In this section of the Undergraduate Resources you’ll find events and programs that may be of interest to Sociology majors and minors.
Social Justice Leadership Certificate Program (SJLC)
Winter Break 2018-2019 Global Seminar: Ghana
Power & Privilege Series: An Evening with Angela Davis
Sociology Workshop: Rahsaan Mahadeo
Community Involvement Fair
Upcoming Events Below!
Measuring the Political Arena
When it comes to politics, how important are the facts?
Join us September 24th for Measuring the Political Arena, an event which explores data collection challenges in political science, sociology and related fields. Topics include weaknesses in current automated and human coding methods, new developments in measuring global event data and analyses of social protest and government repression event data.
This is a unique opportunity to hear from a combination of researchers and professionals including:
Google Computational Social Scientist, Alex Hanna
Parus Analytics Research Scientist, Philip Schrodt
University of Texas Professor, Patrick Brandt
University of Tampa Professor, Ryan Welch
University of Delaware Professor, Benjamin Bagozzi
University of Knostanz Professor, Nils Weidmann
Admission for students is free but you must register at our website if you plan to attend.
This interdisciplinary event is a collaboration between the Department of Political Science and the School of Statistics. It is hosted by the Commons for Research in Social Sciences and the Institute for Research on Statistics and its Applications.
Health Care Careers Fair 2018
Save the Date!
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Coffman Memorial Union
The HCF is both for freshman who are still exploring a variety of health career options, sophomores who are starting to narrow their interests and are looking to develop their student portfolio through meaningful experiences, and upperclassmen who are preparing to apply to a health degree program and want to network with admissions representatives, or secure a new volunteer experience. The primary audience is UMN undergraduate students, but is open to the public. We welcome high school students or other university students from the metro area who may have an interest in attending.
Offered in the fall of each year, the Health Careers Fair showcases:
- All UMN health related degree programs (or certificates, or minors) at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional level
- UMN departments that provide resources and support for pre-health students, i.e. Learning Abroad Center, Center for Community-Engaged Learning, etc.
- UMN pre-health student organizations
- Minneapolis-St. Paul community organizations that provide volunteer, work, internship, or research opportunities for pre-health students
Find out more at: https://www.healthcareers.umn.edu/courses-and-events/health-careers-fair
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.
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.
Thursday, September 13, 4 – 5 p.m
Wednesday, October 3, 12 – 1 p.m
Monday, October 22, 3 – 4 p.m
Thursday, December 6, 9 – 10 a.m
Applying to Law School
This workshop is open to all U of M students, especially for those who know they’re going to law school and would like guidance about the application process. We’ll discuss application materials and deadlines, as well as how to prepare your application materials so that you’re the best law school applicant you can be. If you are currently in the application process for Fall 2019, or thinking ahead to Fall 2020 admission, this is the place for you.
Monday, September 17, 4 – 5 p.m
Tuesday, October 16, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m
International Student Career Fair Prep Workshops
Learn how to prepare for the upcoming college career fairs as an international student!
Register via Goldpass or The Edge. Email Jane, UMN International Career Consultant, if you have any questions or difficulties – email@example.com
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.
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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
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.
Interested in learning how to get started with faculty-sponsored research?
“Think like a Researcher” is a workshop designed to help you become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities including the UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) and more.
Thursday, September 13th, 2pm to 5pm
Friday, September 14th, 10am to 1pm
Friday, September 21st, 1pm to 4pm
Apply today at z.umn.edu/thinklikearesearcher
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.
Upcoming Programs Below!
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 Justlice 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.
Learn more at: https://umabroad.umn.edu/programs/africa/entrepreneurship-diplomacy-ghana/
Power & Privilege Series: An Evening with Angela Davis
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018, 5:00pm
Carlson Family Stage
Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.
Please note: this event was previously scheduled to be held at Ted Mann Concert Hall and will now be held at Northrop.
Sociology Department Workshop: Rahsaan Mahadeo
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Room 1114/1183 Social Sciences Building
Join us on Tuesday, September 18th for our Sociology Workshop Series featuring Rahsaan Mahadeo (PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology).
Workshop Title: “Prescience Within Present-orientations: De-arresting Racialized Youth from the ‘Ethnographic Present’ in Urban Sociology”.
Group discussion to follow.
For the full Sociology Workshop Series schedule, follow this link.
Date: Monday, September 17, 2018 from 10am to 2 pm.
Coffman Union, Great Hall
You can make a difference in the Twin Cities community! This event provides students a chance to learn about local volunteer and internship opportunities for individuals and groups. Talk to representatives from more than 90 organizations to find a position that matches your major and/or interests. Learn about volunteer and internship positions in fields such as: youth education and mentoring, ELL/ESL tutoring, the environment, animal rights, healthcare / public health, law / criminal justice, housing / homelessness, political organizing, public policy, family services / family violence, the arts, GLBT communities, and women and gender issues.
Learn about volunteer and internship positions in fields such as:
- Youth Education and Mentoring
- ESL Tutoring
- the Environment
- Animal Rights
- Healthcare / Public Health
- Law / Criminal Justice
- Housing / Homelessness
- Refugee and Immigrant Communities
- Political Organizing
- Public Policy
- Family Services / Family Violence
- the Arts
- GLBT Communities
- Women and Gender issues
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