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Want to volunteer? Get involved with Community Action by providing your time and your experience to help communities in need. Their volunteers work in areas such as Head Start/Early Head Start, job seeker classes, events and with our advocacy programs that work to end poverty. They are passionate about what they do and hope to match volunteers with work that is meaningful to them. Community Action Partnership invites you or your student group to join their team and serve the participants of Community Action.

Current Opportunities Include:

Administrative Assistant:Administrative Assistant - Opportunity St. Paul.pdfOpportunity St. Paul aims to actively engage the community in solutions that fight poverty. This position will actively support the Opportunity St. Paul Program Coordinator with administrative duties necessary to support the programs objective

Financial Literacy Intern.pdf
The Financial Literacy intern works under the supervision of the Community Engagement department. Assists with training and follow up advising of our financial literacy classes in our Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy. These classes include four components: Budgeting to Create Savings; Debt Reduction & Asset Building; Building a Good Credit Rating; and Consumer Protection & Financial Institutions.
Head Start Classroom Aide.pdf
A Classroom Aide works with Head Start teachers and staff in the classroom to make learning and attending school a fun and rewarding activity for children ages 3-5.

Lending Library Team Member.pdf
Members help children find and check out books at Head Start Centers, research new children's books for the library and provide the Book Drive Team with a wish list of books for kids. Members also design and send out friendly reminders to follow-up on books that have not been returned and work with Head Start staff to better the library.

Outreach Volunteer.pdf
Outreach volunteers work to engage community members to fill out surveys, help get the word out for community events by flyering or door-knocking, or communicate with potential partners to get them involved via email or phone calls.

Voter Registration Volunteer.pdf
Work with You Be the Change to help low-income community members of Ramsey and Washington counties. The goal of the program is to develop low-income community leaders for the purposes of increasing advocacy and leadership skills. This will ensure that low-income community members play a strong role in decisions being made that affect their quality of life by building a base of grassroots power to address issues related to poverty.
Youth Job Skills Workshop Facilitator.pdf
The purpose of this volunteer position is to help participants learn the valuable, transferrable skills that they will need to succeed in their future careers. Topics will include work place culture, soft skills, and professionalism, time management and other skills needed to maintain employment. We would like volunteers to provide their own insight and experience to prepare these dedicated young people to be ready for work! Help Community Action by volunteering to lead the class in activities and discussions, building curriculum for the class, and sharing your thoughts about how to build career readiness.

For more information about how to get involved with Community Action Partnership, check out their website and Like them on Facebook!

La Raza Student Cultural Center is hiring!

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La Raza Student Cultural Center is hiring for two different positions!

La Raza works to achieve a greater historical, political, cultural and social awareness concerning the Chicano and Latino communities, through cultural and educational programs and events.

Positions available include:

Staff Assistant Fall 2012
This is a yearly position offered to students of the University of Minnesota. As a member of La Raza Student Cultural Center staff, individuals are responsible of maintaining La Raza clean and up n date with its daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. This position is a part-time position that requires some commitment to La Raza. Staff on average will work about 10 to 15 hours per week depending upon the amount of work at La Raza, and one's personal school schedule.

For more information about this position, please read the staff assistant fall 2012.doc.
Applications for this position are due Monday August 27th. staff assistant application.docx

Staff Liaison:
The position of staff liaison goes in accordance with the description in La Raza Constitution. As a supervisor of staff, this individual sees that the everyday operational tasks of La Raza are completed. This is a part-time job position. The staff liaison will work between 15 to 20 hours a week depending on the amount of work at La Raza so scheduling is somewhat flexible to fit one's school schedule.

For more information about this position, please read theStaff Liaison Job Description.doc
Applications for this position are also due August 27th. Staff Liaison Application ediT.doc

To contact La Raza, visit them in 215 Folwell Hall or call them at 612-624-9348.

Open Arms of Minnesota is hiring!

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Open Arms of Minnesota works to provide meals to those suffering from diseases like HIV/AIDS to help them live healthier, more independent lives.

