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Register for a Skill Based Summit!

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2012 Skills Based Summit
Friday, November 16, 2012 8:00AM-4:30PM
Mall of America 4th Floor Executive Suite

2012 Summit Registration Form.docx

• Ever wonder how a corporation markets its product to its audiences? Or how it utilizes social media to reach new customers?
• Interested in hearing ideas from the corporate perspective along with learning more about nonprofits?
• Looking to expand your knowledge base?

Then join us for the chance to learn valuable skills while networking with professionals in your area!

We will be hosting the Summit to bring together our corporate partners with nonprofits, schools, and faith-based organizations for a day filled with learning new skills and sharing best practices. Through group workshops and one-to-one consultations on a variety of topics, corporate experts will be offering their knowledge and expertise to help nonprofits meet their operational needs. This is an incredible opportunity for not only volunteer managers, but also for all staff and board members, organizational leaders, and volunteers or interns. All are welcome to join us!

General Mills, 3M, Thomson Reuters, and Cummins will be providing workshops on topics ranging from marketing, social media, customer service, technology, finance, legal issues, and more.

Early bird registration is available until October 16th so hurry in, space is limited.

In addition, we are collaborating with GiveMN on their "Give to the Max Day" on Thursday, November 15th. We will be providing speed volunteering activities during GiveMN's event to spread awareness for volunteering alongside the benefit of donating funds to not-for-profits.

Questions, contact Zeeda Magnuson at 612-379-4900 ext 13 or

Want to create an inclusive campus?

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The U of M is committed to creating a culture where all members of the university community can make equity and diversity a core value of their work and learning. Join the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) in creating a welcoming and inclusive campus by getting involved this fall. You can:

-Earn an Equity & Diversity Certificate (workshops 1-10 are now open)
-Participate in the Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series
-Attend Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action workshops
-Save the date for the 5th annual Equity & Diversity Breakfast

The Equity and Diversity Certificate helps participants develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. It's free of charge and open to all members of the University of Minnesota community on all campuses. More than 400 people have participated in these workshops during the past six months--be sure to sign up early as the sessions fill quickly!

The new Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series starts on September 28 and runs through April 2013. Every conversation in the series will take place on a Friday, from 1:30-3 p.m., and will feature knowledgeable panelists from both the University and the broader community. Conversation topics range from the marriage amendment and invisible disabilities to race issues and immigration. Created in response to a high demand for a space to discuss critical issues, these conversations are sure to provide both insight and an opportunity for dialogue.

OED's Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action offers workshops that focus on a wide range of equity and diversity issues in higher education. They can also be customized for individual unit needs and concerns. Workshops start in September--as space is limited, early registration is recommended.

Finally, save the date for the fifth annual Equity & Diversity Breakfast! Join us on Wednesday, November 14, from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Breakfast registration opens in mid-September.

Equity and diversity are critical to issues of campus culture and climate and fundamental to everything we do at the University of Minnesota. You can help to leverage equity and diversity to achieve excellence in teaching, research and community engagement. Best wishes for a successful beginning of the school year.

Want more information? Learn more on the Office for Equity and Diversity website.

Mark your calendar for the Community Involvement Fair

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Want to know more about what's going on in your community? Make sure you make it to the Community Involvement Fair.

You can make a difference in the Twin Cities community! This event provides students a chance to learn about local volunteer and internship opportunities. Talk to representatives from more than 90 organizations to find a position that matches your major and/or interests. Learn about volunteer and internship positions in fields such as: youth education and mentoring, ELL/ESL tutoring, the environment, animal rights, healthcare/public health, law, criminal justice, housing/homelessness, political organizing, public policy, family services/ family violence, the arts, GLBT communities, and women and gender issues.

Please visit for more information including a list of organizations that will be in attendance.

What: Community Involvement Fair
When: Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Coffman Memorial Union - Great Hall

Fluent in Spanish? Become an instructor!

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Futura Language Professionals is currently looking for part-time Spanish Instructors for the 2012/2013 school year

Paid internships are available to students in the Departments of Education and Spanish.
Futura Language Professionals is currently seeking various candidates to fill their paid internship positions for the 2012-2013 school year, which begins in September. These positions are specifically to act as Part-Time Spanish Instructors in their before and after school Spanish enrichment programs. Students who participate in this program will gain valuable experience in their fields, as well as an opportunity to booster their resumes for graduation.

