Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Welcome NEW students to CSL!

We hope you are getting excited about starting in the program and we are certainly excited to have you join us! Here are a couple of dates to put on your calendar and tips to help you get started:

Grad programs orientation: Tues, Sept 4th, 6:00pm, McGowan North (this orientation is optional but recommended if you haven't attended an orientation yet).

Fall Open Advising Sessions: Tues, Sept 25th, 4:00-5:00pm AND Thurs, Sept 27th, 4:00-5:00pm, Location TBA (these sessions are open for any CSL student who has an advising question, a short presentation will be made and then faculty will be on hand to assist students.

CSLNews: If you haven’t joined CSLNews yet, please do so you will always be in the know about what is going on in the program. Sign up for CSLNews, our regular program newsletter. Send an email to with "subscribe" in the subject line. You can also find CSLNews on Facebook, Twitter or sign up for emails from our blog!

DePaul ID: Make sure to get your ID so you are officially a Blue Demon! Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 109.

Financial: These and other "business" related questions are best answered by DePaul Central. You can contact them via email, phone, IM or visit them on the 1st floor of Schmitt by the Bean coffee shop.

Parking/Transportation: Need to get a parking pass? All parking passes must be purchased online through CampusConnect. Prefer the CTA? Get the details on the U-Pass.

Books: You can find the listing for your course materials on the DePaul Bookstore website. You'll need to set up a login and then you can locate courses by department (we are CSL) and number. 

Syllabi: Most instructors will provide you with the syllabus for the course on the first night of class so plan to wait : )

Campus Map: Help! Where do I go for class?! Most class locations are not posted until a day or two before the quarter starts. It's common to get turned around or lost on the first day of class so familiarize yourself ahead of time with the LPC map. You'll most likely have your classes in the Schmitt Academic Center (SAC) or in Levan or O'Connell which are actually wings attached to Schmitt on the Kenmore side.

Enjoy the time before you graduate school adventure begins!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

ICA Scholarships Available for Professional Development and Research

The ICA Foundation offers two awards each year:

The Merlin W. Schulz Professional Development Grant is to support an individual’s attendance at a professional conference or to allow for participation in enrichment workshops.

The Foundation will be awarding up to a maximum of $1000 for the Schulz Professional Development Grant in 2012. 

The second grant, the Melanie E. Rawlins Research Grant, is awarded to support research in the counseling field. This year a maximum of two grants will be given in the amount of $1000 each.

Applications for the Schulz and Rawlins Grants were in the last edition of Contact and can also be found on the ICA website.

The submission deadline for both grants is September 1, 2012

The Illinois Counseling Association Foundation (ICAF) was established to “enhance individual human development by conducting and fostering programs of education and research in the field of counseling." For the last four years ICAF has been providing funding for professional development, research, and the promotion of counseling and the Illinois Counseling Association. As a foundation, the ICAF is a non-profit organization with the purpose of providing funding to support counseling endeavors in Illinois. For those interested in contributing to the Foundation, information can be found on the ICA website look under the Foundation menu in the left hand navigation menu.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tutoring Opportunities

Hubbard High School Avid Tutors 
Hubbard High School is currently seeking two AVID tutors. These tutors would work two days a week, Tuesday and Thursday from about 8am- 3pm and would help AVID teachers lead tutorial groups with students. This position is ideal for a student or recent grad looking for experience in education. No teaching certificate is required for this position, however, they are interested in candidates who are working toward a degree in education or school counseling. If interested, please email your resume to Amanda Targgart at

Tutoring at Morrill Math and Science School
Morrill Math & Science School is seeking qualified college students interested in helping Chicago Public School students achieve their academic potential. Tutors teach math or reading fundamentals depending on their expertise. The tutoring of students will be on a one-to-one basis or in a small group setting of 2-4 students. Students range from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Please see the flyer on our website for more information.

Enterprising Kids Now Hiring After-School Instructors
Please see the flyer on our website with more information on the job description.

Full-time Aide for a toddler classroom.  Must have proof of graduating high school. Experience working young children a plus.  Excellent benefits.  Spanish speaker a plus. Please email resume to

Part-time Aide for an infant classroom.  Must have proof of graduating high school. Experience working young children a plus.  Please email resume to

Greenview Campus

Full-time Assistant Teacher for a preschool classroom.  Must have 30 hours of college credit.  Experience working with children a plus.  Excellent benefits.  Please email resume and transcript demonstrating required college hours to

Job Posting with Youth Guidance

Not sure how they are defining "intern" but those who are considering this opportunity should inquire further. Current program students who are looking for work may be ideal.

Youth Guidance is trying to hire an intern to support the Be A Man (BAM) programming at our schools.  Do you have any ideas for places where we can source interns? In particular, they are looking for someone who is trying to get their Bachelors or Masters in counseling/social work.  Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Contact Info:

Clayton J. Virgil
Chicago Public Schools | PASS Program | 773.553.2458 | 773.255.6490