UMN Sociology Undergraduate Newsletter
Hey Soc Majors and Minors,
I hope that everyone’s off to a great start for the fall semester. We have a lot of great events coming up in the months of September and October, including an Evening with Angela Davis, a discussion on The Innocence Project, several career fairs, and more! There are also several internship, job, study abroad, and program opportunities for you to look into.
Jobs & Internships
Workshops, Career Fairs,and Events, oh my!
Some Important Dates and Deadlines
Monday, September 17th, 2018
- Last day to add full semester without college approval
- Last day to cancel full semester and not receive a “W”
- Last day to change grade basis (A-F or S/N) or variable credits in full semester
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
- Last day to apply for fall undergraduate graduation
Monday, September 24, 2018
- Last day to receive a 50% tuition refund for canceling full semester classes
Friday, September 28th, 2018
- Last day to submit 13-credit exemption request
UMN Sociology Department is still hiring front desk assistants!
The Sociology Department is hiring a part-time Front Desk Assistant!
They are looking specifically for students to cover shifts on:
Front Desk Assistants are responsible for:
- Staffing the Department reception area: answer phones, fax, welcome and assist guests, manage front desk email and voicemail
- Distributing campus & US Mail deliveries
- Making copies and compiling materials at staff member’s request
- Monitoring and maintaining printers and fax machines (paper, toner, etc.) – troubleshoot and/or report issues as appropriate
- Maintaining confidential files, records, and databases
- Maintaining organization and supplies of Department storage and copy areas
- Performing special projects and additional tasks as assigned
To apply, turn in the following (hard copy) to Bobby Bryant in 909 Social Sciences Building ASAP:
- Cover Letter
- Fall 2018 class schedule
- Summer break availability
- Expected graduation date
- Screenshot of your accepted Work Study Award
Preference will be given to sophomores who can continue to work for the Sociology department the next two years.
Innocent Classroom Internships
Innocent Classroom trains educators to liberate their students from the weight of negative stereotypes by building authentic and individual relationships, especially with students of color.
They are offering fall, spring, and summer internships in:
Fall Internship Opportunity To Get-Out-The-Vote With motivote
Motivote, a new social voting platform, seeks Fall 2018 campus fellows with a passion for engaging college students in the political process and increasing youth voter turnout. As a motivote campus fellow, you will work alongside staff to build motivote’s presence and increase voter turnout on your campus. Your work will have a real-life impact on youth political participation and voter turnout. We’re looking for upperclassmen who are passionate and committed to increasing civic engagement and among young people.
We offer a stipend to cover cost of promotional materials and events. We’re looking to hire asap so please apply today at http://www.motivoteus.com/apply.
Questions can be directed to Rachel Konowitz at email@example.com.
Student Position Available:
Environmental Justice Project Assistant
The Sustainability Education office at the Institute on the Environment is seeking a student worker to support a grant-funded Environmental Justice project to be completed during the 2018-2019 academic year. The project aims to “strengthen the teaching of and communication about environmental justice courses and curriculum, including experiential or community-engaged learning” on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus, across all colleges and departments. The idea for the project emerged out of faculty and student discussions on enhancing campus teaching and research on environmental justice, as well as research about environmental justice efforts of other colleges and universities. The position reports to Beth Mercer-Taylor, who serves as Sustainability Education Coordinator, with guidance from lead members of the faculty group who applied for the grant.
More information at: http://environment.umn.edu/contact/employment/
Workshops, Career Fairs,and Events, oh my!
The Innocence Project:
Exoneration for Wrongful Convictions
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
103 West Hall, Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
The Innocence Project is a nonprofit legal organization with a mission to exonerate those in the United States who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes and to reform the U.S. justice system to prevent future injustice. There are 2,257 recorded exonerations in the US to date, totaling more than 19,790 years in lost productivity, family and community life, and human dignity.
Julie Jonas, J.D., Legal Director at the Innocence Project of Minnesota, will discuss the investigations and processes, successful exonerations, and current criminal justice issues on Wednesday, October 10, 7:00-8:30 pm at 103 West Hall, Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104.
This program is free and open to the public; no reservations are necessary. 2 standard CLE credits are available for lawyers.
Sponsor: FBI Minneapolis Citizens Academy Alumni Association. Co-sponsors: Center for Justice and Law at Hamline University and World Without Genocide at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
More information – worldwithoutgenocide.org/events-and-programs or 651-695-7621.
The event is sponsored by World Without Genocide. WWG promotes education and action to protect innocent people, prevent genocide, prosecute perpetrators, and remember those affected by genocide.
Upper Midwest Law Fair
Friday, October 12th 10am – 12pm
St. Thomas School of Law, Downtown Minneapolis
The UMLF is co-hosted by the three Minnesota law schools and is held at alternating schools each fall. The event was conceived in 2010 with the intent to provide prospective students and pre-law advisors access to Midwestern law school admissions professionals in a law school setting, with informational breakout sessions about the law school application process and opportunities to meet with each law school in attendance. The UMLF is free for all attendees.
#pre-law #criminal justice
Twin Cities Startup Week Job Market Event
Friday, October 12th, 2018
Carlson School of Management Atrium
1:00-2:30pm – Job Market
Connect with startup, early-stage, and small companies seeking talent to grow their businesses. Informal gathering of Twin Cities startup companies looking to hire students and job seekers in the Twin Cities.
Make connections, get career advice and learn about the needs, opportunities and recruiting practices of leading Minnesota startups.
Fall Environmental Justice Symposium
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Hosted by the undergraduate student group, Voices for Environmental Justice (VEJ) and sponsored by the Institute on the Environment, this unique event will bring students and faculty together with community leaders to discuss the importance of environmental justice as well as how UMN can become a cutting-edge site for EJ scholarship and meaningful community partnerships in the future.
More info here.
Considering a Career in Local Government?
Learn more about public sector careers in Hennepin County and the State of Minnesota at the Hennepin-University Partnership’s informational event on October 18th, 2018. The event will be located at Bruininks Hall 114 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
This interactive event will include:
- Networking opportunities,
- Panel discussion,
- and application tips!
Learn more and register at z.umn.edu/publicsector
The Social Justice Leadership Certificate Program (SJLC)
The Social Justice Leadership Certificate Program (SJLC) is a year-long interdisciplinary program for undergraduates that will explore issues of social justice for those who are interested in being agents for positive social change.
- Students will develop an Action Project based on an area in which they would like to create meaningful change.
- Completion of the Social Justice Leadership Certificate Program students will receive a notation on their Engagement Record.
- We are now accepting applications for the Social Justice Leadership Certificate Program. Applications will be open from August 10, 2018 through September 18, 2018. Please click on the link “Social Justice Leadership Certificate Program” to apply!
If you have questions, please contact Multicultural Student Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Entrepreneurship & Diplomacy in Ghana:
Winter Break 2018-2019
Program Information Session on Thursday, September 27th, 2018
from 3:30-4:00pm at 214 Heller Hall.
AANAPISI Scholarship Open to Asian American or Pacific Islander Students!
Until next time,
Emma Pederson, Peer Adviser