Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Finals Week!

Finals Week is here!!!

Good Luck to all BSOS students!!

· Check your exam times and locations at http://www.testudo.umd.edu/soc/exam201208.html
· Complete your course evaluations at https://courseevalum.umd.edu/
· If you are graduating, see information about the ceremonies at http://www.commencement.umd.edu/

From all of us here at the
BSOS Advising Center
Happy Holidays and have safe and wonderful Winter Break.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Career Events in MA, NJ & MD. Check It Out!

European Career Fair at MIT - 3 days, Location: MIT campus-Cambridge, MA
February 23-25, 2013

Want to work or study in Europe? Looking for a full-time job, internship, or a study program? Attendance is FREE for Candidates- www.euro-career.com

Discover the many opportunities that companies, academic institutions and non-profit organizations from Europe have to offer you at the 17th European Career Fair at MIT. It is the largest career fair of its kind in the US with more than 100 participating organizations and more than 5,000 registered candidates.

Take this opportunity to meet face to face and stand out from the crowd! By registering for the event, you will become part of a searchable database where employers can view your resume and schedule interviews even before meeting you in person at the fair. Take a look at the fair schedule: http://www.euro-career.com

SUBMIT YOUR RESUME TODAY AT www.euro-career.com! **The deadline for resume submission is Saturday, December 15, 2012. For questions about registration, email candidate@euroclub.mit.edu.


New Jersey Collegiate Career Day (Job Fair)
Thursday, January 03, 2013 • 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Open to the public - 150 employers - Full-time jobs and internships for liberal arts, business, science, and technical majors.

Visit our website on December 1, 2012 to review the list of employers. For additional information about this event:http://careerservices.rutgers.edu.


Northwestern Mutual Senior Impact Night
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 • 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: 111 South Calvert Street 25th Floor Baltimore, MD 21202


Please join us for Senior Impact Day in our downtown office overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Come learn about Northwestern Mutual and the impact this career can have on your future! This event is for highly motivated graduating seniors. Please feel free to extend this invitation to success-minded seniors who are interested in learning more. Please RSVP to Ally Yawman at ally.yawman@nmfn.com or 410-659-6016 by January 8th. Business attire.

For additional information about this event, contact Ally Yawman at ally.yawman@nmfn.com.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Check Out the Summer 2013 White House Internship Program!

Applications for the Summer 2013 White House Internship program are now being accepted!

White House Interns dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. They become a part of the White House team, and the assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events. They also participate in a weekly speaker series with senior staff members and small group meetings exploring different policy aspects of the Executive Office of the President through speakers, discussion, off-site field trips, and service projects.

Please visit www.whitehouse.gov/internships for more 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 the summr program is January 27, 2013.

Don’t wait – apply today!

Internship Opportunities at a Local High School!

Spring Semester 2013: Two Volunteer Internship opportunities in a Neighboring High School


INTERNSHIP mentoring and tutoring high school students having academic challenges; No specific major necessary, but an interest in supporting, encouraging and empowering youth. Experience working with minority (Latino and African-American) youth helpful, but not required. Tutors/mentors will assist with traditional homework assignments and learn coaching skills to assist youth in becoming independent learners and self-motivated. Enthusiastic, positive and patient spirit essential.

Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:45pm, plus orientation and supervision Monday, 2:30-4:30pm, but not every week. Begins with the start of the spring semester at UMD.

Location: High Point H.S., Beltsville, MD, 15 minutes from UMD.

Credit Options: 2 credits, 90 hours for students interested in enrolling in BSOS288I or BSOS388I.


INTERNSHIP in Conflict Resolution and Training of Peer Mediators at local High School. An interest in conflict resolution, working with youth in small group setting is important; no specific major necessary. Background in Communications preferred. Conflict Resolution or Human Development experience is desirable. Experience working with minority (Latino and African-American) youth helpful, but not required. Interns will learn the ins and outs of building and maintaining a program in which high school students are trained to mediate conflicts between other students, both formally (when specifically requested by both parties to mediate a conflict) and informally (stepping in without a special invitation when a conflict emerges). Interns will assist with the training of the students, and also observe and oversee the mediations. Interns may also have the opportunity to observe and assist with Peacemaking Circles used in high school classrooms.

Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:45pm, plus orientation and supervision Monday, 2:30-4:30pm, but not every week. Begins with the start of the spring semester at UMD.

Location: High Point H.S., Beltsville, MD, 15 minutes from UMD.

Credits: 2 credits, 90 hours for students interested in enrolling in BSOS288I or BSOS388I.

To apply, contact Jane Connor, 202-684-5974 phone, or janemconnor@gmail.com

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pell Grant Recipients! Thinking of Studying Abroad?!

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen? Are you thinking about studying abroad summer 2013, fall 2013, or for the 2013-14 academic year?

Learn about the Gilman International Scholarship, which provides up to $5,000 for Pell Grant recipients to study abroad. In the past two years 43 Maryland applicants have won Gilman Scholarships for study abroad!

The deadline to apply for summer and fall 2013 and academic year 2013-14 Gilman Scholarships is March 5, 2013. The National Scholarships Office provides strong support to applicants – learn more by attending one of our information sessions:

ALL SESSIONS TAKE PLACE IN MARIE MOUNT HALL 2403
Thursday, December 6 – at 4:30 pm
Friday, December 7 – at 12 noon
Monday, December 10 – at 12 noon
Tuesday, December 11 – at 4:30 pm
Wednesday, December 12 – at 12 noon and 4:30 pm

RSVP for the session of your choice to gilman@umd.edu – space is limited.

Interested but unable to attend these sessions? Please write to gilman@umd.edu to learn more.

IMPORTANT: Your chances of a successful application will be much greater if you start your application early and seek advice from the National Scholarships Office.

ELIGIBILITY: You must be a U.S. citizen receiving Pell Grants at the time of application OR during the time you will be abroad. You must be planning to apply to study abroad for at least 4 weeks. All majors welcome!

NIH Summer Internship Programs!

The NIH Summer Internship Program application site is now open. The deadline for receipt of all applications is March 1, 2013 and letters of recommendation are due by March 15, 2013. If students from last summer would like to return to NIH this summer, they must reapply on or before the March 1st deadline. For more information and to apply to the program, seehttps://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip.

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST WEEK TO APPLY
Students should check the advice links within the website above before the end of December.
Also note that these are paid internships.

