An update on Educators Rising in Alaska

Educator’s Rising is excited to start the 20-21 school year of building student leadership capacity with our new officers. We are embracing our virtual capabilities to stay connected throughout these times, with monthly check-ins. Student officer involvement activities include: adding content to our social media, leadership training in communication, participation in Alaska Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO), and functioning as liaisons between rural students and our K-12 Office. Educator’s Rising Alaska’s CTE high school pathway has undergone major updates this past year to ensure alignment with the UAS Educator’s Rising Alaska dual credit course. Middle school curriculum is a new addition. We are also continuing to offer expense-paid UAF professional development credit for teachers. EdRising is working with our other K-12 Outreach programs for continuous enhancements. We would like to introduce our new student officers Ashley, Kaitlynn and Carl, for the 2020-21 school year. Below is an introduction they have written to share more about themselves:

Ashley Dahlman, one of three of this years’ Student Officers, hiking with her dog in Kenai this summer. Photo: Courtesey of Ashley Dahlman.

Hi everyone! My name is Ashley Dahlman and I am one of your EdRising State Officers for the 20-21 school year. I am in 10th grade and attend school in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. I am excited and I’m looking forward to working with you all this year! Wishing you a great year!Hi everyone! My name is Ashley Dahlman and I am one of your EdRising State Officers for the 20-21 school year. I am in 10th grade and attend school in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. I am excited and I’m looking forward to working with you all this year! Wishing you a great year!

Kaitlynn Gist, enjoying being out by Cook Inlet this summer.
Photo: Courtesey of Kaitlynn Gist.

Hello everyone! My name is Kaitlynn Gist. I am an 11th grader in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. I am interested in becoming a middle school math teacher and look forward to serving EdRising Alaska this year as a state officer. I hope you have a spectacular year and look forward to working with you!

Carl Vent, taking in a warm and green summer day in Fairbanks. Photo: Courtesy of Carl Vent.

Hi everyone, my name is Carl and I’m one of your Educators Rising State officers for the 2020-21 school year. I am in 12th grade and attend school in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. I’m very excited to be working with you all on becoming a future teacher, and hoping you guys have a successful school year!!

Source: Educators Rising Alaska

Slideshow: In the lab with UAA’s Medical Assisting students

During their first in-person lab of the semester, UAA Medical Assisting Program students learned how to sterilize medical equipment. While most courses have shifted to alternate delivery this fall, in-person labs are still being offered for some fields in which hands-on learning is considered critical.

See the full slideshow here.

Source: Source: Green and Gold News

UAA 2020 Virtual Fall Career Fair

UAA Career Services is planning new ways to help you prepare for your job search and connect with employers virtually in celebration of November’s Career Development Month. 

SAVE THE DATE: The Fall Career Fair will be hosted virtually on November 18 from 12pm to 4pm. Register online through your Handshake account. 

Career fairs are a great way to get a leg up with companies that interest you. Hosted through Handshake, this virtual format will enhance the experience, allowing you to:

  • Meet with employers. Interact with recruiters through video, audio, or chat.
  • Discover new career opportunities. Get personalized recommendations based on your Handshake profile for which employers to connect with.
  • Never wait in line, ever. Pre-schedule 1:1 or group sessions with employers ahead of the fair or on the day-of.
  • Make an impression. Bring your unique perspective to the table, ask great questions, and follow up with recruiters after the fair.

Over the coming weeks, Career Services will share more information on registration and how to use Handshake to navigate a virtual career fair. In the meantime, check out the Career Services website and Handshake’s Get Hired Remotely Series for more resources on conducting a virtual job search.

Attention Employers: Employers can register on Handshake now! 

Source: UAA 2020 Virtual Fall Career Fair

Attend the virtual engineering and trades recruitment fair

Date: September 23, 2020
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Location: Online

Connect with employers and learn about current positions — including part-time, full-time and internship opportunities — in the engineering and trades fields on Sept. 23 from 4-7 p.m.

This event is completely virtual.

Complete the post-event survey, and you’ll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Source: UAF Cornerstone