Tuesday, April 24, 2012

An Amazing Opportunity with the National Park Service! Hurry, Apply Now!!!

National Park Service Internship Opportunity

Position: National Park Service Education Intern
Compensation: $5000
Application Dates: April 23-30, 2012

Assignment: 
One, ten-week internship to begin between May 14 and June 1 and ending between July 27-August 10. The individual is expected to work 40 hours a week.

Duty Station: 
National Park Service Headquarters, 1201 Eye St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. Limited telework options may also be permitted.

The National Park Service Interpretation and Education Directorate is seeking a highly-motivated, detail and goal-oriented student in the Washington, D.C. commuting area to do research and data collection on informal educational resources and opportunities for K-12 students and teachers provided by the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior’s other major land management bureaus and their partner organizations.

Work will focus on identifying and consolidating information on pre-service and in-service teacher professional development opportunities and educational programs and resources for K-12 students.

The purpose of this work is to form a baseline description of the state of informal education in the Department of the Interior to inform the implementation of a recently signed agreement between the Department of the Interior and the Department of Education.

The intern will: Be responsible for communicating with representatives from each of the bureaus of the Department of the Interior and representative from the Department of Education, provide support in the form of meeting preparation and note-taking for meetings between the Department of Education and the Department of the Interior to advance the goals of the MOU, synthesize data and make recommendations for the development of an implementation plan for the National Park Service and assist the NPS Deputy Associate Director for Interpretation and Education with additional research and resource needs for this project.

Benefits:
The intern will: benefit by learning about the range of resources for classroom teachers and students provided by the Department of the Interior and will be exposed to the various careers in Informal Education within the Department of the Interior’s bureaus, receive an introduction to the history of the National Park Service and the agency's current structure, mission, and career opportunities, spend time learning the skills required to be an interpreter by participating in the Eppley Institute online training courses that cover the basic skills of formal and informal interpretation.

Upon the completion of the internship, the student will create and/or present a report and a multi-media project of results.

Requirements: 
· Education, experience, or aspirations of becoming a classroom teacher or informal educator.
· Strong computer skills, proficient in using Word and Excel.
· Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with a wide range of government professionals and partner organizations.
· Ability to develop spreadsheets and prepare written correspondence using proper grammar.
· Able to work collaboratively with others.

Application Process: Send resumes (brief, in any written format), to Diane Chalfant @ diane_chalfant@nps.gov by Monday, April 30, 2012. Resumes should include detailed educational background, work histories, references and any special qualifications relative to the position.

Great Event Hosted by Voices of Social Change! Don't Miss It!

Counting Change: Making a Difference in an Indifferent World

Will a job defeat poverty? How well could you live on a minimum wage?

In 1998, political activist and author of “Nickel and Dimed”, Barbara Ehrenreich set out as an undercover journalist to answer just those questions. The Leadership and Community-Service Learning Office and Voices of Social Change invites you to join Ms. Ehrenreich as she discusses the intersections of economic justice and women’s rights in today’s society, offering a fresh perspective on the progress that has been made and that still needs to be made. Learn about the riveting story that spurred a college student from the physics laboratories of Reed College to take positive action for worker’s rights at Yale, Miami, Charlottesville and Michigan.

Tuesday, May 1st 2012
7:00PM – 8:30PM (followed by Book Signing)
Hoff Theater, Adele H. Stamp Student Union

TerpCorp is Looking for New Coordinators!

TerpCorp is made up of a group of students that aim to engage the University of Maryland in meaningful community service-learning opportunities throughout the local community through resources, programs, and events. Our goal is to educate others on social issues going on right in our own backyard and what efforts we can make to promote social change. We work with many community organizations that do service ranging from environmental to social issues such as Hunger & Homelessness and Poverty. Change starts with one person and any effort made by one individual can make the biggest difference in improving the life of others. Learning from others enables us to empathize with their situation and gage a better perspective of how we can be of help.

