Advising News and Tips

Spring 2021 — Week 9

Monday, May 24, 2021

ADVISING TIP OF THE WEEK

Are You Ready to Start Planning for Study Abroad?
Do you have questions about what study abroad will look like in the near future? Are you interested in starting to explore study abroad options? You can get remote study abroad advising from GEO now, and you can also attend the Spring 2022 Study Abroad Info Session on May 25 from 12:00 to 1:00pm. You can also start searching for Study Abroad Scholarships to help finance your travels.
The University of Oregon and Division of Global Engagement is committed to providing a safe and healthy study abroad experience before, during, and after the coronavirus pandemic. GEO will work with you to address your individual needs and are confident they can provide a safe, educational, and impactful study abroad experience. Read through this FAQ, which includes up-to-date information on COVID-19 precautions, for more information.

CHC DATES & DEADLINES

  • Friday, June 11: 2021 CHC Graduate Reception held via Zoom

UO DATES & DEADLINES

Full UO Academic Calendar for Spring Term

  • Monday, May 31: Memorial Day Holiday (no classes held)
  • Monday, May 31 – Friday, June 4: End Review Student Experience Survey for Spring 2020 open on DuckWeb
  • Friday, June 4: Last day of spring term classes
  • Sunday, June 6: Last day to process a complete withdrawal from all courses (“W” recorded)
  • Monday, June 7 – Friday, June 11: Final Examinations (see schedule)
  • Saturday, June 12: UO Commencement Ceremony
  • Monday, June 21: Summer 2020 classes begin

CHC Peer Mentors

All students are invited to visit the CHC Peer Mentors for any personal, academic, or community support. The Peer Mentors hold office hours Tuesday and Thursday of Spring term. You can find their office hours schedule here. You can find the CHC Peer Mentor channel on Microsoft Teams and contact the Peer Mentors during their office hours by clicking here.

CHC Concern Email Address

We know how challenging the current remote learning environment can be, and the CHC wants to make sure that we’re as responsive as possible to your concerns as they arise. If you wish to share a concern about a CHC course or CHC advising, please send it to chcconcern@uoregon.edu

UPCOMING EVENTS

All times are in PST

  • NEW! The Mind and Memory of Mary McLeod Bethune

Join visiting scholar, Dr. Kim Warren, of the University of Kansas, for this virtual lecture hosted by the Department of History and the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies. Kim Warren has traced the political evolution of the most influential African American woman in the 1930s, Mary McLeod Bethune. By the end of her life, Bethune had advised four presidents, convened the largest coalition of black women in the United States, and was often referred to as the “First Lady of the Struggle.” However, she has lived in the scholarly and popular memory simply as a celebrated teacher and a maternal advocate for civil rights. Warren takes Bethune’s story deeper by examining Bethune’s radical thoughts about voting, racial integration, and black feminism before a larger civil rights movement overshadowed her memory. Recently, Mary McLeod Bethune—or at least her memorial statue that will replace a Confederate soldier in the US Capitol Building—has reentered the public imagination as a symbol of reconciliation for America’s past with racial and gender inequity.
Date: Tuesday, May 25
Time: 3:30 – 5:00pm
Place: Register for the event and receive the Zoom link here

  • NEW! West Coast Health Professions Conference

This conference is designed for current college/post-bacc students and graduates to explore steps in the pre-health journey and prepare to apply. Explore, learn and network! Learn more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-west-coast-health-professions-conference-tickets-129767033691
Date: Thursday, May 27
Time: 2:00 – 6:00pm
Place: Register for West Coast Health Professions Conference here

  • NEW! Choose DO – Medical School Virtual Expo

AACOM invites you to meet with representatives from up to 37 medical schools from the comfort of your home on June 8, 2021 at our free Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo.

Watch live presentations and meet with medical school admissions representatives, faculty, and current students via online chat rooms
Learn more about applying to medical school, the interview process, and life as a medical student
Meet with AACOM representatives, med school admissions teams, current residents, and more
Explore which medical school is right for you – zero travel required

Date: Tuesday, June 8
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Place: Register for Choose DO – Medical School Virtual Expo here

  • Today! Living Abroad in Your Skin

Join Global Education Oregon for a student panel about personal identities while being abroad. Three student panelists, currently studying abroad in London and South Korea, will share their diverse backgrounds and stories of their experiences as well as reflect on what it's been like to live and study abroad this term. The current UO students will also be joined by a UO study abroad alumni who studied in China and can share her experience as it relates to her career and post-graduation life.
Date: Monday, May 24
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Place: Register for Living Abroad in Your Skin here

  • Spring 2022 Study Abroad Info Session

Join us to learn more about studying abroad in the spring of 20222. Start planning your study abroad experience now!
Date: Tuesday, May 25
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm
Place: Find link to Spring 2022 Study Abroad Info Session here

