Friday, December 23, 2011

Internship with the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology!!!

The American Institute for Radiologic Pathology, has a 6-month paid summer internship position available at their Silver Spring, MD office. This internship program is designed to acquaint students with the realities of scientific research and to expose students to potential career paths in the field of Radiology and its allied sciences.

Qualified applicants will be enrolled in college and will have knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy, must be interested in medical research and radiology, and must be proficient with MS Office and familiar with Adobe Photoshop.
Read more about the opportunity here: http://goo.gl/OXcR3

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Internship with the Washington Ireland Program

The Washington Ireland Program is seeking an intern to provide assistance with special event planning, securing silent auction donations, tracking ticket sales and general office support.

Job Description:
• Provide assistance with special event planning, securing silent auction donations, tracking ticket sales and general office support.
• Analyze event data, ticket sale data, provide summary data in excel worksheet
• Assist the registration team at event
• Assist with event preparation as requested (copying, assembling, mailing, emailing)
• Answer phones and cover front desk as needed
• Must be reliable, willing to take on additional responsibilities
• Special projects as assigned

Qualifications:
• College senior preferred, but will consider other highly qualified applicants
• Strong communication skills; excellent writing skills desired
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
•Interest in Special Event Planning a plus
•Strong phone skills

Schedule:
• To begin January and end at the end of May, 2012
• Part-time schedule approximately 10 hours per week
• Must be available to attend nighttime special event and monthly planning meeting
• $13 an hour up to 10 hours a week

For more information, including Application instructions, please visit: 

"I couldn't have asked for a better experience working with the Washington Ireland Program for over a year. Because it is a relatively small organization I was tasked with real projects and was never short on tasks. The relaxed yet professional work environment was perfect for me and I had the opportunity to spend time working for a program that I was passionate about and enjoyed." - Colleen Warner, WIP Alumni

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Good Luck!

It's Finals Week! From all the Faculty, Staff and Student Employees throughout the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, we wish you the best of luck on all of your tests, papers and presentations. We are endlessly impressed by the dedication, perseverance, and remarkable intelligence of our BSOS Terps.

Go Get 'Em!

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” - Colin Powell

Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.” - Wilfred Peterson

Monday, December 12, 2011

Interested in the College's Scholarships?! Here They Are!

The college offers several scholarships to its students (see below). Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Scholarship awards are granted one time for the Fall 2012 semester.

Scholarship information and an online application are currently available. The college currently offers the following scholarship awards (click each for more information and to apply):
Irv & Micki Goldstein Scholarship Award
Jean & Robert Steele Scholarship Award
Katherine Pedro & Robert S. Beardsley Scholarship Award
Murray E. Polakoff Scholarship Award
Future Alumni Scholarship Award

Please visit the webpage http://www.bsos.umd.edu/for-students/scholarships.aspx for additional information and submission instructions.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, January 25, 2012 by 5:00 p.m.

For materials that cannot be submitted in your online application, please send or deliver remaining items to:

Attn: Blessing Okoroafor
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to: bsosscholarships@gmail.com. Please include "scholarships" in the subject line when e-mailing.

Finals Week Approaches...

Hello Students - The BSOS Advising Center Staff would like to wish all of our students good luck this week and next as you wrap up classes, prepare for and take finals. We know this is a stressful and yet exciting time in the semester. Congratulations to all of the December graduates!!!

Date Reminders:

Last day of classes - December 13th

Last day to withdraw from all of your Fall 2011 classes - December 13th*
*If you are thinking about this and would like to talk with an advisor, please call to make an appointment 301-405-1697 - or go straight to the Mitchell Building to request a withdrawal.

Reading Day - December 14th - STUDY STUDY and STUDY some more...

Finals Week - December 15th - 21st- see link for schedule http://www.testudo.umd.edu/soc/exam201108.html

All Campus Graduation - December 21st Comcast- Ceremony Begins 7pm
BSOS Graduation - December 22nd - Comcast - Ceremony Begins 4pm
See link for more information: http://www.commencement.umd.edu/


Take care and Happy Holidays
BSOS Advising

Friday, December 9, 2011

Writing an Academic Paper on Israel During This Fall 2011 Semester?!

2011 Israel Essay Contest

Writing an academic paper on Israel during this Fall 2011 semester? If so, then you can win a FREE Roundtrip Airfare to Israel. Submit your paper for consideration today!

To further the study of Israel in an academic perspective, the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies is sponsoring a contest for the best University of Maryland student paper on modern Israel, written in the Fall 2011 semester. Students are invited to submit academic essays of a variety of kinds—review essays, research papers, textual studies—with a focus on Israeli politics, society, or culture.

Students with an academic interest in Israel are encouraged to enter. The Israel Essay Contest is open to all undergraduate & graduate students registered at University of Maryland College Park during the current Fall 2011 semester. All essays must be submitted by midnight EST, Wednesday, February 15, 2012 to: israelstudies-contact@umd.edu.

Essay Contest Prize:
One roundtrip, economy-class, airfare ticket to Israel. Airfare must be redeemed by December 31, 2012.
Airfare cost must NOT exceed $1,500 USD, including all applicable surcharges and taxes. Essays will be added to the Gildenhorn Institute’s website (if author authorizes).

For FAQ’s, contest rules, guidelines or questions, please visit our website: http://www.israelstudies.umd.edu/2011EssayContestFAQ.pdf

Or visit http://www.israelstudies.umd.edu/EssayContestFlyer.pdf to download a flyer

If you still have questions, please email the Israel Studies coordinator, Jennifer Cornejo at jcornejo@umd.edu. You must use “Israel Studies Essay Contest” in your subject line.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Read All About It: The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS)

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project. For the summer of 2012, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have earned 60 or more credits by the end of spring 2012, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in fall 2012. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2012 awards will be Monday, February 6, 2012. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.
The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions about the summer 2012 MSS program. Please note: All information sessions will be held in 2100D McKeldin Library EXCEPT the first session, which will be held at 2403 Marie Mount Hall. We ask that you reply to ugresearch@umd.edu indicating the session you plan to attend as space is limited (if you are interested but cannot attend reply to the same address to be notified about additional sessions).

Maryland Summer Scholars Information Sessions:
Thursday, December 8: 11 am - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, December 8: 12 noon - 2100 D McKeldin Library
Friday, December 9: 10 am - 2100 D McKeldin Library
Tuesday, December 13: 3:30 pm - 2100 D McKeldin Library
Tuesday, December 13: 4:30 pm - 2100 D McKeldin Library
Wednesday, December 14: 4:00 - 2100 D McKeldin Library
Wednesday, December 14: 5:00 - 2100 D McKeldin Library
Wednesday, December 14: 6:00 - 2100 D McKeldin Library
Thursday, December 15: 10:30 - 2100 D McKeldin Library
Thursday, December 15: 11:30 - 2100 D McKeldin Library
Thursday, December 15: 1:30 - 2100 D McKeldin Library
Thursday, December 15: 5:00 - 2100 D McKeldin Library

Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at:
http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/summerscholars.php

Did You Use a TON of Information Resources for Your Paper, Project, or Study?! How Does a $1000 Award Sound?!

