CAMP Scholar Interns (CSIs)

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The CAMP Scholars Internship program is a collaboration between University Housing & Dining Services and the College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP), and was created to ensure that young students with a history in migrant or seasonal agricultural work develop their personal and professional potential. The CAMP Scholars Internship (CSI) program combines leadership training with hands-on and practical intern experience during the academic year.

The College Assistance Migrant Program is a federally-funded program designed to support students whose history includes migrant/seasonal agricultural work. The program provides financial and academic support to first-year students with the goal of preparing them for further success in college. This national program has been providing student support since 1972 and exists at many colleges and universities across the nation.

Each year, CAMP Scholar Interns (CSIs) work in specific University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) units based on an attempt to match student interests with organizational needs. The internship consists of ten hours of work, including meetings and other active program experiences which will provide an opportunity for the CSI’s to develop and practice skills that help them succeed as students and community members of Oregon State University and meet the learning outcomes of the program.

 

 

CSI 2013-2014 Interns

CAMP Scholar Intern Learning Outcomes

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Understand identity and personal history

    CSI participants should be able to reflect on dimensions and aspects of their identity, identify key important aspects specifically, and recognize how they came to be aware of those areas as well as the impact it has had on their lives.


Identity as student at a predominantly white institution

    Recognize how their identity impacts their experience at a predominantly white institution of higher education, as well as acquire tools to use in order to navigate successfully through their schooling.


Deconstructing expectations

    Interpret expectations to gain a better understanding of what is expected of them and how it can be delivered. Expectations may be communicated in a variety of ways, making the interpretation of them particularly difficult. Demonstrate ability to ask for clarity when needed.


Communicating cross-culturally

    Learn about communication and the different forms communication can take. Reflect on the impact of culture on forms and styles of communication. Often times learning to communicate involves proactively seeking understanding and seeking relationship across cultural boundaries. This can mean both macro (large in scale) and micro (small) level cultures.


Developing supportive relationships

    Understand what supportive relationships look like and how to create these relationships. Supportive relationships may look different for each individual and thus this outcome involves self reflection – they must explore these relationships in terms of personal support, academic support and support in other areas of their life.


Time management

    Practice and gain experience in prioritizing and managing various time commitments simultaneously. Use tools to manage their time commitments including calendars, planners and other scheduling tools.


Understanding and interpreting leadership

     Learn about specific concepts of leadership including theories and styles. Observe different styles of leadership in supervisors, mentors and in other contexts.


Leadership skills and goal setting

    Gain practice and experience in exploring their own personal leadership qualities and developing leadership skills.  Recognize their leadership style, what they do well as a leader, and ways to develop those skills. Demonstrate practical and tangible goal setting, including the identification of personal, academic and social goals.  Examine the accomplishments needed to reach those goals and understand what knowledge skills and abilities get you where you want to go.


Pathways – developing leadership opportunities

    Explore potential leadership pathways in the OSU community and beyond. Employ current positions, relationships and resources in this process.  Identify steps needs for pursuing these leadership development opportunities.

 
Offices and departments on campus

    Recognize offices and departments as resources available on campus. Demonstrate ability to (a) identify the need to use resources (yourself or a friend),(b) find applicable and available resources, and (c) talk about how to access them when needed.


People and mentors as resources

    Recognize people and mentors as resources available on campus. Demonstrate knowledge of how to identify people and mentors as resources and cultivate these relationships.


Financial Management skills and resources

    Gain information and knowledge about financial issues relevant to navigating academic career including bank accounts, school accounts, financial aid, internships, loans, debt, and scholarships. Develop financial skills for managing money on a budget and reducing debt accumulation.


Academic Success

    Develop skills and academic strategies that promote academic success. Use a number of different tools and resources in order to reach that goal.

CSI Advisory Board

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The CSI Advisory Board offers advice and direction to the CSI program. They also act as mentors for the CSIs in preparation for their capstone presentation.

