Thursday, November 21, 2013

Message from Assistant Dean Dr. Katherine Russell, Just For Our BSOS Terps!

Dear BSOS Students,

I hope that your semester is going well. This is the time of year when students are thinking about their spring class schedules and starting to plan for summer internships and jobs. Your student representatives on the Dean's Student Advisory Council and in the Student Government Association have been reminding me that it can be challenging for students to access the most helpful resources in the sea of media blasts you receive. I am writing to suggest you take two important steps to help ensure you are able to take full advantage of the professional and career planning resources that we offer.

(1) The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is partnering closely with the University Career Center to offer customized advice and opportunities to assist you in finding internships,  preparing for graduate school, updating your resume, or exploring job opportunities. Even if you are a first-semester freshmen, the University Career Center & The President’s promise  can help you!

Are you already signed-up for Careers4Terps?  If not, now is the time. Log into Careers4Terps to set up a Search Agent to receive alerts (as often as you would like) about internships and jobs based on your specific interests!  Newsletters are just one of the resources customized for BSOS students and available only to Careers4Terps participants.

(2) We also recommend that you follow your department and college blogs for the discipline-specific opportunities for BSOS majors, including internships, research, professional development, and scholarship opportunities.

Best wishes,

Dr. Russell

Dr. Katherine F. Russell
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Studies
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
University of Maryland
BSOS-UGDean@umd.edu
301-405-1692

Internships, Fellowships, & Networking! Go For It Terps!

Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2014
Friday, March 21 - Sunday, March 23, 2014
Phoenix, AZ

President Clinton will host the next meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) at Arizona State University. This meeting is free to attend and will bring together student leaders and innovators from around the world. To date, over $400,000 in funding is available for select CGI U 2014 attendees.

In order to apply (http://www.cgiu.org/applying_to_cgiu/), CGI U students are required to develop a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable plan to address a challenge in one of CGI U’s five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. Accepted students will have the opportunity to attend CGI U 2014, where they will hear from experts in the field, develop practical skills, identify potential partners, and formulate concrete plans of action for the months ahead.

To be considered for early acceptance and travel assistance to CGI U, students must apply online (http://www.cgiu.org/applying_to_cgiu/) at cgiu.org by Friday, November 22, 2013. The final application deadline will be Friday, January 17, 2014. For more information, join us online every Wednesday, from 6:00-6:30 PM ET to participate in a virtual information session (http://www.cgiu.org/applying_to_cgiu/upcoming_events.asp). You can also visit us at cgiu.org or connect with us through social media.


 
White House Fellowship
White House Fellows typically spend a year as full-time, paid assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Their assignments demand a capacity for quick learning and a willingness to work hard, often on issues outside of their area of expertise. Responsibilities range from chairing interagency meetings and designing and implementing federal policies, to drafting speeches for cabinet secretaries to representing their agencies on Capitol Hill and in international treaty negotiations. Job assignments are made by the Director of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships in consultation with agency officials on the basis of interviews conducted during "Placement Week".

For details, and to apply, visit:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/fellows/2014-2015-applications



NIH Panel : Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center & The President's Promise

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.

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_RSVP.cfm?event_id=4446



Washington National Opera Internship - Spring 2014

The Kennedy Center is accepting applications for Internship positions with the Washington National Opera for spring 2014.

Internships are full-time (40 hours per week), or part-time (20-30 hours per week), unpaid opportunities. Interns receive complimentary tickets to Kennedy Center performances during the Internship (subject to availability), and/or academic credit for their college or university upon request.

For more information and application instructions please email internship@kennedy-center.org.