Futura Language Professionals are a community-based Spanish school, which provides parent funded after school Spanish instruction to elementary aged students. They have two proven and written curriculum. Their methods utilize songs, games, and cultural activities to create a fun and dynamic learning environment.

The Basics of the program:
• Classes meet for 45 minutes to one hour per week immediately before or after school
• Classes offered for eight or ten weeks in the fall and spring semesters
• Dynamic theme-based or ten-part conversational programs curriculum offered
• Classes held onsite at local elementary schools

They offer:
• A competitive wage ($28-35/hr)
• Paid training ($10.50/hour)
• Curriculum, materials, and lesson plans provided
• A flexible schedule
• Mentoring and an opportunity to network with local schools
• Formal observations at least once per semester
• Written evaluation (to be provided to your department if requested)

• No certification is required
• Near fluency in Spanish is essential
• Experience working with children
• Reliable transportation
• Must have junior standing or above at the university level
• Fall and spring semester commitment (Late Sept through April)
• Responsible and dynamic students encouraged to apply!

Students can apply by sending a resume and cover letter to:

Elizabeth Martinez
Or call at 952-261-4105

Looking for a job or grant? CLA Career Services can help!

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Have you ever checked out CLA Career Services before? They've got tools and resources to help you in your career search, and guide you once you've landed the job.

Looking for a job?
CLA Career Services can critique or help you write resumes and cover letters, do practice interviews, and advise you about all aspects of a job search.

Remember GoldPass for jobs and internships
The GoldPASS website contains thousands of listings for jobs and internships, including local, national, and international positions. GoldPASS is exclusively for U of M students and alumni. Make use of this excellent resource!

CLA Grants for the Summer of 2012
Do you have an unpaid internship this summer? Apply by June 13th! The College of Liberal Arts offers $1200 grants to a small number of CLA undergrads doing unpaid internships.

Interested in a Guide to Internships?

Whether you have an internship now or you'll be looking for one later, this advice will help.

Fall Career Classes

Whether you are exploring possible majors and careers, trying to determine what you'll do after graduation, laying the groundwork for a successful job search, or wanting to get the most out of your internship, we have career courses that can give you expert guidance. For a list of classes, see

Workshops & Career Prep

These 60-minute workshops are an introductory preparation tool. Make sure to check out their descriptions for workshops and a and complete schedule for workshops coming up. The next workshop will cover resumes and cover letters ( June 20th).

Want more information? Check out their website, email them at, call them at 612-624-7577 or stop in at their office at 411 Science Teaching and Student Services Building.

2012-2013 Scholarship Opportunities for Women

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Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barceló Scholarship
The Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barceló Scholarship (formerly the Alumnae Society Scholarship) assists University of Minnesota women students with financial need in completing their education at the University, with a special focus on women of color, new immigrants, and first generation college students. These one-time scholarships range from $1,000-4,000 for the academic year. Scholarship winners are recognized at the annual "Celebrating University Women Awards Program."

Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship
The Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship was established in Carol's memory to financially assist University of Minnesota "non-traditional" women students. These one-time scholarships range from $1000-6,000 for the academic year. Scholarship winners are recognized at the annual "Celebrating University Women Awards Program."

Eligibility Requirements:
• Demonstrated financial need. Complete FAFSA.
• Admission or pending admission to an undergraduate or graduate/professional degree or credit certificate program at any U of M campus. Meet half-time enrollment status minimum.
• Good academic standing (provide unofficial academic transcripts from all relevant college/post-secondary enrollment).
• Submit application and well-written personal statements (samples available online).
• Two reference letters sent directly to the Women's Center, indicating educational goals and academic promise.
• All materials must be received by the first Friday in June for consideration.
• Women students (28 years or older) & have had a five-year or longer break in post-secondary education (for Macpherson Scholarship only)

Application deadline: 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2012

Below are the applications for each scholarship:
barcelo 11_v4_fillable-1.pdf
mcphrsnapp 11_v4 fillable-1.pdf

If you have questions, please call the Women's Center Office: 612.625.9837 or email at

HECUA Class this Summer! Race in America

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Race in America, Then and Now: "Post-Racial" Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement

This program explores the Civil Rights era's struggles as well as current movements for equality, and dares to ask questions about racial justice in America today. During the one-month program, students meet with civil rights activists who were active in the 1960s and those who are active now, and with lawyers, politicians, educators, and youth to learn about how America's present is inextricably linked to its past. Field experiences open up connections among issues related to education, incarceration, distribution of wealth, health care, housing, employment, and the environment. Students also delve into racial identity development theory, the philosophy of nonviolence, and how social movements function. By the end of the month, students have a profound understanding of the Civil Rights Movement--its motivations, strategies, successes and failures--and they have also developed ways to make meaningful contributions to their own communities. The program is based in Jackson, Mississippi, where students stay at Jackson State University, one of the U.S.'s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Mississippi typified the "Deep South" during the era of Jim Crow, and in many ways continues to be racially and politically divided. In and near Jackson and during trips to Alabama, Tennessee, and the Gulf Coast (including New Orleans), students also explore current issues related to health, education, culture, and community organizing.

Dates: June 4 - June 25
Credits: 6 credits
ID 3574
meets these LEs: Historical Perspectives core and Diversity and Social Justice theme
U of M resident credit
Cost: $2900
Financial Aid: may be OneStop
More info is available at
Contact an advisor at
Apply by April 15th.

New Scholarship through UROP

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International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Scholarship opportunity!

Deadline: May 1, 2012 (for fall 2012 or 2012-13 academic year)
Award Amount: $1,500

The International Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Scholarship
is designed to promote learning abroad opportunities to undergraduate students by providing critical funding to students enrolled in select credit-bearing learning abroad programs involving a research project. The learning abroad program must be a semester or academic year in length involving a minimum of 100 hours dedicated to research that occurs onsite.

For more information:

Funding is provided by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), Learning Abroad Center (LAC), and the Office of Undergraduate Education.

SERU Survey & May Term Course

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Want to make a difference in the ways you and others experience the University of Minnesota? The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey is a powerful way to share your thoughts and opinions with University decision makers.
-- The survey takes about 25 minutes.
-- Your responses are confidential.
-- Participants can win one of 60 $50 gift certificates to the U Bookstore.

Take the survey []
See more information []

Thanks for helping to improve our student experience. Remember, U Matter!

May Term Course, Information Session

ID 3960: Global Leadership and Social Change: A May Session Cedar Riverside Immersion
- Wednesday, March 21st from 3:00pm-4:00pm in Appleby 269
- Come meet the instructor to get an overview of this unique and exciting course

ID 3960: Global Leadership for Social Change- A Cedar Riverside Immersion is a 3 credit May session course that parallels the immersion experience of study abroad. You will be learning and working in the Cedar Riverside community and examining questions of leadership, power, cultural diversity and social change. The course involves an exciting blend of community engagement, neighborhood excursions, readings, and lively discussions. In the community, we learn from organizers, social justice activists, businesses leaders, elected officials, and community residents.

The course includes an overnight residential component, a neighborhood theater performance and meals at local restaurants.

If you have any questions please direct them to Katie Peacock with the Community Service Learning Center or visit the website for more information.

Semester At Sea - Study Abroad & Travel the World

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Are you interested in furthering your leadership development? Do you have a passion for making positive social change? Do you want to learn about leadership in an international context? If so, this is the program for you!

Join a dynamic group of undergraduate student leaders from across the world and take the adventure of your life aboard the MV Explorer, the home of Semester at Sea!

ACPA and Semester at Sea have joined forces to provide this unique opportunity for student leaders. This program is designed to give students hands-on experience of working and learning collaboratively on a voyage through Central America and the Caribbean. With a focus on adaptive leadership, you will learn to help address major issues affecting our world that are in line with the United Nations Millennium Goals. Throughout the voyage, you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with others interested in positive social change, learn from an engaging faculty member experienced in college student leadership development, and participate in service-learning opportunities and site visits.

If you are interested in expanding your skills and continuing to grow as a leader, we strongly encourage you to participate. This course promises to be life-changing, and you will be able to take what you learn back to your campus and make a difference within your home community. Space is limited, so make sure that you sign up to SAAIL today!

Application Deadline: March 5, 2012
Space is very limited. Apply Today!

Trip would be from May 21 - June 15, 2012 and would travel to Central & South America.

Prep Workshops for Job Fairs + Virtual Job Fair + Careers in Law

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Job Fair Preparation Sessions for Diverse Students

Learn how a job fair works including what to expect, how to talk to employers what to wear, what to bring and more!
- Disabled Students - Friday, February 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, DSCC 2nd Floor Coffman Union
- Multicultural Students - Tuesday, February 7, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, 230 STSS
- International Students - Thursday, February 16, 5:00pm-6:30pm, 140 Nolte Hall

Can't make it to one of these sessions? View the online job fair preparation workshop instead!

