Happy Week 2, Beavs! We hope everyone is settling into a routine as classes continue this week. This weekend is a 3 day weekend due to MLK Jr. Day on 1/18, so we hope you get the chance to take a slight break from Zoom to do something you enjoy. Have a great week! 🤩

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Important Dates

  • Term Dates: January 4 – March 12
  • Add a course online with department approval: January 17th
  • Withdraw from a course (50% refund): January 24
  • Phase 1 Registration: February 21 – March 10
  • Phase 2 Registration: March 11 – April 4
  • Last day to S/U a course: February 19 by 12:00 pm
  • Finals week: March 15-19


Career Center Virtual Events/Workshops

The Career Center at OSU is hosting multiple workshops this winter to help you with your career search or to find some volunteer opportunities. These events will cover everything from building a good resume, to networking tips and tricks, to mock interviews, to career fairs and more. This is a great opportunity if you’re hoping to get a summer job or internship, so take advantage of some of the events listed below! There will be more offered throughout the term:

ASOSU Elections

Interested in being a part of ASOSU next year? The 2021 elections are coming up soon, with available positions including President, Vice President, Speaker of the house, Student Fee Committee Chair, Senators, Representatives, and Student Fee Committee Member-at-Large. You can check the elections packet or their website for a description of each position. There are also a few information sessions you can attend to learn more about the election process and the positions: the first is Wednesday, January 13 (5:30 pm) and the next is Thursday, January 14 (6:00pm). If you are interested in filing for candidacy, the deadline is this Friday, January 15 by 11:59 pm. Registration information for the information sessions as well as candidacy application forms can be found on ASOSU’s website. If you have any questions, reach out to their Chief Elections Officer and ASOSU Vice President, Metzin Rodriguez.

OSU Alumni Association Career Webcast

Too many people toil away dissatisfied at their current job, while opportunities to work in a field that ranks among the highest in job satisfaction abound. And Oregon State’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences is ready to train the next generation of happy workers. In the next OSU Alumni Association career webcast, industry experts share how to land a new job in public health. The lunch hour professional development opportunity “New Year, New Job: How to Change Industries in Public Health” is Wednesday, Jan. 27. This virtual event is free and open to all OSU alumni, staff, and students; you just need to register for the event. If you’re curious about some of the other webcasts they have to offer, check out their website.

OSU Men’s Soccer Team Intern

OSU’s Men’s Soccer Team is looking for an entry level intern who will assist the strength and condition coach with VX sport monitoring system, manage video equipment, manage training equipment, and assist in recording specific metrics during training sessions. If you have a passion for coaching, or want to see what it’s all about see the job description. Or contact Slade Thackeray, the Kinesiology Experiential Learning Coordinator.

TRIAD Service Scholarship

The TRIAD Service Scholarship was established to further the goal of service as a value worthy of encouragement, acknowledgment, and reward within the OSU student community. This year the award is for $500 and two awards will be given. Consideration will be given to undergraduates who are juniors or seniors during the 2020-21 academic year. Students may be enrolled in Corvallis, Cascades, or Ecampus. Applications will be evaluated based on undergraduate academic record (cumulative GPA, progress toward degree) and the significance of service activities. Service includes any activities assisting organizations that provide value to the community. These activities may be with OSU organizations (academic, social or student) or community organizations in the local area and beyond. Although there is no specific GPA requirement, the GPA will be taken into
account in evaluating the application. In the past, successful candidates have had cumulative GPA’s greater than 3.3. Applications are due January 22; contact Gretchen Dursch with questions.

Academic Year 2021-2022 Scholarships

Are you looking for scholarships to help pay for your tuition and fees next school year? This year, you will be able to search for both OSU scholarships and external (non-OSU) scholarships using ScholarDollars. The application is open now and will close February 15, 2021 for the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.  Start your application now (or during the winter break), and don’t wait until the last minute! All submitted CPHHS applications will be carefully reviewed by a committee of CPHHS faculty members across the college, and once your application is submitted, you won’t be able to edit it. Additionally, if you are an AY20-21 CPHHS scholarship recipient, your scholarship award(s) is not renewable, so we encourage everyone to apply for the AY21-22 scholarships. If you have any questions regarding the CPHHS undergraduate scholarships, please feel free to email our scholarship coordinator, Niddy Lindsley.

Job Opportunity: Youth Coaches Needed

The Corvallis Parks & Recreation Department is searching for coaches for their youth basketball and lacrosse programs.  Do you play these sports?  Think back to how someone taught you the basics and showed you how to love them for the rest of your life.  Now is your chance to be that person for the current youth of Corvallis. Coaching experience is not required.  If you have the knowledge and the desire, we can teach you to be a great coach. Basketball season would take place from late January – mid March on Saturday mornings, and lacrosse season would take place early March – early June for 2 afternoons each week and Saturdays If this sounds like fun, do not wait.  Contact Robert Thornberg through email or phone (541-754-1706).

Summer Health Professions Education Program

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at the University of Washington is a free six-week academic enrichment program with a goal of increasing the number of students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds who pursue careers in the health professions. The program prepares students for academic success in their undergraduate and pre-professional studies by offering enrichment courses in biology, chemistry, biostatistics and population health, as well as focusing on personal and professional development. The UW SHPEP will take place June 21 – July 30, 2021. There are 2 webinars taking place so you can learn more about the program: one on January 7 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm and another on January 19 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. The application is open now and closes on February 5; for more details on the program and eligibility requirements, you can visit their website or contact the director of the program, Nora Coronado.


Interested in going into the allied health field? You might want to consider joining the Pre-Therapy and Allied Health Club at OSU! The club offers chances for students to learn more about various professional grad school programs across the country, hear from admissions advisors on how to build a strong application, learn about different career paths, and more. Their first meeting of Winter term is tomorrow, January 11, from 7-8 pm. They’ll be announcing their meeting schedule for the term shortly; in the meantime, if you want to get involved and get on the mailing list, contact club president Kaitlyn Rebsom.

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