Thursday, September 27, 2012

Need Tutoring?! The Primannum Honor Society Can Help You Out!

Terps...Apply for Free Tutoring Sessions!

Struggling with a course? Primannum Honor Society is here to help! Our members are offering free tutoring sessions for a variety of courses. Any current University of Maryland undergraduate student is eligible to apply. Interested students should email PrimannumTutor@gmail.com with their name and the class(es) for which they wish to receive tutoring. Obtaining a tutor will be based on availability.

Interested in Law School?! Report to Law School Boot Camp!

Click on the image above to view the full-size flyer & get more information about the Law School Boot Camps. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Documentary Screening at Stamp: "Baltimore, We Love You"

Poverty is an issue that permeates all fields of study, majors and concentrations--awareness is the first step to action.

Baltimore, We Love You is coming to UMD! Be there TUESDAY October 2nd in the ATRIUM, Stamp Student Union. Doors open at 7:00PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/139795576166614

See the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/44215273

Baltimore, We Love You is a documentary-action project that brings awareness to the poverty crisis happening in our own backyard. Come out to the Baltimore We Love You Film Screening in Stamp Student Union!

Get Paid to Participate in Research! Check Out These Opportunities!

Arabic Students: Make $25, Participate in Research

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is interested in studying how learners of Arabic perceive speech sounds in Arabic. We are looking for college students who are currently taking or have recently completed Arabic courses at the beginning or intermediate level to participate in a study. Participants should be enrolled or have recently completed at least one year of Arabic, be at least 18 years of age, not be native or heritage speakers of Arabic, and not have a known history of speech language pathology or hearing loss.

They will participate in 1 session lasting on average 1.5 hours. The experiment will involve filling out a language history questionnaire and transcription of a series of Arabic words and non-words that will be played for participants. Participants will be paid $25 upon completion of the task, with two chances to win a $50 iTunes gift card. If interested, please send an email to ArabicDictation@casl.umd.edu.

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Study on Attention and Switching Between Tasks

Participants are needed for a study on task-switching!

We are recruiting participants for a research study examining the role of attention when switching between different simple tasks. Participants will complete a series of computerized tasks during a 1-hour session.

You will be compensated $20 for your participation. Open to US citizens between 18 and 30 years old.

To sign up and for more information, please visit the “Attention and switching between tasks” study:
http://tinyurl.com/taskswitch

With questions, please contact us at:
mmislevy@casl.umd.edu; 301-226-8939

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Are You a Native Speaker of Arabic? Or Are You a Native English Speaker Who Has Studied Arabic?

Researchers at the University of Maryland are looking for volunteers to participate in a language study. The study compares how first and second language learners of Arabic understand Arabic words.

The study takes no more than 1.5 hours in total. Participants will listen to spoken Arabic words, then see strings of Arabic letters on a laptop screen, and decide whether each string is a real word in Arabic. Participants will also complete a fill-in-the-blank quiz, and answer a questionnaire about their language-learning experiences. Research participants must be native speakers of Arabic or English, be at least 18 years of age, and have good reading and listening skills in Arabic.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Freynik at freynik@umd.edu

"Diversity on the Ballot" Panel Discussion & Political Involvement Fair

Terps! Check out the "Diversity on the Ballot" Panel Discussion, and Political Involvement Fair. This program will focus on the intersection of two important 2012 ballot initiatives in Maryland: The Marriage Equality Act and the Maryland Dream Act. Immigrant access to education and marriage equality may seem like very different issues. Our "Diversity on the Ballot" panel will discuss the intersection of issues, solidarity and broad social justice frameworks, LGBT and undocumented issues, and what diversity looks like on the ballot and at the polls. They will challenge us to consider, is it about "justice" or "just us?" Following the panel discussion will be a Political Involvement Fair, providing an opportunity for students interested in engaging with issue advocacy organizations to get more information and to become more civically engaged, whether it is on diversity issues or beyond. 

Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:00-9:30 pm  
Nyumburu Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room 

For more information contact LGBT Equity Center
lgbt@umd.edu | 301-405-8720 | @LGBTequity #DiversityBallot | Facebook

Juniors! Are You Passionate About Public Service?!

