Friday, September 30, 2011

BSOS + University Career Center + The President's Promise = Opportunity

BSOS is partnering with the University Career Center and The President's Promise to provide undergraduates throughout the College with up-to-date information about excellent resources, great networking opportunities, on-campus recruiting events and more. It is never too soon to be thinking about your future. So, while our faculty and staff are wholeheartedly committed to providing you with the finest undergraduate education available...the College will also be working hard to provide you with the resources you need to succeed in your future academic and professional careers.

Check out the 'Career Resources' tab at the top of page for information on the University Career Center & The President's Promise.  Stay tuned for more posts about happenings in early October, and check back often to make sure you're 'in the know'.

Career Center & The Presidents Promise Opportunities - October 3rd

Here is a summary of events taking place on Monday, October 3rd - brought to you by the University Career Center and The President's Promise. Act quickly, as many of these events require registration!

The following companies will be interviewing on campus later in October. Register by 10/3 for these opportunities...click on each link for additional information about the positions, qualifications and to find out what the next steps are! Good Luck!

Amazon.com: Deadline to Request an On-Campus Interview
Monday, October 03, 2011
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2274

Corporate Executive Board: Deadline to Request an On-Campus Interview
Monday, October 03, 2011
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library University Career Center
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2243

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group: Deadline to Request an On-Campus Interview
Monday, October 03, 2011
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2312

Morgan Stanley: Deadline to Request an On-Campus Interview
Monday, October 03, 2011
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2335

National Security Agency (NSA): Deadline to Request an On-Campus Interview
Monday, October 03, 2011
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library University Career Center
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2242

TriTek Solutions: Deadline to Request an On-Campus Interview
Monday, October 03, 2011
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library University Career Center
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2245

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Planning on Studying Abroad in Spring 2012?!

Are you planning study abroad this Spring 2012? Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen?

Learn about the Gilman International Scholarship, which provides up to $5000 for Pell Grant recipients to study abroad. Last year 23 Maryland applicants won over $98,000 in Gilman scholarship awards for study abroad!

IMPORTANT: The deadline to apply for a Gilman Scholarship is fast approaching - October 4, 2011.

Your chances of a successful application will increase dramatically if you seek advice from the National Scholarships Office - please contact us promptly at gilman@umd.edu to set up an appointment and to gain access to our Blackboard resource site. There is still time to prepare a competitive application, but don't delay!

ELIGIBILITY: To apply for a Gilman Scholarship you must be a US citizen receiving Pell Grants during the semester you plan to study abroad. For the October 4, 2011 deadline you must be planning to apply to Spring 2012 study abroad programs that are at least 4 weeks long.

Please note: WINTER TERM COURSES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR GILMAN SCHOLARSHIPS.

Contact us at gilman@umd.edu for more information.

Groundbreaking Hinman CEO Program is Accepting Applications!

Live Entrepreneurship with the Hinman CEOs
Information Session October 10 at 6:00 p.m., Banneker (B) Room, Stamp
Applications due by October 24, 2011

As the nation's first living-learning entrepreneurship program, Hinman CEOs is a groundbreaking initiative placing entrepreneurially-minded students from all technical and non-technical academic disciplines in a unique community. Students live together, learn about entrepreneurship, and can launch new ventures. The mission of Hinman CEOs is to foster an entrepreneurial spirit, create a sense of community and cooperation, and develop ethical leaders.

Hinman CEOs is now accepting applications until October 24th for students entering the program in Fall 2012. Applications are available at http://mtech.umd.edu/hinman/apply.html.

Eligibility
As a junior-senior residential program, applicants should be sophomores at the time of the application. Applicants must have two academic years remaining at the University to accommodate four normal academic semesters with the Program (e.g. Fall 2012 through Spring 2014). Applicants graduating after Spring 2014 (e.g. current freshmen) are encouraged to apply for Hinman CEOs after they complete the freshmen year. For best consideration, freshmen interested in applying to the Program are encouraged to live on campus their sophomore year to mitigate issues with returning to on-campus housing (South Campus Commons) after choosing to move off-campus.

