Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Looking For A Way To Make A Difference?! City Year Can Help

Last City Year Deadline - April 30th!

Our last application deadline is approaching! We are still looking for diverse young leaders that are willing to commit to a year of service for the 2014-2015 school year. I am happy to discuss anything you have questions about including the experience of serving, questions about a particular location, benefits, the application process, or anything else you are curious about. We hope you consider committing to a year of full-time service to have a powerful impact on our community and gain the skills and experiences needed to become our nation's future leaders.

Feel free to email me ucoons@cityyear.org or call me directly 202-742-5273. I look forwarding to connecting with you about opportunities at City Year.

And, if you’d like to hear what the currently serving corps is saying about their city year, check out the conversation on Twitter at #makebetterhappen.

Calling All Terps: Sexual Assault Awareness Workshop

Don't miss Half the Sky at UMD, TerpLift, and CARE's Sexual Assault Awareness Workshop on Monday, April 21st at 6:30pm in the Special Events Room in Mckeldin (6137). Courtney Brooks of the MD Coalition Against Sexual Assault will be leading the workshop for sexual assault awareness. She will be discussing topics such as sexual assault in the college atmosphere, and rape psychology and misconceptions about victims.

RSVP here: http://ow.ly/vEH0Q and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/230007510522323/

Monday, April 14, 2014

"InvolvedTerp" survey for undergraduates

Hey there Terps!

As a part of our capstone research project through the Beyond the Classroom Civic Engagement program, we are collecting data on student involvement in service initiatives & service organizations.

The data we collect through this survey will help us understand barriers to participating in service-oriented organizations.  We will also be conducting focus groups with some student organizations to help understand what barriers they face in effectively outreaching and engaging.

Please take this brief, anonymous survey so we can collect information and better guide our final product design to better serve our campus community!

Thank you so much for your help with this project!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Involved Terp

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Be Connected: Cross-cultural Opportunities Panel

  • Interested in learning or relearning a second language? 
  • Want to get involved on campus but don’t know where to start? 
  • Thinking about studying abroad? 
Then come hear about paid and volunteer cross-cultural opportunities right here on campus!

Panelists include:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m
University Career Center & The President’s Promise 
(3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Refreshments will be served!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Alumna-Led Field Trip to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: RSVP Now!

Dear Students,

The BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC) is coordinating a free alumna-led field trip for students to NASA Goddard led by Dr. Molly Brown a Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Biospheric Science Laboratory who is also a BSOS alumna. The trip to NASA Goddard will be on Friday, May 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The bus will leave Stamp Student Union at 11:00 a.m. and will return back to campus between 3:30 pm.-4:00 p.m. The trip is free for students and will be a valuable opportunity to tour the NASA Goddard facility and learn about current projects that are taking place.

Who: Maryland Students and Dr. Brown
What: A free guided tour of NASA Goddard with Dr. Brown
When: May 2nd-buses will depart at 11:00 a.m. from Stamp and will return latest by 4:00 p.m.
Where: NASA Goddard
RSVP: Online Form AND attached security clearance form by Monday, April 14 at 11:00 AM

If you are interested in attending, please complete the online RSVP form AND the security clearance form. The paper security clearance form must be turned into the BSOS Deans Office in 2141 Tydings Hall by 11:00 a.m. on April 14th in order to participate on this trip. Although the field trip and tour are free, please note that students who are selected to attend the trip and do not show up will be charged a $25 fee to their student accounts.

RSVP here
Download the Security Clearance Form here

Please contact me, Jhansi Katakam at jkatakam@terpmail.umd.edu, if you have any questions.


Jhansi Katakam
Vice Chair of Student Service on Dean Student Advisory Council (DSAC)
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
University of Maryland

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Learn More About Careers & Internships in Sustainability Wednesday!

Getting in the Green: Finding Careers and Internships in the Sustainability Field 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center - Multi-Purpose Room (3134 Hornbake Library)

Event Details:
Want to know the secrets of getting into green careers? In this second part of the Green Career Series, hear from current UMD students about their experiences in the sustainability field. The panel will be a Q&A session followed by networking. There will be food!

Submit your questions to ucc.pce@gmail.com or umdcareercenter.tumblr.com.
RSVP for this event: Click here

For additional information about this event:
contact Stacey Brown, Ph.D. at sbrown2@umd.edu

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

DSAC Presents: Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Novick (HESP/CASL)

Hey BSOS Students!
Are you interested in discussing cognitive linguistics and psychology?
Would you be interested in learning about the relationship between
behavior, language, memory and cognitive control? Are you looking for a
research assistant opportunity?

DSAC has invited Dr. Novick, an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Hearing and Speech Sciences and Associate Research Scientist at the
Center for Advanced Study of Language, to host a brown bag lunch and
speak about each of these topics. Students will have the opportunity to
ask him detailed questions about his career, classes, and research. A
free lunch will also be provided by DSAC!

Respond to this Google Doc to try and secure your placement for this
great event. It will be for the first 10 students to respond.

Thank you,
The Dean¹s Student Advisory Council

Interesting in Policing? PG County Police would like You as an Intern!

Prince George's county Police have opened their Fall 2014 internship program to ALL majors.  Participants get hands-on experience and work side-by-side with detectives. Interviews are conducted on campus.

Paid Internships for Veterans!

USPTO Student Veteran Hiring - HIRING NOW

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is in the process of hiring student veterans for our paid Veteran Intern Program (VIP) - Patent Examiner Student Trainee. 
Please register for our upcoming career fair in Alexandria, VA where you will get detailed information about the VIP, hear from others in the program, and interview with agency representatives for immediate hire (contingent on meeting the qualifications).

Event Schedule - Same on April 11th and April 12th
  • Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.
  • First VIP information session is from 10-10:30 a.m.
  • First round interviews are from 10:30 - 12:00 p.m.
  • Panel of VIP interns (and recent hires) from 12:00-12:30 p.m.
  • Registration starts back up from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
  • Second VIP information session is from 1:00-1:30 p.m.
  • Second round interviews are from 1:30-3:00 p.m. 
Location for Friday, 4/11/14: Westin Hotel, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA
Location for Saturday, 4/12/14USPTO Madison Auditorium, 600 Dulany, Alexandria, VA 

To guarantee an interview, you must click here to secure your spot! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/USPTOVIPCareerFair

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Federal & Global Semester Apply Now!

Want college credit for a Washington internship? Interested in global or domestic issues? Intrigued by the idea of a career in public service?  Apply now to the 

Federal Semester Program or Global Semester in Washington, D.C.!

In both programs students take a fall-semester seminar from industry practitioners in one of several concentrations covering foreign policy, diplomacy, homeland security, energy and environment, and science in a global context. In the spring semester, students intern at federal agencies, congressional offices, think-tanks, nonprofits, and related organizations. 

For details and an application form, go to http://federalsemester.umd.edu
and/or http://globalsemesterdc.umd.edu or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Dr. Joan Burton, Director. Applications preferred by April 8.