As a TerpCorp Coordinator, you will have the chance to be a part of a cohesive group that works to design a education curriculum that help participants engage in meaningful service-learning, plan out and coordinate service events, as well as marketing the word out to the UMD campus to get involved. As a coordinator, you will take on responsibilities that ultimately allow you to be a voice on this campus and give you the opportunity to leave a lasting mark on campus. Though we have responsibilities, the teamwork of TerpCorp allows tasks to be completed more efficiently and effectively allowing there to be equal amount of time working on other priorities such as social engagements and academics. The experiences and skills you gain from this organization are just some of the great resume builders that you get from this position.

We are looking for students who are or aim to be service-oriented and wish to expand their reach in the community as well as build up their leadership role at the University of Maryland. Leave a lasting legacy here at Maryland! Applying is easy and only takes a matter of minutes. The link to the application, which can be emailed back to us or downloaded and printed, is here: http://thestamp.umd.edu/student_involvement/lcsl/involvement/terpcorps/how_to_apply . Completed applications can be returned to terpservice@umd.edu. Applications are due April 27th!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Get Your Lunch to GO...April 25th is National Walk at Lunch Day!


Program Assistant Position at the NSF

GREAT opportunity at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a Program Assistant. Check out the position description and apply now! There are only a few openings for this position!

"As a Program Assistant, you will: Play a key role in the processes involved in all grants and cooperative agreements including soliciting and evaluating proposals, awarding funds, monitoring the status of grants and cooperative agreements, tracking budgets, and preparing a variety of reports. Work with a variety of automated systems to enter information about grant proposals, to forward information to reviewers electronically, and to facilitate panel review meetings. Coordinate the logistics for meetings and conferences of scientific panelists. Provide administrative support to staff including handling travel arrangements. Help process grants that are keeping the United States at the leading edge of scientific discovery! Program Assistants work on the front-line supporting the National Science Foundation's efforts to promote and fund the best possible awards through grants, cooperative agreements, and other mechanisms. If you are customer oriented, enjoy working on a variety of automated systems, are organized, and have great communication skills, working as a Program Assistant is the right job for you!"

To learn more and apply, visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/314791600

Vote For Your BSOS SGA Representative!

BSOS Terps,

It's time to cast your vote for the next BSOS representative in the Student Government Association (SGA) Legislature. Please visit the link below, check out all the candidates, and cast your vote before polling closes on Wednesday!

http://bsosdsac.weebly.com/sga-bsos-candidates.html

Thank You!

Career Center & President's Promise Opportunities - Week of April 23

EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES:

Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award
We are currently accepting applications and nominations for the Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award. Applications and nominations for the Fall 2012 semester award are due July 15, 2012. All University Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Faculty, staff, and members of the campus community are welcome to nominate deserving students of this award.

The scholarship award was established in recognition of Joe Mitchell's compassion for the less fortunate members of our society and in honor of his ability to befriend, guide and mentor individuals whose ability to succeed as students at our institution was challenged by some personal or family circumstance. Scholarships will be awarded each fall and spring semester to one or more deserving students. These are one-time awards of up to $1,000 per recipient.

For more information about the Scholarship Award, please visit http://josephmitchell.umd.edu. If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the scholarship, please feel free to contact either Michelle McCubbin (mmccubbi@umd.edu, 301-314-9555) or Dai-An Tran (datran@umd.edu, 301-314-0416).

Deloitte Diversity Panel : Employer Networking and Information Session
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 * 06:00PM - 08:00PM
Location: Van Munching Hall Rm 1330
Get to know the Company that has been listed on Fortune magazine's 2012 "100 Best Companies to Work For" for the 13th consecutive year! Deloitte has been one of Working Mother's "Best Companies for Multicultural Women," and one of DiversityInc's "Top 50 Companies for Diversity," since 2007.

The Diversity panel discussion will feature 5-6 practitioners of various levels and backgrounds, who are involved in Deloitte's many diversity initiatives or who were involved in diversity/cultural student organizations on campus. Recommended attire is Business Casual and light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, visit: www.deloitte.com/yourfuture
Follow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/JoinDeloitteUS
Deloitte Consulting Recruiter - Charlotte Preston (chpreston@deloitte.com)

FDA Paralegal Program: Employer Networking and Information Session
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 * 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing (University Career Center)

http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3027

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Interested in Working in Global Health & Development?! Don't Miss Today's Presentation!

