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December 2013 Graduation


May 2014 Graduation




SGPP Events


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Internship Opportunities


Non-SGPP Internships


Fellowship Opportunity


Job Opportunities


Volunteer Opportunity


No classes (Veteran’s Day)

Scholarship Opportunity


No classes (Thanksgiving Break)



Academic Advising


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

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.

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

GRADUATING IN May 2014? January 30, 2014 is the deadline to apply for you degree check if you are graduating May 2014. Detailed instructions on how to initiate your paperwork, can be found on 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 fall-2013-workshops

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

Candidate for Arizona Attorney General speaks with UA Young Dems!! On Thursday evening at 6:30 in the Agave room of the Student Union, the UofA Young Democrats are having Felecia Rotellini as a guest speaker. She is currently running for Attorney General of Arizona after spending 27 years practicing law in both public and private venues. She earned a name for herself as a watchdog of financial institutions within former Governor Janet Napolitano's administration. You will not want to miss hearing Rotellini speak about how she will fight for the betterment of Arizona families and businesses, while also learning about her career path to this point. We hope to see you Thursday night and more information can be found HERE. If you have any questions or wish to be added to the UAYD's listserv, email

International Rescue Committee in Tucson The International Rescue Committee in Tucson is now interviewing candidates for the following intern positions: Immigration Services Cultural Orientation Health Advocacy Nutrition and Food Security Case Management (Procurement and Logistics) Case Management (Survivors of Torture) Employment and Economic Development Outreach and Communications Volunteer Management Family Mentor Program Coordinator New Roots Agricultural Coordinator Citizenship Preparation Instructor Visit our internship page for additional openings and application instructions. Agency Background: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading, nonsectarian, non-profit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitative assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. The IRC in Tucson provides a wide range of services to refugees in all stages of resettlement and seeks to promote each refugee family's search for self-sufficiency. Andrew Jenkins, Volunteer and Internship Coordinator International Rescue Committee Tucson 3100 North Campbell Avenue | Tucson, AZ 85719 T 520-319-2128 x116 | F 520-319-2160 |

Application deadline has been extended!

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

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:

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

Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) Embassy of Japan The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan is now accepting internship applications for the spring of 2014. For internship and application information click on Embassy of Japan.

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

Life Skills Training & Enhancement Program The psychology clinic has established a community service agency that provides undergraduate mentors & life skills trainers to schoolaged youth with emotional and/or behavioral problems. The vast majority of these children are from a minority group living in poverty in Tucson and are struggling with a variety of emotional and behavior problems. We are currently accepting applications for Spring semester. As a LifeSTEP (Life Skills Training and Enhancement Program) provider, you would be meeting with your assigned youth about once a week for about 4 hours each time. Activities might include going to the movies, getting an ice cream, going bowling or spending time at a park, etc. You would receive 3 units of internship credit (293, 393 or 493 depending on your U of A status), and you would have the opportunity to receive training in this area. If you are interested (and will be 21 years old by January 10), please complete the application & email it back to by November 25. I look forward to hearing from you - Julie Julie Feldman, Ph.D. Department of Psychology University of Arizona

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

Liability Claims Representative - Tucson Job Duties & Responsibilities What sets GEICO apart from our competition? One key factor is our ability to provide outstanding customer service during the insurance claims process. As a Liability Claims Representative, you are there for our customers when they need us most â&#x20AC;&#x201C; after an accident. Accidents can be traumatic experiences, and it takes a true professional to empathize, listen and assist our customers. Through our industry-leading, paid training, you'll learn about insurance concepts and contracts, complex claims handling, liability disputes and settlement negotiation. After training, you will investigate and process a variety of insurance claims ranging from minor fender-benders to major disasters. Candidate Qualifications * * * * * * *

Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree Good customer service skills or prior experience Solid computer, grammar and multi-tasking skills Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Strong attention to detail, time management and decision-making skills Demonstrated job stability Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-volume call center

How To Apply Please click Apply Now to complete your application; you will need an active email address and phone number. Additionally, we request that you enter any work experience that you've had within at least the past five years. Once you begin your application you can save it if you need to access it later.

Weingartner Digital Citizenship Challenge Announcing the creation of the Weingartner Digital Citizenship Challenge - a competition designed to address the issues of democratic citizenship in the digital age. Applicants are asked to submit three short essays describing their ideas on how the internet can be used to foster a vibrant democracy characterized, among other things, by civic engagement, civil discourse, an informed citizenry, and a responsible and transparent government. Three awards of up to $2000 are available for the best ideas submitted by January 5, 2014. Those chosen as finalists will have their ideas presented at the Weingartner Digital Citizenship Forum on February 11, 2014. The Challenge is an initiative created by dotDemocracy, a nonpartisan organization founded by the Weingartner Policy Fellows at the College of William and Mary. The application for the Challenge, as well as other information on dotDemocracy and the Forum, can be found at<>.

