Find your EXPO-tential: Career Expo Success

Thursday, January 16
Two sessions: 5:30-6:10 p.m. and 7:00 - 7:40 p.m.
Career Center Program Room in the Student Activities Building

You've heard about the Career Expo coming up on January 22 and you keep getting e-mails telling you to go. Your friends keep talking about the event.

But you wonder--what is Winter Career Expo and what are you supposed to do at the event?

This workshop is designed just for you! Find out what to expect. Who will be there. How to approach employers. What to wear. Strategies for success. Your personal pitch. And how to follow-up after the event.

Register through Career Center Connector today!

Teach in Vietnam after Graduation

Summa Learning Institute is excited to offer a unique work program for new college graduates to teach and live abroad in Saigon, Vietnam (aka Ho Chi Minh City). This program is a great opportunity for those who want to gain international work experience while engaging in meaningful cultural exchange. Saigon is an ideal place to live/work due to its vibrant culture and low cost of living. In addition, the city’s location makes travel to other countries in Southeast Asia both convenient and affordable. The program provides a comprehensive benefits package to accommodate candidates’ relocation to Vietnam and help make the transition as smooth as possible.

U-M alum, James Nguyen (Class of 2000), works for the Summa Learning Institute in Vietnam and would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the experience. You may contact him at jlnguyen@umich.edu.

To Apply:
Please email resume and cover letter to gdang@slinstitute.com. For more information about Summa Learning Institute, visit www.slinstitute.com and facebook.com/studyatsumma. Potential candidates will be contacted and invited for interviews via skype or on campus.

Call for Artists! Design and Construct a Little Free Library

 Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2014

The University of Michigan’s Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning is launching a Little Free Library as part of its larger “Literacy In Action” campaign. This is a wonderful opportunity for emerging or established local artists to gain exposure around their work while contributing to the improvement of literacy in our City. Artists of all backgrounds and skill-levels are encouraged to submit proposals for the design and construction of a Little Free Library that will “travel” to various locations around Ann Arbor next year.

For more information go to http://ginsberg.umich.edu/article/call-for-artists.

Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Hiring Summer Teaching Assistants

Applications open in January and are accepted on a rolling basis.

The primary responsibilities of teaching assistants (TAs) are tutoring students, assisting with the paperwork of a class, teaching the class as requested by the instructor, supervising late afternoon/evening study sessions, assisting with administrative tasks such as typing and photocopying, and generally helping to ensure that the class runs smoothly. Additionally, teaching assistants in science classes must assist with class demonstrations, prepare lab sessions, teach the lab sessions as requested, clean up after lab sessions, and complete an end-of-session inventory.

Desired Qualifications:

  • College level course work in the discipline with GPA of 3.2 or better
  • Experience working with children or adolescents
  • Maturity, responsibility, and creativity
  • Applicants for science classes must have lab experience
If you have questions about summer employment with CTY, write to us at ctysummer@jhu.edu or call 410-735-6185.

Research Experience for Undergraduates in UM Math

Application Deadline is Friday, January 17, 2014

This program is designed to provide outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to pursue research under the tutelage of experienced faculty members. Students work with a faculty member on a project of mutual interest for 8 weeks during the summer. There are no set dates or topics, students are selected to participate in the program based on their research interests and mathematical background. Students selected to participate will work with their faculty mentor to determine the project start and end date beginning after May 1st and ending by August 31st (or August 15th for external students).

The projects range anywhere from math modeling in the sciences and engineering, running computer simulations or computer experiments to solving abstract and conceptual problems, depending on the background and the interests of student and faculty member.

Applications are welcome from students from all schools. REU participants are paid a stipend of approximately $4,300 during the summer. Please note, REUs are intended primarily for US citizens and Permanent Residents. Because of funding limitations, International students will be considered on an ad hoc basis.

If you are interested in participating and would like to learn more, please contact the Undergraduate Office by phone 734.647.4461 or by email at math-undergrad-office@umich.edu.

For more information and to apply go to MATH REU.

What Does Campus Wide Entrepreneurship Look Like?

Wednesday, January 15, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Shapiro Undergraduate Library

Say What Wednesday with Thomas Zurbuchen, Senior Counselor for Entrepreneurship Education.

Thomas Zurbuchen has been appointed by the Provost's Office to take entrepreneurship campus wide and is currently in the process of creating a campus wide academic program. Stop by and tell him what you think it should look like! Your feedback is extremely important. In addition, this is a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have.

Doughnuts provided!

MIT Lincoln Lab Summer Research Program

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory applies advanced technology to problems critical to national security. Behind the Laboratory's solutions are researchers with excellent technical abilities and imagination working in cross-disciplinary collaborations to develop systems from the initial concept stage, through simulation and analysis, to design and prototyping, and finally to real-world demonstrations.

Program participants will contribute to projects and gain experience that complements their courses of study. Opportunities exist in fields such as communications systems, sensor and radar data analysis, digital signal processing, laser and electro-optical systems, solid-state electronics, software engineering, and scientific programming.

