Ross Global Initiatives Information Sessions

Friday, October 4, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Room E1540 Ross

Ross Global Initiatives, formerly the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), will be holding two information sessions regarding our expanding list of international opportunities for undergraduates. Please circulate the following to any students interested in international business or those looking for summer internships. Students of all undergraduate majors are eligible to apply to the majority of our programs and courses.

Also, check out our brand new website: http://www.bus.umich.edu/globalinitiatives/

Law Day!

Tuesday, September 24, 3:00-6:00 p.m., 2nd Floor Michigan Union (multiple rooms)

Meet with representatives from ~130 law schools.

Sponsored by The Career Center and the LSA Student Government

New Tutoring Help Room at the Science Learning Center

The Help Room will open on Wednesday, September 18, and will be open during the term for drop-in tutoring during these hours:  
Monday–Thursday from 4–7 p.m. and
Sundays from 4–8 p.m.

PEER TUTORING will be offered in a new Tutor Help Room located in an expanded section of the SLC’s Main Branch in 1720 Chemistry. The following courses will be supported: Biology 171 and 172; Chemistry 130, 210, and 215.  Tutors are trained undergraduates who provide comprehensive academic support, including study strategies, understanding and mastering course concepts, problem-solving, and exam preparation.  Tutors will work with students in small groups of up to three students at a time.

More details about the SLC’s new Help Room can be found at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/slc/tutoring.

Wolverine Tutors: A Chapter of Learn To Be Mass Meeting

Thursday, September 26, 8:00 p.m.
Parker Room [2nd floor], Michigan Union

Want to make a difference but don't have time to leave campus? Interested in working with at-risk middle school & high school students?

 Learn how to tutor & mentor students all over the country from your laptop! Make an impact from wherever you are! Choose from ONLINE one-on-one tutoring & mentoring programs at schools in the Metro Detroit Area!

Want an in person tutoring experience too? We offer monthly tutoring in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti community as well!

Easy, effective, and convenient way to maximize the impact of your volunteer hours!

 If you have any questions, please contact Kelsey Schmidt, Outreach Chair, kcsch@umich.edu

Apply for the Public Service Intern Program

Applications due September 29

For information and to apply go to careercenter.umich.edu/article/public-service-intern-program.

The UM Career Center’s Public Service Intern Program is designed to help students learn the tools they need to secure and successfully complete an internship in Washington, DC.

What are the benefits of joining PSIP?

  • Resume, cover letter, and interviewing workshops
  • Internship search guidance and resources
  • Housing options in DC
  • PSIP/University of Michigan alumnae network
  • Strong community of students passionate about public service

The application process contains two parts. First, an application is collected via mjoin.umich.edu. Second, applicants selected to interview will engage in their interviews in The Career Center with PSIP alums. In both aspects of the application process we are looking for demonstrated interest in public service, a willingness to commit to the program, and a desire to be part of the PSIP community.

Applications are due by Sunday, September 29th at midnight. After the interview process, final decisions will be made by October 17th via e-mail. The first PSIP meeting of the year will be October 24th at 6pm.

E-mail the Student Coordinators, Laurel and Maura, at psipcoordinators@umich.edu

Pre-Public Health Association Mass Meeting

Thursday, September 26, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Mason Hall, Room 3330

Interested in learning more about the field of public health, applying to public health graduate school, or finding a public health mentor?

E-mail pphaeboard@umich.edu with any questions.

Free showing of "The Anonymous People"

Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Reception 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm; film 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
 Rackham Graduate School Auditorium

The Anonymous People” is an important, inspirational, award-winning new documentary film highlighting the millions of Americans in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, lending their voices and their stories to a grassroots social justice movement that takes aim at changing the conversation from problems to solutions. Public screenings of this film are sweeping across our nation; shattering deeply embedded societal stereotypes and countering the stigma of addiction with the hope and reality of long-term recovery.

This free public reception and screening provides a unique opportunity to experience a powerful, profoundly moving testimony to the presence, power and diversity of recovery.  We’d like to invite you to attend and ask your help sharing information with your networks.

Freshman Fridays @ The Career Center

Join us on Fridays from 12:00-1:30 for FREE FOOD!
( 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15)

Grab a friend, and stop in to meet our friendly staff, special guests and, of course, the free food!
Visit us online or on Facebook to find out what's up each week!

