Happy Friday! SOC Students!

We’re back with new opportunities that any SOC student c an participate it from Teaching English Abroad, participating in a study, applying your Language skills, research opportunity, becoming a mentor, and more. Be sure to check out our Undergraduate Resources Website!

The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) 



Join UMSA us for our Upcoming Event: Movie Night

Wednesday, October 5th
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Blegen 225

Critical Language Scholarship Application is LIVE

The State Department offers full scholarships to students studying Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu who wish to travel abroad next summer and participate in a 10-week immersive language course.

Wview a CLS Informational video and find the 2017 application on the CLS web-site.

We encourage you to contact the Office of National and International Scholarships for advice and support when applying for this scholarship.

For More Information
Timothy S. Jones, Ph.D.
Office for National and International Scholarships
University Honors Program
390 Northrop
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis MN 55455

2017 Public Policy & International Affairs Program(PPIA)

The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) is now accepting applications for the 2017 PPIA Fellowship!

About the Fellowship
The PPIA program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs through participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI).

JSI is an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer at one of these host campuses:
The Ford School – University of Michigan
The Goldman School – UC Berkeley
Heinz College – Carnegie Mellon University
Humphrey School of Public Affairs – University of Minnesota
Woodrow Wilson School – Princeton University
Eligible candidates are current undergrads who will be completing their B.A. between December 2017 and August 2018. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016.

Apply Today >>

Benefits of Participation
-Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute.
-Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses.
-A stipend of up to $1,500 (funding determined by each JSI).
-University housing with a meal plan.
-Books and related course materials at your JSI.
-Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation, at their discretion. Please check with each JSI about any additional benefits.
-Minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree or select PhD programs. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
-Fee waiver when applying to programs that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.

About PPIA
PPIA’s mission is to promote the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout our civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs.


Dakota Sacred Sites Tour

The Circle of Indigenous Nations is pleased to announce the Dakota Sacred Sites Bus tour. Please see the quote from the tour leader and use the link to register.

“We are living, learning, and working in a particular place with a long, fascinating, troubling, and frequently unknown story.
One goal for this tour is that participants begin to experience the place we live in as Mnisota Makoce, the Dakota homelands. We will be visiting several Dakota sacred sites located in an area that would later be called the Twin Cities.

How has colonization impacted Dakota use and access to these places?

How have Dakota people asserted a continuing relationship with these places?

This tour will provide participants with a more nuanced and complicated understanding of the place we call home.”

Friday, October 7th, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Boarding will begin at 2:45 PM behind Appleby Hall on the East River Parkway.
Bus will leave at 3:00 PM
128 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

**There will be some light walking on the day of the tour.

For more information, or to request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Jillian Rowan in the Circle of Indigenous Nations by phone at
612-624-0564 or email at BERKL002@umn.edu.

Please use this form to register for the tour:


Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program Info Session

Live, Work, and Discover Japan!
Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
Information Session

Tuesday, October 4
Session 1
10:10 am – 11:10 am
Nolte Center 140

Session 2
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Nolte Center 140

Austin Gilkeson
JET Program & MEXT Scholarship Coordinator
Japan Information Center
Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago

JET Program
Sponsored by the Japanese government, the JET Program offers you the opportunity to engage in intercultural exchange through language teaching in the Japanese public education system or by working in a local Japanese government office.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program offers young professionals the opportunity to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs). Since 1987, more than 60,000 JET Program participants from over 40 countries have lived and worked in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Join JET and become part of this exclusive network of like-minded international enthusiasts! To learn more, come and speak to a JET Program representative when they visit your campus!

Contact us for more information!
(312) 280-0434



Find Your Cause Event

HandsOn Twin Cities & MAP for Nonprofits
Find Your Cause Millennial Edition at Mall of America

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 – 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. — 40 area non-profit organizations
Contact: Tess Behrens, Corporate Projects & Signature Event Coordinator, HandsOn Twin Cities, 612-379-4900 ext. 19


What: Find Your Cause is a new event presented by HandsOn Twin Cities and MAP for Nonprofits. The event is designed to engage Twin Cities young professionals with 40 impactful nonprofit organizations to offer networking opportunities and present high-quality skills-based volunteer opportunities, advisory and board positions. The event will focus on making quality matches that will benefit the nonprofit organizations and their volunteers, the companies and enterprises where the volunteers work, and, mostly important, the greater Twin Cities community.
Find out about meaningful ways to make a difference in your community through the power of volunteering when you join MAP for Nonprofits and HandsOn Twin Cities on Thursday, September 29th from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Mall of America for the Find Your Cause event. Visit with representatives from 40 Twin Cities non-profit organizations in a fun, exciting setting and find out how you can get involved with a good cause and benefit your community, while enjoying delicious refreshments provided by HardRock Café and making professional connections with local non-profit and business professionals.

