Friday, August 22, 2014

Need Funding for a Great Sustainability Project?

The University Sustainability Council has approved two great opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to fund their sustainability projects:

1. Sustainability Fund - $350,000 available this year. The Fund is for projects requesting more than $1,000. Deadline for faculty and staff to apply: Oct 1. Deadline for students to apply: Jan 15.

2. Sustainability Mini-Grants - $2,500 available each semester. Projects can receive up to $1,000. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and funding decisions will be made within 30 days of receiving a complete application.

For more info about both opportunities, see

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Best Internship and Job Search Advice is a Click Away!

The University Career Center just launched the 2014-2015 Terp Guide.  It is overflowing with great advice for students during every year of their college career as well guidance for recent graduates and graduate students.  Click above for great advice on:

  • What steps you should take during each year of your college career to maximize your chances of graduating with a great job offer (Four-Year Career Plan, p. 6)
  • Excellent internship search websites/scholarships for unpaid internships (All About Internships, p. 9)
  • An outline of the qualities employers want in the college graduates they hire (p.10)
  • Examples of, and guidance in, the best resume writing practices (pp. 12 - 21)
  • Writing cover and thank-you snail mail letters (pp. 22 - 23)
  • Drafting professional email (p. 25)
  • Networking online and in person (pp. 26 -  27)
  • Professional Etiquette (pp. 38 - 39)
And much more!

Undergrad Research Assistant - Child Development Lab

The Child Development Lab is currently seeking highly motivated and extremely dependable upper-level students for the Fall semester to help with research on the Temperament over Time Study, which involves a longitudinal study of the effects of infant temperament on social and cognitive development.

Research Assistants will assist with data entry and detailed coding of behavioral data.

Applicants must be detail-oriented, have great communication skills, and be comfortable interacting with adolescents and their parents. Students must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have taken PSYC200, and be able to work 6-9 hours per week for 2 semesters.

If interested, please contact Gazal Arora at PSYC, BSCI, and EDHD credits available. For more information visit:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Internships with the Anwar Sadat Chair!

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development is seeking two part-time interns for fall 2014.  Interns will conduct research, maintain databases, update records, assist with special projects, and perform occasional administrative tasks as assigned. 

The ideal candidate should have completed coursework in statistics and research methods, possess Microsoft Office skills, and have worked with SPSS (be able to read Crosstabs).   Experience retrieving data from databases is helpful.  Applicants should send their cover letter and resume  (along with the names and contact information for two references) to for consideration.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Check out 100+ Opportunities for Undergraduate Research!

Are you interested in exploring research opportunities for fall 2014 at UMD?

Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review over 100 available opportunities by visiting:

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a university-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. More projects are added daily so check back regularly over the next several weeks.

The MSR bulletin board is designed to help undergraduates of all majors find research opportunities that are a good fit for their interests and qualifications, and to help faculty members find students to assist with their research project(s).  The research opportunities posted on the MSR website typically call for students to spend around six hours a week working under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research.  Participating students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications. Most positions are for volunteers, some are paid.

ELIGIBILITY: Any student in good academic standing may apply directly for any listed opportunities for which they meet the listed required skills.  Selection of undergraduate researchers is made solely by the faculty members who provide the listed opportunities.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Arts Management Internships

TheDeVos Institute provides training, consultation, and implementation support for arts managers and their boards. It will be moving to the University of Maryland in September.  DeVos Institute internship opportunities support the institute’s domestic and international training programs and consulting engagements for over 800 arts organizations around the globe.  Interns work with institute leadership and a wide range of arts and cultural organizations and industry professionals who serve as institute advisors.

Internships are full-time (40 hours per week) or part-time (20-30 hours per week) unpaid opportunities intended to complement a student’s current program of study at the University of Maryland. Upon acceptance into the program, interns develop a personalized schedule with their program manager based on their availability.

Applicants must be currently enrolled juniors or seniors in undergraduate programs, Master's candidates, or have completed a degree within the past two years.  All candidates should be expert problem solvers, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, comfortable using Microsoft Excel, and have strong writing and analytic skills.  Potential opportunities include:
  • Program Management, Capacity Building Programs (Domestic and International)
  • Consulting--candidates with research and analysis experience, including a strong working knowledge of Excel and non-profit financials documents (990s)
  • Research and Evaluation, Training Programs--candidates with a strong working knowledge of Excel and non-profit financials documents (990s) 
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Syrah Gunning.

Join BSOS Ambassadors!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is accepting applications for the BSOS Ambassador Program.  This is an opportunity to become involved in our college while earning two (2) elective credits (via a seminar course). This opportunity provides excellent leadership, public speaking and teaching experience as well as networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni, university administrators and/or prospective students. The skills you gain through this experience will make you more marketable to employers as well as graduate programs.

Ambassadors assist with award receptions and dinners, small- and large-scale special events (symposiums, forums, panels, etc.), prospective student events (e.g., open houses, fairs, etc.), faculty/staff receptions, holiday parties, Maryland Day and commencement ceremonies.

Interested?  We are accepting applications through August.  Contact Julianna Bynoe at for more details.

UMD Athletic Department is Hiring Tutors!

The University of Maryland Athletic Department is currently hiring peer tutors for the upcoming fall semester.  Working as a tutor is a wonderful opportunity for high-achieving students to gain quality experience in their academic disciplines.  Tutors are hired based upon many factors including subjects of expertise, academic success, ability to teach and listen, professionalism, and amicability.    

We recruit tutors from all academic disciplines.  Students able to tutor the following majors are especially encouraged to apply: AASP, AMST, AOSC, AREC, BIOL, BMGT, CCJS, COMM, ECON, ENME, FMSC, GEOG, GEOL, GOVT, HIST, HLTH, JOUR, KNES, NFSC, PHIL, PLSC, PSYC, SOCY, STAT. 

For application materials, email  TERPTUTOR@UMD.EDU.  For more information, contact:
Courtney E Hoffmann +1 301 405-5858

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development is Hiring!

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development is seeking a Student Office Assistant to help maintain day-to-day office operations by providing administrative support for Fall 2014.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to: answering phones, responding to e-mail, updating the calendar, conducting research, maintaining contact lists, updating records, helping with events, assisting with special projects, and performing other administrative duties as assigned. 

The ideal candidate should have experience in a professional setting and the following skills: 

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel required, Publisher a plus),
  • Ability to quickly retrieve information from the Internet,
  • Research experience,
  • Excellent attention to detail,
  • Strong interpersonal skills,
as well as possess the ability to establish priorities in order to maintain a rigorous workload.

Experience using HTML and maintaining websites is beneficial, but not required.  Applicants should send a cover letter and resume (along with the names and contact information for two references) to Preference will be given to candidates able to begin work before Labor Day.  Pay is $8.25 an hour.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Add Wikipedia Editing to your Skill Set

The Historic Maryland Newspapers Project at UMD Libraries will be hosting a daylong Wikipedia edit-a-thon on August 18 in Hornbake Library.

In the morning, we will have presentations from Deb Thomas, Library of Congress; Leo Zimmerman, Wikimedia DC; our own Wikipedian-in-Residence Donald Taylor and Manager of Special Collections Doug McElrath. The rest of the day will be devoted to research and Wikipedia editing.

All faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to join us! We will be live streaming the morning presentations using Adobe Connect: The meeting will remain active all day if remote participants have questions or want to chat with each other.

No prior experience with Wikipedia is necessary! In fact, we'll have a tutorial on the basics of editing Wikipedia for those who are new.

Hope you can join us!