Science Learning Center Hiring Study Group Facilitators

Application Deadline is February 28

The Science Learning Center (SLC) is currently recruiting top students to become peer tutors and study group facilitators for the fall 2014 term.  Tutors are hired for only five science courses (Biology 171, 172, Chemistry 130, 210, and 215) while study group facilitators are hired for more than twenty different courses in biology, chemistry, physics, biophysics and math.

Job Description:

Study group facilitators will typically work 3-5 hours/week with groups of up to 13-14 student members.  Peer tutors will typically work 3-6 hours/week with small groups of up to three students.

Study group facilitators and tutors participate in training sessions during the term.  Study group facilitators and tutors offer help with skills such as problem solving, revision and exam techniques, time management, note taking, assist students in active learning by exploring and analyzing course material by using resources from the SLC C-tools site and their own experiences.

For more information and to apply go to http://www.lsa.umich.edu/slc/studygroups/becomeafacilitator.

Funding for Research or Internship Support in Africa

Application deadline  February 24, 2014

The African Studies Center seeks applications from University of Michigan students for a limited number of grants toward summer or semester-long research projects or internships at institutions and businesses in Africa. Applicants for research grants may be at preliminary or more advanced stages of their research; applicants for internships should identify the venue for their internship in a governmental agency, business, or non-governmental institution in the region. Grants will not be considered for students graduating in the current Winter Term.

Award amount: up to $3000.

For more information and to apply go to http://www.ii.umich.edu/asc/resourcesopportunities/ascfunding/students.

Getting Started with your Resume

Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Career Center Program Room in the Student Activities Building

Never had to have a resume?

Not sure what you should include and exclude?

Wondering how to make it look presentable?

Let us help you! Start by registering for this workshop through Career Center Connector. Gain insight into how employers think when they review a resume. Get started with a resume draft or improve an existing one.

By the end of this workshop participants will feel more confident in how to present their story in a resume!

To Register log in to Career Center Connector: http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/career-center-connector.

Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars [P.A.S.S.] program at Des Moines University

Applications deadline is March 1, 2014

Des Moines University is now accepting applications for their 3-week [June 9th-27th] summer Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars program! Health P.A.S.S. is geared toward rising sophomores and juniors from populations underrepresented in medicine and health care, including under-represented minority, low-income and/or first-generation college students.  The program provides participants with perspectives on what it is like to be a student in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies.  DMU covers all costs for participants, including housing, meals, and transportation. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

 Applicants must have a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.0.

For more information and to apply go to https://www.dmu.edu/admission/healthpass/application/.

Exploring Careers: What the heck is Consulting?

Friday, February 28, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Career Center Program Room, Student Activities Building

So you've heard about consulting, maybe you think it sounds interesting. But what the heck is it?

Come hear from a consulting professional and U-M alum about their work as a consultant. Learn what a typical day entails, as well as their personal background and general career path.

Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions and network after the session. This is a great way to launch your career exploration journey.

********Space is limited so register through Career Center Connector today!

To register log in to Career Center Connector: http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/career-center-connector.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program

Application Deadline is March 1

The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is now accepting applications for this summer!  SMDEP is a FREE six week academic enrichment program for current freshman and sophomore college students who want to become physicians or dentists.

 Students who meet the following eligibility requirements may be accepted at one of the 12 program sites:

  • Be currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college;
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa; and
  • Have NOT previously participated in SMDEP.

SMDEP is implemented at 12 program sites (80 students per site) across the nation. Each program site provides scholars with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and a financial planning workshop.

Please visit the following website for the application: www.smdep.org or contact the National Program Office at 1-866-587-6337 or smdep@aamc.org.

Preparing for MCAT 2015

Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Monday, March 24, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Both sessions in G243 Angell Hall

For all students considering medical school who may take the new version of the MCAT, which will be first administered in Spring 2015. In this one-hour session, led by an LSA Pre-health Advisor, we will discuss a broad range of issues including new topic areas to be tested and the range of courses that address them, as well as the structure of the test and its questions.

University of Tokyo Research Internship Program (UTRIP)

Application Deadline is Monday March 3, 2014

Program dates are June 12 to July 23, 2014 or July 1 to August 8, 2014

The University of Tokyo Research Internship Program (UTRIP) is a summer internship program for students majoring in natural science and other relevant fields. The program will provide students with an opportunity to gain the experience of "real graduate-school life" or "research-centered life." UTRIP is a gateway to pursuing an advanced degree and experiencing academic life at Todai. The program will be a good trial for students to test their aptitude for rigorous graduate study in the natural sciences. Participating students will closely work with leading researchers of the Graduate School of Science (GSS) at Todai.

For more information and to apply go to http://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/utrip/welcome/.

LSA Internship Scholarship

Application Deadline is Monday, March 3

The College of LSA provides scholarships of up to $5000 for spring and summer terms to qualified LSA sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. For more information and application procedures, please check the LSA Website or contact Elizabeth Pariano, LSA Internship Coordinator, at epariano@umich.edu or by phone (734) 615-3646. 

Fulbright/English Teaching Assistantships Abroad 2015/2016: Information Session

Thursday, February 27, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
1644 School of Social Work Building 

The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries.  The U.S. Department of State makes Fulbright fellowships available to approximately 1,700 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English, or train in the creative arts in more than 135 countries worldwide.

At the information session, a U-M Fulbright Program Advisor will describe the application and selection process and provide suggestions for making your application more competitive. Please feel free to bring you laptop to take down notes.

Language requirement: Varies by country.

Eligibility Criteria: To apply for this program through the University of Michigan, applicants must (a) be U-M students, alumni or staff; (b) be U.S. citizens; (c) have completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award; and (d) demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project.

Deadline:  The U-M deadline is early September 2014.

* Heather Johnson (hdilla@umich.edu) is the advisor for undergraduate students, alumni, and all ETA (English Teaching Assistantship) applicants.

Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org