Pre-register and fill out a short survey about the skills you want to offer and which non-profit sectors you are most interested in, and upon arrival to the event, you will receive a brief list of non-profit organizations in attendance that best match your interests.

Date & Time: Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 registration, includes refreshments provided by HardRock Cafe
For More Info: Visit http://www.handsontwincities.org, email tess@handsontwincities.org or call 612-379-4900 ext. 19

About HandsOn Twin Cities & MAP for Nonprofits: As the leading community volunteerism navigator in the state of Minnesota, HandsOn Twin Cities strives to be an indispensable resource for people to transform Minnesota through meaningful volunteer action. We are partnering with MAP for Nonprofits for the event. MAP’s mission is to maximize community impact of nonprofits and social innovators through consultation, training, and support. Together, HandsOn and MAP endeavors to provide unique insight into how volunteers can best serve the most urgent needs within the community.

University YMCA – Volunteer Opportunity

Thanks to President Northrup inviting the campus Y to be in partnership with the U of M we are now approaching 130 years! Did you know the campus Y movement at the U of M was the first to offer all the students services and affairs (i.e. housing/student affairs/financial aid/freshmen camp/advising/career services/travel/study support etc) at the U? The history is rich and transformational!

2016 moving forward — College students engage in the UY within immersive opportunities (locally and nationally) — leading is a process at the UY — they build relationships and are mentored to lead with hope, compassion, stability and TRUST! An incredible compliment to all majors and career pathways.

Undergrad/grad Work Study and Volunteer opportunities – non-profit management-health-wellness-literacy-college access-youth development-college student develop AND a partnership with an amazing global non-profit – the Y of the Greater Twin Cities!

Every day, we work to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, please join our cause and share the information below as widely as possible.

Get Involved!
University YMCA – Connecting Campus to Community!

The University YMCA is a vibrant campus community that is diverse, inclusive and global – a place where all are welcome and all can thrive! Consider a variety of ways to make a difference and develop as social change agents – innovate – inspire and add “Y” sparkle to your resume as well. Come in with new ideas or join current opportunities!

Interested in one time volunteer opportunities? We’ve got a variety! You could come join us for a community impact event (i.e. making sandwiches for the homeless) or volunteer to be on a panel and to talk to youth about your college experience (Y Empower to Succeed youth workshops)! Interested in one time volunteer opportunities? Apply here to learn more about short term volunteer opportunities!

Make a difference in the life of young people and be a positive role model and more! Apply here. Two youth serving programs available, work study and volunteer options, two semester commitment preferred.

Want to learn more? Email Volunteer Coordinator at the UY Sonia.paredes@ymcamn.org


Research Analyst Position at the New York Fed

Each fall we recruit Research Analysts to work closely with the economists in our Research group starting the following fall.

Research Analysts play an integral role in both the policy and research functions of the Research and Statistics Group. Our economists, whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics, work closely with Research Analysts. Upon leaving the Fed, Research Analysts who choose to apply to graduate school are consistently accepted by top programs; others pursue a wide variety of public and private sector opportunities. In recent years, our RAs have gone on to pursue PhDs in Economics or Finance at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and Wharton, among others. Previous RAs have also gone to law and public policy programs at Harvard Kennedy School, Princeton, Yale, and others.

We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity. Research Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity. Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields.

In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics. It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of research analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply. As a representative of your institution and student body, we ask that you please help us in passing this message along to any candidates you may know who may be otherwise hesitant to apply.

Click Here To Apply.



Buenos Aires, Argentina – Leadership & Social Change in Argentina

Approved for Civic Life & Ethics core and Global Perspectives liberal education requirements.

3-week, 3-credit program
-Examine your own leadership and gain an understanding of what leadership means in an international context
-Learn how Argentine leaders, such as Evita Peron, have advanced social change
-Experience the eclectic neighborhoods of Buenos Aires


Critical Language Scholarship Program – U.S. Department of State

Fully Funded Summer Language Study The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. For eight to ten weeks each summer, students from across the U.S. live and study at over twenty sites abroad, covering the equivalent of a full year of college-level language study in fourteen critical languages.


All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level. All candidates must have
completed at least their first year of university-level study by the beginning of the summer institute.

Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, sciences, social sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted each fall for programs beginning the following summer.

The CLS Program welcomes all eligible applications and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socioeconomic status,disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.



Honeywell SHARP – Volunteers ARE Needed for a Game-Based Cognitive Study

Volunteers are needed for a video game-based cognitive study. This is a research activity being led by Honeywell, in collaboration with researchers at Harvard University, Oxford University, Northeastern University, and SimCoach Games. Here are a few important details about the study, and how you can participate as a paid volunteer. A link to a sign up form is posted below.

The research protocol used in this study has been reviewed and approved by an institutional review board. The main purpose of this study is to assess whether game-based cognitive training can enhance cognitive abilities (how you think and solve problems).

Signing up
Please use this form (http://goo.gl/forms/leUEsFutUl) to sign up.