Monday, November 26, 2012

Career Center & President's Promise: Events

HIGHLIGHTED CAREER EVENT:

Peer to Peer: Experiences Outside the Classroom
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Have you been thinking about what on campus or off campus activities or experiences you can become involved in to boost your resume or to stand out to employers in an interview? If so, then please take advantage of this session to engage in conversation with your peers about their outside the classroom experiences. Peer Career Educators will lead small group roundtables about internships, study abroad, alternative spring break, club sports, research, leadership and many more experiences! You will leave this program meeting new friends who share similar interests as well as walk away with helpful information on how to become involved in on campus and off campus activities! Light refreshments will be served. RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3574. For additional information about this event, contact Stacey Brown, Ph.D. at sbrown2@umd.edu.


INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: How to Make the Most of Your Winter Break
Thursday, December 06, 2012 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Prince George's Room - Stamp Student Union

Come learn about resources and tips on making the most of your winter break. Leverage your time off to attain a future internship - consider doing a job shadow, an informational interview, resume updates, a volunteer position, and the list goes on...

Co-sponsored with Off-Campus Student Life

RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3255. For additional information about this event, contact Jalisa Whitley at jw2869@umd.edu.


MEET EMPLOYERS ON CAMPUS!
Booz Allen Hamilton : Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, November 29, 2012 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Come learn all about the Strategic Communications team at Booz Allen Hamilton. We work with government organizations to support stakeholder understanding and buy-in to inspire stakeholder ownership and action needed to achieve mission objectives by the targeted development and delivery of key messages and the engagement of key stakeholders at the right time, in the right manner, with the right responsiveness. We provide change communications, outreach, communication planning, and program management support. Further, we support the development and execution of change communication strategies and plans with a focus on stakeholder education. Also, we support communication product development, including newsletters, fact sheets, Web sites, and brochures for information campaigns and events as well as plan and execute special events, meetings, and workshops.

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3539. For additional information about this event, contact Adrianne Bradford at abradfor@umd.edu.


Southwest Airlines: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, November 29, 2012 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Southwest Airlines will be hiring over 100 students as interns in Summer 2013. They are interested in students in the below areas. Please check their website - http://southwest.com/careers/internships - starting on 11/5 for full descriptions!

Accounting, Business, Community Relations, Computer Science, Corporate Social Responsibility, Economics, Emergency Response, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Journalism, Marketing, Occupational Safety, Procurement, Public Relations, Statistics, Supply Chain Management, Training Development

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3573. For additional information about this event, contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.


APCO Worldwide: Employer Networking Sessions
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

APCO Worldwide will be on campus to discuss Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. based internship opportunities and entry-level communication roles. APCO offers a collaborative and diverse work environment, and employees come from a variety of backgrounds. Common degrees include Communication, Journalism, Public Policy, Business, English, Political Science or History but students from all majors are encouraged to attend this information session.

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an independently owned global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm that challenges conventional thinking and creates powerful movements to help our clients succeed. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO has offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The firm is a majority women-owned business. APCO Worldwide, named the “2011 Large Agency of the Year” and one of the 'Top Places to Work in PR' by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3529. For additional information about this event, contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.


CRCC Asia: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, December 06, 2012 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Have you thought about doing an internship in China and gaining professional, international experience? Come join us on Thursday, December 6 at 4:00 pm (University Career Center - 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing) as CRCC Asia visits the University of Maryland to give a presentation about their opportunities in Beijing and Shanghai! CRCC Asia's Internship Program offers a unique opportunity to gain international work experience in the world’s most vibrant economy. Recently featured in the Wall Street Journal and the BBC, CRCC Asia is exceptionally well positioned to provide motivated students with exciting internships and resume-building experience. Using their extensive networks in Asia they offer a wide range of placements across various industries including business, marketing, engineering, law, health care, finance and NGO's among others. Fluent English is the only language requirement. Program start dates are year-round and internships can be one, two or three months. Be sure to stop by and have all your questions answered! Enhance your resume with China Experience.

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3568. For additional information about this event, contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.

Monday, November 19, 2012

UMD Career Center & President's Promise: Events

HIGHLIGHTED CAREER EVENT:

SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!

