Where will you lead?

 

Be among the most diverse, remarkable leaders of your generation. By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a powerful network of changemakers shaping the political, economic, and social future of our country. As a corps member, you’ll leverage your unique talents to grow your impact while living your most deeply held values.

 

This year, nearly 7,000 corps members teach in 53 regions across the country, while more than 50,000 TFA alumni lead across sectors in pursuit of expanded opportunity for all students.

 

Where will you lead? Apply to the 2018 corps today.

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NEXT Application Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017

 To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org.

All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. 50,000+ alumni network.

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Leadership Courses for Winter 2018 Quarter

Huskies, don’t miss out on these exciting leadership course offerings this winter quarter!

  • Husky Leadership Certificate
    • Current juniors and seniors can apply for this capstone program and corresponding course that center on reflection. (Deadline: November 20)
  • Learning Leadership in Theory & Practice
    • This interactive leadership course is designed specifically for first year, second year and transfer students.
  • Leadership Firesides
    • Take a 1-credit General Studies course that allows you to dive deeper into these weekly storytelling events.

Questions? Email us at uwhli@uw.edu

Looking to explore more about Resiliency in Education? Check out EDUC 200!

In EDUC 200, students learn skills to enhance their wellbeing in college and in their life in general. Particular focus is paid to skills that help students withstand common difficulties in life, like a disagreement with a loved one, tolerating doing work you don’t want to do, and managing negative emotions in a healthy way. Skills will include but will not be limited to mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Students will also learn about research underlying stress, resilience, and related skill areas.

 

This 3 credit class will be offered for the upcoming 2018 winter quarter to all majors. Students will meet for lectures on Wednesday late afternoons with a one hour lab section on Fridays for small group activities. The class also provides I&S credits.

EDUC 200 Resilience Skills for College and Beyond allows students to work towards their best life while earning credit!

PH Fellowship Information Event

Not sure what to do with your degree? Interested in participating in “boots-on-the-ground” public health? Want to make a difference in your community?

Join us on November 9th (3:30-5pm; SOCC 301) to hear from a panel of current and former fellows and mentors from three prestigious fellowships designed for post-undergraduate and post-graduate public health professionals to gain hands on experience in public health practice.

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
Centers for Disease Control/Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Applied Epidemiology (CSTE-AEF)
Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

Come learn what you can be doing now to prepare for these fellowship opportunities and how these programs have influenced the lives of other UW students and alumni. Please RSVP here no later than 11/6.

 

Haylea Hannah, MSPH

hahannah22@gmail.com

Health Resources and Services Administration are NOW Accepting Applications !

HRSA’s Office of Regional Operations in Seattle is actively recruiting for a HRSA Pathways Public Health Student Intern/Trainee. This will be a great opportunity for a graduate student in public health, social work or a related field.

 

The vacancy for the Regional HRSA Pathways Public Health Student Intern/Trainee, GS-0699-04/05 has been posted on USA Jobs. The open period of the vacancy is Wednesday, November 01, 2017 to Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  Please follow the link below in order to view the announcement.

 

HRSA-PW-18-2020912: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482941800

“HOW THE BRAIN HEALS”

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious and under-diagnosed problem in the medical world. There were 2.8 million TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths in 2013 alone, and it is estimated that 61% of people with TBIs develop depression. In order to provide support to this community, Synapse at the UW hosts peer support groups, social events, and a buddy program where students are paired one-on-one with someone who has a TBI. We want to foster a sense of togetherness among those with TBI and the general community while raising awareness about TBI.

 

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 25th from 7:00-8:00 PM in Dempsey Hall 124 to learn about the positions that we have open right now. Get involved in the TBI community and make a true difference in someone’s journey to recovery from TBI!”

 

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Become a Mentor with Making Connections!

Making Connections is a college readiness program for local high school girls that primarily targets first generation students and students from low-income or disadvantaged backgrounds. We work with students from freshman to senior year by providing tutoring, mentoring, career exploration workshops, and assistance through the college application process. The program has a strong focus on STEM careers, and we encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math. Women of color are dramatically underrepresented in STEM fields, and we hope to combat this by providing supportive and informational programming and guidance in STEM career exploration.

Our mentoring program matches our high school students with people who have been through high school and the college admissions process to provide support and guidance. We seek mentors who will…

  • dedicate 4-6 hours a month toward building a relationship with their mentee
  •  offer support, advice, and guidance to their mentee while they explore higher education, apply for college, and gain knowledge about the STEM fields,
  •  support and motivate their mentee towards success in achieving their aspirations.
  • attend a mandatory mentor orientation and training
  •  attend mentor-mentee socials with your mentee as well as other Making Connections workshops and activities
  • provide monthly updates to program staff

Here is a link to the mentoring application:

https://goo.gl/forms/9UOoi7h2eqtR35aR2

For more information, please contact Hannah Laub, STEM Enrichment Coordinator for Making Connections, at mcmentor@uw.edu