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)
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!
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 employment.umn.edu 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.
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
2:00 Employer Panel: Creative Job Search Strategies
2:30 Employer Introductions
For more information on resumes, job searching, upcoming events, and how to prepare for this event, visit your career center (career.umn.edu).
This event is sponsored by the Career Development Network.
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.
WIN A FREE KINDLE FIRE LCD!
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!
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:
Click here to learn more information about the Minnesota Education Job Fair on April 15th.
In the year 2012, 13.4% of students in Minnesota k-12 schools were in special education. This equates to over 111,000 students who are in the special education program in Minnesota. These students need instructors who are specifically trained to work with them and help them be successful through additional support.
This growing field is a great place for a person looking for challenging yet rewarding work. There is no such thing as a normal day as new experiences come with each sunrise. While a license in special education is required to enter this field, a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education Foundations from CEHD can be a great entry point into the profession.
If you are interested in learning more about teaching in general or special education in particular, check out the links below!
The University of St.Thomas invites you to attend their Employment Agencies Information Fair! Come and meet representatives from various agencies that are offering contract/short-term employment for students seeking summer work, and full-time jobs for graduating seniors!
For who? Any student looking for a full-time or summer job.
When? Thursday, April 11 Students can stop in anytime between 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Where? University of St. Thomas
Campus Map link: http://www.stthomas.edu/campusmaps/stpaul/default.html
Fair location: Anderson Student Center, 2nd floor (building #27 on the campus map)
Street parking is available on Summit Avenue, east side of Cretin Avenue, and the west side of Cleveland Ave. Open parking in surrounding neighborhoods begins about 5 blocks off campus – watch out for signs requiring Residential Parking Permit!
Visitor parking ramp, corner of Cretin & Grand Avenues. (#71 on the campus map) $1.50 per hour
Bring your resumes and questions for the representatives of the employment agencies!
Come participate in MPS – SPPS High Demand Area Teacher Candidate Interview Day
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time: 4:00p – 8:00p
Location: Saint Catherine University (Rauenhorst Ballroom)
Maps, parking permit, and time will be sent before the event.
Representatives will be there from MPS and SPPS Human Resources office to interview you. Come prepared to shine!
The high need areas MPS and SPPS have identified are:
5-12 Mathematics (hiring 6-8, 9-12, or bilingual)
5-12 English Language Arts (hiring 6-8 or bilingual)
5-12 Social Studies (hiring 6-8 or bilingual)
5-8 General Science (hiring 6-8 or bilingual)
K-6 Elementary (bilingual candidates only–seeking K-6 Elem. licensured teachers (or soon to be licensed) who are also fluent in Hmong, French, Mandarin, or Spanish)
9-12 Physics and/or Chemistry
Special Ed – Autism
Special Ed – EBD
Special Ed – ECSE
Special Ed – LD
Interest in being Montessori certified (specifically 6-8 in: Science, ELA, Math or Social Studies)
-Hosted by Laura Mogelson (TC2 Director) and Jeff Prottas (TC2 Recruiter) as part of the NExT initiative (http://www.bushfoundation.org/education/network-excellence-teaching-next)