Find your EXPO-tential! at the Fall Career Expo

Thursday, September 26, 11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Student Activities Building - The Career Center

The Fall Career Expo is one of your first opportunities of the year to connect with employers from all over the nation. At this event, you have the opportunity to network with recruiters in order to get your foot in the door when applying to jobs, internships, or to explore different careers that fit your interests.

Whether you are a senior looking for employment post graduation or a freshman simply looking to explore, this event provides benefits to all students no matter what year. Many find this event overwhelming, but if you come join your program peers, Nick and Toni, we can help ease your nerves so you can get the most out of this experience.

When we were freshmen, we felt companies may or may not be interested in recruiting us very young. Despite those discouraging thoughts, we made consistent appearances to every career expo and developed more self-confidence from preparation even with the overwhelming nature of this event.

In a small group discussion, we will be highlighting our personal experience at numerous Expos to give tips on how to properly prepare your materials and communicate with recruiters, as well as answer any specific questions you may have.

Gearing up for Your Job Search Workshop for LSA Seniors

Tuesday, September 24, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dana Natural Resources Building - 1028

In this interactive workshop, participants will:

1. Learn about resources and strategies for finding opportunities

2. Develop a starting point for how to strategize their own job search in their field of interest

3. Learn savvy ways of seeking opportunities

The Career Crawl: Navigating the Fall Expo

Monday, September 30

Wondering what to do at the Job Fair? Not sure what to bring, or what to ask?? Join us at The Career Crawl: Navigating the Fall Expo!

Registration opens on September 23 for your chance to meet recent Michigan alums working at organizations that will also be in attendance at the Fall Career Expo and seek their advice for successfully navigating the job/internship search. Sign-up for this event can be found in the Career Center Connector under the “Workshops and Employer Events” tab. Hurry space is limited!

About a "Career Crawl"

These fun and informal events are held periodically throughout the academic year and usually focused on a theme (gearing up for the job search, exploring a particular industry, choosing an academic major, etc). Structured similar to a “speed-networking” event, students have the opportunity to engage one on one and in small groups with Michigan alumni who are excited to share their own stories of success. Expand the reach of your Michigan community and join a Career Crawl!

Resume Review Nights at the Career Center

September 24, 25, 26, and 30 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. 
At The Career Center. 

Schedule an appointment to have your resume reviewed by a Career Coach at The Career Center, or one of our many guest employers as you prepare for Fall Career Expo!

 Appointments are 20 minutes in length and must be made in advance for participation.  Guest employers will be on hand most evenings, and include representatives from Grainger, Milwaukee Tool, Nielsen, CEB, Coyote Logistics Systems, Northwestern Mutual, and Quicken Loans.  Sign up now by calling 764-7460 or schedule online at http://umcareercenter.genbook.com.

**Appointments are limited and students may only sign up for one appointment at a time.

UM School of Public Health Prospective Student Information Day

Saturday, October 26, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Learn more about the University of Michigan School of Public Health on Saturday October 26! You’ll be welcomed by Dean Martin Philbert, discuss our programs with faculty, meet current students, and learn more about the admissions process.

Registration is online, and the deadline to register is Monday, October 21st.

Biostatistics will have their own prospective student day on Saturday, November 2nd! For information please contact Biostatistics directly at sph.bio.inquiries@umich.edu or 734-615-9817.

Environmental Law and Public Health Conference

Thursday, September 26, 5:00-7:00 p.m. and Friday, September 27, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

For conference schedule and more information go to http://www.law.umich.edu/centersandprograms/environmentallaw/lecturesandforums/conference/Pages/default.aspx#.

 Welcome to the fourth environmental conference presented by Michigan Law's Environmental Law and Policy Program and Environmental Law Society.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is delivering the keynote address for our 2013 conference.

This year's conference will focus on the relationship between environmental protection and public health. The substantial public health benefits of environmental regulation—with millions of lives saved and billions in health-care costs averted—often are lost in the rhetoric pitting the environment against the economy. The primary mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect public health and the environment from the harmful effects of pollution, and there is no disputing that the EPA has been extraordinarily successful in its public health efforts.

In this conference we hope to explore more deeply the relationship between environmental protection and public health and how it should inform our efforts to become better stewards of the environment. We will begin with a panel discussion about environmental values and whether the extent to which we focus on public health issues under our environmental laws strikes the right balance in meeting our broader obligations to maintain a healthy planet. Should environmental laws focus even more than they already do on public health benefits, so that we might reclaim bi-partisan support for environmental protection efforts? Or have we focused on human health to the detriment of preserving bio-diversity and healthy ecosystems?

