February 24, 2006

Student Rep Minutes

CSPP Student Representative Meeting
In attendance: Aimee Arikian; Kara Galvin; Kay Herting Wahl, PhD; Sherri Turner, PhD; Jeff Walter; Kristin Williams; & Kim Zahm, MA

1. Doctoral Student Concerns:
A. The first revisions of the Sanctioned Clinical Experience Agreement Form have been made by Pat McCarthy Veach and are available for review (the APPIC website will soon be added to the form as well). This discussion is ongoing, and any students who would like further information about the Sanctioned Clinical Experience category can view the APPIC website at http://www.appic.org/.
B. Only two responses came back to Kim regarding a CSPP end-of-the-year party, and both responders said they would be willing to pay $5 toward the event.
C. No responses came back about the Prelim date change. Therefore, due to course and test time conflicts, the change from a Friday test date to a Monday test date will be decided upon by the faculty.

2. Second-Year Concerns:
A. The Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA) is looking for a student to serve a one-year, volunteer term on the MCPA Board. This appointment will probably be from the current first year CSPP student group who is interested in student personnel. If interested, see the blog for more information, or talk to Angie Schmidt-Whitney for details.

3. First-Year Concerns:
A. Degree Program Forms should be turned in by the end of the semester at the latest, preferably before Summer/Fall registration. These forms must be signed by your Advisor and turned in to Mary Farquhar in Burton 206.

4. For Everyone:
A. Some strong sentiments were expressed about leaving the CSPP International Student Orientation “as is,� particularly about keeping it limited it to just international students, rather than opening it up to everyone.
B. As the mentor program is revamped this spring, we will be looking for feedback about pairing international students with U.S. American peers, or with other, more experienced international students.
C. Remember to check out the blog for information about scholarships – it’s free money!
D. There will be CSPP potluck lunch/meeting on March 2 at 12:15pm in Burton 240. David Campbell, a renowned scholar of leadership and stress, will be speaking at the meeting. Bring a food item to share; soda (pop) and chips will be supplied. This is not mandatory, but is a chance to socialize with CSPP students and faculty, plus hear a nationally known speaker in our field at a fun learning activity.
E. On April 20 from 12:00 to 2:00pm, 8 volunteer CSPP students will have the opportunity to meet with the Grad School Review Committee over lunch. This meeting is part of a review/evaluation process, meant to ensure that CSPP is maintaining the appropriate standards as a scholarly program. More details to follow – keep your eyes and ears open if you are interested in one of these 8 spots.
F. There has been some discussion about possibly adding a 3-year MA degree option in the future, for students who prefer a less hectic pace during grad school. Some students do this already by working closely with their advisors; however, a 3-year MA program is not advertised. Discussion will continue on this matter. Additionally, faculty are continually brainstorming ways to cut down stress during the 2-year program.

Next meeting is March 6, from 12:15 to 1:00pm, in Burton 240. All are welcome to attend!

All meeting minutes are posted on the CSPP blog at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/

Posted by kenne064 at 2:58 PM

Student Info

Be an important part of CSPP's Graduate School Review!!!

We are looking for 8 students to go to lunch with members of the Graduate School Review team who are evaluating the department. The lunch will take place on Thursday, April 20 from 12:00-2:00 PM (location to be announced later). We are looking for a mix of MA and PhD students, as well as students from the first year and beyond.

If you are interested in representing the CSPP program, please contact Deirdre Kennedy at kenne064@umn.edu or 612-624-6827.

Thank you!!!


The Grant Institute's Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at the University of Minnesota (St. Paul Campus), March 27 - 29, 2006. Interested development professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students should register as soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up quickly. Please forward, post, and distribute this e-mail to your colleagues and listservs.

All participants will receive certification in professional grant writing from the Institute. For more information call (888) 824 - 4424 or visit The Grant Institute website at http://www.thegrantinstitute.com.

Please find the program description below:



Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus

March 27 - 29, 2006

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Twin Cities Student Union, Room 325

The Grant Institute’s Grants 101 Course is an intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure, and skill of professional proposal writing. This course is characterized by its ability to act as a thorough overview, introduction, and refresher at the same time. In this course, participants will learn the entire proposal writing process and complete the course with a solid understanding of not only the ideal proposal structure, but a holistic understanding of the essential factors, which determine whether or not a program gets funded. Through the completion of interactive exercises and activities, participants will complement expert lectures by putting proven techniques into practice. This course is designed for both the beginner looking for a thorough introduction and the intermediate looking for a refresher course that will strengthen their grant acquisition skills. This class, simply put, is designed to get results by creating professional grant proposal writers.

