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Checkout the Newnan LSA Advising Center's First Year @ Michigan Website

Welcome to LSA!

Keep in touch with LSA Advising over the summer through the LSA Summer Orientation Facebook page. All summer long we will be posting information on interesting opportunities that you can check out in anticipation of your first semester at UM.

Spring and Summer Highlights from the Newnan Advising Center

Advising Over the Summer
The LSA Newnan Advising Center is open throughout the summer. If you are on campus and want to schedule an appointment call the Advising Center at 764-0332. If you are off campus you can schedule a phone appointment.

Things to think about over the summer
Summer is a good time to take stock of the past year and explore ideas for what you want to do next. Check out these campus resources to help you make your plans.

Study and Work Abroad
Center for Global and Intercultural Studies

UM's office for global education programs, CGIS offers a variety of programs from year-long study abroad to short-term field-based extensions to on-campus courses. This is the place to start for exploring your education abroad options.

International Center
The International Center's Education Abroad Office provides information about options for studying, working, or traveling abroad to students. Their website provides links for finding non-UM study abroad programs.

Careers, Internships, and Volunteering
Career Center
The Career Center is the place to start your search for internships and jobs after graduation.

Alumni Association
The Alumni Association offers a variety of career services, including opportunities to meet with alumni mentors.

LSA Internship Network
Search for internships and learn how you can earn credit and find scholarships.

Ginsberg Center
Ginsberg Center offers a range of programs and works with students and faculty to strengthen community service learning. You can find paid employment opportunities in addition to volunteer opportunities.

Student Employment Office
Looking for a job on or near campus? The Student Employment Office lists employment opportunities within the university and with organizations and businesses outside the university.

Scholarships and Fellowships
Office of Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid administers a variety of scholarships. Click here to go to Financial Aid's website where you can search for scholarships.

LSA Scholarship Office
Provides an overview of the scholarships offered through LSA including the LSA Emergency Scholarships, and links to scholarship listings available.

Study Abroad Scholarships
The Center for Global and Intercultural Studies web page on paying for study abroad. Scroll down for scholarships available for study abroad.

Provost's Office
Information on the Rhodes, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships

External Scholarships
A list of scholarships offered by community, national, and international organizations.

UM Alumni Association
The Alumni Association supports more than 130 scholarships for U-M students. Click here to go to the Alumni Association's scholarship web page.

Library Scholarships Page
Web page from the UM library that provides general information on searching for scholarships along with links to scholarship databases.

Honors Scholarship Listings
The Honors program maintains a list of scholarships. You do not have to me a member of the Honors Program to apply for these scholarships.

Fall 2014 LSA THEME SEMESTER: Sport and the University

Sports are a vital, fun, and often passionate part of culture in the U.S. and around the world generally, and on the University of Michigan campus specifically. Sports are often categorized as “extracurricular,” and this theme semester will showcase the ways that sports can be studied rigorously across the academy, as part of the curriculum. The semester will also be an opportunity for lively discussions across campus about some of the current controversial issues in intercollegiate and professional sports. “Sport and the University” will involve a wide array of sports-related course offerings in the humanities, the social sciences, the biological and behavioral sciences, kinesiology, education, and engineering, as well as several of the professional schools. Students and faculty will have the opportunity to present their research on sports in a variety of venues.

We also plan to offer a film series and a speaker series, expert panel discussions, playful academic competitions, and other events that help all of us on campus explore the intersecting worlds of sports and of academics.

To see the Theme Semester courses go Theme Semester Course Guide.

Check out Sophomore Initiative courses.

The Dean’s Office administers the Sophomore Year Initiative, a set of courses and activities whose goal is to help sophomores map the College curriculum and explore the terrain of the liberal arts. Sophomore Initiative courses focus on the analytical skills and competencies essential to success in any career. They provide discipline-specific and multi-disciplinary investigations of natural science, social science, and humanities approaches to issues, and offer students rich opportunities to discover their intellectual passions while developing mastery in critical thinking and problem solving.

Sophomore Initiative Website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/students/sophomoreinitiative.

To see the Sophomore Intitiative courses go to Course Guide listing.

Still Looking for a Summer Internship? Check out the LSA Internship Network

If you're still looking for a summer internship, check out the LSA Internship Network! There are over 150 internship opportunities listed for LSA students this summer!

If you're looking to make the most of your internship experience AND earn credit be sure to check out the UC225 Undergraduate Internship course.  Go to the UC 225 course description in Fall 2014 on the LSA Course Guide for information about course requirements and steps to register.

