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Undergrad Update

September 19, 2011


Please take a moment to review and, where necessary, update your current or permanent address, emergency contact information, or TXT-U notification numbers. By keeping your contact information current, you will ensure that University communications reach you in the most timely way possible.

Be Legal
We expect UMD students to comply with all federal and state laws.  In particular, copyright
law and the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) prohibits downloading and distributing copyright-protected music and video files.  Many students do this, either intentionally or
inadvertently, by using peer-to-peer file-sharing programs, such as BitTorrent, Ares, Limewire, etc.  UMD will comply with the DMCA by forwarding complaints about illegal file sharing to complainants.  If subpoenaed by the industry for further information, we may be forced to provide information about your identity, which may result in legal action against you.  Please stay legal by avoiding these activities.

For more information about this important issue, see:
What about filesharing?
Digital Copyright Compliance for Students
ResNet @ UMD


Resume Drop-in Hours
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
2 to 4 pm
SCC 22

Get immediate feedback on your resume, no appointment necessary! These 10-15 minute sessions are for students who already have a written resume and have reviewed the Resume Guidelines in the Career Handbook. You MUST bring a paper copy of your resume to the session, and then receive feedback from Career Services staff. If you are a beginning resume writer, develop your resume prior to attending one of these sessions by using the Resume Writing section of the Career Handbook.

Breathe Free UMD
Stop by the Breathe Free table in Kirby across from the Bookstore on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21 if you are interested in information regarding the smoke-free policy at UMD and smoking cessation resources. Come and learn about a new compliance initiative starting this fall.  
“Fresh 15” Fridays! 
Learn how to prepare, and then sample, salsa and smoothies made from fresh fruits and vegetables grown on the UMD Campus!  Find out how salsa and smoothies can give you a nutritional boost and help you de-stress. All recipes for Fresh 15 Fridays are designed for dorm room cooking!  Friday, September 23, Garden Room, 10-11:30am.  Please RSVP by emailing

Head of the Lakes Job and Internship Fair
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
10 am to 2 pm
Kirby Student Center Ballroom

The Head of the Lakes Job & Internship Fair is a general (all majors) job fair held annually at UMD. Employers will be seeking candidates for internships and full-time positions, as well as promoting their company. Students register at the door. This event is free and open to current students and recent alumni from the University of Minnesota Duluth, College of St Scholastica, and University of Wisconsin Superior.

Log into your GoldPASS account to:

    * View/Search Employers Attending
    * Drop your resume to employers (until September 28)
    * Sign up for on-campus interviews

Several companies will be interviewing on-campus the day of the fair and Oct 6. Companies will select students to interview at the fair or UMD students may request an interview through GoldPASS.

Before you go to the Fair, read this Job Fair Preparation Information.

Getting Ready for the Job Fair Workshop
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
4 to 5 pm
SCC 22

Find out what to do ahead of time, proper attire, making a good impression, questions to ask, and what to do after the fair.

Reminder: Head of the Lakes Job & Internship Fair at UMD is on October 5th

Interviewing Workshops
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 OR Thursday, September 22, 2011
Noon to 1 pm
SCC 42 (Knowledge Management Center)

How to prepare for interviews and successfully present yourself as a top candidate.

New! Social Media Job Hunting Workshop
Thursday, September 22, 2011
4 to 5 pm
SCC 42 (Knowledge Management Center)

Learn how social media is changing the job search process. Discover tips on how to make a name for yourself in your future career before even leaving UMD.

Other Job Fairs
Twins 2011 Sports Internship & Career Fair (Minneapolis, MN) - Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 11 am to 2 pm

St Paul Campus Career Fair (St Paul, MN) - Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 10 am to 3 pm

For a list of all events, please visit the UMD Calendar of Events.

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