Hello Students!

Registration is Around the Corner

Next week is the first week of Registration! You can find your registration date and time on myu.umn.edu under the Academics, then Registration tabs. Use these website to help plan your classes.

  1.  Schedule Builder
  2. Class Search Tool
  3. Graduation Planner
  4. Class Info

Registration dates for fall 2017 classes

Stage Status Date
Stage 1 Graduate/professional students and undergraduates with 90+ cumulative credits April 13-20
Stage 2 Undergraduates with 60+ cumulative credits April 21-26
Stage 3 Undergraduates with 30+ cumulative credits April 26 – May 1
Stage 4 Undergraduates with fewer than 30 cumulative credits May 1-4
Stage 5 Open enrollment (non-degree, senior citizens, and visiting students) May 5

The SURF (Sociology Undergraduate Research Fellowship) is now accepting applications. 

Due date is 4 PM on Monday April 17th, 2017.

This fellowship is intended for Sociology majors who are conducting or proposing to conduct research on social problems or solutions to social problems. This is an award for up to $500 to be applied toward books and tuition during Summer or Fall 2017. Award is contingent upon Summer or Fall 2017 registration and course completion (which we will verify).

You can review the application here:

Let me know if you have any questions and good luck in applying: socadvis@umn.edu 

“Thank a Teacher” Project

The Center for Educational Innovation is a program that helps students express their gratitude to professors, instructors or TAs who have made a difference in their education.

We call it the “Thank a Teacher” project and it’s easy. Students go to the website, write a note of thanks and we take it from there. Students can say what they like and choose to be anonymous, if they prefer. All notes are reviewed before being printed and sent to instructors.

The Thank a Teacher project is a great way for students to express their gratitude for their instruction, and teachers at the University really appreciate hearing these unsolicited comments. The project has been around since around 1998.

Thank a Teacher Flyer

Conversations with Current Aspiring Teachers of Color

Register Now : http://z.umn.edu/1dwh
Tuesday, April 18,  5:00 – 7:00
Presidents Room, Coffman Student Union

teachers of color

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

When: Tuesday April 25th from 4 PM to 6 PM
Where:  Room 609 of Social Sciences Building.

The Rothenberger Institute is now hiring Teaching Assistants/Peer Educators

The Rothenberger Institute is now hiring Teaching Assistants/Peer Educators for all our courses for Fall 2017. If you have taken an RI course (PubH 1001: Success Over Stress; PubH 1003: Alcohol & College Life; PubH 1004: Sexuality Matters; or PubH 1005: Sleep, Eat & Exercise) and are interested in working as a Teaching Assistant/Peer Educator, please read the job description and information on applying. Contact our TA supervisor, Laurie Lucachick, if you have any questions.

Interviews start April 13th, so get your application in soon!


The Association for Black Economic Power (ABEP)

The Association for Black Economic Power (ABEP) has recently formed an Executive Committee to establish a Black-Led Credit Union in North Minneapolis. This is a historic opportunity to support the formation of the proposed credit union through Internships for college students in the following areas: Social Media/Marketing, Community Engagement, Office Management & Operational Support.

Preferred fields of study are Communications, Journalism, Sociology, Political Science, Marketing, Non-Profit Management, and Cooperative Management; however, if you believe you have the skills, please don’t hesitate to apply.

Attached is a document that goes into detail about the internship program.
Please send a Cover Letter & Resume to Me’Lea Connelly at melea@abepmn.org, Subject: Internship Program.


Internship Opportunities at Caponi Art Park

2017 Event Intern

Internship Summary: This 3-5 month internship is ideal for an individual interested in the arts and event management. Intern will have the opportunity to assist in presenting arts and cultural events in a one-of-a-kind park, including the Summer Performance Series programs in the Theater in the Woods and Family Fun Tuesdays programs in the Sculpture Garden. Working alongside the Program and Volunteer Coordinator, interns will assist with the task of coordinating each event over a 60-acre outdoor space, including managing volunteers, working with artists, equipment set-up and tear-down, assisting patrons, etc.

Details: Start date: May 2017 (Orientation/Training in April)
Duration: May – October
Hours: Schedule based on park events: 3 – 9hrs/week (week and weekend hours)
Type: Stipend, $200 completion bonus for contract completion
**If you are only available June-August, please still apply**

How to apply: Email cover letter, resume, and 1 professional reference to Brighton McCormick: brighton@caponiartpark.org, call 763-228-3507 with questions
Please check out caponiartpark.org to learn more about the park before applying

The John Hudson Internship Program

The John Hudson Internship Program is a paid summer internship program in Fairfax County Government agencies for college students and recent graduates with disabilities.

Application materials are due on April 17, 2017.
Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/disabilities/internprogram.htm for position descriptions and application materials.

For more information, contact Jill Clark at jill.clark@fairfaxcounty.gov

Hiring Peer Advisors – Bruininks Hall

Please encourage those students to apply for the positions in Bruininks Hall. Priority deadline is March 31st, but we will accept applications the first week of April as well.  We plan to hire 3 students to work nearly full-time in the summer and continue on part-time in fall and spring.

Job ID: 316190

This position could be particularly great for anyone pursuing a helping field and/or interested in a career in education, higher ed, or health, but ALL are welcome.

Students are welcome to email aniskode@umn.edu with questions.


Tuesday, April 25th
2:00pm – 4:30pm
RecWell Center, 2nd Floor
Cost: FREE! Registration encouraged on GoldPASS!

This event provides University of Minnesota undergraduate-level, graduating seniors (12/2016-8/2017) the opportunity to explore job opportunities and learn creative job search strategies directly from staffing agency employers. Connect with 25+ representatives from a variety of staffing agencies looking to hire U of M graduating seniors, and learn creative job search tips from the panelist. Registration appreciated, Walk-ins Welcome. Business casual attire required.

For more information, search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS (ID#3316).