Events, Opportunities, Internships, Classes

For standing internships offered every semester, go HERE

 

 

The Institute of the Environment's Green Guides website hosts everything green and sustainability-related on the UA campus in one place.  If you are interested in environment-related opportunities on and off campus, please visit the Green Guides. There is a broad range of opportunities, from sciences to the arts.

We posted a list of "green" courses offered in Spring 2018. This list compiles nearly 500 environment-related courses from all subjects offered on campus. E-mail: greenguides@email.arizona.edu  Website: greenguides.arizona.edu

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The University of Arizona 5th Annual Pre-Health Information Blast

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the health professions? Do you want to know what will it take to be competitive? Take a tour of the pre-health route by attending this workshop!

Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Banner University Medical Center (BUMC), DuVal Auditorium

1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724

(Lunch sponsored by Ross University)

AGENDA

8:30 am-9:00 am    Registration

9:00 am- 9:45 am   Introduction and Welcome BUMC DuVal Auditorium

Sessions Rotations 9:45 am – 11:55 am

Rotation 3113 “Getting to Know Faculty”                                              

Rotation 3114 “Health Profession Student Panel”                               

Rotation 3115 “Admissions Process”                                                       

Rotation 3116 “Clinical & Volunteer Opportunities”                          

Rotations 9:45 am – 11:55 am

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Closing Remarks and Health Profession Lunch Breakouts

Pharmacy (PharmD)

Physician Assistant (PA)

Physical Therapy (PT) Athletic Training (AT)

Dentistry (DDS), Occupational Therapy (OT), Optometry (OT)

     MD, DO, and ND

Limited Seats Available, RSVP

http://clas.arizona.edu/event/pre-health-professions/pre-health-information-blast-0

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Dear Wildcats!

Enroll in HED 397B and share your college experiences with middle school students in Tucson!  This 2-unit course qualifies for the 100% Engagement Designation on your transcript.

Please view this link for a short video made by one of our SOAR Mentors:  https://www.facebook.com/UAProjectSOAR/videos/1253855057988942/

Higher Education 397B: STUDENT OUTREACH, ACCESS, & RESILIENCY IN EDUCATION

Wednesday 3-4:40pm

This course will introduce students to the role of individual, cultural, social and environmental factors that affect student academic achievement and the path to higher education in the United States. The Service-Learning component of this course (known as Project SOAR) exposes students to these various factors first-hand as they serve as mentors to students at middle schools in Tucson

Project SOAR mentors said:

 Best part about mentoring:

...working with my buddy who didn’t speak English. Breaking the language barrier was a great experience.

...seeing the smiles and joy from the mentees when we arrived on campus.

...being able to make a difference in their lives.

...each of my mentees now has college aspirations and a brighter view of what college has to offer them.

...I truly believe that this program has helped me just as much—if not more—than helping the students that I worked with.

“My relationship with my mentee is the most important thing I gained from this experience...it is incredible to feel that you can make a difference.”

“My dream career is still to be a teacher. This class has only reinforced my want to be a teacher that makes a difference and advocates for the students. As a future teacher, I hope to incorporate my students’ lives into the classroom and provide ways for them to connect and get excited about learning.”

Mentees said:

“Thank you for helping me with my homework and just talking to me.”

“Thank you for helping me pick a school.”

“Thank you for mentoring me and talking to me about college.”

  https://www.facebook.com/UAProjectSOAR

http://uaprojectsoar.wix.com/projectsoar

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Conservation Biology: Field Studies in Vietnam | Program Type: UA Faculty-led | Term: Spring Break | 1 Unit, Minimum GPA: 2.5

Application deadline for the 2018 program: October 25, 2017

Spend your spring break in Vietnam exploring the nature and culture while earning three UA credits. You will stay in hotels and lodges in cities, towns, and national parks and learn a lot about conservation biology and the major challenges Vietnam faces in protecting its extraordinary biodiversity. For more information and photos please see the attached PDF.