Hey JUNIORS!!! Do you have outstanding public service accomplishments and goals, an excellent academic record, and clear evidence of leadership ability? Are you passionate about public service? Are you planning graduate study to help you prepare for a career working for the public good and shaping public policy?

Learn about the Truman Scholarship (www.truman.gov) which honors President Harry S. Truman by recognizing JUNIORS with outstanding potential for making contributions to the public good and to public policy. The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 toward relevant graduate studies, exceptional internship opportunities and other important benefits. Prof. Margaret Pearson, Dept. of Government and Politics, is Maryland's faculty advisor for the Truman Scholarship.

WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens or nationals (by March 2013) - Juniors, 3rd year Seniors - GPA of 3.5 or higher strongly recommended - All Majors – All candidates for Truman Scholarships must be nominated by their college or university: Maryland’s nomination deadline is November 26, 2012

To learn more about the Truman Scholarship and Maryland's nomination process sign up for one of our upcoming info sessions and read more below.

Thursday, October 4, 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 4, 4:30 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 5, 9 am - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 5, 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 5, 4:30 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

PLEASE LET US KNOW BY EMAIL TO TRUMAN@UMD.EDU WHICH SESSION YOU PLAN TO ATTEND - SPACE IS LIMITED. If you are interested in learning more but cannot attend these sessions, please reply to the same address listing days/times you have available.

***The deadline to apply for University of Maryland nomination for the Truman Scholarship will be MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012.*** For more information, read the description below and contact us at truman@umd.edu

Monday, September 24, 2012

Planning an On-Campus Event? Check This Out!

Terps!!! The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center has plenty of space, competitive rates for student groups and organizations, and a comprehensive list of available services. Worth checking into if you are planning an event for your class, group, organization, club...or just your friends. They are having an Open House on Wednesday, September 26 from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Free to attend, snacks provided. Check out the flyer below for RSVP information! 


Don't Miss 'Voices of Social Change's First Fall Lecture!

Voices of Social Change is proud to present "Closing the Poverty Gap: One Man's Journey to Social Change" as our first fall lecture, featuring Dr. Mark Bergel. Dr. Bergel is the founder and Executive Director of A Wider Circle, a nonprofit organization serving children and adults challenged by poverty. Since its founding in 2001, A Wider Circle has served nearly 100,000 children and adults. The organization provides basic need items to families transitioning out of shelters or simply living without life's necessities. A Wider Circle also leads educational workshops on topics raining from job skills and financial literacy to stress management and nutrition.

Come join us in hearing more about A Wider Circle and its mission to help end poverty in our local community.

Time: 5:00-6:45pm
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Location: Thurgood Marshall Room of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union

The Rotaract Club of College Park's BBQ is Today!

Interested in community service, making a difference, having fun, professional development, and meeting cool new people? Who's not, right?!

Then it's time to come out to Rotaract Club of College Park's GBM BBQ TODAY,
Monday, 9/24 at 6:00pm
, outside of Cambridge Community Center (at the grill across from Chestertown Hall)!!

What's Rotaract Club of College Park? Rotaract Club is a local and international community service organization that is a great way to meet new people, have fun, and make a difference at the same time! And unlike most service organizations,we are not dedicated to a single cause. For more information visit www.facebook.com/umdrotaract.

We have many open position on the exec board, so it's a perfect opportunity to grow as a leader and make an impact. We hope to see you, and your friends, at the GBM SEPTEMBER 24th outside of Cambridge Community Center at 6:00pm!

Need more information: umdrotaract@gmail.com

Now Accepting Applications to Speak at Commencement!

Planning for the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences commencement ceremony in December have already begun!!! As a part of this process, we will be accepting applications for a student commencement speaker. Click the link below to view/download/print the application!
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Qualifications & Notes:
Students who wish to apply must: be a graduating senior at the 2012 commencement ceremony; have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher; must hold a major in the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences; and must have completed at least 60 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park.

All applications will be acknowledged. Finalists will be interviewed in early November, and the speaker will be chosen by mid-November. The commencement speaker application is also available in 2103C Tydings Hall.

Deadline: Friday, October 19 by 5:00 p.m.

