Tufts University Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) program

Currently Accepting Applications

AVM is an intensive program where participants can explore the wide variety of careers available within veterinary medicine and discover first-hand what it is like to attend veterinary school.

 For students who are trying to determine whether veterinary medicine is the right career path, AVM is a way to gain a deeper understanding of the profession. The program is also helpful for students who have already decided on a future in veterinary medicine, as it allows them to experience life as a veterinary student and explore opportunities within the field. Many past AVM participants have successfully gained admission to veterinary school at both Tufts and other schools.

 During the week-long session, participants will: investigate the different specialty fields, spend time behind the scenes in hospitals shadowing veterinary students, gain hands-on experience working with their teaching animals, learn about their admission and financial aid process and more!

They offer two sessions for college students:

  •             1st College Session:      June 2nd–6th
  •             2nd College Session:      June 9th-13th

 Full details, including eligibility, tuition, and the online application, can be found on their website at vet.tufts.edu/avm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at AVM@tufts.edu or 508-839-7962.

Learning from the Community Workshops: The Importance of Reflection

Monday, February 3, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The Ginsberg Center 

Join in an interactive learning experience about the importance of reflection in service-learning. We will discuss different methods of reflection and tips to facilitating reflection. Also, we will talk about why reflection is so important to create a more meaningful and impactful learning experience.

If you are interested, please sign up here: http://uuis.umich.edu/workshop2/workshopdet.cfm?wid=1092.

Body Monologues

Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 p.m.
 Lydia Mendelssohn Theater

University Health Service and the Body-Peace Corps are hosting the Body Monologues.  Join us for an evening of empowerment, rant, and truth-telling as performers share their diverse experiences and stories focused on embodiment and acceptance in the face of societal and media messages that tell us our worth is tied to our ability to fit the impossible ideals of beauty, ability, race, gender, age, and more.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, go to https://uhs.umich.edu/body-monologues.

U.S. Job Search for International Students

Wednesday, February 5, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Rackham Graduate School

Do you plan to work in the United States after finishing your degree? This program is designed to help international students maximize their chances of finding employment in this country.

We'll discuss interview preparation, resume writing, cross-cultural issues, networking, and ways to identify appropriate opportunities. We'll also provide an overview of immigration regulations pertinent to international students, and Career Center services that are available to you on this campus.

Workshop Presentations: U.S. Job Search Strategies  and U.S. Job Search and iPlan. Be advised that the workshop presentations will not be provided at the workshop. So please remember to print and bring them with you to the workshop so you can follow the presentation.

If you have questions about the material, please save your questions for the workshop.

SEE Sustainability Conference

Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Rackham Building, 4th Floor Ampitheater

The 2nd SEE Sustainability Conference (Society, Economy, Environment) will focus on the multi-dimensionality of sustainable development in society, economy, and environment, as well as on careers in sustainability.

This year, the focus of the conference will be on the multiple dimensions of sustainability, namely: Society, Economy, and Environment (SEE), and on the stories of people who have incorporated sustainability into their careers. Students from a variety of disciplines will interact with both the speakers and each other and gain new perspectives on sustainable development.

Registration is currently open at SEEumich.com/registration.

Community Action and Social Change Minor Open House

Wednesday, February 5, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Room B770, School of Social Work

Interested in social justice? Want to learn about community organizing? Thinking about a career in Social Work?  Come learn more about the Community Action and Social Change minor! Find out how to declare the minor and join the CASC community.

Exploring Successful Internships: Panel and Discussion

Tuesday, February 4, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Career Center Program Room

Ever wonder how other people find internships? Curious about the different types of internships out there?

This event will offer the opportunity to hear from and speak with students and recent alumni who have had internships.

Panelists will offer advice and tips on how to seek out and find internship opportunities in a wide range of fields.


Thursday, February 6, 7:00 p.m.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater

LUNAFEST® is a fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities. This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.

All proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Take Back the Night Ann Arbor. Thus far, LUNAFEST, which is created and funded by LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®, has raised over $656,000 for Breast Cancer Fund and over $1,250,000 for other women’s non-profit organizations.

Tickets are $10 for students in advance, $12 for non-students in advance, and $15 at the door. They can be purchased at http://tbtnannarbor.org/events/lunafest-university-of-michigan-2014/.
A trailer for the film: http://www.lunafest.org/.

Volunteers Needed: Community Action Network

After School Tutors Needed!
Community Action Network's after school programs start back Monday, January 13 and we need tutors!  We connect passionate volunteers with struggling students to build academic achievement and confidence.  You can be a mentor, a leader, and a friend to a student in need.  Tutoring takes place Monday-Thursday (choose a day), from roughly 3:30 PM -5:30 PM.  Volunteers must be 18 or older, make a semester commitment, complete an online training and background check.  You can make a real difference in the life of a child by volunteering just two hours a week!

Make a Meal
Make a hot and nutritious meal for 25 kids and drop it off to be served during CAN's after school program.  Individuals or groups can make a meal one time, once a week or once a month.  Healthy food is so important to nourish growing bodies and minds!

Please contact volunteers@canannarbor.org to get involved!