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AmeriCorp Service Scholarship Internships Available

As a Compact Service Corps AmeriCorps Member students are accepted into a training internship that focuses on a site specific Service Project and comes with a year-long training program and an academic scholarship. This service-learning experience prepares students for the next steps after college!
Academic Mentors are CU students with a passion for engaging in their community. They commit to a two semester or summer Service Project at one of our partners sites, focused on supporting the success of at-risk students in grades K-12. Mentors provide mentoring as part of in-school or after-school programming.

Academic Mentors serve in high-need schools in the Boulder County community or with non-profits focused on at-risk youth.
• YMCA of Boulder County
• I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County
• Casey Middle School
• Family Learning Center
• Manhattan School of Arts
• Emerald Elementary School
• University Hill Elementary School
• Whittier International School
• Sanchez Elementary School

Capacity Building AmeriCorps Members are CU students with a passion for engaging in their community. They commit to a two semester or year-long Service Project at one of our partners sites, focused on supporting the expansion of programs and services at that nonprofit.

Capacity Building AmeriCorps Members serve in non-profits and government agencies in the Boulder County community.
• Reading to End Racism (RER) (with the YWCA) – Expand RER to other areas of the country
• Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services – Create a Career Mentor program for children involved with dependency and neglect court
• “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County – Support Salesforce and Website Development
• Peers Building Justice – Survey high school students and develop a training to better address healthy relationships
• BoulderCountyCareConnect – Expand volunteer outreach to support the elderly in the Boulder community
Community partners receive high quality, committed, supervised AmeriCorps Members who complete Service Projects designed in collaboration with our office. These Service Projects serve the needs of the Boulder County community whether it’s focused on at-risk youth in order to increase student success and development through academic engagement or expanding programs and services in a variety of nonprofits in the community.
To fulfill the requirements of the training internship program and earn an education scholarship students volunteer at least 6-10 hours/week at the same site for two semesters and up to one year. Students must have US citizenship or lawful permanent resident status and pass a Federal and statewide criminal background check.

Students earn a scholarship based on their hours served in the community:
300 hours in 12 months = $1,175
450 hours in 12 months = $1,468
675 hours in 12 months = $2,114
900 hours in 24 months = $2,775




April Career Services Events, Hiring & Internship Fair Thurs 4/17

April Events Calendar 2014

Preparing to Work in Emerging Markets and the Value of Mentors in a Global Career
Tuesday, April 8, 5:30-7:00 pm, Koelbel S125
Stacie Berdan is a renowned international career expert, author, and contributor for The Huffington Post, US News, and Fortune/CNN, and many more. Stacie will discuss how to get ready for jobs in emerging markets and how to use professional development and mentoring as tools to build your future international career.

Explore Majors and Careers
Tuesday, April 8, 5:30-6:30pm, C4C S350
Connect your strengths and skills to areas of interest and learn about resources to help you get started exploring majors or careers plans. Choosing a major or career can seem like a big decision. Whether you are still searching for a major, or unsure how to apply it to a career, we’ll help break down it down and give you tons of free resources and strategies to get started.

Go Global! Pursuing an International Career Here or Abroad
Wednesday, April 9, 5:30-7:00pm, C4C Abrams
Join us with guest speaker Stacie Berdan to learn about acquiring and distinguishing relevant experience to land international work, either at home or abroad. Berdan is a renowned international career expert, author, and contributor for The Huffington Post, US News, and Fortune/CNN, and many more.

Resumes that Rock!
Monday, April 14, 5:30-7:00pm, Norlin E303
Starting a resume from scratch? Need help tailoring a resume to a specific job description for an upcoming interview? Is your resume ready for the Just In Time fair on Thursday?
Don’t miss Resumes That Rock! Learn how to write a resume and cover letter that will get noticed. During the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to write or update your resume and ask your resume and cover letter specific questions. This workshop is tailored for undergraduate students.
Resumes and Networking
Tuesday, April 15, 5:30-6:30pm, C4C S350
Prepare for an Internship or Job Search. 80% of jobs are found through networking! Get ready for your internship or job search and learn how to network to your next position. Create a resume from scratch or polish up an existing one to get noticed.

Networking. Ummm…Awkward!
Wednesday, April 16, 5:00-6:30pm, C4C S435
70% of our job search efforts should be spent on networking. If your response to this is “ummm…awkward!” or even “ew!” consider attending this presentation. Learn everything you need to know about networking, including why LinkedIn, Facebook and email aren’t enough. No pushy cheeseball, brown nosing strategies here. Just practical ways to go about creating new relationships in the work place- face to face, voice to voice. We’d like to keep this small — limited to 12 students. So sign up on Career Buffs.

