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Coming up in the Honors College
06/17: Webinar: Requesting Letters of Recommendation (registration link available)  
Now: Internships available (various fields)
Now: Honors IT Hiring
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES     

Honors IT hiring student workers
Honors IT is looking for students to join our team. Are you interested in developing your technical skills while working in a supportive environment on rewarding IT projects? Then this opportunity is right for you! If you are a self-starter, passionate about technology, and looking for an opportunity where you can be a key contributor please apply with a cover letter and your updated resume.
 
Duties and qualifications: 
*Provide end-user support - responding to calls as well as through ticketing system and email.
*Open, resolve and close tickets
*Assist users with use of desktop operating systems and application software
*Desktop O/S - Windows and OS X
*Desktop, laptop and printer hardware support
*Managing a physical equipment inventory
*Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills
*Excellent communication skills to effectively support end-users
*Ability to take the initiative to learn and apply technical skills.
*Ability to work independently and work with a team.
Applicants should send their application under job posting in Cougar Pathways Job ID 67415

Writing for the Professions Course for Summer
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, today’s college graduates will hold 10 to 12 jobs over the course of their prime working years (25–54). During that time, they may switch careers as many as five to seven times! Graduates must possess fundamental skills to be successful in the ever-evolving job market. One of those essential skills is effective communication, specifically writing. In Writing for the Professions, you will refine your writing competency, which will serve you well in whatever career or careers you pursue over the course of your lifetime. By the end of the course, students will produce a policy brief/analysis, publish-ready opinion piece and multiple cover letters. All will be of writing sample quality for career or graduate/professional school opportunities.

The course is offered in the in-person (18604) and HyFlex (19472) modes during the Summer 3 session, Tue, Wed, Th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Email Adrian Castillo at afcastillo@uh.edu with questions.

Requesting Letters of Recommendation Webinar  June 17 from 121 p.m.
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards invites you to learn how to cultivate professional relationships with professors and how to appropriately request a letter of recommendation (and what should be highlighted in a strong one). Register at uofh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rf-ihqDstHNzAYJON0d_xQJQy9BsGfTE5.

Start a Senior Honors Thesis in Fall 2021
The Senior Honors Thesis program is offered to all UH undergraduates in their final 23 semesters of study. The Honors College is currently accepting forms for students interested in enrolling in thesis coursework for the fall. Learn more about the necessary forms, program timeline and eligibility at uh.edu/seniorhonorsthesis.

Register for E-Portfolio for Fall 2021 HON 4130 (CRN 16168) 
This one credit, one hour ePortfolio course is available to all UH undergraduates and recommended for juniors and seniors who are seeking innovative ways to showcase their undergraduate career and to distinguish themselves when applying for graduate school and the workforce. The course guides students through “folio thinking” when developing their professional websites. The class is two-fold in nature. It is a retrospective of a student's education but also prospective — serving as a preview of what’s coming next. The course comprises developing a narrative for the website, a site map and drafts of the ePortfolio. The class is collaborative; there are opportunities for brainstorming and presenting ideas.

ACES Institute Academic (AI) Cougar Tutors
The ACES Institute is seeking UH undergraduate and graduate students to provide virtual/remote subject-matter tutoring, GED tutoring, college prep and mentoring to its partnering HISD schools and Third Ward non-profits. We are seeking tutors to help at all age levels at this time. Qualifications: Must be a current UH or UH Downtown undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher). Previous tutoring experience and bilingual candidates a plus! 

Pay: $14–$16 an hour depending on experience and educational qualifications. 
Hours: Tutors are scheduled to work during normal school hours (typically between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., M–F) between 12–20 hours per week. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and résumé to ACES Program Director Sarah Fard at sfard2@uh.edu.

Legal Recruiting Assistant — Full-time Job Opportunity
Norton Rose Fulbright is seeking to hire a full-time, highly-motivated legal recruiting assistant in the Houston, TX office. The legal recruiting assistant will provide support to the firm-wide legal recruiting team in all aspects of non-partner recruitment. The assistant will play an integral role in the summer associate and on-campus recruiting programs, entry-level and non-partner experienced lawyer hiring. If interested in applying, create an online profile through our careers website at https://apply.joinus.nortonrosefulbright.com. Once your profile has been created, click on "Apply for a Job" to apply for the legal recruiting assistant position. Please direct questions to Gabriella Grossman, business services recruiting coordinator, gabriella.grossman@nortonrosefulbright.com.