For a second year in a row, the University of Maryland Libraries—a campus center for research, education & learning—are offering up to 3 awards of $1,000 each to undergraduate students who demonstrate sophisticated research by robust use of information resources and library services for a paper or project completed in the calendar year 2011.

The student must submit the following documents:
1. Application form
2. Reflective essay
3. Research paper/project
4. Bibliography
5. Letter of support from the sponsoring professor or librarian

Applications will be accepted starting January 2nd, 2012. The deadline for submission of applications is March 1st, 2012. More information on the application process is available at http://libraries.umd.edu/libraryaward/.

If you have any questions please contact Nedelina Tchangalova (nedelina@umd.edu) or Patti Cossard (pcossard@umd.edu ).

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Interested in Becoming a Foreign Service Officer?!

We are happy to report that the University Career Center has purchased two copies of the Foreign Service Officer Test, Study Guide, 4th edition and currently have them available to be "checked out" in the Resource Room of the University Career Center & The President's Promise (hours: Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Students may check them out for one week at a time, with the option of calling in to request more time with the resource.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Want to Get Better Acquainted with Israel? Here's Your Chance!

Take an Israel Studies Course - Exciting Spring 2012 Undergraduate Courses in Israel Studies are still open!

Seats are still available for the following classes:
· ISRL448D/HIST428V: Dividing Palestine? Examining Jewish-Arab Negotiations in the 1930's
· ISRL449C/ SOCY398O: Studying Society Through Cultural Texts: The Israeli Case
· ISRL449E: Israeli Bedouin - CORE Diversity (D) Course
· ISRL449M: Cultural Diversity and Multiple Identities in Contemporary Israeli Society- CORE Diversity (D) Course
· ISRL449W/WMST498G: Women and Gender in Israel
· ISRL449L/CMLT498T/ENGL479T/JWST429L/HEBR498L: Modern Hebrew Literature in Translation – Taught in English
· ISRL142L: Introduction to Modern Israel – CORE Social or Political History (SH)

Click here to view the course descriptions on Testudo

For more information on these courses, please email: israelstudies-contact@umd.edu
www.israelstudies.umd.edu
Israel Studies Facebook

Career Center & The Presidents Promise Opportunities - Dec 5th - 9th

Peace Corps: Employer Networking and Information Session
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - Multipurpose Room
Event Details: Peace Corps will present an information session on their overseas positions. They are interested in students from ALL majors.

How to Make the Most of Your Winter Break and Find an Internship 
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: Resource Room - University Career Center
Event Details: Come learn about resources and tips on how to find an internship!
For additional information about this event: contact Megan O'Rourke at morourk2@umd.edu

International Rescue Committee: Employer Networking and Information Session
Thursday, December 08, 2011 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - Multipurpose Room
Event Details: International Rescue Committee will present an information session on their internship positions. They are interested in students from ALL majors.


Opportunities

White House Internship Program, Summer 2012 program, DC
Please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/internships for detailed information about the program, the application process, a timeline with deadlines, and the departments that participate in the program. A complete application includes: short answers, two essay questions, a one-page resume, and two letters of recommendation. The deadline to apply for Summer 2012 is January 22, 2012.

"This select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. These committed citizens become a part of the White House team. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, and writing memos. While the interns’ individual responsibilities and tasks vary, they are united through weekly events and, most importantly, through service. Interns participate in a long-term service project to help the surrounding community. This is a great opportunity to promote leadership and a way to learn about their fellow intern class. Each week, interns come together for a speaker series with senior staff members and participate in off-site field trips around D.C."

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Interested in Summer Research Opportunities with the Department of Homeland Security?!

The Department of Homeland Security has summer research programs available for undergraduates, graduates, and even faculty members! If you are interested in spending Summer 2012 participating in these unique and exciting opportunities, check out: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducationprograms

DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
Undergraduate students - 10 week research experience
$5,000 stipend plus travel expenses
Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences
Projects offered at: National research laboratories: Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Sandia, Savannah River 
DHS laboratories: Transportation Security Laboratory
Other research facilities, including Air Force Research Laboratory, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Locations include CA, CO, ID, IL, MD, NM, NJ, OH, SC, TN, WA, VA
U.S. citizenship required - Application deadline: January 5, 2012


DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
Early career faculty teamed with undergraduate and graduate students
10-week summer research experiences at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence nationwide
Faculty and student stipends, housing allowances, travel expenses
Areas of research: Homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Faculty apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at end of summer
U.S. citizenship required - Faculty application deadline: January 8, 2012

Questions regarding DHS Education Programs can be sent via e-mail to dhsed@orau.org.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Gemstone-Ellicott Service Committee is Helping at Food & Friends. Join Them!!!

The Gemstone-Ellicott Service Committee (GESC) is helping out at Food & Friends, which prepares food for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses. The event will take place from 5 - 9PM on Tuesday, November 29th. Space is limited, so slots will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

If you're interested, please sign up at their website: studentorg.umd.edu/gesc/ If you have any questions, email us at umdgesc@gmail.com.

Want to Intern for NASA? Looking for Summer Research Opportunities?

Check out Pathways to Science's opportunities for Undergraduate students! They can help you find summer research opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, and technology!

For Undergraduates: (http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspdescriptorhub=SummerResearch_Summer%20Research%20Opportunity)

For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships: (http://intern.nasa.gov/ )

Finally, here is a link to a flyer (PDF) with more information on Pathway to Science:

There are also opportunities for students entering graduate school...

For Financial Support in Graduate School Opportunities
(http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Grad.asp)
Bridge to the Doctorate, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs provide generous stipend and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation.

For Post-Doc opportunities: (http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Postdocs_portal.asp )

Friday, November 25, 2011

"Martin Luther King in the Age of Obama"

On Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 the African American Studies Department will host a discussion “Martin Luther King in the Age of Obama” that will explore the efforts that made the Martin Luther King National Memorial a reality, the role organizations play in social movements, and the unfinished business of the civil rights era in an age where we also have an African American President. The distinguished panelists include LeRoy Lowery (the inaugural chief operating executive of the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation and son of Joseph Lowery (SCLC), Dr. Waldo Johnson, Jr. (past chairman of the Alpha Phi Alpha Educational Foundation and Assoc. Professor of Social Work at the University of Chicago) and Dr. Rashawn Ray of the UMD Department of Sociology. The program will include statements from our distinguished panelists, a moderated discussion, and questions from our audience and conclude with light refreshments.

