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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Minnesota State Senate Intern Recruitment Session (Wed. Oct. 1st, 2014, 2:30pm - 3:30pm)

Please join the Department of Political Science 
on Wednesday, October 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in 250 Blegen Hall 

Learn more about internship opportunities at the State Capitol in St. Paul AND how you can receive credit for the internship experience. Dozens of student interns are needed for the upcoming 2015 legislative session which begins in January.

Scott Magnuson, Director of the Senate Information Office, and Professor Paul Soper, Internship Director for the Department of Political Science, will be at the session to talk about the upcoming internship opportunities available to undergraduates in spring semester and how you can receive credit for this exciting experience.  Applications will be available at the session.

All students, in all majors and in all colleges, are eligible for and encouraged to apply for a Minnesota State Senate internship. Applicants with a variety of interests, skills, and strengths are needed as interns.

Students who are unable to attend the session due to their class schedules may stop by the Department of Political Science Undergraduate Advising Office in 1482 Social Sciences AFTER October 1 to pick up an application.

Anyone with questions may direct them to Rose Miskowiec, Undergraduate Advisor for the Department of Political Science, at (612) 624-8517 or r-misk@umn.edu.

National Scholarships and Info. Sessions for Scholarship Applications

UDALL Scholarship, Truman Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship
Deadline: Nov. 17th, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Learning Aboard Information Sessions and Scholarships


Scholarship Deadlines

Scholarship deadlines are approaching for students participating in winter break and spring 2015 programs. Deadlines are as follows:
Financial Need/First-Generation Scholarship: Wednesday, September 24
Study Abroad Scholarship: Wednesday, October 15
Diversity Scholarship: Wednesday, October 15

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Information Sessions

These sessions cover eligibility requirements, the application process, tips for applying, and additional resources. Registration is not required. The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for US-citizen, undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Applicants must be Pell Grant–eligible (check your eFAAN to confirm). Awards up to $8000 are available for summer, semester, and year programs. Contact Thuy Doan612.626.8686, with questions.
Thursday, September 25, 2:30–3:30 p.m., 214 Heller Hall
Friday, September 26, 2–3 p.m., 214 Heller Hall

Program Info Sessions

Regional and program-specific information sessions. Students can dig deeper and find out more about our programs across the globe.
Study Abroad Africa & the Middle East
Friday, September 26, 1–2 p.m., STSS 121
Countries featured: Tanzania, Morocco, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa
Contact: Amber Bathke
Study Abroad in Asia
Friday, October 17, 3–4 p.m., STSS 420B
Countries featured: Korea, China, India, Japan, and Thailand
Contact: Thuy Doan
Study Abroad in Spanish
Friday, September 26, 1–2 p.m.,  Folwell Hall 112
Countries featured: Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, and Venezuela
Contact: Molly Micheels
Study Abroad in Istanbul
Thursday, October 9, 2:30 p.m., Social Sciences 260
Contact: Eric Leinen

Freshman Seminars Abroad Information Session

The Learning Abroad Center will offer 2 information sessions about spring-semester Freshman Seminars Abroad. Freshman Seminars Abroad are a great opportunity for students to gain an international experience abroad their first year, develop a cohort of peers, get to know a faculty member, and start forming their academic and professional careers with an international lens. Students take a Freshman Seminar on-campus and go abroad over spring break with their professor and classmates. Financial Aid applies, and a special $1,000 Freshman Seminars Abroad Scholarship is available. For more information, visit the website or email Lindsey Lahr.
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 3–4 p.m., 214 Heller Hall
Friday, September 19, 3–4 p.m., 214 Heller Hall

Volunteer & Community Engagement Abroad Information Sessions

Volunteer and Community Engagement programs are for UofM students and are led by UofM staff. The Non-Credit Learning Abroad Grant is applicable to these programs. For more information visit our site. This year, the Senegal program during winter break will be led by staff from the LAC and the Leadership (LEAD-UP) office. The Ecuador and Guatemala programs during spring break will be led by staff from the LAC. Pizza and refreshments are provided at all sessions.
Senegal, Ecuador, Guatemala: Friday, September 19, 12–1 p.m., 230 Heller Hall
Ecuador and Guatemala: Wednesday, October 8, 12–1 p.m., 230 Heller Hall
Senegal: Wednesday, October 8, 4–5:30 p.m., 219 Appleby Hall

