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Upcoming Programs Below!
2 Slots Open for HECUA’s Inequality in America program
This program is aimed towards students who are interested in studying poverty, inequality, and social change!
In America today, the top 1% earn nearly 25% of the nation’s income. Wealth and income gaps have reached levels not seen since the Great Depression, and are amplified by race. The median household wealth for a white family is $144,000; for Latinxs it is $13,700, and for African Americans, $11,200.
Inequality in America delves into the complex causes and impacts of the gap between the rich and poor in the United States. Students examine the social systems that feed increases in poverty and inequality and study the roles racism, classism, trans- and homophobia, and sexism play in the creation of short-sighted and damaging public policy.
In a concurrent internship with a local nonprofit, students test and expand their change-making skills. Past internship sites have included African Career Education Resource Inc. (ACER), Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL), and Take Action MN, among many others. Students meet local organizers, build professional networks, and spend 150 hours on site, working for organizations dedicated to social transformation. Everyone leaves the classroom with increased confidence in their own abilities to effect change, as well as deep understanding of the local nonprofit landscape.
Apply and learn more here.
American Voices Project – New Fellowship Program, Stanford University
This program is built around a new project, led by top scholars from Stanford University and Princeton University, that will uncover how the American Dream is faring and how inclusive and opportunity-enhancing policy might be designed.
We’re now recruiting a select group of research fellows to become part of this study. The fellows will receive intensive training and then visit communities across America to talk with families about their lives, hopes, and dreams. It’s not a survey, it’s not a poll, but an honest and open conversation that we’re holding in all 50 states.
The fellows will then learn how to analyze the interviews with the latest data science methods, identify the country’s emerging problems, and begin the task of building 21st-century policy that responds to the voices of the people. It will be a life-changing experience that prepares the next generation of leaders in academia, government, politics, nonprofits, and beyond.
I’m hoping that you’ll share this opportunity with your students. The fellowship begins in June 2019 and concludes in August 2020. We offer two application deadlines: January 7, 2019, and February 7, 2019.
For more details, check out our website or this overview of the fellowship program. Students can submit applications directly through our website.
McNair Scholarship Program Accepting Applications for Summer 2019!
The U of M Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for summer 2019.
The application deadline is January 28, 2019. Below is key information about the McNair program. Additionally, we encourage you to check out the McNair website for more information and encourage interested students to sign up to attend a McNair Information Session.
Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the program and application process and provide feedback on your personal statements. Click here to view/register for upcoming in-person and online information sessions.
McNair Program At-a-Glance:
The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school.
During the 10-week summer research program students:
-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).
-Present research at poster sessions held on campus.
-First generation and income eligible (typically Pell Grant eligible), or from an underrepresented group
-GPA of 2.75 and above
-Full-time undergraduate 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.
Apply here! Find more information at z.umn.edu/mcnair
Social Entrepreneurship & Diplomacy in Ghana:
Winter Break 2018-2019
Learn more at: https://umabroad.umn.edu/programs/africa/entrepreneurship-diplomacy-ghana/
Interested in National Student Exchange (NSE)?
Do something different next year! Exchange to another school in the US, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands for a summer, semester, or year! Take new classes! Meet new people! Have new adventures! Most students pay U of M tuition, receive financial aid, and all students will earn credits towards their degree!
Visit www.nse.umn.edu for more information and a list of NSE schools. Or contact us at 612-626-2044, email@example.com or visit us in 240 Appleby Hall.
Sign up for an info session or set up a meeting with an advisor to learn about the application process. The priority application for summer 2019 and the 2019/2020 school year is February 22nd, 2019. Don’t delay!
On Campus Interviews
Many employers conduct interviews on campus for full-time and internship positions. Each semester we host local and national organizations of all sizes and sectors. Employers interviewing this fall include: Allstate Insurance, Ameriprise Financial, General Mills, Insight Global, Kohl’s Department Stores, Macy’s Inc., Northwestern Mutual, RSM US, Securian Financial Group, Target Stores & Distribution, Wells Fargo & Company, Willis Towers Watson, and more. Check the ‘Interview on Campus’ section on GoldPASS often as new schedules are added regularly!
For more information, search the ‘Interview On Campus’ section on GoldPASS.