Friday, March 29, 2013

Interested in Getting Some Volunteer Experience Working With Children?

Are you interested in getting some volunteer experience working with children? Want to have fun for a good cause?

America Reads*America Counts and Partners in Print invite you to volunteer for Maryland Counts Day, Maryland Reads Day and/or Partners in Print Family Day!

These are wonderful volunteering opportunities for students to engage in activities with children from several elementary schools in Prince George’s County. These events help children expand on their math and literacy skills, while also providing them with the opportunity to experience a college campus.

The events take place on campus, so no need to worry about transportation. Dates, times and locations are as follows:

Maryland Reads Day - Friday, April 26th from 8am—3pm; Cole Fieldhouse

Maryland Counts Day - Friday, May 3rd from 8am—3pm; Reckord Armory

Partners in Print Family DaySaturday, May 4th from 11:30am-5pm; Stamp Student Union (Spanish speakers wanted!)

The Volunteer Sign Up with for Maryland Reads Day, Maryland Counts Day, and Partners in Print Family Day is available at www.arac.umd.edu! Sign up for shifts for our fabulous celebration events!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Faculty-Led Holocaust Musuem Trip with Dr. Scott Roberts

Faculty led Holocaust Musuem Trip with Dr. Scott Roberts!

DSAC is coordinating an interactive trip to the Holocaust Museum led by Dr. Scott Roberts. These trips are meant to be an interactive way to build relationships with faculty. Dr. Roberts is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and teaches the Psychology of Evil or the Psychology of Communication and Persuasion.

The trip to the Holocaust Museum will be on Friday April 5th from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

The trip is free for students. After the museum tour Dr. Roberts will lead a discussion of the psychology behind the Holocaust over a complimentary lunch. All students who attend are expected to stay for the lunch portion.

Who: Any BSOS Major

What: A free tour of the Holocaust Museum followed by lunch

When: April 5th - buses depart at 8:30am and return by 12:45 pm. Lunch will last until approximately 2:00 pm.

Where: The Holocaust Museum buses will depart from the side of STAMP facing Union Lane Garage.

Because space for this trip is limited interested students should complete the RSVP form ASAP. Students will be chosen via a lottery and will be notified. Although the trip and tour are free, please note that students who are selected to attend and do not show up will be charged $20 to their student accounts.

To RSVP please click here.

Contact marcirgoodman@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ADVANCED STATISTICS CREDIT DUPLICATION WARNING

Please note the following notice in the Schedule of Classes as it especially applies to BSOS students:

· Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GVPT422, PSYC200 or SOCY201.
· You may only earn credits for one of these courses!

Exception- ECON majors are required to take ECON 321 and therefore if they have credit for BMGT 230, have been allowed to keep those credits. This has been ECON’s policy for many years.

If you have any questions, please meet with an advisor.

Opportunity to Participate in Research on Vaccines!

Tell us what you think! The Maryland Center for Health Equity is trying to learn more about what you think about flu vaccines and vaccines for other illnesses. The project aims to understand why some people are less likely to get routine vaccinations (such as for seasonal flu) or vaccinations in an emergency situation (a pandemic of a new influenza virus). We want to hear from black/African descent and white people who were born in the U.S., speak English and are over 18. You will be asked to join a 90 minute group discussion and will be paid $50 for your time. We will NOT be giving vaccines. We will serve light snacks.

The Principal Investigator for this study is Dr. Sandra C. Quinn, senior associate director, Maryland Center for Health Equity. If you are interested in participating or have any questions about the study, please contact Leah Curran, Study Coordinator at the Maryland Center for Health Equity at 301-405-1464 or vaccinestudy@umd.edu.

This study is approved by the University of Maryland Institutional Review Board (IRBNET ID: 367080).

Undergraduate Research Day! Show Off Your Work!

Have you been involved in research as an undergraduate, either as an individual or as part of a team, at Maryland or beyond? Would you like the opportunity to present your work at Maryland’s largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments?

Then present your research at Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, May 1, 2013!

This year Undergraduate Research Day will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union, so your work will reach the widest possible audience.

