September 2010 Archives

U-YMCA Programs and Outreach Opportunities

Y-TUTORS - tutor in the schools -- K - 5 (america reads), middle school and high school (non-america reads) opportunities! WORK STUDY OPPORTUNITIES!!!

Y-SCHOLARS - Got College Readiness? Outreach in mpls and st. paul schools and community centers to provide financial literacy, academic and career support to middle school and high schools. This is a fantastic model to impact "who" knows how to prepare for college -- make a difference now! WORK STUDY OPPORTUNITIES (K - 5) AND NON-WORK STUDY OPPORTUNITIES (working with middle school and high school students)

Y-BUDDIES -- BE A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL...impact the lives of children ages 3 - 8 -- you can and will make a difference! Time can be spent doing things as simple as reading a book together, working on homework, playing a game, or visiting museums. Major events to come -- like attending the HOliDAZZlE with you little buddy!

PHYSICAL HEALTH DRIVEN (PHD) is a unique opportunity to directly combat childhood obesity in the Minneapolis community while developing your own leadership skills and learning about issues that impact the youth and community in which you work.

Community Leadership Intern Program
Spring semester internship program that engages college students in internship positions with local nonprofits, foundations, and corporate community relations departments. In addition to the internship, students take a 6-credit weekly academic seminar to reflect and learn about leadership, ethics, community building, and professional development.

Y-Immersion Program and EBP
Y Immersion works to engage college students in service projects, throughout the US and internationally, in order to grow an awareness of social justice and environmental issues.

U-YMCA Applicationl.pdf

CAPflyer PDF.pdf

The University YMCA is looking for 3 students to work with the YMCA-Collegiate Achievers Program (Y-C.A.P.). Y-CAP is a student lead college retention program, created to increase graduation rates amongst the underserved populations of first generation, low-income and minority students.

We are looking for individuals that are self motivated, work well with others and are creative thinkers to be Peer Coaches. Peer Coaches will work closely with 30 first-year students to foster a supportive environment, and lead them through a civic engagement project. Peer Coaches positions are volunteer and/or work-study. Sophomore and juniors preferred.

Peer Coach Duties:
• Facilitate and lead a civic engagement project
• Work closely and build relationships with first-year students
• Plan activities for weekly seminars
• Meet weekly with program coordinators

Note: Training will be provided

Time Commitment:
Position is throughout the spring semester. Please allow 10-12 hours a week for meetings and work duties (throughout the year certain times may be busier than others thus note that this is an average, during some weeks actual hours may be lower or higher). There will be a mandatory retreat from September 10th and 12, as well trainings the week following.

If you are interested and would like more information please leave your name and email, you are also welcome to Call us at: (612) 676-7705 or
Email us at

Circle of Indigenous Nations (COIN) Open House


125 Fraser Hall

Please stop by and meet the COIN staff and hear about our Fall Events Calendar. A light lunch will be served.

Internships with the Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins 2011 Internship Program

We are currently accepting applications for the 2011 Minnesota Twins Internship Program. The following internship opportunities, including full descriptions and requirements, are now posted on our website :

Intern, Accounting
Intern, Ballpark Engineering
Intern, Ballpark Maintenance
Intern, Ballpark Operations
Intern, Baseball Communications
Intern, Baseball Operations
Intern, Broadcast
Intern, Community Fund
Intern, Community Relations (Full Time)
Intern, Community Relations (Part Time)
Intern, Corporate Partnerships
Intern, Emerging Markets
Intern, Game Presentation
Intern, Information Technology-Desktop Support
Intern, Information Technology-Programmer/Business Analyst
Intern, Marketing
Intern, Non-Baseball Events
Intern, Spring Training-Baseball Communications
Intern, Spring Training-Community Relations
Intern, Ticket Office
Intern, Ticket Sales
Intern, Ticket Sales-Database Marketing
Intern, TSS Game Day

Qualified applicants should apply online only. All applications must be turned in by October 29, 2010.

Trio Job Openings

TRIO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is seeking student applicants for the following academic year positions:
• Office Assistant
• Teaching Assistant
• Tutor
We have several positions open for each job. Applicants with work-study, experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds, and a passion for education, are strongly encouraged to apply. All positions are posted at the University of Minnesota Employment website. To apply, click on the link related to each position:

Office Assistant for Upward Bound
Requisition #168481

Teaching Assistant in Upward Bound
Requisition # 168464

Tutor in Upward Bound program
Requisition # 168466

TRiO Upward Bound is a federally funded, U.S. Department of Education equal educational opportunity program. Specifically, TRIO Upward Bound is a college preparatory program for low-income and educationally disadvantaged high school students. TRIO Upward Bound works with students on a long-term and intensive basis and helps generate the skills needed for selected high school students to succeed in postsecondary education. TRIO Upward Bound has served 105 low-income and first generation students annually since 2001 and 85 students each previous year since 1965.