Board Member  

Title

Office

Amas Aduviri

Director

College Assistance Migrant Program

Dave Craig

Assistant Director

UHDS – Residential Education

Clare Creighton

Coordinator

September Scholars Program

Greg Contreras

Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist

College Assistance Migrant Program

Janet Nishihara

Director

Educational Opportunities Program

Tom Scheuermann

Director

UHDS

Jennifer Viña

Assistant Director

UHDS – MAC

Teresita Alvarez-Cortez

Assistant Director

UHDS – DIP

Melisa Lopez

Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator

College Assistance Migrant Program

CSI Internships

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CSI interns participate in one of five internships during the course of the academic year. In 2013-14, the internships include:

Internship A - Fall 2013 (6 weeks)

Diversity Initiatives and Programs: Leadership Development Series/Social Justice Education Facilitation

Supervisor:  Christopher Hughbanks, Coordinator, Diversity Initiatives and Programs

Unit Name:  Diversity Initiatives and Programs

Unit Functions:  Diversity Initiatives and Programs in a unit within Housing and Dining services that has the function of creating a vision and developing a community of staff, student staff, and students that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals and their identities including their race, ethnicity, sexual attraction, ability, socioeconomic class, gender, sex, gender expression, religious beliefs, non-beliefs, spirituality, first language, nationality, and physical size, among others. We execute a series of trainings and social justice workshops that support UHDS staff and students in engaging with topics of social justice, identity awareness, fairness, and equity.   

Description:  CSIs will co-facilitate our five week leadership engagement series for first year students.  In particular CSIs will coordinate the mentorship portion of the series that matches participants with UHDS staff, and will lead specific activities and lessons on recognition and staying motivated as a leader.  CSIs will also have the opportunity to co-create social justice training activities for our residential and cooperative students.  Finally CSIs will help in assessing the impact of these initiatives on participants.  

 

Resident Hall Kitchen Information for Website

Supervisor: Tara Sanders, UHDS Registered Dietitian

Unit Name:  Dining Services

Unit Functions:  Responsible for providing a living-learning environment as a gateway for academic and personal success. The mission of Dining Services is to provide meals, furnish retail and catering food service to students, faculty, staff, conference groups and campus visitors. As a self-funded auxiliary, Dining Services supports the residential life experience, promotes nutrition education, encourages diversity and cultural awareness, and enhances the image of the University.

Description: CSIs will take professional photos of all resident hall kitchens, develop a list of general equipment available for check out in the halls, create list of halls that have larger kitch­­ens to add as an amenity, and work with marketing to provide content for the website; Make suggestions on how to organize data on the UHDS website.

 

RA Search Marketing and Outreach Support      

Supervisor:  Claudia Gonzalez, Resident Director, Poling Hall

Unit Name: Residential Education

Unit Functions: Responsible for providing a living-learning environment as a gateway for academic and personal success.  The Residential Education Unit manages programs, functions, and services in the residence halls that promote community, academic, personal, and social development, as well as connectedness to the greater institution. 

Description:  CSIs will learn about effective strategies for promoting/marketing the Resident Assistant position during the RA Search process.  They will gain an understanding of the RA position and its role in Residential Education.  They will work independently, and as part of a larger RA Search Committee. They will also manage/develop advertising for 2013-14 RA search (flyers, posters, electronic); serve on RA Search Committee with team of RDs, RAs, and CDs; and update and outreach to departments, student organizations, and other student support offices to promote position.  By the end of the internship the CSIs will complete all marketing for RA Search completed and post it online.

 

Multimedia and Social Media Projects

Supervisor:  Nancy Raskauskas, Online Marketing Specialist

Unit Name:  Marketing, Assessment & Communication

Unit Functions:  Educates incoming and first-year students about the choices available to them on campus through direct mail and email, then directing them to learn more via our website content such as hall pages and virtual tours; and finally greeting them with on- and off-campus visit days and private tours. We also foster digital communities through our public website and social networks, as well as the private OSU on Facebook application that allow our students to mingle online before ever setting foot on campus. Throughout the academic year, we highlight UHDS and on-campus offerings via a bi-weekly eNewsletter, website, blog and social media posts, posters and videos in our facilities.

