Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Natural Born Leader? Check Out the Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program!

Applications for the Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows program are due by APRIL13th. Get the forms and more information at http://www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/rulf. Contact Ravi D’Souza at rdsouza@umd.edu or 301-405-8560 for more information.

The purpose of the RULF Program is to provide specialized leadership opportunities to University of Maryland undergraduates. These opportunities will be both academic and experiential in nature and occur over the course of two semesters.

Here is some information:
The Fellowship Program will consist of a consecutive, two semester experience. Students will apply to be Fellows in the spring of each year and a new cohort will be admitted each fall. Participants will begin the program with an inaugural team-building challenge course at the UMD Outdoor Recreation Center. A series of specialized activities and experiences have been designed to give students the opportunities learn about leadership and advocate on behalf of something they are passionate about. Participants will work towards a Certificate of Completion and will be recognized at an annual ceremony at the School of Public Policy.

All Fellows have an internship in the spring and complete community action projects! Additionally, there are two courses in leadership that students take as well as a variety of interesting events. For example, this year, the Fellows had a semi-formal reception with leaders from elected office, private companies, and prominent non-profit organizations. Let me know if you are interested in the program and we can talk more. It is a really cool experience and helps prepare you to change the world!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Don't Miss Tomorrow's Inauguration of a Joint Research Center Between UMD & Beijing Normal University!!!

Please join us at 2:00pm on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 for the Official Inauguration of the Joint Center on Global Change and Earth System Science of the University of Maryland & Beijing Normal University. After the inauguration, there will be a research symposium featuring numerous speakers from both UMD and BNU.

The event will take place in Orem Hall, Samuel Riggs Alumni Center, University of Maryland

The afternoon will begin with the inauguration, featuring:

Wallace D. Loh, President of University of Maryland

Yanhua Liu, President of the Geographical Society of China, and former Vice Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology of the P.R. of China

Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for International Programs, University of Maryland

Chaochen Li, Minister Counselor of Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C

Maotian Fang, Minster Counselor of Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C.

Peijun Shi, Executive Vice President of Beijing Normal University

John Townshend, Dean of College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland

To learn more about the event, see the Research Symposium speakers and find information about the history of collaboration between UMD & BNU, visit our official event page:

http://goo.gl/1NsE0

Pell Grant Recipient?! Want to Study Abroad?! Don't Miss This!

Are you planning studying abroad in Summer 2012 or Fall 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?

The Gilman International Scholarship 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!

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 1, 2012 – there is still time to prepare a strong application, but you must start now and contact the National Scholarships Office at gilman@umd.edu to gain access to our online ELMS resource site, and to have your essays reviewed.

WALK-IN ESSAY REVIEW TIMES:

Tuesday, February 28 – 10 am through 1 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, February 29 – 1 pm through 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

To make an individual appointment contact us at gilman@umd.edu and let us know several preferred days/times to meet.

You can begin the online Gilman application process here:
http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program/Apply

Important Eligibility Information: To apply for a Gilman Scholarship you must be a U.S. citizen receiving Pell Grants this semester. Study abroad programs must be at least 4 weeks long.

[Awesome] Career Center & The Presidents Promise Opportunities and Events!!!

EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES:

Criminal Justice Career and Internship Fair 2012
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 • 10:00AM - 03:00PM
Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union

Interested in Criminology and Criminal Justice internship and career opportunities, as well as graduate and professional school possibilities?...Then, the Criminal Justice Career Fair is for YOU! Come network with employers, market your skill sets, and gather information on employment opportunities that await you. The Criminal Justice Career and Internship Fair is open to ALL majors and alumni of the UMD College Park campus.

Students: Review and research organizations currently registered at umd-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php

The Criminal Justice Career Fair is co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Student Association, and the University Career Center & The President's Promise.

**For additional information about this event, contact Stephanie Pratt at spratt@umd.edu.


Student Athletes Career and Internship Fair 2012
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 • 06:30PM - 08:00PM
Location: Pavilion, Comcast Center

The purpose of the Student Athlete Career and Internship Fair is to provide a networking opportunity for student-athletes (including students involved in team and intramural sports) who are interested in employment and/or internships in their field of interest. This fair is a great opportunity for employers to connect with University of Maryland undergraduate and graduate students seeking full-time, part-time, and internship positions.