The Undergraduate Research Day poster session will run from 1 to 4 pm on May 1, with set-up beginning at 12 noon. You can be present part or all of the time. All majors and fields of research – including creative and performing arts – are welcome!

Submitting a proposal is free and easy – you can find the form on the MCUR homepage atwww.ugresearch.umd.edu – the deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, April 15 but we strongly encourage you to submit early. We look forward to learning about your work!

If you have questions, please contact us at ugresearch@umd.edu

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

United Youth Movement Host 'A Generation's Assembly'

On Wednesday, April 3rd, the United Youth Movement will be hosting A Generation’s Assembly to address the current crises facing our generation. 

Their aim is to initiate political and societal awareness as a means to reignite student activism. To galvanize our generation, they will cover imperative issues such as the War on Drugs, the prison-industrial complex, the erosion of civil liberties, our unsustainable foreign policy, and the national deficit. They believe that it is our duty as a high-standing academic institution to provide a platform where compelling topics can be discussed and examined in the context of history, science, and logic.

United Youth Movement will be working with Community Roots, College Democrats, College Republicans, Latino Student Union, and other student groups in discussing our generation's most vital issues. Check out their Facebook page and Twitter feed for more information.

When: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013, 6 – 9 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom

Will You Be A Career Researcher? This Could Be Very Helpful Knowledge!

Developing The Successful NSF Proposal
Featured Speaker: Dr. Robert Porter, Director of Research Development at the University of Tennessee

Friday May 3rd, 2013, 9:30a.m. - 11:30a.m....mark your calendars & RSVP now!
Special Events Room (6137), McKeldin Library

Competition for NSF grant awards is especially intense, as increasing numbers of proposals have clashed with the agency’s budget constraints. Successful proposals are written by investigators who combine sound principles of grant writing with an understanding of NSF’s overall merit review process. This workshop will focus on critical aspects of interacting with the agency as well as proven techniques for effective writing in each section of the NSF grant proposal. Samples from successful proposals will be cited to illustrate key points.
  • Overview of NSF Mission, Structure and Budget
  • Characteristics of Successful Proposals
  • NSF Merit Review Process
  • Critical Steps in Planning and Writing Your Proposal
  • Formulating Precise Goals and Objectives
  • Using Visual Illustrations
  • Building in Quality Education and Diversity Components
Please RSVP to vpr@umd.edu by April 22, 2013.
For more information contact Anne Geronimo at geronimo@umd.edu

Monday, March 25, 2013

Involved in Greek Life? Love Music?

Are you involved in campus Greek life?  Do you like music?

If your answer to both of these question is "yes", the School of Music invites you to:

Greek Night at the Opera
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Clarice Smith Center, Kay Theatre

Reception: 6PM | Performance: 7:30PM
$18.00/person
Visit ter.ps/1yx to purchase your tickets by March 27!

*This special event is open only to students involved in campus Greek life, and includes a pre-performance reception with appetizers and a cash bar for students ages 21 and over (please bring valid id).*

Before RENT, there was La Boheme, perhaps the world's most beloved opera.
La Boheme was a huge hit when Puccini premiered it in 1896 and its popularity has not waned.

This April, the School of Music invites you to Greek Night at the Opera, a private showing of the Maryland Opera Studio's performance of La Boheme on Thursday, April 11 at the Clarice Smith Center.

Career Center Opportunities, Workshops & Events! Check These Out!

NETWORK WITH EMPLOYERS

Proteus Technologies: Employer Networking Sessions
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 • 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Proteus Technologies creates high-tech software and systems used by defense and intelligence agencies to ensure our nation's security against outside threats. The problems we solve are relevant and complex, and often necessitate colossal amounts of logic and mathematical reasoning. If you're looking for challenging work, in an environment that allows you to gain exposure to emerging technologies, where your individual contributions are absolutely indispensable and valued, we'd like to encourage you to attend our upcoming information session. You can expect this session to provide you with information regarding relevant career opportunities, the interview process, corporate culture, and benefits. We will also speak on the subject of how one obtains a government clearance and will share important tips for college students interested in pursuing cleared career paths. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please contact: Alexa Watson awatson@proteuseng.com 443-283-1962.

