Each student in the CSAL concentration is required to complete EDG 685 Practicum/Graduate Field Experience. This a field based experience designed to allow students to pursue specialized areas of interest and is completed during the second year of a full-time program. A required component related to the practicum is a seminar that helps students apply theory to practice. Seminar students meet as a group with faculty during Fall and Winter Semesters and meet online during the Spring/Summer Semester. Students must have permission from the CSAL coordinator to enroll and apply by February 1st for summer and fall semesters by September 15th for winter semester.

Students who choose to complete a second practicum may enroll in EDG 601 Content/Curriculum Workshops with permission of the CSAL coordinator. This course satisfies an elective.

Practicum Sites:

It is the student's responsibility to identify a practicum site. Some examples of practica sites on Grand Valley's campus include the offices of Admissions, Housing, Student Life, Dean of Students, Office of Multicultural Affairs and others. Additional sites in the Grand Rapids area at either a two year college or at one of several private four year colleges are possible. Students have also completed their practica at various colleges around the country.

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GVSU Black Male Scholars Initiative
Fall 2014

The Black Male Scholars Initiative (BMSI) practicum is designed to provide the practicum student with experience in the University’s Making Connections mentorship programs, developing skills which will be transferable to multiple aspects of student affairs. Particular attention is paid to the development of the student’s discipline philosophy, increasing his/her critical thinking skills, and learning how to efficiently serve underrepresented populations of college students.

The BMSI practicum will provide the graduate student with the opportunity to plan cultural programming events, create intercultural opportunities for BMSI students, facilitate social service events, and maintain and collect data on BMSI students at GVSU. The student will be able to apply classroom learning with practical experience.

Skill Development

As a result of serving as a Graduate Intern, you can expect to gain skills in the following areas:

  • Leadership, Teamwork and Communication;
  • Facilitation, Public Speaking, and Presentation Development;
  • Short- and Long-term Planning;
  • Personal Goal Setting and Reflection;
  • Conflict Management, Mentoring, and In-Program Student Mentor Supervision;
  • Marketing and Evaluation Black Male Scholars Events and Programs.

Objectives

  • To develop and enhance critical thinking, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • To utilize problem solving and decision making abilities
  • To apply classroom learning with practical experience
  • To develop competencies and experience in preparation for a career within student affairs

Responsibilities 

  • Serve as a campus liaison for BMSI,  planning and fostering interdepartmental opportunities and relationships
  • Develop programs on issues of diversity, multiculturalism and cultural awareness
  • Assists with the overall operations of the Black Male Scholars, which also includes working with Hermanos (Latino Male Mentorship Program) and NIARA mentor program for women of color
  • Assist in the development and implementation of BMSI mentorship programs and events
  • Meet with BMSI student mentors to discuss expectations and provide student mentors with leadership opportunities
  • Perform all necessary administrative work related to BMSI events and data collection
  • Monitor and document the retention effectiveness of the Black Male Scholars Mentorship Program
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of BMSI Website, ORGSYNC, and BlackBoard

Required skills & experience: Two semesters of graduate school experience; a shared interest in cultural awareness and diversity programming; Strong communication skills; ability to work and interact in a diverse environment; multitasking skills; and experience with word processing, spreadsheets, and database management.

Time frame: August 25th , 2014 – December 1st, 2014

For more information please contact:

Practicum Advisor:

Patrick Lee Wilson M.Ed.
Advisor, Educational Support Program
Grand Valley State University
Email: wilsonp1@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-3401

Posted 8/1/14

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GVSU College of Community and Public Service Advising Center - Academic Advising

When:
This position is open for Spring/Summer (2 positions) and Fall (1 positions). The work hours will be dependent on applicant availability and will be determined in coordination with the CCPS Advising Center prior to applicant selection. Hours of availability will need to be within the Advising Center’s operating hours of Monday – Friday 8:30am-5pm during the Spring/Summer and 8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Thursday and 8:30am-5pm on Friday for Fall. The expectation is 10 hours a week for the entire 15 week semester.

Where:

The CCPS Advising Center is located on the Pew Campus in downtown Grand Rapids. The Center supports over 2000 undergraduate students who major or minor in Criminal Justice, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Legal Studies, Public and Non-Profit Administration, or Social Work.