Students: Check the list of attending employers here: https://umd-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=ATHLETE2012

For additional information about this event, contact Aziz Abdur-Ra'oof at ziz@umd.edu.

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: Make the Most of Your Spring Break!
Thursday, March 08, 2012 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: Multi-Purpose Room, University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Learn how to make the most of your time during Spring Break. Learn how to search for internships, fine tune your resume, and consider participating in a one or two-day job shadow experience (also known as an externship). For additional information about this event, contact Erin Rooney-Eckel aterooney@umd.edu.


Interning on Capitol Hill
Thursday, March 08, 2012 • 04:30PM - 06:30PM
Location: Resource Room - University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Are you interested in politics? Have you ever wanted to intern for a member of Congress? Get the inside track of what opportunities are available and what it takes to land one of these internships. This session will be presented by a UM alum and Capitol Hill veteran, Scott Baker. For additional information about this event, contact Megan O'Rourke at morourk2@umd.edu.


NETWORKING EVENTS:

Public Relations Young Alumni Career Panel
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 • 07:00PM - 08:30PM
Location: Resource Room - University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Hear from young UM alumni who are now PR professionals. Sponsored by the PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America, University of Maryland Chapter).

For additional information about this event, contact Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu


Meet with LivingSocial: Employer in Residence Program
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 • 11:00AM - 04:00PM
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Learn more about Living Social: http://www.livingsocial.com/about

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. Services Provided Include:

Mock Interview, Informational Interview, Telling Your Story


Meet with National Security Agency (NSA): Employer-In-Residence Program
Thursday, March 08, 2012 • 11:00AM - 04:00PM
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Learn more about NSA: http://www.nsa.gov/about/index.shtml

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. Services Provided Include:

Resume Critiques, Mock Interview, Informational Interview, Telling Your Story

**Online registration in advance is the best way to be sure you are seen at your preferred time (you can choose a 30 minute slot based on availability) by either employer above. However, we will take same-day walk-ins on a first come, first serve basis to fill any empty slots. There is no guarantee that you will be able to walk in and be seen at that time. For registration instructions, please visit www.careercenter.umd.edu/page.cfm?page_id=179. For additional information about this event, contact Traci Mills-Womack at twomack4@umd.edu.

OFF CAMPUS FAIRS:

USA TODAY Mosaic Career Fair- http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2754
Thursday, March 01, 2012 • 08:00AM - 02:30PM
Location: USA TODAY HQ 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22108)

DC Startup Career Fair- http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2899
Monday, March 05, 2012 • 01:00PM - 04:00PM
Location: GWU Marvin Center, Continental and Grand Ballrooms, 800 21st St, NW, Washington, DC 20052

Students should register quickly and no later than February 29th -- the organizers are expecting hundreds of students from all of the participating colleges and universities. Startups are already vying for the 85 company spots available.

National Capital Region Job Fair- http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2895
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 • 02:00PM - 06:00PM
Location: Northern Virginia Center

View a complete list of participating companies, register to attend and submit your resume by March 5 by visiting http://www.ncrjobfair.org.

Highly Prestigious Scholarships in the U.K...Who's Interested?!

Have you ever thought about competing for the RHODES, MARSHALL or MITCHELL Scholarships?

The Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell scholarships are among the best known and most prestigious scholarship opportunities open to rising seniors, graduating seniors and recent graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park. Each provides full support for graduate study either in the UK or Ireland. Among the leading qualities these scholarship programs look for are:

1. An outstanding record of academic and intellectual achievement
2. Strong public service and leadership experiences on or off-campus
3. Serious interests in graduate study
4. A clear, focused desire to make a difference in the world

If you believe you have these strengths, and would like to learn more about competing for a chance to spend 1-3 years studying at Oxford or other universities in the United Kingdom or Ireland plan to attend one of our Rhodes/Marshall/Mitchell scholarship information workshops – students in any class year or major are welcome:

Monday, March 5 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to duvinage@umd.edu
Tuesday, March 6 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to duvinage@umd.edu
Thursday, March 8 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to duvinage@umd.edu

Very interested but can’t attend? Send a message to duvinage@umd.edu to arrange an alternate time.