  • Loan Repayment Workshop

As graduation nears, so does the reality of loan repayment. Do you know how you’re going to afford paying back your loans? You’re not alone in this process. In this workshop hosted by the Financial Wellness Center, we will teach you about your payment options, what to do if you can’t pay, and how you might be able to get your loans forgiven.
Current and former students as well as parents are welcome to attend. Visit the FWC website or social media (@uofinwellness) for more information!
Date: Tuesday, May 25
Time: 4:00pm
Place: Find link to Loan Repayment Workshop here

  • Creativity Counts: Math + Art

Why and how did a group of undergraduate mathematics students and mathematicians create an exhibition in an art museum? In this presentation and chat with the public, UO Professor E. E. Eischen will introduce an aesthetic side of mathematics and a project to share it more broadly. Joined by undergraduates from the Math and the Creative Process class (including some fellow CHC students!), whose works are exhibited in Creativity Counts at the JSMA, Eischen will survey this project's life, from its conception to its appearance in the museum (and its enhancement using approaches from improvisational theater). Q and A to follow. This event is for everyone!
Date: Wednesday, May 26
Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Place: Register for Creativity Counts here

  • Class of 2021: Career Pep Talk

Local young professionals encouraging graduating ducks as they go out into the world of work.
Date: Wednesday, May 26
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm
Place: Join the Class of 2021: Career Pep Talk here

  • The Art of Producing: Interview with Nomadland Producer, Mollye Asher

The Art of Producing Visiting Filmmaker Series kicks-off with an interview with award-winning Producer Mollye Asher. This year’s Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Talk will feature producer Mollye Asher, who will discuss how she got into producing, chooses projects, and collaborates with directors such as Chloé Zhao (Nomadland 2020), Carlo Mirabella-Davis (Swallow 2019), and Anja Marquardt (She’s Lost Control 2014). And register for a free screening of Nomadland (available Friday, May 21 through Wednesday, May 26) here!
Date: Wednesday, May 26
Time: 4:00pm
Place: YouTube Livestream here

  • Avoiding the Cram: Creating a Finals Study Plan

Ease stress and maximize success during final exam week by developing a solid, manageable plan for organizing your time, materials, and study methods.
Date: Thursday, May 27
Time: 10:00am
Place: Join Avoiding the Cram on Zoom

  • Bioethics in the time of Black Lives Matter: A Black Feminist Perspective

Last summer saw the convergence of two major threats to public health: the COVID-19 pandemic and the enduring value gap between white and Black lives (referenced in the name of the protest movement Black Lives Matter). On April 8, 2021, the CDC released a statement naming racism as "a serious public health threat." By contrast, six weeks earlier, the Journal of the American Medical Association released a podcast (now withdrawn) in which the very existence of structural racism in medicine (by now a well-proven fact) was called into question. In this conversation, we will discuss how the CDC declaration might be translated into action within this larger social and political context and what Black feminist bioethicists can contribute to the ongoing conversation.
Date: Thursday, May 27
Time: 4:30 – 5:10pm
Place: Join via Zoom here

  • West Coast Health Professions Conference

This conference is designed for current college/post-bacc students and graduates to explore steps in the pre-health journey and prepare to apply. Explore, learn and network! Learn more and register here.
Date: Thursday, May 27
Time: 2:00 – 6:00pm
Place: Register for “West Coast Health Professions Conference” here

  • Taming Test Anxiety

Did your palms start sweating just by reading this title? Learn how to manage stress levels, prepare well for exams, and make tests just another thing in your term—not the only thing!
Date: Tuesday, June 1
Time: 4:00pm
Place: Join Taming Test Anxiety workshop on Zoom

  • UO Crush COVID-19 Challenge

Here at UO, every student has the right and responsibility to advocate for their own personal safety, and that includes COVID-19 safety. This challenge aims to assist students with that advocacy, with a creative engagement tool and well deserved rewards to enhance COVID-19 safety both on campus and in the Lane County community. The Crush COVID-19 Challenge is a way for University of Oregon students to engage with COVID-19 safety information on a weekly basis and earn prizes along the way! Register on crushcovid.uoregon.edu, provide your contact information, and create a challenge user name to be displayed on prize pages, leader boards, and potentially on social media.​

  • Let’s Talk: University counseling Services Drop-In Service

Let’s Talk has gone virtual to Let’s (Tele)Talk!  Let’s Talk is a drop-in service that provides easy access to free, informal confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. No appointment necessary (first-come, first served). No paperwork to be completed. Easy access support and consultation. While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will now be offered via Zoom. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and is meant to be used on an as-needed basis. Note there may be a short wait.
Click here for more information, schedule, and links for Let’s Talk!

  • Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE) Virtual Open Hours

It's never too early to explore undergraduate research and scholarship opportunities! Attend open hours to learn about undergraduate research, distinguished scholarships, and funding for international fellowships.
Time and Date: Various Times

SCHOLARSHIP & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Women in STEM Scholarship – Watermark Scholars Program

Application Deadline: July 15, 2021
Watermark is offering women in STEM scholarships for the fall 2021 academic term to provide much-needed support for college students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)-related studies and careers. Two students will be selected from the pool of applicants, and awardees will each receive $5,000 to help continue their education.To participate in the Watermark Scholars program, applicants are asked to submit either a written essay, up to 500 words, or a short video on the topic of “Who has inspired you to pursue a career in science or technology, and what do you want to achieve upon graduation?” We’re looking for students who have been inspired by recent events and changes in learning and want to make a difference in their careers! Find more information and apply here!

  • CHC Exclusive! CHC’s Mentored Research Program (MRP)

Application deadline: Rolling
The Mentored Research Program allows CHC students to apply for funding to work as research assistants for UO faculty members. Students are eligible to apply for up to approximately $1,000 of funding per academic year term (approximately $3,000 per academic year) work with a professor on a research project (which may lay the groundwork for the student’s thesis project). Additional information and application instructions can be found on the CHC’s student Canvas site.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year (although applications received after Week 8 will be considered at the beginning of the following term).

  • Deadline Approaching! Mitchell Scholarships

UO “intention to apply” deadline: During the winter term of your third year of study, schedule an interview with the UO’s Mitchell advisor. By the end of spring term of your third year, confirm with the advisor your intent to apply.
External application deadline: Late September of your fourth year of study
Mitchell Scholarships named to honor former U.S. Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community.  Up to 12 Mitchell scholars who may be seniors, alumni, and graduate students who are U.S. Citizens no older than 30, are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any disciplineoffered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Award covers tuition, housing, a $12,000 living expenses stipend, and international travel.  Students who wish to apply should contact UO’s Marshall Scholarship advisors at dsinfo@uoregon.edu. More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website

  • Deadline Approaching! Marshall Scholarships

UO “intention to apply” deadline: During the winter term of your third year of study, schedule an interview with the UO’s Marshall advisor. By the end of spring term of your third year, confirm with the advisor your intent to apply.
External application deadline: Late September or early October of your fourth year of study
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.  Up to 40 scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study. The scholarship allows the scholars, who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers, and decision-makers in their own countries, to gain an understanding and appreciation of British values and the British way of life. It also establishes long-lasting ties between the peoples of Britain and the United States. Each scholarship is held for one to two years. Award covers university fees, tuition, books, a thesis grant, research, and daily travel, plus fares to and from the United States. Students who wish to apply should contact UO’s Marshall Scholarship advisors at dsinfo@uoregon.edu. More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • Deadline Approaching! Rhodes Scholarships

UO “intention to apply” deadline: Confirm with an advisor your intention to apply during Spring term of your third year of study
Internal application deadline: Contact dsinfo@uoreogn.edu for more information
External application deadline: First Wednesday of October of your fourth year of study
Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.  The first American Scholars were elected in 1904.  Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.  All educational costs, a stipend, and travel to and from Oxford are paid by the program.  Students who wish to apply should contact UO’s Rhodes Scholarship advisors at dsinfo@uoregon.edu.  More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • Deadline Approaching! Gates Cambridge Scholarships

UO “intention to apply” deadline: Confirm with an advisor your intention to apply during Spring term of your third year of study
Round 1: US citizens normally resident in the USA
Internal deadline: 
Please contact dsinfo@uoregon.edu immediately for more information.
External deadline: Early October 2021
Round 2: All other eligible applicants
Internal deadline: 
Please contact dsinfo@uoregon.edu immediately for more information.
External deadline: The application deadline in this round is determined by the course you are applying for. Please find more information here.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.  The scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to citizens of any country outside of the United Kingdom on the basis of the candidate's academic excellence, a good fit between the scholar and the university, evidence of leadership potential, and a commitment to improving the lives of others.  Students who wish to apply should contact UO’s Gates Cambridge Scholarship advisor at (dsinfo@uoregon.edu. More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

RESEARCH, INTERNSHIP, JOB, STUDY ABROAD, VOLUNTEER, & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

  • NEW! Tutor Positions for Services for Student-Athletes

Services for Student-Athletes is currently taking application for the 2021-2022 academic year for tutors in all subjects. Academic tutors work in conjunction with SSA staff in communicating and documenting student-athlete progress to academic advisors, learning specialists, and athletic department personnel. Tutors must attend mandatory training meetings with SSA learning specialists. Qualified candidates will have attained at least junior standing, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, have good communication and interpersonal skills, and have detailed knowledge of a specific subject area and/or a broad knowledge of many general education areas. Please visit our website to obtain an application: http://ssa.uoregon.edu/employment.php. Applications may be submitted at our office at 1615 E. 13th Ave., (John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student-Athletes), or sent electronically to shirleyb@uoregon.edu.

