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UM Alumni Networking Event in Washington D.C., April 1st

Posted On: 03/31/10 | Comments (0)

The UM Alumni Association will be holding a career event in Washington DC on Thursday April 1st. The event, “Ready for the Recovery?”, is free for UM Alumni Association members who pre-register and $10 for non-members and walk-ups. Additional information is available below and on our website http://alumni.umich.edu/jobs/career-events

Thursday, April 1, 2010
5:30-6:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Ready for Recovery? Make 2010 Your Best Career Year Event
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Professional Networking

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
2300 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Categories: Career Services

Additional Scholarship and Special Programs Information

Posted On: 03/31/10 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work offers various scholarships and special programs, some with significant financial assistance, that can enhance your learning and preparation for your social work career. For a full listing, please click here.

Early Application Deadline: December 1, 2010 / Priority Deadline: February 1, 2011. Be sure to check the blog for updated information!

Child Welfare Scholarship Program
The purpose of the Child Welfare Scholarship Program is to train committed specialists in child welfare.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Community-Based Initiative Program
The purpose of the Community-Based Initiative in Detroit Program is to train and support a new generation of social workers dedicated to community and social change in urban cities, neighborhoods, and communities through coursework and field placements based in Detroit and surrounding areas.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Geriatric Scholarship Program
The Geriatric Scholarship Program aims to address the growing need for geriatric social workers by creating more aging-rich placements and increasing the number of students in the field of health care and social work for older people.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Global Activities Scholars Program
The purpose of the Global Activities Scholars Program is to provide students committed to global social work practice an opportunity to live in a foreign country while completing a part of their field placement requirement.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Jewish Communal Leadership Program
The Jewish Communal Leadership Program presents a distinctive educational opportunity for individuals committed to helping Jewish communities meet 21st-century challenges while addressing broader social concerns.
• Nonresident: $47,000 total award
• Resident: $23,500 total award
Click here for more information.

National Community Scholars Program
The National Community Scholars Program prepares professionals for enabling young people and adult allies to create community change through national field placement opportunities.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Graduate Student Staff Assistant Positions
The Office of Student Services will be hiring three Fall 2011 incoming MSW students as Graduate Student Staff Assistants. These positions each provide a full tuition waver, a stipend, and eligibility to participate in the University-sponsored health insurance plan.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2011
Click here for more information.

Contact the Office of Student Services with any questions about these programs.

Additional Scholarship and Special Programs Information

Posted On: 03/31/10 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work offers various scholarships and special programs, some with significant financial assistance, that can enhance your learning and preparation for your social work career. For a full listing, please click here.

Early Application Deadline: December 1, 2010 / Priority Deadline: February 1, 2011. Be sure to check the blog for updated information!

Child Welfare Scholarship Program
The purpose of the Child Welfare Scholarship Program is to train committed specialists in child welfare.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Community-Based Initiative Program
The purpose of the Community-Based Initiative in Detroit Program is to train and support a new generation of social workers dedicated to community and social change in urban cities, neighborhoods, and communities through coursework and field placements based in Detroit and surrounding areas.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Geriatric Scholarship Program
The Geriatric Scholarship Program aims to address the growing need for geriatric social workers by creating more aging-rich placements and increasing the number of students in the field of health care and social work for older people.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Global Activities Scholars Program
The purpose of the Global Activities Scholars Program is to provide students committed to global social work practice an opportunity to live in a foreign country while completing a part of their field placement requirement.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Jewish Communal Leadership Program
The Jewish Communal Leadership Program presents a distinctive educational opportunity for individuals committed to helping Jewish communities meet 21st-century challenges while addressing broader social concerns.
• Nonresident: $47,000 total award
• Resident: $23,500 total award
Click here for more information.

National Community Scholars Program
The National Community Scholars Program prepares professionals for enabling young people and adult allies to create community change through national field placement opportunities.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Graduate Student Staff Assistant Positions
The Office of Student Services will be hiring three Fall 2011 incoming MSW students as Graduate Student Staff Assistants. These positions each provide a full tuition waver, a stipend, and eligibility to participate in the University-sponsored health insurance plan.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2011
Click here for more information.

