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Newsletter Feb 2011

  1. 1. EducationUSA M e x i c o C i t y. I s s u e # 5 9 . F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 1 . Thursday, February 10th Choosing A College Major Closed: Free Information Session: How to Choose and Finance a Grad- Monday, February 7 Constitución Mexicana uate Program Some students apply for an Monday, February 21 U.S. President’s Day With Guest: undergraduate program with clear professional goals, but most experience 3) Most U.S. universities will offer a dou- uncertainty about the daunting decision ble-major option. Thursday, February 17th of choosing a “major” area of academic FREE Information Session: La licenciatura y como financiarla concentration. It requires identifying 4) Some U.S. universities will allow you and prioritizing the following factors: Tuesday, February 22nd to design your own major. Cómo elegir una Universidad con University of Southern 5) EducationUSA and U.S. universities California have resources to help you in making this important decision. Thursday, February 24th Cómo elegir una carrera universitaria Interview family, friends, classmates, con University of -Values, interests, personal fulfillment professors, and alumni of academic pro- the Pacific -Skills/abilities: strengths/weaknesses - grams of interest. Ask to accompany the- The above events will take place Job market and salary level se people to their workplaces to learn 16:00-18:00 in the more about their careers. Also, take ad- Benjamin Franklin Library -Student vs. parent opinions Liverpool 31, Col. Juarez vantage of the books available in the Ed-To attend any of these events, please -Desired lifestyle ucationUSA advising center. Once on RSVP to: campus, visit the career center at your EducationUSA@iielatam.org Students may feel intimidated by university and explore internship oppor- With full name and area of study choosing a major because they are tunities in the local community. unclear regarding the points above and they lack information about possible *Email EducationUSA.state.gov to regis- majors and careers. The following ter for a free information session on points should calm any anxiety: choosing a college major. 1) Most U.S. colleges and universities do Friday, February 11th, 12:00-15:00 not require students to choose a major Web-chat informativo until the end of the second year. becas Fulbright-Garcia Robles Students spend two years taking a entra a: Get Weekly Scholarship Information on variety of courses to fulfill generalstatedept.connectsolutions.com/bbf our Facebook Fan Page! university requirements and explore career choices. Click on the PDF tab on the fan page to access EducationUSA’s Weekly Update, a Wednesday, February 23rd world-wide publication with the latest College Week Live: Feria en Linea 2) Most students change majors at least scholarship announcements from www.collegeweeklive.com once while at university. universities throughout the U.S. at all levels of study. EducationUSA Advising Center ● Open to the public: Monday to Friday 11:00am-5:00pm Liverpool 31. Col. Juárez, México D.F. 06600 ● Tel. 5080-2801, 2802 ● EducationUSA@iielatam.org PAGE 1
  2. 2. FEBRUARY 2011, ISSUE #59Advising Tip of the Month: Non-degree and short-term programs! Gain new skills, knowledge, and international experience to enhance your resume and advance your career!  Intensive English programs  Professional and work exchange programs  Vocational and technical programs  Short-term university study  Certificate Courses Practical and Accessible: *Short-term and certificate courses can vary greatly, from 3 weeks to 18 months. Seminars are usually from 3 weeks to 3 months. Certificate programs can be about 6 to 8 months. *Certificate and short term study courses are much more affordable than degree programs. Many employers sponsor employees who can demonstrate that their continued education will benefit the institution or company. Search for courses: *Universities, community colleges and institutes specializing in particular fields of study offer short term programs un- der titles such as continuing education, extended learning or professional programs. *High quality courses are prepared by instructors, respected professors and professionals specialized in their field. Online Resources: Publications available at the EducationUSA Center: http://www.iielatinamerica.org Summer Study in the U.S.A. http://www.educationusa.state.gov Two-Year Colleges http://www.communitycollegeusa.com Vocational and Technical Schools Are you a Mexican professional EducationUSA Online Individual Advising Sessions! or student who has studied in Can’t come to the Benjamin If you have already attended one the U.S.? Join our Ex-Alumnos Franklin Library? Join one of our of our orientations, and still social networking groups! EducationUSA Alumni Network! have questions about