.

Student Job- Leadership Minor Ambassador

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Are you passionate about promoting the leadership minor around campus? Want a chance to enhance and develop your leadership skills?

The LEAD UP office is looking for students in the Leadership Minor, in good academic standing, and have 6 free hours a week to dedicate to work as an Ambassador for the Leadership Minor. The position will include working the Staff Leadership Minor tables at U of M events and fairs, assist and help organize volunteer events, attend and deliver Leadership Minor presentations/classroom visits, and act as a positive representative of the Leadership Minor.

There are a few positions open but they are sure to fill up fast. The deadline for applicants are Wednesday, Oct 20th, so do no hesitate to get rolling with the application. Email Lead UP at to apply.

Multicultural Scholarship & Internship Fair

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Monday, October 18th, 2010, the Office for Equity & Diversity's Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is excited to present the Sixth Annual Scholarship & Internship Fair. This fair will be held in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union between the times of 10am - 2pm on October 18th. Light refreshments will be served. Local corporations and government agencies will be there to recruit students for internship and job opportunities within their organizations. Campus career services will also be on site to provide resume critiques, GoldPASS assistance, and mock interview demos.

You may contact Ah Vang-Lo at if you have any further questions regarding the MCAE Scholarship & Internship Fair.

U of M Candlelight Vigil

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Tomorrow night, Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010, the University of Minnesota Candlelight Vigil is being help in the front lawn of Coffman Memorial Union at 8p.m. Here is a special message from the Queer Student Cultural Center about the event:

"Amidst our planning and celebrating of National Coming Out Week, we are reminded of the hate and intolerance against our community. From the suicide of Tyler Clementi at Rutger's University in New Jersey, to the recent physical assaults on the Augsburg campus on the West Bank in Minneapolis, we need to remember the lives lost and the lives affected by these injustices. As a Queer community at large it's important for us to band together and show love and respect for one another, and anyone who's ever been a victim of bullying, verbal or physical harassment, or worse.

The QSCC will be open at 7:15 PM Tuesday night for people to come inside and get situated. You're welcome to leave any belongings in the room, it will be locked during the event, we are located in room 205 in Coffman Memorial Union. We will walk down to the Front Plaza as a group to begin the Vigil. If you have any questions about parking or directions, please email the QSCC at

It's very important for the Twin Cities to come together in a time of crisis, such as this. We are urging everyone to attend this event. This is not a student event, this is for everyone regardless of age or University affiliation; so please bring friends and family."

National Coming Out Day Luncheon

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This Friday, October 15, 2010, Quorum, the Twin Cities GLBT + Allied Business Community, is hosting the Minnesota Nation Coming Out Day Luncheon. The day's purpose is simple and pure: to honor and celebrate the strength, courage and wisdom of GLBT people and their allies who live openly and authentically. National Coming Out Day is a treasured and inspiring community event. They are holding the event at the Minneapolis Convention Center and the luncheon starts at 11a.m.

If you are interested in joining the largest Coming Out Day festivity in the Twin Cities and enjoying a wonderful afternoon, full of open and real people GLBT people, please consider attending. For more information, visit the site here.

Social Justice Film Festival- Saturday, October 16th

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The University of Minnesota is hosting our 2nd Annual Social Justice Film Festival on Saturday, October 16 at 1 PM. We will be showing 5 films at 1 PM and 5 different films at 3 PM. All films are open to students, employees, and community members. Free snacks and t-shirts will be provided as supplies last and we hope each film will be followed by a meaningful conversation on the topic/story presented.

To view the list of films and their descriptions, visit the website here.

U-YMCA Community Leadership Intern Program- Application due Nov 1

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The University YMCA Community Leadership Intern Program is currently recruiting undergraduate students to take part in the spring semester internship program. CLIP is a program that pairs qualified undergraduate students with 12-15 hour/week internships in Twin Cities nonprofit organizations. Participating students earn six university credits for taking part in the program.

The Community Leadership Intern Program is hosting an open house at the University YMCA at 1801 University Ave SE on October 12th and October 25th from 1-3pm.