AZ Techstart AZ Techstart is having its first meeting this Monday November 18th at 6:30pm in Gould-Simpson RM 906. AZ Techstart is a new club committed to enabling students with the right resources to start tech startups. This meeting will feature a workshop on launching and growing SaaS (Subscription as a Service) startups by Bradley Gauthier< bradleygauthier>, serial entrepreneur and web developer. Anyone who is interested in web development, design, or startups in general is encouraged to attend! (If you're the type who forgets about events until notified about them on facebook, here you are!< events/541839055902843/>) Let me know if you have any q's. See you there! Chris Marin President, AZ Techstart Master's Candidate | Entrepreneurship (520) 971-2104 | Mobile<>

Course Options Looking for an additional course for next semester? Consider one of these! ANTH 395B, Section 1 (Cultural): Energy, Society, Culture Instructor: Thomas McGuire Day/Time: Online Location: Online Societies and cultures throughout the world are facing increasingly difficult choices about the production and consumption of energy. This course will examine societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dependence on diminishing supplies of fossil fuels (oil and gas) and explore the social and cultural implications of alternative energy futures. Students will develop an informed knowledge of the sources and uses of energy, the social and cultural factors that guide how we use energy, the limitations of current energy systems, and the realistic alternatives to existing energy sources and uses. By the end of the semester, students will be in a position to a reasoned vision for responsible energy policies and practices. ANTH 495A, Section 2 (Archaeological): Tree rings, Documents and Oral History Instructor: Tree rings, Documents and Oral History Day/Time: WED 3:00-5:30 Location: Bannister Tree Ring Building, Room 110 This course is an intensive introduction to dendroarchaeology as it is applied to historic period structures. In class lectures are a seminar format that encourages class discussion and participation. Topics include the history, theory, and methods of dendroarchaeology with selected readings and practical applications. The course has a significant amount of reading from professional journals and it is important that ALL students read all the articles. Students should be able to build their own Master skeleton plot by the end of Marchâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which they will use dating the samples collected on the field trip. ANTH 495A, Section 3 (Archaeological): Diseases and Human Evolution (not yet posted in the schedule) Instructor: James Watson Day/Time: MON 3:00-5:30 PM Location: ASM 311 This course will illustrate human bio-cultural adaptations to pathogens, including the origin, evolution, distribution, and diversity of diseases and the human groups they affect. We will examine a variety of topics including viral disease (Smallpox, AIDS, Ebola), bacterial disease (TB, Plague, Syphilis), parasitic disease (Malaria, Chagas), nutritional disease, and harm caused to the human body from human behavior and cultural practices but focus largely on the paleopathology and physical evidence of disease processes in the past. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Ann Samuelson, M.A, Anthropology Academic Advisor School of Anthropology, UA (520) 626-6027

*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

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program Washington, DC. The Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Summer Enrichment Program encourages the application of members of minority groups underrepresented groups in the Department of State and those with financial need. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University. The International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program takes place at Howard University in Washington, D.C. beginning in mid-June. To enhance participantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides two for-credit courses that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy and economics, plus a writing seminar. To give the scholars greater insight into the foreign policy making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces them to a wide range of professionals from government and nongovernmental organizations who work on global issues. It also arranges trips to various governmental and non-governmental institutions involved in international affairs and explores options for graduate study, fellowships, and internships. The program also includes various activities designed to improve professional skills. The program covers costs for tuition, room, board and travel and provides a stipend. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship, a GPA of 3.2/4.0, and full-time undergraduate student status. Students from all majors who are interested in international affairs careers are welcome to apply. The deadline for application is February 10, 2014, and the application and information are available at Contact information:; 202806-4367, (877) 633-0002; Patricia Scroggs ( or James McDowell ( 202-806-4367.

Project SOAR! Looking for ways to get involved in the Tucson community? Be a role model and mentor middle school students through Project SOAR! Project SOAR is a 2-unit service-learning course (HED 397B) designed for those committed to providing mentoring for students at under-resourced middle schools in the Tucson community, in an effort to increase the academic achievement for these students. This course provides an introduction to research around learning and developmental factors as well as cultural, social and environmental factors that affect student academic achievement and the path to higher education. Although there is an academic component to this upper-division course, a majority of the time (2 hrs/wk) is spent mentoring at a local middle school (we serve 8 middle schools in the Tucson area, most of which are about a 20 min drive from campus) for a total of 25 hours per semester (this includes travel time & prep time). Carpooling is available, students DO NOT have to have a car. You can enroll in HED 397B directly on UAccess Student link. Check out the website at, or contact Mary Irwin with questions at mair-

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

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