Internship Posting Deadlines Coming Up On Career4Terps
Deadline of Thursday, November 21, 2013
Fall 2013 Internship, Coexist Foundation
Middle East Institute - Spring 2014 Internship, Middle East Institute

Deadline of Friday, November 22, 2013

ADVOCACY INTERN, Center for Responsive Politics
Communications Intern Spring 2014, World Food Program USA
USDA Internships, US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Deadline of Sunday, November 24, 2013
Internship with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), U.S. House of Representatives
LOCUS - Smart Growth America Intern, LOCUS- Smart Growth America

For more internships visit Careers4Terps at www.careers.umd.edu.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

DSAC Presents: Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Loboda (Geographical Sciences)

Dear Students,

On behalf of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council please see the invitation below to a Brown Bag lunch with Dr. Loboda on November 22, 2013 from 1:30-3:00PM in 2113 Chincoteague Hall.

Are you a Geography major or planning to major in Geography? Do you have an interest in learning more about the research being done on campus and how you can get involved? Would you like to get to know professors from the department better? If so, you’re in luck! The Dean’s Student Advisory Council is sponsoring a brown bag lunch with Dr. Loboda on Friday, November 22nd from 1:30 – 3:00 pm.

Dr. Loboda teaches climatology and programming for geographers, and her research interests include boreal forest and tundra biomes, socio-economic and environmental factors on wild land fire occurrences, and the impact of climate change on the arctic. DSAC will cover the cost of lunch, you just have to show up! If you're interested please RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/bbl-loboda

Best,

Kristen Bergery
Academic Advising Coordinator
Department of Geographical Sciences
University of Maryland
2181M LeFrak Hall
College Park, MD 20742
301.405.4073
Kbergery@umd.edu

Monday, November 18, 2013

Career Shuttle to Facebook DC! Register Now, This Is A Rare Opportunity!

Career Shuttle to Facebook DC
Thursday, December 05, 2013 • 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Event Details:

Join the University Career Center & The President’s Promise on a Career Shuttle to Facebook DC!

This trip is open to sophomores, juniors and graduate students of any major, provided you have a strong academic background and interest in government affairs, public policy, law or strategic communications. To be eligible for a summer externship with Facebook DC, you must be returning to school in Fall 2014 (May 2014 graduates and alumni are not eligible unless they plan to pursue further education starting next fall). ADDITIONAL NOTE: This career shuttle and site focuses on government affairs, NOT social media or computer science-related opportunities.

Facebook DC is currently recruiting for its summer externship program (a paid, full-time opportunity during Summer 2014). Facebook DC helps to inform users, the media, partners, employees and other stakeholders about Facebook’s products and business. Working with policymakers at the international federal, and state levels, the team handles legislative and regulatory matters, participates in domestic and international policy discussions and leads the company’s interactions with consumer and other non-governmental organizations.

Space is limited—please RSVP today! Once the bus is full, you will be added to our waiting list and notified if a spot opens up. Due to the limited space and the expected high demand for this trip, we will be enforcing our "no show" policy. Contact Kate Juhl immediately at kjuhl@umd.edu if you register and are unable to attend.

Please plan to meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing) at 8:30 am. We will depart promptly by bus at 8:45 am and return to campus by 1 pm. You may want to bring a snack. During our visit, we will take a tour of Facebook DC and hear more about their externship program. There may also be the chance to meet some high-level members of the office as their schedules allow.

 RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_RSVP.cfm?event_id=4687

For additional information about this event: contact Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

ENES140 - Discovering New Ventures: Foundations in Entrepreneurship

ENES140 - Discovering New Ventures: Foundations in Entrepreneurship: Explore dynamic startup topics by designing a new venture this Spring term.

Learn how to identify and explore entrepreneurial opportunities. Build your entrepreneurial mindset and business skill sets to launch new ventures. This course will assist aspiring entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great companies.

Key course features include:
  • Online course is held asynchronously, allowing students to complete the course from anywhere at any time.
  • View the weekly video lectures in the user-friendly course format with discussion boards to find peers with complimentary skillsets.
  • Earn three Scholarship in Practice credits.
  • Apply credits to the Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship.
View the full description and view a sample online lecture at: http://www.mtech.umd.edu/educate/courses/enes140_online.html

The National Park Service: Two Paid Internships Beginning in January!

