I know a lot of Deans' Scholars have been involved in Welcome Week. Here's your next chance!
Are you looking for an amazing leadership opportunity? Do you want to help the Class of 2014 have a smooth transition into life as a U of
M Golden Gopher? BE A 2010 WELCOME WEEK
volunteer position will help current U of M students gain valuable leadership
experience and will focus on providing a quality transitional experience for
first-year students. Leaders will receive training throughout the spring on
group facilitation, campus resources, and University expectations. As a Welcome
Week Leader, students will have the chance to work with a partner during
Welcome Week in facilitating group meetings and activities with a group of 25
a Welcome Week Leader offers numerous incentives and benefits. Including:
a recognized student leader on campus
pride and further a sense of belonging by representing the University of
training on topics such as: small group facilitation, University policies, and
purposes of various organizations and services on campus
student and faculty members of the campus community
a resource and motivation to students transitioning to the University
a Welcome Week Leader is a great opportunity to strengthen leadership skills
and meet new people at the University.
This spring, CIEE will select 75 university students to participate in the University Spring Break Program, running March 13-22, 2010.
While in South Korea, students will be hosted by Yonsei University
located in Seoul, South Korea. Yonsei will organize academic lectures,
tours, and cultural excursions throughout the program. The program is
intended to be a cultural exchange for students who have had little to
no exposure to Korean culture and is aimed at fostering understanding
and diplomacy between the U.S. and Korea. The application deadline is February 8, 2010.
International airfare to and from South Korea departing from two U.S. gateway cities
Pre-departure orientation taking place in the two designated U.S. gateway cities
Accommodation and meals at Yonsei University
A variety of academic lectures exposing students to Korean language, history, and culture
Program excursions designed to promote exploration of culture and history
A brief homestay with a Korean family
International medical insurance coverage and 24-hour worldwide assistance provided through the CIEE iNext travel card
Chaperones appointed by CIEE and Yonsei University
This program is not for credit.
The application deadline for the program is February 8, 2010. Applications are expected to be competitive so please submit applications early.
Inc. is looking for volunteers to work with children 0-17 (mostly 0-4) years of
age within their Mothers Achieving recovery through Family Unity Program in
Minneapolis. Volunteers will interact with children through homework, crafts,
and other activities while mothers attend parenting groups.
school age children develop basic academic skills and provide positive
one-on-one attention in a group setting in Minneapolis. Two thirds of all
People Serving People's guests are under the age of 17, and you can help them
continue to thrive during a trying time. Training provided.
Monday-Wednesday 5:30-8pm with a once/week, three month commitment.
Horace Mann School Tutoring Program in St Paul seeks caring individuals who
would like to make a difference in their community. A child's proficiency in
literacy and math can determine his/her academic future. Your help is
important, volunteer as a Math/Literacy Tutor today!
support and a break to someone caring for their loved one- you'll see a face
light up with thanks. You'll supervise and socialize with the senior
needing care for 4 hours each week or as available. DARTS has opportunities
throughout Dakota County. Volunteer assignment can be shared.
Living at Home/Block Nurse Program volunteers help seniors maintain their
independence through supportive and friendly home visits in St Paul. Must
be caring, compassionate and patient and show good judgment about referring
clients to Program staff or consulting with Program staff. Must be 18 and
participate in required orientation and in-service training.
in a mentorship program with Guild Incorporated that will benefit an adult who
experiences depression, anxiety or another psychiatric disability. Your time
will help your new friend stay active, improve their health and fulfill their
dreams. Ramsey and the northern part of Dakota Counties.
assistance one-on-one or small group tutoring to adult literacy students in a
classroom and computer lab at Project for Pride in Living (PPL) in
Minneapolis. Various duties including assisting staff and tutoring
students. Must have college level English skills and high school level
math skills. Requires an online application and background check.
Flexible weekday schedule.
Center For Changing Lives is opening a small Café in Minneapolis that will be
staffed by volunteers and a Lutheran Social Service's Employment Training
Services participant. Volunteers are needed to help with all the normal
aspects of operating a café and to greet people coming to the Center. Café
is open M-F, 9am - 1pm. Training provided.
I know at least one Deans' Scholars has participated in this program!
National Student Exchange is a network of nearly 200 U.S. and Canadian
colleges and universities. Students can go on exchange for a semester or
a year to schools all over the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin
Islands, and Canada! NSE is AFFORDABLE! Most students pay U of M
tuition while on exchange and most financial aid applies. Benefits of
Live in a different geographic location (like Hawaii, Maine, U.S.
Virgin Islands, Alaska, and many places in between!)
Gain access to different courses and faculty at another school. You
can choose from approximately 550 majors/minors!
Evaluate a school you might attend later for graduate studies.
Research another job market and network or look for jobs there.
Pursue internship opportunities outside of Minnesota.
Pursue language study (improve your Spanish at a school in Puerto
Rico or work on your French at a school in Quebec!)
Experience different cultures and traditions.
Study at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
Grow personally, academically, and professionally!
Applications to participate in NSE during the 2010/2011 school year are
due before February 10th, 2010. To turn in an application, please call
612-626-2044 to set up an appointment.
You can make a difference in the Twin Cities community! This event
provides students a chance to learn about local volunteer and internship
opportunities. Talk to representatives from more than 90 organizations
to find a position that matches your major and/or interests. Please
visit http://www.cclc.umn.edu/CIF for more information.
This fair is coordinated by the Community Service-Learning Center
(formerly part of the Career and Community Learning Center) and
sponsored by the Minnesota Student Association.
Attending an information session is a great way to learn more and
will help you decide if Peace Corps is the right fit for you. Those
interested in applying for Peace Corps are highly encouraged to attend.
Each session will include a brief video highlighting
the work of Volunteers worldwide followed by a slide show presentation
by former volunteers and time at the end for your questions. You will
also have the opportunity to meet your Peace Corps Campus Rep, Erin
McGillivray (Kenya 2002-04), as well as pick up informational
materials. Information sessions are free and open to the public (unless
otherwise noted). Visit the Peace Corps website for more information about local events.
Green Job Revolution
Thursday, January 28, 2010
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
Keynote speaker Senator Ellen Anderson followed by professional panel
from a wide variety of
fields such as energy & science, business, design & product
certification, policy and grassroot groups. Q&A and networking
breakouts conclude this free event. Open to the public.
Welcome back to the spring semester! There are a lot of events and opportunities that I've collected over break. I didn't want to post to the blog while everyone was away from the U for the last month. So, expect to see a lot of postings over the next week or so!