Just in Time Hiring and Internship Fair
Thursday, April 17, 9:00am-3:00pm, UMC Ballrooms
It’s less than one month until school ends and you just realized you don’t have a job or internship for the summer. Don’t panic- spruce up your resume, throw on your best business casual attire and come to the Just in Time Career and Internship Fair, Thursday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Memorial Center Ballroom.

Hosted by CU-Boulder Career Services, this is the last career fair of the year, so make sure to attend and discover some great work opportunities. ALL employers are hiring, so don’t miss out!

Last spring’s Just in Time Fair brought in over 60 employers, and this year promises to be just as big. Whether an undergraduate, graduate or PhD student, all majors and disciplines are welcome to attend this FREE event. No pre-registration is necessary.

Salary Negotiation: Money Smart Week
Monday, April 21, 5:00-6:00, UMC 425
Learn the ins and outs of negotiating your salary. Topics include market value for recent graduates, when and how to discuss salary in an interview, and other benefits to consider. In addition, participants will receive tips on how to evaluate multiple job offers. This free workshop is a part of Money Smart Week at CU and is sponsored by CU Money Sense. Space is limited. Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to CUmoneysense@colorado.edu.

Internship/Job Search and Interviewing
Tuesday, April 22, 5:30-6:30pm, C4C S350
Start an Internship or Job Search here! Learn the secrets of internship and job searching to find what you’re looking for. Build social media job searching skills and interviewing skills to gain an edge in your search.

Buffs Pro: Summit Event
Thursday, April 24, 4:00-6:00pm, C4C Abrams Lounge
The 1st Buffs Professional Program Summit Event is April 24th from 4-6pm in the Center for Community, Abrams Lounge. Once you’ve completed all the Buffs Pro Workshops, Basecamp and Career Counseling Events you’ll get invited to the Summit Event! This is a chance to meet with employers and practice some of those new skills. We’ll have employers prepared to critique your resumes and provide mock interviews.
Professionalism Skills
Tuesday, April 29, 5:30-6:30pm, C4C S350
Adapt for a Changing World. Gain insight into professionalism on the job and skills to adapt to changing work environments. We know that the job market is ever changing, learn how to adapt to this changing environment and gain the professional skills that employer want!


MA in Human Rights Education in the United States now Accepting Applications!

The University of San Francisco School of Education is proud to offer the first Master of Arts in Human Rights Education in the United States. Admission is now open for a new cohort starting in Fall 2014. Our faculty consists of leading scholars in the field of Human Rights Education. For more information, see: https://www.usfca.edu/soe/programs/ime/ma_hre/
The Master of Arts in Human Rights Education Program provides a unique opportunity to understand and address deep-rooted social and educational inequities through the lens of critical Human Rights Education. Rooted in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous learning experiences both in the classroom and in the community.
Designed to support teachers of early childhood through college, as well as educators working in non-formal settings such as community organizations, Human Rights Education entails understanding the promise of rights guarantees and the gap between rights and actual realities. Courses examine the right to education, schooling with dignity and rights, and curricular efforts towards social justice and comprehensive human rights. Students engage with issues in local and global contexts, with emphasis on globalization, migration, social movements, and transnationalism.
The USF School of Education also offers a concentration in Human Rights Education (in place since 2008) in our doctoral program in International & Multicultural Education. Please see: https://www.usfca.edu/soe/programs/ime/
All programs at the School of Education at the University of San Francisco are tailored to working individuals and operate on a teaching weekend schedule to accommodate diverse learners.
Required and Elective Coursework includes:
* Human Rights Education: History, Philosophy and Debates
* Human Rights Education: Pedagogy and Praxis
* International Human Rights Law for Educators
* Gender and Globalization
* Social Movements and Human Rights
* Immigration and Forced Displacement
* Tools for Human Rights Practice
* Special Topic Courses including: Peace, Conflict & Education; Queering Human Rights Education; the Right to Education in South Asia, among others.

Applications for the Fall 2014 semester are due by May 1.
For further information, please contact the faculty director for the MA in Human Rights Education, Professor Monisha Bajaj at mibajaj@usfca.edu



Study Skill Workshops & Free Yoga 3/31 – 4/18 Schedule


MARCH 31-APRIL 18, 2014

1st Things 1st! The Art of Managing Time
Apr. 1 (T): 3:30-4:30, Fleming 150
Apr. 9 (W ): 3-4pm, Fleming 170 Learn the basic skills to succeed, taking your unique learning style into consideration.
Start your plan now, so that you are ready for April midterms and (yikes!) finals that start May 3rd