Applications for the program are due on November 1st.

To learn more about the program and download an application/reference form, visit the site here.

Spring Semester Internship

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Sprint is looking for an Account Executive Intern to work from January 3rd to April 3rd of 2011. This is a paid opportunity and will demand 40 hours/week.

The successful candidate will pursue selling opportunities by self-prospecting/lead generation through cold calls, referrals and qualified leads to meet or exceed monthly sales objectives. Through consultative selling, the AE will analyze customer needs, make presentations and close accounts. Retaining existing subscribers by use of outstanding customer service and knowledge of the wireless industry is key to success. Achieves and exceeds sales quota, builds relationships and develops key contacts using consultative sales approach and application selling skills. Provides sales forecasting and reporting. Also performs account management duties.

This program is intended to provide the activities listed above in equal proportions with the intention of providing program participants a realistic impression of a career in sales. Participants who demonstrate their ability to succeed in this environment will be considered for full time positions within Nextel's sales and marketing departments.

View the full job posting and apply now, in GoldPASS.

Summer Internships- On-Campus Recruiting- Happening Now

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Ameriprise Financial is coming to the U of M to recruit for their Human Resources Internship. The request period is open until October 11th, but don't not delay. The interviews will take place October 25th.

dunnhumbyUSA is coming to the U of M to recruit for their Summer 2011 Internship. The request period is open until October 19th, but don't delay because spots are sure to fill up. The interviews will take place on October 29th.

To view both of these On-Campus Recruiting Internship opportunities, visit GoldPASS and select the On-Campus Interviews tab.

Government Job and Internship Fair- Oct 22

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Attend the Government Job and Internship Fair Friday, October 22nd, from 10a.m. to 3p.m. in the Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union. Stop by this annual event to learn about jobs and internships related to public interest and government. It's free and open to all U of M students.

Bring your student ID to get in. It is also a good idea to bring copies of your resume.

To view more information about this fair, visit the site here.

Graduate and Professional School Day- October 14th

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Attend the Graduate and Professional School day, next Thursday, October 14th, from 10a.m. to 2p.m. in the Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union. Stop by this BIG annual event to explore local and national grad schools. More than 100 programs will be there. Browse on your own, talk to school reps, or attend free seminars about applying and funding. It's free and open to everyone.

Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students, alumni, staff and community members:
You'll learn about specific programs from graduate and professional school representatives.
Collect application and financial aid information.
Get tips on funding graduate and professional school and learn how to navigate the application process.

First- and Second-Year Students:
You can explore graduate school options
Build networks for the future
Get tips from grad school representatives on undergraduate preparation and co-curricular activities

Special Workshops (free!) offered during the event:
How to Apply to Graduate and Professional School (offered at 11 a.m.)
Funding Graduate and Professional School (offered at 1 p.m.)

For details, preparation tips, and a list of all the participating schools visit the event posting here.

Are We There Yet?- October 7th

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Please join the Women's Center/Center on Women and Public Policy for "Are We There Yet? Status of Women in Minnesota" a discussion on the status of women in Minnesota and at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, October 7, 3:30 pm., 205 Hubert H. Humphrey Center.

Debra Fitzpatrick, Director of the Center on Women and Public Policy and Michelle Chen, research intern at the Women's Center, will be presenting the Status of Women and Girls in MN Report , and information about a work-in-progress, the Action Toolkit for women students respectively. Discussion will follow.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved and educated on the shape of women's roles in our current community. Please attend and come ready to actively listen and participate!

Wonderful Diversity Event!!!

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"Mixed," by Maya Lilly is playing tomorrow, October 6, 7:00 p.m. in the Coffman Memorial Union Theatre.