Participants will become competent program planning and proposal writing professionals after successful completion of the Grants 101 course. In three active and informative days, students will be exposed to the art of successful grant writing practices, and led on a journey that ends with a masterful grant proposal.

Grants 101 consists of three (3) courses that will be completed during the three-day workshop.
This course is centered on the belief that “it’s all about the program.� This intensive course will teach professional program development essentials and program evaluation. While most grant writing “workshops� treat program development and evaluation as separate from the writing of a proposal, this class will teach students the relationship between overall program planning and grant writing.

Designed for both the novice and experienced grant writer, this course will make each student an overall proposal writing specialist. In addition to teaching the basic components of a grant proposal, successful approaches, and the do’s and don’ts of grant writing, this course is infused with expert principles that will lead to a mastery of the process. Strategy resides at the forefront of this course’s intent to illustrate grant writing as an integrated, multidimensional, and dynamic endeavor. Each student will learn to stop writing the grant and to start writing the story. Ultimately, this class will illustrate how each component of the grant proposal represents an opportunity to use proven techniques for generating support.

At its foundation, this course will address the basics of foundation, corporation, and government grant research. However, this course will teach a strategic funding research approach that encourages students to see research not as something they do before they write a proposal, but as an integrated part of the grant seeking process. Students will be exposed to online and database research tools, as well as publications and directories that contain information about foundation, corporation, and government grant opportunities. Focusing on funding sources and basic social science research, this course teaches students how to use research as part of a strategic grant acquisition effort.

$597.00 tuition includes all materials and certificates.
Each student will receive:
· The Grant Institute Certificate in Professional Grant writing
· The Grant Institute’s Guide to Successful Grant Writing
· A to Z Grant Writing
· The Grant Institute Grant Writer’s Workbook with sample proposals, forms, and outlines

ONLINE -Visit www.thegrantinstitute.com and click on the Registration area. Fill out the online registration form completely. We’ll send your confirmation by e-mail.

By Phone - Call toll free (888) 824 - 4424 to register by phone. Our friendly Program Coordinators will be happy to assist you and answer your questions.

By E-mail - Send an e-mail with your name, organization, and basic contact information to info@thegrantinstitute.com and we will reserve your slot and send your Confirmation Packet.

Posted by kenne064 at 2:50 PM

Employment Opportunities

Job Announcement
Student Activities
Program Coordinator
Search # SA-0016-56

As a member of the Boise State Student Union and Student Involvement staff, this position is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating activity programs that build a sense of community. Primary responsibility of this position is providing daily advising, mentoring, and training for the Student Programs Board, a campus-wide programming council. Additionally, emphasis is placed on implementing student-focused celebrations at the Boise and Nampa campuses (such as Bronco Welcome, Finals Relief, daytime programming). Assists in advising student leaders in the Associated Students of Boise State University (student government). Develops and administers publications which promote campus life and student activities.

• Provides administrative direction, leadership, budget management, event planning and daily advisement for the Student Programs Board (Concerts, Lectures, Family Programs, Comedy, Performing Arts, Films, Special Events, Spring Fling, marketing, and graphic design).
• Develops and implements University wide and Student Union entertainment/educational programs targeting students, employees and the Boise State community at both the Boise and Nampa campuses (Finals Relief, Homecoming, health/wellness awareness programs).
• Chairs the campus-wide Bronco Welcome Committee (educational and social programming during the first 6-weeks of fall semester).
• Provides administrative direction, leadership and advisement for the ASBSU Election Board and recognition programs (Fall Meet and Greet, Faculty Recognition, Inauguration and Hall of Fame).
• Implement activity programming that promotes a sense of community (daytime programming, Noon Tunes, lectures).
• Responsible for the creation of additional program initiatives as needs arise from student input/assessments.
• Conducts training programs for student leaders (i.e. team building, event planning, time management, delegation, communication).
• Actively gathers evaluation information to assess success of program content, marketing initiatives, and program goals.
• Supervision of student employees.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred in Student Personnel Administration, Communication, Education, Public Administration, or related fields.
• One-year experience in similar type of work.
• Understanding and proven application of student development theory and practice.
• Knowledge of campus wide programming boards/councils.
• Experience in event production - appropriate/transferable skills for university environment.
• Student leader and student organization advising skills.

