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SBS Graduation Ceremony 5 Classes begin Deadline to apply for December and winter degree candidacy No classes/campus closed (Labor Day) Last day to add classes without instructor’s signature Last day to drop classes without notation on transcript No classes (Veteran’s Day)

SGPP Events


Campus Events


Internship Opportunities 16-24 Job Opportunity


Volunteer Opportunity


Scholarship Opportunity 27 Fellowship Opportunities 28-29 Announcements Academic Advising

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No classes (Thanksgiving Break) Last Day of Classes Reading Day Final Exams


If you are graduating this December, you can still apply for degree candidacy, but a $50.00 late candidacy application fee will now be assessed. For detailed instructions on how to initiate your paperwork, please visit our degree check page.

Dear Juniors and Seniors, We have partnered with Career Services to give our junior and senior majors access to Wildcat Joblink. Wildcat JobLink is a state-of-the-art career management tool, offering UA students access to jobs, internships, and a range of other services including campus interviewing and resume referrals. To access JobLink, please visit the Career Services website at https:// All you need is your NETID and password to login and take advantage of these great services. Why is SGPP only funding juniors and seniors to have access to JobLink? The funding comes from SGPP Program Fees, which only our junior and senior majors pay. If you are a freshman or sophomore, you are welcome to register and pay the annual $5 fee out of pocket. Visit https:// to register. I will be a junior at the end of the current semester. When can I have access? SGPP will be requesting access for any students who have reached 60+ credits each semester after the census date (the 21st day of the semester). So, if you will have 60+ completed credits at the end of this semester, you will be granted access next semester after the census date. If you have any questions, please email

SBS Graduation Ceremony Information

On behalf of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Dean John Paul Jones III is pleased to invite you and your family to the college Convocation Recognition Ceremony to honor graduates of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Our college ceremony will be Thursday, December 19, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall, located at 1020 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721 (UA Campus). The ceremony will include individual recognition of each undergraduate and graduate degree recipient in attendance. The faculty of our college looks forward to seeing you and meeting your family and guests. While there is no charge for this ceremony, tickets are required. Additional information about tickets will be available in November. Online RSVP will open 11/4/13. Click here for full details

SGPP Students: Mark your calendars for these upcoming events with our peer mentors!

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Graduate School Day Over 6,000 University of Arizona students received bachelor's degrees last year and a substantial number indicated an interest in continuing their education through graduate studies. This is your chance to "Make the Connection" to these highly motivated and eminently qualified UA students at our institution's Graduate School Day on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in the Student Union Memorial Center's Grand Ballroom. We've welcomed Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Creighton, Northwestern, Pepperdine, UC Berkeley, Boston College, Dartmouth College, NYU, Purdue and University of Illinois (Chicago) to this event over the last five years. This year? We hope YOU'LL be there. Find out more and sign up today at employer/career-fairs-events/ua-graduate-school-day, or visit our website at We hope you'll join us! Please call 520-621-1408 for further information..

Graduate School Recruiters Want You! Meet recruiters from 8 outstanding schools: Berkeley, UCSD, USC, Washington University St. Louis, Princeton and NAU, and UA Wednesday, November 6, 2013 9:00am – 11:00 am Copper Room & Agave Room - Student Union, 4th floor Come prepared - bring your resume and ask lots of questions! The UA table will also have information on paid summer research programs at UA and across the nation Reminder: UA Graduate School Day is 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Same day, be there! TIPS: 70+ schools will be there. Business casual is recommended. Follow up with the schools that interest you, and remember, you have a lot to offer graduate schools! Sponsored by the UA Graduate College, UROC Program, MARC Program and SACNAS-AISES Chapters

Spring 2014 Internship Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President – Washington, DC The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is a federal government agency under the Executive Office of the President which is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. trade, commodity, and direct investment policy with other countries. The head of USTR is the U.S. Trade Representative, a Cabinet member who serves as the President’s principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade issues. The intern program at USTR is a semester-long, volunteer program in which undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students gain knowledge and experience in conducting U.S. trade policy. Assignments may include research, analysis, statistics, and coordination of briefing books, report preparation, meeting and conference planning, letter writing, and covering meetings, hearings, and/or legislative markup sessions. Internships are available in all 26 departments of the Washington, DC office as well as at USTR’s offices in Beijing, China, and Geneva, Switzerland. Click Here< default/files/USTR%20Beijing%20Internship_0.pdf> for more details and instructions on how to apply to the international positions. The following are the application timeframes and deadlines for each internship term: Spring Internship (January – April) – November 1st Summer Internship (May – August) – March 15th Fall Internship (September – December) – August 1st Due to the fact that this is a volunteer program, USTR does not provide stipends. No assistance with housing or other relocation expenses are available. However, we can provide a transportation subsidy to cover local commuting costs to and from the DC work location. Applicants must be: · U.S. Citizens · 18 years of age or over at the time of application · Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university (2-4 year institution), or have graduated in the past 2 years from undergraduate or graduate school. · Selected applicants will be required to obtain a favorable security determination as a prerequisite to employment. For more information about the application process or internship openings within the USTR please visit:<>. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Mrs. Taiwo Erskine Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Human Resources - Intern Coordinator Tel: (202) 395-736

OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL The Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Criminal Division, Office of Victim Services Section is currently accepting applications for volunteers and interns to serve as Victim Advocates, in both Phoenix and Tucson offices, for the spring semester (January 2014 through June 2014) with 6 months total. The mission of the Office of Victim Services is to promote justice and healing for crime victims. Our staff is small relative to the number of victims we serve. Our success, therefore, depends on mature, responsible, caring volunteers and interns. To view our Recruitment Video please follow this link: employment APPLICATION PROCESS If this internship interests you, speak with your department’s internship advisor then go to to apply, or follow this link: ltmprod/xmlhttp/ Contact Amy Bocks, Advocate Program manager in Tucson at 520-628-6454 or Briana Balph, Lead Advocate in Phoenix at 602-542-8454 for more information. All applications are due November 15, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account. During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the AG’s Human Resources office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Administrative Services, 1275 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.

*Please note this internship has opportunities in both the Tucson and DC offices.

Senator Flakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office Spring and Summer Internship Program Senator Jeff Flakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tucson office is currently accepting applications for their 2014 spring and summer internship program. Interns will have the opportunity to experience firsthand how a state office of a United States Senator operates. Interns will assist the Senator and his staff with a variety of tasks including interacting with constituents, assisting people who need help with federal agencies, and working on a variety of research projects. Students will also have the opportunity to regularly attend meetings and community events with staff. This is a highly competitive program and only two interns are selected each semester. Successful candidates will demonstrate an eagerness to learn about federal public policy and how it affects local communities. Upperclassmen with at least a 3.0 grade point average are given priority. The office is located at 6840 N. Oracle Road. Students are expected to complete at least 135 hours during the semester to receive 3 units of credit. The University of Arizona offers internship credit in several departments. Interested applicants should send an email to: 20Spring%202014%20Internship%20Description%20FINAL.pdf

Check out our SGPP Internships page for a comprehensive list of internships, instructions on how to enroll, and more!

Yelp!Inc is currently hiring for our Account Executive - Sales position For reference, please visit our Careers page for more specific role descriptions and benefits explanations. Account Executive Sales - New Grad: As an Account Executive you'll help transform the local business landscape, influencing how people make buying decisions from finding a dentist to where they’re having dinner tonight.Our fast-paced sales team has an infectiously positive attitude and drive to win. If you’re looking for a career (not a job), a company that's invested in your personal development, a solid compensation package, and great training, you’ve come to the right place. Task at Hand  Manage your own leads: utilize online and offline sources to cultivate new leads and develop/maintain your pipeline  Make a high volume of daily outbound sales calls to business owners across all verticals  Drive the full sales cycle to attain new business: make introductory calls, assess business goals through qualifying, work with business owners in Yelp’s platform and advertising packages, and close the deal  Achieve and consistently exceed monthly sales goals Must-Haves  Bachelor’s degree or 3+ successful years in high volume sales  Resilience and an ability to overcome objections  Positive attitude and a drive to win

Students, We have over $20,000 in scholarship money to award for the Spring 2014 semester! To read more about the scholarships and access the application, please visit our Scholarships page on our website. Application Deadline: All application materials must be RECEIVED by Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 8:00 a.m.

The Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2014 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. The Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service. For those who want to become Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State, the Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master's programs in U.S. institutions to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2014, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at< . Deadline: Jan. 17, 2014. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University. 2014 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Number of Fellowships Offered: 20 Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizenship; GPA of 3.2/4.0; seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in Fall 2014 Online Application Opens: October 21 Application Deadline: January 17, 2014 Finalists selected by the end of February Fellows selected by mid-March Contact:; 202-806-4367, (877) 633-0002; Patricia Scroggs ( or James McDowell ( 202-806-4367.

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Undergraduate Student Information Sessions This session for undergraduates only! Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year and Summer fellowships are awarded annually in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish to undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Arizona in any program/department who are pursuing Middle Eastern language and area studies. Funding is provided by the US Department of Education and awards are made through CMES. Thursday, November 7, 10am, Marshall 476 Wednesday, November 13, 3pm, Marshall 476

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Graduate Student Information Sessions This session for graduate students only! Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year and Summer fellowships are awarded annually in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish to undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Arizona in any program/department who are pursuing Middle Eastern language and area studies. Funding is provided by the US Department of Education and awards are made through CMES. Friday, November 8, 12pm, Marshall 476 Thursday, November 14, 12:30pm, Marshall 476

*Please note that this course meets a general education requirement.