The race stories that have long held the attention of mainstream theatre have focused on how one racial group intersects with another, and the ramifications of that collision. Playwright greats such as Athol Fugard, Lorraine Hansberry, and August Wilson have commented on the black struggle. Others have focused on the poignant yet specific stories of one group of people. We have listened attentively and learned. "Mixed" is a new story

This one-woman show is adapted entirely from interviews and workshops held across the country, "Mixed" has been described as the first truly multicultural portrayal of Americans ever. Provoking debate and discussion, these stories have been met with tears and standing-ovations around America. In 2007, "Mixed" competed against 12 other one-person shows to win "Best of Actor's Rep." and a month long sold-out run in Los Angeles.

For information on Maya Lilly visit her site here. To view "Mixed" promotional trailer, visit YouTube here.

Volunteer Abroad over Winter Break- DEADLINE Oct 8th!!!

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Do you want to go abroad again? Volunteer in Peru over the winter break. Live and work alongside members of an indigenous Quechua village in Northern Peru. After volunteering, take the opportunity to visit the famous ruins of Machu Picchu before heading back to campus for the start of the spring semester. The application deadline is October 8 so apply now!

For more info, visit the Peru program page or contact Sara Brown with questions. Scholarships are also available!

Special Event- Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

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Tomorrow, October 5th, 12:00-1:00pm in the Education Sciences Building, Room 325 the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies is holding a informational meeting and meeting of the minds called "Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Major: What Can I Do With That?"

Join these knowledgable panelists for pizza and to find out some of the many things you can do with a Gender/Women/Sexuality Studies degree:
* Sheela Namakkal, founder/owner Cakeeater Bakery, Minneapolis, GWSS alumna
* Katie Bashore, PhD. Candidate, GWSS graduate program
* Jennifer Pritchett, owner, Smitten Kitten, St. Cloud State Women's Studies Alumna
* Councilman Gary Schiff, UMN WoSt Alumn
* Sara Burt, political activist and organizer (Keith Ellison campaign), former GWSS student
* Erika Wurst, GWSS Alumna

For more information about this event, contact Judith Katz, Dept. of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, at


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Wednesday, October 13, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Room 250 Blegen Hall the Political Science Department is sponsoring a Meet and Greet with Congressional Staffers.

This "meet and greet" event enables students and congressional staffers to meet and discuss congressional internships one-on-one or in small groups. The congressional staffers will talk briefly about their offices, their internship programs, and how to apply for internships. However, most of the time will be devoted to informal conversations between
the staff and students. Plus, find out how you may earn academic credit for your internship experience.

Congressional staffers from the following offices will be included:
Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Al Franken, Congresswomen Michele Bachmann and Betty McCollum, and Congressmen Keith Ellison and Erik Paulsen. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Contact Rose Miskowiec, Undergraduate Adviser in the Department of Political Science at 612-624-8517 or with any questions.

Internship- Minnesota State Senate Internship Information Session

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Tomorrow, Wednesday Oct 6th, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 250 Blegen Hall the Department of Political Science is sponsoring an information session for Minnesota State Senate Internships. Come to the information session to learn about internship opportunities with Minnesota state senators. Interns are needed in spring semester at the State Capitol in St. Paul during the 2011 legislative session.

Attend the information session to find out how you can apply and receive academic credit for your internship experience.

Contact Rose Miskowiec, Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Political Science, at 612-624-8517 or with questions.

Fast-A-Thon at Al-Madinah Cultural Center

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Experience the way Muslims fast during the month of Ramadan and help the victims of the Pakistani Flood.

Join the Al-Madinah Cultural Center (AMCC) as they host Fast-A-Thon 2010 on October 5th at 6:00pm. For more information visit Fast-A-Thon

Quiz Bowl Practice- Tonight!!

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Quizbowl is a student organization that represents the University of Minnesota in academic Quizbowl competitions around the country. Quizbowl is a game that tests individual and team knowledge of a variety of subjects such as literature, science, history, art, and pop culture. The games tests recall and reflexes as the game is played using buzzers. The University of Minnesota is the defending undergraduate and Division II champion at the national tournament of the Academic Competition Federation, as well as the winner of three of the last five College Bowl championships.

The first practice is tonight from 6-9pm in Coffman Memorial Union Room 304!! Show up and show off your knowledge!!

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