Is Your Graduation Plan Due March 1st????



Is this your first semester at UMD? Are you a new Spring Freshman, a new Transfer student or did you do Freshman Connection in the Fall???? If so, we need you to complete your graduation plan by March 1st. Here is a list of our workshops and other resources to help you get this done.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Nations Most Prestigious International Fellowship Program...Go Get 'Em Terps!

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates! Are you interested in pursuing international study/research or teaching opportunities after graduation (during the 2013-14 academic year)?

Learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1500 Fulbright grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at:http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing tofulbright@umd.edu).

FULBRIGHT STUDY/RESEARCH GRANT WORKSHOPS:
Tuesday, February 28 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Wednesday, February 29 at 12 noon– at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Thursday, March 1 at 9 am – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Friday, March 2 at 9 am – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Friday, March 2 at 4 pm– at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu

FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING GRANT WORKSHOPS:
Wednesday, February 29 at 9 am – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Thursday, March 1 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Thursday, March 1 at 4 pm– at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Friday, March 2 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in the 65 countries. A stipend is provided based on living costs in the host country. The Fulbright award covers round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and orientation costs.

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

UMCP Campus Deadline: September 4, 2012 – contact us at fulbright@umd.edu for details.

University Career Center & The Presidents Promise Opportunities - February 21st

EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES:
Spring Career and Internship Fair 2012 - Sponsored by the University Career Center & The President’s Promise.
Three day event: February 21, 22, 23 • 12:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: Stamp Student Union

This annual 3 day event provides students an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship as well as full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Each day has different employers so students are encouraged to plan ahead. Attendees should dress professionally and bring multiple copies of resumes.

Career Fair Prep Workshop for the Criminal Justice Career and Internship Fair 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3100 South Hornbake Library)

The University Career Center & The President's Promise will provide a short introduction to the following topics: how to prepare for a career fair, creating and presenting your sixty-second commercial, questions to ask, tips for what to wear, and much more. If you are not sure how to shine at the fair, this workshop is for YOU! *For BSOS students only.

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

NETWORKING EVENTS:
The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence: Employer Networking and Information Session
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3100 South Hornbake Library)

The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence is looking for smart, energetic, civic-minded young professionals like you to help execute an important charge from the President. The mission of the Office of Presidential Correspondence is to listen to the American People, understand their stories and concerns, and respond on behalf of the President. If you are interested in Economics, Foreign Policy, Environmental Policy, Health Policy, Education, or Civil Rights, and: Work well in team settings; Are comfortable working on computers; Are always looking for new challenges; Are an American citizen over the age of 18 Please email your full name, volunteer program of interest, and current resume to: volunteer@correspondence.whitehouse.gov There are a limited number of volunteer positions, so apply today!

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. For additional information about this event, contact Adrianne Bradford at abradfor@umd.edu.

Spring Mock Interview Clinic
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 • 10:00AM - 03:00PM

Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3100 South Hornbake Library)

Need help preparing for an interview? Would you like to gain valuable interviewing tips from employers BEFORE the interview? Need someone to practice your responses with? Come and meet with employers from a variety of sectors and practice your interviewing techniques with them in order to prepare for the real thing!

Students: ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! (http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2695)

Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in International Development
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 • 04:30PM - 06:30PM
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3100 South Hornbake Library)

Not sure what International Development is or are you interested in interning or working full-time in International Development? Are you trying to find a career that allows you to enjoy your passion for making a difference? Confused about how to use your major in this field?

Join us for a panel discussion with several international development organization representatives followed by a networking social.

Professional dress is suggested.

Participating Employers Include:
World Bank Group
Peace Corps
USAID
Inter-American Development Bank
International Monetary Fund, and more.

*Students, to RSVP for this event, please visit: https://umd-csm.symplicity.com/events/SINS2012

Need Leadership & Professional Development Experience?! Here's Your Chance!