12-month full-time professional position; $32,000. Boise State University offers a competitive benefits package, including 24 vacation and 12 sick days per year, health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, and retirement benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES Send (via email, Fax, or US Postal Service) letter of interest, resume, and contact information of three professional references. Application review begins: April 1, 2006.
Student Activities Program Coordinator
Search # SA-0016-56
Beth Oppenheimer, Search Committee Chairperson
Boise State University – Student Activities Office
1910 University Drive, Boise ID 83725-1335
email peggyruettgers@boisestate.edu
Fax: 208.426.1391 Phone: 208.426.1223 Web page http://sub.boisestate.edu

Boise State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans are encouraged to apply. Disabled veterans, war veterans and honorably discharged veterans who are residents of the state of Idaho will receive credit in accordance with Idaho State Law upon submission of documentation of meeting the criteria set forth by law. EEO/AA Employer.



Teaching Assistant (134995)

You must be currently registered in a University of Minnesota graduate or professional degree program to apply for this position.
Receipt of application materials may stop prior to the "Applications Accepted Thru" date if an adequate pool is received.

Requisition Number: 134995

Date Posted: 02/17/2006

Job Code: 9511

Job Title: Teaching Assistant

Job Code Pay Range: $ 15.25 -$ 23.76 /Hour

Position Starting Pay: $15.25


Department: Technology Stu Supt Svc, Inst

Hours Per Week: 10.00

Applications Accepted Thru: 03/08/2006

Term: Not Applicable

Type: Graduate Assistants or Professionals in Training

Program Description:

Anticipated start date for this appointment is ASAP, tuition benefits may be prorated for appointments that begin after 1/12/06. We provide academic advising to lower division students in the Institute of Technology. This includes helping them develop short-term plans, explore majors, and prepare career exploration. We do not provide personal or career counseling, but when necessary refer students with those needs to appropriate University services.


Work with students in transition from the Institute of Technology (IT) to other degree programs at the University. Advise students who are uncertain of their major. In addition, the graduate student advisor will meet with students on academic probation and less frequently with those who are on track for a degree in IT. This position starts immediately. The position may continue in the summer during freshman and transfer student orientation, and then into Fall 2006 on the regular B appointment depending on funding and performance. There are specific hours for work in the summer.


Must be registered for coursework in a U of Minnesota graduate or professional program during the academic year/duration of appointment.

Preferably a student in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology, but we will interview applicants from other departments who have experience in advising, counseling, or community involvement.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a resume/CV and a brief letter describing advising or other related experience and interest in working with undergraduates. Application deadline is March 8, 2006. Interviews will begin immediately. Please submit materials and direct questions to Ann Pineles, PINEL001@umn.edu, Institute of Technology Lower Division Programs, 128 Lind Hall, 207 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Posted by kenne064 at 2:46 PM

February 20, 2006

Student Info

The Graduate School’s Spring 2006 commencement ceremony will be Friday, May 12, at 1 p.m. in Northrop Auditorium. If you are interested in participating, you must submit your Commencement Attendance Approval Form to Kathy Walter (206C Burton) for DGS approval no later than Friday, February 24.

In order to be approved, MA students must have an approved Degree Program on file; PhDs must have had their Thesis Proposal approved. You may have received a copy of this form with your Graduation Packet; forms are also available http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/index.html.


Are you looking for a way to get involved in an active professional organization? The Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA)is currently looking for a student to serve a one-year term on the MCPA Board as the University of Minnesota Graduate Student Liaison. It's a great way to get involved and network in many areas of higher education.

Additional information about MCPA can be found on their website:

Specific information related to the Graduate Student Liaison position is as follows (from the Constitution):
The MCPA Graduate Liaison(s) shall:

represent the interests and concerns of graduate students to the MCPA Board of Directors; assist in the planning and presentation of special activities or sessions at the annual MCPA Conference; coordinate the planning and implementation of a job search seminar; help to organize any mentor programs; recruit graduate students; present needs and concerns of graduate students to the MCPA Board of Directors.

Interested students and anyone with additional questions can contact Angie Schmidt Whitney at whit1008@umn.edu.


Hi CSPP folks,

For my practicum at the St. Paul Campus Career Center, I am in charge of scheduling resume reviewers for the Graduate and Professional Student Career Fair. Basically, resume reviewers sit at a table at the career fair and wait for students to come and have their resumes critiqued.
Usually the students will be walking around the fair, see the resume table, and think, "Wow, that sounds like a good idea!" You critique their resume for a few minutes and then they leave, happy to have heard your wealth of information about resumes.