Send or deliver all application to:

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
Attn: Nadine Dangerfield
2103C Tydings Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Contact:
Nadine Dangerfield
nadineyd@umd.edu
301-405-6601

Interested in Leadership & Service-Learning Opportunities?

Leadership and Community Service-Learning is hosting an open house Friday, September 28th from 3:00-5:00pm to introduce students (specifically freshman and sophomores) to leadership and service-learning opportunities at the University of Maryland. We are located in 0110 Stamp Student Union (adjacent to Capital One Bank). We would love to have you stop by to learn more about our programs, grab some food and drinks, and free give-away prizes!!

Our department aims to promote positive social change through transformative learning experiences for students through community engagement. We offer a wide variety of leadership workshops, classes, local volunteer and service-learning opportunities, alternative breaks, and mentorship opportunities to University of Maryland students. Our programs include:
  • Co-Curricular Leadership 
  • Curricular Leadership 
  • America Reads*America Counts
  • Immersion Programs
  • Local Community-Service Learning
More information can be found at: LCSL OPEN HOUSE!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Flu Season Approacheth! Vaccinations Are Available On Campus!

Have you had your flu shot yet? If not, then you are in luck! The UMD Health Center has the flu vaccine available for students, faculty, staff and visitors (13 and older). Please see the information below:

Flu Shot Clinics
Every Tuesday
10:30am - 11:30am and 2:00pm - 3:30pm
through November 27th.

$15 for Faculty, Staff, Students and Visitors (13 and older)

Rm 1150, University Health Center

Reserve your dose today by calling (301) 314-8184.
Walk-Ins Welcome!

Using Health Center accepted insurance? Reduce your wait time! Bring your insurance information to the University Health Center registration desk 1-2 days prior to your visit. More information and flu vaccine forms are available on our website: http://www.health.umd.edu/flu

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Got a Great Idea?! Want to Solve the World's Greatest Problems?! Be The Solution! Kickoff Event is Tomorrow!!!


Terps! This is it! The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences has launched a business plan competition to offer students $4500 in cash prizes for the best new venture. For profit. Non profit. Your potential is limitless.

Check out http://ter.ps/BSOSbpc for more information & make sure to register for and attend the official kickoff event TOMORROW, September 20, 2012. Stay posted on all the related workshops & events, and like our Be The Solution BPC Facebook page. We wholeheartedly encourage our students to explore their potential, think critically, and develop fearless ideas. Here's your chance to win cash prizes for solving the world's greatest problems…become EnTERPreneurs.

Join us tomorrow at the Official Kickoff event!
When: Thursday, September 20 from 5-7pm
Where: South Campus Commons, Building 2, Rm 2121.

Learn more about the competition, meet other aspiring entrepreneurs, and network with potential team members. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and what it takes to turn a great idea into a promising new venture! Learn more & register now at http://ter.ps/BSOSbpc!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Free Testing at the UMD Health Center!

Free HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Testing

Thursday, 9/20/2012
11:00am – 3:00pm

(Results in 2 weeks. Provided by Prince George's Health Department.)

First come, first served! Available to students and non-students.
All testing located on the ground floor of the University Health Center. Check-in at the Health Promotion Desk.

Other Upcoming Testing Dates:
Wednesday, 9/26 (Rapid HIV testing, same day results) 10am – 2pm
Thursday, 10/18 (HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea & Chlamydia testing, results in 2 weeks) 11am – 3pm
Wednesday, 10/24 (Rapid HIV testing, same day results) 10am – 2pm
Wednesday, 11/28 (Rapid HIV testing, same day results) 10am – 2pm

For more information:
Jenna Beckwith
JBeckwith@health.umd.edu
www.health.umd.edu/hivtesting
www.health.umd.edu

Goldwater Scholarships for Students in Science, Math or Engineering!

Are you a sophomore or junior thinking seriously about graduate study and a research career in science, math or engineering??

GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP - Visit the Goldwater website at: http://www.act.org/goldwater/

WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens or Permanent Residents – must be sophomores or juniors in fall 2012 – GPA of 3.8 or higher strongly recommended – Majors in Science, Math and Engineering fields

NOMINATION APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, November 19, 2012
IMPORTANT: All candidates for Goldwater Scholarships must be nominated by their college or university.

