Welcome Back Everyone!

On behalf of Bobby and Sunny (your new Peer Adviser) we wish you the BEST of LUCK to the start of Fall semester. As always if you need anything, email or come in during drop-in hours – or book an appointment.

Career Services Drop-in Hours in Soc Department

Do you have questions about your internship search, job search, resume, cover letter, networking, interviewing, what you can do with a major in Sociology, graduate school planning, or anything else career related? Come to drop in hours in 915 Social Sciences Building to grab a cookie & talk to Katy Hinz, CLA Career Counselor who works particularly with Sociology students. Yes, there will be cookies!!

Career Services Drop-in Hours:
09/29     1-4pm 915 Social Sciences
11/01     1-4pm 915 Social Sciences
11/16     3:30-5pm 915 Social Sciences
If drop-in hours don’t work for you you can always make an appointment by visiting katyh.appointments.umn.edu or calling 612-624-7577

Jobs, Research Opportunities, Volunteer Opportunities, Internships, and MORE!

We have 30 some-odd job internship, volunteer, and research opportunities currently on the Undergraduate Resources site totaling more than 60 different open positions of various types.

If you’re looking to get a job, volunteer, internship, or participate in research, now is the time to apply.

In this newsletter we will highlight a couple of the jobs, internships, and volunteer positions. To see all of them please look at Undergraduate Resources site.


Hennepin County’s Public Safety Administration & Integration Department: Public Policy Research and Analysis Internship

Closing 09/09/16 – 5:00 pm central
Hennepin County’s Public Safety Administration & Integration Department is seeking a Public Policy Research and Analysis Intern to support the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee (CJCC).

The primary duties and responsibilities of this internship include:

  • Conduct literature reviews and other research on current issues facing public safety and criminal justice partners in Hennepin County
  • Prepare briefing and reporting materials, including PowerPoint presentations and written reports for an audience of CJCC members and other public safety stakeholders.
  • Identify opportunities for management and program innovation and improvements within public safety at Hennepin County

Click here for more information

Political Internships with Impact

Impact is a nonprofit that runs grassroots campaigns. We work in states where we can win positive change for our environment, our democracy and our future on issues like global warming, clean water and the influence of big money on our democracy.

If you want to make an impact on big issues that matter, apply to be an Impact intern TODAY. As an intern, you’ll help educate and engage more students and citizens on this issue. You’ll help us get the issue into the media, build coalitions, organize events and you’ll even get to meet with Representative Keith Ellison and Senator Amy Klobuchar here in Minnesota.

You can read more about our internships and apply on our website: http://www.weareimpact.org/internship-apply.html



The Learning Abroad Center is Hiring

The Learning Abroad Center (LAC) is excited to announce that we have two student positions for which we are currently hiring. Both positions are critical to supporting instructor-led study abroad programs and would be great opportunities for students looking to get into international higher education after graduation.

Instructor-led Program Assistant position (Job Opening ID 312003), will assist in supporting the LAC Instructor-led program team in promotion, recruitment, statistics, research, and additional duties.

Global Campus Partner (GCP) Program Assistant (Job Opening ID 312004), will assist in supporting the GCP program team in program organization, statistics, research, and additional duties.
Apply at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ then choose “University Students”. Once on the search page, you can search for one (or both!) of the job opening ID numbers above.

U of M Office of Measurement Services are Hiring 30 Student Interviewers to Work on Fall Omnibus study Along With a Spring Nutrition Study

Full/Part-time: Part-Time
Position Category: Student – On-Campus
Campus Location: 879 29th Avenue SE in Minneapolis just off of Como Ave near a bus stop
College: Budget & Finance
Requisition Number: 312614
Pay (and paid training): $10.50 an hour

The U of M Office of Measurement Services is administering a statewide study of Minnesota residents. We are seeking students to conduct telephone interviews.

Must be able to communicate effectively in English
Have a friendly phone voice and have prior customer service experience.

For more information:
Contact Deb Grillo at 612-625- 3892 or wynn0004@umn.edu



Tubman, multiple internship and volunteer opportunities

Tubman relies on volunteers and interns to make a difference in every facet of our work. From our Childcare superstars who play with little ones while their parents attend support groups or counseling, to Resource Counseling Advocates who provide supportive counseling, safety planning, and community resources on the crisis line, to Administrative volunteers who lend their office skills behind-the-scenes to keep us organized…the passion and energy of our amazing volunteers and interns is essential to the daily work of our organization, and to support our clients and community.
Contact: volunteer@tubman.org


Amicus Services, Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

Amicus staff and interns provide information, leads, encouragement, and advice to ex-offenders. Help is provided through phone, email, and client visits in Minneapolis office.
Contact: Mary Maas, mary.maas@voamn.org



The Pathways to Research Program (PReP)

The Pathways to Research Program (PReP) is designed for undergraduate students enrolled at colleges and universities in Minnesota from populations underrepresented* in research to begin or advance their research career. The program provides training in human health research and career development through a structured core curriculum and mentored research project.

For more information, please view the flyer:


SPAN Research Openings

The Student Project for Amity among Nations (SPAN) still has a few openings for undergraduates to do independent research abroad in 2017 in Russia or Morocco. The attached fact sheet gives an overview of SPAN. We have excellent faculty advisers and a core group for both countries and can accept a few more students.

SPAN has an almost-70-year history of sending students abroad for independent research. Successful participants receive 8 credits, 4 of which are for the preparation semester (Spring 2017) and 4 for a 50-page research paper based on their findings after 8 weeks in the country.

One of our 2015 students to Germany, Ong Thao, is volunteering her help with recruitment this summer. She or I would be happy to answer any questions you might have. I am also an alumnus of the program. The SPAN website, www.minnesotaspan.org, contains an application form.. The application deadline is October 14 and we would be glad to meet with students this summer or after fall semester starts.


Workshops & Info Sessions

Networking For Government & Political Jobs

Thursday, September 29th
6:30pm – 7:30pm
50B Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Cost: FREE! – RSVP Here

The CLA Alumni Society and the CLA Student Board (CLASB) are partnering to sponsor this alumni and student networking event featuring alumni who work in government careers. Do you want to learn more about working in the government sector or in politics? This is your chance to ask people who work there and can answer your questions.


U.S. Department of State Info Session

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1-104, Hanson Hall
*no pre-registration necessary 


Student Veterans Career Skills Workshop with General Mills

Tuesday, Sept 13, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
518/520 Bruininks Hall
RSVP’s required by NOON, Sept. 9th at z.umn.edu/gmvets

Join us for a resume, interviewing, job search and career fair prep workshop just for U of M student veterans. A variety of reps from General Mills (several are veterans themselves) will be available to assist student veterans with translating skills and experiences into meaningful language. Attend the workshop and set yourself up for success with future career and internship applications, and upcoming career fairs!

Bring a few copies of your resume! Refreshments will be provided.
There is the potential for longer-term mentoring with General Mills reps. Student veterans from ALL undergraduate majors and graduate programs are welcome!

Brought to you by a partnership between General Mills, University Veterans Services, and U of M Career Services.

Questions? Please contact Liz Hruska at hrus0010@umn.edu


Hello Everyone!

My name is Sunny Vang. I am the new Peer Adviser for this year. You might recognize me as I worked in the front desk last year. I am excited to take on this role and responsibility. I am a Soc General B.S. major with a sub-plan in Policy Analysis and I will be graduating in Spring 2017.

I look forward to see you at UMSA events and helping you with advising related questions.

Please visit the Undergraduate Resource site to view the many more opportunities that are offered to students.