Volunteers and staff are integral to their work. They offer opportunities to cook, bake, deliver and, now, plant and harvest food. Volunteers and employees find their work at Open Arms meaningful and can immediately see and feel the impact of their work,


Development Associate:

Help grow our program by crafting successful grant proposals and serving as an integral part of our development team. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, July 13.

Farm Assistant
Keep our 3-acre organic farm in Belle Plaine growing strong, and our farm volunteer experience fruitful. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, July 20.


Program Internship:
We're looking for two interns to help with our core program. If you'd like to spend your summer making a difference in the community and learning how a nonprofit operates.


Delivering Meals:
Take delicious food and a friendly face to our client's door.

Cooking Meals:
Work with our chefs to prepare nutritious entrees, soups, and baked goods.

Growing Veggies:
Get your hands dirty at our organic vegetable farm, growing produce for our kitchen.

OR be the face of Open Arms as a receptionist, help our staff with administrative projects and volunteer at special events. Contact Lila of Open Arms (email: for more information about these opportunities.

For more information about Open Arms of Minnesota, check out their website, call them at 612-872-1152, or email them at

Work For AmeriCorps VISTA !

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AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serving one full year at a school, nonprofit organization, or government agency to help eliminate poverty in their communities. Instead of working directly with clients, VISTAs are the "behind the scenes" folks who create programs, recruit volunteers, and develop community partnerships.
Saint Paul VISTA Program members work to close the education opportunity gap and support the education goals of the City of Saint Paul.
VISTA also provides the following benefits the choice of $5,550 Education Award or $1,500 post-service stipend, modest living allowance (about $450 bi-weekly living allowance), $550 relocation allowance (for those relocating to serve), healthcare benefits, childcare assistance (if eligible), federal student loan forbearance or deferment

.2012-2013 Saint Paul VISTA Positions Available:

American Indian Family Center
The mission of American Indian Family Center is to provide American Indian families with programs and services enriched by traditional American Indian values and culture.
The VISTA member will work directly with the Director of Development & Marketing in supporting the expansion of the Wounspe Wawokiya (service-learning) program and other youth learning program development efforts.
Apply Here

American Oromo Community of Minnesota
The mission of the American Oromo Community of Minnesota (AOCM) is to provide community based referrals and direct services to Oromo and East African (i.e. Oromo, Amharic and Somali-speaking) individuals, youth and families with the goal of helping them live successfully in Minnesota.
The VISTA member will work in collaboration with Ober Community Center to to grow out-of-school time academic supports for Oromo and East-African youth in the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood, and ultimately help develop a sustainable academic support program for youth in the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood.
Apply Here
Saint Paul Public Schools, Community Partnerships:
The mission of Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) is to provide a premier education for all. Their vision is to have schools at the heart of the community.
The work of the VISTA members will identify the organizations currently working with individual schools, enlist new community partners, and connect all these groups with schools where their services will be of greatest benefit.

Apply Here

Science Museum of Minnesota
The mission of the Science Museum of Minnesota is to: "Turn on the science -- realizing the potential of policy makers, educators, and individuals to achieve full civic and economic participation in the world."
The SMM VISTA member will work to develop a program for low-income and at-risk youth volunteers to develop workforce readiness training.
The YMCA builds strong kids, strong families and strong communities through a variety or programs. The core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility are the foundation for all YMCA programs and services.
The YMCA VISTA member will grow the capacity of the Multicultural Achievers Program by researching, developing, and implementing family involvement and mentoring support components for participating students.
Apply Here
Additional Resources :
AmeriCorps VISTA webpage -- AmeriCorps webpage further detailing the VISTA program
For additional questions or comments, please contact VISTA Program Manager Willy Tully 651.266.8582 or VISTA Leader Allison Berth 651.266.8517.

The Urban Youth Development Office (Urban 4-H) is seeking a Promise Fellow to work with American Indian Magnet School for the 2012-2013 year (work will begin August 15, 2012 and continue to August 14, 2013).

