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Orientation & Transition ExperiencesFebruary 15, 2018


Spring semester is in full swing! We hope that your transition back to campus has been smooth and that you are beginning to make the most of the new semester. This month’s newsletter will highlight useful resources for managing your finances and some unique leadership opportunities. Feel free to reference the 2017-18 Gold Book.

THINGS TO DO

Apply to be a Welcome Week Leader! Gold Book p. 92
Welcome the Class of 2022 to the start of their Gopher experience by becoming a Welcome Week Leader. This position is a unique opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills, gain 100+ volunteer hours, and help create a seamless transition for the incoming class. Application closes end of day today!

RSVP for the Job and Internship Fair
It’s never too early to start exploring post-graduation possibilities. Consider attending the Job and Internship Fair Monday, February 26 to talk with prospective employers. Get a FREE professional headshot photo when you register. The fair is located at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Register online by February 18 to take advantage of the free lunch!

Visit your respective College Career Services Gold Book p. 81-82
Looking for advice about careers post-graduation? Start here! - Career Services - Health Careers Center

Looking for a job to help you with your finances? Gold Book p.39
GoldPass and the Student Employment Website are great resources to explore if you are looking for a job.

Goldy Gopher Tryouts!
Embody the face of the University of Minnesota in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by trying out to be Goldy Gopher. For more information, email go4it@umn.edu.

THINGS TO KNOW

Financial Wellness Gold Book p.38
Want to talk to someone about your finances, or just aren’t sure where to start when thinking about your finances? Consider meeting with a One Stop counselor. They can help you create financial goals and a spending plan or simply chat with you regarding your finances. Also, consider checking out the Live Like a Student Facebook Page to chat with other students about financial concerns.

Apply to be a de-stress Peer Helper! Gold Book p.49
If you enjoy helping others and are looking for a volunteer experience next year, this is a great fit for you! Boynton Health is recruiting students to be Peer Helpers for the 2018-2019 school year. Peer Helpers must be available for training every Tuesday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. for Fall 2018. Candidates with marginalized identities are encouraged to apply. The competitive application process closes March 6, so soon!

OFFICE SPOTLIGHT

One Stop Student Services Gold Book p.34-35, 37-38
One Stop Student Services is your go-to place for information regarding registration, records, financial aid, billing, payment, and veterans benefits. In Bruininks Hall (East Bank), the West Bank Skyway, and Coffey Hall (St. Paul), One Stop Counselors are available to help students, alumni, parents, and guests.

Orientation & Transition Experiences
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