The program will be held in the Nyumburu Cultural Center, University of Maryland, College Park from noon - 1:30pm. The event is free and open to the University of Maryland campus community and the general public. For further information please visit http://www.bsos.umd.edu/aasp/ or contact Marci Deloatch at mdeloatc@umd.edu or 301-405-4470.

This event is sponsored by the African American Studies Department and co-sponsored by Iota Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., University of Maryland.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Toys for Tots @ Tydings Hall

A Call to Toys! No, we don't want you to spend the rest of the year sequestered in your dorms with Legos...we need your help!

There is a Toys for Tots donation box in the Office of the Dean (2141 Tydings Hall). It will be there until December 9th. Please help us send it back full, overflowing with toys for children in need. There are so many wonderful charities that work tirelessly to provide less fortunate families with the support they need: food, shelter, employment and clothes. It's vital to also recognize the importance of occasionally providing children with something they want, to help brighten their outlook and lift their spirits. A new toy might do JUST that, especially during the holidays. 

For more information on Toys for Tots, and the Marine Corps other charity programs, visit their website at: http://www.toysfortots.org/

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Consider Yourself A Leader?! NRHH Is Looking For You!

National Residence Hall Honorary is an honors society on campus that recognizes top leaders. Our members are leaders who contribute to improving the campus community, including the residence halls. We are a sister organization of RHA and have the goal of making the best living environment and community possible. We participate in fun and beneficial service events, in addition to working to recognize other leaders on campus. Interested? Applications are due November 17th and can be found at nrhh.umd.edu. You must live in the residence halls for at least 2 semesters, have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be in good academic standing to apply. Have questions? Email us at marylandnrhh@gmail.com

BSOS Needs Peer Mentors! Apply Now!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences needs Peer Mentors!

The Peer Mentor Program gives students an opportunity to serve the College of Behavioral and Social Science. Peer Mentors’ primary role is to teach other students about their degree requirements during graduation planning workshops. Students gain public speaking, teaching, and leadership skills as well as 2 credits per semester of service.

If you are interested please download an application to see selection requirements and how to apply. Completed applications need to be returned to the BSOS Advising Center by December 9th 2011.

You can view, download and print a copy of the Peer Mentor Application here...Good Luck!

Monday, November 14, 2011

University Career Center & The Presidents Promise Opportunities - Week of November 14th

US Secret Service: Employer Networking and Information Session
Monday, November 14, 2011 • 03:30PM - 04:30PM
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - Multipurpose Room

US Secret Service will present an information session on their open positions. They are interested in students from ALL majors. Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. For additional information about this event: contact Adrianne Bradford at abradfor@umd.edu


How to Find an Internship Workshop
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: Multi-Purpose Room (3134 Hornbake Library)

Come learn about resources and receive tips on how to find an internship! For additional information about this event: contact Liz Kassan at ekassan@umd.edu


Language Career and Internship Fair 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 • 10:00AM - 02:00PM
Location: Atrium - Stamp Student Union

The Language Career & Internship Fair is co-sponsored by the University Career Center & The President’s Promise and The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (www.languages.umd.edu). This fair is an excellent opportunity to connect employers with University of Maryland undergraduate and graduate students seeking full-time, part-time, and internship positions in a variety of fields that value language skills.

Students: Current List of Registered Employers: https://umd-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=LANGUAGE2011 . For additional information about this event: contact Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu


Peace Corps: Employer Networking and Information Session
Thursday, November 17, 2011 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - Multipurpose Room

Peace Corps will present an information session on their overseas positions. They are interested in students from ALL majors. Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. For additional information about this event: contact Adrianne Bradford at abradfor@umd.edu


Lutheran Volunteer Corps: Employer Networking and Information Session
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 • 01:00PM - 02:00PM
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - Multipurpose Room

Lutheran Volunteer Corps will present an information session on their various positions. They are interested in students from all majors. For additional information about this event: contact Kathy Walters at kwalters@umd.edu . Read more about this employer: http://www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org/template/index.cfm

Friday, November 11, 2011

Great Programs for Students of All Levels!!! Take a Look!

FOR GRADUATING SENIORS AND RECENT GRADUATES:

PICKERING GRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP
Who can apply: US Citizens – Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates – 3.2 GPA or higher required – All Majors – Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.

Description: The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to outstanding students who are planning to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The Pickering Fellowship provides financial support to for two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. The program also provides State Department mentoring and internship opportunities. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.
Application Deadline: January 30, 2012


RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All Majors – Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract and educate outstanding young people who desire a career in the Foreign Service. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, these Fellowships prepare students to enter exciting and rewarding careers in public service as Foreign Service Officers. The Rangel Program encourages the involvement of members of minority groups and those with financial need. In this manner, it advances the goal of creating an excellent and diverse U.S. Foreign Service that represents the rich range of talents and expertise of the American people. Each Rangel Fellow who obtains a master’s degree is committed to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.
Application Deadline: January 20, 2012


FOR JUNIORS:

PICKERING UNDERGRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP
Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Juniors – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All majors – Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.

Description: The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program was created by the US State Department to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers as Foreign Service officers. Foreign Service officers staff U.S. embassies, consulates, and missions worldwide and also serve in Washington, D.C. Their responsibilities include policy analysis, formulation, and execution; management of resources; the provision of services to Americans in need; implementation of U.S. immigration and nationality law; trade promotion and business facilitation; public diplomacy; and representation of U.S. interests. The Pickering Fellowship program seeks to recruit talented juniors majoring in fields relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.
Application Deadline: February 3, 2012


FOR SENIORS, JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES, AND ADVANCED FRESHMEN:

RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Who Can Apply: U.S. Citizens – Full-time undergraduate students (Freshmen see note below) – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All Majors– Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply. IMPORTANT: The selection committee my consider students who have completed their freshman year if these students have outstanding academic backgrounds and significant international experience.

Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is designed to provide students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program encourages the involvement of African American and other minority group students. Students who take part in the Program are referred to as Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Scholars (Rangel Scholars). This program takes place at Howard University in Washington DC for six weeks beginning in mid-June. It includes academic courses and additional seminars and visits to give students exposure to key policymakers and practitioners of international affairs.

Academics: During this program, students receive intensive instruction in three courses: Political Economy, History of U.S. Foreign Relations and Writing. Nine semester hours of academic credit may be awarded.

Outside Activities: To enhance their understanding of the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and international career options, Program participants meet with Executive Branch policymakers, Members of Congress, representatives of non-governmental organizations, foreign government officials and other individuals involved in international relations. In recent years, participants have visited the State Department, Capitol Hill, the Central Intelligence Agency, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Pentagon and the National Foreign Affairs Training Center. Award Amount: Students who are accepted receive tuition, travel, room and board, as well as a $3,500 stipend for the program.
Application Deadline: February 10, 2012

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL THESE GREAT PROGRAMS, CHECK OUT:  www.scholarships.umd.edu

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

An Academic Year in Spain, You Say?! Look into the NALCA Program!

