Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Career Center: Where Did UM Graduates Go?

Where Did UM Graduates Go?

Twice a year the University Career Center & The President's Promise collects data from the graduating class in December and May. This data is not only useful to show the strength of the students at UM but it can also give current students a glimpse as to what they can do with their majors.

How to view the data:
First, set up an account in the Center’s jobs and internships database, Careers4Terps (http://c4t.umd.edu/). On the main page of your Careers4Terps account, click the link to "Where Did UM Graduates Go?" and select the college and major you are interested in researching.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Finals Week is Underway

BSOS Terps,

We wish you success on all of your final exams! With Finals Week underway, we move closer to Commencement...

For our graduating seniors: finish up strong and we will see you at our Spring Commencement Ceremonies. Don't forget to take advantage of our University Career Center's resources - they can help you put you best foot forward & avoid preventable mistakes when job hunting! First impressions will always remain the most important opportunity to set yourself apart from the crowd & get the interview or offer. The job market is always changing, and they can help you stay informed, competitive and prepared. Besides...it's FREE.

If you'd like a good study break, check out our newly posted photos from the BSOS students' trip to the U.S. Capitol Building with BSOS alumnus Congressman Dennis Cardoza (CA). We've put them on Facebook!

If you're interested in sharing your Finals Week traditions, system, habits or 'lifestyle', don't forget to contact BSOS@umd.edu - we would love share your recipe for success with the BSOS community.

Go get 'em Terps!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Finals Weeks @ BSOS: What's Your Plan?!


Planning to be up all night, cramming for finals? Got a special, hidden or lucky studying spot? Traditions, routines & stress relief techniques? We're covering finals, and need your stories!


The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences wants to do a story on Finals Week @ BSOS. Any and all BSOS majors & minors, at any point in their academic careers, are eligible and welcome to share. If you are interested in having your unique experience documented, please reach out and let us know. Don't Worry: we won't be sticking around to disrupt your habits and distract you. A few photos and a quick response would be a great way to showcase our college's (and of course our students') diversity, dedication, and commitment to excellence. We plan on being on campus LATE, and we can go wherever our students are posted...

This could be a great way to demonstrate how far you've come, what makes you special...or maybe just an awesome way to remember your last Finals Week at UMD. Without our students, the project doesn't work: please email in to BSOS@umd.edu & let us know if you are interested in participating.

Thank you!

Career Center & President's Promise Opportunities - Week of May 7

EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES:
Schedule a Career Assistance Appointment - WE ARE OPEN ALL SUMMER!
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/page.cfm?page_id=6
During these appointments the University Career Center & The President’s Promise staff help students plan solutions for career-related concerns while identifying appropriate Center resources, programs, and services. Schedule a career assistance appointment online or call 301.314.7225 during office hours.

Schedule an appointment to…
· Identify and explore educational/career interests
· Search for internships/jobs
· Make career decisions
· Network/Conduct informational interviews
· Write effective resumes and cover letter
· Prepare for interviews
· Use social media tools in job searches
· Use online career tools
· Apply to graduate school

Co-op Opportunity - Apply through www.USAJobs.gov:
Cooperative Education Student (Data Analysis), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/315612800
Duty Locations: 1 vacancy(s) - Washington DC Metro Area, District of Columbia
Salary: $13.07 to $30.05 / Per Hour
Series and Grade: AD-0099-00
Open Period: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 to Monday, May 21, 2012
Position Information: Internships - Part-Time
Who May Be Considered: United States Citizens

The AO is seeking applicants for the Cooperative Education Program (Co-op). The opportunity is intended to provide valuable work experience for students interested in a public service career. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate level program. The student will have an opportunity to improve his or her writing, research, analytical, logical, multi-tasking, and customer-service skills. Students are expected to work 20 hours per week during the school year and 40 hours per week (full-time) during the summer. Students will be appointed on a temporary basis with the duration to be determined based on the academic program. Upon graduation and successful completion of academic requirements, the AO may non-competitively convert a Co-op student to a permanent appointment.


AREA CAREER FAIRS:

Hispanic/Bilingual Career Fair (http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3047)
Thursday, May 17, 2012 • 10:00AM - 03:00PM
Location: Trinity College, Washington DC

National Society for Hispanic Professionals in partnership with LatPro will visit Trinity College in Washington DC on May 17 as the fourth stop on the nationwide career fair tour. This event will take place at the Trinity Center at Trinity College from 10 am to 3 pm. The job fair provides a unique opportunity for diversity-conscious employers to meet with professional candidates who have developed language and multicultural skills. Admission is free for all job seekers. Professional dress required.

