SAVE THE DATE: 2016 IMPACT Conference at UMass

From February 18-21 2016, UMASS Amherst will host the National IMPACT conference on Community Service, Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.  According to its website, IMPACT is the largest annual conference focused on civic engagement of college students in community service, service learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action.

Most of the workshops and presentations are student-led so it is a great opportunity for undergraduates to get experience in conference submissions and workshop facilitation.  Submissions for workshop proposals are usually due at the end of November, so start thinking ahead about what you might want to present.

Info on last year’s conference can be found at http://www.impactconference.org/ with info about the upcoming conference coming soon.  Please consider attending, being a presenter, or getting involved with conference organizing and logistics.  If you have questions, contact Rebecca Bell in Career Services at rlbell@umass.edu or Koni Denham, Director of CEPA at kdenham@umass.edu.

Apply Now for Career Services Peer Advisor Paid Positions!

Career Services is hiring undergraduate Peer Advisors to begin at Career Services in the Fall. Students must have work-study funding, and we have a strong preference for students who will be sophomores or juniors in the 2015-16 school year.  This is a great leadership and professional development opportunity!

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Kate Allen keallen@educ.umass.edu by April 27th.

Click here for complete details

Walk In Career Advising

EVERY Day: Monday – Friday

1:00pm-4:00pm

Goodell 511

Stop in to Career Services and meet with a Peer Advisor for information and advice on all career related things.  Resume review, Cover Letter help, CareerConeect and other job and internship search tips, Interview prep…you name it and the Peer Advisors can help!  No appointments needed, 15 minute drop in sessions.  Just go to the front desk of Career Services and check in.

Evening Walk In Hours

EVERY Wednesday: 6:00pm—8:00pm

Student Union The SORC (basement of the SU next to the Craft Center)

Peer Advisors on duty to help with resumes, cover letters, job/internship search, interview prep and more! No appointments needed, 15 minute drop in sessions.

Dining with the Stars – An Evening with Alumni Professionals

Wed, April 8, Dining with the Stars – An Evening with Alumni Professionals, 6-8pm, Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room, $10 per person. Includes a buffet dinner with young alumni who will speak about career choices, industry trends and expectations of new graduates entering the workforce. To register and view bios:http://umassalumni.com/DWTS
Hosted by: UMass Amherst Student Alumni Association. There will be a wide range of professions represented, so this is great fit for students from any academic area. Questions? Lindsay T. Kazin,413-545-4805

Legal Studies Honors Program Info Session

If you are a Legal Studies major, you are invited to consider applying for the Departmental Honors track in Legal Studies.  This provides majors with the opportunity to conduct independent research culminating in a Capstone thesis or project.  The Departmental Honors track in Legal Studies is a chance to extend and deepen your learning in an area of particular interest to you while working closely with a Legal Studies faculty member who serves as your honors committee chair.  For more information drop by our info session!

Legal Studies Honors Program
Drop-In Info Session
***With Pizza!***
Friday, April 10
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Thompson 230

Here’s additional information for those of you who are interested:

First year students, Sophomores, and Juniors already in the Commonwealth Honors College
If you want to join the LS Honors Track, you must contact me, Leah Wing, by April 1 of your junior year to join in time to conduct your research the fall semester of your senior year.  You will need to have a faculty chair selected by the end of April junior year with whom you will work and I will help you with the paper work and the process in setting that up.

First year students and Sophomores who are not yet part of Commonwealth Honors College (CHC)
If you want to join the LS Honors Track, you must first apply and be accepted into Commonwealth Honors College which requires a 3.4 GPA.  Contact CHC directly to apply; the next cycle of applications open April 1.  https://www.honors.umass.edu/admissions/apply-current-students

If you have questions, but are unable to attend, contact:

Leah (Wing),
Legal Studies Honors Director
#430 Thompson Hall
lwing@legal.umass.edu
Office Hours Spring 2015:  Tuesdays 2-3:45

Red Sox Law Night!

On April 27th The Red Sox will be holding their first annual “Law Night” at Fenway Park inside of their private Champions Club before the game.  With the purchase of a special ticket this event will offer current law students, Alumni, and other young professionals the chance to meet and hear from front office representatives within the Red Sox Legal Team about how they made their way into the Sports and Entertainment Industry. At the conclusion of the presentation those that attend will be welcome to enjoy some food and beverage inside the club for a networking reception up until the Red Sox take on the Toronto Blue Jays at 6:10pm.  Additionally, everyone will receive a complimentary Fenway Park Replica giveaway as well!

Limited tickets at $65 are currently available on a first come first serve basis, and can be purchased through Matt Tieri at 617-226-6288.

Take a look at the flyer: Red Sox Law Night

How to resolve final exam conflicts

If you have two finals scheduled at the same time or more than two finals scheduled on the same day, don’t worry because UMass Amherst has a plan for that!

According to page 30 of the 2014/2015 UMass Amherst Academic Regulations:

  • If you have more than two final exams scheduled for the same day, the faculty member whose exam that falls in the middle chronologically must offer a make-up exam as long as you notify the instructor of the conflict at least TWO WEEKS before the exam. You must go to the Registrar’s office in 213 Whitmore to obtain official proof of the conflict and give this proof to the instructor.
  • If you have two final exams scheduled for the same time, the instructor for the course whose 5-digit class number has the higher final digit must offer you a make-up exam. (e.g.  If the two class numbers are 12345 and 12347, the instructor of class number 12347 must offer you a make-up exam.)  To qualify for the makeup exam, you must go to the Registrar’s office and obtain proof of the conflict, which you will then present to the instructor of class number 12347.

All make-up exams must be given during finals week, but they may be given during hours that fall outside the normal daily exam periods.

Friends of UMass Library Board of Trustees Position

The Board of Trustees of the Friends of UMass library provides a valuable opportunity for students to give input on the heart of UMass’ community: the 25 floor W.E.B DuBois Library. Whether you know DuBois as the location of the archives; a place to check out some light reading; a great research center; or a place to lay your weary head after finals; the Board of Trustees wants you!

Undergraduate students are one of the most important assets to the library and are the core of the library’s patronage, but they have not frequently served on the Board. Serving on the Board meets only twice a year, and is a great way to have an influence on how UMass grows while you’re there! The Friends of UMass Library are looking for students who can speak up and provide input to the Board of Trustees.

The application can be found here, and we look forward to hearing back from you! Applications require a nominator and a student application, but the process is quite brief–also, you can nominate yourself!

Applications can be sent to: mgoncalves@polsci.umass.edu

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Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Ace a job interview? Ignite your career?

Join UMass Toastmasters!

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 313,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 14,650 clubs in 126 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

The Toastmasters mission is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.  At UMass Toastmaster meetings you will  learn to be confident speaking in front of a crowd. Whether you want to practice a presentation for class, give a perfect pitch, or enter a room with prominent presence, Umass Toastmasters is the place to practice. We share feedback and suggestions with each other to foster individual growth from effective communication.  It is beyond rewarding!

Meeting Location, Day, and Time
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month in the Campus Center, 6:45pm. The room will always be announced via email, FB, and Campus Pulse. You may also check with the receptionist on the concourse.

 

New Pre-Law Society Forms – Join now!

Are you interested in law? Check out the brand-new Pre-Law Society. Their purpose is “to provide all students interested in joining the legal profession who join the Society with assistance in pursuing their legal careers.”

They are on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/prelawsocietyumass

And their general body meeting will be Tuesday, Nov 18 @ 8 PM, Location TBA!