Happy Week 2! Week two is a great time to stop by office hours and meet your professors, get your textbooks, join a club you’ve been wanting to try out, and get organized for the rest of the term. Have a great week, and don’t forget to check out job, volunteer and academic opportunities below!

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Important Dates

  • No School, Martin Luther King Day: January 21, 2019
  • 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


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.

Peer Advisor Flier

Job Opportunity in the Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life (OSL) is hiring two students for the Student Office Assistant and Receptionist (SOAR) position. SOARs provide assistance to the OSL in helping students in transition in college through a holistic approach, building community campus-wide and empowering students on their path towards becoming citizens of the world. OSL provides a wide range of support and services to students, faculty, staff and parents via telephone, email and face-to-face interactions. Applications are due TODAY, January 15th. Learn more about the position and apply here, and contact Noni Scherer with any questions.

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.

Job Opportunity with Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services

Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services (WNHS) is looking to hire full-time Community Health Workers (CHW). CHWs will work to promote individual and community-wide health and well being and help WNHS deliver onsite health promotion and specialized programming that targets the needs of low-income individuals. This position works collaboratively with the WNHS Community Engagement team to help design and implement Health, Wellness and Asset Building programs and coordinate delivery of services related to the needs of WNHS residents. Duties include developing and maintaining community partnerships and engagement, providing individual assistance and coaching, and providing information, advocacy and referrals to WNHS residents. Applicants must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in related fields and have two years of related experience. See the job posting for more information on position duties and qualifications. Applications must be sent in by 5pm on January 21st. 

Job Opportunity with Team Oregon Motorcycle Safety Program

Team Oregon Motorcycle Safety Program provides statewide training, education and outreach for riders of all levels of experience and riding ability, and is an outreach program of the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Team Oregon is hiring student employees for part-time positions in the Training Support Unit. The purpose of this position is to support office staff with general clerical support, including filing, data processing and general support. For more information or to apply for this position, see the job posting on the OSU portal or contact Tami Schrock.

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!

Volunteer for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Students, faculty, staff and their partners and children are invited to participate in OSU’s largest day of service of the year on Saturday, January 19th. The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is about coming together to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy and helping further his dream for peace through service, community building and empowerment. Projects will take place at various times throughout the day, and include Heartland Humane Society, Linn Benton Food Share, Corvallis Parks & Recreation, Meals on Wheels (Craft ‘N Care), Produce for the People, Institute for Applied Ecology, Jackson Street Youth Services, SAGE Garden, Benton Habitat for Humanity, and more. Pre-registration is required! Volunteers can learn about projects offered and register online through the Center for Civic Engagement website. A light breakfast, snacks and hot lunch will be provided to volunteers by the Global Community Kitchen. Check in will be located in the MU Horizon Room 49, and transportation to all projects will be provided.

MLK Day of Service

Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs through CPHHS

Interested in traveling, learning and earning credits around the world? Faculty-led programs provide opportunities to travel with a small group of OSU peers and an OSU faculty member, and are unique ways to gain exposure to your fields of study in international settings.

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences will be offering three programs this summer.

Maunatlala, Botswana (June 28 to August 9) program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors, and offers hands on global learning, cross-cultural training, and community-based work opportunities. Applications are due by March 15. Faculty leader: Sunil Khanna.

London, England (June 29 to July 20) program is open to undergraduate students in all majors. Students will learn how preventive health issues are managed under the UK’s socialized system of medicine that provides care to a very diverse patient population. Applications are due by March 15, and priority applications are due by February 15. Faculty leader: Aimee Snyder.

Quito, Ecuador (June 30 to July 22) is open to undergraduate students in all majors. The program focuses on the interrelationship between Ecuador’s history, culture, systems for health, education and social services and their ability to maintain health among their people, and is customized for students to participate in site visits, tours and service learning specific to their area of interest. Applications are due by March 15. Faculty leader: Mary Cluskey.

Visit the CPHHS Study Abroad website and watch the informational video to learn more and get started on your application.

Healthy Aging Club

The OSU Healthy Aging Club offers students a chance to learn about careers in aging, interact with elders in the community, and gain experience for graduate school or work beyond college. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to attend club meetings!

Questions? Contact Club co-Presidents Monica Tran and Sophia Jo Franks 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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