Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Application Deadline EXTENDED for Maryland-in-London

The application deadline for the Maryland-in-London program has been extended to October 15!

Learn more about the Maryland-in-London program and apply

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Government Employer Meet Up: Employer Networking Sessions

Friday, October 09, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Interested in a career in the government? Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with 6-10 government agencies interested in hiring University of Maryland students. Each company will give a 3-5 minute overview and then be seated at tables to have conversations with students over light refreshments for the remainder of event. Check back for a full list of agencies attending!

An Afternoon with NIH

Thursday, October 08, 2015 • 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Are you interested in working for the federal government? Come hear from a panel of current NIH employees working in public health departments at the NIH. Panelists will share advice from their career paths, as well as pointers for creating your federal resume. NIH representatives will share information about upcoming internship opportunities for spring and summer 2016. Students from all majors are welcome to attend. RSVP here

Careers in Intelligence/Terrorism

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Interested in a career in intelligence or counterterrorism? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. The first hour is a panel discussion followed by an hour of informal socializing and networking. Professional dress is suggested.

Participating Organizations Include:

  • Supervisory Intelligence Analyst, High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, FBI
  • Director, Office of Counterterrorism Finance and Designations, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State
  • Senior Advisor on Countering Violent Extremism, Department of Homeland Security
  • Directorate of Operations, CIA
  • Intern, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

RSVP Here!

Do Good Challenge Accelerator Applications Open!

Applications for the Do Good Challenge Accelerator Fund (previously Booster Fund) Applications are now open! Applications are due October 19. Access the application here.

Cool, What’s the Do Good Challenge Accelerator?
The Do Good Challenge Accelerator provides seed funding and strategic advice to student teams competing in the Do Good Challenge. As an Accelerator team you can:

  • Maximize your potential to “Do Good” and prepare for the official Do Good Challenge in the Spring
  • Receive up to $500 in grant funding to jumpstart your project or organization
  • Partner with an experienced mentor for guidance and support

Um, What’s the Do Good Challenge?
The Do Good Challenge is an innovative prize competition that inspires Terps to make the greatest social impact they can for their favorite causes. Students team up to volunteer, fundraise, promote awareness, and advance their own social enterprises during an eight-week period in the Spring. You can apply as a project team (supporting an existing organization) or create your own social venture!

Awesome! How Do I Apply?
The deadline to apply for the Do Good Challenge Accelerator is Monday, October 19 at 11:59 pm!Click here to access the application and:

  • Tell us  your idea for a Do Good Challenge project or venture and how you will use the seed funding to boost your efforts before the Challenge starts. Click here to access the application!
  • Request up to $500 in grant money
  • Finalists will be notified on October 23, so be ready to pitch usyour idea on Thursday, October 29 or Friday, October 30.

Take advantage of this opportunity for seed funding and mentorship! Email any questions to and happy do-gooding!

Check out BSOS's Joint Bachelor's/Master's Programs!

Interested in continuing your education at UMD? BSOS undergrads have two joint programs: Bachelor's/Master's of Public Policy and Bachelor's/Master's of Finance. Finish your undergraduate and graduate degrees in as few as five years!

Dual Bachelor's/Master's of Finance Information Session: October 8, 6-7 PM
BA/MPP Information Session: October 15, 6-7 PM

Dual Bachelor's/Master's of Finance Information Session
October 8; 6-7 PM
1415 Van Munching Hall
RSVP here

BA/MPP Information Session
October 15; 6-7 PM
1524 Van Munching Hall
RSVP here

LinkedIn Professionalization Series

Please mark your calendar and RSVP for the upcoming LinkedIn Professionalization Series on Thursday, October 8 at 12pm with guest speaker Crystal Sehlke, program director at the University Career Center.

Crystal Sehlke will be giving an overview on how to effectively use LinkedIn as a professional social networking site. Learn how to create an attention grabbing profile and how to best implement this useful tool to explore careers and network with people in your field of interest. Please make sure to bring your laptop to the session.

In addition, professional headshots will be available through BSOS External Relations immediately following the brown bag, from 1-1:30pm. We will be walking over to Chincoteague Hall as a group to get pictures taken.

Community Town Hall

Please come out to this town hall organized by student leaders to discuss the University's Strategic Diversity Plan. The administration will be holding a forum to assess the plan from the student perspective at the end of October, so this town hall will be partly to prepare for the forum and also build community among students representing various communities and issues.

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
Margaret Brent Room B, Stamp Student Union.

Children of Color Lab Research Positions

We are currently recruiting students to work with Dr. Oscar Barbarin, and Dr. Sophie Aiyer, in our newly founded lab, focusing on children of color. We are currently working on projects in the following areas: (a) math programs and interventions; (b) socioemotional development; (c) universal mental health screening; (d) using apps to promote math and reading proficiency. Further, we would like students to be capable of devoting a minimum of 3-5 hours per week to the lab. As lab members, students will gain experience in the following areas: working closely with both senior and junior faculty members; conducting comprehensive literature reviews; coding and entering data; manuscript writing and the review process.

If you are interested in applying, please contact either Dr. Barbarin (, or Dr. Aiyer ( with a brief description of your background and interests. We look forward to hearing from you!

Critical Language Study Abroad Scholarships

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2016 ­ all expenses paid?
  • Swahili, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Turkish, Indonesian, Hindi, Bangla/Bengali, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu, Azerbaijani
Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2016 ­ all expenses paid?
  • Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia, China, South Korea, Russia, Turkey, India, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Japan
Learn more about the CLS summer 2016 scholarships ­and about preparing a strong application by the Mid-November 2015 deadline ­by attending one of our FINAL information sessions about the Critical Language Scholarship program:
  • Thursday, October 8 at 12 noon – 2100 D McKeldin Library –­ Please RSVP to as space is limited
  • Friday, October 9 at 12 noon – 2100 D McKeldin Library –­ Please RSVP to as space is limited
  • Friday, October 9 at 3 pm – 2100 D McKeldin Library –­ Please RSVP to as space is limited
  • Monday, October 12 at 12 noon – 2100 D McKeldin Library –­ Please RSVP to as space is limited
  • Tuesday, October 13 at 12 noon – 2100 D McKeldin Library –­ Please RSVP to as space is limited
  • Tuesday, October 13 at 3 pm – 2100 D McKeldin Library –­ Please RSVP to as space is limited
If you are interested but unable to attend, please write to to be enrolled in our CLS Resource site on ELMS and include your email address in your reply or RSVP.
Application Deadline: Mid-November 2015, date to be announced shortly.
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. A GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLS program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Russian require one or two years of previous study of these languages  for details see:
For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at