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. For additional information about this event: contact Renee Nicolas atrnicolas@umd.edu or visit www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3731.


Northwestern Mutual Senior Impact Night
Thursday, April 04, 2013 • 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 2500, 25th Floor, Baltimore, MD, 21202

Please join us for Senior Impact Night in our downtown office overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Come learn about Northwestern Mutual and the impact this career can have on your future! This invitation is for success-minded seniors who are interested in learning more. Please RSVP to Ally Yawman at ally.yawman@nmfn.com or 410-659-6016 by March 29th. For additional information about this event: contact Ally Yawman at ally.yawman@nmfn.com or visitwww.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3897.


Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair 2013
Friday, April 05, 2013 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, LeFrak Hall, Room 1124

The Geographical Sciences Advising Office, in cooperation with the University Career Center & The President’s Promise, sponsors a semi-annual career and internship fair specific to Geography, Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Science and Policy students every semester. Public, private and non-profit employers attend to seek out potential interns and employees. PREPARING FOR THE FAIR:www.Careers.umd.edu/FairPrep.

For additional information about this event: contact Vanessa Kirn at geog-advise@umd.edu.


WORKSHOPS/OPPORTUNITIES

Bright Futures: Internship Scholarship Fund Opportunity

Have you been offered a wonderful unpaid summer internship and are concerned about finances? The University Career Center & The President’s Promise is awarding need-based scholarships averaging between $250 - $1,250 to help offset expenses while furthering your academic and career goals during a summer internship. We will accept applications until April 1- April 24 at 11:59 p.m. For more information on eligibility: www.careers.umd.edu/scholarships.


Peer to Peer: Resume Critiques
Thursday, March 28, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: McKeldin Library

The University Career Center & The President's Promise Peer Career Educators (PCEs) will be available to offer resume critiques 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 or visitwww.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3923.


How to Use LinkedIn for your Internship Search
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Have you heard about LinkedIn but don't know how to use it or where to start? This workshop will give you all the tools you need to create an appealing profile to help you in your internship search and provide tips on how to best connect with professionals in your industry.

RSVP: www.careers.umd.edu/events_RSVP.cfm?event_id=3633.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Book Discussion - Naked Truth: Strip Clubs, Democracy, and a Christian Right


On April 10, 2013 at 4:30 p.m., the University of Maryland Libraries will present a talk by scholar Judith Hanna. Dr. Hanna, Affiliate Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland will discuss her book Naked Truth: Strip Clubs, Democracy, and a Christian Right (University of Texas Press, 2012). Naked Truthtakes readers onstage, backstage, and into the community and courts to reveal the conflicts, charges, and realities that are playing out at the intersection of erotic fantasy, religion, politics, and law. Dr. Hanna explains why exotic dance is a legitimate form of artistic communication and debunks the many myths and untruths that the Christian Right uses to fight strip clubs. 

Dr. Hanna recently appeared on The Colbert Report, weighing in on similar issues. Video from that episode can be viewed here: http://goo.gl/eXfL1

This event, part of the series "Speaking of Books: Conversations with Campus Authors," is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information visit: http://www.lib.umd.edu/speakingofbooks

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Terps! Please Commit to Help Make College Park A "Smart Place to Live"!

The University of Maryland, M-NCPPC Parks & Recreation and the City of College Park invite you to participate on the 2nd Annual Good Neighbor Day. This event will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the College Park Community Center from 9am to 1:30pm.

Good Neighbor Day is an annual volunteer service day, which renews the University’s commitment to being a good neighbor in the City of College Park. Volunteers are needed for a variety of projects, including:

· 5K Lakeland Discovery Trail Hike
· Neighborhood Clean up;
· Food Drive from March 15 thru April 6th. Donate and sort non-perishable goods for the local food banks;
· Cleaning up the Old Town playground;
· Cleaning up the Old Parish House;
· Serving as a Lakeland history expert and curator at Lake Artemesia along the Lakeland Discovery Trail Hike;
· Celebrate the Unveiling of the Lakeland Past & Present Community Mural

Your participation is also encouraged by dropping off non-perishable goods on several location on campus from March 15 thru April 6th and at the College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, on Good Neighbor Day.