Contact the Office of Student Services with any questions about these programs.

Student Conversation Association - Summer Positions Available

Posted On: 03/30/10 | Comments (0)

The Student Conservation Association is seeking Summer Crew Leaders for Summer 2010. Co-lead, supervise, and mentor a team of ten high school students ages 15-18 for six weeks (Mon-Fri, 8 hrs a day) completing an assortments of hands-on conservation and restoration projects with community partners; also plan and lead weekly educational field trips and reflection sessions. Apply now to make a difference in the lives of Detroit youth, parks and communities this summer!

Program Dates: July 6 - August 13
Mandatory Training Dates: June 3 - 10 (alternate dates available)
Compensation: $3,150 for a 6-week program

To apply: send cover letter and resume to Evan Major, SCA Detroit Program Manager at emajor@thesca.org for questions call (313) 285-1247

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Categories: Career Services

Research Assistant Job Opportunity, Cantonese Speaker

Posted On: 03/29/10 | Comments (0)

The Healthy Asian Americans Project at Eastern Michigan Universtiy is currently hiring for a research assistant who speaks Cantonese fluently for conducting research involving telephone interviews and counseling messages with participants who speak Cantonese.

This is a part-time, hourly-paid position, with tentative working period from May through December, 2010.

Please email Shu-Lan Hung at shulan@gmail.com if you are interested to this position.

Categories: Career Services

NASW Social Work Student of the Year Award Ceremony

Posted On: 03/29/10 | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 1st at 6:00 p.m.
Educational Conference Center, 1840 SSWB

Please join us in recognizing and celebrating BSW and MSW students of the year from the University of Michigan, Madonna University, Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, Eastern Michigan University, and Wayne State University. Dinner provided.

We are pleased to announce Carrie Rheingans as this year's University of Michigan NASW Social Work Student of the Year. Congratulations, Carrie!

Categories: MSW Students , PhD Students

Virtual SSW Open House

Posted On: 03/29/10 | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 1, 2010
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (EST)

Join us for the Virtual SSW Spring Open House on April 1st! This webinar is designed for students admitted to or applying to the Fall 2010 MSW program. Faculty and staff of the MSW program will be available to discuss the curriculum, field internship, career services, course registration, and more. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the Web session.

Registration is required.

Wed, 3/31: Respect for Hawai'i (lunch provided)

Posted On: 03/25/10 | Comments (0)

Associate Dean Michael Spencer and the Office of Global Activities present

Ho’ihi o Hawai’i:
Respect for Hawai’i

Wednesday, March 31st
12:00-1:30 p.m.
3816 School of Social Work Building
Chinese Buffet (RSVP by Tues, 3/30 by emailing ssw.oga@umich.edu)

Every year, more than a million visitors come to the islands of Hawai’i to vacation in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.  Few, however venture outside the places designated for tourism or have an opportunity to learn about the people and their history, especially that information which does not support the tourism industry.  The purpose of this presentation is to share some of the lesser known truths of Hawai’i, its people, and its history, many of which were learned through Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduate (GIEU) service trip last summer.  Topics of discussion include the impact of tourism and the U.S. military, Native Hawaiian sovereignty and nationhood, environmental issues, and health and social disparities among
Native Hawaiian people.

Categories: MSW Students

International Travel Policies

Posted On: 03/23/10 | Comments (0)

The Rackham Graduate School asks your help to ensure that students planning international research and other degree-related activities are aware of the University’s policies regarding travel health and safety, and steps they should take now to help ensure a successful experience overseas.

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Categories: PhD Students

Continuing MSW Student Registration

Posted On: 03/19/10 | Comments (0)

Information on registration for the Spring/Summer and Fall terms 2010 is now on the SSW web site for your review in preparation for backpack and registration. http://ssw.umich.edu/programs/classes/
Any questions may be directed to our office ssw.registrar@umich.edu but we do ask that you minimally read the first document on the site to obtain information about dates and times for registration. I also want to strongly encourage you to review and consider the Tuition Refund Plan offered by the University. This can come in quite handy for unexpected illness requiring a withdrawal from school. http://www.uhs.umich.edu/tri/

Categories: MSW Students

Global Grads Fair for Graduate Students Traveling Abroad

Posted On: 03/16/10 | Comments (0)

The First Annual Global Grads Fair will be held at the School of Public Health (1415 Washington Heights) from 10:00AM to 3:00PM on March 26, 2010. The Fair is open to ALL graduate students University-wide. Registration required.