Virtual Career Fair

Register NOW (until Jan. 24th)

Explore the Employers List to see if there is a company you are just dying to "meet."

Please note that on JANUARY 25-26, 2012: International Students will Meet recruiters live online..It's easy!

All types of majors for all kinds of roles, i.e. Engineering, HR, Business, Marketing, Sales, Finance, IT, Science, & More

Careers in Law Forum

When: February 29, 2012
Where: Willey Hall Atrium
Time: 12:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

Stop by to learn about law schools, law-related career options, as well as volunteer and internship opportunities. You can talk with representatives from law schools, paralegal organizations, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and test prep services.

Stop by anytime during the event. You do not need to register in advance to attend. More information is available here:

Prep Workshops for Job Fairs + Virtual Job Fair + Careers in Law

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Job Fair Preparation Sessions for Diverse Students

Learn how a job fair works including what to expect, how to talk to employers what to wear, what to bring and more!
- Disabled Students - Friday, February 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, DSCC 2nd Floor Coffman Union
- Multicultural Students - Tuesday, February 7, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, 230 STSS
- International Students - Thursday, February 16, 5:00pm-6:30pm, 140 Nolte Hall

Can't make it to one of these sessions? View the online job fair preparation workshop instead!

Virtual Career Fair

Register NOW (until Jan. 24th)

Explore the Employers List to see if there is a company you are just dying to "meet."

Please note that on JANUARY 25-26, 2012: International Students will Meet recruiters live online..It's easy!

All types of majors for all kinds of roles, i.e. Engineering, HR, Business, Marketing, Sales, Finance, IT, Science, & More

Careers in Law Forum

When: February 29, 2012
Where: Willey Hall Atrium
Time: 12:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

Stop by to learn about law schools, law-related career options, as well as volunteer and internship opportunities. You can talk with representatives from law schools, paralegal organizations, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and test prep services.

Stop by anytime during the event. You do not need to register in advance to attend. More information is available here:

Native American Internship

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The Native American Research Internship

Want a dynamic summer research opportunity? If you are a Native American Undergraduate Junior and Senior student who is interested in Health Science research - this internship is for you!

Located at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a 10-week, paid summer internship, funded by the National Institutes of Health.
- Focus: to provide Native American students an outstanding laboratory or clinically based research experience working alongside world class research faculty at the University of Utah.
- Goal: to support the academic, career, and personal development of Native American students who are interested in Health Science careers.

Each student will participate in approximately 40 hours/week of internship activities. Approximately 30 hours/week will be for research related activities, and approximately 10 hours/week will be for academic/professional development.

You will work closely with research mentors as well as Native American faculty and staff mentors, develop meaningful relationships within the Health Science and Native American research communities, attend a Native American Health conference, and have opportunities to shadow physicians at their clinical practice.

Students will also gain insightful knowledge in the areas of: graduate/medical school preparation, career development, additional academic opportunities, community engagement, professionalism, creating scientific posters, and presenting research material. Additionally, students who successfully complete a summer internship have the option of participating again during the following summer, essentially being able to participate for two summers.

The Native American Research Internship provides students a stipend as well as housing at the University of Utah. Both University of Utah students and non-University of Utah undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. No previous research experience is required.

Are you interested? Please contact Richard White at with any questions or concerns about the application process.

Below details the Application Process


Please submit completed application package by February 24 ,2012

1. Application Form: Completely filled out.
2. Personal Statement: A one page statement addressing: why you are interested in participating in this research program, your future plans, an how this research program will help you.
3. One Letter of Recommendation: Letter of recommendation should be from your college professor, academic adviser, or a professional reference from previous employment.
4. Academic Transcript(s): A current copy of your unofficial academic transcript(s).

Send complete application package to:

Richard White
Native American Research Internship
University of Utah
Department of Pediatrics
PO Box 581289
Salt Lake City, UT 84158
Phone: 801-213-3499
Fax: 801-581-3899

* Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee during the month of February.
* Applicants will be chosen and contacted for a phone interview during the month of March.
* Applicants will be informed via email by April 13, 2012 of the selection committee's decision.

Updates for the Spring Semester

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Spring Semester 2012
Classes start up again on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Now is a good time to confirm your class schedule and buy your books. Remember that you must attend class on the first day in order to keep your spot! Searching for a class or need information on registering? Click here for resources to help you search.