What:
This position is open for a CSAL student interested in gaining experience in the academic advising profession. The position will assist the staff of the CCPS Advising Center in reviewing degree requirements, developing academic plans, and assisting students with registration and other academic support issues.

The purpose of this practicum is to:
1)   Gain a better understanding of the academic needs of students through academic advising services offered by the College of Community and Public Service.
2)   Gain experience working one-on-one with students while also becoming familiar with the practices associated with academic advising, the University, and the student.
3)   Gain a better understanding of academic advising philosophy and standards put forth by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)

Learning Goals:
1)   To research and become familiar with the philosophy and history of  Academic Advising and to develop a personal advising philosophy statement.
2)   To learn more about the services offered to students through the CCPS Advising Center and other related sources.
3)   To effectively work with CCPS students one-on-one and in group academic advising meetings.
4)   To increase knowledge of the University & requirements concerning academic performance and degree progress of students.
5)   Become familiar with University resources available to students.

Evaluation: 
The practicum student will be given continuous feedback and guidance by the Director and other staff of the CCPS Advising Center.

To Apply:
Interested persons may apply for this position by submitting a current résumé, cover letter indicating applicable skills and interest, and an unofficial GVSU transcript showing CSAL course work. The cover letter should also include the hours of availability for the semester(s) application is for. Applications should be received by: April 1 for Spring/Summer semester or August 1 for Fall semester. Review of applications will begin as they are received. Please note that this is an unpaid experiential position. Face-to-face interviews will be held with applicants whose skills, experience, and career aspirations best match the position.

The application materials should be directed to:

Jennifer L. McCaul, Director
College of Community and Public Service
Undergraduate Advising Center
401 W. Fulton Street, 218C DEV
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Posted 9/16/13

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GVSU Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Grand Valley State University, Office of Multicultural Affairs has a number of practicum opportunities available throughout the 12-month academic year. Candidates must be full-time students in the Master of Education, College Student Affairs and Leadership program through the College of Education; or in an affiliate university program.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the planning and implementation of the OMA’s heritage month celebrations and diversity education programs 
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of pre-college preparation programs
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of the retention program, Multicultural Cohort Program
  • Work with cohort students by providing information and making appropriate referrals
  • Make presentations and facilitate activities to high school students enrolled in the pre-college preparation programs
  • Research current issues and trends, and best practices as it relates to inclusion and multiculturalism
  • Participate in team projects and programs as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Full-time student in the Master of Education, College Student Affairs and Leadership program through the College of Education, or in an affiliate university program
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and pay attention to details
  • Demonstrated ability/experience working with diverse populations including GVSU’s constituencies and students
  • Experience with MS Office software

Supervision:

The practicum student will work under the direction of an Assistant Director.

 To Apply:

Submit a current resume and cover letter indicating reasons for interest. Personal interviews will be held with those applicants who best meet the stated qualifications.  Applications should be submitted to:

Connie Dang, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs, dangc@gvsu.edu

Posted 9-10-13

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GVSU International Student Services

Provide support to F-1 and J-1 international students at Grand Valley State University in the Padnos International Center.

Possible Practicum Experiences Include:
Meeting with International Students
       Examples include: Individual Appointments, Gatherings by Country, International
Student Organization Involvement
Creating, Planning, Budgeting and Implementing Programs
       Examples include: Host Family Programs, F-1 Regulation Programs, Roommate Programs, and Cultural Programs
Creating, Planning, Budgeting and Printing Brochures or Booklets
       Examples include: Arrival in the U.S. Information, Employment in the US, and Cultural Adjustment
Learning Immigration and Naturalization F-1 Regulations and Non-Resident Tax Information
       Examples include: Researching, Discussion and Presentation at Conferences

Qualifications: Good communications skills, both oral and written, Good organizational skills and the ability to pay attention to details, Ability to work with a variety of individuals in a professional manner, General computer knowledge

Time Frame: Fall/Winter or Summer Semester

For more information please contact:

Kate Stoetzner
Director of International Student and Scholar Services
Phone: (616)331-3898
Email: stoetznk@gvsu.edu

Posted 8/4/13

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GVSU Housing and Residence Life

The Grand Valley State University, Office of Housing and Residence Life has a number of practicum opportunities available throughout the 12 month academic year. Candidates must be full-time students in the Master of Education, College Student Affairs and Leadership program through the College of Education; or in an affiliate university program. Positions will be supervised by an Assistant Director in Residence Life. Interns would have the opportunity to develop and gain skills in the competency areas of administration, advising, counseling, consultation, communication, assessment, diversity, research, sustainability, and leadership.