From Anthropology to Jewish Studies: How to Study for Social Science Classes
Apr. 2 (W): 4-5pm, Fleming 170
It’s not about knowing the material, but how to apply the information for seminars, tests and papers! When you find that ‘just reading over’ the subject matter for Humanities Courses (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, History, Jewish studies, Political Sciences etc.) doesn’t work for you, you are ready for the next level of learning. Com for hints, ideas, best practices. . Bring your syllabi and class notes/books to delve deeper into what can help YOU!
Getting Unstuck: When Writing Anxiety Gets in Your Way
Apr. 8(T): 2-3pm
C4C-N320 No one said writing at the College level would be easy. This workshop will provide techniques and suggestions for you to ‘Get Unstuck’. Even if you don’t have a paper looming in the immediate future, these ideas can help you out!
Test Anxiety/Stress Management
Apr.15 (T): 3:30-4:30, Fleming 150
Learn tools you can utilize to help you; we will review related study skills strategies and direct calming techniques which can be applied while taking tests. It’s never too early, or too late, to practice these tried and true methods for stress management.
Taking the Test, Not Letting the Test Take You!
Apr. 16 (W): 2-3pm, Fleming 170 What would it take to do better on your tests? Good test preparation includes organization, correcting habits that don’t work. Identify your strengths and create personalized test-taking strategies that are specific to you.
Academic Skills Open Walk In Hours- held in Fleming 190
Apr.7 (M): 1-4 pm
Apr. 14 (M): 1-4pm YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO ASK!

Make your own workshop. Come in for ideas, suggestions, hints—just for you!!!!
Yoga for EveryStudent!
Make this Class before Finals!!!!
Apr. 3 (Th): 2-3pm, Fleming 150
Apr. 10 (Th): 2-3pm, Fleming 150
Apr. 17 (Th): 2-3pm, Fleming 150

Yoga? Yes!!! Whether you are experienced or not, this is JUST FOR YOU! Simple yoga poses proven to reduce stress & that you can integrate immediately into your life! Guaranteed fun. No special equipment. We have mats, or bring your own. Dress in appropriately.

(303)492-8761 Fleming 190 http://www.colorado.edu/sasc/skills


CU Boulder Black Student Alliance Upcoming Events

BSA Black Student Alliance CU Boulder April Events!
Tuesday, April 1st: Bringing Down the House: The True Story of How College Students Beat Vegas for Millions at 630pm in Glenn Miller (FREE)

Saturday, April 5th: The CU Women’s Law Caucus is hosting its annual Women in Law Day for prospective law students from 9am-1pm at the law school. Breakfast and lunch will also be served. RSVP to womeninthelawday2014@gmail.com

Saturday, April 5th: Fresh Crew ENT, No Coast Company, and DeterminedNation present: Fresh Out The 90s Party, Moxi Theater at 10pm (Greeley, CO)

Thursday, April 10th: Volunteer Opportunity for the Ladies! The EspeciallyMe Conference is looking for volunteers, training is at 630pm on the 10th. Contact Patricia Houston at 303-751-7881 or especiallyme1999@gmail.com

March 1st-April 11th: Prom Dress Drive! Contact Shayla Perkins at 720-989-4961 or shayla_perkins@dpsk12.org


Su Teatro Performs, ‘Papi, Me & Cesar Chavez’, Tues April 1st 7pm

Papi, Me & Cesar Chavez

(A Su Teatro Performance)

Tuesday, April 1st


UMC 235

In 1966, Gloria met a man who taught her that ideas weren’t so much dangerous, as they were able to change the world.

Papi, Me an dcesar Chavez is Gloria’s story, as she and her Papi joined Cesar Chavez and the United Farmworkers Union on this most historic march from Delano to Sacramento to help convince the growers, the Governor, and society that the farmworkers deserved a better life.




Papi Me and Cesar Chavez

Hallett Hall Diversity Mentor Live In Position OPEN for 2014-2015

Interested in being a Hallett Diversity Mentor for 2014-2015 in Hallett Hall? Click on the link below to apply by Monday, March 31, 2014!

The Diversity Mentor (DM) is a paraprofessional, live-in position for 3 full-time students who will work as the Hallett Diversity Team under the direct supervision of the Hallett Hall Director. The position requires performance in the areas of community building, diversity and social justice education, event planning, and student development for members of the residence hall communities. Students in this position will work closely with three major student groups on campus-Hallett Diversity Living & Learning Community, Spectrum Living & Learning Community, and Social Justice Liaison Program.  The position, classified at 15 hours a week, requires the ability to develop and guide an inclusive community through purposeful facilitation of diversity-focused activities and individual development. The compensation is accommodation in a double room with a roommate of your choice when possible (valued at approximately $6404 for the academic year).  Diversity Mentors are required to purchase their own meal plan and the minimum GPA is 2.7.

Application Link: https://cuboulder.erezlife.com/app/one.php?outputter=loginView