Paid Internship Position - Partnership and Philanthropic Policy Research and Development

Qualifications:
This internship is designed for current undergraduate or graduate students who have a strong interest in, or are seeking a degree in, government and politics, public policy, policy research and development, public-private partnerships, or related areas.

This position requires:
·         Knowledge or experience in marketing and partnership and philanthropic policy.
·         Strong communication skills; oral and written.
·         Skills in policy research, analysis, and formulation.
·         Ability to express findings in well researched documents, white papers, and briefings.

Candidates should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; have strong attention to detail, and an ability to prioritize and complete multiple assignments.
Work Location:
The Partnership Office is located in the NPS Washington Support Office at 1201 I Street NW, Washington DC.
Work Schedule and Pay:
This part time (16-20 hours per week maximum) internship will run from January 27th to May 13th, with a possibility to extend through the summer.  Interns will be paid $14.00 per hour.  The successful candidate will be responsible for securing his/her own housing and transportation arrangements in the Greater Washington D.C. area.
Application Procedures:
To apply, please submit an electronic cover letter, resume, and professional and/or educational references to Kathryn Hopps, Student Enrichment Administrator, at khopps@umd.edu. Best consideration date – November 25, 2013.

Paid Internship Position - Visual Media and Communications Intern

Qualifications:
This internship is designed for current undergraduate or graduate students who have a strong interest in, or are seeking a degree in, Marketing or Communications or related areas and/or have completed coursework, or have experience in, Graphic Design or Website Design.

This position requires:
·         Knowledge of media production, communication, and techniques to inform and entertain via visual media.
·         Knowledge of photographic, videographic, audio, and editing techniques.
·         Ability to use Adobe Premiere Pro editing software to digitize, assemble, cut, and add audio to video editing projects.
·         Ability to operate a professional level AVCHD video camcorder and other field camera or electronic news gathering equipment.
·         Strong computer skills with proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud and an aptitude for Flash, photo editing, desktop publishing, and video creation.
·         Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles.

Candidates should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, have strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and complete multiple assignments.
Work Location:
The Partnership Office is located in the NPS Washington Support Office at 1201 I Street NW, Washington DC 20005.  The two closest metro stations are Metro Center and McPherson.  Bus transportation is also conveniently located in close proximity to the office.

Work Schedules and Pay:
This part time (16-20 hours per week maximum) internship will run from January 27th to May 13th, with a possibility to extend through the summer.  Interns will be paid $14.00 per hour.  The successful candidate will be responsible for securing his/her own housing and transportation arrangements in the Greater Washington D.C. area.

Application Procedures:
To apply, please submit an electronic cover letter, resume, professional and/or educational references, and an example of your video production work to Kathryn Hopps, Student Enrichment Administrator, at khopps@umd.edu. Best consideration date – November 25, 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.

The Beinecke Scholarship Program: Juniors Who Want A Ph.D.

The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides graduate study scholarships in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to JUNIORS of exceptional ability who have a high degree of financial need.

The Beinecke program seeks highly motivated and intellectually accomplished JUNIORS who plan to pursue graduate studies toward the Ph.D. in the arts, humanities, and social sciences after graduation. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2014 and August 2015.

FIELDS OF STUDY:
The Beinecke program is open to students planning research-oriented Masters and Ph.D. studies in any field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Professionally-oriented degree programs of any kind ARE NOT supported.

FINANCIAL NEED: The Beinecke program seeks candidates who have a documented history of receiving significant need-based financial aid as an undergraduate. Candidates for nomination by the University of Maryland should be recipients of Pell Grants or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.

Candidates for the Beinecke Scholarship must be nominated by their university or college – the University of Maryland, College Park can nominate 1 outstanding junior annually to compete for a Beinecke Scholarship. To seek nomination, candidates must submit a complete draft of a Beinecke Scholarship application by January 24, 2014.