The career fair will be held on Thursday, March 23 from noon-4:00pm in the HHH Center (West Bank). I have filled all of the resume review spots for the 12-2pm openings but I need 2 more people to volunteer for the 2-4pm openings. If you can volunteer for any amount of time, even if it's just an hour, please contact me at mestein@umn.edu and include the time you would be available. For more information about the fair, go to http://www.grad.umn.edu/career/careerfair/index.html.

Obviously this e-mail is going to be more interesting and relevant to the career counseling folks, but I thought I'd open it up to anyone who also has experience and interest in doing a few resume critiques.

Meaghan Stein

Posted by kenne064 at 2:49 PM

Practicum Info

Dear CSPP Students:

This is a highly regarded practicum site. They are looking for practicum student, advanced practicum student, or intern to join their office for the 2006-2007 academic year. The deadline this year is March 1st. Joan Ostergren is a CSPP alum. Attached is a flyer with more details.

Pat McCarthy Veach

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Posted by kenne064 at 2:47 PM

Conference Information

Call For Proposals
Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17) Student Poster Session American Psychological Association Convention New Orleans, Louisiana, 10-13 August 2006 Submission Deadline for Proposals: 20 March 2006

Proposals are now being accepted for a Student Poster Session co-sponsored by the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), Division 17 Sections, and the Division 17 Student Affiliate Group (SAG). Poster proposal may be empirical studies or theoretical considerations relevant to the specific Division 17 Section. The first author on the proposal must be a student (or have completed the project while a student or intern) and must either be an affiliate of Division
17 or sponsored by a Division 17 member.

Poster proposals should include a cover sheet and a 500- to 1000-word summary of the study in APA style. The abstract should include some description of the nature of the presentation (empirical, theoretical,
technique) and primary findings. Summaries of empirical studies should include a brief literature review, statement of the problem (hypotheses or research questions), participants, procedures, results, and conclusions. Summaries of other presentations should include enough detail for reviewers to judge the overall format and contribution of the scholarship. The proposals will be subjected to masked review. Please do not include identifying information in the proposal (only on the cover sheet).

Please submit your proposal and completed cover sheet as attached files to the appropriate Division 17 Section Poster Session Chair most applicable to your proposal. This email must be "cc:ed" to:
Div17-studentposter@hotmail.com. Finally, identify in the subject line of the email: student poster proposal - "Name of Section"
(e.g., student poster proposal - SERD). See http://www.div17.org/sectionposter/
to download the Call for Proposals and Proposal Cover Sheet.

Notifications of proposal status and presentation instructions will be sent via email on or before 8 May 2006.

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Posted by kenne064 at 2:43 PM

Employment Opportunities

Requisition Number: 132171
Date Posted: 08/25/2005
Job Code: 9747
Job Title: Assistant Education Specialist Working Title: Assistant Learning Specialist
Department: Acad Counseling Intcllg Athl
Unit/Company: Academic Counseling/Std Services-Intercollegiate Athletics
Term: 12 months - A appointment
Type: Annually Renewable

