Summer SOC Special Topic Course: SOC 201C – Economy and Society

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Special topic course this summer!

SOC 201: Economy and Society

with Bernd Wurpts

Course Description: Many of life’s important questions may be partially answered by understanding how society shapes the economy. In this course students get an introduction to sociological perspectives on the economy.

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Student Job Opportunity – Student Immigration and Activities Assistant

UW Educational Outreach is looking for a Student Immigration and Activities Assistant. The primary unit to be served is UW International & English Language Programs (IELP). This position will assist and report to the Manager of International Student Advising. We are a busy office, serving over 700 international students per quarter. We are looking for someone who is friendly and outgoing, has an interest in working with international students, is able to work both independently and as part of a team, takes initiative, and is a quick learner able to handle a complex and busy work environment.

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to Marissa Dioso (mdioso@pce.uw.edu) by 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Dates:  Must be able to start by week of June 1st; continue through at least June 2016

Hours:  Must work 16 to 19.5 hours per week, spread over four or five days a week

During school breaks could work up to 40 hours/week (full-time)

Rate:  $11.00 per hour

Position responsibilities:

  • Plan, advertise, and implement IELP student activities and events; independently serve as the primary contact and facilitator for events
  • Assist with IELP Orientations and End-of-Quarter Ceremonies
  • Create, edit, and distribute bi-weekly student e-newsletter
  • Maintain e-mail correspondence with students in a timely and professional manner
  • Co-plan and facilitate IELP Student Council meetings
  • Update all student contact information changes with registration office and in immigration database
  • General administrative support including, but not limited to: making copies, filing, receptionist coverage, creating flyers, assembling information packets, preparing certificates, preparing mailings, data compilation, and data entry
  • Maintain IELP Twitter account
  • Reserve event/reception spaces
  • Make U-CAR reservations
  • Assist the IELP Student Services staff as needed

Position qualifications and requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a UW student through June 2016
  • Fluent English speaker with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency (required for working within immigration database)
  • Work on some pre-determined evenings and weekends during the quarter
  • An outgoing personality and a strong interest in student services and cross-cultural communication
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, think on feet, be ready to adapt to changes and situations as they come up, be flexible, and have a sense of humor
  • Experience studying a second language, living or studying abroad and/or interacting with international students in the U.S.
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Event planning experience
  • Ability to follow directions, ask clarification questions, perform tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, and follow through on tasks as assigned
  • Comfortable with and competent at public speaking
  • Familiarity with MS Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, and social media
  • Familiarity with fax machines, email, and copy machines in a business setting
  • Possession of valid driver license and good driving record
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Student Job Opportunity – Administrative Student Assistant

UW Educational Outreach is looking for an Administrative Student Assistant. The primary unit to be served is UW International & English Language Programs (IELP). This position will assist and report to the Program Support Supervisor. We are a busy office, serving over 700 international students per quarter. We are looking for someone who is friendly and outgoing, has an interest in working with international students, is able to work both independently and as part of a team, takes initiative, and is a quick learner able to handle a complex and busy work environment.

Please e-mail your resume along with a letter of interest to Dina Johnson (djohnson@pce.uw.edu) by 5:00 pm, Thursday, April 30 2015.

Dates:  Must be able to start by week of June 1st, continue through at least June 2016

Hours:  Must work 16 to 19.5 hours per week, spread over four to five days per week.

During school breaks could be up to 40 hours/week (full-time)

Rate:  $11.00 per hour

Position responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Language Exchange Program, http://www.ielp.uw.edu/student-life/activities/language-exchange/
  • Manage and recruit volunteers for the Language Exchange Program and Ambassador program.
  • Maintain e-mail correspondence in a timely and professional manner with students and volunteers
  • Assist with Student Activities: 4 – 5 weekends and one evening each quarter
  • Assist with Intensive English Program Orientations (week before each quarter begins), and End-of-Quarter Ceremonies
  • General administrative support including, but not limited to: making copies, filing, receptionist coverage, creating correspondence, assembling orientation and course evaluation packets, preparing certificates, preparing mailings, data compilation, and data entry
  • Regularly assist with receptionist coverage
  • Create campus and downtown student Weekly Planner in Publisher
  • Word processing
  • Assist the IELP Student Services staff as needed