Position: Peer Career Educator (multiple openings)
Department: University Career Center and The President’s Promise
Starting Date: Immediately
Salary: $8/hr
Federal Work-Study funding required
Deadline for Application: February 25, 2012
Applicants must be available to work: M-F 1-2pm, Thursday 12-1pm & 5:15-6:15pm, and Friday 10-11am

Responsibilities & Benefits
As a Peer Career Educator you will gain transferable skills in employer relations, peer leadership, and customer service that will help launch your career after college. You will support counseling staff, and assist students, parents, and employers who visit the Resource Room. Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to help others are a must. Additionally, you will receive ongoing professional development that will assist you in your own career planning.

Duties
· Greet and assist visitors with online and printed resources in the Resource Room (Careers4Terps, Career Insider, Optimal Resume, Going Global, and Virtual Mock Interview)
· Maintain organization of the Resource Room and its materials
· Write monthly book reviews
· Contribute to educational videos
· Escort employers, register students, and assist staff at Career Fairs and other events throughout the year
· Assist University Career Center and The President’s Promise staff as necessary
· Attend weekly Peer Career Educator team meetings
· Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
· Desire to help peers and demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations
· Strong interpersonal skills, customer service skills, and the ability to multi-task
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team
· Familiarity with University Career Center and The President’s Promise resources
· Preference for applicants who have participated in one or more of The President’s Promise experiences (see presidentspromise.umd.edu for more information)

TO APPLY: Send completed application, cover letter, resume, and spring class schedule to: Claire Jacobson, University Career Center & The President’s Promise, cjacobso@umd.edu

Monday, February 20, 2012

CCJS Major Interested in Studying Abroad?! Check This Out!

Consider this new, exciting opportunity in the CCJS Department! Summer Abroad in Ireland

WHAT: SUMMER ABROAD COURSE
WHERE: IRELAND
WHEN: JULY 23 - AUGUST 5, 2012

Course Title: Offender Decision Making and Changing Sanctions: Northern Ireland as a Case Study
Prerequisites: CCJS 100 and CCJS 105

CCJS is offering its first ever short-term summer abroad course taught by CCJS faculty members! Students will visit Dublin (Ireland), Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Derry (Northern Ireland) from July 23-August 5, 2012. This course will focus on how offenders make decisions about whether or not to engage in political violence, different strategies of police/government strategies and sanctions, as well as how and why policies affect offender decision-making. To learn more, visit the CCJS Blog HERE!

Check out what's available this summer!

Registration for summer classes begins tomorrow February 21, 2012.

To see what courses are available on campus or online go to http://www.summer.umd.edu/

Career Fair - Are you ready????

Subject : Walk-in Resume Critiques in the Stamp Student Union (BRING RESUME)
When : Monday, February 20, 2012 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where : Stamp Student Union : Baltimore Room
Event Type(s) : Special Event

Stop by the Baltimore Room (near the Food Court) where you can ask a career advisor your questions about preparing for the Spring Career and Internship Fair, and get your resume critiqued.

Also, given the current job market, you want to have an edge over other candidates. Here are things you can do and helpful Center online resources (http://www.careers.umd.edu/):

1. research the participating organizations and their job/internship opportunities (Careers4Terps and Career Insider); 2. have resumes that promote your relevant skills and qualifications (Optimal Resume); 3. practice what you'll say to employers that will make your candidacy stand out (CareerSpots and Virtual Mock Interview); and 4. dress professionally so employers will know that you are a serious candidate (CareerSpots).

Website: www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2741

For more information, contact:
Becky Weir
301.314.7243
rweir@umd.edu
www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2741

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Want to Graduate on Time? Complete an Academic Audit Now!

Believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about registration for next semester! If you currently have 75 - 89 credits and have not completed an official academic audit you must complete an audit before being able to register for next semester.

Steps for completing an official academic audit http://www.bsos.umd.edu/for-students/advising/official-academic-audits.aspx:

1. Print out the audit worksheet

(http://www.bsos.umd.edu/media/46226/audit%20worksheet.pdf) and complete the top portion using Degree Navigator http://www.testudo.umd.edu/dnentry.html

2. Contact your major advisor (http://www.bsos.umd.edu/for-students/advising.aspx) and schedule an appointment.*

3. Bring the signed audit form to your BSOS Advising Center appointment. *
If you do not bring a form with your major advisor’s signature and stamp to your BSOS advising appointment we cannot complete your audit or lift your registration block.

