Sunday, July 5, 2015

$150 to Try Teaching

Do you love math or science? Do you want to contribute to your community? Have you ever thoguht about teaching? Sign up for TLPL 101!

Try teaching and earn a $150 scholarship for completing the course with a "B" grade or higher. The course will focus on inquiry-based teaching. You will strengthen your oral communication and organization skills. The course requires that you observe a local elementary school teacher twice and then teach two science or math lessons. 

Yes, that's correct. You are required to be in the elementary school a total of four times during the semester. We suggest that you allow a 3-hour window to include travel time, set-up, and wrap-up when teaching the lessons. All of the schools are on the UM shuttle line. 

A background check is required.

TLPL 101 meets for one-hour and twenty minutes once a week.

For more information, visit http://TerrapinTeachers.umd.edu and contact Travis Larmore at TerrapinTeachers@umd.edu or 301-405-0645.

Philanthropy Fellows Program Internship

The Philanthropy Fellows Program is a partnership between the School of Public Policy's Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG), which encompasses over 100 of the top nonprofit organizations and foundations in the DC area.

Fellow positions offer substantive projects, professional development programming, and exclusive networking opportunities that provide a leg up in the job market. Most are graduate level positions, but The Community Foundation for Montgomery County is recruiting for an undergraduate.

You can apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to philanthropyfellows@gmail.com by July 20. Please note the name of the organization you are applying to in the subject of your email. You can also contact the fellows email if you have any questions.


The Community Foundation for Montgomery County
The Community Foundation for Montgomery County is a regional affiliate of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. Our mission is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community, and at the affiliate specifically in Montgomery County. The Community Foundation is a public charity made up of charitable giving funds established by individuals, families, corporations and other organizations.

The Grants Administration Fellow works closely with The Community Foundation for Montgomery County staff to support the organization's grantmaking activities in the following issues areas: safety-net services, education, and workforce development. The Fellow will also support the staff with donor services tasks, including small development projects and/or client relationship management related assignments.

Identify employers of interest with Vault!

Do you want to know more about a particular employer, organization or industry? Vault can help! This online resource - free to UMD students and alumni - provides you with insider information including:
  • Company rankings and Profiles
  • Job and Industry Listings
  • Industry and Career Guides such as:
    • Nonprofit Jobs
    • Politics, Public Policy, and Activism Jobs
    • Internships
    • Government Jobs
    • Top Consulting Firms
    • Banking and Finance
    • And many more
Log onto Careers4Terps to check it out today.

Schedule an appointment with the University Career Center

WE ARE OPEN ALL SUMMER! www.ter.ps/CareerAppts

During these appointments the University Career Center & The President’s Promise staff help students plan solutions for career-related concerns while identifying appropriate Center resources, programs and services. Schedule a career assistance appointment today. Call 301.314.7225 with questions.

Schedule an appointment to…

  • Identify and explore educational/career interests
  • Search for internships/jobs
  • Make career decisions
  • Network/Conduct informational interviews
  • Write effective resumes and cover letter
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Use social media tools in job searches
  • Use online career tools
  • Apply to graduate school

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship - Information Sessions

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate study in the science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral sciences. The NSF award provides 3 years of support, with an annual stipend of $34,000. You can learn more about the NSF award at www.nsfgrfp.org

The National Scholarships Office is providing summer information sessions that will help you get an early start on developing a competitive NSF graduate fellowship application. Current undergraduates at all levels and recent alumni are welcome to attend, as are those who will be first or second year graduate students in Fall 2015.
  • Tuesday, July 7 at 4 pm – Plant Sciences 1130
  • Wednesday July 8 at 4pm – Plant Sciences 1130
Please RSVP to: nsfgrfp@umd.edu

Interested but cannot attend? Write to nsfgrfp@umd.edu for more information.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Free Summer Tutoring at OMSE


The Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education (OMSE) offers a free, walk-in
tutorial program that covers most key courses in Writing, Mathematics,
Biology, Chemistry, and Economics, among other courses. Individual and small
group tutoring is available each semester in most undergraduate courses.

Visit the office or call today to see how they may be able to assist you.
Please complete and submit an online Tutoring Intake Form prior to your first
visit. Log on today at www.omse.umd.edu/tutoring.html.

HOURS: Monday - Friday between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1101 Hornbake Library
(301) 405-5616
omsetutoring@umd.edu.

