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Career of the Week- Camp Director

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Summer is nearly here, which can mean only one thing. It’s time for camp! Children all around the United States travel to some of the most beautiful camp grounds in the nation during the summer and enjoy an amazing opportunity for growth and development at camp. It would be easy to see just the fun side of things, but someone needs to coordinate the logistics and ensure a safe, productive environment for the children while they are at camp. This is the role of the Camp Director.
While there are many paths that can lead to directing a camp, one that provides an educational component would be to have a bachelor degree in Elementary Education Foundations or Early Childhood Education Foundations. These degrees would provide an educational background valuable for creating an intentional living and learning community for campers.
If this is something you would like to do, check out these resources on what a camp director does and what these degrees entail:
Elementary Education Foundations
Early Childhood Education Foundations
Camp Director Information (Falls under the category of Lodging Manager)

Start Up Kids Film Screening!

Join ImprovEDU for the film screening of “Start up Kids” May 7th from 6 to 9pm at the Coffman Union Theater
The film Start Up Kids was filmed by two Icelandic entrepreneurs who wanted to motivate other young people in their country to become entrepreneurs after Iceland’s economy suffered. The film contains interviews from the founders of Vimeo, Soundclout, Dropbox, and other organizations you may be familiar with.
Check out the trailer! The Startup Kids
Come and meet Greg Tehven! Greg was one of the founders of the organization Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF). A phenomenal organization that focuses on providing leadership experiences and encourages students to become catalysts for positive change in their own lives, schools, and communities.
There will also be few other sister organizations at the event as well and there will be opportunities for networking afterward.
There will be a small fee of $5 for the event. You can purchase at the door, or click here to purchase online.
Click here for the Facebook Event Page!

TRiO Upward Bound is hiring!

Like working with youth?
Need a job and a place to live for the summer?

Apply to become a TRiO Upward Bound
Residential Youth Counselors
for Summer 2013!

Residential Youth Counselors are live-in positions on the University of Minnesota campus for the duration of TRiO Upward Bound’s 5-week experiential summer program.
RYC’s must be available for the following dates:
Orientation: Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 (5:00-9:00 PM) or Saturday, June 8th, 2013 (9:00 AM–1:00 PM)
Training Week: Monday, June 10th–Friday, June 14th, 2013 (8:00 AM–4:30 PM daily)
Program Dates: Sunday, June 16th, 2013–Friday, July 26th, 2013 (hours vary)
For more information and to apply, go to and search for requisition #183232.
Applicants must provide an updated resume, cover letter, references, and recent transcript; final candidates must pass a criminal background check. Apply by May 1st.

Now Hiring: 2013 Grads!

Attention ALL seniors!
Join us on Tuesday, May 7th at the Carlson School Atrium from 2:00-4:00 PM to connect with employers from a wide range of industries who have open positions with their organizations. Now Hiring: 2013 Grads! provides University of Minnesota graduating seniors the opportunity to gain personal connections, explore job opportunities, and learn creative job search strategies directly from employers.
Attend this event to meet and connect with 20+ employers who are looking to hire University of Minnesota seniors and recent graduates!
This event is open to ALL graduating seniors from the U of M Twin Cities.
This free event is for the Twin Cities campus only and is not a job fair. Business casual attire is required. Refreshments provided by The Cookie Cart and door prizes available. To register visit GoldPASS or The Edge and search the event Now Hiring: 2013 Grads! (GoldPASS Event ID #1856; The Edge Event ID #1980)

Now Hiring: 2013 Grads!
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Carlson School Atrium
1:45 Registration
2:00 Employer Panel: Creative Job Search Strategies
2:30 Employer Introductions
2:45 Networking

For more information on resumes, job searching, upcoming events, and how to prepare for this event, visit your career center (
This event is sponsored by the Career Development Network.

Career of the Week- Daycare Instructor/Director

Taking care of children can be one of the most rewarding experiences one can have. The early childhood years are some of the most important ones in a person’s development. Having qualified individuals to take care of and instruct infants and toddlers can be essential to lifelong development.
Working at a Daycare can be a way to live out this meaningful career path. Typical work includes caring for, nurturing, and instructing children too young for the educational system. While a degree is not required, a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Foundations can be a great place to start. This also opens up the door to managing or owning a Daycare.
For more information on this career path or what is necessary to manage/own a Daycare center, check out the links below.
Daycare Ownership/Management

Step Into the Picture Video Contest!

The Office for Student Engagement announces the “Step Into the Picture Video Contest.” Tell us your story about how you have been engaged in co-curricular activities on or off-campus during your undergraduate experience. Have you had a meaningful experience volunteering with a local organization, studying abroad, working with a faculty member on a research project, completing an internship or working as U of M student employee? Tell us about it! If you’re video is chosen as the winner, you win a Kindle Fire LCD! Click here to learn more!

Minnesota Education Job Fair

Be sure to check out the Minneapolis Public Schools at the Minnesota Education Job Fair to learn more about the opportunities in education related careers!
Licensure areas include: special education, physics, mathematics, English and many more.
For more information about this great opportunity and to schedule and appointment for an interview contact Agustina Martinez at:

612-668-0559 or at

Click here to learn more information about the Minnesota Education Job Fair on April 15th.