The NIH Intramural Research Program
http://irp.nih.gov/
http://irp.nih.gov/careers/tenured-and-tenure-track-scientific-careers

Link to Fellowships and Positions of Interest to fellows
https://www.training.nih.gov/
https://www.training.nih.gov/career_services/jobs

Link to NIH Jobs
http://www.jobs.nih.gov/

Women of Color Research Network
www.wocrn.nih.gov/

Searchable database of all NIH intramural research projects
http://intramural.nih.gov/search/index.tml

Monday, November 26, 2012

Career Center & President's Promise: Events

HIGHLIGHTED CAREER EVENT:

Peer to Peer: Experiences Outside the Classroom
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Have you been thinking about what on campus or off campus activities or experiences you can become involved in to boost your resume or to stand out to employers in an interview? If so, then please take advantage of this session to engage in conversation with your peers about their outside the classroom experiences. Peer Career Educators will lead small group roundtables about internships, study abroad, alternative spring break, club sports, research, leadership and many more experiences! You will leave this program meeting new friends who share similar interests as well as walk away with helpful information on how to become involved in on campus and off campus activities! Light refreshments will be served. RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3574. For additional information about this event, contact Stacey Brown, Ph.D. at sbrown2@umd.edu.


INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: How to Make the Most of Your Winter Break
Thursday, December 06, 2012 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Prince George's Room - Stamp Student Union

Come learn about resources and tips on making the most of your winter break. Leverage your time off to attain a future internship - consider doing a job shadow, an informational interview, resume updates, a volunteer position, and the list goes on...

Co-sponsored with Off-Campus Student Life

RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3255. For additional information about this event, contact Jalisa Whitley at jw2869@umd.edu.


MEET EMPLOYERS ON CAMPUS!
Booz Allen Hamilton : Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, November 29, 2012 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Come learn all about the Strategic Communications team at Booz Allen Hamilton. We work with government organizations to support stakeholder understanding and buy-in to inspire stakeholder ownership and action needed to achieve mission objectives by the targeted development and delivery of key messages and the engagement of key stakeholders at the right time, in the right manner, with the right responsiveness. We provide change communications, outreach, communication planning, and program management support. Further, we support the development and execution of change communication strategies and plans with a focus on stakeholder education. Also, we support communication product development, including newsletters, fact sheets, Web sites, and brochures for information campaigns and events as well as plan and execute special events, meetings, and workshops.

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

RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3539. For additional information about this event, contact Adrianne Bradford at abradfor@umd.edu.


Southwest Airlines: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, November 29, 2012 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Southwest Airlines will be hiring over 100 students as interns in Summer 2013. They are interested in students in the below areas. Please check their website - http://southwest.com/careers/internships - starting on 11/5 for full descriptions!

Accounting, Business, Community Relations, Computer Science, Corporate Social Responsibility, Economics, Emergency Response, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Journalism, Marketing, Occupational Safety, Procurement, Public Relations, Statistics, Supply Chain Management, Training Development

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3573. For additional information about this event, contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.


APCO Worldwide: Employer Networking Sessions
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

APCO Worldwide will be on campus to discuss Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. based internship opportunities and entry-level communication roles. APCO offers a collaborative and diverse work environment, and employees come from a variety of backgrounds. Common degrees include Communication, Journalism, Public Policy, Business, English, Political Science or History but students from all majors are encouraged to attend this information session.

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an independently owned global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm that challenges conventional thinking and creates powerful movements to help our clients succeed. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO has offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The firm is a majority women-owned business. APCO Worldwide, named the “2011 Large Agency of the Year” and one of the 'Top Places to Work in PR' by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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

RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3529. For additional information about this event, contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.


CRCC Asia: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, December 06, 2012 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Have you thought about doing an internship in China and gaining professional, international experience? Come join us on Thursday, December 6 at 4:00 pm (University Career Center - 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing) as CRCC Asia visits the University of Maryland to give a presentation about their opportunities in Beijing and Shanghai! CRCC Asia's Internship Program offers a unique opportunity to gain international work experience in the world’s most vibrant economy. Recently featured in the Wall Street Journal and the BBC, CRCC Asia is exceptionally well positioned to provide motivated students with exciting internships and resume-building experience. Using their extensive networks in Asia they offer a wide range of placements across various industries including business, marketing, engineering, law, health care, finance and NGO's among others. Fluent English is the only language requirement. Program start dates are year-round and internships can be one, two or three months. Be sure to stop by and have all your questions answered! Enhance your resume with China Experience.

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3568. For additional information about this event, contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.

Monday, November 19, 2012

UMD Career Center & President's Promise: Events

HIGHLIGHTED CAREER EVENT:

SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!

Career Shuttle: Smithsonian Student Field Trip
Friday, November 30, 2012 • 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

The University Career Center & The President's Promise sponsors opportunities for students to visit employer sites from various industries. Seats on the shuttle are limited-- RSVP today! Our tour and information session will be hosted by the National Museum of American History. However, an overview of internship opportunities in the other museums will be provided, as well.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: As the world’s largest museum complex, the Smithsonian spans 19 museums, the National Zoo, cutting edge research facilities, and extensive education and outreach programs across the world. At any given time, the Smithsonian employs 6,000 staff members, and hosts thousands of researchers, volunteers, and over 1,300 interns yearly. The Smithsonian is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and operates museums and facilities in New York, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Massachusetts, Arizona, and Panama. To learn about the wide variety of internships available at the Smithsonian, check this out:http://www.si.edu/OFI/Internships . This field trip is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all majors. APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: Minimum attire for ALL trips is business casual unless otherwise specified.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Seats are limited. Please RSVP below. If your plans change and you cannot attend, please contact Erica Ely immediately at eely@umd.edu or 301.314.0362 so that your seat can be given to someone else. *RSVP for this event: http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3453. For additional information about this event, contact Erica Ely at eely@umd.edu.


2013 Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students

The American Bar Foundation is happy to announce that applications are now open for the 2013 Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students. Since 1988, this program has introduced over 100 talented undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to the rewards and demands of graduate study in law and the social sciences.
Four summer research fellows will be selected to participate in this 8-week residential program in Chicago during Summer 2013. Students will be provided with a stipend in addition to transportation and housing costs being covered. The attached poster contains more detailed information on the fellowship and how to apply. Applications are due by February 15, 2013.


Clinton Global Initiative University

Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), President Clinton hosts the CGI U meeting for students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Since its inaugural meeting in 2008, CGI U has brought together more than 4,500 student innovators and entrepreneurs from nearly 750 schools and more than 130 countries.

