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The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work would like to acknowledge that the job search process has its unique stressors and want you to know we are here to support you. Whether you are graduating this spring or in December, we are committed to helping you every step of the way. It is for these reasons we are proud to present our Senior Career Toolkit! Over the next week, Augsburg seniors can expect emails from us with tips and tricks to a successful job search! Topics include: How to Write an Effective Resume and Cover Letter, Setting up your LinkedIn for Success, Job Search Tips, Interview Preparation, Tips for Negotiating a Salary Offer, & Career Services to Utilize Post-Augsburg.
Resources for Seniors are also available on our Strommen Community Moodle Site.
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Greetings! It is that time of year again!
We are currently accepting applications for the Minnesota Technology Foundation Scholarship. The scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 awards and can include internship opportunities at MnTech member companies. The Minnesota Technology Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.
We also have Named Scholarships in specific areas supported by our generous sponsors. In the past, we have provided scholarships in Computer Science, STEM Education, Data Science, Women in STEM, Underrepresented Populations in STEM and Women in Computer Science. We encourage you to let students know of this additional and exceptional opportunity.
Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field or in STEM teaching
Only students with sophomore through senior academic status in the current school year may apply. Sophomore status may include students who have achieved this status through advanced placement (AP) credit or post-secondary options (PSEO)s
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institution.
Scholarships will be awarded in the fall term of 2022 and presented to recipients at Minnesota Technology Association Tekne Awards in November. Students must be enrolled at time of award.
In addition to traditional STEM fields, health science majors whose studies will NOT lead to participation in direct patient care are welcome to apply.
The scholarship is open to international students, but preference is given to students who intend to work in Minnesota after graduation.
Past scholarship winners are eligible to re-apply as long as they meet the rest of the requirements listed here.
Deadline for application is May 20th, 2022. The application form is available below or on the website.
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We now have *three* open Staff Senate positions to elect. Janice Dames, Campus Ministry, and Deanna Davis, Professional Studies have completed their two year terms and are stepping down after the 2021-2022 school year concludes. Joel Nicholson is stepping down as Staff Senator with one year remaining of his two-year term. Please nominate any colleague who you think would be a great fit! The deadline to nominate is Tuesday, April 26. After which a ballot will sent out.
Nominate yourself or your colleagues here!
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Below are some exciting upcoming end of year events! We’ve highlighted an array of big events that will be happening on campus and encourage you to check them out and attend what appeals to you.
Come meet new people, celebrate holidays, announcements, and enjoy the end of year festivities! What a way to end the year with a bang!
Reach out to organizations directly with any questions about their specific events*
STEM – April Finals Destress Event (4/20)
HWTK- Karaoke (4/20)
MSA – Iftar Dinner (4/22)
MLife – Day 1 MLife Spirit Week (4/25)
MLife – Day 2 MLife Spirit Week (4/26)
MLife – Day 3 MLife Spirit Week (4/27)
MLife – Day 4 MLife Spirit Week (4/28)
QIPOC – Gaymer Smash (4/26)
ASAC – Senior Party (4/28)
PASU – End of the Semester Cookout (4/29)
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Friday, April 22nd is Earth Day. We are dedicating the entire month of April to celebrate our Home. Join us in attending the many events we have planned throughout the month!
Come rekindle community, self-heal, and reconnect with the Earth through celebrations during Earth Month. These Environmental Action Committee-supported events will allow you further connection to green spaces on campus, engagement with educational experiences by all forms of teachers, exploration of inclusive career paths, and the opportunity to build solidarity with social justice work bonded by intersectionality. Together in community, learn from Indigenous cultures, be rewarded with rest and find its productivity, fix your bike, have a ball with slow fashion, eat local, and then finish the month with a community bonfire into the sunset.
Mii omaa akiing endaayang – The Earth is our Home
Those who need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in these events are encouraged to contact University Events at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1104. Remember to have the name, date, and time of the event(s) with you when contacting their office. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.
Learn more about our upcoming Earth Month events here
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We welcomed them when they arrived, let’s support students as they move out, easing their transition from finals to summer break! From Wednesday 4/20 – MoveOut Day Friday 4/29, staff and faculty volunteers are needed to help students move out of their residence halls and sort donations going to the ShareShop and Sisterhood Boutique.
Residence Life and the ShareShop team are partnering to lead MoveOut with goals of easing students’ stress of moving, collecting donations so future students can make use of them, and diverting “waste” away from the Minneapolis incinerator. It’s a win-win-win! We just need your help! Sign-up by following the link below. Email questions to Monica McDaniel, Sustainability Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info & to sign-up for a MoveOut shift (or shifts) click here!
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If you are a Hmong Identified Individual and is interested in becoming board for Hmong Women Together, please submit an application by using the form below.
Please read all requirements before applying and disregard deadlines on the form.
New deadline to apply is on Sunday, April 24th, 2022 at 11:59pm!