Available practicum opportunities include Selection and TrainingAcademic CommunitiesAcademic and Student SupportSummer Housing, and Campus Residential Programming. Please visit our Housing employment website at www.gvsu.edu/housing/employment to view full practicum experience job descriptions.

Posted 11/13/12

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GVSU Office of Student Life - 2020 Desk

When:

This position is open. The work hours will be dependent on applicant availability and will be determined in coordination with the Assistant Director of Student Life. Hours of availability will need to be flexible as the staff works 7 days per week, varying hours daily. The expectation is 10 hours a week for the entire 15 week semester.

Where:

The 2020 Information Desk is located in the Kirkhof Center on the Allendale Campus. The staff answers thousands of questions weekly by phone calls, social media and walk up traffic, as well as providing support for the games room and selling tickets for various GVSU events.

What:
This position is open for a CSAL student interested in gaining experience in supervision. The position will assist the student staff, manager and Assistant Director in the overall operation of the 2020 Desk. There will be a possibility of attending the ACUI conference in Cincinnati, Ohio in November as part of the experience.

The purpose of this practicum is to:
1) Gain experience supervising a staff, scheduling for extensive coverage, balancing cash sales, and the overall operation of a highly visible entity on campus.
2) Gain experience working one-on-one with students while also becoming familiar with the learning contract initiated by the Division of Student Services.
3) Develop a training module to be used for new students and in-service trainings for new and returning students to keep them motivated and educated on issues pertinent to their position.

Learning Goals:
1) To engage and develop the student leadership team employed at the 2020 Desk.
2) To understand the needs and requirements of a student manager.
3) To effectively work with the student staff and provide one-on-one and in group mentoring.
4) To plan and implement initial and on-going training for students.
5) To increase knowledge of the University and become familiar with the resources available to students.

Qualifications: 
Candidates must demonstrate exceptional organizational skills, attention to details, excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work with a variety of individuals in an environment where privacy is important.

Evaluation: 
The practicum student will be given continuous feedback and guidance by the Assistant Director of Student Life.

To Apply:
Interested persons may apply for this position by submitting a current résumé, cover letter indicating applicable skills and reasons for interest. Review of applications will begin as they are received. Please note that this is an unpaid experiential position. Personal interviews will be held with those applicants who best meet the stated qualifications.

The application materials should be directed to:

LeaAnn Tibbe, Assistant Director
Office of Student Life
1110 Kirkhof Center
Allendale, MI 49401
tibbel@gvsu.edu

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GVSU Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

The mission of OURS is to establish comprehensive services and programs which support students in their pursuit of inquiry, creativity, scholarship, and research.

Undergraduate research is often defined as a student pursing the creation of an original piece of scholarship through scientific method, creative exploration, or deep study.  At Grand Valley, undergraduate research is approached through the lens of liberal education.  The act of inquiry, or asking a question, sets students on the path of research and creative work.  Information about services and programs is available at gvsu.edu/ours.

OURS has opportunities available for 1-2 practica students per semester.  The practica will provide applicants with opportunities to better understand academic affairs through program development, and program assessments, and opportunities to connect directly with faculty.

Position description/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Revise and maintain online resources associated with undergraduate research and post graduate opportunities
  2. Coordinate outreach to student scholar alumni
  3. Administer and organize pre- and post-assessments of programs
  4. Do program outreach and advertising of OURS events, including follow up
  5. Support development of new OURS peer ambassador program
  6. Identify and critique tools associated with graduate and professional school preparation
  7. Assist in the coordination the Path to Graduate School Initiative
  8. Assist in the coordination of OURS events (Undergraduate Research Fair, Student Scholars Day, etc)
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. Current enrollment in CSAL program.
  2. Be familiar with OURS enough to know what we do and know what he/she wants to learn from the experience.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Familiarity with basic computer systems programs; e.g. Microsoft Excel and CMS-admin.
  5. Be willing to spend some of their own time self-educating every week if hired.
  6. Ability to be self-directed.
  7. Strong interpersonal skills.
  8. Willingness to see the big picture while having tolerance for the minutia.

Supervision/Work Environment:

The practicum student will work under the direction of the Director of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. Workspace will be within a shared office, which will contain all necessary technology to fulfill duties.