Winter Break Global Seminars Information Session

Do you know students who are looking for a short-term international experience over winter break? The Learning Abroad Center is featuring its winter break Global Seminars at an information session on Friday, September 19 from 1–2 p.m. in Blegen 140. Global Seminars are 3-week, instructor-led programs and are a great fit for students who want a short yet immersive experience abroad. Students earn 3 credits and can fulfill liberal education requirements. They can utilize financial aid and apply for study abroad scholarships to finance their experience. Application deadline is October 15, 2014.
Career Exploration in Australia
Kick-start your career planning and use Australia as a base to examine career goals, develop your personal brand, and explore differences in workplace culture.
Inventing Ireland
Experience Irish identity through dramatic and literary works and visits to the sites behind the stories.
Leadership & Social Change in Istanbul
Explore how ordinary citizens become community leaders and create social change in Turkey's dynamic political landscape.
Ritual & Resilience in Japan
Experience the traditions and perspectives that have helped Japan recover from a history of war and natural disasters.
Social Media & Political Change: Dubai & Doha
Examine the impact of social media in effecting political change.

CLA Career Services Employer Sessions, Internship Fair, & On-campus Interviews

Friday, September 26 10:00am – 2:00pm
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
Cost: FREE
Registration encouraged via GoldPASS
Attend this event to explore internship opportunities with a variety of employers who have internships and want to hire CLA students. Starting dates for these opportunities may include 2014 and 2015. This event is open to all CLA students and recent alumni (alumni within one year of graduation).
Do you want to attend the CLA Internship Fair but you’re not sure what it is or what to do when you’re there? Attend a prep event for answers and advice:

Prep Workshops
Friday, September 19, 12:00 – 1:00pm in 125 Nicholson Hall or Tuesday, September 233:00 – 4:00pm in 120 Burton Hall. No registration required. 

Pop-in Resume Critique Event:
 September 241:00 – 4:00pm in 411 STSS. 

No registration required. 

For more information and a list of employers attending search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS.


Thursday, September 18
12:00 – 1:00pm
518/520 STSS
Cost: FREE
No registration required

Boom Lab is a fast-growing consulting firm dedicated to the discovery and development of talented young professionals with an interest in Project Delivery and Operational roles. With up to 200 hours of training in year one, and outstanding roles at our clients, our consultants quickly build the skills and experience needed to excel in today's challenging business and technology environments.

Boom Lab consultants are assigned to projects based on skill sets and background, and have the opportunity experience a variety of roles throughout their career including Business Analysis, Process Engineering, Project Coordination, Project Management, Quality Analysis, Finance and Communication. In order to create a well-rounded approach to personal and professional growth and education, Boom Lab consultants are teamed with senior mentors at the client who provide perspective and guidance throughout each project.

Successful Boom Lab consultants excel in team environments, have strong communication and analysis skills, learn quickly and help build innovative solutions for our clients. Our consultants typically have between 0-7 years of experience.

For more information search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS.


Thursday, September 18
5:30 – 6
Hanson 1-109
Cost: FREE
No registration required

Connection event to introduce Consulting and BCG to interested CLA students. Get an overview of BCG Minneapolis and the Associate position. Mingle with Associates and Consultants from the Minneapolis office. All majors welcome to attend.
For more information search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS.

Tuesday, September 23
4:00 – 5:00pm
518/520 STSS
Cost: FREE
No registration required

We want the brilliant ones, the tenacious ones, the ones who have the initiative and instincts to think outside the box. We want people who are resilient, team-oriented, and driven. We want all of this because we are intensely focused on customer service and helping our customers and carriers grow their businesses. We are Coyote and our people make our business what it is—one of the best places to work in Chicago.

Come enjoy pizza and learn more about Coyote as an effort to distinguish if the logistics industry is right for you!

For more information search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS.

Wednesday, October 1
3:30 – 5:00pm
518/520 STSS
Cost: FREE
No registration required

Students, you've heard the advice. Find a job that you are passionate about. Can this really be done? Can you actually love what you do? Can you really have more than just a job?

The answer is yes. Come to the General Mills meet and greet event and discover our secret to why we love our jobs, where our education and career paths led us, and how we found our passions.

This is a "stop-by-when-you-can" event! There will be current and former General Mills employees available to speak to students about each of the different opportunities available between 3:30 & 5:00 p.m.