SOC496: Special Topics in Sociology: Poverty in American Cities MWF 11:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:50am Dr. Lane Kenworthy Tucson has the sixth highest poverty rate among major metropolitan areas in the United States. In 2012, Tucson's mayor, Jonathan Rothschild, established a Commission on Poverty to identify programs that could help to reduce or alleviate poverty. As part of this mission, the Commission has joined with the University of Arizona and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in a year-long research project. Students enrolled in this course will participate in the data collection and analysis for this project. Students will gain valuable skills such as how to develop and implement a survey, how to conduct an in-person interview, how to record and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data, how to work as a member of a team, how to work with people from a variety of backgrounds, and more generally, how to answer a question of interest in a systematic and evidence-based manner. These skills will be useful to students interested in pursuing a wide range of careers in public service, nonprofits, public policy, politics, marketing, business, and academia. The course explores poverty in American cities, and in Tucson in particular, through a combination of in-class instruction and first-hand research experience. The course will be structured in three parts. Parts I and II will consist of traditional instruction in the classroom and will cover topics related to urban poverty in America and research practices. Students will also be introduced to various public- and private-sector service providers in Tucson as well as to representatives of the Poverty Commission. In Part III, students will go into the Tucson community to conduct in-person surveys that attempt to answer two key questions about the current state of poverty in Tucson. First, to what extent is the official poverty measure an incomplete or misleading indicator of the living standards of the poor in Tucson? And second, how can Tucson do better to alleviate poverty? This will be done outside of class, but the specific days/times will be determined in collaboration with enrolled students. Students bilingual in English and Spanish are especially welcome, though this isn't a requirement. *Please note that this is an elective course

Sustainability Science Fellowships at Harvard University Doctoral, Post-doctoral, and Mid-career Fellowships Due date for applications: January 15, 2014 The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University invites applications for resident fellowships in sustainability science for the academic year beginning September 2014. The fellowship competition is open to advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students, and to midcareer professionals engaged in research or practice to facilitate the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective interventions that promote sustainable development. Some of the most serious constraints to sustainable development lie in the interconnections among sectors: energyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing need for water; the impacts of water use on human health; the competition for land among food, energy and conservation initiatives; and the cumulative impact of sector initiatives on climate and other key environmental services. A central challenge is to develop an integrated understanding of how sector initiatives for sustainability can compete with and complement one another in particular regional contexts. The 2014-15 fellowship competition therefore focuses on regional initiatives pursing an integrated perspective on sustainable development in India, China and Brazil. It also includes a crosscutting research initiative to integrate work focused on the theme of Innovation for Sustainable Development. Preference in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competition will be given to applicants whose proposals complement one or more of these four initiatives. The Initiatives (see below), are led by Professors William Clark, Henry Lee, Paul Moorcroft, and Rohini Pande. The Program is also open, however, to strong proposals in any area of sustainability science. In addition to general funds available to support this fellowship offering, special funding for the Giorgio Ruffolo Fellowships in Sustainability Science is available to support citizens of Italy, Brazil, China, India or developing countries who are therefore especially encouraged to apply. For more information on the fellowships application process see centers/mrcbg/programs/sustsci/fellowships. Applications are due January 15, 2014 and decisions will be announced in March 2014.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) This is a wonderful opportunity for students to spend one year in Germany studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. For more on this program, please visit

Hello, The UA Libraries is currently running a trial of the database CQ Voting and Elections Collection. You may access it from the Librariesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trial Databases page until November 6. CQ Voting and Elections Collection includes all kinds of historical and current elections data and analysis, from presidential to congressional to gubernatorial, as well as information on political parties, campaigns, and voters. Data sets can be downloaded in Excel. It also includes elections maps and transcripts of some debates. Your feedback about the usefulness of this database for your teaching and research would be very helpful in our evaluation of the resource. Please take a look at the database and let me know what you think! Thank you, Mary Mary Feeney Associate Librarian, Research Services Team The University of Arizona Libraries

The 12th Annual ONE Love Multicultural Showcase Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Incorporated is a national social sorority that recognizes its primary purpose as promoting multiculturalism and diversity from the Greek community to the University campus, and to the greater Tucson area. From the heart and soul of our organization, an all-original event was born: The ONE Love Multicultural Showcase. On November 7, 2013 at 7 pm Theta Nu Xi will be hosting the 12th annual ONE Love Multicultural Showcase in Modern Languages 350 at the University of Arizona to celebrate and revel in the cultural backdrop of our community. This event will bring together a variety of performing groups and a pastiche of audience members giving everyone a taste of things they would not have necessarily have had a chance to see before. Dialogue will ensue giving the campus community the opportunity to learn about its own richness derived from its variety of members, and to celebrate multiculturalism. This event serves to raise awareness and appreciation of the cultural arts being performed by members of the UA campus and community. Entry is free to all and there will be free snacks as well.

Newsletter 11042013  

Newsletter 11042013