* An email will be sent to those students who are eligible to complete the online audit.

To schedule an appointment in BSOS Advising go to https://www.securedata-trans12.com/ap/bsosadvisingcenter/index.php?page=10
If you have questions, please call the BSOS Advising Center at 301-405-1697.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Counseling Center: Career Counseling Workshops!

Baffled about what career you want to pursue after graduation? Feeling pressure to decide a career direction quickly? Afraid of getting stuck in a dead-end job? Worried about the economy? Get in the Zone with this workshop series!

Counseling Center
Shoemaker Building, 1st floor reception
Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm

Come to one or all workshops — no advance registration needed.

Weds, Feb. 22 Discovering Interests and Career Possibilities
Weds, Feb. 29 Uncovering the Importance of Values
Weds, Mar. 7 Managing Invisible Career Barriers: Stress, Fear & Other Emotions
Weds, Mar. 14 Making Decisions Now & In the Future **

**This series will repeat again beginning Weds, March 28 (after Spring Break)

Internships with the International Trade Administration

The International Trade Administration (ITA) is now accepting applications for the Student Volunteer Internship Program in Washington D.C. This opportunity will provide valuable hands-on experience for students interested in working on international trade issues. Selected participants will work in one of the five units within ITA. To learn more about ITA, please visit www.trade.gov.

Duties:
Intern duties will vary by the specific office in which they are assigned. Duties may include researching and analyzing regulatory, trade, and investment issues; helping prepare briefing papers, memos, and other materials for senior officials; preparing responses to internal and external clients; and/or tracking deadlines and upcoming trade events.

Your entire application must be submitted by midnight on the due date:
Summer: March 30th
Fall: July 30th
Spring: November 30th

To learn more about the opportunity, visit: http://www.ita.doc.gov/hrm/unpaidstudentinternships.pdf

Got the Internship & Concerned About Finances?

Have you been offered a wonderful unpaid summer internship and are concerned about finances?

Each spring semester The University Career Center & The President's Promise accepts applications for financial need-based scholarships to help offset expenses while furthering your academic and career goals through a summer internship.

Summer 2012 Application Details
Visit the website below in April 2012 for available applications for Summer 2012 Unpaid Internship Scholarships. This scholarship is open to all majors. Awards will be based on financial need and will average between $500 - $1,000.

http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/page.cfm?page_ID=151&section_ID=1

Eligible Candidates:
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students who are returning to campus in September 2012 are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May or August 2012) are not eligible. Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors and to those who have not previously received an award.

If you have questions, contact:
Megan O'Rourke
Program Director, Internships
301.314.0362
morourk2@umd.edu

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Panel Discussion: “Is Middle East Peace Possible?”

“Is Middle East Peace Possible?”: A Conversation with Former Congressman Robert Wexler, Shibley Telhami, and Yoram Peri

DATE: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
TIME: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
LOCATION: 1524 Van Munching Hall, Frank Auditorium

"Is Middle East Peace Possible?" will explore the gap between each side's position on the four core issues of the conflict - borders, security, Jerusalem, and refugees - and evaluate some of the innovative proposals to bridge them.

A thorough examination will be presented by:

Former Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL), President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace in Washington, DC.

Prof. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development

Prof. Yoram Peri, Director of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies

Please RSVP: http://www.israelstudies.umd.edu/RSVP/Spring2012/Wexler.html

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please visit the Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/174637949312830/

Plan on Getting a Job?!...This is the BIG SHOW Terps! Good Luck!

Spring Career and Internship Fair 2012 - Sponsored by the University Career Center & The President’s Promise.