For more information and to apply go to http://www.ll.mit.edu/college/summerprogram.html.

Research Internships in India

Application Deadline January 15, 2014

Selected students will participate in research projects at one of several Indian universities and research institutes.  More information about site and research areas can be found at www.khoran-bose.org.

Program dates: May 22 - August 3, 2014

US Citizens/Permanent Residents/Indian Citizens
Students pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States
Open to students from all disciplines of science & engineering

Stipend ($ Equivalent of INR 50,000)
Airfare (up to $1,000)
Placement at leading universities and research laboratories in India
Accommodation is provided by the host institution

Michigan College Advising Corp Information Sessions and Hiring

Friday, January 17, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
UM Center for Educational Outreach in Room 259 (located at 1214 S. University Ave, 2nd floor).

The Michigan College Advising Corps (MCAC) is seeking May 2014 graduates to serve as full-time college advisors in underserved Michigan high schools.

The goal of the Michigan College Advising Corps (MCAC) is to increase the number of low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students entering and completing higher education in the state of Michigan.

You can also visit the MCAC website for additional information.

Undergrad Sustainability Scholars Program

Applications Due January 14, 2014

Open to students in all programs across campus, the Sustainability Scholars program gives students a unique opportunity to explore their interests in sustainability and develop sustainability leadership skills. In addition to the 11-credit course of study and co-curricular activities, each scholar is eligible to receive up to $3,000 to pursue a field-based experience. They can take a course offered by U-M, find one through another program, or create their own independent study project.

Students apply in January of their sophomore year, and begin the program the fall of their junior year. Transfer, non-traditional or junior students may also apply as long as they will not graduate prior to December 2015. Through the program, students will hone their leadership and problem-solving skills to help address sustainable solutions from an interdisciplinary, multi-variable systems approach.

For more information and to apply go to http://graham.umich.edu/learning/undergraduate-scholars.

Beinecke Scholarship

Application Due January 17, 2014

The Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship is awarded to juniors who are planning graduate work in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. To be eligible for this scholarship students must receive financial aid from the University or Federal Government.  Successful applicants typically have a 3.8 GPA or better.

Please contact Henry Dyson in the LSA Honors Program for information about the application process: you will submit a completed application form, a current resume, a copy of your transcript (unofficial is all right for the preliminary phase), a financial data sheet completed by a financial aid officer certifying that you qualify for need-based financial aid, a personal statement of 1,000 words or less describing your background, interests, plans for graduate study and career aspirations. The statement should include a discussion of some experiences and ideas that have shaped those interest, plans and aspirations.

Copies of the application form, financial aid data sheet, and other details are available on the Beinecke website.

Ottawa Internship Program

Applications deadline is January 20, 2014

Program Dates: May 5 - June 6, 2014
French placements available!

The Ottawa Internship Program is designed to provide first-hand experience with the House of Commons in Ottawa, Canada. Students will work in a Member of Parliament's office for a period of five weeks. Among the programs goals are leadership training, learning the similarities and differences of policy problems and approaches and solutions to them, exposure to a different political party system, acquisition of new political language, the elimination or reduction of political ethnocentrism, viewing the image of the United States' policies and politics from outside the United States, and providing the students with more career possibilities within the world of politics. The program combines field experience with enrichment seminars dealing with a wide variety of issues tangential to Canadian politics.

Applications for the Ottawa Internship Program must be submitted by January 20, 2014. This will be the 31st year of the program, which places students in the offices of Canadian MPs and senators. French language and bilingual (French/English) placements are available.

More information may be found at www.umd.umich.edu/ottawainternship or by contacting Professor Stephen Brooks at srbrooks@umd.umich.edu.

Women and Film: The Annual Center for the Education of Women Mullin Welch Program

Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Michigan Theatre

CEW’s 50th anniversary will kick off with a free program of specially selected short films by and about women, along with birthday festivities. Oscar winning film director Cynthia Wade will discuss her documentary, "Mondays at Racine." Community partners committed to women’s causes will celebrate their work alongside CEW.  This event is free and open to the public but registration is requested at http://tinyurl.com/CEWCelebrates-Women-Film

Please Note: A special workshop entitled "Risks and Ethics in Documentary Filmmaking" with Cynthia Wade has been added to this event and is free and open to the public. The workshop is on January 14th, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. More information and registration at http://tinyurl.com/WadeAfternoon-Workshop

Introduction to the Foreign Service Officer Selection Process and Test Info Session

Wednesday, January 15, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Betty Ford Classroom, 1110 Weill Hall

Diplomat in Residence Michelle Jones will review the path to a career as a Foreign Service Officer, and provide detailed information about each step in the process. Are you considering whether to take the Foreign Service Test? Trying to figure out the best time of year (October, February, or June) to do so? Curious about the format of the test, what subjects are covered, how to prepare, and test-taking strategies?

 If so, be sure to attend this session. Students who are considering applying to the Department of State are encouraged to contact Ms. Jones directly at jonesml@state.gov.