Careers in International Development and the Realities of Working in Global Health and Development

Presenter: Aaron Shapiro (UMD class of 2011) currently works for Gardens for Health International in Kigali Rwanda as a program manager. He is working in Rwanda through a Global Health Corps Fellowship. Aaron has previously worked in Tanzania, South Africa, and for USAID (United States Agency for International Development) in Washington, D.C. At UMD Aaron majored in Global Health through the Individual Studies Program. Aaron also received a citation from the Honors College.

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.--30-45 minutes presentation followed by Q&A

Place: University Career Center & The President’s Promise, Multipurpose room, 3134 Hornbake Library, South

Sponsors: The Individual Studies Program, the Career Center, the Honors College, and the National Scholarships Office

Links: www.gardensforhealth.org; www.ghcorps.org

MPA Student Scholarship Award...Apply Now!!!

MPA Student Scholarship Award Applications Available Now!

Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Award. This scholarship provides assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of Chatham, T. Rowe Price Foundation, and parent donors, scholarships of up to $2,000 per student will be awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded.

Click the following link to access the eligibility criteria, instructions and application form:
http://www.studentaffairs.umd.edu/parents/ssa/

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012.
Questions regarding the award? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or parents@umd.edu.

Undergraduate Research Day! Don't Miss It!

MARYLAND CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH – UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY – APRIL 25

For more information, contact Francis DuVinage, Director & Rebecca Calcagno, Coordinator – http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/

We invite students, faculty, and staff to join in celebrating our undergraduates’ remarkable and varied research accomplishments at the annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD) poster session this coming Wednesday, April 25, between 1:45 and 3:45 pm, in the Grand Ballroom of the STAMP Student Union.

URD is Maryland’s largest, most visible, and most diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments – come and learn from over 250 team and individual presenters!

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY
Where: Grand Ballroom, STAMP Student Union
When: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 1:45 pm to 3:45 pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

Career Center & The Presidents Promise Opportunities - April 19th

Global Health Corps: Employer Networking and Information Session
Thursday, April 19, 2012 • 04:30PM - 05:30PM
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - Multipurpose Room
Event Details: http://ghcorps.org/program

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Online Course This Summer: 'How Where You Live Can Kill You'

The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health is offering an undergraduate course this summer. This course will be offered online. If you would like to register, please contact Maurice Rocque (mrocque@umd.edu).

MIEH210: Environmental Justice, Racism, and Environmental Health Disparities: How where you live can kill you; (3 credits) 
Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD.
The environmental justice movement has been instrumental in providing a framework for communities to address social and environmental inequalities. In this course, we will cover environmental justice, history, theory, and science; discuss linkages between social and environmental determinants of health, and examine how environmental injustice can lead to environmental health disparities.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences needs Peer Mentors!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences needs Peer Mentors!

The Peer Mentor Program gives students an opportunity to serve the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The primary role of a Peer Mentor is to teach other students about their degree requirements during graduation planning workshops. Students gain public speaking, teaching, and leadership skills as well as 1-2 credits per semester of service.

If you are interested please download an application at http://goo.gl/CLXPq. Completed applications for the Fall 2012 semester needs to be returned in person to the BSOS Advising Center by May 10th, 2012 in 2148 Tydings Hall.

To be eligible to serve as a representative, the following criteria must be met:
+If the student is a Double Major, the primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
+Student must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters
+Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Spring 2013 and Fall 2013
+At least a 2.5 GPA within major
+Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+
+Must be in good judicial/academic standing

2012 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

2012 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
May 31–June 2 • University of Maryland, College Park

“This conference inspired, moved, and motivated me and enhanced my confidence in both my career choice and my role as a woman in society.” - Alexandra Palamaru, Eastern Michigan University

Don’t miss your chance to be inspired, moved, and motivated as a leader!

