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Debate Team has a Way with Words

Students recently made Humboldt State history: HSU’s debate team competed on the world stage for the first time ever.

“It was nerve-wracking and exciting. I’ve competed regionally but never at this level, and didn’t know what to expect,” recalls Social Work graduate student Ruby Aguirre-Gutierrez.

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Two HSU students recently had internships that gave them the chance to explore the far reaches of space.

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Student Monique Silva Crossman, Environmental Science & Management:

ESM graduate student Monique Silva Crossman was awarded the Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) Graduate Student Research Award. This award will support Monique’s research that explores the effects of manual and mechanical Ammophila arenaria removal techniques on coastal dune plant communities and dune morphology.

Student Lara Jansen, Environmental Science & Management:

ESM graduate student Lara Jansen was awarded the Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) Graduate Student Research Award. This award will support Lara’s research that explores the effects of dam-regulated flow on primary and secondary productivity in the upper Eel River.

Student Andrea Robinson, Social Work:

Andrea Robinson, the Department of Social Work SWSA (Social Work Student Association) President, was spotlighted this month by the National Association of Social Workers California chapter. Read an interview with Andrea by following this link: https://naswcanews.org/student-spotlight-2/

Student Chelsea Teale, Amy Rock, Geography:

With the help of the Center for Community Based Learning, Drs. Chelsea Teale and Amy Rock of the Geography Department facilitated lesson planning and school pairings for 50 students as part of Geography Awareness Week (November 13-17). Groups of future educators enrolled in GEOG 470, Geography for Teachers, took giant floor maps into nine K-12 schools to conduct interactive lessons including a “tour” of indigenous lands in Humboldt County, California’s climate and weather, Coronado’s quest for gold in the Southwest, the American Revolution, and the European theater of World War II.

Student Keith Parker, Fisheries Biology:

Graduate student Keith Parker was selected by the National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Internship Program as an intern scientist with NOAA Fisheries, Salmon Ecology Lab. He was concurrently awarded an internship with the EPA, which was declined. The internship begins this month and will compliment his current genetic work under the NSF GRFP at HSU.

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Shannon Berge Academic and Career Advising Center

Mark your calendars! Career and Volunteer Expo! February 15, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, West Gym

Over 100 employers and volunteer agencies will be offering career positions, summer jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and more! Come dressed for success with your resume in hand. Employers will be conducting informal interviews and taking applications.

Employer representatives will provide general career information and answer questions about summer, seasonal, internship, and permanent employment opportunities in a variety of fields.  The community organizations will provide information about volunteer and service learning opportunities.

To help students get ready, the Academic and Career Advising Center is hosting “Getting Ready: Career and Volunteer Expo” workshop Tuesday, February 13 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Library 114.

The Academic and Career Advising Center also reminds students that employers are looking for professional people to hire and first impressions make all the difference. A display in the first floor Library showcases various professional outfits with college budgets in mind. The Academic and Career Advising Center also offers a free professional clothing rack in Gist Hall 114.

“Dress to impress and bring your resume,” says Amy Martin, Employer Relations Coordinator at the Academic and Career Advising Center, “They definitely hire students at the event.” Students can get a quick resume review during the Academic and Career Advising Center’s Drop-in hours, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For more information or for a full list of organizations attending the Expo visit the Academic and Career Advising Center’s webpage, http://www.humboldt.edu/acac or stop by Gist Hall 114.