Program Description:
The Assistant Learning Specialist utilizes teaching skills and knowledge of student personal and cognitive development to design and implement a comprehensive learning support system that emphasizes the primacy of student-athletes - academic responsibilities in the attainment of academic success. The Assistant Learning Specialist participates in four major areas of responsibility: direct services to at-risk student-athletes in the Enhancement Program, serving as a teaching/learning resource for students and ACSS, program operation, and professional growth. The Assistant Learning Specialist is expected to perform the full range of teaching activities, work from a developmental perspective, contribute to program development, and seek continued professional development. The Assistant Learning Specialist is expected to have or acquire familiarity with NCAA, Big Ten Conference and University of Minnesota rules and regulations, as well as a working knowledge of how those rules and regulations apply within the learning support program. The Assistant Learning Specialist will acquire a working knowledge of the academic transitions inherent in the University experience, including courses and instructors, at the University of Minnesota. Anticipated start date is September 2005.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Direct Services to At-Risk Student-Athletes - Demonstrated ability as a practitioner in providing proactive, interventionist, individualized support to an assigned group of at-risk student-athletes. - Demonstrated flexibility required to personalize Enhancement Program activities based on student needs as well as to assist student-athletes beyond the assigned group with courses and/or assignments. - Demonstrated ability to work from a developmental perspective, meeting the student where s/he is, recognizing the diversity of need of each student, and working with a solution-oriented focus. - Demonstrated ability to provide the full range of teaching activities, including individual and group instruction, diagnostic needs assessment through remediation to excellence, metacognitive strategies, skill development, classroom management, and functioning as a generalist tutor in learning how to learn.
Serving as a Teaching/Learning Resource - Demonstrated ability to monitor supervised study, hold students accountable for their responsibilities and behavior, and instruct in beneficial study habits. - Demonstrated ability to serve as a resource for ACSS and individual colleagues in the areas of teaching and learning. - Demonstrated computer skills and the ability to assist students with computer use. - Demonstrated excellence in oral and written skills.
Program Operation - Demonstrated compliance with unit policies, procedures, and processes.
Demonstrated understanding of unit structure and adherence to supervisory direction. - Demonstrated maintenance of appropriate records of learning support given and tasks assigned to students. - Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other learning specialists and academic counselors to implement the learning support program and provide a supportive learning environment for all student-athletes. - Demonstrated commitment to supporting the mission, vision, philosophy and values of ACSS by putting students first. - Demonstrated ability to coordinate one or more project areas within the learning support program. - Demonstrated ability to prepare reports as requested accurately and in a timely manner, e.g. weekly reports, special reports, term grade reports, area coordinator reports.
Professional Growth - Demonstrated ability to excel in an environment with intensive job responsibilities and irregular hours, including two evenings per week in the fall term and one evening per week in the spring term. - Demonstrated ability to excel as a self-starter in a rules-regulated environment requiring attention to detail, while effectively handling multiple tasks and overlapping deadlines. - Demonstrated ability to appreciate the value of appropriate personal appearance, office space appearance and self presentation to the public and how that presentation reflects upon the Unit. - Demonstrated ability to challenge oneself by setting high professional goals, looking introspectively at personal performance, and developing a plan for continuing professional growth. - Demonstrated ability to accept and provide constructive criticism and respond when change or improvements are needed. - Demonstrated willingness to go above and beyond job description duties to get the job done. - Demonstrated respect for others through punctuality relative to appointments, meetings, assignment deadlines, and timely response to phone calls, emails, and requests for assistance. - Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills and ability to work as a member of a professional staff. - Demonstrated understanding of ACSS colleagues - job responsibilities and their relationship to specialists - responsibilities.
- Demonstrated ability to resolve issues efficiently, effectively, and ethically through appropriate consultation and communication, responsible analysis, and/or independent action within the decentralized structure of the institution. - Demonstrated professional growth through relevant continuing education, and participation in relevant professional organizations (including holding regional/national office, presenting at conferences, serving on regional/national committees, as well as research and publication).

Masters degree, preferably in a field of study that enhances the individual's ability to assist students in formulating/implementing a personal developmental program of organizational and learning strategies. A minimum of one year of secondary or post-secondary teaching experience, working with students from diverse populations and abilities, to improve their academic and study skills.

Application Instructions:
Send letter of application addressing qualifications and other relevant experience, a resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Chair, Search Committee Assistant Learning Specialist Academic Counseling & Student Services 225 BFAB 516-15th Avenue SE Minneapolis, MN 55455-0120 Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.



Career Services Coordinator

The Career and Community Learning Center (CCLC) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota announces an opening for a career services coordinator. The Center coordinates career and internship services and community involvement programs, administers a variety of domestic study programs, and advises students about independent study options.

Full information about CCLC can be found at www.cclc.umn.edu

Position description: 100% time, 12-month position to begin May 15, 2006, or shortly thereafter. Salary low- to mid-thirties plus excellent benefits. Position is annually renewable based on performance and funding. Report to career services director.

1. Serve on a team that coordinates career and internship services for students. Collaborate with other career services staff as well as with other office staff to ensure good communication, teamwork, and effective service to all "customers" (prospective students, current undergraduates, graduate students, parents of students, faculty, staff, employers, and other members of the community).
2. Through several delivery methods, provide career services for liberal arts students. Teach career courses. Deliver workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills, job-search strategies, or similar topics.
Meet individually with students with specialized career planning needs.
As needed, design and conduct outreach presentations for campus groups, and assist with career services events. Develop other services in conjunction with lead career services coordinator.
3. Serve as the University of Minnesota's pre-law adviser. Deliver workshops, meet with students, and coordinate alumni panels (1-2 per year) to assist students exploring legal careers. Serve as adviser to Pre-Law Society (student organization). Assist with annual Graduate and Professional School Day, ensuring that law schools are well represented at the event. Hire and supervise a pre-law student assistant who supports pre-law services.
4. Serve as a liaison between CCLC and one or more liberal arts advising communities that serve students in specific majors. Generate ideas and implement programming to assist students in the advising community with career development issues. Ensure effective communication between CCLC and the advising community.
5. Coordinate career workshops in CCLC. Plan semesterly calendar of workshops and arrange for coverage by office staff members. Conduct evaluations of workshop effectiveness, make recommendations for improvements, and prepare annual summary.
6. Research market and job trends; keep abreast of most current information relevant to preparing liberal arts students for the world of work; maintain involvement in appropriate professional associations.
7. Other duties as assigned and as appropriate to individual's background and experience.