Position qualifications and requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a UW student through June 2016
  • Fluent English speaker with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Work on some pre-determined evenings and weekends during the quarter
  • An outgoing personality and a strong interest in student services and cross-cultural communication
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, think on feet, be ready to adapt to changes and situations as they come up, be flexible, and have a sense of humor
  • Willingness to contribute ideas and expertise to improve student services
  • Experience studying a second language, living or studying abroad and/or interacting with international students in the U.S.
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Ability to follow directions, ask clarification questions, perform tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, and follow through on tasks as assigned
  • Familiarity with MS Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, and social media
  • Familiarity with fax machines, email, and copy machines in a business setting
  • Possession of valid driver license and good driving record
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Student Job Opportunity – CIEP Student Assistant

UW International & English Language Programs is looking for a student assistant. The primary unit to be served is the Campus Intensive English Programs, assisting and reporting to the Director of Student Services. We are a busy office, serving over 700 international students per quarter, and are looking for someone who: has an interest in working with and on behalf of international students, is good with details, is able to work both independently and as part of a team, is able to handle a complex and busy work environment, and is willing to ask questions.

Please e-mail your resume along with a letter of interest to Dina Johnson (djohnson@pce.uw.edu) by 5:00 pm, Thursday, April 30 2015.

Position responsibilities:

  • Maintain e-mail correspondence with students
  • Manage mentoring program
  • Assist with tracking student attendance and send attendance emails
  • Assist with tracking other student data as requested
  • Respond to sponsored student requests to provide admission and enrollment extension letters
  • Report out-of-the-ordinary questions and special student situations to the Director of Student Services for advice about how to proceed.
  • Maintain the CIEP blog and Facebook sites and make regular program posts.
  • Lead student workshops when requested – Applying for College; Conversation Club, etc.
  • Assist with record-keeping for sponsored students (Financial Guarantees, Promissory Notes, Mid-Quarter reports, Final grades, etc.)
  • Arrange equipment and sometimes rooms for weekly student information sessions; develop announcements for students; and maintain documentation of sessions
  • Create informational handouts and presentations on topics of interest to International students
  • General administrative support, including: making copies, files, printing file labels, filing, receptionist coverage, creating correspondence, information packets, certificates, data compilation, data entry
  • Word processing; Excel.
  • Assist the IEP Academic Advisor and Director of Campus Programs as needed
  • Assist with Orientation activities that are often held during academic breaks

Dates:  Must be able to start by week of June 1st, continue through at least June 2016

Hours:  Must work 16 to 19.5 hours per week, spread over four to five days per week.

During school breaks could be up to 40 hours/week (full-time)

Rate:  $11.00 per hour

Position qualifications and requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a UW student through June 2016
  • A commitment to helping the organization serve students in a timely and professional way; a strong interest in student services
  • Interest in cross-cultural communication
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Able to think on feet, ready to adapt to changes and situations as they come up
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good communication skills with students, instructors, and staff
  • Proficient with English language; other language knowledge helpful
  • Experience with Facebook and blogs
  • Experience studying a second language, living or studying abroad and/or interacting with international students in the U.S.
  • Able to follow directions and clarify procedures, perform tasks with accuracy and attention to detail, and follow through on tasks assigned
  • Willingness to contribute ideas and expertise to improve student services
  • Familiarity with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Familiarity with fax machines, email, and copying machines in a business setting
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Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

The UW Foundation has an exciting opportunity for UW students. SPEP (the Student Philanthropy Education Program) is entering its sixth year on campus, and is recruiting for 10 leadership positions (descriptions below). SPEP’s mission is to educate students about the impact of philanthropy and to provide leadership opportunities for students.

Why apply for a leadership position?

  • FREE FOOD always!
  • Employers look for leadership experience
  • Alumni networking opportunities and mentorship
  • Volunteer/service experience
  • Insider knowledge of UW Foundation/UW events
  • Non-profit work and event planning

The service period is September 2015- June 2016, with a mandatory offsite leadership retreat in Leavenworth WA, June 18-20th. All costs covered by program.

Please send back the following before May 17th at 11:59 pm to secure your ideal interview spot. Times are first come first serve:

  • Which position(s) you are interested in – see position descriptions below
  • Available interview times (morning of Thursday, May 21st, Tuesday, June 2nd, and midday, Thursday, June 4th)
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (1 pg max)
  • (Unofficial) Transcript
  • Whether or not you are able to attend the mandatory leadership retreat June 18th-20th

If you have any questions, feel free to contact either Monica McDonald or the current Chair, Mourya. Good luck!!


Position Descriptions:

ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR

• Maintain convenient monthly meetings with Chair and PM

• Include all discussed action items for all Council members on notes

• Send out committee notes after both leadership and council meetings, within 2 days- Send both the notes and the meeting times out to spepmail@uw.edu.