INFORMATION SESSIONS: Learn more about the Beinecke program by attending an information workshop at the National Scholarships Office.  Please RSVP to lbrice@umd.edu for the session you plan to attend – if you are interested but cannot attend, please write us at the same address.

Tuesday, November 19 – at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 20 – at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 21 – at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 22 – at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Teach for America Internships - A Great Way To Get Your Foot in the Door!

Teach For America Internships
Teach For America seeks outstanding leaders to join our efforts in placing teachers in DC classrooms, supporting our teachers, building our partnerships, and supporting our recruitment campaigns.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Friday, November 22

Send resume and cover letter indicating your interest in the role to Elizabeth Matthews, elizabeth.matthews@teachforamerica.org

Internship Responsibilities:
  • The focus of this internship is to provide professional development; a good portion of time will be spent learning about Teach For America, our mission, and the broader education landscape.
  • Learn about top qualities that employers look for and cultivate those skills
  • Develop excellent organizational and time management systems
  • Learn more about working at a top non-profit organization
  • Work actively towards the mission of closing the opportunity gap and eliminating educational inequity
  • Interns will set their own hours (5-10 hrs/week) and come into work in the DC office located at 14th and K St.
Potential teams include… Recruitment Marketing, Latina Engagement, Admissions, Diversity Initiatives, Community Partnerships, Leadership for Educational Equity, Early Childhood Education Initiatives, Alumni Leadership, and more!

Panels & Internships - Sign Up ASAP

Career Panel: Changing the World Through Service
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center

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!

RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_RSVP.cfm?event_id=4657


Many Spring 2014 Internships Available through the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)!
As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.

Spring 2014 applications are now live. Priority deadline to apply is midnight, Sunday, November 24. We will continue to accept applications submitted after this date, however those we receive by Nov 24 will receive priority. Student apply here: http://www.hrc.org/the-hrc-story/hrc-internship-application
  • Global Engagement Internship
  • Consumer Marketing Internship
  • Editorial & Digital Media Internship
  • Communities & Volunteer Relations Internship
  • Communications & Marketing Internship
  • Human Resources Internship
  • Graphic Design Internship
  • Children, Youth, & Family Internship
  • Email, Social Media & Membership Internship
  • Diversity Internship
  • Health and Aging Internship
  • Canvass Program Internship
  • Partners Program Internship

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History - Spring 2014 Internships
Spring 2014 internships are still available at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Want to learn more about what it is like to be an intern? Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0NGQ4oEgN0

To apply for internships: http://americanhistory.si.edu/getinvolved/internship/apply

For available internships: http://www.careers.umd.edu/map/marketing/newsletter/newsletter_body.cfm?email_ID=320&email_body_id=1040

DSAC Brown Bag Series: Free Lunch While You Learn About Research...RSVP Now!

Are you interested in learning more about the research being done on campus and how you can get involved? Would you like to get to know professors from your department better? If so, you’re in luck!

The BSOS Dean’s Student Advisory Council is sponsoring a brown bag lunch with Dr. Brendan Dooley on Friday November 15th from 11:15 am – 1:15 pm. Dr. Dooley teaches CCJS105 - Introduction to Criminology, CCJS330 - Contemporary Criminological Issues, and CCJS451 - Crime and Delinquency Prevention. Some of his research interests include criminological theory, the history of criminology, and gangs.

DSAC will cover the cost of lunch, you just have to show up! If you're interested please RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/bbl-ccjs-dooley.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program!

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project.  For the summer of 2014, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2014 awards will be Tuesday, February 4, 2014. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions about the summer 2014 MSS program. Please note: All information sessions will be held in 2100 D in McKeldin Library, except for the first, which will be held in 2403 Marie Mount Hall. Please reply to ugresearch@umd.edu indicating the session you plan to attend as space is limited (if you are interested but cannot attend reply to the same address to be notified about additional sessions).