Career Shuttle: Smithsonian Student Field Trip
Friday, November 30, 2012 • 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

The University Career Center & The President's Promise sponsors opportunities for students to visit employer sites from various industries. Seats on the shuttle are limited-- RSVP today! Our tour and information session will be hosted by the National Museum of American History. However, an overview of internship opportunities in the other museums will be provided, as well.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: As the world’s largest museum complex, the Smithsonian spans 19 museums, the National Zoo, cutting edge research facilities, and extensive education and outreach programs across the world. At any given time, the Smithsonian employs 6,000 staff members, and hosts thousands of researchers, volunteers, and over 1,300 interns yearly. The Smithsonian is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and operates museums and facilities in New York, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Massachusetts, Arizona, and Panama. To learn about the wide variety of internships available at the Smithsonian, check this out:http://www.si.edu/OFI/Internships . This field trip is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all majors. APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: Minimum attire for ALL trips is business casual unless otherwise specified.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Seats are limited. Please RSVP below. If your plans change and you cannot attend, please contact Erica Ely immediately at eely@umd.edu or 301.314.0362 so that your seat can be given to someone else. *RSVP for this event: http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3453. For additional information about this event, contact Erica Ely at eely@umd.edu.


2013 Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students

The American Bar Foundation is happy to announce that applications are now open for the 2013 Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students. Since 1988, this program has introduced over 100 talented undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to the rewards and demands of graduate study in law and the social sciences.
Four summer research fellows will be selected to participate in this 8-week residential program in Chicago during Summer 2013. Students will be provided with a stipend in addition to transportation and housing costs being covered. The attached poster contains more detailed information on the fellowship and how to apply. Applications are due by February 15, 2013.


Clinton Global Initiative University

Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), President Clinton hosts the CGI U meeting for students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Since its inaugural meeting in 2008, CGI U has brought together more than 4,500 student innovators and entrepreneurs from nearly 750 schools and more than 130 countries.

To be considered for attendance at CGI U, students must apply online at cgiu.org by November 30, 2012 for our early decision and travel assistance deadline, or by January 30, 2013 for our final application deadline.

In order to apply, students are required to develop a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable plan that addresses a challenge on campus, in the local community, or around the world. At the CGI U meeting, accepted students then have the opportunity to discuss global issues, develop practical skills, identify potential partners, and formulate concrete plans of action for the months ahead.

NSF & NASA Opportunities Galore! Internships, Fellowships, And More!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Mark Your Calendar, Support Fellow Terps: Nov 28 Health Fair

Knowledge about your health, and the health of the people and communities around you, is extraordinarily valuable & will serve you well throughout your life. Learn what you can, while you can!

Students in The School of Public Health's Department of Behavioral and Community Health organize health fairs for the surrounding communities each semester as part of their coursework, and on Wednesday, November 28, they are holding a health fair for the University of Maryland community here in the School of Public Health building (ground floor) from 2:00PM-5:00PM. There will be information and activities on health-related topics, including: nutrition, exercise, sexual health, vaccinations, coping with death, self-image, and domestic violence. There will also be a raffle for give-away items and gift certificates.

We would appreciate if you can share the details of this event with your classmates, friends and family. Let's support our fellow Terps and their tremendous effort to bring valuable information to our campus and community. http://ter.ps/healthNov28


Juniors! Check Out The Beinecke Scholarship Program!

The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides graduate study scholarships in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to JUNIORS of exceptional ability who have a high degree of financial need.

The Beinecke program seeks highly motivated and intellectually accomplished JUNIORS who plan to pursue graduate studies toward the Ph.D. in the arts, humanities, and social sciences after graduation. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2013 and August 2014.

FIELDS OF STUDY: The Beinecke program is open to students planning research-oriented Masters and Ph.D. studies in any fields in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Professionally-oriented degree programs in these fields ARE NOT supported.

FINANCIAL NEED: The Beinecke program seeks candidates who have a documented history of receiving significant need-based financial aid as an undergraduate. Candidates for nomination by the University of Maryland should be recipients of Pell Grants or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.

Candidates for the Beinecke Scholarship must be nominated by their university or college – the University of Maryland, College Park can nominate 1 outstanding junior annually to compete for a Beinecke Scholarship. To seek nomination, candidates must submit a complete draft of a Beinecke Scholarship application by February 4, 2013.