Benefits include: living allowance of approximately $450 every two weeks pre-tax; health insurance; Qualified Student Loan Deferment; $5550 Education Award upon successful completion of service; and ongoing, extensive support and training. Plus, you get to work with a dynamic, talented team of youth workers in Urban 4-H!

The Promise Fellow will work with Urban 4-H interns, staff, and volunteers, as well as school staff, to develop "projects through community" (service learning, or projects that connect with communities to carry out the learning); support youth in increasing their academic achievement; and help youth discover their interests and connect those interests to future possibilities. As part of this work, the fellow supports out-of-school-time programming (including expanding our current Big Urban Woods 4-H Club work), connects with families, and recruits caring adults who can provide support to youth, through mentoring, tutoring, or sharing of content expertise (such as STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and performing arts).

To apply, candidates must complete an application at and email/mail/fax a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by June 13, 2012 to:

Jessica Pierson Russo
Director, Urban Youth Development Office
University of Minnesota Extension
90 Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
(612) 624-7625
Fax: (612) 624-7793

For additional information about the position, Promise Fellow Position Description Urban May 2012.doc

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.

Work or Intern for United Way!

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Work with Greater Twin Cities United Way to attack poverty around the Twin Cities and achieve lasting change. When you work at United Way, you're part of a group that is making the Twin Cities a better place to live.
Long-term Positions:

Development Associate

If you are a collaborative person with strong organizational skills motivated to help achieve revenue goals through providing key administrative and project support to Planned Giving fundraising and development staff - this position might be for you!

Donor Support Associate

If you have a passion for providing great service, have an eye for detail and enjoy problem solving, this could be the position for you

Temporary Positions:
Temporary Campaign Executive
Campaign Executives provide assistance and leadership in securing employee, individual and corporate contributions for an annual campaign.

Temporary Telephone Customer Service Representative

Customer Service Reps provide leadership in securing employee, individual and corporate contributions for an annual campaign over the phone.

Marketing Financial Analyst Intern
The Financial Analyst intern will help define and quantify the business case for United Way relating to expanding its direct to donor engagement through all channels.

Foundation Relations & Special Initiatives Internship
This position works directly with the Foundation Relations & Special Initiatives team to assist with the Foundation Relations fundraising program.

Have any questions? Check out United Way's website or call them at 612-340-7400.

The Human Rights Program in the Institute for Global Studies is seeking talented and creative undergraduate students with a passion for human rights advocacy and scholarship to join the 2012-13 Human Rights Program Student Advisory Board (SAB).

SAB members will...

- meet monthly with Program staff.
- develop student-led initiatives on current human rights issues.
- work as partners with the program's director and staff in providing support for existing HRP projects.
- serves as HRP ambassadors among U of M students.

Who is eligible?
- Must be a full-time undergraduate during the academic year for which you are applying.
- Students from ALL undergraduate majors are encouraged to apply.
- Everyone, from first semester freshmen to seniors, is welcome to apply.

What are the desired qualifications?

- Commitment to the HRP mission to provide the University with opportunities related to human rights in the classroom, through research, and through direct actions, such as projects, internships, and fellowships.
- Prior organizing, advocacy, activism, and leadership skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Why get involved?
Hone tangible skills for effective advocacy in the field of human rights.
Engage and network with human rights faculty and staff within the Program and the broader University, as well as with fellow students with a keen interest in human rights.
Contribute to the HRP through action, advocacy, and leadership.
Space and support to think and act creatively in human rights activities at the University.

How do I apply?

Submit a CV or resume AND a brief cover letter detailing why you would like to be a part of the SAB and the leadership qualities, skills and ideas you would bring to the board.
Applications due by 6 pm, Wednesday, April 11 to Rochelle Hammer via email at or via hard copy to 214 Social Sciences.

Contact Rochelle Hammer at or 612.626.7947.


The 2nd Annual Inna Meiman Human Rights Award
Recognizing undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota who have made significant personal contributions in the promotion and protection of human rights

This award will be given in recognition of the friendship between Inna Meiman, a Soviet era Jewish refusnik who was repeatedly denied a visa to seek medical treatment, and Lisa Paul, a graduate of the University of Minnesota who fought tirelessly on her behalf, including a 25-day hunger strike that galvanized a movement for Inna's freedom. The friendship between Lisa Paul and Inna Meiman is memorialized in the book, Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope.