For more information and to register as a volunteer, please go to www.goodneighborday.umd.edu.

Together, we can make College Park “smart place to live.”

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

BSOS Global Scholars Program Is Launching! Are You On Board?!

BSOS Global Scholars: Apply Now!
  • Did your year or semester abroad teach you to see the world from a different perspective? Do you want to share this perspective with a small group of fellow Terps? 
  • Did you grow up overseas? Would you like to connect with a group of college students in the home country you haven’t visited in a decade and share that experience with other BSOS students? 
  • Are you a fan of a foreign film director whose work relates to a social or behavioral science and would you enjoy viewing a film and moderating a discussion of their work with your fellow students? 
  • Are you an international student who’d like to connect with a small class of other BSOS students? 
  • Are you passionate about a global cause and want to host a spokesperson for that cause by video-conference? 
  • Do you enjoy collaborating with others from diverse backgrounds? 
  • Do you have strong communication skills? 
  • Do you have a passion for community service? 
If the answer to three or more of these questions is “yes” you are a good candidate for BSOS Global Scholars.

The BSOS Global Scholar designation is an academic honor awarded to students after completion of a one-year program who:
  • Serve as role models for future students 
  • Enjoy collaborating with others from very different backgrounds 
  • Anticipate using their cross-cultural understanding to succeed in graduate school and/or their future careers 
  • Are passionate about resolving global problems 
To be accepted as a scholars candidate, students must have completed at least 60 credits and must outline the experiences and coursework they have had and/or will have completed by the end of Summer II 2013 in these areas: 
  • Experience in a Second Culture – living or studying abroad, and/or living in a minority community 
  • Global Curriculum – 12 credits in global or ethnic studies 
  • Service-Oriented Experiential Learning of a cross-cultural nature 
  • Knowledge of more than one language 

BSOS Global Scholars welcomes applications to the inaugural class for the 2013 - 2014 academic year.

The application deadline is March 25, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Note that this is the first day of classes following spring break. For more information see: http://www.bsos.umd.edu/for-students/bsos-global-scholars/bsos-global-scholars-faqs.aspx or email khopps@umd.edu To apply see: http://ter.ps/bsosgs. [KH1]


Global Scholars Course Requirements & Planning

The incoming class of Global Scholars candidates will meet before leaving campus in the spring and decide on a broad theme for the year (e.g. migration, reconciliation). They actively design and participate in a small two-credit seminar during fall semester 2013. Each student will be responsible for organizing one class session and assisting a classmate with one session including:
  • Lining up a guest speaker or panel or securing a film 
  • Formulating a related reading assignment 
  • Moderating a discussion 
In spring semester 2014 Global Scholars candidates will complete a one-credit capstone. Capstone projects may include organizing an interactive video-conference between a group of Maryland students and a group of students at a foreign university, making and presenting a short video or multi-media presentation for fellow Global Scholars candidates and a larger BSOS group, or a student-designed, instructor-approved alternative. Students are expected to participate in a minimum of ten hours of cross-cultural community service throughout each semester.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This Week's Career Center Events! Go Get 'Em Terps!

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: Congressional Internships, Presented by UMD alumnus Scott Baker
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Mr. Scott Baker is a University of Maryland College Park alumnus. He served as a congressional staff member for 13 years and was the Washington Internship Coordinator to former U.S. Congressman Chet Edwards of Waco, Texas from 2003 to 2011. In this session, Mr. Baker will provide students a better understanding of how to research and apply to congressional internships. He will also give insight on how to best develop your resume, cover letter and writing samples to stand out amongst the competition.

RSVP for this event:http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3623.

For additional information about this event: contact Jalisa Whitley at jw2869@umd.edu.


Southwest Airlines: Employer Networking Sessions

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Southwest Airlines is now recruiting for Fall 2013 Internships.

Internships are paid and include free space available flight benefits on Southwest. We also have a casual dress code as well.

