News for EC/ENST students - 1/23/2023

1) Resume Review Meetings for Career Expo

Are you attending the Career & Volunteer Expo on Thur, 2/16? The Career Expo is a great opportunity to connect with a variety of organizations offering job and internship opportunities! Confidently showcase your strengths, skills and experience by meeting with one of our career advisors to review your resume, discuss networking strategies, and ask any other questions. 
2) "Understanding 'TEK,'" Jan. 25
Active Zoom link here. (Meeting ID: 820 9648 0099. Passcode: 697052.)
Plan ahead! Future lectures in this series take place Feb. 1, 8, and 15.

3) Youth Educational Services volunteer opportunities

Y.E.S. is excited to offer in-person, virtual and short-term volunteer opportunities this semester! Our spring volunteer opportunities include:
  • 7 student-led semester-long programs that will engage in-person at school and community sites (2-3 hour/week commitment)
  • Virtual Pen Pal Program (10-15 hour commitment)
  • Shorter-term options through the VOP program include:
    • Drop-in knitting at YES (Tuesday 12:00-12:50 starting 1/31/23)
    • Gardening with Potawot Community Food Garden Learn more
    •  Serve-a-Thon / Cesar Chavez Day of Caring (Friday, March 31st, 2023) 
Y.E.S. spring semester recruitment will be limited to the 2-week academic enrollment period. If a student wishes to participate in a semester-long Y.E.S. program, they need to register by 1/30/23 deadline. Here are some ways to learn more about Y.E.S. opportunities: 
  • YES Informational Slides _S23
  • Y.E.S. Open House: Tuesday, 1/24 (3-4) at Y.E.S. 
  • Tabling on the Quad - during the first 2 weeks of the semester (10am-2pm)
4) Fred Korematsu Day
*Read Fred Korematsu's story here.
5) WRRAP positions
6) Grad Students, Can Your Research Make an Impact in 3 Minutes or Less?
Get ready for the first Cal Poly Humboldt and third CSU Grad Slam competition! Cal Poly Humboldt's Grad Slam celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes (or less), in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Participation in Grad Slam showcases communication abilities – an essential skill. All active master's students who are conducting independent research or projects, including independent research projects done for a graduate-level class, are eligible to participate in Grad Slam competitions at all levels. Entrants must be current graduate students at the time of the competition (i.e., enrolled in the Spring 2023 semester).
Want more information? Attend an Info Session (register for an Information Session here) and view the event webpage here.
  • Session 1 | 2/1 from 4:30-5:30 in Siemens Hall room 128
  • Session 2 | 2/8 from 2-3 on Zoom
7) Osprey magazine opportunities

Osprey magazine is looking for talented writers, photographers, artists, illustrators, designers, storytellers, and content creators to join the production team for the Spring 2023 semester.

Help create and publish the next issue of this award-winning magazine, named as the best student magazine in the state of California by the California College Media Association.

Osprey Magazine Production Workshop JMC 325 is now open to all students from across the university.* This is a two-unit CR/NC course that meets in Gist Hall 215 on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-2:50pm.

To enroll in JMC 325, contact the magazine’s faculty advisor, Jessie Cretser-Hartenstein, for a permission number to add the course.

*Prerequisites will be waived for students outside of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.


8) Spring Into Action event
Caltrans Clean CA program is promoting a Spring Into Action event.  We are looking to engage a variety of community groups to hold a community clean-up event between the dates of March 17-27th. The purpose is to bring state-side attention to the interconnection between communities and their environment and for the education and awareness of each individuals responsibility to keep CA clean. What we are asking is that the group organizes a clean-up in any area they wish (a park, local neighborhood, around campus…), post photos on social media and tag Caltrans Clean CA.  We will provide your groups with bags, litter pickers and gloves. It doesn’t need to be a large undertaking, it can be small-scale as we also ask that the group arrange for proper disposal of the litter picked up. Email if you are interested in participating.


9) 7-week Student Organizing Series
California Common Cause has been training students to be organizers and activists for over a decade. We invite you to sign up for our Winter S.O.S. series, which includes seven 50-minute webinar modules. Participants will be trained on organizing and activism as well as democracy reform issues.
  • Module 1 | Find Your Power: Telling Your Story, Gerrymandering & Representation
  • Module 2 | Plan Your Campaign: Steps, Resources, Money in Politics
  • Module 3 | Plan Your Actions: Steps, Resources, Voting & Elections
  • Module 4 | Build Your Grassroots & Grasstops: Steps, Resources, Legislation & Policy
  • Module 5 | Get Your Message Out: Communications Tips & Skills, Media Reform
  • Module 6 | Lobbying: Advocacy Tips & Skills, Ethics & Accountability
  • Module 7 | A Movement Won’t Move Without Money: Fundraising & Follow the Money
The series starts the week of January 31st. You can sign up for either the Tuesday or Thursday webinar for each module. We offer a certificate for students who complete all 7 modules and graduate from our S.O.S. webinars! Learn more and apply here. Direct any inquiries to Alexandra Leal Silva ( or Alvin Valverde Meneses (
10) Decolonizing Economics Summit positions

The Decolonizing Economics Summit team is building a remote team of successful and enthusiastic organizers to develop the virtual Decolonizing Economics Summit from April 20-22, 2023. We are looking for lead conference organizers for each of the following subcommittees:

  • Fundraising Lead Organizer
  • Logistics Lead Organizer
  • Communications Lead Organizer
Position and application details here
About the Summit: Anchored by the Wiyot Tribe’s Dishgamu Community Land Trust, several Cal Poly Humboldt faculty members,  Green Eco-Socialist NetworkNative Roots Network, New Economy Coalition, the US Solidarity Economy Network, and a growing network of additional partners, this 3-day virtual conference serves as a space to exchange experiences and information, strengthen alliances and networks, and to devise strategies to decenter colonial systems and implement concrete solutions to heal the land and people.