The award is intended to recognize a University of Minnesota student who embodies a commitment to human rights. The Awardee will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility: The awards are open to all full-time undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota.

· Demonstrated a personal commitment to the promotion and protection of international human rights through significant work on a human rights cause during their time as an undergraduate;
· Raised the visibility of a particular human rights issue among the University community or the broader public;
· Made a positive difference in the life of others, and has given voice to those who might otherwise not be heard.

Nominations: submit a letter of 750 words or less describing the human rights activities undertaken by the nominee during his or her time as a student at the University of Minnesota and a CV of the student being nominated; Students may be nominated by faculty, staff or other students at the University of Minnesota.Self nominations must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from faculty, staff, and students who can attest to the achievements.

Address and Deadline
Letters should be submitted by email to the Human Rights Program,, or delivered to the Human Rights Program, 214 Social Sciences Building, 267 - 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

The nomination deadline is Friday, April 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. The Inna Meiman Award winner will be recognized publicly at an event in April or May 2012.

On-Campus Jobs: Marketing Communication & TRiO Advisor

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The Office for Student Engagement (under Student Affairs) is hiring student positions for next year (Fall & Spring semester). Both positions are open to all current undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Minnesota. Please apply online:

The Edge

Job Title: Student Employment Leadership Program Training Coordinator
ID: 81284

Job Title: Marketing and Communications Coordinator
ID: 81285

Gold Pass

Job Title: Marketing and Communications Coordinator
ID: 75565

Job Title: Student Employment Leadership Program Training Coordinator
ID: 75572

If you have any questions or would like to talk to someone about the application process, please email


The April 6th deadline for Upward Bound summer jobs is approaching quickly

TRiO Upward Bound | CEHD | UMNTC is hiring a dynamic team of individuals as live-in residential camp advisors (RAs) for our 5 weeks pre-college program serving low-income, first generation Minneapolis HS youth.  We're looking for high energy individuals with strong leadership and coordination skills.  Previous youth work experience is a plus.  
• This is a paid summer position.  
• Housing and meals are free for RA's during the 5 week program. 
• Must pass criminal background check.

Contact Isaac Mixon, TRiO UB Residential Director at or 612-625-6626 for more information.

Leadership & Internship Opportunities!

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Paid Summer Opportunity Through the UY
Looking for a way to be involved during the summer AND get paid for it? Y Sparks is an environmental student group at schools in Minneapolis that uses volunteers through the University YMCA (UY) to run the program. We are able to offer a paid summer opportunity doing a version of this. Sparks mentors will help implement environmental curriculum that is provided during 1 week classes for 6 weeks on topics including Green (recycled) crafts, energy, gardening, and a general "green" class. Visit the website for specific details about the position and how to apply. Feel free to email Brittany Haigh, the Program Coordinator, at if you have any questions!

CAPI is currently seeking volunteers with some computer experience to assist in a data entry project. CAPI is a community-based nonprofit organization located in the Longfollow neighborhood of Minneapolis which works with over 3,000 Somali and Hmong refugees and immigrants annually to provide housing, food, and a variety of other services. This important data entry project will be used as part of a voter registration campaign that will be launched this summer. Prospective volunteers should be willing to commit to 2-3 hours a week for multiple weeks. Previous data entry experience not required and all necessary training will be provided. If you're interested in volunteering with CAPI, or for more information about the project, please contact Minrose Straussman at, or (412) 414-7784. For more information on CAPI and our programs, please visit our website at

TRiO Upward Bound, the longest standing college preparation program in the Twin Cities, is now accepting applications for various positions including:
- Lead Teacher
- Classroom Assistant
- Administrative Assistant
- Residential Adviser

TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is a federally funded college prep program. Each summer, we coordinate an academic and residential summer program for our high school aged participants. If you're interested in working in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to impact some amazing Minneapolis youth - this is the job for you.