At the Women of Distinction Awards ceremony and reception, the 2012 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) will proudly honor Michel Martin, host of Tell Me More; Noorjahan Akbar, writer and activist; Liza Donnelly, cartoonist for The New Yorker; Maggie Williams, founding partner of Griffin Williams Consulting and former campaign manager for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign; and Alison Cohen, president of Alta Bicycle Share.

Meet this year’s awardees, who have changed the world through their work in journalism, politics, entrepreneurship, art, and women’s equity.

Remember — Register Now for the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) before the early-bird rate ends on Friday, April 13.

You can also visit www.nccwsl.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep posted on the latest conference updates!

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies is Hiring! Apply Now!

$10/hr Paid Research Assistant Position at UMD with the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies –
5 Short-Term Positions to Fill


Position Description:
The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland (GIIS) has 5 short-term research assist positions to fill. GIIS is looking to hire 5 upper classmen (seniors or juniors preferred), or graduate students, to administer questionnaires as part of a research study that they are conducting. The study will examine American student’s attitudes toward Israel and the Middle East. Study is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 16th. Project may last 1 or 2 weeks, but targeted completion date is Monday, April 30th. Research Assistants will canvas in various locations on the UMD campus. Research project aims to survey a total of 200 UMD undergraduate/graduate students.

Research Assistants will be required to check in and out daily with the Coordinator in Israel Studies, in order to pick up research equipment and materials for daily use. Research Assistants, though the use of the technology equipment provided by GIIS, will administer online surveys to UMD undergraduate/graduate students.

Responsibilities:
· Administer online survey (Survey Monkey link) to UMD undergraduate/graduate students.
· Meet with co-investigator researcher prior to start of research for training on Monday, April 16th.
· Research assistants are required to report to the Coordinator in GIIS daily, prior to and concluding the day’s research assignment.
· Responsible in the handling of the research equipment and materials (i.e. iPad2’s and Starbuck gift cards).
· Research assistants will be required to track all incentives (Starbuck gift cards) given to survey takers on the Incentive Disbursement Log, which will be provided.
· Must report on time to GIIS Coordinator, and be able to commit at least 16-20 hours per week, for 1 or 2 weeks, depending on time it takes to collect data (200 total surveys.)

Population:
Research assistants will only survey current UMD undergraduate/graduate students. Staff/Faculty/Graduate students are not viable candidates to take survey.

Dates/Times:
Study will run from Monday, April 16th and possibly up to Monday, April 30th, or until a total of 200 surveys have been completed by MD undergraduate/graduate students. Research Assistants will be required to work 4 hour blocks daily during the school week, between the hours of 10am – 4pm.

Compensation:
$10/hr for approximately 4 hours daily.

Location:
The surveying will be completed on the University of Maryland campus. Daily locations to be determined after morning meeting with co-investigator. Daily meeting/check-in location in 0140 Holzapfel Hall.

Qualifications:
Successful research assistants must have a high energy level to solicit survey takers, and be able to work on their feet for 4 hours daily. Experience in administering surveys and knowledge of Survey Monkey is preferable but not necessary. Training will be provided on Monday, April 16th.

To apply:
Interested applicants should contact the Coordinator in GIIS, Jennifer Kilberg by Sunday, April 15th. Please email a statement of interest with your contact information to: jkilberg@umd.edu. If you have any questions, please call 301-405-9413.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Last Day to Withdraw from 1 Course - TODAY

Today - April 11th is the last day for undergraduate students to withdraw from 1 course up to 4 credits for the current Spring 2012 semester. If you have questions about dropping a course, please feel free to contact the advising center at 301-405-1697.

If you need to drop a course and you ahve already dropped a course this semester, you will need to schedule an appointment to discuss requesting an Exception to University Policy for a second W with an advisor.

If you are on academic probation or dismissal and would like to drop a course with a W you need to schedule an appointment to get this permission.