United Against Infectious Diseases (UAID) International Volunteer Experience Mass Meeting

Wednesday, September 25th at 8:30 p.m.
Room 3427 Mason Hall

Our local mission is to make U of M students and greater Ann Arbor communities aware of safe sex practices as well as how to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and get local access to treatment.

We volunteer with local HIV clinics like HARC in Ypsilanti, get trained with the MDCH as HIV Test Counselors, shadow physicians at the UM Hospital, have Q & A's with experts in related fields, travel to the annual UAID Symposium during MLK weekend (talk to us about presenting your research!), get certified in medical Spanish, get published in the UAID Health Beat Journal, and even get involved with planning your own event that you are passionate about! We also have leadership positions open!

In the past we have traveled to Panama, China, Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Brazil to provide the aforementioned services. This summer we plan to travel to Haiti and China. On these trips, students can get hands on rapid testing experience, form professional relationships with clinics we visit, get experience interacting with and counseling locals, and don't forget - form bonds with other students and have fun!

E-mail umuaidexec@umich.edu with questions or like our Facebook page UM UAID (you can also like the UAID facebook page for national news).

FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Mathematics, Engineering and Science) Looking for Volunteers

Saturday, November 16, 9:00 a.m.-3 p.m.

FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Mathematics, Engineering and Science) is an educational outreach organization that seeks to inspire young girls to gain interest in the STEM fields. Our first event will be held on Saturday, November 16th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and it is a day-long Capstone event in which approximately 100-120, 4th-6th grade girls from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Dexter, and the metro Detroit area will spend the day with UM professors, faculty, and students. The girls will engage in hands-on science activities hosted by different faculty and student organizations (4 different activities, each lasting 45 minutes, with a light breakfast and lunch, included).

We would love for you to volunteer as a group leader for the FEMMES Capstone Event! Group Leaders lead a group of 10-12 girls through the various faculty-led activities. We are looking for enthusiastic, inspiring students to help share their passion for science and learning to these girls. As a volunteer Group Leader, you are required to attend one mandatory training session held during the two weeks prior to the event. If you don't think that you will be able to commit to the time frame of the capstone event, we are also looking for volunteers to help with set-up, lunch/breakfast monitoring, and pick-up/drop-off at the beginning and end of the event.

Please e-mail us back (femmesvolunteerumich@gmail.com) if you are interested in volunteering for FEMMES. We look forward to meeting you all and getting together a great group of volunteers!

Camp Kesem Mass Meeting

Monday, September 23rd at 8 p.m. 
Kuenzel Room of the Michigan Union

Like kids, camp, being silly, and having fun? Want to help families coping with cancer? Attend Camp Kesem's first Mass Meeting on Monday, September 23rd at 8 p.m.

Camp Kesem is a 100% student-run, free, week-long camp for children with a parent who has, or has had, cancer.  We work year-round planning fundraisers, reaching out to the cancer community, planning camp programs, and holding fun social events!  Then, for TWO weeks in August, we get to go to camp and be counselors for these wonderful children!

For more information on Camp Kesem go to http://campkesem.org/michigan.

Participating in Camp Kesem is a great way to meet new people, make friends, and get involved in community service while gaining hands-on leadership experience. If you are enthusiastic, love working with children, and enjoy going to camp, then Camp Kesem is the place for you!

Conflicts?  Questions? E-mail us: michigan@campkesem.org

Information Session for Goldwater, Astronaut, and Churchill Scholarships in STEM Fields

Tuesday, September 24 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Honors Program Lounge (1330 Mason Hall)
Thursday, September 26 6:00-7:00 p.m. in EECS 1301

Goldwater Scholarship
Created in 1986 to honor the late Senator from Arizona and to promote the careers of future U.S. scientists, the Goldwater Scholarship is considered the preeminent prize for undergraduates in STEM fields.  For more on the Goldwater Scholarship go to post for Goldwater Scholarship.

Astronaut Scholarship
Created in 1984 to honor the Mercury 7 astronauts, the Astronaut Scholarship is not just for students in aerospace engineering. Like the Goldwater Scholarship, its mission is to promote future U.S. scientists in all STEM fields.   For more on the Astronaut Scholarship go to post for Astronaut Scholarship.