how to Twitter www.twitter.com choose a college major and find Mexican Alumni of U.S. educational Facebook www.facebook.com/ scholarships in the U.S., we institutions are invited to: educationusa.mexico invite you to schedule an Meet other professionals in their field individual advising session with Learn about employment opportunities one of our Educational Advisers. Online Advising Individual appointments are free Discover professional development MSN Messenger and available from 2:30 p.m. to programs info@iielatinamerica.org 4:00 p.m., Monday to Explore scholarships for U.S. study Skype educationusa.mexico Thursday. Please send an email Take part in a mentoring program to EducationUSA@iielatam.org to Share experiences from the U.S. EducationUSA Video Podcasts schedule your appointment www.youtube.com/user/ today! For more information or to register, EducationUSAtv communicate with the Mexico City usa.podbean.com EducationUSA Advising Center: www.youtube.com/user/edusacast EducationUSA@iielatam.org www.itunes.com www.youtube.com/user/ Tel: 5080-2801,-2802 EducationUSADF For more helpful hints on short-term programs, our alumni network, online tools, or individual advising sessions, send questions to the EducationUSA Advising Center at EducationUSA@iielatam.org. PAGE 2
  3. 3. FEBRUARY 2011, ISSUE #59Scholarships & Opportunities ListingsFor a more complete listing of scholarship opportunities, log on to Facebook or Twitter and be-come a fan or friend of EducationUSA Mexico City!1. Undergraduate Scholarships: BOOK OF THE MONTHWestminster College How to Choose a College MajorWestminster College, a small liberal arts school in SaltLake City, Utah offers two kinds of awards to interna- By: Linda Landis Andrewstional students: Choosing a major can be a difficult decision be- Exemplary Achievement Award - an award availa- cause of the overwhelming number of options. This ble to both first-year and transfer students. Spe- book offers practical ways for you to explore these cial consideration is given to students who’ve sur- possibilities while you are in high school, such as mounted personal hardships, disability or other discovering your own strengths and interests, seek- disadvantages. $25,000 a year. ing guidance from older people, and learning from - Application deadline: February 11, 2011 your community service experience. Besides de- Merit Scholarships - All undergraduate applicants scriptions of popular and non-traditional majors are automatically considered for a Merit Scholar- (like toy design) found at U.S. colleges and univer- ship once they are admitted. Scholarships for sities, this book also features real stories from stu- transfer students range from $5,000 to $10,000. dents on how they chose their majors, what they For first-time students, scholarships range from learned, and how their majors contributed to their $6,000 to $14,000. future careers. - Application Deadline: April 15, 2011 Call number: IIE 371 422 ANDC 2Additionally, the College supports international stu- With a free membership card, check out this book and others from the Benjamin Franklin Library. If you need a library card, pleasedents with the WESLI Institute, providing advanced visit: http://www.usembassy-mexico.gov/bbf/bfcredencial.pdfacademic English courses and a semester to adjust tolife in the USA. For more information visit:http://www.westminstercollege.edu/admissions_international/ 2. Postgraduate Scholarship: ‘Corporations and Citizenship’ Fellowship at UPennUniversity of South Florida University of Pennsylvania’s Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DSS) program, an interdisciplinary initia-One of Floridas top three research universities, USF tive funded by the Mellon Foundation, is seeking applica-provides a dynamic and diverse learning environment tions for its one-year DCC Postdoctoral Fellow in any disci-that inspires innovation, creativity, and collaboration. pline whose research is pertinent to the Program’s 2011- 2012 theme “Corporations and Citizenship,” including bothUSF international students are eligible for non-need empirical and normative scholarship.based scholarships, some of which may be combined The DCC Postdoc Fellow will participate in a wide array ofwith other university and outside scholarships. To activities, including workshops, seminars & research. Sti-learn more about their financial aid offerings, visit: pend is $53,800, plus health insurance. Eligible applicantshttp://usfweb2.usf.edu/admissions/International will have received their Ph.D. within five years prior to theQuestions? Please contact Ruben Delgado, Regional time they begin their fellowship at UPenn.Director of Admissions at sflruben@usf.edu Application deadline: March 18, 2011 For more information visit: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/dcc/postdoc.html PAGE 3

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