Wednesday, September 18, 2019

J & J is Hiring for Spring 2020 Co-Ops

If you are a college student looking for valuable work experience, look no further! J&J is looking for you. Accepting applications from talented students to deliver value in our supply chain as Spring 2020 co-ops. Apply on our website (Req # 0327190723) before September 30!

Please contact BSOS Ambassador Ken Harry at for more information!

Job Position at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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, Wells Fargo, PayPal)
• Public sector (e.g., Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)


We are currently accepting resumes through our posting on UMD’s career center website. However, to officially apply, students will need to do so at during our live application window on USAJobs. The first window will be in late October 2019, and the second window will be in early spring 2020. 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

A representative will be attending UMD’s Career Fair Thursday, September 11. Students can come to our table to ask questions about the position, learn about the application process, and speak to CFPB representatives about the range of opportunities we have available at the Bureau.


Train to help people dealing with roommate issues, relationship dilemmas, confusion, mental health, thoughts of suicide, and other life issues.
Training begins only once a semester, so fill out this survey to schedule an interview:

Must be available:
October 10th from 7pm-9pm, October 12th and 13th from 10am-6pm both days.
Requires 2-3 semesters of on-the-job training.
Freshman and Sophomores Only!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities - Sept 19, 5:30pm

We are welcoming Dan Jørgensen, the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, to campus this Thursday at 5:30pm in Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center with a reception to follow. Here is the link for more information and to RSVP.

REC Upcoming Meeting Information

The Real Estate Club invites you to their Guest Speaker Series!
Thursday, September 19thVMH room 1336 at 7 - 8 PM

Former REC presidents Aaron Nadler and Avani Katta will be presenting. Aaron is currently a government investor services associate at JLL and Avani is a financial analyst at JBG Smith. They will be discussing their transition from college into their job, how to enter the real estate industry, and giving out general tips.

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Circle is back this Thursday (9/19/19)!

Call for Pepsi Proposal for Spring 2020 Programs

A $50,000 fund, generously provided by PepsiCo, will be used to underwrite the cost of programs that broadly affect the campus population.  For Fall 2019, we received 72 proposals, and we were able to award 56 grants.  Some of the programs receiving funding include Welcome to the BlG Show, Mental Health Awareness Week, DC Dancesort Inferno, Young Researcher’s Conference, Room Decorating with Studio A, and SEE Haunted House. 

Each of the proposals will be measured by the following criteria:
1.      Will the event/program contribute to the creation of campus community?
2.      Will the event/program appeal to a wide audience of campus citizens?
3.      Will the event/program contribute to the advancement of the academic mission of the University?
4.      Will the event/program enhance the co-curriculum, enlarging opportunities for leadership, cultural and social exchange, and service to the University and broader community?

Submit your proposal online at prior to 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2019.  All proposals must be completed online and a response is required to all of the questions detailed on the form.  The Pepsi Review Committee will review all proposals by the end of October/early November.  Departments and organizations receiving funds will be notified following the Review Committee meeting and the funds will be available at the start of the spring semester.  Please note, in order to accommodate the greatest number of groups in our funding process, a sponsoring organization may not submit more than two (2) proposals per semester.

Thank you, in advance, for submitting your proposal for Pepsi Enhancement Funds.  Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Donna Lim at or at 301-314-8491.

Snider Undergraduate Research Experience

The Snider Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) presents undergraduate students in any field at the University of Maryland College Park with an individualized research experience.
SURE fellows work with the program’s director to choose a research topic. Then they are uniquely matched with a faculty champion who has expertise in that subject area and acts as the fellow’s advisor. The SURE experience culminates in a public presentation to faculty and peers and a publication. During the program, fellows attend workshops in scoping, research writing and presentation. Fellows receive a $500 stipend for participating as well as course credit.
The program promises not only to expose students to hands-on research methodologies but also to offer underclassmen an opportunity to contribute to the collective knowledge pool. Little experience is needed; however, determination, time-management, open-mindedness are qualities that distinguish an outstanding SURE fellow.
While the program aims to investigate enterprise, a business background is not required. Previous cohorts have welcomed fellows from computer science, business, public policy, behavioral and social sciences. SURE cohorts celebrate diversity of educational background, but encourage enterprise-focused research topics. 

Applications close October 19th. If selected, you will be contacted for an interview after the application closes. Fellows will be selected and inaugurated into the program by the close of the fall semester. During the spring semester fellows are expected to invest five to ten hours a week in the program with final deliverables completed by mid-April.

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Legislative Aide Position

Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins is a progressive member of the Maryland House of Delegates
representing District 20 (Greater Downtown Silver Spring, Takoma Park, White Oak).

Join her legislative team as we work to advance economic security, protect our environment, increase educational equity and fight to reform our justice system.

Position reports to: Chief of Staff
Position term: Position will start ASAP through December 2019 with opportunity to join full time during the 2020 legislative session.
Location: Mostly remote with work in the Annapolis legislative office about once per
Hours and compensation: Part time, 10-15 hours per week at $15/hour with opportunity for full time employment during legislative session.

The person we’re looking to hire is:
● Passionate about public service, policy, and state/local issues.
● Has a flexible schedule.
● Pays close attention to the little details, is a master multi-tasker, and believes anything worth doing is worth doing right.
● Communicates clearly and writes well.
● Motivated and driven. You step up without being asked, can manage your own time and tasks (even when working from home), and seek to truly make a difference in the community.

What you’ll do:
● Manage Delegate calendar and scheduling
● Track and respond to constituent correspondence to provide responsive service
● Provide administrative services to the office
● Conduct policy and legislative research in preparation for legislative session
● Attend community meetings and events with constituents and stakeholders
● Develop electronic newsletters to communicate with constituents
● Additional duties, as assigned

● Ability to work flexible hours (at least 10 hours per week)
● Strong research, writing and analytical skills
● Ability to work in a team setting as well as independently
● Progressive values
● Access to transportation to get around District and to Annapolis

● District 20 resident (not required)
● Availability to continue position during legislative session, if hired

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to Cover letter should detail your passion for serving District 20 residents, your skills and experiences that will make you successful in this role, and your current time availability. Women, people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ, immigrants, and candidates representing all faiths strongly encouraged to apply.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Meet your Fall 2019 Student Leaders!

BSOS is proud to announce our 2019 Ambassadors and 2019-2020 Deans' Student Advisory Council.  Interested in holding a leadership position and having a voice in college decisions and events?  Speak to any of your fellow students about their experiences, or contact or for more information.