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Wednesday Update – April 10, 2019

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The Smartest Ways to Get Hired – April 11 at 5:00 PM |Reitz Union
Skills, Education and Experience: The Smartest Ways to Get Hired – If a hundred candidates show up for an interview, guaranteeing that you are the one candidate who walks out with an offer seems like an impossible task.  Obviously it would help to know exactly what employers wanted BEFORE the interview.  Our panel of UF alums will share their expert-insights about the skills needed in the current job market, with one goal in mind: to help you create a path to develop and showcase those skills to your future internship or employer. An optional networking event will follow the workshop, and food will be provided! RSVP ON FACEBOOK.

ACCENT Presents: Hasan Minhaj – April 11 at 8:00 PM | Curtis M. Phillips Center
Comedy is a universal language, and Hasan Minhaj is bringing his fluent tongue to enlighten the UF body on Thursday, April 11th. On behalf of the ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau at UF, we are pleased to invite you to the upcoming event, ACCENT Presents: Hasan Minhaj. The moderated conversation is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at the Curtis M. Phillips Center. Please plan on arriving no later than 7:45 p.m. to check-in at the media table and be seated by our staff. All media attendees must RSVP with the following link by Monday, April 8th at 5 p.m.:

Stay In The Swamp Career Fair – April 12 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Hough Hall
The Warrington College of Business and the Career Connections Center present the Stay in the Swamp Career Fair in Hough Hall open to ALL UF students. If you are staying in Gainesville for the summer or looking for post-grad opportunities, connect with recruiters from 23 companies planning to attend the fair.  Attached is a list of companies who have provided information about the positions they are hiring for.

Student Florida Education Association (SFEA) Meeting – April 15 at 7:15 PM | Norman Terrace Room
The SFEA is meeting on April 15th at 7:15 PM in the Norman Terrace Room. This meeting’s theme is “From College to Classroom” and we will be focusing on preparing and hearing experiences of first year teaching. Join us to learn and share your experiences!

Education College Counsel Presents: “Leaps and Bounds: Teaching, Researching, and Reflecting on Language, Learning, and Media” – April 16, 2:00 – 3:30 PM | Norman Hall Terrace Room
The Education College Counsel (ECC) presents “Leaps and Bounds: Teaching, Researching, and Reflecting on Language, Learning, and Media” with Dr. Kole Odutola. Dr. Odutola is a lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Museums Seeding Authority: A Paradigm for Practice of Justice & Generosity – April 18 at 4:00 pm | Smathers Library
Join museum thought-leaders Noelle Kahanu and Ben Garcia for a conversation about what decolonial museum practice looks like nationally and internationally, and a conversation about recent projects that are positively impacting Indigenous communities and museums.

Volusia County Schools’ Instructional Job Fair – April 19
Volusia County School District located in central Florida is currently recruiting teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. To request an invitation to the April Job Fair, complete the online employment application and complete the Job Fair Survey by 12:00 pm on Friday, April 5. If you have any questions, please email:

North Campus Teacher Recruitment Event – April 22 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Seaside Charter School
Join Seaside Charter School for their Teacher Recruitment event! RSVP to LMay@seaside For more information please visit:

RCSCS K-8 Charter School Hiring Fair – April 24 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
RCSCS is a K-8 Charter School in Coral Springs and we are looking for qualified teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. We are having a hiring fair on April 24th from 4-7PM at our school and would love to meet you! If you are interested, but unable to attend, please email Robyn Kaminsky, the hiring fair coordinator at:

Northeast Florida Education Career Fair – April 25 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Thrasher-Horne Center
Do you want to impact the future? You can with a career in education! The Northeast Florida Education Career Fair is being held on Thursday, April 25 from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm at Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park, Florida. The positions available are: teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, food service workers, substitute teachers, and teacher assistants. Register online at:

College of Education Recognition Dinner – Friday, April 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Hilton UF Conference Center

Spring Teacher Job Fair – April 27 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Vanguard High School, Ocala, FL
Marion County Public Schools (MCPS) is looking for qualified professionals to join our educational team for the 2019-2020 school year. Please join us for our Job Fair on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Vanguard High School (7 NW 28th Street, Ocala, FL 34475). School Administrators from each school site will be interviewing and offering contracts for instructional areas for the 2019-2020 school year. College students with an expected graduation date of Spring 2019 may apply. To attend the job fair you must: Pre-register for the event by 4/29 at, Submit an MCPS application for job application, bring multiple copies of your resume for principals to reviews and dress for success. For questions, please contact

Introducing: The Leadership for Professional Learning Symposium – June 17-18, 2019
The University of Cambridge and University of Florida invite you to the Leadership for Professional Learning Symposium. This symposium will convene a diverse group of educational leaders for a collaborative dialogue on the challenges facing the field.  Learn more at: .