All interested applicants must be available for the following dates:

Orientation: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 [5:00 - 9:00 PM] or Saturday, June 9, 2012 [9:00 - 1:00 PM]
Training Week: Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15, 2012 [8:00 - 4:30 PM daily]
Program Dates: Monday, June 18 - Friday, July 20, 2012 [hours vary]
Classroom Staff wrap-up: Monday, July 23 - Friday July 27, 2012 [hours vary]

Experienced educators, youth workers and/or individuals with a passion for working with diverse, urban, teenage youth are encouraged to apply.

Each position is posted separately on the University of Minnesota employment site and also on GOLDPASS. To learn more about the positions and apply, click on the following links.

Lead Teacher (Req. # 176522)

Classroom Assistant (Req. # 176526)

Administrative Assistant (Req. # 176523)

Residential Adviser (Req. # 176525)

Apply by Friday, April 6, 2012 for full consideration.

Job Opportunities & Events

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Tutor at an Elementary School!
The Tatanka Academy in Como is looking for tutors for their elementary schools students. No special training required. Can be as little as one hour a week!

Check out Tatanka -

If you are interested and would like more information, please email Patrick Terry at

INROADS Internship Information Event

When: Wednesday, Feb. 29 Information Session (open to all)
Where: Science Teaching & Student Services Building (STSS) Rm. 230 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Next Steps (save dates!)
- March 1 Candidate Prep Session (invite only, will be in STSS Rm. 230 from 5-7PM)
- March 2 Mock Interviews (invite only, will be in STSS Rm. 524 from 9AM - 4PM)

What is INROADS?
The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. INROADS is the nation's largest non-profit source of paid internships for undergraduate, diverse youth. By providing the skills, support, and network students need to obtain an internship at a top company, INROADS prepares students to lead and contribute from Day 1.

Qualifications for INROADS:
- Career Interest in Business, Engineering, Computers and Information Sciences, Retail Store Management, Sales, Health, or Marketing
- Must be pursuing first undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university
- Full-time undergraduate with at least 2 summers or 54 credit hours remaining after Spring Semester
- College 2.8 Cumulative GPA
- H.S. senior applying or already admitted to an accredited college or university
- H.S. 3.0 cumulative GPA

- A paid multi-year Internship with a top company ($4,000 - $10,000 per summer)
- Customized skills development training to prepare you to contribute from day one
- Unparalleled networking opportunities with career-minded peers, corporate executives and INROADS alumni
- Gratifying community involvement
- Year-round professional and personal coaching and guidance from your INROADS adviser
- A corporate mentor who takes a personal interest in you
- Access to scholarship opportunities
- Free tutoring
- Great potential for a full-time career after graduation

Visit for more information.

RSVP here:

AmeriCorps Recruitment Event

When: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (stop by anytime)
Where: 524 Science Teaching & Student Services building (Interview Center, 5th floor)

Want to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you? Consider a position with AmeriCorps. Stop by this AmeriCorps Recruiting event to learn about the types of opportunities available, and the application process. You can talk directly with
representatives from a variety of AmeriCorps programs. Many positions are available, so stop by anytime between 11 and 2 to learn about them.

Organizations Attending this Recruiting Event:
- Admission Possible, AmeriCorps LEAP,
- City of Lakes AmeriCorps
- Community Technology Empowerment Project
- Conservation Corps
- Minnesota, Minnesota Alliance with Youth Promise Fellows,
- Minnesota Green Corps
- True North AmeriCorps
- Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity,
- Minnesota Economic Opportunity Corps
- Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps

This event is free and open to all U of M students, and to recent alumni within one year of graduation.For more information visit GoldPASS 'Career Events' section.

Youth Employment Fair
Kaleidoscope will host a Youth Employment Fair for summer jobs, open to the public. This fair is open to all youth ages 12-16 who are interested in summer employment.

When: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Where: The Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

For more information about this program please go to the Youth Employment website page.