Participate in an Economics Study

In the next few weeks several economic experiments will be conducted in the Experimental Economics Lab at UMD. The experiments are in group decision-making. The amount paid to participants depends on the experiment run and the decisions made by the participants in the experiment. 
An earnings rate between $9 and $25 for 1 1/2 hours of participation is common although in many experiments students earn much more.
All experiments take place in the Experimental Economics Lab at the Department of Economics (Tydings Hall 4th floor, Room 4104).

You can register for experiments by first signing up to our database at http://experimental.econ.umd.edu/recruiting/signup.html 

By registering you will be put on an email list and will be notified of upcoming experiments as they take place.

For more information, contact: 
Ozlem Tonguc
(301) 405-3266

http://experimental.econ.umd.edu/

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Grassroots Advocacy Assistant Position with the Mortgage Bankers Association

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and its Mortgage Action Alliance, Inc. (MAA) are seeking a Grassroots Advocacy Assistant to assist with the daily activities related to the grassroots advocacy and member engagement initiatives for the organization. The candidate must be detail-oriented, well-organized, possess strong time management skills and have an understanding of Congress and the political process. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Maintain the integrity of the MAA grassroots database and process all new MAA enrollments.
  • Revitalize and maintain a key contact/“grasstops” database as it relates to the 114th Congress and beyond. 
  • Work with LPA lobbyists and SLGA staff to distribute grassroots “Calls to Action” communications and cull post-Call metrics.
  • Work with SLGA staff to develop and implement state-level enrollment practices and maintain relationships with MBA State Ambassadors.
  • MBA’s National Advocacy Conference (NAC): assist MBA’s External Relations Group in the recruitment of attendees, schedule meetings with Congressional offices (while acting as the primary “day-of” NAC contact), and help assemble materials for all NAC issue briefs.
  • Gather internal materials to create and send weekly MAA newsletters and other relevant communications to database members.
  • Subject to general oversight, work with IT department to identify, process, document and implement all MAA renewal/sunsetting campaigns.
  • Manage and update website and social media content on an as needed basis.
  • Assist Associate Director of Political Affairs with MAA steering committee roster management, preparation of MAA meetings, events, and conference calls, and prepare minutes for each meeting.
  • Assist with the annual election of three “at-large” members to MAA’s Steering Committee.
 Other
  • Provide assistance to LPA, residential, and commercial/multifamily policy teams with respect to assigned projects on an as-needed basis.
This position description should not be construed to contain every function and/or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job.  Incumbents are required to perform other functions as assigned.  
 

SPECIFICATIONS:
Undergraduate degree in political science, communications or public policy highly desired with a minimum of one year of political experience, and/or grassroots administration.  Advanced skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and knowledge of DDC Advocacy and database management software considered a strong plus.  Candidate must possess strong verbal communication and writing skills, both creative and journalistic. Candidate must also be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and deliverables that can change within the same week or even the same day.

Click here to read more and apply.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Staff Assistant Position with Valbin Corporation

Valbin achieves its mission by providing foreign language and cultural training services in over 60 languages to government agencies and the private sector.

Title: Staff Assistant

Supervisor: Program Manager

Starting salary: $40,000/yr with excellent benefits.

Position Summary: This position is available immediately and supports the Valbin staff with coordination and administration of government contracting opportunities for foreign language services and cultural training. This position is for an entry level candidate looking to grow with an expanding company.

Functions:
  • Fulfill administrative tasks including data entry, answering phones, photocopying, faxing, filing, etc.Recruit linguists and subject matter experts for various government contracts as needed
  • Maintain a data base of linguists
  • Keep careful record of all foreign language assignments in order to assist in the preparation of accurate invoices.
  • Update calendar of service for government contracts.
  • Keep inventory of company furnished equipment on various assigned projects
  • Perform other functions as needed
  • Travel may be required
Qualifications:
  • Commitment to cross cultural communication.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research, analytical, writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace, deadline driven environment.
  • BA in business, international relations, linguistics or related field.
  • Foreign Language skills are a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel (experience with MS Access is a plus).
Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Required experience:
  • Business, international relations, linguistics or related field: 1 year

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Want to Learn More About the Palestine-Israel Conflict this August? This Course is for You!

This groundbreaking, interactive course provides an in depth understanding of this conflict using simulations that explore competing historical narratives and the search for common ground. Topics include: Jerusalem, refugees, settlements, water rights, border disputes, and security concerns.


Edy Kaufman is a Senior Fellow and Former Director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM), and is the former Director of the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Manuel Hassassian has been the Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University, and is currently the Ambassador of the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the United Kingdom.

See more on YouTube.  For more information, please email Professor Kaufman at kaufmane@umd.edu.