Welcome Back on Campus Students! How’s everyone’s first week of classes?

Here are some quick deadlines for registration! Click on the link for the complete list of deadlines.


  • https://onestop.umn.edu/dates-and-deadlines
  • Jan 23
    • Last day to receive a 100% tuition refund for canceling full semester and first 7-week session classes
    •  Last day to add full semester and 7-week session classes without instructor approval
  • Jan 30
    • Last day to add full semester and 7-week session classes without college approval 
    • Last day to change grade basis (A-F or S/N) or variable credits in full semester and first 7-week session classes

Stay tune for our Summer 2017 Courses 

  • it will be out in a couple of weeks
  • we will have at least 2 ONLINE courses this summer

Study Abroad to New Zealand and earn SOC CREDIT

Learning Abroad Center has organized a “meet the professor/info” session with Prof. Evan Roberts on his Understanding New Zealand global seminar this May term.

The session will be in Heller Hall 214 from 3-4pm on Friday, 27 January.

As Always, there are more opportunities for Soc Students.

2017 Job and Internship Fair

Friday, February 24, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m
Minneapolis Convention Center

The University of Minnesota offers the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! The fair is open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni.

The cost is $10 if pre-registered online by February 17, or $25 at the door. (Need-based fee waivers available upon request.) Disability accommodations available upon request. Visit the Registration page to learn more. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Participants will have access to:
300+ organizations recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships
FREE transportation provided to and from campus
FREE professional headshot photos
FREE box lunch for all pre-registered participants

Winter/Spring Activist Full & Part-time Jobs to Protect our Environment

(Not your typical job but certainly a worthy cause and it pays!)

We’re looking for smart, hard-working students and recent college graduates who are eager to make a difference.

The Fund for the Public Interest (aka “the Fund”) works with some of the top progressive organizations in the country like Environment America and USPIRG. And we’re hiring!

Specifically, we’re hiring full-time & part-time Minneapolis campaign staff to work with Environment Minnesota on saving Minnesota’s honey bee population. Average pay is $10-$14 per hour.

If you are interested in applying, give us a call at 612-331-8400 or apply online at http://fundforthepublicinterest.org/apply.html?lcl=MINN

The Virginia Undergraduate Law Review (VULR) is Accepting Articles by Undergraduate

The Virginia Undergraduate Law Review (VULR) is now accepting articles by undergraduate students for our Spring edition.

Past submissions have included papers from a variety of disciplines, including Politics, History, and Philosophy. Essays on any legal topic or the law more broadly (involving theory, history, or the philosophy of law) are encouraged.

The deadline for submissions is January 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
Papers between 10-20 pages (double spaced), along with a 150 word abstract, should be emailed to submissions.vulr.uva@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at vulr.uva@gmail.com

J Street National Conference

February 25-28, 2017

J Street U Minnesota, a student group on campus that is part of a national organization working for American leadership on a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine. We’re currently looking for students to attend the J Street National Conference this February

J Street National Conference (http://jstreet.org/conference/) is a huge gathering in DC of pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, pro-peace leaders, activists, and politicians from America, Israel and Palestine who are all fighting for a two-state solution. We will gather with community and political leaders to discuss what the new administration means for Israelis, Palestinians and the two-state solution, and strategize for the coming year.

Past speakers have included Joe Biden, Sonia Sotomayor, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, John Kerry, and more! The conference will be the perfect opportunity to discuss and learn more about the future of the two-state solution under a Trump administration. The conference is highly subsidized for students!

Talk to us to learn how to come for about $30!

Contact Annie at: schw1576@umn.edu
J Street U Minnesota on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/jstreetumn/

How Will You Make the World Better?

Thursday, January 19th
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union
Cost: FREE! Registration encouraged!

Join the Women’s Center and on-and off-campus partners to learn about ways to get involved, take action, and find community. Short spoken work performance with Fatima Camara and Guante at 12:30pm. Visit their Facebook event page for more information!

Questions? Contact the Women’s Center at women@umn.edu

Front Desk Assistant – at the Sociology Department

Hi Soc Students! The Department of Sociology is looking for students to work at the Front Desk on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 1.

Preferences for sophomores (to work with us for a couple of years) but will consider juniors and seniors. This is a work study only position, so you much have work study. If you’re not sure if you have work study simply visit a Onestop office, they can tell you in about 2 minutes.

For more information, email: socadvis@umn.edu with the subject line, Front Desk Assistant. We’ll provide more information.

SOC Tutors Needed!

The McNamara Academic Center is hiring tutors for the 2016/2017 Academic School Year. We are looking for intelligent, professional and personable people who are interested in sharing their knowledge with others. These tutors need to be incredibly quick-thinkers with the ability to explain concepts in a variety of methods to a diverse group of learners. Outstanding communication skills are necessary.

The following courses are ones in which tutors are needed:

  • SOC 1001
  • SOC 3801
  • SOC 3811

If you believe you would be a good candidate for the position, complete the following 2 steps:

1) Complete the online application form at Subject Tutor Online Application.
2) Email a copy of your resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter to the ademchak@umn.edu

Summer Fellowship Opportunity in Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts

The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) invites applications for a ten-week paid summer research internship for undergraduate students (rising juniors or seniors) in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. The program will be held from May 21 to July 27, 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. MURAP seeks to prepare talented and motivated underrepresented students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, or those with a proven commitment to diversity and to eradicating racial disparities in graduate school and the academy, for graduate study in fields in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. The program provides students with a rigorous research experience under the guidance of a UNC faculty mentor.

Each participant will receive:
-Generous stipend
-Campus housing
-Meal allowance
-Writing, Communication Skills and Professional Development workshops
-GRE prep course (and all necessary materials)
-Paid domestic travel expenses to and from Chapel Hill

The student application is available online and the application deadline is February 10, 2017. For more details about the program, please see the attached announcement. To access an application, or for additional information about MURAP, please visit our website at http://www.murap.unc.edu or contact Ashley Lee, Program Coordinator, at murap@unc.edu.


Paid Summer Internship with Prof. Zack Almquist

Zack Almquist is recruiting 1-3 undergraduates for a paid summer internship through the URAP/HRAP ARO/ARL program pending availability of funds. You can apply directly to me and through the URAP/HRAP system (I recommend doing both). Details can be found at the following links: https://goo.gl/hMJPsP, https://goo.gl/LD7EGc

ASA Methodology Midyear Meeting, Co-located with PAA – Prof. Almquist Accepting Abstracts/Papers

If you are going to PAA, Zack Almquist encourages you to considering submitting an abstract to the ASA Methods midyear meeting (http://stat.umn.edu/asamethods/).

Student Leadership Opportunity, SUA Program Board


SUA is hiring highly motivated students to be a part of the Program Board, which is responsible for planning weekend events on campus such as art exhibit openings, concerts, competitions, and themed events.

This leadership opportunity will begin in March and will run through May 2018. Students are paid $1000 each semester (summer and fall 2017 and spring 2018). If you know of any students who are looking for an on campus paid opportunity and are interested in planning events for the campus community, please pass this information along.

The full position description and application can be found at z.umn.edu/pbeventplanner. Applications are due on Wednesday, Feb. 8.