Description:  Interns will work together to select a fall program related to UHDS to promote via UHDS social networks, then create and execute a plan to encourage students to engage in social media  around the event or program. Interns will attend the program or event and document with photos, videos and/or social media posts. Throughout the term, interns will participate in marketing and design related brainstorming and critiquing of MAC team work. Interns will practice professional communication via email, video chat and in-person check-ins. Interns will also be responsible for upkeep of CSI program webpage and social networks.

 

 Off-campus Living Resource Guide

Supervisor:  Jacqueline Chambers, Homestay Program Coordinator, and Shannon Kelly, Administrative Program Specialist

Unit Name: Operations and Facilities

Unit Functions:  We maintain UHDS systems and facilities to promote the success of our students and staff. Assignments, maintenance, service centers, the Homestay program, family housing, facilities planning, and residential conferences are all part of the Operations and Facilities unit.

Description: CSIs will create an informational binder for our scholars and interns, including information about Corvallis, OSU, and the surrounding area. In addition, the binder will include information about UHDS and OSU policies and procedures, emergency protocols, and general FAQs. CSIs will help out with the operations of our Scholar and Intern program.

 

Internship B - Winter/Spring 2014 (12 weeks) 


Residential Conferences Student Staff Selection

Supervisor:  Dawn Snyder, Operations Manager, and Aimee Scrivens, Residential Conferences and Building Services Coordinator

Unit Name:  Operations and Facilities

Unit Functions:  We maintain UHDS systems and facilities to promote the success of our students and staff. Assignments, maintenance, service centers, the Homestay program, family housing, facilities planning, and residential conferences are all part of the Operations and Facilities unit.

Description:  During Winter Term, the CSIs will work closely with UHDS staff to market the Residential Conferences student staff positions and provide administrative support. They will also participate in the application evaluation and interview process as their schedule allows. During Spring Term, they will assist with training preparation and other administrative tasks.

 

Nutrition Kiosk Promotion in Dining Centers

Supervisor:  Tara Sanders, UHDS Registered Dietitian

Unit Name:  Dining Services

Unit Functions: Responsible for providing a living-learning environment as a gateway for academic and personal success. The mission of Dining Services is to provide meals, furnish retail and catering food service to students, faculty, staff, conference groups and campus visitors. As a self-funded auxiliary, Dining Services supports the residential life experience, promotes nutrition education, encourages diversity and cultural awareness, and enhances the image of the University. 

Description: CSIs will assist with initial installation/implementation, develop signage and marketing materials to promote usage, do tabling and provide education on how to use Trouble Shoot, and make recommendations on improving the tool.

 

Multimedia and Social Media Projects

Supervisor:  Nancy Raskauskas, Online Marketing Specialist

Unit Name:  Marketing, Assessment & Communication

Unit Functions:  Educates incoming and first-year students about the choices available to them on campus through direct mail and email, then directing them to learn more via our website content such as hall pages and virtual tours; and finally greeting them with on- and off-campus visit days and private tours. We also foster digital communities through our public website and social networks, as well as the private OSU on Facebook application that allow our students to mingle online before ever setting foot on campus. Throughout the academic year, we highlight UHDS and on-campus offerings via a bi-weekly eNewsletter, website, blog and social media posts, posters and videos in our facilities.

Description: Practice and grow skills in basic writing, photography, videography, design, and web communications. This group will dive into the creative process of marketing to create and critique work. Students will explore their own answer to the question: How can we use social networks to inform and engage the OSU community?

 

Diversity Initiatives and Programs: Leadership Development Series/Social Justice Education Facilitation

Supervisor:  Christopher Hughbanks, Coordinator, Diversity Initiatives and Programs

Unit Name:  Diversity Initiatives and Programs

Unit Functions:  Diversity Initiatives and Programs in a unit within Housing and Dining services that has the function of creating a vision and developing a community of staff, student staff, and students that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals and their identities including their race, ethnicity, sexual attraction, ability, socioeconomic class, gender, sex, gender expression, religious beliefs, non-beliefs, spirituality, first language, nationality, and physical size, among others. We execute a series of trainings and social justice workshops that support UHDS staff and students in engaging with topics of social justice, identity awareness, fairness, and equity.   

