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Morgridge Center Update

by Katie Coon Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Get involved on campus and in your community!  Check back each week for new ways to get involved.

2011 Public Service Fair

Welcome Back! Start this semester off right by attending the Public Service Fair. Stop by the Great Hall in the Memorial Union this Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to learn about current volunteer, internship, and career opportunities.

Co-sponsored by the Letters and Sciences Career Services Office, the Public Service Fair hosts over 60 local, national and international non-profit and governmental agencies. Find opportunities that match your interests, major, and career goals. Whether you are about to graduate, looking to build your resume, or just want to get involved, this is a great place to start. Agencies are seeking students to work on issues such as education, poverty, hunger, homelessness, environment, youth, health and many more! No matter what you are looking for, there will be someone there to help!

This event is free and all students are encouraged to attend. Find out more on our website.

Consider This: Financial Education Center

The Financial Education Center assists in connecting participants to community resources, helps them identify ways to maximize their resources and to begin developing assets.

The Center offers a number of programs business students can get involved in.

  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Partnership Project, which is a program of the Center, provides free income tax preparation for low-wage workers, seniors and those with disabilities
  • The Financial CHANGE Program provides individuals with support using Coaching, a Hands-on approach, Accountability, Networking, Goal Setting, and Education. This program matches participants/partners to a trained volunteer ‘coach’ from the community.
The variety of classes offered at the Center assist participants in reaching their financial goals. The staff at the Financial Education Center works with many community partners to offer classes and services to enhance their programs. For more information, visit their website.