To schedule an appointment please go to our online scheduling page at http://www.bsos.umd.edu/for-students/advising.aspx

Monday, April 9, 2012

2012 'Theorizing the Web' Conference

For more details on the conference, click the above image!

The Department of Transportation Services is Hiring! Apply Now!

The Department of Transportation Services is now hiring! On-Campus, Part-time, and student positions are available!

Are you looking for an on-campus part-time position with flexible hours? Are you looking for employment over the summer or Fall 2012 semester? Would you like to be a part of a great organization that is a vital part of the campus community? Apply today to work at The University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services!

Our department is now hiring for the following student positions:

Human Resources Assistant ($8.25 / hour)
- assists with the recruitment, hiring, and paperwork process of all student employees

Student Human Resources Manager ($11.15/ hour)
- manages the Student Human Resources Assistants, coordinates recruitment events, and assists with the recruitment, hiring, and paperwork process of all student employees

Pit Crew Student Employee ($8.25 /hour)
- assists with special events on campus, student ticket review selection, and Motorist Assistance Vehicle Program

Training Advisor ($8.25 / hour)
-facilitates orientation programs for new employees and assists in the coordination of learning experiences for student and full-time staff.

For more information about the positions listed above, and to learn how to apply, please visit our website (www.transportation.umd.edu/employment.html ). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office by e-mailing dotshrm@umd.edu or calling (301) 314-7261.

On the Executive Board of a Student Organization?! Check out M-PACT!

If you're a student leader or on the executive board of a student organization, we'd like for you to join us for M-PACT. M-PACT is an annual overnight retreat for leaders of student service organizations and/or student organizations that regularly engage in service (including identity groups, interest groups etc). Our purpose is to enhance and strengthen the community of UMD students committed to service-learning, social change leadership, and community partnership. Transportation, food, and t-shirts will be provided.

The day will include:
  • Networking opportunities & collaboration with other student organizations
  • Workshops on service learning, community partnerships, and service leadership
  • Discussions on the successes & challenges of each group and the impact of student service organizations on the community
Interested students should contact Vanessa Pacheco at terpservice@umd.edu for more information and to register. The event is overnight, Friday April 13th through Saturday April 14th, at a local retreat center. Additional information can be found, here.
Register here: http://thestamp.umd.edu/lcsl/events/mpact/index.html

Career Center & The Presidents Promise Opportunities - April 9-13

Important Update: Have You Used 'Optimal Resume'?!

The University Career Center & The President's Promise is transitioning from Optimal Resume to an integrated Resume Builder within our Careers4Terps database. This move will make it easier for students and alumni to develop a resume using an online system and immediately make it available to thousands of employers who are searching to fill full-time, part-time, and internship positions. If you have documents in the Optimal Resume software, you MUST download them to your personal hard drive by 11:59 pm, April 27. We are unable to transfer documents for you from the Optimal Resume vendor to Careers4Terps. You can access Optimal Resume via Careers4Terps or directly at https://umd.optimalresume.com/.

The Optimal Resume service will be deactivated on April 28, and the integrated Resume Builder in Careers4Terps will be activated on May 1. Again, the deadline to download your documents to your hard drive is 11:59 pm, April 27. If not done by this date, you will unfortunately lose them.


Events & Opportunities 

AT&T Online Information Session: Retail Leadership Development Program
Friday April 13th from 3:00 – 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)


AT&T will share details about its’ Retail Leadership Development Program and you will have an opportunity to ask questions. This session will last 20 to 30 minutes. To attend this online information session please RSVP by responding to Sharron Clark at SC6282@att.com.

A few minutes before your session begins, click on this link: https://connect5.uc.att.com/attinc1/meet/?ExEventID=81735297 to connect to the AT&T Connect Meeting login page. You will need to enter the following information: First name, last name, and email address. Click “Join Now”. Once you are in the meeting room you will also need to dial in using your cell phone or a landline. The number to call is 888-388-6645. You will be prompted to enter the access code which is 1735297#. At this point you will wait for your moderator to join the call.

