In this Issue:

Important news for B.S. students
Fellow Sociology student on the news
Job openings
Internship opportunities
Sociology- related news

For a list of Bobby and Lydia’s upcoming office hours, click here!

May and Summer Registration starts April 12th, 2016- and is open for everyone starting that day.

Note from the department:

Attention Soc BS majors!  Data Analysis requirement news!

For the upcoming 2016 – 2017 school year the only class that will be offered that will meet the ‘Data Analysis’ requirement for your BS degree is the Stats 3022:  Data Analysis.  Due to course rotation, Soc 3412 Social Networking and Soc 4821 Measuring the Social World will NOT be offered next school year.  Stats 3022 is offered every term (Fall, Spring, and Summer) but keep in mind the course fills each term – so if you need the Data Analysis in order to graduate please plan accordingly and register as soon as you can for the course.  Soc 3811 and Soc 5811 (Fall only) are approved pre-reqs for Stat 3022.

For your reference, here are the times for Stat 3022: Data Analysis for Fall 2016.

Stat 3022 – Data Analysis
1 (14110)     Lecture     11:15 AM‑12:05 PM MWF
2 (14111)     Laboratory     12:20 PM‑01:10 PM Tu
3 (14112)     Laboratory     02:30 PM‑03:20 PM Tu
4 (15313)     Laboratory     11:15 AM‑12:05 PM Tu
5 (18679)     Laboratory     01:25 PM‑02:15 PM Tu

Stats 3022 uses ‘R’ for their software (as opposed to SPSS or Stata) and previous Soc students have reported that it was very helpful to learn some R and review P values before the start of the class.  We hope to be able to offer Soc 3412 and Soc 4821 in the 2017 -2018 school year, but we won’t know what what courses will be offered in 2017-18 until March of 2017.


Soc Students in the News

We are very proud to share that Sociology student Will Radke has teamed up to design a backpack for students that are on the autism spectrum.

The name of the backpack is Nesel Packs and it was built with one goal in mind: “to help children on the autism spectrum thrive at school and in life.”

More information can be found on the website at, or  on Facebook.

An article about Nesel Packs can be seen in the  Star Tribune and Huffington Post.

Aditionally, their Kickstarter has recently launched and the link to their Kickstarter is:

Any students can reach out to Will, he would love to hear from people. His contact is: Will Radke at



Open Student Positions in One Stop

Student Customer Relations Rep. – One Stop-Minneapolis Campus
Job ID 308210 (4 open positions):
Job Description

Student Customer Relations Rep.- St. Paul Campus
Job ID 308149 (2 open positions):
Job Description


Full- Time position at the Office of Measurement Services

The position is for an Administrative Manager 1 to oversee OMS’s Exams, Minnesota Statewide Testing Program, and Student Rating of Teaching business lines.

Responsible for the management of the Minnesota Statewide Testing Program (MSTP) which provides consulting, scoring and reporting services to public, private, charter and home schools in the state of Minnesota.  Work with complex issues that impact the entire organization and the University at large.

Also responsible for the management of University of Minnesota course exams and University of Minnesota Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) programs including Custom SRT.

To apply, click here and enter Job ID: 308167.


Career Opportunity – Minnesota Disability Determination Services

Disability Examiner
State of Minnesota, St. Paul

The Social Security Administration employs the services of the Minnesota Disability Determination Services (DDS) on behalf of the SSA Commissioner to make medical eligibility decisions for disability and blindness applicants of Minnesota. The DDS is an agency within the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The Disability Examiner reviews disability applications and requests medical records from the claimant’s medical sources. Examiners also interview and correspond by phone or letter with claimants, family members, legal representatives, and others to obtain additional information necessary for the claim. As this information arrives, the examiner is responsible for reviewing and analyzing the evidence and applying Social Security Regulations and Policy. Once all evidence is obtained, the examiner is responsible for writing a comprehensive assessment integrating the medical evidence, vocational factors, educational background, and other collateral information with the Social Security regulations to reach an eligibility determination.

DDS professionals maintain a commitment to public service while performing meaningful, rewarding work that has a direct impact on the quality of life of Minnesotans. Examiners work collaboratively with medical professionals, supervisors and peers to expand their knowledge of complex medical conditions. All of this is necessary to manage an active caseload and maintain compliance with state and federal statute.

If this sounds like an exciting and challenging opportunity to utilize your skills, please consider applying for the Disability Examiner position currently open. The DDS is hiring several new examiner classes this fiscal year. The position is open for application through 9/30/16. You can access the opening through the following link: (Job Opening ID: 3128)
Additional information regarding the DDS can be found at:


Summer Job with TRIO Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota, the longest standing college readiness program in the Twin Cities, is now accepting applications for various positions including:
  • Teacher (JOB# 307855)
  • Classroom Assistant (JOB# 308284))
  • Residential Youth Counselor (JOB# 307859)
TRIO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is a federally funded college prep program.  Each summer, we coordinate an academic and residential summer program for our high school participants. If you’re interested in working in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to impact some amazing Minneapolis youth – this is the job for you.
To apply go to and search the specified JOB#!
Teacher & Classroom Assistant applicant? Contact Tricia Wilkinson at 612-625-3369 or
Residential Youth Counselor applicant? Contact to Max Hollenback at 612-625-6626 or


2016 SAMHSA/CSAP Prevention Internship Program for Tribal Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for the 2016 Prevention Internship Program for Tribal Organizations.

The Prevention Internship Program, a component of SAMHSA/CSAP’s Prevention Fellowship Program, invites qualified individuals with strong interest in substance abuse prevention and behavioral health, for a 10-week paid internship in participating Tribes and Tribal Organizations throughout the United States. (Visit the application Web site at for a list of participating locations.)