Maryland Summer Scholars Information Sessions:
Thursday, November 7th at 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 12th  at 12:00pm – 2100D McKeldin
Tuesday, November 12th at 3:00pm – 2100D McKeldin
Wednesday, November 13th at 11:30am – 2100D McKeldin
Thursday, November 14th at 6:00pm – 2100D McKeldin
Monday, November 18th at 12:00pm – 2100D McKeldin
Monday, November 18th at 3:00pm – 2100D McKeldin
Tuesday, November 19th at 12:00pm – 2100D McKeldin
Tuesday, November 19th at 3:00pm – 2100D McKeldin

Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/summerscholars.php

CICDM Presents: Regional Developments and their Impact on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Regional Developments and their Impact on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, with Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat
Wednesday, 11/20/13, from 12:15 – 1:30 in room 1107, Stamp Student Union

Chief Representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) discusses regional developments and their impact on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. This is a rare opportunity to hear a high-level representative, close to the conflict, discuss these key regional developments! http://ter.ps/palestine


Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program (WEIDP)

As part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, we offer the Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program (WEIDP) for undergraduate students who are interested in engaging with other students on difficult, but rewarding, topics. Our intergroup dialogues include dialogues across race, class, gender, nationality, sexuality, among others. 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. The Spring 2014 dialogue schedule can be found here: http://www.odec.umd.edu/WE/Flyers/Dialogue%20Schedule.pdf

If you are interested, you can go to http://diversity.umd.edu/dialogue and click the "registration" link.

Seniors! Check Out These Events...Its All About You!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Backpack to Briefcase Series:
Learn how to gage your job offers, budget how much to spend on living expenses, and create a plan to quickly pay down your debt and build your savings. This event is free, and attendees will receive a free personal finance workbook - and we'll provide dinner!
4:30 - 5:30 pm Stamp Student Union, Nanticoke Room

Tuesday December 3, 2013
Senior Week: Coffee and Donut Giveaway
We'll have coffee and donuts for seniors wearing a senior t-shirt or "Kiss Me, I'm a Senior" button!
9:00 am Outside Stamp Student Union

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Senior Week: Swagmobile
Follow @UMSenior on Twitter to learn the location of the Senior Swagmobile, a traveling golf cart loaded with giveaways! Track us down, spin the wheel, and get great prizes!
1:00 - 5:00 pm All around campus

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Senior Week: Seniors' Night Out
Join us at our to-be-announced location for an evening of drink specials, limited free appetizers, and a night to remember!
8:00 pm TBA

Wednesday December 11, 2013
President's Reception for December Graduates
President Loh cordially invites December graduates to a reception in honor of the coming Commencement ceremony. Graduate and undergraduate students completing a degree this semester are welcomed to attend. RSVP below.
RSVP for the Reception here
4:00 - 5:30 pm University House

Learn more: http://seniors.umd.edu/events.asp

Monday, November 11, 2013

Produce A Video. Win Prizes. Get Featured At Commencement...Go!

Here's your chance to be featured at Commencement! Compete for the honor of having your video showcased during the Winter Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 21, 2013.

Grab your camera and create a 3-4 minute video about your magical Maryland moments. Share your special memories, experiences, favorite places and spaces, traditions, people... the possibilities are endless. The video can showcase anything you want that reflects your magical moments at UMD. Be creative. Have fun. Think big!

Any undergraduate or graduate student who has completed the requirements for participation in Winter Commencement is eligible to participate. Students can enter as individuals or part of a group of no more than four people (all group members must be graduating in December).

Once the video has been submitted, a committee of students, faculty and staff will review the entries. The committee is looking for creativity, content and originality. Quality is an important aspect of the video; however, we don’t expect Joss Whedon to direct and produce. Winners will not be selected as a result of HD quality or special effects. The committee is more interested in the story told through the video.

Up to three winners will be selected. Students will be recognized by President Loh during the ceremony, each winner will introduce their video, and the video will be shown on the big screen in Cole Field House. The person who submits the best video will win an iPad Air!

