You CAN afford to Study Abroad!

Do you want to study abroad, but aren’t sure how to afford it? Come learn how!
You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
Information Sessions:
Study Abroad Scholarships and Financial Aid
Friday, Sept 20 Thursday, Sept 26
Part 1: 1-2 pm Part 1: 3-4 pm
Part 2: 2-3 pm* Part 2: 4-5 pm*
214 Heller Hall 214 Heller Hall
Part 1: You CAN Afford to Study Abroad- Here’s How (1st hour)
Get an overview and tools that will help you choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid- all important parts of making your dream of studying abroad a reality.
Part 2: Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Info Session
Do you currently receive a Pell Grant? Attend to learn about this study abroad scholarship (up to $8000!) open to Pell Grant recipients. The session will cover eligibility requirements, application deadlines, process, resources, and tips.
*Gilman scholarship only open to Pell Grant recipients.
If you have any questions, contact Amanda Fischer in the Learning Abroad Center at or 612-625-9370 with questions.

Disability Services Workforce Recruitment Program

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Disability Services is excited to announce our partnership with the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) this fall semester! The WRP is a recruitment program for students and recent graduates with disabilities and serves as a primary pipeline for bringing new talent into the federal government.
Participating in the WRP is an excellent way to: Find an internship or permanent position at federal agencies, explore careers in the federal service and gain interviewing experience.
To find out about eligibility or for more information, visit our website or the Department of Labor for more information.
Registration begins August 19, 2013 and ends October 16, 2013. Phone interviews take place between October 22, 2013 and November 8, 2013.

After-School Fun with 6-8th Graders in Minneapolis!

Make a Big Impact with as little as 15 hours of your time!
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Volunteers co-lead fun and engaging activities that help students build positive social and emotional skills, support school success, and develop skills for community involvement. Past topics have included cooking, blogging, pottery, scrap-booking, film making, and girls’ empowerment. Classes run Monday through Thursday (one day per week commitment) for 1.5 hours in the morning or afternoon.
Qualifications: NO teaching skills needed! We want enthusiastic and patient volunteers with a strong desire to help all youth connect with their passion and achieve their potential. Special skills or experience with the class topic is helpful but not required. If you want to plan some projects or activities, you can have the opportunity to do so.
Benefits: This volunteer opportunity offers a short-term commitment, free parking, the chance to spend time with youth, and share your skills and knowledge. You may be able to practice your Spanish language skills! You will work with seasoned, professional staff and receive training on working with youth. This is a great opportunity to gain experience with youth and to utilize your skills.
Contact Jed Lundeen, Youth Development Supervisor, for more information. or 612-728-2045
The Family Partnership is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, volunteer opportunities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

School Care Position in Golden Valley

Looking for between 5-10 individuals that are excited to work with young people in a school setting. This would be a great way to get required experience hours for students looking to enter into the elementary education program at the U of M or those already in the program looking to build their resume while gaining great experiences.
School Care Position in Golden Valley
Hours: M-F 2:00 – 6:00 but we are very flexible with the number of days and number of hours. You must be able to work at least 2 days per week minimum. There is also the opportunity for full time work during holiday breaks and during the summer if interested!
Age of children: K – 6th grade
Requirements: You need to enjoy working with children in creative ways. You will be supervising up to 25 students in different areas like; computer room, outside time, games, crafts, and movies. You will also be chaperoning field trips periodically. We work with a small team and it is a wonderful way to build references in a school setting.
Pay: starting at $8.00 per hour
Contact: Kim Whitehouse at 763-545-4285 ext 815 or

Health Careers Week 2013

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Health Careers Week 2013!
Monday, September 30 through Saturday, October 5
Special health career exploration events every day of the week! Health Careers Week will start out with a Kickoff Party on Monday, September 30th in the Health Careers Center, 2-565 Moos Tower. Join us for games, prizes, treats, giveaways, and more! Students can learn more about all the events going on throughout the week, while challenging HCC staff to a game of Gopheropoly. Full details listed on HCC website.
Many of the Academic Health Center health degree options will also be hosting special information sessions throughout the week. Some sessions may include a panel of current students, alumni, or faculty. These sessions can be found on the Health Careers Center info sessions and events pageor on the Google calendar link.
More events to come! A Google calendar of all the Health Careers Week events can be found here! You will need to go to the week that begins in Sept 30 to see the events.

Health Careers Fair 2013

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Wednesday, October 9
1:00 – 4:00pm
Coffman Great Hall

Mark your calendar for the 11th annual Health Careers Fair! This will be the biggest one yet, with over 60 tables for students and guests to visit with, which include health degree options from the U of M and beyond, U of M pre-health student groups, and opportunities for experience both on and off campus.
Stop by – ask questions – get answers! While you’re there, ask HCC staff your questions, and relax with the therapy animal teams from the U of M Landscape Arboretum which include therapy dogs and a therapy chicken!
Visit our website for more information!


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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. Learn about volunteer and internship positions in fields such as: youth education and mentoring, ELL/ESL tutoring, the environment, animal rights, healthcare / public health, law / criminal justice, housing / homelessness, political organizing, public policy, family services / family violence, the arts, GLBT communities, and women and gender issues.
Join us Wednesday, September 18, 2013
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall

Please visit our website for more information including a list of organizations that will be in attendance.
This event is coordinated by the Community Service-Learning Center. Event sponsors include Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union and these University of Minnesota entities: Student Unions & Activities: Coca-Cola Academic Initiative Grant; Office for Student Affairs; Office for Public Engagement; Office of Government and Community Relations; Humphrey School of Public Affairs; Office for Student Engagement.

2013 Etiquette Dinner

Manner up!
Build your confidence and character in any situation at the U of M Alumni Association’s Etiquette and Career Dinner on October 17th at 5 p.m. You’ll say “thank you” after a three-course meal and advice from etiquette and career experts. Register here.

Thursday, October 17, 2013
5 p.m. Registration
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Program & Dinner
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

2013 Sports Internship & Career Fair

The Minnesota Twins Baseball Club will host the ninth annual Sports Internship & Career Fair on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 12- 3PM at Target Field!
This event provides individuals who aspire to have a career in sports to meet with many teams and sports related organizations from throughout the upper Midwest. Participants have the opportunity to learn about available internship and career opportunities, as well as, network with these sports related organizations.
For registration information and event details please visit or call 1-800-33-TWINS. The fair will be exclusive to participants who register for the event in advance at a cost of $25.00. Space is limited, so register today. This year’s Sports Internship and Career Fair promises to be yet another successful event!