RNR 495A/595A: Conservation Biology: Field Studies in Vietnam https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/conservation-biologyfield-studies-vietnam

This program credit can be applied towards the UA International Environmental Conservation Undergraduate Certificate

This UA certificate program allows you to develop international experience in field settings related to conservation biology and environmental conservation, and can be added to your transcripts and resume. It emphasizes:

--Cultural immersion

--Experiential learning

--Student engagement outside of the classroom

--Field experiences in remote international settings

--Hands-on learning while participating in international conservation

It requires 12 units of coursework that can also be used to satisfy Major or Minor requirements, including participation in one or more of our Study Abroad classes, and 3 – 6 units of course work related to environmental science and natural resources.

For more information contact:

Dr. Hans-Werner Herrmann, School of Natural Resources and the Environment: hwh@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Thomas Wilson, Honors College: tbw@email.arizona.edu

 

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The deadline for the UROC year-round program is Nov. 1st.  You have a 2:1 chance of acceptance. Did you know that undergraduate research is considered a high-impact, transformative learning experience?  According to the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), undergraduate research:  
  • Enhances student learning through mentoring relationships with faculty
  • Increases retention, enrollment in graduate education and effective career preparation
  • Develops critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and intellectual independence
  • Develops an understanding of research methodology
  • Promotes an innovation-oriented culture

Fast Facts:

  • 90% of UROC-PREP/STAR Scholars who graduated in May 2017, enrolled in graduate/professional programs in fall 2017!
  • UROC is not a STEM only program! 
    • We work with students in the Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Behavioral Sciences, Education, etc.
  • UROC is not just a summer program! (that deadline is Feb. 1)
  • UROC-PREP/STAR  is a year-round, open to all majors, that provides access to research & grad school application services
  • UROC seeks students who are sincerely interested in research and/or graduate school:
    • juniors or seniors, with a 3.00 GPA or above, from groups underrepresented in higher education
    • we are not a good fit for students interested in professional programs such as law, medicine, business

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The Department of Mexican American studies in collaboration with UNAM Tucson, the Center for Mexican Studies, Chicanos por la Causa, Fundacion Mexico, and the College of SBS are hosting a Citizen Workshop to train volunteer instructors on Monday, Oct 23rd. In Spring 2018, the trained volunteers will then work with community members who are currently applying for citizenship. Please note that the training will be in Spanish. Interested students can contact Graciela Robinson at unamtucson2015@gmail.com or 520-626-9702 for more information and to register. UA students who are interested in receiving academic credit for these activities should email Dr. Anna O’Leary at olearya@email.arizona.edu.

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We know that adding interviewing nerves to fine dining can make the whole experience intimidating!  You are invited to practice your skills at our Networking and Etiquette Dinner hosted by Charles Schwab. Learn how to make networking less awkward from employers who have been there before over a catered meal in a welcoming atmosphere. Topics from which fork to use to how to ask for business cards will be covered.
Event Details and RSVP for Charles Schwab hosts: Etiquette Dinner 
• Date: Sunday, October 29th, 5-8pm
• Location: SUMC Tucson and Catalina Rooms, 3rd floor
• RSVP through Handshake by Oct. 20th:  https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/86961
Cost: $20 for your meal, paid for at time of RSVP. RSVP is first come, first reserved, limited to 25 spots. 
Charles Schwab will be serving as table hosts at this event, so be prepared to network! Dress is Business Professional, as if you would dress for an interview.
Secure your seat at the table today!

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If you’re looking for a place to share your dreams or need some help turning them into reality, The BIG Dream Gathering is the place to be on Wednesday, October 18th.
Led by founder and motivational speaker Mitch Matthews, The BIG Dream Gathering is a movement that give students like you permission to dream big, and whenever possible, to help you so you can achieve those dreams.
At the BIG Dream Gathering you will:
·         Be surrounded by fellow dreamers of all ages, in all stages of dreaming;
·         Write down your biggest dreams - one that you already have or one you thought up on the spot!;
·         Share your dreams with others;
·         Inspire others to achieve their dreams and get some inspiration for yourself!
In the end, when you put your dreams out there for all to see, you might find the help you need to make them a reality.
Are you ready to dream BIG?
The BIG Dream Gathering Wednesday, October 18th 6:15 PM – 8 PM SUMC Grand Ballroom

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New Course for Spring 2018: Globalization, the Environment, and Indigenous Religions

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PASS is recruiting current undergraduate students who will be attending UA next semester to become PASS Peer Advisors for Spring 2018.

