February 5, 2015: CFANS Student News

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This is the biweekly CFANS Student News. It features events, college updates, and scholarship info for CFANS undergraduates.


Upcoming Events

Film Screening: Green Gold
Thursday, February 5, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Bell Museum, Minneapolis campus

See the short Green Gold movie about environmental and agricultural restoration around the world. Learn about diverse, international solutions. Discussion and free snacks after the film. Free for U of M students.

Environmental Internship and Career Fair
Wednesday, February 11
1 to 5 p.m.
St. Paul Student Center, North Star Ballroom

Talk to employers about internship and full-time job openings in the environmental and natural resources fields. See the list of career paths represented, including lots that are related to CFANS majors. Free to all U of M students.

U of M Job and Internship Fair
Friday, February 20
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center

Whatever year you are, check out the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 200 organizations will be there recruiting U of M students and recent alumni for jobs and internships. See details and tips at jobfair.umn.edu. Registration fee includes a professional head shot. $10 in advance, $25 at the door.

CFANS Speed Networking Event
Thursday February 26
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cargill Building, St. Paul campus

Make professional connections and practice your networking skills! This is a great opportunity to talk to successful local alumni and professionals, learn about their career paths, and discuss your interests. Dress is business casual; light dinner served. Register.


College News & Announcements

Receive U of M Recognition for Experiential Learning
If you like volunteering in the Twin Cities and want to connect that to your studies, check out the U of M's Community Engagement Scholars Program. It recognizes and guides students who make a significant commitment to community work and service-learning. To join, attend an Info Session then apply for the program. Questions? Email cesp@umn.edu.

Join CFANS Student Ambassadors
apply by February 9
Last chance this semester! If you want to be involved on campus and meet fun new people, consider becoming a CFANS Ambassador volunteer. You'll share your U of M experiences with prospective students, give campus tours, and more. Apply online by Feb 9. Questions? Email sarahL@umn.edu.

Volunteer to Be a U of M Welcome Week Leader
apply by February 18
Help freshmen with their transition from high school to the U of M—volunteer this August during Welcome Week. You'll gain skills and leadership experience for your resume, with the added bonus of free meals and t-shirts. Stop by an Info Table (Feb 6, 10, 12, 13) and learn more online. Questions? Email wwl@umn.edu.

CFANS Undergraduate Research Projects for 2015
apply for funding by February 23
The U's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides a stipend for you to do a research project with a faculty member. Apply this spring, then do your research in summer or fall. See details and 2015 CFANS Project Ideas from faculty.


Special CFANS Scholarships: All Majors

CFANS Academic-Year Scholarships, $2000 to $5000
apply by March 2, 2015
All CFANS majors can apply for a CFANS scholarship for the 2015–2016 school year. Each year, hundreds of CFANS students receive these scholarships. Don't miss this opportunity! See eligibility guidelines and application, then apply soon.

For additional CFANS-related scholarships, see our External Scholarships page.


Key Academic Calendar Dates

–Feb 9: Last day to receive a 50% refund for canceling spring classes
–Feb 12: Last day to submit a 13-Credit Exemption Request for spring semester
–Feb 16: Last day to receive a 25% refund for canceling spring classes
–Feb 28: Second spring payment due
U of M academic calendar


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