Thursday, January 31, 2013

Career Tips for Juniors and Seniors

 A career message for rising Juniors & Seniors

3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing ● 301.314.7225 ●

As you prepare to enter your junior or senior year at the University of Maryland, consider the facts below.


1. Students with internships are more likely to receive full-time job offers than their peers who didn't.*

2. Employers who recruit at Maryland say that applicants without internship experience are not competitive in today's employment market.

3. Most employers make full-time job offers during fall semester of the student’s senior year so waiting until then to have an internship may be too late.*

4. Students who utilize their campus career centers are more likely to get job offers.*


1. Partner with the Center to obtain internships and other experiences as early as possible.

2. Learn about career assistance appointments (schedule an appointment) and utilize The Center’s online resources.

3. Use your summer to get a head start on career-related activities, so you are prepared to make your junior and senior year as productive as possible.

 Update your Careers4Terps account or register to take advantage of internship opportunities in your career areas of interest. Remember to set up a Search Agent and have opportunities emailed to you when they are available.

 Utilize Candid Career to explore industries and listen to professionals in your field of interest.

 Investigate Career Links on the Center's website for internship-specific sites.

 Use Resume Builder to develop targeted resumes and cover letters to support your internship search and have Center staff critique them.

 Access online the Terp Guide- Internship & Job Search (PDF file) for helpful tips on finding an internship and preparing for a job search.

 Conduct informational interviews with employers of interest to increase your network of contacts and knowledge of your interest field.

 Consider interning abroad through Maryland-in-London, Haifa, Alcala, or Shanghai programs.

 Plan to attend the Centers Fall or Spring Internship & Career Fair as well as employer networking sessions scheduled throughout the fall and spring semester.

 Schedule a Virtual Mock Interview to see how well you interview.

 Consider graduate or professional school, finding out about the application process, entrance exams and approaching faculty to request letters of recommendation.

The University Career Center & The President’s Promise is looking forward to working with you. Start your career exploration early ...because you truly can't stay in school forever.

* National Association of Colleges and Employers 2010 Student Survey

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Graduation and Important Deadlines

If you are planning to graduate in May 2013, it is important for you to complete the steps below. Graduating is a huge accomplishment and one that you have worked very hard to achieve.

That being said the College and Departmental Advisors in BSOS are asking you to check to make sure that you are registered for all the classes that you need in order to graduate this May. We would like for each of you to do the following three things:

1-Check your unofficial transcript online to review your registration, repeated coursework, earned credits and any transfer credits you may have earned for accuracy.

2-Check to see that your requirements will be met this semester by using Degree Navigator online. Go to and click on the words Degree Navigator located on the bottom center of the screen and then log in using your directory id and password. If requirements listed are unfulfilled you will not graduate.

3- Seek advising if you have any questions about your academic record or what is listed in Degree Navigator.

Please do this today and then follow up with your department or college advisor before February 5th if neccessary. February 5th is the last day to adjust your schedule and the last day to apply for graduation. If schedule adjustment is necessary now is the time to find out!!!

Thank you for your time and action on these requests.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pell Grant Recipient? Want to Study Abroad? Check Out the Gilman International Scholarship!

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen? Are you thinking about studying abroad this Summer 2013, Fall 2013, or Fall/Spring 2013-14?

Learn about the Gilman International Scholarship, which provides up to $5,000 for Pell Grant recipients to study abroad. In the past two years 59 Maryland students have won Gilman Scholarships!

Please join us for a panel discussion with returned Gilman Scholarship recipients and staff from Education Abroad and the National Scholarships Office:

Date and Time: Friday, February 1, 4:00 pm
Location: St. Mary's Hall, Multipurpose Room (adjacent to the patio facing McKeldin library)

Please RSVP to - Food and refreshments will be served.

Interested but unable to attend? Please contact gilman@umd.eduto learn more.

Eligibilty: To be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship you must be a Pell Grant recipient, a US Citizen, and planning to study abroad for at least 4 weeks.

Interested in International Development & Conflict Management? You Can Minor In It!

Apply now to the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management!

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world. Apply now to begin the program in Fall 2013!

To apply, or for more information, visit the program website

Applications are due by 5PM Friday, February 22, 2013.

Interested in Preventing Health Disparities? Two Internship Opportunities!

A) The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer program designed for undergraduates, as well as, recent baccalaureate degree students who are interested in learning more about preventing health disparities. The program begins May 27, 2013 and ends August 2, 2013.This program's ultimate goal is to promote a more diversified and equal health system by introducing highly qualified undergraduate students (juniors and, seniors with a GPA 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale; and students who received their baccalaureate degree within 12 months of MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation) from underrepresented groups to the field of public health. All students interested in addressing health disparities are encouraged to apply.