• Track Council member Committee involvement- take attendance at each meeting

• Take detailed and organized meeting notes

• Maintain a SPEP calendar

• Assist in planning SPEP events

• Spend no less than 1 hour a week in the SPEP office (located on the 1st floor of the UW Tower)

• Note the progress on action items and projects in notes

• Attend all Council meetings

CHAIR

• Help PM create agenda and lead SPEP Strategic Annual Planning Retreat

• Articulate SPEP’s vision to UW Foundation staff, council members and student body

• Lead all Council meetings

• Lead and manage Dawg Daze tours

• Assist in planning SPEP events

• Maintain convenient weekly meetings with UW Foundation staff

• Present successes to UW Foundation staff if requested

• Maintain monthly meetings with all other leadership members

• Spend no less than 2 hours a week in the SPEP office (located on the 1st Floor of the UW Tower)

• Maintain the culture and chain of command in SPEP

• Help plan SPEP social events to facilitate member integration

• Ensure all SPEP commitments and projects are managed properly

• When necessary take the lead on major projects

• Facilitate future leadership cultivation

• Attend all council meetings

• Prepare Annual Review to present to PM and next year’s council at Retreat.

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

• Maintain convenient monthly meetings with Chair and PM

• Develop and implement a Social Media strategic plan for 2015/2016

• Manage and regularly post on the SPEP Facebook and Twitter pages

• Assist in planning SPEP events

• Create one campaign per quarter to engage facebook/twitter/instagram followers

• Post each council meeting in “Team SPEP” on facebook

• Manage SPEP listserv “SPEPmail”, adding all new members.

• Ensure that both the “SPEPmail” and “Team SPEP” on facebook include all members.

• Work with Admin director & Volunteer Director to update member contact sheet.

• Work to support other leadership members’ needs to assist with events, marketing, and recruitment

• Attend all council meetings

• Spend no less than 1 hour a week in the SPEP office (located on the 1st floor of the UW Tower)

EVENTS DIRECTOR and ASSISTANT EVENTS DIRECTOR

• Maintain convenient monthly meetings with Chair and PM

• Manage the Events Committee

• Plan, project manage/delegate, and implement each quarterly event (Purple Palooza, Networking Night, Philanthropy Day)

• Assist Chair in organizing socials for SPEP members

• Keep the PM and leadership informed of all budget updates on a monthly basis

• Delegate events tasks to leadership members

• Attend all council meetings

• Spend no less than 1 hour a week in the SPEP office (located on the 1st floor of the UW Tower)

FINANCE DIRECTOR

• Keep leadership and the PM informed of all money spent by creating and submitting monthly and annual reports

• Perform budget forecasting; as it pertains to SPEP’s weekly, monthly and quarterly allocations and needs

• Ensure that all funds collected are recorded and turned in to the UW Foundation Staff

• Maintain meetings as needed with Chair

• Maintain monthly meetings with UW Foundation staff to compare budget notes and/or reconcile the budget

• Attend all council meetings

• Maintain and organize all metrics data collected for program, events, social media, and volunteering

GRAPHIC DESIGN DIRECTOR

• Maintain convenient monthly meetings with Chair and PM

• Manage the MarCom Committee

• Take part in on all SPEP communications (written, verbal, presentations)

• Assist in planning SPEP events

• Work with other leadership members to design, create, and publish marketing material for recruitment, events, tabling, or other needs

• Create and implement new and engaging campus engagement strategies with the Outreach Director and Volunteer Director

• Spread the word about SPEP

• Attend all council meetings

• Spend no less than 1 hour a week in the SPEP office (located on the 1st floor of the UW Tower)

OUTREACH DIRECTOR

• Maintain convenient monthly meetings with Chair and PM

• Spend no less than 1 hour a week in the SPEP office (located on the 1st floor of the UW Tower)

• Lead outreach to campus departments with assistance from the Chair and PM

• Assist in planning SPEP events

• Manage Fall and Spring recruitment efforts, working closely with the Volunteer Director

• Organize regular campus engagement opportunities

• Create and implement new and engaging campus engagement strategies with the assistance of the MarCom Director and Volunteer Director

• Lead campus and community outreach by engaging with other campus organizations and departments with the Chair and/or PM

• Manage Fall donation request campaign, in addition to Philanthropy Day in kind donation solicitation