Description: The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields.

The awards will be made on the basis of merit to sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue graduate study (usually a Ph.D.) in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Up to 300 Goldwater Scholarships are awarded annually. (Important note for pre-med students: Students who plan to study medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship ONLY if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in a private practice.)

Award: Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Sophomore scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support, and junior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.

The National Scholarships Office is holding information sessions about the Goldwater Scholarship – Attend a session to learn more!

Tuesday, September 18 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall - RSVP to goldwater@umd.edu
Tuesday, September 18 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall - RSVP to goldwater@umd.edu
Thursday, September 20 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall - RSVP to goldwater@umd.edu
Thursday, September 20 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall - RSVP to goldwater@umd.edu

Sessions will take around 45 minutes. Space is limited, so please let us know by email to goldwater@umd.edu which session you plan to attend. If these times are not possible for you but you are interested in learning more, please let us know by writing to the same address.

The deadline to apply for University of Maryland nomination for the Goldwater Scholarship will be Monday, November 19, 2012. For more information, read the description below and contact us at goldwater@umd.edu

2012 International Photo Contest! Enter to Win a NOOK Color!

Hey Terps!!! Have you traveled abroad recently and captured it through your camera lens? We want to see your photos! Enter your best work in the International Photo Contest, and you could be the Grand Prize Winner of a new NOOK Color.

This contest is open to all University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff who have had a recent international experience. Photos must be taken in a country outside the United States.

Entries will be accepted through October 5 in the following categories:
  • People & Animals
  • Landscape & Architecture
  • Terps Abroad (UMD faculty, staff, and/or students in international settings, preferably wearing Terp gear)
The rules are simple - click here to download and submit the entry and photo release form along with your photo entries. You may submit two entries per category. Then, don t forget to vote online from October 12-26! Winners from each of the three categories and one Grand Prize winner will be announced in November. For more information visit: http://ter.ps/photocontest

Grand prize: NOOK Color
First place category prize: University of Maryland jacket

If you have any questions, please contact Vivian Hayward.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Great LGBT Resources at the University of Maryland!

The LGBT Equity Center is pleased to share with you a new video about LGBTQA Resources at the University of Maryland.

Please share this video with others:


Are You an Undergraduate Interested in Research Opportunities?! Here They Are...

ARE YOU AN UNDERGRADUATE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND?

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a University-wide bulletin board for research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research.

The MSR program is designed to help undergraduates find research opportunities that are a good fit for their interests, and to help faculty members find research assistants. The projects posted on the MSR website typically call for students to spend four to six hours a week working under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research. Participating students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications.

Any student in good academic standing who has completed fifteen hours of coursework may apply directly for listed opportunities. It is open to students of all majors and disciplines with an interest in research. Most positions are offered on a volunteer basis, and selection of undergraduate researchers is made by the faculty members who provide the listed opportunities.

Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review dozens of available opportunities by visiting our website at: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/studentresearchers.php

Want to Travel Europe After Graduation?! Check It Out!

Terp Seniors!!! Essential Europe Awaits...see some of the world after graduation!

It's never too soon for seniors to think about a summer trip to Europe. Before settling into that new job or graduate school, celebrate your college successes with an unforgettable voyage through eleven wondrous countries. Essential Europe, sponsored through the UMD Alumni Association, offers recent Maryland graduates an economical and educational way to see the greatest monuments and discover the tiny corners of Europe. Join fellow Terps on this trip from May 26 - June 13, 2013.

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

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Got a Great Idea?! Want to Solve the World's Greatest Problems?! Be The Solution!


Terps! This is it! The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences has launched a business plan competition to offer students $4500 in cash prizes for the best new venture. For profit. Non profit. Your potential is limitless.

Check out http://ter.ps/BSOSbpc for more information & make sure to register for and attend the official kickoff event on September 20, 2012. Stay posted on all the related workshops & events, and like our Be The Solution BPC Facebook page. We wholeheartedly encourage our students to explore their potential, think critically, and develop fearless ideas. Here's your chance to win cash prizes for solving the world's greatest problems…become EnTERPreneurs.