To Apply:

Interested persons may apply for this position by submitting a current resume’ and cover letter indicating reasons for interest in the practica experience.  Review of applications will occur as they are received. Personal interviews will be held with those applicants who best meet the stated qualifications.

Applications should be submitted to:

Susan Mendoza

Director of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

ours@gvsu.edu

Posted 9/10/13

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GVSU Student Academic Success Center

This practicum experience will provide the applicant with the opportunity to work with others and gain ‘management’ skills by way of providing insightful advice and support to undergraduate students in an advisory/mentoring role. It will also provide opportunities to work with data/assessments and recognize the value these reports provide to the institution/program. This position can be filled by two (2) separate individuals, one for Fall semester and one for Winter semester.

Term(s): Fall/Winter semesters; (10) hours per/week (1) position for each semester.

Hours will be flexible, dependent on when applicant is available and also when workshop observations need to be conducted.

Position Description/Responsibilities:

  1. Review/familiarize yourself thoroughly with the Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) program.
  2. Regularly observe (SLA) workshops.
  3. Provide feedback to SLA facilitators by way of regular meetings.
  4. Mentor facilitators, suggesting ways to be more effective in the workshop/’classroom’ environment.
  5. Compile/produce SLA data and assessments as directed by SLA Coordinator.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. Required
  1. Current enrollment in CSAL program.
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  3. Familiarity with basic computer systems programs; e.g. Microsoft Excel.
  4. Genuine desire to aid in providing quality instructional support program for benefit of students.
  5. Willingness/eagerness to learn.
  6. Ability to be self-directed.
  1. Preferred
  1. Experience working with students in academic support setting; e.g. Tutoring, facilitation.
  2. Interest in/ability to work with faculty.
  3. Experience working with students of diverse backgrounds.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills.

Goals:

  1. Gain experience in working with others in a supervisory role.
  2. Gain experience in working with data/assessments and creating quality reports.
  3. Gain a better understanding of the role faculty play in instructional support programs.
  4. Increase in knowledge of students who may desire/require academic support measures.
  5. Increase in understanding of students from a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds.

Supervision/Work Environment:

The practicum student will work under the direction of the Coordinator of the Structured Learning Assistance program. Workspace will be within a shared office in the Student Academic Success Center which will contain all necessary technology to fulfill duties.

To Apply:

Interested persons may apply for this position by submitting a current resume’ and cover letter indicating reasons for interest in the position. Review of applications will occur as they are received. Personal interviews will be held with those applicants who best meet the stated qualifications.

Applications should be submitted to:

Karel Swanson, M.Ed.

Coordinator – Structured Learning Assistance Program

236 STU

 Posted Date 8/4/13

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Grand Valley State University - Hermanos: Latino Male Scholars Initiative

Hermanos: The Latino Male Scholars Initiative (Hermanos) practicum is designed to provide the practicum student with experience in the University’s Making Connections mentorship programs, developing skills which will be transferable to multiple aspects of student affairs. Particular attention is paid to the development of the student’s discipline philosophy, increasing his/her critical thinking skills, and learning how to efficiently serve underrepresented populations of college students.

The Hermanos practicum will provide the graduate student with the opportunity to plan cultural programming events, create intercultural opportunities for Hermanos students, facilitate social service events, and maintain and collect data on Hermanos students at GVSU. The student will be able to apply classroom learning with practical experience.

Skill Development | As a result of serving as a Graduate Intern, you can expect to gain skills in the following areas:

  • Leadership, Teamwork and Communication;
  • Facilitation, Public Speaking, and Presentation Development;
  • Short- and Long-term Planning;
  • Personal Goal Setting and Reflection;
  • Conflict Management, Mentoring, and In-Program Student Mentor Supervision;
  • Marketing and Evaluation Black Male Scholars Events and Programs.

