Alumni and Constituent
UM-St. Louis alumni, now numbering more
than 62,000, help shape the future of not only the university but
the entire St. Louis region. The Alumni Association and the Office
of Alumni and Constituent Relations work together to promote the
St. Louis campus and build mutually beneficial relations between
the university and its alumni and friends. Membership in the Alumni
Association is open to all graduates and former students with payment
of modest dues.
The Alumni Association sponsors several
scholarship funds for UM-St. Louis undergraduate and graduate students,
provides special funding of certain campus projects, and works as an
organization to obtain increased public support for the university. For
more information, call (314) 516-5833.
A historic and elegant setting, the Alumni Center' located at 7956
Natural Bridge Road across the street from the main campus entrance,
offers students, faculty, staff, and alumni a gathering place for community
receptions and other social events. Contact the Alumni Center at (314)
516-5722 for more information and reservations.
Career Services works in partnership
with employers and the campus community by helping students and alumni
to develop, implement, and evaluate job search strategies.
Job and career services are available to all UM-St. Louis students
and alumni. Career Services hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. For more information, call (314)
516-5111, or visit 278 Millennium Student Center.
Web Registration. Internet technology allows students
24/7 access to career services. Web registration enables students to
become members of the Candidate Database, display resumes in the Web
Resume Book to hundreds of local and national employers to view, interview
on campus, and more.
Candidate Database. Qualifications and experience
of Candidate Database members may be quickly matched with job vacancy
listings. Resumes will be sent directly to the employer.
Web HomePage. Provides general information about
Career Services, upcoming Job Fairs, Career Days, and other special events,
the on-campus interviewing schedule, directlinks to
company information, job banks, career resource materials, and self-assessment
exercises. The Web Job Listings service has hundreds of current vacancies
listed daily by employers. http://www.umsl.edu/depts/career/
Career Experience and Employment Program
The Career Experience and Employment Program combines classroom
studies with work experience in a field related to education and career goals.
These degree related positions offer students an excellent opportunity
to gain professional job experience and earn money to help with expenses
while in school. Through this program, students begin to understand
what career choices they might make, gain valuable contacts in their
field, and, in many cases, get paid for their work. They graduate
with a college degree and an impressive resume.
Throughout this program, Career Services, and academic departments work with
students and employers to ensure that positions are linked to curriculum and
These work arrangements are available to UM-St. Louis students at all levels
in all majors. Contact Career Services for more information at 516-5111, or
visit 278 Millennium Center
Following is an overview of internships and practicums available through
various academic departments:
4325-4329, Internship in Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Folklore,
Museum Studies, Physical Anthropology - elective, for credit; placement
with outside organizations; junior standing required.
Positions available on competitive basis as lab and research assistants,
teachers/facilitators, and interns/assistants - optional, noncredit.
Human Origin and Cultural Diversity program offers internships in educational
anthropology and diversity education.
3699, Undergraduate Internship in Biotechnology - optional as part
of certificate program, for credit or noncredit, enrollment in certificate
4299, Practicum in Conservation - required as part of certificate program,
for credit, enrollment in certificate program required.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Opportunities are available to pursue research with faculty members
for credit during the academic year. Normally requires enrollment in
Chemistry 3905. Stipend available in some cases. Expanded opportunities
available in the summer through the Research Experience for Undergraduates
Program, which is typically funded by the National Science Foundation
and local industry. In some cases students may conduct Chemistry 3905
research at a local company through collaborative arrangement between
a faculty members and an industrial chemist.
Criminology and Criminal Justice
3280, Internship in Criminology and Criminal Justice - elective, for
Career-related work arrangements for students majoring in economics
are primarily administered through the department, located in 408 SSB.
These positions are generally paid and non-credit bearing; however,
students receive a transcript notation for each semester worked. Occasionally
credit may be earned for selected assignments with departmental approval.
4890, Independent Writing Project - internships offered in areas such
as journalism, public relations, advertising, publishing, and technical
writing; for credit, enrollment in Writing Certificate Program required.