Join us at the Official Kickoff event!
When: Thursday, September 20 from 5-7pm
Where: South Campus Commons, Building 2, Rm 2121

Learn more about the competition, meet other aspiring entrepreneurs, and network with potential team members. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and what it takes to turn a great idea into a promising new venture! Learn more & register now at http://ter.ps/BSOSbpc!

The Fall Career Fair Approaches!!! Get Ready Terps!


The largest fair of the fall is next week! 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 UMD ID and dress to impress (interview style)! Over three days you will find more than 360 organizations, with 208 employers hiring for non-technical positions and 250 employers looking to fill technical positions. These include 102 employers who are looking to hire for BOTH types of positions. A searchable listing of attending employers is accessible at www.Careers.umd.edu/FallFair.

NEW THIS YEAR:
Comcast Center: Our new venue allows for a larger space and more employers (24% more).
Shuttle UM Service: Three routes will be available with buses running every 15 -20 minutes.
Coat/Bag Check: Before you check in, stop by the coat/bag room and receive a claim ticket for your items.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Do you have between 75-89 credits?

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.

Peer Mentors are here for you!


Are You an EnTERPreneur? Got a Great Idea? Be The Solution!!!

Terps! This is it! The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences has launched a business plan competition to offer students cash prizes for the best new venture. For profit. Non profit. Your potential is limitless. Check out http://ter.ps/BSOSbpc for more information & make sure to register for and attend the official kickoff event on September 20, 2012. Stay posted on all the related workshops & events, and like our Be The Solution BPC Facebook page. We wholeheartedly encourage our students to explore their potential, think critically, and develop fearless ideas. Here's your chance to win cash prizes for solving the world's greatest problems.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Last Day of Schedule Adjustment





Last Day of Schedule Adjustment
Wednesday  September 12, 2012

The Schedule Adjustment period is the first ten business days of classes during the Fall or Spring
semester. A similar period of time is designated for Summer and Winter Terms. Check the corresponding academic calendar for exact dates.

Add and Drop Classes: Students can add, drop or change course sections during the schedule
adjustment period. Courses added prior to and during the schedule adjustment period will appear on
the student’s permanent record. Courses dropped prior to or during the schedule adjustment period
will not appear on the student record, nor will they count towards the number of attempts a student
has for any given course.

This semester, Wednesday September 12th is the last day for undergraduate full time students to adjust their schedules.  Please check your schedule on the portal ( www.my.umd.edu ) to make sure that what you  are reigstererd for in the portal matches the courses you are attending.  If there is a problem, please come to advising as soon as possible in 2148 Tydings Hall.



Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Are you graduating in December?

Hey December Graduates!!!
Have you applied for graduation?
If not go to TESTUDO to apply  http://www.testudo.umd.edu/Registrar.html
Deadline for application is September 12, 2012

BSOS invites all graduating seniors to see a department or college advisor before the end of schedule adjustment to make sure you are on track.
To schedule an appointment to go https://www.securedata-trans12.com/ap/bsosadvisingcenter/index.php?page=10
 
For more information on graduation ceremonies to go  

UMD's 13th Annual Grad Trip to Europe! Don't Miss This Opportunity!

Attention Class of 2013!!! Join UMD's 13th Annual Grad Trip to Europe. Explore 8 countries in 19 days, or add an optional 5 additional days, and continue to Greece.

It's never too soon for seniors to think about a summer trip to Europe. Before settling into that new job or graduate school, celebrate your college successes with an unforgettable voyage through eleven wondrous countries. Essential Europe, sponsored through the alumni association, offers recent Maryland graduates an economical and educational way to see the greatest monuments and discover the tiny corners of Europe. Join fellow Terps on this trip from May 26-June 13, 2013. Please join us at an information session Wednesday, October 24th at the Riggs Center from 6:00pm-7:00pm! Click here to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeUMD

Tour dates: May 26 - June 13, 2013 (Athens return June 18).

Land package price: from $3,543 - add the optional 5-day extension to Greece for just $654.

Book now, tours fill up quickly. If you book and pay in FULL by September 17, 2012, you can save $400 on the 24-day, or $300 on the 19-day trip!!! We are looking forward to seeing you in Europe next summer!