Deadline for submission:
Deadline extended! All video entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013. Winners will be announced by Wednesday, November 27, 2013.

Requirements for submission:
Send the following information via email to gradvideo@umd.edu:
  • Curriculum vitae or resume including email address and phone number. Provide in ".doc" and ".pdf" format. If submitting as a group, vitae/resumes must be submitted for each person. 
  • Groups cannot exceed four graduates. Please identify the person who will be the main point of contact.
  • Post your video to YouTube or Vimeo and then provide the link in the email. Video must not exceed 4 minutes.
  • Video should contain material appropriate for all ages. Selection committee reserves the right to make edits to a winning video if any material is deemed inappropriate.
Winners receive:
  • Acknowledgement and screening of video during Winter Commencement Ceremony
  • Invitation to Commencement Dinner for winners and up to four guests
  • Four tickets in the VIP section at commencement
  • VIP parking
  • Recognition in commencement program
  • Winner with the best video will receive an iPad Air
http://seniors.umd.edu/gradvideo/

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship: Study Abroad in Germany

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship 2014  -  Deadline: January 31, 2014

Are you a SOPHOMORE or JUNIOR thinking about studying abroad in Germany next year – in fall 2014 or spring 2015 or for the academic year?

Learn about the DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, which provides a monthly stipend of € 650 (approximately $897) for one to two semesters (four to ten months) to help you meet the costs of studying in Germany. Over the last two years 4 UMD students received this award!

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study abroad in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either for students taking part in an organized study abroad program or for those planning an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. The National Scholarships Office – scholarships@umd.edu – provides advice and support to DAAD Scholarship applicants.

The NSO has scheduled five information sessions. Please write to scholarships@umd.edu to let us know which session you plan to attend. (If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a note to the same address.)

Thursday, November 14 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 15 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, November 18 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 19 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 20 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Are you interested in making a difference after graduation?



Don’t miss our upcoming career panel, featuring Peace Corps, Teach For America, City Year, Teach for All & more!

Career Panel: Changing the World Through Service Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center

Event Details:
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

Studying or Traveling Abroad? Going to Need That Passport...

The Honors College and Education Abroad Present:
Passport Day 2013: Begin Your Academic Getaway

Friday, December 6th
Anne Arundel Hall Basement Lounge
10am-3pm


The first step before going abroad is securing a United States passport. Therefore, the Honors College and Education Abroad are sponsoring Passport Day: a one-stop-shop to help you get a head start on your study abroad adventure! The US Department of State Washington Passport Agency will be on hand to personally process your passport application. Additionally, there will be a photographer present to take and print your passport photo.   Please see our website for photo fees as the event approaches.  Checks for this service should be made payable to “The University of Maryland.”  You may choose to get your own photo taken at a local retailer or other means.     

What do you need to do?  While you are home for Thanksgiving break, locate required documents such as a certified copy of your birth certificate.  All of what you will need to apply for a US passport is located on our website (www.honors.umd.edu/passport.php) and the US Department of State travel website (www.travel.state.gov).  You might want to also ask your parents for the $135 fee ($110 for the passport book and $25.00 processing fee).  Checks for the total amount should be made payable to the “Department of State.”   

It’s convenient, easy, and all in one stop! Register for an appointment to process your passport application at www.honors.umd.edu/passsport.php. Click on the Registration Form link to register.  Slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis and registration will close Friday, November 29.

Questions, contact Ms. Traci Dula at 301-405-6771 or tdula@umd.edu.

Nate Silver, Author, Will Be on Campus This Wednesday!

Nate Silver, author of this years First Year Book The Signal and the Noise, is speaking on campus this Wednesday, November 13, at 4:00 p.m.,  Dekelbaum Hall, in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Come hear him speak on politics, baseball, poker and the weather!

The lecture is free and open to the public.
November 13, 4:00 p.m.
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Theatre

For more information, please see www.fyb.umd.edu.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Some Upcoming Internship Application Deadlines...