Prospective applicants will be introduced to the program, meet supervisors, and pick up applications. Please note, Kaleidoscope is only able to employ a limited number of students and competition for these positions is very high. Applications will be judged solely on the quality of the application, adherence to deadlines, and the quality of the reference. After the employment fair, all application materials will be posted at the bottom of our Youth Employment page. The deadline for public applications is March 24th. Students will be notified of their status by the beginning of April.

Things to keep in mind this week (via UMN Update)

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Academics Related: Study Abroad + Study Spaces

May and Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Learn more about study abroad opportunities for May and Summer term. More than 30 exciting programs will be represented, from Japan to Morocco to Italy. Meet the professors leading them. All opportunities grant University of Minnesota resident credit and may count towards language, major/minor or liberal education requirements! February 22, 101 Walter Library, 12:30 p.m.

Looking for a place to study or work collaboratively?
Check out the Libraries: With 14+ locations there are study spaces to meet your needs....Group? Quiet? Deep Quiet? Caffeinated? Late night? Its all at the libraries! General study space: Look no further than the comfortable and functional student study space right here on campus! You can also use general purpose classrooms - just check the schedule to see when they are available.

Campus Events & Activities

Safer Sex Week: February 6-10
For Safer Sex Week 2012, protective gear is required! Check out the list of FREE Safer Sex Week events!

I Like to Move It!, The Health Advocates Physical Activity Challenge
Track your physical activity in February and win prizes! For a calendar, list of free activities on campus, list of prizes, and more information, click here. Brought to you by Health Advocates, Boynton Health Service, Recreational Sports, Housing and Residential Life, and

Jobs & Job / Intern Related Events

Apply for the SUA Program Board
Get paid to plan events like Homecoming, Spring Jam, Gophers After Dark, concerts, films, gallery exhibits, and more. Applications for the Student Unions & Activities Program Board are open now through February 17.

2012 CTS Transportation Career Expo
Transportation Career Fair Tuesday, February 28, 4:30 - 7:15 p.m., Great Hall, Coffman Union. Meet employers hiring interns and full-time employees for the transportation field. A transportation panel will proceed the job fair to discuss strategies to apply for positions. Open to students from all University of Minnesota Campuses! Learn more...

CLA & CSE are Hiring + Wilderness Inquiery Internships Available

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CLA is currently accepting applications for program assistants and program assistant leads (PAs & PALs) to work with our First Year Course, CLA 1001 and 1002. PAs and PALs will help to implement this first year experience for all CLA students.

PAs will be working directly with first year students to deliver the course. To Apply (click the red link)

PALs will guide the PAs and work on the implementation of the course. To Apply (click the red link)
CLA's First Year course (also known as CLA 1001 and 1002), is focused on providing the connections, resources and support to help make first year students successful. PAs and PALs will learn facilitation skills, mentor other students, develop leadership skills and work as part of the CLA First Year experience team.

For more information, please check out the job descriptions or contact

Student Life Coordinator - CSE Student Programs
The College of Science & Engineering is pleased to announce a newly created position in Student Services. Please see below the position description, duties, qualifications and appointment term.It is now posted on the OHR website under Requisition 176257

Summary of goals and duties:
Create and implement student development initiatives that foster student learning, success and connection to the College of Science & Engineering based on student engagement best practices. Reference the Student Development and Student Learning outcomes as the main objective and guideline.

Wilderness Inquiry is now accepting applications for Trail Staff, Internships, and Urban Wilderness Boat Captains for summer 2012. They are looking for people with outstanding leadership and decision-making skills, high energy, and a willingness to work hard.

If you are interested, please apply for the positions by going to:

For more information, see the following flyers
- Trail Staff Flyer
- Internship Flyer

Mark Your Calendar! Activities & Events to go to

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On-Campus Activities! Involvement and Learning About Renting a Place to Live

Renters' Forum begin today
These tenant workshops address students' issues and concerns when renting off-campus housing. Renters' Forums are available through early February and are located at various residence halls on campus. For location details, click here.

Spring Activities Fair
Wondering how to get involved on campus or which University of Minnesota registered student group to join? Visit the Spring Activities Fair on January 31 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to learn about student groups and involvement opportunities available for students. Participation and attendance are free!