For more information and an event schedule, visit the School of Public Health website.

Questions? Contact Stephannie Moore.

Categories: MSW Students , PhD Students

Gramlich Showcase - March 17th

Posted On: 03/16/10 | Comments (0)

Celebrate the intellectual achievements of graduate and undergraduate students at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the Third Annual Gramlich Showcase of Student Work, March 17, 2010, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Projects will be displayed throughout the 1st and 2nd floors of Weill Hall, with students available to discuss their work. Refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public.

Categories: MSW Students

SSW Spring Commencement Update!

Posted On: 03/11/10 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work May 1st Commencement Schedule Has Changed! We believe the new schedule below will offer flexibility to those planning to attend the University Spring Commencement.

SSW Commencement, May 1st, Power Center
1:30pm Power Center doors open to graduates
2:00pm – 3:00pm Reception with light lunch refreshments
3:00pm Graduate photo and line-up for procession
3:30pm – 4:45pm SSW Commencement ceremony
4:45pm – 5:30pm Reception

Categories: MSW Students , PhD Students

University Spring Commencement Update!

Posted On: 03/11/10 | Comments (0)

May 1, 2010, 11:00 a.m., Michigan Stadium
Michigan Stadium gates will open at 6:00 a.m.

Be sure to check the U-M Graduate’s Guide to Commencement website for updates, ticket information, and day-of instructions.

Categories: MSW Students , PhD Students

Bring It Back, Take It Forward

Posted On: 03/11/10 | Comments (0)

Celebrating 50 Years of Activism
March 12-14, 2010

Rackham Building (March 12 & 13)
School of Social Work (March 14)

For more information and for a schedule of events:
http://bringitbacktakeitforward.org/
CelebratingActivism@umich.edu

Research Assistant Positions Available at NCID - Spring & Summer Terms

Posted On: 03/11/10 | Comments (0)

The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) is hiring Masters level students to fill 2-4 Research Assistant Positions this Spring/Summer. SSW students are encouraged to apply.

These positions are also posted on the UMich Student Employment site - the reference numbers are 18117 (Research Assistant I) and 18729 (Research Assistant II): www.studentemployment.umich.edu

Contact Angela Ebreo, Project Director & Asst. Director for Research & Training directly at aebreo@umich.edu for further information (no phone calls please) or to submit applications.

Categories: Career Services

Job Opportunity - Two Hospice Manager Positions

Posted On: 03/10/10 | Comments (0)

Two Hospice Manager Positions are available in Ann Arbor and Bloomfield Hills.

Job duties would entail overseeing sight location, IDT personnel/professionals, budgeting, resources for respective areas. A background in Hospice work is required.

For more information, contact Matt McGowan at:
615-516-0780

Categories: Career Services

Scholarships Available For Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute

Posted On: 03/10/10 | Comments (0)

The Tri-College NEW (National Education for Women's) Leadership Development Institute will be held June 5-9, 2010 at Minnesota State University Moorhead. The intensive five-day residential program is designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for women who do not have extensive leadership experience. There is particular emphasis on recruiting women from groups that have typically been underrepresented voices in the political process.

For information and applications visit
http://www.tri-college.org/newleadership or call Deb White at 218-477-2041.

Applications will be accepted until March 26, 2010.

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Categories: Career Services

Article on How to Write a Great Cover Letter

Posted On: 03/10/10 | Comments (0)

It's something job seekers often wonder: Do you really need to submit a cover letter with your résumé?

Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal for some useful cover letter tips: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704187204575101940175633532.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_careerjournal

Categories: Career Services

OGA: PEACE CORPS info session 3/17

Posted On: 03/09/10 | Comments (0)

The Peace Corps office at the University of Michigan will be hosting a general information session.

