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Wednesday Update – March 21, 2018

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Dissertation Funding from the UF Graduate School
* Graduate School Dissertation Award
* Graduate School Doctoral Research Travel Award
* Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award
* Supplemental Retention Scholarship

FREE GRE Workshops
The UF Teaching Center offers this workshop Monday through Thursday, April 16-19, from 5-7 p.m. each day.   The Math sessions are Monday  & Wednesday, and the Verbal sessions are Tuesday and Thursday.  You can register for just the math sessions, just the verbal sessions, or all four.  Go to, then “study skills” then “workshops” to register and learn the workshop location.

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Employment & Internship Opportunities

University Press of Florida – Internship, Summer/Fall 2018 – deadline to apply Friday, April 13

University Press of Florida at UF is seeking interns for the Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters in the following areas:
* Acquisitions
* Editorial, Design, and Production
* Marketing
* Advertising and Design
* Journals

Our internship program offers students of all majors the opportunity to gain employment experience in the business of book publishing. To apply, visit and complete the application form. The application deadline is Friday, April 13.

Summer Day Camp Positions – seeking Education Students
I own a local day camp for kids that like to build stuff.  We teach STEAM concepts through play-based learning.  We are looking for energetic people who are passionate about teaching kids through project based and hands on learning.  We are currently hiring staff for our summer camp program, and would love to hire College of Education students for summer employment. Here is the link to our Jobs Page.

Reitz Union – Now Hiring
For a complete list of positions and to apply, please click here.

Healthy Learning Academy – After School Counselor position
Position available for immediate hire.  Looking for an organized and dependable person to work at the After School Program for Healthy Learning Academy, an elementary charter school in Jonesville, FL (20 min from the University of Florida on Newberry Rd).  Duties: Supervising children, homework tutoring, distributing snack, and helping with arts and crafts, outside games, cooking, and other projects for the children.  Hours: Monday-Friday 1:45 – 6pm, *Wednesdays 12-6pm.  Pay: $10 per hour

*Background in childcare experience preferred.
*Professional and appropriate demeanor while talking to parents, children, staff
*Must love children and have excellent classroom management skills.
*As our school philosophy revolves around incorporating health, fitness and nutrition into our daily curriculum, it would be helpful if applicants truly embraced this lifestyle.

If interested, please e-mail your resume along with a brief description about yourself.  *Please do not apply unless you meet all requirements, are planning to stay in the Gainesville area and are willing to be fingerprinted.
*Summer camp position also available

Volunteer & Service Opportunities

Spring Carnival at Alachua Elementary School — Volunteers Needed
Alachua Elementary is hosting a Spring Carnival on April 5th from 5:00-7:00pm. We’re looking for volunteers to help organize, set up, and lead games/activities for the event.  If interested, please email Chloe Campbell at

Childcare & Tutoring

Math Tutor needed for 5th Grader
1-2 days per week.  Close to UF campus. Please email Michelle at

Two Tutor Positions
The Unity Family Community Center has two tutoring part-time positions open up in their afterschool program.  Tutors are needed Monday – Thursday from 2:30pm – 5:30pm from March 12 – June 1.  The tutors would work with the S.W.A.G. (Students Winning and Achieving Goals) Afterschool Program.  The tutors will be paid $13 an hour.  Prospective tutors will need to complete a background check through Meridian which is covered and set-up by the Unity Family Community Center.  There is an opportunity to work during their summer program.  Please send your resume’ to  If you have questions, please call  (352) 529-2030 or visit

Wanted: Part time nanny needed, Monday to Friday 11:30am – 4:30pm for a happy 2.5 year old girl in our home. We live near the Millhopper library. Looking for someone to begin in March until at least August. The ideal candidate would be great with kids and dogs, reliable, trustworthy, creative and punctual. Please email me at Thank you!

Wanted:  Parttime Nanny to help during spring and summer. Opportunity to start immediately during after-school hours and continue into the summer with flexible hours.

Bright, cheerful, independent thirteen-year-old with mild physical disability.  Uses wheelchair and walker . Flexible schedule. Duties include transportation to activities and providing structure to the day including homework help. Must have reliable transportation. Larger vehicle preferred but not required.

Perfect for college student taking summer classes.  If interested please email name, days/hours available, and contact number to

Study Abroad

Summer A 2018 Study Abroad Programs –Australia, New Zealand, and/or Fiji– Sustaining Humans and their Environments
Tourism, Recreation and Sports Management is offering three interdisciplinary study abroad programs with a focus on sustainability open to all majors: 
North Queensland, Australia – LEI 4955/LEI 6931 (6 credits) May 14th-June 10th, 2018. Field-based course including two research days on the Great Barrier Reef, live with an Australian farm family and study rural life, spend two nights in the Outback experiencing “life off the grid”, take part in a service learning project on an Aboriginal owned ranch, and finish the program exploring Sydney. 
New Zealand – LEI 4955/6931 (6 credits) May 15th -June 8th, 2018.  Field-based course with a focus on sustainability and natural resource management across the South and the North islands of New Zealand.  Learn about eco-tourism in Kaikoura and swim with dolphins, experience adventure tourism in Queenstown, learn about Maori culture, and visit Hobbiton and learn about movie related tourism  
Fiji – LEI 4955/6931 – (3 credits) June 10th-19th 2018.  Field-based course with three days working on an ecotourism project on Barefoot Island in the Yasawas, experience life in a traditional Fijian village, and visits to the Nadi craft markets. This program can be taken by itself for 3 credits or may be added to the North Queensland or New Zealand program for a total of 9 credits.
Find out more at our information session:  Wednesday February 28th Florida Gym 320 at 5pm.  
Contact Dr. Heather Gibson, for more information. Instagram @FloridaDownUnder; Twitter @FLDownUnder

UF in Ireland: Language and Education. This unique and informative 3 credit study abroad will take place from 27 April to 10 May this year. The study abroad is open to graduate and undergraduate students. Please email Maria Coady for more details.

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