Put These Events on Your Calendar!

U of M Job & Internship Fair
Job and Internship Fair is on Thursday, February 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center. Don't miss the biggest student career fair in Minnesota with more than 200 organizations present! Visit to learn more, register, and get preparation tips. The Fair is open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni. Cost is $10 if you pre-register or $25 on the day of the fair. Free transportation will be provided from campus.

2012 CTS Transportation Career Expo
Tuesday, February 28, 4:30-7:15 p.m., Great Hall, Coffman Union. Meet employers hiring interns and full-time employees for the transportation field. A transportation panel will proceed the job fair to discuss strategies to apply for positions. Open to students from all University of Minnesota Campuses! Learn more...

Employment & Leadership Opportunities

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U of M African American and African Studies
The department is searching for a new Outreach Coordinator. For more information and/or to submit an application, please visit the U of M online employment system page or GoldPass and use Requisition# 99863

Girls Scouts have a temporary employment opportunity at their MOA store and kiosk. Store opens early February through the end of the Great Girl Gathering March 11. Get the details: click here.

Applications are now being accepted for summer internships through the STEP-UP program. Hurry up! The deadline is Feb. 3rd!

University of Minnesota Disability Services
Disability Services believes that disability is a difference and that working collaboratively across human differences improves services and outcomes and is personally rewarding. This belief informs our mission, "Advancing Access for Everyone."

If you share this philosophy and are seeking to make a difference in the lives of students with disabilities and would like to be a part of maximizing the potential for all that the University can be, please consider the new staff openings in Disability Services Student Services at Requisition Numbers #176170 and # 176171.

Disability Services is part of the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota.

Become a 2012 MCAE Multicultural Kickoff Ambassador!!!
The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) hosts a two-day Multicultural Kickoff (MKO), which helps incoming first-year students make a successful transition to college by building community and identifying academic and cultural supports on campus. This year, the Multicultural Kickoff begins Tuesday, August 28 and concludes Wednesday, August 29 before Welcome Week begins.

MKO is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic current students to serve as MKO Ambassadors during the event. Ambassadors will work in pairs to lead a small group of freshman throughout the event. Ambassadors should be knowledgeable about on-campus resources for multicultural students and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Upon completion of the MKO Ambassador program, students will receive a $200.00 stipend. Students are expected to attend an April information session, training sessions on Friday, August 24th and Monday, August 27th (including move-in), and must be present for the entire Multicultural Kickoff on Tuesday, August 28th and Wednesday, August 29th, 2012.

For all details and to apply, please visit: Priority deadline is Friday, February 3rd, and the final deadline is Friday, February 17th. Apply today!

For questions, please email MKO Coordinator, Jasmine Omorogbe at

Apply to be a Welcome Week Leader!
As a Welcome Week Leader, you will get to develop your personal leadership on campus leading a group of first-year students.You will also meet great people throughout the process, get lots of free food, cool t-shirts, and you will make an impact on the Class of 2016.

To learn a little bit more about this opportunity, talk to somebody in person. Visit us at one of our tables on the ground floor of Coffman between 10am - 2pm on any of the following dates:

o Tuesday, January 31
o Thursday February 2
o Monday February 6
o Wednesday, February 8
o Friday February 10

Stop by to chat and get some hot cocoa during any of the following events:

o Tuesday, February 7, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Middlebrook Hall
o Thursday, February 9, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Territorial Hall
o Monday, February 13, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Frontier Hall
o Tuesday, February 14, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Comstock Hall
o Thursday, February 16, 11am-1pm at Northrop Plaza

Applications are online at and due February 22.

If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at (612) 624-1979 or check out
our website at for more information.

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:

Job Fairs: U of M & YMCA

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U of M Job & Internship Fair

When: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center

Don't miss the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 200 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. Visit the Web site to learn more, register, and get preparation tips. The Fair is open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni. Free transportation will be provided from campus.

Cost: $10, if you pre-register online by February 20, or $25 at the door on the day of the fair.