Wed, March 17th
12-1PM
3816 SSWB
(Drinks and snacks provided, brown bag your lunch)

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Categories: MSW Students

Summer Youth Dialogue Facilitator Positions Available in Detroit

Posted On: 03/08/10 | Comments (0)

University of Michigan students are invited to become facilitators for the Summer Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity in Metropolitan Detroit.

This program increases dialogue on race and ethnicity among high school age youth in metropolitan Detroit, the nation’s most segregated metropolitan area. Young people of African, Asian, European, Latino and Latina, and Middle Eastern descent participate in structured intergroup dialogues that focus on race and ethnicity. They participate in a metropolitan bus tour, campus retreat, metropolitan summit, and community action projects that increase dialogue, challenge discrimination, and create community change.

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday March 12, 2010, to the Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR), 3000 Michigan Union or by email at rogerf@umich.edu

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Categories: Career Services

Social Work Spring/Summer 2010 Research Partnership Program - Due Monday, March 29, 2010

Posted On: 03/03/10 | Comments (0)

SOCIAL WORK- SPRING/SUMMER 2010
RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

DUE: MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010
SPONSORED BY THE RACKHAM SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

I. Purpose
This program aims to enhance the quality of a student’s education in the Joint Doctoral Program by promoting partnership arrangements between students and faculty in social work either in working on existing research projects or in developing and implementing new ones. The program is designed to evenly share the provision of funds for graduate student support, as well as to facilitate doctoral education and progress toward the doctoral degree. The program funds a limited number of doctoral students with research partnership funds annually for the spring/summer term (4 months),

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Categories: PhD Students

2010 Summer Funding -Due Monday, March 29th

Posted On: 03/03/10 | Comments (0)

Summer 2010 funding is available to students to enable them to carry forward their program of study during spring/summer terms.
You may request up to $4,000 in aid from the PhD program.

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Categories: PhD Students

Social Work-Social Science Spring/Summer 2010 Research Partnership Program - Due Monday, March 29

Posted On: 03/03/10 | Comments (0)

THE SOCIAL WORK-SOCIAL SCIENCE SPRING/SUMMER 2010
SUMMER RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
Due: Monday, March 29, 2010

Sponsored by the Rackham School of Graduate Studies

I. Purpose
This program aims to enhance the quality of a student’s education in the Joint Doctoral Program by promoting partnership arrangements between students and faculty in allied social sciences either in working on existing research projects or in developing and implementing new ones. The program is designed to evenly share the provision of funds for graduate student support, as well as to facilitate doctoral education and progress toward the doctoral degree. The program funds a limited number of doctoral students with research partnership funds annually for the spring/summer term (4 months)

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Categories: PhD Students

OGA: PEACE CORPS info session 3/17

Posted On: 03/02/10 | Comments (0)

The Peace Corps office at the University of Michigan will be hosting a general information session.

Wed, March 17th
12-1PM
3816 SSWB
(Drinks and snacks provided, brown bag your lunch)

Information on the many program areas and regional placements available to social work students in the Peace Corps will be presented by the University of Michigan Peace Corps coordinators and a recruiter from the Chicago regional office. Information will also be provided on the application and placement process. Lastly, a panel of returned volunteers will be present to share their stories and answer any questions you may have about life in the Peace Corps. This is a great first step for any student thinking of applying for the Peace Corps, but will be specially tailored for social work students. If you are unable to make it to the information session please contact the campus Peace Corps office using the information below.

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Categories: News & Events

DEGREE APPLICATION/COURSE SCHEDULES/REGISTRATION

Posted On: 03/01/10 | Comments (0)

If you intend to complete and graduate with your MSW in April or August 2010 and have not already done so you need to submit your degree application now through Wolverine Access.

The Spring/Summer and Fall 2010 Course Schedules are now available on the SSW web site.

Backpacking for both Spring/Summer and Fall terms 2010 will begin March 24.
Your registration appointment for both Spring/Summer and Fall terms 2010 is expected to be available on Wolverine Access by March 24 (not required to backpack)
Registration for both Spring/Summer and Fall terms 2010 will begin March 31.

Categories: MSW Students