Honors on Wednesday 4-12

This week's opportunity list!


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

University Honors Program, 343 Infirmary, 352-392-1519, http://www.honors.ufl.edu

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  2. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: McKinsey & Company Undergraduate Women’s Summit:



  1. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Rethinking Modern Counterterrorism:
  2. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Higher Education During the Great Disruption:
  1. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: An Evening with Tom Stoppard:
  2. JOB OPPORTUNITY: Multiple Summer Student Assistant and Counselor Positions:


  1. LEADERSHIP: Residence Hall Week Staff Applications:
  2. LEADERSHIP: Hispanic Student Association Cabinet:






The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey is a comprehensive survey administered to all undergraduates at UF and other universities across the country.

UF wants to know what’s important to its undergraduates, what’s working well, and what needs improvement to help make our school one of the top public universities. The SERU survey covers topics from international student life and study abroad to campus climate and much more!

Students are eligible to win cash prizes by taking the survey. Learn more and take the survey: http://seru.ufl.edu/

[Do you think the Honors Program should have a different presence on campus? SERU is a great place to advocate for your Honors Program! Several years ago students asked for more study space on campus in the SERU comments. Those requests helped spur renovations in Marston and Newell]

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2.    ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: McKinsey & Company Undergraduate Women’s Summit:

The McKinsey Undergraduate Women’s Summit was established with the goal of meeting and supporting talented female undergraduates in their professional growth. The one-day program will include “Consulting 101,” an exciting keynote speaker, problem-solving overview, and other activities. We hope you’ll join us to learn and connect with your peers alongside a group of inspiring professional women.

Locations and dates:

- NYC, June 10

- Washington, D.C.: June 10

- Dallas: June 10

- Atlanta: June 17

- San Francisco: June 24

- Chicago: July (exact date TBA)

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors to achieve lasting success. McKinsey has been a trusted advisor to clients for more than eight decades, drawing on our functional and industry expertise to support organizations seeking to tackle the toughest business and societal challenges. With consultants in more than 100 offices in 60 countries, we work closely with teams at all levels of an organization to shape winning strategies, mobilize for change, build capabilities, and drive successful execution.

McKinsey hires undergraduates as Business Analysts (BAs) who come to the firm to build their skills and accelerate their career prospects. From day one, BAs are integral members of the team with significant responsibility and full participation in problem solving with our teams and clients.

Who should apply?

Any female member of the class of 2019 and 2020 who has excelled as a campus leader and has high academic achievements.

Applications are due Thursday, May 11: www.mckinsey.com/uws2017

Looking for resume advice prior to submitting your application? Join us on Monday, April 24 for a virtual resume writing workshop. RSVP for details: www.surveymonkey.com/r/uws-resume

3.    ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Rethinking Modern Counterterrorism:

John J. Mulligan, the deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will speak at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 13, in the Pugh Hall Ocora on the current terrorist threat environment, both global and national, reviewing recent history and examining the evolving nature of terrorist threats. Mulligan describes current challenges facing the U.S. counterterrorism mission and the manner in which the U.S. has sought to adapt to both changing terror methods and a changing operational landscape. He also suggests ideas on how to frame this problem in the longer term while addressing more immediate security requirements.

The event is cosponsored by the University of Florida Department of Political Science and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service

The event is free and open to the public. It will be streamed live at www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu

4.    ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Higher Education During the Great Disruption:

The threats to the future of our species are manifold as we move further into a century that is characterized by accelerating disruptions of climate, biosphere, and human systems. Multiple lines of evidence show that natural conditions that were favorable for the development of civilization are rapidly degrading. Higher education has an ethical imperative to provide the foundation of a sustainable civilization. Universities must transform themselves into institutions organized around transdisciplinary programs grounded in ecological and sustainability literacy. Reframing higher education to meet the challenges of accelerating disruptions will require a revolution in the purposes and structures of the university. Teaching, learning, scholarship, and research for sustainability must become the highest priorities of the university. Collectively, faculty have much of the power to implement these reforms.

Stephen Mulkey, President Emeritus of Unity College will present “Higher Education During the Great Disruption” as part of the Imagining Climate Change: Science and Humanities in Dialogue series on Thursday, April 13 at 7:00pm in the Reitz Union Chamber.

For more information, see http://imagining-climate.clas.ufl.edu.

5.    ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: An Evening with Tom Stoppard:

The thirteen actors and Dr. Homan from the English Department will stage a collage of well-known witty scenes from the playwright—Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, Jumpers, Enter a Free Man, Every Good Boy Deserves Favor, Dirty Linen, Artist Descending a Staircase—and much more. Sid Dobrin will make a guest appearance on stage as the Player in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. There will also be music!

Afterwards there will be a special surprise with the premier of a new (very) short play.

This event is free and open to the public and takes place on Friday, April 14 at 7:30pm in Ustler Hall.

The show is a fund-raiser for the Scholarship Fund of Women’s Studies.

For more information contact shakes@ufl.edu.

6.    JOB OPPORTUNITY: Multiple Summer Student Assistant and Counselor Positions:

The UF Center for Precollegiate Education and Training is looking for several talented and motivated individuals to join our team to assist with multiple science programs for students and teachers. Full and part time positions are available from three to eight weeks in duration including office assistance and on-site day and residential counselor positions.

We will begin interviewing and hiring immediately, so interested students should visit the UF CPET website to find out more information and application instructions. https://www.cpet.ufl.edu/about-cpet/employment-opportunities/

Questions can be directed to Dr. Julie Bokor at julie@cpet.ufl.edu

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7.    LEADERSHIP: Residence Hall Week Staff Applications:

Residence Hall Week is a yearly week-long series of events to be held at the beginning of the fall semester. We hope to put on a great program to show the incoming freshmen what it's like to be on the campus as a UF Gator! The tentative dates are August 17-24. We will be working as a team to decide on a theme, plan each event, and have a great time.

If you're interested in joining us for something more low-key than a directorship, we will be needing ample volunteers and other coordinators, so stay tuned for future announcements.

Directorships include (but are not limited to) Chief of Staff, Media and Technology Director(s), Facilities and Logistics Director, Entertainment Director, Spirit Director, and Registration Director.

If you think you have skills or ideas that would be beneficial in planning RHW that don't fit in to these directorships, please let us know on the application. https://goo.gl/forms/9zVWmFhUwMdgHsbF3

Applications are due Wednesday, April 19 by 11:59pm. Interviews will be held during Reading Days (4/20 and 4/21).

Once you send in your application, please sign up for an interview time on this link: http://doodle.com/poll/y4gq9sdk8esa976s

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact IRHAVicePresident@housing.ufl.edu.

8.    LEADERSHIP: Hispanic Student Association Cabinet:

Are you interested in getting involved with the Hispanic community on campus? Join the Hispanic Student Association's Cabinet. Cabinet is the leadership core of HSA and helps lead and serve the Hispanic community through: programming, media relations, leadership development, and much more! Applications close April 14 and are available at http://bit.ly/2p4dFru  



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