From: Deanna Peck
Date: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Subject: Peer Connections is Hiring
I thought I would forward this email to you in hopes you could forward it to your faculty. We would love to see some strong Math majors applying for these jobs.
Thank you, Deanna
It is that time of the semester when Peer Connections is recruiting qualified students for the positions of peer tutor and peer mentor for the Spring 2016 semester. We are looking for students who have strong communication, critical thinking, interpersonal, and organizational skills. We know that you see these students frequently in your classes and interactions.
Students who are individually recommended by word of mouth are more likely to apply than those who receive a flier or hear a class announcement. Therefore, I invite you to encourage any students who you believe would be effective in assisting others achieve academically and/or navigate through their university experience.
A job description and job application for both positions can be found at: http://peerconnections.sjsu.edu/employment/ Please click on the position title to get the complete job description. Below, I have included a quick list of information that you may want to pass along.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in promoting this important effort and feel free to pass this email or information on to your other colleagues. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
PEER CONNECTIONS – Peer Mentor and Peer Tutor Jobs Available
What Peer Mentors Do?
· Support students who are adjusting to their academic and social life
· Facilitating campus wide workshops on a variety of topics, including:
o Stress Management
o Note Taking
o Study Strategies
o Campus Resources
o Smart Spartan Spending
· Use their creativity and problem-solving skills to work in a diverse, team-driven environment and serve as an experienced guide and role model
What Peer Tutors Do?
· Assist students with undergraduate coursework
· Empowering tutees to develop strong study strategies and strong self-efficacy
· Boost independent learning skills and self-confidence
· Subjects tutored include, but are not limited to:
o Math & Statistics
o Chemistry, Biology, & Physics
· Minimum GPA of 3.0 or more for 2 semesters prior to hiring semester
· Enrolled in at least 6 units at San José State University
· Possess strong organizational and communication skills
· Work effectively with a diverse population
· Are self-motivated
· Tutor courses that have been completed with an “A” or a “B”
How Peer Mentors and Tutors benefit from their work?
· Ongoing professional and personal development, including:
o CRLA certification
o Communication skills and strengths training
o Leadership opportunities and development of interpersonal skills
· Working in a team-oriented and empowering environment
· Competitive pay (starting at $12.00 – $13.50 based on experience)
· A consistent and flexible schedule (between 6-20 hours per week, avg 9-10)
· Priority Registration at SJSU
· And more!
Dear SJSU Advising Community,
Please find attached a handout on general education advising.
My name is LaQuesia Gorins and I’m the hiring manager here at FrogTutoring. FrogTutoring is an educational technology platform that facilitate 1-on-1 private tutoring offering the full range of academic courses and test prep.
We’re looking to hire some of your students to work not just as tutors but also as mentors to students in the community. We have found that when students (K – 12 & College) are tutored by college students, then they will be more receptive and enthusiastic about the subject. I think this will be a great opportunity for your students to encourage and engage local youths, and enhance their resume while making $$$$$$.
Great pay- Minimum of $30 per session, tutor chooses which grade level and subjects to tutor, as well as having the opportunity to create their own schedule, get driving compensation, periodic bonus and referral bonus.
How to apply:
Can you please help us out and forwarding this to all your students so those who are interested can apply? If you need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me. My information is listed below. Thank you!
From: Mavalski, Dimi
Date: Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 9:51 AM
Subject: UCLA RIPS – Summer Research opportunity for undergraduate students
To: “Mavalski, Dimi”
Dear Professor, Advisor, Faculty or Staff,
The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) runs a unique summer program for undergraduate students. The Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) provides an opportunity for exceptional students in math and related disciplines to work in teams on real world research projects proposed by a sponsor from industry or a national lab. Sponsors have included Google, Symantec, Los Alamos National Lab, the Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles Police Department, Arete, IBM, and many others. The RIPS web site at http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/rips/ gives the full details including a link to the online application. We encourage all bright, young students to apply, especially women and minorities.
This is an educational and very exciting two month program near the heart of Los Angeles at one of the premiere educational institutions in the United States. If accepted the program covers the student’s travel, housing and most meals, and offers a generous stipend. Students immerse themselves in research and learn how to deal with real world problems.
In addition to RIPS in Los Angeles, IPAM will offer RIPS-Hong Kong in 2016 in partnership with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. This is an exciting opportunity for U.S. undergrads to work with students from Hong Kong / China on projects sponsored by companies based in the region. English is the only language required for participation. The format is the same as RIPS-LA; two American and two Chinese students will form a team.
The deadline for applications is February 14, 2016. Please refer your students to the site and encourage them to apply. (Note: graduating seniors are eligible for all programs; international students may apply for RIPS-LA only).
I have attached a PDF poster with this email. If you’d like to request copies of this poster or for more information on RIPS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 310-825-4755.
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
RIPS 2016 Flyer
Math majors: Come to a talk discussing graduate programs (Masters and PhD) in math/applied math at UC Merced and enjoy some free pizza besides. Mayya Tokman will give a talk and answer any questions about the graduate programs at UC Merced on Thurs. Oct. 29 from 12-1:15 in MH 322.
TITLE: Life as a Graduate Student at UC Merced
SPEAKER: Mayya Tokman, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, UC Merced
In this presentation I will describe and answer questions about the graduate program in applied mathematics at University of California, Merced. The applied mathematics group at UC Merced offers Ph.D. and MS programs that provide students with rigorous training and skills to help them succeed in careers in academia, industry, and government. The faculty research is focused on development and application of analytical and computational tools for solving real-world problems. I will talk about what the graduate students lives are like in our program and provide an overview of the research going on in our group. As examples of possible research students engage in I will briefly describe projects in my group that include development of new numerical methods and mathematical modeling of behavior of biological cells under the influence of electric fields.