To be considered for attendance at CGI U, students must apply online at cgiu.org by November 30, 2012 for our early decision and travel assistance deadline, or by January 30, 2013 for our final application deadline.

In order to apply, students are required to develop a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable plan that addresses a challenge on campus, in the local community, or around the world. At the CGI U meeting, accepted students then have the opportunity to discuss global issues, develop practical skills, identify potential partners, and formulate concrete plans of action for the months ahead.

NSF & NASA Opportunities Galore! Internships, Fellowships, And More!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Mark Your Calendar, Support Fellow Terps: Nov 28 Health Fair

Knowledge about your health, and the health of the people and communities around you, is extraordinarily valuable & will serve you well throughout your life. Learn what you can, while you can!

Students in The School of Public Health's Department of Behavioral and Community Health organize health fairs for the surrounding communities each semester as part of their coursework, and on Wednesday, November 28, they are holding a health fair for the University of Maryland community here in the School of Public Health building (ground floor) from 2:00PM-5:00PM. There will be information and activities on health-related topics, including: nutrition, exercise, sexual health, vaccinations, coping with death, self-image, and domestic violence. There will also be a raffle for give-away items and gift certificates.

We would appreciate if you can share the details of this event with your classmates, friends and family. Let's support our fellow Terps and their tremendous effort to bring valuable information to our campus and community. http://ter.ps/healthNov28


Juniors! Check Out The Beinecke Scholarship Program!

The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides graduate study scholarships in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to JUNIORS of exceptional ability who have a high degree of financial need.

The Beinecke 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 2013 and August 2014.

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. 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 nomination by the University of Maryland should be recipients of Pell Grants or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.

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 February 4, 2013.

INFORMATION SESSIONS: Learn more about the Beinecke program by attending an information workshop at the National Scholarships Office. Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu for the session you plan to attend – if you are interested but cannot attend, please write us at the same address.

Tuesday, November 27 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 28 at 9 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 28 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 29 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Who may apply: To be eligible for Beinecke Scholarship nomination, a student must:
  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career. Generally, a minimum GPA of 3.7 will be required for nomination; exceptions may be made in extraordinary cases.
  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2012-2013 academic year.
  • Have firm plans to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences after graduation.
  • Be a United States citizen or a US national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Be a Pell Grant recipient as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland OR be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.
Award Amount: Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

Duration: Scholars must utilize all funding within five years.

Campus Deadline: February 4, 2013. This is the deadline for submitting a complete draft of a Beinecke application to be considered for University of Maryland, College Park nomination.

Website: www.BeineckeScholarship.org

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Be Inspirational: The BSOS International Peace and Relations Quote Contest

Following the success of the recent Chincoteague Hall renovation and inauguration, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) is sponsoring a student contest for the best quote from a world leader or well-known public figure, relating to international peace or international relations.

Students are encouraged to submit an inspirational quote that represents the essence of Chincoteague Hall as related to the research interests of its current occupants and in keeping with the theme of quotes currently on display throughout the building: peace, globalization, freedom and humanitarianism.

Learn more at: http://ter.ps/BSOSquote

Prizes:
Adding to the inspirational and unifying words inscribed upon the walls in Chincoteague Hall, the winning quote will be showcased and permanently etched onto one of the blank quote panels. In addition to making his or her mark on Chincoteague Hall by providing the quote that will be added to its walls, the winner will also receive a $250 gift certificate to the University Bookstore.

Eligibility:
Contest is open to all UMD students, but entries from students within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences will be given special consideration. All participants must be current students, enrolled in a degree seeking program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Students can be enrolled part-time or full-time, at any degree level.

All submissions must be submitted online at http://ter.ps/quotecontest by 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2013

Friday, November 9, 2012

Why Should College In MD Be Affordable?! Tell The SGA, Win Great Prizes!

BSOS wants to encourage each of you to submit an essay for SGA's Maryland Invests: College Affordability Essay Contest. They have a number of entries already, but they would love to receive more...

The essay contest asks UMD students to write an essay about why Maryland should keep college affordable. A panel of staff members and students will select the top 3 submissions, whose authors will win a semester's worth of textbooks, two tickets to the Maryland vs. Duke basketball game in the Athletic Director's suite, or an iPad 2. The essays will be consolidated and put into a book, a copy of which will be distributed to each Maryland state delegate and senator before they make decisions about tuition rates for next year. You can find more details here: http://www.mdsga.com/marylandinvests.

This contest has the potential to make a huge difference, but they need students who are willing to share their stories in order to have a meaningful impact. Go get 'em Terps!

Passionate About Human Right?! The Humanity in Action Fellowship is For You

2013 HUMANITY IN ACTION FELLOWSHIP
May 27 - June 30, 2013
Amsterdam · Berlin · Copenhagen · Lyon · Warsaw

Are you ready to change the world?

Humanity in Action has now opened applications for their 2013 Fellowship Programs in Europe.

Humanity in Action invites applications from talented college students and recent graduates who are intellectually gifted, mature, independent and passionate about human rights. Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors and graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2010 and 2011 are eligible to apply. Students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Learn more about the Humanity in Action Fellowship » 

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of students and young professionals to study minority rights and to produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies resist intolerance and stand up for democratic values. The 2013 programs will begin in Washington, DC at the Council on Foreign Relations and subsequently take place for four weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon and Warsaw.

Applications are due on January 10, 2013. Apply »

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit organizations, museums and memorials. Participation requires a great deal of intellectual curiosity and stamina, as well as the ability to work effectively in international teams.

After the program, participants join the global alumni network of Humanity in Action Senior Fellows, and can take advantage of special professional fellowship opportunities, such as internship programs in the U.S. Congress and European Parliament.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our staff at admissions@humanityinaction.org.

Social Media: Pay Very Close Attention

Terps! For the past year, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences has been lecturing to select groups of students on the considerations of using social media & networking websites, the importance of data privacy, and what these things mean in terms of employment and academic admissions. It is our hope to regularly bring this information to our students, who are and will continue to be largely affected by these forces, and a common (but unfortunate) misunderstanding of the long-term consequences of posting questionable material.

The truth is that more than 80% of employers search an applicant's social media profiles during the recruitment process. 50% of law schools, and 30% of graduate programs do the same during their admissions processes. These numbers have climbed, exponentially, every year (in 2008, these numbers were all in the single digits). Very soon, social media and an individuals digital 'footprint' will be considered in any and all circumstances where your judgement, performance, honesty, reputation, and personality weigh heavily. Unfortunately, there are also nearly NO laws protecting you from the use of this information, as most items have been posted voluntarily, on public forums.

In response to a question from a 16-year old in Detroit, who recently asked President Barack Obama what advice he would give to someone who aspires to reach the Oval Office, President Obama simply stated,

"Be careful what you post on Facebook."

If you are interested in learning "why", and having BSOS give an engaging, impactful and eye-opening presentation on social media and its considerations for students, faculty and/or staff, please contact BSOS@umd.edu. We would be happy to work with you to make sure your group, organization, class or program has access to truly critical information.

Have a great weekend Terps, and...be careful what you post on Facebook.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

GIS Day 2012: Discovering the World Through GIS

GIS Day 2012: Discovering the World Through GIS

On November 14, 2012 join in the worldwide celebration of GIS Day, the annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives. GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

What is GIS? Watch UMD's GIS Day 2012 video HERE.

The Department of Geographical Sciences is sponsoring and hosting a day of activites, lectures and 'open houses' designed to showcase how faculty and researchers are using geographic information systems (GIS) technology to change, and save, our world.

GIS technology is used in a very wide range of industries, research and fields - including mobile technology, public health, mapping, emergency management, transportation and solar energy. Below is a listing of the events scheduled for GIS Day 2012 at the University of Maryland. We encourage you to attend as many activites as possible to learn about how this amazing technology is utilized!

Check out BSOS's GIS Day 2012 website for more information on the activities, events and lectures going on around campus!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Stressed Out? Wellness @ Maryland Wants to Help!

Wellness @ Maryland is asking for students help in identifying ways we can work to help to reduce the overwhelming stress experienced by many students on our campus.

Undergraduate Students: Join us for a focus group on Thursday, November 8 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Health Center, Sahet room (ground floor) to talk about stress on campus.
RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/543899815627523/

Free food and drinks will be provided.

If you have any questions, you can contact Hope McPhatter (HMcPhatter@health.umd.edu), or Natasha Paleau (NPaleau@umd.edu).

Don't Miss This Lecture: Norman R. Augustine

The Deans of the University of Maryland cordially invite you to attend a lecture with

Norman R. Augustine
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation

“The University of the Future”
Thursday, November 8, 2012
University of Maryland
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Orem Hall
2:00 pm - 3:00pm

Reception immediately following

Norman R. Augustine is the former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Upon retirement, he joined the faculty of Princeton University. He previously served as chairman and principal officer of the AmericanRed Cross for nine years. He also served as chair of The National Academies' Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st Century that produced the report Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future in 2005.

A recipient of the President's National Medal of Technology and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Public Service Award, Mr. Augustine has a long and distinguished career in the aerospace industry as well as in public service as an Assistant Secretary of the Army, Under Secretary of the Army, and later Acting Secretary of the Army. In addition to numerous corporate and non-profit board memberships, Mr. Augustine currently serves on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and he has served as a trustee of Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds 27 honorary degrees.

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program!

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 2013, 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 completed at least two full semesters by the end of spring 2013, 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 2013. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2013 awards will be Monday, February 4, 2013. 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 2013 MSS program. Please note: All information sessions will be held in 2403 Marie Mount Hall. We ask that you reply tougresearch@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:
Friday, November 9 at 9 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 9 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 9 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, November 12 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, November 12 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 13 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November13 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 14 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 14 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
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
The online MSS application form will become available on Friday, November 16, 2012.

ARHU Dean's Lecture Series: David Alan Grier!!!

David Alan Grier will be on campus next Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Reserve your FREE tickets now through the Clarice Smith Center website at http://ter.ps/dagriertix or by calling 301.405.ARTS. Click on the image below to view the full sized lineup.


Who Isn't Fascinated by Helicopters? Check Out This Lecture!

"The Impact of Helicopters in Society Today: Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, and National Defense, with a Special Appearance by the Gamera Human-Powered Helicopter Team"

Ashish Bagai
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Captain Daniel Brown
U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot and Clark School Student

Deputy William Schepleng
Aero-Gyro Pilot, Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office

Members of the Gamera Human-Powered Helicopter Team

Moderator: Mike Hirschberg
Executive Director, American Helicopter Society

Co-Sponsored by the American Helicopter Society International

Thursday, November 8, 2012
5:00 p.m.

University of Maryland, College Park

Want to Play Some BBall?

The American Red Cross UMD is planning a basketball tournament next semester. If your organization/committee is interested in forming a basketball team, just e-mail the project coordinator at rudofia@terpmail.umd.edu and they will put you on the list and keep you updated on the locations, times, dates, etc. Have fun Terps!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

University Career Center & President's Promise: Events

HIGHLIGHTED CAREER EVENT:

Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Museums, Archives, and Cultural Resource Management
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 • 4:30 -6:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Interested in a career or internship in a museum, archival studies, or cultural resource management? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. *Please RSVP to this event. Professional dress is suggested and you may bring several copies of your resume.

Participating employers include:
· Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
· Historic Annapolis Foundation
· John Milner Associates, Inc. (JMA)
· National Archives and Records Administration
· Department of Transportation, DE
· UMD Libraries, Special Collections & Nonprint Media Services
· Department of Defense, ODUSD
· Federal Highway Administration
· Anthropology Doctoral Student
*RSVP for this event: http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3176. For additional information about this event, contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu.


INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: How to Find An Internship
Thursday, November 08, 2012 • 4:00 -5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Not sure where to start with your internship search -- or feel like you're at a standstill and not sure about the next steps to take? Learn more about resources available to help you research internship opportunities, strategies to connect with UMD alumni to network with industry professionals, and how to best market yourself on your resume and during interviews.*RSVP for this event:http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3254. For additional information about this event, contact Jalisa Whitley at jw2869@umd.edu.


Start Up Career and Internship Fair 2012
Friday, November 09, 2012 • 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union

Jobs and Internships at startup firms can be both exciting and challenging, a great environment for current college students and recent graduates. The Washington, DC and Baltimore areas are home to many of these organizations and they are looking for talented, diverse, and creative people like you. Do not miss your opportunity to network with these cutting edge employers! OVER 70 EMPLOYERS ARE REGISTERED TO ATTEND! This fair is open to all students and alumni, especially those from universities in the Maryland and DC metro area. Feel free to invite friends. More Info (RSVP) and List of Employers:www.Careers.umd.edu/StartUpFair. For additional information about this event, contact Megan O'Rourke at morourk2@umd.edu.