Volunteer to Create Animations and Videos
Julie Hakim, M.D., an OBGYN at Baylor College of Medicine and Pediatric Gynecology at Texas Children’s Hospital, and a fellow Honors College student are working on education platforms targeting the Latina adolescent community — SOMOSGYN. We are GYN, an online bilingual (Spanish/English) venue teaching, and we are looking for additional volunteers who have skills in creating animations and videos as well as experience in increasing social/online engagement. 
If you are interested in volunteering, please email somosgynecology@gmail.com with your résumé

Virtual Internship, Spring and Summer 2021, with Pennies for Education and Health
The nonprofit Pennies for Education and Health (www.pehchildren.org) is looking for an intern this spring 2021 semester and would also like to line up an intern for summer 2021.

Students will work under the PEH executive director of operations and report directly to Saleha Khumawala. Expected hours are 1012 hours per week during the period of the internship with course credit. Duties include assisting in administrative activities related to marketing, accounting and promoting PEH; setting up a filing system to maintain PEH records; helping with donor management software; maintaining correspondence and preparing responses to donor inquiries; and looking for opportunities to upgrade donor lists.

This is a virtual internship with course credit. Interested students can send their résumé to Saleha Khumawala at saleha@uh.edu. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. 

Information Concerning COVID-19 at UH 

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TRAVEL & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Plan to Apply for Competitive Fellowships and Major Awards
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards provides individualized advising for students interested in applying for competitive merit-based awards such as the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Critical Language Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship. August 1, 2021 is the University of Houston's deadline for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Gates-Cambridge application processes, and August 31, 2021 is the UH deadline for Fulbright. If you are interested in learning more about any of these opportunities, contact Ben Rayder (btrayder@uh.edu) or Nimra Zubair (nzubair@cougarnet.uh.edu) today!

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SCHOLARSHIP RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES   

Featured Research Opportunities for UH Students
Looking for a research experience? Check out the new Featured Research Opportunities resource on the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards website. This web page contains updated information on upcoming research programs and deadlines. http://www.uh.edu/honors/undergraduate-research/research-resources/featured-research-opps/ For more information, contact Ben Rayder at btrayder@uh.edu.   

Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC) UH Team Participation Opportunity
UH was one of only 17 teams across the US selected to compete in the 2022 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC), which is managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Apply for participation in the UH MECC competitive team. This is a 1-year effort that concludes with the Spring 2022 competition. Funded opportunities possible dependent on availability of funds.

Qualifications (at least one from the list below):
Entrepreneurship and/or Marketing
Finance/business plan development/intellectual property
Power, Control, Electronics
Fluid Mechanics and Dynamics, Materials, Hydrodynamics
Desalination, Water Quality, Carbon Management, Water Treatment Technologies

Skills:
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Skills
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Graphic Design
Innovation
Big Data / Excel macros/Spreadsheets & Databases / Tableau
Social Media and other outreach technologies

Applications due 6/21/2021. Apply at: https://bit.ly/3xb8okb

Gap Year Position: University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Dept. of Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences
Sarah Sunshine, Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine is looking to hire a full-time research assistant to investigate ocular graft-vs-host disease. This position is ideal for a student planning to attend medical or graduate school. There will be ample opportunity to gain clinical exposure, receive mentorship and publish/present work. Many prior students in the department have gone on to medical school. We love seeing our mentees succeed!

This position will include both clinical and basic science research. Clinical work will involve recruiting study patients, carrying out procedures and coordinating visits. Laboratory work will include mouse work, flow cytometry and RNA-sequencing. The worksite will be the main hospital campus in Baltimore, MD. Minimum expected commitment is 12 months, but the position can be extended. All interested applicants are invited to submit their CV to ssunshine@som.umaryland.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

The NSF Graduate Research Funding Program
The NSF Graduate Research Funding Program offers financial aid for students looking to pursue a PhD in a STEM or Social Science field. Successful candidates will receive a $34,000 annual stipend, $12,000 education allowance, and opportunities for international research and professional development. To be eligible, students must be a rising-senior or in the first or second year of their graduate studies, and a US citizen or green cardholder. Interested applicants can email Dr. Ben Rayder (btrayder@central.uh.edu) at the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards. Deadline is October 30, 2021. For more information https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5257

The Knight-Hennessey Scholarship
The Knight-Hennessey Scholarship funds up to three years of graduate studies at Stanford University. Successful candidates will possess purposeful leadership skills, a civic mindset, and be open-minded, eager for cross-cultural engagement. Applicants must be accepted in their respective degree program at Stanford, and hold a bachelor's degree by 2016. Interested applicants can email Dr. Ben Rayder (btrayder@central.uh.edu) at the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards. Deadline for Knight Hennesy is January 26, 2022. For more information https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/