Academic Advisor 2 – (STA006849)

first_imgProvides information to, and advises both enrolled and prospectivestudents regarding the academic programs offered by the Universityor a specific department, including requirements for admission andretention through graduation; may coordinate the work of entrylevel academic advisors. Advises enrolled and prospective students regarding academicprograms and curriculums.Analyzes and processes degree plans, graduation applications,grade change forms, and general petitions.Maintains student files updated throughout their academiccareers and makes changes to records as necessary.Analyzes and processes requests for readmission from academicsuspension, as well as financial aid reinstatements; providesretention services for students on probation.May assist in conducting orientation sessions for groups ofincoming new students.May assist in recruiting high school and community collegestudents and may make presentations at special events.Performs other job related duties as assigned. EEO/AAAdditional Job Posting Information:The primary purpose of the position is to advise students onLearning Abroad programs, scholarships, applications &pre-departure.It supports reciprocal exchange programs, socialmedia, event planning & academic record processing, alsopresents at campus events, orientations, for UH colleges &other events as needed. Previous experience studying or travelingabroad is preferred but not required.The following documents arerequired: Cover letter delineating the manner in which your workexperience applies to the posting. Resume, Salary History,Transcript, Three work references. The hiring department expectsyou to name current or past supervisors.NOTE: We will maintain your confidentiality and notify you inadvance of making contact with any of your references. Referenceswill be contacted only after the interviewing process has beencompleted. Incomplete applications will not be reviewedAdditional Posting Information:This posting is for 2 Learning Abroad Advisor positions, bothhoused within Learning Abroad in the Office of the Provost. Theprimary purpose of the Learning Abroad advisor position is toadvise students on Learning Abroad programs, scholarships,applications, and pre-departure across all majors. The positionwill support reciprocal exchange programs, social media, eventplanning, and academic record processing. This position presents atcampus events, orientations, for UH colleges, and other events asneeded. Previous experience studying or traveling abroad ispreferred but not required. Please visit www.uh.edu/learningabroad tolearn more about the position and Learning Abroad.Qualifications :Bachelors and 3 years experienceRequires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practicalaspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; orthe basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline.Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal,directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university oran equivalent in-depth specialized training program that isdirectly related to the type of work being performed. Requires aminimum of three (3) years of directly job-relatedexperience.last_img read more

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Prime Minister visits ADL to celebrate Mexico double-deck bus deal

first_imgThe Prime Minister Theresa May visited Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) today (23 August) to announce export finance support for British businesses and to celebrate a major order, which sees ADL deliver 90 low- emission double-deck buses to Mexico City.This contract is supported by the Department for International Trade, whose UK Export Finance agency made a £44m finance deal available to ADL as part of a wider £1.7bn programme of support for UK companies in international markets.Colin Robertson, ADL Chief Executive, welcomed the announcement: “We are privileged to have the Prime Minister here to announce Government support for exporting businesses like ADL. Our ability to offer finance from UK Export Finance in Mexican Pesos was a significant benefit to our buyer, helping us win this major contract.”The order from Metrobús, announced in October 2015, has been ADL’s biggest single deal from a single customer in a brand new market.Colin Robertson said: “Any contract of this size is important for us to win. It allows us to continue to invest in people, processes and products which will help us secure the jobs of our 2,100 team members in the UK and many more in the supply chain, as well as to continue to develop our international customer base.”last_img read more

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Asian National Olympic Committees given reassurances over Zika ahead of Rio 2016

first_imgRepresentatives of NOCs from South Asia, South East Asia and East Asia were told that the number of mosquitoes was dropping as Brazil entered the winter months and that a series of preventative measures have been put in place to reduce the threat even further in venues and accommodation to be used for the Olympic Games. The measures include extensive spraying of competition venues and the Athletes’ Village, air conditioning to keep the temperature cool and windows closed and plug-in devices to ensure 24-hour vigilance inside apartments.“I would like to calm your fears over the Zika virus,” Sarah Paterson, continental manager for Asia and Oceania NOC relations for Rio 2016, told delegates at the Olympic Council of Asia and Olympic Solidarity Regional Forum.She added, though:: “We advise National Olympic Committees to take bite prevention measures.”According to Rio 2016, data collected by the Brazilian Ministry of Health over the past 20 years indicates there is no history of outbreaks of illnesses caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito – which transmits dengue and Zika – during winter.João Grangeiro, the chief medical officer of Rio 2016, has stressed the importance of following the advice of the World Health Organization (WHO), which has classed the link between zika and birth defect microcephaly as a public health emergency of international concern.Microcephaly causes babies to be born with small heads and under-developed brains, while Zika can also cause miscarriages, premature birth and vision problems in babies.More than 1,000 cases have been confirmed in Brazil since October.Only around 200 of these have been in Rio de Janeiro however, and, given that the Olympics and Paralympics will be held in winter months, the risk there is considered relatively low so long as adequate precautions are taken.“Although the general symptoms of the illness are mild and affect only 20 per cent of those infected, we have to be alert to the risks that the virus represents for pregnant women, who should speak with their doctors about preventative measures,” said Grangeiro.WHO advice, which is being followed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Rio 2016 organisers, is for women who are pregnant to not attend the Games.Other tips include mosquito repellent, air conditioned rooms, long clothing and avoiding impoverished and over-crowded areas.The IOC has also provided athletes and NOCs with guidance about prevention and symptoms.last_img read more

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