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:

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

• 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

• 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 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: 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

All Campus Graduation - December 21st Comcast- Ceremony Begins 7pm
BSOS Graduation - December 22nd - Comcast - Ceremony Begins 4pm
See link for more information:

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:

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:

Or visit to download a flyer

If you still have questions, please email the Israel Studies coordinator, Jennifer Cornejo at 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 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:

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

If you have any questions please contact Nedelina Tchangalova ( or Patti Cossard ( ).

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:
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

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.


White House Internship Program, Summer 2012 program, DC
Please visit 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:

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