1. Required qualifications:
* Master's degree earned by date of appointment.
* At least one year of experience advising, counseling, or teaching undergraduate students.
* Knowledge of the unique career-related concerns of college students.
* Experience in one or both of the following areas: Assisting individuals with career planning/decision-making concerns; designing and presenting career courses or workshops that include subjects like resume writing, interviewing, networking, or job search skills
* Ability to work well and communicate with diverse populations, including students, faculty and staff, employers, and other members of the community.
* Successful experience working as a team member, being flexible, and adjusting to change in a fast-paced environment.
* Computer proficiency.

2. Preferred qualifications:
* Master's degree in counseling or a related field.
* Experience interpreting the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory.
* Progressively more experience providing career counseling to liberal arts students.
* Experience or familiarity with pre-law advising.
* Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating events or career programming.
* Familiarity with MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint applications.

To apply: A completed application will contain the following
materials: (1) a resume and cover letter that describes your interest in the position and explains how your experience matches the above qualifications, and (2) the names, titles, and phone numbers of at least three persons who can provide references (please indicate the length and nature of the relationship with each reference).

Send these materials to:

Search Committee, Career Services Coordinator Career & Community Learning Center
135 Johnston Hall
University of Minnesota
101 Pleasant Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Priority consideration given to applications received by Friday, March 24, 2006, at 4:30 p.m. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants invited for interviews should be advised that travel expenses for the interview cannot be reimbursed.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.


Career Coordinator – Career Center for Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The Career Center for Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12 month, Career Counselor position.

Career Services Offices at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities are coordinated through a decentralized model that provides students, alumni, and staff with the tools, resources, and the opportunities necessary to successfully manage their careers.

The Institute of Technology (IT) and the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) recently entered into a collaboration to provide joint career services to the colleges. The Career Center for Science and Engineering (CCSE) offers comprehensive career services to students and alumni in biological sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

Job Description:
Provide individual career counseling for IT and CBS students and alumni. Offer workshops and classroom presentations on topics such as resume writing, interviewing, job search techniques, internships/co-ops, and company research. Support office on-campus recruiting and employer relations initiatives. Develop outreach efforts to all CCSE stakeholders. Supervise student and alumni marketing initiatives. Afford leadership to current office programs and develop new programs as appropriate. These programs may include a career and job search guide, graduate school preparation, mock interview week, teaching a career development course, career fairs, career resource library, peer career advising program, website content development, and collaborative projects with other offices across campus. Coordinate efforts closely with faculty, development, and career center staff. This newly created career counselor position will report to the Director of CCSE.

Master’s degree in counseling, student affairs, and/or higher education. Experience in career counseling or career services with a college student population. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively. Demonstrated commitment to diversity.

Desired Qualifications:
Equivalent to one year career counseling for undergraduate and graduate students with science and engineering majors. Working knowledge of recruiting management software. Knowledge of standardized career assessment instruments. Interest in career-related scholarship.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

To apply, please submit letter of application, resume and three references to
Darren Kaltved
50 Lind Hall,
207 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Applications will be collected during Placement at the 2006 ACPA National Convention (March 18-22, 2006) in Indianapolis, IN, and or can be forwarded no later than March 22, 2006. Anticipated start date May 2006.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Posted by kenne064 at 2:38 PM


Please click on the following link for information about the upcoming UCCS Professional Development Program:

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Posted by kenne064 at 2:37 PM

February 13, 2006

Student Info

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
CSPP 2005-2006

From: Jeff Walter
Re: 02/06/2006 Meeting Minutes
Date: 02/08/2006
In Attendance: Aimee Arikian; Kay Herting-Wahl, PhD; Sherri Turner, PhD; Jeff Walter; Kristin Williams; and Kim Zahm, MA

PhD Student Concerns
Doctoral students would like to know if there is a simple form on which they could note volunteer practicum experiences so that CSPP faculty would be aware that they are occurring. Particularly, they are wondering about where they can indicate these experiences on their APPIC applications and how they can let CSPP know about the volunteer pracs but not receive credit for them.