Living-Learning Environment
The heart of the Hinman CEOs Program is the living community. All entering Hinman CEOs students live with Program participants in South Campus Commons. This provides maximum exposure to on-site mentors and instructors, as well as fellow students in the Hinman CEOs Program. Exceptions to the living requirement are limited to students studying abroad or serving as resident assistants elsewhere on campus.

Academic Opportunities
Complementing the living environment are the learning opportunities. Each semester, Hinman CEOs enroll in one course exclusive to participants of the Program. Depending on your major, some or all of these courses may count toward your degree requirements for the upper level elective requirement and for satisfaction of upper level course work out of major. If all requirements are met, participants earn a Hinman CEOs Program notation on their transcript.

To learn more, visit hinmanceos.umd.edu

Monday, September 26, 2011

Seniors: Interested in Speaking at Commencement?!


Gemstone-Ellicott Service Committee Meeting!

GESC will be having a general body meeting Monday, October 3 at 6:30PM. We'll be meeting in 0100D Ellicott.

GESC is a great way to get involved with local community service projects, and we have a fantastic set of events lined up. Join us Monday to do crafts for the residents of Sacred Heart Nursing Home.

You do NOT have to be apart of Gemstone or Ellicott to participate in this organization, so please come out on Monday. If you have any questions or concerns, send us an email at umdgesc@gmail.com or visit our website at studentorg.umd.edu/gesc/ We look forward to meeting you.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's Career Fair Time!!! Get Ready Undergraduates...

FALL CAREER AND INTERNSHIP FAIR 2011

First Floor, Stamp Student Union - DIFFERENT EMPLOYERS EACH DAY

September 27 – 29 from 12:00noon – 5:00pm

The largest fair of the fall is next week! Due to the economy, the hiring outlook nationwide is still challenging. Take advantage of an opportunity to meet potential employers who are still hiring for full-time, part-time, and internship positions before it's too late! No pre-registration is required; however, we do ask that you bring your student ID and dress to impress (interview style)!

WHAT KINDS OF EMPLOYERS ARE COMING?

Over three days you will find 183 employers hiring for non-technical positions and 213 employers looking to fill technical positions. These include 109 employers who are looking to hire for BOTH types of positions. To help you filter your way through the large fair, various sections are dedicated to employers offering different TYPES of positions.

Some of the employers attending that students in BSOS can look forward to include:

• American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
• BD (Becton Dickinson)
• Board of Child Care
• Capital One
• Center for American Politics and Citizenship
• Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
• City Year Washington, DC
• Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
• Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
• General Mills
• ICF International
• Morgan Stanley
• National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
• NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps
• Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
• Peace Corps
• Supreme Court of the United States
• Teach For America
• UN Association of the National Capital Area
• US Environmental Protection Agency
• US Census Bureau
• US Department of State and many more!

Check out ALL the employers and which days they will be attending the Fair at www.careercenter.umd.edu/page.cfm?page_id=135 (You can filter by non-technical and technical positions as well)

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE FAIR?

• Visit www.CareerCenter.umd.edu/FairPrep

Attend the "Walk-in Resume Critique in the Union – co-sponsored by Northwestern Mutual" on Monday, September 26, 2011, from 11:30am - 2:30pm in the Baltimore Room, SSU and bring your resume!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Outstanding Faculty, Advisor, & Family Award Nominations Needed!!!

OUTSTANDING FACULTY EDUCATOR AWARD
Recognize your favorite professor or instructor by nominating him or her for the Outstanding Faculty Educator Award. If selected, your professor will receive $1000 and you will receive a $200 University Book Center gift certificate for your winning nomination. The Outstanding Faculty Educator Award is presented each year by the Maryland Parents Association to honor a faculty member who demonstrates a deep commitment to providing an exemplary educational experience for University of Maryland students.
For more information and to nominate your professor or instructor, visit the Outstand Faculty Educator Award website at http://www.studentaffairs.umd.edu/parents/awards/FacultyAward.asp. Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ADVISOR AWARD
Recognize your academic advisor by nominating him or her for the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award. If selected, your academic advisor will receive $1000 and you will receive a $200 University Book Center gift certificate for your winning nomination. The Outstanding Academic Advisor Award is presented each year by the Maryland Parents Association to honor an academic advisor who demonstrates a deep commitment to providing an exemplary educational experience for University of Maryland students.
For more information and to nominate your academic advisor, visit the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award website at http://www.studentaffairs.umd.edu/parents/awards/AdvisorAward.asp. Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

