Monday, November 19, 2012

UMD Career Center & President's Promise: Events



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: . 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 or 301.314.0362 so that your seat can be given to someone else. *RSVP for this event: For additional information about this event, contact Erica Ely at

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 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.