Discussion concerning enrolling in Advanced Practicum and how to count internship hours:
• It is possible to enroll up to 2 times. Students enrolling the second time wait to enroll after students enrolling for the first time. Students are only allowed to enroll a second time if the course has not reached its enrollment cap of 8.
• Students would like clarification regarding how to count hours on their internship applications if not enrolled in the class.
• Students should direct questions regarding the tallying of their hours to their adviser.
• It was discussed that Kim would collect specific questions regarding these issues into a format that could be brought to faculty to address specific answers at the faculty meeting, but we have discovered that these issues are being dealt with in spring semester of advanced practicum, as students are required to complete an APPIC application as part of the course requirements.

Masters 2nd Year Student Concerns
The comprehensive examination is coming up (see end of notes for details).
• The cohort is encouraged to form study groups.
• There is no CSPP sanctioned study guide.
• Sherri and Kay suggested reviewing class notes and texts. It should be noted that the test for this cohort will include Child and Adolescent Counseling and Abnormal Psychology and Assessment related questions.
• The format for the test is 200 Multiple Choice questions.

Masters 1st Year Student Concerns
Kristin has talked with Juihsien Kao regarding preparation for connecting the incoming Master’s cohort with mentors. Kristin and Juihsien plan to meet in March after Spring Break to plan to strengthen the mentorship role early on. With Kristin’s enthusiasm for this endeavor, meeting members agreed that the results will be brilliant, fabulous, and amazing.

Grad CEHD Funding for Social Events in the Department
The deadline to apply for this funding is ongoing, and submission deadlines for these grants are the end of the month.

There was discussion regarding an end of semester gathering and/or spring cookout. Faculty suggested that it be made clear who is invited to this event, and feedback regarding last year’s spring gathering at Minnehaha Falls is welcomed.

Proposed Day Change for Doctoral Preliminary Examination
Due to schedule conflicts, the faculty is considering changing the date of the doctoral prelims from the 5th Friday of the semester to the 6th Monday of the semester. This change will not affect the scheduling of the Prelims for this current Spring. The change would not start until the next academic year. Feedback on this possible change is encouraged.

All Students - There are two scholarships that you are encouraged to apply for in the near future. One scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship for those planning on practicum next Fall, which will include Children and Families, and the second scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for those interested in career counseling. Look for upcoming details on these and other scholarships in your email!

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
Faculty members not at this meeting have expressed an interest in reviewing this meeting’s minutes prior to publication on the CSPP blog. Currently, the procedure is to send the minutes to members for correction. Members make corrections that they send to other members with the note-taker compiling the final version to email to the office for publication. Members expressed concerns about the timely nature of items in the minutes and have decided to continue with the current procedure for the time being.

Reminder of important dates:
PhD students’ preliminary exam: Friday, February 17, 2006, 8:00-4:30 p.m., 325 Peik
2nd year MA students’ comprehensive exam: Saturday, April 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 120 Burton

Next Meeting: February 20, 2006 in Burton 240 – 12:15-1:00

Reminder: View these minutes on our CSPP blog! -- http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/

Posted by kenne064 at 8:59 AM

February 10, 2006

PhD Student Info

Dear CSPP doctoral students:

Augsburg College definitely would like to have a practicum student for next year. There are potential perks that might be of interest to some of you. So, I would encourage you to consider applying. You can either mail your cover letter and resume/vitae, or you can send an email to the director with a statement of intent and your resume/vitae attached. Her email address is: guilbeau@augsburg.edu

You can refer to the list of practicum sites for further details about Augsburg.


Posted by kenne064 at 2:07 PM

Employment Opportunities

Enjoy working with kids?
Have a special skill?
Need experience instructing youth?

We have the perfect opportunity for you. The City of Fridley Recreation Department is looking for energetic instructors for our After-School (3:30-5:30 p.m.), Evening and Weekend Classes (sports, crafts, games, etc.) for pre-school and elementary age children. Classes scheduled monthly, teach 1-4 days a week, $8-10 per hour depending on experience. For application information contact the Fridley Recreation Dept. at (763)572-3570, e-mail PrasekM@ci.fridley.mn.us or visit our website www.ci.fridley.mn.us - go to Parks and Recreation.