Mindfulness Meditation for Academic Success

Mondays 10:30-11:00 a.m. and Thursdays 4:00-4:30 p.m.
G243 Angell Hall.

It's very flexible.  Try it once to see what it's about or stop by every time.  

Learning mindfulness is a great way to strengthen your focus and concentration, improve your performance, quiet an overactive mind, learn ways to let go of stress, and manage anxiety. Current Mindfulness Meditation research suggests that students who practice mindfulness meditation show improved problem solving and creative thinking skills, improved accuracy on standardized tests, and have increased working memory.   Students have reported experiencing less mind-wandering, day dreaming and distractions. 

If interested, please RSVP here.  

LSA College Connections Abroad

Get paid to engage with U-M Alumni while abroad - be the first to participate in the LSA College Connections Abroad Program this summer!

The aim of the College Connections Abroad Program is to connect current undergraduates participating in a global experience with alumni who live abroad.

Prior to their departure on a Spring or Summer term program, student alumni ambassadors will be given the tools to reach out to and interview local overseas alumni, and then report alumni stories and feedback to the College of LSA. The information gathered from alumni interviews will be extremely valuable in helping the College continue to improve its academic offerings, student initiatives, programs, funding priorities, communications and more.

This is your chance not only to represent U of M, but to also gain a valuable-on-the-ground resource and ultimately enhance your global experience. How many other times will you get to talk about the Cube, seek college/career advice, and ask for some local tips and secrets from a fellow Wolverine, sitting in a cafe in the middle of London, Paris, Beijing, Rome, Mumbai?

We are currently seeking students studying abroad during May-Aug. 2014 to pilot the program.  If selected, student alumni ambassadors will also be paid for each alumni interview completed. To learn more contact Christina Pechette at cpechett@umich.edu.

Study Abroad in Winter 2015 - Applications Now Open!

Start your application now!

The deadline for Winter 2015 applications is September 15, 2014.

The Center for Global and Intercultural Study can help you figure out where to go, what to do, and how to get funding. With over 70 programs all around the world, we can find the study abroad experience that's right for you! You can browse programs online via M-Compass.

If you'd like to learn more, we host introductory Ready, Set, Go Global! sessions every day from Monday through Friday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in MLB B137 for the remainder of the semester.

Beating the Blues: CAPS Common Concerns Meeting

Every Tuesday, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
CAPS Office, 3100 Michigan Union

This session will give students information on what depression is and is not. It will also explore ways to help students feel more energized and well equipped to navigate through their difficult situation or depressed mood.

Meets every Tuesday during the semester, Led by Amanda Byrnes, LMSW

Each Tuesday 4:15-5:30 p.m. you and other interested students will meet with a counselor and focus on one of the most frequent concerns of U-M students. These are the very issues that U-M students have told us are the most common issues they deal with every day. The counselor will share some helpful information, talk about strategies and clinical resources, and she or he will also make time for you to share a little bit about your concerns (if you wish to do so).

Managing Anxiety: CAPS Common Concerns Meeting

Every Monday, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
CAPS Office, 3100 Michigan Union

Managing Anxiety whether you worry too much about school, relationships, or anything else, these sessions are designed to help you manage your stress and anxiety.

Each Monday you and other interested students will meet with a counselor and focus on one of the most frequent concerns of U-M students. These are the very issues that U-M students have told us are the most common issues they deal with every day. The counselor will share some helpful information, talk about strategies and clinical resources, and she or he will also make time for you to share a little bit about your concerns (if you wish to do so).

UROP is Recruiting Rising Sophomores for Fall 2014!

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is currently recruiting rising sophomores for 2014-2015.  Research opportunities are available in all disciplines including the humanities, creative and performing arts, social sciences, natural sciences and environmental studies, engineering, health sciences, community based research, and physical sciences among others.

UROP students can earn either academic credit or work-study funding (if part of their financial aid package).

UROP is a great way to:

  • Meet a faculty mentor 
  • Explore fields of interest or discover a new field
  • Get hands-on research experience
  • Learn about graduate school and professional opportunities
  • Join a unique network of faculty, students and alumni! 

 To apply now using our on-line application, please go to: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/UROP/UROPApplication.aspx

For more information about UROP please visit our website at: www.lsa.umich.edu/urop.

Help! I Have an Interview and I Need to Practice!

Make an appointment to see a Career Center Coach or use our Virtual Mock Interview platform on the Career Center Connector to help you prepare for your interview.