Southwest Airlines: Employer Networking Sessions
Monday, November 12, 2012 • 5:30 -7:00 p.m.
Location: 1505 Van Munching Hall

Southwest Airlines will be hiring over 100 students as interns in Summer 2013 in over 30 fields. Please check their website -http://southwest.com/careers/internships - starting on 11/5 for full descriptions! Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.*RSVP for this event:http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3542. For additional information about this event, contact Adrianne Bradford at abradfor@umd.edu.


Prince George's County Police Department : Employer of the Day
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Stamp Student Union - Food Court

Prince George's County Police Department will be distributing recruiting materials to students of all majors. For additional information about this event, contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.


Creative Learning: Employer Networking Sessions
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 • 2:00 -3:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

America's Unofficial Ambassadors is a citizen diplomacy initiative dedicated to improving relations between America and Muslim world through volunteer service. AUA is a program of Creative Learning, a Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization. AUA is increasing the number of Americans who volunteer in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. AUA's upcoming summer programs in Indonesia and Zanzibar offer students a chance to gain hands-on professional experience, learn languages and earn academic credit. Learn more at www.unoffcialambassadors.org. Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. *RSVP for this event:http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3457. For additional information about this event, contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu


Etiquette Dinner
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 • 6:00 -8:00 p.m.
Location: Orem Alumni Hall | Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

When can I begin my meal? Which glass is mine? Where do I put my elbows? Learn the answers to these questions and many more at the Alumni Association Etiquette Dinner at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on Tuesday, November 13 from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy a delectable meal and learn proper dining etiquette that will dazzle your friends and family—not to mention prospective employers! A certified etiquette expert will guide participants through a sit down, 3-course meal, providing lessons on everything from eating utensils to interesting conversation starters.

Don’t miss out on this popular event hosted by the Alumni Association.

*To register, please visit alumni.umd.edu/ED12. Cost: $10 for students. Refunds for cancellations will not be permitted after Nov. 6. For additional information about this event, contact Kourtney Temple at ktemple@ur.umd.edu.


International Internships Panel: Student Perspectives
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Interested in interning abroad? Curious to learn more about the options that exist? Hear from a panel of current UMD students who have gained valuable experience through internships in other countries. Lunch provided! *RSVP for this event:http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3540. For additional information about this event, contact Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu.


Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Education and Youth Programs
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • 4:30 -6:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Interested in a career or internship working with youth? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. Please RSVP to this event. Professional dress is suggested and you may bring several copies of your resume.

Employers Include:
· The Reading Partners Program
· E. L. Haynes Public Charter School-Washington, DC
· City Year
· DC Rooted in Literacy
· Urban Teacher Center
· More employers will be added soon. Please check our calendar.
*RSVP for this event: http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3177

For additional information about this event, contact Stacey Brown at sbrown2@umd.edu.


Career Shuttle: Smithsonian Student Field Trip
Friday, November 30, 2012 • 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

The University Career Center & The President's Promise sponsors opportunities for students to visit employer sites from various industries. Seats on the shuttle are limited-- RSVP today! Our tour and information session will be hosted by the National Museum of American History. However, an overview of internship opportunities in the other museums will be provided, as well.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: As the world’s largest museum complex, the Smithsonian spans 19 museums, the National Zoo, cutting edge research facilities, and extensive education and outreach programs across the world. At any given time, the Smithsonian employs 6,000 staff members, and hosts thousands of researchers, volunteers, and over 1,300 interns yearly. The Smithsonian is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and operates museums and facilities in New York, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Massachusetts, Arizona, and Panama. To learn about the wide variety of internships available at the Smithsonian, check this out:http://www.si.edu/OFI/Internships . This field trip is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all majors. APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: Minimum attire for ALL trips is business casual unless otherwise specified.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Seats are limited. Please RSVP below. If your plans change and you cannot attend, please contact Erica Ely immediately at eely@umd.edu or 301.314.0362 so that your seat can be given to someone else. *RSVP for this event:http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3453. For additional information about this event, contact Erica Ely at eely@umd.edu

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Stressed Out?! Wellness @ Maryland Wants to Help You!

Wellness @ Maryland is asking for students' help in identifying ways we can work to help to reduce the overwhelming stress experienced by many students on our campus.

Undergraduate Students: Join us for a focus group on Thursday, November 8 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Health Center, Sahet room (ground floor) to talk about stress on campus.
RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/543899815627523/

Graduate Students: Join us for a focus group on Tuesday, November 6 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Health Center, Sahet room (ground floor) to talk about stress on campus.
RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/202395173227998/

Free food and drinks will be provided.

If you have any questions, you can contact me (info is below), Hope McPhatter (HMcPhatter@health.umd.edu), or Natasha Paleau (NPaleau@umd.edu).

Interested in a Career at the Department of Homeland Security?


Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently announced the creation of the Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP), a new initiative to recruit exceptional recent graduates for careers at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The announcement was made at a meeting of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC), a federal advisory committee comprised of prominent university presidents and academic leaders. 

“DHS is committed to providing rewarding and challenging careers for the next generation of homeland security leaders,” said Secretary Napolitano. “The Secretary’s Honors Program will help build a pipeline of talent critical to DHS’ missions and ensure the Department employs the most qualified, and highly trained workforce both now and in the future.”

Qualified candidates for the SHP compete for a limited number of positions across the Department, and are selected based on their academic performance, experience and other criteria. This premier program includes six different career tracks, and individuals who possess relevant graduate or undergraduate degrees may apply for fellowships related to information technology, cybersecurity, policy, management, emergency management, and law. 

Those selected for the program will be offered a variety of incentives and enhanced career opportunities including Department rotations, mentorships, focused on-the-job training and inclusion in various professional development programs. Each fellowship lasts one or two years, and participants may have the opportunity to convert to permanent federal positions at DHS. 

Learn more about the SHP at www.dhs.gov/secretarys-honors-program.

Opportunities to Participate in Research!

What: Culture and decision-making study for Afghan-Americans and Americans of European Heritage!

Where: Stamp Student Union

Researchers at the University of Maryland in College Park are running a study to better understand the role that cultural background plays in the way people make decisions. Currently, our team is recruiting English-speaking participants who are immigrants from Afghanistan, the children of Afghan immigrants, or Americans of European heritage.

This study involves the completion of an on-line questionnaire lasting no longer than 1.5 hours in total. As compensation, each participant will be entered into a drawing to win one of several $300 gift certificates to Target. Chance of winning is 1 in 20.

If you think you fit the criteria above and are interested in participating, please email Ivica at cpsurvey@umd.edu, or call (301) 226-9075.