Churchill Scholarship
The Churchill Scholarship is one of the most competitive and prestigious of the "UK Scholarships" (along with the Rhodes and Marshall). The program began in 1959 at the recommendation of Sir Winston Churchill, who wished there always to be graduate students from the U.S. attending the college that bears his name. For more on the Chruchill Scholarship go to post for Churchill Scholarship.  

Goldwater Scholarship

Deadline to submit applications to the U-M selection committee is November 29th, 2013

Created in 1986 to honor the late Senator from Arizona and to promote the careers of future U.S. scientists, the Goldwater Scholarship is considered the preeminent prize for undergraduates in STEM fields.

Students apply in either their sophomore or junior years. The scholarship provides $7500/year for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Winning applicants typically have a 3.8 or better GPA, extensive research experience, and plan to pursue a career in scientific research. Students planning to pursue an MD and career in medical practice are not eligible, although MD-PhD applicants pursuing biomedical research careers may apply.  Please visit the Goldwater Scholars Foundation's website for application details and list of eligible major/careers.  

The deadline to submit applications to the U-M selection committee is November 29th, 2013.  Interested students should fill out the online application on the Goldwater Scholars Foundation's website.  Letters of recommendation from faculty should be submitted directly to Henry Dyson at honors.scholarships@umich.edu, not to the Goldwater Foundation.  (The committee will forward letters of recommendation only for the selected U-M nominees.)

Please contact Henry Dyson at honors.scholarships@umich.edu with any application-related questions.

Applying to Graduate School: The Dos and Don’ts

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Rackham Graduate School - 4th Floor Assembly Hall 

Information on different graduate degrees and programs
• Admission requirements (MS/MA and PhD)
• Preparing a successful application
• Got in, now what?

Please rsvp for this event: https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php

*Lunch will be provided*
Questions? Contact Gisselle VĂ©lez Ruiz (gvruiz@umich.edu)

Cheap Student Tickets to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra offers a membership program for students of all ages. Soundcard, the all-access student pass, allows students to attend concerts at Orchestra Hall all season long.

For just $25, Soundcard holders will be able to reserve seats to over 60 Classical, Pops, and Paradise Jazz Series concerts performed in Orchestra Hall during the 2013-2014 season. Students will be able to reserve tickets up to two weeks prior to a performance and collect them at the will-call desk. A valid student ID must be presented to the box office attendant at will-call upon arrival at performances.

Soundcard provides students of all ages an opportunity to experience the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at an affordable cost. With one price, there are endless possibilities!

I encourage you to share this information with your students so they may have the opportunity to further engage their interest in music. An informational packet with flyers and order forms is available to be mailed upon request. Soundcards are also available for purchase by calling the Max M. Fisher Center Box Office at 313.576.5111 or visiting www.dso.org/Soundcard.

Teacher Certification Information Sessions

Are you interested in learning more about the teacher certification options at the University of Michigan? We offer several routes to certification! Please join us for a teacher certification information session.

Wednesday, September 25, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 1309/1315 - Whitney Auditorium

October 29, 03:00 p.m. 
Location: Newnan Advising Center, Angell Hall

November 20, 6:00 p.m. 
Location: Pierpont Commons, Boulevard Room

November 21,  6:00 p.m.
Location: Newnan Advising Center, Angell Hall

December 3, 3:00 p.m.

Location: Room 1309/1315 - Whitney Auditorium

Strategies for Success: How to Read For College

Wednesday, September 25, 4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
G243 Angell Hall

Much of the material you will need to learn in class comes from textbooks and other readings assigned. Effective reading requires active engagement. This session will teach you how to get the most
out of your reading.

We know your time is very important and limited.  We’ve designed these workshops to be short, efficient, and valuable!

Ross PhD Information Sessions

Session for Math, Economics and Statistics students 
Monday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. in 201 Lorch Hall

Are you interested in research? Would you like to build a career as a faculty member? A
PhD in Business could be right for you!

We have 7 different areas you can choose as your concentration and faculty from 5 areas
will be present at this event – Business Economics;  Finance; Marketing; Strategy; Technology & Operations.

Session for Psychology and Sociology students
Wednesday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m. in R2310

Are you interested in research? Would you like to build a career as a faculty member? A
PhD in Business could be right for you! Come to the Ross School and learn more about our

We have 7 different areas you can choose as your concentration and faculty from 3 areas
will be present at this event –Management & Organizations; Marketing; Strategy.

RSVP to rossphdprogram@umich.edu if you plan on joining us.