Would you like to spend an academic year in Spain, getting to know its culture and people while improving your Spanish and collaborating with other foreign language teachers in school tasks? There are over 2,000 vacancies awaiting you in many Spanish cities and small towns!

The North American Language and Culture Assistants program is coordinated by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science in collaboration with the Spanish Comunidades Autónomas (regions). The program gives juniors, seniors, and recent graduates an opportunity to visit Spain and become acquainted with the Spanish education system, teachers and students, while sharing their own language and culture.

The weekly requirement of the assistants is 12-16 class hours, all of which are spent assisting the classroom teacher. Other responsibilities may include attending meetings, giving talks, or participating in extracurricular activities. Teaching assistants may work in Spanish elementary, middle and high schools, as well as Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas (Official adult schools of foreign languages) located in all the
regions through Spain. Please note: This is a "rolling admission" program, with applications accepted beginning Monday, November 7 2011. Grants are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Early submission is crucial. The online application is now open here:
http://www.educacion.gob.es/eeuu/convocatorias-programas/convocatorias-eeuu/auxiliares-conversacion-eeuu.html

If you would like additional information, or an information packet with guidelines for preparing your application or to receive feedback on your essay, please contact the National Scholarships Office at
scholarships@umd.edu

Program Preferences: Candidates with prior teaching, tutoring or coaching experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have clear, strong interest in working and living in Spain.
Award Amount: 700 euros per month plus benefits: paid winter and spring holidays and medical insurance.
Duration: September - May; may be renewed (upon application) for a second academic year.
Deadline: March 31, 2012. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Want to Spend the Summer Conducting Research?! Check out the MSSP!!!

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project. For the summer of 2012, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2012 awards will be Monday, February 6, 2012. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

For more information about the program, and the info-sessions scheduled to take place throughout November and December, please visit: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/summerscholars.php

START Seminar on Merits of Civil Resistance

Date: November 11, 2011 (RSVP by Nov. 9)
Location: Margaret Brent Room 2112 in Stamp Student Union

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) will bring internationally recognized terrorism scholar Erica Chenoweth to the University of Maryland to discuss the research in her new book, “Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict.” The START Seminar will be held from 2:00p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11 in the Margaret Brent Room 2112 in Stamp Student Union on campus.

The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required and should be made to infostart@start.umd.edu. by 5 p.m. on November 9th.

Chenoweth’s book, co-authored by Maria Stephan, analyzes the effectiveness of nonviolent resistance campaigns. The authors argue that nonviolent resistance campaigns lead to increased involvement and participation creating more peaceful democracies that are less likely to regress into civil war. With a combination of case studies and quantitative data, Chenoweth and Stephan demonstrate that peaceable campaigns are more successful compared to their violent counterparts.

Chenoweth is an assistant professor of government at Wesleyan University and the Founder and Director of the Program on Terrorism and Insurgency Research. Her research at START focuses on ethno-nationalist terrorist groups in the Middle East and North Africa. She has presented her research at workshops and conferences throughout the United States and Europe and her work has recently been featured in The New York Times, Foreign Police and The Christian Science Monitor.

University Career Center & The Presidents Promise Opportunities - Week of November 7th

Federal Government Application Tips for BSOS Students
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Confused about how to apply or locate federal government work opportunities? This workshop will outline application material tips, ideas for finding opportunities outside of job board listings, and ways for your application to standout. A general overview of the application process will be presented as well as insider tips that the Center has obtained from federal government recruiters who have presented on-campus during the past year. FOR BSOS STUDENTS ONLY.

For additional information about this event: contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu


Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Counseling & Social Services
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 • 04:30PM - 06:30PM
Location: University Career Center

Interested in interning or working full-time in Counseling or Social Work? Are you trying to find a career that allows you to enjoy your passion for helping people? Confused about how to use your major in this field? Join us for a panel discussion with several counseling and social work representatives followed by a networking social. Professional dress is suggested and you may bring several copies of your resume. Participating Organizations Include:
St. Luke's House, Volunteer Maryland, Children's Creative Learning Center, Peace Corps, UM Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, City Year Washington (DC)

For additional information about this event: contact China Wilson at cwilson7@umd.edu


KIPP DC: Employer Networking and Information Session
Thursday, November 10, 2011 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library- Resource Room
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2603
For additional information about this event: contact Adrianne Bradford at abradfor@umd.edu


White House Internship Program: Employer Networking and Information Session
Thursday, November 10, 2011 • 05:00PM - 06:00PM
Location: 2166 LeFrak

White House Internship Program will present an information session on their Internship Program. They are interested in students from ALL majors. Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

For additional information about this event: contact Megan O'Rourke at morourk2@umd.edu


Language Career and Internship Fair 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 • 10:00AM - 02:00PM
Location: Atrium - Stamp Student Union
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2095

Gateway to Graduate Education at CIC Universities!!!

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2012 CIC Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP). Applications will be accepted until February 10, 2012.


SROP is the gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. Students underrepresented in graduate study are invited to apply for a summer program designed to enhance their academic and research skills by working one-on-one with a faculty mentor from top ranked research institutions. All SROP students on the host campus meet as a group for educational enrichment activities and special seminars. Students gain experience as an undergraduate to put them at an advantage as a graduate applicant. At the same time they will earn money and have all expenses paid during this full-time summer research opportunity. It's the competitive edge they will need to rank above the best of the best.


Students wishing to participate in SROP must meet the minimum eligibility criteria:
· Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale)
· Be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.
· Be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory
· Have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education
· Have at least one semester of undergraduate education remaining after completing the program
· Have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D.


Details about SROP and the web-based application process are available at the program website: www.cic.net/SROP. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the SROP Program Manager at cicsropcoord@staff.cic.net or 217-333-6314.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Opportunities to Get Research Experience, and a Mentor!!!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is continuing its Emerging Behavioral and Social Science Scholars Program. This competitive program offers BSOS students the opportunity to gain research experience by working with and being mentored by a faculty member.

The first round of opportunities will be for the Spring 2012 semester. Students who are selected for research positions will receive a $1500 stipend for working 10 hours per week during the 15 week semester term. If accepted, participation in this program provides ample benefits beyond the stipend. These include direct access to faculty, significant exposure to research, valuable resume lines, potential letter writers for graduate school or post-graduate employment, and perhaps presentation and publication opportunities.

There are minimum requirements of any students who work in this program. Students selected for the program will (1) have completed between 30 and 60 credit hours when beginning the assignment, (2) have GPAs of 3.5 or higher, and, (3) not be declared majors in a college other than BSOS. Additional skills and/or requirements are subject to faculty discretion.