For more information, contact:
Ivica
(301) 226-9075
cpsurvey@umd.edu

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CAN YOU HEAR or READ ME NOW? Good! Participant call...

What: This study investigates a person’s ability to read or hear sentences with distortion while undergoing functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) brain scanning. Several cognitive and language tasks will be administered in addition to fMRI.

Where: Study will be held at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center on Greenmead Drive, near UMCP campus. Campus shuttles to Courtyards are available, which drop off next to the MNC.

Research participants must be fluent speakers of American English, right-handed, between 18 and 23 years of age, have good reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills in English, have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (contact lenses are fine, no eyeglasses), and normal hearing. Research participants should NOT have any of the following: history of neurological and psychological disorders, or learning disabilities.

Compensation: $20 per hour for up to 2 ½ hours.

For more information, please email: neuroimaging@casl.umd.edu

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What: Brain Training to Improve Language Learning

Train your working memory and help scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) learn how to help you learn and use foreign languages! You can receive $10 per hour of participation in this study, with participation time varying between 10 and 20 hours.

Working memory is what you use to store and process information in real time. You use working memory whenever you have to: focus, filter out distraction, switch between tasks, understand text or speech, or learn a new language. CASL scientists have developed a training regime to train working memory.

What will you be asked to do?

The length of participation ranges from 9 hours to 19 hours, spaced over several weeks and multiple 1 and 2-hour sessions. During these sessions you will be asked to complete tasks of memory, reading, thinking, and problem solving.

To be eligible to participate:

• You must be a Native English speaker between the ages of 18-40.
• You must have normal, or corrected to normal, hearing and vision.
• You must have unimpaired use of your dominant writing hand.
• You do not have a personal history of neurological, neuropsychiatric, psychiatric disorders, or learning disabilities.
• You do not have a recent history of excessive alcohol consumption, drug use, or substance abuse.

For more info, please contact: braintraining@umd.edu

Mark Your Calendar: Veterans Day Celebration


The Veterans Day Celebration at the Chapel, capping a full week of Veteran activities, will be memorable. Three Veterans who are part of the University family will share their stories: Valarie R. Austin, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point currently receiving her second Bachelor of Science degree; Robert Mueck, Captain with the University of Maryland Police and Training Director of the UMD Police Academy; and David Boucher, a Pat Tillman Military Scholar alumnus now working in private industry.

The program, open to all, will take place on Friday, November 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and will conclude with a festive lunch in the Memorial Chapel Garden. Thanks to a generous donor, your presence will help to build the Veterans scholarship fund.

Unsubscribing From the BSOS Undergraduates Listserv


To unsubscribe send an email from the account you want to remove from the BSOS Undergraduates Listserv to listserv@listserv.umd.edu. Leave the subject line blank, and in the body of your message type: signoff bsos-undergraduates

This will automagically remove your email address from the BSOS Undergraduates Listserv.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Center for East Asian Studies Presents: 'South Korean Feminists' Bargain'


Drop With A "W" Deadline Extended

Greetings, Terps! As per the determination of the Provost, please be advised that the deadline for undergraduate students to drop with a “W” has been extended from Wednesday, 11/07/2012 to Friday, 11/09/2012. Our student information system has been updated accordingly, and notifications have been posted on the Office of the Registrar homepage (http://www.registrar.umd.edu/), and on Testudo (http://www.testudo.umd.edu/). This decision was made to mitigate any related effects of campus closing this Monday and Tuesday.

Good luck!

Project Unbreakable @ UMD: Nov 1, 2012

Active Minds at Maryland Presents:
Project Unbreakable
November 1, 7:00PM
Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union

Grace Brown, founder of Project Unbreakable, is speaking at the University of Maryland on November 1st. Grace Brown created a photography project that features survivors of sexual assault holding a poster that includes a quote from their attacker. Its purpose is to give these survivors a voice and raise awareness. We would like to welcome Grace Brown onto our campus with open minds/hearts. Grace has photographed over 200 people and received over a thousand submissions. TIME magazine has named it one of the top 30 blogs to follow!

http://projectunbreakable.tumblr.com/

Co-Sponsors: The Love Movement, SGA, Feminist for Sexual Health, SARPP

**WARNING: Images are very powerful, and may have some triggering effects**

Grace is photographing on campus from 11:00am to 4:00pm Please contact her work email at projectunbreakablesubmissions@gmail.com if you would like to be photographed.

Welcome Back Terps!

Terps,

We are happy to have everyone back on campus after the storms! We know that many of you come from surrounding local areas, and regions of the country impacted severely by Hurricane Sandy. It is our hope that your families, friends and fellow classmates are healthy, safe and have not sustained any injuries. Please be on the lookout for any dangerous situations around campus:

  • Downed power lines
  • Broken windows
  • Cracked, loose or hanging tree branches
  • Leaking water

If you notice any issues that may pose a health or safety risk, make sure to inform your dormitory management or a university employee. Welcome back, and have a great week on campus!

Best Wishes,

BSOS

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Seeking Applications/Nominations for the University System of Maryland Student Council!!!

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. The current Student Regent is the College Park nominee!!!

It is time to determine the College Park Student Regent nominee. I invite your application for this position and I encourage you to provide this information to fellow Terps who you believe would be exceptional candidates for this position on the Board of Regents. Applicants are invited to submit their completed applications on-line by November 13, 2012 at http://thestamp.umd.edu/regent/. Finalists for this position will be interviewed during the week of November 19th and a student nominee from College Park will be forward to the University System of Maryland Student Council. A detailed position description can also be found at the aforementioned website.

Should you have any questions regarding the application or the selection process, please contact Donna Y. Lim at 301-314-8491 or at dylim@umd.edu. Please share this with your classmates...you never know who may be interested in stepping up to represent the University of Maryland.

Thank you for helping us to identify outstanding student leaders!!!

Terp Seniors! How Does 'Europe After Graduation' Sound?

Seniors...Essential Europe Awaits

It's never too soon for seniors to think about a summer trip to Europe. Before settling into that new job or graduate school, celebrate your college successes with an unforgettable voyage through eleven wondrous countries. 

Essential Europe, sponsored through the alumni association, offers recent Maryland graduates an economical and educational way to see the greatest monuments and discover the tiny corners of Europe. 

Join fellow Terps on this trip from May 26 - June 13, 2013

Please join us at an information session - Wednesday, October 24th at the Riggs Center from 6:00pm - 7:00pm! Click here to learn more : https://www.facebook.com/EuropeUMD

Don't forget to mention that the BSOS Undergraduate Blog sent you! Take the time to see our incredible Riggs Alumni Center and to learn about what traveling opportunities are available to you, exclusively, as a Terp!


