blog posts UIC Share With Students 1. UIC, NASP, & NAISO (Student Organization) Updates Images SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Career Services Events to Share with Students Three upcoming events two on 11/5 and one on 11/11 Career Services has three upcoming events to share with your students over the next two weeks, you don't want your students to miss them: The Best Career Paths You Never Hear About With The Federal Government Webinar (Thursday, 11/5 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM) provides an in-depth look and understanding of the General Services Administration (GSA) agency, the variety of career paths they can offer, as well as insight into the federal application process. Registration Link: https://gsa.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsf-6urjkrHgrP2zYpThln0Hffn4pBNUQ. During the Health Professions Forum – Healthcare Research Webinar (Thursday, 11/5 @ 3:00 - 4:15 PM) attendees will learn about the various roles that exist within the scope of research including data collection, data analysis, survey design, human subject recruitment, and working in an actual lab. Panelists will describe their particular roles and how they contribute to the overall goal of research projects. Registration Link: uic.edu/HPF. (Download the flyer.) On Wednesday, 11/11, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, we will have a Non-Profit Employer Virtual Panel Discussion with Peace Corps, City Year, SAGA & AUSL Recruiters. This will be a great opportunity for students and alumni to meet the recruiters and learn about the various opportunities. Registration Link: https://uic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kce2grT8rHNXHxe9WiYCUVgCzM77wSDPu. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Engaged Humanities Initiative Info for Students and an Advisor Reference Guide The Engaged Humanities Initiative has a number of excellent opportunities for students, and they have put together information for students about the EHI and about their Spring 2021 HUM 120 course. Download and share the flyers with your students: "Get Engaged: What is the Engaged Humanities Initiative" is a quick but descriptive student-geared explanation of EHI and its opportunities and a link to their website, which is filled with great info about opportunities in both coursework and outside the classroom, "Engaged Humanities Initiative Spring 2021 Courses" is a great flyer to share with students that describes the Spring 2021 HUM 120 course offerings! And EHI has developed a fabulous resource for advisors that can be used at any point: EHI Reference Guide for Advisors SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Spring 2021 Urban Studies Courses Study Cities. Transform Cities. In Urban Studies courses students take a deep dive into some of the most important issues facing our cities through understanding cities and neighborhoods and learning technical skills in data analysis and visualization. Students can register for courses with a broad range of study or focus more on topics such as urban transportation and sustainability. Students study cities in order to work toward the transformation of cities once they graduate. Minors are available in Urban Studies, Sustainable Cities, and Geographic Information Systems. Courses available in Spring 21. Download the flyer to share with your students! SHARE WITH STUDENTS: Health Information Management Program Info Sessions Bachelor Level Program on 11/18 and Master Level Program on 11/19 Please share with your students: Bachelor Level Health Information Management Info SessionNovember 18, 20203:00 - 4:00 p.m.Location: https://go.uic.edu/BSHIMInfoSession Are you interested in a health care profession that combines health care, business and technology with no direct patient contact? Join Health Information Management faculty for this virtual session to learn about a degree that leads to a dynamic career where information is the key to improving health. --- Master Level Health Information Management Info SessionNovember 18, 20203:00 - 4:00 p.m.Location: https://go.uic.edu/MSHIMInfoSession Are you interested in a health care profession that combines health care, business and technology with no direct patient contact? The Health Information Management program will offer a virtual session for students to learn more about their masters program. Come learn about a graduate degree that will lead to a dynamic career where information is the key to improving health. SHARE WITH STUDENTS: COVID-19 Contact Tracer Student Positions Close Date is November 6th! There are positions available for students to work as contact tracers. See below and please share with interested students: Title: Grad/Undergrad Hourly - COVID-19 Contact Tracer (Job ID #138151) Department: School of Public Health Category: Graduate Hourly Location: Chicago Close Date: 11/06/2020 Description: The Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health is seeking graduate and undergraduate students to assist with the University’s efforts to combat COVID-19 through effective, timely, and empathetic contact tracing. The Campus COVID-19 contact tracer is responsible for performing the initial interview of campus persons (students, staff, faculty) with probable or confirmed COVID-19 infection to gather information necessary for public health case investigation and contact tracing. These efforts are essential to ensure a safe environment through the isolation and quarantine of persons infected with, or exposed to, COVID-19. To accomplish this, UIC will hire, train and deploy a team of Campus COVID-19 contact tracers. The contact tracer will maintain contact with students diagnosed with COVID-19, determine exposure, assess symptoms, refer for testing according to established protocols, and provide them with instructions for isolation or quarantine. The contact tracer will maintain ongoing communication with contacts to assess symptoms, ensure compliance with quarantine and determine social support needs and/or handle reporting of issues that arise. Candidates must have ready access to high-speed internet to support remote work. Duties: Interview persons (cases) diagnosed with COVID-19 infection in order to gather information about symptoms, exposures, and contacts (i.e. persons the case has been in contact with while potentially infectious). Provide the case with information about COVID-19 illness and methods of disease prevention and control. Assess the capability of cases to comply with isolation protocols and identify types of support they may need during their period of isolation. Identify cases that meet high-risk criteria for severe outcomes and make sure that they check in with their health providers. Cases without health care providers should be referred to the infectious disease physician group for advice and if appropriate, additional intervention. Quickly get in touch with contacts of diagnosed patients through text, e-mail, phone calls and other platforms when necessary. Communicate with contacts in a professional and empathetic manner maintaining emotional and cultural awareness. Provide contacts with approved information on quarantine procedures, what to do if symptoms develop and if they develop symptoms, refer them to testing. Assign risk category depending on the contact’s underlying medical conditions, occupation, living situation and level of contact with case and understand protocol for each risk category Systematically collect and record information in a local database. Communicate with your team and supervisor when contact cannot be made with an individual and understand the best way to address the problem Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned. These may include doing COVID educational outreach to students on campus, promotion of influenza vaccination, and assisting in the COVID testing program. Qualifications: Anticipated Hours Per Week: 20 hours/weekRate of pay: Dependent on graduate or undergraduate student standingTentative Start Date: ASAP MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Enrolled student at UIC. 2. Bachelor’s degree in public health, health sciences, or a related field (for graduate students). Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) 1. Excellent communication and organizational skills, and attention to detail 2. Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with a wide range of individuals 3. Superior skill in planning, organizing, and time management. 4. Computer skills are necessary and should include the ability to access and navigate various databases and software programs following training 5. Equally comfortable working individually and within a team environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in a dynamic health sciences College.