To review the specific opportunities available, please visit the BSOS Undergraduate Research Opportunities Website: www.ugresopps.bsos.umd.edu Here you will find research opportunities available to BSOS majors, some of which are specifically part of Emerging Behavioral and Social Sciences Scholars Program (opportunities part of this program are labeled as such).

The deadline to apply for Spring 2012 positions is November 14, 2011, and applications are submitted directly to the faculty leading the project. Please direct any questions about the specific project to the faculty managing it (listed under "contact information" on the website). For general inquires about the Emerging Behavioral and Social Sciences Scholars Program, please contact Dr. Jean McGloin (jmcgloin@umd.edu).

Want one credit? Small class size? Try an Intergroup Dialogue Program!

The Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program (WEIDP) offers 7-week, one credit course where students from different social identity groups who have potential for conflict engage in dialogue about difficult issues and attempt to build bridges across groups. The class structure is intimate - usually no more than 14 students and led by skilled and thoughtful facilitators.

Schedule of dialogues for Spring 2012 is:

First seven weeks
EDHI 338C: Men/Women (Sec 0101) (Thu(s), Jan 26 - Mar 8)
EDHI 338G: Interfaith/Secular (Sec 0101) (Wed(s), Jan 25 - March 7)
EDHI 338N: Sexual Identity (LGBTQ/Heterosexual)(Sec 0101) (Mon(s), Jan 30 - March 12)
EDHI 338P: Emergent Theme (Sec 0101) (Tue(s), Jan 31 - March 13)

Second Seven Weeks
EDHI 338A: People of Color/ White People (Sec 0201) (Mondays, March 26 - May 7)
EDHI 338G: Interfaith/Secular (Sec 0201) (Tuesdays, March 27 - May 8)
EDHI 338K: Socioeconomic Class (Sec 0201) (Wednesdays, March 28 - May 9)

All dialogues are held in 2411C Marie Mount Hall and are scheduled from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

If you are interested, please register as soon as possible! Here is the link:
http://www.odec.umd.edu

Also we are offering EDHI 498I (0101) "Learning About Cultural Diversity: US/India International Dialogue" in Spring 2012 (Wed 9 am - 12 pm).
This 3-credit course seeks to develop skills for communicating across differences in an international context. During this semester, students from the University of Maryland will engage in class readings, assignments, and informed dialogue with students from the Jaypee University of Information Technology in India via video conferencing technology.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

DAAD 2012 Undergraduate Scholarship Application Now Open !!!

Are you a SOPHOMORE OR JUNIOR thinking about studying abroad in Germany next year - in Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 or for the academic year?

Learn about the DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, which provides a monthly award of approximately $900 for one to two semesters (three to six months - $2,700 to $5,400) to help you meet the costs of studying in Germany.

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study abroad in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either for students taking part in an organized study abroad program or for those planning an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. The National Scholarships Office - scholarships@umd.edu - provides advice and support to DAAD Scholarship applicants.

The NSO has scheduled three information sessions with Lawson Ota, UMD's DAAD Ambassador. Please write to scholarships@umd.edu 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.)

Wednesday, November 9 at 12 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 10 at 4:30 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 18 at 4:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Application Deadline: January 31, 2012

To access the online application, or for more information about the DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, please visit the DAAD website athttp://www.daad.org/?p=47220 or email schenkl@daad.org

Contact the National Scholarships Office at scholarships@umd.edu to learn more and for assistance with the application process.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the Arts, Humanities,or Social Sciences

The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks highly motivated and intellectually accomplished JUNIORS who plan to pursue graduate studies toward the Ph.D. in the arts, humanities, and social sciences after graduation. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2012 and August 2013.

FIELDS OF STUDY: The Beinecke program is open to students planning research-oriented Masters and Ph.D. studies in any fields in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. However, professionally-oriented degree programs in these fields are not supported.

FINANCIAL NEED: The Beinecke program seeks candidates who have a documented history of receiving significant need-based financial aid as an undergraduate.

Candidates for the Beinecke Scholarship must be nominated by their university or college - the University of Maryland, College Park can nominate 1 outstanding junior annually to compete for a Beinecke Scholarship. To seek nomination, candidates must submit a complete draft of a Beinecke Scholarship application by January 27, 2012. To learn more about the Beinecke Scholarship program and the details of the Maryland nomination process, contact the National Scholarships Office at duvinage@umd.edu

Find out more about the scholarship at the official website: www.BeineckeScholarship.org

Free Seminar with Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) !!!

Free Seminar with Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-CA)
DATE: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
TIME: 2 - 3 p.m.
LOCATION: 2205 LeFrak Hall

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) invites you to join us for a free seminar featuring Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-CA). If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to CAPC@umd.edu.

CONTACT: Michael Charlebois, Center Coordinator
301-314-2736 or CAPC@umd.edu

Career Center & The Presidents Promise Opportunities - Nov 2nd - 9th

How to Find an Internship Workshop
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: Multi-Purpose Room (3134 Hornbake Library)

Event Details: Come learn about resources and receive tips on how to find an internship!

For additional information about this event: contact Colette Fournier at colette@umd.edu


City Year: Employer Networking and Information Session
Thursday, November 03, 2011 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - Multipurpose Room

Event Details: City Year Washington, DC unites a diverse group of young people, ages 17 to 24, from all backgrounds for a year of full-time year of service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. City Year was founded on the belief that young people can change the world. City Year’s vision is that one day the most commonly asked question of a young person will be, “Where are you going to do your service year?” As tutors and mentors these young leaders make a difference in the lives of children and transform schools and neighborhoods across DC.

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

For additional information about this event: contact Samantha Traverso at dcrecruitment@cityyear.org


Federal Government Application Tips for BSOS Students
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Event Details: Confused about how to apply or locate federal government work opportunities? This workshop will outline application material tips, ideas for finding opportunities outside of job board listings, and ways for your application to standout. A general overview of the application process will be presented as well as insider tips that the Center has obtained from federal government recruiters who have presented on-campus during the past year. FOR BSOS STUDENTS ONLY.

For additional information about this event: contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu

Friday, October 28, 2011

Interested in Graduate School? Don't Miss the McNair Program Info Session!


Phi Gamma Delta & SGA Presents: Dick Morris....Attendance Will Support a Terp in Need!!!

This Tuesday, November 1st, political author and FOXNEWS contributor, Dick Morris will be coming to UMD as a part of the SGA Speaker Series which will be sponsored by Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI). The event will be this Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET in the Atrium room located in Stamp Student Union.

Dick Morris served as the campaign manager for Bill Clinton during his 1996 successful bid for re- election to the office of President, and also served as a top advisor in the Clinton White House. Morris encouraged Clinton to pursue "third way policies of triangulation," a policy that combined both Republican and Democrat proposals, issues, and rhetoric - to find common ground within the parties. Clinton's communications director in 1994 said of Morris, "no single person had more power over the president," when speaking of Morris' tenure as a secret consultant during his first term.