FAMILY MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Nominate your family member and you could win $500! The Family Member of the Year Award, presented by the Office of Parent and Family Affairs, seeks to recognize a parent, guardian, sibling, extended family member or friend whose presence, endeavors, dedication, and care have contributed to the personal development, academic success, and life achievement of his or her undergraduate student.
All family members who are nominated for the award will receive a congratulatory letter and a copy of the essay submission. The recipient of the Family Member of the Year Award will be presented with a plaque during Family Weekend on Saturday, October 16, and the student who wrote the essay will be presented with a $500 University Book Center gift certificate.
For more information and to nominate your family member, visit the Family Member of the Year Award website at http://www.studentaffairs.umd.edu/parents/awards/FamilyMemberAward.asp. Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429. Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Monday, September 19, 2011

'Law School Day' Event Tomorrow!!!

Law School Day

Time: 12:00PM - 03:00PM
Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union

This event provides a unique opportunity for students and alumni considering law school to meet face to face with law school admissions representatives from across the country. Over 100 law schools are registered to attend this event and the Law School Admissions & Financing Workshop held during the fair will provide valuable information about the law school admissions process. Suggested attire for this event is business casual. The University of Maryland's Pre-Law Advising Office within Letters and Sciences is partnering with the University Career Center and The President's Promise to present this Law School Fair.

'Graduate School Day' Event Today!!!

Subject : Graduate School Day - Part of the Graduate and Law School Fair 2011
When : Monday, September 19, 2011 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where : Stamp Student Union : Grand Ballroom

Due to popular demand, a Graduate School Day will now occur separately from the popular Law School event that we have held in the past. Students and alumni will be able to meet with recruiters from various graduate programs from across the nation.

The University of Maryland's University Career Center and The President's Promise and the Pre-Law Advising Office within Letters and Sciences are partnering to present this Graduate School Fair. This event is open to not only University of Maryland students, but also students and alumni from around the Baltimore/Washington DC area.

Website: www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2200

For more information, contact:
Crystal Sehlke
University Career Center and The President's Promise
301.314.7241
csehlke@umd.edu
www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2200

Friday, September 16, 2011

Walk for 'Autism Speaks' with GESC!

The Gemstone-Ellicott Service Committee (GESC) is walking for Autism Speaks on Saturday, October 22. We will meet at the STAMP bus-stop at 8:45AM. Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding research for autism, increasing awareness of autism disorders, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Walk for and donate to a great cause.

If you're interested in joining our team or simply donating, please sign up at our website: studentorg.umd.edu/gesc/ If you have any questions, email us at umdgesc@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Opportunities @ Student Government Association!

Are you interested in getting more involved in the Student Government Association? We currently have a number of open positions, ranging from two Freshman Legislator positions to Academic Legislator positions. As a legislator, you will be responsible for working with your constituents to enhance their UMD experience. We also have positions open on the Finance Committee and on the Audit Committee. Applications are due by Wednesday, September 21 at 5pm. Find both applications below:

Legislator Application: Click Here!
Finance and Audit Committee Application: Click Here!

Have any questions? Contact us at SGACommunications@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hope Foundation is Hosting a 5k Run/Walkathon!

Hope Foundation will be hosting a 5K Run/Walkathon next month to raise money for NIH's Children's Inn! Help create a better home for ill children by joining us on Sunday, October 2nd, from 1PM to 3PM in a leisurely walk or a competitive run around beautiful Lake Artemesia. We will provide refreshments to all participants, and PRIZES to the first 5 finishers.

Early registration is $12. The first 50 registrants will receive FREE t-shirts...So register quickly.

Please go to http://studentorg.umd.edu/umdhope/walkathon.html to register for the walk and for further information.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at umdhope@gmail.com.

Image Processing with Mathematica: Free Seminar and Workshop!

Join us for a free seminar and hands-on workshop on image processing with Mathematica, on September 21st at the Stamp Student Union. Our featured speaker will demonstrate image processing solutions in Mathematica, including segmentation, registration, feature detection, and filtering. Seats are limited, so register today! We hope to see you there!