Spring 2012 financial aid disburses this week
If you have not filled out a 2011-2012 FAFSA, it's not too late. Fill it out as soon as possible so you receive your financial aid in time for spring bill due dates.

Contact One Stop Student Services for assistance with registration or financial aid.

Environmental Internship & Career Fair
Wednesday, February 1, 1:00pm - 5:00pm, North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center. Meet employers hiring interns and full-time employees for environmental and natural resources fields. Free and open to students from all University of Minnesota Campuses! Learn more...

Secure your portable devices
Thefts of laptops and portable items are common in the University's public areas. If you take a nap in a public space, use your laptop and backpack for a pillow. Do not leave your iPad or MacBook on the library table while you visit the restroom. To learn more about computer safety, click here.

Planning to Graduate this Spring?
If so, be sure to apply to graduate by January 31. Use the Graduation Checklist to make sure you are set!

Student Leadership Position: Student Unions & Activities Board of Governors

The Board of Governors (BOG) serves as a voice for students in the policies and operations of Student Unions & Activities. Positions are available for this semester. Applications are due by January 18. Learn more...

Looking for scholarships?
This is a great time of year to look at the Undergraduate Scholarship Search. If you are a current undergraduate, the scholarship search matches University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, scholarships with your student profile to give you an individualized list of scholarships for which you may be able to apply, brief scholarship descriptions, and links to where you can learn more. For more scholarship ideas, check out the scholarships page on the One Stop Web site.

Scholarship Programs & International Events

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American University in Cairo Presidential Scholars Program
This is a one year fellowship for recent graduates that combines work experience at an international university with the opportunity to learn Arabic and experience life in Cairo--the bustling, vibrant center of Middle Eastern culture. Scholars are placed in offices throughout the University's administration and in the Desert Development Center, a non-profit research and training center that aims to holistically develop sustainable livelihoods for desert communities. No prior experience in related fields is necessary and no prior knowledge of Arabic is required. Those with little or no experience in the Middle East are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 31, 2012. More information can be found at the program's website.

Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad, 2012-13
This scholarship provides the opportunity for seniors at any campus of the University of Minnesota to enrich their academic experience with a fifth year of undergraduate study in another country. The scholarship is intended to support credit-bearing and usually classroom-based study abroad that immerses the student in the host university, research institute, or other institution, as well as in the host culture. Application materials and instructions are available here. The application deadline is February 3, 2012


Doing Business in Africa: Education and Workforce Development
December 7, 11:30 a.m., 2-206 Carlson School of Management, Free

Palmwine Guitar Music from Ghana featuring Agya Koo Nimo
December 8, 8:00 a.m., 225 Ferguson Hall, Free

Global Brazil
December 8, 11:00 a.m., Room 173 Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Free

Palmwine Guitar Music from Ghana featuring Agya Koo Nimo

December 9, 11:30 a.m., 280 Ferguson Hall, Free

Tips, Finals Week Info & Programs + Events!

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TIPS & Nice to know information about finals week...

Tip of Week: Alternatives!
Don't know what to do after graduation? Did you know there are alternatives to getting a job? You can consider AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, graduate school, Teach for America, teaching abroad, as well as many other opportunities. There are organizations such as Amizade, Inc, and Cross-Cultural Solutions to name a couple. There is a great book that has many organizations listed and how to get involved. It is called "Alternatives to the Peace Corps". If you are interested in learning more, feel free to stop by the CCSE office to check out the book!

Libraries open 24 hours during finals
Need a distraction-free study space? Wilson (West bank), Walter, and Bio-Med Libraries (East bank) are open 24 hours/day from Thursday, December 15 through Thursday, December 22. Magrath Library, in St. Paul, also has extended hours. Learn more...

Exam Jam is here!!
Prepare for finals by connecting with other students for tutoring and review workshops. Additionally, a full day of expanded tutoring hours is scheduled for the University's Study Day, Thursday, December 15. Tutor schedules and more details can be found at

Program & Events Coming-UP!

Dalai Lama Fellows program
The Dalai Lama Fellows, a new global educational and social impact program, will fund up to $10,000 for one applicant whose project shows the most promise for the advancement of youth leadership and action in addressing four major and persistent global challenges: promoting cooperation and understanding between cultures and religions; alleviating poverty; diminishing violence; and promoting the environment. Learn more...

