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Parent Weekend Committee

What We're Looking For

Planning Parent’s Weekend for such a large campus is a fun and truly rewarding experience. We are looking for individuals who can think of new, creative, and unique ideas that both students and their parents can enjoy together. We're looking for students who can communicate effectively, act in a professional manner, work in a fast-paced environment, and operate as part of a team or as an individual. Additionally, you need to have patience, flexibility, strong organizational skills, and the willingness to represent the University of Minnesota with pride and respect.

What You’ll Gain

Parents Weekend Committee members will gain valuable leadership experience as they participate in a campus initiative to promote student success through parental involvement. Students will increase their involvement on campus, gain leadership experience, and expand their knowledge about the University of Minnesota. In addition, the event will enhance communication, organization, planning, marketing, problem solving, and personal relationship skills.


  • Work with the Parent Program intern to successfully plan and execute Parents Weekend events.
  • Fulfill the position appointment from April 2014 – September 2014; approximately 2-3 hours per week.
  • Brainstorm ideas for and contribute to new marketing initiatives aimed at student involvement in Parents Weekend.
  • Determine practical partnerships and involvement with campus and community groups.
  • Work with numerous campus resources, including staff, clubs, departments and organizations, and also local businesses, neighborhood associations, and other community groups.
  • Develop and distribute promotional materials.
  • Be readily available throughout summer 2014 and attend weekly meetings with the Parent Program intern.
  • Maintain professionalism when working with students and parents as representatives for the University of Minnesota.
  • Assist with set-up, execution, and take-down of Parents Weekend events.
  • Keep organized files and accurate records on events to guide the work of future committees.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as necessary.

Contact Parent Program intern, Deja Gagner, or the Parent Program undergraduate assistant, Jamie Margetta, at if you have any questions.

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2011 Parent Weekend Committee


Applications for the Parent Weekend Committee are due on Thursday May1, 2014.

Download an application.