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Announcements from February 2011

Universum IDEAL Employer Survey

February 17, 2011

Take the Universum IDEAL Employer Survey: Get a free WetFeet Insider Guide

Because students at University of Minnesota/Twin Cities are highly sought after by employers, your opinions are extremely important and valuable sources of information. Top companies, including many that recruit students on your campus, base their recruiting strategies on Universum's research so it will truly benefit you and others on campus to share your opinions on recruiting and employers. Companies will only see your university's collective results, and your participation/identity will be kept confidential.

In appreciation for your time you will receive a free copy of the WetFeet Insider Guide: Networking Works (a $21.95 value!)

Universum will also make a donation on behalf of thirty (30) students from your campus to the following causes:
  • UNICEF U.S. Fund - Because one year later the children in Haiti still need our help
  • The Breast Cancer Research Foundation - Because a woman will die from breast cancer every 13 minutes in the United States
  • The Center for Biological Diversity - Because all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction need to be protected


All respondents are also entered into the Universum 2011 Sweepstakes for a chance to win:
  • A $10,000 scholarship from Scholarship Points
  • A $5,200 internship in Shanghai, China
  • One of six scholarships worth up to $1,000

Take the survey now at www.universumsurvey.com/usss

It's your life, your future and your world!

NACE 2011 Student Survey

February 17, 2011

Share your views by April 30, 2011 and win $500!

You could win $500 cash, just by sharing your views on the job-search process. Participate in the 2011 NACE Student Survey, sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and you are eligible to win! One lucky respondent will be selected randomly on May 9, 2011.

It's easy: Complete the survey online at:http://studentvoice.com/nace/2011.

Your individual response will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey. Contact information is requested for the sole purpose of identifying and communicating with the prize winner. For contest rules, please go to: http://www.naceweb.org/student_survey_rules/.


CPT/OPT Workshops for F-1 International Students

February 10, 2011

Curricular/Optional Practical Training Workshops

Please attend this workshop BEFORE meeting with an ISSS adviser. At the workshop, you will find out everything you need to know about F-1 Curricular and Optional Practical Training. Obtain the forms you need, ask questions, and learn from your fellow students questions as well.

  • learn basic rules, eligibility requirements, and application procedures
  • listen to other students' questions that you might not have thought of
  • obtain application forms and assistance to complete them
  • ask questions

Workshop Schedule:

  • Wednesday, February 9, 2011; 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CPT); Room 289, HHH
  • Wednesday, February 9, 2011; 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m (OPT); Room 289, HHH
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2011; 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (CPT); Room 289, HHH
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2011; 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (OPT); Room 289, HHH
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2011; 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CPT); Room 110, Heller Hall
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2011; 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (OPT); Room 110, Heller Hall
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2011; 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CPT); Room 110, Heller Hall
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2011; 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (OPT); Room 110, Heller Hall
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2011; 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CPT); Room 110, Heller Hall
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2011; 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (OPT); Room 110, Heller Hall
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2011; 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CPT); Room 110, Heller Hall
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2011; 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (OPT); Room 110, Heller Hall
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2011; 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CPT); Room 110, Heller Hall
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2011; 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (OPT); Room 110, Heller Hall

These workshops are FREE and no registration is required.

For more information, please visit: http://www.isss.umn.edu/career/CP_OPT.html.


GOOGLE - Company Information Session (CANCELED)

February 8, 2011

Hello University of Minnesota Students!

We are rescheduling the Google Tech Talk and Information Session that was planned for this Thursday, February 10. We value the talent from University of Minnesota and we are looking forward to meeting you. Google is planning on having a Tech Talk at your university soon, so please stay tuned for new time and date.


NACE Salary Calculator!

February 3, 2011

Try out this new free resource from NACE for all your salary information needs.

NACE Salary Calculator and Compensation Data Center