Phi Gamma Delta has reached out to Morris to come speak at the University of Maryland - in hopes to raise funds for Grady Chaltain, a brother, who is currently going through chemotherapy for brain cancer symptoms. The event will be $10 per student and $20 per non student. All of the proceeds will go to Grady’s family in covering the hefty medical expenses.

We encourage you all to attend to have the opportunity to hear and meet one of the most influential people in the media right now. Thank you for your time, and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

Regards,
James Gray
Phi Gamma Delta Chapter President

Lecture on the Founding of the Inter-American Commission of Women!

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Latin American Studies Center Present:

The Founding of the Inter-American Commission of Women: Havana, February 1928

Monday October 31
3:30pm to 5:30pm
FSK 2120 Merrill Room

Dr. Marysa Navarro and Dr. Ana Lau Jaiven will be giving a lecture on the founding of the Inter-American Commission of Women. Established in 1928, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) was the first inter-governmental agency established to ensure the recognition of women’s human rights. CIM is currently made up of thirty-three principal delegates, one for each member state, and has become the principal forum for debating and formulating policy on women's rights in the Americas and gender equality. The lecture will talk about both the founding of the organization and it’s relevancy to ongoing issues of women’s inequality.

Marysa Navarro is the Charles Collis Professor of History Emerita, Dartmouth College and Resident Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University. Dr. Navarro specializes in Women’s History and Argentine History.

Ana Lau Jaiven is a Research Professor, Department of Politics and Culture, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco. Dr. Jaiven specializes in Gender Theory and Women’s History in the 19th and 20thcenturies.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Student Faculty Dinner

Dear Fellow BSOS Student,
The Dean’s Student Advisory Council would like to invite you to the Fall 2011 Student-Faculty Dinner for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Please pay attention to the following details for the event:

WHO: Students, faculty, and alumni from the BSOS College
WHAT: Free three-course dinner
WHERE: Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
WHEN: November 15, 2011 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM
WHY: Networking with faculty and alumni from your major

Please make sure you dress in business-casual attire for the event. The event is free for students; however, if you RSVP and do not attend, your student account will be charged $25.
Please RSVP at the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/bsos2011
If you have any questions, please contact Zach Cohen at zbcohen@umd.edu.
Thank you,
The Dean’s Student Advisory Council

Free Seminar With Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-CA)!!

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) invites you to join us for a free seminar featuring Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. This event is open to all majors, but space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to CAPC@umd.edu. Contact CAPC at 301-314-2736 or CAPC@umd.edu for more information.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
2:00pm, 2205 LeFrak Hall

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program!

The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program is an 11-week summer program that brings rising college seniors and recent college graduates to Washington, D.C., where they are placed in congressional offices and learn about health policy issues, with a focus on issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities. Through the program, Scholars gain knowledge about federal legislative procedure and health policy issues, while further developing their critical thinking and leadership skills. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 16, 2011.

The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program has four main components: 1) orientation, 2) a congressional placement, 3) site visits, and 4) the writing sessions and presentation. For many Scholars, one of the most rewarding parts of the program is getting to know their fellow classmates.

For more information, or for assistance preparing a Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars application, please contact the National Scholarships Office at duvinage@umd.edu and visit the program's website here: http://bjordanscholars.kff.org/Apply.aspx

National Science Foundation: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program!

Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in summer 2012 research opportunities in natural sciences, engineering, or social sciences??? Learn about the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program!!!

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of paid summer research opportunities for undergraduate students through its "Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)" program. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing NSF-funded research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is holding numerous 30 minute information sessions for students interested in learning about and applying for NSF REU Summer research placements - all sessions will be held in 2100D, McKeldin Library.

Thursday, Oct 27: 10:30, 11:30
Friday, Oct 28: 9:30
Tuesday, Nov 1: 3:00, 4:00
Wednesday, Nov 2: 3:30, 4:30
Thursday, Nov 3: 10:00, 11:00
Friday, Nov 4: 10:00
Tuesday, Nov 8: 2:30, 3:30
Wednesday, Nov 9: 3:00, 4:00
Thursday, Nov 10: 11:00, 12:00
Friday, Nov 11: 9:30
Tuesday, Nov 15: 3:30
Wednesday, Nov 16: 4:00
Thursday, Nov 17: 10:00

Space is limited. Please RSVP to ugresearch@umd.edu

Monday, October 24, 2011

Panhellenic Association Presents: First Annual Women's Fair

Join the Panhellenic Association for the first annual Women's Fair! Stop by the PG Room in Stamp Student Union on Wednesday, October 26th, between 11 am and 3 pm to get resources from on and off-campus organizations that will help you make the MOST of your time at University of Maryland.  All are welcome! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Elizabeth at: elizabeth.roseman2013@gmail.com

Winter and Spring Registration

On Tuesday October 25th registration begins for students who would like to take a winter course. Go to www.winter.umd.edu to check out the course offerings.

Starting Thursday October 27th student registration appointments begin for Spring 2012.
Please visit your portal at www.my.umd.edu to see the date and time you have been assigned for registration. If you have any registration blocks listed, please begin to address them immediately. For the best access to classes, it is important that you register on time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the BSOS Advising Center at 301-405-1697.

Saving the World?! The Udall Scholarship in Environmental Issues is For You!

Are you a Sophomore or Junior strongly committed to making a difference in environmental issues through your studies, community service, and career plans?

Learn about the Udall Scholarship in Environmental Issues, a program that seeks to identify future environmental leaders in fields including public policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. Students from all majors are eligible. The Udall Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. The University of Maryland campus deadline to apply for Udall Scholarship nomination is Monday, February 6, 2012. See eligibility details at www.scholarships.umd.edu.

The National Scholarships Office is hosting several information sessions about the Udall Scholarship. Please RSVP to udall@umd.edu to let us know which session you plan to attend (if you are interested but cannot attend these sessions, please write to the same address):

UDALL SCHOLARSHIP INFO WORKSHOPS - FOR SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS
Monday, October 31 at 4 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 1 at 12 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 2 at 12 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 3 at 4 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Friday, October 21, 2011

Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) Internship Programs!

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) recognizes that it is important to reach out to both the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow. Through their educational programs, CAPC educates undergraduate and graduate students about politics and citizenship and informs citizens and political decision-makers about critical issues related to campaigns, elections, and other policy areas.

They are currently offering three internship programs:

Maryland Internship Program (MIP), a comprehensive program focused on State government that allows students to integrate what they learn in the classroom with real world experience in the political process. This is open to ALL majors!!! Deadline to apply is October 28th!

The Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) is an experiential course that combines a weekly seminar and regular classroom assignments with the opportunity to participate in the workings of Congress. Open to GVPT majors ONLY. Deadline to apply is November 18th!

The Public Policy Internship Program is designed to integrate experiential learning in state and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private political groups, with a theoretical understanding of the public policy process. Open to GVPT majors ONLY. Deadline to apply is December 13th!

Learn more at: www.capc.umd.edu/education.html

University Career Center & The Presidents Promise Opportunities - Week of October 24th

White House Internship Program: Employer Networking and Information Session
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing - Multipurpose Room
***Event Has Been Postponed!!!***

Peace Corps: Employer Networking and Information Session
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - Multipurpose Room
Event Details: Peace Corps will present an information session on their overseas positions. They are interested in students from ALL majors.
Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. 

For additional information about this event: contact Adrianne Bradford at abradfor@umd.edu

Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Management Development Programs
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • 04:30PM - 06:30PM
Location: University Career Center
Event Details: Interested in interning or working full-time in a Management Development Program? Are you interested in an advanced, on-the-job training experience for leadership? Do you want to know if you have what it takes? Join us for a panel discussion with several management development organization representatives followed by a networking social. Professional dress is suggested and you may bring several copies of your resume.

Participating Organizations Include: Target, Consolidated Graphics, Verizon Wireless, GEICO, TekSystems

Students, to RSVP for this event, please visit: https://umd-csm.symplicity.com/events/FINS2011. For additional information about this event: contact China Wilson at cwilson7@umd.edu


Geography Career and Internship Fair 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011 • 09:30AM - 12:30PM
Location: UMCP, LeFrak Hall, Room 1124
Event Details: To aid geography majors in searches for career or internship opportunities, the Geography Advising Office and the University Career Center and The President's Promise sponsor a Job and Internship Fair every semester. Local governmental and private organizations who are specifically looking for potential employees with geographic skills attend. At least 10-15 organizations participate every semester, and over 100 students from Geography and other departments attend.
For additional information about this event: contact Ronald Luna at ronald@geog.umd.edu


MetLife: On Campus Interviews
Deadline to Register: Monday, October 24, 2011
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center
MetLife will be interviewing on-campus on November 9, 2011 for their Financial Services Representative/Planner positions. They are interested in candidates from ALL majors.
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2419

The Advisory Board Company: On Campus Interviews
Deadline to Register: Monday, October 24, 2011
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center
The Advisory Board Company will be interviewing on-campus on November 7, 2011 for their Marketing Associate positions. They are interested in candidates that are DECEMBER GRADUATES from ALL majors.
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2420

Mid-Atlantic Builders: On Campus Interviews
Deadline to Register: Monday, October 31, 2011
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center
Mid-Atlantic Builders will be interviewing on-campus on November 10 and 17, 2011 for their Marketing Coordinator Intern and Assistant Sales Counselor positions. They are interested in candidates from ALL majors.
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2407

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Want to Speak at Commencement?! Go For It!

The deadline for Commencement Speaker applications has just been extended! You now have until Friday, November 4th to submit your application at: http://goo.gl/HwAJD


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

'Trick or Treating for Cans' to Support Local Cancer Patients' Families

The UMD Hope Foundation is doing a 'Trick or Treating for Cans' event on Sunday, October 30th from 2:00pm - 6:00 pm. The cans will go to local cancer patients' families in the area. If you are interested in attending, sign up on their website. We especially need drivers who are willing to drive to the neighborhood where we are 'trick or treating', so if are willing to drive others, please indicate that on the registration form. The link is below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dFROa0RXaFJleXdfbkNYbjNuaFRtN0E6MQ#gid=0

If you have questions, e-mail the UMD Hope Foundation at umdhope@gmail.com

Maryland Equestrian Club Raffle!!!

The Maryland Equestrian Club is raffling off an exquisite handmade University of Maryland decorative sandblasted mirror (pictured below)! This 12X12 piece of art makes an incredible gift to the ultimate Maryland fan, or a great addition to any office, bar, restaurant, or other complex that supports our Maryland Terps! This mirror is valued at $200, so why not take your chances at winning a stunning piece of work that everyone will admire, all while supporting one of the many clubs and organizations located right here on UMD campus!

Members of the Maryland Equestrian Club will be posted outside of STAMP Student Union on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20, from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Raffle tickets are only $1.00 each. If you are interested in placing an entry, please drop by our post to show your support! If you are interested in entering, but cannot visit our booth, please feel free to e-mail me and I would be happy to help with any assistance!


Talk and Q&A with Steve Cooker, EVP of Monster Worldwide's Gov't Solutions

BSOS Alumni Relations, Government and Politics and Pi Sigma Alpha invite you to a talk and Q&A with Government and Politics alumnus Steve Cooker, Executive Vice President of Monster Worldwide’s Government Solutions! A GREAT opportunity to learn about pursuing a career in government or government relations!

Thursday, October 20th: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
McKeldin Library Special Events Room (6137 McKeldin Library)

Bring questions you wish Mr. Cooker to address. Walk-ins are welcome, but space IS limited. Kindly RSVP to GVPTCareerTalk@umd.edu.

Read more about the event, and Mr. Cooker's background on the flyer below...


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Boren Scholarship Representative on Campus!!!

A representative from the Boren Scholarship Program, Sarah Gleisner, will be on campus on October 26 to present an overview of the Boren Scholarship and answer your questions:

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates who want to study abroad for one or two semesters in 2012-13 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Eligible regions include Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. Government-funded award that seeks applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; the award carries a one-year service expectation. Boren Scholarships for 2012-13 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2012, Fall 2012 and/or Spring 2013...

Maryland ranks # 3 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded each of the past two years!!!

BOREN SCHOLARSHIP REPRESENTATIVE - Wednesday, October 26 at 3:00 pm - Language House Multipurpose Room (0105 St. Mary's Hall - adjacent to the patio facing McKeldin library) - RSVP to nsepboren@umd.edu as space is limited.

In addition to the session listed above, the NSO has also scheduled a number of information sessions for students unable to attend this presentation- please write to nsepboren@umd.edu<mailto:nsepboren@umd.edu> to let us know which session you plan to attend....

Thursday, October 27 at 12 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 27 at 4 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 28 at 12 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 28 at 4 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, October 31 at 12 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 1 at 4 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 2 at 4 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

All Maryland applicants for the Boren Scholarship must take part in a required campus review process which is designed to help you strengthen your application. The deadline for Maryland's review process is JANUARY 25, 2012. If you are interested in learning more about the Maryland review process for the Boren Scholarship, please attend an information workshop and contact the National Scholarships Office at: nsepboren@umd.edu

Join the National Residence Hall Honorary!