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.wolfram.com/events/image-processing-2011/index.html

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Scientific Terrapin Wants to Publish Your Research!

Have you done exciting research lately? Now get it published!

The University of Maryland undergraduate research journal, Scientific Terrapin, is now accepting submissions of your research findings. The journal is accepting articles in the fields of life sciences, social sciences, and natural and applied sciences. Articles must be 5-6 pages, single-spaced (up till 10 pages including tables/figures), formatted in 12 pt Times New Roman font with 1" margins in .doc(x) or .pdf files.

The submission deadline is THIS THURSDAY, September 15, 2011. Take the opportunity today to share your work with the University of Maryland community by publishing in Scientific Terrapin.

Visit our website scientificterrapin.umd.edu for further details and submissions guidelines.
Please send any questions or submissions to scientific.terrapin@gmail.com.

Gemstone-Ellicott Service Committee Meeting!

Gemstone-Ellicott Service Committee (GESC) - 1st General Body Meeting

GESC will be having its first general body meeting Monday, September 19th at 6:30PM. We'll be meeting in the basement of Ellicott Hall.

GESC is a great way to get involved with local community service projects, and we have a fantastic set of events lined up. Join us Monday for a preview of events this semester followed by card-making for veterans at the VA Hospital!

You do NOT have to be a part of Gemstone or Ellicott residence halls to participate in this organization, so please feel free to attend Monday's meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, send us an email at umdgesc@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you!

Monday, September 12, 2011

September is Suicide Prevention Month! Take 5 to Save Lives!!!

For more information on the resources available to you, please visit:

Recognize the Warning Signs: http://goo.gl/h2oSW
How To Help: http://goo.gl/iOXJp
Suicide Prevention Workshops: http://goo.gl/xXAKe

Campus Tour Guides Needed!

In an effort to best represent diverse array of interests, actions, beliefs, and identities of the University of Maryland, Maryland Images, the university’s tour guides, would like to invite you to apply to be a tour guide. We give tours regularly, share honest opinions about our school, and encourage others to join the Terp family. In exchange, we get the satisfaction of helping people make the right choice during their college application process, impressive professional experience, and a part in an enthusiastic on-campus community. Maryland tour guides are a lively group of students with interests in meeting new people, working with other student organizations, and sharing their love for their school. So whether you volunteer at the Co-op, represent your sorority in step competitions, take center stage in C-SPAC, or play Quidditch on the Mall, you have a Maryland story that we want to hear. Apply to be a tour guide!

If you are interested in this opportunity, please, do not hesitate to direct questions to: imagesrecruitment11@gmail.com. Be sure to check out our Facebook event "Join Maryland Images Fall 2011 - Campus Tour Guides" for information about upcoming recruitment events. Applications are available online at: http://www.studentorg.umd.edu/mi/mdimages/JoinImages(visitors).html and are due in person to Room 209 in Rossborough Inn by 5pm September 22, 2011.

UMD's Human-Powered Helicopter Team needs pilots!

Don’t Fear the Turtle, Fly the Turtle!

Are you strong, yet lightweight? The Gamera Team is searching for new pilots for the University of Maryland’s record-breaking Human Powered Helicopter. Candidates will complete various muscular endurance tests.

If you are interested in trying out, or have any questions, please contact:
Gamera.UMD@gmail.com

For more information about UMD’s Human Powered Helicopter see:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Search for a Student Commencement Speaker is ON!

Although it seems early in the semester to be thinking of commencement, we are beginning our search for a student speaker for the fall ceremony. Students who wish to apply must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher and have completed at least 60 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park.

All applications will be acknowledged. Finalists will be interviewed in early November, and the speaker will be chosen by mid-November.

Students may also visit the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences website to get more information on being the commencement speaker and to download a copy of the speaker application at:

http://www.bsos.umd.edu/for-students/commencement-information/commencement-speaker-application.aspx

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 21. All completed applications must be delivered or sent to:

Nadine Dangerfield
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
2103C Tydings Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Poll on American Public Opinion: 9/11 - 2011, and Forward

Shibley Telhami (Anwar Sadat Chair, Department of Government & Politics) and Steven Kull (Research Associate, Center for International Security Studies at Maryland) have just published a poll on the American public opinion of our country's responses to the 9/11 tragedy and its subsequent effect on American history and culture.

