The Family Social Science Round Table has had their last meeting of the semester last Monday 5/4! We voted on all of the new officers for next Fall and all of the 2009-2010 school year! So there are ALL new officers: President, secretary, treasurer, volunteer coordinator, and social coordinator! I wish then the best of luck for next year! I know I had a blast with the Round Table in the past year and I will definitely miss the group! I have made some good friends there, learned new leadership skills, and learned a lot of the organizations around the Twin Cities.
GOOD LUCK IN 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR ROUND TABLE!!
Tomorrow is my very last day of college as an undergraduate!! I am so excited to graduate and to have the U of MN be a huge part of the rest of my life! Thursday, May 14th (in 2 days!) is the College of Education and Human Development's graduation ceremony! I am getting together with family at 5:00pm for dinner in Dinkytown at Downtime, then commencement is at 7:00!
Good luck to everyone graduating!! :)
So we have decided to move to Philadelphia, PA!!!
My boyfriend will be starting his Ph.D in Biomedical Enginieering there this Fall, and I will, hopefully, be working full time somewhere! This is so exciting! Right now I have started to browse the job market there and look for places to live.
I am happy and excited to start a new chapter of my life after the U of MN!
I just wanted to say that my heart is going out to all of the friends and family members of Dan Zamlen, the missing college student from St. Thomas. I can not even imagine what it would be like to personally go through this. I hope they find him soon and get their questions answered!
There is only about 6 more weeks for me in my undergraduate career!! Then I graduate on May 14th!! This is HUGE deal for my family and I because I am actually the first person in my family to go to college. I have other cousins that have, but not my parents, or grandparents!
My plans for after graduation are pretty well laid out right now! I got a summer job with AmeriCorp (domestic branch of the PeachCorp) working with K-3 in Minneapolis School District and helping children in Summer school with their reading skills! I am very excited for this opportunity with AmeriCorp! And after the position, they give me a $1,000 grant for my student loans so that is a great reward!! :)
Then, my boyfriend of 4 years and I are actually moving out East! It will be either Rochester, NY or Philadelphia, PA! He is attending graduate school at one of those places to get hi Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering! So I have been looking at schools and jobs out there. I would love to getmy MSA (Master's in Social Work) but literally almost all of the programs require 1-2 years of work in the field before applying to graduate school! So, that is my plan! :)
The Family Social Science Round table has been very busy lately! We recently did a soical event of going to dinner together and just hanging out! We did a volunteer event at Feed My Starving Children in Chanhassen, MN, we're planning to attend the U of MN Rely for LIfe, and have a Gopher's After Dark spot reserved for us at Coffman Union on 3/27! If you are interested in joining us for any of these events please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone is welcome! :)
This is one of the busiest times of the year for me with a ton of birthdays in my family and among friends, and the semester is really starting to crack down! Sometime I wonder why it is that all my professors have tests and assignments starting all around the same time, and then all due around the same time! :( I will admit it, I am a bit stressed...But that's what college is about! Making your way through it all! I am still waiting for that grand day though...May 14, 2009! :)
I attended the U of MN Job and Internship fair yesterday and it was very helpful! Although I think I went at the wrong time because it was SUPER busy and the lines were long, when I was done everything was much shorter! Everyone that was working the fair was very professional and all the students and alumni were dressed up all business-like, I enjoyed that! There were a few organizations/companies that I was really interested in and that I visited. I would like to share these with you, especially if you are a Family Social Science student or a prospective student!
Some of the great organizations/companies were:
AmeriCorps in Minnesota
Department of Health and Human Services
MN Autism center
MN Department of Corrections
MN Council of Nonprofits
St. Joseph Worker Program
YMCA/YWCA of Minneapolis
...There were many more at the fair but these are the one that are most related to Family Social Science that I got more information on! If you are interested in any of these companies I strongly urge you to google them to do a little research. I know they all have internships and 280 hours of an internship is required for graduation!! :)
Meetings for Spring semester, 2009 are going to be held in room 146 in McNeal Hall, at 4pm on every-other Monday! Below is the list of dates we will be meeting! Please join us! :)
If you have any questions feel free to email us at FsosRT@umn.edu
The Family Social Science Round table is having their meetings on Mondays at 4pm in McNeal Hall! If you are interested in joining it is extremely recommended that you attend one of the first meetings to get the scoop on everything right away while it's all happening! There will be an introduction to the group, and an agenda for the semester! Don't miss out!