We hope you are enjoying your classes! Keep exercising your sociological imagination everywhere you are! See the strange in the familiar… 

Below we have some potentially intriguing opportunities for you:

B-Term Course Announcement

EDHD 3300: Urban Policing in Context (3 cr.)

Fall 2017  B-Term (Oct. 25 thru Dec. 13)
Time: M/W 4:40 – 7:15 pm
Location: Folwell Hall Rm 28 (East Bank)

The class will explore police-work in the context of the American criminal justice system and the role policing has played within the fabric of American social history. Recent history and current events will be major focal points, along with an exploration of the opportunities for higher education to play a larger role in police training, recruitment, leadership development, and law enforcement reform.

This class WILL count towards the BS Sub Plans of Policy Analysis and Organization, Business, and Non-Profit. Bobby will need to do a by-hand APAS update so ensure to let him know of your enrollment.

Class Description

Undergraduate Research Assistant Position Opening

A Grand Challenge Research Team mixed methods multidisciplinary project, “Assessing Interventions in Justice and Equity,” invites applications for an undergraduate research assistant. Co-PIs: Christopher Uggen (Sociology) and Myron Orfield (Law).

The position will require an applicant that can dedicate 10-20 hours a week and with access to reliable transportation.  Duties include data entry at an off-campus location, assisting with project management/logistics, and manuscript/report preparation. Training on data entry protocol will be provided by graduate students of the Grand Challenges team. Basic office experience required.

The team recognizes and values diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from students of varying identities and backgrounds. To apply, email CV and cover letter to: Chelsea Carlson – carl4970@umn.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 29th, 2017.

Grand Challenges Data Entry Position

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Link: Public Service Scholarships Information

The link above contains nine Nationally Competitive Public Service Scholarships. Don’t miss out on these grand opportunities towards your education!

Interested in Grad School?

U of M Undergraduate Sociology alum Dr. Jennifer Mallat (now Associate Dean for Social Sciences at the University of Cincinnati) is inviting undergraduates considering graduate school and are interested in studying social inequality, urban sociology, the sociology of health, race and ethnicity, or gender and family to apply to their graduate program.

Be sure to review our Guide to Graduate School and our Guide for 1st Generation and Students of Color.

You can view the UC Sociology Brochure and their application deadline and instructions on their website.

Upcoming Law School Events and Resources on Campus

UMN Law Tours and Info Sessions – Information sessions begin at noon in the Law School foyer and conclude at 3:00 pm.

Pre-Law Planning Guide

Pre-Law Society:

Email prelaw@umn.edu to be added to their email list or join the Facebook Group.

PreLaw Workshops
All locations will be in Bruininks Hall – check in at 411. 
Applying to Law School
This workshop is for students who know they’re going to law school and would like guidance about the application process. We’ll discuss application materials and deadlines, and how to prepare your application materials so that you’re the best law school applicant you can be. This workshop is open to all U of M students.  Monday, October 23rd12-1pm
Should I Go to Law School?
Are you thinking about going to law school? This workshop is for any U of M student considering it. We’ll talk about the skills you need, and how to decide if law school’s a good fit for you. We’ll also provide basic tips about getting into law school, and what you can do to prepare.                                                                                                                      Tuesday, November 7th4-5pm
Friday, December 8th2:30-3:30pm

Pre-Law Society Events:

George Washington Law, UMN Law, and UCLA Law Mock Admissions
Wednesday 9/20  5:30 -7:30   B85 Tate

Matthew Dillard, the Assistant Director of Admissions at George Washington University Law, Kate Snowdon, Associate Director of Admissions at Minnesota Law and Danae McElroy, the Director of Admissions at UCLA Law, will be conducting a mock law school application review workshop. Students will have the opportunity to read actual law school applications, debate the merits of the applications, vote on whom to admit, and see what it’s like to assess law school applications from inside the minds of admissions committee members. **Pizza will be provided!**

PreLaw Internship Workshop

Wednesday, October 4th  5:30-7:30   144 Bruininks Hall 

Want to get practical experience in law as an undergrad? This meeting features a workshop facilitated by Erin Reichelt, PreLaw Advisor and CLA Career Counselor. She will give you insider information on how to find internships and volunteer experiences relevant to your prelaw interests.

This event will also help to prepare for the Government & Nonprofit Career Fair later in October, and will help you feel confident when talking to employers and law school admission counselors at many future events. Bring your resume to receive a short review prior at the meeting, time permitting.

University of Michigan Law School
Wednesday, October 11th  5:30-7:30   B85 Tate 
Pre-Law Society is happy to have the Dean of Admissions from University of Michigan Law School, Sarah Zearfoss, presenting extremely valuable information about what law admissions are looking for in law school applications, so even if you don’t plan on applying to Michiganthis meeting is still incredibly useful in helping you create a successful application!

Government and Nonprofit Career Fair
Friday, October 20th, 10am – 3pm 
Coffman Great Hall
No registration required!

Recommended Course:

Explore the field of law, get application help, tour local law schools, professional panels, and LSAT prep all in ID 3205: Law School Exploration (2cr.) 

You are encouraged to register this Spring! There are 25 seats and the course has capped the last 5 years.


U of M Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program


  • Develop a great relationship with a professor that is essential for applying to graduate school
  • Receive a $3,500 stipend
  • Conduct research with a professor
  • Develop a quality research paper
  • Receive guidance through the graduate school process (e.g. identify graduate programs, write a personal statement, create a curriculum vitae, etc.)
  • Present research at poster sessions held on campus


  • First generation college student and low income, or from an underrepresented group
  • GPA of 2.75 and above
  • Full-time sophomore or junior and a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Students with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) focus are strongly encouraged to apply to the McNair Scholars Program, as are student veterans.

For more information contact Anthony Albecker (albecker@umn.edu),  Eskender Yousuf (yousu014@umn.edu), or Amani Berry (stum2012@umn.edu), visit us online and on Facebook.

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Want to fight climate change? Check out this national nonprofit that runs grassroots campaigns for some of the nation’s leading environmental and social change nonprofits.   Fund for Public Interest is hiring college graduates to run campaign offices across the country.

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Apply for the AANAPISI Scholarship!

The AANAPISI Scholarship supports Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) students to complete their college education. Seven U of M AAPI students will be awarded up to $2,500 from the As

We can help!                                                                                                                                     Get help with applying and writing your scholarship essay by visiting the Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) in Wulling Halll 430. SWS Writing Consultants in APARC can work with you from the beginning to the end of your scholarship essay.

To apply and get more info!                                                                          Visit bit.ly/AANAPISI17 or come chat with us at the Asian Pacific American Resource Center in Wulling Hall 430.

Scholarship Criteria:

Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census.

Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.

Be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree-seeking undergraduate program during the 2018 spring semester.

Scholarship timeline:
Application deadline is Nov. 2, 2017.
Finalists will be notified Dec. 2017.
Funds will be awarded Jan. 2018 for the spring semester.


Follow APARC @ facebook.com/aparcumn

Visit us @ aparc.umn.edu

Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair

Where:  University of Minnesota – Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55455

When: Wednesday, October 4

Time:  5 – 8 PM

Register: https://idealistminn2017.eventbrite.com/?aff=HumphreySPA

More Information:
The Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair, hosted at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, is free to attend, and perfect for anyone looking to pursue a socially-conscious career path, or advance their skills in the nonprofit and social impact sectors.
At the Idealist Grad Fair, students will meet representatives from 50 local, national, and international universities, and learn about graduate programs in: social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and much more.Minneapolis Flyer.jpg