  • NEW! Student Computer support for Services for Student Athletes

Services for Student Athletes is looking for individuals with a strong technology background and are interested in the use and facilitation of technology. This position will be year-long with limited summer hours available. SSA manages a wide array of technology and requires individuals to assist in maintaining them. As an OSX environment we ask any applicants to have a commanding knowledge to assist users with their technology. On top of this we look for people committed in providing excellent customer service. Day to day tasks are trained but technical skills with printers, audio/video hookups, and major software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite are a plus. Please visit our website to obtain an application: http://ssa.uoregon.edu/employment.php. Applications may be submitted at our office at 1615 E. 13th Ave., (John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student-Athletes), or sent electronically to blee@uoregon.edu.

  • NEW! Wy’east Post Baccalaureate Pathway

The Wy’east Post Baccalaureate Pathway application is now open! The Wy’east Pathway is intended for American Indians and Alaska Natives who are passionate about becoming physicians and healers, but have (a) applied unsuccessfully to medical school, or (b) have not yet achieved a competitive MCAT score. More information can be found on our website and this flyer, including eligibility requirements, an overview of steps to apply, a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document, and links to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. For questions about the pathway, contact wyeast@ohsu.edu

  • Virtual UO Day at the Capitol

Do you care about the cost of tuition? Do you wish that the UO and other public universities had more resources to support students facing financial, housing, and food insecurity? If you answered yes to these questions, then we need your help! When the Oregon Legislature went virtual, so did our advocacy for students and the UO. Without the ability to show up at the Capitol in a flock of green and yellow, we'll need your support to make a (virtual) splash. That’s why we’re hoping you’ll join us for Virtual UO Day at the Capitol, happening Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Check out the schedule and learn more here!
In addition to advocating for the funding that universities desperately need to keep tuition low, there are many other reasons to attend UO Day. This is a great opportunity to meet with and build connections with legislators, prominent alumni, and other students. Advocates will receive training and background information, including some UO gear to help show your Duck pride on zoom! Looking for a resume boost? Sign up to be a team captain and help organize your peers for your legislator. If you have any questions, need additional information, or are interested in being a team captain, please contact Kimberly Koops, associate director of advocacy, at kkoopswr@uoregon.edu or 541-393-7826 (call/text).

  • Deadline Approaching! Research Assistant for the Prevention Science Institute’s Understanding Turning Points for Women Study

Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Are you interested in gaining research experience? The Prevention Science Institute’s Understanding Turning Points for Women Study is looking for motivated research assistants to join our team. This study is examining the development pathways of delinquency, health-risk behaviors, and trauma from adolescence into adulthood among a sample of justice-involved women, many of whom also experienced child maltreatment. Research assistants will have the opportunity to learn about the intersection of juvenile justice and child welfare and the effects of risk-taking behaviors and trauma on women’s long-term psychosocial and biological and self-reported health outcomes. Research assistants commit to at least one full academic term and have the opportunity to receive 1-2 upper-level research credits per term. Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume/CV to the Project Coordinator, Jena Kunimune (jenak@uoregon.edu). Please include the following: 1) Relevant research or direct-service experience (Prior research experience is not required); 2) What motivates you to want to work on this study; 3) Number of credits/terms desired. See attached flyer for more information!

  • Deadline Approaching! Wayne Morse Scholars Program accepting applications

Application deadline: May 28, 2021
Join a community of students committed to service and justice and explore various forms of political engagement, work to effect change in real-world settings, tackle big questions of democracy and governance, engage in applied research, connect with prominent scholars and elected officials, and develop leadership skills. Learn more about the Wayne Morse Scholars and access the application here!

  • Presidential Undergraduate Research Scholars

Application Deadline: June 25, 2021
Fellowship program that provides $5,000 to students to conduct research during the academic year. Students also have access to $1,000 in supply funding. Open to undergraduate majors in chemistry, physics, earth sciences, computer and information sciences, and mathematics. Must be a graduate of an Oregon High School. Visit this website for more information.

  • University Career Center Practice Interview Program – Spring 2021

Applying for jobs or internships and want to ace your next interview?  Sign up for a practice (virtual) interview with our employers from a variety of industries, some of which are alumni, helping Ducks gain vital professional interview skills. The Practice Interview Program is a safe place for you to gain professional interview skills, start building professional networks, gain confidence and receive real-time interview feedback from experienced hiring professionals. Guest employers will receive your resume prior to interview and are encouraged to ask general behavioral-based interview questions. You will not be interviewing for a specific job nor need to have specific interest in the organization interviewing with--this truly is practice. Practice interviews are ~30 minutes in duration. Find the list of guest employers and sign-up for a practice interview time slot in Handshake.