Monday, January 27, 2020

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients

Are you a Pell Grant recipient planning to study abroad in Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Fall/Spring 2020? 

You may be eligible to apply for the U.S. State Department’s Gilman Scholarship, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad and up to $8,000 if you are studying a critical language. In the last three years, over 100 UMD undergraduate students have wonGilman Scholarships! 

Sign up for more information by clicking here – we’ll give you access to our ELMS Gilman resource site, which includes samples of successful application essays, and let you know how you can earn the AUTOMATIC $1,000 grant for study abroad from the UMD Education Abroad Office for submitting your Gilman application! Please attend our alumni panel event, or on of our many info sessions:

INFORMATION SESSIONS (link to online schedule here)
 RSVP: Note different locations. If you're interested but unable to attend, please write to the same address to let us know.

Tuesday, January 28, 12:00 – 12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, January 28, 2:00 – 2:30 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, January 29, 12:00 – 12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, January 29, 4:30 – 5:00 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, January 30, 10:00 – 10:30 am, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, January 30, 4:30 – 5:00 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Friday, January 31, 12:00 – 12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Monday, February 3, 11:00 – 11:30 am, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, February 4, 2:00 – 2:30 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, February 4, 4:00 – 4:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, February 5, 12:30 – 1:00 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, February 6, 12:00 -12:00 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, February 7, 4:00 – 4:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 3, 2020 (11:59pm Pacific Time) 
ELIGIBILITY--To be eligible, students must be: a U.S. citizen, a Pell Grant recipient, a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior (includes all majors), and studying abroad for at least 21 days

Applications for ODK now open

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society applications are now available. Eligible junior and senior students should visit to begin the application process. Applications must be received electronically no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2020.

Alpha Omega Epsilon Events - 2/3 and 2/4

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority composed of female students passionate about STEM and was originally founded in 1983 at Marquette University. The Upsilon chapter at the University of Maryland was installed in 2006 and has been growing ever since with currently over 70 active members. The sisters of Alpha Omega Epsilon are avid promoters of friendship, leadership, individual growth, and professionalism to all members of the organization, the community, and the professional world. Our spring recruitment begins Monday 2/3 and all female students passionate about STEM are invited! To learn more, join us at one of our Cupcakes Info Sessions on Monday 2/3 at 7pm in AJC1101 or Tuesday 2/4 at 7pm in KEB1107.

Student Leadership Opportunity: 2020 Board Application is now LIVE!

We're PERIOD. @ UMD, a national chapter of the non-profit organization, PERIOD. Since 2017, we've strived to eliminate the stigma surrounding menstruation and promote menstrual health for all people. We host fundraising events and distribute menstrual products to those living in poverty within the College Park, Baltimore, and greater DC areas.

This is the perfect opportunity for students interested in public health, women studies, marketing, and/or public service. We welcome all majors and genders! 

All applications are due by Sunday, February 9th: email us at with any questions or concerns!

BSOS Summer Research Initiative - Applications Due February 10

Are you interested in pursing a doctoral degree in the behavioral and social sciences?
Are you looking for a summer program that will give you research experience?

Do you want to make a difference by bringing your unique background and interests into social science research?

The University of Maryland, College Park's BSOS Summer Research Initiative (SRI) is a program that helps prepare undergraduate students for graduate school and is a part of our longstanding commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities who pursue graduate degrees
in the social and behavioral sciences. The SRI is especially interested in a broad spectrum of students including African Americans, Latino/Hispanics, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, as well as students with research interests related to diverse communities. The SRI is an 8 week summer program (June 1 – July 24) that offers students a research experience that will enhance their basic research knowledge and skills and develop students’ knowledge of graduate school and the application process. If this is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Job Opportunity at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Director's Financial Analyst

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst position, and we want to encourage graduating seniors to apply.  We are hiring for positions that begin in June 2020, and Class of 2020, 2019, and 2018 graduates are eligible to apply.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem-solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the Bureau does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.

We are recruiting for positions that begin after the 2019-2020 academic year.
Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:
• Grad school (e.g., Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard)
• Private industry (e.g., Amazon, Uber, PayPal)
• Public sector (e.g., Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)

We are currently accepting resumes through our posting on your school’s Handshake or job posting site. However, to officially apply, students will need to do so at during our live application window on USAJobs. The second window will be opening on January 31st and stay open until February 10th. Students who send an email demonstrating interest will be notified when the application becomes available.

Please encourage interested students to send an email to If they have additional questions about the position or the application process, they can also reach out to me at

NMAAHC Student Opportunity with President Loh

In honor of Black History Month, President Loh invites the first 80 current UMD students who respond to join him for a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Friday, February 28. A bus will leave from campus at 12:30 p.m. and return to campus by 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a great opportunity to explore—and react to—the museum with your fellow Terps. Don’t miss it! 
RSVP at no later than February 21. Please contact Cornelia Kennedy with any questions at 301-405-5790 or Hope to see you there!

Welcome Back for the Spring Semester!!!

We hope you had a great Winter Break! 

BSOS Advising would like to welcome all of our students for the Spring 2020 semester. 

Here are a few reminders for the start of the semester:

First Day of Classes
Last Day of Schedule Adjustment/ Drop course w/o “W”

Spring Break

Last Day to drop a class with  “W”

Last Day of Classes

 Jan 27th

Feb 7th

Mar 15th – 22nd

April 10th

May 12th

If you are on a waitlist, you must check-in everyday starting Monday, January 27th
The last day for waitlist check-in is Monday, February 10th

More information on academic deadlines may be found on the  Registrar's Office website.

Questions? Meet with a BSOS advisor:
BSOS Advising Center
2148 Tydings Hall
or call, 301.405.1697

Appointments are available daily: 10:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm -  4:00pm

Schedule an advising appointment at:

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Congratulations to the Fall 2019 Dean's List Students!

Dean's List is awarded to students in the College who complete 12 or more credits with a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher. Distinguished Dean's List of Outstanding Students are majors within the College who complete at least 12 credits with a semester GPA of 4.0. This recognition is noted on the student's academic record as "Semester Academic Honors." View the Fall 2019 Dean's list here. 

Hinman CEOs Program - Apply Now!

Experience Entrepreneurship with the Hinman CEOs Program
Applications for the Fall 2020 cohort are due February 16, 2020 via

The Hinman CEOs Student Startup Incubator enables undergraduates to develop innovative startup ideas into real companies through an immersive one-year academic and residential experience. The dynamic Hinman CEOs environment is conducive to helping you every day by surrounding you with people who will mentor, inspire, and challenge you to achieve your entrepreneurial goals. While residence within Hinman CEOs South Campus Commons Two housing is recommended, it is not required. 

Applications are open until February 16 for entrepreneurially-minded undergraduate students from all academic disciplines with at least one academic year left on campus to join the fall 2020 class.