Community Engagement Center (CEC)
EXCITING HAPPENINGS AT INTERNATIONAL AND OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS
There is a lot to be excited about at IOP. Here are just a few highlights.
IOP is offering faculty an opportunity to enhance their global credentials with three $3,000 grants to participate in CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars. These 2-week workshops, in 20 locations around the globe, bring together faculty from across the disciplines and across the country to learn about a new region of the world or to delve into a new area of interest. Augustana faculty have been attending these IFDS for over 10 years and each year IOP provides $3,000 grants to minimize the cost of travel and program enrollment. Applications will be open through Friday, January 17th. For more info contact Dr. Bertsche at IOP.
Thanks to a new fund which reallocates unused study abroad funds back to IOP programs, we are proud to announce a new scholarship fund for students with high need who wish to participate in summer or short-term study abroad programs. These programs, which normally cannot receive any financial aid beyond Augie Choice, can wind up costing more to students than our trimesters abroad, so this new scholarship, which will offer 8 students $500 each will certainly help. Students who enroll in any of our summer or short term programs (beginning with summer 2014) will be eligible. The Financial Assistance Office will assess student need and the study abroad committee of faculty (IOPC) will determine the winners. We hope to grow this program each year so that more students can benefit, but beginning this summer we hope to make study abroad even more viable for those students who are most in need of financial support.
Winter is also the season for proposals for new and renewing programs. This Winter IOPC will review proposals for the 2015-2016 academic year. If you are working on a new program or wish to renew a program for 2015-2016, please contact Dr. Bertsche so that he can help you prepare your proposal. Proposals to IOPC will be due by Monday, January 13 so that we can begin the review process on Monday, January 20.
Finally, IOP would like to report that once again we have made the Institute of International Education (IIE) top 40 list for baccalaureate colleges. This year's report covers study abroad during the 2012-2013 academic year and once more we are ranked #36 in the nation in study abroad participation. We have also risen from #19 to #14 nationally in participation in programs of 8 weeks or less (including our summer programs, short-term programs and Winter Trimester programs). While the measure of strong international programming is not the quantity of participants but the quality of what those participants experience, I believe we all can be proud that we are providing high quality programs to more students than ever before. Whether it is a full trimester or a course enhanced by a shorter immersion experience, more of our students are being introduced to new ideas, new cultures and new ways to understand themselves and their place in the world. This is a great tribute to the initiative, imagination and entrepreneurial spirit of Augustana's faculty as we continue to be a national leader in faculty-led study abroad, enriching our students, our campus and our curriculum with international perspectives.
NEWS FROM INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS
UPCOMING INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS WORKSHOP & EVENT DATES
Please encourage your advisees and students in your classes to attend...
Our plans for winter term are outlined below. Please feel free to build any of these activities into your winter syllabus and encourage students in your classes and your advisees to attend. (If you are sending a whole class, please let us know so that we can plan accordingly.) In addition, we welcome the opportunity to speak in your classes or to student groups that you advise on any career related topic that you would like. Further, we can work with you to build career related content into your classes - from designing career related activities to securing professionals from the community to come and speak to your group. Contact us with your ideas! (JohnnaAdam@Augustana.edu)
Here is what is planned for winter term...
For the first 5 weeks of winter term, we are hosting a weekly series called with a "Career Olympics" theme. The aim of the series is to prepare students for the job or internship search and life after college. Each workshop will feature an industry expert as well as a theme related activity. The following workshops will be offered. Incentives will be awarded for students who participate! Students are welcome to come to any or (preferably) ALL events!
December 9th - Etiquette Dinner - DeBord Café at 6:00 - 8:00 (1524 4th Avenue, Rock Island)
December 16th - Professional Success - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 6:00
Other Winter Term Programming
December 12th - Resume Workshop - OLIN 105 at 4:30 - 5:30
January 14th & 16th - Intro to Internships & Careers - Dorms, exact locations and times to be determined
January 20th - Social Justice Related Career Panels - exact locations and times to be determined
January 21st - Resumes 101 - OLIN 105 at 4:30 - 5:30
January 27th - Career Fest 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30
January 28th - Resumania (walk-up resume reviews) - CSL tables near BREW at 11:00 - 1:00
January 29th - Resumania (walk-up resume reviews) - CSL tables near BREW at 11:00 - 1:00 & 6:00 -8:00
January 31st - Career Fest - North Central College (Naperville)
10:00 - 3:00 general career fair ALL majors
1:00 - 5:00 teacher career fair for Education majors
February 3rd - Interviewing 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30
February 6th - LinkedIn 101 - OLIN 105 at 4:30 - 5:30
February 10th - Internships 101 - OLIN 202 at 4:30 - 5:30
February 14th - LOVE your FUTURE - Details to be announced