Our “No Limits” Internship Program gives students quality real-world experience, an insider’s glance into this fascinating industry, and is guaranteed to be a FUN semester! The goal of the “No Limits” Internship is to provide Interns with interactive learning opportunities and hands-on business experience. Each Intern will be exposed to practical workplace skills needed for his/her business field. The Intern will be able to validate his/her career decisions through this opportunity to apply classroom knowledge.

Please view our website for specific openings: http://www.southwest.com/careers/internships.

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=3882.


Peer to Peer: Interview Skills and Interview Dress- www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3866
Thursday, March 14, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Spring Break is right around the corner, so come out and learn from your 'PEERS' how to dress and how to be prepared for your upcoming interview! If you want to leave a lasting impression with employers, hear what the Peer Career Educators have to say about developing great interview skills. You will have the opportunity to see the latest styles in interview dress and to participate in mock interviews, too! For additional information about this event: contact Stacey Brown, Ph.D. at sbrown2@umd.edu.


ING Financial Partners Networking Session: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, March 14, 2013 • 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Stamp Student Union - Thurgood Marshall Room

ING Financial Partners will be sponsoring a special career expo here at The University of Maryland. This is the best way to find out about the career and begin the selection process. What a financial adviser does: • Identifies and sets appointments with potential clients. • Meets with clients to assess their financial needs. • Develops a customized financial plan to address each client’s outlined goals. • Maintains strong relationships with clients, helping them to track their progress over time. • Provides ongoing consultation and support. Some of the features of this position include • One on one training from seasoned Leaders in the financial Planning industry locally. • A comprehensive, training program that includes financial planning, marketing techniques, consultative selling, client service and regulatory compliance. • Local and national marketing support, including brand advertising, that will help to expand and grow client relationships. • Finance plan with uncapped earning potential. • Extensive product offering covering virtually every category – including mutual funds, stocks, CDs, IRAs, insurance, annuities, etc. • The opportunity to build and grow relationships with clients that can last over years or even decades. • Numerous career path options, including the financial advisor, compliance, field management and corporate opportunities. • Average income for novice Financial Advisers in the training program typically range from 70,000 to 100,000. Income for experienced financial Advisers or candidates with sales experience are significantly larger. There is no cap on the income of a Financial advisor. Requirements: Securities and Advisory Services offered through ING Financial Partners, member SIPC McAdam Financial Group is not a subsidiary of, nor controlled by, ING Financial Partners, Inc.

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=3684.

If You Want To Be A Fulbright Scholar, Do The Application Right!

Writing a Successful Fulbright Application

Featured Speaker: Dr. Andy Riess, Assistant Director for Outreach at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Monday, March 25, 2013
1101 Holzapfel Hall
2pm - 4pm

The Fulbright Scholar Program, sponsored by the United States Department of State, has announced its annual awards competition for faculty/professional staff to teach, conduct research, and participate in other programs abroad for 2014-2015. Applicants are welcome from across the arts and sciences disciplines (including engineering) as well as business and journalism. Due date for applications: August 1, 2013.

UM personnel are invited to attend an on-campus Fulbright workshop, co-sponsored by UM Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of International Affairs, on Monday, March 25, 2013, 2-4 PM, in room 1101 Holzapfel Hall. Dr. Andy Riess, Assistant Director for Outreach at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (which administers Fulbright Scholar Programs for the US Department of State), will lead this workshop.

UMD Faculty, researchers and professional staff, as well as graduate students whose PhD will be complete by August 1, 2013, are encouraged to contact Joe Scholten (scholten@umd.edu), UMD Campus Representative for Fulbright Scholars programs, for further information and advice.

Please RSVP to vpr@umd.edu by March 14, 2013

For more information contact geronimo@umd.edu

ANTH Lecture: "Human Evolution & The Fossil Record"

The UMD Department of Anthropology & the Honors College present:

"Human Evolution & The Fossil Record"
Dr. Brian Richmond (George Washington University)
Thursday, March 14, 2013
6:00-8:00 PM
Anne Arundel Hall Lounge
A light dinner will be served.

Learn more about Dr. Richmond here: http://home.gwu.edu/~brich/

Planning to Live Off-Campus? Check This Out!