University Health Center Events, Training & Contests!

October 23, 2012
Flu Vaccine Clinic
10:30am - 11:30am and 2-3:30pm
University Health Center, Room 1150
$15 for Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors (13 and older).
Visit www.health.umd.edu/flu for accepted insurance information.
Call (301)314-8184 for more information.

Meditation Session
6:00am - 7:00pm
Center for Health and Wellbeing, Eppley Recreation Center Room 0121
Meditation is an antidote to stress and a pathway to wholeness and wellness connecting in mind, body and spirit.
Call (301)314-9629 for more information.

MOVIE SCREENING: "The Weight of the Nation"
7:00pm - 8:30pm @ Hoff Theater
Part one in a film series about confronting America's obesity epidemic
Free healthy snacks will be provided by Dining Services.
For more information about events please contact Meghan Cohen atmcohen@health.umd.edu.
Food Day Celebrations are sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing, The Farmer's Market at Maryland, University of Maryland Green Dining, The Stamp, and the University Health Center.

October 24, 2012
Free Rapid HIV Testing
10:00am – 2:00pm
University Health Center Ground Floor
Free testing provided by the Prince Georges County Health Department. Same day HIV test results. Free syphilis testing available upon request.
Call (301)314-8130 for more information.

Food Day Festival
11:00am - 3:00pm
In front of Cole Field House
Enjoy live music, free give-aways, cooking demonstrations and more! Festival will occur in partnership with The Farmer's Market at Maryland.
Food Day Celebrations are sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing, The Farmer's Market at Maryland, University of Maryland Green Dining, The Stamp, and the University Health Center.

Meditation Session
12:00pm - 1:00pm and 5:00pm - 6:00pm
University Health Center, Afya Room 0142
Meditation is an antidote to stress and a pathway to wholeness and wellness connecting in mind, body and spirit.
Call (301)314-9629 for more information.

October 25, 2012
Meditation Session
5:00pm - 6:00pm
University Health Center, Afya Room 0142
Meditation is an antidote to stress and a pathway to wholeness and wellness connecting in mind, body and spirit.
Call (301)314-9629 for more information.

October 26, 2012
Pathway to Calmness Labyrinth Walks
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chapel Labrynth (Rain location: Chapel)
Co-Sponsor: University of Maryland Chapel
This meditation program offers a calming meditation and yoga breathing segment. This program intends to offer meditation and mindfulness as a way of de-stressing.

October 27, 2012
Become a Violence Intervention Assistant (VIA)!
9:00am - 5:00pm
University Health Center
Cost: $10 materials fee per person, fee waivers are available
VIA trainings are a 1 day, 8 hr commitment…snacks provided!
You’ll learn information about what sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking are, what resources are available, how to identify high risk situations and much more!
Register: SARPPVIA@health.umd.edu
For more information: http://www.health.umd.edu/node/841

ALL WEEK
10% off over-the-counter pharmacy products at the UHC
9:30am - 5:00pm
University Health Center Pharmacy
Bring in the coupon to the available at www.health.umd.edu/OTCdiscount for 10% off over-the-counter products at the UHC pharmacy.
Offer valid October 1st - 31st, 2012. Limit one per person per purchase. See website above for details.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month HopeLine Phone Recycling Drive and Stuffed Animal Donation Drive
For details visit: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=478803632153047&set=pb.122755517757862.-2207520000.1350926500&type=1&theater
Drop off boxes at the University Health Center (UHC) Entrance and UHC Room 2118D

Terp Chef Video Contest 2012
Think you've got what it takes to become UMD's Terp Chef? Submit your short video creating a snack, meal or side dish in your kitchen, common room or residence hall. Videos must meet the contest guidelines below. Whoever receives the most votes will become Terp Chef 2012!
Prizes range from free meals on campus, to personal training sessions, to coupons and other giveaways! Contest entries are limited to undergraduate and graduate students at UMD-CP.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.health.umd.edu/terpchef

Friday, October 19, 2012

Speak at Commencement! Apply Now!

What message will you send your fellow Terps into the "real world" with? What advice do you wish you could share with every student? How could you motivate your graduating classmates to grow, achieve and seize their opportunities?

TODAY is the deadline for Commencement Speaker applications. Do not miss out on the opportunity to speak at commencement - addressing your faculty, college leadership and...of course...your classmates and their families. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create an astounding memory and make commencement a special event for you and those in attendance!

Apply Here Today! http://goo.gl/HwAJD

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Geographical Sciences Career Fair

Coming Soon....

Geographical Sciences Career Fair


It's Not Too Late to Apply....Study Abroad!

BSOS Terps: Meet a Successful BSOS Alumni & Entrepreneur

EnTERPreneur - Dr. Mark D. Turner ’96 Ph.D. Economics

Dr. Mark Turner is the Founder, President, and Principal Associate at Optimal Solutions Group, a non-partisan public policy research firm that provides rigorous analysis and technical assistance to government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Date: October, 25 2012
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: M Square Research Park | 5825 University Research Court | Suite 2800 | College Park, MD 20740
Transportation will be provided. Pick up time is 11:30am in Parking Lot A, behind Tydings Hall

Please RSVP by October 23rd to trodger2@umd.edu
Only 20 seats are available, first come, first serve. RSVP now - don't wait!

Terps! This is a very special event and a unique opportunity to network with and learn from successful entrepreneurs. Our alumni very generously donate their time and space to host groups of students who are enthusiastic about the trip, the industry and the opportunity. If you RSVP, please plan on attending. If you MUST cancel, please have consideration for students who may want to join and do so at least 48 hours in advance. Thank you for helping us represent a professional, considerate and engaged student body!

Love Statistics? JPSM's Junior Fellow Program Might Be For You!

A Highly Competitive Program for a Select Few

The JPSM Junior Fellow Program is a cooperative venture of the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology. The Joint Program in Survey Methodology is funded primarily by the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy to provide graduate educational programs for the next generation of technical staff in the Federal Statistical System. It's graduate faculty devote their teaching careers to teaching the multidisciplinary tools that are needed for large scale surveys and censuses.

This is a unique internship experience that gives you a paid research assistantship, plus educational benefits that can expand your horizons of what you can do in your career.

The Work Experience
During the day you will work as an intern in one of the Federal statistical agencies below:
You'll work with staff whose job it is to report to the nation about its health and welfare. You'll watch how they do it and you'll learn about what's needed to devise modern complex information systems.