For the latest job fair updates:
like U of M Job & Internship Fair page on Facebook
Or follow on Twitter

The University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair is sponsored by the Career Services offices on all Minnesota campuses. Find more info online, or from your college or campus career office. Disability accommodations are available upon request. Please contact the Career Services Center at 612-624-7577. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


Time: 12PM - 6PM
Where: University YMCA; located at 1801 University Ave SE (Across from Field House)

Apply today at
- Bring resumes
- Dress for success
- Interview

Available Positions:
- Camp Counselor (Day Camp/Overnight Camp)
- Camp Instructor
- School Aged Care Program Staff
- School Aged Care Lead Program Staff
- Trail Counselor/Guide (Wilderness Camp)
- Youth Development Staff

If you have any questions about applying, the event or the positions, please contact Patti Neiman, Director of Educational Efficacy and Leadership, at or by calling 612 676 7706

Check out the University YMCA on Facebook and Twitter!

On-Campus Jobs: Tour Guide / Customer Service

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Interested in being a Tour Guide for the University of Minnesota's Office of Admissions? You can apply on the U of M job website, the requisition # is 175616. The training pay is $7.50 and then $8 after successful completion of training.

Looking for individuals who could work during these times:
Monday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am -12:30pm

If you have any questions you can contact Grant Flatgard, Visit Program Coordinator, at

Customer Service/Receptionist Student Position with the University of Minnesota Epidemiology Clinical Research Center

- 45% Reception/Customer Service Duties: Greet and direct visitors, answer and direct phone calls on the main office phone, provide directions when needed and serve as a primary contact for questions at the clinic. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- 30% Miscellaneous Duties: Restock and organize staff and participant kitchens, as well as, general cleaning and maintenance of the clinic reception and lobby area to maintain a professional appearance to clinic visitors. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- 15% Administrative Duties: Track participant fasting labs, maintain clinic inventory of food and other supplies, track and prepare shipments, contact vendors as needed, update mailboxes and help manage keys. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- 10% Assist Research Studies: Assist studies with mailings, filing and other tasks as needed by clinic study staff.

Required Qualifications:
- Junior status at the University
- Outstanding interpersonal skills
- Willingness to take initiative
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Ability to work with diverse populations
- Commitment to customer service and professionalism
- Detail oriented
- Organizational skills
- Ability to work with confidential data and sensitive information
- Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Playground Volunteer & On-Campus Job Opportunities

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Volunteering: Playground Coordinator

Playworks Twin Cities is hosting a volunteer training and recruitment event this Saturday, December 17th, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00. This event will take place at Sibley Park in Minneapolis. Playworks makes sure kids get to play safely and meaningfully every day. Program Coordinators state that "It's incredibly fun and rewarding!" Visit for even more information about the organization. Or if you have direct questions, please contact Carrie Verkman at

On-Campus Jobs!

Scholarship Coordinator (requisition number 172120)
This position provides coordination and management of the undergraduate scholarship program in the College, which annually awards over $1 million to new first-year, transfer, and current students. The scholarship coordinator reports directly to the CFANS Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Faculty Affairs. Responsibilities include managing the student scholarship award processes, preparing reports, collaborating and communicating with appropriate departmental, collegiate, and university offices, and serving diverse student scholarship needs. The successful candidate will work as part of a team dedicated to serving a diverse community of undergraduate students.The complete description and application information can be found through the University's employment website using the requisition number noted above or the Employment website.

Communications Specialist (requisition number 175542)
The communications specialist will report directly to the CFANS Communications Director and have dual responsibilities in public relations for a long-term research initiative in the Dean's Office as well as undergraduate student communications in Student Services. Responsibilities will include writing and developing content, communications strategy, website maintenance, and some event planning. Both areas provide space for taking leadership around communications -- the research initiative is relatively new and Student Services would like to better target and reach segments of the diverse student body. Emphasis in responsibilities will vary over the course of the year based on the prioritized needs of the two areas. The position is part of the College communications team and works closely with staff in both the Student Services and Dean's Offices. The complete description and application information can be found through the University's employment website using the requisition number or logging into Employment website.

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