The program kicks off with an orientation at KKI/Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore MD, the student then returns to their training site and the program closes with a visit and ceremony at the CDC in Atlanta, GA. The student selects one of three MCHC/RISE-UP training sites (Maryland, California or South Dakota); the one that is closest to their permanent residence. Three public health leadership experiences are offered at each MCHC/RISE-UP site – Clinical/Community, Community Engagement and Advocacy and Research. Students may choose up to two (2) leadership experiences at one (1) of the aforementioned locations. A $3,500 stipend is provided to all program participants. Student housing and round-trip travel for out-of-state applicants is also available. All program activities are contingent on CDC funding.

Application Guidelines:
To apply for admission into MCHC/RISE-UP, please complete the requiredapplication package by Thursday, February 14, 2013.
For additional program information, please contact:

B) The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is a CDC funded 9-week summer program providing educational and professional development opportunities for students from underrepresented populations and those interested in addressing health disparities related to infectious diseases. The program begins May 27, 2013, with an orientation at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland (Students assigned to CDC will have their CDC orientation in Atlanta on Thursday and Friday of the first week.) During the remaining eight weeks of the program, students receive mentored research and professional development experiences at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia or in Baltimore, Maryland at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Bloomberg School of Public Health, or the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The final day of the program is July 26, 2013. Students who are members of under-represented populations (as defined by the federal government) are strongly encouraged to apply!

Program Benefits:
A $4,000 stipend is provided for all participants.
Housing and round-trip travel are also available for out-of-state students.
Sponsorship to attend a national scientific meeting following abstract submission
Sponsored membership in the American Public Health Association (APHA)

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to be considered for acceptance into this program, the applicant must:
Be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program.
Have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Have the ability to commit to the length of the fellowship

Application Guidelines:
To be considered for admission, students must complete an application package. The application package should be submitted no later thanThursday, February 14, 2013.
For additional program information, please contact

Exploring Your Research Opportunities? Check These Out!


Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review dozens of available opportunities by visiting our website at:

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. Nearly 100 projects are listed with more being added daily. 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.

ELIGIBILITY: Any student in good academic standing 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.

Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Israeli/Palestinian Conflict’s Impact on the Arab and Jewish Diasporas in Latin America

The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict’s Impact on the Arab and Jewish Diasporas in Latin America

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 12:30-2:30 PM

Location: 0142 Holzapfel Hall, Jewish Studies Conference Room

Event Details: Brown Bag lunch discussion featuring Professor Edward ‘Edy’ Kaufman, renowned research scholar on conflict resolution and dialogue. He will be presenting research on long distance nationalism as seen in the Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Drinks will be provided. For more information, please contact Sihan Wang at

Want to Be a Maryland Summer Scholar?! Apply Now!

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.

Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at:

Please send any questions about the MSS program to

BSOS Internationalization Internship: Apply Now!!!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Internationalization Internship – Position Description

Learning Outcomes – Intern will:

· Work directly under the guidance and supervision of the Student Enrichment Administrator, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
· Utilize skills he or she has learned previously, such as Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, in an office environment
· Have opportunities to learn new software skills, such as Qualtrics and Microsoft Publisher
· Further develop oral communication skills while interviewing and conducting discussions with faculty
· Learn more about campus resources related to area studies, international film, ethnic studies and cross-cultural service learning


· Assist in the marketing of BSOS Global Scholars, a new program starting fall 2013, for which applications will be accepted in February 2013
· Assist in testing the online application for BSOS Global Scholars
· Assist in processing applications for BSOS Global Scholars
· Assist in setting up interviews for candidates for BSOS Global Scholars
· Gather resources for the development of the Canvas course space for the fall 2013 BSOS Global Scholars seminar
· Sort and filter information in Excel spreadsheets on BSOS international alumni
· Begin collecting information from BSOS faculty on international research experience and interests
· Assist in developing a database of BSOS faculty international research interests
· Other responsibilities as may arise related to international activities within BSOS, international students and/or education abroad

Minimum qualifications: Candidates must be currently enrolled as undergraduates at the University of Maryland. A GPA of 2.5 or better is required. Candidates must also:
Have completed at least two semesters at the University of Maryland
Have excellent oral and written communication skills
Have good Microsoft Office skills, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
Listen well
Be punctual and reliable, learn quickly, and fulfill assignments on time
Have the ability to conduct short research assignments independently

NOTE: Candidates applying to the inaugural class of BSOS Global Scholars may not apply for this internship

Desired qualifications:
BSOS Major
Experience with databases
Experience with Microsoft Publisher
International background, international experience, or ethnic studies background

Intern is expected to work 5-10 hours per week beginning in February 2013. The internship is designed to qualify for BSOS 388I elective credit for two or three credits depending on the intern’s schedule and availability.

To Apply: Applicants must submit by email to or as hard copies to Kathryn Hopps’ mail box in 2141 Tydings Hall:

· Resume
· Cover letter
· Up-to-date unofficial transcript
· Names and contact information for two references including any combination of:
  • employer(s) 
  • internship supervisor(s) 
  • research assistantship supervisor(s) 
  • faculty to whom you have submitted at least two written assignments (for applicants who have completed fewer than three semesters at the University of Maryland one reference may be a senior year high school teacher) 
Application deadline: February 1, 2013.