Pre-registration is encouraged.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

So Close to #1, We Can Taste It!!!

BSOS still needs your help completing Course Evaluations! These surveys are so tremendously valuable in shaping our future courses...not only throughout our college, but University-wide as well. Please fill them out and share your experiences - I am sure future Terps would love to know which classes were fantastic, and where other classes need improvement.

This drive for student participation is also something we take very seriously at BSOS. The folks who manage all Course Evaluations have made this something of a competition...and we're looking to win. So far we are sitting behind several schools & colleges...with others catching up quickly (see below). Please fill out your course evaluations soon! You will not only be helping current and future Terps, but also leading your college to a victory! Two birds with one stone! Show your BSOS pride, and lets get these evaluations completed. Thank you!

http://www.courseevalum.umd.edu

- The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Become a BSOS Ambassador! Applications Due May 9!

Become a BSOS Ambassador!

Gain leadership experience, professional skill sets and public speaking opportunities without leaving campus! Make yourself a more attractive candidate for employers, graduate programs and competitive internships!

Hear former presidential advisors predict the future and earn course credit! (This semester, BSOS Ambassadors helped host the Sadat Forum. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter, and Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, were the featured speakers at a forum moderated by Anwar Sadat Chair Shibley Telhami)

Enjoy face-to-face time with Deans and our stellar BSOS Advising staff! Ambassadors assist with faculty-staff receptions, recruitment events, Maryland Day and more, alongside our Deans’ Office staff, Dean, Associate and Assistant Deans - all wonderful people for any student to know if they are seeking advice on applying to graduate school, selecting the best internship, or making the most of their college career!

Applications are due by May 9, 2012 - Don't waste another minute! Apply now and become a part of BSOS tradition & excellence!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Career Center & President's Promise Opportunities - Week of May 1st

EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES:

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: It's Not Too Late to Find an Internship
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3134 Hornbake Library)

There still may be time to find a summer internship! If you have questions about how to obtain an internship, how to search for experiences and how to apply, this workshop is for you! The steps to prepare for an internship search and strategies for identifying an experience will be discussed. For additional information about this event, contact Erin Rooney-Eckel at erooney@umd.edu.


Innovation in Homeland Security - Career Symposium and Expert Panel
Friday, May 04, 2012 • 10:00AM - 01:00PM

Location: Van Munching Hall

START partnered with a group at the Smith School to bring you an Expert Panel and Career Symposium on the theme of Innovation in Homeland Security. So far confirmed panelists include representatives and practitioners from the Department of Homeland Security, State Department, BAE Systems and Smith’s Detection. There will be a panel discussion, followed by a networking session.

This is a great opportunity to network and learn more about the industry. This event will be useful to those of you preparing for a jobs search, application process or interview with agencies and organizations in this industry. The panelists are multidisciplinary with backgrounds in social and behavioral sciences, engineering, business, public policy and more. The event will take place on Friday May 4th, 10 am – 1 pm. All are welcome. In order to RSVP and to receive updates on the event please follow the link below.www.start.umd.edu/innovation/ For additional information about this event, contact Sarah Fishering at sfishering@start.umd.edu orwww.start.umd.edu/innovation/

Rodler-Wood Scholarship

The LGBT Studies Program invites applications for the Rodler-Wood Scholarship. Full-time undergraduate or graduate students returning in Fall 2012 are eligible to apply for this $1000 award. The award will be made on the basis of one or more of the following criteria:
* Demonstrated financial need;
* Hardship based on sexual orientation;
* Academic interest in LGBT Studies;
* Extracurricular activities on behalf of LGBT issues.

Applicants should submit:
1) a brief written statement outlining their qualifications and interests;
2) an unofficial transcript; and
3) one letter of recommendation.

Hard copies of materials should be submitted to the LGBT Studies Program, 2417 Marie Mount Hall, attn. JV Sapinoso, by Tuesday May 1. Materials may also be sent by e-mail attachment (Word or PDF only) by May 1 to lgbts@umd.edu. Put “Rodler-Wood Scholarship” in the subject line of your message. For further information, contact JV Sapinoso (sapinoso@umd.edu), Assistant Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Studies Program, University of Maryland-
301-405-6630.

UMD Farmers Market Opens Tomorrow!


UMD Graduation Survey is Now Open!!!

Don't forget to complete the UMD Graduation Survey! If you complete the survey, you are entered to win a new Apple iPad! What better way to kick of your career?! www.gradsurvey.umd.edu/