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Bringing Multiple Types of Opportunities for Personal or Professional Development to one place!

Scholarships

ScholarSHPE (April 30, 2021)

Financial need is the #1 reason why Hispanic students do not complete a bachelor's degree. So SHPE offers thousands of reasons to ensure their members DO reach graduation - 629,000 to be exact. With 170+ scholarships totaling over $629,000 awarded last year, SHPE is actively narrowing the gap in the Hispanic STEM education pipeline.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Active SHPE Member (To become an active member, please visit shpe.org and select “Join” in the top right hand corner of the webpage.)
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75 (This is a cumulative GPA as listed on the transcript of your latest academic institution.)
  • Plan to pursue a STEM degree
  • Attending an academic institution in the United States or Puerto Rico

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Professional Events

LinkedIn Profile Review (April 6th)

1pm - 3pm EDT
Other, WebEx

Join a one-on-one virtual session to learn about the best way to present yourself in LinkedIn – the biggest social media professional network.

In this 10-minute session, staff from the Center for Career Development will review your LinkedIn profile with you and offer tips and strategies to help you optimize your profile to confidently reach out to others.

The one-on-one review is on a first come first served basis. Drop-in is welcome – no signup is required.

After the event begins, open the meeting link and you will be assigned to the next available staff member in a breakout room.

Meeting link

Global Health & Innovation Conference (April 8th - 11th)
12am - 11pm
Virtual
Learn more: https://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/

A Must-Attend Conference

The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with nearly 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

Presented annually by Unite For Sight.

Interviewing: The Art And Science Of Answering Tough Questions (April 25th)

7pm - 7:30pm
Other, GoToWebinar

Interviewing is part art and part science, and what is a tough question for one person might be met with ease by another. In this webinar, categories of questions that many interviewees share as being “tough” will be reviewed with tips provided for responses. If you require an accommodation to participate in this webinar, please contact the Center for Career Development at career@uconn.edu.

Please register for Interviewing: the Art and Science of Answering Tough Questions (pre-recorded) at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1211152051575135757

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Presenter: Kay Gruder, Assistant Dir. – Graduate Student & Postdoc Career Programs and Services, UConn – Storrs

Volunteer Opportunities

Leadership Opportunity - Medical Brigade to Ghana

Hi everyone! I wanted to share an awesome leadership & Volunteer opportunity through UConn Global Brigades.

The mission of GB is to empower communities through a holistic approach to the student movement and full-time local clinics in an effort to promote self-sustainability and inequality reduction. This May, UConn students have the opportunity to attend a Medical Brigade in Ghana, where they will host medical clinics for community members and provide healthcare education/resources. Feel free to contact me at gabriella.lott@uconn.edu for the application, or with any questions. Additionally, you can visit globalbrigades.org for general inquiries. Thanks

For more information, contact: Gabriella Lott at gabriella.lott@uconn.edu

Multiply Your Options (MYO) Volunteer

Multiply Your Options is one of several programs utilized at the University of Connecticut to combat the lack of exposure to professional female role models in the areas of science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Multiply Your Options (MYO) is a one-day conference for middle school girls designed to expose them to female role models in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. The MYO concept can be used for multiple constituencies in order to address the lack of role models, gross under-representation and lack of diversity in certain career clusters (such as engineering with a female representation of only 8%).
Email engr-inclusion@uconn.edu for volunteering information.

 

Engineering Your Future (EYF) Volunteer

Engineering Your Future (EYF) is a one-day conference designed for 8th-grade boys from underrepresented backgrounds. Our purpose in hosting this conference is to introduce them to role models that look like them in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our goal is to host students from populations that are underrepresented in engineering in hopes of igniting a flame to inspire these students to consider STEM fields and their overall potential.

Email engr-inclusion@uconn.edu for volunteering information.

 

Tutor for The Education Project

Due to COVID-19, students and teachers have transitioned to online learning, which may be challenging for many students— particularly those with limited access to additional resources. To address this need, other students and I, in partnership with Humanity First USA, have launched The Education Project as a program to connect volunteer college students and professionals as tutors and mentors for elementary, middle, and high school students. Through volunteer-driven, virtual, 1-on-1 tutoring, we can help ease the academic burden created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ever since the summer, we have now served over 400 students and are in the process of forming 5-6 school partnerships in areas with demonstrated need. Our project is launched under Humanity First USA, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit humanitarian organization.

This project is currently ongoing and our goal is to continue to serve communities with greater educational needs. Volunteer as a tutor by signing up at: www.theeduproject.net or recommend those who need K-12 tutoring to register on our website.