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UMN Sociology Undergraduate Newsletter


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Careers in Security–Risk Management, Insider Threats, IT security, Cybercrime, and more!

GoldPASS Event 3673

Who: All is Welcome!

When: Monday, April 2nd 4:00-5:00PM

Where: 530B Bruininks Hall

Hosted by: ASIS International. ASIS is a professional organization made up of 35,000 global security professionals in every stage of their career in public and private organizations that offers networking opportunities, events and training, career information, and more!

Attend this session to learn about:

  • Career opportunities available in the broader Corporate Compliance & Security sector including risk management, insider threats, IT security, cybercrime, and more!

  • About the ASIS organization

  • Available resources and benefits of membership to ASIS

  • The local Minnesota chapter’s events and opportunities

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Sociological Association.

Volunteer abroad at an affordable cost this Summer!

AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-led organization founded in 1948. Available to students at over 1500 universities in 127 countries, AIESEC enables young people to explore and develop their leadership potential to have a positive impact in society by providing them an integrated development experience comprised of leadership opportunities, international internship and volunteer experiences, and a participation in a global learning environment.

For more information and assistance, you can schedule a meeting with an AIESEC Minnesota member by contacting Browse the available projects at!

To learn more, check out our info sessions:
Every Thursday in Kolthoff Hall 136 from 4:30-5:30pm.


HECUA – Race in America

 HECUA is able to offer eleven ($1000) scholarships for our Race in America students specifically. Eight of the eleven will be set aside for Racial Justice Scholarships and three will be offered as Social Justice Scholarships. These scholarship applications will also be due April 15th, same day as the program application deadline.
Racial Justice Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be student of color.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in one of HECUA’s member colleges/universities.
  • Applicant must have a completed program application on file
Social Justice Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be a first-generation college student, a student from a low-income family (family’s taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount), or a student of color.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in one of HECUA’s member colleges/universities.
  • Applicant must have a completed program application on file
Race in America: Then and Now is a 4 credit program that takes place during the month of June (21 day program). Students explore questions of racial justice in America today, and the continuing role of race in the United States. Students gain this perspective by meeting with both civil rights activists who were active in the 1960s and those who are active now, as well as lawyers, politicians, educators and youth. Field experiences open up connections among issues related to education, incarceration, distribution of wealth, health care, housing, employment, and the environment. By the end of the month, students have a profound understanding of the Civil Rights Movement and its motivations, strategies, successes and failures. They have also developed ways to make meaningful contributions to their own communities.
The program is based in Jackson, Mississippi, and is offered in collaboration with the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy at COFO on the campus of Jackson State University, one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). From Jackson, students travel throughout Louisiana (New Orleans, Wallace), Alabama (including Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham), Tennessee (Memphis, Nashville), visiting historical sites and meeting with many important figures along the way. The total program cost for summer 2018 is $3,600.

Apply for Race in America

Health Professional School Expo

April 5, 10am – 2pm
UMN RecWell Center – 4th Floor (MAC)
The Health Professional School Expo will bring over 40 health professional schools from around the country to campus to network with students. Whether your’re a freshman or a senior, it can be great experience to get face to face with an admissions representative, ask questions about the program and the profession, and share a bit about yourself.
​A full listing of schools and programs will be available in the Health Professional School Expo mobile guide, in the U Minnesota app, which will go live early next week. ​The guide will also include some questions to help students prepare for the event, no matter where you are at in the exploration or preparation process.
The HPSE is sponsored by the UMN Pre-Health Student Resource Center and the Interprofessional Pre-Health Students organization.
Get reminders by following the Facebook event page, or following us on Twitter @umnprehealth.  We’re talking about the event on social media using #umnhealthexpo.

​Please feel free to contact the PHSRC with any questions: 2-565 Moos Tower​,, or 612-624-6767.

Peace Corp Experience

Be a changemaker and immerse yourself in a community abroad.
Join us to learn how you can work side by side with communities to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation through the Peace Corps.

The Peace Corps places volunteers in a variety of countries around the world including Cambodia, China, Thailand, Micronesia, and more.  Peace Corps Volunteers work on a variety of humanitarian projects including health, education, environment, agriculture, youth development, and community economic development.  Peace Corps Volunteers work with local communities to meet the community’s needs of trained men and women and foster cultural understanding.
Peace Corps Volunteers receive a living stipend, training, transition support after service completion, and education benefits including loan forgiveness eligibility.  In addition, Peace Corps Volunteers gain global experiences that is transferable to a variety of professional careers.Attend and learn more about how you can connect your AAPI identity with a Peace Corps experience.  LUNCH PROVIDED.  Open to all students. 


Looking for a life changing opportunity after graduation?

Become an AmeriCorps member! AmeriCorps provides more than 2,900 opportunities to individual to serve in education, environmental, health, economic, and other sectors in order to meet communities needs across Minnesota. If you are interested in strengthening communities and improving lives, then AmeriCorps is perfect for you!
Want more information? Head over to and see all of the different opportunities you have to choose from!