There will be free General Mills Samples and great company! All are welcome; we have job opportunities for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and even Graduate students and we would love to inform you of all of the options this great company has for you!
For more information search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS.


Wednesday, October 1 and Friday, October 3
Choose your own 45-minute interview time
Cost: FREE
Register via the ‘Interview On Campus’ section on GoldPASS
This is a great way to practice for job or internship interviews. This free event is open to all CLA students. You’ll do a practice interview with an employer and receive helpful feedback afterward. Professional recruiters from various companies and organizations facilitate the interviews.

For more information search the ‘Interview On Campus’ section on GoldPASS.


Many employers conduct interviews on campus for full-time and internship positions. Each semester we host local and national companies, both for-profit and non-profit, of all sizes. Check often as new schedules are added regularly!

Search the ‘Interview On Campus’ section on GoldPASS for more information and a full list of on-campus interview opportunities.


Apply By: September 21
*Interviews held at Macalaster
**Search the Jobs/Internships section on GoldPASS for Job ID #123867

Marketing Analyst Intern
Apply By: September 22

Store Management Internship
Store Management Trainee (MIT)
Apply By: September 23

Business Analyst
Business Analyst Intern
Apply By: September 27


Account Manager
Apply By: September 28


EVS Associate January 2015
EVS Associate Summer 2015
EVS Intern Summer 2015
EVS Intern Winter/Spring 2015
Apply By: September 29

Business Analyst Consultant
Project Coordinator Consultant
Tech Analyst Consultant
Apply By: September 30


Rotational Management Development Program
Management Development Internship
Actuarial Analyst
Actuarial Science Internship
Apply By: September 30


Stores Executive Team Leader
Store Executive Intern
Group Leader
Distribution Operations Intern
Apply By: September 30

Human Resources Intern
Human Resources Leadership Development Trainee
Business Management Intern
Business Management Leadership Development Trainee
Internal Communication Intern
Marketing & Communications Leadership Development Trainee
Apply By: October 1

GENERAL MILLSBusiness Management Associate Intern
Business Management Associate
Apply By: October 1
IT- Programmer Analyst Intern
Apply By: October 1

Campaign Organizer
Apply By: October 1


Sales Development Representative
Intern, Sales Development Representative
Implementation Analyst - Non-Integrated
Customer Operations Analyst
Apply By: October 7

Financial Representative
Apply By: October 9


Salt Sales Intern
Salt Marketing Intern
Apply By: October 15


Software Developer
Clinical Client Support Specialist
Programmer Analyst
Quality Control Specialist
Software Support Technician
Apply By: October 22


Sales and Management Trainee
Sales and Management Intern
Personal Care Attendant
Apply By: Multiple Dates

YMCA Mentoring Opportunity

What do cooking classes, hula hoops, mentoring and fruits across the ocean have in common?

They’re all ways University YMCA college students and Minneapolis youth have come together to live healthy!

Learn more….

Where: U of M campus University YMCA (UY)
What: Y Healthy Kids Matter - Mentoring Program
Who: YOU! Looking for volunteers to mentor elementary-aged youth 1-2 days per week!
For more information email: UYINFO@ymcatwincities.org
Check out our website to learn more about the UY: uymn.org

The UY is located at 1801 University Ave SE—right on frat row!

Program Description: The Y Mentors: Healthy Kids Matter program serves elementary-aged youth at after school sites within the Twin Cities. Healthy Kids Matter is an extension of the Y Healthy Kids Initiative. The program strives to address and reduce childhood obesity, improve community health and wellness and engage both youth and families around living a more healthy and balanced lifestyle. The Healthy Kids Matter program provides an opportunity for college-aged student mentors to act as positive role models for young people and build meaningful relationships with the youth and their families. As these relationships solidify, the college student mentors engage with their mentees to build a positive view of the young person’s personal future. College mentors work with youth in small and large groups, engaging them in cooking and other hands-on curriculum activities focused on health, nutrition and wellness from a holistic approach. Kids will be encouraged to be physically active for 30 minutes a day as recommended by the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards (HEPA). Programmatically, college student mentors will incorporate elements from the Center for Spirituality and Healing's Wellbeing Model into the health practices. The balance of body, mind, and spirit directly correlates with academic success and creates a holistic approach within a health living program.