AAUW Heads Back to School

September 08, 2010

It’s September! That means scores of students are boarding busses and getting back to school. No matter your student status, check out the long list of opportunities and programs available to both student affiliates and AAUW members.

STUDENTS – Here are some of AAUW’s best bets for this fall. Not a student? Pass this along to someone who is and check out our MEMBERS Section below!

Leadership Training Opportunities – Want to primp your resume? Jumpstart  your career? Prepare for a life in public service? These links can help you out.

  • We’re looking for college student leaders from around the nation to be AAUW campus ambassadors and advise AAUW on student issues.  Become a National Student Advisory Council member – applications due October 1.
  • Get involved with your school’s student government! Find empowerment, encouragement and more through Elect Her – Women  to Win.
  • Meet fellow future leaders, interact with women who are helping to shape a new world, and sign up for inspiring workshops!  Join us June 2011 for the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders!

Campus Action Projects – Looking to make a change on your campus?  Encourage your college or university to implement programs that address barriers outlined in the AAUW report Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Concerned about safety? The good news is everyone can help improve the campus climate – find useful information and achievable action items in the Campus Sexual Assault Program in a Box.

Fellowships & Grants – AAUW will give away more than $3 million dollars to women for graduate education 2010-11. Click here for important deadline information!

Graduating Soon? Get Help Negotiating Your Starting Salary – One year out of school women already earn less than their male counterparts.  Visit $tart $mart to learn how you can register for a workshop near you!

Important Discounts – College costs continue to rise, as do the costs associated with attending.  Use your AAUW member benefits for discounts on textbooks, admissions test prep, insurance and other college-life necessities for you or your friends and family!  The discount available from The Princeton Review alone saves you more than 5 times your annual dues!

MEMBERS – Here are some back-to-school and educational tips just for you!

Campus-Oriented Programs

Build ties with your local campuses by offering programming through AAUW partner The Princeton Review. Programs such as “Women and the MBA” and “Getting into Grad School” make excellent branch fundraisers and recruitment tools as well.  Contact Anthony Russomanno for the Princeton Review office nearest you.

the gender-based wage gap. Visit $tart $mart to learn how you can become a facilitator at a workshop near you!

Undergraduate Scholarships – Showcase your scholarships! Use the AAUW State and Local Branch Clearinghouse to attract top applicants through a dedicated portal and still maintain the specifications your branch wants.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Award – Know someone fighting the good fight for equity and education for women and girls? We’re looking for a person, project, org, or institution deserving of our prestigious Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award. Click here to submit your nomination.

This post is by Cordy Galligan, Director of Corporate Relations at AAUW.

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