Intermittent Entrance Closure in Norman Hall
The first floor entrance to New Norman Hall and the little courtyard on the north side of the building will be closed intermittently beginning Tuesday, April 9th. The closed entrance is located under the breezeway between Old Norman and New Norman Hall near the Counselor Education faculty and SHDSOE main office. The sidewalk will be torn up, landscaping removed, a new gas line brought in from SW 12th St, and a new generator will be installed. The intermittent work is expected to last two weeks. Parking should remain available in the small parking lot but access to Norman might require walking around the building to the south entrances near the parking garage. Faculty and staff who use the disabled parking spaces in the little lot will want to park in the designated disabled parking spaces near the parking garage instead. In an emergency, the Scorpio construction crew will be ready to help pedestrians navigate the torn up sidewalk area.

Fall Course Announcement: EDG 4910: Education Undergraduate Research (in School Mental Health)
Dr. Joni Splett’s research focuses on the prevention and intervention of emotional and behavioral concerns for youth in schools. She is currently working on projects related to universal mental health screening, child and adolescent mental health service utilization trends in school and community settings, expanding multi-tiered systems of support to be inclusive of mental health promotion, prevention and intervention (Interconnected Systems Framework), and continued development and testing of a cognitive-behavioral, self-regulatory intervention for girls in middle school demonstrating relationally aggressive behaviors and their families called GIRLSS (Growing Interpersonal Relationships through Learning and Systemic Supports).

To participate in this research you will need to sign up for the fall 2019 course EDG 4910. Please email to receive an application. Applications are currently being accepted. Additional course details can be found on the course flyer here:

Employment & Internship Opportunities

EduGator Central Student Assistant Positions
We are hiring for summer student assistants! This is a part-time student assistant position in the College of Education EduGator Central office for Summer 2019 with potential to continue in Fall and Spring semesters. This position is open to all students –applicants with or without a FWS award are encouraged to apply. Applicant should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to work independently. The student must be able to work approximately 15 hours per week (maximum of 20 hours), Monday – Friday. To apply, please visit:

Fernandina Beach High School Teacher Positions
Fernandina Beach High School in Nassau County is hiring for a variety of educator positions. The following positions are available: English (3 positions available), Science, Math, Social Studies, and ESE Support Facilitation. To apply, please visit:

Hebrew School Educator Positions
Congregation B’nai Israel is seeking responsible and charismatic educators to teach Kindergarten through 7th grade in our Hebrew school for the 2019-2020 school year (beginning in August). Qualified candidates will be knowledgeable about Jewish culture, ritual and language and be passionate about working with children. Please send inquiries and/or resumes to Shauna

Office Assistant Position (Part-Time)
A licensed psychologist in Gainesville is seeking an office staff for her private practice. Responsibilities include: Type data into reports and letters, score psychological tests, organize and file client charts and documents, other office responsibilities such as answering and ordering materials, hours are flexible. This is a great opportunity to learn various psychological tests and improve report writing skills. 1 year commitment is required. If interested, please call 352-372-8000 or email at

Florida Elks Summer Camp Staff
We’re an 8-week non-profit residential camp in Umatilla, Florida.  We do a week of staff training, and 7 one-week sessions of camp.  We see about 336 campers every week between the ages of 9-13.  Almost all of our campers come from the state of Florida, which makes us different than many camps out there.  This season we run June 2 to July 27. Any staff who works for us become eligible to apply for the Van Duren Scholarship.  This scholarship is up to $5,000 a year for 4-years.  Every year is a new year, so a student has the opportunity to get more money every year based on their academic and personal performance. To apply, please visit and select ‘Summer Camp Staff’.

Resilience Charter School Teacher Positions
Resilience Charter School ( is now hiring middle school teachers in all subjects for the 2019-20 school year (K-6 or secondary certification positions available).  We are a small, project based learning school with emphasis on innovation, environmental stewardship, and social justice, as well as social emotional learning. We are also a teacher-centered school with consistent collaboration, flexibility, and support for individual teaching styles.  Teachers can learn more and apply here!:  Resilience Charter School Teacher Job Openings in Gainesville

Service and Volunteer Opportunities

Peaceful Paths Volunteer Opportunity
Peaceful Paths is looking for students for volunteer/non-paid internship opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year. Students will get experience in areas of violence prevention, emergency shelter, and advocacy for families who have experienced domestic violence. The internship is a good opportunity for students who are interested in a career in social work, community education, sociology, women’s studies, minority rights, or children & family advocacy. For more information, please visit:

Childcare – Tutoring

Childcare Needed
Part time/after school nanny position available. Two children, 9 and 11 years old. Responsibilities include picking up from school, assist with homework as needed, and occasionally driving to activities. Hours are 1:45-4:45 every weekday except Wednesday which is 12:30-4:45. Must have a clean driving record and love dogs! Position will offer more hours over the summer. If interested, contact Melissa at 352-359-3760.

Childcare Needed
Assistance needed with transportation from Gainesville High School (2:45 PM)  for 15 year old girl. Student’s parent is UF faculty. Must have own car. Pay is negotiable. Please respond to

Spring & Summer 2019 – Study Abroad

ENY 4905: From Ancient Farms to Modern Tables
Study Abroad course for Summer A 2019 (June 8-June 23, 2019). See the following attachments, UF in Greece and ENY4905,  for further information. Questions? Please contact Roberto Pereira at


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