INFORMATION SESSIONS: Learn more about the Beinecke program by attending an information workshop at the National Scholarships Office. Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu for the session you plan to attend – if you are interested but cannot attend, please write us at the same address.

Tuesday, November 27 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 28 at 9 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 28 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 29 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Who may apply: To be eligible for Beinecke Scholarship nomination, a student must:
  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career. Generally, a minimum GPA of 3.7 will be required for nomination; exceptions may be made in extraordinary cases.
  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2012-2013 academic year.
  • Have firm plans to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences after graduation.
  • Be a United States citizen or a US national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Be a Pell Grant recipient as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland OR be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.
Award Amount: Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

Duration: Scholars must utilize all funding within five years.

Campus Deadline: February 4, 2013. This is the deadline for submitting a complete draft of a Beinecke application to be considered for University of Maryland, College Park nomination.

Website: www.BeineckeScholarship.org

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Be Inspirational: The BSOS International Peace and Relations Quote Contest

Following the success of the recent Chincoteague Hall renovation and inauguration, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) is sponsoring a student contest for the best quote from a world leader or well-known public figure, relating to international peace or international relations.

Students are encouraged to submit an inspirational quote that represents the essence of Chincoteague Hall as related to the research interests of its current occupants and in keeping with the theme of quotes currently on display throughout the building: peace, globalization, freedom and humanitarianism.

Learn more at: http://ter.ps/BSOSquote

Prizes:
Adding to the inspirational and unifying words inscribed upon the walls in Chincoteague Hall, the winning quote will be showcased and permanently etched onto one of the blank quote panels. In addition to making his or her mark on Chincoteague Hall by providing the quote that will be added to its walls, the winner will also receive a $250 gift certificate to the University Bookstore.

Eligibility:
Contest is open to all UMD students, but entries from students within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences will be given special consideration. All participants must be current students, enrolled in a degree seeking program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Students can be enrolled part-time or full-time, at any degree level.

All submissions must be submitted online at http://ter.ps/quotecontest by 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2013

Friday, November 9, 2012

Why Should College In MD Be Affordable?! Tell The SGA, Win Great Prizes!

BSOS wants to encourage each of you to submit an essay for SGA's Maryland Invests: College Affordability Essay Contest. They have a number of entries already, but they would love to receive more...

The essay contest asks UMD students to write an essay about why Maryland should keep college affordable. A panel of staff members and students will select the top 3 submissions, whose authors will win a semester's worth of textbooks, two tickets to the Maryland vs. Duke basketball game in the Athletic Director's suite, or an iPad 2. The essays will be consolidated and put into a book, a copy of which will be distributed to each Maryland state delegate and senator before they make decisions about tuition rates for next year. You can find more details here: http://www.mdsga.com/marylandinvests.

This contest has the potential to make a huge difference, but they need students who are willing to share their stories in order to have a meaningful impact. Go get 'em Terps!

Passionate About Human Right?! The Humanity in Action Fellowship is For You

2013 HUMANITY IN ACTION FELLOWSHIP
May 27 - June 30, 2013
Amsterdam · Berlin · Copenhagen · Lyon · Warsaw

Are you ready to change the world?

Humanity in Action has now opened applications for their 2013 Fellowship Programs in Europe.

Humanity in Action invites applications from talented college students and recent graduates who are intellectually gifted, mature, independent and passionate about human rights. Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors and graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2010 and 2011 are eligible to apply. Students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Learn more about the Humanity in Action Fellowship » 

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of students and young professionals to study minority rights and to produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies resist intolerance and stand up for democratic values. The 2013 programs will begin in Washington, DC at the Council on Foreign Relations and subsequently take place for four weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon and Warsaw.

Applications are due on January 10, 2013. Apply »

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit organizations, museums and memorials. Participation requires a great deal of intellectual curiosity and stamina, as well as the ability to work effectively in international teams.

After the program, participants join the global alumni network of Humanity in Action Senior Fellows, and can take advantage of special professional fellowship opportunities, such as internship programs in the U.S. Congress and European Parliament.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our staff at admissions@humanityinaction.org.