Exploring Majors Event
Join us for the Exploring Majors Event; a day-long workshop designed to help you figure out what major is right for you! This event will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The $15 registration fee includes lunch, workshops, personal assessments and event materials. Space is limited so register now. Learn more...

INROADS information session
Join us on Wednesday, December 7 from 5 - 6 p.m. to learn more about INROADS and their summer internship opportunities for underrepresented students! INROADS is the nation's largest non-profit source of paid internships for undergraduate, diverse youth. Learn more...

Summer internships
Now is the time to start planning your summer internship opportunity. Be sure to check out GoldPASS for information sessions and postings.

Resume Workshops, Career Exploration & More

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Resume & Cover Letter Workshop
Everyone needs a resume someday, for internships or job searches. Learn the basics of creating one that's effective. This is our last free workshop of the semester! For details, see
-- Tuesday, December 6
-- 10 to 11 a.m.
-- 411 Science Teaching and Student Services building

Exploring Majors!
Do you need substantive help choosing your major? At this 1-day event, you'll receive coaching and advising to assess your interests and your goals, then connect that to specific majors. $15 with lunch provided. Hosted by the U of M's Center for Academic Planning & Exploration. Open to all undergrads. For details and registration info, see
-- Wednesday, January 11, 2012
-- 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-- East Bank (location TBD)

U of M Job and Internship Fair
Save the date for the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 200 organizations will be there recruiting for job and internship openings. Learn more at
-- February 23, 2012

ID 3201, Career Planning (2 credits)

This class teaches advanced job-search strategies like marketplace research, networking, interviewing, strong resume writing, and more. Aimed at juniors and seniors but open to everyone.

ID 1201, Major and Career Exploration (2 credits)
During this class you'll connect your own interests and skills to potential careers. You'll also get help choosing a major, or, exploring careers related to the major you already chose. Aimed at freshmen and sophomores.

ID 3208, Internship Reflection (1 credit, online)
This is an online class open to all U of M sophomores, juniors and seniors. It helps you get more out of your internship by reflecting on it and connecting it to your career goals. To take this class, you must be starting an internship at the beginning of the Spring 2012 semester. Learn more at

Pre-Law Advising to All U of M Students

Are you a U of M student considering law school? If so, connect with CLA Career Services for help. We provide pages of useful advice on our website at . While you're there, watch the new 1-minute video summarizing all our pre-law services.

CAPE Workshop for Undecided Students

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The Center for Academic Planning & Exploration (CAPE) is hosting a day-long workshop for undecided students on Wednesday, January 11, 2012.

About the Workshop: This event is best suited for undergraduates who have not yet declared a major and would benefit from structured exploration. CAPE coaches will facilitate a variety of sessions focusing on strengths and interests, career beliefs, major and career exploration, engagement opportunities and goal-setting. The day will be fun!

Registration:The cost of the event is $15 which includes StrengthsQuest, the Strong Interest Inventory assessment, lunch and event materials. Scholarships are available upon request.

Students, please consider participating in this event during winter break! More information, including a schedule and registration is available at

Any questions? Email CAPE at

National Student Exchange, Scholarships & Panel Discussion

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National Student Exchange is a network of nearly 200 U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities. Undergrads can go on exchange for a semester or a year to another school in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada! NSE is AFFORDABLE! Most students pay U of M tuition while on exchange and most financial aid applies.

There are many reasons to participate in NSE:
- Live in a different geographic location (like Hawaii, Maine, US Virgin Islands, Alaska, and many places in between!)
- Gain access to different courses and faculty at another school. You can choose from approximately 550 majors/minors!
- Evaluate a school you might attend later for graduate studies.
- Research another job market and network or look for jobs there.
- Pursue internship opportunities outside of Minnesota.
- Pursue language study (improve your Spanish at a school in Puerto Rico or work on your French at a school in Quebec!)
- Experience different cultures and traditions.
- Study at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
- Grow personally, academically, and professionally!

Applications to participate in NSE during the 2012/2013 school year are due before February 17th, 2012. (If you miss this deadline, come and talk to us as many schools will still have openings.)

If you'd like more information:
Visit and sign up for an info session
Visit for a list of NSE schools
Contact an NSE advisor at 612-626-2044,, or 240 Appleby Hall

The University of Minnesota McNair Scholars Program is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for Summer 2012. Please see below information about the McNair Scholars program including: program-at-a-glance, qualifications, application deadline, and where to get more information.