Objectives |

  • To develop and enhance critical thinking, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • To utilize problem solving and decision making abilities
  • To apply classroom learning with practical experience
  • To develop competencies and experience in preparation for a career within student affairs

Responsibilities |

  • Serve as a campus liaison for Hermanos,  planning and fostering interdepartmental opportunities and relationships
  • Develop programs on issues of diversity, multiculturalism and cultural awareness
  • Assists with the overall operations of Hermanos, which also includes working with Black Male Scholar Initiative and NIARA mentoring program for women of color
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Hermanos mentorship programs and events
  • Meet with Hermanos student mentors to discuss expectations and provide student mentors with leadership opportunities
  • Perform all necessary administrative work related to Hermanos events and data collection
  • Monitor and document the retention effectiveness of the BMSI Mentorship Program
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of Hermanos Website, ORGSYNC, and BlackBoard

Required skills & experience: Two semesters of graduate school experience; a shared interest in cultural awareness and diversity programming; Strong communication skills; ability to work and interact in a diverse environment; multitasking skills; and experience with word processing, spreadsheets, and database management.

Time frame: September 2, 2014 – December 5, 2014

For more information please contact:

Practicum Advisor:

Carlos Martinez

Admissions Counselor

Grand Valley State University

marticar@gvsu.edu | http://www.gvsu.edu

Office: (616) 331-2025 | Fax: (616) 331-2000

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Aquinas College Campus Life Special Projects Intern

Semester/Dates Available: Campus Life is interested in offering a year-round opportunity for students interested in event planning and project coordination. This can be a one or two semester commitment for up to two graduate interns a semester.

Program Description:

The Mission of the Campus Life Office is to uphold the charisms of Aquinas College and to create an engaged student community by creating diverse co-curricular involvement opportunities on a seven day campus.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the Commuter Student Services initiative offering communication and programming to approximately 60% of our students. This includes the production of monthly newsletters and specific needs-based events and focus groups. Engage commuter students in traditional campus events and assist student government in meeting the needs of the non-residential student.
  • Develop daytime and weekend programs to complement the seven day experience. Work closely with the undergraduate weekend events intern to plan, produce, and assess this alternative programming initiative. Utilize creative marketing techniques to engage students in remaining on campus and engaging in the greater Grand Rapids community on the weekends. Utilize a small campus budget to deliver this initiative.
  • Assist the Campus Life Office with traditional campus event implementation including but not limited to Homecoming, Junior Saints Weekend, the Saints’ Squad Initiative (school spirit campaign), Wake Up People, and the Earth Day campaigns.

Required Skills & Experiences:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Familiarity with basic computer functions (Word, Excel, e-mail, Google Apps, etc.) and campus software
  • Experience and success working with diverse populations
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • Some supervision experience preferred
  • Appreciation of the Dominican Charisms (prayer, study, service and community) and the role of Catholic Teaching in campus event planning.
  • Ability to balance several projects and meet deadlines
  • Commitment to reporting and attending a weekly staff meeting
  • Flexibility in terms of expected hours and work responsibilities.

Application Requirements: 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two professional references

For more information please contact:

Heather Bloom Hall, M. Ed

Director of Campus Life

Phone: 616-632-2457

Email: heather.hall@aquinas.edu

 Posted 11/8/12

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Aquinas College - Service Learning Intern

When:
This position is open for Fall or Winter  (2 positions), Fall (1 position) and Winter (1 position). The work hours will be dependent on applicant availability and will be determined in coordination with the Service Learning Coordinator prior to applicant selection. Hours of availability will vary.  The expectation is 10-15 hours a week for the entire semester.

Where:

The Campus Ministry DepartmentAquinas College, 1607 Robinson Road S.E., Grand Rapids, MI

Office Mission:

We in Campus Ministry seek to animate the Roman Catholic Christian identity of the Aquinas College community, rooted in the Dominican charisms all for the sake of Veritas (the truth of God’s mercy and love). We recognize that Aquinas College is a diverse community and we are committed to cultivating each individual's unique journey towards God.  We are committed to providing faith filled, joyful, liturgical worship where all are welcome.  We are committed to peace and justice based on Catholic social teaching and so encourage students to seek out service learning opportunities, which demonstrate Gospel values and enhance their relationship with God, humanity and creation.  We serve as role models, mentors, and teachers in Christian formation and we recognize that our ability to minister is only as effective as our commitment to our spiritual journey.

What:
This position is open for a CSAL student interested in gaining experience in service learning. The position will assist the Campus Ministry staff in preparing for service learning trips, programming and student outreach.

The purpose of this practicum is to:
1)   Gain experience working with students while also becoming familiar with the practices associated with service learning, the Dominican charisms and Aquinas College.
2)   Gain a better understanding of service learning and standards put forth by The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)

Qualifications:

-Current enrollment in a graduate program

-Experience with computer systems

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills

-Excellent problem solving and organizational skills

Evaluation: 
The practicum student will be given continuous feedback and guidance by the Coordinator of Service Learning and the Director of Campus Ministry.