"Now that a decade has passed, this is a natural time to take a retrospective look at the road the US has traveled and to consider the road ahead. The study sought to better understand public attitudes on the following points..."

Check it out! 

The American Public on the 9/11 Decade: A Study of American Public Opinion

http://www.sadat.umd.edu/911Anniversary_Sep11_rpt.pdf

Intelligence Center of Academic Excellence - Fall Colloquium


"10 Years Later: A Discussion on Islam in America" - UMD MSA

The UMD Muslim Students Association (MSA) has organized an event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Dr. Yasir Qadhi, popular Muslim American writer and intellectual, will host and facilitate a discussion on the status of Islam, Muslims, and interfaith progress in America 10 years after 9/11. Dr. Qadhi received his doctorate in Islamic Studies from Yale University, has published many profound works, and teaches across the world. The topics he will be discussing will "define our generation as Americans.''

The event is titled "10 Years Later: A Discussion on Islam in America" and will take place on:

Friday, September 9th at 4:00pm
Atrium of the Stamp Student Union. 

The topics will range from discussion of the 9/11 attacks, to Muslim peacemakers, to the proper understanding of Shariah law (and its relationship to US law).  This event is co-sponsored by the UMD Interfaith Council & Student Entertainment Events.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Considering Studying Abroad in Spring 2012?

Are you thinking about studying abroad this Spring 2012? Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen? Are you wondering how to pay for it or fit it into your schedule? Learn about the Gilman International Scholarship, which provides up to $5000 for Pell Grant recipients to study abroad. Last year 23 Maryland applicants won over $98,000 in Gilman scholarship awards for study abroad!

Please join us for a panel discussion with Gilman recipients and staff from Education Abroad and the National Scholarships Office:

Thursday, September 8, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
St. Mary's Hall, Multipurpose Room (adjacent to the patio facing McKeldin library)

Food and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to gilman@umd.edu.
 Interested but unable to attend? Please contact gilman@umd.edu to learn more.

IMPORTANT: The deadline to apply for a Gilman Scholarship is fast approaching - October 4, 2011! Your chances of a successful application are dramatically stronger if you start early and seek advice from the National Scholarships Office.

ELIGIBILITY: To apply for a Gilman Scholarship you must be a US citizen receiving Pell Grants during the semester you plan to study abroad. For the October 4, 2011 deadline you must be planning to apply to Spring 2012 study abroad programs that are at least 4 weeks long - WINTER TERM COURSES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR GILMAN SCHOLARSHIPS.

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE - 2403 Marie Mount Hall - www.scholarships.umd.edu<http://www.scholarships.umd.edu>
Francis DuVinage, Director - Leslie Brice, Coordinator

Want to Represent UMD?! Orientation Staff Needed!

The Orientation Office is looking for involved, excited, well-rounded Terps who feel like they can represent our University to next year's incoming class!


Are you the face of UMD? Apply to be a part of the 2012 Orientation Staff and help us welcome over 6,000 new Terps to our campus community. Impact hundreds of students and parents, work along side faculty advisors, live on campus, and have the best Summer ever. For more information and application details, visit <www.thefaceofUMD.com <http://www.thefaceofumd.com/>>, stop by our table at the First Look Fair, or come to one of our info sessions:


Monday, September 12 at 5:00pm -- 1102 Cole Field House
Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00pm -- 1102 Cole Field House
Thursday, September 15 at 6:00pm, 1200 Cambridge Community Center
Monday, September 19 at 4:30pm, Annapolis Hall Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30pm, 1200 Cambridge Community Center

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Become a Counselor at the Help Center Hotline!

Help Center volunteers have been helping fellow students talk about what’s on their mind since 1970. The Help Center is UMD’s Peer Counseling and Crisis Intervention hotline. They're trained to talk with students on the phone, and in person, about anything that’s troubling them, including homesickness, relationships, sexual assault, and suicide.

If you’re interested in becoming a Help Center volunteer counselor, call 301 314-HELP to set up an interview or ask for more details. If selected, you must be available October 19th from 7-9:30pm and October 22nd & 23rd from 9am-5pm.