OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

Attention Juniors and Seniors!

 Gain Experience and Make a Difference

 The University of Washington Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” for Winter Quarter 2013. This weekly seminar will introduce junior and senior students to a diverse range of tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students will have an opportunity to apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the University of Washington. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to the University by sharing their knowledge and experience with new students who are working to become independent learners.

  • Seminar begins 1st  week of Winter Quarter,  January 7th, 2013
  • Seminar will meet on Mondays from 3-4:20 PM or from 5:30-6:50PM
  • Tutoring will take place on campus
  • Receive 3 credits for working with two students or 2 credits for working with one student
  • A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more registration information, please contact Laura Chen at:

 Tutor-Mentor * 2-3 Credits *

EDUC 401

Current syllabus available for review at:



Do you volunteer? Are you committed to giving back? Do you want to make a difference?

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center will be offering a Winter Quarter 2013 course entitled “Are Do-Gooders Doing Good?: Critical Perspectives on Civic Engagement” (General Studies 348; SLN 14377). They would like to invite you to join in a critical reflection on what it means to “do good.”

General Studies 348 will offer a hands-on opportunity to explore the concept of civic engagement. Students will critically reflect on their own service experiences through the lens of several leadership theories, engage with principles of community work, and learn from the experiences of community leaders. The course will draw heavily on students’ involvement in service and will weave these together with elements of other academic coursework and future academic/career goals.

  • The course has a required service-learning component (20-40 hours working in the community during the quarter).
  • Students are encouraged to utilize current service commitments toward this requirement, though individualized support will be offered to those looking for a service opportunity.
  • This is a three-credit course that is offered as credit/no credit.
  • Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:20PM in Mary Gates Hall.

Those interested in the course should email with questions and/or to request an add code. Space is limited. Add codes will be distributed as requests are received.

Internship Opportunity — Latino/a Educational Achievement Project (LEAP)

Position: Legislative Day & Civic Engagement
Application Deadline: October 31, 2012

For over ten years, LEAP has been advocating for youth, educating the public on education issues and empowering our communities to participate in the civic process.

LEAP is currently looking for an intern to assist in organizing their annual Legislative Day. Each year, as part of their annual conference, LEAP’s Legislative Day at Olympia brings together over 400 students from all across the state to meet and discuss important issues with their elected officials. This is an amazing opportunity to gain valuable experience on public leadership, project planning, legislative affairs and educational policy.

This is your opportunity to join their team and make a difference!

Click here to apply to the LEAP internship position!

We hope you will consider applying.

Teach for America

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Interested in applying to Teach For America?

Apply at the next deadline on Friday, November 2. Only a one page resume and a 500 word letter of intent are required to apply, recommendations and transcripts are only submitted at a final interview. Click here to register and view the application.

The Basics of Teach For America:

  • Corps members are full-time teachers
  • Training, support and career development opportunities including a master’s degree pathway
  • Option to preference regional placement (46 regions across 35 states) and teaching assignment (preK-12, all content areas)
  • Full salary ranging from $25,500 to $51,000 plus benefits
  • Student loan assistance (access to AmeriCorps education grant and federal loan deferral)
  • All majors and career interests encouraged to apply, regardless of teaching experience

Contact Information:

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Information Session

Heard about Teach For America and other post-graduate opportunities but not sure which is the best fit for you? Want to prepare the most competitive application possible? Learn more at a info session featuring Teach For America, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and City Year. Each organization will have a representative that served in the program to share their experiences.

Come learn more on Wednesday, October 24th in THO 134.