Social Media: Pay Very Close Attention

Terps! For the past year, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences has been lecturing to select groups of students on the considerations of using social media & networking websites, the importance of data privacy, and what these things mean in terms of employment and academic admissions. It is our hope to regularly bring this information to our students, who are and will continue to be largely affected by these forces, and a common (but unfortunate) misunderstanding of the long-term consequences of posting questionable material.

The truth is that more than 80% of employers search an applicant's social media profiles during the recruitment process. 50% of law schools, and 30% of graduate programs do the same during their admissions processes. These numbers have climbed, exponentially, every year (in 2008, these numbers were all in the single digits). Very soon, social media and an individuals digital 'footprint' will be considered in any and all circumstances where your judgement, performance, honesty, reputation, and personality weigh heavily. Unfortunately, there are also nearly NO laws protecting you from the use of this information, as most items have been posted voluntarily, on public forums.

In response to a question from a 16-year old in Detroit, who recently asked President Barack Obama what advice he would give to someone who aspires to reach the Oval Office, President Obama simply stated,

"Be careful what you post on Facebook."

If you are interested in learning "why", and having BSOS give an engaging, impactful and eye-opening presentation on social media and its considerations for students, faculty and/or staff, please contact BSOS@umd.edu. We would be happy to work with you to make sure your group, organization, class or program has access to truly critical information.

Have a great weekend Terps, and...be careful what you post on Facebook.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

GIS Day 2012: Discovering the World Through GIS

GIS Day 2012: Discovering the World Through GIS

On November 14, 2012 join in the worldwide celebration of GIS Day, the annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives. GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

What is GIS? Watch UMD's GIS Day 2012 video HERE.

The Department of Geographical Sciences is sponsoring and hosting a day of activites, lectures and 'open houses' designed to showcase how faculty and researchers are using geographic information systems (GIS) technology to change, and save, our world.

GIS technology is used in a very wide range of industries, research and fields - including mobile technology, public health, mapping, emergency management, transportation and solar energy. Below is a listing of the events scheduled for GIS Day 2012 at the University of Maryland. We encourage you to attend as many activites as possible to learn about how this amazing technology is utilized!

Check out BSOS's GIS Day 2012 website for more information on the activities, events and lectures going on around campus!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Stressed Out? Wellness @ Maryland Wants to Help!

Wellness @ Maryland is asking for students help in identifying ways we can work to help to reduce the overwhelming stress experienced by many students on our campus.

Undergraduate Students: Join us for a focus group on Thursday, November 8 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Health Center, Sahet room (ground floor) to talk about stress on campus.
RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/543899815627523/

Free food and drinks will be provided.

If you have any questions, you can contact Hope McPhatter (HMcPhatter@health.umd.edu), or Natasha Paleau (NPaleau@umd.edu).

Don't Miss This Lecture: Norman R. Augustine

The Deans of the University of Maryland cordially invite you to attend a lecture with

Norman R. Augustine
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation

“The University of the Future”
Thursday, November 8, 2012
University of Maryland
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Orem Hall
2:00 pm - 3:00pm

Reception immediately following

Norman R. Augustine is the former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Upon retirement, he joined the faculty of Princeton University. He previously served as chairman and principal officer of the AmericanRed Cross for nine years. He also served as chair of The National Academies' Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st Century that produced the report Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future in 2005.

A recipient of the President's National Medal of Technology and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Public Service Award, Mr. Augustine has a long and distinguished career in the aerospace industry as well as in public service as an Assistant Secretary of the Army, Under Secretary of the Army, and later Acting Secretary of the Army. In addition to numerous corporate and non-profit board memberships, Mr. Augustine currently serves on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and he has served as a trustee of Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds 27 honorary degrees.

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program!

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project. For the summer of 2013, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have completed at least two full semesters by the end of spring 2013, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in fall 2013. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2013 awards will be Monday, February 4, 2013. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions about the summer 2013 MSS program. Please note: All information sessions will be held in 2403 Marie Mount Hall. We ask that you reply tougresearch@umd.edu indicating the session you plan to attend as space is limited (if you are interested but cannot attend reply to the same address to be notified about additional sessions).

