News for Politics students -- 8-24-2021

  1. Part-time Job Week - Skillshop Series. Organized by the Academic and Career Advising Center (ACAC). Register now for skillshops by clicking the following links: HOW TO FIND A PART-TIME JOB - Tuesday, August 24, 12 to 1pm; HANDSHAKE 101-HOW TO USE HSU’S JOB BOARD - Tuesday, August 24, 4 to 5pm; QUICK TIPS FOR A WINNING RESUME - Wednesday, August 25, 12 to 1pm; HOW TO FIND A PART-TIME JOB - Wednesday, August 25, 4 to 5pm; HANDSHAKE 101-HOW TO USE HSU’S JOB BOARD - Thursday, August 26, 12 to 1pm; RESUME & COVER LETTER: TIPS FOR A STRONG APPLICATION - Thursday, August 26, 4 to 5pm. This skillshop series will be followed by the Virtual Part-time Job Fair on September 8, between 11am and 3pm. on An announcement with student registration information and attending employers will be coming soon.
  2. Just Transition Lawyering Webinar Series, Aug. 26. The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy invites practicing attorneys—particularly Black, Indigenous and people of color—as well as legal educators, law students, and justice allies in the legal field to a webinar series that will introduce Just Transition Lawyering. Responding to the impact of the global climate crisis on natural resources, frontline communities, human rights, and democracy, Just Transition Lawyering (JTL) provides strategic and allied support to leaders and communities anchoring and building the environmental & climate justice movement. The webinars are designed to foster understanding of the roles and opportunities for legal actors in addressing the global climate crisis. Aug. 26: “Rights, Reparations & Building the New.” See here for more details and to register.
  3. Campus sustainability jobs, Aug. 27. The Sustainability Office is actively recruiting to fill several student employee positions for Fall 2021. See the attached email for details and application instructions for the following positions. (Applications due Aug. 27 by 5 p.m.) The Green Campus Team Leader (job ID 5151345) is responsible for internal oversight, organization, and management of the Green Campus Coordinators (students) and for-credit Interns. The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund Outreach manager (job ID 5172241) is responsible for publicizing major HEIF events/dates/projects (several times per year). The Waste Reduction & Resource Awareness Program (WRRAP) Education/Outreach Director is responsible for implementing programs and campaigns that educate and actively engage the campus community in zero waste practices. The WRRAP Zero Waste Director serves as an advocate for adoption of the zero waste hierarchy as the waste management practice for the campus, for Dining Services and for students.
  4. Coastal Program Internship, applications due Aug. 31. The Northcoast Environmental Center is currently accepting applications for our Coastal Programs Internship for the Fall 2021-Spring 2022 school year. This internship is a great way for students to get their foot in the door at the oldest environmental nonprofit on the north coast, and build relationships in the local environmental activism community. The focus of the internship will be on assisting with special projects and events. Applications are due August 31. See here for details.
  5. Student member sought for dean search committee. The search process for the permanent Dean of HSU’s College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS) will begin shortly. The University is currently looking for a student of the college to sit on the CAHSS Dean Search Committee. The selected student will work with several faculty to help screen, interview and select a candidate as the next CAHSS Dean. (The faculty chair of this committee is Politics professor Dr. Joice Chang.) Search Committee Meetings should begin in late August, with four meetings preceding interviews with candidates. Any interested students should complete the Student Representative Search Form to request an appointment. The committee is hoping to make a selection in the next few weeks. Questions? Contact Lauren Lynch ( 
  6. Student member sought for university space committee. The University Space & Facilities Advisory Committee (USFAC) is looking to fill the vacant student seat for AY 21-22. Current students are invited to apply for the seat if interested in dynamics, decision-making, and communications about space at HSU. The position is available to any student at large, and interested people should apply through Associated Students. This is a great opportunity for students to get experience/practice in a public governance role. Find information and details on how to apply here. Questions? Email Katie Koscielak at
  7. Campus/Community Dialogue on Race class. Students can earn a unit of credit in ES 480! The Dialogue will take place during Week 10 -- Oct. 25-29 – and this year's theme is Dismantle & Heal: Building Coalition Against Forced Division. Our CDOR Keynote Speakers will be Satsuki Ina on October 27 and Hari Kondabolu on October 28. Details here.
  8. Y.E.S. volunteer opportunities, Sept. 1 open house. Youth Educational Services (Y.E.S.) is ready to connect HSU students to a variety of virtual volunteer projects with local schools and community sites. Many of our students express that joining Y.E.S. was central to their retention at HSU and helped them develop valuable skills that have assisted in their career paths. Want to learn more? Y.E.S. Virtual Open House: Wednesday, 9/1 (12-1pm). Or click here to access our 3.5 minute outreach video (hear directly from student leaders) or here to access a 49-second orientation video about Y.E.S. Ready to volunteer? The first step is to submit a Volunteer Interest and Application form, available on the Y.E.S. website. Then, by the 9/6/21 deadline: 1) Register for the Y.E.S. 1-unit course (Issues in Community Volunteering); or 2) Participate through a service learning or academic internship course (SLAI), or SW course fulfilling their field placement through a Y.E.S. program. 
  9. Writing Studio resources. The HSU Writing Studio, a program of the Learning Center, offers free writing support for HSU students. The Writing Studio opens online on Monday, August 30. Trained Writing Consultants from a range of majors provide consultations (via Zoom or email) on all types of writing projects. They can help with: getting started on a writing project, incorporating and analyzing sources, organizing arguments and linking ideas, using academic voice and style, improving grammar and punctuation, and much more. This ConsultationDemo Video (3 mins) demonstrates what a brainstorming consultation might look like over Zoom.