Are you still searching for Fall 2013 off-campus housing? It’s not too late to register for the Spring OFF-CAMPUS LIVING FAIR where you can find out about current housing options! You might also meet a future roommate.

The Off-Campus Living Fair is a FREE one-stop shop for incoming students, faculty, and staff to research their off-campus living options. As a housing seeker, you will get personal assistance with the what, when, and where of off-campus living, interact with integral campus departments, and meet other off-campus students and potential roommates. The fair is a perfect opportunity for you to get immediate answers to your all off-campus living questions!

An additional feature to this year’s fair is the TURBO ROOMMATE MATCH-UP! This program allows roommate seekers to talk and connect with other students who are looking for roommates in a fun setting.

The Spring Off-Campus Living Fair will be held on:

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
4-6pm
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

You can now register online by visiting http://och.umd.edu/OCH/GeneralInfoOclFair.aspx! For further information about the Off-Campus Living Fairs, please visit our website athttp://www.och.umd.edu/OCH/FAQsHousingSeekers.aspx or call our office at (301) 314-3645.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Off-Campus Housing Services | Department of Resident Life
1110 Stamp Student Union | University of Maryland | College Park, MD 20742
T: 301.314.3645 | F: 301.314.9874 | och.umd.edu | www.och.umd.edu

Monday, March 11, 2013

Important Event: Gun Safety, Identification & Awareness!!!!


BSOS Terps: The importance of education on this subject is paramount, as it is a part of American culture so steeped in misconceptions, political partisanship and media sensationalization…but a part of American culture nonetheless. Its imperative that you be provided this information that may not be of use on a daily basis, but may very well save lives, and will better prepare our community to develop well-informed opinions, arguments and votes based on unbiased education. We welcome the entire campus community at this event! Invite your friends!

Using UMD Libraries Resources for Research Projects?! Cash Prize May Be Yours!

Undergrads, now is your chance to turn your research project into a cash prize!

For a third year in a row, the University of Maryland Libraries are offering up to three awards of $1,000 each to undergraduate students who demonstrate sophisticated research by robust use of library resources and services for a paper or project completed in the calendar year 2012.

We know you’re busy, so we’re even giving you some extra time. Deadline for submission of applications has been extended to March 15, 2013. Don't Wait, Apply Now!

For more information: http://libraries.umd.edu/libraryaward/

Watch a video: http://www.lib.umd.edu/libraryaward/video

Questions? Contact Nedelina Tchangalova (nedelina@umd.edu) or Patti Cossard(pcossard@umd.edu)

Lecture on Public Diplomacy and Countering Violent Extremism...Don't Miss It!

Don't miss an exciting lecture by U.S. Department of State Under Secretary Tara Sonenshine about “Public Diplomacy and Countering Violent Extremism” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 in Stamp Student Union's Atrium (Rm. 1107). Sonenshine will discuss international terrorism, public diplomacy, why we use online media and social networking and the power of video games to counter extremism.

This is the first time she will make public remarks on the topic. Please RSVP to infostart@start.umd.edu.

Sonenshine was formerly Executive Vice President of the United States Institute of Peace. Prior to joining the United States Institute of Peace, she was a strategic communications adviser to many international organizations including USIP, the International Crisis Group, Internews, CARE, The American Academy of Diplomacy, and the International Women’s Media Foundation. Sonenshine served in various capacities at the White House during the Clinton Administration, including Transition Director and Director of Foreign Policy Planning for the National Security Council and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Communications for the NSC.

Internships Galore at START! Apply Now!

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is excited to announce our Summer and Fall 2013 opportunities. In addition to the information provided below I have also attached flyers for the Fall and the Summer.

We are looking for interns with a wide array of skills and majors. We will consider current and recently graduated undergraduates and graduates. In addition to the experience gained during their internship, interns will also receive mentoring, training and be able to participate in a calendar or professional development activities. START is also willing to work with departments to enable their students to undertake our internships for credit. Our internships are unpaid and students must be able to undertake their work hours at START at the University of Maryland College Park.