Maryland Summer Scholars Information Sessions:
Friday, November 9 at 9 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 9 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 9 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, November 12 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, November 12 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 13 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November13 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 14 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 14 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at:http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/summerscholars.php
The online MSS application form will become available on Friday, November 16, 2012.

ARHU Dean's Lecture Series: David Alan Grier!!!

David Alan Grier will be on campus next Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Reserve your FREE tickets now through the Clarice Smith Center website at http://ter.ps/dagriertix or by calling 301.405.ARTS. Click on the image below to view the full sized lineup.


Who Isn't Fascinated by Helicopters? Check Out This Lecture!

"The Impact of Helicopters in Society Today: Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, and National Defense, with a Special Appearance by the Gamera Human-Powered Helicopter Team"

Ashish Bagai
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Captain Daniel Brown
U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot and Clark School Student

Deputy William Schepleng
Aero-Gyro Pilot, Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office

Members of the Gamera Human-Powered Helicopter Team

Moderator: Mike Hirschberg
Executive Director, American Helicopter Society

Co-Sponsored by the American Helicopter Society International

Thursday, November 8, 2012
5:00 p.m.

University of Maryland, College Park

Want to Play Some BBall?

The American Red Cross UMD is planning a basketball tournament next semester. If your organization/committee is interested in forming a basketball team, just e-mail the project coordinator at rudofia@terpmail.umd.edu and they will put you on the list and keep you updated on the locations, times, dates, etc. Have fun Terps!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

University Career Center & President's Promise: Events

HIGHLIGHTED CAREER EVENT:

Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Museums, Archives, and Cultural Resource Management
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 • 4:30 -6:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Interested in a career or internship in a museum, archival studies, or cultural resource management? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. *Please RSVP to this event. Professional dress is suggested and you may bring several copies of your resume.

Participating employers include:
· Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
· Historic Annapolis Foundation
· John Milner Associates, Inc. (JMA)
· National Archives and Records Administration
· Department of Transportation, DE
· UMD Libraries, Special Collections & Nonprint Media Services
· Department of Defense, ODUSD
· Federal Highway Administration
· Anthropology Doctoral Student
*RSVP for this event: http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3176. For additional information about this event, contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu.


INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: How to Find An Internship
Thursday, November 08, 2012 • 4:00 -5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Not sure where to start with your internship search -- or feel like you're at a standstill and not sure about the next steps to take? Learn more about resources available to help you research internship opportunities, strategies to connect with UMD alumni to network with industry professionals, and how to best market yourself on your resume and during interviews.*RSVP for this event:http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3254. For additional information about this event, contact Jalisa Whitley at jw2869@umd.edu.


Start Up Career and Internship Fair 2012
Friday, November 09, 2012 • 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union

Jobs and Internships at startup firms can be both exciting and challenging, a great environment for current college students and recent graduates. The Washington, DC and Baltimore areas are home to many of these organizations and they are looking for talented, diverse, and creative people like you. Do not miss your opportunity to network with these cutting edge employers! OVER 70 EMPLOYERS ARE REGISTERED TO ATTEND! This fair is open to all students and alumni, especially those from universities in the Maryland and DC metro area. Feel free to invite friends. More Info (RSVP) and List of Employers:www.Careers.umd.edu/StartUpFair. For additional information about this event, contact Megan O'Rourke at morourk2@umd.edu.


Southwest Airlines: Employer Networking Sessions
Monday, November 12, 2012 • 5:30 -7:00 p.m.
Location: 1505 Van Munching Hall

Southwest Airlines will be hiring over 100 students as interns in Summer 2013 in over 30 fields. Please check their website -http://southwest.com/careers/internships - starting on 11/5 for full descriptions! Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.*RSVP for this event:http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3542. For additional information about this event, contact Adrianne Bradford at abradfor@umd.edu.


Prince George's County Police Department : Employer of the Day
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Stamp Student Union - Food Court

Prince George's County Police Department will be distributing recruiting materials to students of all majors. For additional information about this event, contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.


