Happy Week 3! The Office of Student Success wishes you luck as we enter midterms season. Questions or concerns? Our door is always open!

Check out this week’s newsletter for events, career development opportunities, scholarship openings, and more.

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Important Dates

  • Last Day to choose S/U or Withdraw from a Course: February 22, 2019
  • Last Day to Withdraw from the Winter Term: March 15, 2019
  • Winter Term Finals Week begins: March 18, 2019
  • Winter Term 2019 ends: March 22, 2019


Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations This Week

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is the longest running annual event at Oregon State University focused on social justice and transformative change. This week (1/19-1/25), honor and celebrate the life and vision of Dr. King through a week-long series of events consisting of workshops, speakers, service opportunities and other community engagement events hosted by departments and units throughout Oregon State. These events will provide attendees with opportunities to participate in an impactful, inclusive, and engaging celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy and collaboratively envision ways to carry his work forward in a way that is relevant to today’s generations. See the Office of Institutional Diversity events page for more information and to see the full list of events.

Global Opportunities Fair Today

Thinking about studying abroad, interning internationally or going on a summer faculty-led program? Head to GO Global- Summer and Beyond TODAY 1/22 from 11am-1pm in the MU Horizon Room for a series of round table discussions focused on global opportunities at OSU. Students will also have a chance to meet representatives from the Office of Global Opportunities, scholarship and financial aid offices, and colleges across campus who are engaged in sending their students abroad. Can’t make the event? Don’t worry! Visit the Office of Global Opportunities page and make a Get Started account to start exploring programs, or reach out to OSU GO Peer Advisors for more information.

GO Global 2019

CPHHS Undergraduate Student Council Meeting

Be a voice for the undergraduate student body in CPHHS, and join the Undergraduate Student Council (USC) this Wednesday 1/23! USC is a group of undergraduate students from within the College who serve as peer representatives to the administrative body of the college. USC acts as a voice for the majority by advising the Dean and Associate Deans on issues regarding the college’s undergraduate student body, and sharing information pertaining to the College’s mission, vision and values to fellow undergraduate students. The council will hold its first meeting of the term tomorrow from 5:30-6:30 in Women’s Building 210. This meeting will serve as a brainstorming session to discuss how USC can best serve the student body, and outline goals for the term and remainder of the year. Any student from PHHS is welcome to attend, share ideas and bring friends!

OSU Leadership Conference 2019

The OSU Leadership Conference is a day dedicated to the development of students on campus, and is open to all OSU students. This year’s theme will be “Courageous Leadership.” Students will explore how they lead through their everyday interactions, connect with other students, and develop new skills and awareness of best practices to become a more courageous leader. This year, the conference is on Saturday, February 16th from 10am – 3:30pm in the Memorial Union. The deadline to register is February 8th, 2019. For more information about the keynote speaker, workshop sessions, and to register for the conference, see the website Questions? Reach out to Jaime Koehler.

OSU Leadership Conference 2019

2019 Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship

The OSU Alumni Association and the Department of Student Leadership & Involvement are excited to accept nominations and applications for the Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship. This fund was dedicated in order to provide scholarships for OSU students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year who are actively involved with activities beyond class work, demonstrating they are well‐rounded, contributing members of the OSU community. The Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship Fund will award two (2) students a onetime scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 each. Applications are due February 4th, 2019.

2019-Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship

From Here to Career: Get Connected Workshops

Ever been confused about the term “networking,” or looking to expand your knowledge in this skill? Attend “What is networking and how do I do it?”  a workshop in the “From Here to Career” workshop series on Thursday 1/24 from 12-1pm in the Student Experience Center 112. This session will cover how to build and maintain a network of professional contacts, and how to effectively use networking connections to gain opportunities.

Mental Health First Aid Training

OSU students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend Mental Health First Aid training on Friday, February 1st from 8am-5pm in the MU Journey Room 104. Mental Health First Aid is a free 8-hour course provided by  CAPS and Samaritan, and addresses how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants learn how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited to the first 30 people who RSVP, and preregistration is required through this link. For more information, contact Tess Webster-Henry.

Cover Letter and Resume Appointments at the Office of Student Success

Gearing up for job and internship applications? Schedule a 25 minute appointment with a Peer Advisor in the Office of Student Success for some feedback, tips or edits on your cover letters and resumes!

PHHS Resume and Cover Letter Appointments

Job Opportunity in the CPHHS Office of Student Success

Applications for the Peer Advisor position in the Office of Student Success (OSS) are now open! Peer Advisors are responsible for working at the front desk of the OSS, answering questions, checking students in for appointments, providing peer appointments in resume and cover letter review, helping with registering for courses, and completing forms and general resource information for the college and campus. Peers also lead tours for prospective students and faculty, and assist with outreach and retention efforts during orientations and other campus visits. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter here, and contact Jesús Ramírez with any questions. Applications are due by January 31st.

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Job Opportunity in the Office of Admissions

The Office of Admissions is now hiring TOUR Ambassadors and Diversity TOUR Ambassadors for the 2019-20 school year! TOUR Ambassadors and Diversity TOUR Ambassadors are often the first point of contact for prospective students and families. Duties include conducting daily campus and housing tours, representing OSU during recruiting events & open houses, and having weekly hours working in the Welcome Center. Diversity TOUR Ambassadors have additional duties specific to multicultural recruitment, including attending application workshops, college fairs and calling prospective students. Successful candidates enjoy working with people, have a wide range of OSU experiences, and a willingness to share these experiences with prospective students and their families. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Interested? See the job application here and contact Melissa Barr, the Student Coordinator for Ambassador Relations, with more questions. Applications close on January 25th.

Join the CPHHS Team One Billion Steps Challenge

Physical activity like walking can greatly reduce the risk of conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer. The College of Public Health and Human Sciences has joined the American Public Health Association’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge (#APHABillionSteps) and created a team called Oregon State “out there” walking! Participation is possible with and without an electronic fitness tracker, and syncing is easy for participants who would like to use one. Sign up for the Billion Steps Challenge on the MoveSpring website or by downloading the MoveSpring app, and visit the Billion Steps Challenge website for more information on how to participate and get started. Encourage friends, family, coworkers and children to join CPHHS in this challenge– the more people who join, the quicker the 1 billion step goal is met!

Public Health Club

The Public Health Club is an academic student-run organization that provides students opportunities to engage in professional and student development activities, community service, and social activities. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as interested faculty are invited to attend meetings. Meeting times will be every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm. Most meetings will occur in Waldo 400, except for a few that will be hosted elsewhere. Meetings are casual and are used as a way to inform members of different opportunities available to them at Oregon State and in the surrounding community. There are occasional guest speakers as well. Please come join us, we would love to meet and work with you!

Questions? Contact club President, Gregory Desmond, for more information.

Comments, questions, or feedback about the news? Drop us a line at Ask a Peer Advisor.

Do You Know Your Advisor?

Need help finding your assigned advisor? Check your MyDegrees student degree checklist in the Assigned Advisor block, or call the Office of Student Success at 541-737-8900.

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