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TEEN ASTRONOMY CAFÉS

Do your students enjoy exploring new topics about space?

The Teen Astronomy Café program is an out-of-school program that offers high school students opportunities to interact with scientists who work at the forefront of astronomy. 

Description: Students explore the birth and death of stars, killer asteroids, the structure of the universe, gravitational waves, dark energy, dark matter, colliding galaxies and more. A hands-on activity related to the short presentation will follow as part of the Teen Astronomy Cafés experience — either a state-of-the-art computer lab activity, a movie, a deeper discussion, or an exploration of the topic with a 3-D printer or an Oculus Rift™. The students will use the actual computer programs and data that the scientists use!

The Teen Astronomy Cafés are open to all high school students at no cost. They are hosted by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory.

Dates and Topics: The first Saturday mornings of the month from October through May (except for January):

Oct. 7, 2017    Looking through Gravitational Lenses

Nov. 4, 2017    Life and Death of Stars

Dec. 2, 2017    Our Vast Universe

Feb. 3, 2018    Killer Asteroids

Mar. 3, 2018    Island Universes

Apr. 7, 2018    Galactic Archaeology: From Little to Big

May 5, 2018    Our Galactic Neighborhood

Times: 9:30am until noon

Location: In room 27 of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory at 950 N. Cherry Ave in Tucson on the University of Arizona campus.

Please register for any astronomy café of interest: http://www.teenastronomycafe.org (under “Join Us!”)

More information about the talks and downloadable posters at: http://www.teenastronomycafe.org

Posters for TUSD, Sunnyside, Sahuarita, Flowing Wells and Amphi have been approved by those districts and are downloadable from the website.

Have questions? Contact: Connie Walker, Co-Director at cwalker@noao.edu or 520-318-8535 or Elliot Kisiel, Lead Student, at ekisiel@noao.edu.

We look forward to seeing you at the

TEEN ASTRONOMY CAFÉS!

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The college is currently taking applications for three dynamic undergraduate internship positions that will work collaboratively with the city to promote the Tucson City of Gastronomy designation and Tucson’s food culture. These will be highly unique and engaging positions and are especially suited for students who are interested in working with the local community in the areas of social media/marketing, public relations, food culture, tourism, non-profit administration and event planning. The application deadline is Friday Nov 3rd, 2017, and application materials must be sent to Jonathan Mabry at jbmabry61@gmail.com

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Here is the link to the e-mail campaign we’ve set up on DACA: http://bit.ly/2ji4Xr0

It’s set up as a nationwide campaign, so I would encourage students to share it with their friends/family in other states as well so their members of Congress are hearing from them too. The linked page will redirect the user to a prefilled message that can be sent to elected officials in Arizona or the user can type their own message. This message will then be sent to Representative Martha McSally, Senator John McCain, and Senator Jeff Flake.

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Internship Positions:  Presidio San Agustin -- Tucson:  Day at the Fort    Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

Presidio San Agustin is the re-creation of the fort that was the beginning of the City of Tucson. Interns will support the re-creation of the living history museum known as Friday at the Fort for 4th grade students .  Interns will receive training and participate in several Friday experiences throughout the semester.  Each Friday at the Fort begins at 8:00am for set up and interns will remain until 2:00pm for cleanup. 

During the Friday at the Fort Experience, you will be paired with a docent to work with students to teach skills such as spinning wool, marching, grinding corn, making beads, calligraphy, chores (washing clothes on a rock, planting seeds…), playing games etc.

In addition to the skills that you will gain working with the students, you will also have the opportunity to gain additional skills in

·         Planning·         Organization·         Time management·         Recruitment·         Communication·         Materials management·         Recruiting and keeping volunteers·         Group organization and management·         Learning theory·         Management of paperwork·         Instructional preparation

If interns are interested, there are additional opportunities within the museum as tour guides, display curators and preservationists, and program presenters once they have successfully completed this initial internship.

In addition to the training and experience, you will receive lunch from Subway, and streetcar fare or parking validation for one of the public works garages.

For more information and the application process, contact:  tbaxter559@aol.com

 

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