To Apply:
Interested persons may apply for this position by submitting a résumé, cover letter, unofficial transcript and three references. The cover letter should include the hours of availability for either the fall or winter semester. The application deadlines are as follows: August 1 for the Fall semester and November 30 for the Winter semester. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please note, this is an unpaid experiential position.

The application materials should be directed to:

Eric Bridge

Coordinator of Service Learning

Aquinas College

1607 Robinson Rd. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Posted 1/11/12

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Davenport University - Student Life

This practicum will provide a learning experience of working at a private, multi campus structure, which consists of a large nontraditional/adult student population.  The experience will include spending time with members of the Student Life team, attending meetings, putting together projects and shadowing other members of the DU community.

Learning Outcomes:

  • General Experience at a Private Institution
  • Experience/Observation of Student Life at Davenport
    • Student Leadership
    • Registered Student Organizations
    • Campus Programs and Traditions
    • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Advertising/Outreach
    • Budgeting
    • Departmental Relationships
  • What are the cultural differences between GVSU and DU?
  • How is the institutional structure different and similar to GVSU?
  • What are the student developmental focuses at DU and in student life?
  • How is the mission and vision of DU being implemented through student life?
  • What are the roles of the DU student life staff?
    • How do their actual roles differ from their job descriptions?
  • Is Davenport University an institution I could see myself working for?

Potential large projects:

  • Analyze results of Community Service Honor Roll (CSHR) data for all DU campuses, compile reports, and develop a presentation to share results.
  • Creation of training and development opportunities for Registered Student Organizations (RSO's) and RSO advisors.
  • Create initiatives to serve the needs of our adult and commuter population.
  • Development of support materials for Student Life Assistants at the other DU campuses.
  • Working with Student Life initiatives, such as supporting our new Student Government or the National Society of Leadership & Success.

Practicum requirements:

  • Portfolio: Student will compile a portfolio of materials gathered from the practicum experience.  This may include organizational charts, mission statements, project flyers, educational materials, notes during meetings, etc.  This portfolio will be assessed by the faculty advisor as part of the practicum's grade and evaluation.
  • Paper: Student will write a reflective paper outlining what he/she learned during the practicum.
  • Three Evaluations:
    • A Self Evaluation (Student)
    • A Supervisor Evaluation of Me (Supervisor or other designee)
    • An Evaluation of the Practicum Site (Student)
  • 150 Clock Hours: Student will log a minimum of 150 hours at Davenport
    • Timeline: TBA

For more information please contact:

Natalie Wagner

Executive Director of Student Life

Phone: (616) 554-5821

Email: natalie.wagner@davenport.edu

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Ferris State University
Center for Global Studies and Engagement - 
Campus Internationalization Intern

Founded in 1884, Ferris State University is recognized as a leader in career-oriented education and is home to more than 170 programs including associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Our students benefit from small class sizes, nurturing classroom settings, hands-on training in our laboratories, and faculty actively dedicated to the success of our students. With more than 340 international students and 150 students participating in study abroad, Ferris State University is committed to preparing students for a world that is global, connected, and diverse.

 Our newly formed Center for Global Studies and Engagement seeks to provide a well-defined location and process for engaging Ferris State University on global issues, serve as an entity that attracts visiting scholars to Ferris, provide a platform to offer multi-disciplinary international and global courses, support the development of a new global curriculum, support innovative undergraduate degree and non-degree programs such as a minor in International Education, provide financial support in the exploratory and developmental phases of global initiatives, enhance partnerships outside of the university in support of a global curriculum, and provide academic support for Study Abroad programs.

 Responsibilities

 Assist the Center for Global Studies and Engagement in writing a campus internationalization plan that will include an international student recruitment outlook, development of strategic partnerships, and development of a directional model for Education Abroad/Study Abroad.  Interns must be interested in the field of International Education and must be motivated to direct their own learning.

 Commitment

  • Availability for Spring term (February – June) and/or Summer (May – mid to late August)
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required
  • 32 hours a week

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a close look at the profession of International Education with an emphasis on strategic planning.
  • Gain experience working closely with faculty and administrators.
  • Opportunity to develop network of professional contacts within the field of International Education.
  • If an intern wishes to attend a professional NAFSA conference, OIE may pay for conference registration fees, pending funding availability. The intern would be responsible the cost of workshop attendance, travel, meals and accommodation.