Margo Prasek
Program Supervisor
City of Fridley Recreation Dept.
(763) 572-3574

Posted by kenne064 at 2:05 PM


Dear Members of MCPA,

We would like to invite you to a gathering of individuals interested in the Counseling Commission of MCPA. Currently, our commission is inactive, and we would like to have a discussion in order to explore the ways that we can re-energize & revitalize this important commission. If you are, in any way, interested in this commission, we urge you to attend this meeting. We need your ideas and your energy!

The gathering will be taking place on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 from 12:30pm-3:30pm at Minneapolis Community & Technical College. It will be held in the Library building, Room 3400. For directions & parking, please visit http://www.minneapolis.edu/aboutMCTC/directions.cfm
Snacks and beverages will be provided.

We hope that you will be able to find time in your busy schedules to attend.

Nicole Merz & Joe Rine
Counselor Commission Co-Chairs

Nicole Merz
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 659-6701

Posted by kenne064 at 1:59 PM

February 3, 2006

Student Info

Student Rep Meeting Minutes from 1/23/06

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
CSPP 2005-2006

From: Kim Zahm, M.A.
Re: 1/23/06 Meeting Minutes
Date: 1/24/2006
In Attendance: Aimee Arikian, Kay Herting-Wahl, PhD, Sherri Turner, PhD, Jeff Walter, Kristin Williams, Kara Galvin, and Kim Zahm, MA

Discussion of meeting times for spring semester 2006.
Meeting time will be every other Monday (beginning today) from 12:15-1:00pm in 240 Burton Hall.
Remember that these meetings are open, so if you have concerns, please attend the meeting or mention your concerns to your student representative!

Burton Hall 123
Question arose about Burton 123, a popularly assigned CSPP classroom that has poor air ventilation. Can the course locations be changed? It was concluded that the Office of Classroom Management is in charge of these decisions and that scheduling is very tight each semester.
Thus, we must make do with 123.

Credit for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Course
Several first year MA students took a weekend seminar in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to fulfill their 1 mandatory credit outside of EPSY. The question arose about whether or not any special forms are needed for graduate/CSPP credit. The tentative consensus was that no additional paperwork was necessary, and upon further post-meeting investigation, Professor Wahl determined that no additional paperwork is necessary.

GradSEHD Cohort Grant
A suggestion was made that we apply for a GradSEHD Cohort Grant as advertised via email and their website. The money (an unspecified amount) should be used for graduate student development, but it is unclear at this point what the parameters are. Some ideas for the grant, should we apply, are to fund a fall and a spring CSPP social event or to apply the money to the CSPP mentoring program. Kristin Williams and Kim Zahm will look into more details about dates, logistics, guidelines, etc. for the grant and will report back at the next meeting.

International Student Focus
A question arose about whether or not the orientation for international students that CSPP hosts each year before fall semester begins is meeting international students’ needs. Representatives will talk to their cohorts to find out whether or not these orientations have been useful and what might be done to make them better in the future, such as by incorporating some of this orientation for all CSPP students.

Group Advising Meeting, Thursday, February 2, 2006, 12:00-1:30pm
Mandatory for first year MA students and PhD students who have not yet filed a degree program form.

Mineral Building
While dates are still undetermined, EPSY has been informed that the office space we will be occupying once we move from Burton are on the entrance and lower level.

Reminder of important dates:
PhD students’ preliminary exam: Friday, February 17, 2006, 8:00-4:30 pm, 325 Peik
2nd year MA students’ comprehensive exam: Saturday, April 22, 2006, 9:00-3:00, 120 Burton

Next Meeting: February 6, 2006 in Burton 240 – 12:15-1:00

Posted by kenne064 at 3:26 PM


Download file

See the attached flyer for info on an Emerging Therapists Support Group

Posted by kenne064 at 3:24 PM

PhD Student Info

Dear CSPP Doctoral Students:

By the end of this week there will be updated information about the advanced practicum at Carleton College available in the practicum handbook. The staff at Carelton’s Wellness Center are eager for CSPP students to apply. A number of our students have been there in the past, or are there at present, and they have had very positive experiences.

Carelton is about a 35-45 minute drive from the Twin Cities, but the practicum comes with a stipend of $1,500to compensate for mileage (not bad, unless you are driving a Hummer).

Please consider applying for next year and note that the application is February 15th—earlier than in previous years.

Posted by kenne064 at 3:19 PM