Program at-a-glance
The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into and success in graduate school. McNair Scholars program is a 10 week summer research program where students will:
- Receive a $ 3000.00 stipend throughout the summer
- Be paired up with a professor to work on their research
- Learn how to develop a quality research paper
- Receive help with the application process (i.e. identify graduate programs, write a personal statement, and create a curriculum vita)
- Present their research at poster sessions held here at the U of M
- Most importantly, develop a great relationship with a professor that is invaluable in terms of getting admitted into graduate school

First generation college student and low income, or from an underrepresented group, and a GPA of 2.75 and above. You must be a full time sophomore or junior and a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

Application deadline: February 6, 2012
For more information:
Visit us on Facebook: TRiO McNair Scholars /University of Minnesota

How to get a McNair application:
Applications can be picked up in 40 Education Sciences Building from 8:30 to 4:30, M-F. For those not at the U of M, please contact Anthony Albecker via email and we will make arrangements to get the application to you. And, when you come in, be sure to ask if a staff member is available, as we will be happy to meet you.

Additionally, the McNair staff is hosting two McNair Open Houses for prospective scholars. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the program and application process and provide feedback on your personal statements. Click here to view upcoming Open House times and to sign up.

For more information you can contact Anthony Albecker via email

Panel Discussion Tonight! Women of Color in the Academia

Tonight, Monday, November 28th at 5:00P.M. in Coffman Memorial Union in room 211, there will be a small panel of women that
will talk about their experiences at the University of Minnesota. This panel is featuring Rose Brewer and Reina Rodriguez. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public; therefore it does not matter what race, gender, sexuality and nationality you are from because everyone is welcome to attend! Dinner will be provided!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

Big Ten Scholarship + Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

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Gopher students, check it out! The Big Ten Network is giving away a $1,000 service scholarship this year to a University of Minnesota student. To be eligible, you must be a full-time student and volunteer at least 10 hours between Sept. 6, 2011, and Dec. 9, 2011. Students will be asked to submit an essay between Nov. 14, 2011, and Dec. 9, 2011, telling BTN about their volunteer experience.

Check out the link below:

Get ready to register for spring 2012: registration begins tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8, for students admitted to degree and certificate programs. Now is a great time to check out the spring 2012 class schedule, update your plan in Graduation Planner based on the available spring 2012 classes, and make an appointment with your academic adviser.

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

Project Footsteps is currently looking for Spring Interns. Available upcoming semester internships include: Human Resource Assistant, Community Relations Assistant, Program Relations Assistant, Program Operations Assistant, Program Outreach Assistant, and Program Assistant- IGB. Interested individuals for a Spring semester internship should email jobs@projectfootsteps for more information.

Project Footsteps is also looking for Program facilitators, which are individuals who go to various locations throughout the Twin Cities and conduct youth programs to young people of all ages; all with the common goal of getting young people to realize their social leadership capacity and take responsibility for making the changes they want to see in our community.

Tryouts are held twice a month for the facilitator position. The next available tryout is Wednesday, November 16 and Tuesday November 22 at 3:30 at 1917 Logan Ave S (St. Paul Episcopal Church). If interested in attending tryouts or for an internship interview please email us at or call us at 612-353-6927 to RSVP or if you have any questions or concerns.

Interested in helping with the American Indian Science and Engineering U of M campus visit this Thursday? We will be hosting approximately 150 American Indian high school juniors and seniors. Please click for the form to get the times when volunteers are needed. Escorting groups would just be leading them from one location to another on campus. We do not need people for the campus tour portion, unless you really want to give a tour, we have student staff from the Admissions office that will be leading that portion.

For more information see:

Make a difference in the life of youth by being part of UY!: Get credit while building your leadership skills through a valuable, resume experience. While engaging with youth in the Twin Cities in hands-on activities, you can meet and network with individuals outside of the University and expand your strengths and talents. And of course, have fun!

Time Commitments: students have busy schedules and the UY involvement is based on needs and availability. Depending on the program, involvement can range - usually students are at sites 1 - 2 days a week, 2 - 4 hours. In the evening, one night a week, you will be scheduled with your program to gather for learning, planning, training and/or reflection.

To learn more about our programs or apply, visit the UY website or Facebook page .

Do you have any questions or concerns? Email me! To check out more opportunities, visit the Do What Matters Facebook Page :]

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