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Checking in with Dean Forbes -- September 2021

While the resurgence of COVID cases means we must remain cautious, it’s wonderful to be back on campus. The start of a new semester is always a time of high energy and some anxiety, particularly for students new to campus and college life. Not only are we welcoming our largest incoming class to date, but many students who started last fall will attend classes and labs on campus for the first time in person this fall as well. Please make them feel welcome (and stop to give directions when you see confused expressions!). 

CBS People: Forest McMillan

The College’s assistant director for career development helps students find their professional path.

As the CBS Assistant Director for Career Development, Forest McMillan wears many hats. Joining the CBS Student Services staff in the summer of 2020, they supervise the career team within the Student Services office, work with students to think through potential career paths and meet with local companies to build relationships with potential employers for CBS graduates.

CBS at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair

Come see us at the Fair each day from August 26 through September 4. Here's the lineup of CBS participants who will be in the University of Minnesota Building at the intersection of Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street.

Seeking Faculty for CBS Dean's Undergrad Research Opportunities Program

In response to the overwhelming interest in our CBS Dean’s Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities program, the College plans to offer additional opportunities for both fall 2021 and spring 2022. The CBS Dean’s Office will be providing funds for approximately 20 students per semester to conduct research in faculty labs. Students selected to participate in this program will be paid $15 per hour for up to 20 hours per week for up to 14 weeks each semester. We will be prioritizing CBS students who are rising seniors and have not had a previous research experience.