First Floor, Stamp Student Union - DIFFERENT EMPLOYERS EACH DAY
February 21 – 23 • 12:00pm – 5:00pm

The largest fair of the spring 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 212 employers hiring for non-technical positions and 202 employers looking to fill technical positions. These include 104 employers who are looking to hire for BOTH types of positions. Some of the employers attending the fair that students in the Behavioral & Social Sciences can look forward to include:
· American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
· Bureau of Economic Analysis
· Capital One
· Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· City Year Washington, DC
· Columban Center for Advocacy & Outreach
· District Department of the Environment
· Fund for Public Interest Research
· Grassroots Campaigns
· Hearts and Homes for Youth, Inc.
· International Rescue Committee
· Kennedy Krieger Institute
· Macy's, Inc.
· Maryland Public Television
· Metropolitan Police Department
· National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
· National Institutes of Health
· Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
· Peace Corps
· SiriusXM
· St. Luke's House, Inc.
· T. Rowe Price
· UN Association of the National Capital Area
· Unilever
· United Service Organizations (USO)
· United States Secret Service
· US Census Bureau
· US Department of State
· US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
· Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
· and many more!

Check out ALL the employers and which days they will be attending the Fair at www.Careers.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, February 20, 2012, from 11:30am - 2:30pm in the Baltimore Room, SSU, and bring your resume!

ADDITIONAL NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

This year we will have two additional networking opportunities occurring concurrently with the Spring Career & Internship Fair:

· Environmental and Sustainability Career & Internship Fair 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 • 11:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Colony Ballroom - Stamp Student Union
http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2620

· Maryland Metropolitan Education Expo 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012 • 09:00am - 3:00pm


Location: Colony Ballroom - Stamp Student Union
http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2606

Monday, February 13, 2012

Lecture on the Future of Public Health!

"The Future of Public Health: Refusing to be Invisible," a public health grand rounds lecture by Dr. Georges Benjamin
Date: Wednesday, February 15
Time: Lecture at 2:00 PM, Reception at 3:00 PM
Place: Eppley Recreation Center, # 2113
Open to all

This Wednesday, February 15, we will host Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, the executive director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the world's largest organization for public health professionals. Dr. Benjamin, who is from Gaithersburg, MD, was previously the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Since 2002, he has led APHA in its efforts to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and to assure that community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA builds a collective voice for public health, working to ensure access to health care, protect funding for core public health services and eliminate health disparities, among a myriad of other issues. 

Check it out if you can! A great opportunity to learn more about another field of study and open the doors to cross-diciplinary research!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Undergraduate Research Day!


Have you been involved in research as an undergraduate, either as an individual or as part of a team, at Maryland or beyond? Would you like the opportunity to present your work at Maryland’s largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments?

Then present your research at Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, April 25, 2012!

This year Undergraduate Research Day will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union, so your work will reach the widest possible audience.

The Undergraduate Research Day poster and presentation session will run from 1 to 4 pm on April 25, with set-up beginning at 12 noon. You can be present part or all of the time. All majors and fields of research – including creative and performing arts – are welcome!

Submitting a proposal is free and easy – you can find the form on the MCUR homepage at www.ugresearch.umd.edu – the deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, April 9 but we strongly encourage you to submit early. We look forward to learning about your work!

Start Preparing for the Spring Career Fair! Workshop Today!!!

'Find an Internship at the Spring Career and Internship Fair' Workshop!!!

When: Wednesday, February 8, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: 318 Oakland Hall

Learn how to find an internship and how to make the most of your time at the Spring Career and Internship Fair! Many employers will be looking specifically for interns, so come by and learn how to maximize your chances at landing an internship for summer.

Website: www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2722

Monday, February 6, 2012

Media Strategy & Event Planning Firm Seeking Summer 2012 Intern!

MEDIA STRATEGY AND EVENT PLANNING FIRM SEEKS INTERN FOR SUMMER 2012 Paid Internship. Deadline to Apply is April 6, 2012

Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications, a Washington D.C. media consulting and public affairs firm, specializing in political non-profits, progressive foreign policy, and religious and ethnic affairs is looking for part/full-time interns for the summer.