Panel Discussion: The 2013 Israeli Elections

Today, Monday, January 28 from 4-6 PM in the Prince George’s Room in Stamp, there will be panel discussion on the outcome of the recent Israeli elections and their impact on US – Israeli relations and peace in the Middle East. Refreshments will be served. Below is the event flyer. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Elliott at

Please RSVP by clicking here.


Research Seminar: Leadership and Strategy in Times of Uncertainty

The Research Seminar Series includes fascinating speakers and interesting topics. For undergraduates, this may be a great opportunity to learn more about a potential employer and to network on campus - meet faculty, administration and industry executives, as well as other Terps who share your interests and career passions.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Leadership and Strategy in Times of Uncertainty
Featured Speaker: Dr. John Evans, Vice President, Technology, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pepco Room, Room 1105, Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building

John Evans will be discussing the business, strategic, and technical perspectives on the role of technology and innovation at Lockheed Martin as the corporation continues to grow core businesses, develop new initiatives and diversify into adjacent markets. As the corporation’s technical ambassador, Dr. Evans develops and enhances relationships with governments, universities, and businesses globally. The University of Maryland and Lockheed Martin formalized a Strategic Partnership in 2010 to promote work in three key areas: Centers of Collaboration, joint pursuit of business opportunities, and enhanced research and development. Dr. Evans serves on the Strategic Partnership Advisory Board.

RSVP to by February 1, 2013. For more information contact Anne Geronimo at

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Important Spring Semester 2013 Dates

First Day of Classes January 23

Last Day for Schedule Adjustment February 5

Graduation Plan Deadline March 1

First Semester Students
Spring Freshman
Freshman Connection
New Transfers

Spring Break March 17-24

Last Day to Drop with a ‘W’ April 10

Last day of Classes May 9

Reading Day May 10

Final Exams May 11-17

Commencement- Main Ceremony May 19

Commencement-College/Department May 20

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hey May 2013 Graduates!!!
Have you applied for graduation?
If not go to TESTUDO to apply
Deadline for application is February 5, 2013

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

For more information on graduation ceremonies to go  

Friday, January 18, 2013

Want an Internship? The Career Center Will Show You How to Find One!

The Jump-Start Your Internship Search Certificate Program is a new initiative through the University Career Center & The President’s Promise to encourage students to jump-start their internship search and better prepare for the Career & Internship Fair (Feb. 26-28, 2013), on-campus interviews and the overall internship search process. If a student completes four easy steps, (s)he will earn a certificate and a professional portfolio to use during the Spring Career & Internship Fair!

Register here and complete all four steps below by Monday, February 25 to pick up a portfolio in time for the Spring Career & Internship Fair.

1. Attend one How to Find an Internship workshop (1 hour)
2. Attend one Finding an Internship at the Career & Internship Fair workshop (1 hour)
3. Receive one resume critique by a career counselor in our Center (Stop by our walk-in resume critiques in the Stamp or schedule a career assistance appointment)
4. Conduct one virtual mock interview through InterviewStream. Once logged into InterviewStream, select the “Internship Search Certificate” interview option. (30 minutes)

All workshops are in the University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing) unless otherwise stated.
Click on the program date to RSVP!

How to Find an Internship:
Wed, Jan. 30, 2013: 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Tues, Feb. 5, 2013: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Tues, Feb. 12, 2013: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Finding an Internship at the Career & Internship Fair:
Thurs, Feb. 7, 2013: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Mon, Feb. 18, 2013: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Wed, Feb. 20, 2013: 4 p.m.-5 p.m. in Oakland Hall Multipurpose Room

We hope you will jump-start your internship search with us! Register here.

Questions? Contact Erica Ely,, 301.314.0362

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Study Abroad Opportunities

BSOS students are encouraged to explore UMD's numerous study abroad opportunities. Education Abroad now has fixed application deadlines and competitive admissions. It’s never too early to meet with an advisor and to apply to programs and scholarships. Be sure to attend the Spring Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Grand Ballroom.

Important upcoming dates:

January 30:

Spring Study Abroad Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stamp Student Union,Grand Ballroom

February 1:

Spring Break UMD faculty-led applications due (the rolling admissions process is active; apply now!)

Fall Academic Year 2013-2104 Exchanges in Japan program applications due

March 1:

Summer 2013 UMD faculty-led program applications due

Summer 2013 UMD Education Abroad Scholarship application due

Fall Academic Year 2013-2104 Exchanges (all others) applications due

March 15:

Fall Academic Year 2013-2104 all other programs (Maryland-in and others) applications due

Summer 2013 all other programs applications due

Fall Academic Year 2013-2104 UMD Education Abroad Scholarship application due