The Prevention Internship Program offers participants front-line experience in the field of substance abuse prevention within Tribes and Tribal Organizations across the country. The Prevention Internship Program will focus on preparing interns to provide capacity-building Technical Assistance (TA) to support integration of behavioral health prevention services within tribal organization systems. Interns will benefit from hands-on experience as well as trainings focusing on behavioral health and substance abuse prevention, the Strategic Prevention Framework, workforce development, and evaluation. The Prevention interns will learn new techniques, master best practices in the field, and apply knowledge gained from their professional and cultural experiences.

Prevention interns are accepted on a location-by-location basis, depending on the sites of Tribes and Tribal Organizations. Interns will receive a stipend of $15 – 20 per hour and will be required to work 40 hours per week from June 1 – August 5, 2016.


Applications will be accepted from eligible candidates through Friday, April 29, 2016. The program overview, application instructions, locations, FAQs and the online application are available at


Minnesota Technical Assistance Program

The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is currently hiring interns for summer projects and is looking for undergraduate juniors or seniors to apply.
For a description of the internships available and additional information about MnTAP, please visit
The final deadline to apply is March 31, 2016.

To qualify for the MnTAP intern program, you should have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and should possess good oral and written communication skills. A technical academic background may be required, but requirements will vary from project to project. Troubleshooting and leadership skills are required. We do encourage you to seek academic credit for this internship and will help you with that process; MnTAP does not pay tuition or fees if you choose to seek academic credit. However, we will work with you on any paperwork needed to obtain academic credit.

Other Opportunities

1. SF State’s Master of Arts degree in Sexuality Studies offers graduate students a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum with a strong focus on social theory and social research methods. Our multi-disciplinary approach to the study of sexuality’s intersections with race, gender, class, and nation; sexual and gender identity and experience; and the social, cultural, historical, and ethical foundations of sexuality, intimate relationships, and sexual health is rooted in a commitment to social justice and sexual rights for all.

Fall 2016 Deadline: April 15th.
Steps to applying: click here for the University application, and here for the Sexual studies application.

For more information about about Sexuality Studies, contact Professor Jessica Fields, Graduate Coordinator by email at


May Session Study Abroad in Berlin

Global Migrations in Berlin” will run from May 23 to June 10. It’s an interdisciplinary course that will address migration’s effects on society, the education system, politics, and public policy. We’ll contextualize the current situation within Germany’s longer migration history and Germany’s role in the European Union.

Details: We’ll have class in the Twin Cities for five days in May (May 23-27) and then we’ll be in Berlin from May 30-June 10. It’s an undergraduate Global Studies course open to all majors and to non-U of M students too.

Funding: We’re fortunate to have funding from the DAAD which allows the program to cover most of the students’ expenses. There is no program fee and the program will pay for students’ meals, hotel, and public transportation. Students will pay for their own airfare and the Learning Abroad Office fees ($300).

Global Migrations in Berlin


Low Cost LSAT Prep

Are you interested in going to LAW school, but can’t afford to pay $1200+ for LSAT prep classes?

There will be a low-cost, high quality, LSAT prep course offered atUMN (Open to non-students). You can apply for these courses (and see testimonials, etc.) at

LSAT Prep Course

The course will start in April and will prepare you for the June test date. The comprehensive, 27 hour, live course includes 3 practice exams and costs $328. (Students who qualify for financial need-based aid pay $195-$215.)

The course is taught by a qualified instructor who has been trained by our national trainer. All instructors for Campus Prep must meet certain requirements (including having a high LSAT score), and must undergo a rigorous training program by top experts.

LSAT Prep Course Schedule:

  • Wednesdays 6-9pm: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/18, 5/25
  • Proctored (practice) exams: Sat. 4/16 11-2pm, Sat. 4/30, 11-2pm, Sat. 5/21 11-2:30pm

Apply ASAP at, as there will likely be more applications than there are spaces available. Email questions to


Minnesota Migrant Farm Worker Panel

This event is part of National Farm Workers Awareness Week, a nation-wide effort to promote awareness about migrant farm workers and food justice on university campuses. Come learn about the social, economic and legal realities of migrant farm workers in Minnesota! Also, learn what farm worker organizing looks like today in our state and nationwide! This event will feature panelists from Centro Campesino’s Health Promoter Project!

Wednesday, March 30th 4:00-6:30PM at the University YMCA (1801 University Ave. SE)
Dinner will be provided.

For more information: NFWAW Flyer Final


Study Abroad in the Social Sciences

The Isla Mujeres Ethnographic Field School- Summer 2016


Employer Site Visits:

The Ordway

Friday, April 1st
9:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: FREE! –  To register search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS (ID#2893).

This is an excellent event for CLA students interested in nonprofit, education, theater and performing arts. You’ll get an up-close look at The Ordway and learn about different career opportunities for liberal arts graduates. You’ll hear directly from employees with liberal arts backgrounds who work in different areas of the organization. During the visit, you’ll meet employees, learn about the organization and career options, and get a tour. The Ordway regularly has internship, full-time, and volunteer positions available in the areas of human resources, community engagement, special events, theater management, among others.

Be the Match

Friday, April 1st
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Cost: FREE! –  To register search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS (ID#2892).

This is an excellent event for CLA students interested in learning more about nonprofit, philanthropy, advancing research, and optimizing technology. You’ll get an up-close look at Be The Match and learn about different career opportunities for liberal arts graduates. During the visit, you’ll meet employees, learn about the organization and career options, and get a tour. Be The Match regularly has full-time, internship, and volunteer positions available in a broad range of areas including communications, marketing, research, human resources, and technology, among others.