The internship offers a great opportunity to work closely with many progressive, non-profit, religious, Democratic and international organizations. Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications is a unique firm that focuses on publicizing issues and planning events for clients with a wide range of issues as disparate as religious freedom, democracy building, women’s health, academic research and the environment, and from the Middle East peace process to Democratic Party politics. Given the relatively small size of the firm and the diversity of its client base, interns will be exposed to a broad range of projects in the publicity and public relations fields and will be actively engaged in their implementation. Interns will cultivate a working knowledge of the Washington and national political scenes, the pro-Israel and American Jewish communities and – not least of all – the media.

*Only current undergraduate college students will be considered, no recent graduates or grad students*

Intern applicants must possess strong written and verbal communications skills, with a particular sensitivity to political nuance. A working knowledge of current international and domestic politics is required. Other qualifications include strong administrative, communication, and research skills. Initiative, enthusiasm, a propensity for original thought and a sense of humor are essential. Organizational skills are admired. The ideal candidates seek careers as political press aides, public relations executives, journalists or non-profit communication professionals.

This paid internship begins at the end of the spring semester in May and goes through August. Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and references to Meredith MacKenzie at Meredith@rabinowitz-dorf.com.

University Student Judiciary is Taking Applications!

Are you looking to get more involved within the University of Maryland community? Are you looking to gain valuable leadership experience that can help prepare you for your future aspirations? Do you want an opportunity that will separate you from your peers?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you should consider applying to be a member of the University Student Judiciary!!!

The University Student Judiciary (USJ) is one of Maryland’s premier student governance organizations, whose members help the campus community by educating students and holding them accountable to the policies of the University of Maryland. The members of USJ are also responsible for promoting integrity, character, and ethics within the campus community.

The application is now open to all students and is accessible at: www.usj.umd.edu/application

Apply now! This opportunity will only be available until February 23, 2012 at midnight!

Advanced Screening of New Movie: VAMPS

On Thursday, Feb. 9, the Hoff Theater will show an advanced screening of a new comedy film, “VAMPS.” The film is about vampires in modern-day New York City faced with daunting romantic possibilities. It is written and directed by Amy Heckerling (“Clueless” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”). “VAMPS” stars Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Kristen Johnston, Sigourney Weaver and Richard Lewis. It is expected to open in theaters nationwide in late spring.

The special screening comes to College Park thanks to University of Maryland alumna, Lauren Versel ’77 (ARHU). Lauren is a producer of the film and she will be at the screening to participate in a Q & A moderated by Leigh Smiley, associate professor in Theater Studies. Please note, this is a private screening open only to the campus community (no press, please).

Tickets are available at the Hoff box office. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the film begins at 6 p.m. The Q&A with Lauren will follow the film.

Newest BSOS Emerging Scholars Announced! Congrats!

The College of Behavioral and Social Science (BSOS) Emerging Scholar’s Program would like to highlight four new talented undergraduate students conducting research during theSpring 2012 semester:

BSOS Emerging Scholar Alexandra Jacobsen will be conducting research with Department of Psychology professors Scott Roberts, Ryan Curtis and Charles Stangor on academic achievement in Psychology. Alex has a paid assistantship where she will be learning how to structure data collections, code open-ended responses and conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses. She will also assist in the methodological design of interventions intended to increase student performance in their coursework and progress through psychology's undergraduate program.

BSOS Emerging Scholar Lindsey A. Zemeir will be working with Psychology Professors Andres De Los Reyes and Lea Dougherty on research on “Using Gene X Environment Interactions to Clinically Identify Adolescents with Social Anxiety Concerns.”

BSOS Emerging Scholar Alyssa Snyder is working on the Immigrant Life Course Research Program with Judith Freidenberg from the Department of Anthropology.

BSOS Emerging Scholar Zachary Glennon is working on research on Politicized Criminological Science with Criminology and Criminal Justice Professor Brendan D. Dooley.

Scholars are selected through a competitive application process based on their academic potential and research interests. To be eligible, applicants must have a BSOS major with between 30 and 60 credits (at the start of the semester) and have earned an overall and major GPA of at least 3.5. BSOS will soon be announcing details on the application process for Summer 2012 and Fall 2012 Emerging Scholars positions.

Congratulations to our newest Emerging Scholars! We are proud to have you as students, classmates, colleagues and friends!