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Orientation & Transition ExperiencesFebruary 20, 2019

Spring semester is in full swing! We hope that your transition back to campus has been smooth and that you are making 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 also reference the 2018-19 Gold Book.


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 this Friday, February 22, to talk with prospective employers. The fair will be at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Registration is available on-site.

Major/Minor Expo: Save the Date!

Choosing from the U of M's 140+ majors and minors can be overwhelming, so we're bringing all of them together in one room so staff can answer questions and offer guidance! Join us at the Major/Minor Expo February 27 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Union's Great Hall.

Apply to be a de-stress Peer Helper! – Gold Book p. 49

Boynton Health is recruiting volunteers to serve as Peer Helpers for the 2019-2020 school year. As a Peer Helper you will receive training from Boynton Mental Health & Student Counseling Services then meet with students to talk through stress in their lives and help them develop a proactive stress management plan. Candidates with marginalized identities and men are strongly encouraged to apply. The positions are highly sought after, so be ahead of the competition and apply soon! The application process closes March 15.


Job searching? – Gold Book p. 39

Earn some extra money to help pay your finances! Find online job postings for on-campus and off-campus positions through GoldPass and the student employment website.

One Stop Student Services – Gold Book p. 34-38

Want to talk to someone about finances or just aren’t sure where to start? Consider meeting with a One Stop counselor! One Stop Student Services is your go-to place for information regarding financial aid, billing, registration, records, payment, and veterans benefits. They can help you create financial goals and a spending plan or simply chat with you regarding your finances. With locations 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.

Visit your college’s career services – Gold Book p. 81-82

Deciding on a career to pursue post-graduation can be overwhelming. If you’re seeking help in the process, visit your respective college’s career center or student services office. Their counselors will be able to help you explore your interests, give advice, and develop career goals.

SMART Learning Commons – Gold Book p. 84-85

If you didn’t take advantage of the SMART Learning Commons last semester, stay on top of it this semester! The SMART Learning Commons is your go-to academic support service. You can visit their locations in Magrath Library (St. Paul), Walter Library (East Bank), and Wilson Library (West Bank). Check out the great resources that they offer:


Nutritious U Food Pantry

Feb. 26-Feb. 28, 12:00-6:00 p.m. in Coffman 210. Learn more...

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