Description:  CSIs will co-facilitate our five week leadership engagement series for first year students.  In particular CSIs will coordinate the mentorship portion of the series that matches participants with UHDS staff, and will lead specific activities and lessons on recognition and staying motivated as a leader.  CSIs will also have the opportunity to co-create social justice training activities for our residential and cooperative students.  Finally CSIs will help in assessing the impact of these initiatives on participants

 

Meet the CSIs

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Diana Rojas

CSI: Diana Rojas 

Hometown: Salem, OR 

Internship A: Residential Education: RA Search Marketing and Outreach Support (Fall 2013 - 2014)

Internship B: Diversity Initiatives and Programs: Leadership Development Series/social Justice Education Facilitation (Winter - Spring 2014)

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Ixel Morales

CSI: Ixel Morales-Castro

Hometown: Molalla, OR

Internship A: Marketing Assessment & Communication: Multimedia and Social Media Projects (Fall 2013 - 2014)

Internship B: Marketing Assessment & Communication: Multimedia and Social Media Projects (Winter - Spring 2014)

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Janet Bucio

CSI: Janet Bucio

 Hometown: Hillsboro, OR

 Internship A: Operations and Facilities: Off-campus Living Resource Guide (Fall 2013 - 2014)

 Internship B: Residential Education: RA Search Marketing and Outreach Support (Winter - Spring 2014)

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Jose Perucho

CSI: Jose Perucho

 Hometown: Cornelius, OR

 Internship A: Marketing Assessment & Communication: Multimedia and Social Media Projects (Fall 2013 - 2014)

 Internship B: Residential Education: RA Search Marketing and Outreach Support (Winter - Spring 2014)

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Juan Gustavo Garcia-Flores

CSI: Juan Gustavo Gracia-Flores

 Hometown: McMinnville, OR

 Internship A: Diversity Initiatives and Programs: Leadership Development Series/social Justice Education Facilitation (Fall 2013 - 2014)

Internship B: Diversity Initiatives and Programs: Leadership Development Series/social Justice Education Facilitation (Winter - Spring 2014)

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Kenya Juarez

CSI: Kenya Juarez

Hometown: Woodburn, OR

Internship A: Diversity Initiatives and Programs: Leadership Development Series/social Justice Education Facilitation (Fall 2013 - 2014)

Internship B: Marketing Assessment & Communication: Multimedia and Social Media Projects (Winter - Spring 2014)

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Lucero Gutierrez-Garcia

CSI: Lucero Gutierrez-Garcia 

Hometown: Hood River, OR 

Internship A: Residential Education: RA Search Marketing and Outreach Support (Fall 2013 - 2014)

Internship B: Dining Services: Resident Hall Kitchen Information For website (Winter - Spring 2014)

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Marilyn Barba

CSI: Marilyn Barba 

Hometown: Ontario, OR

Internship A: Dining Services: Resident Hall Kitchen Information For website (Fall 2013 - 2014)

Internship B: Operations and Facilities: Off-campus Living Resource Guide (Winter - Spring 2014)

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Vanessa Marquez

CSI: Vanessa Marquez

Hometown: Hood River, OR 

Internship A: Dining Services: Resident Hall Kitchen Information For website (Fall 2013 - 2014)

Internship B: Operations and Facilities: Off-campus Living Resource Guide (Winter - Spring 2014)

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Meet the CSI Mentor


The CSI Mentor is a peer leader who provides mentorship to navigate the first-year experience. The CSI Mentor also serves as a resource and liaison for UHDS.

Gabriela Bustos

CSI Mentor: Gaby Bustos-Ramos

 Hometown: Hood River, OR