Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Career Center Opportunities! Network & Be Discovered!

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

Career Panel: Changing the World Through Service
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Interested in serving your country & world after graduation? Want to make a difference?
Hear from popular programs such as:
Peace Corps, Teach for America, City Year, Teach for All, and more!
These programs are looking for students of all majors! For additional information about this event:
contact Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu.

NIH Panel: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
The National Institutes of Health will be at the University of Maryland to talk to students about various administrative and scientific student and recent graduate opportunities. You will get to hear from current student interns/recent graduates, scientists and administrative staff who currently work at the NIH. In addition, you will get to network with them after the panel session. Bring your questions and come ready to learn about all the employment/research opportunities that the National Institutes of Health has to offer you. For additional information about this event: contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.

Peace Corps Story Time at UMD: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: McKeldin Library - Special Events Room 6137
Interested in joining the Peace Corps? Curious about what it’s really like to live and work abroad?
Join us for Peace Corps Story Time at UMD and listen to returned Peace Corps Volunteers’ tales of life and adventure abroad. The storytelling show will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and be followed by a reception (with light refreshments) from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with returned Volunteers and a Peace Corps Regional Recruiter Skyler Dobert (returned Peace Corp Volunteer, Togo 2010-2012). Get one-on-one time to ask about their Peace Corps experiences and tips in the application process. 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) and registering.

International Students' Job Search Series: Networking your way to your dream job
Friday, November 15, 2013 • 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Why is networking so important in the job searching process, particularly for international students? What does networking look like in the U.S. vs. in your home country? How do international students overcome cultural barriers and network in the U.S.? This workshop starts with a general introduction of the importance of network, and then moves to a discussion on how networking in the U.S. may be different from your home country. We will also talk about strategies that international students could use to successfully network their way to their dream. For additional information about this event: contact Linda LeNoir at llenoir@umd.edu.

International Internships Panel: Student Perspectives
Monday, November 18, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
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.
Student panelists include:
Mackenzie Burnett, UK Parliament, United Kingdom
Courtni Berry, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Tanzania
Carrie Hildebrandt, House of Grace & Center for Democracy and Community, Israel
Alexander Pryor, International Student Conferences, Inc, South Korea
Nyana Quashie, Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps, Nicaragua
Lunch provided! For additional information about this event: contact Erica Ely at eely@umd.edu.

Climbing the Social Ladder: Minorities in Corporate America
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
The Black Political Student Association presents an illuminating reality of minorities succeeding, competing, and acclimating in Corporate America. Come hear the panel discussion on the truths of being a minority in the workforce in a supposed post-racial society. The topics will include institutionalized racism, collegiate graduation rates of minorities, traditional ethnic styles that are not accepted in the workplace, difference in wages, and other aspects of the workforce in which minorities might have to comply. For additional information about this event: contact Jasmine Jones at 93jonesj@gmail.com.

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: How to Find an Internship Workshop
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you're at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search? Just using Google will not find you an internship! To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:
· Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
· Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
· Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career fieldFor additional information about this event: contact Johana Guerra at jguerra@umd.edu.

"Secrets to Success"
Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
This workshop will address secrets to building success regardless of what industry, profession, or business you pursue. It is designed to give you tools and information not found in the classroom while aiding in preparing you for a fast-paced global economy. Come ready to learn, ask questions, and join the discussion of the secrets to success.  This event is in partnership with the undergraduate S.T.E.P. student group and the University of Maryland Black Alumni Association.  All are invited. For additional information about this event: contact Linda LeNoir at llenoir@umd.edu.

Peer to Peer: Resume Thursdays
Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: McKeldin Library Room 2109 Terrapin Learning Commons (TLC)
The University Career Center & The President's Promise Peer Career Educators (PCEs) will be available to offer resume critiques for undergraduate students on a walk-in basis. Please bring a copy of your resume! For additional information about this event: contact Stacey Brown, Ph.D. at sbrown2@umd.edu.