Compensation

  • Salary: $1,280/month
  • Not benefits eligible

 Required Qualifications

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and social media.
  • Ability to work independently and quickly on time sensitive projects in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Evidence of experience interacting in a professional or educational setting with faculty, students, and administrators.

 Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with culturally diverse groups.
  • Experience with budget planning and management.
  • Experience developing communication or marketing plans.

 Application

  • To apply, send a letter of interest and resume/CV to Elizabeth Matthews, matthee2@ferris.edu.
  • In your letter of interest, include when you are available for the internship (e.g. Feb – May; Feb- August; May – August).

Posted 1/4/13

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Ferris State University 
Center for Global Studies and Engagement - 
Program Development and Curricular Integration Internship

Founded in 1884, Ferris State University is recognized as a leader in career-oriented education and is home to more than 170 programs including associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Our students benefit from small class sizes, nurturing classroom settings, hands-on training in our laboratories, and faculty actively dedicated to the success of our students. With more than 340 international students and 150 students participating in study abroad, Ferris State University is committed to preparing students for a world that is global, connected, and diverse.

 Our newly formed Center for Global Studies and Engagement seeks to provide a well-defined location and process for engaging Ferris State University on global issues, serve as an entity that attracts visiting scholars to Ferris, provide a platform to offer multi-disciplinary international and global courses, support the development of a new global curriculum, support innovative undergraduate degree and non-degree programs such as a minor in International Education, provide financial support in the exploratory and developmental phases of global initiatives, enhance partnerships outside of the university in support of a global curriculum, and provide academic support for Study Abroad programs. 

Responsibilities

Assist the Center for Global Studies and Engagement in conceiving, planning and organizing educational and curricular events and activities; solicit, write and edit articles for campus and community media outlets; assist with the International Student Organization leadership development; and assist with the curricular development of degree and non-degree academic programs. Interns must be interested in the field of International Education and must be motivated to direct their own learning. 

Commitment

  • Availability for Spring term (February – June) and/or Summer (May – mid to late August)
  • Some evening and weekend work will be required
  • 32 hours a week 

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a close look at the profession of International Education with an emphasis on outreach, programming, and communications.
  • Gain experience working closely with faculty and administrators.
  • Opportunity to develop network of professional contacts within the field of International Education.
  • If an intern wishes to attend a professional NAFSA conference, OIE may pay for conference registration fees, pending funding availability. The intern would be responsible the cost of workshop attendance, travel, meals and accommodation. 

Compensation

  • Salary: $1,280/month
  • Not benefits eligible 

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Extensive experience planning and executing events and activities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and social media.
  • Ability to work independently and quickly on time sensitive projects in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Evidence of experience interactions in a professional or educational setting with faculty, students, and administrators. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • At least 21 years old in order to drive university shuttle vans.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse groups.
  • Experience developing online video, audio, and multimedia content.
  • Experience with budget planning and management.
  • Experience developing communication or marketing plans.
  • Ability to use Google Drive to create, publish, and monitor forms. 

Application

  • To apply, send a letter of interest and resume/CV to Elizabeth Matthews, matthee2@ferris.edu.
  • In your letter of interest, include when you are available for the internship (e.g. Feb – May; Feb- August; May – August).

Posted 1/4/13 

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Grand Rapids Community College

Experiential Learning - Service Learning

When:
This position is open for both Fall and Winter semesters.  Student must be available for 10-15 hours a week between 8:00am-5:00pm, M-F. 

 Where:

The Department of Experiential Learning, Grand Rapids Community College, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

 Office Mission:

The Department of Experiential Learning creates and sustains systems to support and provide experience-based teaching and learning opportunities for faculty, students, and community members that promote best teaching practices and student success.  We administer three essential programs (Service LearningHonorsStudy Away).