A lot of internship deadlines are approaching. Hurry up and get your applications in! Want a legitimate chance at getting selected? Have the Career Center take a look at your resume, cover letter and other application materials...a well polished application makes all the difference when the competition is tough.

While you're browsing these opportunities, here's some motivational music: http://bit.ly/1aazOHy

Deadline of Friday, November 8, 2013
Alumni Relations Intern, International Baccalaureate Organization
Development & Membership Internship, Potomac Riverkeeper
General Intern, Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs

Deadline of Saturday, November 9, 2013
Communications Intern for National Wetlands Awards, Environmental Law Institute
Intern, Democratic Governors Association
Program Assistant for Citizenship Washington Focus, National 4-H Council

Deadline of Sunday, November 10, 2013

Communications Intern, Sierra Club
Communications Intern, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
Educational Issues Intern. American Federation of Teachers
Energy Campaign Organizer Intern, Sierra Club

Deadline of Monday, November 11, 2013
Government Affairs Intern, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Smithsonian at 8 Internship, Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Development Internship, Smithsonian Institution
Student Intern, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Student Volunteer Intern, Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Inspector General
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Student Intern, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement

Deadline of Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Family and Day Services Intern, The Arc of Prince George's County
Intern - Research Department, National Association of Counties

For details on these internships and to apply visit Careers4Terps at www.careers.umd.edu

Want to Intern for CNN?

The following internships are offered in Washington, D.C. by CNN:

CNN State of the Union Intern
Click here: https://careers.timewarner.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=391&siteid=36&jobId=673906&Codes=NIND

CNN Situation Room Intern

Click here: https://careers.timewarner.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=391&siteid=36&jobId=673902&Codes=NIND

CNN DC News Gathering Intern

Click here: https://careers.timewarner.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=391&siteid=36&jobId=673904&Codes=NIND

Last day to wtihdraw from a class- November 11th

Monday November 11, 2013  is the last day for undergraduate students to withdraw from 1 course up to 4 credits for the current Fall 2013 semester. If you have questions about dropping a course, please contact the advising center at 301-405-1697.

If you need to drop a course and you have already dropped a course this semester, you will need to schedule an appointment to discuss requesting an Exception to University Policy for a second W with an advisor.

If you are on academic probation or dismissal and would like to drop a course with a W you need to schedule an appointment to get this permission.

Additional information from the Registration Guide online
 http://www.registrar.umd.edu/Reg%20Guide%202013-14.pdf

"An additional drop period for undergraduate students begins at the close of the schedule adjustment period and ends at the end of the tenth week of classes. During the drop period a student may drop a maximum of four credits or one course. Courses dropped during this time (after the schedule adjustment period) will be recorded
on the student’s transcript with a “W” notation for undergraduate students only. (This mark is not used in computing the semester or cumulative GPA.) No notation will appear on the graduate record for courses dropped during the drop period."

To schedule an appointment please go to our online scheduling page at http://www.bsos.umd.edu/for-students/advising.aspx

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

International Internships Panel: Student Perspectives!

International Internships Panel: Student Perspectives
Monday, November 18, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
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 GVPT major
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 ECON major

Lunch will be provided!

RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_RSVP.cfm?event_id=4512

For additional information about this event:
contact Erica Ely at eely@umd.edu

Monday, November 4, 2013

Want to Learn Etiquette?! Register for the Student Etiquette Dinner Now!

Don’t miss your chance to attend this year’s Student Etiquette Dinner, sponsored by the Alumni Association, which will be held this Wednesday, November 6 from 6-8 p.m at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. Enjoy a delectable meal and learn proper dining etiquette that will dazzle your friends and family—not to mention prospective employers! A certified etiquette expert will guide participants through a sit down, 3-course meal, providing lessons on everything from eating utensils to interesting conversation starters.  

Online registration closes TODAY, Monday, November 4th at 5pm: www.alumni.umd.edu/ED13. Cost is $12 for students.