2980, Practicum in Theater - optional, credit
4980, Internship in Theater - optional, credit.
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Positions as tutors in language lab available on a competitive basis
- paid, noncredit. Students of German can apply for summer internships
abroad through the German-American Student Exchange Program - noncredit.
Information available in department.
4001, Special Readings - internships occasionally available with historical
agencies; department chair and/or undergraduate coordinator must approve
to obtain credit.
Mathematics and Computer Science
Career-related work arrangements for students majoring in math and/or
computer science are primarily administered through Career Services
located in 278 Millennium Student Center. These positions are paid
Physics and Astronomy
The department funds research internships in the department in both
physics and astronomy. The awards are competitive, and preference is
given to students who have completed the Physics 2111/2112 sequence.
3940, Public Affairs Internship - required, for credit, for bachelor
of science in public administration program. It may also count as an
elective, for credit, within the bachelor of arts in political science
program and is open to all majors. Placements include municipal, state,
and federal governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, courts,
and political campaign offices.
3295, Selected Projects in Field Placement - elective, for credit.
4800 and 4850, Supervised Field Experience in Social Work I and II
- required, for credit, enrollment in B.S.W. program and prior consent
of instructor are required.
4385, Internship in Sociology - elective, for credit.
4040' Survey Research Practicum - elective, for credit. Students should
consult the sociology department, 707 Tower, for requirement guidelines.
Many departments within the College of Arts and Sciences work in cooperation
with the College of Education for students seeking teaching certification
in an emphasis area. Student teaching work arrangements are coordinated
through the College of Education.
College of Business Administration
Career Services works in partnership with the College of Business Administration
to assist students in securing career-related work arrangements for
students majoring in all areas of business. These positions can be
paid or unpaid and credit bearing or non-credit bearing. Those students
choosing to receive academic credit through one of the courses listed
below must contact the College of Business Administration Internship
BA 3090 Internship in Business Administration
3289 Internship in International Business
BA 3390 Internship
in Logistics & Operations Management
BA 3490 Internship
BA 3590 Internship in Finance
BA 3690 Internship
BA 3790 Internship in Marketing
BA 3890 Internship
in Management Information Systems
BA 3990 Internship
in Business Law
College of Education
Student Teaching - required, for credit. The College of Education is involved
with a variety of programs which provide students with academically related work
opportunities. These include Parkway Central Middle School/UM-St. Louis Internship
Program, Professional Development School Program, and Schools for Thought-Compton-Drew
Middle School. These programs are optional and both for credit and non-credit.
Positions at Parkway Central Middle School and Compton-Drew Middle School are
College of Fine Arts and Communication
3387, Professional Internship for Art History majors only-elective, for
3388, St. Louis Art Museum Internship for Studio Art or Art History majors
only – competitive
position elective for credit.
1193, 1194, 1196, 1197, Practicum in Applied Communication, Debate/Forensics,
Radio, and Television/Film - required, for credit. On-campus positions, as
3393, 3394, 3396, 3397, Internship in Applied Communication, Journalism, Radio,
and Television/Film - elective, for credit, Senior standing, 3.0 GPA, and faculty
recommendation required; off-campus positions.
4920, Internship – required' for credit, enrollment
in bachelor of music business required. Department sponsored internships
available for all majors at St. Louis area arts institutions.
UM-St. Louis/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering
Program Career-related work arrangements for students majoring in all
areas of engineering are primarily administered through Career Services.
These positions are paid and non-credit-bearing.
College of Nursing
Clinical courses are required in both the undergraduate and graduate
programs. These experiences are limited to nursing majors only.
Pierre Laclede Honors College
Internships chosen by Honors College students, or arranged by their
major departments, are valuable opportunities to broaden educational
experience while also meeting the honors independent study requirement
Visit Career Services, 278 Millennium Student Center, or call
(314) 516-5111 for more information on these programs and other work
arrangements available. Web site: http://www.umsl.edu/depts/career/