Creative Learning: Employer Networking Sessions
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 • 2:00 -3:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

America's Unofficial Ambassadors is a citizen diplomacy initiative dedicated to improving relations between America and Muslim world through volunteer service. AUA is a program of Creative Learning, a Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization. AUA is increasing the number of Americans who volunteer in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. AUA's upcoming summer programs in Indonesia and Zanzibar offer students a chance to gain hands-on professional experience, learn languages and earn academic credit. Learn more at www.unoffcialambassadors.org. Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. *RSVP for this event:http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3457. For additional information about this event, contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu


Etiquette Dinner
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 • 6:00 -8:00 p.m.
Location: Orem Alumni Hall | Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

When can I begin my meal? Which glass is mine? Where do I put my elbows? Learn the answers to these questions and many more at the Alumni Association Etiquette Dinner at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on Tuesday, November 13 from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy a delectable meal and learn proper dining etiquette that will dazzle your friends and family—not to mention prospective employers! A certified etiquette expert will guide participants through a sit down, 3-course meal, providing lessons on everything from eating utensils to interesting conversation starters.

Don’t miss out on this popular event hosted by the Alumni Association.

*To register, please visit alumni.umd.edu/ED12. Cost: $10 for students. Refunds for cancellations will not be permitted after Nov. 6. For additional information about this event, contact Kourtney Temple at ktemple@ur.umd.edu.


International Internships Panel: Student Perspectives
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Interested in interning abroad? Curious to learn more about the options that exist? Hear from a panel of current UMD students who have gained valuable experience through internships in other countries. Lunch provided! *RSVP for this event:http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3540. For additional information about this event, contact Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu.


Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Education and Youth Programs
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • 4:30 -6:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Interested in a career or internship working with youth? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. Please RSVP to this event. Professional dress is suggested and you may bring several copies of your resume.

Employers Include:
· The Reading Partners Program
· E. L. Haynes Public Charter School-Washington, DC
· City Year
· DC Rooted in Literacy
· Urban Teacher Center
· More employers will be added soon. Please check our calendar.
*RSVP for this event: http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3177

For additional information about this event, contact Stacey Brown at sbrown2@umd.edu.


Career Shuttle: Smithsonian Student Field Trip
Friday, November 30, 2012 • 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

The University Career Center & The President's Promise sponsors opportunities for students to visit employer sites from various industries. Seats on the shuttle are limited-- RSVP today! Our tour and information session will be hosted by the National Museum of American History. However, an overview of internship opportunities in the other museums will be provided, as well.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: As the world’s largest museum complex, the Smithsonian spans 19 museums, the National Zoo, cutting edge research facilities, and extensive education and outreach programs across the world. At any given time, the Smithsonian employs 6,000 staff members, and hosts thousands of researchers, volunteers, and over 1,300 interns yearly. The Smithsonian is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and operates museums and facilities in New York, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Massachusetts, Arizona, and Panama. To learn about the wide variety of internships available at the Smithsonian, check this out:http://www.si.edu/OFI/Internships . This field trip is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all majors. APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: Minimum attire for ALL trips is business casual unless otherwise specified.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Seats are limited. Please RSVP below. If your plans change and you cannot attend, please contact Erica Ely immediately at eely@umd.edu or 301.314.0362 so that your seat can be given to someone else. *RSVP for this event:http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3453. For additional information about this event, contact Erica Ely at eely@umd.edu

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Stressed Out?! Wellness @ Maryland Wants to Help You!

Wellness @ Maryland is asking for students' help in identifying ways we can work to help to reduce the overwhelming stress experienced by many students on our campus.

Undergraduate Students: Join us for a focus group on Thursday, November 8 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Health Center, Sahet room (ground floor) to talk about stress on campus.
RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/543899815627523/

Graduate Students: Join us for a focus group on Tuesday, November 6 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Health Center, Sahet room (ground floor) to talk about stress on campus.
RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/202395173227998/

Free food and drinks will be provided.

If you have any questions, you can contact me (info is below), Hope McPhatter (HMcPhatter@health.umd.edu), or Natasha Paleau (NPaleau@umd.edu).

Interested in a Career at the Department of Homeland Security?


Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently announced the creation of the Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP), a new initiative to recruit exceptional recent graduates for careers at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The announcement was made at a meeting of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC), a federal advisory committee comprised of prominent university presidents and academic leaders. 