Need some practice telling your story to employers in interviews? Virtual Mock Interviews from the Career Center give you 24/7 access to interview prep! As you watch video interview questions and respond, your answers will be captured by video, allowing you to review your responses and even send your interview to Career Center coaches for feedback. Once you submit your video, you'll receive comments on 2-3 questions within 3 business days. You can make your interview as long or as short as you like: use a pre-designed interview, or make your own interview from the database of over 1000 questions organized by industry!

To get started, log in to Career Center Connector and click on Mock Interviews under the Resources tab.

Still Searching for an Internship for the Summer?

Make an appointment with the a Career Center Coach to talk about your options!

This Weeks Highlights from the LSA Newnan Academic Advising Center

Registration for Fall, Spring, and Summer classes

Check out the newly designed Course Guide to begin planning your schedule.    Have questions about your schedule?  Call the Advising Center at 764-0332 to schedule an appointment.  Walk-in advising is available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Speaking of the newly redesigned Course Guide, did you know that you can now search for classes by time of day?

Not sure what distribution requirements you still need to complete?  Do you want to check your progress toward meeting your graduation requirements? 

 Go to MyLSAAuditChecklist.lsa.umich.edu

Did you miss the Major/Minor Expo or are looking for information about all the Majors that you explored at the Expo.  Follow the link below to enter the Focus site.

Pre-Health Advising Walk-In

The Newnan LS&A Academic Advising Center located in 1255 Angell Hall will again offer Pre-Health Walk-in Advising opportunities during the early registration period of the W'14 term from Wednesday, April 2nd through Thursday, April 17th between 10-11 a.m., daily. There will be up to 3 pre-health advisors available to meet with students each weekday during this hour. Pre-Health students who believe their urgent questions/needs can be addressed with a fairly short, one-on-one conversation with a pre-health advisor should try to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to 10 a.m. at the Newnan LS&A Academic Advising Center front desk and specifically request to meet with a pre-health advisor one-on-one or in a group advising setting. Please note that each pre-health advisor can typically spend no more than 15-20 minutes with each student during an one-on-one meeting during walk-in advising.

THIS FRIDAY: Your voice is worth $1000 from optiMize

Friday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.
Rackham Auditorium

All semester, more than 100 students have been working on startup projects to take on major challenges in the world -- like education, health care, and climate change. Now we're asking for you to join us and show your support!

At the Showcase, you'll...

  • Be inspired by world-changing students. The five Finalists from 2014 optiMize Social Innovation Challenge will pitch on stage to win the grand prize. 
  • Vote for two student teams to win an additional $1000. All 25 teams are eligible -- your voice could help them win!
  • Browse student-created art. In the lobby, we'll feature socially-driven pieces from outstanding student artists.
  • Witness Michigan Izzat's last dance. The award-winning fusion dance crew will perform their last campus show of the year. 
  • Hear how the 2013 Finalists are changing the world. The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, Beyond Bounds, ReSource Fund, Detroit Entrepreneurship Network have all made major impact this year. The founders and leaders of these movements will tell us about how they're making things happen. We'll also hear from 2013 optiMizer Rob Greenfield, who helped lead the #BBUM movement

It's going to be an inspiring night, and we want you to be a part of it. If you're interested in what we're doing, this event is the best intro you could get. Learn more and RSVP at our Facebook page here.

Please join us for the 2014 Psychology Research Forum!

Friday, April 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Atrium & Third Floor Terrace of East Hall

This conference-style poster session will showcase undergraduate student research projects.  Psychology Honors students and other students completing upper level research will be presenting their findings.  There are a large variety of research topics, and the students will be present to answer questions.  They are outstanding students and posters!  This is also a great way to inquire about working in labs, and how these students got started!

This event is brought to you by the Psych SAA Office.  If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail psych.saa@umich.edu.

Minor in Business Info Session

 Monday, April 14, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
 Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business

Come visit us at Ross and learn about the newly introduced Minor in Business. Information sessions will be offered on the following dates:

 Join us as we discuss the curriculum, prerequisites, and application process for the Minor in Business. Please sign up to attend here: http://www.bus.umich.edu/CONFERENCES/Register.aspx?conf_ord=8952.

For more information about the Minor in Business, see http://www.bus.umich.edu/Admissions/UndergraduatePrograms/admissions/Minor-in-Business.htm.

Beginning Meditation Drop-In Workshop

Every Thursday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
CAPS Office, 3100 Michigan Union

This group is for individuals who are interested in learning some basic meditation skills and who would benefit from incorporating meditation into their lives. Meditation is an effective way to manage stress, anxiety, and to increase focus and productivity. The group will be open weekly on a drop-in basis; each week the basic instructions for meditation will be presented. No pre-group screening is required.