Want to learn more about the program & how to apply?! http://www.jpsm.umd.edu/fellows/?internprog.htm

Career Center Updates & Events Like 'Whoa'...Don't Miss Out!

Career Shuttle: Wolf Trap Student Field Trip
Friday, October 19, 2012 • 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3100 Hornbake Library

The University Career Center & The President's Promise sponsors opportunities for students to visit employer sites from various industries. Seats on the shuttle are limited-- RSVP today!

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: The Wolf Trap Internship Program has been rated "One of the best internships" by Businessweek and "One of America's Top 100 internships" by the Princeton Review. The program is designed to provide meaningful hands-on training and experience in the areas of arts administration, education, and technical theatre. Internships vary by season, but are frequently offered in the following areas: Communications and Marketing, Education, Development, Special Events and Donor Relations. Fall, spring, and summer opportunities are available (the deadline for the spring is November 1 and the deadline for the summer is March 1). To learn more, please visit:http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Internships_for_College_Students.aspx. This field trip is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all majors. RSVP: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3376

Navigating the Language Career & Internship Fair
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 • 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: St. Mary's Hall- Multipurpose Room
Are you ready for the Language Career & Internship Fair on October 25? Learn how to make the most of the fair, connect with employers seeking your language skills and market your background in the most effective way.
RSVP: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3115

Meet with Volunteer Maryland: Employer-in-Residence Program
Thursday, October 25, 2012 • 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: UCC - 3100 Hornbake Library

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. Schedule a time:http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3193


UPCOMING FEDERAL OPPORTUNITIES

U.S. Secret Service : Employer Networking Sessions
Monday, October 22, 2012 • 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise, 3rd floor Hornbake Library, South Wing
The United States Secret Service will present an information session on their available 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. RSVP for this event:http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3377


WEBINAR: Federal Intern and Entry-level Hire Roundtable
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Resource Room - University Career Center & The President's Promise
Does anyone really read my application to a federal job?
How can my resume stand out in USAJOBS?
What will I actually be doing at my federal internship this summer?

Hear the answers to these questions and more from entry-level hires and interns who have successfully—and recently—completed the federal application process. Learn about what these successful applicants did to achieve their coveted federal positions and what types of projects they are working on now.
Receive Reminder E-mail?:http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3233

How to Apply for Federal Positions (For BSOS Students)
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

If you are seeking an internship or full-time position with the federal government and are not sure where to start, this workshop is for you! A representative from the Partnership for Public Service will lead this workshop and present tips on how to develop a federal resume as well as ideas on navigating through USAJobs. The Partnership for Public Service offers many valuable resources for job and internship seekers to utilize, including the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings.http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/

RSVP today: http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3276


FAIRS

Language Career and Internship Fair 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012 • 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Atrium - Stamp Student Union

Don't miss the 4th Annual Language Career & Internship Fair! This fair attracts employers looking for students with language skills for full-time, part-time and internship positions as well as organizations seeking students/graduates to teach English in other countries. List of Employers Attending the Fair (Please continue to check this list, as registration is still open and we have about 5 spots left): https://umd-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=LANGUAGE2012

RSVP: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3058

Hispanic/Bilingual Career Fair
Thursday, October 25, 2012 • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Trinity Center, Trinity College - Washington DC

Hispanic and bilingual job seekers will have the opportunity to meet fellow Latino professionals, network with prominent Hispanic organizations and interview with top companies seeking employees with diverse backgrounds and language skills. Free for all job seekers. Professional dress required. Jobseekers can find directions and a list of participating companies, as well as pre-register online at:http://network.nshp.org/events/washington-dc-fall-job-fair-3

Thinking About Working, Volunteering or Teaching Abroad?!

Are you interested in international issues? Do you study or speak another language? Ever thought about working, volunteering or teaching abroad?

If so, don’t miss the Language Career & Internship Fair on October 25 from 11:00am - 3:00pm in the Atrium Room of Stamp! Nearly 30 employers will be on hand to discuss jobs, internships and other unique opportunities related to languages and international issues.

Want to receive an e-mail reminder about the fair?http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_RSVP.cfm?event_id=3058

Check out a current list of employers attending the fair (please continue to check back as registration is still open and we have about 3 spots left): https://umd-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=LANGUAGE2012

*New this year, a Study Abroad Fair (Spotlight on Languages) will be held at the same time across the hall in the Prince George’s Room—check out both events!

Not sure how to best market yourself at this fair? Don’t miss a prep workshop held on Tuesday, October 23 from 5-6 pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Language House (St. Mary’s Hall):http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_RSVP.cfm?event_id=3115

Questions? Contact Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu.

This event is co-sponsored by the University Career Center & The President’s Promise and the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures.

University Health Center and Center for Health and Wellbeing: October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012

10% Off Over-the-Counter Pharmacy Products at the UHC
9:30am - 5:00pm
University Health Center Pharmacy
Bring in the coupon to the available at www.health.umd.edu/OTCdiscount for 10% off over-the-counter products at the UHC pharmacy.
Offer valid October 1st - 31st, 2012. Limit one per person per purchase. See website above for details.

Pathway to Calmness Labyrinth Walks
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chapel Labrynth (Rain location: Chapel)
Co-Sponsor: University of Maryland Chapel
This meditation program offers a calming meditation and yoga breathing segment. This program intends to offer meditation and mindfulness as a way of de-stressing.

Check out The Boren Scholarship for Studying Abroad!

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2013-14 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.) Boren Scholarships for 2013-14 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and/or Spring 2014. More details are provided below.

Website: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship

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.

IMPORTANT: Students in ALL MAJORS are eligible to apply for up to 2 semesters of Boren support, however, summer semester-only proposals are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematic majors. Students majoring in these areas are STRONGLY encouraged to apply. Applications for summer-only programs will be considered only if the program is eight (8) weeks or more.

DEADLINE FOR REQUIRED MARYLAND REVIEW PROCESS: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 – please contact us at nsepboren@umd.edu for more information about the Boren Scholarship and Maryland’s review process.

DESCRIPTION: Boren Scholarships provide up to $10,000 per semester or $20,000 per academic year to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in 2013-14 in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The program draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

University of Maryland ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded last year!!!

A representative from the Boren Scholarship Program, Sarah Gleisner, will be on campus! 
BOREN SCHOLARSHIP REPRESENTATIVE - Monday, October 29 at 4:00 pm – Prince George’s Room, STAMP Student Union – RSVP to nsepboren@umd.edu as space is limited.