“DHS is committed to providing rewarding and challenging careers for the next generation of homeland security leaders,” said Secretary Napolitano. “The Secretary’s Honors Program will help build a pipeline of talent critical to DHS’ missions and ensure the Department employs the most qualified, and highly trained workforce both now and in the future.”

Qualified candidates for the SHP compete for a limited number of positions across the Department, and are selected based on their academic performance, experience and other criteria. This premier program includes six different career tracks, and individuals who possess relevant graduate or undergraduate degrees may apply for fellowships related to information technology, cybersecurity, policy, management, emergency management, and law. 

Those selected for the program will be offered a variety of incentives and enhanced career opportunities including Department rotations, mentorships, focused on-the-job training and inclusion in various professional development programs. Each fellowship lasts one or two years, and participants may have the opportunity to convert to permanent federal positions at DHS. 

Learn more about the SHP at www.dhs.gov/secretarys-honors-program.

Opportunities to Participate in Research!

What: Culture and decision-making study for Afghan-Americans and Americans of European Heritage!

Where: Stamp Student Union

Researchers at the University of Maryland in College Park are running a study to better understand the role that cultural background plays in the way people make decisions. Currently, our team is recruiting English-speaking participants who are immigrants from Afghanistan, the children of Afghan immigrants, or Americans of European heritage.

This study involves the completion of an on-line questionnaire lasting no longer than 1.5 hours in total. As compensation, each participant will be entered into a drawing to win one of several $300 gift certificates to Target. Chance of winning is 1 in 20.

If you think you fit the criteria above and are interested in participating, please email Ivica at cpsurvey@umd.edu, or call (301) 226-9075.

For more information, contact:
Ivica
(301) 226-9075
cpsurvey@umd.edu

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CAN YOU HEAR or READ ME NOW? Good! Participant call...

What: This study investigates a person’s ability to read or hear sentences with distortion while undergoing functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) brain scanning. Several cognitive and language tasks will be administered in addition to fMRI.

Where: Study will be held at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center on Greenmead Drive, near UMCP campus. Campus shuttles to Courtyards are available, which drop off next to the MNC.

Research participants must be fluent speakers of American English, right-handed, between 18 and 23 years of age, have good reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills in English, have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (contact lenses are fine, no eyeglasses), and normal hearing. Research participants should NOT have any of the following: history of neurological and psychological disorders, or learning disabilities.

Compensation: $20 per hour for up to 2 ½ hours.

For more information, please email: neuroimaging@casl.umd.edu

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What: Brain Training to Improve Language Learning

Train your working memory and help scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) learn how to help you learn and use foreign languages! You can receive $10 per hour of participation in this study, with participation time varying between 10 and 20 hours.

Working memory is what you use to store and process information in real time. You use working memory whenever you have to: focus, filter out distraction, switch between tasks, understand text or speech, or learn a new language. CASL scientists have developed a training regime to train working memory.

What will you be asked to do?

The length of participation ranges from 9 hours to 19 hours, spaced over several weeks and multiple 1 and 2-hour sessions. During these sessions you will be asked to complete tasks of memory, reading, thinking, and problem solving.

To be eligible to participate:

• You must be a Native English speaker between the ages of 18-40.
• You must have normal, or corrected to normal, hearing and vision.
• You must have unimpaired use of your dominant writing hand.
• You do not have a personal history of neurological, neuropsychiatric, psychiatric disorders, or learning disabilities.
• You do not have a recent history of excessive alcohol consumption, drug use, or substance abuse.

For more info, please contact: braintraining@umd.edu

Mark Your Calendar: Veterans Day Celebration


The Veterans Day Celebration at the Chapel, capping a full week of Veteran activities, will be memorable. Three Veterans who are part of the University family will share their stories: Valarie R. Austin, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point currently receiving her second Bachelor of Science degree; Robert Mueck, Captain with the University of Maryland Police and Training Director of the UMD Police Academy; and David Boucher, a Pat Tillman Military Scholar alumnus now working in private industry.

The program, open to all, will take place on Friday, November 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and will conclude with a festive lunch in the Memorial Chapel Garden. Thanks to a generous donor, your presence will help to build the Veterans scholarship fund.

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