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Monday, April 6

Experienced GSIs Needed

2015 Teaching GSI Recruitment Announcement: We need speakers for Freshman Orientation Morning of Day 2 Sessions. 
PAID and FLEXIBLE SUMMER OPPORTUNITY! 

Greetings!
The Office of New Student Programs has several openings for graduate student speakers. Please read the information below, and apply if you are interested and available between June and August 2015 (GSIs select their desired sessions and presentations are divided between those hired).

GSIs NEEDED TO PREPARE NEW STUDENTS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS!
The University of Michigan Office of New Student Programs is gearing up for our Summer Orientation program and invites experienced GSIs to help welcome our new students to the university. Each summer, freshmen and their parents who attend Orientation have the opportunity to hear from a professor and graduate student instructor about their roles in the classroom during a portion of the Academics and Michigan session that occurs on their second day. We are looking for energetic and motivated graduate student instructors (who have taught previously or who are currently teaching) that represent the many academic disciplines at the University of Michigan to present this summer.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
To apply, please send a resume, a cover letter explaining your interest as a GSI speaker (include the subjects/department you currently and have previously been a GSI) and your summer availability (particularly between the dates listed below) to lmiddlet@umich.edu  by April 17, 2015 at 5pm.

Invited candidates will be asked to make a 5 minute sample presentation based on the presentation details below as part of their interview with ONSP staff.

Following a spring meeting to prepare the speakers, each selected GSI will make 5 minute presentations at approximately 5 of our 32 Academics at Michigan sessions during Summer Orientation on the Morning of Day Two (MD2), which occurs from ~8:25-10am, Mondays-Thursdays from June 9-August 6 2015. Specific GSI presentation times will be determined over the next month, as we finalize the other session features.

PRESENTATION DETAILS
Your presentation may include:
·         Explaining the many roles of GSIs
·         What GSIs expect from undergraduates in the classroom
·         Your path from undergraduate to graduate student
·         Other topics as suggested by ONSP/ the MD2 planning committee
 GSIs are not able to use power point at the interview or for the actual MD2 sessions, but may read from notes (your talking points are not expected to be memorized).

SESSION EXPECTATIONS and COMPENSATION
This is your chance to tell freshmen what you wish YOUR students knew in the classroom. Typical group sizes are 250-300 and include BOTH students and parents, so this is a great opportunity to use and build upon your public speaking ability. GSIs are compensated $45 for each presentation, and will be expected to be available for a minimum of three presentations during the summer (June-August).
The exact dates for the sessions are below.

Help shape the newest members of our campus community! Please contact me if you have any questions.

Program 
Day 2 Session Date
1
TuesdayJune 9
2
WednesdayJune 10
 3
ThursdayJune 11
4
MondayJune 15
5
TuesdayJune 16
6
WednesdayJune 17
7
ThursdayJune 18
8
MondayJune 22
9
TuesdayJune 23
10
WednesdayJune 24
11
ThursdayJune 25
12*
Monday, June 29
13
TuesdayJune 30
14
WednesdayJuly 1
15
MondayJuly 6
16
TuesdayJuly 7
17
WednesdayJuly 8
18
ThursdayJuly 9
19
MondayJuly 13
20
TuesdayJuly 14
21
WednesdayJuly 15
22**
Thursday, July 16
23
MondayJuly 20
24
TuesdayJuly 21
25
WednesdayJuly 22
26
ThursdayJuly 23
27
MondayJuly 27
28
TuesdayJuly 28
29
WednesdayJuly 29
30
ThursdayJuly 30
31
MondayAug 3
32
TuesdayAug 4
33***
Wednesday, Aug 5
34***
Thursday, Aug 6
Summer Half        ** Art Fair    ***This session is scheduled but not publicized to students until we verify need.