• Manage relationship with Student Life and ASUW

• Attend all Council meetings

VISUAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

• Maintain convenient monthly meetings with Chair and PM

• Photograph all SPEP events, socials, volunteer opportunities, and other times as needed

• Plan for and implement video strategies into SPEP marketing, outreach, and events

• Edit and manage all SPEP photos in conjunction with Digital & Social Media Director

• Work closely with Graphic Design Director to produce MarCom materials

• Assist in planning SPEP events

• Create educational videos about the Foundation and SPEP, create fun media opportunities

• Publish SPEP photos to SPEP Facebook page within a week of all events

• Work to support other leadership members’ needs to assist with events, marketing, and recruitment

• Attend all Council meetings

• Spend no less than 1 hour a week in the SPEP office (located on the 1st floor of the UW Tower)

VOLUNTEER DIRECTOR

• Maintain convenient monthly meetings with Chair and PM

• Manage the Volunteering Committee

• Provide quarterly (at a minimum) volunteering opportunities for SPEP members both on campus, within the Foundation, and in the surrounding community

• Assist in planning SPEP events

• Organize staffing of volunteer events

• Coordinate SPEP MLK Day of Service

• Work with the Carlson Center to advertise student volunteering opportunities

• Meet regularly with the PM to plan for volunteering at internal Foundation events

• Keep track of all volunteer hours, with assistance from the Admin Director (who has the list of attendees)

• Attend all council meetings

• Spend no less than 1 hour a week in the SPEP office (located on the 1st floor of the UW Tower)

*All leadership positions may have more responsibilities than those listed above.

*Please direct any questions to Monica McDonald at mcdonmon@uw.edu

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Student Job Opportunity

Job Description:

The Student Calling Program employs between 70 and 80 student callers, and 8 student managers. On a nightly basis (Saturday-Thursday), callers engage in quality conversations with alumni and work to acquire gifts to the university. This is a great job for students looking to increase many skills including but not limited to: verbal communication, sales experience, working as a team. We employ students from all different majors and interests across campus. Additionally, students have the opportunity to network with professional advancement staff, and they also get to enjoy flexible schedules and a fun, laid-back environment.

The job application can be found here and is due on Thursday, May 14th. If you have questions or wish to turn in an application, you can email it to Patricia West directly at pamw2@uw.edu.

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Want to Learn How to Land a Job You Love? Apply to the Koru@UW Summer Program!

You might have seen the signs or an ad in the Daily, but I want to share all the details
on the summer Koru@UW A&S program. The College of Arts & Sciences has partnered with local start-up Koru to give our majors a fundamental experience in preparing for a career after graduation. The program is a two-week, immersive career accelerator in August and September.

Are you a freshman, sophomore, or junior who would be interested in gaining relevant knowledge, skills, and networks that will help you stand out in the rest of your academic career and better position yourself for internships and jobs?  Regardless of your major or what you think you want to do after graduation (public/private/nonprofit), Koru@UW A&S will augment your UW education and help you gain real workplace experience,
hone your personal and group presentations skills, learn to network like a pro, expand
your professional networks, and more deeply understand your strengths and how they apply to the world of work. Please apply to Koru@UW A&S. For more information visit
www.joinkoru.com/uwacas. Spots in this program are limited and financial aid will be given on a first come, first served basis, so apply soon!

For info from the College, see: http://artsci.washington.edu/content/koruuw

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is the program open to? It is for continuing students (freshmen, sophomores, and juniors) in the College of Arts & Sciences. Pre-majors who intend to declare an A&S major are also eligible. Students graduating in spring and summer 2015 are not eligible.

What is the program? The Koru@UW A&S program is a modification of Koru’s post-grad program, but refined and amended to be more meaningful for our majors as they work on their degrees. It will help them think proactively about all the opportunities they will have, and reinforce the value of our majors and the skills associated with them.

Why should I do the Koru@UW A&S program? In today’s world, it is good to start thinking about post-graduation plans sooner than later. You (or your family or friends) might be wondering about “what am I going to do with ______ degree?” and the worries associated with choosing majors that aren’t deemed “valuable” while an undergraduate. Koru@UW A&S is particularly well-suited for students wanting to grow and develop professional skills and networks quickly. It is also a perfect place to situate a better understanding of how the next steps could unfold after graduation for students concerned about post-grad opportunities.

How much does it cost? It costs $795, and there is financial aid available.

When and where is it? There are two sessions: Aug 17-28, 2015 and September 8-18, 2015. Both sessions will take place on the UW campus.

Do you earn credit for the program? No, this is not an academic course nor an internship.

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