Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Internship with Student Start-Up

ResearchConnection.com is a UMD student co-founded company. We are building an online centralized database for all the ongoing research at universities across America, and are hiring UMD students who are seeking start-up experience. We have also been recently accepted to StartUp Shell (http://startupshell.org/) and are looking to utilize the space.

Research Connection is looking for talented and self-motivated marketing and sales interns who work well in a small team environment. Interns will work with a team to market Research Connection to UMD researchers, students, and administrators. This internship will give you experience working in a high paced leadership position, build your resume, provide you with real life business experience without leaving the university, and present a chance to network.

Experience to be gained at Research Connection will include:

-Team Building
-Creative Thinking
-Negotiation Techniques
-Presentation Skills

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Ability to devote 5-10 hours per week to ResearchConnection related work.
-Preparing a comprehensive marketing strategy.
-Implementing that marketing strategy.
-Meeting with various researchers, university administrators, and student organization leaders.
-Running events to raise student support and awareness.

The Internship is unpaid; however, outstanding performance during the internship could lead to future opportunities as part of our core team. Email 
Josh Geisler to apply or for more information.

[Note that internships supervised by undergraduates do not qualify for academic credit, but may be a resume-and skill-builder for students without the prerequisites for internship courses]

First Year Book Author Talk: Chris Bonanos

On Wednesday, October 29 at 4pm in the Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union, join us for the First Year Book Author Talk with Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid and Senior Editor at New York Magazine!

Come hear him speak about about the book and the incredible story of Polaroid, see student work, and get your copy signed by the author. This is a free event that is open to the entire UMD community!

Website: http://wp.fyb.umd.edu/2014/event/first-year-book-author-talk-christopher-bonanos/

Careers in Science Policy - Must RSVP

Thursday, October 30, 5:00 p.m.
3134 Hornbake Library

Come hear five science policy advisors talk about their work and how they got there. This is a dynamic group of folks who are eager to engage with undergraduates in all majors.
  • Dr. Richard Pouyat -- who is a research forester at the US Forest Service and has advised local watershed and forestry-related organizations on best practices.
  • Dr. Sylvia Fallon -- is a senior scientist for NRDC’s land and wildlife program and the director of Natural Resource Defense Council’s (NRDC’s) wildlife conservation project. She provides scientific expertise for policy and regulatory decisions regarding endangered wildlife. 
  • Dr. Laura Petes -- who works at NOAA on coastal issues, but has been on detail to the Office of Science and Technology Policy, so she has an idea of what working for the President/White House is like.
  • Dr. Ariana Sutton-Grier – who is an Ecosystem Science Adviser for the National Ocean Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • Dr. Melissa Kenney -- who has done policy and economic analyses, and is Lead Principal Investigator of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) National Climate Indicator System.
So, we should have interesting and different viewpoints on what science policy careers entail! At the end of the session, Drs. Sutton-Grier and Kenney plan to discuss their course ENSP399R, to give students an idea of what they will be covering and the skills students will gain from taking the course. The course will be a great way to explore many career paths, including science policy. ** Because space is limited, we are asking for RSVP’s. Please go HERE if you plan to attend:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/22PKT9S

Boren Scholarship National Security Education Program

Boren Scholarships provide up to $10,000 per semester or $20,000 per academic year to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in 2015-16 in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The program draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

The deadline for the required Maryland review process is Friday, January 23, 2015 ­ please contact us at nsepboren@umd.edu for more information about the Boren Scholarship and Maryland's review process.

Learn more at http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship

The NSO has also scheduled a number of information sessions.­ Please write to nsepboren@umd.edu to let us know which session you plan to attend. (If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a note to the same address.)

Tuesday, October 21 at 12 noon ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, October 21 at 4:30 pm ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 22 at 12 noon ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 22 at 4:30 pm ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 23 at 12 noon  ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 23 at 4:30 pm ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Beyond the Classroom Applications Available

What makes you stand out? …is it your commitment to leadership and social change? Internship experience? Community Involvement?

