Day: January 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Professional Opportunities

  • Are you a student looking for a professional opportunity to learn about homeland security related research to enhance your research interests and career goals?
  • Do you want to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts in homeland security related areas?
  • Do you want to network with your peers and members of the academic and scientific communities in business, industry, and government research facilities conducting research in DHS relevant areas?

If you answered “Yes”, to the above questions, the HS-POWER program is for you!

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors the Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Experience Research (HS-POWER) Program for undergraduate and graduate students. HS-POWER is open to students majoring in a broad spectrum of homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines as well as DHS mission-relevant research areas.

As a participant in the HS-POWER Program, you will participate in quality research experiences at federal research facilities and other HS-STEM focused entities nationwide. This experience will provide you a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent and skills in a variety of settings within the DHS enterprise.  You will also be able to establish connections with DHS professionals that promote long-term relationships between yourself, researchers, DHS personnel and research facilities.

TO APPLY: Visit- https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DHS-POWER-2020 to learn more and complete the application!

All application components must be received in the system in order to be considered.

Employees of DHS Component agencies or participating partner agencies are not eligible to participate in this program.

DHS Education Programs Team

FAX: 865-576-4197

ORISE

DHSed@orise.orau.gov


Campus Resources for Students

by Dean of Students Office

According to the Healthy Minds Study done on campus in the fall of 2018, 49% of our students indicated that they would go to faculty or staff if they had an issue impacting their academic performance. In these situations, students are often looking for advice and direction so it is helpful to be aware of some of the key resources available on campus: 

Counseling Services is available to assist in a crisis or provide short-term, solution-focused counseling. Walk-in hours are available daily and are listed on the website.

Husky Food Access Network supports student experiencing food insecurity. Food is available at the Husky Food Pantry located in Fisher Hall, in the space that was previously the Aftermath Cafe. Hours are listed on the website.

Report a Concern is a web page that allows anyone to file a concern about a variety of topics. In this case, if you are concerned about a student and think they would benefit from additional follow up, use the Student of Concern report button. The Dean of Students Office will triage the report and connect the student appropriately.

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success offers support for students would benefit from developing executive functioning skills like time management, personal organization, self-control, and communication. In addition, students with disabilities are also able to request accommodations here.

Emergency Financial Resources are available for students who experience an unexpected emergency. Three different funds are available depending on whether a student is an undergraduate or graduate and/or domestic or international.

Dean of Students Office is the place to call/email if you aren’t sure what to do. We can help sort out a situation, make a referral, or contact the student directly in order to have a further discussion. 

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Bonnie Gorman