Below is a short summary of the opportunities available. Please visit our website for more information and to access the application forms.http://www.start.umd.edu/start/education/research_support/internships/

Why Choose an Internship at START?
  • Experience working with a large team of dynamic and experienced researchers on a large multi-year project.
  • Hone and develop a range of transferable skills.
  • Opportunity to work with and meet other students and researchers with similar interests.
  • Enrichment activities offering wide opportunities for learning and personal growth, schedule includes simulations, career presentations and research talks.
  • Internships can be undertaken for academic credit.
General Requirements:
Applicants for all internships must:
  • Have a good academic record.
  • Demonstrate an interest in the subject matter.
  • Complete and submit an application by the deadline.
  • Agree to attend orientation and training.
Projects may have specific requirements.

How to Apply:

Application deadline Summer 2013:
Priority Date Sunday March 31
Final Deadline Sunday April 7


Application Deadline Fall 2013:
Priority Date Sunday June 2
Final Deadline Sunday July 14

Applicants must submit an application form and supporting documentation via email to education@start.umd.edu.

For more information about the projects, requirements and for the application forms visit:http://www.start.umd.edu/start/education/research_support/internships/

Criminology & Criminal Justice Career Fair!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thought for Food Challenge!

Thought For Food Challenge (http://www.tffchallenge.com)

How It Works: The 2013 Thought For Food Challenge invites students from universities around the world to produce a robust project proposal – consisting of a business plan and creative pitch – that presents an unexpected and out-of-the-box solution to the global challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050.

You'll be sent a series of exciting "Missions" to complete across two fast-paced rounds that culminate in September at the Thought For Food Global Summit in Berlin. 



We will provide: 
First-rate tools and resources to deepen your understanding of global food issues 
Access to professional mentorship from world-class experts, innovators, and entrepreneurs. A robust web-platform to publish and generate worldwide attention for your big idea. The chance to win a trip to Berlin and significant funding for your project. Media coverage and profiling of your work in a documentary about the next generation of food and agriculture innovators. 

For additional details, download the student information PDF. http://www.tffchallenge.com/assets/TFF2013_booklet.pdf

Internship Opportunities @ CAPC. Apply Now!

Internship Opportunities with CAPC

Applications are currently being accepted from undergraduate students of all majors for the Maryland Internship Program’s Summer 2013 Session (deadline April 8, 2013). To apply visit:http://www.capc.umd.edu/intern.asp

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) coordinates many exciting opportunities for students interested in Government and Politics. A past participant in the Maryland Internship Program (MIP) had this to say:

"MIP helped place me at the Maryland State Department of Education's Division of Academic Policy. My favorite part of the internship was sitting in on important meetings and observing the policy-making process first-hand, especially the development of Maryland's new Teacher and Principal Evaluation system. My mentor really helped me understand the background and political factors of each project that came into our office. MIP helped me realize my interest in state-level politics and clarify my future career goals."

CAPC and the Department of Government and Politics offer three exciting internship programs to help University of Maryland undergraduates gain real-world experience in government and public policy, coupled with classroom training: the Maryland Internship Program (MIP), Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP), and Public Policy Internship Program (PPIP). You will have the opportunity to intern in federal, state and local government offices and agencies for a semester, earning course credit and valuable experience.

Program Contacts:
MIP: Jeffrey Taylor, Center Coordinator, at 301.314.2736; mip@umd.edu
PPIP: Christina Bussie, Academic Advisor, at 301.405.4142; cbussie@umd.edu
CHIP: Kathryn Weiland, Academic Advisor, 301.405.4124; kweiland@umd.edu

Are You UMD's Next Fulbright Scholar?! Go For It!!

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates! Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities during the 2014-15 academic year?

Learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1500 Fulbright grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at:http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to fulbright@umd.edu).

FULBRIGHT STUDY/RESEARCH GRANT WORKSHOPS:
Wednesday, March 13 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Thursday, March 14 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Friday, March 15 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu

FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING GRANT WORKSHOPS:
Wednesday, March 13 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Thursday, March 14 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Friday, March 15 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

There are two types of Fulbright grants:
  • Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in 68 countries (the list is regularly updated and enlarged) including: Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine; Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam; Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela; Middle East / North Africa: Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman; Sub-Saharan Africa: Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa; A stipend is provided based on living costs in the host country. The Fulbright award covers round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and orientation costs.
Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

UMD Campus Deadline: September 3, 2013 – contact us at fulbright@umd.edu for details.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Are You on Careers4Terps? If Not, You're Missing Out...

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES
Practice Makes Perfect: How to Sell Yourself in Interviews for Internships
Monday, March 11, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

When searching for internship opportunities, it is important to be able 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 story telling 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!

RSVP for this event: Click here
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INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES
Congressional Internships, Presented by UMD alumnus Scott Baker
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Mr. Scott Baker is a University of Maryland College Park alumnus who served as a congressional staff member for 13 years and was the Washington Internship Coordinator to former U.S. Congressman Chet Edwards of Waco, Texas from 2003 to 2011.

In this session, Mr. Baker will provide students a better understanding of how to research and apply to congressional internships. He will also give insight on how to best develop your resume, cover letter and writing samples to stand out amongst the competition.

RSVP for this event: Click Here.
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Internship Posting Deadlines Coming Up on Careers4Terps
The following internship opportunities have an application deadline within the next two weeks (Mon, March 4 - Sun, March 17) on Careers4Terps!
  • ICCT Internship: Marine Program, International Council on Clean Transportation
  • Communications Intern, US Department of Education
  • Distribution Center Intern, Toys "R" Us, Inc.
  • American Art Curatorial Intern, Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Intern - Crash Analysis, Volvo
....and 148 other internship opportunities!
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Peace Corps: Employer Networking Sessions
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Come learn about the Peace Corps experience and how to navigate the application process from Returned Volunteer Molly Douglas!
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Spring Mock Interview Clinic
Thursday, March 07, 2013 • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Need help preparing for an interview? Would you like to gain valuable interviewing tips from employers BEFORE the interview? Need someone to practice your responses with? Come and meet with employers from a variety of sectors and practice your interviewing techniques with them in order to prepare for the real thing!

Online Registration is now open!
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3 PAID Scholar Summer Intern Programs in Public Service - All Majors!
The three PAID leadership intern programs below are taking place this summer and have deadlines coming up soon. These programs are open to all majors. Click "Learn More" to continue reading about each program.

GOVERNOR'S SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (March 11 deadline)
WALTER SONDHEIM JR. NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (March 15 deadline)
MDOT FELLOWS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (March 8 deadline)

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American Civil Liberties Union
Spring 2013 & Summer 2013 Internships


SPRING 2013 IMMIGRATION ADVOCACY INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
Washington Legislative Office, DC
Founded in 1952, the Washington Legislative Office is responsible for advancing the civil liberties agenda of the national organization before Congress and the Executive Branch, as well as working with ACLU affiliates.

SUMMER 2013 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
The Center for Justice, New York, N.Y.
The Center for Justice is focused on the problems in the U.S. criminal justice system, including the treatment of prisoners, the death penalty and the policies of over-incarceration that have led the United States to imprison more people than any other country in the world.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Spring Break

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a federal agency created in 2011 by the Dodd-Frank Act, regulates consumer financial products: mortgages, student loans, credit cards, credit reporting services, payday loans, auto loans, and any other product that’s pitched to everyday Americans by banks and other financial institutions.

From March 18 – 20, they are having a Spring Break at CFPB for current undergraduate students. Students will spend three days at our headquarters in Washington DC, meeting CFPB staff, attending presentations, and taking part in activities. We will highlight everything the bureau does, with a focus on our Operations division (that solves our logistical issues in innovative ways), our Research, Markets, and Regulations division (which does original economic research), and our Supervision office (which ensures that banks and non-banks are complying with the law). We will also have general information about opportunities for internships and employment in the federal government and CFPB specifically.

This is an excellent opportunity for any student who will be in the DC area over spring break and is interested in economics, public policy, the financial markets, or the federal government. We have a limited number of slots available, so any student who is interested should contact the CFPB at bruce.arthur@cfpb.gov ASAP.

Go get 'em Terps!