Employees recruited into the Retail Leadership Development Program (RLDP), start with our six month comprehensive training and development program based in Atlanta, GA. Our RLDP employees receive fully paid housing during the six months and have the opportunity to interact with and learn from senior AT&T executives in our Mobility and Consumer Markets organization. Successful program graduates are promoted to Retail Store Manager positions, with placement opportunities available across the Unites States. Although the exact store placement location will depend on company business needs, we commit to placing you within your home region, if that is your preference. To learn more about AT&T's Retail Leadership Development Program, or to apply, go to our website: att.jobs/succeed


Interested in receiving VALUABLE feedback from an employer regarding your resume?
Walk in or register below for the Employer-in-Residence Program
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

This program allows employers to serve as "career advisors" to students seeking help. Employers participate in our daily rotation by providing 1-on-1 career advice to students/alumni on issues ranging from resume assistance to answering the question "how do I break into your field?". Come learn about ways you can improve your skills and get feedback from industry professionals about what they look for in a candidate.

Here's a look at the employers scheduled for the next two weeks:
April 10, 11:00AM - 04:00PM - Meet with City Year, Washington
April 10, 12:30PM - 04:00PM - Meet with National Security Agency (NSA)
April 12, 11:00AM - 04:00PM - Meet with Dante Consulting
April 17, 10:00AM - 03:30PM - Meet with Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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). However, we will take same-day walk-ins on a first-come, first served 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


The International Student Internship Workshop
Thursday, April 12, 2012 • 01:30PM - 03:00PM

Location: University Career Center and The President's Promise, 3100 Hornbake Library

This workshop will review considerations of international students when searching for and obtaining an internship. Co-presented with Office of International Services and Engineering Co-op and Career Services. For additional information about this event, contact Erin Rooney-Eckel at erooney@umd.edu.


Health Professions Recruitment Fair 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 • 03:00PM - 06:00PM

Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union

Are you interested in a Health Profession? Do you want to be a Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacist, Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapist or Nurse? Then plan to attend the 2012 Recruitment Fair at University of Maryland, College Park on April 11, 2012 from 3:00pm-6:00pm in the Stamp Student Union Building, Grand Ballroom. Meet representatives from Graduate and Professional schools in Medical, Dental, Allied Health & Post-Bacc programs. For additional information about this event, contact Nicholas Celedon at celedon@umd.edu.


State of Maryland Veterans Career Day and Career/Internship Fair 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012 • 10:30AM - 05:00PM

Location: Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

We know that military veterans are a great source of talent for potential employers. You are proven team players, mission focused, possess a strong work ethic, and can be immediate contributors to any organization. However, how well do you translate your military experience to employers in order to get your foot in the door?

The University of Maryland, in partnership with area universities and colleges, invite you to attend the State of Maryland Veterans' Career Services Day. The event will take place on April 13, 2012 from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm and will include a lunch, career-related breakout sessions, and a career & internship fair with employers interested in hiring military veterans who reside in the DC area. Attire: business professional.

Veterans: Learn more and register at www.Careers.umd.edu/Veterans. For additional information about this event, contact Megan O'Rourke at morourk2@umd.edu.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

FREE LAS Workshop: Conquer Math Exams

When:Monday, April 09, 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where:Shoemaker : 2202
Event Type(s):Lecture

Struggling with your math exams this semester? LAS can help! Learn the most effective techniques for preparing for, taking, and learning from math exams.

Website:counseling.umd.edu/LAS/html/mlp.html

For more information, contact:
Kimberly Bethea
Learning Assistance Service
+1 301 314 7701

counseling.umd.edu/LAS/html/mlp.html

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

6th Annual Native American Indian Symposium and Poster Competition

The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education (OMSE) hosts the 6th Annual Native American Indian Symposium and Poster Competition

The Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education (OMSE) and the American Indian Student Union will host the 6th Annual Native American Indian (NAI) Symposium and Poster Competition on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in McKeldin Library (Special Events Room, 6th Floor).

This one-day symposium is designed to foster a spirit of community, collaboration and family between the University of Maryland and visiting Native American Indian students, parents, guardians and
community leaders.