Visit out website at:

MCAE-St. Paul Open House

2nd Annual Diverse Students Career Forum

The Twin Cities Chapters of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA) and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) will be sponsoring our 2nd annual Diverse Students Career Forum on Saturday, September 18 from 9am to 3pm at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN

The Diverse Students Career Forum will provide students with opportunities to:
• Interact with some of the top companies in the Twin Cities (last year's line up included Cargill, UnitedHealth Group, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and General Mills)
• Attend a career fair for internships and full-time employment in accounting, finance and other business fields
• Participate in mock interviews
• Receive resume feedback
• Participate in professional development workshops
• And attend a luncheon with a keynote speaker
Your students are strongly encouraged to participate in this valuable program! They can do this by emailing
The registration fee is $20 and comes with a complimentary membership to either ALPFA or NABA. The first 25 students to register will pay a reduced registration fee of $10.

More information about ALPFA can be found at:
More information about NABA can be found at:

If you would like more information about the event, feel free to contact me directly at with a copy to

2011 PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Princeton University

2011 PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Princeton University

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is pleased to announce that the 2011 PPIA Junior Summer Institute will be held at Princeton University from June 9 through July 29, 2011. The goal of the PPIA Junior Summer Institute is to prepare students for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs. The summer institute provides a rigorous training in policy analysis and serves as a springboard to exciting careers in public service.

The brochure is available through our website at . The online application form is available through the Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) at We hope that you will recommend our program to eligible college juniors. Please pass along this information to faculty or administrators who advise undergraduates at your institution.

Similar summer programs are offered at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Maryland and Michigan with some differences in eligibility.

The application deadline is November 1, 2010 and the admission process will be completed by February 1, 2011. We use an early application deadline to avoid the conflict with our graduate school admission process and enable participants to have better lead-time to plan for the PPIA Junior Summer Institute.

I hope you can assist us with our recruitment efforts. If you would like to be informed of future developments, please contact us at

Fall Semester Workshop Series: Preparing for Graduate and Professional School


Workshop One
'I want to go to Graduate School- Now What?!?'

This workshop is intended for students considering the pursuit of graduate or professional school admission.

We will discuss:
Timelines for preparation
Strategies for admission and success in graduate school
Unique challenges and opportunities for diverse student populations
Ways to fund grad school, and more!

Dates offered:
Wednesday, September 29th - at Noon
Thursday, October 21st - at Noon

Workshop Two
Preparing and Revising Your Personal Statement

This workshop will help you to think critically about how to write your personal statement, and revise it.

We will discuss:
Tips for answering application questions
Ways to make your statement stand out from the rest
Editing strategies, and more!

Note: Prior to attending this session you will need to spend a minimum of two hours writing a draft version of your personal statement.

Bring two copies of your draft statement to the workshop for editing and revision exercises.

Dates offered:
Thursday, October 28th - at Noon

Workshop Three
Writing an Effective Research Proposal

This workshop is intended for students interested in preparing a research proposal for various undergraduate research programs, including, UROP, MSROP, or McNair, etc. All students with general interests in proposal writing are also welcome!

Note: Application due dates for UROP -
October 4th, 2010 and early March, 2011.

Dates offered:
Thursday, September 30th - at Noon


Do you have an experience as a university student that you want to share?

"Get Paid to Share Your U of M Experience"Do you have an experience as a university student that you want to share? University researchers in the College of Education and Human Development are looking to recruit minority, immigrant students who are enrolled at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. We are eager to hear more about your personal experiences as an immigrant student here (e.g., academic classroom experiences; social activities; major/career choices, etc.). Eligible participants will participate in an individual interview (approximately 1 hour) and complete a short writing response. For your time, you will receive a $20 voucher to the U of M bookstore.

Interested students are encouraged to email Marina Aleixo or Michael Stebleton . Please let us know that you are interested in the "immigrant student research" study. We are interested in interviewing sophomores, juniors, and seniors this fall 2010 semester; first-year students will be interviewed in the spring term. First-year students should contact us now to get on the spring interview list. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

MCAE Open House

Come learn more about the programs and services that MCAE! Meet theexceptional MCAE staff and enjoy tasty morsels of food!
Sepetember 15, 2010
from 11:30-1:00 pm in Appleby Hall room 140

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