 What:
This position is open for a CSAL student interested in gaining experience in service learning. The position will assist Department staff in the institutionalization of service learning at Grand Rapids Community College.  This includes:

  • Create and/or revise service learning procedures and processes,
  • Identify and facilitate new ways (using print materials, workshops, online information) for students, faculty, and community partners to improve their service learning experience’s
  • Overall marketing of the service learning program,

 Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Familiarity with basic computer functions (Word, Excel, e-mail, Google Apps, etc.) and campus software
  • Experience and success working with diverse populations
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision

 To Apply:

  • Cover letter & Resume - cover letter should include the hours of availability for either the fall or winter semester.
  • Two professional references

Application deadlines are open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

The application materials should be directed to:

Michael Schavey

Phone: 616-234-4180

Email: mschavey@grcc.edu

Posted 8/4/13

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Grand Rapids Community College

Experiential Learning - Honors

When:
This position is open for both Fall and Winter semesters.  Student must be available for 10-15 hours a week between 8:00am-5:00pm, M-F. 

 Where:

The Department of Experiential Learning, Grand Rapids Community College, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

 Office Mission:

The Department of Experiential Learning creates and sustains systems to support and provide experience-based teaching and learning opportunities for faculty, students, and community members that promote best teaching practices and student success.  We administer three essential programs (Service LearningHonorsStudy Away).

 What:
This position is open for a CSAL student interested in gaining experience in the Honors Program. The position will assist Department staff in the institutionalization of an Honors Program at Grand Rapids Community College.  This includes:

  • Create and/or revise Honors procedures and processes,
  • Identify and facilitate new ways (using print materials, workshops, online information) for students and faculty to improve their teaching and learning practices relating to Honors courses.
  • Overall marketing of the Honors Program program,

 Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Familiarity with basic computer functions (Word, Excel, e-mail, Google Apps, etc.) and campus software
  • Experience and success working with diverse populations
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision

 To Apply:

  • Cover letter & Resume - cover letter should include the hours of availability for either the fall or winter semester.
  • Two professional references

Application deadlines are open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

The application materials should be directed to:

Michael Schavey

Phone: 616-234-4180

Email: mschavey@grcc.edu

Posted 8/4/13

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Grand Rapids Community College

Experiential Learning: Study Away

When:
This position is open for both Fall and Winter semesters.  Student must be available for 10-15 hours a week between 8:00am-5:00pm, M-F. 

Where:

The Department of Experiential Learning, Grand Rapids Community College, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

Office Mission:

The Department of Experiential Learning creates and sustains systems to support and provide experience-based teaching and learning opportunities for faculty, students, and community members that promote best teaching practices and student success.  We administer three essential programs (Service LearningHonorsStudy Away).

What:
This position is open for a CSAL student interested in gaining experience in the Study Away. The position will assist Department staff in the institutionalization of a Study Away program at Grand Rapids Community College.  This includes:

  • Create and/or revise Study Away procedures and processes,
  • Identify and facilitate new ways (using print materials, workshops, online information) for students and faculty to improve their teaching and learning practices relating to Study Away experiences.
  • Overall marketing of the Study Away program,

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Familiarity with basic computer functions (Word, Excel, e-mail, Google Apps, etc.) and campus software
  • Experience and success working with diverse populations
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision

To Apply:

  • Cover letter & Resume - cover letter should include the hours of availability for either the fall or winter semester.
  • Two professional references

Application deadlines are open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

The application materials should be directed to:

Michael Schavey

Phone: 616-234-4180

Email: mschavey@grcc.edu

Posted 8/4/13

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Grand Rapids Community College Student Life

Semester/Dates Available: Summer Orientation Program (first week of May through 2nd week of August - dates are negotiable), Fall and Winter semester practicum positions may be available based on current program needs and applicant skill set.  Inquire at least 60 days prior to the start of the semester of interest to determine availability.

Program Description:

GO! New Student Orientation is a program designed to improve student success during the first year of college at GRCC. In addition to developing an academic plan, students learn about college expectations, how to navigate campus, and develop an understanding of campus support programs and services. A parent/guest session is offered for those who support our students in their first year.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with Orientation Student Ambassador Training
  • Deliver Orientation Programming (e.g., welcome session, technology/registration session, etc.)
  • Deliver Parent Presentations
  • Assist with Raider Rally Orientation Event
  • Assist with planning the Student Life Summer Student Leadership Retreat

Required Skills & Experiences:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Familiarity with basic computer functions (Word, Excel, e-mail, Google Apps, etc.) and campus software
  • Experience and success working with diverse populations
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • Some supervision experience preferred

Application Requirements Due: March 31, 2014

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two professional references

For more information please contact:

Lori Cook, Director

Phone: 616-234-3099

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