UMSA events

Activist scholarship panel- how professors use activism to teach
11/5 from 4-6pm at 2001 Riverside Ave

Grad student panel- Q&A’s with Soc grad students about the process
11/16 from 11-1pm 915 SSB

UMSA speaker- Josh Page on crime portrayed on TV
12/3 from 11-1pm 915 SSB

UMSA social- hot cocoa, cider, donuts
12/14 from 11-1pm 915 SSB

Internship Opportunity

Seagate Technology

Here is a great internship opportunity with Seagate Technology at the MN location and I am wondering whether you know someone who might be interested.

The School of Statistics have been working with Seagate Technology on a collaborative project since the summer vacation, and now Sthitie Bom and her Data Analytics and Reporting Systems (DARS) team are looking for more graduate students to join the project and become part-time interns for the company.

The new interns will be expected to use statistical modeling techniques and/or machine learning algorithms for portfolio analysis and predictive modelings for both the new applications and the manufacturing process. R is required as the main statistical programming language. Basic knowledge of Oracle SQL would be preferred.

The project would be a valuable opportunity for the students to be exposure industrial analysis and “Big Data”. It will also be a great chance for Statistics student to practice their ability in communicating statistical process and concepts to non-statistical majors.

The interns will be paid through the university’s account, and anyone who is currently an eligible student at the School of Statistics is welcomed to apply.

Sthitie will be the manager of the interns and she is more than happy to answer any further questions. If anyone is interested in the position, please send the resume and/or any questions to Sthitie ( ) or Ms. Barbara Kuzmak (

Other News

ASA Presents the 4th Webinar in the 2015-2016 Department Affiliates Webinar Series

Nuts and Bolts of Applying for Jobs with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology
November 19, 2015 2:00-3:00 pm EST

Register Here

In this webinar you will hear from a seasoned career advisor on tips and strategies to apply your sociology degree into a fulfilling career. From a recently employed sociology graduate hear a firsthand account of how she utilized her sociology degree to land a fulfilling job and what it looks like to employ the sociological imagination on a daily basis.

Part of the job search is marketing yourself and you will learn how to employ tools such as social media to enhance your employability. The presenters will also speak to what present day employers are looking for and how you can convince them your college experience and degree answers their call. Researching and networking into the job you want, best practices in resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing techniques will also be covered.

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

The University of Minnesota has just launched a new master’s degree in human rights, with required courses in human rights, social science methods (quantitative and/or qualitative), NGO management, and public policy. The degree is jointly delivered by the school of public policy and college of liberal arts.

The remainder of the degree (roughly 50% of total credits) allows for concentrations in any other area of interest, including race, ethnicity, and discrimination; development; economics; literature; area studies (languages, politics, and history); public health; gender and sexuality; social statistics; criminology; and much more.

Students interested in being considered for financial aid must apply by December 15, 2015.

The first co-chairs of the degree are James Ron and Lisa Hilbink.

Also: The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is excited to be hosting this year’s Fall Preview Day on Saturday, November 14! Please share this invitation with your students; we invite you and them to join us during this half day event. The program will highlight five of our master’s degree programs (including the new Master of Human Rights). The agenda is attached here, and includes:

  • A keynote speech by one of our recent graduates, talking about his career in public service
  • Presentations by faculty members about what students can do with a public affairs-related degree
  • Student leaders sharing their student life experiences
  • An interactive lunch presentation about admissions and financial aid.

Peer Research Consultants (PRCs) have openings to meet with students now!

The Peer Research Consultants (a.k.a library tutors) provide one-on-one assistance to students to help them develop the library and academic research strategies needed to find sources for an excellent research paper. We have drop-in hours in Walter SMART Learning Commons or in MCAE in Appleby Hall or students can make an appointment. Check schedule at

We know from the research, that undergraduates, and especially first year students, can be intimidated by academic libraries and librarians. The PRCs work on a peer tutor model that is successful for a variety of disciplines. The PRCs guide students to the subject librarians when needed and make it easier for students to set up that interaction.

Here is a screenshot of the weekly schedule and students can either drop-in or make an appointment:
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The Black Graduate and Professional Students Association

The Black Graduate and Professional Students Association at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce our 2015 Speaker Series lecture—featuring Justice LaDoris H. Cordell. Please join us on Wednesday, October 28th 1:00pm at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Coffman Memorial Union Theater. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information see the attached flyer and/visit

Justice Cordell is a community Activist, judicial educator, television commentator, and the first African American female judge appointed to serve in Northern California. Judge Cordell is a Stanford University law alum, as well as a former Assistant Dean at Stanford Law School, and vice provost and special counselor to the president of Stanford University.

She also has a distinctive record of public service, having served as an elected member of the Palo Alto City Council from 2004 to 2008, and more recently as Independent Police Auditor for the City of San Jose.

Judge Cordell will explore the evolving face of racial discrimination in what is nominally a “post-racial America.” Her long career as criminal justice system insider as well as a community activist and local legislator gives her a unique perspective which is certain to be inspiring.

Sponsored by Coca Cola, Student Union Activities, the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education, the Black Law Student Association, and the Black Graduate and Professional Students Association at the University of Minnesota.

Carlson Graduate Program Showcase

In an increasingly competitive market, the value of the graduate degree cannot be understated. Obtaining a Master’s degree will allow you to set yourself apart in your chosen profession by honing your skills, expanding your business knowledge, and gaining the tools and confidence to become a leader in your industry. Now is truly the time to take that first step toward achieving your career goals, and we’re thrilled to be part of this journey with you.

The Carlson School of Management will be hosting a Graduate Program Showcase featuring all of our graduate programs (see list below).

Date: Friday, November 6, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm (Breakfast and networking lunch included)
Location: Carlson School of Management, Room 2-260R

RSVP by Wednesday, November 4th. We hope to see you there!

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
Master of Arts in Human Resources & Industrial Relations (MA-HRIR)
Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)
Master of Business Taxation (MBT)
Master of Science in Finance
Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
PhD – Business Administration