The Backpack: A news source for parents and families of students at Northern Arizona University Career Fair March 7
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Vol. 8 No. 18 | February 23, 2012

Summer internships

In an already competitive workforce, what will make your student stand out among the competition? Internship experience! Internships allow students to gain practical experience in the field(s) they would like to pursue and determine whether the interest is still there. Additionally, internships offer opportunities for students to make professional contacts, as well as perfect their professional skills such as timeliness and workplace etiquette.

Now is the time for students to step up their search for internships as deadlines vary.

Your student may search Gateway Connects for openings or talk with the internship contact for his/her academic department. Furthermore, students may directly search websites of companies or organizations of interest. In preparation for applying for internships, your student can visit the Gateway Student Success Center for resume and cover letter critiques.

Enrollment For Summer Session

Students may begin enrolling for summer courses now! Summer school attendance provides the following benefits:

  • Ability to take a lighter load during the fall semester
  • Graduate on time or early
  • Take classes that might fill up quickly during the academic year

Students may access a list of available courses online and determine the cost associated with the courses they are interested in taking. Students also have the option of staying in town to attend courses or enroll in online courses. Your student should talk with his/her academic advisor for help deciding. If your student has a concern about the cost of summer courses, he/she should contact his/her financial aid counselor.

Stressbusters Registration Open

Tell your student about becoming a Stressbuster and make a BIG difference!

Stressbusters specially trains volunteer teams of undergraduate and graduate students to give free back rubs and wellness information to students and staff across campus.

Applications are due by Mar 9. The next training is Friday, March 23 from 1-5 PM in the Health and Learning Center.

For more information contact Melissa Griffin at 928-523-6867

Spring Break Reminder

The university will observe spring break March 12-16. Classes will not be in session, but university offices and residence halls will be open. Dining options will be limited during the week and will be announced in a future edition and will also be available online through Campus Dining.

Spring 2012 Leadership Workshop Series

The Office of Student Life is sponsoring a series of workshops designed specifically for students interested in developing personal leadership skills. Students who attend at least five sessions will receive an award and will be recognized at the LOUIE Awards reception this spring. Make note of the remaining workshops for the semester and encourage your student to attend! All workshops will be held in Havasupai C, located in the University Union, bldg. #30.

March 1, 4-5 PM
Creating a Purposeful Living Statement

March 5, 3-4 PM
Time Management

March 21, 4-6 PM
Take a Stand! (Bystander Program)

March 27, 5-6 PM
Developing Your Personal Brand

Event Highlights

See a complete listing of university events on the official university calendar website. More Flagstaff event highlights can be seen at ShowUp Flagstaff and Flagstaff Happenings. More travel, dining, shopping, and event information is available from