Thursday, October 23, 2014

Paid Spring Internships with SmithBucklin! Apply Now

SmithBucklin has four paid internship positions for the 2015 spring semester in Education Programs, Event Management (2) and Marketing.  To apply, click on the appropriate link to an internship announcement.  The deadline is October 31st.

Brief Survey: Chance to win an Amazon Gift Card!

An MPH grad student is conducting a survey study on texting and driving public service announcements (PSAs), and would love your input! For less than a 20-minute commitment, you could gain a greater understanding of your driving behaviors, while helping others benefit through an improved understanding of texting and driving, helping to inform educational campaigns and future research. However, there are no direct benefits of your participation.
Interested? Just click the secure link below to get involved!
You must be 18 years or older, an English-speaking undergraduate student at UMD, and a licensed driver.
For your time, you’ll have a 1 in 50 chance of winning a $25 Amazon gift card!
For questions, contact:
Samantha Watters
Graduate Student in Community Health Education, MPH
Department of Behavioral and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of Maryland, College Park

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Interfaith Engagement for Global Peace: Navigating Commonalities & Differences Seminar 6:30 pm

Beyond the Classroom presents a talk by Dr. Jing Lin, Professor of International Education Policy, University of Maryland, Thursday, October 23rd, 6:30PM-8:30PM South Campus Commons Building 1, Room 1102 (

Interfaith engagement—the act of reaching across religious differences and value systems in pursuit of cooperation and partnership—is essential for understanding and responding to many of today’s most complicated issues, from ISIS, to the Israeli/Palestinian divide, to debates on marriage equality.

Viewing the world from another person’s perspective is rarely easy, but working across religious divides can be particularly delicate. This free public seminar will investigate how knowledge of religious commonalities and differences is necessary for the pursuit of a more peaceful, prosperous world. More info at:

About the Speaker
Dr. Jing Lin is Professor in International Education Policy at University of Maryland. She received her doctorate from the University of Michigan. Her publications include Love, Peace and Wisdom in Education: Vision for Education in the 21st Century (2006), Educators as Peace Makers: Transforming Education for Global Peace (2008), Spirituality, Religion, and Peace Education (2010), and Transformative Eco-Education for Human and Planetary Survival (2012).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Internship with Student Start-Up 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 ( 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!


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:

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 for more information about the Boren Scholarship and Maryland's review process.

Learn more at

The NSO has also scheduled a number of information sessions.­ Please write to 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 ( 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 for questions!