National Residence Hall Honorary is an honors society on campus that recognizes top leaders. Our members are leaders who contribute to improving the campus community, including the residence halls. We are a sister organization of RHA and have the goal of making the best living environment and community possible. We participate in fun and beneficial service events, in addition to working to recognize other leaders on campus. Interested? Come to our info session on Monday, October 24th at 6pm in 2123 JMZ. Applications are due November 13th and can be found at nrhh.umd.edu. You must live in the residence halls for at least 2 semesters, have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be in good academic standing to apply. Have questions? Email us at marylandnrhh@gmail.com.

'Fleece-a-thon' to Benefit Project Linus!!!

The Gemstone-Ellicott Service Committee is organizing a 'Fleece-a-thon' to donate blankets to Project Linus, which helps children with debilitating illnesses. The Fleece-a-thon is set to take place on Mon, 11/7 from 6-8PM in STAMP's Prince George's Room. Stop by anytime to help out! Blanket-making is nothing more than cutting and tying knots, so it's definitely doable by all. We'll also make cards to accompany the blankets.
If you're interested in helping out, please sign up at our website: studentorg.umd.edu/gesc/ If you have any questions, email us at umdgesc@gmail.com.

Hope Foundation Meeting on Oct 18th!

Hope Foundation GBM on October 18th!!

The Hope Foundation's goal is to help local cancer patients.

Hope Foundation is having a GBM on 10/18/11 to discuss upcoming events such as the bake sale and the Halloween trick or treating for cans. The Hope Foundation's goal is to help local cancer patients. We will also be baking after the GBM, so be ready to BAKE!! Hope to see you there!

Location: Jiminez 1226 @ 6:30pm...find it on a campus map HERE!

University Career Center & The Presidents Promise Opportunities - Week of October 17th

ING Financial Partners: Employer Networking and Information Session
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 • 07:30PM - 08:30PM
Location: Stamp Union - Thurgood Marshall Room

Event Details: ING Financial Partners will present an information session on their Financial Advisor positions. They are interested in students from ALL majors.
Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.
For additional information about this event: contact Adrianne Bradford at abradfor@umd.edu


How to Find an Internship Workshop
Thursday, October 20, 2011 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: Multi-Purpose Room (3134 Hornbake Library)

Event Details: Come learn about resources and tips on how to find an internship!
For additional information about this event: contact Liz Kassan at ekassan@umd.edu


Webinar: Know your Next Steps in your Federal Job/Internship Search
Thursday, October 20, 2011 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: University Career Center - Resource Room

Event Details: Once jobseekers submit an application, their work finding a federal job or internship is far from complete. During this session, the Partnership for Public Service will outline the steps students must take to follow up on their federal applications, including the interview, security clearance and negotiation processes.
For additional information about this event: contact Colette Fournier at colette@umd.edu

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tydings Hall's 50th Birthday Celebration!!!

Come celebrate the 50th birthday of Tydings Hall tomorrow at 2:30pm! Enjoy free cupcakes [while they last] on the terrace overlooking McKeldin Library and the mall! Mmmm


Prestigious University System of Maryland Student Council Seeking Student Regent

Each year the University of Maryland, College Park in addition to the other institutions in the University System of Maryland are invited to nominate candidates for this prestigious position to the University System of Maryland Student Council. Our single nominee is then reviewed by the System Student Council and their finalists are forwarded to the Chancellor and from his desk they are forwarded to the Governor. In the past, College Park has been represented by outstanding scholar leaders.

It's time to determine the College Park Student Regent nominee. We invite your application for this position and encourage you to provide this information to other students who you believe would be exceptional candidates for this position on the Board of Regents. Applicants are asked to submit their completed applications on-line by November 2, 2011 at http://thestamp.umd.edu/regent/ . Finalists for this position will be interviewed during the week of November 7th and a student nominee from College Park will be appointed to the University System of Maryland Student Council. A detailed position description can also be found at the website above.

Should you have any questions regarding the application or the selection process, please contact dylim@umd.edu.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program

Attention Juniors from diverse backgrounds planning careers/graduate study in public affairs and/or international affairs!!!
Learn about the PPIA Fellowship Program!

**DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 1, 2011
The PPIA Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors from diverse backgrounds for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and groom them for professional roles in public service. The PPIA Fellowship is a series of educational and professional development programs that span from the end of a student's junior year in college to the completion of a Master's degree in public policy, public administration and/or international affairs. A highlight of the program are the PPIA Junior Summer Institute, hosted by 5 nationally prominent universities.

Learn more at one of the National Scholarships Office information sessions:

Monday, October 10, 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, October, 11, 1:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October, 12, 4:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday October, 13, 4:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October, 14, 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu - if you are interested but cannot attend please let us know by writing to the same address.

Who can apply: Current Juniors; all majors; US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply to any summer program host institution; International Students may apply for two specific summer institutes at Carnegie Mellon and Princeton; economic need given consideration

IMPORTANT PPIA Summer Institute Eligibility information: Applicants be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident to apply to the JSI's hosted by Berkeley, Maryland and Michigan. International applicants pursuing a bachelor's degree in the U.S. will be considered by Carnegie Mellon and Princeton.

University Career Center & The Presidents Promise Opportunities - October 10th

EVENTS

Capital IQ: Employer Networking and Information Session
When: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 • 05:30PM - 06:30PM
Where: SSU - Thurgood Marshall Room
Capital IQ will present an information session on their Client Development Analyst positions. They are interested in students from ALL majors.
Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.
For additional information about this event: contact Adrianne Bradford at abradfor@umd.edu

Webinar: Apply for the Federal Position that is Right for You
When: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 • 03:00PM - 04:00PM
Where: University Career Center - Resource Room
In this webinar, the Partnership for Public Service will walk students and jobseekers through the federal application process. From building a federal resume to filling out questionnaires to using the Application Manager on USAJOBS.gov, we’ll break down the steps individuals need to take to complete and submit an application.


For additional information about this event: contact Colette Fournier at colette@umd.edu

REGISTER TODAY FOR: Employer-in-Residence (University Career Center & The President’s Promise)
This is not a job posting - it is an opportunity for a career assistance appointment with an actual employer.


This program allows employers to serve as "career advisors" to students seeking help. Employers participate in our daily rotation by providing career advice to students, in a 1-on-1 setting, on issues ranging from resume assistance to answering the question "how do I get a job like yours?” Come learn about ways you can improve your skills and get feedback from industry professionals about what they look for in a candidate from employers that you are interested in.
· Northwestern Mutual Financial Network- October 18, 2011
· GEICO - October 20, 2011
· US Secret Service - November 8, 2011
· Hitachi Consulting - November 10, 2011
*Find out how to register and choose a time: http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/page.cfm?page_id=179


Deadline to Request an On-Campus Interview
American Equity Mortgage
When: Sunday, October 16, 2011
Where: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2393


EDSI
When: Sunday, October 16, 2011
Where: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2408