For more information contact:

Angela Dimopoulos
University of Maryland, Alumni Association
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
College Park, MD 20742-1521
Tel.301-405-7938 FAX: 301-314-6807
email: adimop@umd.edu

It's That Time, Terps! Fall Career Fair!

FALL CAREER AND INTERNSHIP FAIR 2012
Comcast Center (Enter through Gate C) – NEW FALL LOCATION
September 19 – 21 • 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. (add it to your calendar today)
Learn more at www.Careers.umd.edu/FallFair

Over three days you will find 208 employers hiring for non-technical positions and 250 employers looking to fill technical positions. These include 102 employers who are looking to hire for BOTH types of positions.

Some of the employers attending the fair that students in BSOS can look forward to include:

· American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
· Bureau of Economic Analysis
· Capital One
· Center for American Politics and Citizenship
· Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· City Year Washington, DC
· Columban Center for Advocacy & Outreach
· Community Bridges
· Congressman Steny Hoyer, 5th MD
· Cornerstone Research
· CoStar Group, Inc.
· eBay Inc.
· EMILY's List
· Federal Reserve Board
· Goldman Sachs
· Kennedy Krieger Institute
· LivingSocial
· Maryland Public Television
· Maryland Transportation Authority Police
· Montgomery County Police Department
· Morgan Stanley
· Northwestern Mutual Financial Network - The Maryland Group
· Peace Corps
· SiriusXM Radio
· Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
· Supreme Court of the United States Police
· Teach For America
· UN Association - National Capital Area
· United Service Organizations
· US Department of State
· US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and many more!

A list of all registered employers is available at www.Careers.umd.edu/page.cfm?page_id=135.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Become a Counselor at the Help Center Hotline!

BECOME A COUNSELOR AT THE HELP CENTER HOTLINE

Train to help people dealing with roommate issues, relationship dilemmas, rape, thoughts of suicide, confusion, and other life issues. Training begins soon, so call to set up an interview!!!

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 1st

Must be available October 15th from 6:30pm-9:00pm, October 20th and October 21st from 9:00am-5:00pm (both days).

Requires 1-2 semesters of on-the-job training. Freshman and Sophomores preferred.

For more Information, Call 314-HELP or stop by 3105 South Campus Dining Hall

Monday, September 3, 2012

Awesome Opportunities to Participate in Research!

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The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is interested in studying how learners of Arabic perceive speech sounds in Arabic. We are looking for college students who are currently taking or have recently completed Arabic courses at the beginning or intermediate level to participate in a study. Participants should be enrolled or have recently completed at least one year of Arabic, be at least 18 years of age, not be native or heritage speakers of Arabic, and not have a known history of speech language pathology or hearing loss.
They will participate in 1 session lasting on average 1.5 hours. The experiment will involve filling out a language history questionnaire and transcription of a series of Arabic words and non-words that will be played for participants. Participants will be paid $25 upon completion of the task, with two chances to win a $50 iTunes gift card. If interested, please send an email to ArabicDictation@casl.umd.edu.

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Participants are needed for a study on task-switching!

We are recruiting participants for a research study examining the role of attention when switching between different simple tasks. Participants will complete a series of computerized tasks during a 1-hour session. You will be compensated $20 for your participation. Open to US citizens between 18 and 30 years old.

To sign up and for more information, please visit the “Attention and switching between tasks” study:
http://tinyurl.com/taskswitch

With questions, please contact us at:
mmislevy@casl.umd.edu; 301-226-8939
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Are you a native speaker of Arabic? Or Are you a native English speaker who has studied Arabic?

Researchers at the University of Maryland are looking for volunteers to participate in a language study. The study compares how first and second language learners of Arabic understand Arabic words.

The study takes no more than 1.5 hours in total. Participants will listen to spoken Arabic words, then see strings of Arabic letters on a laptop screen, and decide whether each string is a real word in Arabic. Participants will also complete a fill-in-the-blank quiz, and answer a questionnaire about their language-learning experiences. Research participants must be native speakers of Arabic or English, be at least 18 years of age, and have good reading and listening skills in Arabic.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Freynik at freynik@umd.edu