Native American Indian students attending elementary, middle school and high school will get a chance to share and enhance their perspectives about their heritage, challenges and successes in an open and friendly forum.

Visiting Native American Indian students will participate in a Poster Contest!
THEME: "Is It A Challenge To Be A Native American
Indian Student In School? Why Or Why Not?"

The best artistic expression will be determined by University of Maryland faculty, staff, students and invited guest judges. For more information, contact Dottie Chicquelo at 301-405 5618 or chicodh@umd.edu.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Entry for an iPad & Gift Cards for 10 Minutes of Your Time...Awesome Deal!!!

Dear BSOS Students:

The UMD Libraries are interested in your thoughts on e-books. If you take a 10-minute survey you could win a New (3rd gen) iPad or one of ten $50 Amazon.com gift cards.

The purpose of the survey is to help the Libraries gather information about how our faculty and students access and use electronic books (e-books). We also want to know more about faculty and student opinions regarding e-books.

This data will help the Libraries make better decisions about how to build our book and e-book collections. All responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Take the Survey! http://ter.ps/UMebooks

(And help us get the word out by sharing this email with your friends, colleagues, and students in BSOS) The survey will close at 5:00pm on Friday, April 27.

Questions or comments? Please contact Tim Hackman, Librarian for English & Linguistics, thackman@umd.edu, 301-314-8521.

Career Center & The Presidents Promise Opportunities - April 1-10

EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES:

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: Find an Internship that is Right for You
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

If you have questions about how to obtain an internship, how to search for experiences and how to apply, then this workshop is for you! Tips and advice on the process of finding an internship will be discussed. For additional information about this event, contact Erin Rooney-Eckel at erooney@umd.edu.


Smithsonian National Museum of American History: Employer Networking and Information Session
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM

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

NMAH Internship/Fellowship Overview The National Museum of American History internship program allows a diverse group of people with innumerable interests, strengths, and goals to encounter an educational environment where they can work with and learn from professionals and scholars in related areas of concentration. The Museum offers interns of different backgrounds incredible opportunities in a variety of fields, from public relations to exhibition research to project design. Learning from knowledgeable mentors in the dynamic atmosphere of the Museum and Washington, D.C. area, interns enjoy an intensive experience as multifaceted as the Museum itself. This Web site lists all of the internships available throughout the Museum and the steps necessary to apply. If you are interested in applying, please explore to get a closer look at the variety of positions available to interns at the Museum of American History. The following are the application deadlines for all internships: Spring: October 15 Summer: February 1 Fall: July 1. Interested students must go on SOLAA (https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html) to apply for opportunities.

Currently, most paid internships go through our Office of Fellowships. One of the program is called the Minority Awards Program (http://www.si.edu/ofg/Applications/MIP/MIPapp.htm). Students can apply for this opportunity and request placement at the National Museum of American History. I encourage student to go to our website and click on “About the Museum” (http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/about/index.cfm). This page will give you access to links on the left side of the screen that will give you more information about the museum and the people that work in it. Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. For additional information about this event, contact Omar Eaton-Martinez ateatonmo@si.edu.


St. Luke's House: Employer Networking and Information Session
Thursday, April 05, 2012 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM

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

St. Luke's House will present an information session on their open positions. They are interested in students from Psychology, Sociology, and related majors. 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.


Want to Spend a Year Helping K-12 Students Stay on Track to Graduate?

April 30 is the final deadline to apply to City Year (www.cityyear.org) for next year. Spend 10 months working in a school in DC (or more than 20+ cities around the country) to help keep kids in school. Want to learn more before you apply? City Year will be on-campus on April 10. Sign up for a 30 minute time slot with their recruiter to learn more about City Year and/or receive feedback on your resume and interviewing skills. Here’s a link with more information:http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=2971 If you have any trouble signing up for a slot, please contact Kate Juhl in the University Career Center & The President’s Promise at kjuhl@umd.edu.

It's 'National Public Health Week'!