Beyond the Classroom is a three semester program that offers opportunities to: 
  • Explore civic issues that matter to YOU. 
  • Engage in community service and civic learning activities. 
  • Gain real world experience through competitive internships in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond! 
  • Develop leadership skills for the non-profit sector. 
  • Meet activists with visionary ideas for solving the world's greatest civic issues. 
  • Participate in a seminar and documentary film series that addresses major global issues. 
  • Work closely with faculty and staff to develop a relevant professional portfolio 
Information and On-Line Application

Maryland Leadership Conference

The Maryland Leadership Conference (MLC) is the longest running student leadership conference in the country. Join your peers for a weekend retreat to enhance your personal leadership style and efficacy. Through large group discussions, small group dialogues, and real-life application, you will leave with the tools necessary to enact positive social change.

When and where? November 8-9, 2014 at the 4-H National Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD.
Check-in begins on Saturday, November 8th at 8:30 am. Students can expect to return to campus by 6:00 pm on Sunday, November 9th. Departure and return is from the Stamp Student Union.
Pre-event informational meetings will be hosted on the following days at 7 pm:
Tuesday, November 4th in the Grand Ballroom Lounge
Wednesday, November 5th in the Charles Carroll Room B
The conference fee is $35 which includes transportation, housing accommodations, all meals, and conference material. Ample sponsorship opportunities exist to ensure the cost does not prevent you from attending. See website for details.

Please visit the MLC website or email the Peer Leadership Council (plc@umd.edu) if you have any questions.

Applications are due October 26th at 11:59 PM.

Volunteer at a TerpService Day!

TerpService Days are one-time days of service targeted at the broad campus community. Students with significant or no experience in service-learning are welcome to participate. Student groups also enjoy participating in the service days.

Read more about our Community Partners and choose where you would like to volunteer! Log into OrgSync and register through our events page! We kindly request that students only register if they are 100% sure they can participate for the entire day of service, which lasts from 9:00am - 3:30pm. After registering via OrgSync, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to the address provided. A few days before the day of service that you have selected to attend, your Service Day Coordinator will send out an additional e-mail with more information on what to expect.

The next TerpService Day is this Saturday, October 25! For more info, check out the TerpService Day website. Email terpservice@umd.edu for questions!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Learn to Manage Career Barriers Such as Stress & Fear Wednesday

CAREER DISCOVERY ZONE: Managing Invisible Career Barriers-Stress, Fear & Other Emotions

Are you feeling STUCK, ANXIOUS/STRESSED or PROCRASTINATING about a career decision you need to make, like choosing/changing your major or making plans following graduation? Do you know what you want, but are AFRAID you won’t be successful? Are you feeling OVERWHELMED by the decision you need to make? Then, this CAREER DISCOVERY ZONE workshop is for you! Find out how to turn those negative emotions into positive actions that can move you toward a decision and a successful future.  No pre-registration needed. Students should plan to attend the entire 1-1/2 hours.

WHEN: Weds. Oct. 22
TIME:    4-5:30pm
WHERE: Shoemaker Building, 1st Floor Reception*

*Please check-in with the receptionist upon arrival.  

This topic will be repeated December 3rd.

Rise Above "-isms" Week, October 20 -23

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) is sponsoring a weeklong series of events to engage the entire campus community in a transformative dialogue on the "-isms", their devastating effects, and how we can collectively move beyond them. The week will offer educational opportunities for all members of the campus community, utilizing an array of learning modalities to challenge our beliefs and attitudes and to facilitate authentic conversations. ODI hopes to stimulate students, staff, and faculty to consider our own biases and stereotypes, to explore their impact on our campus community and the world beyond, and to fully embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion. Plan to attend at least one event! Visit diversity.umd.edu for more information.

University of Virginia School of Architecture Graduate Open House

The University of Virginia School of Architecture Graduate Open House, for prospective graduate students, is scheduled for Monday, November 10, 2014. Prospective Masters and PhD students will have opportunities to learn more about the School of Architecture and their program of interest through attending program information sessions, meeting students and faculty, observing classes, studios, and reviews, touring the building, and attending a lecture.

Visit the event website for more information.