Thursday, October 3, 2013

Career Center Opportunities & Workshops! Mark Those Calendars!

FAIR OPPORTUNITIES

Law School Fair 2013
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union
This event provides a unique opportunity for students and alumni considering law school to meet face to face with law school admissions representatives from across the country. Over 100 law schools are registered to attend this event. Suggested attire for this event is business casual. Students: See who will be attending the fair: https://umd-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=LAWSCHOOL13. For additional information about this event: contact Gregory Shaffer, Esq. - Coordinator of Pre-Law Advising at gshaffer@umd.edu.


EMPLOYER NETWORKING SESSIONS- University Career Center
*RSVP for any of the events below by visiting the Center’s website (http://www.careers.umd.edu/events.cfm?frame=upcoming&type_id=31) and registering. Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: 1207 Van Munching Hall
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty. Every year, J-PAL and its partner organizations (IPA, CEGA, EPoD, IFMR, CMF) hire for around 100 research, capacity building, and policy positions around the world. Positions may be located at numerous universities, research centers, and non-profit organizations connected to the work of J-PAL’s affiliated professors. The information session will highlight our current openings and application tips. We are seeking undergraduate and graduate students with a background in economics and public policy. Browse our job and internship opportunities on our jobs database: http://www.povertyactionlab.org/jobs. For additional information about this event: contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu.

Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Paralegal and Legal Services
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Interested in a career in paralegal or legal services? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. The first hour is a panel discussion followed by an hour of informal socializing and networking. Professional attire is suggested and you may bring several copies of your resume.
Participating Organizations Include:
·         Public Defender Service for D.C.
·         University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (Admissions)
·         Federal Trade Commission, Honors Paralegal Program
·         And more

For additional information about this event: contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu.

Bender Virtual Career Fair-Employment for People with Disabilities
Thursday, October 10, 2013 • 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=4475
Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship? This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend. Great opportunity for college students & college grads with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including Abbott, American Airlines, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, FAA, PwC, Peace Corps, USDA, & More Great Employers! Register at http://www.disability.careereco.net.  
 
JBG Undergraduate Company Presentation

Thursday, October 10, 2013 • 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Four Points Sheraton | 1201 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
We invite you to join members of The JBG Companies to learn more about the firm. This presentation will feature individuals from across the firm’s three broad business areas: investment management, real estate development, and asset management. Q&A Session Immediately Following Presentation. RSVP by Friday, October 4th to Lauren Rash | lrash@jbg.com. For additional information about this event:
contact Laura Rash at lrash@jbg.com or JBG.com.

Foreign Language Opportunities with the CIA: Employer Networking Sessions
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center & The President's Promise
The CIA will present an information session on their foreign language opportunities. They are interested in students with foreign language experience. For additional information about this event: contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.

PREP WORKSHOPS

*RSVP for any of the events below by visiting the Center’s website (www.Careers.umd.edu/events.cfm?frame=upcoming&type_id=31) and registering.

Practice Makes Perfect: How to Sell Yourself in Interviews for Internships
Thursday, October 03, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
When searching for internships, it is important to effectively articulate your experiences in an interview setting. This interactive session will help students learn about different types of interviews (in-person, phone, Skype, group, etc.) and how to effectively handle each one. We will also discuss the power in storytelling and provide an effective formula to help your story stay on track. This session is intended to be fun and provide students with an opportunity to practice! For additional information about this event: contact Erica Ely at eely@umd.edu.

Find a Job: Employer Targeted Search Tips
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Tired of searching through job boards to locate open positions?
Are you having a difficult time finding your ideal position? Attend this workshop to learn tips for identifying organizations of interest as well as how to connect with employers and develop a relationship prior to a position being advertised (potentially giving you the inside scoop). After all, employers have been known to “create” positions for the right candidate. For additional information about this event: contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu.

Know your Rights as an Employee - A workshop presented by The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Thursday, October 10, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
With the goal of educating the community about their rights and responsibilities from a legal perspective, CAIR civil rights attorneys present information about the rights of individuals as employees in this interactive workshop. The workshop will cover the specific laws that protect individual’s employment rights, outline religious accommodations in the workplace, discuss fairness in hiring/firing/promotions, and provide concrete steps and resources on how to deal with workplace discrimination. This presentation includes an interactive PowerPoint presentation followed by a Q&A session. After the workshop, participants will know basic civil rights laws and their application and be empowered to contact CAIR to report a complaint should they ever be faced with a challenge. For additional information about this event: contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu.