Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mark Your Calendars Terps! Plan Ahead For These Events & Opportunities...

Mark Your Calendars - these are priceless opportunities to develop professional skill sets, network with employers and like-minded Terps, and get a competitive edge in you internship/career search. Missing these events doesn't simply "hurt" you, and there is no immediate "price to pay"...but you will be less prepared, less refined, and an overall less attractive candidate for positions where the extra advantage is the difference between "We're Sorry To Inform You" and "You're Pleased To Inform You". In this job market, that is the vast majority...

If you wouldn't walk in to a final exam without studying, don't plan on entering the workforce without having prepared. Graduating from UMD provides you with a well-rounded, world-class education...closing the deal is largely up to your dedication, preparation and confidence.

Programs/events are being added daily, so visit the Center’s calendar for a full listing. http://www.Careers.umd.edu/events.cfm

CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIRS - Fall 2013
· Fall Career & Internship Fair: Sept. 24, 25 and 26; 12-5 p.m.
· Law School Fair: October 8; 4-7 p.m.
· Language Career & Internship Fair: Oct. 23; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
· Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair: November 1; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
· Startup Career & Internship Fair: Nov. 8; 12-4 p.m.
Visit the University Career Center & The President’s Promise’s website for more details at www.Careers.umd.edu/CareerFairs.

PREP WORKSHOPS
· 60-Minute Job Search Booster Workshop: 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Sept. 3, 4, 9, 11 & 12)
· Resume Critique: varying times (Sept. 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20)
· How to Find an Internship: varying times (Sept. 9, 17 & 19- 4-5 p.m.)
· Finding an Internship at the Career & Internship Fair: varying times (Sept. 10, 12 & 18)
· Networking is NOT a Four Letter Word: 4-5 p.m. (Sept. 17)
· Fall Mock Interview Clinic: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Oct. 2)
· Practice Makes Perfect: How to Sell Yourself in Interviews for Internships: 12-1 p.m. (Oct. 3)
· Find a Job: Employer Targeted Search Tips: 4-5 p.m. (Oct. 8)
· Know your Rights as an Employee: 12-1 p.m. (Oct. 10)
· How to Use Social Media in your Internship/Job Search: 4-5 p.m. (Oct. 15)
· Federal Resume and Job Search Workshop: 5-6:30 p.m. (Oct. 22)
· Effective Interviewing to get the Internship or Job: 4-5 p.m. (Oct. 24)
· You’ve Been Offered the Job…Now What?: 4-5 p.m. (Nov. 5)

NETWORKING
· Cornerstone Research: Employer Networking Session: Sept. 23, 8-9 p.m.
· Kohl’s, Loss Prevention: Employer Networking Session: Sept. 2, 12-1 p.m.
· Prince George’s County Police Department: Employer Networking Session: Oct. 2, 4-5 p.m.
· Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL): Employer Networking Session: Oct. 9, 12-1 p.m.
· Congressional Internship Opportunities for UMD Diverse & Talented Students: Oct. 18, 12-2 p.m.
· Career Choices in Statistics Symposium: Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Industry Networking Series: Students have the 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. Students are encouraged to RSVP by visiting the Center’s Calendar.
· Careers & Internships in Paralegal and Legal Services, Oct. 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
· Careers & Internships in Intelligence, Oct. 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
· Careers & Internships in the Government Sector, Oct. 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
· Careers & Internships in Quantitative and Analytical Careers, Oct. 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
· Careers & Internships in Startup Organizations and Entrepreneurship, Nov. 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

* Review more events, as well as details of the events above, at www.Careers.umd.edu/events.cfm and encourage students to RSVP for programs they are interested in attending.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Want to Get Involved With Ongoing Research?!

Auditory Training Study

Who is conducting the study? This research is being conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL).
 
What would I have to do? Participate in 12 sessions of approximately 1.5-2 hours each at the University of Maryland and/or CASL (Center for Advanced Study of Language, near the College Park Metro). The sessions involve completing questionnaires and computerized tasks. All sessions must be completed within approximately 5 weeks.
 
How would I be compensated? Participants receive a total of $165 for completing the entire study. Payments will be made at a rate of $5 per session with a $105 bonus provided at the end of the last session to bring the total to $165. In addition, upon completion of the study, participants will be entered into a raffle for one of 3 $150 gift cards.
 
How do I sign up? Sign up for the Auditory Training Study on the Paid SONA System (http://umpsychology-paid.sona-systems.com) or by emailing us at Auditory@casl.umd.edu. You will have to complete a pre-screen to check your eligibility before signing up.
Questions or concerns? Email us at Auditory@casl.umd.edu.

If you are interested in participating but don’t have time to do 12 sessions, we are now offering a 4-session version on SONA for a limited time. This study offers a total of $55 plus a raffle entry for one $150 gift card.

We are looking for individuals who fit the following criteria:
1) 18-30 years of age
2) Native speaker of American English
3) Normal hearing
4) Normal or corrected-to-normal vision
5) No speech/language disorders or learning disabilities
6) Unimpaired use of both hands
7) US Citizen


Learning & Cognition Study

The University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is recruiting participants for a study investigating learning and cognition. This multi-session study may involve:

1) 1 MRI session (about 0.5 hours, $25 compensation). This session will be completed first and will determine eligibility for the remainder of the sessions.
2) 4 sessions involving answering questionnaires and completing many short cognitive tasks to assess memory, attention, and perception, each about 2 hours, $25 compensation)
3) 1 EEG session (about 2.5 hours, $30 compensation)

To participate in the study, you must:
1) be 18-30 years of age
2) be a native speaker of American English
3) have normal hearing
4) not have any speaking or reading disabilities
5) have normal or corrected-to-normal vision
6) not have experience with the Chinese language,
7) Not be taking any psychoactive drugs (including Zoloft, Ritalin, and drugs of abuse)
8) Have no known history of psychological conditions (including ADD, depression, PTSD, and clinical anxiety)
9) Have no known history of neurological conditions (including stroke, seizure, brain tumor, or closed head injury)
10) Be right-handed
11) Have no metal in your body (including pacemakers, neural implants, metal plates or joints, shrapnel, and surgical staples)
12) Not be claustrophobic
13) Not be pregnant
14) Not have a hairstyle that prevents the EEG cap from making contact with the scalp
15) Not have a tattoo that is less than 2 weeks old

For more information about this study, contact: LCStudy@casl.umd.edu or sign up at: https://umpsychology-paid.sona-systems.com/

Study Abroad Fair - Sept. 10! Mark Your Calendar!


University Innovation Fellows...Apply Now!

UNIVERSITY INNOVATION FELLOWS

Apply by September 16, 2013 for Fall Training

The University Innovation Fellows are part of a national movement to ensure that students gain the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge required for them to compete in the economy of the future. These student leaders from schools around the country work with their peers to catalyze even greater levels of innovation and venture activity on their campuses.

CURRENT FELLOWS. Our 37 students from 33 schools are mostly undergraduate engineering majors. As interdisciplinary collaboration is vital, we also have several graduate students as well as undergraduates majoring in biotechnology, biochemistry, business, entrepreneurship and child psychology.

BECOME A FELLOW.
Apply online at dreamdesigndeliver.org/apply to become a University Innovation Fellow. Interested students should apply by September 16, 2013 to attend the Fall Training. Each student application must have a matching faculty sponsorship; online form also located at http://dreamdesigndeliver.org/apply.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION. The ideal candidate demonstrates a strong interest in innovation, creativity and the entrepreneurial mindset coupled with a genuine desire to inspire fellow students and make a positive impact on campus. We like to select students who are:
  • Actively enrolled: ideally rising juniors, but underclassmen/women and graduate students will also be considered.
  • Engineering, STEM majors AND any students who realize the importance of these technical majors paired with an entrepreneurial mindset, creativity, design thinking and innovation to excel personally and as a society. 
  • Students in no-STEM majors who value innovation should also apply!
    Action oriented: students who possess a great attitude, strong listening skills and exceptional execution abilities. 
  • Respected by friends and classmates: candidates who can inspire peers and recruit/manage/empower a team of volunteers.
  • Insightful and mature: students who can develop a rapport with faculty and institutional leadership, build support and form coalitions.
  • Strategic thinkers: students who understand that change in academia is not easy, but possesses the persistence, perseverance and willingness to set up systems that will continue even after they graduate.
  • Cool all 'round individual: candidates who the other 33 University Innovation Fellows would want to have in their network as peers, friends and potential collaborators.
TRAINING AND SUPPORT. We train students to conduct in-depth analyses of their campus ecosystems; provide them with tools, resources and year-round mentorship; and connect them with one another digitally and at conferences and events. Having a national network of like-minded students helps our ambassadors learn from one another and create multi-institution collaborations.

PROGRAM SPONSORS. The program is run by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter), funded by the National Science Foundation as a partnership between Stanford University and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). We call on students and their peers to dream, design and deliver innovations that solve real-world problems.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Terps! Career & Internship Season Approaches...Are You Ready?

60-Minute Job Search Booster Workshop

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (option 1)
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (option 2)
Monday, September 09, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (option 3)
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (option 4)
Thursday, September 12, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (option 5)

Location: 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Did you know that students who utilize their university career centers have a higher rate of job search success? Are you aware that a wide array of regional and national employers are using rooms in the University Career Center & The President’s Promise to interview students for full-time and internship positions? Don't let the challenging employment market get you down. What you know may not be enough to compete effectively. Spend 60 minutes with us and boost your chances. We’ll cover our essential services and resources and share some important "insider tips" to help you succeed. Click the date above that works with your scheduling to review the RSVP instructions.



2013 Fall Fair Series - Mark Your Calendars

· Fall Career & Internship Fair: Sept. 24, 25 and 26; 12-5 p.m.

· Law School Fair: October 8; 4-7 p.m.

· Language Career & Internship Fair: Oct. 23; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

· Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair: November 1; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

· Startup Career & Internship Fair: Nov. 8; 12-4 p.m.

Visit the University Career Center & The President’s Promise’s website for more details at www.Careers.umd.edu/CareerFairs.

Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program 1-Credit Courses

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers the Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program for interested undergraduate students who are interested in engaging with other students on difficult, but rewarding, topics. Classes are taught by trained and experienced facilitators. Participants can expect a rich and rewarding experience as well as an opportunity to develop skills in cultural competence.

All dialogues are 7-week, 1-credit courses that are held in the first and second halves of each semester and WEIDP courses satisfy the new General Education Cultural Competence. Dialogues with remaining seats are as follows:

EDHI338N (0201) Sexual Identity (LGBT/Heterosexual)
Tuesday 4:30pm-6:30pm
10/29-12/10 (second half of the semester)

EDHI338P (0201) Emergent Theme
Monday 7:30pm-9:30pm
10/28-12/9 (second half of the semester)

In the Emergent Theme dialogues, topical discussion groups are not based on social identity group membership. Topics largely come from participants, and facilitators will cover "hot button issues" in current contemporary culture.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Guest Blog: "5 Ways to Find Value in Your Internship"

5 Ways to Find Value in Your Internship

So you’ve landed an internship. You’re interning either to gain a bit of experience in your field, because you need academic credit, or because you’d like to earn a little bit of extra cash. Whatever the reason, the internship experience provides an essential hands-on learning opportunity that facilitates a smooth transition from the academic institution to the working world. That’s why it’s up to you to actively seek value in your internship. Complement your education with professional experience to enhance your knowledge in the field you wish to work in. You will get back everything that you put in.

Network. Expanding your professional network early on is essential. Treat the workplace as an extended networking event by constantly collaborating and communicating with colleagues. Making connections and building professional relationships with coworkers is valuable for future professional endeavors. Always make sure to keep in touch with coworkers and colleagues – you never know when you might need them next. And make sure to keep in touch on LinkedIn. It’s a social network that will keep you connected with colleagues past and present.

Correspond. Communicating with professionals in the workplace may seem new and strange. Don’t worry, that’s why you’re starting early on. By simply inhabiting the workplace, you will gain valuable knowledge about professional interpersonal interactions. These skills are necessary wherever you end up working. Make sure to always be polite, friendly, and professional when interacting with coworkers. Actively seek projects that involve multiple departments. Working with others individually and in teams will provide helpful social experience.

Find a Mentor. Being a student in a professional setting, you’ll most likely be the youngest and least-experienced person in the workspace. Take this opportunity to find someone who is willing to address questions and offer professional advice. There’s no better way to learn about your field than from someone who works there everyday. You will find that most people are willing and eager to help your learning.

Apply your Knowledge. This is where you get to integrate your knowledge. Find ways to use what you’ve learned in the classroom to apply in the workspace. The best learning comes from a hands-on experience complemented with background knowledge. Don’t be afraid to share your knowledge and ask questions – this may be an opportunity to gain insight on a theory in practice or even influence a project. Your coworkers won’t know what you’re capable of, unless you show them.

Step Up. Take this opportunity to develop your leadership. Prove to your coworkers that you can step up when it’s necessary. Challenge yourself by doing something out of your comfort zone. This is a time to learn, which means it’s inevitably a time to make mistakes; your employer knows that. Be confident in your abilities and persistent in your efforts. The ability to step up as a leader within a team is something valued greatly in the professional world.

Regardless of what type of experience you’re getting, it’s important to use these years to build your skill set and gain knowledge of the field you plan to work in. Don’t worry if you are having trouble landing the perfect internship; many skills are transferable and can be applied in a variety of different fields. By acquiring these skills early on, you’ll get a jump-start to an entry-level position, not to mention make yourself more marketable to graduate programs and future employers. Remember, it’s up to you to take advantage of the opportunities that are available. Make the choice to invest time and energy into finding value in your internships. Let it be the stepping-stone that brings you closer to your professional endeavors and aspirations.


Kevin Hollander is the BSOS Communications Intern and a rising senior at the University of Maryland – College Park. Earning a double degree in Marketing and Psychology, Kevin prides himself on being a Design and Innovations in Marketing Fellow. He is spending his undergraduate career developing his leadership skills as a second-year member of the Peer Leadership Council and is passionate about community service and social justice. Contact him at kevhollander@gmail.com.

Leadership Training for Credit with the Work4Change Program


Well-designed internship and leadership experiences provide pathways for college students to make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others. Drawing from Leadership & Community Service-Learning’s commitment to the many communities in our area, the Work4Change program provides University of Maryland undergraduate students with the unique opportunity to integrate socially responsible leadership and civic engagement through service-learning within both an academic leadership course and an internship at a local community agency.

  • Are you interested in gaining practical work experience?
  • Are you looking for ways to engage with the community to address important issues?
  • Are you ready to develop your socially responsible leadership skills through active learning?
  • Are you interested in putting your passions to work?
  • Are you interested in developing a relationship with other student change agents on campus?

These are just some of the things that the Work4Change program will enable you to experience as a member of the student cohort. 

Purpose
To prepare students for socially-responsible leadership in the world of work through interdisciplinary learning focused on:
  • Personal and multicultural development
  • Understanding organizational structures and complex systems in a shared leadership world
  • Civic engagement, asset-based sustainable community, and leadership for social change

Are you looking for assistance with identifying an internship experience?
·         Participants will take part in an internship experience during the Fall 2013 semester.
  • Staff will work with you to find an internship experience exploring socially responsible leadership and your personal career goals.
  • Learn how to build and polish your resume and take advantage of the resources and networks of local communities.

Have you developed your leadership style?
  • Work4Change students will learn about asset-based community development, service-learning, leadership in the workplace, and leadership for social change while enrolled in EDCP318Z in the Fall semester.
  • Students will delve into various leadership styles, practices, and ideas through their course work to develop their own ideas and leadership style and apply these to their internship sites.

Structure

Spring Semester I (immediately after program participate selection)

Career Development Preparation and Internship Selection:
Students will work individually with program coordinators to develop their resume and cover letter, practice interview skills, and seek assistance in locating and securing an internship at a local community service agency.


Fall Semester

Academic Course (EDCP 318Z – Socially-Responsible Leadership and Internship - 3 credit course). Course meets on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00pm.
Course goals include:
·         Gain a better understanding of the nature and complexity of leadership, including its inter-disciplinary and global nature.
·         Understand the importance of self-knowledge and its relationship to group processes.
·         Understand gender and cultural influences on groups, organizations, and communities.
·         Develop competencies in asset-based community development, socially responsible leadership, leadership in the workplace, ethics in leadership, and service-learning.
·         Recognize their responsibility to participate in their own communities and in the broader society.
·         Help clarify career goals and aspirations as a result of engagement in community action through the internship experience.
·         Understand one's own leadership potential.

Internship Experience (6-10 hours per week for a minimum of 75 hours)The internship component focuses on learning about leadership through active participation in sustainable community development. Internship sites will be identified that match both program goals and individual student career interests and personal passions. Community agencies may focus on issues of the environment, education, poverty, hunger and homelessness, healthcare, and social justice, to just name a few.

How to Join the Program
  • There is no application process. Interested students should contact the program for an interest and intake conversation to determine personal goals and start the process for participation.
  • Approximately five to ten students will be selected to join the cohort for Fall 2013. 

For more information and to schedule an interest and intake conversation, contact Deborah Slosberg at Slosberg@umd.edu or Daniel Ostick atdostick@umd.edu.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Want to Intern With the Maryland Democratic Party? Here's Your Chance!

As the 2014 Election cycle kicks into gear, a Maryland Democratic Party Fall Internship will be a valuable experience which will give students and recent graduates experience in electoral politics and the opportunity to learn about the state, the political process, and to meet many of Maryland’s elected leaders.

Internship Program

The Maryland Democratic Party Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in Maryland’s political process.

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2013 Maryland Democratic Party Internships. The Fall internship will run from September 2013 to December 2013 with the potential for an extension. Internships will focus in several areas including fundraising, communications (social media), field activity, research, and political outreach.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities
· Draft communications for general distribution
· Manage data lists
· Assist in event planning
· Communicate with Democratic Party officials, offices and staff
· Build relationships with Democratic affiliated organizations
· General research
· General office support and organization

Requirements
· An interest in politics, especially Maryland politics
· Excellent written and oral communication skills
· Interns should be prepared to use their own laptop computers if they have them.
· Interns may be asked to attend events in Annapolis and around the state of Maryland

Schedule
· Interns must commit to a minimum of ten hours per week
· Schedules will be set with your direct MDP supervisor

How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume to Amanda Pleasant at apleasant@mddems.org

Mark Those Calendars! SPH Presents a Lecture on Household Pollutants

“Household Air Pollution, Climate Change and Burden of Disease” - a Council on the Environment lecture featuring Dr. Amir Sapkota

The UMD Council on the Environment and School of Public Health invite you to attend a lecture honoring Dr. Amir Sapkota, the first annual ConE Junior Faculty Award winner. Criteria for the ConE Junior Faculty Award is given to a faculty member for “outstanding accomplishments over the previous three to five years that have raised the profile and visibility of the university through specific contributions to environmental issues, through student impact, collaboration with external organizations and extraordinary service pursuits.” 

Dr. Sapkota's primary research interest lies at the interface of exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology, focusing on quantifying individual-level exposures to combustion-related household air pollutants that are known to cause numerous adverse health outcomes as well as contribute substantially to the global inventory of greenhouse gas emissions.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 4:30pm in room 1402 of the Chemistry Building. A reception will follow immediately afterwards.

Internships with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Conservation Science Network Internship

Description:
Sound science underpins effective conservation. WWF has a wealth of
scientific expertise across its offices around the world, ranging from
anthropologists to zoologists and encompassing the biological,
physical, and social sciences. For these scientists to contribute most
to achieving WWF¹s mission, they need to communicate, collaborate, and
coordinate with each other. A range of services to enable these
interactions and facilitate access to the latest scientific information
is being provided by the new WWF Conservation Science Network. We are
looking for a motivated intern to help us continue to develop and
promote the CSN, with an emphasis on maintaining and growing online resources.

Internship responsibilities may include website administration
(including adding/editing pages, uploading new content and structuring
information across the portal); moderating discussions/forums;
synthesizing weekly literature digests and relevant science news items;
interviewing scientists across the global WWF network to produce
profiles or collect items of interest; planning activities to generate
online activity; identifying and inviting WWF scientists to participate
in network activities; developing new promotional material and
increasing outreach; and generally playing a central role in the Science Network team.

A successful candidate with have strong research, writing, and
communication skills; experience using literature databases; knowledge
of social networking; Drupal, HTML and database experience a plus but
not required; and the ability to work both independently and as part of
a team. Knowledge of CSS; background in conservation, and international
experience preferred. This internship is an excellent opportunity to
interact with scientists in WWF-US and around the world; learn about
WWF and its projects; get exposure to a wide range of conservation
science topics; and play a key role in building a new science community.

Stipend: Unpaid. The intern must receive academic credit or a stipend
through his/her university for their work.

Hours: Expected to work at least 15-20 hours per week. Monday-Thursday
preferred.

Due date: This internship will remain posted until filled.

Contact: To apply send resume, cover letter and writing sample to
kate.graves@wwfus.org.



Fuller Science for Nature internship

Description:
For 50 years WWF has committed to delivering science-based conservation
results while incorporating the latest research and innovations into
our work. The Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund advances the
science of conservation with three programs: The annual Science for
Nature Symposium, which convenes world leaders in science, policy, and
conservation for presentations and discussions around an emerging
scientific issue in conservation; and a bi-monthly series of Science
for Nature Seminars that brings distinguished scientists from a variety
of fields to Washington, DC to present cutting edge research of central
importance to international conservation. The Fuller Science for Nature
intern will assist the Fuller program manager with tasks related to all
three components, with a primary focus on the 2013 Fuller symposium on
ŒForces for Nature: The power of communities to protect the planet.¹

Internship responsibilities may include researching and communicating
with symposium and seminar speakers and with fellows; developing
website content and other communications materials; assisting in
symposium marketing and outreach; helping with symposium logistics; and
assisting with workshop planning. The intern will be based in WWF¹s
Conservation Science Program and will work with program,
communications, creative services, development, and web team staff as needed.

A successful candidate will be detail-oriented and have strong
research, writing, organizational, and communication skills; and the
ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience
with websites and social networking is helpful. Background in the
biological, physical, or social sciences; background in conservation,
and international experience preferred. This internship is an excellent
opportunity to interact with experts in WWF-US and around the world; to
learn about WWF and its projects; and to get exposure to conservation science topics.

Stipend: Unpaid. The intern must receive academic credit or a stipend
through his/her university for their work.

Hours: Expected to work at least 15 -20 hours per week. Monday-Thursday
preferred.

Due date: This internship will remain posted until filled.

Contact: To apply send resume, cover letter and writing sample to
Kate.Graves@wwfus.org.

BSOS Advising Hours & Location Update

BSOS Advising is excited to announce that our suite in Tydings Hall will undergo a substantial renovation. The work will take the entire Fall semester and therefore we will be moving to a new location for the Fall 2013 semester. Please take note of the following issues related to our renovation and availability of student services.

August 14-16, 2013 - 2148 Tydings CLOSED for packing and moving

August 19th - January 15, 2014 - Open in new short term location 2105 MORRILL HALL

Morrill Hall is a historic building on campus and is not equipped with an elevator. Our advising suite will be on the second floor. Students, staff and visitors who prefer to use or require elevator access will be advised in an alternate location that is accessible. We encourage these persons to contact us via phone at 301-405-1697 to make arrangements for advising appointments.

Our contact information will be as follows starting August 19, 2013:

BSOS Advising
2105 Morrill Hall Main Advising Office
Phone # 301-405-1697
Fax# 301-314-4087
Website: www.bsos.umd.edu/landing/students

Monday, August 12, 2013

Are You A Pell Grant Recipient Interested in Studying Abroad?

Are you planning to study abroad in SPRING 2014? Are you a US Citizen
receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Apply for the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to
$5000 for study abroad for students with financial need who receive
Pell Grants. Last year 32 Maryland students won Gilman Scholarships!

The deadline to apply for Spring 2014 awards is October 1, 2013.

To learn more and receive assistance preparing a Gilman Scholarship
application, please follow this link:
http://www.scholarships.umd.edu/gilman - or write to the National
Scholarships Office at gilman@umd.edu as soon as possible.

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors,
Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks -
Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell
Grant.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers 1,700 scholarships
of up to $5,000 to students of limited financial means to pursue academic
studies world-wide. Such international study is intended to better
prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly
global economy and interdependent world. The October 1, 2013 deadline
is for study abroad programs beginning between December 15, 2013 and
April 15, 2014. Programs must be at least 4 weeks in length (winter
term courses are not eligible). Students are also eligible to receive
an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman
the Gilman Program if their study abroad program involves studying any
of the following critical languages:
Arabic (all dialects), Chinese (all dialects), Chinese (all dialects),
Turkish, Persian, Languages of India and Pakistan, Koreon, Russian, and
Swahili.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Interested in NSF Grants? Heading for Grad School?

Applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship – Changes for 2013 (and the NDSEG / SMART Fellowships)” – UNDERGRADS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS WELCOME!

Tuesday, August 13 from 4 pm to 5 pm in Plant Sciences 1140
Wednesday, August 14 from 4 pm to 5 pm in Plant Sciences 1140

NOTE: THE TALK WILL HIGHLIGHT SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES FOR THE 2013 APPLICATION AND DEADLINES.

TOPIC: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is one of the most prestigious and lucrative awards available for graduate studies in the natural sciences, math, engineering, social and behavioral sciences. This talk will offer advice and suggestions for using your summer to begin developing a highly effective NSF fellowship application. Graduate students who will be in their first or second year of graduate studies in fall 2013, and undergraduates at all levels are welcome to attend.

Please note: You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for the NSF graduate research fellowship.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Internships @ Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability is currently accepting applications for Fall 2013 internships. Student intern positions are available for Green Office Education & Outreach, Sustainability Advisors, LEAF Outreach Team, Graphic Design and Curriculum Assessment. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 21st....Apply Now!

For more information: http://www.sustainability.umd.edu/

Website: www.sustainability.umd.edu/

For more information, contact:
Andrew S Muir
Office of Sustainability
+1 301 405 4723
asmuir@umd.edu

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Want to Participate in Some Research? CASL Needs You!

Learning & Cognition Study!

The University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is recruiting participants for a study investigating learning and cognition. This multi-session study may involve:

1) one (1) MRI session (about 0.5 hours, $25 compensation). This session will be completed first and will determine eligibility for the remainder of the sessions.

2) four (4) sessions involving answering questionnaires and completing many short cognitive tasks to assess memory, attention, and perception, each about 2 hours, $25 compensation)

3) one (1) EEG session (about 2.5 hours, $30 compensation)

To participate in the study, you must:
1) be 18-30 years of age
2) be a native speaker of American English
3) have normal hearing
4) not have any speaking or reading disabilities
5) have normal or corrected-to-normal vision
6) not have experience with the Chinese language,
7) Not be taking any psychoactive drugs (including Zoloft, Ritalin, and drugs of abuse)
8) Have no known history of psychological conditions (including ADD, depression, PTSD, and clinical anxiety)
9) Have no known history of neurological conditions (including stroke, seizure, brain tumor, or closed head injury)
10) Be right-handed
11) Have no metal in your body (including pacemakers, neural implants, metal plates or joints, shrapnel, and surgical staples)
12) Not be claustrophobic
13) Not be pregnant
14) Not have a hairstyle that prevents the EEG cap from making contact with the scalp
15) Not have a tattoo that is less than 2 weeks old

For more information about this study, contact:
LCStudy@casl.umd.edu or sign up at: https://umpsychology-paid.sona-systems.com/

Job Search Strategy Series! Mark Those Calendars Terps!


Monday, August 5, 2013

Terps...Mark Your Calendars! It's 'Career' Time!

Terps! The Fall semester is approaching, and with it: recruiting season. It's time to update your resume, arrange your interview outfits, and visit the University Career Center to polish your skills and techniques. Do not wait until the last minute to prepare for these career fairs. While every student at UMD is granted access to a world-class education, comprehensive career development resources, and unparalleled networking opportunities, these fairs are your priceless opportunity to shine. The Terps who prepare themselves, personally and professionally, will stand out amongst their peers...not just at UMD, but across the region - and some of the most promising, rewarding, and highly sought-after job & research opportunities will be on the line. 

Mark these events on your calendar, and get ready to show the incredible range of companies, organizations and agencies in attendance the caliber of students UMD has to offer. To help you on your way, we'll be posting many of the UMD Career Center workshops taking place throughout the Fall semester. If you want to get started immediately, check out the Career Resources tab towards the top of this page & set up a career counseling appointment. They can help you with everything from dressing-to-impress, perfecting your resumé, or acing an interview.

 
Fall Career & Internship Fair
September 24, 25, 26, 2013
Comcast Center, University of Maryland

Fall Career & Internship Fair Series:
Law School Fair – October 8, 2013
Public Health Career Expo – October 16, 2013
Language Career & Internship Fair – October 23, 2013
Geographical Sciences Career & Internship Fair – November 1, 2013
Start Up Organization Career & Internship Fair – November 8, 2013

Communications Consulting Firm Seeking Fall 2013 Interns

Communications Consulting Firm Seeking Fall 2013 Interns...Apply Now Terps!

Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications, a Washington, D.C. media consulting and public affairs firm, specializing in non-profits engaged in advocacy, progressive domestic and foreign policy, human rights, Jewish and ethnic affairs, and research is currently seeking internship candidate applications for the fall 2013 semester.

The internship offers a significant opportunity to work closely with many progressive, non-profit, ethnic, Democratic and international organizations. Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications is a unique firm that focuses on publicizing issues and planning events for clients with a wide range of issues as disparate as human rights, religious freedom, democracy building, women’s health, academic research and the environment, and from the Middle East peace process to domestic American Democratic Party politics.

Given the boutique nature and small size of the firm and the diversity of its client base, interns will be exposed to a broad range of projects in the publicity and public relations field and will be actively engaged in their implementation. Interns will cultivate a working knowledge of the Washington and national political scenes, the pro-Israel and American Jewish communities and - not least of all - the media.

Intern applicants must possess strong written and verbal communications skills with a particular sensitivity to political nuance. A working knowledge of current international and domestic politics and current events is required. Other qualifications include strong administrative and organizational, communication, writing and editing, and Internet research skills. Initiative, enthusiasm, a propensity for original thought, and a sense of humor are essential. The ideal candidates seek careers as political press aides, public relations executives, non-profit communication professionals or reporters.


TIMEFRAME and DEADLINE:
The FALL INTERNSHIP begins in late August/early September.
Applications are due Thursday, August 8. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis as applications are reviewed. Internships can be either part-time or full-time.

TO APPLY:
Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and a list of references to Samantha Friedman at samantha@rabinowitz-dorf.com. No phone calls, please.

Friday, August 2, 2013

BSOS Advising Location Change!

BSOS Advising is excited to announce that our suite in Tydings Hall will undergo a substantial renovation. The work will take the entire Fall semester and therefore we will be moving to a new location for the Fall 2013 semester. Please take note of the following issues related to our renovation and availability of student services.

August 12, 2013 - 2148 Tydings open, limited advising
August 13, 2013 - 2148 Tydings open for phone calls and general questions, no advising available
August 14-16, 2013 - 2148 Tydings CLOSED for packing and moving
August 19th - January 15, 2014 - Open in new short term location 2105 MORRILL HALL

Morrill Hall is a historic building on campus and is not equipped with an elevator. Our advising suite will be on the second floor. Students, staff and visitors who prefer to use or require elevator access will be advised in an alternate location that is accessible. We encourage these persons to contact us via phone at 301-405-1697 to make arrangements for advising appointments.

Our contact information will be as follows starting August 19, 2013:

BSOS Advising
2105 Morrill Hall Main Advising Office
Phone # 301-405-1697
Fax# 301-314-4087
Website: www.bsos.umd.edu/landing/students

Thursday, August 1, 2013

2013 Maryland Cyber Challenge!

Register for 2013 Maryland Cyber Challenge!

Registration is now open for aspiring cyber warriors from around the nation to compete in the 2013 Maryland Cyber Challenge on October 8-9 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The cyber competition features three levels of competition: High School, College and Professional. Teams will have the opportunity to develop and improve their cybersecurity skills in a real-world environment in competition for internships, grants and scholarships. Learn more & Register here.