A. Ray Olpin University Union

The University of Utah

Union Fellowship Application

Please read through the following details about Union Fellowships

Union Fellowships Description: To provide co-curricular opportunities for professional and leadership development, the Union will offer semester-long fellowships with intentional learning outcomes. Fellows will engage closely with Union Area Departments to develop and incorporate their learning outcomes to accomplish the mission of the Union. Being the community center of campus, the Union provides the campus community with various resources ranging from providing recreation, hosting events, and giving information and directions to students, staff, faculty, and the public. This offers unique circumstances for Union Fellows to receive various opportunities for professional development, experiential learning, leadership skills, and introduction to the student affairs division. Some of the learning outcomes and skills Union Fellows can gain are as follows but not limited to:

  • Develop and refine customer service, research, and problem-solving skills
  • Learn about more campus departments within the Union and outside of it, enhancing their knowledge of campus
  • Develop skills in emergency management*
  • Develop mechanical troubleshooting skills
  • Develop money management skills
  • Develop event management skills
  • Develop skills in de-escalation*
  • Develop skills in programming and set-up skills
  • Gain time management skills
  • Learn all the safety procedures of the building and be ready to act and enforce them in case an emergency does happen (E.g., lockdown protocol, fire protocol, panic buttons, stuck-in elevator and etc.)*
  • Grow your comfort when speaking in public and in group settings
  • Develop and refine marketing skills, social media, photography, and video production
  • Gain coordination and facilitation skills
  • *Some fellows may be required to interact with campus security when needed

Eligibility Criteria
  • Social Security number is NOT required
  • Be enrolled as a student at the University of Utah
  • Have a working cellphone that you can be contacted on
  • Ability to adapt and react quickly under pressure
  • Be open to learning and growing
  • Fill out the online application and provide the following documents: Resume

Expectations for Fellows:
    ALL fellows MUST meet the following expectations:
    • Attend at least one meeting with the Financial Wellness Center once a semester and make a financial plan for the semester
    • Attend mandatory area meetings. The date and time are to be determined
    • Meet with Area Leader to review time commitment expectations
    • Be an active participant in the fellowship from the start date, which is to be determined during the onboarding meeting with the Associate Director and Area Leader until the end of the respective semester
    • Use the Homebase app to track fellowship hours and develop time management skills
    • Attend the August Union student leaders training

    Award and Disbursement Criteria:
    • For your participation in the semester-long program, fellows will receive a scholarship disbursed to their tuition bill during the semester they completed the fellowship
    • If tuition has already been paid, the scholarship will be reimbursed by being directly deposited into your bank account or mailed to you as a check
    • The scholarship amount will vary depending on the fellowship and expected hours from fellows (Scholarships can range from $1,500-$4,200. Average scholarship is around $2,750 a semester)
    • Fellows will also receive another scholarship award equivalent of the cost of textbooks for the semester they are completing one of the Union Fellowships
    • Fellowships have the option to be renewable
    • Fellows are expected to complete 10 to 20 hours a week in order to complete the fellowship
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If you do not have a resume, click here: How to Create a Resume

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