We’ll reach out to you after you submit your application since elections will be held by appointment.
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Interested in Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous culture and history? If yes, this new course on expressing identity through art, music, and dance is for you! It is in registration as “Indigenous Forms of Cultural Expression”.
This course honors Indigenous contemporary cultural forms of expression including theater, film, new media, storytelling, literature, dance, and music both in our region and across Turtle Island. Throughout this course students will engage with the meaning of aesthetics in Indigenous culture, interact with guest artists and speakers, and explore how Indigenous culture shapes and is shaped by contemporary cultural contexts.
It fulfills an AIS requirement, a Humanities LAF and is 4 credits. No prerequisites
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The Writing Center is offering online appointments to help all students with their writing needs. Tutors are available during the following online hours:
• Sunday 2-8pm
• Monday 4-8pm
• Tuesday 2-8pm
• Wednesday 2-8pm
• Thursday 4-8pm
We close for the summer on April 29th but will be open during regular hours for finals week!
Visit our website to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!
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The Library is hiring two student employees to serve for the summer of 2022 and the 2022-23 academic year. This position will be for a minimum of 10 hours/week and a maximum of 20 hours/week.
Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:
– Scanning items for addition into the digital archives.
– Digitizing media using Adobe software and uploading to the archives’ YouTube Channel.
– Creating descriptive inventories for archival collections
– Processing materials to be made available through the library
– Withdrawing unused materials from the collection
Applications can be sent through Handshake.
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Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.
Academic Skills & Tutoring Information
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IT will be hosting a virtual brownbag and then an in-person brownbag on Friday April 22.
Virtual Brown bag
10AM – 11AM
In Person Brown Bag
12 noon – 1PM
Learn about expanding use of Duo for online login security for employees and more.
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As we near the end of another year please don’t forget to take care of your campus mailbox. This includes checking it for any mail, returning your lock and filing out the survey for what you would like us to do with your mail after this semester.
Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 16, 2021) we will be closing all student campus boxes. Then before the fall semester starts we will reassign them (possible new numbers) to all students living on campus. Commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they would like one.
If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer, please either fill out this survey (https://forms.gle/872EQGhwK1tCWiPB6) or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any relevant information. There is also an option to be reassigned your current campus box number for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall.
We are only able to forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will not be forwarded. We can also only forward to USA addresses. The forwarding period for the Augsburg Mailroom is two months from when the request is submitted. Afterward any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.
We request that you contact the people/business sending you mail and update your address with them. Enrolling in online/electronic bills or statements can also be a smart option. It is environmentally friendly, secure and will often save you time (and sometimes money).
Asking us to forward your mail does not change your mailing address with the post office or the University, just the Mailroom.
End of the year Campus Box Survey
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If you still need Augsburg Experience, you can take Intercultural Communication (COM 329-A) in summer!
The course instructor is Ann Lutterman‑Aguilar, director and instructor at the Augsburg Mexico study center.
This is an online/hybrid class in summer term 1 (May 9 – June 24) with class meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings via zoom
Earn 4 credits and complete your Augsburg Experience!
Register yourself for the class on Inside Augsburg.
COM 329 – course information & registration
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Are you looking for a part-time job? Stop by and visit with the following employers who will be on campus Wednesday, April 20th from 10:30am – 12:30pm in the lobby of the Christensen Center.
FedEx Ground will be sharing information about tuition benefits available for any part-time or full-time employee. Starting day 1, employees are eligible for tuition assistance per calendar year. Start working for FedEx Ground now and reduce your tuition for next semester. http://groundwarehousejobs.fedex.com/
360WOWINC, the parent company of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, You Move Me, and Shack Shine. We are currently offering part-time and full-time positions, both of which are great for students. At 360WOWINC, you will be able to work with people your own age, manage your own day, and make a lot of money while having fun at work! http://www.360wowinc.com.
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This is the last week of the semester to get your resume and/or cover letter reviewed by a Strommen Career Peer Advisor! Come visit us – we’re located in Christensen Center, Suite 100 (Across from Einstein’s). Today 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours are also available via Zoom this Friday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Please note: Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours will not be offered from 9:00-11:30 AM on Thursday of this week. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Whether you’re creating your resume and/or cover letter for the first time or if you’re applying for the job or internship of your dreams, our Career Peer Advisors are here to support you!
Get started with resume and cover letter templates are available on our Strommen Center website
Access the Virtual Drop-In Hours Zoom Link on our Strommen Community Moodle Site
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Attend this end-of-the-semester Augsburg tradition!
Take a break from studying and attend the Late Night Breakfast.
Monday, April 25 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. in The Commons.
Free to students with an Augsburg ID.
A 40″ Samsung HD television will be raffled to attendees!
Some menu items include:
Sushi from Tiger Sushi,
Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Assortment of fresh baked pastries.